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Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/28)

High School Boys Golf

  • In the 2nd round of the MVC Valley Divisional Meet played at the Meadows: Senior finished in 3rd place after shooting a 339 for a total 690 after two rounds. Hempstead was 4th after posting a 349 and total 690. Xavier was the divisional champ after the second round with 658.
  • In the 2nd round of the MVC Mississippi Divisional meet played at Thunder Hills: Paced by a medalist effort from Davis Steltzer with a 70, Western Dubuque shot 301 for a 6 stroke win over Cedar Falls and it propelled the Bobcats to a runner up finish for the two rounds with 620, six strokes behind champ Cedar Falls. Wahlert shot 5th yesterday with 328 and finished sixth overall with a 651 total.
  • Galena defeated Forreston: 177 to 199

High School Girls Golf

  • SWAL Mini Meet played at Lancaster: Lancaster finished 2nd 193, eight strokes behind Wisconsin Dells, Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton was 3rd and Darlington 4th in the 5 team event

High School Volleyball

  • Shullsburg 3, Highland 2
  • River Ridge 3, Benton 0

Mustang and Ram Football Teams Both Ranked

The City of Dubuque has two top 10 ranked high school football teams this week in the latest Iowa Associated Press rankings.  The Hempstead Mustangs have moved up two spots and are ranked 7th this week in Class 4-A while the Senior Rams made their season debut in the poll at number 9. The Rams host 8th ranked Iowa City West on Thursday night while the Mustangs host Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Friday night.

  • Western Dubuque received consideration votes again this week for the 3-A top 10, the Bobcats will travel to 10th ranked West Delaware on Friday night. Maquoketa received consideration votes in Class 2-A and Dyersville Beckman in Class 1-A.

ISU’s Bailey Big 12 Honors

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week, announced yesterday. Bailey had a monster game in Iowa State’s 37-34 victory at TCU on Saturday. The senior set or tied four Iowa State school records, including equaling school single-game marks in sacks (3.5) and TFL (4.0).

Lightning win Stanley Cup … Chiefs thump Ravens

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The arena was largely empty, but the shouts of joy from the bench suggested the triumph of winning the Stanley Cup in a bubble was no less sweet for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal, and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0, capping off an NHL playoff staged in quarantine during the pandemic. The clock hitting zeros set off a wild celebration for a group that endured years of playoff heartbreak and two months in isolation. Goals from Point and Blake Coleman and a 22-save shutout by Andrei Vasilevskiy were enough to power the Lightning to their second championship in franchise history.

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a matchup of MVP quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes outshone Lamar Jackson, as the Kansas City Chiefs delivered a convincing 34-20 beating of the Baltimore Ravens. Mahomes threw four touchdown passes against a Baltimore defense that had only given up two touchdowns so far this season. Mahomes was the NFL MVP in 2018, while Jackson took the award last year. As the Ravens starter, Jackson has only lost four games, but three of those losses have been to Mahomes and the Chiefs.

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Yankees and Indians take the field in Cleveland this afternoon, New York slugger Gary Sánchez will be on the bench. After batting just .147 this season, Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Monday the slumping slugger will sit in favor of Kyle Higashioka for the wild-card opener. Giancarlo Stanton is set to start at designated hitter. Gerrit Cole gets the start for the Yanks, while Shane Bieber goes for Cleveland, after leading the American League in wins, ERA and strikeouts.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — At the outset of baseball’s pandemic-delayed season a little over two months ago, there was little to indicate the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays might meet again to begin the playoffs. While the Rays launched the truncated 60-game schedule with expectations of making a strong bid for their first division title in a decade, the Blue Jays generally were viewed as an immensely talented young team still years away from postseason contention. The AL East rivals meet this afternoon in St. Petersburg, Florida.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a 20-year major league career spent with eight different teams, Jay Johnstone was known as one of baseball’s great pranksters but also a two-time World Series champion. Johnstone died over the weekend of complications from COVID-19, according to his daughter. He was 74. Former teammate and current Dodgers broadcaster Rick Monday describes Johnstone as a “bigger than life” personality, but “when the game was on the line, he was able to transform that little 7-year-old child that was always in a playful mood into serious.”

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/28)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 2 Dallas 0  (Tampa Bay win Stanley Cup 4-2)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Kansas City 34 Baltimore 20

Packers and Bears 3-0….Vikings Fall to 0-3

— The Packers are 3-0 after Aaron Rodgers passed for 283 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-30 win at New Orleans. Green Bay receiver and former Iowa State Cyclone Allen Lazard caught six passes for 146 yards and a TD, including gains of 48 and 72 yards on long throws that set up touchdowns.

 

— Nick Foles replaced Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter and tossed three touchdown passes over the final 6 1/2 minutes of the Bears’ wild 30-26 comeback win over the Falcons. The Bears improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2013 after becoming the latest team to rally from a huge second-half deficit versus Atlanta.

 

— Stephen Gostkowski made his career-high sixth field goal of game, a 55-yarder with 1:48 left that lifted undefeated Tennessee to a 31-30 victory over the winless Vikings. Derrick Henry rushed for 119 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns while Ryan Tannehill passed for 321 yards for another comeback after trailing most of the game.

Postseason Baseball Glance

By The Associated Press

All Times EDT
x-if necessary
Note: Times are broadcast air times; game times not available.
WILD CARD SERIES
(Best-of-3)
American League
(Broadcast TBA)
Tampa Bay vs. Toronto
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Toronto at Tampa Bay (Snell 4-2), 5 p.m. (TBS)
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Toronto at Tampa Bay (Glasnow 5-1), 4 p.m. (TBS)
x-Thursday, Oct. 1: Toronto at Tampa Bay (Morton 2-2)
Oakland vs. Chicago White Sox
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Chicago White Sox (Giolito 4-3) at Oakland (Manaea 4-3), 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Chicago White Sox (Keuchel 6-2) at Oakland (Bassitt 5-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN)
x-Thursday, Oct. 1: Chicago White Sox at Oakland
Minnesota vs. Houston
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Houston (Greinke 3-3) at Minnesota (Maeda 6-1), 2 p.m. (ABC)
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Houston at Minnesota (Berríos 5-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
x-Thursday, Oct. 1: Houston at Minnesota (Pineda 2-0)
Cleveland vs. New York Yankees
Tuesday, Sept. 29: New York Yankees (Cole 7-3) at Cleveland (Bieber 8-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Sept. 30: New York Yankees (Tanaka 3-3) at Cleveland (Carrasco 3-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
x-Thursday, Oct. 1: New York Yankees (Happ 2-2 or Garcia 3-3) at Cleveland (Plesac 4-2)
National League
(Broadcast TBA)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Milwaukee at Los Angeles Dodgers (Buehler 1-0), 10 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Oct. 1: Miwaukee at Los Angeles Dodgers
x-Friday, Oct. 2: Milwaukee at Los Angeles Dodgers
Atlanta vs. Cincinnati
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Cincinnati (Bauer 5-4) at Atlanta (Fried 7-0), noon (ESPN)
Thursday, Oct. 1: Cincinnati (4-6) at Atlanta
x-Friday, Oct. 2: Cincinnati at Atlanta
Chicago Cubs vs. Miami
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Miami at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 6-5 or Darvish 8-3), 2 p.m. (ABC)
Thursday, Oct. 1: Miami at Chicago Cubs (Darvish 8-3 or Hendricks 6-5)
x-Friday, Oct. 2: Miami at Chicago Cubs
San Diego vs. St. Louis
Wednesday, Sept. 30: St. Louis at San Diego (Lamet 3-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Thursday, Oct. 1: St. Louis at San Diego
x-Friday, Oct. 2: St. Louis at San Diego
DIVISION SERIES
(Best-of-5)
American League
(All Games on TBS)
Tampa Bay-Toronto winner vs. Cleveland-New York winner
At San Diego
Monday, Oct. 5: Cleveland-New York winner vs. Tampa Bay-Toronto winner
Tuesday, Oct. 6: Cleveland-New York winner vs. Tampa Bay-Toronto winner
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay-Toronto winner vs. Cleveland-New York winner
x-Thursday, Oct. 8: Tampa Bay-Toronto winner vs. Cleveland-New York winner
x-Friday, Oct. 9: Cleveland-New York winner vs. Tampa Bay-Toronto winner
Oakland-Chicago White Sox winner vs. Minnesota-Houston winner
At Los Angeles
Monday, Oct. 5: Minnesota-Houston winner vs. Oakland-Chicago winner
Tuesday, Oct. 6: Minnesota-Houston winner vs. Oakland-Chicago winner
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Oakland-Chicago winner vs. Minnesota-Houston winner
x-Thursday, Oct. 8: Oakland-Chicago winner vs. Minnesota-Houston winner
x-Friday, Oct. 9: Minnesota-Houston winner vs. Oakland-Chicago winner
National League
San Diego-St. Louis winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner
At Arlington, Texas
Tuesday, Oct. 6: San Diego-St. Louis winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner (FS1 or MLB)
Wednesday, Oct. 7: San Diego-St. Louis winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner (FS1 or MLB)
Thursday, Oct. 8: Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner vs. San Diego-St. Louis winner (FS1 or MLB)
x-Friday, Oct. 9: Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner vs. San Diego-St. Louis winner (FS1)
x-Saturday, Oct. 10: San Diego-St. Louis vs. Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner (FS)
Chicago Cubs-Miami winner vs. Atlanta-Cincinnati winner
At Houston
Tuesday, Oct. 6: Chicago Cubs-Miami winner vs. Atlanta-Cincinnati winner (FS1 or MLB)
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Chicago Cubs-Miami vs. Atlanta-Cincinnati (FS1 or MLB)
Thursday, Oct. 8: Atlanta-Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs-Miami winner (FS1 or MLB)
x-Friday, Oct. 9: Atlanta-Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs-Miami winner (FS1)
x-Saturday, Oct. 10: Chicago Cubs-Miami vs. Atlanta-Cincinnati (FS1)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
(Best-of-7)
American League
At San Diego
(All Games on TBS)
Sunday. Oct. 11:
Monday, Oct. 12:
Tuesday, Oct. 13:
Wednesday, Oct. 14:
x-Thursday, Oct. 15:
x-Friday, Oct. 16:
x-Saturday, Oct. 17:
National League
At Arlington, Texas
(Fox or FS1)
Monday, Oct. 12:
Tuesday, Oct. 13:
Wednesday, Oct. 14:
Thursday, Oct. 15:
x-Friday, Oct. 16:
x-Saturday, Oct. 17:
x-Sunday, Oct. 18:
WORLD SERIES
(Best-of-7)
At Arlington, Texas
(All Games on Fox)
Tuesday, Oct. 20:
Wednesday, Oct. 21:
Friday, Oct. 23:
Saturday, Oct. 24:
x-Sunday, Oct. 25:
x-Tuesday, Oct. 27:
x-Wednesday, Oct. 28:

Heat vs. Lakers…Rivers climbs all-time lists

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers will open the NBA Finals on Wednesday. The Heat advanced by reeling off a 26-6 run in the fourth quarter to turn a 96-90 deficit into a 125-113 win over the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo (ad-eh-BY’-oh) scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Heat.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers moved up the NFL’s all-time lists in three categories while guiding the Indianapolis Colts to a 36-7 rout of the New York Jets. Rivers became the sixth player in NFL history to throw for more than 60,000 yards. He also became the sixth player to throw 400 career touchdown passes, and moved ahead of Dan Marino for fifth place all-time in career completions.

UNDATED (AP) — Ron Roenicke  has been told he will not return as manager of the Boston Red Sox, ending a one-year, shotgun stopgap on the final day of a pandemic-shortened season that resulted in a last-place finish in the AL East. Roenicke was hired on the eve of spring training after Alex Cora was implicated in Houston’s sign stealing scandal.

UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins won the AL Central yesterday and the Milwaukee Brewers claimed the final NL wild-card berth despite losses by both teams. The Twins wrapped up a division title when the Chicago White Sox dropped a 10-8 decision to the Cubs. The Brewers advanced with losses by the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kurt Busch ended an 0-for-21 losing streak at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with good timing and then three tremendous restarts. Busch entered the race 12th in the standings and in danger of elimination from title contention, but the victory earned him an automatic berth into the next round. Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer , Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon are all below the cutline with two races remaining in the second round.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/27)

INTERLEAGUE
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 L.A. Angels 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 Philadelphia 0
Final Cleveland 8 Pittsburgh 6
Final Miami 5 N.Y. Yankees 0
Final Boston 9 Atlanta 1
Final Chicago Cubs 10 Chicago White Sox 8
Final Cincinnati 5 Minnesota 3
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Kansas City 3 Detroit 1
Final Baltimore 7 Toronto 5
Final Oakland 6 Seattle 2
Final Texas 8 Houston 4
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Arizona 11 Colorado 3
Final St. Louis 5 Milwaukee 2
Final San Diego 5 San Francisco 4
Final Washington 15 N.Y. Mets 5
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Miami 125 Boston 113  (Miami wins the series )
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Pittsburgh 28 Houston 21
Final Tennessee 31 Minnesota 30
Final Ot Cincinnati 23 Philadelphia 23
Final Chicago 30 Atlanta 26
Final Cleveland 34 Washington 20
Final New England 36 Las Vegas 20
Final Buffalo 35 L.A. Rams 32
Final San Francisco 36 N-Y Giants 9
Final Indianapolis 36 N-Y Jets 7
Final Carolina 21 L.A. Chargers 16
Final Tampa Bay 28 Denver 10
Final Detroit 26 Arizona 23
Final Seattle 38 Dallas 31
Final Green Bay 37 New Orleans 30

Sunday Sports

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Breece Hall fan for 154 yards and three touchdowns as Iowa State opened Big 12 play with a 37-34 win at TCU. JaQuan Bailey had 3 1/2 sacks to become the career leader for the Cyclones. He also recovered a fumble after one of his sacks to set up Brock Purdy’s touchdown pass just before halftime. The Cyclones are 1-1. TCU played its first game of coach Gary Patterson’s 20th season. The Horned Frogs weren’t able to play their scheduled nonconference game against SMU after positive COVID-19 tests. TCU had a crowd of 11,852.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger hit Joshua Moore on a 12-yard touchdown pass in overtime to send No. 8 Texas to a wild 63-56 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Longhorns rallied with two touchdowns in the final 3 minutes of regulation. Moore also scored with 40 seconds left and Ehlinger’s 2-point conversion pass to Brennan Eagles tied it in regulation. Texas got the ball first in overtime and scored. Texas Tech’s only possession ended with an interception. The Longhorns are 2-0 for the first time under fourth-year coach Tom Herman.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and Kansas State rallied from 21 points down to beat No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Wildcats, who were coming off a season-opening loss to Arkansas State. Oklahoma freshman Spencer Rattler passed for 387 yards and four touchdowns, but he threw three interceptions.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pirate plundered the defending national champions and Oklahoma got it’s annual faceplant as a big favorite out of the way early. Texas made a wild comeback to keep the Big 12 from going up in flames. College football was batty on Saturday, which for the first time in a season that was never a certainty made things feel normal. The Southeastern Conference kicked off with one of the season’s first stunners. No. 6 LSU got Air Raided by Mississippi State in the debut of Bulldogs coach Mike Leach.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars have earned themselves at least two more days in the Edmonton bubble. The Stars have forced a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup finals by getting a goal from Corey Perry in double-overtime to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have powered their way to their first trip to the NBA Finals in a decade. LeBron James posted his 27th triple-double in leading the Lakers to a 117-107 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. James finished with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to become the fourth player to reach 10 NBA Finals.

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoan Moncada homered, José Abreu hit a three-run double and the playoff-bound Chicago White Sox beat the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs 9-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field to snap a season-high six-game losing streak Saturday. The Cubs clinched their third division title in five years when the St. Louis Cardinals lost 3-0 to Milwaukee. The White Sox were on their way to a win they sorely needed by then and remained a game behind AL Central leader Minnesota, with the Twins beating Cincinnati. Chicago also took sole possession of second place, with Cleveland losing to Pittsburgh.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Woodruff allowed two hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their playoff prospects in a big way by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0. Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Brewers have hit consecutive homers this season. Woodruff retired 19 straight after pitching around leadoff hits in the first and second. Milwaukee can make the playoffs with a win Sunday, or losses by the Giants and Phillies. The Cardinals need a victory or a Giants loss to clinch a spot and avoid playing a makeup doubleheader Monday in Detroit.

With one day remaining on the regular-season baseball schedule, four teams are still in contention for two available National League playoff spots. The winner of Sunday’s game between the Brewers and Cardinals punches their ticket to the postseason. Both clubs have other ways to get in, too. Meanwhile, the Giants and Phillies need to win and receive help elsewhere. In the American League, all eight playoff berths for this year’s expanded field are locked up. Minnesota wins the AL Central with a victory or a loss by the Chicago White Sox. It could all come down to the wire in a wild rush, with every meaningful game Sunday starting just after 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Friday Night High School Football Scores

IOWA

  • Senior 45, Waterloo West 7 (Rams with 4 INT returns for TDs in the 2nd Q, 3 by senior Zak Kubitz)
  • Hempstead 38, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 20
  • Western Dubuque 42, Waterloo East 6
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 24, Durant 17
  • Cascade 34, Wilton 6
  • Clayton Ridge 47, Postville 6

WISCONSIN

  • Lancaster 10, Richland Center 7 (2 OT)
  • Prairie du Chien 14, Platteville 10
  • Potosi-Cassville 42, Pecatonica Argyle 7
  • Mineral Point 47, Dodgeville 12
  • Darlington 34, River Valley 21
  • River Ridge 42, Iowa Grant 0
  • Luther 43, Boscobel 0

HS Football: Week 5 in Iowa, Wisconsin Opener

In high school football tonight the regular season in Iowa starts the home stretch while the season kicks off in Wisconsin.

At Dalzell Field, the 9th ranked Hempstead Mustangs will host the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars. This will be Kennedy’s first game in three weeks due to a two week quarantine following their game September 4th.  You can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 7:05.

  • The Senior Rams travel to Waterloo this evening to meet the West High Wahawks.
  • Wahlert Catholic plays Saturday afternoon at Marion in a game played at Linn-Mar High School. The Indians home field was damaged due to the derecho storm in August so are sharing with Linn-Mar.

Elsewhere in area Iowa action tonight:

  • Western Dubuque hosts Waterloo East
  • Dyersville Beckman hosts Durant
  • Cascade hosts Wilton

Area Wisconsin games :

  • Platteville at Prairie du Chien
  • Lancaster hosts Richland Center
  • Potosi-Cassville at Pecatonica Argyle
  • Darlington hosts Dodgeville

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/24)

High School Cross Country

Yesterday Senior High hosted the Jim Boughton Invitational at the Dubuque Soccer Complex.

In the girls meet out of the seven teams competing: Wahlert finished 1st  with 51, Hempstead was 2nd with 69, Senior was 3rd and Western Dubuque was 6th. Hempstead freshman Keelee Leitzen won the race.

In the boys meet out of the eight teams competing: Hempstead finished 2nd behind Cedar Falls 31-to-41. Wahlert finished 4th, Western Dubuque 5th, and Senior was 6th. Hempstead’s Ryan Winger won the race.

High School Volleyball

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost to Lisbon 3-0
  • Clayton Ridge lost to Turkey Valley 3-0

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, Benton 0

UNI Spring Football Schedule Released

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Valley Football Conference released the 2021 spring football schedule. The Northern Iowa Panthers will open the season with a home game against Illinois State on February 20th at the UNI-Dome. The game is the first of eight Missouri Valley Football Conference games slated for the Panthers.
After opening at home, the Panthers travel to South Dakota for a Friday night game against South Dakota in the Dakota Dome on Feb. 26. On March 6, UNI hosts Missouri State.

 

 

Iowa High School VB Rankings

The Senior High Ram volleyball team is making a debut in the latest Iowa High School Volleyball rankings from the Girls Union.

Senior is ranked 12th in Class 5-A while Hempstead is once again ranked 8th. In Class 4A, Western Dubuque stays put at 5th. In Class 2A, Dyersville Beckman is still ranked 4th.

Complete rankings: https://ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/volleyball-2020-92420vbrankings.pdf

Lakers top Nuggets…Jays clinch…Pac-12 season on tap

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from a trip to the NBA Finals, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals with a 114-108 win over the Denver Nuggets. Anthony Davis hit the Lakers’ first six baskets and finished with a team-high 34 points. LeBron James had 26 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Los Angeles, which had 12 offensive rebounds for a whopping 25-6 advantage in second-chance points.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have earned their first playoff berth since 2016 by beating the New York Yankees for the third time in four days, 4-1. Hyun Jin Ryu scattered five hits over seven shutout innings to help the Blue Jays pull within two games of the second-place Yanks in the AL East. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. smacked a solo homer and scored on Alejandro Kirk’s two-run double.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pac-12 has decided to play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns over COVID-19. The conference’s CEO group of university presidents voted unanimously to resume football and basketball, lifting a Jan. 1 moratorium on athletic competition for Pac-12 schools. The football season will begin in early November and the men’s and women’s basketball seasons can start Nov. 25, in line with the NCAA’s recently announced opening date.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 18 of his 20 passes for 160 yards while accounting for three touchdowns in the Miami Dolphins’ 31-13 rout of Jacksonville. Fitzpatrick is the first quarterback in NFL history to beat the same team while playing for six different franchises. The Dolphins picked up their first win of the year by scoring touchdowns on their opening three drives for the first time since 2011.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers All-Pro tight end George Kittle practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day yesterday, a sign that he could be ready to return after missing one game with a knee injury. Kittle got hurt when he was hit late in the first half of the opener by Arizona safety Budda Baker while trying to reach for a high pass from Jimmy Garoppolo . The Niners return to the Meadowlands on Sunday to play the New York Giants, one week after a 31-13 rout of the Jets.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/24)

INTERLEAGUE
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Oakland 1
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Cleveland 5 Chicago White Sox 4
Final Toronto 4 N.Y. Yankees 1
Final Baltimore 13 Boston 1
Final Houston 12 Texas 4
Final Kansas City 8 Detroit 7
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Pittsburgh 7 Chicago Cubs 0
Final Colorado 5 San Francisco 4
Final N.Y. Mets 3 Washington 2
Final Miami 4 Atlanta 2
Final St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 2
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final L.A. Lakers 114 Denver 108  (Lakers lead series 3-1)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Miami 31 Jacksonville 13
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Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/23)

Boys Golf

  • After the first round of the City Meet played at the Meadows yesterday: Western Dubuque has a 6 stroke lead after shooting 328, followed by Wahlert with 334, Senior shot 357 in 3rd, and Hempstead 4th with 360. Individually: Wahlert‘s Ben Vaassan shot a 77 and is one stroke in front of Jax Stelzer of Western Dubuque. The final round will be next Thursday at Dubuque Golf & Country Club.
  • Galena lost to Stillman Valley 164-176 at Prairie View Golf Course in Byron. Galena girls also lost to Stillman Valley 188-200.

Women’s Tennis

  • Cornell 8, Dubuque 1

Changes to Iowa State Cross Country Meets

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Girls Union announced a change in the state cross country meets this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  State qualifying meets and the state meet will now be separated by classification and take place over two days. Class 4A and Class 3A will run their meets one day earlier than initially planned, with state qualifying now taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and the state meet on Friday, Oct. 30.

Class 2A and Class 1A will compete on the originally scheduled dates, with state qualifying on Thursday, Oct. 22 and the state meet on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The state meet will remain in Fort Dodge at Lakeside Golf Course, where it has been run as a co-ed event since 1993.

Heat closer to NBA Finals…Lightning take control

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat own a 3-1 series lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals after Tyler Herro led them to a 112-109 triumph over the Boston Celtics. Herro scored 17 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, including five straight to put Miami ahead, 91-85. He and Magic Johnson are the only 20-year-old players in league history to score at least 37 points in a playoff game.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored the opening goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning took a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup final by topping the Dallas Stars, 5-2. Stamkos gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead at the seven-minute mark in his first game since undergoing upper-body surgery almost seven months ago. Victor Hedman provided the eventual game-winner while Tampa Bay was building a 5-1 lead in the second period.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are the latest MLB team to clinch a division title. Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Rays wrapped up their first AL East title in 10 years with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets. Joey Wendle and Brandon Lowe  also went deep for Tampa Bay.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died at age 77. “The Kansas Comet” tied one NFL record with six touchdowns in a game and set another with 22 touchdowns in his first season: 14 rushing, six receiving, one punt and one kickoff return. Sayers followed that by being voted an All-Pro during the first five of his seven NFL seasons from 1965-71.

UNDATED (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday’s game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung. That’s according to a person familiar with the case who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of medical restriction issues. Coach Anthony Lynn said Taylor is still not 100% and that rookie Justin Herbert will get his second NFL start on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/23)

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Cleveland 3 Chicago White Sox 2
Final Seattle 3 Houston 2
Final Toronto 14 N.Y. Yankees 1
Final Boston 9 Baltimore 1
Final Minnesota 7 Detroit 6
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Philadelphia 12 Washington 3
Final Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 1
Final Pittsburgh 2 Chicago Cubs 1
Final Atlanta 9 Miami 4
Final San Francisco 7 Colorado 2

INTERLEAGUE
Final L.A. Angels 5 San Diego 2
Final Arizona 7 Texas 3
Final Tampa Bay 8 N.Y. Mets 5
Final Kansas City 12 St. Louis 3
Final Oakland 6 L.A. Dodgers 4

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Miami 112 Boston 109 (Miami leads 3-1)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 5 Dallas 2 (Tampa Bay leads 2-1)
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Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/22)

High School Volleyball

  • Hempstead (#8 5A) 3, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 1
  • Senior defeated Cedar Rapids Jefferson
  • Linn-Mar 3, Wahlert 1
  • Western Dubuque (#5 4A) 3, C.R. Washington 0
  • Cascade 3, Camanche 1
  • Dyersville Beckman (#4 2A) 3, Mount Vernon (#1 3A) 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost to Prince of Peace 3-1
  • Clayton Ridge 3, South Winneshiek 1
  • West Delaware (#8 4A) 3, Maquoketa 0

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, Belmont 0
  • Prairie du Chien 3, Lancaster 1
  • Dodgeville 3, Platteville 2
  • River Ridge 3, Potosi 0

Boys High School Golf

  • At the 11 team Cedar Falls Tiger Invitational yesterday at Beaver Hills Golf Course. Western Dubuque (331) finished 7th, Hempstead (355) was 8th and Senior (357) finished 9th.  Cedar Falls won the title with 291.
  • Galena 172, West Carroll 176

