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SportShorts for Monday, May 5, 2014


Loyola wins first NCAA title

Cody Caldwell had 20 kills and top-seeded Loyola of Chicago beat third-seeded Stanford 3-1 on Saturday night in Chicago for its first NCAA men’s volleyball title.

Thomas Jaeschke and Joe Smalzer each had 12 kills for Loyola (29-1), which won the final set 25-15. The Ramblers won their final 27 matches after losing to Southern California on Jan. 4.

Brian Cook had 15 kills, and Steven Irvin added 10 for Stanford (24-9), who were national champs in 1997 and 2010.


Derby trip called off due to corpse

A Minnesota groom and 10 friends driving their RV to a bachelor party at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby ended their trip abruptly after they stopped to pick up some friends, opened the storage bay, and found a corpse, authorities and the men said.

The men found the body late Thursday night in
Winona, 118 miles southeast of Minneapolis, when they opened a compartment that was accessible only from the outside of the RV, the Anoka County Sheriff Department said in a statement.

They found the body when they were looking for more storage.


Winston reinstated for Seminoles

Jameis Winston has been reinstated to Florida State’s baseball team after being suspended following a shoplifting incident, the school confirmed Sunday. The Heisman Trophy winner was issued a civil citation and entered a program that required 20 hours of community service.

He was issued the citation last Tuesday after he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish.

Baseball coach Mike Martin conferred with football coach Jimbo Fisher and decided to suspend Winston until he completed the community service.


Raptors coach rides subway to Game 7

Raptors coach Dwane Casey ditched his car and rode the subway to Sunday’s Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets.

With traffic snarled due to road closures related to Sunday’s Toronto marathon, Casey got stuck in traffic soon after leaving his midtown home. More than half an hour into his journey, having failed to make significant progress, he turned his car around and drove home, then took the subway to the downtown arena.


Tulowitzki rips 1,000th hit

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki singled up the middle in the seventh inning Saturday night against the New York Mets for his 1,000th career hit.

Tulowitzki, who is in his ninth year in the big leagues, became the fifth Rockies player with 1,000 hits and the 78th active player to reach that

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