Sports News-February 1, 2012
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - New England tight end Rob Gronkowski says
he's working hard to heal his high ankle sprain in time for the
Super Bowl against the Giants Sunday. Patriots tackles Matt Light
and Sebastian Vollmer skipped media day Tuesday with illnesses
according to coach Bill Belichick.
TORONTO (AP) - Joe Johnson continues to torment Toronto, scoring
30 points in three quarter in Atlanta's 100-77 win over the
Raptors. Johnson has averaged 30 points in the last four games
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Brandon Paul hit the go ahead free throw
as part of his 18 points to help Illinois knock off No. 9 Michigan
State 42-41. The Illini only managed to shoot 32.6 percnet for the
game, while the Spartans hit on just 24.1 percent of their shots.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeni Malkin scored the tying goal with six
seconds left in regulation and netted the only goal of the shootout
to give Pittsburgh a 5-4 win over Toronto. The Penguins staged a
furious rally to overcome a 4-1 deficit in the final period.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby's says he's been diagnosed with
a soft-tissue injury in his neck that mimics the symptoms of a
concussion but is significantly more treatable.
Crosby is hopeful that the situation will improve and he can get
back to playing hockey. He hasn't played since symptoms resurfaced
following a loss to Boston on Dec. 5.
The Nebraska football team is planning to put together a recruiting class of between 14-19 players on national letter-of-intent signing day today. Rivals.com Midwest analyst Josh Helmholdt said yesterday that he expects the Cornhuskers to close strong. Five of Nebraska's top targets are scheduled to announce their decisions this morning. Chief among the undecided players is five-star offensive tackle Andrus Peat of Tempe, AZ. The 6’7, 305-pound Peat also is considering Florida State, Stanford and Southern California. It might help the Cornhuskers that his brother, defensive tackle Todd Peat Jr., joined N-U last year. The only Nebraskan set to sign with the team is tight end Sam Cotton out of Lincoln Southeast. He's the son of offensive line coach Barney Cotton.
The Lutheran High Northeast boys basketball team has rattled off ten wins in a row. They improved to 19-1 on the season by winning at Columbus Scotus last night 61-47. Ross Freudenburg totaled 27 points, seven rebounds, blocked two shots, and had two steals as the Eagles also snapped a four game personal losing streak to the Shamrocks. Teammate Mitch Knobbe netted 15 points and seven boards. Lutheran High Northeast also broke the school record for wins in a season with their 19th victory. The Lady Eagles improved to 20-1 on the year as they beat Columbus Scotus 42-33 in their game. Liz Gebhardt had 14 points and two blocked shots in the win. Lutheran High Northeast have claimed seven in a row.
Local Schedule: Illinois St. At Creighton (MBB-7:05).
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West. Get the lowdown with the coaches.
Saturday Night: The Norfolk High boys basketball team is on the road at Bellevue West at approximately 6:45. Pregame coverage at approximately 6:25 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com. We’ll have reports on the girls game before hand.
Mid States Conference Boys Basketball Tournament Scoreboard: Boone Central 50 Norfolk Catholic 48; West Point Guardian Angels 68 Wayne 61 (2 OT); Hartington CC 69 Battle Creek 46; Pierce 58 O’Neill 40.
Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week: Alex Starkel of the Norfolk High boys basketball team.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Boston 93 Cleveland 90
Final Indiana 106 New Jersey 99
Final New York 113 Detroit 86
Final OT Memphis 100 Denver 97
Final L-A Lakers 106 Charlotte 73
Final Golden State 93 Sacramento 90
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final 2OT New Jersey 4 N-Y Rangers 3 (SO New Jersey 1-0)
Final N-Y Islanders 5 Carolina 2
Final Boston 4 Ottawa 3
Final 2OT Winnipeg 2 Philadelphia 1 (SO Winnipeg 1-0)
Final Buffalo 3 Montreal 1
Final OT Tampa Bay 4 Washington 3
Final Nashville 5 Minnesota 4
Final Anaheim 4 Phoenix 1
Final Detroit 3 Calgary 1
Final Edmonton 3 Colorado 2
Final OT Vancouver 3 Chicago 2
Final San Jose 6 Columbus 0
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Kentucky 69 Tennessee 44
Final ( 5) North Carolina 68 Wake Forest 53
Final (15) Marquette 66 Seton Hall 59
Final (16) Virginia 65 Clemson 61
Final (19) Wisconsin 52 Penn St. 46
Final Arkansas 82 (25) Vanderbilt 74
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 2) Notre Dame 71 (13) Rutgers 41
Final DePaul 86 (14) Louisville 61