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MLB and Preseason NFL Scorecard from 8/24

Baseball  

INTERLEAGUE

L-A  Dodgers          2    N-Y  Yankees      1

Boston                    5    San  Diego          4

San  Francisco      10    Oakland              5

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Baltimore      7    Tampa  Bay              1

Houston          5    L-A  Angels            2

Texas              4    Chi  White  Sox      0

Cleveland      4    Kansas  City          2

Minnesota      8    Detroit                  5

Toronto          7    Seattle                  5

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Washington          7    Chi  Cubs          2

Philadelphia      9    Miami                3

Pittsburgh          14    Cincinnati      0

St.  Louis            6    Colorado          0

Atlanta                9    N-Y  Mets          5

Milwaukee            4    Arizona            0

Football

TOP-25  COLLEGE  FOOTBALL

(8)Florida    24    Miami    20

NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE  PRESEASON

Minnesota            20    Arizona                9

Chicago                27    Indianapolis      17

Dallas                  34    Houston                0

New  Orleans        28    N-Y  Jets              13

San  Francisco    27    Kansas  City        17

L.A.  Rams            10    Denver                  6

Seattle                23    L.A.  Chargers    15

Wisconsin HighSchool Football Scores

Week 1 Wisconsin High School Football

Cuba City 7 Platteville 12

Westby 12 Darlington 20

Viroqua 2 Mineral Point 46

River Ridge 41 Iowa-Grant 12

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) 38 Fennimore 7

Lancaster 14 Pecatonica/Argyle 7

Boscobel 6 Brookwood 47

Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 35 Royall 0

Southwestern 47 New Lisbon 22

River Ridge 41 Iowa-Grant 12

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (8/22)

High School Football

  • Belmont 19,  Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 6

 

High School Boys Golf

  • Wahlert placed 16th at the 18 team Cedar Rapids Washington Warrior Invitational yesterday at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids. The Golden Eagles carded a 340. Nick Splinter led the way for Wahlert shooting an 82. Cedar Falls won the team title shooting 302.

Fighting Saints Announce Training Camp Roster

The Dubuque Fighting Saints have announced their Training Camp roster ahead of the 2019-20 USHL season. 13 of the 31 players on the list played at least one game for the Fighting Saints last season as Dubuque returns several experienced players.

Riese Gaber, Dylan Jackson and Ty Jackson highlight the returning forwards as the three not only played last season with Dubuque but were featured on the same line for much of the season.

On the defensive side, Aidan Fulp, Luke Robinson, Kaelan Taylor, Michael Feenstra, Wyatt Kaiser, Braden Doyle and Ian Pierce all return after spending time with the Saints last season.

The Saints kick off their preseason schedule at home on September 13th, with a 7:05 puck drop against Cedar Rapids.

Complete roster and more information:  https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1043354

National Sports News from the AP

     GOLF-TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

     Schaffele moves into 3-way tie for FedEx Cup

ATLANTA (AP) – Xander Schauffele  has grabbed a share of the FedEx Cup lead by firing the best score ever for an opening round in the Tour Championship.

Schauffele began the tournament six strokes back under the new scoring system for the FedEx Cup before firing a 6-under 64 that leaves him 10-under with three rounds remaining. He’s now tied with No. 1 seed Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka .

Koepka birdied three of his last four holes for a 67. Thomas carded a double-bogey and missed a pair of 3-foot putts for a 70 after entering the tournament with a two-shot advantage.

The score to par is all that matters in deciding who wins the FedEx Cup and the $15 million prize.

     NASCAR-EARNHARDT-DARLINGTON

     Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash. It’s his one race this season.

Earnhardt Jr. posted on Twitter Wednesday night, saying his lower back is sore and swollen. He’s receiving daily treatment “solely to get well to race.”

Earnhardt, his family and two pilots escaped a burning plane that veered off the runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee last week.

     TENNIS-U.S. OPEN

     First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they’ll do it in their very first match. The past U.S. Open champions are scheduled for an opening-round matchup when the draws were conducted for the final major of the year.

Williams and Sharapova have met in the finals of the other three majors and the 2012 Olympics but have never played each other in the U.S. Open. Williams owns a 19-2 record in their WTA Tour matchups, but that lopsided number shouldn’t do much to dampen the hype around what will be the marquee match of the opening round at Flushing Meadows, which begins Monday.

Raiders edge Packers/Thursday Pre-Season Scores

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Daniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers Thursday night on a field that was shortened to 80 yards over concerns about player safety.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur decided to sit 33 players, including star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Aaron Jones. Rodgers hasn’t played in the preseason.

Oakland didn’t play starters including quarterback Derek Carr or receiver Antonio Brown.

The Raiders decided to move one of their two home exhibition games to Winnipeg in a move that saved them $500,000 in rent at the Oakland Coliseum. The team is planning to move to Las Vegas in 2020.

Other Pre-Season Scores from Thursday:

  • Giants 25, Bengals 23 (Darlington native Alex Erickson had 3 catches for 15 yards, 1 rush for 6 yards, kick return for 16 yards)
  • Ravens 26, Eagles 15
  • Patriots 10, Panthers 3
  • Redskins 19, Falcons 7
  • Dolphins 22, Jaguars 7

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (8/22)

                INTERLEAGUE    

Final    N-Y  Mets            2    Cleveland      0    (8 Innings)

Final    L-A  Dodgers      3    Toronto          2

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE 

Final    Boston                    5    Kansas  City      4    (10 Innings)

Final    Tampa  Bay              5    Baltimore          2

Final    Chi  White  Sox      6    Texas                  1

Final    Houston                  6    Detroit              3

Final    Oakland                  5    N-Y  Yankees      3

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Chi  Cubs          1    San  Francisco      0

Final    Atlanta            3    Miami                      2

Final    Washington      7    Pittsburgh            1

Final    St.  Louis        6    Colorado                5

Area Scoreboard from Wedesday (8/22)

COLLEGE

WOMENS SOCCER

  • Clarke 2, University of St. Francis 1

Senior High Wins Brees Sportsmanship Award

Dubuque Senior has been awarded the Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Division Cliff Brees Sportsmanship trophy for the spring and summer sports seasons. The award was presented yesterday at the meeting of conference activity directors. Senior was last given the honor for the spring and summer sports which covers soccer, baseball and softball  in the 2003.

Cephus Returns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has returned to practice and his coach says pending eligibility issues stemming from a lack of credits because he was expelled amid sexual assault allegations this spring.

Cephus was charged a year ago with sexually assaulting two women in his apartment in April 2018. University officials expelled him before the spring semester ended, but a jury acquitted Cephus earlier this month.

Head Coach Paul Chryst told reporters yesterday that Cephus practiced with the team and that Cephus’ issues relate to a lack of credits. He declined to elaborate.

More Hawkeyes, Cyclones and Badgers on Award Watch Lists

The pre-season accolades for Iowa junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa continue. Epenesa has been announced as one of 37 players on the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the top defensive end in the country. Iowa State’s Jaquaan Bailey and Wisconsin’s Isaaiah Loudermilk are also on the list.

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley and Iowa State signal caller Brock Purdy both landed on the watch list for the Manning Award presented to the best college quarterback.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/21)

      INTERLEAGUE         

Final    N-Y  Mets              4    Cleveland      3    (10 Innings)

Final    Philadelphia      5    Boston            2

Final    L-A  Dodgers        2    Toronto          1    (10 Innings)

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Tampa  Bay              7    Seattle              6

Final    Chi  White  Sox      4    Minnesota          0

Final    Baltimore              8    Kansas  City      1

Final    Detroit                  2    Houston              1

Final    Texas                      8    L-A  Angels        7

Final    Oakland                  6    N-Y  Yankees      4

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Cincinnati      4    San  Diego              2

Final    Colorado          7    Arizona                  2

Final    Washington      11    Pittsburgh            1

Final    Atlanta            5    Miami                      0

Final    Milwaukee        5    St.  Louis              3    (8 Innings)

Final    Chi  Cubs          12    San  Francisco      11

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/20)

College Volleyball

  • Clarke 3, St. Ambrose 0 (Clarke begins year 3-0)

College Mens Soccer

  • Clarke 5, Emmaus 0

AP Sports Headlines for Wednesday (8/21)

NEW YORK (AP) – Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber has been shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain suffered while continuing his rehab from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league start for Triple-A Columbus at Charlotte on Sunday after one inning because of abdominal tightness. He hasn’t pitched for the Indians since May 1, when he was struck by a line drive at Miami.

 

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Veteran guard Kyle Long removed a teammate’s helmet and began using it as a weapon last week in practice, and after apologizing to his teammates Long also apologized to Bears fans and media members for his behavior. Bears coach Matt Nagy said the incident is in the past. Long was not allowed to accompany the Bears on their trip last week to play the New York Giants. Any further punishment is not being disclosed by the team.

 

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Star receiver Antonio Brown was back on the field for the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday after missing the previous practice as part of his dispute with the league and union over his helmet. Brown took part in a walkthrough without wearing a helmet and then went into the weight room as the rest of his teammates stretched. Brown didn’t attend practice Sunday as he works to find a helmet that he’s comfortable using and that meets safety standards set by the NFL and NFLPA.

 

FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots have cut punter Ryan Allen, who booted them to three Super Bowl victories in six seasons. First signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Allen put three of his five punts inside the 20-yard line during February’s Super Bowl victory over the Rams. The move likely means fifth-round draft choice Jake Bailey will make the team.

 

FLINT, Mich. (AP) – A jury has acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen  Cleaves of sexual assault and other charges. The verdict Tuesday by the jury in Cleaves’ hometown of Flint comes nearly four years after a then-24-year-old woman accused Cleaves of sexually assaulting her in a Flint area motel room. Cleaves led Michigan State to the NCAA basketball championship in 2000 and played for four NBA teams.

AP ALL American Team

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America. He has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.

Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, was joined on the first-team offense by Clemson running back Travis Etienne. Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons was a first-team selection on defense.  Clemson and No. 2 Alabama tied for the most first-team selections with three.

Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa, Wisconsin junior running back Jonathan Taylor  and Badgers junior center Tyler Biadaz were also named first team All-Americans.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/20)

      INTERLEAGUE

Final    N-Y  Mets              9    Cleveland      2

Final    Philadelphia      3    Boston            2

Final    L-A  Dodgers        16    Toronto          3

          AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    L-A  Angels      5    Texas                      1    (1st game)

Final    Baltimore        4    Kansas  City          1

Final    Seattle            7    Tampa  Bay              4

Final    Minnesota        14    Chi  White  Sox      4

Final    Houston            6    Detroit                  3

Final    Texas                3    L-A  Angels            2    (11 Innings, 2nd game)

Final    Oakland            6    N-Y  Yankees          2

        NATIONAL  LEAGUE

 

Final    Pittsburgh      4    Washington            1

Final    Cincinnati      3    San  Diego              2

Final    Atlanta            5    Miami                      1

Final    Chi  Cubs          5    San  Francisco      3

Final    St.  Louis        9    Milwaukee              4

Final    Arizona            8    Colorado                7

Area Scoreboard from Monday (8/19)

BOYS GOLF

The Wahlert boy’s golf team finished 3rd (out of 9) at the Iowa City West Invitational at Blue Top Ridge. The Golden Eagles totaled a 351, Ben Vaassen fired a 75 which was the 2nd lowest individual round of the day. Pleasant Valley topped the field with a 314.

Five to be inducted into Clarke’s Athletics Hall of Fame

Clarke University’s Athletics Hall of Fame will grow by five members next month.  This year’s induction class will include:

  • Morgan Bradford, Class of 2012
  • Brock Helms Class of 1996),
  • Cara (Clark) LaPlaca Class of 1999,
  • Sandy Sirvid-Twedt , Class of 2001
  • Alex Wilharm, Class of 2011.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday night, September 14th at 6 o’clock, at the R.C. & Celeste Wahlert Atrium.

More information: http://www.clarkepride.com/article/3016.php#.XVvOg-NKgdU

Rea Logs Another Win for I-Cubs

Cascade native Colin Rea just keeps winning on the mound for the Iowa Cubs. Last night Rea won his 13th game of the season as the I-Cubs downed San Antonio 9-5 at Principal Park in Des Moines. Rea (W, 13-3) allowed five runs through 5.0 frames, walked three and struck out seven and now has a season ERA of 3.71.

  Rodgers expected to play in Packers’ 3rd preseason game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers is participating in practice and is expected to play in the Packers’ third preseason game against the Oakland Raiders in Canada.

Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst said Monday the plan is for the two-time MVP to make his preseason debut Thursday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Rodgers sat out the Packers’ second preseason game in Baltimore and was sidelined during practice Sunday with back tightness.

Rodgers, along with 25 other teammates, did not dress for the first preseason game against Houston.

Thursday will mark the third time the Packers have played a preseason game outside the United States.

Wisconsin reinstates Cephus after sexual assault acquittal

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has been cleared to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the decision Monday. The school says it obtained information that wasn’t provided during a student conduct review. The statement said sanctions against Cephus have been “reduced” and his expulsion has been lifted. The statement didn’t elaborate.

Cephus was suspended from the football team in August 2018 after he was charged. He was expelled from the university earlier this year for violating its nonacademic misconduct policies.

A jury acquitted him of the charges Aug. 2. His attorneys have been pressuring Blank to let him return.

Blank says she hopes the decision doesn’t deter sexual assault victims from coming forward.

Preseason AP College Football Poll

UNDATED (AP) – Defending national champion Clemson is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the first time. The Tigers won their second national title in three seasons in January. They can now claim equal standing with Alabama at the top of college football. The Crimson Tide, coming off a 44-16 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship, is No. 2. Clemson received 52 first-place votes and Alabama 10. Georgia is No. 3, followed by No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 5 Ohio State. The second 5 has LSU ranked 6th then Michigan, Florida, Notre Dame, and Texas.

Wisconsin is ranked 19th, Iowa 20th, and Iowa State ranked 21st.

National Scoreboard from Monday (8/19)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Kansas City 5 Baltimore 4
Final Seattle 9 Tampa Bay 3
Final Houston 5 Detroit 4
Final Chi White Sox 6 Minnesota 4
Final Texas 8 L-A Angels 7 (11 Innings)


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final San Diego 3 Cincinnati 2
Final Washington 13 Pittsburgh 0
Final St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 0
Final Arizona 5 Colorado 3


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final San Francisco 24 Denver 15

Oberg treated for another clot…Acuna benched for loafing…Thomas takes BMW Championship

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg has been treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career. Manager Bud Black said Oberg had a procedure to dissolve the clot at a hospital on Saturday and remained there overnight. The Rockies put Oberg on the 10-day injured list Sunday. Black said the 28-year-old Oberg started feeling heaviness in his arm on Saturday and alerted the training staff.

ATLANTA (AP) – Outfielder Ronald Acuna  Jr. was removed from the Braves’ game against the Dodgers yesterday after he stood at the plate admiring a long flyball that did not leave the park. The 21-year-old Acuna likely would have had an easy double if he had hustled from home plate. Manager Brian Snitker followed Acuna into the tunnel for an apparent conversation during the fourth inning.

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) – Justin Thomas has the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup finale after capturing the BMW Championship at Medinah . Thomas entered the final round with a six-shot lead, but he was only two strokes ahead until he carded three birdies in a five-hole stretch on the back nine. He closed with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot win over Patrick Cantlay, who fired a 65.

UNDATED (AP) – Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown it’s time to decide whether he’s “all in or all out” about playing this season after losing a fight with the NFL over his helmet. Mayock issued a statement expressing his frustration that Brown didn’t participate in practice Sunday despite being healed from the frost-bitten feet that have sidelined him for most of training camp. Mayock says there are “89 guys busting their tails” and that he hopes Brown will join his teammates soon.

NEW YORK (AP) – Longtime television sports broadcaster Jack Whitaker has died at 95. Whitaker spent 22 years with CBS Sports, which announced that he died of natural causes in his sleep. His Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events. Whitaker had been the only living play-by-play announcer from the first 21 Super Bowls.

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/18)

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 11 Kansas City 5


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Seattle 7 Toronto 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 4
Final Boston 13 Baltimore 7
Final Cleveland 8 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Minnesota 6 Texas 3
Final Houston 4 Oakland 1
Final L-A Angels 9 Chi White Sox 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 4
Final San Diego 3 Philadelphia 2
Final Atlanta 5 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Washington 16 Milwaukee 8
Final Colorado 7 Miami 6 (10 Innings)
Final Arizona 6 San Francisco 1
Final Chi Cubs 7 Pittsburgh 1

Sunday Sports Scorecard

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 4 Kansas City 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 6 Cleveland 5
Final Seattle 4 Toronto 3
Final Oakland 8 Houston 4
Final Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 0 (13 Innings)
Final Boston 4 Baltimore 0
Final Minnesota 12 Texas 7
Final L-A Angels 6 Chi White Sox 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 0
Final Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 1
Final San Diego 5 Philadelphia 3
Final Atlanta 4 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Colorado 11 Miami 4
Final San Francisco 11 Arizona 6
Final Milwaukee 15 Washington 14 (14 Innings)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final Cleveland 21 Indianapolis 18
Final New England 22 Tennessee 17
Final Pittsburgh 17 Kansas City 7
Final Houston 30 Detroit 23
Final Dallas 14 L.A. Rams 10

Local, Regional, and National Sports Updates

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has conditionally reinstated New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon, who can rejoin the team for meetings and workouts on Sunday. However, Gordon is barred from next Thursday’s game because of a lack of sufficient conditioning and practice time. Gordon had been suspended indefinitely since last December for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) – Hideki Matsuyama has a one-stroke lead over Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay at the midway mark of the BMW Championship at Medinah. Matsuyama sank five birdie putts of at least 15 feet, beginning and ending with 30-footers. They were part of a 9-under 63 that puts him in position to continue his streak of playing the Tour Championship every year since he turned pro.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Denny Hamlin will be the pole-sitter for tonight’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway after turning a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday’s qualifying session. The reigning Daytona 500 winner bumped Kyle Larson to the other end of the front row. Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch will make up the second row, just in front of Aric Almirola and Chase Elliott.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – San Diego Padres manager Andy Green says rookie phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. is most likely done for the season because of a back injury. The 20-year-old shortstop is batting .317 with 13 doubles, 22 homers and 53 RBIs in 84 games. Green said Tatis will be reevaluated in three weeks.

NEW YORK (AP) – Alibaba Group co-founder Joe Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people with knowledge of the details say are worth about $3.4 billion. The sources say that Tsai is paying about $2.35 billion for the Nets, a record for a U.S. pro sports franchise. He’s also spending nearly $1 billion in a separate transaction for the arena.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Anthony Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in the opener of a three-game series between National League playoff contenders. The Nationals’ five-game winning streak matched their longest of the season. At 66-55, they improved to 11 games over .500 for the first time since June 9, 2018. Milwaukee lost for just the third time in nine games.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be held out of the preseason game against the Ravens because of back tightness. The Packers made the announcement on Twitter, saying the decision to keep him on the sideline “is precautionary.”

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Eli Manning and heir apparent Daniel Jones threw first-half touchdown passes against Chicago backups and the New York Giants had an easy night in posting a 32-13 preseason victory over the Bears. Free agent rookie Jon Hilliman scored on a 10-yard run, Kyle Lauletta threw a 10-yard TD to Garrett Dickerson, Aldrick Rosas kicked a 47-yard field goal and New York got a safety on a botched shotgun snap.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend’s series against the Los Angeles Angels off. The former UCLA and NBA star center called the game for NBC Sports Chicago with Jason Benetti. The two also work together on college basketball games for ESPN.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Lucas Giolito struck out 11 over six innings, James McCann hit his second grand slam in three games and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2. Giolito became the first White Sox right-hander to have consecutive outings with 11 or more strikeouts since Javier Vázquez in 2007.

