Sports News-April 3, 2014
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The San Antonio Spurs have run their team-record winning streak to 19 games while stretching their lead in the NBA's Western Conference to four games over Oklahoma City. Tony Parker had 18 points and eight assists to lead the Spurs' 111-90 rout of Golden State. Tim Duncan added 15 points and eight rebounds before he and Parker sat out the entire fourth quarter with the game well in hand.
Mexico rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with the United States in an exhibition match last night. Highly touted 18-year-old Julian Green made his senior U.S. debut, coming on in the 59th minute as a substitute at midfielder for Graham Zusi. Green is the product of German club Bayern Munich's developmental system who recently committed his international soccer future to the United States national team. Born in Tampa, Fla., but raised in Germany, Green has played for both German and United States national teams from the U-16 to U-19 levels. He was called in last year by U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, but declined the invitation to team camp at that time.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches has selected Creighton senior Doug McDermott as its National Player of the Year. The recognition comes just one week after McDermott became the twelfth man in NABC history to be named a First Team All-American three times. McDermott leads the nation in scoring at 26.7 points per game and 934 points. The NABC is the eighth different organization to honor McDermott as its National Player of the Year this season, joining CBSSports.com, Sporting News, USA Today, NBCSports.com, BleacherReport.com, Basketball Times and Dick Vitale.
Nebraska sophomore Sergej Vucetic and freshmen Nathan Hawkins & Tim Wagner have decided to leave the Husker men's basketball program at the end of the spring semester, according to the Omaha World Herald. Vucetic & Hawkins played limited minutes and Wagner redshirted this season.
Nebraska women's basketball players Sadie Murren and Hannah Tvrdy have decided to transfer. Coach Connie Yori said yesterday that Murren plans to move to an NCAA Division II or NAIA school so she can play next season. Yori said Tvrdy also plans to continue playing basketball. Murren, a guard from Wahoo, played in 25 games as a sophomore this past season. Tvrdy, a guard from Seward, appeared in 21 games. Murren and Tvrdy each played about eight minutes a game. Nebraska is set to return four starters from its 2013-14 team that finished 26-7, won the Big Ten tournament and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated its high school soccer rankings. In the boys rankings, in the Omaha World Herald, Omaha Creighton Prep is the new number one in the 'Nebraska Top 10' & Class 'A'. In Class 'B', Gretna remains first, Columbus Scotus is once again second, Schuyler moves up from sixth to fifth, and Columbus stays at number nine. In the Lincoln Journal Star boys rankings, Omaha Creighton Prep remains first in Class 'A'. In Class 'B', Gretna is once again first, Columbus Scotus moves up from sixth to second, Schuyler stays at number four, and Columbus drops out of the top ten. In the girls rankings, in the Omaha World Herald, Millard West remains first in the 'Nebraska Top 10' & Class 'A'. In Class 'B', Elkhorn South stays at number one, Columbus Scotus is once again fifth, and Columbus enters the rankings at number nine. In the Lincoln Journal Star girls rankings, Millard West remains number one in Class 'A'. In Class 'B', Elkhorn South stays at number one and Columbus Scotus is once again fifth.
Local Schedule: Lincoln SW at Nfk High (Bsbl DH-5:00); LHNE/Nfk Cath at Omaha Skutt (G Socc.-5:30); Nfk High at Sioux City East (G Tenn. Dual-4:00); Nashville at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Nebraska 6 Arkansas 4 (Bsbl); Nebraska 5 Creighton 2 (SB); Univ. Of Mary 9-4 WSC 1-12 (Bsbl DH); Creighton Vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Bsbl-Ppd.).
Final Texas 4 Philadelphia 3
Final Detroit 2 Kansas City 1, 10 Innings
Final Chi White Sox 7 Minnesota 6, 11 Innings
Final Oakland 6 Cleveland 1 (first game)
Final Cleveland 6 Oakland 4 (second game)
Final Boston 6 Baltimore 2
Final Toronto 3 Tampa Bay 0
Final Houston 3 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Seattle 8 L.A. Angels 2
Cleveland at Oakland 9:00 p.m. (first game)
Final Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 0
Final Pittsburgh 4 Chi Cubs 3, 16 Innings
Final Colorado 6 Miami 5
Final Cincinnati 1 St. Louis 0
Final Washington 5 N-Y Mets 1
Final San Francisco 2 Arizona 0
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 San Diego 1
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Washington 118 Boston 92
Final New York 110 Brooklyn 81
Final Charlotte 123 Philadelphia 93
Final Cleveland 119 Orlando 98
Final Indiana 101 Detroit 94
Final Toronto 107 Houston 103
Final Chicago 105 Atlanta 92
Final Miami 96 Milwaukee 77
Final Minnesota 102 Memphis 88
Final San Antonio 111 Golden State 90
Final Denver 137 New Orleans 107
Final L-A Clippers 112 Phoenix 108
Final Sacramento 107 L-A Lakers 102
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final N-Y Islanders 2 Ottawa 1
Final Detroit 3 Boston 2
Final Anaheim 3 Edmonton 2
Final Los Angeles 4 Phoenix 0