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.


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.


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.


    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.


    Scott Parel, 48, won the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kan., to become the fourth-oldest winner in 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!"