Sports News-June 12, 2012

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     LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings are hoisting the
Stanley Cup for the first time in their 45-year history, the first
eighth seed to win the NHL title. Dustin Brown scored two of the
Kings' three power play goals in a four-minute span of the opening
period and L.A. routed the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the series
in six games.
     PARIS (AP) - The king of clay has prevailed again in Paris.
Rafael Nadal won a record seventh French
Open when he completed a rain-delayed match from Sunday and beat
Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
     TORONTO (AP) - The National League East-leading Washington
Nationals ran their winning streak to four by beating the Toronto
Blue Jays 6-3. Adam LaRoche swatted a two-run home run and Rick
Ankiel added a solo shot to support Edwin Jackson, who
limited the Jays to three hits in his eight-plus innings before
Sean Burnett gave up a two-run homer in the ninth.
     BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - The first day of Jerry Sandusky's child
sexual abuse trial ended after the prosecution's first witness
offered graphic testimony about abuse he said dated to the 1990s.
The witness, now 28, is known in court documents as Victim No. 4.
Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, has
maintained his innocence on dozens of counts of abuse.
     WASHINGTON (AP) - Testimony has ended in the Roger Clemens
perjury trial and closing arguments are set for Tuesday. Now in its
ninth week, the trial will determine whether Clemens lied to
Congress in 2008 when he said he never used steroids and human
growth hormone.

The field for the College World Series is set.  South Carolina, Kent State, & Arkansas punched their tickets to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha yesterday with Super Regional wins.  They join Florida, Stony Brook, UCLA, Arizona, & Florida State.  On Friday, Stony Brook will meets UCLA at 4:00 while Arizona faces Florida State at 8:00.  On Saturday, Kent State battles Arkansas at 4:00 and Florida takes on South Carolina at 8:00.

After earning Freshman All-America accolades from Collegiate Baseball last week, Nebraska's Pat Kelly was the first-team choice at second base on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-American Team released yesterday.  A total of 32 freshmen from 28 teams across the country were selected to the first and second teams.  Since the team was started in 2008, Kelly is the first Husker to be named a freshman All-American by the NCBWA, and Kelly is the first NU freshman since Johnny Dorn in 2005 to be named a freshman All-American by two organizations.  Kelly made a quick transition to college pitching and was one of the Huskers' top offensive threats with a .313 average, eight home runs and 37 RBI's in 41 starts. He was twice named Big Ten Freshman of the Week and was a third-team All-Big Ten selection.

The Nebraska football team has added their ninth commit to their 2013 recruiting class.  Kevin Gladney is a wide receiver from Akron, Ohio.  The 6’2 175 pound Gladney, is a three-star receiver according to 247Sports.  He is the third offensive commit for the Huskers and the first wide receiver.  Gladney chose NU over Iowa and Michigan State.

The Nebraska volleyball team has added a recruit for 2014 in 6’1 Olivia Boender.  The Waverly star was a second-team Super-Stater and a first-team Class B all-stater as a sophomore last fall after recording 474 kills, 64 ace blocks, 42 aces and 307 digs.  Boender, who also had an offer from Kansas State, led Waverly to a 22-11 record and a number five final ranking.

The 2012 State Amateur Championship began yesterday at Kearney Country Club in Kearney.  Fremont High School alumnae McKayla Anderson and Sophie Peters are tied at the top after the first day of competition.  Anderson and Peters finished 4 over par 76.  Defending champion Kayla Knopik of Papillion is in third place only one stroke behind carding a 77.

Local Schedule:  Columbus Lakeview at Nfk Golden Girls 18’s (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Iowa Cubs (Bsbl-12:05).

Local Scores:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 13-9 Albion 4-2 (SB DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 9 Iowa 7 (Bsbl). 

     Final  Miami         4  Boston         1
     Final  N-Y Yankees   3  Atlanta        0
     Final  L.A. Angels   3  L.A. Dodgers   2

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