Dubuque 2nd , Loras 6th in A-R-C Football Coaches Pre-Season Poll

The American Rivers Conference football coach’s pre-season poll has been released. The University of Dubuque was picked to finish tied for 2nd place with Central, both teams receiving 53 votes. Dubuque returns 6 starters on both sides of the both from a team that finished 7-and-3 last season.  The Loras Duhawks are projected for a 6th place finish. Loras returns 8 starters on both sides of the ball from their 4-and-6 squad last season.  Defending champion Wartburg has been chosen as the favorite to repeat as the league champion.

Both the Spartans and Duhawks start their seasons on Saturday September 7th. Dubuque travel to U-W Whitewater and Loras will travel to Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

More information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/14/wartburg-football-tops-american-rivers-conference-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

Sports News from Associated Press

     NBA-LAKERS-COUSINS

     Cousins injured again

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers could be without newly-acquired DeMarcus Cousins for the upcoming NBA season.

The six-time All-Star has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee suffered during a workout in Las Vegas. It’s the latest injury for Cousins, who missed most of last season while rehabbing a torn Achilles and sat out much of the Warriors’ playoff run after tearing a quad muscle.

The center appeared in 30 games for Golden State last season, averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. He averaged 25.2 points and 11.9 boards during the previous five years, but he’s missed at least 10 games each season since 2012-13.

 

     RACING-EARNHARDT-PLANE CRASH

     Earnhardt Jr. OK following plane crash in Tennessee

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) – Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was hospitalized and released after his plane crashed in east Tennessee Thursday afternoon.

Earnhardt was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, a dog and two pilots. NBC Sports says the family and pilots were discharged from the hospital.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that it’s sending two representatives to Elizabethton to begin investigating the crash.

Earnhardt was scheduled to be part of the NBC broadcast team for Saturday night’s race at Bristol. The network says he will skip the race to be with his family before returning to the broadcast booth at Darlington next month.

 

     PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

     Thomas, Kokrak tie tournament record

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) – Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak  tied the course record while grabbing a share of the first-round lead at the PGA’s BMW Championship in Medinah, Illinois.

Thomas and Kokrak opened with 7-under 65s for a one-shot advantage over Jim Furyk , Brandt Snedeker, Lucas Glover, Patrick Cantlay and Joel Dahmen. Thomas made his first birdie after hitting a tree and recorded his final one with a 60-foot putt.

Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau and Adam Scott are among a group at minus-5.

 

     TENNIS-WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN

     Federer ousted, Kyrgios fined

MASON, Ohio (AP) – Roger Federer suffered his quickest loss on the ATP Tour since 2003. Federer made numerous mistakes during the 62-minute match, a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 21-year-old qualifier Andre Rublev at the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati. Federer has won the tournament a record seven times, but he fell to an opponent who has just one other victory against a top-five opponent.

NFL Pre-Season

– Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who played without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers developed back stiffness and was a late scratch, a move the team labeled as a “precaution.”  Undrafted Iowa State rookie receiver Allan Lazard lead Green Bay receivers with 3 catches for 63 yards.

Other scores:

  • Eagles 24, Jaguars 10
  • Bengals 23, Redskins 13 (Darlington native Alex Erickson had a 75 yard punt return for a touchdown and had 3 catches for 15 yards for the Bengals )
  • Jets 22, Falcons 10
  • Raiders 33, Cardinals 26

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (8/15)

Harper Slam Sinks Cubs

– The Chicago Cubs blew an opportunity to regain sole possession of the NL Central lead.  Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning to cap a six-run rally that sent the Phillies over the Chicago Cubs, 7-5. Pinch-hitter Brad Miller chased reliever Rowan Wick with an RBI single in the ninth that cut it to 5-2. Roman Quinn greeted Pedro Strop (strohp) with an RBI single to make it a two-run game. The Phils rallied after Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven strong innings.

Reds Shutdown Cards

The Cardinals were 2-1 losers to the Reds as Sonny Gray and three Cincinnati relievers combined on a two-hitter. Gray struck out a season-high 10, allowing just one hit and three walks in five innings.     Nick Senzel and Eugenio Suarez drove in Cincinnati’s runs as the Reds snapped a four-game skid and the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak.

Twins Route Rangers

– Luis Arraez hit the first of three more homers by Minnesota in a 13-6 rout of the Rangers. Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario also went deep for the Twins, whose 236 home runs and 31 off the record set by the Yankees last season. Marwin Gonzalez had a pair of RBI singles among his four hits.

Angels Power Past Soxs

– Mike Trout crushed his AL-leading 40th home run while going 4-for-4 with four runs scored in the Angels’ 8-7 win against the White Sox. The two-time AL MVP became the fastest player to 40 homers in Angels history and the fifth-fastest in the majors in this century by reaching the mark in 123 games. Andrew Heaney limited Chicago to four hits while yielding three runs over seven innings.

UD Volleyball Picked to Win A-R-C Title

The University of Dubuque volleyball team has been pegged as the favorite to win the American Rivers Conference championship in the pre-season conference coach’s poll. The Spartans return six starters from their team that finished 2nd in the regular season last season and went on to win the conference tournament championship and the automatic NCAA tournament spot.  Wartburg is picked for 2nd, Loras with a group of five returning starters was picked to finish 4th.

U-D opens the season on August 30th at the Sugar Loaf Classic in Minnesota hosted by St. Mary’s. Loras will open the season the same weekend at the Forester Invitational at Lake Forest.

More information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/13/american-rivers-conference-dubuque-volleyball-claims-top-spot-in-a-r-c-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

U-W Platteville Predicted 4th in WIAC Pre-Season Football Poll

The Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer football team has been picked to finish 4th in the WIAC according to a preseason poll conducted by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Platteville head coach Mike Emendorfer enters his 21st season as the head coach of the Pioneers and will return seven starters on both offense and on defense from a team that finished 4-and-6 last season. UW-P opens the season at home on Saturday, September 7th against East Texas Baptist.

University of the Wisconsin-Whitewater, the defending conference champion and winner of 11 of the last 14 titles, is the favorite to secure the WIAC championship.

More information: https://wiacsports.com/news/2019/8/13/uw-whitewater-picked-to-win-football-title.aspx

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/14)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Milwaukee 6 Minnesota 5
Final San Diego 7 Tampa Bay 2
Final Oakland 9 San Francisco 5
Final L-A Angels 7 Pittsburgh 4
Final St. Louis 6 Kansas City 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Texas 7 Toronto 3
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Baltimore 5
Final Boston 5 Cleveland 1
Final Chi White Sox 13 Houston 9
Final Detroit 3 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Colorado 7 Arizona 6
Final Washington 17 Cincinnati 7
Final Philadelphia 11 Chi Cubs 1
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 4

IHSBBCA All State Teams

For a third straight season, Western Dubuque’s Calvin Harris has been selected to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Super Team.  Bobcat teammate Sam Goodman was named chosen a first team Class 4-A selection.  Sam Link of Dubuque Senior was named to the 4-A second team. Owen Grover of Dyersville Beckman was named a Class 2-A first team and teammate Carter Petche was chosen on the second team along with Riley Reed of Cascade.

Loras Mens Soccer Tabbed A-R-C Favorites

The Loras Men’s Soccer, who have shared or won outright conference titles in 11 of the last 12 years, are the coaches’ choice to win the 2019 American Rivers Conference championship by the narrowest of margin. Loras received one more vote than Luther. Dubuque was chosen to finish 7th in the conference.

The Duhawks open the season on August 30th at home against Knox College. The Spartans also open the season at home August 30th hosting Carroll College.

For more the complete poll and more information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/12/american-rivers-conference-loras-mens-soccer-tabbed-preseason-front-runner-by-a-r-c-coaches.aspx

Denver Nuggets sign Tyler Cook

The Denver Nuggets have signed former Iowa Hawkeye forward Tyler Cook to a two-way contract.

Cook, most recently appeared in three games for the Nuggets’ Las Vegas Summer League team, averaging 4.0 points, 2.3 rebounds. Cook went undrafted out of Iowa where he played three seasons, averaging 14.1 points, 6.7 rebounds per game with the Hawkeyes.

Braves’ Riley avoids surgery…Mets lose McNeil…Brown back with Raiders…Giants’ Tate loses appeal

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Braves rookie slugger Austin Riley will not need surgery on his injured right knee and expects to return to the lineup in about two weeks. Riley has been on the IL since Aug. 5 after spraining his knee during a workout. But Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson continues to rehab a bruised right foot and is unsure when he’ll be able to come off the IL.

ATLANTA (AP) – New York Mets All-Star utilityman Jeff McNeil had to be helped off the field in the ninth inning last night after he sustained a hamstring injury while trying to beat out a grounder in Atlanta. McNeil says he felt “a little snag” in his left hamstring as he approached first base. An MRI is scheduled for this morning in Atlanta to determine the seriousness of the injury, but McNeil says he hopes it won’t be enough to send him to the injured list.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has returned to training camp after missing time to see a specialist for his frostbitten feet and losing a grievance with the NFL over the use of a helmet. Brown was surrounded by cameras as he walked onto the field late in practice and greeted his teammates for the first time since leaving camp about a week ago. Coach Jon Gruden says he expects him to be ready to play the season opener Sept. 9 against Denver.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has lost the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers. Tate announced the suspension on Twitter last month and felt his appeal had merit because he was using a fertility drug prescribed by a doctor. The appeal was heard by a member of an independent appeals panel in New York last week.

