The Arizona Wildcats began the final week of the regular season with some good news: They're moving up.
The UA ascended one spot, to No. 13 nationally, in Baseball America's weekly top-25 poll, and remains at No. 15 overall in PerfectGame.org's rankings.
The spots are significant: The nation's top 16 teams typically receive the first opportunity to host NCAA Regionals, and the UA - bolstered by attendance at Hi Corbett Field, their first-year home - has submitted a bid to host.
The move up came one day after Arizona clinched its fifth conference road series of the year with a 6-1 victory at USC.
• The Wildcat men's track team climbed nine spots to No. 6 in the latest national poll from track and cross country coaches. The UA women's team remained at No. 8.
Foles signs deal with Eagles
PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles on Monday agreed to terms with ex-Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles on a four-year contract.
Foles, a third-round selection in last month's draft, finished his collegiate career as the Wildcats' all-time leading passer in terms of yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933).
Foles will compete for a backup job behind Philadelphia starter Michael Vick.
• Ex-UA cornerback Cortez Johnson is transferring to Oklahoma, where he will be reunited with defensive coordinator and former Arizona coach Mike Stoops. Johnson, who quit UA in late March, played in eight games and started twice as a freshman.
• In Morgantown, W.Va., Bill Stewart, who replaced Rich Rodriguez as football coach at West Virginia in 2008 and was fired three years later, died Monday, apparently of a heart attack. He was 59.
Nadal wins delayed Italian final;
ROME - Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 Monday in a rain-delayed final to win his record sixth Italian Open and regain the world No. 2 ranking. Nadal moved ahead of Roger Federer in the rankings with the French Open starting Sunday.
• Tenth-ranked Mardy Fish and women's No. 16 Andrea Petkovic pulled out of the upcoming French Open.
• In Washington, Brian McNamee testified at Roger Clemens' trial for lying to Congress that he also supplied performance-enhancing drugs to three of Clemens' Yankee teammates: Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and Mike Stanton.
• Qatar-based network Al-Jazeera said Monday it will launch two sports channels in the United States in August, planning to show top-tier soccer from Spain, France, Italy and South America.
• In Torreon, Mexico, Daniel Luduena and Oribe Peralta scored to help Santos Laguna win the Mexican first-division title with a 2-1 victory over Monterrey on Sunday. The playoff decided the second half of Mexico's split season, called the Clausura.
- Ryan Finley Includes material from a news release