Sports News-November 21, 2013

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A DNA analysis completed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday confirmed that DNA provided by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston matched the sample taken from the clothing of the woman who has accused him of sexual battery according to ESPN.  According to the DNA analysis report, the Florida state crime lab determined the chance of the DNA in the woman's clothing a match for someone other than Winston was one in 2.2 trillion.  Police obtained a sexual assault kit on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser reported the alleged incident had occurred at an off-campus apartment.  Winston's DNA was recently obtained that he provided to authorities investigating the case.  The DNA match alone does not prove that Winston, a leading Heisman Trophy candidate, sexually assaulted the woman, as the accuser's family claimed in a statement released yesterday by a Tampa, Fla.-based attorney.  But it does indicate that Winston, who has yet to talk to Tallahassee police or the state attorney investigating the case, had his DNA associated with the accuser on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser said she was sexually assaulted.  William Meggs, the state attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit, said his office is still investigating the case, which was referred to his office by Tallahassee police only last week.

Prince Fielder, the portly first baseman with the big stick, is taking his home run show to Texas.  The Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade their power-hitting slugger and cash considerations to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler.
 
Alex Rodriguez is admitting he doesn't have a chance of winning an appeal of his 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball for alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.  A-Rod walked out of his grievance hearing yesterday after an arbitrator refused to order baseball commissioner Bud Selig to testify.

The Nebraska football team's four fumbles and one interception in last week's loss to Michigan State are part of a problem that won't go away for coach Bo Pelini.  According to STATS, Army is the only Bowl Subdivision team that has lost more fumbles than Nebraska since 2008, the year Pelini became coach.  Of active FBS players, Husker quarterback Taylor Martinez is tied for first for the most lost fumbles in a career with 15 and running back Ameer Abdullah is tied for fourth with twelve.  Offensive coordinator Tim Beck says all the coaches can do is stress the importance of hanging on to the ball.  Nebraska is 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten.  They visit Penn State on Saturday at 2:30.  The Nittany Lions are 6-4 overall and  3-3 in the conference.

The Nebraska wrestling team announced the addition of six wrestlers yesterday who signed national letters of intent for the 2014-15 season.  Among the newcomers are Nick Bennett of Michigan, Derek White of Oklahoma, Colton Adams of Scottsbluff, Dustin Williams of Kansas, Hayden Tuma of Idaho, and Tyler Berger of Oregon.

The 18th ranked Wayne State volleyball team hit .317 for match with just seven attack errors and forced seventh ranked Southwest Minnesota State into 28 errors as the Wildcats posted a 25-15, 25-21 and 33-31 sweep over the host Mustangs last night in the opening round of the NSIC Tournament in Marshall, Minnesota.  Wayne State, now at 22-9 on the year, advances to Saturday's semifinals in St. Paul, Minnesota to face two seed and second ranked Minnesota Duluth in a 1:00 match.

The Wayne State women's basketball team shot over 50% for the third straight game and four players scored in double figures as the Wildcats cruised to a 101-41 win last night over York College at Rice Auditorium in Wayne.  The Wildcats are now 4-0 on the season while York falls to 3-2.  Junior forward Jordan Spencer paced the Wildcat attack with 17 points to go with nine rebounds.  Wayne State will be at home again Monday night, opening Northern Sun Conference play against Augustana College in a 6:00 game at Rice Auditorium.

Local Schedule:  Nebraska Vs. Massachusetts at Charleston, SC (MBB-11:30); Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Nebraska (WBB-7:00); Seattle at Creighton (NCAA M Socc. Tourn.-7:00).

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

Local Scores:  NECC 105 ABCD Prep, IA 74 (MBB); WSC 25-25-33 SW Minnesota St. 15-21-31 (NSIC VB Tourn.); WSC 101 York College 41 (WBB).

     NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION
    
      Final          Charlotte            95    Brooklyn              91
      Final  OT    Indiana              103    New  York              96
      Final          Miami                  120    Orlando                92
      Final          Toronto              108    Philadelphia      98
      Final          Washington          98    Cleveland            91
      Final          Atlanta                93    Detroit                85
      Final          L-A  Clippers    102    Minnesota            98
      Final          Portland              91    Milwaukee            82
      Final          New  Orleans      105    Utah                      98
      Final          San  Antonio      104    Boston                  93
      Final          Sacramento        113    Phoenix              106
      Final          Dallas                123    Houston              120
      Final  OT    Memphis                88    Golden  State      81
    
    
          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE
    
      Final          Minnesota        4    Ottawa              3
      Final          Pittsburgh      4    Washington      0
      Final  OT    Columbus          2    Calgary            1
      Final  OT    New  Jersey      4    Anaheim            3
    
    
          TOP-25  COLLEGE  FOOTBALL
    
      Final    (20)  Northern  Illinois    35    Toledo    17
    
    
          TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  8)  Ohio  St.            63    American  U.                      52
      Final    (14)  Wichita  St.      77    Tulsa                                  54
      Final    (20)  Baylor                69    Charleston  Southern      64
      Final    (21)  Iowa  St.            90    BYU                                      88
    
    
          TOP-25  WOMEN'S  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  1)  UConn                      114    Oregon                        68
      Final    (10)  Oklahoma                  99    Texas-Arlington      46
      Final    (14)  Penn  St.                  92    Bucknell                    49
      Final    (15)  LSU                            73    Hampton                      54
      Final    (16)  Colorado                  90    Iowa                            87
      Final    (19)  South  Carolina      68    Clemson                      43
      Final    (21)  Michigan  St.          80    Detroit                      41
      Final    (24)  Gonzaga                    78    E.  Washington          58

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