Point Park baseball eliminated in NAIA World Series

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Point Park's baseball team was eliminated from the NAIA World Series Tuesday in Lewiston, Idaho, after an 8-6 loss to Rogers State of Oklahoma.

The Pioneers finished 53-11.

Rogers State rallied for the third time in the World Series and advanced to the semifinal round.

Designated hitter Marlon Leyva hit a two-run homer in the third for Point Park but Mike Tullio (6-5) was the losing pitcher.

Pro basketball

Vinny Del Negro will be back as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers next season. The team said that it has exercised its contract option on him to return for a third season. Del Negro led the Clippers to a 40-26 record in this lockout-shortened season and the second round of the playoffs, where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs. Their winning percentage of 60.6 this season was the highest in franchise history. Del Negro has a 72-76 record in two seasons. He came under pressure in March after the Clippers lost three consecutive games, but they responded by winning 13 of their next 15 games on the way to making the playoffs for the first time in six years.

• Los Angeles Sparks reserve center Nicky Anosike will have arthroscopic left knee surgery and will miss about six weeks of the WNBA season.

• Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced in Southern California to 104 hours of community service after being found guilty of contempt for failing to pay child support.

Football

A lawsuit filed in Minneapolis against the NFL Players Association by retirees was dismissed by a federal judge, who said she's "empathetic to their concerns" but ruled they had no legal right to hundreds of millions of dollars in additional post-career benefits they claimed they lost during lockout talks last year.

• The Miami Dolphins will appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer. HBO announced that the Dolphins, coming off a 6-10 season, would be the newest subject of its popular reality series documenting NFL training camps. The seventh season premieres Aug. 7, with four more one-hour episodes airing on subsequent Tuesdays.

• Receiver Terrell Owens was released by the Allen Wranglers and lost his ownership stake in the Indoor Football League team. The team said Owens didn't plan to play in two upcoming road games with possible playoff implications. Owens, 38, a six-time NFL Pro Bowl receiver also was a no-show for a scheduled appearance at a local children's hospital with other players and coaches. Owens didn't get any NFL offers to play last season after surgery on his left knee. He had 35 catches for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns while playing eight of Allen's 11 games.

Johnie Kirton, a fullback with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League, died Monday in Northern California of an undisclosed cause. He was 26.

Auto racing

Early television ratings are showing that the Indianapolis 500 had more viewers than any time since 2008. Based on the numbers provided by Nielsen Media Research and ESPN, the race Sunday attracted nearly 6.9 million viewers and drew a 4.34 rating. The 2011 race, won by the late Dan Wheldon, drew a 4.03. That was also Danica Patrick's final Indy 500 appearance before jumping to NASCAR.

Golf

The Golf Channel will never be busier than Monday after the Memorial. It is sending reporters and producers to U.S. Open qualifying sites around the country. Golf Channel is calling it "Golf's Longest Day," and it will be covering stories from 7 a.m. to midnight with three dedicated specials and news updates throughout the day.

Boxing

Tavoris Cloud will defend his IBF light heavyweight title against Jean Pascal Aug. 11 at Bell Centre in Montreal. Cloud, from Tallahassee, Fla., is undefeated (24-0, 19 KOs), while Pascal, from Montreal, has a record of 26-2-1, including 16 knockouts.

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First Published May 30, 2012 12:30 AM


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