Sports News-October 16, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The National League Championship series is tied at a game apiece following the San Francisco Giants' 7-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan Vogelsong allowed just a run and four hits over seven innings to help the Giants earn their first victory in four home games this postseason. Second basemen Marco Scutaro and Ryan Theriot each hit two-run singles for the Giants, who scored three unearned runs on two St. Louis errors during a four-run fourth that put San Francisco up 5-1.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker has accepted a two-year contract extension after guiding the team to its second NL Central title in three years. The deal comes less than a week after the Reds became the first club to lose a division series after winning the first two games.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Peyton Manning helped the Denver Broncos erase a 24-0 halftime lead and beat the Chargers 35-24 in San Diego. Manning threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos tied the fourth-greatest regular-season comeback in NFL history. Philip Rivers threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns but had six turnovers, two of which were returned for touchdowns.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have lost linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb to season-ending injuries suffered in Sunday's win over Dallas. The 37-year-old Lewis was leading the team in tackles this year before tearing his right triceps. Webb tore the ACL in his left knee during the first quarter.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb will undergo an MRI on his injured ribs after X-rays were negative. Kolb was hurt in yesterday's 19-16 overtime loss against Buffalo, leaving his status uncertain for next Sunday's game at Minnesota. John Skelton would start if Kolb can't play this weekend.
The Nebraska volleyball team slipped from third to fourth in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll released yesterday. The Huskers went 2-0 last week with wins over Wisconsin & Minnesota and are now 15-2 overall and 7-1 in the Big Ten. Penn State remains number one. Stanford is second and Oregon is ranked third. Penn State is 18-1 on the year while Stanford is 16-2 and Oregon is 16-1. Nebraska will be in action next on Wednesday when they visit Iowa. The Hawkeyes are 10-11 overall and 2-6 in the Big Ten. In other Husker volleyball news, Lauren Cook has been chosen as the Big Ten setter of the week for the third time this season. The senior from Lincoln Pius X averaged 11.6 assists and 2.3 digs per set in wins over tenth ranked Minnesota and Wisconsin. She led the third-ranked Huskers to a .361 hitting percentage for the weekend, including a .396 clip against the Badgers. Against Minnesota, Cook posted 44 assists and eleven digs. She had 37 digs against Wisconsin. Creighton’s Kate Elman repeated as MVC Freshman of the Week.
Wayne State moved up one spot to 18th in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll released yesterday. The Wildcats are 15-6 overall and 7-4 in league play They went 2-1 last week, defeating then top ranked Nebraska-Kearney 3-1 followed by a 3-0 sweep over St. Cloud State and a 3-0 setback Saturday at home to then third ranked Minnesota Duluth. Wayne State is in action tonight at home against Augustana College at 7:00.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school volleyball rankings. The Class "C-2" Two-time Defending State Champion Lutheran High Northeast Eagles moved up from third to second in the Omaha World Herald & the Lincoln Journal Star. The Lady Eagles are 20-4 on the season after winning their lone match over Columbus Lakeview. They will be in action next when they host 7-16 Bancroft/Rosalie tonight at 7:30. Norfolk Catholic is once again third in both media in Class “C-1”. The Lady Knights are 22-1 on the year and winners of 18 matches in a row after winning both their matches last week over Bishop Neumann & O’Neill. N.C. will be in action next when they host top ranked in Class “D-1” West Point Guardian Angels tonight at 7:45.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school volleyball rankings. In the Omaha World Herald, Papillion La Vista South remains first in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Omaha Gross is once again first in Class “B”. In Class “C-1”, Kearney Catholic stays at number one, Columbus Scotus remains second, and Norfolk Catholic is once again third. In Class “C-2”, Hastings St. Cecilia stays at number one, Lutheran High Northeast moves up from third to second, Hartington Cedar Catholic jumps from sixth to fifth, Wakefield improves from eighth to seventh, and West Holt drops out of the top ten. In Class “D-1”, West Point Guardian Angels is once again first, Howells/Dodge stays at number two, O’Neill St. Mary’s stays at number seven, and Chambers/Wheeler Central remains tenth. In Class “D-2”, Humphrey High stays at number one, Ewing falls from fourth to fifth, and Stuart remains ninth. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Papillion La Vista South remains first in Class “A” while Omaha Gross is the new number one in Class “B”. In Class “C-1”, Kearney Catholic stays at number one, Columbus Scotus remains second, and Norfolk Catholic is once again third. In Class “C-2”, Hastings St. Cecilia stays at number one, Lutheran High Northeast moves up from third to second, Hartington Cedar Catholic jumps from fourth to third, and Wakefield slips out of the rankings. In Class “D-1”, West Point Guardian Angels is once again first, Howells/Dodge stays at number two, and O’Neill St. Mary’s remains ninth. In Class “D-2”, Humphrey High stays at number one and Ewing is once again seventh.
106 KIX & Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM has announced its upcoming basketball broadcast schedule. The 34 game docket features the Norfolk High boys & girls, Norfolk Catholic boys & girls, Lutheran High Northeast boys & girls, and the Northeast Hawks men & women. The schedule highlights include Norfolk Panthers boys games at Omaha North, Lincoln Northeast, South Sioux City, Lincoln High, Omaha Burke, Fremont, and Lincoln Southeast. The docket also features the Norfolk Catholic boys visiting Lutheran High Northeast on December 11th and the Norfolk Catholic boys taking on Boys Town at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island on February 9th. The schedule tips off on Saturday, December 1st when the Northeast Hawks men’s team visits Council Bluffs, Iowa to play Cloud County Community College.
Local Schedule: West Point Guardian Angels at Nfk Cath (VB-7:45); Bancroft/Rosalie at LHNE (VB-7:30); Augustana at WSC (VB-7:00); Missouri-Kansas City at Creighton (M. Socc.-7:00).
Thursday Night: The Lutheran High Northeast football team hosts Battle Creek at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.