Gamecocks take first game in CWS title series

Gamecocks take first game in CWS title series

OMAHA, Neb. — Christian Walker, cleared to play with a broken wrist a half-hour before the game, scored from first base on two throwing errors in the 11th inning and defending champion South Carolina beat Florida 2-1 in Game 1 of the College World Series final Monday night.

In a finish that looked a lot like their 13-inning win over Virginia on Friday, the Gamecocks (54-14) performed defensive magic late, throwing out two runners at home plate in the bottom of the ninth and another in the 10th.

Walker, who fractured his left wrist in the win over Virginia, singled up the middle to start the 11th. Florida catcher Mike Zunino threw into center field as Walker stole second. Walker took off for third and was awarded home after Bryson Smith's throw from the outfield bounced away from Cody Dent and into the stands.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police on Monday were examining a video that purportedly shows the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten at Dodgers Stadium being confronted by another fan in the bleachers shortly before he was assaulted in the parking lot after the opening day game.

The few seconds of grainy video posted Monday by TMZ.com show a man in a blue Dodgers hat and jersey pointing a finger at someone in a black and orange shirt who resembles Bryan Stow. The man is a foot or two away. The hands of the man in the black shirt are up defensively or placatingly. The Dodgers fan then curses in Spanish and turns away.

Doctors at San Francisco General Hospital announced last week that Bryan Stow's condition had been upgraded to serious but his prospects of recovery are uncertain.

Nadal to skip Spain'sCup match with U.S.

WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael Nadal will skip Spain's Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States in July, blaming his decision on the ITF for poor scheduling.

The six-time French Open champion harshly criticized the ITF after beating Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday, saying the body is too inflexible and should try to find ways to make it easier for top players to compete in the Davis Cup.

Nadal sustained a foot injury in his match against Del Potro, but had already decided not to play against the U.S.

Calipari's new contract at Kentucky worth $36.5M

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky has given men's basketball coach John Calipari an extension that makes his contract worth $36.5 million and will keep him coaching the Wildcats through 2019.

In his first two seasons at Kentucky, the Wildcats have gone 64-12 and last season earned their first trip to the NCAA Final Four in 13 years. They are 33-0 at home in Rupp Arena under Calipari.

UK added two years to Calipari's current contract and reworked the compensation so that he is guaranteed $3.8 million for the next eight seasons and retention bonuses of $1 million in five of the next eight years and $1.1 million in the final year. He is also eligible for up to $850,000 in annual incentives, based mostly on the team's performance in postseason tournaments.

Compiled from wire reports