North Carolina State's Carlos Rodon pitched eight shutout innings against North Carolina, and the Wolfpack knocked out ACC pitcher of the year Kent Emanuel early in an 8-1 victory Sunday at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The Wolfpack's first CWS appearance since 1968 will continue Tuesday when it plays UCLA. The Tar Heels play No. 4 national seed LSU. Brett Williams, Bryan Adametz and Logan Ratledge had two hits apiece for the Wolfpack (50-14), with Ratledge driving in two runs out of the No. 9 hole.

Adam Plutko and two relievers limited LSU to five hits, and UCLA turned both of the Tigers' errors into runs in a tense 2-1 victory.

Soccer

Mario Balotelli showed his strength and rapidly developing talent, scoring in the 78th minute to lead Italy past Mexico 2-1 in the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

Balotelli took a perfectly placed acrobatic pass from Emanuele Giaccherini and muscled between two defenders. His goal broke a 1-1 tie in the Group A game, the first official match at renovated Maracana Stadium.

Tennis

Roger Federer overcame a sluggish start to beat unseeded Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, for his first title since Cincinnati in August.

  • Top-seeded Andy Murray rallied to beat defending champion Marin Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to win the Queen's Club tournament in London for the third time.

  • Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova beat Croatian teenager Donna Vekic 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.

    WNBA

    Diana Taurasi scored 29 points, and DeWanna Bonner had 23 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the host Tulsa Shock 108-103 in overtime Sunday. Rookie Britney Griner finished with 16 points for the Mercury (3-3). Tulsa rookie Skylar Diggins had a season-best 22.

    Golf

    Scott Parel, 48, won the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kan., to become the fourth-oldest winner in Web.com Tour history, closing with a 7-under 64 for a three-stroke victory.

  • Simon Thornton of Ireland beat Tjaart Van der Walt on the first hole of a playoff at the Najeti Hotels Open in Saint-omer, France, to win his first European Tour title.

    College football

    Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel sent out a tweet early Sunday morning that has some wondering how long he'll stay at Texas A&M. Starting the tweet with an expletive, Manziel said "(stuff) like tonight is why I can't wait to leave college station ... whenever it may be."

    The comment went out to Manziel's more than 350,000 followers from his verified account before it was deleted almost immediately.

  • Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison is accused of punching a bouncer and has been charged with simple battery. He was arrested at his dormitory in Gainesville.

    Gainesville Police say witnesses identified Morrison as the man who argued with a bouncer outside Kava Lounge early Sunday regarding a cover charge and said: "Do you know who I am? I am a UF football player. I am Antonio!"