UNDATED (AP) – Coco Gauff has received a wild-card entry for the U.S. Open’s main draw, the second Grand Slam tournament for the 15-year-old from Florida. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there. Gauff became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon and upset five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round but wound up losing to eventual title winner Simona Halep.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/13)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Minnesota 7 Milwaukee 5
Final St. Louis 2 Kansas City 0
Final San Francisco 3 Oakland 2
Final Pittsburgh 10 L-A Angels 7
Final Tampa Bay 7 San Diego 5


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Houston 6 Chi White Sox 2
Final N-Y Yankees 8 Baltimore 3
Final Toronto 3 Texas 0
Final Boston 7 Cleveland 6, 10 Innings
Final Seattle 11 Detroit 6
Final Chi White Sox 4 Houston 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 3 Cincinnati 1
Final Philadelphia 4 Chi Cubs 2
Final L-A Dodgers 15 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 5 N-Y Mets 3
Final Arizona 9 Colorado 3

Another Win for Rea

Cascade native Colin Rea continues to excel in an Iowa Cubs uniform. Last night Rea surrendered just five hits over seven scoreless innings as the Iowa Cubs (65-55) defeated the Salt Lake Bees 6-0. Rea earned his 12th win of the year to lead the PCL. It marked Rea’s 10th quality start for the I-Cubs and he is the first I-Cubs pitcher to win 12 games in a season since 2016.

UWP Athletic Hall of Fame

Four former University of Wisconsin-Platteville all-Americans will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Earning inductions this year are:

Barry Braganz ’91, football

Andy Paulsen ’03, track and field

Tyler Selk ’03, basketball

Corey Stelljes ’04, track and field

Induction ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 on the Platteville campus.

For more information on each new UW-P Hall of Famer: https://wiacsports.com/news/2019/8/12/general-uw-platteville-to-induct-four-in-hall-of-fame.aspx

Loras Women’s Soccer Picked to Repeat as ARC Champs

The Loras College women’s soccer team has been picked to repeat as conference champions in the American Rivers Conference coach’s pre-season poll released yesterday. The Duhawks who were regular season and conference tournament champs in 2018 were followed by Wartburg and then Dubuque.  The season opener for Loras will be Saturday, August 31st hosting Macalester College. Dubuque opens the season August 30th hosting Grinnell.

Click for more information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/9/american-rivers-conference-coaches-tab-loras-as-womens-soccer-preseason-favorite.aspx

IHSAA to Consider More Than Enrollment Size

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has appointed a classification committee to meet this fall to review the current high school sport classification structure and to consider potential changes.

Yesterday at their first meeting before the start of the school year, the IHSAA discussed a form resolution submitted by 26 schools calling for the association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union to seriously evaluate enrollment based not just on school size, but to consider factors such as socioeconomics (like free and reduced lunch) and recent success and then make a recommendation this school year.

In June, the Des Moines Public Schools sent the resolution to the IHSAA and IGHSAU to convene a committee.

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (8/12)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 10 L-A Angels 2
Final Tampa Bay 10 San Diego 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 8 Baltimore 5
Final N-Y Yankees 11 Baltimore 8
Final Toronto 19 Texas 4
Final Cleveland 6 Boston 5
Houston at Chi White Sox, postponed


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 7 Cincinnati 6
Final Arizona 8 Colorado 6

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/11)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Texas 1 Milwaukee 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final L-A Angels 5 Boston 4, 10 Innings
Final Baltimore 8 Houston 7
Final N-Y Yankees 1 Toronto 0
Final Kansas City 10 Detroit 2
Final Cleveland 7 Minnesota 3, 10 Innings
Final Oakland 2 Chi White Sox 0
Final Tampa Bay 1 Seattle 0


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 7 N-Y Mets 4
Final Atlanta 5 Miami 4
Final Chi Cubs 6 Cincinnati 3
Final St. Louis 11 Pittsburgh 9
Final Colorado 8 San Diego 3
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Arizona 3
Final San Francisco 9 Philadelphia 6

MLB & Preseason NFL Scorecard from 8/10

INTERLEAGUE

Milwaukee      3    Texas      2

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Toronto                  5    N-Y  Yankees      4

L-A  Angels          12    Boston                4

Kansas  City          7    Detroit              0

Houston                23    Baltimore          2

Minnesota              4    Cleveland          1

Chi  White  Sox      3    Oakland              2

Tampa  Bay              5    Seattle              4

NATIONAL  LEAGUE  

San  Francisco      3    Philadelphia      1

Miami                      7    Atlanta                6,  10  Innings

Cincinnati          10    Chi  Cubs              1

N-Y  Mets                4    Washington          3

St.  Louis              3    Pittsburgh          1

San  Diego              8    Colorado              5

L-A  Dodgers          4    Arizona                0

NFL-PRESEASON

Chiefs 38  Bengals 17

Raiders 14 Rams 3

49ers 17  Dallas 9

White Sox & Yankees To Play At Field of Dreams

The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will stage the first-ever Major League game in the Hawkeye State at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, according to the MLB website. Our coverage partners, KCRG-TV reports the game will be held August 13th, 2020 in a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark constructed in the corn on the Dyersville farm site where the film was staged. It will start at 6 p.m. CST and will be broadcast nationally. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says as a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, we look forward to celebrating the movie’s enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa.

 

Picture courtesy of Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball Club

Curling Championships-Cedar Rapids

The Men’s and Women’s National Curling Championships are coming to Cedar Rapids after the USA Curling Association revealed the city as its host city on Wednesday. KCRG reports Cedar Rapids hosted the Curling Arena Nationals in 2015, and the cities’ experience in hosting events was a big factor. For the event in 2021, the USA Curling Association will have to bring in a professional ice-maker to the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena to make sure it is up to standards. The championships will be held at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena February 6-13, 2021, and are expected to attract 200 athletes & coaches.

MLB & NFL Thursday Scorecard

INTERLEAGUE

Final Atlanta 11 Minnesota 7
Final Houston 14 Colorado 3
Final Chi Cubs 10 Oakland 1
Final Seattle 3 San Diego 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 3
Final Chi White Sox 8 Detroit 1
Final Cleveland 2 Texas 0
Final Cleveland 5 Texas 1
Final N-Y Yankees 14 Baltimore 2

Kansas City at Boston 7:10 p.m.


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 7 Miami 2
Final L-A Dodgers 2 St. Louis 1
Final Washington 4 San Francisco 1
Final Milwaukee 8 Pittsburgh 3
Final Arizona 6 Philadelphia 1


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Indianapolis at Buffalo 7:00 p.m.
N-Y Jets at N-Y Giants 7:00 p.m.
Washington at Cleveland 7:30 p.m.
Jacksonville at Baltimore 7:30 p.m.
New England at Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Miami 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Green Bay 8:00 p.m.
Carolina at Chicago 8:00 p.m.
Denver at Seattle 10:00 p.m.
L.A. Chargers at Arizona 10:00 p.m.

Area High School Cathcher Ian Moeller at Hank Aaron Invitational

A Dubuque High School catcher with high big league aspirations has been attending the Hank Aaron Invitational this week at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. Ian Moeller, who will be a junior this fall at Wahlert High School, is one of approximately 250 players between the ages of 13 to 18 from across the country receiving lite-level training from former Major League players and coaches. The event serves as a youth-oriented, on-field diversity initiative aiming to get high school-age players, with diverse backgrounds, to the next levels of the game.
Moeller who has verbally committed to play college baseball at L-S-U, is one of the top prospects in the country for the Class of 2021 .Earlier this month, Moeller helped lead his team Atlanta-based Team Elite Scout to the World Wooden Bat 16U tournament championship. Moller has been projected as the top catcher for the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.

QB Battle as Wisconsin Opens Fall Camp

With the transfer of three-year starter Alex Hornibrook, there’s a four-way competition for starting quarterback at Wisconsin.  Chryst says Jack Coan has the slight edge as the only player of the four with meaningful college experience. Coan went 2-2 as a starter last season. The Badgers also have an intriguing freshman in Graham Mertz, who was considered a top prospect out of high school.

The Badgers open the season with a Friday night game on August 30th at South Florida, the home opener is the following Saturday, September 7th against Central Michigan.

Clarke Football Picked 6th in Heart North

In their history making debut, the Clarke University football team has been chosen to finish 6th in six team North Division in the Heart of America Athletic Conference pre-season coach’s poll released yesterday.  Grand View was chosen as the North Division favorite. Benedictine, last year’s North Division Champion will compete in the South Division and was chosen to repeat. Clarke will make their program debut on Saturday, August 31st at Dalzell Field when they host Central Methodist.

Rea Pitches Well in I-Cubs Loss

Cascade native Colin Rea rebounded from his poorest outing of the season to toss a gem, however the Iowa Cubs offense couldn’t get on track in a 3-1 loss at Reno. Rea allowed eight hits through six innings, but allowed just one run to score. The righty walked one and struck out three as he lowered his ERA to 3.65.

Bucs, Reds punished…Newton says he’s still recovering…Kalil back in NFL…Rangers drop Shattenkirk

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball has handed down a total of eight suspensions stemming from Tuesday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Reds in Cincinnati. Bucs reliever Keone Kela received the biggest punishment, getting a 10-game ban after admitting he threw at a batter during the game. Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett earned an eight-game suspension and former Red Yasiel Puig picked up a three-game ban.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has not fully recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. Newton says uncorking a few 45 yard throws earlier in training camp felt good and provided him with a sigh of relief, but cautioned Thursday that his rehab remains “a work in progress.” He’s been held out of team drills three times in eight days as trainers look to ease him back into action and not overload his shoulder.