Girls High School Golf

  • Galena 183, Lena Winslow 205, West Carroll 216

Women’s College Volleyball

  • Clarke lost to Grand View 3-2

College Men’s and Women’s Soccer

  • (women) Clarke 2, William Penn 0
  • (men) William Penn, 7, Clarke 0

Nuggets find win…Braves clinch NL East…Not so fast Cubs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets needed this one, if they were going to have any shot of reaching the NBA final, and they got it. They beat the Lakers, 114-106, in Game 3. Jamal Murray led the way with 28 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. The victory cut the Lakers’ lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference finals. Denver has set a record by erasing two 3-1 deficits in this postseason, but no NBA team has ever come back from 3-0.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have clinched another National League East title, with an 11-1 thumping of the Miami Marlins. Bryse Wilson pitched five scoreless innings and Marcell Ozuna drove in five runs with four hits that included two home runs. Miami remains in position to earn its first playoff berth since winning the World Series in 2003.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The woeful Pittsburgh Pirates managed to slow the Chicago Cubs march to another NL Central title. Jacob Stallings hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Bucs a 3-2 victory. The Cubs began the day with a magic number of four to clinch the division title. The Pirates ended a five-game losing streak, winning for the just second time in 15 games.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have fallen behind the Reds, Brewers and Giants in the chase for the National League’s eighth and final playoff berth. They dropped both ends of doubleheader in Washington. The Nationals’ Yadiel Hernández hit a game-ending, two-run homer off Brandon Workman for a 2-1 win in the second game. Austin Voth pitched a three-hitter to win the opener 5-1.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers enhanced their playoff chances at the expense of the Reds, pulling one out against Cincinnati’s bullpen. Tyrone Taylor homered, Eric Sogard doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and the Brewers rallied for a 3-2 victory over the surging Reds. The Brewers have won four of five and are back to .500.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/22)

INTERLEAGUE
Final N.Y. Mets 5 Tampa Bay 2
Final St. Louis 5 Kansas City 0
Final Arizona 7 Texas 0
Final L.A. Angels 4 San Diego 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 7 Oakland 2
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Cleveland 5 Chicago White Sox 3
Final N.Y. Yankees 12 Toronto 1
Final Boston 8 Baltimore 3
Final Minnesota 5 Detroit 4
Final Houston 6 Seattle 1
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Washington 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 2
Final Washington 8 Philadelphia 7
Final Pittsburgh 3 Chicago Cubs 2
Final Atlanta 11 Miami 1
Final San Francisco 5 Colorado 2
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Denver 114 L.A. Lakers 106  (Lakers lead series 2-1)

Noonan Commits to Wyoming

Cascade High School’s two time state wrestling champion Aidan Noonan has decided where he will wrestle in college. Last night Noonan announced he will accepting a scholarship offer at the University of Wyoming.  He will carry an 87-match winning streak into his senior season this winter.

Hempstead Cracks AP High School Football Poll This Week

Following the big win at Cedar Falls on Friday night, the Hempstead High School football team has cracked the Associated Press weekly top 10 rankings this week. The Mustangs debut at number 9 in the 4-A poll. The Senior Rams received votes for consideration. In Class 3-A Western Dubuque again received consideration votes. In Class 2-A: Maquoketa received consideration votes this week.

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2020 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Southeast Polk (13) 4-0 130 1
2. Urbandale 4-0 103 2
3. West Des Moines Dowling 4-0 93 3
4. Ankeny 3-1 88 5
5. Pleasant Valley 4-0 60 10
6. Johnston 3-1 59 8
7. Iowa City West 2-0 50 7
8. Waukee 2-2 35 6
9. Dubuque Hempstead 3-1 28 NR
10. West Des Moines Valley 1-2 27 4
Others receiving votes: Bettendorf 11. Fort Dodge 9. Council Bluffs Lincoln 5.Cedar Falls 5. Waterloo West 5. Cedar Rapids Washington 4. Dubuque Senior 3.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3) 4-0 105 2
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (2) 4-0 103 4
3. Dallas Center-Grimes (4) 3-0 101 1
(tie) Harlan (2) 4-0 101 3
5. Washington (2) 4-0 84 5
6. Davenport Assumption 4-0 69 6
7. Webster City 4-0 37 7
8. Decorah 4-0 33 9
9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3-1 25 8
10. Manchester West Delaware 4-1 16 10
Others receiving votes: Nevada 14. Grinnell 8. Epworth Western Dubuque 6. Eldridge North Scott 5. Glenwood 3. Mason City 3. Spencer 1. Huxley Ballard 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Inwood West Lyon (3) 4-0 115 3
2. Williamsburg (3) 4-0 113 1
3. Monroe PCM (5) 4-0 111 2
4. Central Lyon-GLR (2) 4-0 97 4
5. Sioux Center 4-0 67 6
6. Mount Vernon 4-0 59 5
7. Monticello 3-0 40 10
8. Waukon 3-1 37 7
9. Camanche 3-1 16 NR
10. Estherville-Lincoln Central 3-1 15 8
Others receiving votes: West Liberty 8. Atlantic 6. Spirit Lake 6. State Center West Marshall 5. Des Moines Christian 5. Maquoketa 5. Orange City Unity Christian 4. Solon 2. Wellman Mid-Prairie 1. Iowa Falls-Alden 1.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. O-A BCIG (11) 4-0 120 1
2. South Central Calhoun (2) 4-0 108 3
3. Van Meter 4-0 106 2
4. Underwood 4-0 87 4
5. Sigourney-Keota 4-0 68 5
6. Emmetsburg 4-0 57 6
7. Jewell South Hamilton 4-0 52 9
8. Pleasantville 4-0 44 10
9. Durant 3-0 33 7
10. Hawarden West Sioux 3-1 23 NR
Others receiving votes: Southeast Valley 10. Waterloo Columbus 9. Mount Ayr 4. Hull Western Christian 3. West Branch 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Grundy Center (8) 4-0 122 1
2. St. Ansgar (4) 4-0 117 2
3. Iowa City Regina (1) 3-1 91 3
4. Calmar South Winneshiek 4-0 82 5
5. Edgewood-Colesburg 4-0 74 4
6. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 4-0 73 6
7. Britt West Hancock 3-1 47 9
8. Lisbon 3-1 24 7
9. Logan-Magnolia 3-1 18 8
(tie) Monona MFL-Mar-Mac 3-1 18 NR
Others receiving votes: Moville Woodbury Central 14. Belle Plaine 7. Council Bluffs St. Albert 6. Lake Mills 6. Lawton-Bronson 2. Oakland Riverside 2. Ridge View 2. Riverside Highland 1. Mason City Newman 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Audubon (3) 4-0 115 2
2. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (7) 2-0 102 1
3. Remsen Saint Mary’s (2) 4-0 94 4
4. Anita CAM 4-0 91 3
5. Montezuma 4-0 68 6
(tie) Fremont Mills, Tabor 3-0 68 5
7. Newell-Fonda 4-0 63 7
8. Easton Valley (1) 4-0 58 8
9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4-0 22 10
10. Coon Rapids-Bayard 4-0 7 NR
Others receiving votes: Tripoli 6. Martensdale-St. Marys 4. Woodbine 3. Springville 3. Janesville 3. North English English Valleys 3. New London 3. Lenox 1. Winfield-Mount Union 1.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/22)

Boys High School Golf

  • Wahlert finished third in a MVC triangular yesterday at Pheasant Ridge in Cedar Falls. The Golden Eagles shot a 166.
  • Hempstead placed 4th in their MVC quad at Irv Warren in Waterloo.
  • Galena 165, East Dubuque 173 (at Lacoma)

Girls High School Golf

  • Galena 209, West Carroll 236 (at Sandburr Run Golf Course)

College Mens Tennis

  • Dubuque lost at Cornell 7-2

Raiders win…Bolts get even…A’s clinch with M’s win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders opened their first home schedule in Las Vegas by rallying from an early 10-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Saints, 34-24. Carr was in complete control for most of the night, completing 28 of 38 passes for 282 yards. Darren Waller caught 12 of the passes for 103 yards as Carr’s most trusted option.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have tied the Stanley Cup final at a game apiece by defeating the Dallas Stars, 3-2. The Lightning were in a 1-for-18 skid on the power play before Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat scored with the man advantage about three minutes apart in the Bolts’ three-goal first period. Kevin Shattenkirk provided the eventual game-winner later in the opening stanza.

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales fired eight shutout innings and Evan White broke the game open with a three-run homer in the seventh inning to guide the Seattle Mariners to a 6-1 win versus the Houston Astros. Gonzales stranded runners at second in the second, fourth and sixth innings, coming up with important pitches to induce weak contact at key moments. Seattle’s victory clinched the AL West title for Oakland, ending Houston’s three-year run atop the division.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays’ magic number is one for clinching the AL East after Nate Lowe hit a solo homer to put Tampa Bay ahead 2-0 in a 2-1 win against the New York Mets. Six Rays hurlers combined to limit the Mets to four hits. New York wasted a stellar performance by Jacob deGrom, who struck out 14 over seven innings.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs were 5-0 winners over the Pittsburgh Pirates as Jon Lester scattered four hits over six innings of his first victory since Aug. 11. Kyle Schwarber doubled twice and drove in a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning for Chicago. The Cubs finished the game without Kris Bryant because of right lower oblique tightness.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/21)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Mets 1
Final Kansas City 4 St. Louis 1
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final L.A. Angels 8 Texas 5
Final Cleveland 7 Chicago White Sox 4
Final Toronto 11 N.Y. Yankees 5
Final Seattle 6 Houston 1
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 3
Final Washington 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Chicago Cubs 5 Pittsburgh 0
Final Atlanta 5 Miami 4
Final Colorado 7 San Francisco 2
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 3 Dallas 2  (Series tied 1-1)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Las Vegas 34 New Orleans 24
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A-R-C Announces Winter Sports No Earlier Than Jan 1

The American Rivers Conference has announced the league that includes the University of Dubuque and Loras College will postpone all winter sports competition until no earlier than January 1st due to COVID-19 concerns. The announcement was made by the conference’s Presidents Council, which voted unanimously to approve the recommendation of the A-R-C’s Directors of Athletics Council.  The postponement is for all competition — games, scrimmages, exhibitions, and/or joint practices — but does not prohibit practice in those sports. Basketball and wrestling can start practice no earlier than October 1. Indoor track and field could start practice immediately.

The ARC says it expects to release schedules for the previously postponed fall sports of football, women’s and men’s soccer, and volleyball which were moved to the Spring by not later than September 30.

Last week the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference made a similar announcement about their Winter sports schedule.

See the ARC announcement: https://rollrivers.com/news/2020/9/21/american-rivers-conference-a-r-c-makes-announcement-regarding-winter-sports.aspx

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (9/20)

College Golf

  • At Thunder Hills in Peosta: University of Dubuque A captured the team title at the eight team Loras Invitational after the Spartans A and B teams along with Luther tied for top score each with 305, the A squad, The first tie break was the score of the fifth golfer. Loras A finished in 4th 10 strokes back . Clarke A was 6th, Loras B was 7th, and Clarke B was 8th. The Duhawks’ Jake Peiser was the medalist shoting an even-par 71.

Women’s

  • Dubuque won its fourth straight tournament to open the season taking the title at the two day Luther Invitational played at Oneota Golf & Country Club in Decorah. The Spartans finished 20 strokes ahead of Luther and Wartburg in the nine-team event, Dubuque B finished 5th In the medalist race: Brooke Bunjes and Daniela Miranda of UD tied for second place.

Lakers win…DeChambeau takes Open…Bad news for 49ers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis capped his 31-point performance by draining a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 105-103 thriller over the Denver Nuggets. Davis delivered 22 points in the second half, including the Lakers’ last 10. LeBron James had 26 points and 11 rebounds as Los Angeles took a two-games-to-none lead in the NBA’s Western Conference finals.

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau fired a 67 to win the U.S. Open at Winged Foot by six strokes over third-round leader Matthew Wolff. DeChambeau is the third person in history to win an NCAA title, a U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open, joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. DeChambeau was the only player under par in the final round, laughing off Winged Foot’s narrow fairways and thick rough with his booming drives that averaged 325 yards.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Raheem Mostert (MOHS’-turt) ran for an 80-yard touchdown on San Francisco’s first place from scrimmage before he and other key 49ers were injured in yesterday’s 31-13 rout of the New York Jets. Mostert sustained a knee injury and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-pah-loh) had a high ankle sprain that kept them off the field in the second half. Defensive linemen Nick Bosa (BOH’-sah) and Solomon Thomas suffered ACL damage, with Bosa’s injury feared to be season ending.

UNDATED (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs pulled out victories yesterday on their game’s final play. Cam Newton was stopped at the 1-yard line by L.J. Collier on the final play to secure the Seahawks’ 35-50 triumph over the New England Patriots. Harrison Butker hit a field goal on the last play of regulation before nailing a 58-yard field goal in overtime to push the Chiefs past the Los Angeles Chargers, 23-20.

UNDATED (AP) — A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for The Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for the first time since 2014 and Miami jumped to No. 12 after a conference road victory. Clemson remained a nearly unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 after another light week in college football. Alabama is second, followed by Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida and defending-champion LSU.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/20)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Cincinnati 7 Chicago White Sox 3
Final Milwaukee 5 Kansas City 3
Final Houston 3 Arizona 2
Final Toronto 6 Philadelphia 3
Final San Francisco 14 Oakland 2
Final San Diego 7 Seattle 4
Final Minnesota 4 Chicago Cubs 0
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 1
Final Cleveland 7 Detroit 4
Final Boston 10 N.Y. Yankees 2
Final Texas 7 L.A. Angels 2
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Miami 2 Washington 1
Final Atlanta 7 N.Y. Mets 0
Final Colorado 6 L.A. Dodgers 3
Final St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 1
Final Washington 15 Miami 0
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final L.A. Lakers 105 Denver 103  (L.A. leads 2-0)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Tennessee 33 Jacksonville 30
Final Chicago 17 N-Y Giants 13
Final Green Bay 42 Detroit 21
Final Tampa Bay 31 Carolina 17
Final Buffalo 31 Miami 28
Final San Francisco 31 N-Y Jets 13
Final L.A. Rams 37 Philadelphia 19
Final Dallas 40 Atlanta 39
Final Pittsburgh 26 Denver 21
Final Indianapolis 28 Minnesota 11
Final Arizona 30 Washington 15
Final Baltimore 33 Houston 16
Final Ot Kansas City 23 L.A. Chargers 20
Final Seattle 35 New England 30

MLB Scorecard from Saturday 9/19

Baseball

White Sox 5,  Cincinnati Reds 0.

