Sports News-February 12, 2013
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Michael Vick has agreed to a restructured deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. A source familiar with the contract says Vick could earn up to $10 million in 2013 if he meets all his performance incentives, and the team will void the remaining two years on March 15. The veteran quarterback was slated to make $16 million next season. Vick had an injury-marred 2012 season and was replaced by rookie Nick Foles. New coach Chip Kelly says he's studied tape and the 32-year-old Vick "can still throw the football."
Free agent outfielder Michael Bourn has agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with the Cleveland Indians. Bourn, an All-Star with Atlanta last season, must pass a physical later this week in Arizona before the deal can be completed. Bourn batted .274 with nine homers, 57 RBIs and 42 steals last season for the Braves. As long as there isn't a hang-up, the 30-year-old Bourn, who has remained on the market all winter, will move into the Indians' starting lineup. He played center field last season and would give an immediate boost to a Cleveland team that has reloaded with the acquisition of free agent Nick Swisher, manager Terry Francona and starter Brett Myers.
The Creighton men’s basketball team dropped from 13th to 23rd in the USA Today Coaches poll and fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 released yesterday. The 20-5 Bluejays dropped two games in the last week, falling at Indiana State 76-57 last Wednesday and then lost at home to Illinois State 75-72 last Saturday. Indiana remains number one in the AP Top 25. Duke, Miami, Michigan, and Gonzaga round out the top five. Creighton will be in action next when they visit 14-11 Northern Iowa on Wednesday at 7:05. The Bluejays are 9-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Panthers are 7-6.
Creighton athletic director Bruce Rasmussen will begin serving on the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee in September. The NCAA said yesterday that Rasmussen will have a five-year term and fill the vacancy created by the departure of chairman Mike Bobinski. Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman takes over as chairman next month.
The Nebraska-Omaha hockey team drops from 14th to 16th in the latest poll from the website USCHO.com and fall out of the rankings in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. UNO was swept by North Dakota last weekend and return to action on Friday when they visit Alaska Anchorage. Nebraska-Omaha is 16-12-2 overall and 12-8-2 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated their high school basketball rankings today. The 18-4 Lutheran High Northeast Eagles fall from first to third in the Lincoln Journal Star and from second to seventh in the Omaha World Herald in Class “C-2”. They dropped games last weekend to Boone Central/Newman Grove 64-47 at home and a road game at Hartington Cedar Catholic 42-41. Norfolk Catholic re-entered the Omaha World Herald rankings at tenth in Class “C-1”. The 13-9 Knights split two games last weekend losing to Gretna at home 54-45 and then beating Boys Town at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island 68-50.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school boys basketball rankings. In the Omaha World Herald, Omaha Central is the new number one in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Ralston is the new number one in Class “B”. In Class “C-1”, Wahoo High stays at number one, Boone Central/Newman Grove jumps from fourth to third, Wayne moves up from sixth to fifth, Columbus Lakeview improves from tenth to sixth, and Norfolk Catholic re-enters the rankings at number ten. In Class “C-2”, Sutton stays at number one, Hartington Cedar Catholic jumps from seventh to sixth, Lutheran High Northeast drops from second to seventh, and Twin River enters the rankings at number ten. In Class “D-1”, Paxton remains first, Howells/Dodge stays at number two, O’Neill St. Mary’s is once again fourth, and Clearwater/Orchard stays at number ten. In Class “D-2”, Giltner is the new number one, Bancroft/Rosalie improves from eighth to fourth, Wausa drops from first to fifth, Wynot slips from fifth to sixth, Lindsay Holy Family moves up from tenth to ninth, and Humphrey St. Francis enters the rankings at number ten.
In the Lincoln Journal Star boys rankings, Omaha Central is the new number one in Class “A” while Ralston is the new number one in Class “B”. In Class “C-1”, Wahoo High is once again first, Boone Central/Newman Grove remains third, Wayne stays at number four, and Columbus Lakeview is once again at number eight. In Class “C-2”, Sutton is the new number one, Lutheran High Northeast falls from first to third, and Hartington Cedar Catholic moves up from fifth to fourth. In Class “D-1”, Howells/Dodge is once again first, O’Neill St. Mary’s stays at number three, and Randolph remains number ten. In Class “D-2”, Falls City Sacred Heart remains first, Bancroft/Rosalie moves up from seventh to sixth, Wausa drops from third to seventh, Wynot stays at number eight, and Humphrey St. Francis remains ninth.