FLORHAM, N.J. (AP) – Five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil has surprisingly come out of retirement to join the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil and the Jets agreed to terms on a deal and will need to pass a physical before signing his contract. Kalil announced at the end of last season that he was retiring from playing football after a 12-year career spent entirely with the Carolina Panthers.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers have bought out the final two seasons of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk’s contract. Shattenkirk played only two seasons after signing a $26.6 million, four-year contract with New York, scoring just seven goals and 44 assists in 119 games. The team will save more than $5 million against the salary cap this season and over $560,000 next season before taking a $1.43 million hit in 2021-22 and 2022-23.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Byeong Hun An and Sungjae Im shot the best rounds of their PGA Tour careers, an 8-under 62 that puts them in a two-way tie for the lead after one round at the Wyndham Championship. An closed with birdies on four of his final six holes and a sand save on the par-4 18th. Mackenzie Hughes, Rory Sabbatini, Patrick Rodgers and Johnson Wagner are one stroke behind the South Korean leaders in the final Tour event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (8/1)

INTERLEAGUE

Final    Miami            5    Minnesota              4,  12  Innings

Final    N-Y  Mets      4    Chi  White  Sox      0

Final    Oakland        5    Milwaukee              3

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Toronto        11    Baltimore      2

Final    Houston          7    Cleveland      1

Final    Tampa  Bay      9    Boston            4

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Philadelphia    10    San  Francisco      2

Final    St.  Louis            8    Chi  Cubs                0

Final    Atlanta                4    Cincinnati            1,  7  Innings

Final    L-A  Dodgers        8    San  Diego              2

W-D Bobcats Fall at State Tournament

At the State High School Baseball Tournament in Des Moines: the sixth-seeded Urbandale J-Hawks upset the third-seeded Western Dubuque Bobcats 3-0 in a rain-delayed Class 4A quarterfinal last night at Principal Park. After a scoreless first inning, the two teams endured a 2 ½ hour rain delay before resuming play.

In a game where hits were hard to come by — both teams combined for only six hits — the J-Hawks pounced on the Bobcats after the long rain delay. In the top of the second inning, Urbandale piled on three straight RBIs off Bobcats pitcher Sam Goodman which would end up being the only runs scored on the night.

Urbandale’s pitching was powered by the tag team known as the Langenberg brothers. After narrowly escaping the first inning — when the bases were left loaded — Ty Langenberg was replaced by his brother, Tucker. Tucker was stellar in his 5.2 innings of work where he struck out three and only gave up one hit.

In the bottom of the seventh, when Tucker was facing the game tying run at the plate who happened to be Bobcats star Calvin Harris, brother Ty came back into the game to record the final out.

Western Dubuque finished its season with the record of 32-10.

IGCA Softball All-State Teams

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has announced the all-state softball teams for the just concluded season.

Hempstead senior infielder Katie Schaul landed a spot on the Class 5-A first team. Mustang teammates senior Kayla LaPage and junior Malarie Huseman were named to the second team.

Wahlert Catholic sophomore Anna Chapman was named third team all-state in Class 4-A.

In Class 2A: Dyersville Beckman senior Heather Bockenstedt  received first team accolades.

UNI  Men’s Basketball Travels to Italy

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI men’s basketball team will spend 10 days in Italy, leaving today and returning on August 11th. The Panthers will play three games while abroad, playing in three separate cities.

The team will arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands tomorrow before traveling to Verona, Italy for their first game on Saturday August 3. The team will then travel to Vinenza, Italy for their second game on Sunday, August 4.

After a day in Florence the team will depart for Rome on Wednesday, August 7 and play in their third and final game of the trip. Following the three games the team will enjoy three days in Rome before returning to the United States.

The Panthers roster now includes three former Dubuque County high school players: Redshirt seniors Spencer Haldeman and Luke McDonnell along with incoming freshman Noah Carter.

Tucker Named Interim Assistant at U-W

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s all-time leading scorer is back on the Badgers bench. Alando Tucker returns to the Wisconsin basketball program as an interim assistant coach. Tucker will serve in this role for the coming season filling the position of assistant coach Howard Moore, who is on medical leave. Tucker moves to the men’s basketball staff after serving as UW’s Director of Student-Athlete Engagement since February of 2018.

Astros get Greinke…Cubs, Brewers make deals…Saints’ Thomas ends holdout…Buoniconti dies

UNDATED (AP) – The Houston Astros have picked up six-time All-Star pitcher Zack Greinke  to join a starting rotation that includes 14-game winner Justin Verlander and major league strikeout leader Gerrit Cole. The Diamondbacks have received four minor leaguers for Greinke, who took the mound for Arizona in yesterday’s game against the Yankees. Greinke is 10-4 with a 2.90 ERA this season.

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers were busy before today’s major league trade deadline as the two teams continue their three-team battle for first place in the National League Central. The Cubs obtained outfielder Nicholas Castellanos from the Detroit Tigers for two minor league pitchers. The Brewers acquired left-hander Drew Pomeranz and righty Ray Black from San Francisco for infield prospect Mauricio Dubon.

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their outfield by getting veteran Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash and a player to be named. The Oakland Athletics have snared starter Tanner Roark from the Cincinnati Reds for outfield prospect Jameson Hannah. The Reds also shipped second baseman Scooter Gennett (jeh-NEHT’) to San Francisco for a player to be named.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Saints and Michael Thomas have agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract, according to his agent. Thomas had missed five practices while holding out of training camp as his agent sought a long-term deal. Thomas has grabbed 321 passes for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns in his first three NFL seasons. He paced the NFL with 125 receptions in 2018.

MIAMI (AP) – Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti has died at age 78. Buoniconti was an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL’s only perfect season. He later became a leader in the effort to cure paralysis following a spinal injury to his son, Marc. In recent years, Buoniconti struggled with symptoms of CTE, a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated blows to the head.

MLB Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Wednesday (7/30)

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 7 Arizona 5
Final Minnesota 7 Miami 4
Final N-Y Mets 4 Chi White Sox 2
Final Milwaukee 4 Oakland 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 4 Kansas City 1
Final Detroit 9 L-A Angels 1
Final Cleveland 10 Houston 4
Final Tampa Bay 8 Boston 5
Final Texas 9 Seattle 7


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 5 Washington 4, 10 Innings
Final Cincinnati 4 Pittsburgh 1
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Colorado 1
Final San Francisco 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Chi Cubs 2 St. Louis 0

 

Cubs Blank Cardinals

– The Chicago Cubs have regained a share of first place in the National League Central by blanking the co-leaders.   Kyle Hendricks worked seven innings and Ian Happ singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth as the Cubs downed the Cardinals, 2-0 in St. Louis. Hendricks scattered seven hits and had seven strikeouts while improving to 8-0 in his last 11 starts against the Cardinals.    Both runs were aided by errors. Kris Bryant reached on an error by third baseman Tommy Edman before scoring the lead run. Javier Baez scored from second on a miscue by catcher Matt Wieters on a pickoff attempt two innings later.

Brewers Gain Ground

– The Brewers are one game off the NL Central lead after Jordan Lyles allowed one run and three hits over five innings of a 4-2 win at Oakland. Lyles picked up his first victory in more than two months, doing it in his Milwaukee debut following his trade from Pittsburgh earlier this week. Lorenzo Cain hit a leadoff homer and Christian Yelich  added an RBI double to extend his hitting streak to 18 games, matching a career high.

Mets Stay Hot With Win over Sox

– The Mets extended their season-high winning streak to six games by scoring three runs in the ninth following an error by shortstop Tim Anderson to beat the White Sox, 4-2. Todd Frazier singled home the tiebreaking run and scored on Michael Conforto’s two-run single. Jacob de Grom’s  shutout streak ended at 19 innings, but he also struck out 10 over seven frames as New York won for the 12th time in its last 16 games.

Twins Top Marlins

– Jose Berrios  struck out a season-high 11 while allowing only two hits over seven shutout innings of the Twins’ 7-4 win at Miami. Max Kepler hit his 29th homer of the season, Mitch Garver added a three-run shot and Eddie Rosario had a two-run home run as the Twins won for the fifth time in six games. Minnesota leads the majors with 209 home runs, 16 shy of the club record set in 1963.

IHSBBCA All District Teams

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has handed out All District honors and several area players have received recognition.

In Class 4-A Northeast District: Western Dubuque’s Calvin Harris and Sam Goodman landed first team honors along Zach Sabers and Andrue Henry of Hempstead and Sam Link of Senior. W-D’s Damon Jaeger,  Kyle Lehmann and Casey Perrenoud were second team,

In Class 3A Northeast District: Jared Walter of Wahlert was named to the first team, while teammates Jake Brosius, Tommy Specht, and Matty Schmitz were named second team.

 Class 2A Northeast District first team: Harris Hoffmann, Riley Reed, and Reid Rauch of Cascade along with Dyersville Beckman’s Carter Petsche and Owen Grover. Beckman’s Shawn Deutmeyer was named second team.

Western Dubuque-Urbandale State Baseball Tournament

The Western Dubuque Bobcat high school baseball team gets a chance to get some revenge  this afternoon at the state baseball tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines. The 5th ranked and third seed Bobcats (32-9) will meet the 9th ranked and number 6 seed Urbandale J-Hawks (28-14). The J-Hawks are the team that ended W-D’s state championship dreams last season beating the Bobcats 7-3 in the 4-A semi-finals before going on to capture the state championship.

W-D enters the tournament with the top pitching staff in the 4-A field boasting a team ERA of 1.87 while limiting opponents to a team batting average of .222.
Game time is scheduled for 4:30 with the winner advancing to face either Iowa City West or Pleasant Valley in the semi-finals on Friday.

Indians deal Bauer, get Puig, Reyes…Cubs acquire pen help…Bengals’ Green has surgery

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade enigmatic pitcher Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati as part of a three-team swap with San Diego. The person said that Cleveland would get slugger Yasiel Puig  and left-hander Scott Moss from the Reds and would receive outfielder Franmil Reyes, lefty Logan Allen and infielder Victor Nova from the Padres. San Diego would get minor league outfielder Taylor Trammell from the Reds.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch. The Blue Jays agreed to send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps’ contract, which includes a $2.5 million base salary for this year, a $1 million club option for 2020 and numerous performance bonuses. Phelps tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow during 2017 spring training and didn’t return to the majors until last month, compiling a 3.63 ERA in 17 relief appearances since being activated.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss the start of the upcoming NFL season after undergoing ankle surgery today. Head coach Zac Taylor confirmed the surgery and says he’s unsure when Green will be able to return. Green hurt his left ankle during the opening practice of camp Saturday in Dayton, landing awkwardly after cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick bumped into the star receiver while breaking up a pass.

