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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The College World Series opens in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday with Mississippi State facing No. 3 national seed Oregon State in the afternoon and Indiana playing Louisville at night. Mississippi State (48-18) features All-America right fielder Hunter Renfroe. He's the No. 13 overall draft pick of San Diego.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 47-year-old Maryland man has pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit tickets to the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship game and Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente says Richard McNeal, of Randallstown, Md., admitted Thursday to a charge of trafficking in counterfeit goods. Federal prosecutors say McNeal traveled to New Orleans on Jan. 8, 2012. Since he could find no hotel room, he went to Picayune, Miss., where he sold four tickets for $3,000.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez reached 5,000 career victories Friday at Belmont Park. Velazquez, 41-years-old, was a perfect 3 for 3 on day, hitting the milestone with Galloping Giraffe, his final mount. He is the 28th rider in the U.S. and Canada to hit that plateau.
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy has been handed a 10-game suspension by major league baseball for his part in triggering a bench-clearing brawl during Tuesday's night game with the Dodgers. Kennedy was penalized for intentionally throwing at Los Angeles pitcher Zach Greinke (GREHN'-kee) after warnings had been issued to both teams.