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No. 20 Oregon to test mettle versus No. 7 Stanford

No. 20 Oregon to test mettle versus No. 7 Stanford

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September 18 The Ducks are 3-0, ranked No. 20 in the nation, boast one of the country's best run defenses and have a sure-fire first-round draft pick at the quarterback position. But, a lot of those accolades come on the strength of Oregon's non-conference schedule, w FULL STORY

WR Jackson on QB: 'You can't take the hot man out'

WR Jackson on QB: 'You can't take the hot man out'

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September 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he would keep Ryan Fitzpatrick under center when fellow quarterback Jameis Winston returns from suspension. FULL STORY

Red Sox can clinch division in series opener vs. Yanks

Red Sox can clinch division in series opener vs. Yanks

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September 18 The last time the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox got together on July 1, Aaron Hicks hit three homers and David Price was roughed up. It added up to an 11-1 rout for the Yankees and both teams exited Yankee Stadium FULL STORY

Division lead up for grabs as Dodgers host Rockies

Division lead up for grabs as Dodgers host Rockies

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September 18 The Los Angeles Dodgers will send their longtime staff ace to the mound Tuesday in a key National League West clash, while the Colorado Rockies will have their difference maker poised for another second-half masterpiece. FULL STORY

Bears start strong again, but finish off Seahawks

Bears start strong again, but finish off Seahawks

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September 18 The Chicago Bears dominated defensively with six sacks, and cornerback Prince Amukamara sealed a 24-17 victory at Soldier Field over the Seahawks with a pick-six as the Bears handed coach Matt Nagy his first NFL victory. FULL STORY

Yelich's hot bat leads Brewers against Reds

Yelich's hot bat leads Brewers against Reds

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September 17 The Milwaukee Brewers' outfielder has been on a tear since the All-Star break, establishing himself as a leading candidate for National League MVP honors. His already-impressive resume was bolstered Monday night when he hit for the cycle for the second time FULL STORY

Mariota's status uncertain as Titans prepare for Jags

Mariota's status uncertain as Titans prepare for Jags

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September 17 Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel and his staff received plenty of congratulations all around for their game plan in helping the short-handed team defeat the Houston Texans on Sunday. FULL STORY

Vikings release K Carlson

Vikings release K Carlson

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September 17 The Vikings waived Daniel Carlson on Monday, the team announced. Dan Bailey is expected to be signed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. FULL STORY

Rockies, Dodgers battle in big series for NL West lead

Rockies, Dodgers battle in big series for NL West lead

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September 17 There will be no need for scoreboard watching when the National League West leaders meet Monday at Dodger Stadium, at least not the out-of-town scoreboard anyway. FULL STORY

Fun-loving Cubs visit fading Diamondbacks

Fun-loving Cubs visit fading Diamondbacks

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September 17 The Cubs have played some of their best baseball here in crunch time, a stretch that has taken a big bite out of the Diamondbacks' playoff chances. FULL STORY