Sports News-August 28, 2014

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Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended by the team after admitting he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.  The school didn't explain how Shaw actually was injured in its statement, but USC officials say they regret posting a story lauding Shaw's tale on their website Monday.  Shaw is a fifth-year senior, a team captain and a key starter in USC's defensive secondary.

Clayton Kershaw is the majors' first 16-game winner after allowing no earned runs and six hits while striking out ten in eight innings of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-1 triumph at Arizona.  Matt Kemp hit a two-run double and Scott Van Slyke added a solo homer to help Kershaw improve to 16-3.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy again.  He missed two games last season due to another violation of the policy but still led the team with 1,646 yards in receptions.  Gordon will have to apply for reinstatement following the season.

Lincoln’s Seacrest Field is getting a $4.5 million facelift.  The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the 52 year-old stadium will get the fix-up due to erosion under the bleachers.  Lincoln Public Schools are planning the biggest renovation of the stadium since it was built in 1962.  Work will not start until November after the football season has concluded.  The old, sagging bleachers and cracked stairs will come out.  There will be a new press box, double the size of the current one, the gravel parking lots will be paved and the new bleachers will be situated so the field grows by three feet on each side allowing for a regulation-sized soccer field.  A separate project includes a new scoreboard with video capabilities.  Donations and a $153 million bond issue are the contributors to the renovation.

The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team gets their season underway today when they participate in the Doane College Invite at Lincoln at 11:00.  The program returns for its third season after being suspended in the 2002-2003 academic year.  Golfers on the 2014 Hawks squad include six freshmen and eight sophomores.  Sophomores Alex Dredge and Justin Mlnarik earned Iowa Community College Athletic Association Conference second team All-Conference honors last year.  The Northeast team also includes area golfers in Beemer’s Lucas Bradfield, Humphrey’s Michael Brockhaus, and Bancroft’s Preston Peters.  The Hawks remaining schedule has them visiting Central Community College for a dual in Columbus, the Dakota Wesleyan Invitational at Mitchell, South Dakota, the Iowa Central Ryder Cup in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, the Midland Fall Invite in Fremont, the Southeast Invitational at Beatrice, and then host the Nebraska Intercollegiate on October 10-11.

Local Schedule:  Kearney at Nfk High (SB DH-5:00); NECC at Doane Inv. At Wilderness Ridge, Lincoln (MG-11:00); Colorado Springs at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

Friday Night:  The Norfolk Panther football team opens their 2014 campaign at home against South Sioux City at 7:00.  The Football Pregame Show gets underway at 6:30 on 106 KIX &  Also, Pierce opens their season at North Bend Central at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 &

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

Local Scores:  Reno 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).

      Final          L.A.  Angels          6    Miami                1
      Final          Texas                    12    Seattle            4
      Final          Tampa  Bay              3    Baltimore        1
      Final          Toronto                  5    Boston              2
      Final          N-Y  Yankees          8    Detroit            4
      Final          Chi  White  Sox      3    Cleveland        2
      Final          Kansas  City          6    Minnesota        1
      Final          Oakland                  5    Houston            4
      Final          Pittsburgh            3    St.  Louis        1
      Final          Philadelphia        8    Washington      4
      Final          Atlanta                  3    N-Y  Mets          2
      Final          Cincinnati            7    Chi  Cubs          5
      Final          San  Diego              3    Milwaukee        2,  10  Innings
      Final          L.A.  Dodgers        3    Arizona            1
      Final          San  Francisco      4    Colorado          2

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