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The team didn’t practice as long and was not asked to battle as hard as McLellan would have liked Friday because it had played Thursday night and faced two weekend games, a 1 p.m. home game Saturday and a 5 p.m. contest in Anaheim on Sunday.
Practice could go a long way in reinforcing systems, correcting defensive-zone breakdowns, tweaking the power play and integrating rookies and newcomers with the veterans.
The physical part isn’t going to be there, but the visual and mental parts will be.
Since opening with a 4-0 win in Los Angeles on Oct.
Even though both teams have experienced quarterbacks — Kevin Hogan for Stanford and Pleasanton native Sean Mannion for Oregon State — they’re 11th and 12th in the league in third-down conversions.
With David Parry joining Aziz Shittu on the injury list, the defensive line is in tough shape.
The Beavers’ quarterback is eighth in the conference in passing yards per game (262.7) and has thrown almost as many interceptions (five) as touchdown passes (seven).
OSU badly misses All-America wide receiver Brandin Cooks, now with the Saints.
 it lost to Arizona State last week, Stanford had been ranked in the AP Top 25 since the first week of the 2010 season.
 the Cardinal need to bounce back from a stinging loss.
Oregon State has been without its best offensive lineman, Isaac Seumalo, all season with a foot injury.
Oregon State’s most experienced wide receiver, sophomore Victor Bolden, caught just six passes last year.
Coming off a 27-20 overtime victory at Wyoming, the Spartans play their final scheduled nonconference game of the season.
Last season against San Jose State, he tied an NCAA record by scoring seven touchdowns while gaining 240 yards on 36 carries.
There figures to be a poignant moment or two as the Spartans and Middies will wear “DQ” decals to pay tribute to former San Jose State offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who is dealing with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Quessenberry, who’s with the Houston Texans, has a younger brother, Paul, who starts at defensive end for Navy.
Another Quessenberry brother, Scott, is a starting offensive lineman for UCLA, which plays at Colorado on Saturday.
Royals fans flood AT&T Park with Dodger blue
“In my lifetime, I have never seen the Royals in the playoffs,” said Flanagan, 28, who moved to California to get her MBA at Stanford.
Fans across the nation are apparently jaded by the Giants’ third trip to the Series in five years, and one authority estimated the crowd of rabid Giants fans in orange and black at “four people” when the series opened in Kansas City, Mo.
Johnson has been waiting to wear his colors here since 2003, when the Royals came out for interleague play.
Johnson had carved a wooden Royals sign in the shape of a crown and was standing outside the park, waiting to wave it inside.
Sam Whiting is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
In a memo sent to NFL Players Association members Thursday by Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, the union also said the plan “doesn’t build a positive consensus to warning signs.”
Smith and union special counsel Teri Patterson described two meetings this month with the league in which an NFLPA commission was briefed on the league’s approach to educating players, coaches, executives, owners and other NFL personnel about domestic violence.
The Broncos’ 35-21 win over the Chargers on Thursday was the last of seven straight games to air on CBS, with simulcasts on NFL Network.
Seahawks center Max Unger will miss his third straight game Sunday with a foot injury, while kick and punt returner Bryan Walters will be out with a concussion.