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Miami beats FSU 7-1, wins three-game set

Miami beats FSU 7-1, wins three-game set

Mike DiRosa hit a three-run homer and Tom Farmer pitched five solid innings as host Miami beat Florida State 7-1 Sunday.

With Miami leading 2-1 in the sixth, Kris Clute had a run-scoring single, then DiRosa greeted reliever Eric Roman with his sixth homer of the season.

The Hurricanes won the three-game series two games to one. The teams meet in another three-game series next weekend in Tallahassee.

MORE COLLEGE BASEBALL: Bill Nahordony's two-run homer in the eighth broke a 3-3 tie and led South Florida over host Saint Louis 5-4. USF gave up a run in the ninth, but Jason Bartz came on in relief and got a two-out grounder with the bases loaded. ... Keith Ramsey got Adam Swann to hit into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded as visiting Florida beat Georgia 7-6.

TENNIS: Amelie Mauresmo won her third straight tournament, beating Amanda Coetzer 6-4, 7-5 in the Bausch & Lomb Championships at Amelia Island. Mauresmo, the No. 6 seed, had taken nearly two months off after consecutive victories in her native France, at Paris and Nice, to prepare for the clay-court season. "I need to have motivation. I need to be eager to play," Mauresmo said. "It was a good decision." In the doubles final, Martina Navratilova and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario lost 6-4, 6-2 to Conchita Martinez and Patricia Tarabini. ... Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero downed Felix Mantilla 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3 to win the Estoril Open at Oeiras, Portugal. In the women's final, Angeles Montolio beat Elena Bovina 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for her first WTA title. ... Qualifier Guillermo Canas won his first ATP title, beating Tommy Robredo 7-5, 6-2 at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco.

COLLEGES: USF lost 4-1 to Louisville in softball. Courtney Lewellen drove in USF's run. ... In men's tennis, Oliver Levant was UF's lone winner in a 6-1 loss to host Tennessee. ... UF's top two players, No. 1 Whitney Laiho and No. 2 Lindsay Dawaf, won in straight sets in a 4-2 win over Mississippi State in women's tennis. ... UF's Jukina Dickerson set a meet record in the hammer throw at 196 feet, 1 inch, Faith Rein won at 400 meters (53.89 seconds) and Kimberli Barrett won the shot put (49-71/2) at the UTEP Invitational.

HORSES: Fappie's Notebook rallied to beat General Grant by a half-length in the $75,000 Seminole Handicap at Hialeah Park. ... Bienamado beat Persianlux to win the $400,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap late Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

SOCCER: The Maldives tied 1-1 at Cambodia, and Yemen tied 1-1 at India in Asian World Cup qualifying. ... Henrik Larsson scored twice to set Glasgow Celtic's modern club record with 49 goals in a season in a 3-1 win over Dundee United in the Scottish Cup semifinals. ... Late Saturday in MLS, Marcelo Balboa scored with seven minutes left to give Colorado a 1-1 tie with New York-New Jersey; Bobby Rhine scored as Dallas beat San Jose 1-0; Chris Brown and Chris Klein scored as Kansas City beat Los Angeles 2-1, and Josh Wolff and Dema Kovalenko scored second-half goals in Chicago's 2-0 win over D.C.

HOCKEY: Minor-league player Lukas Havel, 19, was charged with disorderly conduct after he threw his stick and it hit a 12-year-old boy in the stands. Havel, of Brampton in the Ontario Hockey League, was charged Saturday after a 5-4 playoff loss to the Erie. The boy was hit in the stomach but was not seriously hurt.

BOXING: Bernard Hopkins won a 12-round unanimous decision over Keith Holmes at New York to defend his WBC and IBF titles late Saturday. He will fight the winner of the May12 Felix Trinidad-William Joppy fight Sept. 15 to unify the belts. On the undercard, Nelson Dieppa stopped Andy Tabanas at 2:24 of the 11th round to win the vacant WBO junior flyweight title. Tabanas remained on the canvas for several minutes and needed oxygen before he was carried off on a stretcher. He was diagnosed with a concussion.

CYCLING: Servais Knaven broke from the pack in the final 6 miles of the Paris-Roubaix race. Teammate Johan Museeuw was second in his first race since breaking a leg and his collarbone in a motorcycle accident last summer.

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