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No. 1 Andrean awaits Saints in 3A semistate

Bishop Dwenger will head to Plymouth for its Class 3A baseball semistate matchup.

The unranked Saints (19-11) will play No. 1 Andrean (29-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday for the right to advance to the 3A state finals at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

The SAC champion Saints beat Norwell 11-9 and Yorktown 11-7 in the Bellmont Regional on Saturday. It is the third semistate appearance for a Dwenger boys team this season, joining the football and basketball programs.

The second game at Plymouth is the 4A semistate matchup between Lake Central (23-10) and Noblesville (27-8) at 3:30 p.m.

AUTO RACING

Ricciardo breaks Mercedes’ F1 grip

In Montreal, Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix, breaking the Mercedes stranglehold on the Formula One circuit. The Red Bull driver earned his first Formula One victory and the first win this year for any driver other than Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo passed Rosberg, the points leader and pole-sitter, with two laps to go. Hamilton was knocked out in the 48th lap with a brake problem.

BASKETBALL

US women win 3 on 3 world title

In Moscow, Jewell Loyd led the U.S. women’s basketball 3-on-3 team to a world championship night, beating Russia in the title game. Loyd, who will be entering her junior year at Notre Dame in the fall, helped the U.S. beat Russia 15-8 and finish the tournament 9-0. It’s the second straight FIBA 3 on 3 title for the U.S.

Transfer may be Spartans-bound

It appears West Virginia basketball transfer Eron Harris has decided Michigan State will be his next stop. Based on a tweet from ESPN analyst Jeff Goodman, Harris may soon join the Spartans, whose campus he visited last weekend.

Hornets thank center in ad

Charlotte owner Michael Jordan honored Al Jefferson by taking out a full-page advertisement in the Charlotte Observer after the 6-foot-10 center was named third-team All-NBA. Jefferson has proven to be the franchise’s best free agent signing ever. He joined Charlotte last July and was the only player in the Eastern Conference to average a double-double for the 2013-14 season.

Silver: Sterling fight nearly over

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Donald Sterling still hasn’t signed off on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers but believes the process is nearing completion. Sterling still hasn’t agreed to drop his lawsuit against Silver or the NBA. Silver said Sunday he understands the banned owner’s frustrations but added, “I think it’s over.”

BOXING

Cotto claims 4th weight-class title

Miguel Cotto became the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world championships in four weight divisions, stopping Sergio Martinez in their WBC world middleweight title fight at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Martinez didn’t get off the stool when the bell rang for the 10th round.

FOOTBALL

Defensive lineman commits to Irish

Brandon Tiassum, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound defensive lineman, announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to Notre Dame. The Park Tudor product is rated a three-star recruit by most recruiting websites. He is rated the No. 21 defensive tackle and No. 4 prospect in Indiana by 247Sports.

GOLF

Ex-city champion 53rd at Firekeepers

Former women’s city champion Kristi O’Brien shot a final round 74 at Michigan’s Battle Creek Country Club to finish at 5-over 221 in a tie for 53rd at the Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship on the Symetra Tour on Sunday. She won $371.

HORSE RACING

Chrome goes home with injured foot

California Chrome is headed home to California with a special bandage on his right frontfoot after he bumped another horse leaving the starting gate in the Belmont Stakes. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner had a chunk of flesh torn from his foot after bumping with Matterhorn, who was next to California Chrome in the gate Saturday.

TENNIS

Ex-French great to coach Murray

Andy Murray appointed former French tennis great Amelie Mauresmo as his coach. The Wimbledon champion, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals, will work with Maursemo at least through the grass-court season. Murray has been without a coach since he parted ways with Ivan Lendl.

CORRECTION

Saints won regional in ’91

Because of a reporter’s error, the year of Bishop Dwenger’s last baseball regional championship was incorrect on Page 1B Sunday. The last time the Saints were regional champs was in 1991.

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