big ninth gives gators sweep at hurricanes
CORAL GABLES — No. 1 Florida rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to beat No. 8 Miami 8-5 on Sunday.
UF (10-1) swept the weekend series and increased its winning streak over Miami (8-3) to 11 games, dating to March 6, 2010. In winning its eighth straight overall this season, UF has won 14 of its past 15 against Miami.
UF's comeback began when Mike Zunino extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a double that scored two for a 5-5 tie. Zunino scored after two wild pitches by reliever E.J. Encinosa.
Pinch-runner Vickash Ramjit made it 7-5 on a bases-loaded walk by Christian Diaz, and Tyler Thompson singled off reliever Adam Sargent to score pinch-runner Connor Mitchell (Plant High) for the final run.
Freshman Johnny Magliozzi got his first career win, and sophomore Daniel Gibson (Jesuit) got the final out for his first career save. Encinosa took the loss (0-1). Miami shortstop Jarred Mederos was 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored a run.
Manchester United narrows title race
Manchester United all but turned the English Premier League into a two-team race by winning 3-1 at Tottenham. United — owned by the Glazer family, which owns the Bucs — was led by Ashley Young, who scored twice and set up Wayne Rooney's goal.
The victory put United, the defending champion, two points behind leader Manchester City and 11 ahead of No. 3 Tottenham.
Also in the Premier League, Clint Dempsey, fresh off his goal that gave the United States a 1-0 exhibition victory over Italy, scored twice to lead Fulham to a 5-0 rout of Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was Dempsey's fourth multigoal game of the season.
more premier league: The league will consider using goal-line technology in games starting next season if the International Football Association Board, at its July 2 meeting, likes the results of two devices after a final testing round.
alpine skiing: Canada's Erin Mielzynski won a slalom at Ofterschwang, Germany, for her first World Cup win, American Resi Stiegler was a career-best second, and Austria's Marlies Schild was third to clinch the discipline's Cup title for the season.
BOWLING: Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, rolled the 22nd nationally televised 300 game in PBA history during the GEICO Shark Open finals in Las Vegas, but in the final, Barnes lost to Australia's Jason Belmonte 244-213.
cycling: Gustav Larsson beat Bradley Wiggins by a second to win the 5.8-mile first stage of the Paris-Nice race in 11 minutes, 19 seconds. American Levi Leipheimer finished third, 4 seconds behind Larsson.
iditarod: The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race started in Willow, Alaska, with 66 mushers setting out on the trek of nearly a thousand miles across the Alaska wilderness to Nome.
speed skating: American Shani Davis won the men's World Cup 1,000 meters in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and American Heather Richardson won the women's 1,000.
tennis: Kevin Anderson, who took out Andy Roddick and Tampa resident John Isner on the way to the Delray Beach final, won the title 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) over Marinko Matosevic.
weightlifting: Superheavyweights Sarah Robles and Holley Mangold, sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold, qualified for this year's Olympics at the U.S. trials in Columbus, Ohio.