Ducks travel East...Irish visit the Big House...Serena Williams rolls into US Open final

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Associated Press

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama has the weekend off, so second-ranked Oregon gets the attention as the Ducks travel east for a rare visit against an ACC team, the University of Virginia. The Cavaliers are coming off a 19-16 come-from-behind win last weekend against Brigham Young, but the speedy Ducks provide a whole new set of challenges for UVa.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP ) — The top matchup under the lights tonight is at the Big House in Ann Arbor, where 14th-ranked Notre Dame visits 17th-ranked Michigan. This is the next-to-last regularly scheduled meeting between these two powerhouses before the Irish begin their ACC-heavy schedule next year.

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will try for her 17th Grand Slam title tomorrow. She rolled into the women's final at the U.S. Open by routing 2011 French Open champ Li Na (lee nah), 6-love, 6-3. That sets up a rematch of the 2012 final against Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh), who Williams beat for the title last year.

SAINTE-JULIE, QUEBEC (AP) — Dick Mast takes a one-shot lead over Kenny Perry into today's second round of the Champions Tour's Montreal Championship. The 62-year-old Mast is looking for his first win on the 50-and-over tour.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jeff Gordon has the pole for the 73rd time in his career for his career at the NASCAR stop at Richmond International Raceway in the final race before the 10-race Chase for the championship. The top 10 after tonight's race earn automatic berths in the 10-race playoffs to finish the season.

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