Sports News-April 8, 2013
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Louisville will take on Connecticut in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship game tomorrow at New Orleans. Antonita Slaughter hit six three-pointers and finished with 18 points as the Cardinals rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit to beat California 64-57. UConn made it an all-Big East final as Breanna Stewart dropped in 29 points to lead the Huskies past Notre Dame 83-65.
The Los Angeles Clippers have wrapped up their first-ever Pacific Division title by downing the Los Angeles Lakers 105-95. Blake Griffin had 24 points and twelve rebounds, while Chris Paul's 24 points and twelve assists helped the Clippers complete their first 4-0 season sweep of the Lakers since 1981.
Carmelo Anthony poured in 36 points and had 12 rebounds as the New York Knicks outscored the Oklahoma City Thunder 125-120. The Knicks picked up their twelfth straight victory to stretch their lead in the NBA's Atlantic Division to six games over Brooklyn with six remaining. The Thunder are one game behind the West-leading San Antonio Spurs with five to play.
Jack Hoffman just might go down as the biggest star of the Nebraska spring game, and he's only 7 years old. Hoffman, of Atkinson, has won the hearts of fans and everyone in the football program for his courageous bout with brain cancer. Star running back Rex Burkhead befriended the seven-year-old last year and is the captain of the support network known as "Team Jack." Wearing a miniature Burkhead uniform complete with a No. 22 jersey, Jack ran onto the field late in Saturday's scrimmage. On a fourth-and-one play, he took a hand-off from Taylor Martinez. As he went down the field, players from the Red and White squads left their sidelines and followed him into the end zone to mob him after his 69-yard touchdown. The crowd of 60,174 at Memorial Stadium cheered as Jack celebrated, a moment that left his father, Andy, misty-eyed on the sideline. The ‘Red’ beat the ‘White’ 30-21.
The Wayne State softball team remained atop the Northern Sun Conference standings yesterday with a pair of 11-0 wins over Minnesota Crookston in a doubleheader played in Wayne. The host Wildcats are now 20-6 on the season and 11-1 in league play with the wins.
The Omaha World Herald has updated its high school baseball rankings. Papillion La Vista South is the new number one in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Norris remains number one in Class “B”.
Local Schedule: Nfk High Vs. West Point Guardian Angels/Scribner-Snyder at Scribner (Bsbl-7:00); Columbus at Nfk High (T&F Dual-4:00); LHNE at Nfk Cath (T&F Dual-4:00); Columbus Vs. Nfk High at Nfk CC (BG Dual-4:30); Leigh Vs. LHNE at Nfk CC (BG Dual-3:30); Central CC & Southeast CC Vs. NECC at Nfk CC (MG Tri); Omaha Storm Chasers at Albuquerque (Bsbl-7:35).
Local Scores: Iowa 6 Nebraska 5 (Bsbl); Creighton 7 Bradley 3 (Bsbl); Nebraska-Omaha 7-7 Oakland 0-4 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Round Rock 2 (Bsbl); Nebraska 3 Iowa 2 (SB); Creighton 3 Bradley 2 (SB); Kansas City 3 Nebraska-Omaha 0 (SB); WSC 11-11 Minnesota-Crookston 0-0 (SB DH).
Final Kansas City 9 Philadelphia 8
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Detroit 0
Final Boston 13 Toronto 0
Final Minnesota 4 Baltimore 3
Final Cleveland 13 Tampa Bay 0
Final Oakland 9 Houston 3
Final Chi White Sox 4 Seattle 3, 10 Innings
Final Texas 7 L.A. Angels 3
Final N-Y Mets 4 Miami 3
Final Cincinnati 6 Washington 3
Final Atlanta 5 Chi Cubs 1
Final Arizona 8 Milwaukee 7, 11 Innings
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Pittsburgh 2
Final Colorado 9 San Diego 1
Final St. Louis 14 San Francisco 3
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final New York 125 Oklahoma City 120
Final L-A Clippers 109 L-A Lakers 95
Final Memphis 89 Sacramento 87
Final Cleveland 91 Orlando 85
Final Boston 107 Washington 96
Final Detroit 99 Chicago 85
Final Utah 97 Golden State 90
Final Dallas 96 Portland 91
Final New Orleans 95 Phoenix 92
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final St. Louis 1 Detroit 0
Final 2OT Dallas 5 San Jose 4 (SO Dallas 1-0)
Final Minnesota 3 Columbus 0
Final Florida 2 Ottawa 1
Final Chicago 5 Nashville 3
Final 2OT Buffalo 3 New Jersey 2 (SO Buffalo 1-0)
Final Washington 4 Tampa Bay 2
Final 2OT Anaheim 4 Los Angeles 3 (SO Anaheim 3-1)