ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The only other time No. 11 Oregon and No. 16 Auburn played was in a national title game nine seasons ago. They finally meet again, in a season opener Saturday night at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Auburn won the BCS title game over Oregon to end the 2010 season. The Tigers lost in that BCS game three years later to Florida State in coach Gus Malzahn's first season as head coach. Oregon lost to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff title at the same NFL stadium five seasons ago.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Austin Nola hit a sacrifice fly that scored Dee Gordon with the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning and Omar Narváez added an insurance run with an RBI single as the Seattle Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers. The Rangers lost for the fifth time in seven games.
SEATTLE (AP) - Geno Smith appeared to lock up the backup job in Seattle throwing a pair of first-half touchdown passes before limping off with a minor knee injury, and the Seahawks closed out the preseason with a 17-15 win over the Oakland Raiders. Smith threw a 39-yard TD pass to Terry Wright on Seattle's opening possession and later hit Jacob Hollister on an 11-yard TD strike. Smith looked comfortable and poised running Seattle's offense and seemed set to be Russell Wilson's backup.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Top-ranked Jin Young Ko finally made a bogey, ending a record run of 114 consecutive holes without dropping a shot, and finished with a 4-under 68 in the opening round of the Portland Classic, four shots off the lead. Mi Jung Hur and Hannah Green each shot 8-under 64 to share the lead. Jane Park and 18-year-old Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh were one shot back.