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  • Trio arrested in morning drug bust

    An early morning meth bust on Friday near Crystal River led to the arrest of four people on various charges and the confiscation of over an ounce of methamphetamine.

  • What to know about NCAA super regionals

    Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. — Next stop on the NCAA baseball tournament’s Road to Omaha is super regionals.

    Four of the best-of-three series are today through Sunday, with the other four Saturday through Monday. The eight winners advance to the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha starting June 13.

    Some things to know heading into the round of 16:

  • Ill Williams comes back to reach French Open final

    PARIS — At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked ever so slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit seemed difficult.

    With the temperature nearing 85 degrees , she pressed white towels filled with ice against her forehead and neck and guzzled water.

  • Curry set for showdown with LeBron, Cavs

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry was early in his career, a long way from even thinking about the NBA Finals.

    His Golden State Warriors were in Cleveland, where LeBron James powered one of the best teams in the league. Curry thinks the Warriors lost the game (they did, one of their 56 losses his rookie season) but certainly remembers the chat.

  • Lightning shocked

    TAMPA — After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Final opener.

    Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored 1:58 apart late in the third period, and the Blackhawks rallied to stun the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Wednesday night.

  • Gators chomp their way to repeat

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Florida won its second straight national championship behind Lauren Haeger’s complete game in a 4-1 victory over Michigan on Wednesday night.

    Haeger allowed five hits and struck out five. She reached base on all four of her plate appearances, earning most outstanding player honors.

    Florida became just the third program to repeat as Women’s College World Series champion, and the first since Arizona in 2006-07.

  • Blatter resigns

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and promised Tuesday to call for fresh elections to choose a successor.

    The 79-year-old Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term on Friday, two days after a corruption crisis erupted and seven soccer officials were arrested in Zurich ahead of the FIFA congress.

  • Ready for the finals

    TAMPA — The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left.

    Jonathan Toews and his teammates have raised the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, compiling a wealth of big-game accolades in seven years as an elite team. They’re just four wins away from a third NHL title that would establish them as the most accomplished club of their era.

  • Staying alive

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Haylie Wagner threw a complete game shutout, and Michigan beat Florida and ace Lauren Haeger 1-0 on Tuesday night in the Women’s College World Series to force a deciding third game for the national championship.

  • Florida holds off Michigan to take 1-0 series lead

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lauren Haeger’s three RBIs helped Florida beat Michigan 3-2 on Monday, moving the Gators within one win of a repeat Women’s College World Series title.

    Michigan (59-7) saw its 28-game win streak snapped. The teams will meet again tonight in the best-of-three championship series.