Sports News-June 18, 2013

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The Boston Bruins have a two-games-to-one lead in the Stanley Cup finals after Tuukka Rask handled 28 shots in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.  Daniel Paille scored the winning goal for the second straight game, beating Corey Crawford at 2:13 of the second period.  Patrice Bergeron also had a second-period goal to support Rask's third shutout of the post season.

It appears that the saga surrounding Doc Rivers and his proposed cross-country relocation from the Boston Celtics' bench to the Los Angeles Clippers' bench will drag out at least one more day.  Sources close to the process told ESPN that the Celtics and Clippers held "substantive discussions" yesterday on the proposed multi-layered transactions that would send Rivers and Celtics star Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles.  But the teams, sources say, remain unable to agree on a final trade framework to go through with the two deals, even after Boston relented on its insistence that the Clippers include prized young guard Eric Bledsoe as part of the package for Rivers and Garnett.  Another element of the talks, sources said, is the negotiations between Rivers and the Clippers on a coaching contract.  Rivers has three years left on his original five-year, $35 million deal with the Celtics and will be looking to stay in the same salary range if Boston ultimately receives what it deems sufficient compensation to let the 51-year-old out of that deal.  The trade could also involve the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and the Celtics' Courtney Lee & Jason Terry.

Oregon State stayed alive in the College World Series in Omaha by scoring seven times in the fourth inning of an 11-4 romp over Louisville.  Max Gordon had two hits and two RBIs out of the ninth spot in the lineup as the Beavers eliminated the Cardinals.  The second game had Mississippi State beating Indiana 5-3.  Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning for the Bulldogs.  Mississippi State need one win to reach next week's best-of-three finals.  Today's games at TD Ameritrade Park have North Carolina meeting LSU in a 2:00 elimination game and North Carolina State playing UCLA at 7:00 in the winner's bracket.

John Sajevic matched par on his home course yesterday putting him two shots clear of a trio of players at 73.  Included in that group are defending champion Steve Samuelson of Fremont and last year's Senior Match Play Runner-up Jay Muller of Bennington.  Three more players sit at 74 including past champions John Haney of Lincoln and David Clouse of Friend. Sajevic won the tournament in 2008.  The 36-hole championship concludes with a final round today at the Fremont Golf Club.  In divisional play Sajevic holds the lead in the 50-57 age group.  Bert Newell of Lincoln and Guy Ingles of Omaha share honors in the 58-64 group.  Haney heads the 65 and older division along with Tom Olson of Omaha.

Kayla Knopik of Papillion conquered quick greens in the first round of the 2013 Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association State Amateur at The Pines Country Club.  The 2011 Champion carded a 73 and leads all competitors by at least three strokes.  In second place with a 76 is Abbie Hunke from Snyder. Stroke Play Tournament Champion Danielle Lemek is tied for third with Isabella Baldacci of Norfolk, both carding a 77.

The Nebraska School Activities Association has announced the final standings for The U.S. Cellular Cup, which is the NSAA All-Activites Award for Nebraska high schools.  In the overall standings, Lincoln Pius X won Class 'A' by ten points.  Omaha Skutt took Class 'B' by 32.5 points.  Kearney Catholic claimed Class 'C' by 37.5 points.  Columbus Scotus finished second, Crofton took third, and Norfolk Catholic was fifth.  O'Neill St. Mary's won Class 'D' by 50 points.  Hartington High finished second and West Point Guardian Angels took third.  The girls division winners were Lincoln Pius X (A), Elkhorn South (B), Columbus Scotus (C), & West Point Guardian Angels (D).  The boys division winners were Omaha Creighton Prep (A), Omaha Skutt (B), Thayer Central (C), & Hartington High (D).

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Albion (Bsbl-8:00); Columbus Fire & Ice at Kellys 18's (SB DH-6:30); Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Iowa 2 Omaha Storm Chasers 0 (Bsbl).

      Final            Toronto                  2    Colorado                0
      Final            Kansas  City          2    Cleveland              1
      Final            Detroit                  5    Baltimore              1
      Final            Texas                      8    Oakland                  7
      Final            Chi  White  Sox      4    Houston                  2
      Final            L.A.  Angels        11    Seattle                  3
      Final            St.  Louis              5    Chi  Cubs                2
      Final            Philadelphia        5    Washington            4
      Final            Atlanta                  2    N-Y  Mets                1
      Final            Cincinnati            4    Pittsburgh            1
      Final            Miami                      3    Arizona                  2
      Final            San  Diego              5    San  Francisco      3,  13  Innings
      Final    Boston      2    Chicago      0

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