Florida State eliminated UCLA from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory in Omaha, Neb.
Florida State eliminates UCLA
from College World Series
Scott Sitz gave up five hits and struck out eight in a season-high 6-2/3 innings, and Florida State eliminated UCLA from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night in Omaha, Neb.
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Florida State (50-16) of the Atlantic Coast Conference plays another Pac-12 opponent, the Arizona Wildcats, on Thursday. The Seminoles need to beat Arizona (45-17) twice to reach the best-of-three championship round.
UCLA (48-16), which was the No. 2 seed in the 64-team NCAA tournament field, was knocked out a day after No. 1 Florida was eliminated from the eight-team CWS by Kent State.
Florida State is the tournament’s No. 3 seed.
UCLA scored one run in its last 18 innings.
“We didn’t play well, and I think everybody saw that,” Bruins coach John Savage said.
Secretariat’s 1973 Preakness
time is changed to record 1:53
Secretariat’s accomplishments are looking better than ever.
More than 39 years since he won the Preakness at Pimlico in Baltimore on his way to the 1973 Triple Crown, the Maryland Racing Commission voted 7-0 in a special hearing to change the official time of the 1-3/16-mile race from 1 minute, 54-2/5 seconds to 1:53.
The revision gives Secretariat the record in each of the Triple Crown races — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
The commission investigated the official timing of the Preakness at the request of Secretariat’s 90-year-old owner, Penny Chenery, and Pimlico president Tom Chuckas.
“I didn’t know if it was appropriate to cheer but I couldn’t help myself,” Chenery said.
Digital technology helped the commission make its ruling. Until Secretariat’s time was changed, three horses shared the Preakness record of 1:53-2/5 — Tank’s Prospect (1985), Louis Quatorze (1996) and Curlin (2007).
Secretariat won the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby in 1:59-2/5 and took the 1 ½-mile Belmont — where his margin of victory was a stakes-record 31 lengths — in 2:24.
Secretariat died in 1989 at age 19.
Brey signs 10-year contract
When Mike Brey was hired at Notre Dame in 2000, he was asked how long he planned on sticking around. The coach before Brey, Matt Doherty, left for North Carolina after one season.
“I thought to myself and I answered it, ‘This is the last stop if you handle it the right way,’ ” Brey recalled of his answer 12 years ago, moments after Notre Dame announced a new 10-year contract for him that will run through June 2022. “It’s looking more like we’ve handled it the right way and I’m honored and thrilled that this can be the last stop.”
Brey, 53, has a 260-132 record at Notre Dame.
Karlsson gets 7-year extension
The Ottawa Senators and Norris Trophy finalist Erik Karlsson, 22, have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension. The defenseman’s deal reportedly is worth $45.5 million.
Helm to stay with Red Wings
Center Darren Helm, 25, agreed to a four-year, $8.5 million contract to remain with Detroit.
Kvitova makes early exit
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic was among the top three women’s seeds to fall in the first round of the grass-court Eastbourne Championships in England.
Kvitova, seeded second, lost to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 7-5, 6-4. Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland lost 6-2, 6-4 to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria and third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark lost 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 to American Christina McHale.
In the men’s bracket, top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France lost to Australian qualifier Marinko Matosevic 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3).
Wimbledon starts Monday.
• The Connecticut Sun outscored visiting Indiana 5-0 in the last 2:35 of overtime and beat the Fever 88-85 in a WNBA game.
Kara Lawson led the Sun with 22 points.
In another WNBA game, Cappie Pondexter contributed 14 points and a season-high 13 assists to help the New York Liberty beat the host Atlanta Dream 73-60. The Dream dropped its second consecutive game with Angel McCoughtry, the league’s leading scorer, unable to play because of a strained ligament in her left knee.
• UCLA sophomore golfer Patrick Cantlay, the world’s top-ranked amateur, announced he is turning pro.
Cantlay, 20, will make his pro debut at the Travelers Championship, a PGA Tour event in Cromwell, Conn.
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