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AP sources: Tigers-Royals to play in Omaha before 2019 CWS

Jun. 20, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will play a regular-season game in Omaha the week the 2019 College World Series opens, The Associated Press has learned. Major League Baseball and the NCAA have been working to arrange a game as a kickoff event to the CWS, two people close to the...

Nebraska advances execution plans despite secrecy concerns

Jun. 19, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with plans to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their supplier. The Nebraska attorney general appealed the judge's ruling...

Oregon St. rallies after delay to beat Huskies 14-5 at CWS

Jun. 18, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State kept things loose in the clubhouse during a weather delay that stretched to 4 ½ hours at the College World Series. Reserve outfielder Joe Casey entertained teammates by stuffing 30 pieces of gum into his mouth, a party game known as "Mafia" broke out and the tunes were...

North Carolina-Mississippi St. game at CWS reset for Tuesday

Jun. 18, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA has postponed the North Carolina-Mississippi State game at the College World Series until Tuesday morning. The elimination game between Oregon State and Washington on Monday was interrupted for 4 hours, 31 minutes in the sixth inning because of storms in the Omaha area. A threat...

Tar Heels knock out Heimlich early, beat Beavers 8-6 in CWS

Jun. 16, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It took nearly 4 1/2 hours in 95-degree heat to play the opening game of the College World Series. Time flew for North Carolina coach Mike Fox. He was having fun. The Tar Heels knocked out Oregon State ace Luke Heimlich during a five-run third inning and went on to beat the Beavers 8-6...

Beavers' Luke Heimlich: 'Fans can cheer me. They can boo'

Jun. 15, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday, and he said he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans on the sport's biggest stage. Heimlich, 22, is in Omaha a year after it was disclosed he had...

Florida begins repeat bid at CWS with 'very talented' staff

Jun. 14, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Brady Singer knew the hook was coming. He paused behind the mound with two outs in the seventh inning and waited for Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan. After a few words of encouragement from teammates, Singer handed the ball to O'Sullivan and headed to the dugout with a five-run...

No excuses: Mississippi State enjoys surprise run to Omaha

Jun. 14, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

The opening weekend of Mississippi State's baseball season couldn't have been much more demoralizing. The proud program lost three straight games, lost its head coach and had multiple excuses to totally fall apart. Instead, the Bulldogs' season will end at the College World Series. Mississippi State's unlikely...

Attorneys seek to spare ex-doctor from death for 4 slayings

Jun. 13, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Attorneys for a former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school began the effort Wednesday to spare him from the death penalty — even as he refused to help in his own defense. Anthony Garcia appeared disheveled, with a heavy beard and unkempt...

Langworthy's homer off glove lifts Florida back to Omaha

Jun. 12, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Robbed of extra-base hits in his previous two at-bats, Florida's Austin Langworthy got a little lucky in his final one. Langworthy homered off Steven Williams' glove in the 11th inning, giving the overall top-seeded Gators a 3-2 victory against Auburn in the deciding game of their...