David Price scattered three hits over six innings and J.D. Martinez delivered a tiebreaking, two-run single to send the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Two of the World Series. Price gave up all three Dodger hits while allowing two runs in the fourth inning, but the Red Sox rallied for three runs in the fifth to take a two-games-to-none lead in the Fall Classic. Losing pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was pinned with the loss, yielding four runs and six hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Stephen Curry drained eleven three-pointers and scored 51 points in just three quarters as the Golden State Warriors ripped the Washington Wizards, 144-122. Kevin Durant added 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Draymond Green had eleven of his twelve assists in the first half. The Warriors finished with 37 assists after registering 35 in Monday's 20-point win over Phoenix.
Three insiders from the world of college basketball recruiting have been convicted in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the sport's underbelly. A jury reached the verdict yesterday in Manhattan federal court. The government had accused a former Adidas executive, a business manager and the director of an amateur league in a scheme to funnel tens of thousands of dollars in secret payments to the families so the prospects would commit to Adidas-sponsored schools. Prosecutors said the defendants committed fraud by concealing the payments that violated NCAA rules. Defense lawyers argued there was no evidence colleges suffered any harm. The case caused a scandal that forced the exit of Louisville coach Rick Pitino last year. During testimony provided by a recruit's father, Brian Bowen Sr., it was alleged that business manager Christopher Dawkins arranged a deal with Creighton assistant coach Preston Murphy for &100,000 and a “lucrative job” in exchange for his son’s commitment. Creighton has denied any wrongdoing after conducting its own internal investigations.
The ninth-ranked Nebraska volleyball team topped Ohio State 3-1 last night in Columbus, Ohio. Scores of the match had the Huskers winning 25-15, 23-25, 25-12, 25-9. The Big Red snapped their three-match skid behind a career-high 16 kills from Lauren Stivrins. The sophomore middle blocker hit .789 on the night with just one error on 19 swings. Four Huskers finished with double-digit kills. Nebraska's ten attack errors were its fewest in Big Ten play this season. Their defense was just as strong, holding the Buckeyes to .083 hitting. The Big Red finished with seven aces, four of which came from Kenzie Maloney. They are now 16-5 overall and 7-4 in the Big Ten while Ohio State drops to 12-11 overall and 3-8 in the conference.
The Big 12 Conference has announced an extension of its contract to keep its men's basketball tournament in Kansas City through 2024, along with a four-year scheduling pact with the Big East. The extended contract affects Creighton men’s basketball. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said today that there was little debate whether to keep the tournament at Sprint Center. The previous contract was set to expire after the 2020 season. As for the Big East alliance, Bowlsby said it was designed to address the scheduling concerns of many coaches. The Big 12 already plays a double round-robin schedule, and as other large leagues go to 20-game conference slates, it has become difficult to add competitive nonconference games. The alliance will begin next year, with five games played at Big 12 venues and five played at Big East venues. Kansas-Villanova, Texas-Providence, Oklahoma-Creighton and Kansas State-Marquette are set, with the remaining games still to be scheduled.
Checking out the local schedule for today, in volleyball, the Mid State Conference Tournament concludes at Pierce. The 17-11 host team faces 17-11 O’Neill in the fifth place match at 4:30, 21-9 Wayne plays 21-8 Battle Creek in the third place contest at 6:00, and 12-14 Norfolk Catholic tangles with 24-4 Hartington Cedar Catholic in the championship match at 7:30. Elsewhere, Norfolk High takes on Lincoln East in the fifth place match of the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament at Lincoln Southeast High School at 6:30 and Lutheran High Northeast visits Omaha Concordia in their regular season finale at 7:00. Class ‘D-1’ & ‘D-2’ opening round high school football playoff games are held across the state. In Class ‘D-1’, in the east bracket, in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Lutheran High Northeast hosts Elmwood/Murdock at 5:00. Pregame coverage at 4:20. In a game that can be heard on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com, Creighton entertains Southern at 4:00. Pregame coverage at 3:45. Elsewhere in the east, Wisner/Pilger is home versus Lourdes Central Catholic at 6:00, Thayer Central visits Beemer to play West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic at 6:00, Howells/Dodge defends their back yard versus Cross County at 7:00, and Laurel/Concord/Coleridge is at Fullerton at 6:00. In the Class ‘D-1’ west bracket, Burwell hosts Palmer at 7:00 and Neligh/Oakdale visits Springview to play North Central at 6:00. In the Class ‘D-2’ east bracket, Humphrey St. Francis entertains Wausa at 7:00, Clarkson/Leigh is at Hartington to play Hartington/Newcastle at 6:00, Wynot is home against Falls City Sacred Heart at 4:00, Plainview goes to Randolph for a 7:00 meeting, Bloomfield hosts Meridian at 5:00, Osmond defends the back yard versus Diller-Odell at 5:00, Emerson/Hubbard goes to Allen for a 7:00 game, and Pender is on the road at Johnson/Brock at 4:00. In the Class ‘D-2’ west bracket, Brady is at Clearwater/Orchard at 5:00.
This week’s Hausmann Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week goes to Maggie Brahmer of the Pierce volleyball team. In her last week, she recorded 59 kills, 37 digs, seven blocks, and six aces. This season, Brahmer has 469 kills, 215 digs, 50 blocks, and 40 aces. She was nominated by Coach Brittany Weber. Congratulations to Maggie Brahmer of the Pierce volleyball team, she is this week’s Hausmann Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week.
Local Schedule: Elmwood/Murdock at LHNE (Class ‘D-1’ First Rd. Playoff FB Game-5:00); Nfk High vs. Lincoln East at Lincoln SE (Heartland Athletic Conf. VB Tourn. Fifth Place Match-6:30); LHNE at Omaha Concordia (VB-7:00).
This Afternoon: We’ve got two Class ‘D-1’ opening round playoff football games. Lutheran High Northeast hosts Elmwood/Murdock at 5:00. Pregame coverage at 4:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. Also, Creighton entertains Southern at 4:00. Pregame coverage at 3:45 on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com.
Friday: The Battle Creek football team visits Sutton in the opening round of the Class ‘C-2’ playoffs at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. Also, Pierce hosts Chadron at 2:00 in the Class ‘C-1’ bracket. Pregame coverage at 1:45 on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com.
Local Scores: Iowa Central CC 2 NECC 1 (W. Socc. Region XI Tourn.); (19) Creighton 2 Marquette 1 (M. Socc.); Nebraska 2 Michigan St. 0 (W. Socc.).
Hausmann Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week: Maggie Brahmer of the Pierce volleyball team.
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