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Hoskins Resigns as Hempstead Football Coach

Just three games into the season the Hempstead High School football team will have a new head coach on the sidelines this Friday night. Hempstead Activities Director Brian Kuhle has confirmed Mustang head football coach Mike Hoskins has resigned. Kuhle says Hoskins cited personal and health reasons in his decision.

Kuhle, who was an assistant for several seasons at Hempstead and then head coach at Western Dubuque from 2010 to 2013 will take over the job as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/10)



  • Hempstead 3, Linn-Mar 2
  • Senior 3, Waterloo East 0
  • Cedar Falls 3, Western Dubuque 0
  • #3 2A Dyersville Beckman 3, Marion 0


  • Cuba City 3, Fennimore 0
  • Mineral Point 3, Southwestern 1
  • Shullsburg 3, Benton 2
  • Highland 3, Belmont 1
  • Iowa Grant 3, Darlington 2


  • East Dubuque 2, Scales Mound 0
  • Galena 2, West Carroll 0




  • Ambrose 3, Clarke 2 (OT)


  • Loras 2, North Central 0


  • Loras 3, Augustana 0
  • Mount Mercy 3, Clarke 1
  • Iowa State 3, UNI 1

Dodgers win another crown…Brewers lose Yelich…Pats’ receiver Brown accused of rape

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 7-3 win at Baltimore last night to become the first team to clinch a major league playoff berth this season. Corey Seager drove in five runs with a pair of homers as the Dodgers wrapped up their seventh consecutive NL West title. Walker Buehler struck out 11 and held the Orioles to four hits over seven scoreless innings to improve to 13-3 this year.

MIAMI (AP) – Brewers outfielder and reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich  broke his right kneecap on a foul ball during Milwaukee’s win over the Marlins last night. Yelich did it while batting in the first inning and spent several minutes on the ground before limping off the field. The Brewers didn’t say whether the reigning NL MVP might be able to return for the playoffs that begin Oct. 1 if they make it that far.

UNDATED (AP) – Newly-acquired New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the allegations, and an attorney representing the NFL veteran says the sex was consensual.

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Texans center Nick Martin has signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension that runs through the 2022 season. Martin has appeared in 31 games for the Texans since being selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He is set to make just more than $1.1 million this season while playing alongside new left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who was acquired from Miami on Aug. 31.

NEW YORK (AP) – A former Adidas consultant who became a key government witness in a college basketball corruption case has been sentenced to one year of probation. Thomas “T.J.” Gassnola received the term on Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. Gassnola had pleaded guilty in a scheme to funnel secret payments to the families of top recruits and agreed to testify against a former Adidas executive and two other defendants at a 2018 trial.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/10)


Final L-A Dodgers 7 Baltimore 3
Final Minnesota 5 Washington 0
Final Seattle 4 Cincinnati 3


Final Detroit 12 N-Y Yankees 11
Final Toronto 4 Boston 3
Final Chi White Sox 7 Kansas City 3
Final Oakland 21 Houston 7
Final Tampa Bay 5 Texas 3 (11 Innings)
Final Cleveland 8 L-A Angels 0


Final Philadelphia 6 Atlanta 5
Final N-Y Mets 3 Arizona 2
Final Milwaukee 4 Miami 3
Final Colorado 2 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 5 Pittsburgh 4
Final San Diego 9 Chi Cubs 8 (10 Innings)

Saints get last-second win…Raiders top Broncos…Ortiz back at Fenway…Trout has procedure

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Will Lutz nailed two long field goals in the final minute of the New Orleans Saints’ 30-28 win over the Houston Texans. Lutz drilled a 58-yarder as time expired after his 47-yard kick gave the Saints a 27-21 lead with 50 seconds to play. The second kick was necessary for the victory after Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson threw his third touchdown pass of the night, a 37-yard strike to Kenny Stills with 37 seconds remaining.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Josh Jacobs ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns as the Oakland Raiders took their season opener, 24-16. Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive and was 22 of 26 passing for 259 yards and no interceptions. Tyrell Williams had six receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown, two days after the Raiders cut fellow receiver Antonio Brown.

BOSTON (AP) – Former slugger David Ortiz threw the first pitch before last night’s game between the Red Sox and New York Yankees in Boston. It was his first public appearance since being shot and seriously injured in a Santo Domingo nightclub on June 9. Ortiz took a microphone on the pitcher’s mound and thanked the fans for their prayers and support after he threw the pitch to Jason Varitek, a catcher and teammate on Boston’s 2004 and ’07 championship clubs.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout has undergone a cryoablation procedure to alleviate pain in his right foot. Manager Brad Ausmus calls it a minor procedure and says Trout could return later in their series with the Indians. Trout is batting .291 with an AL-leading 45 homers and 104 RBIs despite being bothered by nerve pain in his foot for several weeks.

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has seen a hand specialist who has confirmed the slugger has a hairline fracture of his left thumb. He is expected to miss the rest of this month, but the team says he will continue his rehab in hopes of playing in October. Baez is batting .281 with 29 home runs and 85 RBIs in 133 games this season.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/9)


Final N-Y Yankees 5 Boston 0
Final Houston 15 Oakland 0
Final Cleveland 6 L-A Angels 2


Final Atlanta 7 Philadelphia 2
Final N-Y Mets 3 Arizona 1
Final Milwaukee 8 Miami 3
Final Pittsburgh 6 San Francisco 4
Final Chi Cubs 10 San Diego 2


Final New Orleans 30 Houston 28
Final Oakland 24 Denver 16

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (9/8)



  • Dubuque 1, College of Saint Scholastica 0
  • UW Platteville 5, Bethel 1


  • Dubuque 2, College of Saint Scholastica 1
  • UW Platteville 0, Simpson 0 (2 OT)


  • Dubuque finish 13th at the Wartburg Fall Invitational with a score of 652. Daniela Miranda led the Spartans, tying for 20th overall after firing rounds of 76-77-153.
  • Clarke ended with a 10th place effort at the 12 team Mount Mercy Invitational in Cedar Rapids. Clarke’s Arieanna Accidentale tied for 10th with two rounds totaling 170
  • The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women’s golf team was first of six teams at the Viterbo/UW-La Crosse Invite following round two yesterday at the La Crosse Country Club.The Pioneers tallied 700. Markie Ash finished in fourth place with a total of 170. 


  • (men) Illinois Wesleyan 8, Dubuque 1
  • (men) Illinois Wesleyan 6, Loras 3

UNI QB McElvain Honored by MVFC

The Missouri Valley Football Conference named UNI freshman quarterback Will McElvain the Newcomer of the Week after leading UNI to 34 straight points en route to a 34-14 win over Southern Utah Saturday in Cedar Falls.

