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Posted on October 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM

CANUCKS-BLUES

Kesler's OT goal gives Canucks win over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Kesler scored his second goal of the game at 4:45 of overtime during a power play to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

With Patrik Berglund off for hooking, Vancouver took advantage of the 4-on-3 power play when Kesler got control of the puck down low in the slot and swatted it past goalie Jaroslav Halak.

Backup goalie Eddie Lack made 22 saves for the Canucks, who went 5-1-1 on their seven-game road trip.

Chris Higgins had Vancouver's other goal, and Mike Santorelli added two assists.

Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist for St. Louis, and Vladimir Sobotka also scored.

SEAHAWKS-MILLER

Miller's return a plus for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — While the Seattle Seahawks eagerly await the addition of Percy Harvin to their lineup, the return of tight end Zach Miller is paying immediate dividends.

Miller returned to the starting lineup for Seattle last week after a two-week hiatus due to a hamstring strain. Miller was a repeat option for Russell Wilson on third down and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass as well as the Seahawks improved to 6-1 for the first time in franchise history with a 34-22 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Miller caught five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown against Arizona with three of his five grabs coming to extend drives on third down. He's caught three touchdown passes in his last three games for the Seahawks.

RAMS DEFENSE

Rams face big task in stopping Seahawks' Lynch

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks' running game led by Marshawn Lynch poses problems for the 30th-ranked St. Louis Rams defense to overcome.

St. Louis has allowed 126 yards a game rushing.

The other numbers aren't much better. The overall defense ranks 22nd in the NFL in total yards allowed at 373 per game.

The Rams (3-4) are 24th in points allowed, allowing 26.3 per game.

The Seahawks (6-1) offense has impressive stats this season. Seattle averages 368.6 yards a game — 10th in the NFL. The rushing offense is second in the league with 154.4 yards a game.

Lynch, a three-time Pro Bowler, is averaging 4.2 yards a carry. He has 578 yards and scored six touchdowns.

Since 2011, Lynch leads the NFL with 17 100-yard games.

T25-STANFORD-OREGON ST

Can Oregon State pull off another Reser upset?

UNDATED (AP) — The Oregon State Beavers have a history of pulling off unlikely upsets at home in the past decade.

They beat then-No. 3 USC in 2006 and the top-ranked Trojans in 2008. Even last season, they downed No. 13 Wisconsin at Reser Stadium.

The Beavers are hoping for some of that Reser mojo on Saturday night when they host No. 8 Stanford.

If any team is poised for an upset, it's Oregon State (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12). The team has rebounded from what could have been a season-busting loss in the opener to Eastern Washington.

Stanford (6-1, 4-1) has done its own rebounding, coming back from a 27-21 upset loss at Utah to a 24-10 victory at home over then-No. 9 UCLA.

T25-UCLA-OREGON

UCLA could rebound in a big way against No.2 Ducks

UNDATED (AP) — The Oregon State Beavers have a history of pulling off unlikely upsets at home in the past decade.

They beat then-No. 3 USC in 2006 and the top-ranked Trojans in 2008. Even last season, they downed No. 13 Wisconsin at Reser Stadium.

The Beavers are hoping for some of that Reser mojo on Saturday night when they host No. 8 Stanford.

If any team is poised for an upset, it's Oregon State (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12). The team has rebounded from what could have been a season-busting loss in the opener to Eastern Washington.

Stanford (6-1, 4-1) has done its own rebounding, coming back from a 27-21 upset loss at Utah to a 24-10 victory at home over then-No. 9 UCLA.

CALIFORNIA-WASHINGTON

After passing of James, Huskies host California

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 20 years after he last coached a game, this week for Washington is all about Don James.

The former Washington coach, who led the Huskies to a share of the national title in 1991, died Sunday at age 80 from pancreatic cancer. And Saturday night, when the Huskies (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) host California (1-6, 0-4), will be the first chance for the school to pay tribute to James. Washington is also trying to snap a three-game losing streak, while California has dropped five straight.

James' family will serve as honorary captains and the school will have a halftime tribute. James was so respected among his conference peers that California will wear "DJ" decals on the back of its helmets even though he dominated the Golden Bears during his Washington tenure, going 12-2.

OBIT-REGGIE ROGERS

Former UW football star Rogers dead at 49

SEATTLE (AP) — Reggie Rogers, the former University of Washington and Detroit Lions defensive lineman who served time in prison in Michigan for killing three teenagers in a drunken car crash, has died. He was 49.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday that Rogers died Thursday. Medical examiners didn't have an immediate cause of death, saying they are waiting for toxicology reports.

Also a basketball player at Washington, Rogers was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Lions in 1987. After the October 1988 car crash, he was found to have a blood-alcohol level more than two times the legal limit, was convicted of negligent homicide and spent a year in prison. He played only 11 games in his two-year career in Detroit, and played two games for Buffalo in 1991 and two for Tampa Bay in 1992.

Rogers later had a series of drunken-driving convictions.

Rogers' older brother, Don, followed a similar path from college stardom to the NFL to tragedy. Don Rogers died of a heart attack linked to drug use in 1986.

CUBS-WEDGE

AP Source: Cubs to interview Eric Wedge

CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs plan to interview former Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge for their opening.

The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the search. It was not clear exactly when the interview will take place.

The Cubs are looking to replace Dale Sveum (swaym), who was 127-197 over two seasons.

Wedge went 213-273 in three years as Seattle's manager and announced at the end of the year that he would not return in 2014 because he considered the situation untenable.

Before that, he helped rebuild Cleveland into a contender. Wedge is 774-846 in 10 seasons.

He joins a list of candidates that includes A.J Hinch, Manny Acta, Rick Renteria and Dave Martinez.

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