Sports News-July 8, 2013

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A three-hour tennis match has ended 77 years of frustration for Britain.  Andy Murray has become the first British male since Fred Perry in 1936 to win Wimbledon.  The second-seeded Murray needed three hours and nine minutes to complete a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Novak Djokovic.  The victory comes a year after Murray was beaten by seven-time champ Roger Federer.  Murray made things interesting in the final game as he was forced to deuce after having triple-championship point.  Murray later fought off three break points before finally knocking off Djokovic, who was seeking his second Wimbledon crown in three years.  Djokovic went up a break in both the second and third sets, demonstrating the tenacity that has allowed him to win six Grand Slams.  He won four straight games to take a 4-2 lead in the third set before Murray stormed back.  Murray finished with 36 winners and just 21 unforced errors.

Houston Rockets center Omer Asik has formally asked the team to trade him in the wake of the team landing Dwight Howard in free agency.  But the Rockets have no plans to grant Asik's wish, according to ESPN.  While many Rockets players rejoiced at landing Howard last week and spread cheer on their Twitter accounts, Asik had a different reaction.  After starting all 82 games for the Rockets last season and averaging 10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, Asik was not happy about his playing time and role being diminished.  Both Howard and Asik are true centers and in most situations, it would seem playing them together would be challenging.  Shortly after Howard announced his decision, Asik was in contact with the team and asked to be moved.  The Rockets, however, have turned away offers thus far and will continue to do so, sources said.

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson will return to the Fighting Irish in the spring, he said Saturday.  In May, the Irish suspended Golson for the 2013 season for "poor academic judgment."  "I will be returning in the spring, that's pretty much it," Golson told a television station in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he was attending a charity basketball tournament.  Golson started eleven games for the Fighting Irish last season as a redshirt freshman, leading the team to the Discover BCS National Championship, where it lost to Alabama to finish a 12-1 season.  He completed 187-318 passes for 2,405 yards and twelve touchdowns with six interceptions last season. Golson also rushed for 298 yards and six scores.  Tommy Rees will start for Notre Dame this season, coach Brian Kelly has said.

Creighton standout Doug McDermott scored a game-high 23 points to help Team USA to a 96-53 win over Czech Republic today at the World University games in Kazan, Russia.  McDermott scored the game's first two points as the heavily favored USA squad never trailed.  The rising senior finished the first quarter with six points and a team-high five rebounds as the Americans bolted to a 20-9 lead.  Baylor's Cory Jefferson contributed ten points and 15 rebounds, while Louisville's Luke Hancock added 15 points for Team USA.  The team will continue preliminary round play against Sweden at 12:00 PM Central on Wednesday.

The newly reinstated Northeast Community College volleyball team will kick off its season in late-August at the Southeast Community College Tournament.  They will open the regular season at the Southeast Community College Tournament in Beatrice, August 23 & 24.  The Hawks' first home match will be against McCook Community College on August 27th at 7:00.  Northeast will host ten matches at the Cox Activities Center this season.  In all, the Northeast Lady Hawks have 28 dates on its schedule.  The college has reinstated volleyball after the program was disbanded in 2002-2003 with Amanda Schultze being named as the head coach.

Local Schedule:  Pierce at Nfk Golden Girls 18's (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Memphis (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Round Rock, TX 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 0 (Bsbl). 

      Final            Seattle                3    Cincinnati            1
      Final            Baltimore            2    N-Y  Yankees          1
      Final            Cleveland            9    Detroit                  6
      Final            Toronto              11    Minnesota              5
      Final            Tampa  Bay            3    Chi  White  Sox      1
      Final            Oakland              10    Kansas  City          4
      Final            Texas                    5    Houston                  4
      Final            L.A.  Angels        3    Boston                    0
      Final            Philadelphia      7    Atlanta                  3
      Final            Washington        11    San  Diego              7
      Final            N-Y  Mets              2    Milwaukee              1
      Final            St.  Louis            3    Miami                      2
      Final            Chi  Cubs              4    Pittsburgh            3,  11  Innings
      Final            L.A.  Dodgers      4    San  Francisco      1
      Final            Arizona                6    Colorado                1
      Final    Chicago          93    New  York      64
      Final    Minnesota      91    Phoenix        59

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