Sports News-June 20, 2012

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     MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James and the Miami Heat are one win away
from an NBA championship. James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine
rebounds before dealing with leg cramps late, Dwyane Wade
and Mario Chalmers each scored 25 as the Heat rallied from 17
points down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 to take a 3-1
series lead in the NBA Finals.
     NEW YORK (AP)- The Atlanta Braves thwarted the New York Yankees'
attempt to match their longest winning streak in nearly a
half-century. Tim Hudson labored through five innings but got the
victory in the Braves' 4-3 win over New York, ending the Yankees'
10-game win streak.
     PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies' nightmare season
continues. Not only are the Phils in last place in the National
League East, their rookie infielder Freddy Galvis has been
suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for using a banned
     BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Dottie Sandusky has stood by her husband,
posting his bail, accompanying him to court proceedings and
yesterday taking the witness stand in her husband's sexual abuse
trial. Jerry Sandusky's wife testified that she remembers most of
the men who told a jury that her husband sexually abused them, but
she said he never had inappropriate contact with them as boys.
     BALTIMORE (AP) - Secretariat may be the only thoroughbred in
history to set a track record 39 years after he crossed the finish
line. Secretariat's winning time in the 1973 Preakness has been
changed to reflect that the Triple Crown-winning colt's time was
actually faster than the stakes record, giving the great horse
stakes records in all three Triple Crown races - the Kentucky
Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes - that still stand.

Scott Sitz gave up five hits and struck out eight in a season-high 6 2/3 innings, and Florida State eliminated UCLA from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory last night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.  Florida State coach Mike Martin suspended infielder John Holland indefinitely after the freshman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at an Omaha sporting goods store.  Florida State plays Arizona on Thursday, needing to beat the Wildcats twice to reach the championship round.  Play resumes today as South Carolina faces Kent State in a 7:00 elimination game.

The Creighton men’s basketball team has picked up their second recruit in the last two days.  The Bluejays inked Darian Harris yesterday according to the Omaha World Herald.  The senior-to-be from Arkansas, committed a day after 6’10 Toby Hegner of Wisconsin accepted a scholarship offer.  Harris, a 6’6 guard/forward, averaged about 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists a game as a junior last season.  He said he had received 15 scholarship offers.  Nebraska, Oklahoma, San Francisco and Tulsa were among schools that made offers.

Freshman Lauren Sieckmann has left the Nebraska volleyball program to transfer to Wayne State.  Sieckmann graduated from Elkhorn South High School in January so she could enroll at Nebraska for the spring semester.  She was a three-time all-state selection and was projected to be one of the top first-year players in the nation.  Sieckmann said yesterday she wants to switch from setter to hitter and that transferring to Wayne State will give her that opportunity.  Nebraska coach John Cook called Sieckmann a hard worker who has a chance to make a major impact at Wayne State.  He said he's sad it didn't work out for Sieckmann to play for the Cornhuskers.

Kearney Catholic has claimed their first Omaha World-Herald Class ‘C’ All-Sports title.  The Stars were in state finals in volleyball and football in the fall and closed the school year by taking second in girls track & field and tying for second in boys golf.  They totaled 79.5 points. Norfolk Catholic, which had been leading, failed to score in its spring sports, and finished second with 62.  Crofton was third with 60.5.  Columbus Scotus was the girls winner for the tenth time since 1995.  The Shamrocks had 49.5 points while Lutheran High Northeast totaled 38 to place second.  Norfolk Catholic was sixth with 30 points.  In the boys standings, Lincoln Christian was the winner with 39 points.  Norfolk Catholic placed fifth with 32.  Lutheran High Northeast accumulated 16 points.

Local Schedule:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s Vs. Nemesis 95 at Lincoln (SB DH-6:00); Memphis at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-12:05).

Local Scores:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 13-8 Columbus Lakeview 9-3 (SB DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Memphis 2 (Bsbl).

     Final     Cleveland      3  Cincinnati      2, 10 Innings
     Final     Pittsburgh     7  Minnesota       2
     Final     Detroit        6  St. Louis       3
     Final     Tampa Bay      5  Washington      4
     Final     N-Y Mets       5  Baltimore       0
     Final     Boston         7  Miami           5
     Final     Kansas City    2  Houston         0
     Final     Chi Cubs       2  Chi White Sox   1
     Final     Toronto       10  Milwaukee       9
     Final     Seattle       12  Arizona         9, 10 Innings
     Final     Oakland        3  L.A. Dodgers    0
     Final     L.A. Angels   12  San Francisco   5
     Final     Texas          7  San Diego       3
     Final     Philadelphia   7  Colorado        2

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