College baseball: Walker Buehler pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit relief, and John Norwood drove in the go-ahead run and another for insurance in Vanderbilt’s 6-4 win over UC Irvine at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday night.
Buehler took over for struggling first-round draft pick Tyler Beede and helped move Vanderbilt within one win of the CWS championship round. The Commodores (48-19) will play in a bracket final Friday against the winner of a Wednesday elimination game between UC Irvine (41-24) and Texas.
Buehler (12-2) retired the first nine batters he faced and finished with seven strikeouts in only his third relief appearance of the year. Only two balls were hit out of the infield against him.
Norwood’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the fifth inning put Vanderbilt up 5-4, and his two-strike, two-out single in the seventh made it a two-run game.
• Texas stays alive: Parker French and Travis Duke limited Louisville to four hits, and Texas manufactured runs in three straight innings to beat the Cardinals 4-1 in a College World Series elimination game.
The Longhorns (44-20) ended a four-game CWS losing streak dating to 2009. Louisville (50-17) went 0-2 in the CWS for the second straight year and is 1-6 in three appearances in Omaha.
French (7-5) held the Cardinals to four singles in 7 1/3 innings, and Duke retired their last five batters for his first save.
Louisville sophomore starter Anthony Kidston (9-1) lost for the first time in 15 decisions as a collegian.
Hernandez seeks dismissal of charge
NFL: Aaron Hernandez’s attorneys sought to have a murder charge dismissed, saying prosecutors don’t have enough evidence to tie the former New England Patriots star to the murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.
Prosecutors countered that they can show Hernandez was with Lloyd when he was shot and that Lloyd’s killing was part of a pattern of Hernandez committing acts of violence following nightclub disputes.
Also, the former tight end pleaded not guilty to charges that he attacked a handcuffed inmate and threatened to kill a guard and his family while at a county jail in Dartmouth.
Hernandez is also accused of gunning down two men in Boston in July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty in each case and is being held without bail.
• Clark retires: Former Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark will retire Wednesday with the team that brought him into the NFL. Clark was Indy’s first-round pick in 2003. In nine seasons, he broke the franchise’s career tight end records for receptions (427) and TD catches (46). Clark played for Tampa Bay in 2012 and Baltimore last year. He finished with 505 receptions, 5,665 yards and 53 TDs.
• Brent goes to rehab: Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent will spend at least 45 days in rehab following his release from jail in the drunken-driving death of a teammate Jerry Brown. Brent retired from the NFL before his trial. He could potentially apply for reinstatement, though he could be disciplined under the league’s personal conduct policy.
Notre Dame receiver arrested, suspended
College football: Notre Dame receiver Will Mahone is facing felony charges of assault on a police officer, intimidation of a public servant and vandalism after being arrested in Austintown, Ohio. Coach Brian Kelly suspended Mahone indefinitely from all football-related activities.
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