McElvain went 17-of-25 for 262 yards and three touchdowns to lead UNI to the win. He was 14-of-20 for 234 yards and three TDs before the half when the Panthers took their foot off the gas pedal.

 LSU moves up to give SEC 3 of top 4 in AP poll

UNDATED (AP) – The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU’s road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4.   Clemson remained No. 1 on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama received 6 first-place votes and Georgia stayed at No. 3. Oklahoma is fifth, followed by Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Florida and Michigan.

Wisconsin moved up to 15th, Iowa climbed to 19th, Iowa State 25th last week dropped from the top 25.

Nadal takes Open title…Pats blow out Steelers…Rams top Panthers…Chiefs crush Jags

NEW YORK (AP) – Rafael Nadal has earned his 19th Grand Slam title by capturing the U.S. Open final against Daniil Medvedev. Nadal squandered a two-sets-to-love leave before pulling out a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory in 4 hours, 50 minutes. Nadal is one away from Roger Federer’s men’s record of 20 Grand Slam championships.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady showed he still has life in his 42-year-old arm by passing for 341 yards and three touchdowns to lead the New England Patriots’ 33-3 romp over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Phillip Dorsett caught two touchdown passes from Brady, including a 58-yard score. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger  completed 27 of 47 passes for 277 yards and an interception, with much of that coming after the Patriots built a 20-0 lead in the fourth quarter.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams have opened their NFC title defense with a 30-27 win at Carolina as Jared Goff threw for 186 yards and a touchdown. Todd Gurley started and ran for 97 yards on 14 carries after being limited to eight yards rushing on five touches in the first half. Malcolm Brown scored two TDs and was the primary ball carrier for the better part of three quarters, finishing with 53 yards on 11 carries.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Patrick Mahomes threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns while leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 40-26 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Sammy Watkins caught nine passes for a career-high 198 yards and three TDs while Tyreek Hill missed most of the game with a shoulder injury. Jacksonville quarterback Nick Foles sustained a broken left collarbone in the first half, and Myles Jack was ejected for throwing a punch during a fracas in the end zone.

INDIANPOLIS (AP) – Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time, beating Joey Logano by 6.118 seconds in a crash-marred race that ended Jimmie Johnson’s perfect playoff run. Johnson had been the only driver to qualify for every Cup playoff since the format was introduced in 2004. Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman claimed the final two spots in the 16-driver field.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/8)


Final    Tennessee            43    Cleveland          13

Final    Baltimore            59    Miami                  10

Final    Buffalo                17    N-Y  Jets            16

Final    Philadelphia      32    Washington        27

Final    Kansas  City        40    Jacksonville    26

Final    L.A.  Rams            30    Carolina            27

Final    Minnesota            28    Atlanta              12

Final    Seattle                21    Cincinnati        20

Final OT    L.A.  Chargers    30    Indianapolis    24

Final    San  Francisco    31    Tampa  Bay          17

Final OT    Detroit                27    Arizona              27

Final    Dallas                  35    N-Y  Giants        17

Final    New  England        33    Pittsburgh          3



Final    Miami      9    Kansas  City      0

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Tampa  Bay              8    Toronto            3

Final    Texas                    10    Baltimore        4

Final    Houston                21    Seattle            1

Final    Cleveland              5    Minnesota        2

Final    Chi  White  Sox      5    L-A  Angels      1

Final    Oakland                  3    Detroit            1

Final    N-Y  Yankees        10    Boston              5

           NATIONAL  LEAGUE   

Final    Cincinnati          4    Arizona                  3

Final    St.  Louis            2    Pittsburgh            0

Final    Washington          9    Atlanta                  4

Final    Milwaukee            8    Chi  Cubs                5

Final    Philadelphia    10    N-Y  Mets                7

Final    L-A  Dodgers        5    San  Francisco      0

Final    San  Diego            2    Colorado                1    (10 Innings)

MLB Baseball from Saturday – 9/7


Kansas  City      7    Miami      2


N-Y  Yankees      5    Boston                    1

Tampa  Bay          5    Toronto                  3

Houston              2    Seattle                  1

Texas                  9    Baltimore              4

Minnesota          5    Cleveland              3

L-A  Angels        8    Chi  White  Sox      7

Oakland            10    Detroit                  2


Arizona                  2    Cincinnati        0

Philadelphia        5    N-Y  Mets            0

St.  Louis            10    Pittsburgh        1

Milwaukee              3    Chi  Cubs            2

Atlanta                  5    Washington        4

San  Diego              3    Colorado            0

San  Francisco      1    L-A  Dodgers      0

Big Ten and Area Football from Saturday 9/7

Big Ten Football

(20)Iowa 30,   Rutgers  0

Illinois 31, UConn 23

(17)Wisconsin 61,  Cent.  Michigan  0

Minnesota 38,  Fresno State 35

Area Football

N. Iowa 34, S. Utah 14

Missouri Valley College 44,  Clarke University 4

(4) UW Whitewater  42, University of Dubuque  7

UW Platteville 38,  East Texas Baptist 30

UW Eau Claire 35,  Loras 3

Local High School Sports Scores

Wisconsin HS Football

Viroqua 20 Dodgeville 6

River Valley 18 Prairie du Chien 7

Platteville 22 Richland Center 7

Fennimore 20 Aquinas 48

Lancaster 46 Darlington 21

Cuba City 27 Iowa-Grant 22

Mineral Point 59 Luther 14

Potosi/Cassville 12 Black Hawk/Warren (IL) 24

Southwestern 12 Cambridge 20

Boscobel 0 River Ridge 59

Pecatonica/Argyle 8  Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 32

Iowa HS Football

Assumption, Davenport 42, Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 7

Monticello 34, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 33 (OT)

Camanche 19, Bellevue 14 ( (ND))

Benton Community 30, Cascade, Western Dubuque 0

Senior 28 Davenport North 15

Hempstead 47 CR Washington 14

West Dubuque 48 Williamsburg 20

Maquoketa 29 Central Dewitt 7

East Buchanan 26 Clayton Ridge 7

Illinois HS Football

East Dbq 14 Milledgeville 6

Forreston 52 Galena 9

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/5)



  • Hempstead 47, Cedar Rapids Washington 14 (Mustangs Jalen Smith 3 first half touchdowns)



  • Anamosa 3, Bellevue 2
  • Dyersville Beckman 3, Maquoketa 0
  • Cascade 3, Camanche 1


  • Shullsburg 3, Belmont 0
  • River Ridge 3, Potosi 0
  • Platteville 3, Lancaster 0
  • Darlington 3, Fennimore 1


  • Galena 2, Byron 0

Packers top Bears…Raiders’ Brown a no-show…Williams vs. Andreescu…NHL labor talks resume

CHICAGO (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have opened the 100th NFL season by holding the Chicago Bears to 254 total net yards in a 10-3 victory at Soldier Field. Aaron Rodgers was 18 of 30 for 208 yards, including an eight-yard pass to Jimmy Graham in the second quarter for the game’s only touchdown. Former Bears safety Adrian Amos sealed the outcome by picking off an end-zone pass into double coverage with 1:58 remaining, the only turnover of the night.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown was not with the team four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock said at the beginning of practice yesterday that Brown wasn’t at the Raiders facility and won’t be practicing a day after Brown posted a letter from the GM on social media detailing nearly $54,000 in fines for missing a practice and walkthrough.

