Compiled from wire reports
Frank Deford remembered?for his ‘lyrical elegance’
•?Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford, 78, has died. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical elegance and was best known for his work at Sports Illustrated and on National Public Radio. He retired this month from NPR’s “Morning Edition” after 37 years as a contributor.
Buckeyes fall to Terrapins in lacrosse championship
•?Dylan Maltz had two goals and an assist and top-seeded Maryland beat Ohio State 9-6 in the NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, ending a 42-year title drought for the Terrapins. Playing in the championship game for the third straight year, Maryland (16-3) avoided another heartbreaking finish when Ohio State ran out of time after rallying with three straight goals in the fourth period to pull within 8-6.
• Michigan’s Brienne Minor and Virginia’s Thai-Son Kwiatkowski won singles titles at the NCAA tennis championships. Minor defeated Belinda Woolcock from Florida 6-3, 6-3 to become the first female tennis champion in Michigan’s history, and only the third player overall from the Wolverines to capture a singles title. On the men’s side, Kwiatkowski gave Virginia its second men’s singles title in three years, beating William Blumberg from North Carolina 6-4, 7-6 (5) in an all-Atlantic Coast Conference final.
Ai Miyazato to quit LPGA
at the end of the season
•?Japan’s Ai Miyazato says she has decided to quit the LPGA Tour at the end of the season because she lost her motivation for the sport after years of struggling to win again. Miyazato, who was ranked No. 1 and captured 25 professional titles during her career, has not won a tournament in five years and said that lack of success has diminished her drive to keep going. Miyazato joined the LPGA Tour in 2006 and has earned more than $8 million in her career but has fallen down the rankings.
Six Russian cross-country
skiers under suspension
•?Six Russian cross-country skiers will stay suspended until an IOC panel judges if they were part of a state-backed doping conspiracy at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the Olympic commission — chaired by International Olympic Committee member Denis Oswald — should deliver rulings “during the summer period.” The court says the skiers will stay provisionally suspended until at least Oct. 31.
— From wire reports