Sports News-April 10, 2014
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The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat have swapped places atop the NBA's Eastern Conference. The Pacers now have a half-game lead after Chris Copeland's driving layup with 1.2 seconds remaining gave them a 104-102 victory at Milwaukee. Copeland finished with a season-high 18 points for the Pacers, who benched their usual starting lineup for the entire game. LeBron James poured in 37 points, but the Heat absorbed a 107-102 loss against a Memphis team that's trying to keep its postseason hopes alive. Zach Randolph had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 20 points and 14 rebounds to help the Grizzlies stay one game behind Phoenix for the last Western Conference playoff seed.
Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson advocated for college athletes yesterday, saying they deserved to be paid for the millions of dollars they bring to schools. The Minnesota Vikings running back also took aim at NBA commissioner Adam Silver's stated desire to require college players to spend two years in school before declaring for the draft. Peterson said he felt a kinship with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel as a fellow high-profile athlete who generated significant revenues while he was in school at Oklahoma.
The Nebraska football team has gained two homegrown recruits according to the Omaha World Herald. The Huskers added a commit from three-star Omaha North guard Michael Decker when the 6'4, 280-pounder called the NU coaching staff to give his pledge. Later in the evening, they added Omaha Central defensive end DaiShon Neal. Nebraska's 2015 class went from seven commits to nine. And Omaha Public Schools was back on the Husker pledge list for the first time since the 2007 recruiting class, when Omaha North receiver Niles Paul committed to the Huskers. Neal had just returned from an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State and had an offer from Ohio. Decker, who had received offers from Kansas State and Wyoming, is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals and Scout.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school soccer rankings. In the boys rankings, in the Omaha World Herald, Omaha Creighton Prep remains first in the 'Nebraska Top 10' & Class 'A'. In Class 'B', Gretna is once again first, Columbus Scotus slips from second to fourth, Schuyler remains fifth, Columbus stays at number nine. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha Creighton Prep remains first in Class 'A'. In Class 'B', Gretna is once again first, Columbus Scotus slips from second to third and Schuyler remains fourth. In the girls rankings, in the Omaha World Herald, Omaha Marian is the new number one in the 'Nebraska Top 10' & Class 'A'. In Class 'B', Elkhorn South is once again first, Columbus jumps from ninth to fifth, and Columbus Scotus slips from fifth to sixth. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha Marian is the new number one in Class 'A'. In Class 'B', Elkhorn South is once again first, Columbus Scotus moves up from fifth to fourth, and Columbus enters the rankings at number seven.
The Norfolk Catholic boys golf team gets their season underway today when they compete in a triangular at the Hartington Golf Course with Hartington Cedar Catholic & Stanton at 2:30. The Knights have twelve golfers out this year and return varsity experience in Derek Holmquist, Devon Lockman, Brandon Clausen, and Mark Uhlir. They have seven seniors, three juniors, and two freshman on the roster. Norfolk Catholic's remaining schedule has them competing in invitationals at Ewing, Boone Central at Albion, Columbus Scotus, the Mid States Conference Meet at Wayne, at Columbus Lakeview, and at Battle Creek. The Knights also have duals with Lutheran High Northeast, Plainview, and Neligh/Oakdale.
Local Schedule: Columbus Scotus at LHNE/Nfk Cath (G&B Socc.-5:00); Thurston/Cuming Co. At Nfk High (Bsbl-6:00); Nfk High at Grand Island Inv. (T&F-2:30); Hastings at Nfk High (G. Tenn. Dual-4:00); Nfk Cath & Stanton at Hartington CC Tri. (BG-2:30); WSC at Bemidji St., MN (Bsbl DH-2:00); Memphis at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35).
Local Scores: Kansas St. 10 Nebraska 6 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers 20 Memphis 3 (Bsbl); Nebraska 4 Northern Iowa 0 (SB); WSC 4-3 SW Minnesota St. 0-2 (SB DH).
Final Cleveland 2 San Diego 0 (first game)
Final San Diego 2 Cleveland 1 (second game)
Final Colorado 10 Chi White Sox 4
Final Detroit 7 L.A. Dodgers 6, 10 Innings
Final Oakland 7 Minnesota 4, 11 Innings
Final Kansas City 7 Tampa Bay 3
Final Boston 4 Texas 2
Final Baltimore 5 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Toronto 7 Houston 3
Final L.A. Angels 2 Seattle 0
Final Cincinnati 4 St. Louis 0
Final Washington 10 Miami 7
Final Milwaukee 9 Philadelphia 4
Final Atlanta 4 N-Y Mets 3
Final Chi Cubs 7 Pittsburgh 5
Final Arizona 7 San Francisco 3
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Orlando 115 Brooklyn 111
Final OT Charlotte 94 Washington 88
Final Cleveland 122 Detroit 100
Final Toronto 125 Philadelphia 114
Final Atlanta 105 Boston 97
Final Chicago 102 Minnesota 87
Final Indiana 104 Milwaukee 102
Final Memphis 107 Miami 102
Final Phoenix 94 New Orleans 88
Final Denver 123 Houston 116
Final Portland 100 Sacramento 99
Final Oklahoma City 107 L-A Clippers 101
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final OT Chicago 3 Montreal 2
Final 2OT Pittsburgh 4 Detroit 3
Final 2OT Calgary 4 Los Angeles 3
Final Anaheim 5 San Jose 2