Today in Sports: A title for Arizona, a swimming rivalry in the making, and boos for White Sox fan Barack Obama.
Arizona defeated South Carolina in the final game of the College World Series last night, giving the school its fourth national championship in baseball and its first since 1986. [Sports Illustrated]
In a preview of this summer's Olympic showdown, Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps by about eight-tenths of a second in the 400-meter individual medley at the U.S. trials last night. Both swimmers earned a spot on the Olympic team with their performance, but Phelps clearly has his work cut out for him if he hopes to repeat his gold medal performance from 2008. [Fox Sports]
Soon-to-be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, Anthony Davis has trademarked his distinctive "unibrow." Davis applied for trademarks on the phrase “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” allowing him to sell merchandise (and stop others from selling merchandise without paying him) that plays off his most noticeable physical feature. Davis considered shaving the eyebrow during his freshman year at Kentucky, but now refuses to lose the one thing that's more famous than he is. [CNBC]
Now that Beantown hero Kevin Youkilis has been traded to Chicago, noted White Sox fan Barack Obama couldn't resist making a jab at Red Sox fans during his visit to Boston last night. The results were predictable, and have created a minor political storm today. [BuzzFeed]
Both Spain and Russia are facing disciplinary hearings for European soccer officials thanks to allegations of racist chants by their fans. Croatia has already been fined €30,000 and Portugal was fined €7,000 for improper conduct by their fans, as well. UEFA has a policy of punishing teams for the conduct of fans in the stadium as a way of clamping down on violence, racism, and the occasional road flare in the seats. [BBC]
After opening last year's college basketball season by playing a game on the deck of an aircraft carrier, Michigan State will play their first game of this season at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. This time they will take on Connecticut in front of a crowd of about 3,000 service members. It's believed to be the first regular season NCAA game to be played in Europe. [ESPN]