Sports News-June 4, 2012

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     BOSTON (AP) - It's now a best-of-three NBA Eastern Conference
finals. Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 15
assists, and scored the final three points of the Boston Celtics'
93-91 overtime victory over the Miami Heat that evened the Eastern
Conference finals at two games apiece heading into Game 5 in Miami
Tuesday night.

     NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have climbed into a three-way
virtual tie for the NL East lead as their pitchers have completely
dominated the St. Louis Cardinals in taking the first three games
of their wraparound four-game series. Jonathon Niese (nees) fanned
10 in six shutout innings of their 6-1 victory last night,
following shutout performances by Johan Santana and R.A.
Dickey the first two games of the series.
     
     ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) --The Texas Rangers salvaged the finale in
Anaheim 7-3 as Nelson Cruz launched a two-run home run measured at
484 feet to help Matt Harrison improve to 7-3. The victory halted a
four-game losing streak for the Rangers, who lead the Angels by
4-1/2 games in the AL West.
     
     DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods roared from four shots down
yesterday to win the Memorial golf tournament for his second
tournament win this year and his 73rd professional win, tying him
for second with Jack Nicklaus. Woods is nine victories shy of
all-time leader Sam Snead.
     
     DOVER, Del. (AP) -Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson
led for 289 of the 400 laps to win at Dover International Speedway
for the seventh time. That matches the mark held by Hall of Fame
drivers Richard Petty and Bobby Allison, causing Johnson to exclaim
afterward: "God, I love this place."


Jeff Gelalich homered twice and had four RBIs to lead UCLA to a 13-5 victory over Creighton in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament Los Angeles Regional last night.  The Bruins advances to the best-of-three super regional beginning next Friday.  Gelalich hit his tenth home run of the season, a two-run shot, deep over the right-field fence to tie the score at 2-2 in the first.  Gelalich, who had three hits and walked twice, drilled a solo shot in the fifth.  Trevor Brown's two-run single and Pat Valaika's suicide-squeeze bunt highlighted a five-run third inning that propelled UCLA to a 7-2 lead.  Zack Weiss pitched five innings and earned the win while the Bluejays’ Nick Musec took the loss.  Anthony Bemboom had five hits for the Bluejays.  Creighton had beaten San Diego earlier in the day 8-2 to reach the title game.  The Bluejays finish at 28-30 while UCLA improves to 45-14.

The Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship returns to the York Country Club this summer for its 23rd edition.  Last season, Omaha's Alex Totusek topped Erik Krzyzanowski of Scottsbluff 2 and 1 in a 36-hole final at the Oakland Golf Club.  Participating from the area are Norfolk’s Travis Baker, Seth Brown, & Alex Strom.  Also involved are Stanton’s Brook Klinetobe, Laurel’s Mitchell Klooz, Schuyler’s Clint Kracl, Columbus’ Sam Morse, and Brunswick’s Riley Meuret & Sam Meuret.  The competition will conduct their stroke play qualifying today and trim their fields for match play starting Tuesday.

Danielle Lemek of Doniphan has the opportunity to win a record fourth straight Nebraska Girls Match Play Championship at York Country Club, the site where she last lost a match in the event just prior to her freshman year of high school.  Stroke play qualifying for both takes place today. The low 16 scores on the girls side will advance to the match play portion beginning Tuesday.  All other girls will be eliminated.  Participating from the area are Norfolk’s Kayla Bahle, Albion’s Amy Ahlers, Columbus’ Emily Allen, St. Edward’s Britany Seda & Snyder’s Abbie Hunke & Hannah Hunke.

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

Local Scores:  Wayne Dirt Devils 5 Nfk Golden Girls 18's 1 (SB); Memphis 7 Omaha Storm Chasers 5 (Bsbl).

     AMERICAN LEAGUE
    
     Final  N-Y Yankees     5  Detroit        1
     Final  Toronto         5  Boston         1
     Final  Tampa Bay       8  Baltimore      4
     Final  Kansas City     2  Oakland        0
     Final  Chi White Sox   4  Seattle        2
     Final  Minnesota       6  Cleveland      3 
    
       NATIONAL LEAGUE
    
     Final  Atlanta         3  Washington     2
     Final  Miami           5  Philadelphia   1
     Final  Houston         5  Cincinnati     3
     Final  Pittsburgh      6  Milwaukee      5
     Final  Colorado        3  L.A. Dodgers   2
     Final  San Francisco   2  Chi Cubs       0
     Final  Arizona         6  San Diego      0
   

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