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NU Football: Will Cooper be a Husker?

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.

Also:
NU football schedule
2009 NU football commitments
Big 12 Football: Mangino gets 2 more years, raise from KU

 


MLB All-Star Game: A.L. prevails in 15

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.



Videos:
Fans gather for gameAL 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.

Also:
All-Star Game Notes: Steinbrenner gets ovation before game
Additional coverage from The Associated Press

 


Omaha Royals: All-Star says no method, just madness

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."

 


Iowa State Softball: Allen, Blue Devils spill Knights 4-0

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.

Also:
State tourney results, schedules

 


British Open: Mickelson goes to great lengths to avoid 'T' word

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

 


Kerr's View: A look at the sporting world

Omaha World-Herald artist Tom Kerr puts his own spin on what's hot in the sports world every week.

 


Shatel Online

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Every day, World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel will answer your questions about all things sports in Shatel Online, available only on Omaha.com.

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