No. 16 Nebraska Women Beat Washington State 82-61Tear'a Laudermill scored 20 points on Wednesday night, and No. 16 Nebraska used a big second-half run to pull away from Washington State 82-61. A few minutes into the second half, Nebraska (3-0) started a 19-2 run, turning a two-point lead into a 59-40 advantage on Allie Havers' layup with 10:35 left. Washington State (2-1) was unable to recover and the Huskers avenged a 76-72 loss to the Cougars last year in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hailie Sample had 16 points, Rachel Theriot scored 14, Emily Cady added 12 and Brandi Jeffery 11. Sample and Cady also had nine rebounds and Jeffery had eight. Washington State rallied back to a 69-59 deficit on Lia Galdeira's layup with 3:13 left. The Cougars also fell behind in the first half but pulled even at 34-all by the break. Shalie Dheensaw had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Galdeira scored 14 and Tia Presley 13. PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – November 20, 2014
Fitzgerald Sits Out Practice, 'Iffy' For SeahawksArizona's Larry Fitzgerald did not practice Wednesday and coach Bruce Arians said the star wide receiver is "iffy" for Sunday's game at Seattle. The seven-time Pro Bowl receiver has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee. He was hurt late in the first half of Sunday's 14-6 victory over Detroit. He went to the locker room but came back and made a critical 11-yard reception for a first down that sealed the victory. Arians said the soreness in the knee was a little worse than he thought it would be. The Cardinals' career leader in virtually every receiving category, Fitzgerald leads the team this season in receptions (46) and yards receiving (658). He has started 71 consecutive games, not missing a contest since Dec. 2, 2007. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – November 20, 2014
NFL Fines Lynch $50,000 For Not Speaking To Media
The NFL has fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violations of the league's media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the fine Wednesday, which will total $100,000 against the Seahawks' standout. Along with the $50,000 for violating the NFL Media Policy this year, the league is collecting the $50,000 fine that was imposed against Lynch for violations last season. The fine from 2013 was held in anticipation of future cooperation from Lynch. The league's media policy mandates that players must be available during the week and in the locker room following all games. Lynch has only spoken to reporters postgame after Seattle's Week 9 victory over Oakland and did not talk the past two weeks after games against the Giants and Kansas City. This is Lynch's third fine for violations of the league's media policy. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – November 20, 2014
Gonzaga beats Idaho State
Shaniqua Nilles scored a career-high 18 points off the bench, Sunny Greinacher added 15 and No. 24 Gonzaga dominated the second half in an 88-63 win over Idaho State on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (2-0), who have won 28-straight regular-season home games, made a school record 37 free throws on 48 as the Bengals had 37 fouls with four players fouling out.