Sports News-November 21, 2013
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A DNA analysis completed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday confirmed that DNA provided by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston matched the sample taken from the clothing of the woman who has accused him of sexual battery according to ESPN. According to the DNA analysis report, the Florida state crime lab determined the chance of the DNA in the woman's clothing a match for someone other than Winston was one in 2.2 trillion. Police obtained a sexual assault kit on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser reported the alleged incident had occurred at an off-campus apartment. Winston's DNA was recently obtained that he provided to authorities investigating the case. The DNA match alone does not prove that Winston, a leading Heisman Trophy candidate, sexually assaulted the woman, as the accuser's family claimed in a statement released yesterday by a Tampa, Fla.-based attorney. But it does indicate that Winston, who has yet to talk to Tallahassee police or the state attorney investigating the case, had his DNA associated with the accuser on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser said she was sexually assaulted. William Meggs, the state attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit, said his office is still investigating the case, which was referred to his office by Tallahassee police only last week.
Prince Fielder, the portly first baseman with the big stick, is taking his home run show to Texas. The Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade their power-hitting slugger and cash considerations to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler.
Alex Rodriguez is admitting he doesn't have a chance of winning an appeal of his 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball for alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. A-Rod walked out of his grievance hearing yesterday after an arbitrator refused to order baseball commissioner Bud Selig to testify.
The Nebraska football team's four fumbles and one interception in last week's loss to Michigan State are part of a problem that won't go away for coach Bo Pelini. According to STATS, Army is the only Bowl Subdivision team that has lost more fumbles than Nebraska since 2008, the year Pelini became coach. Of active FBS players, Husker quarterback Taylor Martinez is tied for first for the most lost fumbles in a career with 15 and running back Ameer Abdullah is tied for fourth with twelve. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck says all the coaches can do is stress the importance of hanging on to the ball. Nebraska is 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten. They visit Penn State on Saturday at 2:30. The Nittany Lions are 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the conference.
The Nebraska wrestling team announced the addition of six wrestlers yesterday who signed national letters of intent for the 2014-15 season. Among the newcomers are Nick Bennett of Michigan, Derek White of Oklahoma, Colton Adams of Scottsbluff, Dustin Williams of Kansas, Hayden Tuma of Idaho, and Tyler Berger of Oregon.
The 18th ranked Wayne State volleyball team hit .317 for match with just seven attack errors and forced seventh ranked Southwest Minnesota State into 28 errors as the Wildcats posted a 25-15, 25-21 and 33-31 sweep over the host Mustangs last night in the opening round of the NSIC Tournament in Marshall, Minnesota. Wayne State, now at 22-9 on the year, advances to Saturday's semifinals in St. Paul, Minnesota to face two seed and second ranked Minnesota Duluth in a 1:00 match.
The Wayne State women's basketball team shot over 50% for the third straight game and four players scored in double figures as the Wildcats cruised to a 101-41 win last night over York College at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. The Wildcats are now 4-0 on the season while York falls to 3-2. Junior forward Jordan Spencer paced the Wildcat attack with 17 points to go with nine rebounds. Wayne State will be at home again Monday night, opening Northern Sun Conference play against Augustana College in a 6:00 game at Rice Auditorium.
Local Schedule: Nebraska Vs. Massachusetts at Charleston, SC (MBB-11:30); Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Nebraska (WBB-7:00); Seattle at Creighton (NCAA M Socc. Tourn.-7:00).
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West. Get the lowdown with the coaches.
Local Scores: NECC 105 ABCD Prep, IA 74 (MBB); WSC 25-25-33 SW Minnesota St. 15-21-31 (NSIC VB Tourn.); WSC 101 York College 41 (WBB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Charlotte 95 Brooklyn 91
Final OT Indiana 103 New York 96
Final Miami 120 Orlando 92
Final Toronto 108 Philadelphia 98
Final Washington 98 Cleveland 91
Final Atlanta 93 Detroit 85
Final L-A Clippers 102 Minnesota 98
Final Portland 91 Milwaukee 82
Final New Orleans 105 Utah 98
Final San Antonio 104 Boston 93
Final Sacramento 113 Phoenix 106
Final Dallas 123 Houston 120
Final OT Memphis 88 Golden State 81
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Minnesota 4 Ottawa 3
Final Pittsburgh 4 Washington 0
Final OT Columbus 2 Calgary 1
Final OT New Jersey 4 Anaheim 3
TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Final (20) Northern Illinois 35 Toledo 17
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 8) Ohio St. 63 American U. 52
Final (14) Wichita St. 77 Tulsa 54
Final (20) Baylor 69 Charleston Southern 64
Final (21) Iowa St. 90 BYU 88
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) UConn 114 Oregon 68
Final (10) Oklahoma 99 Texas-Arlington 46
Final (14) Penn St. 92 Bucknell 49
Final (15) LSU 73 Hampton 54
Final (16) Colorado 90 Iowa 87
Final (19) South Carolina 68 Clemson 43
Final (21) Michigan St. 80 Detroit 41
Final (24) Gonzaga 78 E. Washington 58