Sports News-December 23, 2011
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HOUSTON (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts, who were 0-13 to start
the NFL season, are now on a two-game winning streak. Reggie Wayne
caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds
left for the Colts' lone touchdown in their 19-16 win over
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts owner Jim Irsay says if Peyton Manning
plays football next season, it will be in Indianapolis. Irsay says
Manning is progressing from his neck injury, that his throwing arm
is getting stronger and that his greatest concern is Manning's
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kellen Moore went out a winner in his final
game as Boise State quarterback. Moore won his 50th game as the
eighth-ranked Broncos overwhelmed Arizona State 56-24 as Doug
Martin accounted for 301 all-purpose yards that included a 100-yard
return on the opening kickoff.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion
St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract pending
results of a physical. That will help beef up the Cards lineup
following the departure of Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz), who left the
Cards to go to the L.A. Angels.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch has a new ride. Busch, who
became one of NASCAR's most polarizing figures this past season,
will return to the Sprint Cup series in 2012 to drive the No. 51
car for Phoenix Racing and owner James Finch after driving
previously for Jack Roush and Roger Penske.
Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley says he's returning for his senior season, putting off the NFL for a chance to lead the Trojans from under the cloud of NCAA sanctions to a BCS bowl. Barkley was projected as a high first-round pick in the NFL draft after throwing for 3,528 yards and 39 touchdowns with just seven interceptions this season.
Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini has promoted defensive line coach John Papuchis to defensive coordinator and hired Rick Kaczenski from Iowa to coach the line. Papuchis takes over the coordinator position from Carl Pelini, who is the new head coach at Florida Atlantic. The 33-year-old Papuchis was hired four years ago as an original member of Bo Pelini's staff. In addition to coaching the defensive line, he has been special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator. Kaczenski coached Iowa's defensive line for five seasons. He will coach for 20th ranked Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl against ninth ranked South Carolina on Jan. 2. In other Husker football news, Pelini says center Mike Caputo will play in the Capital One Bowl despite his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. The senior from Omaha pleaded guilty yesterday to reckless driving in Lancaster County Court and was fined $100.
Doug McDermott scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half and 23rd ranked Creighton defeated a Big Ten opponent for the third time this season with an 87-79 victory over Northwestern last night. McDermott's performance trumped that of Northwestern's Drew Crawford, who scored 34 points to tie an opponent record at the CenturyLink Center. McDermott also added five rebounds and five assists. Antoine Young scored 13 points, Gregory Echenique and Jahenns Manigat had 11 apiece, and Ethan Wragge added 10 for Missouri Valley Conference favorite Creighton, which also has wins over the Big Ten's Iowa and Nebraska. Creighton improves to 10-1 while Northwestern drops to 10-2.
Wednesday: The Lutheran High Northeast girls & boys basketball teams take on Oakland/Craig in the opening round of the Shoot-out on the Elkhorn Tournament at Wisner. The girls game starts at 3:30 with the boys game to follow at approximately 5:00. Pregame coverage at 3:10 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. We’ll cover the Eagles all three days of the tournament.
Local Scores: LHNE 55 Wynot 39 (GBB).
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Toronto 3 Buffalo 2
Final N-Y Rangers 4 N-Y Islanders 2
Final OT Ottawa 4 Florida 3
Final Nashville 6 Columbus 5
Final Winnipeg 4 Montreal 0
Final Calgary 3 Detroit 2
Final Edmonton 4 Minnesota 1
Final 2OT Los Angeles 3 Anaheim 2
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Syracuse 80 Tulane 61
Final ( 2) Ohio St. 69 Miami (Ohio) 40
Final ( 3) Kentucky 87 Loyola (Md.) 63
Final ( 6) Baylor 72 Saint Mary's (Cal) 59
Final ( 8) UConn 79 Fairfield 71
Final ( 9) Missouri 78 (25) Illinois 74
Final (10) Marquette 64 Milwaukee 50
Final (11) Florida 82 Florida St. 64
Final (12) Kansas 63 Southern Cal 47
Final Long Beach St. 68 (14) Xavier 58
Final (16) Georgetown 70 Memphis 59
Final (17) Indiana 89 UMBC 47
Final (18) Mississippi St. 82 Northwestern St. 67
Final (19) Michigan St. 90 Lehigh 81
Final (20) Michigan 77 Bradley 66
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 4) Stanford 90 CS Bakersfield 48
Final (11) Ohio St. 79 Washington St. 57
Final (13) Georgia 81 Appalachian St. 37
Final (20) Purdue 73 IPFW 36
Final (21) DePaul 93 S. Illinois 67
Final (25) Vanderbilt 64 Florida St. 59