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Stanford beats Washington...Minus 3 players, UCLA beats Georgia Tech in China...Otani wants to play in the majors

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford's Bryce Love has boosted his Heisman trophy hopes by running for 166 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-22 victory over No. 9 Washington. The result deals a serious blow to the Huskies' hopes of getting back to the four-team playoff.

SHANGHAI (AP) — No. 21 UCLA overcame the loss of three freshmen to beat Georgia Tech 63-60 in the teams' season opener in China. UCLA played without freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, who have been identified by the Los Angeles Times and ESPN as having been arrested on shoplifting charges during the team's trip to China.

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Highly touted Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani has announced he wants to move to Major League Baseball next season. The 23-year-old is the reigning Pacific League MVP and was 3-2 with a 3.20 ERA this year. Despite thigh and ankle injuries, he batted .332 in 65 games with 16 doubles, eight homers and 31 RBIs. Otani's Japanese club, the Nippon Ham Fighters, has cleared the way for him to sign with a major league team next season.

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe (KOH'-koh VAN'-duh-way) has given the United States a 1-0 lead in the Fed Cup final against Belarus, as the Americans try to break a 17-year championship drought. Vandeweghe beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 6-4 in front of a boisterous home crowd in Belarus. Sloane Stephens faces Aryna Sabalenka in the second match of the day.

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Slovakian skier Petra Vlhova beat Olympic and world champion Mikaela Shiffrin today to win the first women's World Cup slalom of the season. Vlhova trailed the American by 0.21 after the opening leg, but used a near-perfect second run to finish in 1 minute, 49.98 seconds and edge the overall World Cup champion by 0.10.

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