Sports News-June 25, 2012

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 Yanks win interleague finale...Wildcats take CWS opener

     NEW YORK (AP) - Interleague play ended for the 2012 regular season with the New York Yankees edging the Mets 6-5 in the Subway Series finale. Robinson Cano led off the eighth inning with his 16th home run for the Yanks, who ended starter R.A. Dickey's streak of 44 and two-thirds innings without allowing an earned run.
     SAN DIEGO (AP) - Edinson Volquez and three relievers combined on a five-hitter in San Diego's 2-0 whitewash of Seattle. It was an emotional day for the Padres, who found out that longtime bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds died from pancreatic cancer yesterday morning.
     SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Clint Bowyer raced to his first victory on a road course to win on the winding course at Sonoma. Tony Stewart finished second by passing defending champion Kurt Busch on the final lap.  It was Bowyer's first win since joining Michael Waltrip Racing.
     WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Both top seeds are scheduled to play on opening day at Wimbledon, the third grand slam tournament of the tennis season. Defending men's champion and top seed Novak Djokovic opens play on Centre Court at Wimbledon against former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero while women's top seed Maria Sharapova, who completed a career grand slam at the recent French Open, is also scheduled to compete.

Konner Wade tossed a six-hitter for his third straight complete game in pitching Arizona to a 5-1 win over South Carolina in the opener of the best-of-three College World Series final at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park last night.  Robert Refsnyder homered for the Wildcats, who can wrap up the series with a victory tonight in Omaha at 7:00.  South Carolina is trying to become the first school since Southern California in the 1970s to capture three straight national championships, but the Gamecocks will have to win each of the next two nights to do it.

The 45th Nebraska Match Play Championship gets underway today at Platteview Country Club in Bellevue with 140 golfers participating.  The private club, which is situated on the south edge of the Omaha metroplex, last hosted the event in 1993.  Last year’s champion, Kevin Stanek of Bellevue, and runner-up, Wes Bernt of Kearney are exempt and awarded the match play tourney's one and two seeds respectively.  The remainder of the field will compete for 62 bracket spots in qualifying today.  Competing from the area are Norfolk’s Lance Lawson & Todd Pospisil, Plainview’s Mitchell Klooz, & Columbus’ Brady Vancura.

106 KIX & has released its 2012 high school football broadcast schedule.  The docket showcases the Norfolk Panthers on four occasions, Norfolk Catholic three times, and the Lutheran High Northeast Eagles for three games.  The schedule kicks off on August 24th with Class “C-1” Two-time Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic visiting Columbus Lakeview.  Other games featuring the Knights are at Wahoo High and home against Pierce.  The Panthers will be covered in meetings with Kearney, Fremont, Lincoln Southwest, & Lincoln Northeast.  The Eagles will be broadcast in games with Laurel/Concord/Coleridge, Hartington Cedar Catholic, & Battle Creek.  Pregame coverage will start 30 minutes before game time.

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Creighton (Bsbl-8:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Oklahoma City (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Oklahoma City 2 (Bsbl).

      Final          Tampa  Bay              3    Philadelphia        2    (first  game)
      Final          Tampa  Bay              7    Philadelphia        3    (second  game)
      Final          Minnesota              4    Cincinnati            3
      Final          Miami                      9    Toronto                  0
      Final          Boston                    9    Atlanta                  4
      Final          Detroit                  3    Pittsburgh            2
      Final          Baltimore              2    Washington            1
      Final          Houston                  7    Cleveland              1
      Final          Chi  White  Sox      1    Milwaukee              0,  10  Innings
      Final          St.  Louis            11    Kansas  City          8
      Final          L.A.  Angels          5    L.A.  Dodgers        3
      Final          Oakland                  4    San  Francisco      2
      Final          Texas                      4    Colorado                2
      Final          Arizona                  5    Chi  Cubs                1

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