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Joe’s WJAG Sportscast 9/15/16

September 15, 2016 GMT

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LaDainian Tomlinson, Hines Ward and Brian Dawkins are among the 94 players and coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2017. Joining those first-time eligible nominees are Jason Taylor, Donovan McNabb, Chad Johnson, Olin Kreutz, Joey Porter, Derrick Mason and Bob Sanders. Already chosen to be discussed by the voting panel the day before the Super Bowl next February are senior finalist Kenny Easley and contributor finalists Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue. Among the 2016 finalists back on the ballot are Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Edgerrin James, Terrell Owens, Joe Jacoby, Alan Faneca, Morten Andersen, Steve Atwater, John Lynch and coach Don Coryell.

Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 in a testy game last night. The benches for both teams emptied in the seventh inning after Atlanta reliever Jose Ramirez threw inside to Miami ace Jose Fernandez, who had been knocked to the ground by a pitch from Julio Teheran in the fifth. No punches were thrown and Ramirez was ejected. Tensions began to rise in the sixth. Fernandez hit Nick Markakis on the hip with a fastball after Teheran plunked Martin Prado in the top of the inning. There was no apparent warning issued by plate umpire Marvin Hudson before he tossed Ramirez.

Not only are the Dallas Cowboys the most valuable team in the NFL, they are worth more than any franchise in sports. Forbes’s NFL valuations show the Cowboys worth $4.2 billion, easily topping the league for the tenth straight year. Next closest are the New England Patriots at $3.4 billion. Earlier this year, Forbes cited Jerry Jones’ team as the world’s most valuable franchise. The average NFL team is worth $2.34 billion, a 19% increase over last year. That increase is primarily due to more rights fees for Thursday night games, the Rams’ relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles, the Vikings moving into their new stadium in Minneapolis and the Atlanta Falcons nearing completion of their new stadium.

A man suspected of burglarizing the home of the brother of the late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz has seen charges filed against him in Greeley County. 38-year-old Scott Davis, of Lennox, South Dakota, faces six counts, including burglary and theft. Greeley County authorities say Davis broke into the home of Jordan Foltz on Sept. 3 as the Foltz family attended a memorial for Sam Foltz at the Huskers’ home opener. Davis is also suspected in a theft at a Greeley construction site. Davis was arrested in York County on Sept. 4 on suspicion of driving drunk, and officers say they found items in his car believed to have been stolen from Jordan Foltz.

The NJCAA eleventh ranked in Division II Northeast Hawks volleyball team dropped a three-set match in Columbus last night to Central 25-19, 25-14, 25-22. Macy Stewart had eleven kills, Mackenzie Wecker recorded 14 digs, and Courtney Labenz added 15 assists. Northeast remained eleventh in yesterday’s updated poll. The Hawks return to action when they compete in the Allen Community College Tournament in Iola, Kansas.

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school softball rankings. In the Omaha World Herald, Millard North is the new number one in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ and Class ‘A’ while Gretna stays at number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C’, Twin River is once again first and West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic slips from eighth to tenth. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Millard North is the new number one in Class ‘A’ while Gretna is once again first in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C’, Tekemah/Herman stays at number one, Twin River moves up from fifth to third, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic jumps from sixth to fourth,

Local Schedule: Boone Central/Newman Grove at Nfk Cath (FB-7:00); Boone Central/Newman Grove at Nfk Cath-5:30; Stanton at Nfk Cath-7:30 (Nfk Cath VB Tri.); LHNE at Hartington CC (VB-7:30); Lincoln East at Nfk High (SB DH-5:00); Nfk High at Millard North Inv. (B. Tenn.-8:30 AM); Nfk Cath at Columbus Scotus Inv. (CC-4:30); Crofton at Nfk Cath at Nfk CC (GG Dual-4:00); WSC at Univ. of Sioux Falls (VB-7:00); Creighton at Rhode Island (W. Socc.-6:00).

Tonight: The Norfolk Catholic football team entertains Boone Central/Newman Grove at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com with video streaming at Norfolkdailynews.com.

Friday Night: The Norfolk High football team is home versus Lincoln North Star at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com with video streaming at Norfolkdailynews.com. Also, 0-3 Pierce hosts 3-0 Arlington at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.

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

Local Scores: Hawkeye CC, IA 2 NECC 1 (OT) (M. Socc.); NECC 1 Hawkeye CC, IA 0 (W. Socc.); Nebraska-Omaha 0 Eastern Washington 0 (Tie) (W. Socc.).

INTERLEAGUE

Final L.A. Dodgers 2 N-Y Yankees 0

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 8 Toronto 1

Final Detroit 9 Minnesota 6

Final Baltimore 1 Boston 0

Final Oakland 8 Kansas City 0

Final Cleveland 6 Chi White Sox 1

Final Houston 8 Texas 4

Final Seattle 2 L.A. Angels 1

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 7 St. Louis 0

Final San Diego 3 San Francisco 1

Final Washington 1 N-Y Mets 0

Final Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 2

Final Miami 7 Atlanta 5

Final Milwaukee 7 Cincinnati 0

Final Arizona 11 Colorado 6