Twins 8,  Chicago Cubs 1

A’s  6, Giants  0

Tigers 5,  Indians 1

Yankees , 8 Red Sox 0

Angels 4, Rangers 3

Dodgers 6, Colorado 1

Mariners 4, Padres 1

Mets 7, Braves 2

Marlins 7,  Nationals 3

Phillies 3,  Blue Jays, 1

Cardinals  5, Pirates 4

Brewers 5, beat the Kansas City Royals 0

College Football from Saturday 9/19

College Football

Local

Benedictine College 38    Clarke University 0

Top 25 College Football

No. 1 Clemson Tigers 49, The Citadel 0.

No. 7 Notre Dame 52,  South Florida 0.

No. 11 Oklahoma State 16,    Tulsa 7

No. 13 Cincinnati  55,  Austin Peay 20

No. 14 Central Florida 49,  Georgia Tech 21

No. 17 Miami 47,  No. 18 Louisville 34

No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette, 34    Georgia State 31

Marshall   17, No. 23 Appalachian State 7

High School Football Scoreboard from Friday (9/18)

  • Hempstead 20, Cedar Falls 13
  • Senior 31, Cedar Rapids Washington 0
  • Wahlert at North Scott (cancelled)
  • Western Dubuque 28, Waverly-Shellrock 9
  • Dyesville Beckman Catholic 28, Cascade 19

WIAC Suspends Winter Sports Until At Least January

After already canceling all their fall sports due to COVID-19 concerns, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference which includes the University of Wisconsin Platteville has announced the suspension of all Winter sports which would include basketball and wrestling through at least December 31st.

The league says the decision was made following a thorough evaluation of all the virus risks and safety protocols.

Here is the WIAC statement:  https://wiacsports.com/news/2020/9/18/general-wiac-fall-semester-covid-19-update.aspx

Clarke U Ready for Football Opener

The Clarke University Pride football team is the only area small college program who have been prepping for a fall season and the Pride play their opener this tomorrow at home at Dalzell Field against Benedictine. Pride head coach Miguel Regelado says his team is anxious to get started.

In the programs first season in history last year the Pride took some lumps against the league’s top teams finishing 2-and-9. Regelado says he believes his team will show vast improvement this fall with an excellent recruiting class which include some transfer which should make them more competitive.

No spectators will be allowed for the game that kicks off at 1 o’clock, but the game will be live streamed on the Clarke Athletics website.

High School Football: Wahlert and Bellevue Forced to Cancel, Other Area Teams Ready for Week 4

It’s already the middle of the season for Iowa High School football teams who are getting ready for game number four of a 7 game regular season tonight, however, two area teams will be on the sidelines tonight.

The Wahlert at North Scott contest has been cancelled after North Scott announced they are closing their high school due to COVID 19. North Scott said in a release it estimates there will be more than 200 students at the school in quarantine.

Due to COVID-19positive results in the Bellevue High School football  program, the Comets will be sidelined for the next two weeks.
All Bellevue High School football activities are being paused through September 30th meaning tonight’s home game against Alburnett and next week’s game against Maquoketa Valley along with all JV games are cancelled.

At Dalzell Field, the Senior Rams play host 9th ranked Cedar Rapids Washington. You can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 7:05.

Other KDTH area match-ups tonight:

  • The  Hempstead Mustangs will be at Cedar Falls.
  • Western Dubuque hosts Waverly-Shellrock
  • Dyersville Beckman at Cascade
  • Maquoketa hosting Monticello
  •  Clayton Ridge hosts MFL Mar Mac.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/17)

High School Volleyball

Iowa

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Cedar Valley Christian 2
  • Clayton Ridge 3, Lansing Kee 0

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, Potosi 1
  • Highland 3, Benton 2

High School Cross Country

At the 18 team Rich Engel Classic in Cedar Falls

  • In the girl’s race: Western Dubuque had three runners in the top 10 and placed 3rd, Hempstead was 4th, and Senior 5th. Ankeny won the team title. Izzy Gorton of Senior was the medalist runner-up, Keelee Leitzen of Hempstead was 3rd. The top Western Dubuque finish was Lauren Klein in 7th.
  • In the 20 team boys race: Senior was 7th, Western Dubuque 10th, Hempstead JV was 12th. Cedar Falls won the title. Individually Cade Messer of WD was 11th, Connor Kilgore of Senior 15th, Andrew Johnson of Hempstead B was 48th.
  • At the Cascade Invitational: In the 8 team girls race, the Wahlert captured the team title, Cascade was 7th Dyersville Beckman 8th.In the 11 team boys race the Wahlert boys finished runners up behind Clear Creek-Amana. Cascade was 5th, Dyersville Beckman 9th.

Boys Golf

  • Wahlert won the 4 team meet they hosted at Bunker Hill, the Golden Eagles shot 299.

Girls Swimming

  • Bettendorf 122, Dubuque Senior 62

 

Thomas tops Open leaderboard…Heat rally…Bolts advance

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Thomas is the leader heading into the second round of the U.S. Open. Thomas opened with a 5-under 65, the lowest round ever in six Opens held at Winged Foot. Thomas finished with a 25-foot birdie putt for one-shot lead over Matthew Wolff Patrick Reed and Thomas Pieters.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Goran Dragic  scored 25 points and the Miami Heat closed on a 17-7 run over the final 4 1/2 minutes to beat the Boston Celtics, 106-101. Bam Adebayo  led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21 points, helping the Heat take a 2-0 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics wasted a 13-point, halftime lead and went on a 15-2 run that put them up 94-89 before Miami rallied.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It will be the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup final. Anthony Cirelli scored 13:18 into overtime to give the Lightning a 2-1 triumph over the New York Islanders. Victor Hedman also scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots for the Bolts.

 

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have picked up their first win under new coach Kevin Stefanski. Nick Chubb ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns as the Browns outscored the Bengals, 35-30. Baker Mayfield threw for two touchdowns, including a 43-yard scoring pass to Odell Beckham Jr. in the first half.Bengals quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow threw three TD passes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta  will not pitch again in the regular season because of a strained right hamstring sustained in his last start against the Mets on Tuesday. Manager Joe Girardi said Arrieta could return to the rotation if the Phillies make the playoffs. Arrieta is 4-4 with a 5.08 ERA but has pitched well in recent starts.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom  is day-to-day after leaving his start Wednesday night after just two innings with a right hamstring spasm. Manager Luis Rojas said deGrom played catch without pain yesterday. DeGrom was leading the majors with a 1.69 ERA before allowing three runs to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

UNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to the spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course and said Wednesday that it plans to begin its season the Oct. 23-24 weekend.

Each team will play eight games in eight weeks and the conference championship game will be held Dec. 19 — if all goes well. That should give the Big Ten an opportunity to compete for the national championship.

The Big Ten said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports. The vote last month was 11-3 to postpone, with Ohio State, Iowa and Nebraska voting against.

One factor in triggering the re-vote was the emergence of daily rapid-response COVID-19 testing, which wasn’t available when university presidents and chancellors decided to pull the plug on the season. The Big Ten said it will begin daily antigen testing of its athletes, coaches and staff on Sept. 30.

The Big Ten’s plan to play also includes the establishment of a cardiac registry to study the effects COVID-19 has on athletes’ hearts. Dr. Leslie Cooper chairs the cardiovascular department at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He says the registry can potentially close a gap in research when it comes to the new coronavirus.

Yanks roll on … Cards-Brewers split … LeBron alone

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Higashioka hit a career-high three home runs, DJ LeMahieu connected twice and the resurgent New York Yankees hit a season-best seven home runs in another Bronx air show, thumping the Toronto Blue Jays 13-2 to back another overpowering start by ace Gerrit Cole. Luke Voit lofted a three-run drive for his major league-leading 19th homer and Clint Frazier added a solo shot as the Yankees won their seventh straight game following a 5-15 slide. New York moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Toronto for second place in the AL East, with the top two teams ensured spots in the expanded postseason that begins in less than two weeks.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter and three relievers combined on a two-hitter and Ryan Braun hit his 350th career homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 for a doubleheader split. The Cardinals took the opener 4-2 behind Adam Wainwright’s four-hitter. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt ran the team in the opener. He missed the nightcap while serving a one-game suspension, imposed by Major League Baseball after tempers flared during the Brewers’ 18-3 romp Tuesday night. Umpires warned both teams after Braun was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning. He was at the center of the trouble the previous night when he hit Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the wrist during a swing.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all 100 ballots, joining Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only unanimous first-team selections this season. Joining them on the first team: Houston guard James Harden, Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who got the nod in just his second season in the NBA.

UNDATED (AP) — Star receiver Allen Robinson said he expects to remain with the Chicago Bears the rest of the season, though he wouldn’t say if he requested a trade. Robinson is in the final season of his three-year, $42 million contract and is seeking an extension. He deleted references to the Bears from his social media accounts on Tuesday, and the Chicago Tribune reported he asked to be traded if they can’t agree to a new deal. He said Wednesday he is “not gonna get into that detail.”

UNDATED (AP) — Maybe kickers needed preseason more than anyone else. After a virtual offseason and a lack of exhibition games, it was the kickers who looked most out of sorts on opening weekend in the NFL. The 19 missed field goals are the most on the opening week since kickers missed 20 in 1982. There were even five missed extra points, which was tied for the most in Week 1 since it was moved back to its current spot at the 15-yard line in 2015.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/16)

INTERLEAGUE
San Francisco at Seattle (Postponed)
Final Washington 4 Tampa Bay 2
Final Oakland 3 Colorado 1
Final Baltimore 5 Atlanta 1
Final Miami 8 Boston 4
Final Chicago Cubs 3 Cleveland 2
Final Arizona 9 L.A. Angels 6
Final San Francisco 9 Seattle 3
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Kansas City 4 Detroit 0
Final N.Y. Yankees 13 Toronto 2
Final Texas 1 Houston 0
Final Minnesota 5 Chicago White Sox 1
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 7 San Diego 5
Final Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh 0
Final Milwaukee 6 St. Louis 0
Final N.Y. Mets 5 Philadelphia 4

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/16)

High School Volleyball

Iowa

  • (#9 5A)Hempstead 3, (#2 4A)Western Dubuque 2 (15-25, 25-22, 25-10, 24-26, 15-13)
  • Senior falls to (#1 4A) Cedar Rapids Xavier 3-0
  • Monticello 3, Cascade 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost to Northeast 3-0.

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 3, Lancaster 0
  • Shullsburg 3, Cassville 0
  • Potosi 3, Belmont 0
  • Darlington 3, Mineral Point 0

Boys Golf

  • At the MVC Valley Divisional at Finkbine: Senior finish third overall with a 351, Hempstead 4th place at 363. The top score turned in by Kennedy with 335. Wil Sigwarth of Hempstead shot 83 good for 5th, Senior’s Timmy Casey in 6th with 84.
  • Galena defeated Freeport Aquin and Warren. The Pirates shot 193 winning by 3 strokes over Aquin

College Volleyball

  • William Penn 3, Clarke 1

College Soccer

  • (men) Mount Mercy 1, Clarke 0
  • (women) Clarke 2, Mount Mercy 0

College Men’s Golf

  • At the 11 team Clarke University Fall Classic yesterday at the General: Mount Mercy(B) won by 8 strokes over Wisconsin Lutheran 306-314.  Dubuque (B) tied for 5th shooting 333, Dubuque (A) tied for 7th one stroke back. Clarke (A) was 9th, Clarke (B) finished 11th.

IHSA Updates Return to Activities Guidelines

Illinois High School Athletes received some good news from the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors who met virtually Monday where they approved several updates to the IHSA Return to Activities guidelines.

Among the updates was the waiver of the season limitations for winter, spring, and summer sports that would have restricted those sports to no more than two contests per week. The winter, spring, and summer seasons will now revert to their normal season game limitations.  A restriction of competition within a schools region is still in place for now.

Additionally, the IHSA’s summer season will begin two weeks earlier than initially announced. With Monday’s modification, summer sports like baseball, softball, and track and field can now begin practices on April 19 and games on May 3.

Heat, Nuggets win…Nurse gets extension…Isles top Bolts

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat won Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals last night before the Denver Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference finals. Jimmy Butler converted a 3-point play with 12 seconds left and Bam Adebayo made a game-clinching block in the Heat’s 117-114 overtime win against Boston. Jamal Murray poured in 40 points and Nikola Jokic  had a triple-double of 16 points, 22 rebounds and 13 assists as the Nuggets ousted the Los Angeles Clippers, 104-89.

