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.
STANFORD (AP) - The matchup between Oregon and Stanford the past three seasons has been billed as the biggest game of the year on the West Coast, a de facto Pac-12 title game and national semifinal.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Nick Saban says he remains "very committed to the University of Alabama" and disputed an account of his agent's conversation with Texas early this year.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Stanford's physical, old-school offense is something Oregon's defense isn't used to seeing. The Ducks are well aware of the trouble that can cause.
Chiney Ogwumike now has family bragging rights.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State brought a six-game winning streak and a lot of questions into Saturday night's game against No. 8 Stanford.
The last two weeks of the college football season have separated contenders from pretenders and helped set the field for the national championship race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Last year's national runner-ups in football and men's basketball came out the big winners in the classroom.
STANFORD (AP) - The matchup between Stanford and UCLA this Saturday was supposed to be the last major hurdle before the Pac-12's showdown of the season.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The second-ranked Oregon Ducks are again making a bold fashion statement, but this time it's for a good cause.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Southern California-Notre Dame rivalry is different than most.
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.
STANFORD (AP) - Kevin Hogan walked into Stanford quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford's office Sunday - a day off for players - to get his week started a little earlier.
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.
STANFORD (AP) - Chasson Randle has no problem saying it: The Stanford star believes he can score against anybody.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland ended Princeton's undefeated season, UConn won in another rout, and Tennessee remained perfect at home Monday night. Both teams advanced to the Sweet 16.
Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.
There were no big upsets in the first half of Friday's action in the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has been anticipating for almost 20 years.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke advanced after getting a scare from Albany. A couple other underdogs almost pulled off upsets, but only No. 11 Miami, No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Arkansas were double-digit seeds to win.
BERKELEY (AP) - Reshanda Gray spent the closing minutes pounding her chest in celebration and running up and down the bench high-fiving as California's supporting cast closed out an impressive NCAA Tournament opener at home in Haas Pavilion.
There's a way to beat Kentucky.
Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are ready to begin their quest for a third straight national championship.
By The Associated Press
By JOHN MARSHALL
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Marcus Mariota knows what he has to do at the NFL combine, whether he throws there or not.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night.
STOCKTON (AP) - Jett Raines scored 14 points and Stacy Davis had nine points and nine rebounds to lead Pepperdine to a 50-43 win over Pacific oasn Thursday night.
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