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ARIZONA MAKES WORLD SERIES FINAL

OMAHA, Neb. — Bobby Dalbec pitched seven four-hit innings, Zach Gibbons drove in three runs and Arizona beat Oklahoma State 5-1 Saturday to advance to the College World Series final.

The Wildcats, who forced a second Bracket 1 final by beating the Cowboys 9-3 Friday, returned to the best-of-three final in their first CWS appearance since winning the 2012 national championship.

"We love being together, and we want to keep going as long as we can," first-year Arizona coach Jay Johnson said. "The competitive side to it? I'd walk down an alley with those guys at 2 in the morning in the roughest part of the world, and we're going to come out of it fine."

On Monday, Arizona (48-22) faces Coastal Carolina, which defeated TCU 7-5 late Saturday. Tyler Chadwick had three hits and a homer for the Chanticleers (53-17).

WNBA

Former USF guard Williams traded

Rookie guard and former USF standout Courtney Williams was traded by the Phoenix Mercury to the Connecticut Sun for All-Star forward Kelsey Bone. Connecticut also got the rights to second-round pick Jillian Alleyne and received San Antonio's 2017 second-round pick, acquired by Phoenix earlier this season. Williams was the eighth overall pick in this year's draft and appeared in just six of Phoenix's 14 games. The 6-foot-4 Bone was an All-Star and named the league's most-improved player last season, averaging 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds.

ET CETERA

NFL: Speaking publicly for the first time since he announced his retirement in March, former Lions WR Calvin Johnson, 30, told the Detroit Free Press he's comfortable with his decision: "I'm not coming back. You ain't got to worry about that."

TENNIS: American Steve Johnson won his first ATP title with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 victory over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the grasscourt Nottingham (England) Open. … Dominika Cibulkova won her second title of the year, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the Eastbourne (England) International final.

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