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Wednesday, January 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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South Carolina boots No. 1 Arizona State

Gamecocks Evan Marzilli (31) and Whit Merrifield (5) greet Jackie Bradley Jr. after his homer. (Associated Press)
Gamecocks Evan Marzilli (31) and Whit Merrifield (5) greet Jackie Bradley Jr. after his homer. (Associated Press)
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College world series: Jackie Bradley and Adrian Morales homered during an eight-run second inning that propelled South Carolina to an 11-4 victory over No. 1 national seed Arizona State on Tuesday in Omaha, Neb., knocking the Sun Devils out of the College World Series.

The Gamecocks (49-16) play either Oklahoma or Clemson on Thursday in another elimination game. Those teams started a Bracket 2 winners’ game Tuesday night but it was suspended after a 32-minute weather delay with Clemson leading 6-1 in the top of the sixth.

The Sun Devils (52-10) lost consecutive games for the first time this season and went two-and-out at the CWS for only the third time in 22 appearances. The other 0-2 years were 1987 and 1993.

With Arizona State gone, the 1999 Miami Hurricanes remain the only No. 1 national seed to have won the championship since the tournament expanded to 64 teams that same year.

Gonzaga’s Fallgren makes Publinx cut

Golf: Gonzaga’s Victoria Fallgren qualified for match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championship in Notre Dame, Ind.

Fallgren shot a 3-over 74 for a 36-hole score of 151, beating the cut line of 152. She will face Tiffany Lua this morning.

The Bulldogs’ Genavive Dodge shot an 84 for a 166 total and did not make the cut.

Weir wins Skins: Mike Weir won $270,000 in the Telus Skins Game at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia. Weir’s win came down to a 125-yard pitch-off on the final hole after the five professional golfers went skinless over nine holes.

Ducks’ Niedermayer ends 18-year career

NHL: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer ended his 18-year NHL career, retiring after winning four Stanley Cup titles and a wealth of medals and trophies earned everywhere from junior hockey to the Vancouver Olympics.

Niedermayer, 36, had 172 goals and 568 assists in the NHL, winning one Norris Trophy as the top defenseman.

Oilers can Quinn: Pat Quinn was removed as coach of the Edmonton Oilers after his team finished with the worst record in the league in his first season. He was replaced by Oilers assistant Tom Renney. Edmonton was 27-48-8 with Quinn behind the bench last season.

Sharks done with Nabokov: The San Jose Sharks will not offer goaltender Evgeni Nabokov a contract when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next week, cutting ties with one of the franchise’s cornerstone players.

Bruins deal for Horton: Fed up after not even making the playoffs in the first six seasons of his career, Nathan Horton asked the Florida Panthers to trade him and they obliged, sending him and fellow forward Gregory Campbell to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Dennis Wideman and a pair of draft picks.

CBA extended: The NHL Players’ Association is extending its current collective bargaining agreement with the league through the 2011-12 season.

Seahawks claim ex-Charger Ellison

NFL: The Seattle Seahawks claimed safety Kevin Ellison off waivers from San Diego, a day after the Chargers released him following his arrest on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

Police in Redondo Beach, Calif., stopped Ellison for speeding in a school zone near his former high school in late May. Police said a search of Ellison’s vehicle turned up 100 Vicodin pills.

The team also hired former 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan as a senior personnel executive.

Authorities seized Galea names, files

Miscellany: Canadian authorities seized patient names and files from the Toronto office of a high-profile sports doctor suspected of distributing human growth hormone before arresting him on drug and smuggling charges, according to a court filing in Toronto.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigators also listed “NFL file folder,” “CFL file folder,” a single ampoule of the human growth hormone Nutropin, and dozens of vials of pharmaceuticals marked with Russian and German characters among items taken from Dr. Anthony Galea’s Institute of Sports Medicine Health and Wellness Center during an Oct.15 search.

The list of items seized identifies no patients, but specifies that 42 patient medical files were taken, along with a list of patient names.

Three bid for 2018 Games: The race for the 2018 Winter Olympics began officially with two cities running neck-and-neck and a third stuck in the starting blocks. While Munich and Pyeongchang, South Korea, received high marks and unequivocal approval from the International Olympic Committee, the bid from Annecy, France, was told to revamp its plans because the spread-out venues present “significant” logistical challenges.

Pistons’ Villanueva charged: Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva faces a charge of domestic assault after a May 19 incident in Burlington, Ontario. Villanueva, 25, was released by Halton Regional Police on a promise to appear in court on July 9. The name of the complainant and other details about the incident weren’t available.

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