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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016

Jacob Thorpe’s Week 6 Pac-12 power rankings

When the North-South split was made for the Pac-12 conference, rather than the "zipper" alignment preferred by the northern schools, it was assumed by many people that the Pac-12 South would become the dominant division.

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MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016

Freshman running back James Williams is one of the reasons the Cougars have a revitalized running game. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

109th Apple Cup already a sellout

PULLMAN – Although we are less than halfway through the 2016 college football season, the annual rivalry meeting between Washington and Washington State is already sold out. The 109th Apple Cup will be played in front of a packed Martin Stadium, and could have large implications for both teams. No. 5 UW (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) is the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12, and are expected to be contending for a spot in the Pac-12 championship game, if not the college football playof.

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Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is the heart and soul of the Cardinal. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

First Look: WSU at Stanford

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Stanford and Washington State. What is it: Washington State (2-2, 1-0 Pac-12) tries to keep its good vibes rolling on the road against a stirred-up Stanford (3-1, 2-1).

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Washington linebacker Psalm Wooching celebrates after he sacked Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns (not shown) in the first half of the Huskies win over the Cardinal. (Associated Press)

Huskies coach Chris Petersen won’t add to rivalry with talk

If you missed Washington coach Chris Petersen’s Monday press conference, in which he was asked many times in many ways about the significance of the No. 5-ranked Huskies’ 4:30 p.m. Saturday game at rival Oregon, let us offer a paraphrased summation: It’s only important because it’s the next game against a good team. It’s not about the opponent. The streak? We don’t talk about the streak.

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman will start the winner-advances wild card game against Toronto on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Tillman to face Stroman in A.L. wild-card game

TORONTO – Whenever his Toronto Blue Jays face the Baltimore Orioles, manager John Gibbons has a pretty good idea what kind of game it’s going to be. “They’re normally slugfests,” Gibbons said Monday as the Blue Jays prepared to host Baltimore in the American League wild-card game.

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John Blanchette: Upset Sherman reaches hurricane force

Richard Sherman wasn’t himself Sunday afternoon. The Seattle Seahawks’ singular cornerback was nature’s fury – the crackle of random lightning bolts, the centripetal madness of a tornado and all the gusty anger Seattle was supposed to endure over the weekend but didn’t.


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