NEW YORK (AP) – It will be Serena Williams against No. 15 Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo) in tomorrow’s U.S. Open women’s final. Williams is one match victory from her seventh U.S. Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam championship following a 6-3, 6-1 win over fifth seed Elina Svitolina. Andreescu ousted No. 13 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, 7-6, 7-5 to become the first player to get this far in her debut in New York since Venus Williams was the runner-up in 1997.

CHICAGO (AP) – The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will meet again today in New York to continue collective bargaining negotiations. Players have until Sept. 15 to decide whether to terminate the current collective bargaining agreement effective a year from now. Owners had the same option and chose not to end it, citing the health of the league and the momentum from a period of labor peace.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame guard Jerry West has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony. The 81-year-old West noted his humble beginnings growing up in West Virginia and where sports has taken him. He said, “It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball.”

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/5/19)


Final Chi White Sox 7 Cleveland 1
Final Detroit 6 Kansas City 4
Final Oakland 10 L-A Angels 6
Final Texas 3 Baltimore 1
Final Minnesota 2 Boston 1
Final Tampa Bay 6 Toronto 4
Final Houston 11 Seattle 9 (13 Innings)


Final St. Louis 10 San Francisco 0
Final Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 3 (11 Innings)
Final Atlanta 4 Washington 2
Final Miami 10 Pittsburgh 7
Final Chi Cubs 10 Milwaukee 5


Final Green Bay 10 Chicago 3

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/4)



  • Dubuque 3, Augustana 1 (Spartans 5-0)

Mens Soccer

  • Loras 4, St. Mary’s University (MN) 0
  • Simpson 2, UW Platteville 0
  • Clarke 2, University of St. Francis 0

Womens Soccer

  • Dubuque 2, Knox 0

Mens Golf

  • Dubuque took the team title at the14 team Clarke Invitational yesterday at Eagle Ridge South Course. The Spartans won by 17 strokes with a team score of 299! U-D’s Jordan Elliot took home medalist honors with a 73. The Clarke Gold squad finished 8th with 334, Clarke Blue wsa 10th with 347, Southwest Tech 12th with 363.

Rea on Mound as I-Cubs Fall in PCL Series Opener

Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Colin Rea took to the mound last night in game one of the Iowa Cubs first round playoff opener in Round Rock, Texas against the Express.  Round Rock outlasted Iowa in 11 innings 5-4. Rea gave up a two run homer in the second, but settled and ultimately recorded a quality start. The Cascade native didn’t give up another run as he spun six frames, allowing six hits, walking three and fanning four.

Iowa and Round Rock clash for Game 2 tonight again in Round Rock. The remaining games of the best-of-five series will be played starting tomorrow night at Principal Park.

Betts leads Red Sox to win … Dodgers set NL record … Rafael Nadal reaches 33rd Slam SF at US Open

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts homered on the first two pitches he saw, collecting four hits and five RBIs in all, and Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just five singles in seven shutout innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Joc Pederson hit a leadoff homer and a two-run shot as the Los Angeles Dodgers set a National League record with their 250th long ball this season in beating the Colorado Rockies 7-3 to complete a three-game sweep. Pederson, on a powerful tear at the plate, socked five homers and a double in a string of six at-bats that dated back to Sunday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Sean Murphy homered for his first hit in his major league debut, Marcus Semien added a two-run shot two batters later and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0. Murphy drove an 0-1 pitch from Jake Jewell over the right center wall in the fifth inning and replays showed his proud parents cheering and celebrating in the stands.

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Zac Gallen lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning on a clean single by the San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado. Machado ripped a line drive into right field. The ball was hit so hard, outfielder Jarrod Dyson tried to scoop it up and fire to first base, but he bobbled the transfer and Machado reached easily. Gallen had struck out six, walked one, hit a batter and thrown 88 pitches entering the seventh.

NEW YORK (AP) -Rafael Nadal has reached his 33rd Grand Slam semifinal and prevented Diego Schwartzman from making it to his first. Nadal beat Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in Arthur Ashe Stadium to move a step closer to a fourth U.S. Open championship and 19th major title in all, which would be just one short of Roger Federer’s record. Nadal will meet No. 24 Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the semifinals Friday.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/4)


Final    N-Y  Yankees      4    Texas                      1

Final    Boston                6    Minnesota              2

Final    Kansas  City      5    Detroit                  4

Final    Cleveland          8    Chi  White  Sox      6

Final    Oakland              4    L-A  Angels            0


Final    N-Y  Mets                8    Washington          4

Final    Cincinnati            8    Philadelphia      5

Final    Pittsburgh            6    Miami                    5

Final    San  Francisco      9    St.  Louis            8

Final    Arizona                  4    San  Diego            1

Final    L-A  Dodgers          7    Colorado              3

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/4)




  • #1 4-A Wahlert 3, Hempstead 0
  • Western Dubuque 3, Senior 1
  • At the Prince of Peace Tourney, Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost all three of their matches to North Cedar, Cal-Wheatland, and Prince of Peace.


  • Platteville 3, River Valley 0


  • East Dubuque 2, Durand 1


  • Wahlert girls took the team title and the boys were 2nd at the Bruess Invitational in Monroe, Wisconsin


  • Senior 108, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 73
  • Wahlert 107, Linn-Mar 79




  • Loras 2, Benedictine 2 (OT)


  • Clarke 3, Waldorf 0


Associated Press HS Football Rankings

Associated Press HS Football Rankings

The Western Dubuque Bobcats debut and number 2 in in the first Class 3-A  Iowa Associated Press High School football rankings of the season. Dyersville Beckman is ranked 7th in the 1-A poll.

In the Wisconsin poll, four area teams are ranked among the Small Schools top 10; Black Hawk-Warren is ranked 2nd, Mineral Point 6th, Lancaster 9th, and Darlington 10th.

High School Cross Country Rankings

The week one Iowa High School Cross Country Top 15 Rankings have been released by the Iowa Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Class 4A: the Hempstead boys are ranked 2nd while Western Dubuque is ranked 13th. In the girls poll Senior is ranked 4th and Hempstead 5th.

