Sports News-June 15, 2012

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     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and Dwyane
Wade added 24 as the Miami Heat downed Oklahoma City 100-96
to even the NBA finals at a game apiece. Chris Bosh helped the Heat
jump out to an 18-2 lead and finished with 16 points and 15
rebounds in his return to the starting lineup. Kevin Durant paced
the Thunder with 32 points but missed a potential game-tying basket
in the closing seconds.
     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Thompson has a three-stroke lead
over Tiger Woods and four others heading into the second round of
the U.S. Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco. Thompson opened
with a 4-under-par 66 that included seven birdies, four coming on
the back nine. Woods shares second with David Toms, Nick Watney,
Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell.
     HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans have extended the contracts of
general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak,
both of whom were in the final year of their current contract.
Smith's extension is for four years, which will keep him with the
team through 2016. Kubiak is now inked through 2014.
     DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Former Yankees manager Joe Torre will manage
the United States at the World Baseball Classic next season. Torre
managed major league teams for 29 seasons and is now Major League
Baseball's Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations. The
tournament begins with qualifiers in September and November of
     AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong's lawyers are demanding
access to evidence gathered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. That
includes the names of witnesses who say they saw the seven-time
Tour de France champion use performance-enhancing drugs as well as
all test results. The accusations of performance-enhancing drug use
levied by USADA prevent Armstrong from competing in
a triathlon in France this month.

The College World Series gets underway today at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.  South Carolina, Kent State, Arkansas, Florida, Stony Brook, UCLA, Arizona, & Florida State are the teams in the competition.  Stony Brook will meets UCLA today at 4:00 with Arizona facing Florida State at 8:00.  On Saturday, Kent State battles Arkansas at 4:00 and Florida takes on South Carolina at 8:00.

The Nebraska football team will play its September 8 game at UCLA in prime time on national network FOX TV.  Fox announced yesterday that the Huskers' trip to the Rose Bowl will be televised at 6:30 as part of its expanded Saturday night Pac-12 coverage.  That is three games for sure on national network TV – UCLA, Wisconsin and Iowa.  It is the fourth night game of 2012 in UCLA, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan.

Fremont’s Steve Samuelson held on to win the 14th Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship yesterday by two strokes over Fremont’s John Sajevic.  Samuelson finished with a 36-hole score of 147 with rounds of 73-74.  Lincoln’s John Haney posted the day's low round shooting even par 71 to claim the 58-64 age division and finish fourth overall.  Another past champion won the 65 and older division by one stroke.  Omaha’s Gary Bowen unseeded Grand Island’s Roger Harms, who was attempting to win his seventh straight 65+ division title.  Harms finished one stroke back.  A pair of golfers shared low net honors in the 50-57 age division in Plainview’s James Hobbs and Columbus’ Jon Misfeldt of Columbus.  Haney and Bowen were low net winners in their respective divisions.  

The 2012 Northeast Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Classic will be held at Northeast Community College in Norfolk tonight at 7:00 in the Cox Activities Center gym.  Members of the Dark Team include Shelby Boche, Liz Gebhardt, Kelsey Dinkel, & Kendra Dinkel of Lutheran High Northeast; Howells’ Amber Burenheide;  Battle Creek’s Shelby Daum;  O’Neill High’s Alex Hedlund & Kelsey Appleby; & Wisner/Pilger’s Alexis Dixon.  Also on the team are Liz Sjuts of Humphrey St. Francis; Humphrey High’s Alex Wallin, and Emily Steffensen of Pierce. The team will be coached by Lutheran High Northeast’s Kathy Gebhardt & Howells’ Sarah Edwards.  Members of the Light Team and their high schools include Norfolk Catholic’s Katrina Olmer & Lisa Steffensmeier; Wisner/Pilger’s Cassie Kerkman & Taylor Hansen; Howells’ Kaitlyn Janata; Humphrey High’s Shuraya Frauendorfer; Newman Grove’s Brooke Nelson; Wayne’s Katie Hoskins; West Point Guardian Angels’ Hailey Steuter, and Jade Cunningham, Amy Pritchard, & Mandy Nelson of Laurel/Concord/Coleridge.  The team will be coached by Patti Cunningham of Laurel/Concord/Coleridge & Joyce Hoskins of Wayne.

Local Schedule:  Golden Girls 18’s & Kellys 18’s at Columbus Fire & Ice Tourn. (SB); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 5-5 Wayne Dirt Devils 4-0 (SB DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Nashville 2 (Bsbl). 

     Final  Cincinnati    12  Cleveland       5
     Final  N-Y Mets       9  Tampa Bay       6
     Final  Detroit        5  Chi Cubs        3
     Final  Oakland        8  Colorado        2
     Final  Baltimore     12  Pittsburgh      6
     Final  Arizona       11  Texas           3
     Final  Kansas City    4  Milwaukee       3
     Final  Philadelphia   6  Minnesota       1
     Final  St. Louis      5  Chi White Sox   3
     Final  San Diego      6  Seattle         2
     Final  Houston        6  San Francisco   3

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