Sports News-December 8, 2011

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 Gators work overtime...Marlins talk of the meetings
     GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Patric (PAH'-trihk) Young scored a
career-high 25 points, Erving Walker made huge free throws down the
stretch and No. 12 Florida rallied to beat Arizona 78-72 in
overtime. Walker finished with 14 points, including seven in OT.
     
    NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players have agreed to additional drug
testing, adding offseason screening for performance-enhancing drugs
only. Union executive director Billy Hunter sent a memo, obtained
by The Associated Press, to players detailing these and other
changes of a new labor deal and recommended they ratify the
agreement.
     
     SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A county district attorney says he cannot
bring charges against Bernie Fine because his alleged crimes are
too old to prosecute. But Onondaga (ahn-uhn-DAH'-guh) County
District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says he finds two men who
accused the former Syracuse assistant basketball coach of sexual
abuse to be credible.
     
 Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed yesterday as authorities added to the child sex abuse charges he faces after two new accusers alleged he molested them.  Sandusky now faces criminal accusations from ten young men and more than 50 charges stemming from alleged assaults over 15 years on boys in his home, on Penn State property and elsewhere.

The Miami Marlins continue their spending spree at baseball's winter meetings.  Just hours after officially introducing high-priced free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes, Manager Ozzie Guillen revealed that the Fish have reached a deal with free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle.  The 32-year-old left-hander pitched for Guillen last season with the Chicago White Sox.  He went 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA.  The Marlins have increased their player payroll by $191 million this week.  Super agent Scott Boras summed up the feeling around baseball when he said: "The minnows have become Marlins."  The Marlins signed free-agent closer Heath Bell last week and are trying to pry three-time MVP Albert Pujols away from the Cardinals.  Both teams have reportedly offered contracts worth $200 million or more over 10 years.

Dylan Talley hit a jump shot with 10.4 seconds remaining to lift Nebraska to a 51-50 win over Florida Gulf Coast last night.  Talley scored the final five points for the Cornhuskers, hitting a three-pointer with 3:06 left that put his team up 49-47. But the Eagles got back in front at 50-49 on Christophe Varidel's three-pointer with 1:21 left.  The teams traded misses before Talley hit the jumper off the drive.  Florida Gulf Coast called time-out to set up a final play but failed to get off a shot before the buzzer.  Talley led Nebraska with 14 points and five rebounds while Brandon Ubel had ten points and eleven rebounds.  The teams combined for 31 turnovers and each shot 40% for the game.  NU improves to 5-3 while the Eagles are now 3-6.

Local Schedule:  Sioux City West at Nfk High (WR Dual-7:00); Creighton at Nebraska (WBB-7:05).

Friday Night:  The Norfolk Catholic girls & boys basketball squads visit Bishop Neumann of Wahoo in a doubleheader at 6:30.  Pregame coverage at 6:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
    
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     NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final     Washington     5  Ottawa     3
     Final OT  Philadelphia   5  Buffalo    4
     Final     Carolina       5  Edmonton   3
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final     ( 5) Louisville   90       IUPUI             60
     Final     ( 7) Duke         87       Colorado St.      64
     Final     ( 8) Xavier       73       Butler            61
     Final OT  (12) Florida      78       Arizona           72
     Final     (14) Wisconsin    70       Green Bay         42
     Final          Dayton       74  (16) Alabama           62
     Final     (22) Texas A&M    64       Sam Houston St.   37
     Final     (24) Illinois     48       St. Bonaventure   43
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 3) Notre Dame       95  Marquette         42
     Final  (16) Texas Tech       88  Texas-Arlington   48
     Final  (18) North Carolina   95  Lipscomb          53
     Final  (19) Georgetown       82  Pittsburgh        54
     Final  (20) DePaul           69  St. John's        52
     Final  (23) Vanderbilt       99  UT-Martin         84

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