Class 3A: the Wahlert boys are ranked 8th while the Wahlert girls are once again the top ranked team in the state.

Class 1A: the Cascade boys are ranked 15th, Bellevue Marquette Catholic is ranked 11th in the girls poll.

Ninth-inning meltdown…Twins homers…Player opioid death

WASHINGTON (AP) – It was the Nationals, not the Mets, who were amazing in an improbably seven-run final at-bat 11-10 comeback. Kurt Suzuki capped the largest ninth-inning comeback in Nationals history with a game-ending, three-run homer. Mets relievers Paul Sewald, Luis Avilan and Edwin Diaz pitched through the meltdown, retiring just one Nationals batter while Washington rallied for its 20th win in 26 games. New York led 10-4 in the top of the ninth.

BOSTON (AP) – Nelson Cruz and Miguel Sano connected in the fifth inning to pad Minnesota’s record home run total, and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5. Jake Cave added a two-run triple for the Twins, who won for the ninth time in 10 games and improved to 7-1 on a 10-game trip. Minnesota extended its major league record to 271 homers with nearly four weeks left in the season.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jack Flaherty pitched one-hit ball over eight innings, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals – with a fluky foul ball-turned-base hit – beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0. Flaherty carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and dominated with eight strikeouts and a walk. The 23-year-old right-hander threw a career-high 113 pitches, 84 for strikes, and lowered his ERA to 0.90 over his past 11 starts dating to July 7.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Zack Greinke lost his first game since joining Houston, giving up a three-run homer to Eric Thames as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Astros 4-2 for a split of the interleague series. Greinke came in 4-0 in his five previous starts.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Medical examiners say a Northern Arizona University football player died of an opioid overdose. Authorities found Malik Noshi unresponsive in his Flagstaff home on July 7. An autopsy report released Tuesday says he died of accidental acute fentanyl intoxication.

AP College Football Poll

UNDATED (AP) – The Top 25 went 23-0 against unranked teams to open the season, leaving the rankings mostly unchanged: No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama are at the top of the first regular-season AP college football poll of 2019.

The Tigers received 54 first-place votes out of 62 in the media poll, up two from the preseason. The Crimson Tide received the remaining eight in the poll presented by Regions Bank.
The only Top 25 team to lose was Oregon, which slipped to 16 after dropping a thriller to Auburn. The Tigers moved up to 10th.

The top seven teams in the preseason rankings held their spots Tuesday. Clemson and Alabama were followed by No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 LSU and No. 7 Michigan. Notre Dame moved up a spot to No. 8 and Texas was ninth. Florida slipped three spots to No. 11.

Wisconsin is up two spots to 17th, Iowa stayed put at 20th, and following their close call with UNI, Iowa State fell to 25th.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/3)


Final Atlanta 7 Toronto 2
Final Milwaukee 4 Houston 2
Final Chi Cubs 6 Seattle 1


Final Baltimore 4 Tampa Bay 2 (1st game)
Final Tampa Bay 2 Baltimore 0 (2nd game)
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Texas 1
Final Chi White Sox 6 Cleveland 5
Final Minnesota 6 Boston 5
Final Kansas City 6 Detroit 5
Final Oakland 7 L-A Angels 5


Final Philadelphia 6 Cincinnati 2
Final St. Louis 1 San Francisco 0
Final Washington 11 N-Y Mets 10
Final Miami 5 Pittsburgh 4 (10 Innings)
Final Arizona 2 San Diego 1
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Colorado 3

Regional College Football News

Taylor Big 10 POW

Wisconsin junior running back Jonathan Taylor was named the Big 10 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Badgers decisive win at South Florida on Friday night. Taylor totaled 183 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, two of them rushing and two of them receiving.


UNI Kicker Matthew Cook Earns National FCS Award

–UNI freshman kicker Matthew Cook has earned FCS Special Teams National Player of the Week honors for his performance in the 3OT loss at No. 21 Iowa State.  Saturday, he went 4-4 in field goals, including a make from 50 yards and one from 49 yards.

Cook was also named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week .


Epstein Out for Illini

– Illinois running back Mike Epstein has sustained a season-ending injury for the third straight year. Coach Lovie Smith said Monday the junior hurt his knee in the third quarter of the opener against Akron. Epstein has played 13 games over three seasons and rushed for 802 yards and scored seven touchdowns.

saka ousted, Nadal advances…Irish top Cardinals…Chiefs ink McCoy…’Canes captain on hiatus

NEW YORK (AP) – Top-ranked and defending champion Naomi Osaka has been eliminated from the U.S. Open in the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-4 loss to No. 13 Belinda Bencic. Osaka struggled with left knee pain before the tournament and was visited by medical personnel in the second set. Donna Vekic reached the quarters with a three-sets victory to earn the right to face Bencic. Elise Mertens won her fourth-round match in straight sets, and American Taylor Townsend was ousted by Bianca Andreescu .

NEW YORK (AP) – Second seed Rafael Nadal has reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals by downing 2014 champion Marin Cilic , 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Sixth seed Alexander Zverev doubled-faulted 17 times on his way to a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 loss to Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round. Matteo Berrettini overpowered Andrey Rublev, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 to become the first Italian man in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1977.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Ian Book threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and ninth-ranked Notre Dame earned a 35-17 victory at Louisville. Jahmir Smith had a pair of short rushing touchdowns for Notre Dame, which trailed 14-7 in the first quarter before Tony Jones Jr. ran for an 11-yard TD. Jones carried 15 times for 112 yards to help the Irish outgain the Cardinals, 425-383.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the signing of two-time All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy, two days after he was released by Buffalo. McCoy was drafted by Philadelphia and spent his first four seasons with the Eagles while playing for former Eagles and current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. He is also going from a rebuilding franchise in the Bills to a three-time AFC West champion with Super Bowl aspirations.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams says he will “step away” from the NHL for the time being. With the start of training camp looming later this month, Williams says this is “the first time in my life that I’ve felt unsure of my aspirations” about hockey and lacks his usual “mental and physical commitment.” The three-time Stanley Cup champion is an unrestricted free agent after his two-year contract with Carolina expired this summer.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/2)


Final Atlanta 6 Toronto 3
Final Chi Cubs 5 Seattle 1
Final Houston 3 Milwaukee 2 (10 Innings)


Final Texas 7 N-Y Yankees 0
Final Minnesota 4 Detroit 3
Final Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 4 (10 Innings)
Final Cleveland 11 Chi White Sox 3


Final N-Y Mets 7 Washington 3
Final Philadelphia 7 Cincinnati 1
Final St. Louis 3 San Francisco 1
Final Arizona 14 San Diego 7
Final L-A Dodgers 16 Colorado 9


