Sports News-April 14, 2014

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Bubba Watson closed with a 3-under-par 69 to win the Masters at -8, three shots ahead of Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt.  Spieth led by three after carding birdies on three of the first four holes yesterday, but Watson surged two strokes ahead with birdies on the eighth and ninth holes while Spieth was carding bogeys.  Miguel Angel Jimenez finished fourth, four shots off the pace and two ahead of Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.  LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox said Smith was booked yesterday.  Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said the 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1.  Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative with the process and told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate.  When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.  A video on TMZ.com shows Smith exchanging words with an officer as he was being handcuffed.  The 49ers said in a statement that the team was disappointed to learn about the incident.

Carlos Beltran went 3-4 with a two-run homer as the New York Yankees beat Boston for the third time in four days, 3-2.  Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing to limit the Red Sox to two runs and eight hits in 7 1/3 innings.

The Creighton men's basketball team has picked up a transfer.  Maurice Watson accepted Creighton's scholarship offer yesterday and ended his search for a school after playing two seasons at Boston University.  The Omaha World Herald reports that Watson decided to transfer from Boston because of a desire to play on a bigger stage.  Boston U. played this season in the Patriot League.  A Philadelphia native, Watson scored 800 points and had 410 assists in starting 63 of 65 games the past two seasons at Boston U.  The 5'10, 165-pound Watson ranked third nationally this season in total assists (248) and assists per game (7.1).  He will have to sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining.  Both of CU's returning point guards, Austin Chatman and Devin Brooks, are seniors next season.  Illinois and Wichita State were among schools that had expressed interest in Watson after he announced his decision to transfer.  Coach Greg McDermott signed two top 150 recruits last November in wing players Leon Gilmore III of Texas and Ronnie Harrell of Denver.  Watson will sign later this month and will put CU at the NCAA scholarship limit of 13.

Madison wrestling coach Kenny Loosvelt has stepped down after 15 years according to the Norfolk Daily News.  Loosvelt, who took over as principal at Madison Elementary School last year, is stepping aside as wrestling coach to devote his time to the new position as well as family.  During his tenure, the Dragons have earned 90 dual wins, 50 season tournament championships, nine Mid-States Conference championships, ten district championships, 114 state qualifiers, 68 state medalists, 14 individual state champions, and three state team championships as well as the state's first team 'Duals Championship' in 2013 among the eight 'top five' team finishes.  Jason Freudenburg will take over the program.  Freudenburg has served as the head wrestling coach at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School in Iowa for the past three years.

The Omaha World Herald has updated its high school baseball rankings.  Omaha Westside is the new number one in the 'Nebraska Top 10' & Class 'A' and Norris remains first in Class 'B'.

Local Schedule:  West Point Guardian Angels/Scribner-Snyder at Nfk High (Bsbl-7:00); Nfk High at Columbus (T&F Dual-4:00); Columbus at Nfk High (BG Dual-Ppd to Tuesday); LHNE Vs. Nfk Cath at Nfk CC (BG Dual-4:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Nebraska 3 Minnesota 2 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl); Nashville 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl); SW Minnesota St. 12 WSC 3 (Bsbl); Seton Hall 1 Creighton 0 (SB); WSC 11-11 St. Cloud State 0-0 (SB DH).

     INTERLEAGUE
    
      Final          Cincinnati          12    Tampa  Bay          4
      Final          L.A.  Angels        14    N-Y  Mets            2
      Final          San  Diego              5    Detroit              1
    
    
          AMERICAN  LEAGUE
    
      Final          Toronto                11    Baltimore          3
      Final          Chi  White  Sox      4    Cleveland          3
      Final          Minnesota              4    Kansas  City      3
      Final          Texas                      1    Houston              0
      Final          Oakland                  3    Seattle              0
      Final          N-Y  Yankees          3    Boston                2
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final          Philadelphia        4    Miami                  3
      Final          Atlanta                10    Washington        2
      Final          Milwaukee              4    Pittsburgh        1
      Final          St.  Louis              6    Chi  Cubs            4
      Final          San  Francisco      5    Colorado            4,  10  Innings
      Final          L.A.  Dodgers        8    Arizona              6
    
    
          NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION
    
      Final          Indiana          102    Oklahoma  City      97
      Final          Toronto          116    Detroit                107
      Final          Brooklyn          97    Orlando                  88
      Final          New  York        100    Chicago                  89
      Final  OT    Portland        119    Golden  State      117
      Final          Sacramento    106    Minnesota            103
      Final          Memphis          102    L-A  Lakers            90
    
    
          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE
    
      Final            New  Jersey            3    Boston                  2
      Final  2OT    Carolina                6    Philadelphia      5  (SO  Carolina  1-0)
      Final            Detroit                  3    St.  Louis            0
      Final  2OT    Tampa  Bay              1    Washington          0  (SO  Tampa  Bay  1-0)
      Final  2OT    N-Y  Islanders      4    Buffalo                3  (SO  N.Y.  Islanders  1-0)
      Final  2OT    Ottawa                    3    Pittsburgh          2  (SO  Ottawa  2-0)
      Final            Vancouver              5    Calgary                1
      Final  OT      Anaheim                  3    Colorado              2
      Final            Nashville              7    Minnesota            3
      Final            Phoenix                  2    Dallas                  1

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