Joe’s Morning Sports-Monday, July 23, 2018
Francesco Molinari has earned his first major championship by capturing the British Open at Carnoustie by two strokes. Molinari was able to hoist the claret jug after emerging from a crowded pack in a wild final round. He closed with a bogey-free, 2-under 69 for an 8-under total. Molinari became the first Italian to win a major championship. Americans had won the previous five. Tiger Woods briefly took the lead in the final round before completing a 71 that left him three shots back.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have traded quarterback Johnny Manziel to the Montreal Alouettes, reuniting him with the coach who recruited him to Texas A&M. Manziel and two other players were sent to Montreal in exchange for two players and two future draft picks. Manziel, 25, never saw the field for Hamilton, which has been led by quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. Masoli tied a CFL record with nine straight 300-yard passing games before the team’s Week Five bye. Manziel will play for first-year Alouettes coach Mike Sherman, who recruited him to Texas A&M in 2011 as the Aggies’ head coach. Manziel redshirted in 2011 and went on to win the Heisman Trophy the following season under new coach Kevin Sumlin.
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is headed back to the disabled list after contracting hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The team figures it’s likely Syndergaard caught the contagious virus when he made an appearance at a baseball camp for kids last Thursday during the All-Star break. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that probably explains why Syndergaard weakened and his velocity decreased during Friday night’s victory at Yankee Stadium. Syndergaard just returned from the disabled list July 13 after being sidelined for more than six weeks with a strained ligament in his right index finger. He is 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 13 starts this year.
The Minnesota Vikings say offensive line coach Tony Sparano died yesterday at the age of 56. The team did not give a cause of death. Sparano began his NFL coaching career in 1999 and had stints as a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. He was the Dolphins’ head coach from 2008-11 and went 29-32. He went 11-5 and won the AFC East in his first season with the Dolphins.
The Pinnacle Bank Championship on the Web.com Tour wrapped up at Indian Creek in Omaha yesterday. David Skinns of England won the event by two strokes at -16.
The Norfolk Seniors baseball team’s season has reached the end of the road. Columbus pitcher Cole Wilcox fired a seven-inning no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Norfolk yesterday in an elimination game of the A-6 Area Tournament at Gretna. Columbus’ Trevor Kaslan was 3-4 with a solo homerun in the win. Norfolk pitcher Dylan Rogers pitched a complete game. He gave up two earned runs, surrendering only six hits, walking one, and striking out six. Norfolk finishes 15-18. They lost both of their tournament games to Columbus after winning both regular season contests. At the A-6 Juniors Tournament in Norfolk, the host team eliminated Grand Island Dinsdale Auto 10-9, Gretna routed Fremont 13-1, and Grand Island Five Points Bank bested Columbus 6-3
Class ‘A-6’ Seniors Area Tournament at Gretna
Columbus shutout Norfolk 2-0
Gretna defeated Grand Island Home Federal 6-1
Class ‘B-4’ Seniors Area Tournament at York
Central City eliminated Columbus Lakeview 7-4
Class ‘B-5’ Seniors Area Tournament at West Point
Wayne outslugged West Point 16-15
Waterloo/Valley routed O’Neill 11-3
Class ‘C-1’ Seniors Area Tournament at Crofton
Hartington had no problem with Plainview 21-8
Atkinson eliminated Crofton 7-5
Creighton beat Neligh 9-1
Class ‘C-2’ Seniors Area Tournament at Wakefield
Battle Creek edged Wakefield 7-6
Pierce eliminated Ponca 6-5
Pender outslugged Wisner 11-9
Class ‘C-3’ Seniors Area Tournament at Tekemah
Albion clipped Hooper/Scribner 3-2
David City routed Yutan 13-0
Louisville/Weeping Water doubled up Tekemah/Herman 10-5
Class ‘C-4’ Seniors Area Tournament at Beaver Crossing
Milford shaded Twin River 4-3
Class ‘A-6’ Juniors Area Tournament at Norfolk
Norfolk defeated Grand Island Dinsdale Auto 10-9
Gretna all over Fremont 13-1
Grand Island Five Points Bank bested Columbus 6-3
Checking out the local schedule for today, seniors baseball area tournaments continue across the state, at the A-6 Tournament at Gretna, Columbus faces Grand Island Home Federal at 5:00. At the B-5 Tournament at West Point, Wahoo takes on Wayne at 7:00. At the C-1 Tournament at Crofton, Neligh meets Hartington in a 4:00 elimination game and Creighton battles Atkinson at 7:00. At the C-2 Tournament at Wakefield, Wisner plays Pierce in a 5:30 elimination game and Pender faces Battle Creek at 8:00. At the C-3 Tournament at Tekemah, Albion meets Yutan in a 3:00 elimination game and David City goes head to head with Louisville/Weeping Water at 6:00. At the A-6 Juniors Tournament at Norfolk, Columbus plays Gretna at 3:00 and Norfolk hosts Grand Island Five Points Bank at 7:00.
The Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star basketball games are held this evening at Lincoln North Star. The girls’ game starts at 6:00 and the boys contest will follow at 8:00. Among the players representing the Girls ‘Blue’ are Columbus Scotus’ Maggie Feehan, West Holt’s Bailey Kraus, Humphrey St. Francis’ Logan Wemhoff & coach Bryan Reichmuth. Competing the Girls ‘Red’ will be West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s Lexis Haase, Wayne’s Kylie Hammer, Pierce’ Carly Sutherland, and Elkhorn Valley coach Brendan Dittmer. Participating for the Boys ‘Blue’ team include O’Neill’s Justin Appleby, Alex Thramer, & coach Seth Kallhoff. Competing for the Boys ‘Red’ are Norfolk High’s Matt Hagedorn & coach Tony Siske, Oakland/Craig’s Garrett Seagren, West Holt’s Bryce Kerkman & coach Todd Hale, and Northeast Hawks recruit Ben Moxness of Logan View.
The three-day Nebraska Women’s Match Play Championship gets underway today at Yankee Hill Country Club in Lincoln. The field is set and 47 players will be competing, including 14 in the Gross Division, and 33 in the Net Division. This competition, which features two separate divisions (Gross and Net), will begin with an 18-hole Stroke Play Qualifier this morning after which, both divisions will be flighted for Match Play. In the Gross Division the low 16 scores will comprise the Championship bracket; any remaining players will be placed into brackets of eight. The Net Division will be flighted into brackets of eight based on net qualifying scores. Last year, Scottsbluff’s Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski defeated Papillion’s Kayla Barnes, 3 and 1, in the Championship Final at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue. Amongst the area golfers are Norfolk’s Phyllis Hall, Bev McKillip, Nita Totten, Julie Hall, and Allison Temple. Snyder’s Hannah Hunke & Beemer’s Lacie Fox will also be in competition.
Local Scores: Round Rock, TX 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).
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Final Tampa Bay 6 Miami 4
Final Oakland 6 San Francisco 5, 10 Innings
N-Y Mets at N-Y Yankees 8:05 p.m., postponed
Final Toronto 5 Baltimore 4
Final Boston 9 Detroit 1
Final Kansas City 5 Minnesota 3
Final Texas 5 Cleveland 0
Final L-A Angels 14 Houston 5
Final Seattle 8 Chi White Sox 2
Final San Diego 10 Philadelphia 2
Final Pittsburgh 9 Cincinnati 2
Final Washington 6 Atlanta 2
Final L-A Dodgers 11 Milwaukee 2
Final Chi Cubs 7 St. Louis 2
Final Arizona 6 Colorado 1
Final Philadelphia 5 San Diego 0