Sports News-November 29, 2013

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The NBA has fined Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd $50,00 for intentionally spilling his drink on the court as an unusual stall tactic.  Kidd bumped into Brooklyn reserve Tyshawn Taylor with 8.3 seconds left in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers, causing his drink to spill.  A video of the fumble showed Kidd appearing to tell Taylor to "hit me" as the guard walked toward the bench, creating a delay that allowed the Nets to diagram a play after they had run out of timeouts.

The so-called Iowa/Nebraska football rivalry has been one-sided.  The teams will meet today in Lincoln at 11:00 in the Heroes Game, which became another in a line of Big Ten trophy games when the Cornhuskers joined the conference in 2011.  Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz hopes his team can make the game a true rivalry, noting that it's been decades since they last beat the Huskers.  Nebraska has won two straight since playing Iowa as a Big Ten member and five in a row overall since losing 10-7 in Iowa City in 1981.  The Hawkeyes are 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Big Ten while the Huskers are 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the conference.  Nebraska will be playing for second place in the Legends Division and for a best possible bowl destination.  The winner would be in line for an Outback Bowl bid.  The loser might go to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.  Today's game is televised on ABC.

Doug McDermott scored 27 points and Devin Brooks added 23 and the 20th ranked Creighton men's basketball team beat Arizona State 88-60 last night in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy at Fullerton, California.  McDermott also added six rebounds.  The 5-0 Bluejays used a 14-2 run to take control of the game early and put away the Sun Devils with three-point shooting in the second half.  Arizona State, which dropped to 6-1, shot 39% from the field and went a woeful 7-18 at the free throw line.  Creighton will play San Diego State tonight at 8:30 in the second round of the eight-team tournament.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have posted their final high school football rankings.  In the Omaha World Herald, Class 'A' champion Omaha North is the new number one in their class and the 'Nebraska Top 10' while Class 'B' champion Omaha Skutt is the new number one in theirs.  In Class 'C-1', champion Cozad is the new number one in their class, Boone Central/Newman Grove slips from first to second, Norfolk Catholic remains fourth, Columbus Lakeview jumps from tenth to fifth, and Pierce slips from sixth to ninth.  In Class 'C-2', champion Doniphan/Trumbull stays at number one, Battle Creek moves up from fourth to second, Lutheran High Northeast improves from sixth to fourth, and Hartington Cedar Catholic stays at number seven.  In Class 'D-1', champion Exeter/Milligan is once again first, Creighton remains third, Howells/Dodge slips from second to fourth, Randolph jumps from ninth to seventh, and West Point Guardian Angels falls from sixth to ninth.  In Class 'D-2', champion Falls City Sacred Heart stays at number one, Wynot is up from third to second, Humphrey St. Francis enters the rankings at number four, Stuart jumps from seventh to fifth, Fullerton drops from fourth to sixth, and Lyons Decatur Northeast slips from sixth to seventh.  In 'Six-Man', champion Silver Lake remains first.  In the Lincoln Journal Star, Class 'A' champion Omaha North is the new number one in their class while Class 'B' champion Omaha Skutt is the new number one in theirs.  In Class 'C-1', champion Cozad is the new number one in their class, Boone Central/Newman Grove slips from first to second, Columbus Lakeview moves up from tenth to fourth, Pierce slips from fifth to sixth, Norfolk Catholic falls from sixth to seventh.  In Class 'C-2', champion Doniphan/Trumbull stays at number one, Battle Creek drops from second to third, and Lutheran High Northeast is once again seventh.  In Class 'D-1', champion Exeter/Milligan is once again first, Creighton remains third, Howells/Dodge slips from second to fourth, Randolph enters the rankings at number seven, and West Point Guardian Angels falls from seventh to tenth.  In Class 'D-2', champion Falls City Sacred Heart stays at number one, Wynot remains second, Humphrey St. Francis stays at number four, Stuart enters the rankings at number five, and Fullerton moves up from seventh to sixth.  In 'Six-Man', champion Silver Lake remains first.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have posted their final high school football rankings.  Norfolk Catholic finished fourth in the Omaha World Herald & seventh in the Lincoln Journal Star.  The 8-3 Knights reached the Class 'C-1' quarterfinals.  Lutheran High Northeast placed fourth in the Omaha World Herald and seventh in the Lincoln Journal Star.  The 9-2 Eagles reached the Class 'C-2' quarterfinals.

The Lincoln Journal Star has posted its All-State volleyball teams.  Columbus Scotus' Payton Chohon reached the Class 'C-1' First Team as a hitter.  Lutheran High Northeast's Megan Gebhardt & Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family hitter Kaylee Jensen were honored on the Class 'C-2' First Team.  Gebhardt was recognized as a hitter/setter.  Lutheran High Northeast's Morgan Sunderman hitter, Crofton hitter Maria Wortmann, West Point Guardian Angels' Gabby Knobbe hitter, and Wakefield hitter Lauren Lehmkuhl made the Class 'C-2' Second Team.  Howells/Dodge setter Amanda Evert and O'Neill St. Mary's hitter Brooke Bauer & libero Mackenzie Wecker reached the Class 'D-1' First Team.  Emerson/Hubbard hitter Kylie Belt & O'Neill St. Mary's setter Bridget Schneider were honored on the Second Team.  Ewing hitter Riley Funk made the Class 'D-2' First Team and Stuart hitter Harlee Fischer reached the Second Team.

Local Schedule:  NECC Vs. Mineral Area College, MO at Burlington, IA (MBB-5:00); LHNE at Bancroft/Rosalie (G&B BB Jamboree Game-4:00); Iowa at Nebraska (FB-11:00); Creighton Vs. Arizona St. At Fullerton, CA (MBB-8:30); Xavier at Creighton (Big East VB Tourn.-6:30); WSC Vs. Dominican Univ. (CA) at North Star Inv. At Fairbanks, AK (WBB-5:00).

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East.  This week:  Nfk High's Ben Ries & Tony Brown; Nfk Cath's Tim Kassmeier; LHNE's Josh Clark & Jesse Peters; & NECC's Matt Svehla.

Local Scores:  (20) Creighton 88 Arizona St. 60 (MBB); WSC 98 Lees-McRae, N.C. 57 (WBB).

NFL Scoreboard:  Detroit 40 Green Bay 10; Dallas 31 Oakland 24; Baltimore 22 Pittsburgh 20. 

     NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE
    
      Final    Detroit        40    Green  Bay      10
      Final    Dallas          31    Oakland          24
      Final    Baltimore    22    Pittsburgh    20
    
    
          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE
    
      Final    Vancouver      5    Ottawa            2
      Final    Edmonton        3    Nashville      0
    
    
          TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final          (  2)  Kansas                  87    Wake  Forest                  78
      Final          (  5)  Oklahoma  St.      97    Purdue                            87
      Final          (19)  UCLA                    105    Nevada                            84
      Final          (20)  Creighton            88    Arizona  St.                  60
      Final          (21)  Memphis                87    Siena                              60
      Final  OT    (23)  Iowa                      77    Xavier                            74
      Final          (25)  Marquette            86    Cal  St.-Fullerton      66
    
    
          TOP-25  WOMEN'S  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  2)  Duke                          81    Xavier                    54
      Final    (  3)  Tennessee                76    Virginia                67
      Final    (  6)  Stanford                  80    S.  Dakota  St.      60
      Final    (11)  North  Carolina      93    Arkansas  St.        60
      Final    (12)  Texas  A&M                69    Memphis                  59
      Final    (16)  Purdue                      75    TCU                          68

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