Sports News-May 13, 2013
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Tiger Woods closed with a 2-under-par 70 to win The Players Championship at 13-under, two strokes ahead of Kevin Streelman, Swedish rookie David Lingmerth and Jeff Maggert. Woods was in the scoring trailer when Lingmerth missed a long birdie try that would have forced a playoff. Woods now has 78 career PGA victories after claiming his first Players Championship title in a dozen years.
Harrison Barnes finished with 26 points and ten rebounds as the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 97-87 win against San Antonio, tying the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Jarrett Jack came off the bench to added 24 points and Stephen Curry had 22 for the Warriors, who trailed by eight with five minutes left in regulation. Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who host Game Five on Tuesday.
The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Thibodeau was upset that Nazr Mohammed got ejected for shoving LeBron James to the floor and accused the Heat's superstar of flopping. He also said calls weren't going to go the Bulls' way.
Former Colorado offensive lineman Alex Lewis, who announced Friday he plans to transfer to Nebraska, was booked Saturday on charges of second-degree assault from an incident Friday night, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. He started all twelve games at left guard for Colorado last season, also was charged with two counts of harassment. A native of Arizona, Lewis told the Journal Star on Friday he planned to arrive on the Nebraska campus next month and immediately begin working out with the team. Per NCAA transfer rules, however, he would have to sit out the 2013 season. Lewis then would have two seasons to play for the Huskers. Whether those plans remain intact was uncertain Sunday.
The New York Jets signed ex-Husker Brett Maher, according to the Omaha World Herald. Maher, a walk-on from Kearney who made the All-Big Ten team as a kicker and punter his junior year, took part in the Jets' weekend rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
The Nebraska softball team was selected as an NCAA regional host after earning the 14th national seed when the field was announced last night. The Huskers will host Stanford, Tulsa and Northern Iowa for the three-day Lincoln Regional at Bowlin Stadium. Tulsa and Stanford will open the regional at 4:00 Friday, with the Huskers and Northern Iowa meeting at 7:00.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at A-3 Dist. Meet at Highlands GC, Lincoln (BG-9:00 AM); LHNE at C-3 Dist. Meet at Indian Trails CC, Beemer (BG-9:00 AM); Nfk High at Kearney (G Tenn. Dual-4:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Colorado Springs (Bsbl-7:35).
Local Scores: Nebraska 8 Minnesota 0 (Bsbl); Wichita St. 4 Creighton 1 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers 14 Colorado Springs 4 (Bsbl).
Final Tampa Bay 4 San Diego 2
Final Cleveland 4 Detroit 3, 10 Innings
Final Toronto 12 Boston 4
Final Baltimore 6 Minnesota 0
Final N-Y Yankees 4 Kansas City 2
Final Texas 12 Houston 7
Final Seattle 6 Oakland 1
Final Chi White Sox 3 L.A. Angels 0
Final Cincinnati 5 Milwaukee 1
Final Pittsburgh 3 N-Y Mets 2
Final Chi Cubs 2 Washington 1
Final Colorado 8 St. Louis 2
Final San Francisco 5 Atlanta 1
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Miami 3
Final Philadelphia 4 Arizona 2, 10 Innings
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final OT Golden State 97 San Antonio 87
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Toronto 2 Boston 1
Final Detroit 3 Anaheim 2
Final N-Y Rangers 1 Washington 0