Sports Digest: Valpo beats No. 9 Arizona State in baseball

2013-04-21T21:15:00Z 2013-05-06T21:51:08Z Sports Digest: Valpo beats No. 9 Arizona State in baseball nwitimes.com
April 21, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro football

JETS TRADE DARRELLE REVIS TO BUCS: Revis Island is relocating to Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers made a bold move to fix the NFL's worst pass defense Sunday, acquiring star cornerback Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets in exchange for the 13th overall pick in this year's draft and another selection next year.

"We're thrilled. It's rare that you get a chance to add a player of this caliber to your football team. That's what motivated us," general manager Mark Dominik said, adding he would withhold further comment until a news conference today at the team's training facility.

The Bucs announced the deal Sunday, saying Revis agreed to a new six-year contract. Revis' agents Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod confirmed the deal is worth $96 million, with no guaranteed money, but makes him one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL. It includes $1.5 million annually in both roster and workout bonuses.

The Jets also receive a conditional fourth-round pick in next year's draft that will become a third-rounder if Revis, who is coming off a torn ligament in his left knee, is on the Buccaneers' roster on the third day of the 2014 league year.

Pro basketball

JAMES, HEAT TAKE GAME ONE AGAINST BUCKS: LeBron James has never taken fewer shots in a playoff game than he did on Sunday night, which at first glance might seem like a good thing for the Milwaukee Bucks.

It was not.

James scored 27 points on 9 for 11 shooting — finishing two assists shy of a triple-double — while Ray Allen scored 20 off the bench and the defending champion Heat picked up where they left off in the NBA playoffs a year ago, never trailing on the way to beating the Bucks 110-87 in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series.

College baseball

VALPO TOPS NO. 9 ARIZONA ST.: Valparaiso scored seven runs over the second and third innings and held on for an 8-6 win over Arizona State on Sunday.

Andy Burns went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a triple and Chris Manning and Billy Cribbs each hit a double as the Crusaders collected 13 hits.

The victory was the school's first against a Pac-12 team and the second against a top-10 team in two seasons.

PNC SPLITS PAIR: Purdue North Central split a double header Sunday with Trine University, falling in the first game 5-0 then winning the second game 6-0.

Donovan Rigel took the complete-game loss in the first game, striking out five while allowing seven hits. Sam Maxwell was the complete-game winner in the second game, also striking out five and limiting Trine to two hits.

Anderson Spencer hit a triple as part of his 3-for-3 performance in the second game and scored two runs. Lake Central grad Anthony Olund went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs.

College softball

VALPO DRUBS DETROIT: Janelle Bouchard clubbed two home runs and drove in six runs to power Valparaiso (23-20, 8-7) to a 17-0, five-inning Horizon League rout of host Detroit on Sunday. Bouchard went 3 for 4 and was among eight Crusaders to score twice. Joylyn Ichiyama knocked in three runs and Kaitlyn Ranieri (Lake Central) broke a school record for walks in a game with four. Taylor Weissenhofer (12-9) tossed a two-hitter with eight strikeouts.

College golf

CRUSADERS 11TH AT SPRING OPEN: Fifth-year senior Brad Winters and junior Kyle Henning each posted rounds of 4-over par 76 on Sunday to lead the Valparaiso men’s golf team in the final round of the Wolfpack Spring Open at Lonnie Poole GC in Raleigh, N.C.

The Crusaders finished in 11th place with a two-round team score of 619. No. 10 Duke took home team champion honors.

Winters finished with a two-round total of 150 to tie for 25th place. Henning finishd in a tie for 31st place with a total of 151.

Local running

EXTRA MILE HOSTS RACE: As part of the Independent Running Retailers Association tribute to the Boston Marathon tragedy, the Extra Mile Fitness Company in Valparaiso will host a 3-mile run at 6:30 tonight. The run will start and end at the Extra Mile, 1330 Lincolnway. In lieu of t-shirts, the Extra Mile will collect donations for "The One Fund Boston Inc.," which has been endorsed by the Boston Athletic Association. Runners are asked to wear a race t-shirt that has impacted, inspired or changed their life.

Around the horn

NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday. Michaels was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers manning a DUI checkpoint witnessed him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said. Michaels, the play-by-play man for "Sunday Night Football," was taken to the station, where he registered a blood alcohol level over the .08 percent legal limit, according to Lewis. 

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