WWAY’s Monday night sports – June 24

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Submitted: Tue, 06/25/2013 - 3:31am
Updated: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:04pm

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LAKE WACCAMAW,NC (WWAY) — East Columbus High has a head coaching vacancy for high school football. Toby Kasell turned in his resignation on Monday after three years as the head coach of the Gators. Kasell clearly has been the most successful coach in the history of East Columbus. The Gators won their first state playoff game in 2010 under Toby Kasell. East Columbus also set a school record in 2012 when the Gators won 9 games. That’s the most in school history.

Toby Kasell has accepted a teaching position at Leland Middle School where he’ll serve as the head football coach. Kasell has been a Leland resident for several years.


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The NBA Draft is Thursday. Former UNCW Seahawk basketball standout hopes to hear his name called. Rendleman has worked out for numerous NBA teams this month: Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Bobcats. On our 11pm sports we’ll check in with Keith Rendleman during his recent workout with Charlotte.


MOREHEAD CITY, NC — The Wilmington Sharks (12-9) picked up their fifth extra inning win of the year over the Morehead City Marlins (10-13) 3-2 on Monday night.

The game was very low scoring and dominated by pitching from both squads up until the top of the ninth inning. The Marlins scored back in the second inning off of a Dalton Britt RBI single to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead that they kept until the top of the ninth.

The Sharks trailed 1-0 as they entered the top of the ninth, Dylan Bosheers picked up a one out single and advanced to second on a Alex Perez ground out. TJ Losby reached safely with two outs on a throwing error from Marlins third baseman Ryan Cranmer. Zach MacAneney then loaded up the bases as he was hit by a pitch and Alex Freedman picked up a two out two RBI single to give the Sharks a 2-1 lead.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Marlins down to their last out tied up the game to send it into extras innings on a RBI double off the bat of Dalton Britt.

The Sharks struck again in the top of the 10th inning as Cody Dolan was hit by a pitch. Derek Justice came into pinch run for Dolan and scored from first on a RBI double laced down the right field line off the bat of Zach Stephens.

Brennen James came into the bottom of the tenth inning and was able to get the Sharks out of the ball game after Ryan Cranmer hit a one out double, but was unable to score. James picked up his third win of the year for the Sharks.

The Sharks return back home on Tuesday night to take on the Morehead City Marlins with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch at Buck Hardee field.


LONDON (AP) – Rafael Nadal was a first-round casualty at Wimbledon. The men’s No. 5 seed, fresh off his win in the French Open, was ousted by Belgium’s Steve Darcis, the world’s 135th ranked player, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. The loss was the first for Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon winner, in the first round of a major. His opening round record in majors is now 34-1. The defeat ended Nadal’s 22-match winning streak.

The fifth-seed in the women’s division was also a loser on Day 1. Sara Errani of Italy was beaten in straight sets by Puerto Rican teenager Monica Puig. Errani, runner-up at last year’s French Open, lost 6-3, 6-2 to the 65th-ranked player in the first match on Court 18 of the grass-court Grand Slam.

In other results, women’s second-seed Victoria Azarenka won her opening match in straight sets, as did third-seed Maria Sharapova and No. 12 Ana Ivanovic.

Back to the men, defending champion and third-seed Roger Federer opened play with a straight sets win over Romania’s Victor Hanescu, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0. The match took just 68 minutes. Federer is looking for his eighth title at the All England Club.

Second-seed Andy Murray, the British favorite every year at Wimbledon, reached the second round with a straight sets win over Germany’s Benjamin Becker. Murray lost to Federer in last year’s final.

Sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France eased into the second round with a 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over David Goffin. Tsonga reached the semifinals of the grass-court tournament last year.

Men’s No. 18 John Isner finished a quick Grand Slam match for a change, beating 66th-ranked Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 6-1, 7-6, 7-6. The 6-foot-9 Isner, who is seeded 18th, had 22 aces with just one double-fault. The match took only 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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DENVER (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets.

The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal hadn’t been officially announced.

The Nuggets called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to introduce their new coach.

The Denver Post first announced the agreement with Shaw, and the former Phil Jackson pupil told the newspaper he’s been “prepared by the best of the best” for his first NBA head coaching job.

Shaw is a former NBA guard and longtime assistant NBA coach who has interviewed about a dozen times for head coaching positions but kept coming up short until Monday.

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BOSTON (AP) – A Boston Celtics official tells The Associated Press that a deal to allow Doc Rivers to coach the Los Angeles Clippers has been agreed to.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was contingent on NBA approval and negotiations between Rivers and the Clippers over a new contract.

Rivers had three years and $21 million remaining on his deal with the Celtics, but he has expressed reluctance to coach through a rebuilding process. The 2008 NBA champions appear to be headed for one after losing in the first round of the playoffs this season.

The teams were also discussing a deal that would send Kevin Garnett to the Clippers, but NBA commissioner David Stern said he wouldn’t approve a deal in which coaches were traded for active players.

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BOSTON (AP) – An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season.

Three straight victories to clinch the title.

From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league.

Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final minutes and the Blackhawks rallied to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night to clinch their second NHL championship in four seasons.

Jonathan Toews returned from injury to add a goal, and Corey Crawford made 23 saves for Chicago. But Crawford was off for an extra skater for the most important goal of the season, when Jonathan Toews fed it in front and Bickell scored from the edge of the crease to tie it 2-2.

Perhaps the Bruins expected it to go to overtime, as three of the first four games in the series did, because they seemed to be caught off-guard on the ensuing faceoff. A shot deflected by Michael Frolik went off the post right to Bolland, who put it in the net and started the Chicago celebration with 59 seconds left in the game.