TORONTO (AP) — Head coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors have announced a multiyear extension without divulging the terms. Nurse has won the Atlantic Division title in each of his first two seasons at the helm. The Raptors captured the NBA title last year before finishing with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference this season.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The New York Islanders have forced a Game 6 in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final with a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in double-overtime. Jordan Eberle ended the game by taking a nice feed from Anders Lee and beating Andrei Vasilevskiy . Ryan Pulock  also scored and Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 shots for the Isles.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals have hired Peter Laviolette as their new head coach, replacing Todd Reirden. Laviolette is the first coach to be hired by the Caps after winning a Stanley Cup somewhere else. He won the Cup with the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes and also took the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers and 2017 Nashville Predators to the final.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has announced that Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston and Texas will host the division series, championship series and World Series. Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will host the World Series and NLCS and an NLDS as part of a bubble agreement between MLB and the union. San Diego’s Petco Park will hold the ALCS and an ALDS series, Dodgers Stadium will handle an ALDS and Houston’s Minute Maid Park will be home to an ALDS.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/15)

INTERLEAGUE
San Francisco at Seattle (Postponed)
Final Boston 2 Miami 0
Final Tampa Bay 6 Washington 1
Final Atlanta 5 Baltimore 1
Final Colorado 3 Oakland 1
Final Chicago Cubs 6 Cleveland 5
Final Arizona 9 L.A. Angels 8
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final N.Y. Yankees 20 Toronto 6
Final Detroit 6 Kansas City 0
Final Houston 4 Texas 1
Final Chicago White Sox 6 Minnesota 2
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Cincinnati 4 Pittsburgh 1
Final Philadelphia 4 N.Y. Mets 1
Final Milwaukee 18 St. Louis 3
Final L.A. Dodgers 3 San Diego 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final OT Miami 117 Boston 114 (Miami leads 1-0)
Final Denver 104 L.A. Clippers 89 (Denver wins series
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final 2OT N-Y Islanders 2 Tampa Bay 1 (Tampa leads 3-2)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/14)

Boys Golf

  • At the Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Divisional meet played at Pheasant Ridge in Cedar Falls: Western Dubuque was 4th with 319, Wahlert 6th with 323. Cedar Falls with 307 was the winner. Jax Steltzer of Western Dubuque finished 4th while Ben Vaassan of Wahlert placed 6th.
  • Lanark Eastland 183, East Dubuque 201

Girls Golf

  • Galena lost to Rock Falls 169-188
  • At the 5 team Southwestern/Cuba City Mini Meet: Wisconsin Dells won the meet shooting 202 with Lancaster runner up shooting 205, Darlington 3rd at 229,  Southwestern/Cuba City was 4th with 230, and Prairie du Chien was 5th.

College Men’s Golf

  • UD men placed second out of 12 teams at the Judson Invitational yesterday.  Wyatt Wagner fired off a stellar 74 (+3), to finish just two strokes off the lead, grabbing a share of fifth place. Clarke finished in 9th

College Women’s Golf

  • Dubuque grabbed four top-ten finishers at the Judson University Invite en-route to the team championship. Sydney Killeen and Sarah Fergus highlighting the group by tying for second place with rounds of 85.

Steelers, Titans win…NFL issues mask edict…Injured RBs

UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans came away with road victories last night. Ben Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns and Bennie Snell rushed for 113 yards as the Steelers downed the New York Giants, 26-16. Ryan Tannehill had two touchdown passes and Stephen Gostkowski hit a 25-yard field goal with 17 seconds left to send the Titans past Denver, 16-14.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is reminding team personnel on the sidelines about the rules for wearing face coverings. There were several games Sunday in which team members other than players were not using them. League official and former player Troy Vincent said the season could become jeopardized unless face coverings are utilized.

UNDATED (AP) — New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell could miss a few weeks after injuring his left hamstring in the team’s season-opening loss at Buffalo. Coach Adam Gase said he doesn’t want to put a timetable on Bell’s return, but says it could take some time because it’s a soft-tissue injury. And Indianapolis Colts starting running back Marlon Mack will miss the rest of this season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars are in the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years following a 3-2, overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Denis Gurianov ended the Western Conference final in five games by scoring 3:36 into overtime. The Knights led 2-0 until Jamie Benn and Joel Kiviranta scored in the last half of the third period.

UNDATED (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families, a deal that’s subject to the approval of Major League Baseball owners. Sportico reported Cohen will own 95% of the team, with the rest staying with the Wilpon and Katz families. The deal reportedly values the franchise at about $2.4 billion.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/14)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Baltimore 14 Atlanta 1
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Seattle 6 Oakland 5
Final Oakland 9 Seattle 0
Final Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 1
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Cincinnati 3 Pittsburgh 1
Final Miami 6 Philadelphia 2
Final Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 1
Final Cincinnati 9 Pittsburgh 4
Final San Diego 7 L.A. Dodgers 2
Final St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 2
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final OT Dallas 3 Vegas 2  (Dallas wins series)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Pittsburgh 26 N-Y Giants 16
Final Tennessee 16 Denver 14

Mills gets no-hitter

UNDATED (AP) — Second City has become No-Hit Nation.

Alec Mills has tossed baseball’s second no-hitter of the season, with both coming from Chicago hurlers. He became the 16th Cubs pitcher to toss a no-no by going the distance for the first time in his major league career, beating the Brewers’ 12-0.

Mills got Jace  Peterson to hit a routine grounder to shortstop Javier Baez with two outs in the ninth.

The gem comes less than a month after Lucas Giolito threw a no-hitter for the White Sox.

David Bote  belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs for Chicago.

NFL: Packers Outscore Vikings…Bears Defeat Lions

— Aaron Rodgers began his 13th season as the Packers’ starting quarterback by passing for 364 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-34 win against the Vikings. Davante Adams had a career-high, franchise-record-tying 14 catches for 156 yards and two scores.

 

– Mitchell Trubisky lofted a 27-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining to lift the Bears over the Liongs, 27-23. Detroit drove to the Chicago 16 with a chance to win before rookie running back D’Andre Swift dropped a pass in the end zone and Matthew Stafford threw another incompletion as time expired.

Saints beat Brady, Bucs…Nuggets still alive…Thiem wins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints ruined Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay debut by intercepting him twice in a 34-23 win over the Buccaneers. Brady’s first pick set up a TD and the second was returned 36 yards for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins. Alvin Kamara  scored touchdowns running and receiving, and 41-year-old Drew Brees  passed for 160 yards and two TDs with no turnovers.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic  poured in 34 points and the Denver Nuggets forced a Game 7 in the NBA’s Western Conference finals by rallying past the Los Angeles Clippers, 111-98. The Nuggets trailed by 19 early in the second half before going on a 62-27 run to surge ahead. It’s the second straight series in which Denver has forced a Game 7 after losing three of the first four.

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Thiem is the U.S. Open men’s champion after becoming the first men’s player in 71 years to win the final after dropping the first two sets. Thiem was down a break at 2-1 in the third set before completing a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 triumph over Alexander Zverev. The 4-hour, 2-minute match was the first U.S. Open final to be decided on a tiebreak.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Blake Coleman and Ondrej Palat  scored 12 seconds apart midway through the second period before the Tampa Bay Lightning finished off a 4-1 victory against the New York Islanders in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. Coleman’s goal came just 15 seconds after Brock Nelson tallied to give the Isles the lead. Brayden Point made it 3-1 in the third period, and Andrei Vasilevskiy  stopped 26 shots to help the Lightning take a 3-1 series lead.

DENVER (AP) — Albert Pujols has tied Willie Mays for fifth place on the career homer list with his 660th, a two-run shot in the eighth inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-3 victory at Colorado. Pujols launched a fastball from Colorado Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez into the empty seats in left field at Coors Field. His first home run since Aug. 4 gave the Angels a 4-3 lead.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/13)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Kansas City 11 Pittsburgh 0
Final L.A. Angels 5 Colorado 3
Final Toronto 7 N.Y. Mets 3
Final Seattle 7 Arizona 3
Final L.A. Dodgers 8 Houston 1
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final N.Y. Yankees 3 Baltimore 1
Final Boston 6 Tampa Bay 3
Final Chicago White Sox 5 Detroit 2
Final Texas 6 Oakland 3
Final Minnesota 7 Cleveland 5
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Miami 2 Philadelphia 1
Final Atlanta 8 Washington 4
Final Chicago Cubs 12 Milwaukee 0
Final Cincinnati 10 St. Louis 5
Final Miami 8 Philadelphia 1
Final San Diego 6 San Francisco 0
Final San Diego 3 San Francisco 1
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Denver 111 L.A. Clippers 98  (Series tied 3-3)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 4 N-Y Islanders 1 (Tampa Bay leads 3-1)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Green Bay 43 Minnesota 34
Final Jacksonville 27 Indianapolis 20
Final Las Vegas 34 Carolina 30
Final Buffalo 27 N-Y Jets 17
Final Seattle 38 Atlanta 25
Final Washington 27 Philadelphia 17
Final New England 21 Miami 11
Final Baltimore 38 Cleveland 6
Final Chicago 27 Detroit 23
Final L.A. Chargers 16 Cincinnati 13
Final Arizona 24 San Francisco 20
Final New Orleans 34 Tampa Bay 23
Final L.A. Rams 20 Dallas 17

Sunday Sports

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette got kick and punt returns for touchdowns to help secure one of its biggest wins in program history, 31-14 win over No. 23 Iowa State. On a day when both offenses seemed overmatched, the Ragin’ Cajuns were ignited by Chris Smith’s 95-yard kickoff return in the second quarter and Eric Garror’s 83-yard punt return in the third. Levi Lewis also threw a 78-yard scoring pass to Peter LeBlanc to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter. Louisiana-Lafayette beat a Top 25 opponent on the road for the first time, having gone 0-26 against ranked foes away from home.

 

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Rattler passed for 290 yards and four touchdowns in his first start, and No. 5 Oklahoma rolled past Missouri State 48-0. Rattler, a highly touted redshirt freshman, only played the first two quarters and helped the Sooners take a 41-0 lead at halftime. The Sooners led 31-0 at the end of the first quarter. They gained total 608 yards, including 484 passing. It was a rough debut with the Missouri State for coach Bobby Petrino, best known for his success at Louisville and Arkansas.

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger passed for a career-high five touchdowns in the first half and No. 14 Texas rolled over UTEP 59-3. Ehlinger’s first throw was a 78-yard touchdown to Joshua Moore on the first play. Ehlinger finished with 426 yards passing and left the game midway through the third quarter. Texas announced a crowd of 15,337 in a stadium that usually holds almost 100,000. Students using season ticket passes had to first pass a COVID-19 test provided by the school on Friday. Texas reported 95 positive cases among 1,198 student tests taken. Students were the only fans required to be tested.

 

The Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a football season _ maybe as soon as late October _ though a vote to restart the postponed season is not guaranteed. A person with direct knowledge of the situation said the Big Ten’s Return to Competition Task Force held a meeting, with the medical subcommittee making a presentation to a subgroup of presidents and chancellors. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Big Ten was not planning to make any announcements about its efforts to return to play, said it was a “positive meeting” that led to the scheduling of a presentation to the full group of presidents and chancellors.

 

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer off Josh Hader in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. NL Central-leading Chicago had gone scoreless for 17 straight innings before breaking through against Hader, who hadn’t allowed a homer all season long. Javier Báez and pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo sparked the rally with consecutive one-out singles. Heyward then put the Cubs ahead to stay with a deep drive to center for his sixth homer. Lefties were batting just .115 with six homers against Hader in the All-Star reliever’s career coming into the game.

 

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu hit a pair of three-run home runs and matched a career high with seven RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 14-0 for their eighth straight win against the Tigers. Abreu went 4 for 4 a day after his career-best 22-game hitting streak ended. It was the longest streak in the majors this season. Tim Anderson also had four hits, and Eloy Jiménez added three for the AL Central-leading White Sox, who have won seven of eight. Jorge Bonifacio doubled for the Tigers’ lone extra-base hit. They have lost eight of 11.

 

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise history. LeBron James scored 29 points and Kyle Kuzma scored 17 as the Lakers eliminated Houston, 119-96 in Game 5 of the conference semifinals.

 

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights continue to outshoot the Dallas Stars without getting the expected results. Anton Khudobin made three of his 32 saves on a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill late in the Stars’ 2-1 win over the Knights. Khudobin’s netminding has led Dallas to a three-games-to-one lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final.

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka shook off a slow start to claim her third Grand Slam title and second U.S. Open crown since 2018. Osaka was broken three times in the first nine games before rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka. The match turned early in the second set with Azarenka up 2-love and serving at 40-30. Osaka climbed out of her funk to take 10- of the 12 games and grab control of the match.

Friday Night Football Scoreboard

  • Hempstead 21, Senior 17
  • Wahlert 49, Clinton 0
  • Western Dubuque 21, Indianola 19
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 37, Northeast Goose Lake 7
  • Bellevue 27, North Linn 12
  • Cascade 21, West Branch 14
  • South Winneshiek 39, Clayton Ridge 7
  • Maquoketa 27, West Liberty 6

Iowa High School Football Friday Night #3

Week number 3 of the high school football season is highlighted by the intercity rumble between the Senior Rams and Hempstead Mustangs tonight at Dalzell Field.  Both teams enter the game with records of 1-and-1 on the season. In a reminder only spectators with pre-distributed wristbands will be eligible to purchase admission to tonight’s game. The game will be broadcast on AM 1370 and  https://kdth.radiodubuque.com/with pregame at 7:05.

The Wahlert Golden Eagles also play at home tonight as they open up District play against the Clinton River Kings.

Elsewhere tonight:

  • Western Dubuque travels to Indianola
  • Dyersville Beckman hosts Northeast
  • Bellevue travels to North Linn
  • Cascade is at West Branch
  • Clayton Ridge hosts South Winneshiek
  • Maquoketa is at West Liberty.

Iowa HS Volleyball Rankings

The latest Iowa High School volleyball rankings have been released.  Hempstead stays at number nine in Class 5A. Western Dubuque is ranked 2nd in Class 4A, Wahlert dropped from the rankings this week. In Class 2A Dyersville Beckman Catholic dropped three spots and are ranked 5th this week.

