Arizona beats S. Carolina in Game 1 of CWS

Konner Wade threw his third straight complete game, Robert Refsnyder homered for the second game in a row and Arizona beat two-time defending national champion South Carolina, 5-1, in the opener of the College World Series finals Sunday night at Omaha, Neb.

Wade limited the Gamecocks to six hits in a steady outing to help the Wildcats move within a win of their first national championship since 1986 and fourth overall.

The Gamecocks must beat Arizona twice to become the first team since Southern California in the early 1970s to win three championships in a row. Game 2 is Monday night

"Tomorrow's a new day," South Carolina center fielder Evan Marzilli said. "So we have to come out tomorrow and pretend like nothing ever happened and go out and hopefully get a win."

Refsnyder, batting .444 (8 of 18) in the CWS, went 2-for-3 and was intentionally walked twice. He hit a two-run homer off Forrest Koumas in the first to give Arizona the lead, and he scored in the fifth on Bobby Brown's single to make it a four-run game.SOCCER

Red Bulls in first with D.C.

Defender Brandon Barklage knocked in the first two goals of his career, leading the Red Bulls into a first-place tie with visiting D.C. United with a 3-2 win before a franchise record crowd of 25,187.

Barklage, waived by United after the 2011 season and picked up by New York shortly thereafter, put the Red Bulls up 2-1 in the second minute of first-half stoppage time with his second goal of the half. Lurking on the right side, Barklage put in a one-time volley after Rafa Marquez's free kick. D.C.'s Robbie Russell had brought down Mehdi Ballouchy just outside the box, and Marquez's resulting kick caromed off the wall for Barklage to put home. D.C. forward Chris Pontius scored the team's fastest goal in team history 31 seconds into the match off a header. -- AP


No positive tests for dermorphin in NY

New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association president Rick Violette Jr. said no positive tests for the drug dermorphin have been found in the state. Dr. George Maylin, director of the State Racing & Wagering Board's drug testing and research program, said the test for dermorphin has been in place in New York for "several months." Positive tests for dermorphin, which is 30 to 40 times more powerful than morphine, recently came to light in Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Huntington's Emanuele tops handicappers

Michael Emanuele of Huntington topped a field of 248 to win $40,000 in the summer handicapping challenge at Belmont. Arjune Harripersaud (Bellerose) and Eugene Spruck (Brooklyn) tied for second and won $12,500.

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