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UB's McCrea a USA finalist

University at Buffalo forward Javon McCrea is one step closer to earning a spot on the USA Basketball Under-19 World Championship Team. The Bulls sophomore was one of 13 players named a finalist for the squad.

Training camp for the selected finalists will continue through Thursday with the 12-man roster to be announced prior to the team's departure for Europe on June 24. The 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men will be June 30-July 10 in Latvia.

Others named as finalists for the USA squad were: Keith Appling (Michigan State), James Bell (Villanova), Anthony Brown (Stanford), Jahii Carson (Arizona State), Tim Hardaway Jr. (Michigan), Joe Jackson (Memphis), Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut), Meyers Leonard (Illinois), Khyle Marshall (Butler), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Tony Mitchell (North Texas), and Patric Young (Florida).


Virginia trips Cal in CWS

John Hicks' RBI single in the seventh inning broke a scoreless tie and Virginia went on to beat California, 4-1, in the College World Series.

Danny Hultzen and Tyler Wilson were within an out of combining for the first CWS shutout in five years before Chad Bunting dropped a run-scoring single over shortstop with two out in the ninth.

The Cavaliers (55-10) advanced to a Bracket 2 winners' game Tuesday night. They'll play South Carolina, a 5-4 winner over Texas A&A on Sunday night.


U.S. gets past Jamaica

Jermaine Jones broke a scoreless tie early in the second half, leading the United States to a 2-0 victory over Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer quarterfinals in Washington.

Jones fired a shot from outside the penalty area in the 49th minute, and Jamaica defender Jermaine Taylor stuck out his foot, deflecting the ball past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.

To celebrate his Father's Day goal, Jones gave a salute, honoring his soldier father.

"It was a nice little gift," Jones said.

The United States will face the Panama-El Salvador winner in the semifinals on Wednesday in Houston.

From News Staff and wire service reports

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