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The day after suffering a severe groin injury on Wednesday night, Kansas City Royals All-Star outfielder and Husker alum Alex Gordon was on crutches at Kauffman Stadium. He hopes to be playing again in September.

Greg Echlin

Brian O’Connor finally got to enjoy a national championship close to his roots.  The head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers orchestrated a surprising result with a clinching 4-2 victory over Vanderbilt.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Surprise starter Adam Haseley and Josh Sborz combined on the shutout, senior utility man Thomas Woodruff drove in two runs, and the Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt 3-0 on Tuesday night to force a winner-take-all game in the College World Series.

Greg Echlin

The scenario at the College World Series is the same as it was a year ago: Vanderbilt beat Virginia inGame One of the title series. It’s up to the Virginia Cavaliers to bounce back, which they did a year ago.


Greg Echlin

Before tonight’s game at TD Ameritrade Park, the late Lou Spry will be recognized.  The former NCAA executive, connected with the College World Series since the 1960s, died in March at his home in Louisiana.  He was 78.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series are encouraged to text guest services staff at TD Ameritrade Park if they encounter problems near their seats.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha-based Baxter Auto is paying $4 million over 10 years for naming rights to the University of Nebraska at Omaha's new arena.

UNO

UNO’s $75 million arena is scheduled to open in October.

BOSTON (AP) — Noel Acciari and Mark Jankowski scored second-period goals, Jon Gillies made 25 saves and Providence beat Nebraska-Omaha 4-1 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four. They're advancing to the national championship game for the second time in school history.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An owner of a sports website apologized Thursday after one of its commentators used the term "firewater" in describing how supporters of an American Indian boys' high school basketball team would celebrate its first-round victory at the state tournament.

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