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Lakers hire Vogel…Sharks strike first…Keselowski wins in Kansas…Every has Nelson lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic. He arrived in Orlando after five-plus seasons leading the Indiana Pacers, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and ’14. Vogel was 250-181 with the Pacers before going 54-110 with the Magic.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Timo Meier and Logan Couture (koo-TOOR’) each scored twice as the San Jose Sharks doubled up the St. Louis Blues, 6-3 in Game 1 of the NHL’s Western Conference final. Meier’s hit on Alex Pietrangelo (peh-TRAN’-jeh-loh) led to Couture’s goal that opened the scoring in the first period. Joe Pavelski and Kevin Labanc also scored for San Jose and Martin Jones made 28 saves.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by holding off a charging pack in overtime to take the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski took the lead from Alex Bowman with seven laps to go, building a big lead before a caution came out for Matt DiBenedetto. Keselowski roared away on the restart and held off Bowman and Erik Jones to add to his victories this season at Atlanta and Martinsville.
DALLAS (AP) – The rain-delayed third round of the Byron Nelson will spill into Sunday with Matt Every leading the tournament at 18 under. Every opened the round with an eagle and carded four birdies in a span of five holes to take the lead from Sung Kang before play was suspended because of darkness. Every played the front nine at 6-under 30 before the round was stopped. Kang is one stroke back and two ahead of Tyler Duncan.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Steve Stricker remains the leader through three rounds of the first PGA Tour Champions major of the year. Stricker birdied the final hole for a 2-under 70 at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, He is 14 under through 54 holes two shots ahead of Bernhard Langer, David Toms and Billy Andrade (AN’-drayd). Langer is trying to win the Tradition for the third time in four years.

Sports Updates

State Track and Field Qualifiers

The Western Dubuque boys track and field team will have quite a contingent of athletes headed to Des Moines next week after qualifying 11 events last night at the 4-A state qualifying meet at Dalzell Field. The Bobcats easily claimed the meet championship. The Hempstead boys automatically qualified 5 events. On the girl’s side of the meet; Senior had six events qualify, Western Dubuque 2, and Hempstead 1.  It is possible for more qualifiers after times are compared around the state. The complete list of state qualifiers should be posted sometime this afternoon. At the 3-A state qualifier in Manchester, both the Wahlert boys and girls won meet titles. The complete number of automatic qualifiers isn’t available this morning for us.

Cordell Pemsl Hardship Waiver Petition Approved

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Dubuque native and University of Iowa junior forward Cordell Pemsl’s hardship waiver petition has been approved by the Big Ten Conference. Pemsl will have two years of men’s basketball eligibility remaining after playing a total of 29 minutes in two nonconference games last season. The former Wahlert prep underwent season-ending surgery in December, to remove hardware near his knee from a previous surgery when he was in high school. Pemsl has played in 68 career games at Iowa, averaging 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.

Spartans Keep Playing at A-R-C Baseball Tournament

At the American Rivers Conference baseball tournament in Cedar Rapids, the University of Dubuque won twice yesterday to continue on the tournament trail today. The Spartans first defeated Central 3-2 and then knocked of Luther 3-1. The Spartans will play in an elimination game at 10 o’clock this morning facing regular season conference champ Coe. The winner will play Buena Vista and has to beat the Beavers twice today in order to win the conference tourney title and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

UW Platteville Continues Play in the WIAC Tourney

The U-W Platteville baseball team lost the first game yesterday in the WIAC Tournament in Whitewater to U-W Lacrosse 2-1 in 12 innings, but fought back in their second game to avoid elimination defeating U-W Stout 5-2. The Pioneers will meet Lacrosse again today at noon in order to remain in tournament title contention.

A-R-C Track and Field Championships.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Dubuque’s men and Wartburg’s women took narrow leads after the second day of the American Rivers Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Dubuque’s lead is just two points over second-place Central (65-63) and just seven better than Nebraska Wesleyan (58). Wartburg’s lead is just five points over second-place NWU (85-80) and a comfortable 23 points over third-place Loras. The individual highlight yesterday came from Dubuque’s Blaze Murfin, who set a new meet record in the hammer throw with a toss of 59.16 meters. The meet picks up this morning with field events at 10:00a and the first running events at 1:30p.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the NBA’s Western Conference finals for the fifth consecutive year by downing the Rockets, 118-113 in Houston. Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half as Golden State managed to beat the Rockets without Kevin Durant, who sat out with a calf injury. Klay Thompson added 27 points for the Warriors, who have eliminated the Rockets in four of the last five postseasons.

DALLAS (AP) – Sung Kang matched the Trinity Forest course record with a 10-under 61 to take a four-stroke lead into the third round of the PGA’s Byron Nelson in Dallas. Kang was 16 under following a round that included six straight birdies from the fifth through 10th holes. Matt Every and Tyler Duncan share second at 12 under, Brooks Koepka is 11 under and Rory Sabbatini is at minus-10.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Steve Stricker matched the course record with an 8-under 64 to take the second-round lead at the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. Stricker is a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour. He leads David Toms by two strokes at 12 under on Greystone’s Founders Course.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Kevin Harvick claimed his third pole of the season by winning yesterday’s qualifying at Kansas Speedway. Harvick led a sweep of the top four spots for Stewart-Haas Racing, turning a lap of 179.217 mph in the return of single-car qualifying to Kansas. That was enough to edge teammates Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez, who locked down the rest of the front two rows for tonight’s 400-mile race.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee is proposing moving the 3-point line to the international distance and changing the shot-clock resets reset following offensive rebounds. Both rules could take effect next season in Division I. College basketball’s other two divisions would wait until 2020-21 to move the 3-point line because of the cost. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel will vote on the recommendations June 5.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have grabbed a piece of the NL Central lead and extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 7-0 shutout of the Cubs. Chicago had won 10 of its last 11 until Ryan Braun hit a solo homer and Gio Gonzalez limited the Cubs to two hits over 5 2/3 innings. Yasmani Grandal and Jesus Aguilar each drove in two runs, and Hernan Perez backed Gonzalez with a couple of nice plays at second base.

