Sports News-December 1, 2011
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Valentine's Day in Boston...Angels get Ianetta...Sandusky, school
sued...Cutler not sure of return
BOSTON (AP) - New Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine will be
introduced at a news conference at Fenway Park later today. The
61-year-old Valentine replaces Terry Francona, who led the Red Sox
to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 but oversaw one of the
greatest late-season collapses in big league history this year.
Valentine guided the New York Mets to wild-card berths in 1999 and
2000 before reaching the 2000 World Series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels have acquired catcher
Chris Iannetta (eye-uh-NET'-uh) from the Colorado Rockies for
right-hander Tyler Chatwood. Iannetta batted .238 with 14 homers,
55 RBIs and a .370 on-base percentage last season while Chatwood
was 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA as a rookie.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawsuit filed yesterday against Penn State
and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky claims he abused
a boy more than 100 times and threatened to harm his family to keep
him quiet. The suit was filed by a new accuser who is not part of
the criminal case involving Sandusky. The latest accuser to come
forward says he didn't tell anyone about the abuse he claims he
suffered until Sandusky was charged this month with abusing other
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Jay Cutler isn't sure he'll throw
another pass for the Chicago Bears this year because of a broken
right thumb suffered against San Diego two weeks ago. Cutler had
three screws and two pins surgically inserted into his throwing
hand. The Bears initially hoped he could play again by the end of
UNDATED (AP) - NBA players will be welcome to return to team
facilities today while general managers continue to negotiate
contracts. Teams may host voluntary player workouts and physicals
despite the fact training camps will not open until Dec. 9. NBA
officials are working to complete a two-game exhibition schedule
for each team that will lead to a 66-game regular season, starting
with a five-game slate on Christmas.
The Nebraska volleyball team is the second overall seed in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament and will open tonight against Jackson State at the NU Coliseum. Kansas State and Wichita State play the first match at the Coliseum at 4:30. The 24-4 Cornhuskers play the 26-9 Tigers at 7:00 or 30 minutes after the first match. Tonight's winners move to the second round tomorrow at 7:00. The winner of that match will go to the Honolulu Regional the following weekend. Texas is the top seed. Illinois is the third seed and Iowa State is number four.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have released its high school boys basketball preseason rankings. Norfolk High is ranked second in both polls behind two-time defending state champion Omaha Central. The Panthers were 23-5 a season ago, finishing third in the state. They were runner-up in 2009. Class “C-1” Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic is ranked fourth in both polls in their criteria. They were 26-2 last year, beating Minden 56-45 to earn the school’s first state championship in boys basketball. Lutheran High Northeast is ranked tenth in Class “C-2” in the Omaha World Herald. They were 14-10 a year ago, falling to Stanton in a sub-district semifinal.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at South Sioux City (SW Dual-4:30); Emerson/Hubbard at LHNE (GBB-7:30); Battle Creek at LHNE (WR Dual-7:00); Creighton at Wyoming at Laramie, WY (WBB-8:00).
Friday Night: The Northeast Hawks women’s basketball team is on the road in Council Bluffs, Iowa to play Iowa Western Community College at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 with Hawks coach Matt Svehla on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 from Hy-Vee East. Get the lowdown with the coaches.
Saturday Night: The Norfolk High boys basketball team visits either Omaha Creighton Prep or Lincoln Southeast at 6:30. The destination is dependent on Friday’s game with Millard West. We’ll have Saturday’s game starting with pregame coverage at 6:10 with Panther general Ben Ries on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: Creighton 85 San Diego St. 83 (MBB); Wake Forest 55 Nebraska 53 (MBB); Georgia Tech 73 Nebraska 57 (WBB).
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Boston 6 Toronto 3
Final Detroit 4 Tampa Bay 2
Final 2OT Minnesota 3 Edmonton 2 (SO Minnesota 4-3)
Final Colorado 6 New Jersey 1
Final Anaheim 4 Montreal 1
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 5) North Carolina 60 ( 9) Wisconsin 57
Final (15) Kansas 77 FAU 54
Final (17) Pittsburgh 80 Duquesne 69
Final 2OT (18) UNLV 94 UC Santa Barbara 88
Final (19) Gonzaga 73 Notre Dame 53
Final (25) Texas A&M 56 Alcorn St. 44
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Baylor 91 Texas Southern 39
Final ( 2) UConn 92 Towson 31
Final ( 5) Stanford 93 UC Davis 44
Final ( 6) Maryland 74 Michigan 65
Final (11) Rutgers 71 Temple 50
Final (16) Penn St. 103 (14) North Carolina 84
Final (15) Georgia 85 SC State 48
Final OT (17) Ohio St. 78 Florida St. 75
Final (19) Texas Tech 85 Texas St. 40
Final (20) Georgetown 70 Coppin St. 54
Final (25) Vanderbilt 83 Austin Peay 51