Roundup: Tony Azevedo bids farewell to Team USA
On Sunday, former Stanford standout, five-time Olympian and Pac-12 Men’s Water Polo Player of the Century Tony Azevedo will play his final game for Team USA at Stanford, and Vytas Mazeika of the Bay Area News Group gives us a write-up on Azevedo’s farewell game against Croatia.
Danny Moran and Brad Schmidt of The Oregonian/OregonLive report on a sex crime Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich was convicted of when he was a juvenile. At the age of 15, Heimlich pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a six-year-old female family member, and this came to light after Heimlich was cited for missing an annual update to his sex offender registration status. The news comes as the Beavers begin play in the Corvallis Super Regional Friday against Vanderbilt with a trip to the College World Series on the line.
Former UCLA Bruin and potential future Los Angeles Laker Lonzo Ball has been invited to the NBA Draft in New York, alongside Markelle Fultz, Lauri Markkanen and seven other top prospects.
Arizona State’s Maggie Ewen won the NCAA hammer title, hurling it a collegiate-record 73.32 meters on her third attempt. Our Jocelyn Perry has info on that and more in her NCAA Track and Field day two recap.
Rob Moseley of GoDucks.com gives us a Thursday recap of the NCAA Track and Field Championships for Oregon. The women are still on pace for the triple crown of NCAA titles after taking down the cross country and indoor titles.
Cal rugby head coach Jack Clark said that the hit that paralyzed Robert Paylor was illegal, and USA Rugby is investigating it. Matthias Gafni of the Bay Area News Group has more in the link.
Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kyle Kuzma had a second pre-draft workout with the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday. The former Ute is currently projected to go 42nd overall by Draft Express.
USC’s De’Anthony Melton has been invited to USA Basketball’s Under-19 training camp June 18-25 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Shotgun Spratling of the Los Angeles Times with the writeup.
Dan Devine of Yahoo! Sports writes about Klay Thompson’s impact on getting Golden State to within one win of securing the NBA title. Dude has been shooting lights out the last couple of games in addition to playing some bang-up defense.
Read the 2017 Washington football season preview from SB Nation’s Bill Connelly. How the secondary plays with a bunch of new pieces will be a key factor, Connelly notes.
Bruce Pascoe writes about Arizona men’s basketball finalizing its non-conference schedule and how it can affect the Wildcats’ RPI.
Pat Rooney features Colorado men’s basketball incoming freshman Tyler Bey. Sounds like Bey, one of the three freshmen already on campus from the Buffs’ five-man 2017 recruiting class, can get some serious burn in 2017-18.