Sports News-June 19, 2012

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 Clemens 6 - US 0...Mets, Yankees win...Tomlinson departs...Defense
has ball in Sandusky trial
     WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all
charges he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used
performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens was charged with two counts of
perjury, three counts of making false statements and one count of
obstructing Congress when he testified at a deposition and at a
nationally televised hearing in February 2008. The charges centered
on his repeated denials that he used steroids and human growth
hormone during a 24-year career produced 354 victories.
     NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey threw
his second consecutive one-hitter last night in Queens while the
New York Yankees collected their 10th straight win by beating
Atlanta in the Bronx. Dickey struck out a career-high 13 and became
the first major leaguer to pitch consecutive one-hitters in nearly
24 years to lead the Mets over Baltimore 5-0. Derek Jeter drove in
three runs and CC Sabathia pitched a seven-hitter
as the Yanks topped the Braves 6-2.
     SAN DIEGO (AP) - LaDainian Tomlinson officially retired from the
NFL yesterday after signing a ceremonial contract with the San
Diego Chargers. The NFL's fifth-leading rusher on the career list
played the first nine of his 11 pro seasons in a Bolts uniform
before playing out the string with the New York Jets.
     BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - The judge in the Jerry Sandusky
molestation trial says the defense has about a day and a half left
of testimony and that they could begin deliberations on the case as
early as Thursday, a quicker schedule than had been expected. The
defense called six witnesses yesterday, all of whom did little to
directly counter the testimony last week by eight young men who
accused the former Penn State assistant football coach of sexually
abusing them when they were children. Former Penn State assistant
Dick Anderson testified that he and other football staff members
were present when Sandusky brought young boys into the team's
showers, but he said he never witnessed anything inappropriate.
     SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan
will return for his fifth season as head coach. Sharks general
manager Doug Wilson said McLellan and the coaching staff were still
being evaluated shortly after the Sharks were knocked out of the
playoffs in the first round by the St. Louis Blues. McLellan is
192-92-41 behind the bench, winning three straight Pacific Division
titles before a second-place finish last season.

Top seed Florida has made a quick exit in the College World Series at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park.  Kent State scored four unearned runs and another on a wild pitch to build a 5-1 lead in a 5-4 win over the Gators.  Josh Pierce worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to preserve the victory and eliminate Florida.  The Gators made five errors in their two World Series games after reaching Omaha ranked seventh in the nation in fielding.  Yesterday's second game had Arkansas beating South Carolina 2-1 to end the Gamecocks' NCAA tournament record winning streak at 22 games.  Razorbacks pitchers Ryne Stanek and Barrett Astin combined on a four-hitter.  Play resumes today as UCLA faces Florida State in a 7:00 elimination game.

The Creighton men’s basketball team has added a recruit in Toby Hegner according to the Omaha World Herald.  Hegner, a senior-to-be from Wisconsin, called Bluejay coach Greg McDermott yesterday and committed to the school.  Hegner is Creighton’s first commitment for the 2013 recruiting class.  The 6’10 power forward averaged 16.4 points and 8.9 rebounds a game while shooting 35% from three-point range as a junior.  Hegner also has played AAU basketball since the eighth grade for the Wisconsin Playmakers.

The Howells Bobcats’ took one more award for good measure.  The school won the Omaha World-Herald Class ‘D’ All-Sports Award.  It is their third consecutive combined boys/girls championship and the fifth overall.  Howells went 1-3 in state finals during the past school year.  They won in volleyball and lost in football, girls basketball and boys basketball.  Howells is merging with Dodge, with the consolidated school's teams to be known as the Howells/Dodge Jaguars.  They will be Class ‘D-1’ in most sports and play eight-man football.  Humphrey was a first-time girls All-Sports winner.  The Bulldogs were ‘D-1’ champions in volleyball, runners-up in ‘D-1’ basketball and fourth in Class ‘D’ track & field for 48.5 points.  Howells was second with 38 while West Point Guardian Angels was third with 37.5.

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

Local Scores:  Kellys 18’s 4-12 Albion 3-1 (SB DH).

     Final  Cleveland      10  Cincinnati      9
     Final  Houston         9  Kansas City     7
     Final  Chi Cubs       12  Chi White Sox   3
     Final  Milwaukee       7  Toronto         6
     Final  Arizona         7  Seattle         1
     Final  San Francisco   5  L.A. Angels     3
     Final  Texas           2  San Diego       1

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