“It’s huge,” Bolland said. “Just seeing that puck bounce around there, I knew I just had to tap it in. So it was a huge goal.”

The Blackhawks on the ice gathered in the corner, while the Blackhawks bench began jumping up and down. It was only a minute later, when Boston’s Tuukka Rask was off for an extra man, that the Hawks withstood Boston’s final push and surged over the boards, throwing their sticks and gloves across the ice.

“I still can’t believe that finish,” Crawford said. “Oh my God, we never quit.”

The Bruins got 28 saves from Rask, who was hoping to contribute to an NHL title after serving as Tim Thomas’ backup when Boston won it all two years ago. The sold-out TD Garden began chanting “We want the Cup!” after Milan Lucic’s goal put the Bruins up 2-1 with eight minutes left, but it fell silent after their team coughed up the lead.

The arena was almost empty – except for a few hundred fans in red Blackhawks sweaters who filtered down to the front rows – when the Chicago players passed the 35-pound Cup around the ice.

Patrick Kane, whose overtime goal in Game 6 beat Philadelphia to win the 2010 championship, was voted the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoffs MVP.

“It was the best year of my life, just playing with these guys,” Kane said.

Toews scored his third goal of the playoffs to tie it for the Blackawks at 4:24 of the second of Game 6 – exactly two minutes after teammate Andrew Shaw was penalized for roughing.

“In 2010, we didn’t really know what we were doing,” Toews said. “We just, we played great hockey and we were kind of oblivious to how good we were playing.

” This time around, we know definitely how much work it takes and how much sacrifice it takes to get back here and this is an unbelievable group. We’ve been through a lot together this year and this is a sweet way to finish it off.”

Boston, needing a win to extend the series to a deciding Game 7, came out aggressively and led 1-0 after one period on Chris Kelly’s second goal of the playoffs. The Bruins outshot the Blackhawks 12-6 in the first period but the margin dropped to 18-15 through 40 minutes.

Each team got one of its best players back when Toews and Boston alternate captain Patrice Bergeron returned to the lineup after leaving the Blackhawks’ 3-1 win with injuries on Saturday.

Toews scored when he got past Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara along the boards in the neutral zone. Chicago’s captain skated up the right side and fired a hard shot from the right faceoff dot that beat Rask between his pads.

It was Toews’ second goal in three games. Of Chicago’s last 10 goals, Chara was on the ice for nine.

Boston right wing Jaromir Jagr was shaken up in the first period. He returned for the second but left the bench, and Tyler Seguin replaced him on the second line with left wing Brad Marchand and center Bergeron.

The play that led to Kelly’s goal began after a faceoff that rookie defenseman Torey Krug rushed in to tip toward a teammate. The puck went to Daniel Paille, standing about 40 feet on the left. He passed to Seguin, who caught the puck with his right glove in the slot and dropped it.

Seguin then passed to Kelly, who scored his second goal of the playoffs 7:19 into the game.

It came just seven seconds after a whistle stopped a scrum in front of the net that followed an extended period of pressure by the Bruins.

Just two minutes after the goal, Chicago had one of its best chances of the period when Frolik skated in with the puck behind the defense and fired a 15-foot drive from the left, but Rask made the save.

Boston had another solid chance at 12:24 when Lucic took a 15-foot shot from the slot that Crawford stopped.

After having no power plays in Game 5, the Bruins had four failed advantages in the first two periods.

With 4:01 left in the first, Shaw was struck in the face by a puck when it deflected off the shaft of his stick after Boston’s Shawn Thornton shot it. He lay on the ice before getting up and skating off slowly.

Toews was on Chicago’s first shift of the game. Bergeron had left Game 5 with an undisclosed injury after playing just 49 seconds in the second period.

Five of the last nine Cup finals have gone seven games, including in 2011 when the Bruins overcame a 3-2 series deficit and won their first championship since 1972 by winning Game 6 in Boston and Game 7 in Vancouver.

In 2010, Chicago won its first NHL title since 1961 on Kane’s overtime goal. As they did this year, the Blackhawks won Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead.

This year’s finals have been extremely tight, with three of the first five games going to overtime. Chicago won the opener in three overtimes, then Boston won 2-1 in one extra period and 2-0. The Blackhawks regained home-ice advantage with a 6-5 overtime win in a wild Game 4 in Boston before returning home for Saturday night’s win.

Teams that have won Game 5 after splitting the first four have won the Cup 15 of 22 times since the best-of-seven format began in 1939. But the loser of Game 5 the past six times has won four championships, including the Bruins against the Canucks.

Last season, the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils in six games. This season, the Blackhawks beat the Kings in five games to reach the Cup finals, clinching the series on Kane’s goal in overtime.

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OMAHA, NE (AP) – Adam Plutko limited Mississippi State to a run on four hits in six innings, and UCLA survived some anxious moments to beat the Bulldogs 3-1 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night.

Plutko retired nine straight to start, worked out of trouble twice and turned the game over to the bullpen in the seventh. The Bulldogs (51-19) left runners in scoring position four of the last six innings.

The Bruins (48-17) are one win from their first national championship in baseball. Mississippi State must win Game 2 on Tuesday night to keep alive its hopes for its first NCAA title in any sport.

UCLA made it 3-0 in the fourth on Eric Filia’s two-out single off Chad Girodo, who replaced starter Trevor Fitts (0-1) in the second. That was the last of the Bruins’ six hits.

Plutko (10-3) walked in the Bulldogs’ run in the fourth.

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