Jacksonville University basketball coach Hugh Durham blamed poor refereeing for a brawl that caused an early end to a game against the Gold Coast Warriors in Australia. Durham pulled his team out with 15 minutes left in Thursday's game at Southport after a bench-clearing brawl erupted with Gold Coast leading 60-54.
"The fact that it got to the point that it did is indicative of just how out of hand things got with the officials not stepping in to calm things down," Durham said. "I decided to remove my players for their own safety."
SOFTBALL: Yvette Healy singled to left-center, beat a throw to second on a sacrifice attempt and scored on Julie Luna's double in the fourth inning to lift DePaul to a 1-0 victory and eliminate Arizona from the College World Series in Oklahoma City. DePaul, pearing in its first CWS, must beat No. 1 UCLA twice today to reach Monday's title game. Defending champion Fresno State was eliminated, 1-0, by Cal. Cal will play Washington today and must win twice to reach the final.
ROWING: Virginia won the varsity four repechage over Wisconsin, and its first varsity eight finished third in the semifinals of the national championships in Sacramento.
RETIREMENT: Western Kentucky AD Lewis Mills -- former Richmond basketball coach and Virginia Commonwealth AD -- will retire June 30.