N.C. State’s baseball team has been ruled out of the College World Series by the NCAA due to COVID protocols. The Wolfpack had only 13 of 27 players in a 3-1 loss to Vanderbilt on Friday. The Commodores will meet the winner of today’s game between Mississippi State and Texas (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) in a best-of-three for the CWS title. The Longhorns topped the Bulldogs, 8-5, on Friday on a 3-run homer in the top of the ninth by Ivan Melendez. … Reagan junior pitcher Carter Boyd, who has committed to Arkansas, threw a no-hitter Friday in a 7-0 win over Fuquay-Varina in the first game of a best-of-three in Burlington in the NCHSAA 4-A baseball championship series. … Philadelphia pitcher Aaron Nola tied an MLB record held by Tom Seaver with 10 consecutive strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to the host New York Mets. … Fernando Tatis hit three home runs for San Diego in an 11-5 win over visiting Arizona. … Host Milwaukee evened the Eastern Conference final series of the NBA playoffs at 1-1 with a 125-91 win over Atlanta on Friday night. … The Los Angeles Clippers look to even the Western Conference final at 2-2 against Phoenix tonight (ESPM, 9 p.m.). … New coaching assignments in the NBA include Rick Carlisle (Indiana), Chauncey Billups (Portland) and Jason Kidd (Dallas). … LSU has hired Jay Johnson from Arizona as baseball coach. … Jason Day shot a 62 Friday to lead the Travelers Championship at 9-under par going into today’s third round (CBS, 3 p.m.).