Sports News-August 21, 2012

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X-rays on Michael Vick's ribs were negative after he was knocked out of the Philadelphia Eagles' preseason game in the first quarter by a hard hit last night.  Vick was leveled by New England Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham after heaving a deep pass.  Vick knelt on one knee, while surrounded by medical personnel, got up and walked to the sideline under his own power with 6:01 left in the quarter.  Vick, entering his fourth season with the Eagles, was hurt on his sixth play.  He left after completing 1-3 passes for five yards and running once for five yards.  The Eagles won the preseason game 27-17.

Augusta National's membership is about to include females for the first time since the club was founded 80 years ago.  Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore will be presented with the club's iconic green jackets when the new season opens in October.  Augusta has been under pressure for years to admit a woman as a member.  Club chairman Billy Payne calls the admission of Rice and Moore a "joyous occasion."  The move likely ends the debate that intensified in 2002 when Martha Burke of the National Council of Women's Organizations urged the club to admit women.  Former club chairman Hootie Johnson stood his ground, even at the cost of losing Masters television sponsors for two years.

The Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans have announced their NFL season-opening starting quarterbacks, and they aren't the men who had the job last year.  Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has chosen rookie Ryan Tannehill over Matt Moore, who started the team's final twelve games last season.  Tannehill was drafted with the eighth overall pick out of Texas A&M and becomes the first rookie to quarterback Miami's season opener.  Jake Locker has won the competition to become Tennessee's starting quarterback, beating out veteran Matt Hasselbeck.  Coach Mike Munchak says Locker's time is now in giving the Titans their best chance to win the AFC South.

Deverell Biggs told the Omaha World Herald he was on his way to Lincoln after being admitted and enrolled at Nebraska, where the junior college All-American will have three years to play two with the Husker basketball team.  The former Omaha Central star, after finishing the season at Seward County Community College in Kansas, needed more hours to get his degree in order to enroll at NU, which signed him to a letter of intent in April.  The 6’0 point guard went to Central CC in Columbus over the summer to complete his work.  Biggs is expected to sit out the 2012-13 season as a redshirt, but now that he is enrolled, he can practice with the team.  The only other Nebraska newcomer who didn't enroll over the summer started classes Monday.  Sergej Vucetic, a 7’0 center from AIM Prep in Northville, Mich., signed with the Huskers last May.

The newly reinstated Northeast Community College golf team will tee it up later this month for its first invite of the season.  Intercollegiate golf returns to Northeast this fall after being suspended in the 2002-2003 academic year.  Athletic Director and Horticulture/Golf Course Management Instructor Kurt Pytleski will serve as interim golf coach until the coaching position is filled in the near future.  Golfers on the 2012 squad include Kenny Kuchar of Humphrey St. Francis, Jarod Spurlin of Mullen, Brandon Schmidt of Columbus Lakeview, Trenton Peterson of Ponca, and Justin Brockmann of West Point-Beemer High School.  Pytleski said that there will be tryouts to fill two more positions on the squad this month.  They will open their season at the Midland University Invite at Beemer on Friday, August 31st.

The kids from Kearney, Nebraska have earned the state's first-ever win at the Little League World Series.  The Midwest champs muscled up at the plate yesterday to beat Germany's Ramstein Air Base 17-1.  Nebraska scored 15 runs in the second inning.  The boys were relegated to the consolation round after losing their first two games of the double-elimination tournament.  Friends and family are planning a big celebration back home in Kearney.
 
106 KIX & 106KIX.com has released its 2012 high school football broadcast schedule.  The docket showcases the Norfolk Panthers on four occasions, Norfolk Catholic three times, and the Lutheran High Northeast Eagles for three games.  The schedule kicks off on Friday with Class “C-1” Two-time Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic visiting Columbus Lakeview at 7:00.  Other games featuring the Knights are at Wahoo High and home against Pierce.  The Panthers will be covered in meetings with Kearney, Fremont, Lincoln Southwest, & Lincoln Northeast.  The Eagles will be broadcast in games with Laurel/Concord/Coleridge, Hartington Cedar Catholic, & Battle Creek.  Pregame coverage will start 30 minutes before game time.

Local Schedule:  Lincoln NE at Nfk High (SB DH-5:00); Nashville at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Nashville 9 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl).

     AMERICAN  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Tampa  Bay              5    Kansas  City        1
      Final            Texas                      5    Baltimore            1
      Final            Chi  White  Sox      9    N-Y  Yankees        6
      Final            Minnesota              7    Oakland                2
      Final            Seattle                  5    Cleveland            3
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Washington            5    Atlanta                4,  13  Innings
      Final            Philadelphia      12    Cincinnati          5
      Final            Colorado                3    N-Y  Mets              1
      Final            Milwaukee              9    Chi  Cubs              5
      Final            Miami                    12    Arizona                3
      Final            San  Diego              3    Pittsburgh          1
      Final            San  Francisco      2    L.A.  Dodgers      1

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