Sports News-June 6, 2012

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     MIAMI (AP) - Kevin Garnett's 26 points and 11 rebounds powered
the Boston Celtics to a stunning 94-90 road win over Miami to take
a 3-2 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics have
won three straight games and now can advance to the NBA Finals with
a victory on their home court in Game 6 Thursday night.
     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)- The Oklahoma City Thunder can advance to
their first NBA Finals with a win at home tonight against San
Antonio. The Thunder have won the last three games in this series
to take a 3-2 lead heading into Game 6.
     LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings can wrap up their first
Stanley Cup in their 45-year existence with a victory over New
Jersey at home tonight. The eighth-seeded Kings are 3-0 in this
series, 15-2 during the playoffs, and are coming off a thorough 4-0
victory over the Devils on Monday night.
     BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - The second day of the Jerry Sandusky
child sexual abuse case is today. Nine jurors were selected
Tuesday, including a longtime Penn State football season
ticketholder, with seven more needed to be picked.
     CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Financial terms weren't disclosed but
the University of Miami says a lawsuit former football coach Randy
Shannon filed in late April over outstanding payments has been
settled. Shannon was fired Nov. 27, 2010 after going 28-22 in four
seasons with the Hurricanes.

One of the most dominating left handed pitchers in Creighton baseball history, junior Ty Blach has been selected in the fifth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants organization yesterday.  He was picked as the No. 178 overall pick in this year's draft.  Blach becomes the 14th selection in the MLB draft in the nine years Ed Servais has been at the helm of Bluejay baseball.  The Colorado native closes his junior season at Creighton with a career 2.76 ERA, putting the southpaw in second place on the Creighton all-time career charts.  Blach led the nation with 21 starts this season, compiling a 6-6 mark on the mound.  

Nebraska recruit Justin Black has told the Omaha World Herald he planned to sign a professional contract, forgoing his collegiate eligibility and the chance to work firsthand with NU coach Darin Erstad.  Black was chosen by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round yesterday.  Black, was still in contact with the Husker coaching staff last night.  He hadn’t officially signed as of 5:00, but he’ll likely come to an agreement with Atlanta soon.  Black have until July 13 to officially sign a deal.  Black, of Montana, was the only player with a connection to the Husker baseball program who was drafted in the top 15 rounds.  The final 25 rounds begin at 11:00 today.  Playing for the Billings American Legion program in 2011, he batted .495, hit seven home runs and stole 32 bases.  Black was invited to try out for USA Baseball’s U-18 team last summer.  He ran the 60-yard dash in 6.34 seconds at a tournament last fall, according to Baseball America.

Top seed Zach Taylor of Omaha won a pair of matches yesterday at the York Country Club to advance to the quarterfinals of the Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship.  The tournament's two seed, Mitchell Ryan of Omaha, also advanced to today's quarterfinal.  Taylor and Ryan were the only two players of the top eight seeds to advance out of yesterday's play.  Brunswick’s Sam Meuret beat Mitchell Klooz of Laurel 2 and 1 in the Round of 32 and then lost his Quarterfinal match to Bellevue’s Greg Stanek 19 holes.  Schuyler’s Clint Kracl was beaten by Cale Benson of Grand Island in the Quarterfinals 3 and 2.  Kracl won his Round of 32 match over Harrison Agena of Syracuse 5 and 3.

Qualifying medalist Danielle Lemek of Doniphan advanced to the semifinals of the Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship at the York Country Club yesterday along with Haley & Hannah Thiele of Wahoo and Abbie Hunke of Snyder.  Lemek faces Haley Thiele while Hannah Thiele plays Hunke.  Hunke beat Norfolk’s Kayla Bahle 2 up in the Round of 16 and then topped St. Edward’s Britany Seda 4 and 3 in the Quarterfinals.  Seda had defeated Annie Pearson of Omaha 6 and 4 to reach the Quarterfinals.  Albion’s Amy Ahlers was beaten by Kim Barmettler 2 up in the Round of 16.  Semifinals take place today beginning at 8:00 AM and an 18-hole final begins at 12:45.

Local Schedule:  Hastings at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl DH-5:30); Kelly’s 18’s at Albion (SB DH-6:30).

Local Scores:  Nfk Seniors 17 Albion 1 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Memphis 4 (Bsbl).

     Final      Cleveland      4  Detroit         2
     Final      N-Y Yankees    7  Tampa Bay       0
     Final      Baltimore      8  Boston          6, 10 Innings
     Final      Kansas City    1  Minnesota       0
     Final      Toronto        9  Chi White Sox   5
     Final      L.A. Angels    6  Seattle         1
     Final      Texas          6  Oakland         3
     Final      L.A. Dodgers   2  Philadelphia    1
     Final      Washington     7  N-Y Mets        6, 12 Innings
     Final      Atlanta       11  Miami           0
     Final      Pittsburgh     8  Cincinnati      4
     Final      Houston        9  St. Louis       8
     Final      Chi Cubs      10  Milwaukee       0
     Final      Arizona       10  Colorado        0
     Final      San Diego      6  San Francisco   5

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