- Dylan DeLucia scattered four hits in his first shutout for Mississippi, Kevin Graham’s run-scoring double in the fourth held up and the Rebels advanced to the College World Series finals with a 2-0 victory over Arkansas on Thursday in Omaha, Neb. The Rebels (40-23), the last team picked for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament, bounced back from a 3-2 loss to the Razorbacks on Wednesday night to reach the finals for the first time. They’ll face Oklahoma in a best-of-three series that starts on Saturday.
- Arch Manning, of Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, committed to play quarterback at the University of Texas on Thursday. Arch is the son of Cooper Manning. He’s the nephew of NFL Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning. And he’s the grandson of College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning, who serves as the inspiration for his name. Manning is the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
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- NFL Hall of Famer Hugh McElhenny, an elusive running back for the San Francisco 49ers from the 1950s, has died. He was 93. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said in a news release that McEhlenny died of natural causes on June 17 at his home in Nevada. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970, McElhenny’s thrilling runs and all-around skills as a runner, receiver and kick returner made him one of the NFL’s top players of the 1950s. He was the league’s Rookie of the Year in 1952 (before the award became official) and made two All-Pro teams, six Pro Bowls and the NFL’s All-Decade squad of the 1950s.
- Lilly King, Ryan Murphy and the men’s 4×200 freestyle team won three more gold medals for the United States at the world swimming championships on Thursday in Budapest, Hungary. King won the 200 breaststroke final for the first time, at 2:22.41. Murphy got the Americans’ second gold of the evening in the men’s 200 backstroke, clocking 1:54.52. Drew Kibler, Carson Foster, Trenton Julian and Kieran Smith clocked 7:00.24 to win the relay.
Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev will remain without a title on grass this season after a straight-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals of the Mallorca Championships on Thursday in Palma, Spain. Medvedev lost 6-3, 6-2 after entering the match with an 8-2 record on the surface for the year. Medvedev will not play at Wimbledon because of the ban on Russians over the war in Ukraine. Bautista Agut will play in the semifinals against Antoine Bellier. Second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas needed three sets against American Marcos Giron to make it to the last four on Thursday.