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Rory McIlroy went wire-to-wire in capturing his first British Open with a final-round 71 for a 17-under 271 finish, two shots ahead of Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. The 25-year-old McIlroy picked up the third leg of a career Grand Slam. If he wins the Masters next year, he would become just the sixth player to win all four of golf's majors.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to sign top overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract in the coming week, according to sources close to the process, Sources told ESPN.com that the Cavaliers' delay in signing the former Kansas star has nothing to do with the prospect of Wiggins being dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of Cleveland's ongoing trade discussions for Kevin Love. The Cavaliers, sources say, are merely exploring options for using their estimated $1.4 million in remaining cap space before signing Wiggins to a contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $5.5 million as a rookie.
The 106th Nebraska Amateur Championship begins today at the Norfolk Country Club. 147 entries were received and accepted including five past champions. 2013 champion, Andy Sajevic of Fremont, will be seeking his fourth Amateur crown. Rounds one and two take place today and tomorrow. A cut is then made to the low 60 scores and ties for the final two rounds played Wednesday and Thursday. Entries include Norfolk’s Broderick Baker, Payton Baker, Travis Baker, Ryan Brenden, Nick Kluver, Riley Knake, Lance Lawson, Lance Morrow, Alex Strom, Zach Sudbeck, and Shawn West. Also participating are West Point’s Steve Blocher, Homer’s Mitchell Holgate, O’Neill’s Kris Koelzer, Humphrey’s Trevor Kosch, Schuyler’s Clint Kracl, Laurel’s Mitchell Klooz, Wayne’s Joey Baldwin, Columbus’ Brady Vancura, Nathan Fuerhoff & Jon Misfeldt and Brunswick’s Riley Meuret & Sam Meuret.
The Norfolk Seniors baseball team’s season has come to an end. They dropped a 9-0 decision to Columbus yesterday in an elimination game of the A-6 Tournament in Norfolk. Their final record is 8-22. In games today, Columbus plays Gretna in a 3:00 elimination game and Grand Island Home Federal takes on Fremont at 7:00.
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Some of the most intense heat of the summer so far is expected in eastern Nebraska, so forecasters are urging people to take precautions. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for the eastern half of Nebraska on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s across the region and humidity will be high, so heat stroke, heat exhaustion and sunburn are possible. Leslie Schaffer with the Iowa chapter of the American Red Cross says it's important to take precautions in the heat, especially for the elderly and young children. Staying inside during the hottest part of the day can be a big help. People who must work outside should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.
The Stanton County Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the apparent farm-related death of an 87-year-old rural Leigh farmer. Edwin "Eugene" Bohac was found dead in a water tank on property his family farmed about 9 miles southwest of Stanton. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says the preliminary investigation reveals that he died of an accidental drowning while working around the water tank and falling into the tank. His funeral services are pending with Schultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary in Stanton.
The village of Pilger, hit hard by a tornado last month still enjoyed its annual summer celebration this weekend. Pilger residents say the festival provided a welcome break from clean-up and repairs they have been dealing with since the June 16 storms damaged or destroyed at least three-quarters of the town. Some of the events that were usually held downtown had to be moved to the northwest corner of Pilger, which was the only
area that escaped significant damage. Pilger Fire Chief Kory Koehlmoos says he and other village officials initially weren't sure whether to go forward with Pilger Days. But he says most of the events were already planned and residents wanted to hold the festival.
Kids and their parents have already begun shopping at area stores for notebooks, pencils, crayons and other school supplies. But for some parents, purchasing back-to-school necessities can be a burden. That’s why the Salvation Army and the Norfolk Council for Family Empowerment have once again teamed up for the Back to School Assistance Program. If you’d like assistance, Salvation Army Corps Officer, Capt. R.C. Duskin asks you to call the Salvation Army at (402) 379-4663 to set up an appointment. He says it will about 15 minutes. You can help by dropping school supplies in yellow collection school busses at stores all over Norfolk. The campaign ends with “Stuff the Bus Day” Saturday, August 2nd at WalMart and Walgreens.
An exhibit about the Shroud of Turin will be in Norfolk this week. Jim Carroll, executive director of Spirit Catholic Radio, says the display is called “The Man of the Shroud” and It reviews the many scientific tests that have been conducted to validate claims that the shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. “The Man of the Shroud” is sponsored in part by the Knights of Columbus. It will be on display at Norfolk Catholic High School from Tuesday through Sunday and is open to the public.
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