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.).  

     AMERICAN  LEAGUE
   
      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
   
   
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
   
      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

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