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Defending champion Maria Sharapova lost to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the fourth round of the French Open today. It is the second-seeded Sharapova's earliest defeat at Roland Garros since 2010, when she was beaten in the third round. Since then, the Russian won the clay-court Grand Slam tournament in 2012 and 2014, was the runner-up once and reached the semifinals once.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is no longer dealing with headaches and is reportedly expected to play in Game One of the NBA Finals on Thursday, according to Yahoo Sports. Thompson suffered a concussion in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals last week when he was kneed in the side of the head and was forced to leave the game. He will still need to pass the NBA concussion protocol before he can return to the court. Thompson is averaging 19.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the postseason.
The Nebraska football team picked up their seventh commit of the 2016 class in running back Aphonso Thomas, who announced his decision on Saturday. The Omaha World Herald reports that Thomas, a 5’11, 190-pounder out of Van High School in Texas, is a three-star according to 247 Sports' Composite rankings. As a junior last season, he ran for 934 yards and twelve touchdowns. Thomas chose the Huskers over offers from Kansas and Colorado State. He is the only running back so far of the 2016 class. Headed into next season, NU will have a running back at each class in senior Imani Cross, junior Terrell Newby, redshirt sophomore Adam Taylor, redshirt freshman Mikale Wilbon and Devine Ozigbo. It's yet to be determined if Coach Mike Riley will add another running back in the 2016 class.
The Norfolk Golden Girls 18’s softball team recorded a 4-1 record this past weekend to win the Wayne Dirt Devil Tournament. They earned wins yesterday by beating West Point/Beemer 14-3, the Wayne Dirt Devils 6-5, and JD’s West Point 4-3. The Golden Girls 18’s are now 8-4 on the season.
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Albuquerque (Bsbl-1:05).
Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 2 Albuquerque 1 (Bsbl).
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Nebraska's governor and top prosecutor, who are vowing to see the executions of 10 death row inmates carried out, may find the federal government blocking any such attempt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the state cannot legally import a drug needed to carry out lethal injections. Gov. Pete Ricketts said Friday that he doesn't plan to cancel the shipment of sodium thiopental. His comments came in the wake of the Nebraska Legislature's vote this week repealing the death penalty over his veto. FDA spokesman Jeff Ventura said Saturday the FDA would refuse to allow the drug into the U.S.
More than two dozen Nebraska inmates who have spent time at an overcrowded Lincoln prison are suing the state prison system and its director, alleging conditions at the prison violate their civil rights. Two separate lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court in Lincoln on Tuesday. One lawsuit is by a group of a dozen inmates and the other is by a group of 17 inmates seek class-action status. The state says the Lincoln prison was at 335 percent of capacity at the end of April.
Long-awaited construction will begin Monday on the approach to a bridge north of Meadow Grove, and traffic will be limited to one lane during the construction period. Madison County Zoning Inspector Donald Svitak says the bridge is located on 539th Avenue, south of 843rd Road. The construction includes paving about 150 feet on the north approach to the bridge. Svitak says one-way traffic will be maintained, but motorists can expect delays when traveling through that area.
The Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education has approved creating a full-time early childhood coordinator position. At a meeting last week, the board approved hiring Melissa Jantz for the position, needed because of the expansion of the district’s preschool program.
The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District held its third hearing last week to certify irrigated acres in the district. Lower Elkhorn General Manager Mike Sousek says the process is about 25-percent completed, and at least three more hearings will be needed. He says the next hearing to certify irrigated acres is scheduled for September 3rd.
The first shipment of relief supplies from Norfolk’s Orphan Grain Train has arrived in earthquake ravished Nepal. OGT Director of Public Relations Suzanne Leffers says the shipment was the first for the organization to Nepal, and the first time that Orphan Grain Train has used air cargo to deliver supplies. Leffers says a 40-foot container will be filled with medical and relief supplies in late June. Donations to help offset the cost can be made at ogt.org.
The Norfolk Salvation Army Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen opens Tuesday. Salvation Army Captain R.C. Duskin says the kitchen will be open from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Central Park and Wednesdays in Johnson Park. He expects to feed about 100 kids a day. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating food or cash for the kitchen may contact Duskin at the Salvation Army Office.
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