Sports News-April 23, 2013

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Chris Paul hit a floater with 0.1 seconds left to give the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory and a 2-0 series lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in the conference quarterfinals.  Paul scored the last eight Clipper points and finished with team highs of 24 points and nine assists.  Blake Griffin finished with 21 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers, which blew a ten-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Luol Deng had 15 points and ten rebounds as the Chicago Bulls beat the host team Brooklyn Nets 90-82 to even the NBA first-round series at a game apiece.  Carlos Boozer finished with 13 points and twelve boards for the Bulls, who saw a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead trimmed to 80-76 with 4:12 remaining before holding the Nets to two baskets the rest of the way.

Auburn says an internal review found no evidence supporting allegations of academic fraud.  Athletic director Jay Jacobs posted a letter on Auburn's Web site yesterday outlining the findings of Auburn's review of allegations made by former players in a report by ex-New York Times and Sports Illustrated reporter Selena Roberts.  Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik told a radio station in Birmingham that the allegations were "ludicrous."  Jacobs says none of the six players who were academically ineligible for the BCS championship game against Oregon in January 2011 made the trip.  Roberts cited three players saying the team was told up to nine were ineligible, including tailback Mike Dyer.  Jacobs says the review found that a grade change involving former player Mike McNeil followed university policy and Dyer's eligibility wasn't in question.

Darrelle Revis walked into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers weight room and received a round of applause from some of his new teammates.  The three-time All-Pro may have left the New York Jets feeling under appreciated, but he's a welcome addition to a defense that ranked last in the NFL last season and is expected to help transform the Bucs into a playoff team.  And, the well-paid Revis is confident he's up to the task.  Revis says the Bucs are "going to make a lot of noise. Don't worry about that."  The star cornerback acquired from the Jets said he's going to "do my best" to play up to expectations that come with a new six-year, $96 million contract.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school baseball rankings.  In both media, Papillion La Vista South remains first in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Norris is once again first in Class “B”.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at North Platte (G&B Socc.-4:00); South Sioux City at Nfk High (Bsbl DH-5:00); Omaha/Concordia at LHNE/Nfk Cath (G Socc.-5:00); Creighton at Iowa at Iowa City, IA (Bsbl-6:05); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-11:05); LHNE at Wisner/Pilger Inv. (T&F-Ppd. To Wed at 12:00); Kansas St. At Nebraska (Bsbl-Ppd. To Wed at 6:35).

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 12 Nashville 3 (Bsbl); Elkhorn at Nfk High (G Socc.-Ccd.); Nfk High at Lincoln High (Bsbl-Ccd.); Columbus & Fremont at Nfk High (BG Tri.-Ppd.); Schuyler at Nfk Cath/LHNE (B Socc.-Ppd.); Schuyler at LHNE/Nfk Cath (G Socc.-Ppd.); LHNE at Clarkson/Leigh (BG Dual-Ppd.). 

      Final            Boston                    9    Oakland                  6
      Final            Baltimore              2    Toronto                  1
      Final            Tampa  Bay              5    N-Y  Yankees          1
      Final            Cleveland              3    Chi  White  Sox      2
      Final            Seattle                  7    Houston                  1
      Final            Texas                      7    L.A.  Angels          6
      Final            Philadelphia        3    Pittsburgh            2
      Final            St.  Louis              3    Washington            2
      Final            Cincinnati            5    Chi  Cubs                4,  13  Innings
      Final            Milwaukee              7    San  Diego              1
      Final            San  Francisco      5    Arizona                  4
      Final    Chicago                90    Brooklyn      82
      Final    L-A  Clippers      93    Memphis        91
      Final    Winnipeg          2    Buffalo        1
      Final    Detroit            4    Phoenix        0
      Final    Pittsburgh      3    Ottawa          1
      Final    Anaheim            3    Edmonton      0
      Final    Vancouver        3    Chicago        1

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