Kent State beat Florida, the top-seeded team in the 64-team NCAA tournament, 5-4 in a loser-out game Monday at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

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Kent State ousts Florida

from College World Series

Kent State beat Florida, the top-seeded team in the 64-team NCAA tournament, 5-4 in a loser-out game Monday at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

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The Gators had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth inning but Kent State’s Josh Pierce struck out Casey Turgeon and got Justin Shafer to fly out to end the game.

Florida went 0-2 at the eight-team College World Series and became the 13th consecutive No. 1 seed to leave Omaha without the title. Kent State scored four unearned runs.

In a later CWS game, Arkansas beat two-time defending champion South Carolina 2-1 to snap the Gamecocks’ record NCAA-tournament winning streak at 22.


Italy, Spain win matches,

advance in Euro 2012

Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli scored as Italy beat Ireland 2-0 in Poznan, Poland, to reach the Euro 2012 quarterfinals by finishing second to Spain in Group C.

Defending tournament champion Spain defeated Croatia 1-0 in Gdansk, Poland, and advanced. Reserve Jesus Navas scored in the 88th minute.

U.S. women beat Japan 4-1

Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan each scored twice to give the United States a 4-1 victory over Japan in Halmstad, Sweden, in the Americans’ second-to-last exhibition match before the London Olympics.

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, a former Washington Huskies standout from Richland, made one save. Solo and Morgan are on the roster for the Sounders Women.

3 Toronto FC players arrested

Toronto FC players Miguel Aceval, Nick Soolsma and Luis Silva were charged with public intoxication after police said they got in a fight outside a Houston nightclub and argued with officers.

Toronto FC (1-10-0) plays the host Houston Dynamo (5-4-4) in a Major League Soccer match Wednesday.


Sky’s Prince needs surgery

Chicago Sky guard Epiphanny Prince, at 22.3 points per game the league’s No. 2 scorer, is expected to miss from six to eight weeks because of a fractured right foot that will require surgery. She was injured in Saturday’s 84-70 loss to Indiana.

In Monday’s only game, the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Washington Mystics 101-70 and improved to 5-0 at home.


TV rating for U.S. Open rises

The U.S. Open’s return to prime time boosted its television ratings.

Sunday’s final-round coverage of Webb Simpson’s victory at The Olympic Club in San Francisco earned a 6.6 overnight rating on NBC. Network officials said that was up 29 percent from last year, when coverage started and ended earlier with the tournament on the East Coast.

But Sunday’s rating was down from the previous two U.S. Opens played in California, when play also took place in prime time in some regions of the country. The 2008 Open’s fourth round got an 8.5 rating and the 2010 Open’s final round had a 6.9 rating.


Nalbandian loses money

David Nalbandian of Argentina was fined the maximum $12,560 for unsportsmanlike conduct and placed under police investigation for assault after kicking an advertising board and thus injuring a line judge during the Queen’s Club final Sunday in London.

Nalbandian also was stripped of his $57,350 in prize money. He was disqualified in the second set and Marin Cilic of Croatia was awarded the title.

American Oudin triumphs

American Melanie Oudin, 20, won her first WTA Tour title, defeating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 6-2 in the grass-court final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.


• Former boxer Mike Tyson, 45, wants his next knockout to be on Broadway. He will team with director Spike Lee, 55, to bring his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” to the Longacre Theatre in New York from July 31 to Aug. 5. It will mark both Tyson’s and Lee’s debut on Broadway. The show had a weeklong run in Las Vegas in April.

• Forbes magazine’s list of athletes who were paid the most last year is led by boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($85 million) and Manny Pacquiao ($62 million), followed by golfer Tiger Woods ($59.4 million) and the NBA’s LeBron James ($53 million).

Mike Brey, 53, Notre Dame basketball coach, reportedly has agreed to a 10-year contract extension.

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