Sports News-June 9, 2014

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No cramps, no problems for LeBron James.  And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back from a loss, just as they always do in the playoffs.  James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out the opener, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game Two last night.  Chris Bosh made the go-ahead three-pointer on a pass from James with 1:18 remaining for the Heat, who have won 13 straight following a loss in the postseason.  Just like last year, they rebounded from a loss to the Spurs in Game 1.  Bosh had 18 points for the Heat, who are headed home for Game 3 Tuesday night.  Tony Parker scored 21 points and Tim Duncan had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who had won eight straight at home by 15 or more points.

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and Scott Kazmir threw seven scoreless innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-1 yesterday in a game that featured another bench-clearing confrontation between the teams.  For the second time in three games, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was in the middle of a dugout-clearing scrum.  This time, Oakland left-hander Fernando Abad threw inside to Machado in the eighth.  The bat flew out of Machado's hands and went down the third base line.  Both players exchanged words before the benches and bullpens emptied.  Machado and Abad were ejected.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the winner of the Pocono 400 after passing Brad Keselowski with five laps to go.  Earnhardt's victory coupled with his triumph in the Daytona 500 gives him multiple wins in a season for the first time in a decade.  Keselowski finished second, followed by Kurt Busch.

Texas Tech and Vanderbilt have joined Texas, Louisville, and UC Irvine in the College World Series Field with Super Regional wins yesterday.  Three more deciding Super Regional Games will be played today with a berth on the line.  Virginia meets Maryland, Mississippi takes on Louisiana-Lafayette, and TCU faces Pepperdine.  The College World Series gets underway at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on Saturday.

Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez's brother is leaving the team after just one year in the program.  Nebraska coach Bo Pelini confirmed to the Lincoln Journal Star that Drake Martinez has left the team.  Drake Martinez was recruited as a safety, but didn't get a chance to play last fall because of health issues, including having his tonsils removed.  Martinez' father, Casey, says Drake lost quite a bit of weight and strength because of the health issues.  Casey Martinez says Drake recovered most of his strength but wanted a fresh start at a new school.  Nebraska also currently has several players competing for playing time at safety.

The Norfolk Golden Girls 18’s softball team placed second at their own tournament over the weekend.  Yesterday they beat Tekemah/Herman 16-0 and the Dakota Fury 4-0 before falling to the Yankton Spitfire 9-8.  They are now 8-5 on the season.

The North team beat the South 30-7 on Saturday night in the 56th Annual Shrine Bowl Football Game at Foster Field on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus.  Lutheran High Northeast’s Shaka Taylor scored a touchdown on a five yard run in the second quarter for the North squad.  

Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Sacramento (Bsbl-9:05).

Local Scores:  Lee’s Summit, MO 11 Nfk Seniors 1; Omaha Gross Digiorgios Sportswear 3 Nfk Seniors 1 (Sioux Falls Bsbl Tourn.); Oklahoma City 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl).

      Final    St.  Louis              5    Toronto                  0
      Final    Oakland                11    Baltimore              1
      Final    Seattle                  5    Tampa  Bay              0
      Final    Houston                14    Minnesota              5
      Final    Kansas  City          2    N-Y  Yankees          1
      Final    Cleveland              3    Texas                      2
      Final    L.A.  Angels          4    Chi  White  Sox      2
      Final    Boston                    5    Detroit                  3
      Final    Cincinnati            4    Philadelphia        1
      Final    Milwaukee              1    Pittsburgh            0
      Final    Miami                      4    Chi  Cubs                3
      Final    San  Francisco      6    N-Y  Mets                4
      Final    Arizona                  6    Atlanta                  5
      Final    L.A.  Dodgers        6    Colorado                1,  5  Innings
      Final    Washington            6    San  Diego              0
      Final    Miami      98    San  Antonio      96
      Final    New  York        81    Washington        64
      Final    Minnesota      85    Los  Angeles      72

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