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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…..

NBA…

The Heat take a 2-0 1st round series lead after beating the Bucks 98 – 86

Knicks beat the Celtics 87 – 71….NY leads that series 2 – 0

Golden State 131 – Denver 117


MLB…

Adam Wainwright pitched 8 1/3 innings to lead the Cardinals over the Nationals 2-0

Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth before Darwin Barney bailed him out with a homer in the 10th inning on Tuesday night, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Sox-Indians game was rained out

College Football…
The major college football conference commissioners named the new postseason system that starts in 2014 on Tuesday – so it’s out with the BCS and in with the “College Football Playoff”.  It will be a six-bowl semifinal rotation - with the first championship game held on Jan. 12, 2015.  3 of the bowls to be included have been selected: - the Rose, Orange and Sugar Bowls.  The 3 other selections will be made today.

Cycling…
The Justice Department laid out its case in a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, saying the cyclist violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service and was “unjustly enriched” while cheating to win the Tour de France.
The Postal Service paid about $40 million to be the title sponsor of Armstrong’s teams for six of his seven Tour de France victories. The filing in U.S. district court in Washington, D.C., says the USPS paid Armstrong $17 million form 1998-2004.
Armstrong, who in January admitted using performance-enhancing drugs after years of denials, has argued that the Postal Service’s endorsement of his team earned the government agency far more than it paid him.

Local Sports….

Volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s golf were given a one-year reprieve from being suspended on a 4-3 vote by the Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday night.  The college had announced last week it was considering cutting the three sports in the name of budget cuts – but an immediate wave of complaints about the poor timing of the announcement, with many student-athletes already committed for next school year, likely affected the outcome.

That’s your WHPO Sports update….I’m Kevin Jett

 

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