Sports News-December 13, 2013

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Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston has come away with the Walter Camp player of the year award and the Davey O'Brien Trophy as the nation's top quarterback.  Fellow Heisman finalist Andre Williams of Boston College has won the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back.  Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has captured the Maxwell Award, given to college football's player of the year.

Peyton Manning threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns, but the San Diego Chargers controlled the ball for almost 39 minutes in a 27-20 win over the Broncos in Denver.  Ryan Mathews had 127 yards on 29 carries, including a 23-yard scoring run that put the Chargers ahead 24-10 early in the second half.  Philip Rivers tossed two touchdown passes to Keenan Allen as San Diego improved to 7-7 and dropped the Broncos to 11-3.

Denver police say at least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Broncos' game last night.  They say a fourth person may have been stabbed, but that person left the scene.  Police have several people in custody and are not currently looking for other suspects.  None had been formally charged as of just after midnight.  A police spokesman says one of the victims was initially in critical condition, but all are conscious and talking.  He describes the scene as "chaotic" and says police are trying to figure out what led up to the fight and whether the men had attended the game.
 
Defending national champion Texas' road back to the NCAA volleyball final four runs through familiar territory in Nebraska.  The Cornhuskers parted ways with Texas in 2011 when they joined the Big Ten.  But the old Big XII rivals are on a collision course in the Lincoln Regional.  The top-seeded 25-2 Longhorns take a 21-match win streak into their semifinal against 34-2 American this evening at 5:00.  They'll play the eighth seeded 25-6 Huskers on Saturday if Nebraska beats ninth seeded 26-3 San Diego tonight at 7:00.  Other regionals are in Lexington, Ky., Champaign, Ill., and Los Angeles.  Winners move to the final four next week in Seattle.  Texas beat Nebraska in a five-set match in Austin in September and has won six of the last eight meetings with the Huskers.

Low demand has led to the cancellation of a charter flight that had been lined up to take Nebraska football fans to Jacksonville, Florida, for the Gator Bowl.  The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Pennsylvania-based Collegiate Athletics canceled the Southwest Airlines 137-seat charter that was to fly travelers who booked through Executive Travel of Lincoln, AAA Nebraska and Allied Tour & Travel of Norfolk.  Executive Travel's Steve Glenn said it's the first time in 27 years that he's had a charter to a bowl game canceled.  Nebraska is playing BCS 22nd ranked Georgia for the second straight year in a bowl game.  Last year Georgia beat the Huskers 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl.

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Detroit Tigers have added depth to their bullpen by working out a one-year contract with Joba Chamberlain.  The hard-throwing, right-hander was 2-1 with one save and a career-high 4.93 ERA in 45 games for the New York Yankees last season.  The former Nebraska Cornhusker, Chamberlain, was 23-14 with five saves with a 3.85 ERA in 260 games over seven seasons with the Yankees.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Wayne State was awarded the host site for the 2014 NCAA Division II Central Region Cross Country Championships.  The event will be held November 22, 2014 at the Wayne Country Club.  It marks the fifth time since 2003 that WSC has hosted a regional cross country meet.  Wayne State College has hosted NCAA regional cross country meets in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2010.  The school will also host the 2014 Northern Sun Conference Cross Country Championships two weeks prior to running the regional meet in Wayne.   

Local Schedule:  Lincoln SW at Nfk High (G&B BB-6:00); Nfk Cath at Wahoo Bishop Neumann (G&B BB-6:00); LHNE at Omaha Concordia (G&B BB-6:30); Nfk High at High Plains Community Inv. At Central CC, Columbus (WR-10:30); LHNE at North Platte St. Patrick's Inv. (WR-3:00); NECC at Hutchinson CC, KS (MBB-7:30); Concordia JV at NECC (WBB-6:00); San Diego at Nebraska (NCAA VB Tourn.-7:00); Minnesota St. At WSC (W&M BB-6:00).

This Evening:  The Pierce girls & boys basketball teams host Boone Central/Newman Grove starting with the girls game at 6:30.  The boys game will follow at approximately 8:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately 6:10 on Literock 97.5 & Literock97.com.
    
Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East.  This week:  Nfk High's Ben Ries & Tony Brown; Nfk Cath's Tim Kassmeier; LHNE's Josh Clark & Jesse Peters; & NECC's Matt Svehla.

Saturday Evening:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball squads are at Omaha Burke starting with the girls game at 5:30.  The boys game will follow at approximately 7:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately 5:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

Local Scores:  Nfk High 63 Sioux City West 13 (WR Dual); Nfk Cath 40 Wayne 36 (WR Dual); Nebraska-Omaha 102 Eureka 54 (WBB).

