Ducks drop nonconference game — Spencer Steer’s RBI single in the top of the first inning put Oregon ahead, but that was the only run the Ducks would score all afternoon Monday in a 3-1 nonconference loss at UC Riverside. Sam Novitske had three hits for Oregon, and Steer and Jonny DeLuca had two hits apiece, but Cole Pofek’s solo home run in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie and put the Highlanders (19-34 overall) ahead to stay. The Ducks (27-27) return home to close out the regular season with a three-game Pac-12 series against No. 1-ranked UCLA starting Thursday night.
Dodgers’ Urias to be reinstated — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias is expected to be reinstated from paid administrative leave and activated Tuesday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, eight days after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. Urias was placed on seven-day administrative leave May 14, the day after he was accused by witnesses of shoving his girlfriend in the parking lot of the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. Major League Baseball began an investigation, as did the Los Angeles Police Department. The commissioner’s office could have requested another seven-day leave, suspended Urias or deferred discipline to a later date. Urias is expected to join the Dodgers on Tuesday in Tampa, where they begin a two-game series against the Rays on Tuesday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Semenya to race in Pre Classic 3,000 — Caster Semenya will compete in the 3,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic next month, a distance that does not fall under track and field’s new rules for testosterone limits. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa said after her 800 win at the Doha Diamond League earlier this month that she will not submit to new testosterone regulations in track. The new rules require Semenya and other female athletes with high levels of natural testosterone to medically lower them to be eligible to compete in events ranging from 400 meters to the mile. Semenya must lower her testosterone levels if she wants to defend her 800 title at world championships in Doha, Qatar, this fall. The 28-year-old Semenya will race in the 3,000 on June 30 at Stanford, California, where the Pre Classic will be held because its usual venue, Hayward Field in Eugene, is under construction.
Arkansas’ Fassi wins women’s NCAA title — Arkansas senior Maria Fassi won the NCAA title on her home course Monday and gave the Razorbacks a shot at the team title as one of eight teams that advanced to match play. Fassi, the rising Mexican star who was runner-up at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, played bogey-free at Blessing Golf Club for a 5-under 68, giving her a four-shot victory over Sierra Brooks of Florida. Texas claimed the No. 1 seed for team play. Also qualifying for match play were Duke, Southern Cal, Wake Forest, Arizona, Stanford and Auburn. The quarterfinals and semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday, with the championship match on Wednesday.
Former F1 champion Lauda dies at 70 — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency reported that Lauda’s family said in a statement he “passed away peacefully” on Monday. Walter Klepetko, a doctor who performed a lung transplant on Lauda last year, said Tuesday: “Niki Lauda has died. I have to confirm that.” Lauda won the F1 drivers’ championship in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari and again in 1984 with McLaren. In 1976, he was badly burned when he crashed during the German Grand Prix but made an astonishingly fast return to racing just six weeks later.
— Bulletin staff and wire reports