Sports News-June 10, 2014
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Donald Sterling's lawsuit against the NBA is still on. The attorney for the Los Angeles Clippers owner says Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the league. The $2 billion sale was negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling after Donald Sterling's racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as owner. Donald Sterling agreed to ink the deal and drop the suit last week, but his attorneys say he decided not to sign the papers agreeing to the sale after learning the NBA won't revoke its lifetime ban and fine.
The New York Knicks will introduce new head coach Derek Fisher at a news conference later today, according to a person familiar with the situation. The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season, finishing his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played for Knicks president Phil Jackson when Jackson was coaching the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jonathan Quick was super in the Los Angeles Kings' 3-0 win over the New York Rangers last night, making 17 of his 32 saves in the second period to help the Kings take a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin and Mike Richards did the scoring to support Quick's second shutout of the playoffs and ninth of his postseason career. Henrik Lundqvist made just twelve saves for the Rangers, who will try to fend off elimination when they host Game Four tomorrow night.
Virginia, TCU, and Mississippi have joined Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Texas, Louisville, and UC Irvine in the College World Series Field with Super Regional wins yesterday. The College World Series gets underway at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on Saturday. For the first time since the NCAA expanded the tournament to 64 teams and adopted the current format, the Omaha field will include just two of the eight teams that were awarded national seeds at the start of the tournament. Virginia is the third national seed, while Texas Christian is seventh. On Saturday, UC Irvine will play Texas at 2:00 and Louisville meets Vanderbilt at 7:00. Sunday games feature Texas Tech against TCU at 2:00 and Mississippi plays Virginia at 7:00.
Three additional recruits have signed to play women’s basketball next season at Northeast Community College. They are Allie Millard, of Valentine, Octavia McGraw, of Omaha, and Hannah Riley, of Richmond, GA. Millard, a 5’10” forward averaged 20 points per game and eight rebounds as a senior at Valentine. She attended Chadron State last year as a student only. McGraw, a 5’6” guard averaged 8.5 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 steals. McGraw, who was part of the 2014 Class ‘A’ State Championship team for the Omaha Benson Bunnies, is a two-time defensive player of the year. Riley, a 6’0” forward, graduated this spring from Richmond Hill High School in Richmond, GA. She average ten points per game and six rebounds, and was named to the All-Region-2nd Team. They have joined the recruiting class that includes Cameron Eddie of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Brooke Bauer of O’Neill St. Mary’s, Jayla Mayes-Jackson, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Sydney Koel, of Sioux Falls, SD. The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team finished the 2013-14 season with a 26-4 record.
Local Schedule: Red Rippers at Nfk Golden Girls 18’s (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Sacramento (Bsbl-9:05).
Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 2 Sacramento 0 (Bsbl).
Final Houston 4 Arizona 3
Final Seattle 3 Tampa Bay 0
Final Baltimore 4 Boston 0
Final Toronto 5 Minnesota 4
Final Cleveland 17 Texas 7
Final Chi White Sox 6 Detroit 5
Final L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 1
N-Y Yankees at Kansas City (7:00 p.m., postponed, rain)
Final Pittsburgh 6 Chi Cubs 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Cincinnati 2
Final Atlanta 3 Colorado 1
Final Washington 9 San Francisco 2
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Los Angeles 3 N-Y Rangers 0