Sports News-April 19, 2013

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Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings, shown in earlier footage in a white hat.  In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head.  The photo was taken at a 7-Eleven in Cambridge, just across the river from Boston.  Associated Press sources identify the man as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-kahr tsar-NY'-ehv), of Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He is the bombing suspect who is still alive.  The other bombing suspect was killed overnight in an exchange of gunfire with police.  The sources also say both men are from a region of Russia near Chechnya, and have lived in the United States for at least a year.

The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will open the 2013 season at Denver in the now-traditional Thursday night kickoff game.  The NFL champs usually host the opener, but the Orioles are home September 5th and could not move their game.  So $121 million quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens were sent to Denver, to face Peyton Manning and the team they beat in double overtime on their way to the Super Bowl.  Baltimore preferred beginning the season Thursday night on the road rather than at home on Sunday.  Other schedule highlights announced last night were Manning returning to Indianapolis on Sunday night, October 20; Manning against younger brother Eli and the Giants in Week Two at the Meadowlands; and new Kansas City coach Andy Reid returning to Philadelphia with the Chiefs on Thursday night, September 19.

An FBI agent's affidavit says a Pilot Flying J truck stop employee told authorities that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam knew about rebate fraud at the truck stop chain his family owns.  Haslam bought the Browns last year for about $1 billion.  The 120-page document was filed yesterday in federal court in Knoxville, where Pilot is based.  It identifies the employee only as a confidential source.  Haslam issued a statement saying the foundation of the company is integrity and pledged to cooperate with the investigation.  The company headquarters was raided Monday by FBI and IRS agents.  Pilot Flying J is a private company mostly owned by Haslam, his brother Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and other family members.

Yankees captain Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his injured left ankle.  Yankees GM Brian Cashman says the injury to the 38-year-old shortstop "is obviously a setback."  Jeter could be out at least three months.  He was hurt last October in the opener of the American League championship series.  Jeter played sparingly in spring training and started the season rehabbing at the team's spring training complex in Tampa, Florida.

A judge has given jail time and probation to a Lincoln woman yesterday who reported being attacked by three men who carved anti-gay slurs into her body.  Judge Gale Pokorny sentenced former Nebraska basketball player Charlie Rogers to a week in jail starting April 29 and two years of probation.  Pokorny says evidence shows Rogers' report was a lie.  Rogers was convicted in December.  Authorities charged her after she told police in July that three masked men broke into her Lincoln house and assaulted her.  A neighbor told police that Rogers crawled from her home naked, bleeding and screaming for help.  Police say she faked the attack because she thought it would inspire change in the treatment of gay people.

Amanda Conlin has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Nebraska-Omaha volleyball program in 2013.  She will also join the track & field program throwing the shot-put.  A native of Arizona, Conlin is a 6’2 middle blocker who lettered four years at Deer Valley High School. She earned AIA Division II second-team all-state honors as a senior and was also a two-time first-team all-section selection.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High Inv. (T&F-Ppd. To Saturday-12:00); Nfk High Vs. Platteview at Ralston Inv. (G Socc.-5:30); LHNE/Nfk Cath at Omaha South (Omaha South Van Metre G Socc. Inv.-7:30); Lincoln North Star at Nfk High (Bsbl DH-5:00); Nfk High at Fremont Inv. At Fremont GC (BG-11:00); Nfk Cath at Columbus Scotus Inv. At Quail Run GC (BG-1:00); Nebraska at Purdue at West Lafayette, IN (Bsbl-6:00); Southern Illinois at Creighton (Bsbl-6:30); Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl DH-5:05).

Local Scores:  Nfk High at Elkhorn (B Socc.-Ppd to Saturday at 1:15); Elkhorn at Nfk High (G Socc.-Ppd. to April 22 at 6:00); Nfk High at Wayne (Bsbl-Ppd.); LHNE/Nfk Cath Vs. Omaha South (G Socc.-Ppd to this evening at 7:30); Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-Ppd.).

      Final            Chi  Cubs          6    Texas                      2
      Final            Arizona            6    N-Y  Yankees          2,  12  Innings
      Final            Seattle            2    Detroit                  0
      Final            Boston              6    Cleveland              3
      Final            Baltimore      10    Tampa  Bay              6,  10  Innings
      Final            Toronto            3    Chi  White  Sox      1
      Final            Milwaukee        7    San  Francisco      2
      Final            Colorado        11    N-Y  Mets                3
      Final            Atlanta            6    Pittsburgh            4
      Final            St.  Louis        4    Philadelphia        3
      Final            Cincinnati    11    Miami                      1
      Final            N-Y  Rangers          6    Florida                1
      Final            N-Y  Islanders      5    Toronto                3
      Final            New  Jersey            3    Philadelphia      0
      Final            Montreal                3    Tampa  Bay            2
      Final            Ottawa                    3    Washington          1
      Final  OT      Winnipeg                4    Carolina              3
      Final  2OT    St.  Louis              2    Phoenix                1
      Final            Dallas                    5    Vancouver            1
      Final            Los  Angeles          2    Columbus              1
      Final            San  Jose                6    Minnesota            1

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