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Oregon Ducks Oregon Duck one of nation's top mascots (Photo Gallery)
Ahead of the 2014 college football season, The Associated Press asked its panel of Top 25 voters, who are known for ranking the nation's top teams each week, to weigh in on which school had the best mascot. The Duck came in fifth.
Oregon Ducks Oregon blows by South Dakota, 62-13 in season opener (Photo Gallery)
Marcus Mariota accounted for four touchdowns in the first half of No. 3 Oregon's season-opening 62-13 win against South Dakota on Saturday night. He threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns, and then ran for one more before sitting out the final two quarters.

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Sports Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster
Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.
Sports Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP
The 25-year-old Bumgarner capped off a most splendid October and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
Sports Troopers called as school football game turns ugly
A melee erupted on the sideline of a high school football game on Saturday, with the visiting team's coach accusing a home team assistant coach of choking a player, bringing the game to an early end. State police were called to ensure order as the teams and fans left the field.
Sports Any hope for NFL's bottom feeders? Any hope for NFL's bottom feeders?
For all the excitement over the rise of the Cowboys, improvement of the Browns and impressive performances by the Chargers, the NFL also is weighed down by some very weak teams.
Sports Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case
The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
Sports Royals complete sweep, head to World Series Royals complete sweep, head to World Series
After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series.
Sports Los Angeles extends deal to snag NFL team Los Angeles extends deal to snag NFL team
The Los Angeles City Council meets Tuesday to consider extending for another six months an agreement that could bring the NFL back to the nation's second-largest city.

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