Sports News-June 13, 2013
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Andrew Shaw scored on a deflection at 12:08 of triple-overtime to complete the Chicago Blackhawks' comeback in a 4-3 win over Boston in Game One of the Stanley Cup finals. The Bruins led 3-1 until Dave Bolland and Johnny Oduya scored in the third period. Corey Crawford turned back 51 shots in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game ever.
Jason Kidd is back with the Nets, this time as head coach. Kidd retired earlier this month after one season with the New York Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. He spent 6 ½ seasons with the Nets, averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds while leading them to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003.
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler has died following an accident last night during a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. The 37-year-old Leffler was a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series and finished last at Pocono over the weekend, his first Sprint Cup start of the year.
Ndamukong Suh says he wants to lead the Detroit Lions with his actions and mouth. The former Nebraska Cornhusker seems to be doing that, going to the front of the line for drills and shouting words of encouragement to his fellow defensive linemen. In Suh's first three seasons, he deferred leadership roles to veterans Kyle Vanden Bosch, Corey Williams and Cliff Avril. Those three defensive linemen are gone, leaving Suh with a chance to lead. Detroit defensive end Willie Young has seen Suh take advantage of the opportunity during this week's minicamp. Suh says his path to leadership at Nebraska followed a similar path. He spoke up rarely in his first two years before becoming a vocal leader as a junior and senior for the Cornhuskers.
Fed up with fans interrupting the College World Series games by running onto the field, officials are warning of full prosecution for anyone who pulls such a stunt. Omaha city prosecutor David Smalheiser said yesterday he didn't know how many people have been ticketed in recent years. According to media reports, six people were cited last year alone, including a 17-year-old girl who patted the backsides of two players while security personnel chased her. Smalheiser said trespassers face six months in jail and a $500 fine. Dennis Poppe of the NCAA said "idiots" who run onto the field are spoiling what for most players is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play for a national championship. The College World Series starts on Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. On Saturday, Oregon State will face Mississippi State at 2:00 and Indiana meets Louisville at 7:00. On Sunday, North Carolina plays North Carolina State at 2:00 and LSU battles UCLA at 7:00.
Oklahoma's Thomas Johnson fired his third straight under-par round to claim the PGA Junior Series event at ArborLinks yesterday. The junior-to-be fired a 3-under 69 to finish the event with a 5-under 211 total, six shots ahead of the next closest golfer, Omaha's Sean Song, in the boys tournament. Plainview's Mitchell Klooz finished fourth with a 220 after carding a 71 yesterday. Sam Meuret of Brunswick placed fifth with a 221 after yesterday's 74.
Local Schedule: Yankton at Nfk Golden Girls 18's (SB DH-6:30); Kellys 18's at Wayne (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Grand Island 14-12 Nfk Seniors 2-1 (Bsbl DH); Flames of NE 2 Nfk GG's 18's 0; Nfk GG's 5 NE Swingers 2; Nfk GG's 9 Lightning Silver 8 (Lincoln SB League); Nashville 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (Bsbl).
Final Minnesota 4 Philadelphia 3
Final L.A. Angels 9 Baltimore 5
Final Kansas City 3 Detroit 2, 10 Innings
Final Boston 2 Tampa Bay 1
Final Cleveland 5 Texas 2
Final Oakland 5 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Houston 6 Seattle 1
Toronto at Chi White Sox (8:10 p.m., postponed, Rain)
Final Cincinnati 2 Chi Cubs 1
Final San Diego 5 Atlanta 3
Final Pittsburgh 12 San Francisco 8
Final Milwaukee 10 Miami 1
Final N-Y Mets 5 St. Louis 1
Final Washington 5 Colorado 1
Final Arizona 8 L.A. Dodgers 6, 12 Innings
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final 3OT Chicago 4 Boston 3
Final Connecticut 73 Indiana 61