* Ducks name new coach: Oregon has promoted Robert Johnson to head coach of its track and field and cross-country teams, while Vin Lananna focuses on administrative duties. Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens says Lananna will pursue larger-scale national and international events for Hayward Field, which hosted the U.S. Olympic track trials earlier this summer. Johnson has been at Oregon for seven years, serving as associate head women’s coach for the past three. The Ducks’ women have won three straight NCAA indoor national championships and four straight Pac-12 titles. Lananna has served as head coach of track and cross-country for seven years. He has led the Ducks to six national titles and 13 conference titles.
• Sprinter Dunn accepts ban for doping: The United States Anti-Doping Agency says sprinter Debbie Dunn has accepted a two-year suspension after testing positive for a prohibited substance. USADA says lab tests of a sample provided by the 34-year-old Dunn at the U.S. Olympic trials resulted in an “adverse analytical finding for an anabolic agent." Dunn finished fourth in the 400 meters at the trials in June. She was selected for the American relay pool, but took her name off the team roster before the London Games after her positive test for excessive testosterone.