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Darvish hammered, Rangers swept

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yu Darvish wasn't nearly as sharp as he usually is, and the Los Angeles Angels capitalized on a few of his mistakes.

C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun homered in the fourth inning against the ace right-hander, and the Texas Rangers were shut down by rookie Matt Shoemaker in a 5-2 loss on Sunday.


Vanderbilt beats Texas in 10th, goes to CWS finals

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tyler Campbell never expected to even play in the College World Series. Turns out, he's become one of Vanderbilt's stars in Omaha.

Campbell's bases-loaded infield single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Commodores a 4-3 win over Texas on Saturday night and sent them to the finals against Virginia.


U.S., Portugal clash in World Cup Sunday

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Just after he was cut from the U.S. roster last month, right back Brad Evans posted this snarky tweet: "You got off easy this time @Cristiano."

The Americans are confident their defensive depth can stop the two-time world player of the year when they play Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal on Sunday night in a World Cup match in the Amazon rain forest capital of Manaus.


Longhorns post 2nd straight shutout

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 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Augie Garrido's Texas baseball teams are always built on pitching and defense, and the Longhorns sure are showing it at the College World Series.

Nathan Thornhill and John Curtiss combined for Texas' second straight shutout, and the Longhorns forced a second-bracket final against Vanderbilt with a 4-0 victory Friday.


Snyder's error dooms Texas, 7-3

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Snyder fielded Erick Aybar's grounder and threw home with all the confidence and accuracy of a career outfielder filling in at first base.

When the throw sailed past catcher Robinson Chirinos to the backstop, the Texas Rangers were well on their way to another defeat.

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