The complete rankings: https://ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/volleyball-2020-9-10-20vbrankings.pdf

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/10)

High School Volleyball

  • (#9 5A) Hempstead 3, Wahlert 1 ( 25-16, 15-25, 25-15, 25-18)
  • Cascade 3, North Cedar 1
  • (#5 2A) Dyersville Beckman wins three times at the Solon quadrangular defeating Oelwein, Vinton Shellsburg, and Solon.
  • Camanche 3, Bellevue 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost to East Buchanan 3-1
  • Clayton Ridge lost to Starmont 3-1

Cross Country

At the 18 school Marshalltown Invitational split up due to COVID 19 guidelines in place, in the boy’s race Hempstead finished 3rd and Senior 9th.  Hempstead’s Ryan Winger finished 2nd. West Des Moines Dowling won the team title.

In the girls race Hempstead ran to a runner-up finish behind Waukee in the team race while Senior finished 8th. Hempstead’s Keelee Leitzen took 1st place.

Chiefs look sharp…Lakers in control…Stars in OT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes  Jr. threw for three touchdowns and the Kansas City Chiefs began their Super Bowl title defense with a 34-20 win over the Houston Texans. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire  ran through the rain for 138 yards and a touchdown in his first game since the Chiefs grabbed him in the first round of the NFL draft out of LSU. Travis Kelce , Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill grabbed scoring passes from Mahomes, the reigning Super Bowl MVP.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers own a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinal series with the Houston Rockets following a 110-100 victory. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 12 rebounds while helping the Lakers win the battle of the boards, 52-26. Houston also had trouble stopping LeBron James, who finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars have a 2-1 series lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final following a 3-2 overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights. The Knights wasted a pair of one-goal leads in the third period before Alexander Radulov  tallied just 31 seconds into the extra period. Anton Khudobin  stopped 38 shots for the Stars, who resume the series on Saturday.

NEW YORK (AP) — It will be Naomi Osaka against Victoria Azarenka for the U.S. Open women’s singles title tomorrow. Osaka surged ahead midway through the last set with the only service break she would get to beat Jennifer Brady, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. Azarenka ended Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP tomorrow night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/10)

INTERLEAGUE
Final St. Louis 12 Detroit 2
Final Detroit 6 St. Louis 3
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore at N-Y Yankees  (Postponed)
Final Oakland 3 Houston 1
Final L.A. Angels 6 Texas 2
Final Kansas City 11 Cleveland 1
Final Boston 4 Tampa Bay 3
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Atlanta 7 Washington 6
Final Miami 7 Philadelphia 6
Final San Diego 6 San Francisco 1
Final Chicago Cubs 8 Cincinnati 5
Final Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 2
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final L.A. Lakers 110 Houston 100 (L.A. leads 3-1)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final OT Dallas 3 Vegas 2 (Dallas leads 2-1)

 

Some Area HS Football Schedules Being Altered

Western Dubuque, Hempstead, and possibly Senior are having their football schedules altered due to COVID-19.

The Western Dubuque Bobcat football team has found a replacement opponent for this Friday night’s game.  W-D was scheduled to play at Charles City however COVID-19 sidelined their opponent.  After learning the news Saturday, the Bobcats scrambled to find a new opponent and will now travel to Indianola for their game on Friday night. Indianola had their game with Des Moines Lincoln cancelled with the Des Moines schools all going to on-line learning.

Hempstead also has a new opponent for next Friday night (9/18), the Mustangs were to play at Iowa City West but Iowa City Schools have suspended athletics due to all classes being held on-line.  The Mustangs will now travel to the UNI-Dome next Friday to meet Cedar Falls. The Tigers were scheduled to host Iowa City Liberty.

Senior’s game next Friday night is also up in the air right now. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is in quarantine through next Friday after positive virus tests in the program.  The Cougars will miss their game against Jefferson tomorrow night and are scheduled to play at Senior next Friday night, but no word on the status of that game yet.

Several Team in Latest High School XC Rankings

Cross Country Rankings

The latest Iowa High School cross country rankings are out today. Hempstead continues to have the top ranked boys team in Class 4-A, Wahlert is ranked 5th in 3-A, in Class 1-A, the Bellevue boys are 6th and Cascade is 8th.

In girls class 4A: Senior is ranked 5th, Hempstead is 10th, and Western Dubuque 15th. In 3-A, Wahlert is still ranked 3rd.

Raptors, Clippers win…Lightning strike again

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have forced a seventh game in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Los Angeles Clippers took a 3-1 lead in the West semifinals. Kyle Lowry contributed 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 53 minutes as the Raptors outlasted the Celtics, 125-122 in double-overtime. Kawhi  Leonard contributed 30 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and four steals to the Clippers 96-85 victory over Denver.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have a 2-0 lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference semifinals after Nikita Kucherov scored with just 8.8 seconds left to lead a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders. Victor Hedman scored late in the first period after Matt Martin gave the Isles a lead 84 seconds into the game. Andrei Vasilievskiy  stopped 27 shots and helped the Lightning kill off a five-minute major and a 5-on-3 situation.

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open women’s semifinals are on tap today as Serena Williams faces Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka takes on Jennifer Brady. Williams advanced with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Tsvetana Pironkova  last night before Azarenka rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Elise Mertens. Men’s second seed Dominic Thiem  and No. 3 Daniil Medvedev won their quarterfinal matches yesterday.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves belted seven home runs last night and set a franchise record for runs in a 29-9 wipeout of the Miami Marlins. Adam Duvall led Atlanta’s 23-hit assault with three homers and nine RBIs, including a grand slam. Ronald Acuña Jr. added a three-run homer and a three-run double in the laugher.

DETROIT (AP) — Corbin Burnes tossed one-hit ball for seven innings before the Milwaukee Brewers completed a 19-0 laugher over the Detroit Tigers. It was the most runs for the Brewers since they scored 20 at Pittsburgh in 2010. Jedd Gyorko  homered twice, and Jacob Nottingham, Ryan Braun and Tyrone Taylor also went deep for the Brewers.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/9)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Milwaukee 19 Detroit 0
Final Chicago White Sox 8 Pittsburgh 1
Final N.Y. Mets 7 Baltimore 6
Final San Francisco 10 Seattle 1
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Kansas City 3 Cleveland 0
Final N.Y. Yankees 7 Toronto 2
Final Texas 7 L.A. Angels 3
Final Oakland 3 Houston 2
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final San Diego 5 Colorado 3
Final Cincinnati 3 Chicago Cubs 0
Final Atlanta 29 Miami 9
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Arizona 4
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final 2OT Toronto 125 Boston 122  (Series tied 3-3)
Final L.A. Clippers 96 Denver 85  (L.A. leads 3-1)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 2 N-Y Islanders 1  (Tampa leads 2-0)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/8)

High School Volleyball

  • Hempstead (#9 5A) 3, Waterloo West 1
  • Cedar Falls(#3 5A) 3, Wahlert (#13 4A) 0
  • Senior 3, Waterloo East 1
  • Western Dubuque (#2 4A) 3, Cedar Rapids Prairie (#12 5A) 2
  • Dyersville Beckman (#2 2A) 3, Maquoketa 0

High School Girls Swimming

  • Senior 94, Hempstead 88
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 120, Dubuque Wahlert 66

Citing budget implications due to COVID-19, Iowa Athletics eliminates 40 positions

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) – Citing budget concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Iowa athletic department announced that it has not filled or will be eliminating 40 regular and biweekly positions, department officials said Tuesday.

In addition to those cuts, all regular and non-contracted employees will take 15 unpaid furlough days prior to December 31st, 2020, with the exception of senior staff.

Non-contracted professional and scientific staff will be taking an additional 5% base salary deduction in addition to the salary reductions announced on July 1st.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/8)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Minnesota 7 St. Louis 3
Final Philadelphia 6 Boston 5
Final St. Louis 6 Minnesota 4
Final Washington 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Baltimore 11 N.Y. Mets 2
Final Detroit 8 Milwaukee 3
Final Boston 5 Philadelphia 2
Final Pittsburgh 5 Chicago White Sox 4
Final San Francisco 6 Seattle 5
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Oakland 4 Houston 2
Final Kansas City 8 Cleveland 6
Final Toronto 2 N.Y. Yankees 1
Final Texas 7 L.A. Angels 1
Final Houston 5 Oakland 4
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Miami 8 Atlanta 0
Final Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 0
Final San Diego 14 Colorado 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 10 Arizona 9
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Miami 103 Milwaukee 94  (Miami wins series 4-1)
Final L.A. Lakers 112 Houston 102  (L.A. leads 2-1)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Vegas 3 Dallas 0  (Series tied 1-1)

Heat, Lakers win…Knights blank stars…Broncos lose Miller

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat have closed out their Eastern Conference semifinal series, while the Los Angeles Lakers have taken a 2-1 lead in the West. Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic each scored 17 points as the Heat knocked out the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5, 113-107. LeBron James scored 36 points in his league-record 162nd playoff win, leading the Lakers to a 112-102 win over Houston.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner picked up his fourth shutout of the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Vegas Golden Knights did their scoring in the second period of a 3-0 win over Dallas. Lehner needed to make just 24 saves, nine coming over the second half of the third period. Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee) opened the scoring and set up William Karlsson’s power-play goal about 3 ½ minutes later.

DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Denver Broncos fear star linebacker Von Miller suffered a season-ending ankle injury toward the end of Tuesday’s practice. The practice took place indoors because of a snowstorm that struck the Rocky Mountains after a series of upper-90s and 100-degree days. Miller appeared primed for a big season following an offseason in which he added several pounds of muscle and said he had rededicated himself to the sport.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with star receiver DeAndre Hopkins that will keep the three-time All-Pro in Arizona through the 2024 season. The NFL Network reported that the extension is worth $54.5 million over two years, with $42.75 million guaranteed. The deal also has a no-trade clause and no-franchise tag clause.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have put first baseman Eric Hosmer on the 10-day injured list with a broken left index finger. Manager Jayce Tingler said the recovery time could be two to three weeks, leaving the charging Padres without one of their better hitters. Hosmer is batting .288 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs.

Brayden Dailey Commits to U-W Green Bay

Cuba City High School senior Brayden Dailey has announced where he will continue his college basketball career after high school. Cuban head coach Jerry Petitgoue confirms Dailey has accepted a scholarship offer from University of Wisconsin Green Bay.  According to 24/7 sports Dailey also had Division One offers from U-W Milwaukee and Missouri State.

Last season as a junior, Dailey averaged 23 points per game while helping lead the Cubans to an unbeaten season and receiving 1st team all-state honors in Division 4.

Celts, Clips victories…Bolts coast…Serena wins

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have built a 3-2 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Los Angeles Clippers are up 2-1 in the West semis. Jaylen Brown scored 27 points and the Celtics led by 28 in the first half of a 111-89 blowout over the Toronto Raptors. Paul George dropped in 32 points and Kawhi  Leonard added 23 to carry the Clippers past Denver, 113-107.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning took Game 1 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final by destroying the New York Islanders, 8-2. Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov each collected five points and combined for three goals in a game that got out of hand midway through the first period. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Isles.

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams needed three sets before reaching the U.S. Open women’s quarterfinals before second seed Sofia Kenin was ousted. Williams dropped a second-set tiebreak before edging Maria Sakkari , 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. Kenin’s bid for a second consecutive Grand Slam title ended with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Elise Mertens.

ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson is $15 million richer after capturing the FedEx Cup. Johnson won the Tour Championship by closing with a 2-under 68 for a three-stroke victory over Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas. Johnson is the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win the Cup as the No. 1 seed.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed All-Pro defensive tackle Cam Heyward to a five-year contract extension worth around $75 million. The 31-year-old was entering the final season of a six-year deal he signed in 2015. Heyward is coming off a stellar 2019 season in which he had nine sacks while helping Pittsburgh’s defense become one of the league’s best.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/8)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Washington 6 Tampa Bay 1
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Minnesota 6 Detroit 2
Final Seattle 8 Texas 4
Final Cleveland 5 Kansas City 2
Final Toronto 12 N.Y. Yankees 7
Final Oakland 6 Houston 0
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Philadelphia 9 N.Y. Mets 8
Final Miami 5 Atlanta 4
Final Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 4 Arizona 2
Final San Diego 1 Colorado 0
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Boston 111 Toronto 89  (Boston leads 3-2)
Final L.A. Clippers 113 Denver 107  (L.A. leads 2-1)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 8 N-Y Islanders 2  (Tampa Bay leads 1-0)

Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authentic led all the way to win a Kentucky Derby unlike any other. He kicked away from heavy favorite Tiz the Law in the stretch and gave Bob Baffert a record-tying sixth victory after the trainer’s other entry was a late scratch. Authentic won by 1 1/4 lengths without the usual crowd of 150,000 on hand at Churchill Downs because of the coronavirus pandemic. The bay colt ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.61 under John Velazquez, who earned his third Derby victory. Sent off at 3-5 as the biggest Derby favorite in 31 years, Tiz the Law stalked Authentic on the outside before challenging at the top of the stretch. But Authentic found another gear and pulled away from the Belmont winner. Mr. Big News finished third at 46-1.