(9)Notre Dame 35 Louisville 17

Monday Scoreboard


Final Atlanta 5 Chi White Sox 3


Final Houston 2 Toronto 0
Final Tampa Bay 8 Cleveland 2
Final Minnesota 8 Detroit 3
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Oakland 4
Final Kansas City 6 Baltimore 4
Final Seattle 11 Texas 3
Final Boston 4 L-A Angels 3


Final St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 3 (1st game)
Final Washington 9 Miami 3
Final Milwaukee 4 Chi Cubs 0
Final Pittsburgh 6 Colorado 2
Final San Diego 8 San Francisco 4
Final L-A Dodgers 4 Arizona 3 (11 Innings)
Final Philadelphia 5 N-Y Mets 2
Final Cincinnati 5 St. Louis 3 (2nd game)


(4)Oklahoma 49 Houston 31



Toronto at Atlanta 1:20 p.m.
Seattle at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m.
Houston at Milwaukee 4:10 p.m.


Texas at N-Y Yankees 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit 1:10 p.m.
Chi White Sox at Cleveland 7:10 p.m.


N-Y Mets at Washington 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cincinnati 2:10 p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis 2:15 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona 4:10 p.m.
Colorado at L-A Dodgers 8:10 p.m.


(9)Notre Dame at Louisville 8 p.m.

Sunday Sports Scoreboard


Final Atlanta 11 Chi White Sox 5


Final N-Y Yankees 4 Oakland 3 (11 Innings)
Final Toronto 6 Houston 4
Final Tampa Bay 9 Cleveland 6
Final Detroit 10 Minnesota 7
Final Kansas City 7 Baltimore 5
Final Texas 3 Seattle 2
Final L-A Angels 10 Boston 4


Final St. Louis 10 Cincinnati 6 (1st game)
Final Milwaukee 2 Chi Cubs 0
Final N-Y Mets 6 Philadelphia 3
Final Washington 7 Miami 0
Final St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 2 (2nd game)
Final Arizona 6 L-A Dodgers 5
Final Pittsburgh 11 Colorado 4
Final San Diego 4 San Francisco 1



Central Methodist 49

Clarke University 19



(21)Iowa St. 29 N. Iowa 26
(24)Nebraska 35 South Alabama 21
(5)Ohio St. 45 FAU 21
(13)Washington 47 E. Washington 14
(2)Alabama 42 Duke 3
(15)Penn St. 79 Idaho 7
(25)Stanford 17 Northwestern 7
(22)Syracuse 24 Liberty 0
(7)Michigan 40 Middle Tennessee 21
(16)Auburn 27 (11)Oregon 21
(6)LSU 55 Georgia Southern 3
(20)Iowa 38 Miami (Ohio) 14
(10)Texas 45 Louisiana Tech 14
(23)Washington St. 58 New Mexico St. 7


Area Scoreboard from Thursday (8/29)

          HIGH SCHOOL


Wisconsin 8 Man

  • Oakfield 25, Belmont 24



  • #3 2-A Dyersville Beckman with a 3-1 win over Independence and 3-0 victory over Western Dubuque. Western Dubuque also lost to Independence 3-1.


  • River Ridge 3, Shullsburg 0

Iowa, Illinois HS Football Teams Open Seasons

The Iowa and Illinois High School football teams kickoff the 2019 season tonight. The only Dubuque team who starts with a road game, the Senior Rams are at Linn-Mar.

The Hempstead Mustangs make their season debut tonight at Dalzell Field when they host Davenport North.

Wahlert opens at home in the Rock Bowl against West Delaware. You can hear that game tonight on AM 1370 with pregame at 7:05.

Other area openers tonight:

  • Western Dubuque at Clinton,
  • Bellevue hosts ED-CO,
  • Cascade at Monticello,
  • Dyersville Beckman hosts Union Laporte City.
  • Both East Dubuque and Galena play home openers. East Dubuque hosts AFC and Galena welcomes West Carroll.

Rea PCL Pitcher of the Year

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Pacific Coast League announced yesterday Cascade native Colin Rea of the Iowa Cubs is the Pitcher of the Year.

Rea leads the league in wins (14), ERA and winning percentage and also finds himself in the top five in many other pitching categories.

Unfortunately Rea got roughed up in his start last night at Oklahoma City. The right hander took the loss in 9-4 defeat by OKC. Rea gave up 6 runs in 6 innings and saw his season ERA climb to 3.95.

#1 Clemson Rolls… Gauff, Townsend reach Round 3…Nadal advances…Nets’ Chandler suspended

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Travis Etienne  ran for a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns, including one from 90 yards out as top-ranked Clemson opened national championship defense with a 52-14 pounding of Georgia Tech. His 90-yard score tied for the longest rushing TD in Tigers history. Etienne added scoring runs of 14 yards and 48 yards as Clemson opened a 35-0 lead.

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans Coco Gauff and Taylor Townsend have joined top seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of the U.S. Open. The 15-year-old Gauff became the youngest player in 23 years to win a second-round match, and Townsend pulled off the biggest stunner in the women’s bracket so far by ousting fourth seed Simona Halep . Osaka stormed to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Magda Linette after needing three sets to win her opening-round match on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (AP) – Second-seeded Rafael Nadal  has advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a walkover after Thanasi Kokkinakis pulled out before their match with a right shoulder injury. Sixth seed Alexander Zverev  reached the third round with his second five-setter of the week, and No. 14 John Isner advanced in straight sets. No. 15 David Goffin has moved into Round 3, as have No. 23 Stan Wawrinka , No. 28 Nick Kyrgios and unseeded American Denis Kudla.

NEW YORK (AP) – Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler has been suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA for testing positive for a drug that increases the release of growth hormone. The Nets signed the veteran forward during their busy offseason and expect him to play a valuable role in the absence of Kevin Durant, who is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. Chandler has averaged 12.9 points in 11 seasons since being taken in the first round of the 2007 draft.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The college football season opener for Boise State and Florida State will be played tomorrow at Tallahassee instead of Jacksonville. The move is due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to slam the Jacksonville area. The game has also been moved to a noon start, seven hours before it was originally scheduled.

UNDATED (AP) – Kentucky coach Mark Stoops will receive an annual raise of $500,000 plus incentives over the remaining six years of a restructured contract following the Wildcats’ best season in 41 years. The seventh-year coach will earn $4.75 million this season with increases up to $6 million in 2024-25. Stoops will also receive a $250,000 bonus for each Kentucky win of nine or more, replacing the previous deal that paid the same amount for the seventh and eighth victories.

