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CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana will try to reach double-digit victories for the first time in his career when he takes the mound against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternn.Quintana, 27, has finished with nine victories in each of his past three seasons. He has nine victories once again this season but has failed to obtain career-high victory No. 10 in each of his past two starts.If the White Sox swing the bat like they did Saturday evening, Quintana could be in luck. Chicago (58-64) erupted to score six runs and had 10 hits against the As to even the series heading into Sundays rubber match.Nobody in here has given up, White Sox left-hander Chris Sale said. We have t much pride in ourselves and what we do. When you lk around this clubhouse, we have some pretty gd guys, guys that compete. At the end of the day, thats all you can ask for.Oakland (53-70) has dropped four of its past five series but has a chance to win two out of three games at U.S. Cellular Field. The As have lost 10 of their past 15 games and 16 of their past 24.The As could be without designated hitter Billy Butler, who did not play Saturday because of an illness. Butler was sent back to the team hotel because he felt nauseated and was vomiting.I doubt hell be ready to play (Sunday), Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.That will leave slugger Khris Davis and the rest of the As offense to try to solve Quintana.In his past eight starts, Quintana has posted a 4-1 record with a 2.21 ERA. He is 0-0 with a 3.51 ERA in four career starts against the As.Pr run support has dogged Quintana throughout the season. The White Sox have averaged 3.13 runs during his starts, which is the lowest mark for any starter in the American League. The only pitcher in the majors with worse run support is Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran (2.77 runs per start).Oakland will counter with right-hander Zach Neal (2-2, 5.19 ERA), who will make his fourth start of the season.Neal has fared well in the bullpen this season, but he has yet to find his grve in the starting rotation. In 10 relief appearances, he is 1-0 with a 3.15 ERA. In three starts, he is 1-2 with a 7.98 ERA (13 earned runs in 14 2/3 innings).The 27-year-old rkie has not yet faced the White Sox.When hes pitching well, he keeps the ball down, Melvin said. There is subtle movement both ways with his sinker and his slider. He throws just enough off-speed, whether its a little bit of a curveball or a changeup to speed you up and slow you down. But for the most part, its the late action on his sinker and his slider.Oaklands Danny Valencia carries a six-game hitting streak into Sundays series finale. 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The 26-year-old Ireland striker, who has four goals this season, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his new club. Travis Zajac Jersey . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a pr game by his high standards. Forward Eduardo gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side lked comfortable in the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield. The NCAA volleyball Sweet 16 started at nn ET on Friday and ended early Saturday morning. After more than 12 hours of fierce competition, the top four seeds (and regional hosts) are still alive -- but three of them had to survive major scares.No. 1 Nebraska rallied from a 2-0 hole and two match points down to win in five sets in Lincoln over Penn State. In Madison, No. 3 Wisconsin came back against Ohio State from a 2-1 hole for a five-set win in another all-Big Ten matchup.No. 4 Texas went from nearly sweeping BYU to almost getting eliminated. But the Longhorns survived a furious rally from the Cougars to win in five in Austin. By contrast, No. 2 Minnesota had it easier, needing four sets to get past Missouri in Minneapolis.Now we spin it forward with a lk at Saturdays regional finals. And, yes, there is still one unseeded team alive: Creighton, which will play in its first Elite Eight match in program history.Lincoln regional: No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 8 Washington, 4 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPNTheir semifinals couldnt have been more different. The defending champion Huskers expended so much emotion in their five-setter with Penn State, while the Huskies efficiently swept Arizona.Now comes a very familiar NCAA matchup: Nebraska and Washington have met six previous times in the postseason, all since 2005. The Huskers are 4-2, and the teams will meet in the regional final for the second year in a row. Last season, Nebraska won 3-1.The Huskers and Huskies were the regular-season champions of the two top conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Nebraska has won four NCAA titles, Washington one.Its going to be special, Washington coach Keegan Ck said. It doesnt mean we have to be heroes and play beyond ourselves. The Huskers are outstanding, but were not t shabby ourselves.Penn State coach Russ Rose said he thought the Nebraska crowd was a factor energywise in his teams loss. Crissy Jones, one of three Washington players with 11 kills Friday, said the Huskies are prepared for that.We play in front of big crowds at home, and that helps, Jones said. What we try to do is stay connected as a team and try to communicate through it.Madison regional: No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Stanford, 6 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPNBehind 22 kills and 14 digs from freshman Molly Haggerty, the Badgers (28-4) outlasted Big Ten rival Ohio State 3-2 to advance. They will meet Stanford (24-7), which overcame gritty Florida State 3-1 to advance.The Seminoles (26-6), who upset Florida to reach the Sweet 16, nearly forced a fifth set but fell 25-23 in the fourth.The Buckeyes (22-13) won the second set and squeaked out a 31-29 third set but were unable to pull the upset that would have put them a win away from playing in the Final Four on their home flr.Senior Lauren Carlini tied her career high with 62 assists and 16 digs for the Badgers, who rallied from a 19-14 deficit in the fourth set to force a decisive fifth that they won 115-13.ddddddddddddStanford is 2-0 against Wisconsin, but the teams havent played since 2004, when the Cardinal won a regional final en route to their sixth -- and most recent -- NCAA title.Saturdays match will pit Big Ten Freshman of the Year Haggerty against Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Kathryn Plummer.Austin regional: No. 4 Texas vs. Creighton, 8 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPNThe Longhorns and Bluejays advanced to the regional final after each prevailed in a five-set thriller at Gregory Gymnasium. Texas is in its 11th regional final after surviving BYU, and Creighton is in its first after knocking out No. 12 Michigan.The teams have never played each other.The Bluejays (29-6) have gone the distance in all three of their NCAA tournament matches, eliminating Northern Iowa and No. 5 seed Kansas in addition to the sixth-place team from the Big Ten. Creighton has won 23 straight since losing to Nebraska 3-1 on Sept. 17.Sophomore Jaali Winters finished with 21 kills and 25 digs for the Bluejays.Texas (25-4) overcame two match points in the final set to seal the victory over 13th-seeded BYU (29-4). The Cougars themselves had rallied from two sets and two match points down.Its nice to be around a group of people that never for a second thought that we were going to lose, even though most people would believe that if youre down 12-7, you cant come back from that, said Longhorns junior Ebony Nwanebu, who posted 19 kills. Coming back from that and with all these girls, its my dream team.Texas got a career-high 70 assists from senior Chloe Collins, plus 24 kills and 20 digs from freshman Micaya White. The Longhorns have won 32 straight NCAA tournament matches inside Gregory Gym.Minneapolis regional: No. 2 Minnesota vs. No. 10 UCLA, 10 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPNThe Gophers didnt win the Big Ten, finishing a game behind Nebraska. Yet by the end of the regular season, Minnesota lked like it actually might be the best team in the country. The Gophers beat the Huskers in five sets on Nov. 23, part of Minnesotas current 13-match winning streak.Nebraska still got the top seed in the NCAA tournament, although Minnesota is actually ranked first in the AVCA poll, with the Huskers second. And while the other regional hosts -- Nebraska, Wisconsin and Texas -- all had to go five sets in the regional semifinals, the Gophers won relatively comfortably in four.The Bruins also won in four sets, but nearly got pushed to five by No. 7 seed North Carolina in the last match of a long and exciting day. However, UCLA hung on for a 28-26 win in the fourth set. Now, though, the four-time NCAA champion Bruins -- whose most recent title came in 2011 -- will have their hands full trying to beat the Gophers at home. Minnesota hasnt lost a match there the past two seasons. Thats 35 in a row at the Sports Pavilion. ' ' '
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