Missouri wins?final Big 12 title
• Ben Turner and Dillon Everett each drove in two runs, Blake Brown scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Missouri won its first conference crown since 1980 by beating Oklahoma 8-7 Sunday in the Big 12 championship game.
Playing in their final Big 12 game before leaving for the Southeastern Conference next season, the sixth-seeded Tigers (32-27) squandered a five-run lead before scoring late to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
•?Ross Mitchell pitched five-plus scoreless innings to help Mississippi State claim the Southeastern Conference tournament title with a 3-0 win over Vanderbilt on Sunday.
The Bulldogs (39-22) ride a hot streak into the NCAA regionals, having won eight of their last nine games after league coaches picked them to finish fifth in the SEC West.
• Mott Hyde homered and Sam Dove had three of Georgia Tech’s 15 hits as the Yellow Jackets topped Miami 8-5 on Sunday to become the first No. 8 seed to win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Georgia Tech (36-24) breezed through the tournament with four wins and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
Lions’ tackle Fairley arrested for 2nd time
Nick Fairley is in trouble again. This time, he is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and attempting to elude police.
Fairley, the Lions’ first-round pick a year ago, was arrested for the second time in less than two months at 1:13 a.m. Sunday by Alabama state troopers, the Alabama Department of Public Safety said.
According to the news release, Fairley is accused of traveling 100 mph in his 2010 Cadillac Escalade when he passed a police car patrolling westbound Interstate 10. Fairley initially refused to yield to emergency lights and sirens, and “showed signs of impairment” when he eventually stopped, the news release said.
Lisa Burdett of the Alabama state troopers said in an email that Fairley, who was arrested on DUI charges and issued traffic citations for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and an open container of alcohol, declined a Breathalyzer test.
Fairley posted $1,750 bond and was released shortly after 9 a.m.
Italy’s Campriani wins second Cup
Italy’s Niccolo Campriani won his second World Cup rifle three positions gold medal of the year Sunday to top the rankings and head to the London Olympics as the favorite.
Campriani was a point behind qualifying leader Nemanja Mirosavljev of Serbia before shooting three points better in the final to win by two.
Campriani also won World Cup gold in London last month, and the silver in Milan last week, among five medals so far this year.