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (8/30)


Final Cleveland 2 Detroit 0
Final Oakland 9 Kansas City 8
Final Minnesota 10 Chi White Sox 5
Final Tampa Bay 9 Houston 8
Final Seattle 5 Texas 3


Final Chi Cubs 4 N-Y Mets 1
Final Miami 4 Cincinnati 3 (12 Innings)
Final Pittsburgh 11 Colorado 8
Final San Diego 5 San Francisco 3
Final Arizona 11 L-A Dodgers 5

Pustina Named Assistant at UW-P

Former Cuba City School hall of fame girls basketball coach Jeff Pustina has a new job.  New University of Wisconsin Platteville head women’s basketball coach Kelly McNiff announced Pustina and Marc Heidorf have been named assistant coaches on her staff..

Pustina joins the Pioneers staff after an illustrious 32-year high school coaching career at Cuba City where he finished with 662 wins while leading the Cubans to nine state championships before retiring at the end of last season.

Heidorf joins the Pioneers after serving as athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2013.

Martin Transfer Approved by NCAA

After weeks of waiting, the Hawkeye football program received welcome news from the NCAA regarding transfer Oliver Martin.The sophomore was ruled eligible to play for Iowa this season after his waiver was approved by the NCAA according to the University of Iowa. Martin, a graduate of Iowa City West High School, spent two seasons at Michigan, registering 11 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown.

Serena, Federer rally…Joker wins despite bum shoulder…Carrasco returning to Indians

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams and Roger Federer each experienced a frustrating first set before advancing to the third round of the U.S. Open. Williams made key adjustments to her serve and straightened out her other strokes before completing a 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 win against 17-year-old American Caty McNally. Federer fell behind for the second time in three days before rallying for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Damir Dzumhur.

NEW YORK (AP) – Top seed Novak Djokovic battled through shoulder pain while disposing of Juan Ignacio Londero, 6-4, 7-6, 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open yesterday. Djokovic received treatment throughout the match before joining Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori in the third round. Women’s second seed Ash Barty and No. 3 Karolina Pliskova each cruised to a straight-sets victory, and Venus Williams was dispatched in the second round by fifth seed Elina Svitolina , 6-4, 6-4.

UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says the team plans to activate right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list Sunday. The 32-year-old Carrasco has been out of major league action since late May, when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He has made three rehab appearances so far with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, permitting one run while striking out six hitters across 3 2/3 innings.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they’re investigating a claim that center DeMarcus Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend. TMZ released an audio recording Tuesday in which it says Cousins threatens to shoot Christy West, the mother of their 7-year-old child. The team and the NBA both say they’re gathering information and looking into the allegations.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Boise State and Florida State expect to make a decision about Saturday night’s season opener in Jacksonville, Florida, which could be affected by Hurricane Dorian. Dorian gained hurricane strength earlier Wednesday and is forecast to become a powerful storm in the next few days. Officials could consider starting the game earlier Saturday or canceling it altogether.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/28)


Final Washington 8 Baltimore 4
Final Atlanta 9 Toronto 4
Final Boston 7 Colorado 4


Final N-Y Yankees 7 Seattle 3
Final Cleveland 4 Detroit 2
Final Kansas City 6 Oakland 4
Final Houston 8 Tampa Bay 6
Final Minnesota 8 Chi White Sox 2
Final Texas 3 L-A Angels 0


Final Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 1
Final Philadelphia 12 Pittsburgh 3
Final Cincinnati 5 Miami 0
Final Chi Cubs 10 N-Y Mets 7
Final L-A Dodgers 6 San Diego 4 (10 Innings)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/28)



  • Hempstead 3, Western Dubuque 2
  • Wahlert 3, Senior 0
  • Cascade 3, MFL Mar Mac 2


  • Galena 2, Southwestern 0
  • East Dubuque 2, Southwestern 0


  • The Hempstead boys and girls cross country teams won team championships yesterday at the Mount Vernon Invitational. Ryan Winger was the boys medalist and Emma Holesinger paced the girls with a 4th place finish.
  • The Wahlert boys and girls opened their seasons with team titles at the Central Dewitt Invitational. Gabby Moran was the girls medalist for the Golden Eagle girls.





  • Trinity Christian 2, Clarke 0

Osaka, Gauff, Nadal advance…Turner, Broxton punished by MLB…Good news on Newton

NEW YORK (AP) – Women’s top seed and defending championship Naomi Osaka struggled in her first-round match at the U.S. Open before pulling out a 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 triumph over Anna Blinkova. Coco Gauff was among the first-round winners on the women’s side, while Rafael Nadaladvanced in the men’s bracket. Men’s sixth seed Alexander Zverev  needed five sets to reach the second round, but fourth seed Dominic Thiem, eighth seed Stefanos Tsisipas and No. 10 Roberto Bautista-Agut were knocked out.

DETROIT (AP) – The Cleveland Indians have hope that third baseman Jose Ramirez can return to the team for the playoffs if they get that far. Ramirez had surgery Monday in New York on the broken hamate bone in his right hand, an injury suffered during a hard swing during a weekend game. The team said the two-time All-Star could return in five to seven weeks, which would be the beginning of October.

NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has received a one-game suspension for making contact with plate umpire Rob Drake during Monday’s loss to San Diego. Turner said after the game that Drake instigated the contact which occurred after he struck out to end the Padres’ 4-3 victory. MLB says Turner is appealing the discipline and will be allowed to play until the process is complete.

NEW YORK (AP) – Seattle Mariners outfielder Keon Broxton has been given a two-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing equipment that hit an umpire. Broxton became irate after striking out looking during Monday’s loss to the New York Yankees. MLB says Broxton is appealing the punishment, meaning he is allowed to play until the process is complete.

UNDATED (AP) – Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he has no doubt that Cam Newton will play in the team’s regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Rivera says the 30-year-old quarterback has made “good strides” after suffering a mid-foot sprain in last Thursday night’s preseason game against at New England. Rivera expects Newton will return to practice when the Panthers begin preparations for the Sept. 8 opener.

MLB Scores from Tuesday (8/28)


Final Baltimore 2 Washington 0
Final Toronto 3 Atlanta 1
Final Boston 10 Colorado 6


Final Cleveland 10 Detroit 1
Final Oakland 2 Kansas City 1
Final Houston 15 Tampa Bay 1
Final Minnesota 3 Chi White Sox 1
Final L-A Angels 5 Texas 2
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Seattle 0


Final Chi Cubs 5 N-Y Mets 2
Final Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Cincinnati 8 Miami 5
Final St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 3
Final Arizona 3 San Francisco 2
Final L-A Dodgers 9 San Diego 0

Wahlert Volleyball Top Ranked to Start Season

Three time defending Class 4-A champion Wahlert is top ranked to begin the high school volleyball season according to the first rankings from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Dyersville Beckman is ranked 3rd in the first Class 2-A poll of the season.

