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Posted on June 22, 2013 at 2:35 AM

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Athletic director Tommy McClelland has introduced 33-year-old Justin Hill as McNeese State's 13th baseball coach Hill replaces Terry Burrows, who resigned after the team finished 23-31, 10-17 in the Southland Conference. Hill has spent 10 years as an assistant at five schools, the last two years at Louisiana-Monroe.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State has hired Carl Torbush as the Buccaneers' new football coach to oversee restarting a program that was shut down a decade ago. School officials announced Torbush's hiring at a news conference yesterday. Torbush has been a head coach at North Carolina and Louisiana Tech.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has congratulated the Miami Heat's head coach on winning the NBA championship the second year in a row. Obama called Coach Erik Spoelstra yesterday. The White House says Obama told the coach that he'll have the team to the White House to congratulate them in person on their victory.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Heat's Game 7 win over the San Antonio Spurs drew the second-most viewers for the NBA Finals on ABC since the network took over the series in 2003. Miami's 95-88 victory Thursday night was watched by an average of 26.3 million people.

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