Beavers still unbeaten — Andrew Moore pitched 8 1⁄3 innings of two-hit ball Saturday to lead Oregon State to a 5-0 win over San Diego State, boosting the Beavers to 7-0 to start the season. The victory at San Diego State’s Tony Gwynn Stadium was OSU’s third in a row in a four-game series with the Aztecs (3-3) that concludes today starting at noon. Dylan Davis was three for four to lead Oregon State at the plate, including a run-scoring single as part of a four-run sixth inning. With a win today, OSU would be off to an 8-0 start for the first time since 1962.
Ducks take lumps, but win — Oregon managed just two hits but capitalized on six hit batters and two walks — all by Loyola Marymount starter Trevor McGill — to take a 6-1 win over the Lions on Saturday at PK Park in Eugene. A day after falling 7-2 to LMU for their first loss of the season, the Ducks (5-1) took the second game of the series with the help of a two-out, two-run single by Ryon Healy to highlight a three-run third inning. Tommy Thorpe held the Lions (3-3) to four hits with six strikeouts over seven innings to earn the victory. Oregon and LMU close out their three-game set today starting at noon.
Mixed martial arts
Rousey defends women’s title — Ronda Rousey won the first women’s bout in UFC history Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif., beating Liz Carmouche on an armbar with 11 seconds left in the first round of their bantamweight title fight at UFC 157. Rousey (7-0) defended her belt with her signature move, forcing Carmouche to tap out after bending back her arm. Carmouche (7-3) had Rousey in trouble early, nearly landing a rear naked choke. Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida won a lackluster split decision over 42-year-old veteran Dan Henderson on the undercard at Honda Center.
Innerhofer tops field — Christof Innerhofer of Italy won his third World Cup downhill of the season Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on a course where he has a history of good results. Innerhofer topped three Austrians to earn his sixth career victory, covering the 1.6-mile Kandahar course in 1 minute, 37.83 seconds to beat Georg Streitberger by 0.12 seconds. Klaus Kroell, the defending World Cup downhill champion, was 0.16 seconds back in third. Streitberger has two career wins in the super-G, but this was his first podium in a downhill. Hannes Reichelt was fourth and world champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway finished fifth. The top American finisher was Marco Sullivan at 19th.
Surprise victory — Carolina Ruiz Castillo stunned the field by earning her first career World Cup victory at age 31 on Saturday in Meribel, France, winning a downhill race 13 years after her only previous podium finish. The Spanish skier had never placed higher than seventh in a downhill but finished in 1 minute, 42.56 seconds to beat Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany by 0.20 seconds and Frenchwoman Marie Marchand-Arvier by 0.21. Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze, who was trying to become only the third woman to win all five disciplines in a single season, was fourth. Bend’s Laurenne Ross finished 35th in 1:44.94.
Bjoergen wins — Marit Bjoergen successfully defended another title at the Nordic skiing world championships, winning the 15-kilometer pursuit skiathlon on Saturday in Val Di Fiemme, Italy. Bjoergen sped clear of Therese Johaug coming into the stadium to cross the line in 39 minutes, 4.4 seconds. The 32-year-old Bjoergen, a three-time Olympic champion, won her third individual sprint world title on Thursday. Switzerland’s Dario Cologna won the men’s 30-kilometer pursuit skiathlon, edging out Norwegians Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Sjur Roethe.
Kvitova triumphs — Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova won her first title in six months when she beat Sara Errani 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday in United Arab Emirates. Kvitova also beat the Italian en route to her previous title — her ninth — in New Haven on the eve of the U.S. Open.
— From wire reports