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FRIDAY, JUNE 05, 2009
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NCAA Super Regionals
Noon-10:30 p.m.,ESPN, ESPN2
After taking down unbeaten pitcherStephen Strasburg of San Diego State andsweeping top-ranked UC-Irvine in theregionals, the Virginia baseball team cantake another step toward the College WorldSeries today. The Cavaliers, in their first tripto the NCAA super regionals, face Ole Missat 2 p.m. on ESPN2 in Game 1 of the best-of-three series. “Confidence-wise, we’resky-high,” Virginia sophomore Phil Gosselinsaid. The winners of the eight super region-als will meet in Omaha, Neb., for the CollegeWorld Series, starting June 13. Other Game1 matchups today are Arkansas-Florida State(noon, ESPN), Rice-LSU (7 p.m., ESPN) andLouisville-Cal State Fullerton (10:30 p.m.,ESPN2).
1 p.m., The Golf Channel
Well, so much for Jack Nicklaus makinghis Muirfield Village course too hard forthe PGA Tour players. Rain-softened greenstook care of that as Britain’s Luke Donaldled the charge against par in the openinground, shooting an 8-under 64. A cast of Americans—led by Jim Furyk, who shot afirst-round 67—are chasing. And what about Tiger? He’s lurking, after a first-round 69.
— Bob Hille
OFF THE FIELD
Browns’ Stallworthpleads not guilty
FormulaOne, practice for Turkish Grand Prix,at Kadikoy, Turkey
NASCAR,Sprint Cup, prac-tice for Pocono500, at Long Pond,Pa.
NASCAR,Sprint Cup, polequalifying forPocono 500, atLong Pond, Pa.
NASCAR,NationwideSeries, practicefor FederatedAuto Parts 300, atLebanon, Tenn.
NASCAR, Truck Series,WinStar WorldCasino 400, at FortWorth, Texas
Welterweights,Carlos Molina(16-4-1) vs. DannyPerez (34-5-0), atMiami
NCAADivision I, SuperRegionals, Game 1,Arkansas atFlorida St.
NCAADivision I, SuperRegionals, Game1, Virginia atMississippi
NCAADivision I, SuperRegionals, Game 1,Rice at LSU
NCAADivision I, SuperRegionals, Game 1,Louisville atCal St. Fullerton
EuropeanPGA Tour, WalesOpen, secondround, at Newport,Wales
LPGA,State Farm Classic,second round, atSpringfield, Ill.
Nationwide Tour, PrinceGeorge’sCounty Open,second round, atMitchellville, Md.
PGA Tour, The Memorial Tournament,second round, atDublin, Ohio
Champions Tour, TritonFinancial Classic,first round, atAustin, Texas(same-day tape)
FrenchOpen, men’ssemifinals, at Paris(same-day tape)
More on Super regionals,
Cleveland Browns wide receiver
pleaded not guilty to DUI man-slaughter charges from a fatal Miami carcrash in which a pedestrian died.The plea was entered at a brief courthearing Thursday by defense attorney
. The 28-year-old Stall-worth did not appear in court. A trialdate has not been set. Stallworth facesup to 15 years if convicted.
’s11-year-old son and his brother-in-laware free again after being kidnappedin Venezuela. Police in Venezuela saidthe pair were abducted on their way tothe boy’s school and that the kidnap-pers demanded $466,000 in ransom.
Wilmer Flores Trossel
, director of Venezu-ela’s federal police, said no ransomwas paid. He said police “established acircle” around the kidnappers, andthe “pressure was fruitful.”
Hall of Famers
will usher in a new era in golf longdrive competitions later this month inthe
Big Shots/Titans of the Tee
, a team- based tournament that will air this fallon FOX. The competition tees off June23 at the Lake of Isles course at Fox-woods Casino Resort in Ledyard, Conn.The Hall of Famers, as well as othercelebrities such as Oscar-nominatedactor
and Olympic goldmedalist
, will compete forcharity while paired with professionallong drivers competing for prize moneyin the competition that will be shownSept. 20 and 27 immediately after FOX’sNFL broadcasts.
has replacedthe architect of a pricey planned arena inBrooklyn. The arena is a centerpiece of the $4 billion Atlantic Yards develop-ment of office towers and apartments.The project has been delayed by the eco-nomic downturn, years of oppositionlawsuits and the near $1 billion price of the
-designed arena. Ratnersays “the economic climate is not right”for Gehry’s design.
Philadelphia Eagles coach
’s 24-year-old son,
, has grad-uated from a drug court program. Reidenrolled in the program early last yearafter a series of run-ins with the law.
Donte Stallworth faces 15 years in prison if convicted of DUI manslaughter.