Sports News-July 29, 2013

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Brek Shea scored less than a minute after entering the game as a second-half substitute, giving the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama in the Gold Cup final.  It is the fifth Gold Cup title for the Americans, but their first since 2007.  The victory also extended the Americans' winning streak to a team-record eleven games.

Ryan Newman snapped a 49-race winless drought by capturing the Brickyard 400 in his home state of Indiana..  The pole sitter and South Bend native took over the lead late in the race and rolled across the finish line comfortably in front of points-leader Jimmie Johnson.  It's Newman's first win since taking the checkered flag at Martinsville in March last year.  Johnson was dominating until a slow pit stop with 27 laps to go put him too far back to catch Newman.  Johnson led 73 of the 160 laps.

The New York Jets and first-round draft pick Dee Milliner have agreed to terms on a four-year contract.  The former Alabama cornerback, selected with the ninth overall pick in April, is expected to join the team at training camp today.  It is uncertain if Milliner will be able to practice immediately because he was sidelined the entire offseason after having shoulder surgery.  Milliner missed the Jets' first three practices of training camp.  He is expected to compete for the starting spot opposite Antonio Cromartie, vacated when New York traded Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay.  With the signing Sunday night, it leaves Tennessee guard Chance Warmack as the draft's only remaining unsigned first-round pick.

Derek Jeter homered on the first pitch he saw following his return from a strained quad. Jeter went 2-4 and scored twice in his second game of the season and first since July 11, helping the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 6-5.  The Rays fell into second place with the loss, a half-game behind the Boston Red Sox.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia says slugger Albert Pujols will be sidelined for "a significant amount of time." Pujols has been placed on the disabled list with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot, an injury that has bothered him most of the season.  Pujols is hitting .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBIs.

Day two of the Class 'C' American Legion Baseball State Tournament was held yesterday at O'Neill.  The host team was eliminated by St. Paul 3-1, Hartington ended Taylor/Burwell/Sargent's season 7-2, Pender routed St. Paul 9-1, and Sutton shutout Malcolm 1-0.  Today's schedule has St. Paul meeting David City in a 2:00 elimination game, Hartington plays Malcolm in a 5:00 elimination game, and Pender takes on Sutton at 8:00.

The 105th playing of the Nebraska Amateur Championship will take place at Nebraska City's ArborLinks today through Thursday.  Last season, Greg Sohl of Wahoo emerged from a crowded leaderboard to win his first state championship at Scottsbluff Country Club.  The championship itself is 72-holes of stroke play competition.  A cut is made following 36-holes to the top 54 scores and ties.  Among the 156 participants include Norfolk's Alex Strom, Columbus' Brett Beal, West Point's Steve Blocher, Homer's Mitchell Holgate, Laurel's Mitchell Klooz, and Brunswick's Sam Meuret & Riley Meuret.  Also, the Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association Four Ball Tournament will be held at Riverside Golf Club in Grand Island starting today.  The Four Ball Tournament is a partnered event with the format of best ball.  The handicapped event determines the winner by the lowest team net-score.  The 2012 Four Ball Tournament was won last year by the Kearney duo of Sally Bryson and Kathy Garrelts at fifteen under.

Local Schedule:  Nashville at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Nashville 1 (Bsbl).

     INTERLEAGUE
    
      Final            Detroit              12    Philadelphia        4
    
    
          AMERICAN  LEAGUE
    
      Final            N-Y  Yankees        6    Tampa  Bay              5
      Final            Cleveland            6    Texas                      0
      Final            Toronto                2    Houston                  1
      Final            Boston                  5    Baltimore              0
      Final            Kansas  City        4    Chi  White  Sox      2,  12  Innings
      Final            Oakland              10    L.A.  Angels          6
      Final            Seattle                6    Minnesota              4
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Miami                    3    Pittsburgh            2
      Final            Washington        14    N-Y  Mets                1
      Final            Chi  Cubs              2    San  Francisco      1
      Final            L.A.  Dodgers      1    Cincinnati            0,  11  Innings
      Final            Colorado              6    Milwaukee              5
      Final            San  Diego            1    Arizona                  0
      Final            Atlanta                5    St.  Louis              2

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