Sports News-December 15, 2011

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real
this time - to the Clippers, not the Lakers. The New Orleans
Hornets have traded Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers for
guard Eric Gordon, forward Al-Farouq Aminu (al-fuh-ROOK'
ah-MEE'-noo), center Chris Kaman and a first-round draft choice.
     
     CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cavaliers have waived veteran point guard
Baron Davis, using the NBA's new "amnesty clause" to clear space
under the salary cap. Davis, acquired in a trade last season from
the Los Angeles Clippers, is now a free agent and will be paid $28
million owed over the next two seasons.
     
     DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Veteran guard Richard Hamilton has signed
with the Chicago Bulls, joining MVP Derrick Rose in what figures to
be a deep backcourt. Terms were not released, but a person familiar
with the situation said earlier in the day it's a three-year, $15
million deal.
     
Four Nebraska volleyball players were honored yesterday, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its 2011 All-America team.  Junior outside hitter Gina Mancuso led the charge as a first-team selection, while junior outside hitter Hannah Werth, sophomore right side hitter Morgan Broekhuis and junior setter Lauren Cook were chosen as honorable-mention selections.  Nebraska continues to lead the nation with 71 AVCA All-America certificates by 35 athletes with at least one Husker earning All-America honors in 30 consecutive seasons.  In twelve seasons at Nebraska, Head Coach John Cook has coached his players to 36 All-America honors.  A key asset to the Huskers this season, Mancuso did not disappoint in her junior year as she was named an unanimous All-Big Ten First-Team pick and led the Huskers in kills, totaling 407 for an average of 3.60 kills per set. She also notched 2.66 digs per set.

Senior linebacker Lavonte David earned another All-America accolade yesterday, as he was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press.  The 2011 campaign marks the second straight year that David was chosen as a second-team All-American by the organization.  A native of Miami, Fla., David was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year award this fall.  He was also a finalist for the Butkus Award, a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award and a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy this season.  In 2011, David leads Nebraska with 122 tackles, 11 TFLs, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions heading into the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 2, against South Carolina.  In his two-year career, David has totaled 274 tackles, the fifth-highest total in school history.  His 152 tackles in 2010 were a school record, and his 274 career tackles are the most ever among two-year players in Nebraska history.  David's career average of 10.5 tackles per game ranks fifth among all active players nationally.  

The Lutheran High Northeast and Norfolk Catholic girls basketball teams meet for the fourth time in the history of the matchup tonight.  The 4-0 Lady Eagles host the 4-1 Lady Knights at the Clayton & Vivian Andrews Activities Center at 7:45.  Lutheran High Northeast is ranked second in the Omaha World Herald and fourth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class “C-2”.  Norfolk Catholic is ranked fourth in the Omaha World Herald and tenth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class “C-1”.  The Lady Knights won last year’s meeting 47-46 at the Norfolk Catholic Activities Center.  They have won all three meetings by an average score of 49.7-38.

Friday Night:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams visit Papillion La Vista South in a doubleheader at 5:30.  Pregame coverage at 5:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
    
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     NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final      Boston    5  Ottawa      2
     Final 2OT  Chicago   4  Minnesota   3 (SO Chicago 2-0)
     Final      Anaheim   4  Phoenix     1
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 2) Ohio St.   82  SC-Upstate        58
     Final  ( 6) Baylor     69  Bethune-Cookman   42
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  (14) Louisville   64  Cincinnati        59
     Final  (24) Texas        79  Ark.-Pine Bluff   40

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