Local Sports 8-13-2019

Charlie Easley’s 15 points led five Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska wrapped up its tour of Italy with an 84-62 win over Italian Select yesterday.  Easley came off of the bench to ignite a 10-3 Husker run late in the first quarter with consecutive 3-pointers after Nebraska trailed 15-12.  His second trifecta put NU ahead for good, as the Huskers stretched the lead after a slow start.  With the win, Nebraska went 4-0 on the trip over the last week.


Jahkeem Green is now a Husker.  The highly touted defensive lineman from Highland Community College in Kansas has signed his paperwork to be placed on scholarship.  He completed his summer online coursework late last month, but had to wait for final grades to post and transcripts to be sent to Nebraska.  The 6-foot-5, 315 pound lineman from Sumter, South Carolina has three years to play two.  He was originally committed to South Carolina, but an academic technicality prevented him from playing in the SEC.  He is the sixth ranked juco defensive lineman in the Class of 2019.


Pre-season practice is underway for the Nebraska-Kearney football team.  The Lopers finished 5-6 last year.  UNK will open the season on September 5th at Missouri Southern State.


Hastings College has started their second week of pre-season football practice.  The Broncos were 5-6 last year.  They open the season on August 31st at home against Panhandle State of Oklahoma.


ROYALS> The Kansas City Royals will open a two game series with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at Kauffman Stadium.  Kansas City is 43-76 on the season.  First pitch will be at 7:15pm.  Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.


NBA> The 2019-2020 NBA schedule was unveiled on Monday.  The season will tip off on October 22nd with New Orleans playing at Toronto and the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Clippers.  There will be five games on Christmas Day with Boston playing at Toronto, Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Houston at Golden State, the Clippers at the Lakers and New Orleans at Denver.  The All Star break will begin February 14th with the All Star game on February 16th in Chicago.  The regular season concludes on April 15th.


NFL> Wide receiver Rishard Matthews announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, two days after he was released by the New Orleans Saints.  The 6-foot, 217-pounder had 230 career catches for 3,160 yards and 21 touchdowns in seven years with four different teams.  .


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