Sports News-June 13, 2012

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     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a
seven-point halftime deficit to beat Miami 105-94 to win the opener
of the best-of-seven NBA Finals. Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36
in the fourth quarter and Russell Westbrook added 27 for Oklahoma
City, now 9-0 at home in the playoffs.
     
     ATLANTA (AP) - Alex Rodriguez cracked his 23rd career grand
slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York
Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for their
fifth straight win, 6-4 over the Atlanta Braves. Two batters after
A-Rod connected, Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off
Cory Gearrin to cap the six-run frame.
     
     LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed
outfielder Andre Ethier to an $85 million, five-year
deal through 2017, keeping him and Matt Kemp together in the middle
of the lineup. It's the Dodgers' first major move under a new
ownership group that includes former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic
Johnson.
     
     BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP)- It's Day 3 of testimony in the Jerry
Sandusky sexual abuse trial in Pennsylvania. More graphic testimony
was delivered yesterday, including that from former Penn State
assistant coach Mike McQueary, who detailed what he saw when he
found Sandusky and a young boy in a campus locker room shower one
night in 2001.
     
     WASHINGTON (AP) - Jury deliberations have begun in the Roger
Clemens perjury trial in Washington. A jury of eight women and four
men will determined whether the former fireballing pitcher lied to
Congress when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone.


Officials at Northeast Community College announced yesterday the reinstatement of its intercollegiate golf and volleyball programs.  Plans call for the Northeast golf team to tee up this fall with the volleyball team to be in action in the fall of 2013.  Northeast suspended its intercollegiate golf and volleyball programs during the 2002-2003 academic year.  According to Northeast Community College President Dr. Michael Chipps, the primary reason for reinstatement of these two athletic programs is growth of the college.  The initial golf team will have eight members while the volleyball team will consist of 15 players.  Dr. Karen Severson, vice president of student services at Northeast, said the hiring of coaches is among the initial tasks that must be completed this summer.

Nebraska women's basketball coach Connie Yori earned a two-year contract extension after leading the Huskers to their fourth NCAA Tournament in the past six years and a trip the 2012 Big Ten Tournament Championship Game.  Yori, who led Nebraska to the second-highest victory total in school history with a 24-9 campaign in 2011-12, had her current contract extended to 2017.  The Huskers went 10-6 in their first season of Big Ten Conference competition and produced a runner-up finish at their inaugural Big Ten Tournament.  Nebraska also earned a spot among a Big Ten-record seven schools in the 64-team NCAA Tournament field in 2012. The Huskers closed the season in the final Associated Press Poll for the second time in the past three seasons, ending the regular season at No. 22 in the rankings.  Nebraska will enter Yori's eleventh season at the helm of the program in 2012-13 with a pair of National Player-of-the-Year candidates in senior Lindsey Moore and junior Jordan Hooper.

Second round action at the Women’s Amateur was completed yesterday at the Kearney Country Club with McKayla Anderson of Fremont leading with a two-day total 150.  Anderson, a McNeese State golfer, fired off a two over par 74.  She leads former Husker golfer Kayla Knopik of Papillion by one stroke.  Knopik had a two-day total of 151.  Sophie Peters, Morningside College golfer, is in third place with a two-day total of 157.  Play concludes today.

There are 87 golfers playing in the 14th edition of the Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship starting today at the Players Club in Omaha.  The Northwest Omaha club previously hosted the championship in 2005.  The Senior Amateur features 36-holes of stroke play competition with three separate age divisions.  Columbus’ Mike Krumland, Bret Krumpf, Jon Misfeldt & Ewing’s James Hobbs will be participating.

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Grand Island Home Federal (Bsbl DH-5:30); Nfk Golden Girls 18’s Vs. Rockets 95 & Blue Diamonds (SB at Lincoln League-6:00); Columbus Fire & Ice at Kellys 18’s (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Iowa (Bsbl-12:05).

Local Scores:  Columbus Lakeview at Nfk Golden Girls 18’s (SB-Ccd.); Omaha Storm Chasers 9 Iowa 4 (Bsbl).

     INTERLEAGUE
    
     Final  Baltimore       8  Pittsburgh     6
     Final  Washington      4  Toronto        2
     Final  Boston          2  Miami          1
     Final  Cincinnati      7  Cleveland      1
     Final  N-Y Mets       11  Tampa Bay      2
     Final  Texas           9  Arizona        1
     Final  Chi Cubs        4  Detroit        3
     Final  Kansas City     2  Milwaukee      1
     Final  Minnesota      11  Philadelphia   7
     Final  Chi White Sox   6  St. Louis      1
     Final  Oakland         8  Colorado       5
     Final  L.A. Dodgers    5  L.A. Angels    2
     Final  San Diego       5  Seattle        4
    
    
       NATIONAL LEAGUE
    
     Final  San Francisco   6  Houston        3

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