Sports News-July 11, 2012
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NL victory has distinct San Francisco flavor...Paterno family preps for internal inquiry
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- The National League jumped on American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander for five runs and coasted to an 8-0 victory in last night's All-Star game. That's the third straight win for the National League, and it means the National League pennant-winner will open the World Series at home and potentially have four home game. The N.L. victory had a distinct San Francisco flavor to it. Matt Cain got the win with two scoreless innings, Pablo Sandoval's bases-loaded triple keyed the five-run first inning and Melky Cabrera added a two-run homer during the National League's three-run fourth inning.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A potentially explosive internal report into whether football coach Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials took steps to conceal that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was a child molester will be released Thursday - online for all to see. Ahead of the report, the Paterno family released a statement that the legendary coach didn't participate in any cover-up.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A person familiar with the decision says the Golden State Warriors have agreed to trade starting small forward Dorell Wright to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Edin Bavcic, a player currently in Europe and freeing up about $4 million in salary cap space for Golden State. Wright averaged 16.4 points in the 2010-11 season but slipped to 10.3 points under rookie coach Mark Jackson last season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR on Tuesday penalized two championship contenders - including suspensions for Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon's team - for problems found during qualifying at Daytona. Three-time champion Tony Stewart was docked six points, and crew chief Steve Addington was fined $25,000 because of a cooling hose found inside Stewart's car after his qualifying lap before the Sprint Cup race that he won.
Nebraska tight end Kyler Reed continued the parade of honorees, as he was named to the John Mackey Award Watch list yesterday. The award, presented to the nation's top tight end, is named after NFL Hall of Famer John Mackey. The award features 33 of the top tight ends in college football. A three-year contributor to the Husker offense, Reed has 43 career catches at Nebraska and has averaged 16.4 yards per catch. In 2011, he led NU with 17.1 yards per reception with 15 catches for 257 yards and a touchdown. The Mackey Award will announce its 2012 winner at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on Dec. 6, in Orlando.
Head Coach Mark Manning and the Husker wrestling program announced yesterday that Micah Barnes has signed a scholarship to compete with the team starting in the 2012-13 season. Barnes comes to Nebraska after a successful career at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., where he wrestled for four years. He racked up 138 victories during his time as a Spartan, pinning 74 opponents. The Minnesota native's best season came as a senior in 2012 when Barnes won the Class AA state title at 170 pounds, capping a perfect 47-0 season. Barnes joins 13 other newcomers to the Husker wrestling program that will begin their careers in 2012-13.
Wayne State College President Curt Frye announced today that Mike Powicki has been named director of athletics. Powicki will begin his duties at Wayne State on July 23. He takes over for Eric Schoh, who resigned in May to become athletic director at Winona State University in Minnesota. Powicki comes to Wayne State after serving as assistant director of athletics at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota since 2008. He obtained his bachelor degree from the University of Iowa in exercise science in 2002 and earned his masters degree in exercise and sport science/sport administration from Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2004.
Mitchell Klooz of Plainview picked up where he left off Monday at Norfolk Country Club shooting a 3-under par 69 yesterday to extend his lead to eight shots. Mitchell Ryan of Omaha, who trailed Klooz by one shot entering round two faded with an 80. Junior Match Play champion, Zach Taylor of Omaha is second at even par 72 while Brunswick’s Sam Meuret & two other golfers are tied for third at one over par 72. Columbus’ Brett Beal is tied for tenth at 74. 43 golfers made the cut at twelve over par. They will be grouped together in pairs today for a final 18-holes.
Doniphan's Danielle Lemek made a little history yesterday winning the twelfth Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship at Norfolk Country Club. The victory gave her a fourth straight girl's amateur title and more impressively an eighth straight state association championship. The Bradley University recruit began the round with a two shot advantage over Haley Thiele of Wahoo and finished the day with a seven shot win over runner-up Sarah Jo Pravecek of Omaha. Lemek shot even par 144 while Pravecek carded a 7-over 151. St. Edwards’s Britany Seda finished fifth with a 161. Concerning Norfolk golfers, Kayla Bahle shot a 176, Kaitlyn Westcott signed for a 184, Sydney Roenfeldt put up a 187, McKenzie Essley carded a 188, Jenna Weber shot 190, Tiffany Henning signed for a 200, Samantha Bruening put up a 209, Hannah Baldacci carded a 215, and Madison Buettner shot 218.
Local Schedule: Yankton Blue at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl DH-5:30); Nfk Golden Girls 18’s Vs. Nemesis ’98 (Lincoln League SB Tourn.-5:30).
Local Scores: Nfk Golden Girls 18's 6-2 Columbus Fire & Ice 3-0 (SB DH).