SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Three trees in the Sierra Nevada have been added to the list of tallest sugar pines known to exist. Michael W. Taylor has been charting some of the largest trees in the West for more than a decade. He recently documented two in Northern California nearly as tall as the length of a football field. At 267 feet, 6 inches, and 267 feet, 1.8 inches, the two trees in the Tahoe National Forest west of Lake Tahoe are the second and third tallest sugar pines ever recorded. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported that the third, found in the Stanislaus National Forest, checks in at sixth on the all-time list at 253 feet, 2 inches.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A New York State Trooper questions a driver.New York State police are cracking down on speeding and other traffic violations this week in a campaign designed to reduce deadly crashes on Long Island and statewide.About one third of fatal vehicle crashes are caused in part by speeding drivers, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the enforcement blitz dubbed “Speed Week,” which runs through Saturday.“Many of our highway deaths and injuries could be prevented if drivers would comply with speed limits and other rules of the road,” New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said.Troopers, including those in unmarked patrol vehicles, will also be watching for distracted or impaired drivers, seatbelt violations and drivers are violating the “Move Over Law.”
School may be out, but there’s still a College World Series champion to determine.Vanderbilt and Michigan square off in the best-of-three series beginning Monday in Omaha, Neb., after both teams successfully navigated the 64-team, three-round tournament consisting of regionals, super regionals and the eight-team College World Series bracket at Omaha. MORE: Michigan puts Big Ten baseball back on the mapThis will be the Wolverines’ first time in the College World Series championship round since 1962 when they won the school’s second-ever national title. The Commodores won the NCAA title in 2014 and were the runner-up in 2015.Below is how you can watch the teams battle for the title, as well as results from the best-of-three series and how each team reached the championship.When is the College World Series finals? TV schedule for Vanderbilt vs. MichiganEvent: Game 3, 2019 College World Series championshipDate: Wednesday, June 26Time: 7 p.m. ETTV Channel: ESPNStream: Watch ESPNESPN has covered the entire tournament and continues to cover the championship series for the sixth straight year. Play-by-play man Karl Ravech and color commentators Eduardo Perez and Kyle Peterson have the call.College World Series 2019 schedule, scoresMonday, June 24Game 1: Michigan 7, Vanderbilt 4 Starting pitcher Tommy Henry is the highest draft pick on the team — No. 74 by Arizona. The Wolverines advanced to the championship round despite batting just .264 as a team in the regionals and super regionals, the worst among the eight teams that made it to Omaha.How did Vanderbilt reach the NCAA baseball finals?The Commodores are a traditional baseball powerhouse and have put together a dominant season that features a program-record 57 wins, including 33 of their past 35. Vanderbilt won its own Nashville regional and super regional rounds. Kumar Rocker pitched a 19-strikeout no-hitter in the super regionals, the first no-hitter in the 20-year history of super regionals. Vanderbilt then beat Louisville and Mississippi State to advance to the championship series.Vanderbilt has an SEC record-tying 13 players who were drafted, led by right fielder JJ Bleday, the No. 4 overall pick by Miami. The Commodores know how to hit after leading the SEC in average (.318), slugging (.525), on-base percentage (.418) and scoring (8.5 rpg). Third baseman Austin Martin led all players in the regionals and super regionals with a .410 batting average. Wednesday, June 26Game 3: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt7 p.m. ETESPNHow did Michigan reach the NCAA baseball finals?The Wolverines are definitely the Cinderella of this year’s tournament. Michigan was among the last four teams awarded an at-large bid for the 64-team NCAA Tournament. They won the Corvallis regional before upsetting top-seeded UCLA in the super regionals to advance to Omaha. The Wolverines beat both Florida State and Texas Tech in the College World Series. Tuesday, June 25Game 2: Vanderbilt 4, Michigan 1