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IN BRIEF:

DEER POACHING — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a doe mule deer has been illegally killed in the western part of the state.

YELLOWSTONE GOLD — The Montana Attorney General's Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a mining proposal in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park.

SPORTS:

FBC-WYOMING-MISSOURI

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Drew Lock and Missouri try to open 2-0 when they face Wyoming, which is coming off a tough loss to Washington State. By Joe Walljasper. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 5 p.m. MT.

BBN-DODGERS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Walker Buehler tries to pull the Los Angeles Dodgers closer to first-place Colorado on Saturday night in a tightly packed NL West race. The Rockies will throw lefty Kyle Freeland, who has one of the top home ERAs this season. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:10 p.m. MT.

FBC-COLORADO-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN, Neb. — Colorado plays Nebraska in a nonconference game full of nostalgia. The teams were longtime conference mates until 2011, when the Buffaloes left for the Pac-12 and the Cornhuskers for the Big Ten. It's the Nebraska coaching debut for Scott Frost, whose team's game last week was called off because of inclement weather. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time is 1:30 p.m. MT.

FBC-ARKANSAS-COLORADO ST

FORT COLLINS — Colorado State hosts a team from the Southeastern Conference for the first time since 1981 when Arkansas visits on Saturday. The Rams have struggled on defense this season, allowing an average of 44 points. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 5:30 p.m. ET.

FBC-AIR FORCE-FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Air Force plays in the Sunshine State for the first time since 1968 on Saturday when it faces Florida Atlantic, which is trying to bounce back from a season-opening drubbing at Oklahoma. By Andy Kent. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time is noon MT.

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