Sports News-September 6, 2012

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The Dallas Cowboys waited all year for another shot at the New York Giants.  When they got it in the 2012 season opener, they didn't miss.  Tony Romo tossed three touchdown passes and Dallas dominated the Super Bowl Champions 24-17 in a victory that wasn't nearly so close.  It won't make up for the New Year's Day loss that cost the Cowboys the NFC East title and sent the Giants on their way to the NFL championship.  In their opening night upset, the Cowboys unveiled a new game-breaker, Kevin Ogletree.  He caught two of Romo's three touchdown passes.  Ogletree caught eight passes for 114 yards. He had 25 receptions for 294 yards and no scores in his career before this game.  Miles Austin caught Romo's other TD.  Romo threw for 307 yards and DeMarco Murray supplied the bulk of the Dallas ground game with 129 yards.

There's been a major upset at the U.S. Open.  Five-time champion Roger Federer, the top seed, is going home before the semifinals at the Open for the first time since 2003.  The 6-foot-5 Tomas Berdych posted his fourth victory in his last seven meetings against Federer, winning 7-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.  Federer hadn't competed since Saturday.  The man he was supposed to play in the fourth round Monday, Mardy Fish, withdrew because of a health scare.  Meanwhile, Andy Roddick's career is over.  The 2003 champion lost to Juan Martin del Potro in four sets in a fourth-round match in the U.S. Open.  The 30-year-old Roddick surprised the tennis world last Thursday when he announced that the tournament would be his last.  The seventh-seeded del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champ, won 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4 in a match spread over two days.
 
The Omaha Storm Chasers have taken Game One of the American Conference Championship Series.  Omaha doubled up Albuquerque 8-4 last night at Werner Park in Papillion.  Will Myers collected two hits including a three-run first-inning home run to lead his team to victory.  Anthony Seratelli & Rey Navarro also collected two hits.  Jake Odorizzi was the winner pitcher for Omaha pitching seven innings.  The Storm Chasers host game two tonight at 7:05.

The Omaha Nighthawks will open their home season against Virginia but it will come about three weeks later than originally scheduled.  According to the Omaha World Herald, the United Football League will delay the start of its fourth season of competition by a week.  Omaha General Manager Matt Boockmeier said he expects the UFL to announce the delay today.  The Nighthawks had expected to open training camp today and had been scheduled to begin the season September 21 with a home game against the defending champion Destroyers.  The games would be pushed back to the third week of November, when the league originally had scheduled its championship game.  The delay will push Omaha's home opener back to Oct. 12, when it faces the Destroyers.  The Nighthawks season opener will now come on the road Sept. 28 at Sacramento.

The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team participated at yesterday’s Des Moines Area Community College Invitational at Cedar Point Golf Course in Boone, Iowa.  Iowa Lakes Community College won the team title by three strokes with a 299.  The Hawks were tenth with a 344.  Cody Brandau of Iowa Central was the medalist with a 69.  Trenton Peterson led Northeast with a 78.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school softball rankings.  In the Omaha World Herald, Millard West remains first in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while Omaha Skutt is once again first in Class “B”.  In Class “C”, Arlington is the new number one, Wayne stays at number eight, Logan View/Scribner-Snider moves up from tenth to ninth, and West Point Guardian Angels slips from seventh to tenth.  In the Lincoln Journal Star, Millard West remains first in Class “A” while Omaha Skutt stays at number one in Class “B”.  In Class “C”, Arlington is the new number one, West Point Guardian Angels is once again third, Wayne remains sixth, Logan View/Scribner-Snider jumps from eighth to seventh, and Twin River falls from ninth to tenth

Local Schedule:  Nfk High Vs. Omaha NW-5:00; Vs. Omaha Benson-6:00 (Omaha NW VB Tri.); Wahoo High at Nfk Cath (VB-7:30); LHNE Vs. Stanton-7:30; Vs. Laurel/Concord/Coleridge-8:30 (Wakefield VB Inv.); Nfk High at O’Neill (SB-6:45); LHNE Vs. Twin River-4:30; Vs. West Point-Beemer-7:30 (LHNE SB Tri.); Nfk High at Lincoln SE Inv. At Holmes GC (GG-8:30 AM); Nfk High at South Sioux City (B. Tenn. Dual-4:30); Oklahoma at Nebraska (Ameritas Players VB Challenge-7:00); NW Missouri St. At WSC (W. Socc.-5:00).

Friday Night:  The Norfolk High football team visits Fremont at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

     AMERICAN  LEAGUE
    
      Final    Chi  White  Sox      6    Minnesota              2
      Final    L.A.  Angels          7    Oakland                  1
      Final    Detroit                  7    Cleveland              1
      Final    Toronto                  6    Baltimore              4
      Final    N-Y  Yankees          6    Tampa  Bay              4
      Final    Texas                      7    Kansas  City          6
      Final    Seattle                  2    Boston                    1
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final    Philadelphia        6    Cincinnati            2
      Final    N-Y  Mets                6    St.  Louis              2
      Final    Washington            9    Chi  Cubs                1
      Final    Pittsburgh            6    Houston                  3
      Final    Atlanta                  1    Colorado                0
      Final    Milwaukee              8    Miami                      5
      Final    San  Diego              4    L.A.  Dodgers        3
      Final    Arizona                  6    San  Francisco      2

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