CSN baseball players earn regional honors

The College of Southern Nevada baseball team, which won the Region 18 championship on Saturday, dominated the all-region selections announced late Saturday night.

Designated hitter Brandon Trodick was named Co-Player of the Year in the region, along with Western Nevada’s Brian Barnett. Coyotes starter Taylor Cole was named Pitcher of the Year.

Joining Trodick and Cole on the all-region first team were second baseman Kyle Bostick and pitcher Tyler Lavigne.

Shortstop Easton Gust, outfielder Robbie Garvey and catcher Braeden Schlehuber were named to the second team.

In addition, CSN’s Devin Shepherd was named MVP of the four-day region tournament after going 9-for-14 with four RBIs. The Coyotes beat Western Nevada 6-5 Saturday to advance to the NJCAA’s Western District championships, which begin Thursday in Coolidge, Ariz.


U.S. falls to Finland at world championships

Mikko Koivu scored with less than four minutes remaining to give Finland a 3-2 come-from-behind win Sunday over the United States at the world hockey championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The contest was marred by a postgame brawl.

After Koivu scored with 3:50 left, the United States’ Adam Burish was ejected for butt-ending a Finland player.

As the final horn sounded, U.S. forward Dustin Brown drilled a Finnish defenseman into the boards with a hit to the head, touching off a melee that featured a fight between David Backes of the U.S. and Amsso Salmela of Finland.

Koivu’s go-ahead goal came on a power-play and ensured that the United States (2-2) can finish no better than third in its group, though the U.S. has already qualified for the quarterfinals.

Finland (4-0) is a point back of first-place Canada.

In Quebec City, Switzerland beat Denmark 7-2 and took over second place in its group when the Czech Republic lost to Sweden, 5-3.

Also: Dallas Stars center Mike Ribeiro and Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood were both fined undisclosed amounts by the NHL for their actions in Saturday’s game. But neither was suspended, so both will be on the ice tonight for Game 3 when the playoff series shifts to Dallas with the Red Wings holding a 2-0 lead.


Manchester United wins Premier League

Manchester United won its 10th English Premier League title in 16 years, getting a penalty-kick goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and another goal from Ryan Giggs to beat host Wigan 2-0 on the final day of the season.

United finished the 38-game season with 87 points, two points more than Chelsea, which was held to a 1-1 tie by Bolton. If Chelsea had won, United still would have won the league title on goal difference.

The two teams face each other on May 21 in the European Champions League final in Moscow.

Also: Felipe Massa held off Lewis Hamilton in Istanbul, Turkey, to win his third straight Turkish Grand Prix and earn Ferrari’s fourth consecutive Formula One victory.

Massa finished 3.779 seconds ahead of McLaren driver Hamilton on the 58 laps at Istanbul Speed Park to continue a trend of winning from the pole in Turkey. All four winners at the circuit have come from the pole.

Defending world champion Kimi Raikkonen finished 4.2 seconds back in third as Hamilton denied Ferrari a third successive sweep of the top two positions.

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