Texas is back on top with another College World Series championship.
Kyle McCulloch pitched 62/3 strong innings in 93-degree heat and David Maroul and Chance Wheeless homered to lead the Longhorns past Florida, 6-2, to win the school's sixth CWS title yesterday.
Strengthened by a gutsy run through the regional and super regional rounds, when they had to win five elimination games just to get to Omaha, the Longhorns (56-16) completed the sweep of the Gators in the best-of-three championship series. They won the first game with the Gators, 4-2, Saturday, and were unbeaten in five games at the CWS. . . .
Ohio State women's basketball coach Jim Foster has signed a seven-year contract extension. . . .
Alabama basketball coach Mark Gottfried signed a six-year contract worth $1 million a year.
* WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Former Maryland stars Sonia Judd and Jen Adams teamed up to help Australia tie the United States, 7-7, in an IFWLA World Cup pool A game in Annapolis. Judd scored the tying goal, off an assist from Adams, with 17 seconds left. There is no overtime in pool play.
* BEACH VOLLEYBALL: In Berlin, Brazil's Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes won the world championship in their first season playing together, defeating Switzerland's Sascha Heyer and Paul Laciga, 22-20, 21-12.
Araujo and Magalhaes gave their country its fourth world championship gold medal in five events since 1997.
Julius Brink and Kjell Schneider took third place, giving Germany its first world championship medal. Brink and Schneider became only the third European team to medal at a world championship.
* OLYMPICS: The slogan for the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be "One World, One Dream."
The slogan was chosen from 210,000 proposals in Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages.
-- From News Services and Staff Reports