Oregon State AD has Parkinson's disease

Oregon State AD has Parkinson's disease

CORVALLIS — Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease but he plans to fulfill his contract with the Beavers.

The Portland Tribune newspaper first reported De Carolis' diagnosis. The university confirmed it Monday.

Earlier this year, De Carolis signed a five-year contract extension with Oregon State that keeps him in the AD's office through June 2016.

Officials suspect others assaulted at LA stadium

LOS ANGELES — Two men charged with the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium are suspected of assaulting three other Giants fans at the opening day game, a law enforcement official said Monday.

Detectives believe the other people were approached by suspects Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood on the west side of the stadium on March 31.

Eyewitnesses told police they saw Sanchez assault at least one of those unidentified men, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have signed pitcher Sonny Gray, the 18th overall player taken in this year's draft.

Gray went 12-3 with a 2.12 ERA at Vandebilt while helping the Commodores to the semifinals at the College World Series.

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed pitcher Trevor Bauer, the third overall pick in this year's draft, to a major league contract.

Bauer went 13-2 with a 1.25 ERA at UCLA last season, with an NCAA-best 203 strikeouts in 16 starts. Bauer won the Golden Spikes Award as the top player in college baseball.

Phelps qualifies 11th in 200 butterfly at worlds

SHANGHAI — Michael Phelps got through the preliminaries of the 200-meter butterfly at the world championships today, going just fast enough while conserving energy for a big night ahead.

Phelps, the world record holder, won his heat in 1 minute, 56.77 seconds, putting him 11th among the 16 swimmers who reached the semifinals.

The third night of competition at the Oriental Sports Center will be Phelps' busiest yet. He'll face Germany's Paul Biedermann, American teammate Ryan Lochte and Park Tae-hwan of South Korea in the 200 freestyle final before swimming the semifinals of the fly.

U.S. beats rival Japan for softball World Cup title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Taylor Hoagland hit a two-run home run, Valerie Arioto and Megan Langenfeld had RBI singles and the United States beat rival Japan 6-4 Monday night to win its fifth straight World Cup of Softball championship.

Jordan Taylor (1-0) retired the first eight batters she faced and carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, never letting the Americans fall behind after they grabbed a 2-0 lead without needing a hit in the first inning.

The U.S. got even for a 7-0 loss in the championship game of the Canada Cup earlier this month.

Compiled from wire reports