Sports News-August 1, 2016
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Jimmy Walker is the fourth first-time winner in as many majors this year after earning a one-stroke victory over defending champ Jason Day at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. Walker closed with a 3-under 67 for a 14-under total, playing his final two rounds yesterday due to Saturday’s rain. Daniel Summerhays closed with a 4-under 66 to finish third at -10, one shot ahead of Brooks Koepka, Branden Grace and Hideki Matsuyama.
The Cleveland Indians have added Andrew Miller to their bullpen, acquiring the lefty from the New York Yankees for four minor leaguers. Miller is 6-1 with a 1.39 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 44 appearances this season, compiling a 0.772 WHIP on 28 hits and seven walks in 45 1/3 innings. But Cleveland missed out on getting Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who nixed a trade that would have put him on a contender.
The son of LSU coach Les Miles says he’s going to Nebraska to play his college football in 2017. Ben Miles, one of the top-rated fullbacks in the nation, announced his pledge on Twitter yesterday. Miles, who will be a senior this fall at Catholic High in Baton Rouge, picked Nebraska over offers from LSU, Michigan State and Boston College, among others. The 6’1, 210-pound Miles attended Nebraska spring game in April. Coach Mike Riley has said the fullback would have a more extensive role as his offense evolves at Nebraska. Manny Miles, Les Miles’ other son, is a redshirt freshman quarterback at North Carolina.
Fremont’s John Sajevic put together a final round 68 (-4) to win the 18th Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship at Oakland Golf Club. Sajevic, the 2008 Champion, claimed his second title by three strokes over 2015 Champion Jay Muller of Bennington. Sajevic finished with a 138 (-6) total, while Muller’s 71 (-1) gave him a 141 (-3) total. Sajevic is just the third player to win two Senior Amateur titles.
Champions Run Golf Course in Omaha, former site of the Web.com Tour’s Cox Classic, will host the 48th Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship today through Wednesday. A full-field of 117 boys will compete for the title, including Alex Schaake of Omaha, the two-time defending champion. Schaake, who just won the 2016 Nebraska Amateur Championship, will be competing at his home club. The 54-hole championship includes three days of stroke play, with a cut to the low 40 scores and ties after day two. Among the competitors include Norfolk’s Luke Kluver, Jake Kluver, Trent Wingate, & Kellen Rossman, Plainview’s Tucker Knaak, Creighton’s Chase Largen, Stanton’s Brook Klinetobe, O’Neill’s Joshua Cuddy, Atkinson’s Mason Hale, Fordyce’ Matthew Schaefer, Scribner’s Teague Stewart, and Columbus’ Jake Wright.
The field is set for the 16th Nebraska Girls’ Amateur Championship at Champions Run in Omaha. 34 girls will compete for the title at the former site of the Web.com Tour’s Cox Classic today and tomorrow. A new champion will be crowned, as no past champions are in the field. The 36-hole championship includes two days of stroke play. Among the competitors include Norfolk’s Allison Temple, Beemer’s Lacie Fox, and Snyder’s Hannah Hunke.
Two Norfolk youth competed in the 50th USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, California which ended yesterday. Rowdy Bauer and Jamaya Hunter reached the event after qualifying at the Region 8 Championships in Minnesota. Bauer participated in the 9-10 year-old division for the Long Jump yesterday. He placed fourth in the event with a throw of 4.33 meters which he accomplished on his first throw. Hunter, who will be a third-grader at Washington Elementary this fall, reached the semifinal round in the 100 & 200 Meter Dash in the 7-8 year-old division last week.
Local Schedule: Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Iowa 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl).
Nebraska American Legion Baseball Tournament Scoreboard
Seniors Class ‘B’ State Tournament at Plattsmouth
Pierce shutout Syracuse 1-0
Plattsmouth slugged Gering 14-11
Waverly routed Seward 14-0
McCook edged Bennington 4-3
Seniors Class ‘C’ State Tournament at Ainsworth
West Point clipped Palmer/Wolbach/Greeley 2-1
Alma shaded Ainsworth 2-1
Albion edged Creighton 3-2
Malcolm snuck past Yutan 6-5
Checking out the local schedule for today, the American Legion Class ‘B’ Baseball State Tournament at Plattsmouth gets continues. Bennington meets Plattsmouth in a 1:00 elimination game, Pierce faces Seward in a 4:00 elimination game, and McCook battles Waverly at 7:00. At the Class ‘C’ State Tournament at Ainsworth, West Point takes on Yutan in a 1:00 elimination game, Creighton takes on Alma in a 4:00 elimination game, and Albion battles Malcolm at 7:00. Also, the Omaha Storm Chasers host Iowa at 7:05.
Final Chi Cubs 7 Seattle 6, 12 Innings
Final Baltimore 6 Toronto 2, 12 Innings
Final Cleveland 8 Oakland 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Detroit 11 Houston 0
Final Minnesota 6 Chi White Sox 4
Final Texas 5 Kansas City 3
Final Boston 5 L.A. Angels 3
Final N-Y Mets 6 Colorado 4
Final Miami 5 St. Louis 4
Final Atlanta 2 Philadelphia 1
Final Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 2
Final San Francisco 3 Washington 1
Final L.A. Dodgers 14 Arizona 3
Final Cincinnati 3 San Diego 2