Stanford baseball’s 11 -game win streak ends with 11-5 loss to No. 1 UCLA

The battle for the nation’s No. 1 ranking will come down to Sunday.

Jake Pries had three RBIs and No. 1 UCLA (22-6, 8-3 Pac-12) used a four-run fifth inning to beat No. 2 Stanford 11-5, ending the Cardinal’s wining streak at 11 games.

Stanford (20-4, 7-1), which defeated the Bruins 3-2 on Friday night, will try and take the series finale at Sunken Diamond at 1 p.m. Sunday.

• Penn scored eight runs in the 21st inning to beat host Dartmouth 21-15 in the longest game in Ivy League history — 6 hours, 22 minutes.

• Bob Knight returned to Indiana University, the former basketball coach’s first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago.

Knight, 78, watched the Hoosiers’ baseball game against Penn State from the press box. It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted Knight’s change of heart.

College basketball: Buffalo has promoted Nate Oats’ top assistant, Jim Whitesell, to take over its men’s program. Oats ended his four-year run at Buffalo, which included three NCAA Tournament appearances, to become coach at Alabama.

Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday after posting straight-set wins in the semifinals.

The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra Martic. The eighth-seeded Keys topped Monica Puig 6-4, 6-0, winning eight of the final nine games following a 70-minute rain delay at the season’s first clay-court tourney.

Motor sports: Christopher Bell earned his first career Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway victory and a $100,000 bonus with an Xfinity Series win, his second of the season and 10th in 48 starts for Joe Gibbs Racing.

• Takuma Sato will start from the pole for Sunday’s Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in Birmingham. Graham Rahal, Sato’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing teammate, qualified for the second spot.

Women’s hockey: Annie Pankowski scored the winning goal on a second-period power play, leading the U.S. past Canada 3-2 at the world championships in Espoo, Finland. The U.S. has six points to lead Group A.

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