Sports News-September 17, 2012

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No update on Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini's health is expected until his regularly scheduled weekly news conference today.  Pelini fell ill in the first half of Saturday's 42-13 win over Arkansas State.  He was taken by ambulance to a Lincoln hospital after halftime for precautionary tests.  Pelini, 44, was released from the hospital by Saturday evening.  He said in a statement after the game that "everything checked out just fine" and that he planned to work Sunday.  Nebraska athletic department spokesman Keith Mann said the school has no plans to comment on Pelini's status unless his condition changes.  Pelini's statement after the game didn't mention his symptoms.  A team doctor checked Pelini's pulse on the sideline during the second quarter.  In other Husker football news, the team found its way back into the Associated Press Poll at number 25.  They fell out of the rankings after the loss from UCLA on September 8.

The Kansas City Royals purchased the contract of top pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Omaha yesterday and will start him next weekend against the Cleveland Indians.  Odorizzi, a 2008 first-round pick by Milwaukee who was acquired in the 2010 trade for Zack Greinke, was a combined 15-5 with a 3.03 ERA, striking out 135 and walking 50 in 145 1/3 innings with Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas.  The 22-year-old right-hander, went 11-3 with a 2.93 ERA with Omaha after a May promotion.  The Royals also recalled catcher Adam Moore, infielder Irving Falu, left-hander Tommy Hottovy and right-hander Nate Adcock from Omaha, which was eliminated from the Pacific Coast League championship series on Saturday.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings.  In the Omaha World Herald, Millard North remains first in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Beatrice is once a again first in Class “B”.  In Class “C-1”, Norfolk Catholic stays at number one, Boone Central/Newman Grove remains fourth, Columbus Lakeview is once again fifth, and Pierce stays at number six.  In Class “C-2”, David City Aquinas stays at number one, Lutheran High Northeast moves up from third to second, Crofton jumps from fifth to fourth, West Holt improves from sixth to fifth, Oakland/Craig enters the rankings at number nine, and Battle Creek & Hartington Cedar Catholic fall from the rankings.  In “Eight Man-1”, Howells/Dodge remains first, Elgin Public/Pope John stays at number two, West Point Guardian Angels is once again third, Creighton moves up from fifth to fourth, and Hartington High jumps from seventh to sixth.  In “Eight Man-2”, Falls City Sacred Heart remains first, Humphrey St. Francis stays at number two, Lindsay Holy Family is once again eighth, and Wausa remains ninth.  In “Six-Man”, Sioux County is the new number one and Elkhorn Valley falls from first to fourth.  In the Lincoln Journal Star, Millard North remains first in Class “A” while Aurora is once a again first in Class “B”.  In Class “C-1”, Norfolk Catholic stays at number one, Boone Central/Newman Grove remains fourth, Columbus Lakeview is once again fifth, and Pierce stays at number eight.  In Class “C-2”, David City Aquinas stays at number one, Crofton moves up from third to second, Lutheran High Northeast jumps from fourth to third, Oakland/Craig improves from eighth to fifth, Battle Creek remains eighth, and Hartington Cedar Catholic falls from the rankings.  In “D-1”, Howells/Dodge remains first, West Point Guardian Angels stays at number two, Creighton is once again third, and Elgin Public/Pope John remains fourth.  In “D-2”, Giltner remains first, Humphrey St. Francis stays at number two, Wausa moves up from ninth to eighth, and Lindsay Holy Family jumps from tenth to ninth.  In “Six-Man”, Sioux County is the new number one and Elkhorn Valley falls from third to fifth.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings.  The Two-time Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic Knights remain first in both media in Class “C-1”.  The Knights are 4-0 on the season and outscoring their opponents on average 41.8-18.  Norfolk Catholic has won 30 games in a row dating back to 2010.  The Knights will visit Lincoln Journal Star second ranked 3-0 Wahoo High on Friday.  The Lutheran High Northeast Eagles move up from third to second in the Omaha World Herald and jump from fourth to third in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class “C-2”.  The 3-0 Eagles outscored Laurel/Concord/Coleridge 78-38 last Friday.  They have outscored their foes on average through three contests 53.7-25.  Lutheran High Northeast will visit Omaha World Herald fifth ranked 3-0 West Holt on Friday.  

Local Schedule:  Elkhorn at Nfk High (SB-6:30); LHNE Vs. West Point Guardian Angels at O’Neill (Mid States Conf. SB Tourn.-4:00); Nfk High at Papillion La Vista Inv. (B. Tenn-8:00 AM).

Local Scores:  Creighton 2 William & Mary 1 (M. Socc.); U-C Riverside 1 Nebraska-Omaha 0 (M. Socc.); Nebraska 1 Northern Colorado 1 (OT) (W. Socc.) (Tie); Portland St. 2 Nebraska-Omaha 1 (W. Socc.); Northern St. 2 WSC 0 (W. Socc.).

NFL Scoreboard:  Arizona 20 New England 18; Philadelphia 24 Baltimore 23; Cincinnati 34 Cleveland 27; Houston 27 Jacksonville 7; Buffalo 35 Kansas City 17; Indianapolis 23 Minnesota 20; Carolina 35 New Orleans 27; Miami 35 Oakland 13; N.Y. Giants 31 Tampa Bay 34; Seattle 27 Dallas 7; St. Louis 31 Washington 28; Pittsburgh 27 N.Y. Jets 10; San Diego 38 Tennessee 10; San Francisco 27 Detroit 19.

      AMERICAN  LEAGUE
    
      Final            N-Y  Yankees          6    Tampa  Bay              4
      Final            Toronto                  5    Boston                    0
      Final            Chi  White  Sox      9    Minnesota              2
      Final            L.A.  Angels          4    Kansas  City          3
      Final            Cleveland              7    Detroit                  6
      Final            Texas                      2    Seattle                  1
      Final            Baltimore              9    Oakland                  5
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Cincinnati            5    Miami                      4,  11  Innings
      Final            Houston                  7    Philadelphia        6
      Final            Milwaukee              3    N-Y  Mets                0
      Final            Chi  Cubs              13    Pittsburgh            9
      Final            San  Diego            12    Colorado              11
      Final            Arizona                10    San  Francisco      2
      Final            St.  Louis              5    L.A.  Dodgers        2,  12  Innings
      Final            Atlanta                  5    Washington            1

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