STANFORD (AP) - Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious rally by the Ducks to crush their national title hopes for a second straight season, this time with a 26-20 victory Thursday night.
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.
The most scrutinized committee in sports has been set. The members say they'll need thick skin, plenty of time and the ability to leave their loyalties behind to pick the four teams that will play for college football's national title next year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Stanford Cardinal adamantly insisted their attention was on Utah and only on Utah, not about moving up in the rankings, a grueling upcoming schedule or even growing national title talk.