OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Vanderbilt has captured its second College World Series title in its four appearances, and first since 2014. Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts as the Commodores clobbered Michigan, 8-2. Hickman struck out 10 in six innings and limited the Wolverines to one hit after he gave up three in a row to start the game. Pat DeMarco homered for Vandy.
NEW YORK (AP) – New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is back on the 10-day injured list after straining his right elbow while making a headfirst slide during the first inning of Monday’s win over the Blue Jays. The roster move comes barely a week after he returned from a series of setbacks that kept him out of action for almost three months. New York manager Aaron Boone said it’s likely Stanton will be sidelined for longer than 10 days.
TORONTO (AP) – Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol has exercised his one-year player option for next season. The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year contract Gasol signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2015. Had the 34-year-old Spaniard not accepted prior to the Thursday, he would have become a free agent on Sunday.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo has decided to retire after 19 seasons. The 40-year-old Luongo made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter account. His 489 career victories are third in NHL history behind only Martin Brodeur (broh-DOOR’) and Patrick Roy (wah). Brodeur is the only goalie to have appeared in more games or made more saves than Luongo.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – The U.S. men’s soccer team has finished 3-0 in group play at the CONCACAF Gold Cup by downing Panama, 1-0. Jozy Altidore got the goal from 2 yards following a corner kick in the 66th minute that was redirected by Matt Miazga. It was Aldidore’s 42nd goal in 113 international caps. The U.S. outscored its opponents 11-0 in group play and will face Curacao in the quarterfinals at Philadelphia on Sunday.