Local Schedule: Pierce Vs. Battle Creek at Nfk High-6:00; Nfk Cath Vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove at Nfk High-8:00 (GBB C-1-8 Sub-Dist. Semifinals); Elgin Public/Pope John Vs. Plainview at Nfk Cath-6:15; LHNE Vs. Neligh/Oakdale at Nfk Cath-8:00 (GBB C-2-6 Sub-Dist. Semifinals).
Tonight: The Lutheran High Northeast girls basketball team faces Neligh/Oakdale in the C-2-6 Sub-District semifinals from Norfolk Catholic High School at 8:00. Pregame coverage at approximately 7:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: Nebraska 76 Iowa 75 (WBB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Charlotte 94 Boston 91
Final OT Brooklyn 89 Indiana 84
Final L-A Clippers 107 Philadelphia 90
Final Minnesota 100 Cleveland 92
Final New Orleans 105 Detroit 86
Final San Antonio 103 Chicago 89
Final Washington 102 Milwaukee 90
Final Atlanta 105 Dallas 101
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Carolina 6 N-Y Islanders 4
Final Toronto 5 Philadelphia 2
Final Columbus 6 San Jose 2
Final Los Angeles 4 St. Louis 1
Final 2OT Minnesota 2 Calgary 1 (SO Minnesota 2-1)
Final OT Phoenix 3 Colorado 2
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (14) Kansas 83 (10) Kansas St. 62
Final (15) Georgetown 63 (18) Marquette 55
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 2) Notre Dame 93 (10) Louisville 64
Final ( 5) Duke 71 ( 7) Maryland 56
Bayard 53, Morrill 36
College View Academy 51, East Butler 23
Sioux City, North, Iowa 66, South Sioux City 60
Bennington 67, Ralston 36
Schuyler 48, Omaha Mercy 38
C1-1 Subdistrict Tournament
Auburn 41, Conestoga 37
C1-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Douglas County West 41, Boys Town 23
C1-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Columbus Lakeview 45, David City 24
C1-7 Subdistrict Tournament
West Point-Beemer 37, Logan View 25
C1-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Battle Creek 40, Madison 34
C1-10 Subdistrict Tournament
Broken Bow 51, Ord 43
C2-2 Subdistrict Tournament
Thayer Central 59, Tri County 31
C2-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Omaha Brownell-Talbot 32, Omaha Christian Academy 28
C2-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Malcolm 35, Twin River 31
C2-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Wisner-Pilger 38, Clarkson/Leigh 34
C2-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Plainview 44, Stanton 32
C2-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Creighton 67, Niobrara/Verdigre 42
C2-9 Subdistrict Tournament
Doniphan-Trumbull 50, Nebraska Christian 45
C2-10 Subdistrict Tournament
Wood River 55, Franklin 23
D1-1 Subdistrict Tournament
Pawnee City 47, Johnson-Brock 35
D1-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Shelton 34, Harvard 20
D1-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Cross County 51, High Plains Community 34
D1-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Bloomfield 55, Allen 48, OT
D1-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Burwell 44, South Loup 34
D1-11 Subdistrict Tournament
SMC 41, Maxwell 31
D1-12 Subdistrict Tournament
Garden County 40, Minatare 19
D2-3 Subdistrict Tournament
Osceola 56, Mead 50
D2-4 Subdistrict Tournament
Spalding/Spalding Academy 57, Elkhorn Valley 47
D2-5 Subdistrict Tournament
Winside 67, Walthill 46
D2-6 Subdistrict Tournament
Wausa 48, Santee 8
D2-8 Subdistrict Tournament
Arcadia 42, Pleasanton 40
D2-10 Subdistrict Tournament
Medicine Valley 35, Maywood 31
D2-12 Subdistrict Tournament
South Platte 36, Banner County 25