Joe’s Morning Sports-Wednesday, September 19, 2018
A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker, 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as “integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue.” Among the signees were Eric Dickerson, who is listed as chairman of the newly created Hall of Fame Board the group has formed, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, and Sarah White, the widow of Reggie White.
The Creighton men’s soccer team has moved up 13 spots in the United Soccer Coaches Poll from 25th to twelfth. The Bluejays are 4-1-1 on the season after a 3-0 win over Butler last Friday. They return to action on Saturday when they visit Villanova at 3:00. Wake Forest is ranked first followed by Indiana, North Carolina, Denver, and Michigan State.
Bellevue’s Marcus Bell, the top seed, is one of four players left for the eighth Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue. Bell defeated Omaha’s Skip Gist, the 2017 Runner-up and the 16 seed, in the Round of 16 and then cruised in his Quarterfinal match. Bell will face Bellevue’s Murray Krambeer, while fellow Platteview members Tim Diehm of Bellevue and Matt Haynes of Papillion are set for the other semifinal. Columbus’ Mike Krumland dropped his Round of 16 match to Omaha’s Kirby Smith 5 & 4.
U.S. Cellular announced yesterday the Top 50 nominees for its Most Valuable Coach program. There are three Nebraska high school coaches among them. All Top 50 coaches are now listed on TheMostValuableCoach.com, and the public can vote for their favorite coaches through noon on Oct. 8. The Final 15 coaches earning the most votes will be announced on Oct. 11, and U.S. Cellular will donate $5,000 to their schools and will celebrate with them at a local event. Among the nominees include O’Neill volleyball coach Angie Robertson and Bloomfield cross country/track & field coach Duane Wilken.
Norfolk’s Tad Pospisil won the $4,000 Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series at Knoxville, Iowa Raceway last Saturday according to dirtondirt.com. The 29-car event was the tour’s 22-lap debut at Knoxville Raceway. Pospisil led for all but one lap in claiming his 14th career Malvern Bank victory. He has won ten races this year and has four more races on tap. Pospisil’s Club 29 Race Car is partly sponsored by 106 KIX.
Local Schedule: NECC at Southwestern CC at Creston, IA (VB-7:00).
Local Scores: Nfk High 25-17-25-25 Lincoln NE 19-25-17-23 (VB); LHNE 25-25-25 Howells/Dodge 12-13-20 (VB); Wayne 25-25-25 NC 20-22-18 (VB); Nfk High 8-6 Lincoln East 0-0 (SB DH); Iowa Lakes CC 3 NECC 1 (M. Socc.); Iowa Lakes 2 NECC 1 (W. Socc.).
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Final Pittsburgh 2 Kansas City 1, 11 Innings
Final N-Y Yankees 3 Boston 2
Final Toronto 6 Baltimore 4
Final Minnesota 5 Detroit 3
Final Cleveland 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Tampa Bay 4 Texas 0
Final Houston 7 Seattle 0
Final L-A Angels 9 Oakland 7
Final Philadelphia 5 N-Y Mets 2
Final Washington 4 Miami 2
Final St. Louis 8 Atlanta 1
Final Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 1
Final Chi Cubs 9 Arizona 1
Final L-A Dodgers 3 Colorado 2, 10 Innings
Final San Francisco 5 San Diego 4