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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Just three tickets to Omaha remain after both Vanderbilt and Texas Tech booked their trips to the College World Series on Sunday.

Vanderbilt, which had lost six of its last 11 games heading into the tournament, got some big moments out of a pair of rookies to win their Super Regional. Freshman Hayden Stone pitched six innings of three-hit ball as the Commodores defeated Stanford 12-5 on Sunday to clinch a World Series berth. Freshman All-American Bryan Reynolds went 8-for-12 in the three-game set with the Cardinal, helping Vandy reach just their second ever College World Series and first since 2011.

Vince Conde and John Norwood each drove in a pair as the Commodores scored six combined runs in the seventh and eight innings to pull away late.

Meanwhile, the Red Raiders used a completely different method to earn their spot in the final eight: pitching. Over the course of two games, Texas Tech allowed no runs to the College of Charleston, capping the series with a 1-0 win on Sunday. It is the first time in program history that the Red Raiders are going to Omaha.

Dylan Dusek pitched five-plus innings of shutout baseball, making it his fourth straight start without giving up a run. Three other pitchers combined to finish out the shutout while Adam Krisch doubled home the lone run in the fourth.

Texas, Louisville, and UC Irvine have all advanced to College World Series as well. Louisiana-Lafayette takes on Ole Miss, Maryland faces Virginia and Pepperdine battles Texas Christian University in a trio of do-or-die games to round out the final field on Monday night.

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Al Bello/Getty Images(CANASTOTA, N.Y.) — Oscar De La Hoya was one of twelve members inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday, outside of Syracuse, N.Y.

De La Hoya won 10 world titles, in six different weight classes, while also becoming an Olympic Champion in the 1992 Summer Games.

Also inducted were two former boxers, Felix “Tito” Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe, along with George Chaney, Charles Ledoux, Mike O’Dowd, Tom Allen, promoter Barry Hearn, referees Richard Steele and Eugene Corri, journalist Graham Houston, and Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer.

De La Hoya posted an amateur record of 223-5 with 153 knockouts before turning pro in 1992, following his Olympic gold in the lightweight division. The “Golden Boy” went 39-6 as a professional with 30 knockouts in his career. He won his first championship belt, the WBO super-featherweight, in just his 12th bout before winning titles in the lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight division.

“Today marks an incredible personal achievement,” said De La Hoya. “But it is only the latest milestone that never would have been possible without my family, my friends and, most of all, my fans.”

He established Golden Boy Promotions in 2002 before retiring in 2008 after a loss to Manny Pacquiao.

The 25th Hall of Fame class was selected by members of the Boxers Writing Association as well as a panel of international boxing historians.

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Duane Burleson/Getty Images(DETROIT, Mich.) — David Ortiz launched a three-run home run to right field in the top of the ninth as the Boston Red Sox came from behind to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Sunday night. The win snapped a five game losing streak for Boston (28-34), and was the team’s first win against Detroit (33-26) this season.

The Red Sox took the initial lead on a Dustin Pedroia sacrifice fly in the third before Detroit answered with runs in the third and fourth innings. Victor Martinez doubled home Miguel Cabrera to give the Tigers a 2-1 advantage in the fourth.

Both starting pitchers were able to keep their team in the game as it approached the late innings. Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez went six innings before turning things over to the bullpen while John Lackey (7-4) tossed eight frames allowing just two earned runs.

After Mike Napoli homered in his return from the disabled list to tie things up, Eugenio Suarez laced his second RBI single of the night to left to give Detroit a 3-2 lead after eight innings. Boston had a chance to take the lead in the seventh when Brock Holt tripled to begin the inning, however Phil Coke was able to reitre the side, including inducing a deep flyout off the bat of Ortiz.

Joba Chamberlain (1-3) pitched the ninth in favor of struggling closer Joe Nathan, who threw 32 pitches the previous night. Holt again started the rally with a leadoff single before Pedroia worked a one out walk. Then, with Napoli looming on-deck, Ortiz blasted his 14th homer of the year, giving Boston the lead. Koji Uehara threw a perfect bottom of the ninth to earn his 12th save of the season.

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — After two days of taking criticism for missing the final four minutes of a Game 1 loss, LeBron James scored 35 points and added 10 rebounds as Miami defeated San Antonio 98-96 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Heat have won 13 straight postseason games after a loss, evening the series at one game apiece.

“What happened on Thursday was Thursday,” said James after the win. “My whole focus was how I was going to try to help this team even this up and just try to make some plays.”

One play he made was an assist to Chris Bosh for a go-ahead three at the 1:18 mark of the fourth quarter. That gave Miami a 95-93 advantage that they would not relinquish. A Dwayne Wade layup on a broken play upped the lead to five with nine seconds remaining to seal the deal.

