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Florida beats LSU 6-1 at CWS for 1st national championship
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from LSU, and the Gators beat their Southeastern Conference rival 6-1 Tuesday night to complete a two-game sweep in the College World Series finals for their first national title in baseball....

Report finds USA Gymnastics policies muddled on sex abuse
For years, USA Gymnastics felt it aggressively safeguarded hundreds of thousands of athletes from sexual abuse. Yet the protocols designed to show gymnasts, coaches, staff and parents how to report abuse were muddled, confusing and not well enforced....

FIFA publishes Garcia report on 2018-2022 World Cup bidding
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- After years of intrigue about allegedly corrupt World Cup bidding, FIFA published an investigation report Tuesday that showed how voters exploited the murky system yet allowed Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments....

Tebow hits St Lucie, the next step of his baseball journey
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Tebow knows he can still improve on everything....

Red Sox manager Farrell suspended 1 game after poking umpire
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been suspended one game after poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an animated argument over the weekend....

Maddon says Cubs making informal trip to White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will visit the White House on Wednesday, though it's not an official visit with President Donald Trump....

2 Vandy players shot in attempt to recover stolen phone
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Vanderbilt football players were shot in what police are calling an "ill-conceived plan" to recover a teammate's stolen cellphone....

Column: Travelers had atmosphere the US Open was lacking
A sure sign that the USGA needs to take a closer look at how it sets up the U.S. Open is when it draws comparisons with the Travelers Championship a week later....

For Bulls, blockbuster trade is all about direction
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls set a clear direction by trading All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night last week....

Franklin not trying to be a better Missy, but a happy Missy
Missy Franklin is so upbeat, so full of energy, so dang positive all the time, it's hard to imagine her ever going to a dark place....

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