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GU Stops San Diego, St. Mary’s Wins Title

Guy Landry Edi scored 13 points and Gonzaga kept its hopes alive for a share of its 12th straight West Coast Conference regular-season title by defeating San Diego 65-57 Saturday.The Bulldogs (23-5, 13-3) can tie St. Mary's (Calif.) for the league crown if the Gaels (13-2) lose to San Francisco in a late game Saturday night.Robert Sacre and Kevin Pangos added 11 points each for the Bulldogs, who pulled ahead 59-57 on a jumper by Sacre with 1:51 remaining and closed the game on an 8-0 run. Elias Harris had 12 rebounds for Gonzaga/AP. Story & boxscore here.

St. Mary's 67, San Francisco 60: Rob Jones had 14 points and 14 rebounds, Clint Steindl added 16 points and Saint Mary's beat San Francisco 67-60 on Saturday night to clinch the Gaels' first outright conference title in 23 years. Story here.

Question: Despite the end of Gonzaga's WCC title streak, do you enjoy watching a conference that's more competitive than ever?

Gumby Robber Turns Himself In

This surveillance video taken Sept. 5 and released by the San Diego Police Dept. shows a suspect dressed like Gumby telling a convenience store clerk he is being robbed, fumbling inside the costume as if to pull a gun, dropping 27 cents and leaving. Police say the attempted robbery took place Sept.5 at a 7-Eleven in Rancho Penasquitos, Calif. A 19-year-old and an accomplice turned themselves in for the robbery on Tuesday. Story here. (AP Photo/San Diego Police Department)

Question: Did you ever own a Gumby toy or follow the pre-claymation show?

Illegal Immigrants On Move Again

A “no-alien” sticker sits affixed to a cautionary sign warning motorists of people running across the lanes of a freeway that parallels the border Tuesday in San Diego. After a dropoff during the recession, illegal immigrants seeking to sneak across the U.S. border may be ready to move again, according to a new study released Tuesday. Economic Times story here. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Question: Do you think the new, divided Congress has the will to deal with illegal immigration?

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