The back-and-forth affair saw San Antonio lead by as many as eight points, and hold a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. While nursing an 87-85 advantage, both Tim Duncan and Tony Parker missed a pair of free throws midway through the frame. James followed with a three-pointer to take the lead and regain momentum.

Duncan finished the game with 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs while Parker had a team high 21 points. Four different players for the Heat scored in double-figures. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Miami.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Two police officers were gunned down by a man and a woman on Sunday as they were eating lunch in a Las Vegas pizza restaurant, officials said.

“They were ambushed,” Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said at a news conference this afternoon, though he said it was not yet known why the two were targeted.

“It’s a tragic day, it’s a very, very difficult day,” Gillespie said. “We still have a community to protect. But we will do it with our heads held high. It is truly a tragic day.”

The two cops were identified as Officer Alyn Beck, 42, and Officer Igor Soldo, 32.

The two shooters — a man and a woman — were later found dead, after they had shot another person at a Walmart store nearby, the sheriff said.

The two police officers were sitting in a CiCi’s Pizza restaurant eating lunch late this morning when the man and woman walked in and opened fire on them.

“What precipitated this event we do not know,” Gillespie said. “My officers were simply having lunch when the shooting started.”

Both of the officers were hit, but one was able to return fire, he said.

The suspects then fled to the Walmart across the street, where they fatally shot a person inside and then killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact, the sheriff said.

The female suspect shot the male and then shot herself, Gillespie said.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Two police officers were gunned down by a man and a woman on Sunday as they were eating lunch in a Las Vegas pizza restaurant, officials said.

“They were ambushed,” Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said at a news conference this afternoon, though he said it was not yet known why the two were targeted.

“It’s a tragic day, it’s a very, very difficult day,” Gillespie said. “We still have a community to protect. But we will do it with our heads held high. It is truly a tragic day.”

The two cops were identified as Officer Alyn Beck, 42, and Officer Igor Soldo, 32.

The two shooters — a man and a woman — were later found dead, after they had shot another person at a Walmart store nearby, the sheriff said.

The two police officers were sitting in a CiCi’s Pizza restaurant eating lunch late this morning when the man and woman walked in and opened fire on them.

“What precipitated this event we do not know,” Gillespie said. “My officers were simply having lunch when the shooting started.”

Both of the officers were hit, but one was able to return fire, he said.

The suspects then fled to the Walmart across the street, where they fatally shot a person inside and then killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact, the sheriff said.

The female suspect shot the male and then shot herself, Gillespie said.

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Jamie Squire/Getty Images(LONG POND, Pa.) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his second win of the season, his first at Pocono Raceway, Sunday when he won the Pocono 400.

Earnhardt passed Brad Keselowski with five laps remaining to secure his first multiple win season since 2004.

Keselowski led the race for 95 laps but had a piece of debris in his grille that caused his engine to run hot. Keselowski tried to clean the debris off the grille with five laps remaining but it allowed Earnhardt to pass him. Keselowksi was never able to regain the lead as he finishes second for a second straight race.

“Running really, really hot and the motor was going to blow up,” Keselowski told The Motor Racing Network. “So I had to do something. I tried to follow the 10 there in the corner and clear the debris off. Just checked up too much. I thought I had a little more room than I did. The team did a heck of a job. I just messed up a little bit there. I had a really good car.”

Kurt Busch finished third followed by Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson.

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Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Ben Crane won the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind by one-stroke over Troy Merritt Sunday.

Crane shot a final round 3-over 73 to earn his fifth career victory and first since 2011.

Crane played 30 holes Sunday due to rain delays earlier in the week. He played the final 12 holes of his third round in the morning, shooting a 69 which gave him a three-stroke lead going into the final round.

Crane finished the tournament at 10-under, 270.

Phil Mickelson still hasn’t won since last year’s British Open. He finished tied for 11th at 6 under.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Five people were killed in a shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Doug Gillespie, two patrol officers were ambushed by the two suspects at a Cici’s Pizza restaurant. The suspects shot and killed the two officers, Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32. The suspects then left the restaurant, heading to a nearby Walmart.

The shooters entered the store and shot and killed one person before walking to the back of the store where one of the suspects, a woman, shot the second suspect, a man, before turning the gun on herself.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — At least three people were killed in a shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon.

ABC’s Las Vegas affiliate KTNV reported that two suspects managed to take guns from a pair of police officers at a Cici’s Pizza near Nellis Boulevard. The suspects then left the restaurant, heading to a nearby Walmart.

The shooters entered the store and shot and killed one person before walking to the back of the store and fatally shooting themselves.

The condition of the police officers is unknown.

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