Sports News-June 14, 2012

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     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain authored the second perfect game
of the 2012 baseball season in the San Francisco Giants' 10-0
whitewash of Houston last night. Cain fanned 14 and joined Phil
Humber of the Chicago White Sox with the second perfect
game and fifth hitless game of the season.
     ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey allowed
only an infield single in the first inning of his second career
one-hitter and broke the New York Mets' record for consecutive
scoreless innings in a 9-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last
night. Dickey, who improved to 10-1, broke Jerry Koosman's club
record by going 32 and two-thirds scoreless innings before allowing
a run in the bottom of the ninth.
     ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lance Lynn joined R.A. Dickey as the majors'
first 10-game winners. The St. Louis hurler struck out a
career-high 12 and Carlos Beltran hit his NL-best 19th home run in
the Cardinals' 1-0 victory over the White Sox that ended Chicago's
eight-game road winning streak.
     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Thunder are looking to take a
2-0 lead in the NBA Finals tonight after opening the series with a
105-95 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. The Thunder are
9-0 at home in this year's playoffs as they stalk their first NBA
     SAN FRANCIACO (AP) - The 112th U.S. Open gets under way today at
the Olympic Club in San Francisco in golf's second major of the
season. There's a dream threesome pairing at 10:33 a.m. (Eastern
time) of golfers who've won 19 majors among them -- Tiger Woods,
Phil Mickelson and Masters champion Bubba Watson.
     BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Testimony continues today in the child
sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry
Sandusky. Three more accusers took the stand yesterday, bringing to
five the number who have testified against the 68-year-old
Sandusky, who is charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over a
15-year period.

Former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler has been hired as the director of basketball operations at Kansas, making his return to the Big XII after one season coaching in the Big Ten.  Sadler replaces Barry Hinson, who served as Kansas coach Bill Self's director of basketball operations the past two seasons.  Hinson was recently hired to coach Southern Illinois.  Self announced Sadler's hiring in a news release yesterday.  Sadler was fired after finishing 12-16 in his fifth season with the Huskers, and their first season as members of the Big Ten.  He
spent the previous five years going against the Jayhawks as members of the Big XII, and has a career coaching record of 269-146 in 13 seasons, including a 149-107 in eight seasons at the Division I level.  Sadler went 101-89 at NU over six years.

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced yesterday that Nebraska sophomore designated hitter Michael Pritchard had been named a third-team All-American by the organization.  The honor is the first of Pritchard's career and marks the second straight season the Huskers have produced an All-American, after third baseman Cody Asche was a second-team pick by Collegiate Baseball in 2011.  A first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2012, Pritchard put together one of the best seasons by a Husker hitter in recent memory, as he tied Derek Dukart for the third-longest hitting streak in school history at 25 games.  Hitting in the leadoff spot for most of the 2012 campaign, Pritchard led the Huskers with a .387 batting average and produced a team-high 82 hits.  Pritchard also led the Huskers with a .447 on-base percentage and was one of the toughest outs in the country with just ten strikeouts in 212 at bats.

Battling the western winds at Kearney Country Club, McKayla Anderson of Fremont defeated the high gusts with a one over par 73.  She had an impressive week firing off rounds of 76-74-73 for a three-day total of 223.  This was Anderson's first Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association win.  Papillion’s Kayla Knopik finished second with a three-day total of 229.  Lincoln’s Stephanie Kolbas finished in third place with a three-day total of 240.

Steve Samuelson of Fremont shot a 2-over par 73 yesterday to take a one shot lead following 18-holes of play in the 14th Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship at Omaha's Players Club.  Columbus’ Mike Krumland and Omaha’s Rick Dusek are tied for second at 74.  Fremont’s John Sajevic and Omaha’s Jim Derby are two shots back at 75.  In divisional action, Omaha’s Bill Lamme leads both the gross and net divisions of the 58-64 age division with a 77/72 and Omaha’s Gary Bowen leads both the gross and net in the 65 and older group with a 75/69.  Net leaders in the 50-57 division include Plainview’s James Hobbs and Columbus’ Jon Misfeldt at 73.

Local Schedule:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s at Wayne (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Grand Island Home Federal 10-15 Nfk Seniors 1-5 (Bsbl DH); Rocket 95’s 7 Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 2; Blue Diamonds 6 Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 3 (Lincoln SB League); Columbus Fire & Ice 4-7 Kellys 18’s 0-1 (SB DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Iowa 2 (Bsbl). 

     Final      Washington      6  Toronto         2
     Final      Baltimore       7  Pittsburgh      1
     Final      Boston         10  Miami           2
     Final      Cincinnati      5  Cleveland       3
     Final      N-Y Yankees     3  Atlanta         2
     Final      Texas           1  Arizona         0
     Final      Detroit         8  Chi Cubs        4
     Final      Kansas City     4  Milwaukee       3, 11 Innings
     Final      Philadelphia    9  Minnesota       8
      Final      Oakland        10  Colorado        8
     Final      L.A. Angels     2  L.A. Dodgers    1
     Final      San Diego       1  Seattle         0

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