Florida State, Michigan win College World Series openers

Drew Parrish limited Arkansas to five hits in eight innings and J.C. Flowers scored on a sacrifice fly in the ninth to give Florida State a 1-0 win over Arkansas on Saturday in a College World Series game in Omaha, Neb.

Parrish and Arkansas starter Isaiah Campbell engaged in a pitcher’s duel sprinkled with defensive gems.

• In the CWS opener, Jimmy Kerr’s first triple in two years helped Michigan build an early lead, Karl Kauffmann pitched seven strong innings and the Wolverines opened their first appearance since 1984 with a 5-3 win over Texas Tech.

The last time Michigan made it this far, a team led by future Hall of Famer Barry Larkin went 0-2. The Wolverines had lost four straight in the CWS since winning their first game in 1983.

• St. Mary’s hired Greg Moore as its head coach, replacing Eric Valenzuela — who took the Long Beach State job last weekend. Moore recently was let go by Cal State Northridge, for which he was head coach for six seasons.

Golf: Brooke Henderson birdied the final three holes for a 3-under-par 69 good for a 19-under 197 total and a two-stroke lead over Annie Park (65) in the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich. Lexi Thompson (69) was three shots back after a 62.

If Henderson, 21, were to close out the win Sunday, she would break a tie for the Canadian victory record for both women and men. Sandra Post also had eight LPGA Tour victories, and George Knudson and Mike Weir share the mark on the PGA Tour, also with eight victories.

WNBA: Allie Quigley scored 18 points and the Chicago Sky won their third straight game, 70-64 over the host Indiana Fever. … Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points, Allisha Gray added 16 and the Dallas Wings got their first win of the season at home, 71-61 over the Atlanta Dream. … Amanda Zahui B scored 37 points as the New York Liberty ended a 10-game road losing streak with a 98-92 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks.

Soccer: At the Copa America in Brazil, Roger Martinez broke through for Colombia in the 71st minute and Duvan Zapata added insurance in the 86th minute to stun Lionel Messi and Argentina 2-0 in Salvador. Colombia ended a 12-year winless streak against Argentina, which lost a Copa America match for the first time since the 2007 final against Brazil. … At Porto Alegre, Peru was held by 10-man Venezuela to a 0-0 draw.

• Uriel Antuna had a hat trick, Raul Jimenez scored twice and top-seeded Mexico cruised to a 7-0 rout over Cuba on the opening day of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Rose Bowl. In the earlier game in Pasadena, Canada beat Martinique 4-0.

Motor sports: John Force, 70, topped Funny Car qualifying in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. The 16-time season champion is chasing his 150th event victory.

Memorabilia: A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at an auction at Yankee Stadium for $5.6 million.

Hunt Auctions said the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The buyer was not identified.

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