MLB Scorecard from 9/5/20

Saturday’s Baseball scores

Chicago White Sox  5,   Kansas City Royals  3

Cardinals   4,  Cubs 2               Game 1

Cardinals 5, Chicago Cubs 1    Game 2

Cleveland   4,    Brewers 3

Oakland Athletics 8, Padres 4

Angels 10,  Astros 9         Game 1

Angels 7, Astros 6            Game 2

Orioles 6, Yankees 1

Red Sox 9  Blue Jays 8

Twins 4, Tigers 3

Mariners 5, Rangers 3

Rockies 5, Dodgers 2

Giants 4, Diamondbacks 3

Reds 6,  Pirates 2

Marlins 7, Rays 3

Nationals 10,  Braves 4

Mets 5, Phillies  1

 

Friday Night High School Football Scores

Senior 17, Cedar Rapids 14

Western Dubuque 40, Hempstead 27

Wahlert 51, Waterloo East 18

Anamosa 42, Dyersville Beckman 28

Monticello 49, Bellevue 28

Cascade 42, Maquoketa Valley 36

North Linn 36, Clayton Ridge 20

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/3)

High School Volleyball

  • Western Dubuque 3, Senior 1
  • Cascade 3, Northeast Goose Lake 1
  • Monticello 3, Bellevue 2
  • Central City 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

High School Boys Golf

  • Senior 4th place at the MVC quad at St. Andrews. Rams shot 172, but Nick Obbink the medalist with 37.
  • Hempstead was 2nd at MVC quad at Finkbine. Mustangs carded 185.
  • Wahlert was 2nd at Gardner Golf Quad in Cedar Rapids shooting
  • Galena over Polo 183-247

High School Girls Golf

  • Galena over Polo 196-228
  • Lancaster finished runner up, Southwestern-Cuba City 3rd and Darlington was 4th at the five team Dells Mini-Meet held at Trappers Turn. Wisconsin Dells won the title.

Mens Golf

  • University of Dubuque wins the 5 team Wartburg Invitational shooting a 307, eight strokes in front of Wartburg. Alex Staver of Dubuque was medalist with 72 winning by 5 strokes.

Wahlert Senior Ian Moller at Perfect Game Classic

Wahlert Catholic High School senior Ian Moeller will make his latest high profile appearance when he plays in the Perfect Game All American Classic this afternoon in Oklahoma City.  Moller, a highly rated catching prospect, will join an elite list of  players from the high school class of 2021 for the event.  Moeller who is a Louisiana State commit  has made quite a splash on the national circuit this summer,  MLB.com considers him the No. 16 prospect in its early rankings for next June’s First-Year Player Draft

After this weekend, Moller has one more showcase event on his schedule this year. He will participate in the Future Stars series at Fenway Park in Boston September 24th thru 27th.

Raptors, Clips win…Flyers, Canucks stay alive

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors pulled within 2-1 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals yesterday before the Los Angeles Clippers took Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. OG Anunoby nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the Raptors past the Boston Celtics, 104-103. Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and Paul George added 19 in the Clippers’ 120-97 rout of Denver.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Steve Nash as their coach, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. Nash is a two-time MVP as the engineer of the high-scoring Phoenix Suns teams under Mike D’Antoni. He had been a player development consultant with Golden State, where he worked with Durant.

UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks both forced a seventh game in their respective NHL second-round series. Carter Hart turned back 49 shots and Ivan Provorov  scored late in double-overtime to send the Flyers past the New York Islanders, 5-4. The Canucks were 4-0 winners over Vegas behind goaltender Thatcher Demko’s brilliant 48-save performance.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton is officially the new starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the situation said yesterday that Newton was announced as the starter during a team meeting. The move was expected after the 2015 league MVP outperformed second-year Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer during training camp.

UNDATED (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston. He received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week. A’s general manager David Forst said that Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/3)

INTERLEAGUE
Final N.Y. Mets 9 N.Y. Yankees 7
Final L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 0
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland at Seattle (Postponed)
Final Houston 8 Texas 4
Final Chicago White Sox 11 Kansas City 6
Final Toronto 6 Boston 2
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Pittsburgh 6 Chicago Cubs 2
Final Philadelphia 6 Washington 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Arizona 1
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Toronto 104 Boston 103  (Boston leads 2-1)
Final L.A. Clippers 120 Denver 97  (LA leads 1-0)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final 2OT Philadelphia 5 N-Y Islanders 4  (Series tied 3-3)
Final Vancouver 4 Vegas 0 (Series tied 3-3)

Beckman Catholic Football Back in Action Friday

Good news for the Dyersville Beckman Catholic High School football team. Blazers head coach Mark Atwater confirms his team is cleared to play their game this Friday night.  The Blazers had to cancel their first game of the season last week against Iowa City Regina after positive tests for COVID 19 were found in a player and coach in the week leading up to the game.  Beckman is scheduled to host Anamosa on Friday.

Michael Joseph on IR

There has been a tough break for former University of Dubuque cornerback Michael Joseph of the Chicago Bears. The Bears have placed Joseph on the injured reserve list and it’s expected he will miss at least the first eight games of the season.

Joseph has been a regular on the team’s practice squad over the last two seasons, making the squad as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He was promoted to the 53-man roster for the final two games last season.

ISU Changes Course-No Fans at Football Opener

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State has decided to change its decision regarding fans at the Cyclones first football game. Iowa State will now have no fans in the stands when they open the season on Saturday, September 12th against Louisiana. Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard says the change of course was determined by university president Wendy Wintersteen who made the decision after weighing feedback she has received from the community following a recent surge in COVID virus cases in the Ames community and surrounding area.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (9/2)

— Josh Donaldson returned from the injured list with two hits and two RBIs in the Twins’ 8-1 drubbing of the White Sox. Jake Cave, Miguel Sanó  and Eddie Rosario homered to support José Berríos , who worked six strong innings.

— Javier Baez socked a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings of the Cubs’ 8-2 rout of the Pirates. Anthony Rizzo added a two-run single in the seventh and the Cubs scored three times in the eighth to cap the scoring.

— The Brewers trailed 4-0 until Keston Hiura launched a three-run homer in the third inning to spark Milwaukee to a 7-5 decision over the Tigers. Jace Peterson added a two-run shot and Omar Narvaez  furnished a two-run single that tied the game.

— The Reds picked up a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Joey Votto’s  RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Redbirds were leading 3-1 and in line for a three-game sweep until Tucker Barnhardt smacked a two-run homer in the fifth.

Rockets advance, Heat up 2-0…Pitching great Seaver dies

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden made up for a miserable shooting night with a big blocked shot of a 3-point attempt in the closing seconds of Houston’s 104-102 triumph over Oklahoma City, putting the Rockets into the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals. Robert Covington had 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Eric Gordon also scored 21 points in the Rockets’ Game 7 victory. Harden finished with 17 points and nine assists.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Heat squandered a six-point lead in the closing seconds before Butler drained two free throws with no time left to give Miami a 116-114 triumph over the top-seeded Bucks. The foul shots give the Heat a 2-0 lead in the series. Goran Dragic  scored 23 points, Tyler Herroadded 17 off the bench and Jae Crowder had 16 for the Heat.

UNDATED (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver has died at age 75 following complications from dementia and COVID-19, according to the Hall. Seaver spent most of his 20-year career with the New York Mets and was 311-205 with a 2.86 ERA and 3,640 strikeouts. He won three Cy Young Awards, posted five 20-win seasons and was inducted into the Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman has received a three-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing a fastball near the head of pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau while closing out Tuesday’s 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Chapman said the pitch was not intentional and he is appealing the suspension. Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Rays skipper Kevin Cash were suspended for Wednesday’s game.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche forced a Game 7 in their Stanley Cup second-round series by silencing the Dallas Stars, 4-1. Hutchinson has won each of his starts since replacing Pavel Francouz in the nets. Rookie defenseman Cale Makar (mah-KAHR’) scored the go-ahead goal in the second period.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/2)

INTERLEAGUE
Final N.Y. Mets 9 Baltimore 4
Final Toronto 2 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 7 Boston 5
Final Milwaukee 8 Detroit 5
Final San Diego 11 L.A. Angels 4
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland at Seattle 8:40 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Cleveland 5 Kansas City 0
Final Houston 2 Texas 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 2
Final Minnesota 8 Chicago White Sox 1
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Colorado 9 San Francisco 6
Final Cincinnati 4 St. Louis 3
Final Philadelphia 3 Washington 0
Final Chicago Cubs 8 Pittsburgh 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 3 Arizona 2
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Miami 116 Milwaukee 114  (Miami leads series 2-0)
Final Houston 104 Oklahoma City 102  (Houston wins series 4-3)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Colorado 4 Dallas 1  (Series tied 3-3)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/1)

High School Volleyball

  • #9 5-A Hempstead defeats Senior 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19)
  • #1 4A Western Dubuque over #11 Wahlert 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22

 

High School Girls Swimming

  • Cedar Falls 132, Hempstead 53

Celts, Nuggets win…Flyers, Canucks alive…A Giant assault

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have taken a 2-0 series lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Denver Nuggets have advanced to the Western Conference semis. Marcus Smart nailed five 3-pointers while the Celtics were going on a 29-9 run to beat the Toronto Raptors, 102-99. Nikola Jokic  scored 30 points, including the tiebreaking bucket with 27 seconds left in the Nuggets’ 80-78 triumph against Utah.

UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks have forced a Game 6 in their respective NHL second-round series. The Flyers blew a 3-1 lead late in the third period before Scott Laughton scored 12:20 in overtime to give them a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders. Brock Boeser  scored once and set up Elias Pettersson’s tiebreaking goal in the third period of the Canucks’ 2-1 decision over Vegas.

DENVER (AP) — Three players drove in six runs as the San Francisco Giants crushed the Colorado Rockies, 23-5 last night. Alex Dickerson was 5-for-5 with three home runs while matching a career high with six RBIs. Brandon Crawford also homered among his three hits and had six RBIs, while Donovan Solano supplied four hits and six ribbies.

SEATTLE (AP) — Tomorrow’s game between the Seattle Mariners and visiting Oakland Athletics has been postponed, wiping out the entire three-game series. The decision allows for additional testing and contact tracing after a member of the Athletics’ organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball says the series will be made up with a doubleheader in Seattle on Sept. 14 and another in Oakland on Sept. 26.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Leonard Fournette is a free agent after going unclaimed 24 hours after being waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fournette’s representatives responded to the waiver move by formally filing a grievance against the Jaguars in an effort to recoup the $4.17 million in base salary he was initially guaranteed for this season. Jacksonville voided all remaining guarantees in Fournette’s rookie deal following his one-game suspension for fighting with Buffalo linebacker Shaq Lawson in November 2018.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/1)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Miami 3 Toronto 2
Final Baltimore 9 N.Y. Mets 5
Final Atlanta 10 Boston 3
Final Detroit 12 Milwaukee 1
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland at Seattle (Postponed)
Final N.Y. Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Cleveland 10 Kansas City 1
Final Minnesota 3 Chicago White Sox 2
Final Texas 6 Houston 5
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final St. Louis 16 Cincinnati 2
Final Philadelphia 6 Washington 0
Final Chicago Cubs 8 Pittsburgh 7
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Arizona 3
Final San Francisco 23 Colorado 5
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Boston 102 Toronto 99 (Boston leads 2-0)
Final Denver 80 Utah 78  (Denver wins series 4-3)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final OT Philadelphia 4 N-Y Islanders 3 (NY Islanders lead 3-2)
Final Vancouver 2 Vegas 1 (Vegas leads 3-1)
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Clarke U Announces No Spectators thru September

Clarke University has announced a “no spectator” policy for Pride home athletic events through at least the end of the month.  Clarke’s intercollegiate athletic season will begin on September 5 with cross country as well as men’s and women’s soccer. Women’s volleyball opens the season the next day on September 6th, women’s golf on September 11th, and the Pride football team opens the season on September 12th.

The Heart of American Athletic Conference announced member schools would be allowed to have a fall sports schedule and practices began August 12th.

School officials say they will revisit the spectator guidelines in the near future.

Platteville Votes Fall Sports

In a special meeting last night, the Platteville school board has voted to move forward with a fall sports season.

Today is the deadline for schools in Wisconsin to declare if they were planning to play fall sports or move to the spring.

Other area Wisconsin schools already declaring they plan to have a fall sports calendar include: Darlington, Lancaster, Mineral Point,

Among those opting to shift at least the football season to the spring include: Fennimore, Cuba City and Southwestern.

Bucks lose…Braves’ Fried unbeaten…Djokovic unbeaten

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Now that they’ve lost Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Milwaukee Bucks hope history repeats itself. The Miami Heat won 115-104. But the Bucks also dropped Game 1 of their first-round series against Orlando. Miami’s Jimmy Butler had a career-high 40 points and Goran Dragic  added 27. Giannis Antetokounmpo  had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Bucks.

BOSTON (AP) — Max Fried improved to 6-0, Austin Riley had a bases-loaded triple and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3. Adam Duvall belted a homer over the Green Monster and Nick Markakis had three hits and drove in two runs for Atlanta. Alex Verdugo had three doubles for the Red Sox.

UNDATED (AP) — NFL Players Association President J.C. Tretter is pushing for daily COVID-19 testing during the regular season. The NFL has been conducting daily testing for players throughout training camp and plans to do so through Saturday. The league has reported few positive cases in the past month, though it did have 77 false positives a week ago that resulted from contamination at the testing lab.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette. It’s a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure. The team spent months trying to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. If Fournette clears waivers, he would become a free agent. He is due $4.17 million in salary in 2020 if someone claims him.

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic  breezed past Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 at the U.S. Open. Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite to win his fourth men’s championship and cruised in his first-round matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic pounded his chest and raised his racket in the air, keeping his celebratory routine intact even without fans in the stadium. Djokovic is 24-0 in 2020.

