Sports News-January 16, 2012
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Gio Gonzalez agreed to a $42 million,
five-year contract with the Washington Nationals, just three weeks
after the left-hander was acquired in a trade with the Oakland
Athletics. The deal includes options for two more years. It was the
largest guaranteed contract for a pitcher eligible for arbitration
for the first time.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal says
the Oakland Athletics and free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon
(bar-TOH'-loh koh-LOHN') have reached agreement on a one-year deal
that will bolster the team's depleted rotation. The 38-year-old
Colon was 8-10 in 29 appearances with the Yankees last season.
HONOLULU (AP)--Johnson Wagner is the winner of the first
full-field event on the PGA Tour, the Sony Open in Hawaii. Wagner
fired a final round 3-under 67 for a two-shot victory over Carl
Pettersson, Sean O'Hair, Harrison Frazar and Charles Howell III.
Eli Manning tossed three touchdown passes, including two to Hakeem Nicks, and the New York Giants upset the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers 37-20 in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game. The Giants now face another road test next Sunday in San Francisco to play the 49ers for the NFC title and a trip to the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. If defense wins championships, the Baltimore Ravens must be feeling pretty good about their chances for a Super Bowl. The Ravens forced four turnovers and beat the Houston Texans 20-13 in the AFC Divisional Round and Baltimore now travels to Foxborough to play the New England Patriots next Sunday in the AFC Championship.
Sophomore star Doug McDermott scored 25 points and went over 1,000 for his career, and 23rd ranked Creighton defeated Southern Illinois 90-71 last night. The Bluejays have won six straight since they opened Missouri Valley Conference play with a home loss to Missouri State. The Salukis lost to Creighton for the eighth straight time. Antoine Young added 14 points and six assists and Gregory Echenique had eleven rebounds to go with his nine points. McDermott also had eleven rebounds and recorded his sixth double-double of the season. The Bluejays shot 55 percent from the field and made 28-34 free throws. The Salukis, down 15 late in the first half, got to 57-53 on Early's three-pointer with 14:10 left. The Bluejays scored eight of the next ten points. Creighton improves to 16-2 overall and 6-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference while Southern Illinois falls to 6-12 overall and 3-4 in the conference.
The Omaha World Herald updated it’s boys & girls high school basketball rankings for Classes “A” & “B”. The Norfolk High boys remain second. They earned a 71-54 home win over Lincoln High on Friday night and then won at Bellevue East 79-68 on Saturday. The 13-0 Panthers are outscoring their opponents on average 71.2-54.2. They return to action on Friday when they host 3-11 Omaha Burke.
Tuesday Evening: The Northeast Hawks women and men’s basketball teams are in Beatrice to play Southeast Community College in a doubleheader. Pregame coverage at 5:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: Wisconsin 50 Nebraska 45 (MBB); Penn St. 93 (15) Nebraska 73 (WBB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Golden State 99 Detroit 91
Final Utah 106 Denver 96
Final San Antonio 102 Phoenix 91
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Pittsburgh 6 Tampa Bay 3
Final Washington 2 Carolina 1
Final Montreal 4 N-Y Rangers 1
Final Chicago 4 San Jose 3
Final OT Edmonton 2 Los Angeles 1
Final Anaheim 4 Vancouver 2
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 5) Ohio St. 80 ( 7) Indiana 63
Final ( 8) Duke 73 Clemson 66
Final (11) Georgetown 69 St. John's 49
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Baylor 77 Texas 59
Final ( 6) Tennessee 87 (25) Vanderbilt 64
Final ( 7) Duke 61 Virginia Tech 34
Final ( 9) Kentucky 66 (24) South Carolina 58
Final (11) Ohio St. 64 Michigan St. 56
Final (13) Miami 60 Florida St. 57
Final (17) Purdue 57 Iowa 55
Final (18) Georgetown 69 Syracuse 42
Final (19) Georgia 68 Mississippi St. 51
Final (20) Delaware 70 Northeastern 54