Cedar Falls is tops in Class 5A, Mount Vernon in 3A, Western Christian in 2A and Tripoli in 1A.

For the complete rankings: https://www.ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/volleyball-2019-82619rankings.pdf

Clarke Football Ready for Launch

The anticipation is building as the Clarke University Pride get ready to play their first football game in program history this Saturday when they host Central Methodist University at Dalzell Field. Pride head coach Miguel Regelado says his roster which is loaded with freshman and sophomore class players have put in great work preparing for the historic season.

The 2019 season is a culmination of planning and preparation since January of 2015 when Clarke announced it would be starting a football program from the ground floor. Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPN 3 and there is free admission for all fans. Regelado says with all that in mind it should create an electric atmosphere to launch the season.The Pride will play 6 home games during the 11 game season in the Heart of America Conference. Kickoff Saturday morning will be at 11 o’clock.

For more info: http://www.clarkepride.com/article/3018.php#.XWUXsONKgdU

Area Scoreboard from Monday (8/26)

At the Western Dubuque Bobcat Invitational yesterday at Thunder Hills in Peosta, Western Dubuque finished as team runner-up with a 310 led by David Steltzer who finished as the meet medalist with a 1-under 70. Wahlert finished 3rd with 319 led by Nick Splinter with 77. Senior finished fifth with a 330 and Dubuque Hempstead sixth at 331. The Rams were led by Timmy Casey with 80 and the Mustangs were led by Kyle Arthofer who also shot 80.

Pleasant Valley won the team title carding 299.

Williams wallops Sharapova…Joker, Barty win…Nets extend LeVert

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams had little trouble with Maria Sharapova as the two rivals kicked off the night session at the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Williams rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 rout that gives her 19 straight wins over Sharapova. Williams took control by winning the final five games of a 24-minute opening set, then the first two of the second set.

NEW YORK (AP) – Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic  and women’s No. 2 Ash Barty won their first-round matches on opening day at the U.S. Open. Djokovic dropped nine games in his straight-sets victory, and Barty stormed back for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win. American Reilly Opelka pulled off an upset of men’s 11th seed Fabio Fognini, and women’s No. 14 Angelique Kerber was knocked out by Kristina Mladenovic .

NEW YORK (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Caris LeVert  to a contract extension after his remarkable recovery from injury last season. The 2016 first-round pick was averaging a team-best 18.4 points in his first 13 games before sustaining a dislocated right foot that kept him off the court for about three months. He managed to recover without surgery, helped the Nets reach the playoffs for the first time in four years and averaged 21 points in a first-round loss to Philadelphia.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dwight Howard has rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers six years after his acrimonious departure. The eight-time All-Star center and 15-year NBA veteran led the NBA in rebounding while spending the 2012-13 season with the Lakers. He clashed with Kobe Bryant and subsequently spurned Los Angeles as a free agent.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Shea Patterson is set to start for No. 7 Michigan in its season opener Saturday night against Middle Tennessee, though coach Jim Harbaugh says he would like backup Dylan McCaffrey to play as well. Patterson threw for 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns last season, his first with the Wolverines after transferring from Mississippi. McCaffrey played in six games last season and attempted just 15 passes.

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (8/27)


Final Oakland 19 Kansas City 4
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Seattle 4


Final Colorado 3 Atlanta 1
Final Cincinnati 6 Miami 3
Final St. Louis 12 Milwaukee 2
Final Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 5 (11 Innings)
Final San Diego 4 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Arizona 6 San Francisco 4

McIlroy is $15 million richer…Jobe rallies…Indians lose Ramirez…Louisiana wins LLWS

ATLANTA (AP) – Rory McIlroy has captured the biggest cash payout in golf history by surging past Brooks Koepka  in the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake to win the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. One shot behind, McIlroy took the lead with a three-shot swing on No. 7 and never let Koepka or Xander Schauffele  catch him. McIlroy closed with a 4-under 66 and finished four shots ahead of Schauffele.

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) – Brandt Jobe  rallied from seven strokes down to win the Boeing Classic for his second PGA Tour Champions title. Jobe fired a final-round 9-under 63 and finished at 18 under, three shots ahead of Tom Pernice Jr. Jobe’s come-from-behind victory spoiled a bid by Fred Couples to win his hometown tournament. Couples held a five-shot lead going into the final round before struggling on Sunday.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians’ playoff push was dealt a blow when the team had to place slugging third baseman Jose Ramirez on the injured list with a fractured hamate bone in his right hand. Ramirez was removed from Saturday’s game in the first inning after swinging at a pitch. There is no immediate timetable for the return of Ramirez, who is hitting .254 with 20 home runs, 75 RBIs and a .788 OPS this year.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Louisiana has claimed its first Little League World Series title. Marshall Louque hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs to back Egan Prather in Louisiana’s 8-0 rout of Curacao. Prather threw a two-hitter for the team from River Ridge near New Orleans, capping a tournament in which he won two games and struck out 19 over 14 1/3 innings. Louisiana took the title after falling into the loser’s bracket with an opening-game loss to Hawaii.

NEW YORK (AP) – Mona Barthel  has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured right foot, allowing 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens to get into the field. Flipkens lost in qualifying at Flushing Meadows but now will participate in the main draw for the 11th time. The main draw begins play on Monday.

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/25)


Final San Diego 3 Boston 1
Final San Francisco 5 Oakland 4
Final N-Y Yankees 5 L-A Dodgers 1


Final Baltimore 8 Tampa Bay 3
Final Kansas City 9 Cleveland 8 (10 Innings)
Final Minnesota 7 Detroit 4
Final Chi White Sox 2 Texas 0
Final Houston 11 L-A Angels 2
Final Seattle 3 Toronto 1


Final Miami 3 Philadelphia 2
Final Atlanta 2 N-Y Mets 1
Final Pittsburgh 9 Cincinnati 8
Final St. Louis 11 Colorado 4
Final Arizona 5 Milwaukee 2
Final Washington 7 Chi Cubs 5 (11 Innings)

