BaseballCOLLEGE WORLD SERIES: The wind was blowing out to right field and Josh Hochgesang, Edmund Muth and Joe Borchard had no trouble finding the flow.
Each homered to right and right-hander Jason Young went the distance as Stanford beat Cal State-Fullerton 9-2 on Saturday night in the College World Series.
Sixth-seeded Stanford (49-13) will play Monday against second-seeded Florida State, which beat Texas A&M 7-3 in Saturday's early game. Third-seeded Fullerton (49-13) goes against No. 7 Texas A&M in an elimination game.
Track & field
JONES JUMPS 23 FEET: Marion Jones won the long jump on her sixth leap after three scratches Saturday at the Pontiac Grand Prix Invitational in Raleigh, N.C., an effort that was the best by an American this year but left her lying in the sand pit gripping her knee.
Jones went 23 feet on her final jump to overtake Adrien Sawyer, who jumped 22-4 1/2, and hyperextended her knee in the process. Sawyer had the best American jump this year, 22-5 1/4. Jones was one-half inch short of the best jump in the world this year by Fiona May of Italy.
KMART 400: It has been a trying year for Jeff Gordon. The NASCAR poster boy, winner of three Winston Cup titles, is suddenly mortal.
For some reason his Chevrolet -- the familiar No. 24 car -- has more days when it runs like a lemon off the used-car lot.
Still, Gordon appears to be the man to beat Sunday in the Kmart 400 at Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
Gordon shattered his own track record with a qualifying lap at 186.945 mph. That earned him the right to start on the pole, next to Ernie Irvan. Gordon, who has won the Cup points series three of the past four seasons, has finished sixth or better in his last eight races at this 2-mile oval.
LONGHORN 500: Scott Goodyear outlasted several mid-race challenges by local favorite Greg Ray, then pulled away after a late caution to win the IRL's Longhorn 500 Saturday night at Fort Worth, Texas.
It was a vindicating performance by Goodyear, who was 27th in the Indy 500 after finishing first and second in the previous races this season. He also won March 28 at Phoenix.
Goodyear's average speed of 151.177 mph was the fastest of the four Indy-car winners at Texas Motor Speedway. The points he gained sent him to first in the driver standings.
CANADIAN GRAND PRIX: Michael Schumacher snapped Mika Hakkinen's string of five straight poles Saturday at Montreal in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. It was close, though, with Hakkinen's final lap coming within .029-seconds of Schumacher's Ferrari, which was on top right from the first lap.
ARCA 200: Rookie David Keith took the lead with two laps remaining and went on to win the ARCA 200 on Saturday, the first pole-sitter to win the event at Michigan Speedway since 1980.
Keith, in just his second ARCA race, finished .917 seconds in front of Blaise Alexander at an average speed of 138.116 mph for the 100-lap race.
RUGBY HONORS: Brian Rowe, five-year veteran and captain of BYU's rugby team, was recently named to the Western Region All-American team.
He was named as an alternate on the All-American squad after helping his team to a 2-1 record at a postseason tournament in Massachusetts.
MILLER IS A MRS.: With past teammates and coaches surrounding her, it was another golden day for Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller.
More than 800 people were on hand as Miller, 22, married Dr. Christopher Phillips at Quail Springs Baptist Church on Saturday.
There were 24 people in Miller's wedding party. Among them, they combined for 11 Olympic medals in addition to Miller's seven.
Other members of the Magnificent Seven, who won the women's gymnastics team gold in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and who stood as bridesmaids for Miller were Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu and Kerri Strug.
QUEEN'S GRASS-COURT: Pete Sampras is on the verge of winning the Queens tournament. If the past is any indication, pre-Wimbledon success may not necessarily be a good sign.
Sampras held off 18-year-old Australian Lleyton Hewitt for a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory in Saturday's semifinal of the Queen's grass-court tournament.
"I've done well at Wimbledon having lost the first round here -- and having won here," Sampras said. "I've lost early the last two years and won Wimbledon and so you can't read too much into my results here. But it does help the confidence and that's what I need at the moment."
Sampras will face the winner of the other semifinal match between Britain's Tim Henman and Sargis Sargsian of Armenia, which was stopped due to rain after Henman won the first set, 6-1.
It will be completed today before the final.
MERANO OPEN: At Merano, Italy, third-seeded Hicham Arazi of Morocco eliminated top-seeded Dominik Hrbaty 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) Saturday, securing a slot in the finals of the Merano Open tournament.
The Slovak, who made the semifinals of the French open, went down to defeat on the clay courts of the $350,000 tournament.
On Sunday, Arazi will play Spain's Fernando Vicente, who defeated unseeded Andrea Gaudenzi of Italy, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
BOULWARE INJURES SHOULDER: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Peter Boulware dislocated his right shoulder on the final day of minicamp Saturday, but team officials expect him to recover completely before training camp.
Ravens trainers put the shoulder back in place, but Boulware did not return to practice. He will spend the remainder of the offseason building strength back in the shoulder.