     BOYS BASKETBALL
     Anselmo-Merna 57, SMC 26
     Beatrice 67, Crete 50
     Bellevue West 54, Omaha North 45
     Blue Hill 55, Superior 34
     Boone Central/Newman Grove 76, Central City 26
     Centennial 52, Sandy Creek 29
     Crawford 43, Hay Springs 24
     CWC 44, North Central 41
     Elkhorn Mount Michael 66, Knox Grammar, Australia 62
     Ewing 63, Allen 34
     Falls City Sacred Heart 64, Hiawatha, Kan. 46
     Gering 76, Mitchell 37
     Howells/Dodge 73, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 38
     Lewiston 50, College View Academy 39
     Lexington 54, Holdrege 46
     Nebraska City 67, Conestoga 29
     Omaha Roncalli 68, Boys Town 67
     Osceola 45, East Butler 21
     Randolph 35, Ponca 29
     Scribner-Snyder 48, Cedar Bluffs 40
     Sioux City, North, Iowa 78, South Sioux City 53
     Southern Valley 60, Gothenburg 48
     Sutton 48, Cross County 14
     Syracuse 63, Johnson-Brock 20
     Weeping Water 59, Raymond Central 43
     West Point-Beemer 62, North Bend Central 37
     Winnebago 82, Omaha Nation 38
     Wood River 60, St. Paul 45
     York 63, Waverly 54
 Campbell County Tournament
     Scottsbluff 72, Rock Springs, Wyo. 59
 Goodland Tournament
 First Round
     McCook 56, Norton, Kan. 29
 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
     Malcolm vs. Louisville, ppd. to Jan 30.
 GIRLS BASKETBALL
     Bellevue West 62, Omaha North 17
     Bishop Neumann 70, Boys Town 13
     Blue Hill 56, Superior 39
     Boone Central/Newman Grove 56, Central City 50
     College View Academy 44, Lewiston 25
     Crete 43, Beatrice 33
     CWC 50, North Central 35
     East Butler 34, Osceola 21
     Ewing 29, Allen 16
     Exeter/Milligan 49, Dorchester 25
     Falls City Sacred Heart 64, Hiawatha, Kan. 46
     Gothenburg 52, Southern Valley 43
     Holdrege 60, Lexington 19
     Humphrey St. Francis 47, Cedar Valley 15
     Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 46, Howells/Dodge 39
     Kearney Catholic 66, Adams Central 42
     Mitchell 37, Gering 36
     Nebraska City 50, Conestoga 39
     Nebraska Lutheran 48, Northland Lutheran, Wis. 31
     Omaha Duchesne Academy 58, Blair 36
     Platteview 66, Omaha Mercy 25
     Ravenna 69, Ord 42
     Raymond Central 51, Weeping Water 41
     Sandy Creek 43, Centennial 21
     Scribner-Snyder 44, Cedar Bluffs 30
     SMC 31, Anselmo-Merna 28
     South Sioux City 85, Sioux City, North, Iowa 56
     St. Paul 37, Wood River 33
     Sutton 52, Cross County 25
     Syracuse 47, Johnson-Brock 25
     West Point-Beemer 47, North Bend Central 31
     Winnebago 79, Omaha Nation 51
     York 55, Waverly 48

     NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION
    
      Final    Brooklyn    102    L-A  Clippers      93
      Final    Portland    111    Houston              104
    
    
          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Columbus              4    N-Y  Rangers          2
      Final            Philadelphia      2    Montreal                1
      Final            Ottawa                  2    Buffalo                  1
      Final  2OT    Tampa  Bay            2    Detroit                  1  (SO  Tampa  Bay  1-0)
      Final  2OT    Colorado              4    Winnipeg                3  (SO  Colorado  2-0)
      Final            Nashville            3    Dallas                    1
      Final            St.  Louis            6    Toronto                  3
      Final  OT      Calgary                2    Carolina                1
      Final            Phoenix                6    N-Y  Islanders      3
      Final            Boston                  4    Edmonton                2
      Final            San  Jose              3    Minnesota              1
    
    
          TOP-25  WOMEN'S  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  5)  Kentucky      96              DePaul        85
      Final    (11)  Colorado      83              Denver        61
      Final    (16)  Georgia        81              Belmont      55
      Final    (17)  Iowa  St.      83    (21)  Iowa            70

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