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Joe’s Morning Sports-Friday, August 24, 2018

August 25, 2018

The NBA’s board of governors are expected to pass rule changes for the 2018-19 season that include resetting the shot clock after an offensive rebound to 14 seconds from 24, simplifying the clear-path foul rule and expanding the definition of the “hostile act” to more easily trigger instant replay, league sources told ESPN. The NBA sent a memo to the league’s general managers and coaches on Thursday to outline the unanimous recommendations of the league’s competition committee to the board of governors. The board of governors will vote on the three rules changes in a Sept. 20-21 meeting and need a two-thirds majority to pass the legislation. The NBA believes that the resetting of the shot clock to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds will increase shot attempts, especially at the end of close games. The NBA studied FIBA’s implementation of the rule in 2014, as well as its use in G League, WNBA and NBA summer league games.

Checking out the local schedule for today, in high school football, Norfolk High hosts Columbus in the opener at 7:00. In a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Norfolk Catholic opens at Pierce at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:30. Elsewhere in high school sports, the Norfolk High girls golf squad participates in the Kearney Invitational at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course at 9:30 AM, and the Norfolk Catholic girls golf team faces Columbus Scotus in a 4:00 dual at Quail Run Golf Course. In college sports, the Northeast Hawks volleyball team opens their 2018 campaign at the Southeast Community College Invite at Beatrice. They play Williston, North Dakota at 9:00 AM and North Platte at 3:00. Elsewhere in volleyball, Nebraska entertains Florida as part of the VERT Challenge at 6:00, Creighton participates in the Trojan Invitational at Los Angeles, California. They play Kentucky at 12:30 and Northern Iowa at 7:00. Nebraska-Omaha faces the host team at the New Orleans Invitational at 12:00, and Wayne State competes in the Embry-Riddle Tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida. They play Westminster, Utah at 10:00 and Lynn of Florida at 4:00. Also, the Creighton men’s soccer team hosts Clemson at 7:00, the Nebraska-Omaha men’s soccer squad entertains UC Davis at 6:00, and the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team is home versus Iowa at 7:05.

The Norfolk High boys’ tennis team gets underway on Saturday when they compete in Lincoln Northeast Invitational. The Panthers return three athletes last year in Tate Brudigan, Mason Borgmann, and Colby Mrsny who competed in the State Championships. They have 24 boys out this season with four being seniors, six juniors, eleven sophomores, and three freshmen. Norfolk’s schedule has them in other invitationals hosted by Columbus, Fremont, Lincoln East, Millard North, Papillion La Vista, Hastings, and the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament in Lincoln. The Panthers will be on the road for duals with Columbus, Fremont, and Grand Island while hosting Hastings, South Sioux City, Kearney, and Columbus.

Local Schedule: Columbus at Nfk High (FB-7:00); NC at Pierce (FB-7:00); Nfk High at Kearney Inv. At Meadowlark Hills GC (GG-9:30 AM); NC at Columbus Scotus at Quail Run GC (GG Dual-4:00); NECC vs. Williston State College, ND-9:00 AM; vs. North Platte CC-3:00 (Southeast CC VB Inv. At Beatrice); Florida at Nebraska (VB-6:00); Creighton vs. Kentucky-12:30; vs. Northern Iowa-7:00 (Trojan VB Inv. At Los Angeles, CA); Nebraska-Omaha at Univ. of New Orleans (VB-12:00); WSC vs. Westminster (UT)-10:00; vs. Lynn (FL)-4:00 (Daytona Beach, FL VB Tourn.); Clemson at Creighton (M. Socc.-7:00); UC Davis at Nebraska-Omaha (M. Socc.-6:00); Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

Tonight: The Norfolk Catholic football team opens at Pierce at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. Also, Creighton hosts Wakefield at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:45 on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com.

Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM live from Market Grille at Hy-Vee East. This week: Nfk High’s Tom Olson & Katie Wright; NC’s Jeff Bellar; LHNE’s Kathy Gebhardt; Boone Central/Newman Grove FB’s Mark Hudson; Humphrey St. Francis FB’s Eric Kessler; & Wayne SB’s Rob Sweetland.

Local Scores: Lincoln SW 25-25-25 Nfk High 14-10-23 (VB); LHNE 25-25-25 Elgin Public/Pope John 22-11-16 (VB); Lincoln SE 11-4 Nfk High 10-5 (SB DH); Oklahoma City 3 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 7 Cleveland 0

Final Detroit 7 Chi White Sox 2

Final Tampa Bay 4 Kansas City 3

Final Minnesota 6 Oakland 4

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 2 Washington 0

Final San Francisco 3 N-Y Mets 1

Final Colorado 4 San Diego 3

Final Atlanta 5 Miami 0

Final Chi Cubs 7 Cincinnati 1

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WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Washington 96 L.A. Sparks 64

Final Phoenix 96 Connecticut 86

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final Cleveland 5 Philadelphia 0

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