Sports News-February 17, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Hall of Famer, 11-time All-Star and
three-time Gold Glove-winning catcher Gary Carter has died at 57,
nine months after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
Carter spent most of his 19 major league seasons with the Montreal
Expos and New York Mets and finished with a .262 average, 324
homers and 1,225 RBI. He ranked fourth on the all-time list for
catchers in homers, doubles and RBIs at the time of his retirement
in 1992 yet had to wait six years of eligibility before he was
inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have won
their arbitration case with Garrett Jones and will pay the
outfielder $2.25 million this year. The Pirates avoided arbitration
with third baseman Casey McGehee by working out a
one-year pact worth just over $2.5 million. Teams finished with a
5-2 lead in arbitration decisions this year, their 14th winning
record in 16 years.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bulls didn't need Derrick Rose to
beat the Boston Celtics 89-80 last night. The Bulls blew a 16-point
lead before Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng each
finished with 23 points to help Chicago improve to an NBA-best
25-7. Rose missed his fourth straight game due to back spasms
UNDATED (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks ended their season-worst
nine-game losing streak by scoring four times in the first 10
minutes of a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square
Garden. St. Louis is within three points of Western
Conference-leading Detroit after T.J. Oshie provided a
goal and an assist in the Blues' 5-1 win over the New York
Islanders. Philadelphia spotted Buffalo a 2-0 lead before Max
Talbot and Wayne Simmonds scored twice to lead the Flyers past the
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Mickelson will carry a one-shot lead
into the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country
Club. Mickelson fired a 5-under-par 66 that included a 35-foot chip
for birdie on the final hole. J.B. Holmes and Hunter Mahan
(MAY'-han) share second, one stroke ahead of Jonathan Byrd.
The State Wrestling Meet continues at CenturyLink Center Omaha today. Classes “B” & “C” resume with consolation matches at 9:30. Classes “A” & “D” resumes at 12:30 with consolation matches. Semifinal & third round matches get underway for all classes at 5:00. Norfolk High’s Blake Andersen (138) is in the pursuit of a championship. He won two matches yesterday in the opening round and will wrestle this evening in the semifinals. Teammates Colby Austin (132), Daniel Kumm (145), Cody Merchant (160), Kyle Temple (182), & Colten Bernhardt (195) will all be taking part in consolation matches today. Merchant & Bernhardt dropped quarterfinal matches after winning in the opening round. Austin, Kumm, & Temple lost in the opening round. Norfolk Catholic’s Dylan Field (132), Brandon Becker (160), Cody Ramaekers (170), & Joe Lopez (285) will also be participating in consolation matches. Lopez lost in the quarterfinals after winning his opening round match. Field, Becker, Ramaekers lost in the opening round. Lutheran High Northeast’s Nicholas Williams (138), Tyler Pflueger (195), Jacob Woockman (220), & Cody Woockman (285) will all be competing in consolation matches. The Woockman boys fell in the quarterfinals after winning their opening round matches. Williams & Pflueger lost in the opening round. We’ll have reports throughout the day with Mike Carnes on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97-5, & Newstalk WJAG.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at Elkhorn South (G&B BB-6:00); Nfk Cath at Hartington CC (BBB-7:45); West Point Guardian Angels at LHNE (BBB-7:45); NECC at Eastern Wyoming at Torrington, WY (W&M BB-6:30).
Tonight: The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams visit Elkhorn South in a 6:00 doubleheader. Pregame coverage at 5:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West. This Week: Nfk High’s Ben Ries & Tony Brown; Nfk Cath’s Tim Kassmeier & Jason Konicek; LHNE’s Greg Rathke & Henry Aschoff; & NECC’s Matt Svehla.
Tuesday Night: The Lutheran High Northeast boys take on either Archbishop Bergan or North Bend Central in a C-2-7 Sub-District semifinal game from Clarkson at 6:00. Pregame coverage at 5:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: Nfk Cath 44 Pierce 32 (GBB C-1-7 Sub-Dist. Final); LHNE 44 North Bend Central 39 (OT) (GBB C-2-7 Sub-Dist. Final); Lincoln SE 64 Nfk High 33 (GBB); Northwestern 63 (16) Nebraska 51 (WBB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Indiana 93 New Jersey 88
Final L-A Clippers 74 Portland 71
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Philadelphia 7 Buffalo 2
Final OT Tampa Bay 6 San Jose 5
Final St. Louis 5 N-Y Islanders 1
Final 2OT Winnipeg 4 Minnesota 3
Final OT Dallas 3 Calgary 2
Final Phoenix 1 Los Angeles 0
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 5) Duke 78 NC State 73
Final ( 7) Michigan St. 69 (15) Wisconsin 55
Final (20) Florida St. 48 Virginia Tech 47
Final (24) Gonzaga 73 Santa Clara 62
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 3) Stanford 78 Oregon St. 45
Final ( 6) Miami 73 NC State 61
Final Alabama 77 ( 7) Kentucky 75
Final ( 8) Maryland 73 Virginia 56
Final ( 9) Ohio St. 75 Indiana 54
Final (10) Delaware 89 Hofstra 79
Final (11) Green Bay 90 Cleveland St. 59
Final (12) Penn St. 74 (17) Purdue 63
Final (13) Tennessee 57 Mississippi St. 41
Final (18) Georgia 61 (25) South Carolina 59
Final (20) Georgia Tech 67 Wake Forest 52
Final San Francisco 71 (23) BYU 64