National Scoreboard from Monday (8/31)

INTERLEAGUE
Final Atlanta 6 Boston 3
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Baltimore 4 Toronto 3
Final Seattle 2 L.A. Angels 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 3
Final Kansas City 2 Cleveland 1
Final Chicago White Sox 8 Minnesota 5
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Miami 5 N.Y. Mets 3
Final St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 5
Final Philadelphia 8 Washington 6
Final Milwaukee 6 Pittsburgh 5
Final San Diego 6 Colorado 0
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Miami 115 Milwaukee 104
Final Oklahoma City 104 Houston 100
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final 2OT Tampa Bay 3 Boston 2
Final Colorado 6 Dallas 3

National Scoreboard from Sunday (8/30)

INTERLEAGUE
Final N.Y. Yankees 8 N.Y. Mets 7
Final Tampa Bay 12 Miami 7
Final St. Louis 7 Cleveland 2
Final Boston 9 Washington 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 7 Texas 2
Final N.Y. Yankees 5 N.Y. Mets 2
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland at Houston (Postponed)
Final Detroit 3 Minnesota 2
Final Chicago White Sox 5 Kansas City 2
Final Toronto 6 Baltimore 5
Final Seattle 2 L.A. Angels 1
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Chicago Cubs 10 Cincinnati 1
Final Pittsburgh 5 Milwaukee 1
Final San Diego 13 Colorado 2
Final San Francisco 4 Arizona 1
Final Atlanta 12 Philadelphia 10
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Boston 112 Toronto 94
Final L.A. Clippers 111 Dallas 97
Final Denver 119 Utah 107
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Dallas 5 Colorado 4
Final N-Y Islanders 3 Philadelphia 2
Final Vegas 5 Vancouver 3

Georgetown Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson Dies….Jags waive Fournette…Soccers Platini faces questioning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach John Thompson is dead at age 78. Thompson turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship. His death was announced today in a family statement. No details were disclosed. Thompson took over a moribund Georgetown program in the 1970s and molded it into a perennial contender, culminating with a national championship team anchored by Patrick Ewing in 1984.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette. It’s a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure. The team spent months trying to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. If Fournette clears waivers, he would become a free agent. He is due $4.17 million in salary in 2020 if someone claims him. Coaches grew tired of dealing with Fournette, whose talent never matched his baggage in Jacksonville.

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has returned to practice after missing a scrimmage following his mother’s death. Fitzpatrick left just before the scrimmage began Saturday after learning of the death of his mother, Lori. He also missed an earlier practice because of her illness. Miami’s first game is Sept. 13 at New England.

UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins need someone to step up to avoid being eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of their second-round series tonight. Coach Bruce Cassidy expects his veteran core to lead the way and for the supporting cast and younger players to follow. Outside of Brad Marchand’s four goals, Boston has gotten a total of four goals from four other players in the series. The Bruins will try to create more offense on one end and make their goaltender Jarsolav Halak’s job easier at the other. Out West, the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars play the second half of a back-to-back.

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Soccer great Michel Platini has arrived at Switzerland’s federal prosecution office to be questioned about a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Platini is formally a suspect because of the payment that led to his removal as president of European soccer body UEFA when Swiss federal investigators revealed the allegation 5 years ago. The allegation ended his bid to become FIFA president. The ex-France captain is now suspected of being an accomplice to criminal mismanagement, of misappropriation and an act of forgery. The criminal proceeding opened this year after a different prosecutor took charge of some soccer investigations.

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece in March and has been largely hidden away since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be on display at the new Japan Olympic Museum for at least the next two months. Visitors can only enter the museum with a reservation. Organizers and the International Olympic Committee say the games will open on July 23, 2021. But they have not revealed any details about how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes plus staff and technical officials will be safe in Tokyo.

Sunday Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA Playoffs have resumed with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers closing out their opening-round series. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton each had double-doubles as the Bucks dumped the Magic, 118-104 to advance to the second round. Antetokounmpo contributed 28 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks, who took the last four games after dropping the opener. Middleton added 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and nailed a 3-pointer that put Milwaukee ahead, 74-53 early in the second half.

The Lakers also earned a Game 5 win as Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 79 points in a 131-122 triumph over the Trail Blazers. Davis led the Los Angeles scoresheet with 43 points, while James delivered 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Davis had a personal 9-0 run to put Los Angeles up 123-112 after the Lakers wasted a 14-point, third-quarter lead. The rest of the Laker starters combined for 21 points, 14 coming from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

The Rockets own a 3-2 series lead following a 114-80 pounding of the Thunder. James Harden finished with 31 points to extend his run of playoff games with at least 20 points to 18. Robert Covington had 22 points and Eric Gordon added 20 for the Rockets, who welcomed back Russell Westbrook from his quad injury. Westbrook had seven points, seven assists and six rebounds in 23 ½ minutes.

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are one victory away from a spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. The Lightning enjoy a three-games-to-one lead after scoring the first three goals and playing sound defense in a 3-1 win over the Bruins.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots and the Islanders scored three straight goals to beat the Flyers, 3-1 and take a 2-1 lead in the second-round series. Varlamov did his best work while the Flyers were outskating the Isles in the first period, allowing only a Tyler Pitlick goal at the 14:18 mark.

The Golden Knights also went up 2-1 in their series with the Canucks. Alex Tuch and Zach Whitecloud scored 1:23 apart early in the first period to ignite a 3-0 win for Vegas over Vancouver.

 

UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have climbed into first place in the American League Central, one game ahead of the Chicago White Sox and 1 1/2 in front of the Minnesota Twins.

Tyler Naquin’s RBI double in the 12th inning lifted the Indians past the Cardinals, 2-1. It was Cleveland’s fifth hit of the afternoon and first since the eighth inning.

It was a tough day for Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who bounced into a double play to end the eleventh and was tagged out between third and home to end the game.

Indians hurler Carlos Carrasco allowed two hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six scoreless innings for his quality start since Aug. 6 versus Cincinnati.

The White Sox lost for just the second time in 12 games, while the Twins dropped a doubleheader to the Tigers.

The Royals cooled off the White Sox, 9-6 as Maikel Franco and Ryan McBroom homered during Kansas City’s five-run seventh. Ryan O’Hearn and Alex Gordon also went deep to help the Royals win for just the second time in seven games.

The Twins absorbed 8-2 and 4-2 losses in Detroit. Matthew Boyd pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, and Victor Reyes had four hits in the opener. Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead the Tigers’ to victory in the nightcap.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Lance McCullers Jr. threw six strong innings and Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer in the Astros’ 4-2 decision over the Athletics in Game 1 of a twinbill. Josh Reddick also connected for Houston.

— Kyle Tucker hit a bases-loaded triple in the first inning and George Springer homered as the Astros beat the Athletics, 6-3 for a doubleheader sweep. The Astros have won four of five to get within 2 1/2 games of the AL West-leading A’s.

— Tampa Bay pitchers extended their streak of success at Marlins Park to 36 consecutive scoreless innings in the Rays’ 4-0 victory over Miami. Rookie Josh Fleming scattered three hits over 5 1/3 innings of Tampa Bay’s fourth straight win, which puts the Rays a season-high 12 games over .500.

— Taijuan Walker made his Toronto debut and allowed just four hits over six innings of the Blue Jays’ 5-0 shutout of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio each hit two-run singles to back Walker, who pitched for the first time since learning that his father and siblings lost their property and belongings in Hurricane Laura.

— The Angels set a season high in runs as Mike Trout collected six RBIs and Jo Adell hit his first two major league home runs in a 16-3 thrashing of the Mariners. Dylan Bundy allowed only one run and four hits over 5 1/3 innings, his fifth quality start in seven games.

— Max Muncy drove in four runs for the Dodgers in a 7-4 win over the Rangers and potential trade target Lance Lynn. Cody Bellinger’s long two-run homer in the third put Los Angeles up 3-0.

— Anthony Rizzo homered twice and Yu Darvish won his sixth straight decision with the Cubs’ 3-0 shutout of the Reds in the opener of a doubleheader. Darvish scattered seven hits over six innings to help Chicago halt a three-game skid.

— Nick Castellanos scored on Craig Kimbrel’s third wild pitch of the night to complete the Reds’ seventh-inning comeback in a 7-6 win over the Cubs in Game 2. Jesse Winker hit a two-run shot and Joey Votto and Curt Casali added solo homers to help Cincinnati gain a split.

— The Brewers pulled out a 7-6 win over the Pirates on Eric Sogard’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Sogard’s first walk-off homer came after closer Josh Hader walked five of six batters in the top of the ninth to blow a 5-4 lead.

— The Phillies have their first five-game winning streak in two years after Rhys Hoskins had three hits, including a three-run homer in a 4-1 victory against Atlanta. Zach Eflin allowed one run on four hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings to help Philadelphia get within two games of the NL East-leading Braves.

— Dellin Betances uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Clint Frazier to score the winning run in the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 2-1 verdict over the Mets. J.A. Happ scattered three hits over 7 1/3 shutout innings, but Wilson Ramos (RAH’-mohs) tied it with a homer off Adam Ottavino before the Yankees ended a seven-game losing streak.

— Xander Bogaerts hit an early three-run homer and The Red Sox’s bullpen finished with 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 5-3 decision over the Nationals. The defending World Series champs lost for the fourth time in five games despite Trea Turner, who was 5-for-5 with two doubles to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

— Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy gave the Rockies their first walk-off victory of the season, but stroking an RBI single in the ninth to complete their 4-3 decision over the Padres. Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia and Garrett Hampson also hit run-scoring singles for Colorado, which had blown a three-run lead in the eighth after Antonio Senzatela blanked San Diego for the first seven.

— Evan Longoria doubled twice and scored twice as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks, 5-2 to end a three-game losing streak. Longoria and Belt hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first, two innings before the Giants added another run on Mike Yastrzemski’s double.

MLB-RAYS INJURIES

Rays lose another hurler

UNDATED (AP) — Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough has become the 11th Tampa Bay Rays pitcher since the start of summer camp to be sidelined with an injury. He went on the 10-day injured list Saturday because of left groin tightness.

Starting catcher Mike Zunino also went on the injured list with a strained left oblique strain.

In other MLB news:

— The Padres have acquired Trevor Rosenthal from the Royals, bolstering their bullpen for their pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. The 30-year-old Rosenthal has a 3.29 ERA and seven saves in 14 games. San Diego shipped outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to be named to Kansas City for Rosenthal.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (8/28)

High School Volleyball

At Prince of Peace Irish Invitational

  • Hempstead 2, Cal-Wheatland 0
  • Hempstead 2, Prince of Peace 0

At Independence Invitational

  • #2 2A Dyersville Beckman 2, #5 4A West Delaware 0
  • #1 4A Western Dubuque 2, #13 3A Independence 1
  • Western Dubuque 2, Dyersville Beckman 0
  • West Delaware 2, Western Dubuque 0
  • Independence 2, Dyersville Beckman 1

High School Boys Golf

  • Wahlert finished 2nd in their home MVC quad at Bunker Hill. The Golden Eagles shooting 157.
  • Senior was 3rd at their MVC quad at Gates Park in Waterloo shooting 175. CR Washington the winner 160
  • Hempstead finished 4th at the MVC quad hosted at the Meadows shooting 187. Cedar Falls with 152 won first place.
  • Galena lost to Dakota 193 to 166 and Amboy 192 to 193

High School Girls Golf

  • Galena played a tri-meet at Freeport CC today against Amboy and Dakota. The Pirates won both matches shooting a 203

High School Football Opens Tonight

The high school football season gets started in Iowa tonight with several area teams on the schedule. The game you can hear on AM 1370 KDTH will be from Dalzell Field as the Hempstead Mustangs host the Linn-Mar Lions in the first game for new head coach Jeff Hoerner.  The other two Dubuque High School teams are out of town with Senior traveling to Cedar Falls and Wahlert Catholic at West Delaware.

Western Dubuque opens their schedule at Cedar Rapids Xavier, Bellevue is at Northeast Goose Lake, and Cascade will be at Monticello while Clayton Ridge hosts Edgewood Colesburg .

Maquoketa at Dewitt Central has been cancelled due to COVID-19 positive test with a Maquoketa player, Dyersville Beckman’s opener at Iowa City Regina also cancelled.

Former Hawkeye  Coach Lute Olson Dead at 85

Former Iowa men’s basketball head coach Lute Olson passed away last night in Tuscon, Arizona. He was 85 years old.

Olson coached the Hawekeyes from 1974-83 and led them to the Final Four in 1980. He left the program in 1983 and became the head coach at Arizona. Olson guided the Wildcats to 23 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, four Final Fours and an NCAA championship in 1997 before retiring from coaching in 2008. He’s the school’s all-time winningest coach with 589 wins. He’s 14th on the all-time men’s Division I basketball list in career wins with 781.

Olson had dealt with several health issues in the past few months, including a minor stroke in 2019.

More sports boycotts over Blake shooting…M’s deal Walker

UNDATED (AP) — Professional sports leagues continue to postpone games amid boycotts from players and coaches following the shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The NBA hopes to resume its schedule today or tomorrow, and the NHL playoff schedule is on hold until at least tomorrow. Seven more Major League Baseball games were postponed yesterday due to the boycott.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice. The sixth-year pro made it clear yesterday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up, but he doesn’t see it happening.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The missing father of Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up yesterday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee  Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family.

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama  birdied two of his last three holes for a 3-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Tyler Duncan through one round of the BMW Championship. Matsuyama carded one of only three rounds under par on a course that was long, tough, firm, fast and nothing like the last two weeks on the PGA Tour. Dustin Johnson opened with a 71 after winning The Northern Trust last week to move to No. 1 in the world.