Sports News-July 25, 2014

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Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels last night.  Scherzer, who is now 12-3, tied teammate Rick Porcello and New York's Masahiro Tanaka for the league lead in wins.  He allowed three runs and six hits over seven innings and struck out eleven. It was the fourth time this season and 22nd in his career that the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner had double digits in strikeouts.
 
Marshawn Lynch is not expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp according to close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson.  Appearing on NFL Network last night, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle's star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday.  At dispute is Lynch's contract. Lynch can make up to $5.5 million this season in base pay and roster bonuses.  It's the third year of a four-year contract Lynch signed with Seattle before the 2012 season.  Lynch nearly skipped June's mandatory minicamp because he wants the final two years of his contract reworked.  He ultimately showed to avoid a hefty fine, but did not participate with what coach Pete Carroll said was an ankle issue.

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul told ESPN.com that its "unacceptable" if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the team when the season begins.  Paul also said he has spoken to coach Doc Rivers about the possibility of sitting out if Sterling remains in control when the seasons starts in a little more than two months.  Interim Clippers CEO Dick Parsons testified earlier in the week in state court that Rivers told him on multiple occasions that he doesn't think he wants to continue coaching the team if Sterling remains in control of the franchise.  The issue remains whether Sterling's wife, Shelly, acted properly in selling the franchise without his consent.  She agreed to a deal with ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion.

Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home, for at least 30 days. The Cavaliers signed the top overall draft pick in a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.  Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love.  But any deal now involving Wiggins can't be finalized for at least 30 days.

Nebraska wrestler James Green fell just short of qualifying for the United States World Team as he lost in the 154-pound freestyle final to Nick Marable yesterday at the team trials.  Marable, who wrestled for Missouri from 2005 to 2009, took both matches of the best-of-three final, winning 2-1 and 8-2.  Green, who was a silver medalist at the University World Games last month, was trying to join former Husker Jordan Burroughs on the team, which will compete in September’s World Championships in Uzbekistan.

David Clouse of Friend stepped on the gas pedal and never looked back during yesterday's final round of the 106th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Norfolk Country Club.  He fired the round of the championship, a 6-under 66, to win his second title by seven strokes with a 275 (-13) total.  At age 54, Clouse, also the 1999 Champion, becomes the oldest winner, surpassing Tom Olson of Omaha who won in 1997 at age 51.  Rylee Reinertson of Gibbon finished eagle-par-birdie on his final three holes, part of a back nine 31 (-5), to claim Runner-Up honors, along with Low Junior Amateur honors with a 282 (-6). Wayne’s Joey Baldwin tied for seventh at 290.  Brunswick’s Sam Meuret & O’Neill’s Kris Koelzer tied for tenth at 291.  Norfolk’s Lance Morrow & Lance Lawson both shot 292.  Columbus’ Nathan Fuerhoff totaled 300, Columbus’ Brady Vancura carded a 302, and Schuyler’s Clint Kracl shot 308.

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at New Orleans (Bsbl-7:00).

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Memphis 2 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl).

     AMERICAN  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Toronto                  8    Boston                    0
      Final            N-Y  Yankees          4    Texas                      2
      Final            Oakland                13    Houston                  1
      Final            Chi  White  Sox      5    Minnesota              2
      Final            Kansas  City          2    Cleveland              1,  14  Innings
      Final            Detroit                  6    L.A.  Angels          4
      Final            Baltimore              4    Seattle                  0
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Philadelphia        2    San  Francisco      1
      Final            Miami                      3    Atlanta                  2
      Final            San  Diego            13    Chi  Cubs                3
      Final            Milwaukee              9    N-Y  Mets                1
    
    
          WNBA  BASKETBALL
    
      Final  OT    New  York      84    Seattle              80
      Final          Phoenix        93    Los  Angeles      73

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