Sports News-April 15, 2013
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An Australian rules Augusta! Adam Scott holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel Cabrera and win the Masters. Scott and Cabrera birdied the final hole of regulation and parred the first sudden-death hole. Cabrera almost pulled out his third Major title, but his birdie try on the first extra hole just missed the cup. Scott claimed his first Major victory and made up for his performance at the end of last year's British Open, where he bogeyed the last four holes to lose by a stroke to Ernie Els. Scott closed with a 3-under 69 for a 9-under total in becoming the first Australian to win the event. Cabrera fired a 2-under 70 to turn the Masters into a sudden-death affair for the third time in four years. Jason Day had the lead until he bogeyed the 16th and 17th holes. He finished two strokes out of the playoff at minus-7, two shots better than Tiger Woods and Marc Leishman.
Dwight Howard had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers staged a dramatic rally in the fourth quarter for a win in their first game since losing Kobe Bryant for the season, beating the San Antonio Spurs 91-86 last night to stay in position for a playoff berth. Steve Blake scored 23 points for the Lakers, who lead Utah by 1 ½ games for the eighth postseason spot in the Western Conference after their seventh win in eight games. Bryant limped off the Staples Center floor with a torn Achilles tendon Friday night. Tim Duncan had 23 points and ten rebounds for the Spurs, who have lost six straight road games. San Antonio is likely to finish second in the West behind Oklahoma City, which holds the tiebreaker.
The Wayne State baseball team used a three-run seventh inning to rally for a 4-2 win in the opener and completed the sweep with a 4-3 victory in the second game of a Northern Sun Conference doubleheader against Minnesota Duluth played last night at Westside High School in Omaha. The games, originally scheduled for Duluth, were moved to Wayne and due to this week’s ice/snow storm were moved to Omaha. WSC is now 20-8 overall and in second place in the NSIC standings with a 12-2 league mark.
Yesterday's Wayne State vs. Minnesota Duluth NSIC softball doubleheader at Omaha North High School was canceled due to overnight rains in the Omaha area. The games will not be made up. The next action scheduled for the 21-7 Wildcats is Tuesday when they play at the University of Sioux Falls in a 3:00 doubleheader.
Local Schedule: LHNE/Nfk Cath at Columbus Lakeview (G Socc.-4:30); Nfk Cath/LHNE at Columbus Lakeview (B Socc.-6:30); Nfk Cath at Plainview (BG Dual-4:00); Nfk High at Lincoln North Star Inv. (G Tenn.-10:00); NECC at Midland Univ. Inv. At Fremont (MG-12:00); WSC Vs. Minnesota-Duluth at Omaha (Bsbl DH-12:00); Nashville at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-11:05); LHNE at Ponca Inv. (BG-Ccd.).
Final Chi White Sox 3 Cleveland 1
Final Boston 5 Tampa Bay 0
Final Kansas City 3 Toronto 2
Final L.A. Angels 4 Houston 1
Final Detroit 10 Oakland 1
Final Seattle 4 Texas 3
Final N-Y Yankees 3 Baltimore 0
Final Philadelphia 2 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 9 Washington 0
Final Pittsburgh 10 Cincinnati 7
Final Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 3, 10 Innings
Final San Francisco 10 Chi Cubs 7, 10 Innings
Final Colorado 2 San Diego 1
Final Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 0
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Miami 105 Chicago 93
Final Toronto 93 Brooklyn 87
Final Philadelphia 91 Cleveland 77
Final New York 90 Indiana 80
Final Denver 118 Portland 109
Final Dallas 107 New Orleans 89
Final Houston 121 Sacramento 100
Final L-A Lakers 91 San Antonio 86
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Chicago 2 St. Louis 0
Final Buffalo 3 Tampa Bay 1
Final Detroit 3 Nashville 0