MLB and Preseason NFL Scorecard from 8/24



L-A  Dodgers          2    N-Y  Yankees      1

Boston                    5    San  Diego          4

San  Francisco      10    Oakland              5


Baltimore      7    Tampa  Bay              1

Houston          5    L-A  Angels            2

Texas              4    Chi  White  Sox      0

Cleveland      4    Kansas  City          2

Minnesota      8    Detroit                  5

Toronto          7    Seattle                  5


Washington          7    Chi  Cubs          2

Philadelphia      9    Miami                3

Pittsburgh          14    Cincinnati      0

St.  Louis            6    Colorado          0

Atlanta                9    N-Y  Mets          5

Milwaukee            4    Arizona            0



(8)Florida    24    Miami    20


Minnesota            20    Arizona                9

Chicago                27    Indianapolis      17

Dallas                  34    Houston                0

New  Orleans        28    N-Y  Jets              13

San  Francisco    27    Kansas  City        17

L.A.  Rams            10    Denver                  6

Seattle                23    L.A.  Chargers    15

Wisconsin HighSchool Football Scores

Week 1 Wisconsin High School Football

Cuba City 7 Platteville 12

Westby 12 Darlington 20

Viroqua 2 Mineral Point 46

River Ridge 41 Iowa-Grant 12

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) 38 Fennimore 7

Lancaster 14 Pecatonica/Argyle 7

Boscobel 6 Brookwood 47

Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 35 Royall 0

Southwestern 47 New Lisbon 22

River Ridge 41 Iowa-Grant 12

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (8/22)

High School Football

  • Belmont 19,  Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 6


High School Boys Golf

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

Fighting Saints Announce Training Camp Roster

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

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

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

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

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

National Sports News from the AP


     Schaffele moves into 3-way tie for FedEx Cup

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

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

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

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


     Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

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

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

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


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

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

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

Raiders edge Packers/Thursday Pre-Season Scores

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

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

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

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

Other Pre-Season Scores from Thursday:

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

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (8/22)


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

Final    L-A  Dodgers      3    Toronto          2

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE 

Final    Boston                    5    Kansas  City      4    (10 Innings)

Final    Tampa  Bay              5    Baltimore          2

Final    Chi  White  Sox      6    Texas                  1

Final    Houston                  6    Detroit              3

Final    Oakland                  5    N-Y  Yankees      3

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Chi  Cubs          1    San  Francisco      0

Final    Atlanta            3    Miami                      2

Final    Washington      7    Pittsburgh            1

Final    St.  Louis        6    Colorado                5

Area Scoreboard from Wedesday (8/22)



  • Clarke 2, University of St. Francis 1

Senior High Wins Brees Sportsmanship Award

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

Cephus Returns

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

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

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

More Hawkeyes, Cyclones and Badgers on Award Watch Lists

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

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

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/21)


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

Final    Philadelphia      5    Boston            2

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

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Tampa  Bay              7    Seattle              6

Final    Chi  White  Sox      4    Minnesota          0

Final    Baltimore              8    Kansas  City      1

Final    Detroit                  2    Houston              1

Final    Texas                      8    L-A  Angels        7

Final    Oakland                  6    N-Y  Yankees      4

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Cincinnati      4    San  Diego              2

Final    Colorado          7    Arizona                  2

Final    Washington      11    Pittsburgh            1

Final    Atlanta            5    Miami                      0

Final    Milwaukee        5    St.  Louis              3    (8 Innings)

Final    Chi  Cubs          12    San  Francisco      11

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/20)

College Volleyball

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

College Mens Soccer

  • Clarke 5, Emmaus 0

AP Sports Headlines for Wednesday (8/21)

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


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


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


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


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

AP ALL American Team

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

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

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

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/20)


Final    N-Y  Mets              9    Cleveland      2

Final    Philadelphia      3    Boston            2

Final    L-A  Dodgers        16    Toronto          3


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

Final    Baltimore        4    Kansas  City          1

Final    Seattle            7    Tampa  Bay              4

Final    Minnesota        14    Chi  White  Sox      4

Final    Houston            6    Detroit                  3

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

Final    Oakland            6    N-Y  Yankees          2



Final    Pittsburgh      4    Washington            1

Final    Cincinnati      3    San  Diego              2

Final    Atlanta            5    Miami                      1

Final    Chi  Cubs          5    San  Francisco      3

Final    St.  Louis        9    Milwaukee              4

Final    Arizona            8    Colorado                7

Area Scoreboard from Monday (8/19)


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

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

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

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

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

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

Rea Logs Another Win for I-Cubs

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

  Rodgers expected to play in Packers’ 3rd preseason game

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin reinstates Cephus after sexual assault acquittal


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

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

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

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

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

Preseason AP College Football Poll

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

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

National Scoreboard from Monday (8/19)


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


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


Final San Francisco 24 Denver 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/18)


Final N-Y Mets 11 Kansas City 5


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


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

Sunday Sports Scorecard


Final N-Y Mets 4 Kansas City 1


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


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


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

Local, Regional, and National Sports Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports News from Associated Press


     Cousins injured again

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

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

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



     Earnhardt Jr. OK following plane crash in Tennessee

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

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

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

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



     Thomas, Kokrak tie tournament record

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

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

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



     Federer ousted, Kyrgios fined

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

NFL Pre-Season

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

Other scores:

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

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (8/15)

Harper Slam Sinks Cubs

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

Reds Shutdown Cards

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

Twins Route Rangers

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

Angels Power Past Soxs

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

UD Volleyball Picked to Win A-R-C Title

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/14)


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


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


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

IHSBBCA All State Teams

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

Loras Mens Soccer Tabbed A-R-C Favorites

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

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

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

Denver Nuggets sign Tyler Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/13)


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


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


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

Another Win for Rea

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

UWP Athletic Hall of Fame

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

Barry Braganz ’91, football

Andy Paulsen ’03, track and field

Tyler Selk ’03, basketball

Corey Stelljes ’04, track and field

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

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

Loras Women’s Soccer Picked to Repeat as ARC Champs

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

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

IHSAA to Consider More Than Enrollment Size

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

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

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

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (8/12)


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


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


Final Washington 7 Cincinnati 6
Final Arizona 8 Colorado 6

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/11)


Final Texas 1 Milwaukee 0


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


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

MLB & Preseason NFL Scorecard from 8/10


Milwaukee      3    Texas      2


Toronto                  5    N-Y  Yankees      4

L-A  Angels          12    Boston                4

Kansas  City          7    Detroit              0

Houston                23    Baltimore          2

Minnesota              4    Cleveland          1

Chi  White  Sox      3    Oakland              2

Tampa  Bay              5    Seattle              4


San  Francisco      3    Philadelphia      1

Miami                      7    Atlanta                6,  10  Innings

Cincinnati          10    Chi  Cubs              1

N-Y  Mets                4    Washington          3

St.  Louis              3    Pittsburgh          1

San  Diego              8    Colorado              5

L-A  Dodgers          4    Arizona                0


Chiefs 38  Bengals 17

Raiders 14 Rams 3

49ers 17  Dallas 9

White Sox & Yankees To Play At Field of Dreams

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


Picture courtesy of Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball Club

Curling Championships-Cedar Rapids

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

MLB & NFL Thursday Scorecard


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


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

Kansas City at Boston 7:10 p.m.


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


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