With Aug. 3 in view as the reporting date for NU football camp and the Aug. 15 Major League Baseball signing deadline looming, NU football and baseball prospect Khiry Cooper is not taking calls or returning messages. But three Nebraska coaches, after Cooper spent the past five weeks in Lincoln to attend summer school, offered this: They still expect him to reject a six-figure signing-bonus offer from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Baseball's All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium — and what a long, long goodbye it was. In a game that started Tuesday night and ended early this morning, Justin Morneau slid home just in time on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th inning, giving the American League a 4-3 victory that extended its unbeaten streak to 12.
Fans gather for game AL wins in 15 innings
Coming Thursday: A look ahead at the second half of the season. We'll find out if the surprising Rays can get back into first, redo our preseason predictions and look at some potential upcoming trades.
Jason Smith, the Omaha Royals' utility infielder, has a fallback line that he uses to describe his presence in tonight's Class AAA All-Star Game. "It's confusing," he said. "But I understand it."
Unfamiliar surroundings and an unflappable pitcher forced Fremont-Mills into some uncharacteristic play in its state tournament softball opener. Martensdale-St. Mary's senior Ashley Allen fired a one-hitter, facing two over the minimum, as the Blue Devils blanked Fremont-Mills 4-0 in a Class 1-A quarterfinal at the Rogers Sports Complex.
During a 12-minute interview session in preparation for this week's British Open that at times felt like a trip to the dentist, Phil Mickelson steadfastly refused to even say Tiger Woods' name Tuesday. It seemed a calculated move, as all things are with Lefty, because he was asked several different ways about the only player ahead of him in the world rankings. Even from his couch, Tiger has that sort of affect on people, especially the guy who's been chasing him most of his career.
AP Graphic: 2008 British Open
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