UNDATED (AP) – Forward Chris Kunitz has retired after winning four Stanley Cup titles in 15 NHL seasons. The 39-year-old Kunitz registered 268 goals and 619 points in 1,022 NHL games with Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Chicago. He is joining the Blackhawks’ front office as a player development adviser and will work with the coaching staffs for the Hawks and their American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford.

UNDATED (AP) – U.S. women’s national soccer team head coach, Jill Ellis, is stepping down after leading the squad to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. Ellis has been coach of the team since 2014 and has led it to eight overall tournament titles, including victories at the World Cup in 2015 in Canada and earlier this month in France. She will remain with the team for a World Cup victory tour, which kicks off Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

MLB Scores from Tuesday (7/30)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Baltimore 8 San Diego 5
Final Arizona 4 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Minnesota 2 Miami 1
Final N-Y Mets 5 Chi White Sox 2, 11 Innings
Final Oakland 3 Milwaukee 2, 10 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Houston 2 Cleveland 0
Final Tampa Bay 6 Boston 5
Final Seattle 8 Texas 5
Final Toronto 9 Kansas City 2
Final L-A Angels 6 Detroit 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 11 Washington 8
Final Philadelphia 4 San Francisco 2
Final Pittsburgh 11 Cincinnati 4
Final St. Louis 2 Chi Cubs 1
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Colorado 4

UNI Football Picked for 5th in MVFC

The Missouri Valley Football Conference coaches and media picked the UNI Panther football team fifth in the preseason poll released by the league today.

Defending national champion North Dakota State was picked first with 392 points and 32 first-place votes. South Dakota State comes in at the No. 2 pick with 348 points and four first-place votes.

UNI is coming off of its fourth playoff appearance in five seasons and finished 5-3 in MVFC play and tied for third in the final standings.

The Panthers kick off the season on the road against Iowa State on Aug. 31 before hosting Southern Utah on Sept. 7

UNI is slated to open camp this week with players reporting on Thursday.

Wisconsin assistant won’t coach in 2019-20 after setback

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin says assistant coach Howard Moore, who survived a car wreck two months ago, won’t coach during the upcoming season after experiencing a medical issue and going into cardiac arrest.

Moore suffered third-degree burns in a crash in May that killed his wife, Jennifer, and 9-year-old daughter, Jaidyn.

The school said Monday that Moore recently experienced a medical issue at his Madison-area home that required him to be transported to a hospital. While in transit, he went into cardiac arrest.

The school says Moore will be moved to a long-term care and rehabilitation facility.

The Chicago native played at Wisconsin from 1990-95 and was head coach at Illinois-Chicago before returning to his alma mater during the 2015-16 season.

Rockies rout Dodgers … Nationals ace out of commission … ‘No-call’ lawsuit continues

COLORADO (AP) – Jon Gray pitched eight innings of one-run ball for his first win in a month, Nolan Arenado had a two-run single in a five-run fifth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 Monday night. David Dahl homered into the second deck in right field in the eighth – a two-run drive – and Ian Desmond tripled and doubled among his three hits in helping the Rockies pick up just their third win in 11 meetings against the NL West leading Dodgers this season.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington National’s push to catch The Atlanta Braves in the NL East for a wild card berth just got a little bit tougher. Max Scherzer is back on the 10-day injured list. The Nationals announced that Scherzer was placed on the IL with a minor rhomboid strain. It’s in the same area as the inflammation under his right shoulder that forced the ace right-hander to the IL for 19 days earlier this month.

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) – Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn says the issue of protesting during the national anthem “might come up” before the season with owner Jerry Jones. Quinn has raised his fist during the anthem during recent seasons with Miami and with the Rams. Jones has taken a hard stance against displays by his players. Quinn says the two have not discussed yet. The Cowboys open the regular season at home against the New York Giants on Sept. 8.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – It’s the argument that won’t end. A Louisiana judge has ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January’s NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about an infamous “no-call” during January’s NFC title game. Attorney Antonio LeMon, who filed a lawsuit over the game, says he and league attorneys will pick a mutually agreeable date for the questioning – barring any league appeals that might delay or cancel the questioning.

UNDATED (AP) – Hendrick Motorsports has named Cliff Daniels as the new crew chief for seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Daniels will assume the role immediately and be atop the pit box for Sunday’s road course race at Watkins Glen International in New York. Johnson is 12 points out of the 16-driver playoff field with five races left before the cutoff. Daniels replaces Kevin Meendering

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (7/29)

INTERLEAGUE

Final San Diego 8 Baltimore 1


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 7 Kansas City 3
Final Detroit 7 L-A Angels 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 6 Atlanta 3
Final Cincinnati 11 Pittsburgh 6
Final Miami 11 Arizona 6
Final Colorado 9 L-A Dodgers 1

Hamlin wins at Pocono…Sabathia back in IL…Koepka overtakes McIlroy…Langer wins Open again

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Denny Hamlin had enough fuel to pull away off the final restart in an overtime finish for his fifth victory at Pocono Raceway. Hamlin raced to his third victory of the season and 34th overall in NACAR Cup Series race, giving Joe Gibbs Racing its 11th win in 21 races this season. Hamlin held off teammates Erik Jones, who needed a win to secure a spot in the playoffs. Martin Truex Jr. was third, followed by William Bryon and Kyle Larson.

BOSTON (AP) – New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is back on the injured list because of right knee inflammation. The 39-year-old left-hander also was on the IL because of knee inflammation from May 23 to June 2. Sabathia’s knee is a chronic issue. He pitches with a brace and needs periodic injections during the season. He intends to retire this year after his 19th major league season.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Brooks Koepka  had three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the front nine and cruised to a three-stroke victory over Webb Simpson at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Playing with Rory McIlroy in their first final-group pairing, the top-ranked Koepka closed with a bogey-free 5-under 65 at TPC Southwind for his seventh PGA Tour title. He finished at 16-under 264.

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) – Bernhard Langer beat Paul Broadhurst by two shots to win the Senior British Open for his record-extending 11th senior major title. Langer trailed Broadhurst by three shots before firing a 4-under 66 to finish at 6-under 274 for his record fourth Senior Open title. After heavy rain delayed the round by almost six hours, the two-time Masters champion opened with four birdies on the front nine and added two more on Nos. 13 and 14 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes to build a four-stroke lead.

PARIS (AP) – Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France as the three-week race ended with the 21st and final stage on the Champs-Elysees. The 22-year-old Bernal is the youngest Tour winner in the post-World War II era. Bernal succeeded Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas as the British outfit posted a seventh Tour victory with a fourth different rider in eight years.

MLB Scores from Sunday (7/28)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Houston 6 St. Louis 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 10 Toronto 9
Final Minnesota 11 Chi White Sox 1
Final Kansas City 9 Cleveland 6
Final Oakland 6 Texas 5
Final L-A Angels 5 Baltimore 4
Final Seattle 3 Detroit 2, 10 Innings
Final N-Y Yankees 9 Boston 6


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 9 Atlanta 4
Final Cincinnati 3 Colorado 2
Final N-Y Mets 8 Pittsburgh 7
Final Miami 5 Arizona 1
Final Washington 11 L-A Dodgers 4
Final Chi Cubs 11 Milwaukee 4
Final San Francisco 7 San Diego 6

Baseball Scorecard

Baseball

INTERLEAGUE     

Houston      8    St.  Louis      2

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Toronto                10    Tampa  Bay          9,  12  Innings

Boston                    9    N-Y  Yankees      5

Seattle                  8    Detroit              1

Chi  White  Sox      5    Minnesota          1

Cleveland              9    Kansas  City      1

Oakland                  5    Texas                  4

Baltimore              8    L-A  Angels        7

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

L-A  Dodgers      9    Washington            3

Arizona              9    Miami                      2

Atlanta            15    Philadelphia        7

N-Y  Mets            3    Pittsburgh            0

Milwaukee          5    Chi  Cubs                3,  10  Innings

Cincinnati        3    Colorado                1

San  Diego          5    San  Francisco      1

W-D #3 Seed at State Tournament Next Week

Western Dubuque has drawn the number three seed in the 4-A field for next state high school baseball tournament next week. The Bobcats (32-9) will meet number six seed (28-14) Urbandale at 4:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park in Des Moines.  With a win, W-D could face a Mississippi Valley Conference foe in the semi-finals:  number two seed Iowa City West faces number seven seed Pleasant Valley in the other quarterfinal on that side of the bracket.

Class 4-A Bracket: https://apps.iahsaa.org/secure/bracket.php?year=2018&sport=bs&class=4A&state=1

Tulo retires…Snell on the shelf…Blood clots sideline Okung…Newton practices

BOSTON (AP) – Veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been forced to retire following a series of leg injuries over the last two years. The five-time All-Star announced his decision more than three months after he played his last game for the New York Yankees. He spent most of 2017 on the disabled list with ankle injuries, and then missed all of last season following an April 2018 surgery on both heels.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell has been placed on the 10-day injured list and is expected to be sidelined until at least September due to arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his pitching elbow. The Rays say team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Koco Eaton will operate on Snell next Monday and anticipate he will be ready to return in September. The lefty is 6-7 with a 4.28 ERA in 20 starts this season, including 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in outings since June 30.

COSTA MESA, CAlif. (AP) – Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung will miss most of training camp due to blood clots. The veteran left tackle revealed yesterday on Twitter that he experienced chest pains during an offseason practice at the team facility in June. Okung said he went to urgent care and that tests revealed he suffered a pulmonary embolism.

UNDATED (AP) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is participating in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery in January on his right throwing shoulder. Newton was limited to mostly short passes in the first half of practice as the team opened training camp yesterday. And Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck was limited to individual drills at the Colts’ first training camp practice and may not participate in full team work for three or four more days.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Jon Rahm matched the lowest round of his PGA Tour career to take a three-stroke lead in the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. Rahm took advantage of nearly perfect greens while firing an 8-under 62 that included five birdie putts of at least 16 feet in a bogey-free round. Bubba Watson, Hideki Matsuyama , Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Smith and Shugo Imahira  shot 65.

