Sports News-January 25, 2012
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The Detroit Tigers are envisioning a middle-of-the-lineup power tandem of Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera as they try to dethrone the two-time American League Champion Texas Rangers this season. A person familiar with the deal say the Tigers and Fielder have agreed on a nine-year, $214 million contract.
Several media outlets are reporting the Oakland Raiders will hire Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach. Allen will be the first Raiders coach with a defensive background since late owner Al Davis hired John Madden before the 1969 season.
Norfolk will be hosting the Nebraska ASA girls fast-pitch 10-under Class D State Softball Tournament this summer, according to Mike Fuehrer, Sports Development Manger for the Norfolk Area Sports Council. Fuehrer said the announcement was made for all classes this past weekend at the Nebraska ASA winter meetings in Hastings. The Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Sports Complex will be the site of the state tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30 and July 1. The Norfolk Softball Association, along with the Norfolk Area Sports Council will be sponsoring the event.
Local Schedule: NECC at Central CC at Columbus (MBB-7:00); Creighton at Drake at Des Moines, IA (MBB-7:05).
Tonight : The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball squad is at Central Community College in Columbus at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Thursday Night: The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team visits West Point Guardian Angels at 7:45. Pregame coverage at 7:25 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: Nfk High 39 Fremont 24 (WR Dual); Elkhorn 98 Nfk High 85 (B. Swim Dual); Elkhorn 103 Nfk High 77 (G. Swim Dual); Nfk Cath 66 O’Neill 45 (BBB); Nfk Cath 56 O’Neill 50 (GBB); LHNE 45 Nebraska City Lourdes 42 (BBB);
Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week: Cody Woockman of the Lutheran High Northeast wrestling team.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final New York 111 Charlotte 78
Final Orlando 102 Indiana 83
Final Miami 92 Cleveland 85
Final Toronto 99 Phoenix 96
Final Portland 97 Memphis 84
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Washington 5 Boston 3
Final 2OT Buffalo 2 New Jersey 1 (SO Buffalo 2-1)
Final OT Toronto 4 N-Y Islanders 3
Final N-Y Rangers 3 Winnipeg 0
Final Tampa Bay 4 Columbus 2
Final 2OT Philadelphia 3 Florida 2
Final 2OT Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 2
Final Dallas 1 Anaheim 0
Final Nashville 3 Chicago 1
Final Minnesota 3 Colorado 2
Final Phoenix 3 Ottawa 2
Final San Jose 1 Calgary 0
Final 2OT Vancouver 3 Edmonton 2
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Kentucky 57 Georgia 44
Final ( 6) Baylor 77 Oklahoma 65
Final (13) San Diego St. 52 Wyoming 42
Final (17) Marquette 67 South Florida 47
Final (20) Michigan 66 Purdue 64
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (11) Rutgers 65 (23) DePaul 64
Final Oklahoma St. 57 (14) Texas A&M 53
Final (20) Georgetown 64 West Virginia 54