Sports News-December 13, 2011

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     SEATTLE (AP) -The Seattle Seahawks kept their postseason hopes
alive by beating St. Louis 30-13 for their fourth win in their last
five games. The Seahawks improved to 6-7 and are hoping to win out
against Chicago, San Francisco and Arizona to earn a playoff berth
for the second straight year.
     
     GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Wide receiver Greg Jennings will be on
the sideline as the Green Bay Packers make their push for a perfect
regular season, but the undefeated Packers expect to have him back
for the playoffs. Coach Mike McCarthy says Jennings will miss two
to three weeks with a knee sprain, but is likely to return for the
postseason.
     
    
     BOSTON (AP) - The L.A. Kings have an interim head coach as they
start a four-game road trip tonight in Boston. He's John Stevens,
who takes over for Terry Murray, who was fired after a 13-12-4
start that includes the Kings' current four-game losing streak.


Chris Paul isn't coming to Los Angeles, at least not now.  General manager Neil Olshey said the Clippers rejected a proposed deal by the New Orleans Hornets for the All-Star guard because the team felt "the cost was just too high."  Whether the deal is altogether dead, though, remains to be seen.  ESPN reports there is renewed momentum.  Olshey declined to identify who the Clippers had offered in exchange for Paul but their package reportedly included center Chris Kaman, reserve guard Eric Bledsoe, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and their top pick in the 2012 NBA draft.  It's the second time in five days that a deal moving Paul to Los Angeles fell apart.  The Lakers were involved in the first deal.

Assistant head coach Todd Bowles is the interim Miami Dolphins head coach in the wake of the firing of Tony Sparano yesterday after a 4-9 start.  Bowles is getting the underachieving Dolphins ready to travel to Buffalo to take on the fading 5-8 Bills on Sunday.
     
Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is the interim coach of the Kansas City Chiefs after coach Todd Haley was sacked less than a year after he led the team to the AFC West division title.  Crennel's first game as Chiefs interim head coach is a doozie as the Chiefs are home against undefeated Green Bay on Sunday.

Despite suffering its first loss of the season on Saturday, the Creighton men's basketball team remained in the top-25 rankings of both major polls released yesterday.  The Bluejays were tied for 25th in the Associated Press poll and 24th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.  They were beaten by St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 80-71.  Creighton returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Houston Baptist in a 7:05 game.

Local Schedule:  LHNE at Nfk Cath (BBB-7:45); NECC at Iowa Central CC at Ft. Dodge, IA (MBB-7:00); Grand Island at Nfk High (G&B SW Dual-4:00); Nfk Cath & Tekemah/Herman at Wisner/Pilger Tri. (WR-6:00).

Tonight:  The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team takes on Iowa Central Community College at Ft. Dodge, IA at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 54 Hartington CC 31 (GBB).

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