Joe’s Morning Sports-Thursday, September 20, 2018
After registering a trade request with the Minnesota Timberwolves, All-Star Jimmy Butler is most interested in pursuing a future with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told ESPN. Butler’s ability to partner on the Clippers with a second star player in a deep summer free agency market holds a strong appeal to Butler, league sources said. The Clippers have two max contract slots available in July, and are emerging as a front-runner for Toronto’s All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard when he becomes a free agent in July, league sources said. Butler told Minnesota president of basketball operations and Coach Tom Thibodeau that he would like to be traded before reporting for Timberwolves media day on Monday and prefers the possibility of the Clippers as well as the New York Knicks, league sources said. Butler told the Timberwolves that he planned to leave the franchise in free agency next summer, sources said.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions with his franchise. The league also announced Wednesday that it would require staffing, reporting and policy changes for the Mavericks. The moves come seven months after a Sports Illustrated report detailed years of examples of a hostile workplace for women on the business side of the operation.
Papillion’s Matt Haynes captured the eighth Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue, his home club. Haynes defeated Bellevue’s Murray Krambeer in the final, 3 and 2, to win his first title. In the President’s Flight Final, Omaha’s Mike Root defeated Omaha’s Don Shiffermiller, 3 and 2. In the Net Division, Omaha’s Sam Kumar won the Sam Reynolds Flight, while Lincoln’s Bert Newell took the Bob Astleford Flight.
The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team competed in yesterday’s Midland University Invitational at Pines Golf Course in Valley. Northeast placed tenth in the 20-team event with a 308. Four teams shot 292 to tie for the team lead, but Doane won on the fifth golfer tiebreaker. Morningside’s Cody Holck was the medalist after winning on tiebreaker criteria of three golfers. He carded a 70. Northeast’s Matthew Schaefer was among the three golfers.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school softball rankings. In the Omaha World Herald, Papillion La Vista is once again ranked first in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ & Class ‘A’ while Beatrice is the new number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C’, Wayne stays at number one and West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic is once again fifth. In the Lincoln Journal Star, Papillion La Vista is once again ranked first in Class ‘A’ while Crete is the new number one in Class ‘B’. In Class ‘C’, Wayne stays at number one and West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic slips from second to fifth.
Checking out the local schedule for today, in high school sports, in volleyball, Norfolk High hosts Lincoln Pius X at 6:30 and Lutheran High Northeast entertains Pierce at 7:30. Elsewhere, the Norfolk High softball team is home against Fremont in a 5:00 doubleheader, the Norfolk High girls golf squad competes in the Lincoln East Invitational at Mahoney Golf Course at 9:30 AM, the Norfolk Catholic girls golf team participates in the Wayne Invite at 9:00 AM, the Norfolk Catholic & Lutheran High Northeast cross country squads are involved in the Crofton Invitational at 4:30, and the Norfolk High boys tennis team hosts Hastings in a 4:00 dual. In college sports, the Northeast Hawks women & men’s soccer squads are home against Metropolitan Community College-Blue River of Missouri starting with the women’s match at 2:00, and the Wayne State football team visits Concordia St. Paul in Minnesota at 6:00.
This week’s Hausmann Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week goes to Kaylee Martinsen of the Elgin Public/Pope John volleyball team. In the Wolfpacks’ lone match last Thursday against Creighton, she had 21 kills with only five errors. Martinsen also had three solo blocks, six aces, 18 digs, and nine serve receives with no errors. EPPJ won the five-set match. She was nominated by coach Tina Thiele-Blecher. Congratulations to Kaylee Martinsen of the Elgin Public/Pope John volleyball team, she is this week’s Hausmann Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week.
Local Schedule: Lincoln Pius X at Nfk High (VB-6:30); Pierce at LHNE (VB-7:30); Fremont at Nfk High (SB DH-5:00); Nfk High at Lincoln East Inv. At Mahoney GC (GG-9:30 AM); NC at Wayne Inv. (GG-9:00 AM); NC & LHNE at Crofton Inv. (CC-4:30); Hastings at Nfk High (B. Tenn. Dual-4:00); Metropolitan CC-Blue River, MO at NECC (W&M Socc.-2:00); WSC at Concordia St. Paul, MN (FB-6:00).
Friday Night: The Lutheran High Northeast football team visits Howells/Dodge at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. Also, Osmond entertains Humphrey St. Francis at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:45 on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com.
Local Scores: NECC 25-27-23-25 Southwestern CC, IA 17-25-25-15 (VB); Nebraska-Omaha 2 Drake 1 (W. Socc.).
Hausmann Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week: Kaylee Martinsen of the Elgin Public/Pope John volleyball team.
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