Beavers win to go 8-0 — Kavin Keyes, Jeff Hendrix and Andy Peterson drove in two runs apiece Sunday for unbeaten Oregon State, as the Beavers completed a four-game road sweep of San Diego State with a 7-1 win at Tony Gwynn Stadium. At 8-0, OSU is off to its best start since 1962. Reliever Brandon Jackson earned the pitching victory for the Beavers, working 4 1⁄3 innings against the Aztecs (3-4) and allowing four hits and no runs while striking out two. For the four-game series, OSU pitchers allowed just two runs. The Beavers return to Corvallis to play their 2013 home opener against Bryant University of Rhode Island on Friday. Game time is 5:35 p.m.
Ducks down Loyola Marymount — Tyler Baumgartner was timely with the first hit of his University of Oregon career, a two-out, three-run double in the sixth inning Sunday that helped the Ducks to a 6-1 win over Loyola Marymount at PK Park in Eugene. Freshman lefthander Cole Irvin earned the pitching victory, allowing one run over eight innings. Oregon won two of three games against the Lions (3-4) despite hitting just .131 for the series. The Ducks (6-1) are at home again Tuesday for a 6 p.m. game against the University of Portland.
Granderson out 10 weeks — Curtis Granderson jogged to first base after being hit on his right forearm as if it was a minor annoyance. Back at the ballpark in a brace a couple of hours later, it was clear the New York Yankees had a pretty big power problem on their hands. In his first at-bat of spring training, the slugger broke his arm when he hit by a pitch from Toronto’s J.A. Happ in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, and is expected to be out until the first week of May. Granderson led New York with 43 homers last season.
Speed on display at combine — Speed took center stage Sunday as combine invitees again took aim at Chris Johnson’s 40-yard record of 4.24 seconds set in 2008. The morning began with Marquise Goodwin of Texas and West Virginia’s Tavon Austin clocking unofficial times of 4.25 in back-to-back sprints. But their official times soon were changed — to 4.27 for Goodwin and 4.34 for Austin. But hours later, Auburn running back Onterrio McCalebb blazed to an unofficial time of 4.21. But McCalebb’s official time was 4.34, which meant Johnson’s record was still safe.
OSU almost pulls off upset — Layshia Clarendon scored 26 points and No. 6 California rallied from 17 points down in the first half to beat Oregon State 58-56 on Sunday in Berkeley, Calif., extending the longest winning streak in school history to 13 games. Jamie Weisner had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon State (9-19, 3-13).
Tsonga triumphs — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a match point before overcoming top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 Sunday in the final of the Open 13 in Marseille, France. The third-seeded Frenchman won his first title of the season and 10th of his career. Tsonga had to wait until the third game of the last set before getting his first break of serve, when Berdych netted a forehand.
Ferrer beats Wawrinka — David Ferrer won his second tournament of the season by defeating Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday to successfully defend his Copa Claro title in Buenos Aires. The top-seeded Ferrer broke his opponent six times — including three in the final set — to clinch the 20th title of his career.
Nishikori tops field — Kei Nishikori of Japan won his third career title and second since October, beating Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-3 in the U.S. National Indoor Championships on Sunday in Memphis. Nishikori needed only 67 minutes to improve to 3-2 in finals.
American wins world title — Sarah Hammer of the United States earned her sixth career gold medal and second one this week by winning the women’s omnium event Sunday in Minsk, Belarus, while Stefan Botticher won the men’s sprint title and his second gold medal at the track cycling world championships. Hammer, who won the individual pursuit Wednesday, scored 20 points in the overall omnium standings after six events, four points better than defending world champion Laura Trott of Britain, who beat the American for the Olympic gold in the discipline in London. Botticher beat Russia’s Denis Dmitriev in two races in the sprint final. Rebecca Angharad James of Britain made history by winning the women’s keirin, becoming the first British woman to win four medals at one championships.
Schumacher wins - Tony Schumacher beat Morgan Lucas in the tire-smoking Top Fuel final at the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday for his 70th career victory and fourth at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz. Schumacher and Lucas lost traction early and both drivers were on and off the throttle as they navigated the dragstrip, with Schumacher able to get his 8,000-horsepower dragster under control first. Schumacher had a 4.606-second run at 213.20 mph, while Lucas finished in 4.652 at 258.67. Ron Capps topped the Funny Car field, and Erica Enders-Stevens won in Pro Stock.
—From wire reports