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (7/25)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 19 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Minnesota 10 Chi White Sox 3
Final Cleveland 5 Kansas City 4, 14 Innings
Final Texas 11 Oakland 3
Final Baltimore 10 L-A Angels 8, 16 Innings
Final Seattle 10 Detroit 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 4 San Diego 0
Final St. Louis 6 Pittsburgh 3
Final Colorado 8 Washington 7

MVC All Divisional Baseball

State tournament bound Western Dubuque had three first team all-division selections as the Mississippi Valley Conference released the all-divisional teams this morning.
Two W-D players were unanimous choices on the Mississippi Division squad including junior Calvin Harris who was named the Player of the Year in the division. The other unanimous choice was Sam Goodman while Kyle Lehmann was also a first teamer. The Bobcats Casey Perrenoud, Zach Bierman, and Damon Jaeger were named to the second team along with a trio of Dubuque Senior players: Sam Link, Cole Smith, and Johnny Blake. The Rams Nathan Swift and Matthew Hirsch were Honorable Mention along with the Bobcats Peyton Quagliano and Matt Maiers.

Hempstead had two players receive first team Valley Division honors: Zach Sabers was a unanimous choice and teammate Andrue Henry also was selected. The Mustangs also landed two second team selections with Devin Eudaley and Riley Connolly. Jared Walter of Wahlert was the Golden Eagles only second team choice. Wahlert’s Matthew Schmitz and Jake Brosius were Honorable Mention along with Hempstead’s Joe Vize and Peter Unmacht.

 

W.D Advances to State…..Wahlert Comes Up Just Short

The 5th ranked Western Dubuque Bobcats will make a return trip to the state high school baseball tournament next week after a complete domination of Davenport Central last night in the 4-A Substate Final at Farley Park. The Bobcats Sam Goodman tossed a no hitter on just 60 pitches in an 8-0 victory over the Blue Devils.  W-D who made the state semi-finals last season will play their first game on Wednesday at Principal Park. The quarterfinal pairings should be announced later this morning. The others in the 4-A field are: Iowa City West, Pleasant Valley, Ankeny, Dowling Catholic, Johnston, Southeast Polk, and Urbandale.

The Wahlert Golden Eagles saw their season come up a little short of the state tournament. In a hard fought 3-A Substate Final in Dewitt, Wahlert lost 3-2 to 3rd ranked Central Dewitt. The Eagles finished their season at 18-and-22.

Titans tackle says he’s suspended…Panthers ink top pick…Cubs demote Russell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Titans three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan says the NFL has suspended him for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers. In a video he posted to Twitter, Lewan says he received a letter from the NFL a few weeks ago informing of his suspension. He says he has taken a polygraph test and had the supplements tested but knows he’s responsible under the league’s collective bargaining agreement for what goes into his body.

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with defensive end and first-round pick Brian Burns on a four-year contract with an option for a fifth season. Burns is slotted to make approximately $13.5 million on the rookie wage scale. Meanwhile, the New York Jets have reported for training camp without top draft pick Quinnen Williams, who remains unsigned.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa about two months after he completed a suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was sent down to make room for catcher Willson Contreras, who was activated from the 10-day injured list. Russell is hitting .247 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 55 games for the Cubs this season.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The Calgary Flames and forward Sam Bennett have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5.1 million contract. The 23-year-old Bennett had 13 goals, 14 assists and a team-high 93 penalty minutes 71 games last season. Bennett made his NHL debut during the 2014-15 season and has scored 55 goals and 116 points in 312 games.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Jerry Sandusky isn’t getting a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has turned down the 75-year-old’s request that it review a Superior Court decision earlier this year that rejected most of Sandusky’s arguments.

MLB Scores from Wednesday (7/24)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 4 Detroit 0
Final Arizona 5 Baltimore 2
Final Kansas City 2 Atlanta 0
Final Miami 2 Chi White Sox 0
Final L-A Angels 3 L-A Dodgers 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 3 Boston 2
Final Houston 4 Oakland 2
Final Seattle 5 Texas 3
Final Cleveland 4 Toronto 0
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Minnesota 7


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 3 Colorado 2
Final Milwaukee 5 Cincinnati 4
Final Chi Cubs 4 San Francisco 1
Final St. Louis 14 Pittsburgh 8
Final Washington 2 Colorado 0
Final San Diego 7 N-Y Mets 2

Bobcats…Golden Eagles Attempt to Land State Berths

Tonight the Western Dubuque Bobcats and Wahlert Golden Eagles high will be attempting to extend their baseball seasons into next week at the state high school baseball tournament in Des Moines.

At Farley Park, the 5th ranked Bobcats will be looking to land back to back trips to Principal Park when then host Davenport Central for the 4-A Substate 4 title game.

Meanwhile in Dewitt, the Golden Eagles will be attempting to upset 3rd ranked Central Dewitt for the 3-A Substate 4 championship and the state tourney ticket. You can hear the game this evening on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pre-game starting around 6:50pm.

Beckman Wins Consolation Game

The Dyersville Beckman high school softball team celebrated their 30th win of the season in a consolation game at the state tournament in Fort Dodge yesterday. The Blazers defeated Wapello 5-3. Nell McDermott paced the offense going 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Beckman finished with a record of 30-and-14.

Beardsley takes Clarke’s women’s golf coaching reins

Clarke University has hired Rochelle Beardsley as the university’s head women’s golf coach. Beardsley was a standout golfer at both Western Dubuque High School and Wartburg College.
At Wartburg, she made Iowa Conference women’s golf history by becoming the first player to claim conference championship medalist honors for four straight years.
Beardsley previously served as a PGA Associate at Dubuque Golf and Country Club.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (7/23)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 3 Detroit 2, 15 Innings
Final Kansas City 5 Atlanta 4
Final Miami 5 Chi White Sox 1
Final Baltimore 7 Arizona 2
Final L-A Angels 5 L-A Dodgers 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 2 Cleveland 1, 10 Innings
Final Boston 5 Tampa Bay 4
Final Oakland 4 Houston 3, 11 Innings
Final N-Y Yankees 14 Minnesota 12, 10 Innings
Final Texas 7 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 3
Final Washington 11 Colorado 1
Final N-Y Mets 5 San Diego 2
Final Cincinnati 14 Milwaukee 6
Final San Francisco 5 Chi Cubs 4, 13 Innings

Wahlert Still In….Hempstead is Out

One Dubuque High School baseball team remains on the tournament trail with a chance to get to the state tournament.

The Wahlert Golden Eagles used and 8 run fifth inning to soar past Benton Community 10-2 in last night’s Class 3-A district championship game at Maquoketa. The Golden Eagles will meet 3rd ranked Dewitt Central tomorrow evening at Dewitt for a trip to the state tournament. The Sabers escaped with a 4-3 victory over West Delaware in a game that lasted 16 innings.

The Hempstead Mustangs weren’t as fortunate. The Mustangs season ended last night in the substate semi-final game at Petrakis Park losing to Davenport Central 7-6. The Blue Devils rallied for two runs in the top of the 7th to take the lead and hold on. Central will travel to Farley Park tomorrow evening to meet 5th ranked Western Dubuque for a trip to state.

Beckman Catholic Falls at State Softball Tournament

Beckman Falls at State Softball Tournament

The Dyersville Beckman Catholic High School Softball team lost in the programs first ever appearance at the state softball tournament yesterday in Fort Dodge. The 10th ranked Blazers lost to 9th ranked Mount Ayr 3-2 in eight innings. Beckman now 29-14 will play two games in the consolation round today and can finish as high as 5th place.  Their first opponent will be (17-13)Wapello.

Seahawks DL suspended…Duncan returns to Spurs…Wizards pick a GM…Pens settle with Aston-Reese

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed has been suspended for six games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy. The suspension stems from an incident in April 2017 that led to no charges being filed. He was being investigated for assaulting a woman, who then filed an assault complaint. Reed may participate in preseason practices and games, but will not be available to the Seahawks until Oct. 14.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach. Duncan won five championships during a 19-year NBA career spent entirely with the Spurs. He averaged 19 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 1,392 games. The team announced the move Monday, along with the promotion of Will Hardy to assistant coach.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tommy Sheppard is the Washington Wizards’ new general manager following an organizational restructuring that includes other hires from outside the NBA. Sheppard just oversaw the team’s draft while serving as the Wizard’s interim GM, moving up after president Ernie Grunfeld was fired late in the regular season. Former Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown will serve as chief planning and operations officer for Monumental Basketball, the group that runs the Wizards.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $2 million deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The two sides came together minutes before heading to arbitration. The 24-year-old Aston-Reese posted career highs of eight goals and nine assists despite being limited to 43 games because of a hand injury.

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) – Katie Ledecky had to withdraw from the 200-meter freestyle and the 1,500 free final at the world swimming championships because of medical reasons. U.S. national team managing director Lindsay Mintenko said Ledecky hasn’t been feeling well since arriving in South Korea last week. Ledecky was upset by Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 400 free on Sunday.

MLB Scores from Monday (7/22)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 9 Miami 1
Final Arizona 6 Baltimore 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Cleveland 7 Toronto 3
Final Boston 9 Tampa Bay 4
Final Minnesota 8 N-Y Yankees 6
Final Houston 11 Oakland 1
Final Seattle 7 Texas 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 6 Pittsburgh 5, 10 Innings
Final Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 5
Final San Francisco 5 Chi Cubs 4
Colorado at Washington , postponed

Beckman Catholic at State Softball

For the first time in school history a Dyersville Beckman High School softball team will play a state tournament game. This afternoon in the 2-A quarterfinals at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge, the 10th ranked Blazers (29-13) meet 9th ranked (22-2) Mount Ayr at 3:30. The winner advances in the championship bracket to play on Wednesday afternoon against the winner of the game between top ranked North Linn and unranked Wapello while the loser falls into the consolation bracket games tomorrow.

