USC’s De Grasse wins 100 and 200

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Canadian An­dre De Grasse of USC won the men’s 100 and 200 me­ters at the NCAA track and field cham­pi­onships Fri­day at Eu­gene, Ore. De Grasse’s 100 wind-aided time of 9.75 was the fastest any-con­di­tion time ever run by a Canadian and the sec­ond-fastest un­der any con­di­tions by a col­le­gian.

His 200 wind-aided time of 19.58 was the fastest time run un­der any con­di­tions by a col­le­gian and at Hay­ward Field. Clancy Ed­wards, in 1978, was the last USC sprinter to win both the NCAA men’s 100 and 200. Host Ore­gon won the team ti­tle with 85 points. USC took fifth with 40.5 points.

Saints sign Wil­liams

The New Or­leans Saints signed Kevin Wil­liams a 6-foot-5, 311pound de­fen­sive tackle who has been se­lected to six Pro Bowls, to a one-year con­tract.

For­mer NFL cor­ner­back Will Allen and his busi­ness part­ner, 55year-old Su­san Daub of Coral Springs, Fla., face crim­i­nal charges for an al­leged mul­ti­mil­lion-dollar Ponzi scheme in­volv­ing loans to pro­fes­sional ath­letes. Pros­e­cu­tors and FBI of­fi­cials in Bos­ton said that 36-year-old Allen, of Davie, Fla., and Daub were ar­rested on se­cu­ri­ties fraud charges and ap­peared in fed­eral court in Fort Laud­erdale, Fla. The civil charges al­lege Allen and Daub reaped more than $31 mil­lion.

The Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers claimed Tim Wright off waivers one day af­ter he was re­leased by New Eng­land. . . . Cleve­land Browns Pro Bowl safety Tashaun Gip­son signed his one-year con- tract ten­der and will re­port to manda­tory mini-camp next week.

Michael Sam left the Mon­treal Alou­ettes train­ing camp for per­sonal rea­sons. The CFL team kept the na­ture of the de­ci­sion con­fi­den­tial but said the rookie de­fen­sive end was given spe­cial per­mis­sion to re­turn home to Texas.

The NBA Fi­nals’ Game 4 drew the high­est tele­vi­sion rat­ing for the Fi­nals in more than a decade. Golden State’s 103-82 win over the Cleve­land Cava­liers on Thurs­day night to even the se­ries at 2-2 av­er­aged an 11.7 rat­ing on ABC. That’s the best since the Pis­tons-Lak­ers se­ries in 2004. ESPN said that the nearly 19.8 mil­lion view­ers were up 34% from the 14.8 mil­lion for last year’s matchup be­tween the San An­to­nio Spurs and Miami Heat.

The Den­ver Nuggets hired Pete D’Alessan­dro as the se­nior vice pres­i­dent of busi­ness and team op­er­a­tions.

Lisa Les­lie, a three-time WNBA most valu­able player, will en­ter the Women’s Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame on Satur­day.

Eris­landy Lara (21-2-2) de­fended his WBA world su­per­wel­ter­weight ti­tle with a unan­i­mous 12-round de­ci­sion over Delvin Ro­driguez (28-8-4) at Chicago.

Kasey Kahne won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole in nearly 32 months, top­ping qual­i­fy­ing at Michi­gan In­ter­na­tional Speed­way with a lap of 201.992 mph at Brook­lyn, Mich. It’s the 27th pole of his ca­reer, but his first since Oc­to­ber 2012 at Kansas.

Juan Pablo Mon­toya, the Indy­Car points leader and In­di­anapo­lis 500 win­ner, posted a one-lap time of 1 minute 0.643 sec­onds in the morn­ing ses­sion over the 1.755mile, 11-turn Ex­hi­bi­tion Place street cir­cuit at Toronto. That stood as the day’s fastest ef­fort.

Steve Ro­driguez, Pep­per­dine’s base­ball coach for the last 12 sea­sons, has been hired to a sim­i­lar post at Baylor. Ro­driguez, 44, was an All-Amer­i­can sec­ond base­man who was part of Pep­per­dine’s 1992 na­tional cham­pi­onship team. As head coach, he led the Waves to eight NCAA re­gion­als and one su­per re­gional. His ca­reer record at Pep­per­dine was 401-300.

— Mike His­er­man

Ducks cen­ter Nate Thomp­son had two labral tears in his left shoul­der, surgery re­vealed. The tears will re­quire an es­ti­mated five to six months of re­cov­ery time, the team an­nounced. Thomp­son suf­fered the shoul­der in­jury in the Ducks’ regular-sea­son fi­nale.

— L ance Pug­mire

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