College World Series

FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, David Esquer fields questions during a press conference introducing him as the new head coach of the Stanford NCAA college baseball team in Stanford, Calif. Esquer didn't shy away from the tough task of following a coaching legend. Esquer instead leaped at the opportunity to take over for his mentor, Mark Marquess, as Stanford's baseball coach. Esquer begins his tenure for the Cardinal on Friday night, Feb. 16, 2018, when Stanford hosts Cal-State Fullerton at Sunken Diamond. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 13, 2018 - 2:30 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — David Esquer didn't shy away from the tough task of following a coaching legend. Esquer instead leaped at the opportunity to take over for his mentor, Mark Marquess, as Stanford's baseball coach. Esquer left rival California to come back to his alma mater and said the...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, Florida pitcher Brady Singer (51) throws in the first inning of Game 1 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals against LSU, in Omaha, Neb. The defending national champion Gators are No. 1 in every major preseason poll. Five everyday starters are back, and the pitching rotation is headed by projected first-round picks Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar. (AP Photo/Matt Ryerson, FIle)
February 13, 2018 - 3:24 am
Ten players to watch in college baseball this season: ___ RHP Brady Singer, Florida Singer enters the season projected to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball draft in June. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior made 19 starts, pitched 126 innings and went 9-5 in...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2017, file photo, TCU pitcher Jared Janczak (41) throws in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Florida, in Omaha, Neb. The Horned Frogs head into the 2018 baseball season looking to become the first program to make five straight College World Series appearances since the NCAA went to its current tournament format in 1999. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 13, 2018 - 3:23 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — TCU is looking for some history. A deep pitching staff could lead the way for the Horned Frogs. TCU heads into the 2018 baseball season looking to join Stanford as the only programs to make five straight College World Series appearances since the NCAA went to its current...
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December 24, 2017 - 10:47 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jerry Kindall, the first man to win College World Series titles as both a player and a head coach, died Sunday night. He was 82. The University of Arizona said Kindall died of complications from a stroke suffered Thursday. Kindall coached Arizona to national titles in 1976,...
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July 26, 2017 - 2:11 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Kingston has not had much time to relax since taking over South Carolina's baseball team. The new Gamecocks coach doesn't plan to give his players much time to adjust either. "I'm not a patient person," Kingston told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "I want success...
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June 28, 2017 - 4:41 pm
NBA-NEWS Knicks, Phil Jackson part ways after dismal 3-year run UNDATED (AP) — Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are parting ways after he oversaw one of the worst eras in team history and feuded with star Carmelo Anthony. Days after Jackson reiterated his desire to trade Anthony and said he...
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LSU fans cheer during the first inning against Florida in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 28, 2017 - 12:48 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Attendance at the College World Series was the highest in the 71-year history of the event. A total of 357,646 fans turned out for the 16 games at TD Ameritrade Park, surpassing the previous record of 353,378 for 16 games in 2015. Total attendance has not fallen below 300,000...
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Florida pitcher Tyler Dyson, center, is congratulated by teammates after being relieved during the seventh inning against LSU in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Ryerson)
June 27, 2017 - 11:34 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from LSU, and the Gators beat their Southeastern Conference rival 6-1 Tuesday night to complete a two-game sweep in the College World Series finals for their first national title in baseball. The Gators (52-19) posted the...
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June 27, 2017 - 8:37 am
NBA AWARDS Russell Westbrook wins NBA's MVP Award NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Westbrook has won the NBA's MVP award after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season. The Oklahoma City All-Star joined Oscar Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double for an entire season, leading...
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June 27, 2017 - 3:45 am
NBA AWARDS Russell Westbrook wins NBA's MVP Award NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Westbrook has won the NBA's MVP award after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season. The Oklahoma City All-Star joined Oscar Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double for an entire season, leading...
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