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Record Gators softball loss

Andrea Harrison heads home to UCLA mates after one of her two homers in a 16-3 Women’s College World Series win over UF.

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Andrea Harrison heads home to UCLA mates after one of her two homers in a 16-3 Women’s College World Series win over UF.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Andrea Harrison homered twice and drove in six runs, Megan Langenfeld went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs, and UCLA broke the Women's College World Series record for runs in a game with a 16-3 rout of Florida on Thursday.

Harrison hit three-run homers in the first and sixth innings as the Bruins (46-11) surpassed Alabama's World Series record of 14 runs scored in a shutout against Arizona last year. The teams' combined run total was also a World Series record. The game was shortened to six innings because of the mercy rule.

Langenfeld (12-1) also threw five scoreless innings of relief after Tiffany DeFelice of Florida (48-9) tied the score with a three-run double in the second inning.

UCLA plays Hawaii (50-14), a 3-2 winner over Missouri (51-12), today. The Gators play the Tigers at noon Saturday (ESPN2).

Golf: Illinois' Scott Langley won the Division I individual men's title with his second straight 4-under 68 on the Honors Course at Chattanooga, Tenn., for a 10-under 206 total. Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein (71) and San Diego's Alex Ching (73) were two strokes back. Oklahoma State was the top team advancing to quarterfinals match play, finishing at 14-under 850 after shooting 5 under. Also qualifying were Florida State (854), Georgia Tech (858), Washington (860), Oregon (861), Augusta State (863) and Texas Tech (867). Stanford, Arizona State and San Diego (868) are in a sudden-death playoff to today determine the eighth quarterfinal team. Florida tied for 11th.

FSU's Semrau gets new deal: Florida State women's basketball coach Sue Semrau, who led the team to the NCAA final eight for the first time last season, has signed a three-year contract extension and gotten a raise.

Her new deal runs for five years, through April 2015, and her annual base pay increases from $199,875 to $205,000. Her compensation (base plus money for radio and TV work, speaking engagements and shoe and apparel deals) totals $610,000. She had been among the lower-paid coaches in the ACC.

She also is set to receive a one-time bonus of $140,000.

"I'm excited about the opportunity,'' Semrau said, "and just to continue to build on what we started here at Florida State.''

three UF football times set: ESPN said the Gators' season opener against Miami (Ohio) at Gainesville will be televised at noon Sept. 4. CBS will show Florida at Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and Florida-Georgia at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

Ex-FSU running back gets rights restored: Florida's state clemency board restored the civil rights of former Seminoles and Dolphins running back Sammie Smith, 43, who spent seven years in prison on a drug conviction.

Gov. Charlie Crist and the Cabinet, sitting as the board, voted after testimony from Smith, ex- FSU coach Bobby Bowden, several assistants and family members. All said Smith's drug involvement was uncharacteristic.

"It's a privilege for me to come up and vouch for him," Bowden testified. "I'll stand behind him 100 percent. This one, I'm sure, will not make another" mistake.

Smith, fifth in career rushing at FSU with 2,439 yards, was convicted on two federal charges of possession and distribution of cocaine in 1996.

"I was very moved by the testimony on his behalf," Crist said.

In Florida, felons can't vote, hold public office or get certain professional or business licenses without their rights restored.

Smith was the Dolphins' first-round draft pick, ninth overall, by the Dolphins in 1989. "I was told once that nothing could just grow on sun alone, that you'd have some rainy days," he said after the board ruled. "But those rainy days are what builds character and allows you to grow."

Times staff writers Brian Landman and Antonya English contributed to this report.

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