Omaha, Neb. — Clemson finished what it started the night before at the College World Series, but not before getting a scare from Oklahoma.
The Tigers, who used an OU pitching meltdown and costly error to build a five-run lead before the rain and lightning came in the fifth inning Tuesday night, held on to beat the Sooners, 6-4, on Wednesday in the completion of a suspended game.
The Tigers (45-23) moved to the Bracket 2 championship game on Friday against either OU (50-17) or South Carolina. Those teams play today, and the winner would have to beat Clemson twice to make it to the finals.
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TCU eliminates Florida State
Omaha, Neb. — Matt Curry hit a go-ahead grand slam in TCU’s eight-run eighth inning and the Horned Frogs eliminated Florida State from the College World Series with an 11-7 victory Wednesday night.
Heat trade Cook to Thunder
Miami — The Miami Heat traded shooting guard Daequan Cook and the No. 18 selection in today’s draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder, in exchange for the No. 32 pick. Cook was due to make about $2.2 million next season, and Miami no longer has the $1.2 million in a salary-cap hold for what was its first-round selection.
Jackson leaning toward retiring
El Segundo, Calif. — Phil Jackson thinks he is just about ready to walk away from his unparalleled NBA coaching career. The 11-time NBA champion coach said Wednesday he is leaning toward retirement.
Anthony reportedly receives offer
Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony has received a three-year contract extension offer worth about $65, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Anthony is reportedly mulling over a decision.
Marlins fire manager Gonzalez
Baltimore — Fredi Gonzalez was fired Wednesday as manager of the Florida Marlins, whose search for a full-time successor began with a phone call to Bobby Valentine.
Gonzalez was dismissed with Florida at 34-36 and in fourth place in the NL East, 71⁄2 games behind first-place Atlanta.
Taylor indicted on rape charges
New York — Pro football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was indicted Wednesday by a suburban New York grand jury on charges of third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute.
The indictment follows his May 6 arrest at a Holiday Inn in Ramapo, N.Y., where prosecutors say he paid a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him.