Sports News-May 24, 2012
There's going to be a Game 7 in the Boston-Philadelphia Eastern Conference semifinal. The 76ers made sure of that with a 82-75 victory at home over the Celtics to knot the series at three games apiece. Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 20. Elton Brand added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Paul Pierce led all scorers with 24 for Boston. Game 7 is Saturday night in Boston. The Celtics are 17-4 all-time in Game 7's at home.
Just months after reaching agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL, the NFL Players Association has filed a complaint in federal court accusing the league of colluding to impose a secret salary cap during the
uncapped 2010 season. The motion claims the move cost the players at least $1 billion. The claim was filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota. The complaint claims a "conspiracy" to set a $123 million salary cap for the 2010 season, when owners did not have the legal authority to do so. The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins have had their future salary caps lowered for going over the limit in 2010. The league says the union has no grounds for the action and is prohibited from filing it by the collective bargaining agreement. An NFL spokesman called the lawsuit "totally unfounded."
Yesterday the High School State Golf Championships concluded. In Class "C", Sutton finished on top with a a total of 637. Kearney Catholic and Plainview tied for second with a 638, Gibbon ended in fourth with a 660 and Bishop Neumen was in fifth with a 669. Norfolk Catholic shot a team total of 716. Individually, Plainview's Mitchell Klooz shot a two-day total of 142. Gibbon's Rylee Reinertson was close behind with a 148. Also, for the Knights, Rylee Knake shot a 158, Scott Vomer carded a 197, and DevonLockman put up a 98.
Local Schedule: Nebraska Vs. Penn State at Columbus, OH (Big Ten Bsbl Tourn.-11:05) Creighton Vs. the winner of the Evansville/Illinois State Game at Springfield, MO (MVC Bsbl Tourn.-4:00); Salt Lake at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35); WSC at NCAA Nationals at Pueblo, CO (T&F-12:00).
Local Scores: Creighton 11, Illinois State 5 (MVC Bsbl. Tourn.); Omaha Storm Chasers 5, Salt Lake 2.