Derrick Rose
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After 17 long months, Chicago Bulls standout Derrick Rose returned to the hardwood last night in preseason action. As the Bulls bounced the Pacers 82-76, Rose looked solid, scoring 13 points in just 20 minutes. "I've been preparing myself for this moment for a year and a half now. So just getting prepared for this and continue to go out there and know how blessed I am to be stepping back on the court again, especially with these guys that dedicated their whole summer to trying to make this team better," Rose told the Associated Press after the win. It looks like Bulls fans will be doing a lot more celebrating this season.

On the college football gridiron, some of the nation's top teams powered to big blowout wins, while No. 15 Washington and No. 5 Stanford battled it out until the end. Oregon picked up a 57-16 win over Colorado, while Clemson downed Syracuse 49-14.

As the MLB Playoffs continued, the Oakland Athletics were able to tie up their series against Detroit and the Red Sox advanced to 2-0 over the Rays. Continue on to find out which shoes were worn by the night's best players in these games and more.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Tajh Boyd
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Shoe: Nike Alpha Pro TD Low
Player: Tajh Boyd
Game: Clemson vs. Syracuse
Key Stat: 20/27, 455 yards, 5 touchdowns

$95

David Ortiz
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Shoe: Reebok Cooperstown Low
Player: David Ortiz
Game: Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Key Stat: 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI

$70

Adnan Januzaj
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Shoe: Nike Hypervenom Phantom
Player: Adnan Januzaj
Game: Manchester United vs. Sunderland
Key Stat: Goals at 55' and 61'

$225

Derrick Rose
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Shoe: adidas D Rose 4
Player: Derrick Rose
Game: Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers
Key Stat: 13 points

$140

Tyler Gaffney
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Shoe: Nike Alpha Pro TD
Player: Tyler Gaffney
Game: Stanford vs. Washington
Key Stat: 19 carries, 72 yards, 1 TD

$95

Sonny Gray
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Shoe: Nike Huarache Pro Mid Metal
Player: Sonny Gray
Game: Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers
Key Stat: 8 innings pitched, 4 hits, 0 earned runs, 9 strike outs

$95

Sergio Aguero
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Shoe: Puma EvoSpeed 2.2 PE
Player: Sergio Aguero
Game: Manchester City vs. Everton
Key Stat: Goal at 45'

$130

Marcus Mariota
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Shoe: Nike Alpha Pro TD Oregon PE
Player: Marcus Mariota
Game: Oregon vs. Colorado
Key Stat: 16/27, 355 yards, 5 TD

$95

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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