Sports News-June 5, 2012

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 Kings and Thunder on the brink..."Sugar" Shane Mosley retiring
     LOS ANGLES (AP) - Jonathan Quick posted his third shutout of the
playoffs and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings are one victory
away from their first Stanley Cup championship in their 45-year
history. Alec Martinez, Anze Kopitar, Jeff
Carter and Justin Williams scored for the Kings, who can put away
the Devils on Wednesday night with a victory at the Staples Center.
     SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder moved to the brink
of the NBA Finals by upsetting the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 to
take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference final. Kevin Durant had
27 and Russell Westbrook added 23 for the Thunder, who can clinch a
berth in the finals with a victory at home Wednesday night in Game
     BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jury selection in the Jerry Sandusky
child molestation trial is expected to start today, but picking 12
people to decide the case that brought down coach Joe Paterno and
scandalized Penn State could prove a monumental task. The trial is
taking place in a county where practically everyone went to Penn
State, works there, knows someone there or is a fan of the Nittany
Lions football team.
     PARIS (AP) - Top-seed Novak Djokovic
is in quarterfinal action today at the French Open against fifth
seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and third seed Roger Federer
plays No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro.
On the women's schedule, it's No. 6 Sam Stosur vs. No. 15 Dominika
     UNDATED (AP) - Boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley is retiring, ending
a career in which he won titles in three different weight classes,
beat Oscar De La Hoya twice and never was knocked out. The
40-year-old announced on Twitter that he was hanging up his gloves,
saying he "loved every moment of it. Win, lose or draw," windup
with a 46-8-1 pro record.

Big Ten administrators would prefer a plus-one system over a four-team playoff to determine a national champion if the status quo can't be maintained.  In the plus-one format, the bowl games would be played, and then the top two teams would meet for the national championship.  Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman says conference presidents would choose to keep the system in place if there were a vote today, but he says "we're also realistic" and that change appears to be inevitable.  Perlman spoke on a conference call yesterday, a day after Big Ten administrators met at the league's suburban Chicago headquarters.

Omaha's Zach Taylor posted a 1-under par 69 yesterday to earn medalist honors in qualifying for the 23rd Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship at York Country Club. Taylor is assigned the top seed.  Also qualifying from the area are Laurel’s Mitchell Klooz (74), Schuyler’s Clint Kracl (74), & Brunswick’s Sam Meuret (79).  Today features two rounds of match play with the Quarterfinals and Semifinals slated for Wednesday.  A 36-hole final concludes the championship Thursday.

Danielle Lemek of Doniphan was medalist in qualifying for the 50th Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship yesterday with a score of 4-over par 75.  The Bradley University recruit is seeking her fourth consecutive girl's match play title.  16 golfers advanced to the match play portion beginning today at York Country Club.  Round One takes place in the morning with quarterfinals in the afternoon.  Also in competition today will be St. Edward’s Britany Seda (76), Snyder’s Abbie Hunkie (85), Norfolk’s Kayla Bahle (88), & Albion’s Amy Ahlers (88).

Local Schedule:  Albion at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl-8:00); Albion at Nfk Golden Girls 18’s (SB DH-6:30); Memphis at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-12:05).

Local Scores:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 10-11 Kelly’s 18’s 1-2 (SB DH); Memphis 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (Bsbl).

     Final  Minnesota      10  Kansas City    7
     Final  Seattle         8  L.A. Angels    6
     Final  Oakland        12  Texas          1
     Final  St. Louis       5  N-Y Mets       4
     Final  San Francisco   3  Chi Cubs       2
     Final  L.A. Dodgers    4  Philadelphia   3
     Final  Colorado        4  Arizona        0

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