USC’s De Grasse wins 100 and 200
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