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The Cleveland Cavaliers finished a four-game sweep of Boston 101-93 behind LeBron James' 27 points. Cavaliers forward Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder on what he said was a "bush-league" play in the clincher. Love's arm got entangled with Boston's Kelly Olynyk, who was charged with a non-shooting foul. Love said he intends on returning to the playoffs this season and wants the NBA to review the play.
The Washington Wizards completed their first four-game sweep in 33 years by beating Toronto, 125-94. The Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 to even their first-round series at two games apiece. Dallas avoided eliminating by beating Houston 121-109 to cut the Rockets' lead to 3-1 in that series.
Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship because of personal reasons. He did not elaborate in a short statement yesterday released by the PGA Tour. Mickelson says he is happy with the new format and he likes Harding Park as a venue for the 64-man field. He said only that it was unfortunate he would not be able to play this year. Mickelson has not played since his runner-up finish at the Masters. He has skipped the Match Play in recent years when it was at Dove Mountain in Arizona, and when the Match Play was a single-elimination format. It now will be round robin with 16 four-man groups, meaning each player is guaranteed at least three matches.
The 19th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes finished off a three-game sweep of the Nebraska baseball team yesterday with a doubleheader sweep. The Hawkeyes walked off the Huskers, 3-2, in the tenth inning of game one and then took game two by a score of 5-1. With nine games left on the Big Ten schedule for Nebraska, they sit in seventh place today. They drop to 30-16 overall and 6-9 in the Big Ten while Iowa is now 30-11 overall and 13-2 in the conference.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at Millard West Inv. (G. Tenn.-8:30 AM); Omaha Storm Chasers at Oklahoma City (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Butler 2-0 Creighton 1-1 (Bsbl DH); Oklahoma City 3 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl); WSC 4-4 Upper Iowa 1-7 (Bsbl DH); Nebraska 9 Wisconsin 0 (SB); St. John’s 4 Creighton 0 (SB); Minnesota St. 9-1 WSC 0-4 (SB DH).
1.5 million miles of roads in the U.S. are unpaved
With a little more than a month left in the session, Nebraska lawmakers still to have to take final action on some of the year's largest and most contentious issues. The list includes the budget, property taxes, medical marijuana and a death-penalty repeal effort. Lawmakers also must decide whether to grant driver's licenses to youths in the federal deferred-action program, and whether all other motorists should pay a higher tax at the gas pump. Also pending are proposed new protections for gay and lesbian employees, and an effort to freeze the state's $8 an hour minimum wage for high school students. Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley of Kearney says he is still aiming to allow debate on every priority bill that has advanced out of committee.
The general manager of the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District is talking with JEO Consulting Group about a possible new office building for the NRD. Mike Sousek says the district staff has outgrown the current office in the Lifelong Learning Center. He says early discussions would place any new building near the Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex on E. Benjamin Ave.
Four local charities have benefited from the generosity of postal workers across Nebraska. The Nebraska Postal Workers Union held its annual meeting last week at Divots in Norfolk. Kathy Danek of Lincoln, president of the National Auxiliary of the American Postal Workers Union, says the group has two programs for charitable donations – “Two Can Do From Us to You” and “Books and Bears Because We Care.” On Saturday, Bonnie Kroeger, secretary of the Nebraska Postal Workers Union Auxiliary presented a check for $1866 to Blessings in a Backpack; a check for $250 and an assortment of children’s books to the Wesley Center Child Care and Preschool; and $125 and stuffed animals to both the Salvation Army and the Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center.
Norfolk residents are being urged to donate money for the purchase, planting and care of trees on city-owned property. The "Tree Bud" program allows residents to add $2 to each water bill. For more information on the program, check the website ci.Norfolk.ne.us or call 402-844-2018.
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the support the university receives from the state attracted him to the position. Bounds served as Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education and watched as Mississippi and other states slashed higher education budgets in wake of the great recession, but not Nebraska. Bounds says the more time he spends speaking with faculty, staff, students, and the public the more excited he gets about the possibilities for the university.
About 500 of the state’s top high school news writers and photographers will be in Norfolk today for the Nebraska School Activities Association's state journalism championships. The contestants represent 52 schools from Scottsbluff to Omaha. The competition is set for Northeast Community College's Lifelong Learning Center. Journalism students from Northeast Community College will stream the awards ceremony beginning at 3 p.m.
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