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Same old story: Ducks thump Huskies

EUGENE, Ore. — Everything about the pregame scene here felt like big-time college football, with University of Oregon legend Kenny Wheaton hopping on the back of a motorcycle just before kickoff against the rival Washington, exhorting the sellout crowd at Autzen Stadium on a picture-perfect Saturday in the Willamette Valley.

Short series, classic finishes, and an October weekend without baseball

SAN FRANCISCO — A decade from now, even a year from now, this National League Championship Series may seem like a blowout. The San Francisco Giants, in the midst of a five-year run that can be characterized as either impressive or unlikely, put away the St. Louis Cardinals in five games. Busch Stadium waited to welcome all those fans in red this weekend, the Cardinals still alive. Alas, it will sit quiet and empty.

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Stanford muscles past WSU, 34-17

STANFORD, Calif. ­— Stanford started quickly Friday night, scoring on its first two possessions, and held Washington State at arm’s length the rest of the way in muscling out a 34-17 Pac-12 football victory.

Gordon’s homer in 10th helps Royals top O’s, 8-6

BALTIMORE — The baseball tore a hole through rain and the wind and the mid-October chill before it splashed into a stunned sea of orange. In the lower bowl of Camden Yards, a rowdy pocket of Kansas City Royals fans leapt to their feet. All around them sat Baltimore Orioles fans stunned by the 10th inning feat of Alex Gordon and his game-winning homer in an 8-6 victory on the first night of the American League Championship Series.