College baseball • The Division I Baseball Committee on Monday made the Pac-12 champion Beavers (42-12) the top seed over SEC regular-season winner Florida (40-21).
The other six national seeds, in order, are: Virginia, Indiana, Florida State, Louisiana-Lafayette, TCU and LSU.
The tournament opens Friday with 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals. The Southeastern Conference has 10 teams in the tournament, the most ever by a conference. The Atlantic Coast Conference is represented by seven schools, the Big 12 and Pac-12 by five apiece and the Big West by four.
Powers sweeps U.S. Cycling Championship
Cycling • Alison Powers became the first rider in eight years to sweep the U.S. cycling championships, pulling away from the field in the final stretch Monday to win the women’s road race.
Eric Marcotte held off teammate Travis McCabe to become the surprise men’s champion.
Krakow withdraws 2022 Olympics bid
Olympics • Krakow is dropping its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after residents voted overwhelmingly against the plan, the Polish city’s mayor said Monday in the latest blow to a race already in disarray.
Almost 70 percent of voters opted against hosting the games in the referendum on Sunday.
The Polish city’s withdrawal leaves four contenders in the 2022 field — Almaty, Kazahkstan; Beijing; Lviv, Ukraine; and Oslo, Norway. The IOC will choose the 2022 host city on July 31, 2015.
From wire reports
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