Class 2-A Tournament Bracket: https://go.varsitybound.com/brackets/h2019071707101393470718807a09d47

Class 3A and 4A Baseball Tourney Trail Continues

Both the Hempstead and Wahlert baseball teams are still in action tonight as post season tournament play continues in Iowa Class 4A and 3A.

Hempstead will play host to Davenport Central in a Class 4-A Substate semi-final round game at Petrakis Park. The winner advances to meet top seed Western Dubuque on Wednesday night for a trip to the state tournament.

In Class 3-A at Maquoketa, the Wahlert Golden Eagles will meet the Benton Community Bobcats in the District Finals. We will broadcast that game on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 6:50pm.

The winner advances to Wednesday night’s Substate Final to face the winner of the other district final game tonight between Central Dewitt and West Delaware.

Lowry grabs his first major title…Baseball Hall adds 6…Brewers’ Woodruff injured

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) – Shane Lowry endured the worst weather of the British Open, along with the Sunday pressure of a sellout crowd cheering him along to win the final major of the year by six shots over Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush. The 32-year-old closed with a 1-over 72, the first time since 1996 that the Open champion was over par. Lowry was no worse than three shots ahead all day as he wrapped up his first major championship.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – The Baseball Hall of Fame now includes pitchers Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina , Lee Smith and the late Roy Halladay, along with designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines. The six were inducted at Cooperstown on a sizzling Sunday in upstate New York. Naturally, Rivera closed the ceremony after the all-time saves leader became the first unanimous selection into the Hall.

PHOENIX (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff left his start Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning with an abdominal injury. Woodruff grimaced after throwing a second strike to Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Tim Locasto. The Milwaukee ace is 11-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 20 starts this season.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Kevin Harvick picked up his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The two made contact coming out of the final turn before Harvick finished just over 0.2 seconds ahead of Hamlin for his 46th series victory and first since last November in Texas. Driving a backup car after wrecking during a practice lap Friday, Hamlin led 113 laps but couldn’t catch Harvick after pitting on a caution on the 265th lap.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round pick Devin White, the fifth overall selection out of LSU. White was the 2018 Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top college linebacker and was a first-team All-American. He is expected to be an immediate starter at inside linebacker.

MLB Scores from Sunday (7/21)

      INTERLEAGUE     

Final    Colorado      8    N-Y  Yankees      4

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE         

Final    Baltimore        5    Boston                    0

Final    Detroit            4    Toronto                  3,  10  Innings

Final    Tampa  Bay        4    Chi  White  Sox      2

Final    Cleveland        5    Kansas  City          4

Final    Minnesota        7    Oakland                  6

Final    Houston            5    Texas                      3

Final    L-A  Angels      9    Seattle                  3

 

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE    

Final    St.  Louis              3    Cincinnati      1

Final    Philadelphia        2    Pittsburgh      1,  11  Innings

Final    San  Diego              5    Chi  Cubs          1

Final    San  Francisco      3    N-Y  Mets          2,  12  Innings

Final    Milwaukee              7    Arizona            4

Final    L-A  Dodgers          9    Miami                0

Final    Atlanta                  7    Washington      1

 

Area High School Baseball Tourney Play

Both Cascade and Dyersville Beckman were eliminated from post season high school baseball tournament play last night by losing in the district finals.  Cascade lost to Oelwein 9 to 8 and Beckman fell to Camanche 4-2.  
 
Tomorrow evening the 4-A and 3-A tourney trail continues: In a 4-A Substate final: Hempstead will host Davenport Central and in a 3-A District final at Maquoketa: Wahlert meets Benton Community. You can hear that game Monday evening on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame starting at 6:50, first pitch at 7 o’clock.

Regional and National Sports Updates

Saturday MLB:

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 11 Colorado 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 1, 11 Innings
Final Toronto 7 Detroit 5
Final Boston 17 Baltimore 6
Final Kansas City 1 Cleveland 0
Final Oakland 5 Minnesota 4
Final Houston 6 Texas 1
Final L-A Angels 6 Seattle 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 6 San Diego 5
Final N-Y Mets 11 San Francisco 4
Final Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 2
Final Washington 5 Atlanta 3
Final Milwaukee 8 Arizona 3
Final L-A Dodgers 10 Miami 6

 

Sunday MLB schedule:

INTERLEAGUE

Colorado at N-Y Yankees 1:05 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Boston at Baltimore 1:05 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit 1:10 p.m.
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay 1:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Cleveland 1:10 p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota 2:10 p.m.
Texas at Houston 2:10 p.m.
L-A Angels at Seattle 4:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis at Cincinnati 1:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 1:35 p.m.
San Diego at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m.
N-Y Mets at San Francisco 4:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Arizona 4:10 p.m.
Miami at L-A Dodgers 4:10 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta 7:05 p.m.

 

Loras College Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

Loras College has announced the 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame class that will be inducted this fall.

The six new members are:

  • John Meyer, class of 1931
  • Maggie Moore Arundel, class of 2002
  • Geoff Kaiser, class of 1997
  • Dana Klemm Lainio, class of 2007
  • Paul Cleary, class of 2003
  • Pete Weber, class of 2008

The Class of 2019 will be formally inducted on October 11th at the Grand River Center in Dubuque and will be honored at halftime of the Homecoming football game on October 12th.

For much more information on the latest Loras Hall of Famers visit link below:

https://duhawks.com/news/2019/7/19/loras-college-athletics-loras-announces-2019-hall-of-fame-inductees.aspx

Hempstead Announces Vogt Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Vogt Memorial Scholarship

Hempstead High School baseball player Peter Unmacht has been awarded one of the two Grant Vogt Memorial Scholarships for 2019. The scholarship was presented to Unmacht at the Mustangs team banquet last night. A player for Wahlert High School will receive the other scholarship at the Golden Eagles team banquet this coming Thursday night.

The $2,000 scholarships honor former Wahlert and Hempstead baseball player Grant Vogt, who passed away following a 2008 airplane crash. He was an aviation student at the University of Dubuque at the time.

The coaches at Hempstead and Wahlert select the player who best represents the characteristics of Vogt.

Dubuque Coaching Couple Wins Big on “Spin the Wheel”

University of Dubuque assistant women’s basketball coach Justin Smith and wife Casey Smith the head girls coach at Hempstead walked away big winners on the Fox Network game show “Spin the Wheel” last night.  Justin’s final spin of the wheel could have netted them just over $4,000,000, but wife Casey was brought on stage to announce the final decision to walk away with the $736,000 offer instead of taking a risk and losing it all.

Justin was awarded the contestants spot on the show based on his heroic actions in December of 2017 when he took over control of the U-D team bus on their way home from a tournament in Tennessee when the driver passed out due to a medical issue.

Emendorfer Named Interim A.D. at UWP

University of Wisconsin Platteville head football coach Mike Emendorfer will have some additional responsibilities this school year. Emendorfer who is preparing for his 21st year of coaching the Pioneers has been named the Interim Athletic Director for the University. Emendorfer’s appointment follows the resignation of Shannon James Ealy.

This is the second time Emendorfer has been named interim at Platteville….he took the job from 2016-17 after Mark Molesworth’s retirement.

3-A and 4-A Baseball Postseason Starts Tonight

The high school baseball post season tourney trail in Class 3-A and 4-A will begin tonight.

In the Class 3-A District 8 at Maquoketa: Wahlert will face Vinton-Shellsburg (5:00), followed by Maquoketa facing Benton Community.

In Class 4-A Substate 4: top seed and 5th ranked Western Dubuque hosts Waterloo East, number two seed Hempstead hosts Davenport North at Petrakis Park, and #4 seed Senior travels to #3 seed Davenport Central. You can hear that game from Brady Street Stadium in Davenport on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 6:50pm.

MLB Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Thursday (7/18)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 5 Toronto 0
Final Kansas City 6 Chi White Sox 5
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Tampa Bay 2
Final Cleveland 6 Detroit 3
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 1
Final Minnesota 6 Oakland 3
Final Houston 6 L-A Angels 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Miami 4 San Diego 3
Final Philadelphia 7 L-A Dodgers 6
Final St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 4
Final Washington 13 Atlanta 4
Final Milwaukee 5 Arizona 1
Final San Francisco 3 N-Y Mets 2, 16 Innings

 

Brewers Pull Away for Win Over D-Backs

– Orlando Arcia hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to decide a duel between pitchers Zach Davies and Merrill Kelly, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 Thursday night. Arizona hitters only struck out once, when Matt Albers got Nick Ahmed looking for the game’s final out. It’s the first time a major league team has had one strikeout in a game since April.

 

Edman’s Slam Helps Cards to Reds

– Tommy Edman snapped a sixth-inning tie with his first career grand slam, All-Star Paul DeJong added a two-run homer and drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals made it five wins in their last six games with a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Rosario’s Round Tripper  Lifts Twins

– Pinch-hitter Eddie Rosario drove a go-ahead, three-run homer on the first pitch from reliever Yusmeiro Petit in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3. With one powerful swing, Rosario produced the first pinch-hit homer of the year for the Twins and helped snap their season-high three-game losing streak.

 

Soxs Swept by KC

– Cheslor Cuthbert and Jorge Soler homered in a five-run third inning and the Kansas City Royals stayed hot, completing a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-5 win. Ian Kennedy gave up a run in the ninth, but struck out A.J. Reed looking with the tying run on second base to clinch the win and earn his 16th save in 19 opportunities.

Epsensa and Taylor Among Big 10 Media Days Honorees

The Big Ten Conference announced its 2019 football preseason honors on this morning in conjunction with the start of Big Ten Media Days at the Hilton Chicago. A media panel selected the 10-member preseason list, with five representatives each from the East and West Divisions.

In the West Division, Iowa defensive end A.J. Epensea and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor were selected among the five chosen.

Epenesa , a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season led the Big Ten and ranked 12th nationally in sacks, ranked second in the Big Ten and 16th nationally in forced fumbles, and ranked fourth in the conference in tackles for loss .

Last season, Taylor was a unanimous first team All American and winner of the Doak Walker Award after leading the nation with 2,194 rushing yards.

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