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Darr's double gives Hogs 9-8 win over Fla. State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Andrew Darr's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Arkansas to a 9-8 NCAA Super Regional win Saturday over Florida State and a berth in the College World Series.

Darr, who was hitting just .215 coming into the game, had 4 of Arkansas' 10 hits, including his fourth homer of the year.

Arkansas (39-22) returns to the CWS in Omaha, Neb. for the first time since 2004 when it also beat Florida State.

The Seminoles (45-18) had taken an 8-7 lead in the top of the ninth when Stephen Cardullo singled in two runs and then scored a short-lived go-ahead run on a Jason Stidham single.

Arkansas' Stephen Richards (6-1) got the win despite giving up three runs in the ninth. Jack Posey (0-1) took the loss.

It's a Bird case delayed before state racing commission

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Racing Commission will take no action at its meeting Tuesday on a medication violation involving It's a Bird.

The case for It's a Bird has been delayed. The horse tested positive for the anti-inflammatory naproxen following his victory in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

The horse is owned by Edmund Gann.

Cal St. Fullerton 11, Louisville 2

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Jared Clark homered and drove in three runs and Noe Ramirez struck out a career-high 10 over eight strong innings, sending Cal State Fullerton to the College World Series.         

Fullerton (47-14) has yet to be challenged in five NCAA tournament contests, winning them by a combined score of 64-11. The 4-time NCAA champion Titans, who last won it all in 2004, will head to Omaha for the 16th time and third in the last four years.         

Ramirez gave up two solo homers to Louisville's Chris Dominguez but allowed only one other hit. The Cardinals (47-18) managed just eight hits in the two games.

George Strait, Reba McEntire help Cowboys open their new $1.15 billion stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Country music stars are helping the Dallas Cowboys open their brand-new, $1.15 billion stadium.

Reba McEntire, George Strait and Blake Shelton performed last night to a crowd of about 70,000.

This was the first time fans were invited inside a building that already has landed a Super Bowl, a Final Four, the NBA All-Star game and other major sports and entertainment events - in addition, of course, to the Cowboys.

The stadium boasts the world largest high-definition TV screen.

There were long lines for souvenirs, food and drink, despite prices such as $30 T-shirts, $13 barbecue Kobe beef burgers and $5 bottles of water.

The stadium is located adjacent to the Texas Rangers' home field. Arlington taxpayers paid $325 million and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones picked up the rest of the tab.

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