Post Season Iowa Boys and Girls Soccer Pairings Announced

Substate Boys Soccer Pairings Announced

The pairings for the boys high school substate soccer tournament has been announced, first round match-ups will take place in all three classes on Monday, May 20th.

In Class 3A: Hempstead, Senior and Western Dubuque are all in Substate 7 and will be involved in a doubleheader at Dalzell Field.  Senior will meet Independence at 5 o’clock with the winner to advance to the semi’s to face top seed Pleasant Valley. Hempstead and Western Dubuque play at 7 o’clock with the winner advancing to meet number two seed Bettendorf.

In Class 2A: Wahlert has a first round bye and will host the winner of the Maquoketa at Clear Creek-Amana first round match.

In Class 1A: In a doubleheader at Dyersville Beckman: Bellevue Marquette Catholic will meet Anamosa to be followed by Beckman against Prince of Peace.

 

FOR MORE INFO: https://apps.iahsaa.org/secure/brackets.php?sport=sc&year=2019

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Regional Girls Soccer Pairings Announced

The pairings for the girls high school regional soccer tournament have been announced. First round matches in Class 3A and 2A will take place on Thursday, May 23rd and on Tuesday, May 28th in Class 1A.

In Class 3A Region 7: Hempstead will meet Senior at the Dubuque Soccer Complex

In Class 2A Region 7: Wahlert will host Maquoketa and in Region 8: Western Dubuque will meet Decorah at Independence.

In Class 1A Region 7: Bellevue Marquette Catholic hosts Anamosa and Dyersville Beckman will host Monticello.

FOR MORE INFO: https://www.ighsau.org/news/2019-regional-soccer-pairings/

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/9)

        HIGH SCHOOL

SOCCER

  • (boys) Iowa City West 2, Wahlert 0

 

BASEBALL

  • Galena lost twice to River Ridge/Scales Mound 12-1 and 12-4
  • Iowa Grant 12, Boscobel 4
  • Prairie du Chien 11, Platteville 0
  • Shullsburg/Benton 10, Potosi/Cassville 0

 

SOFTBALL

  • Galena 10, Scales Mound 5
  • Cuba City 10, Southwestern 0
  • Riverdale 6, Iowa-Grant 3
  • Platteville 13, Prairie du Chien 1
  • Highland 5, Black Hawk 3
  • Juda/Albany 10, River Ridge 0

TENNIS

  • (girls)CR Xavier 7, Senior 2
  • (girls) Wahlert 8, Western Dubuque 1

 

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • In the first round at the A-R-C Tourney at Veterans Stadium in Cedar Rapids: Dubuque 6, Central 3 and Luther 11, Loras 1. Dubuque then fell into the consolation bracket losing to top seed Coe 10-3. The Spartans will play Central again today at 4 o’clock after Central eliminated Loras last night 7-3. The second day of the tourney opens at 1 o’clock this afternoon with the top two seed facing off as Coe meets Buena Vista.

 

  • Fifth-seeded Clarke University will face No. 4 Concordia University (Neb.) Monday morning at 11 in an NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round game in Henderson, Tennessee. The Pride are making its fourth straight Opening Round appearance. The Clarke – Concordia winner will advance to face top-seeded Oklahoma Wesleyan at 7 that night.

 

 

 

TRACK AND FIELD

  • At the American Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships hosted by Coe College: the University of Dubuque’s Ty Chrisman edged out 22 other competitors yesterday to claim the first 2019 A-R-C Outdoor Track and Field Champion for the Dubuque Spartans in the men’s javelin with a throw 173′-09″ in his fourth throw of the afternoon.

Two game 7s…No KD…Bruins up a game

UNDATED (AP) – Sunday will see a pair of game 7s in the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers ran past the Toronto Raptors 112-101 Thursday thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 25 points. That tied the series at 3-3. In the West, it was Damien Lillard pacing the Portland Trail Blazers in a 119-108 win over the Denver Nuggets to stave off elimination. That series is also even at 3.

HOUSTON (AP) – Golden State Warriors stalwart Kevin Durant is out of the series as the Houston Rockets try to force a game 7. Game 6 is tonight in Houston. Durant has a strained right calf and will be re-evaluated next week.

BOSTON (AP) – Boston has broken on top in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals. Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period to rally from a one-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 in Game 1. Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots for Boston, which trailed 2-1 before capitalizing on back-to-back power plays.

DALLAS (AP) – Denny McCarthy shot a career-low 8-under 63 for the first-round lead Thursday at the Byron Nelson, where the local spotlight is on Trinity Forest members Jordan Spieth and Tony Romo. McCarthy had 10 birdies over a 12-hole stretch after a double bogey in his morning round. The former Virginia player was a stroke ahead of Tyler Duncan and Tom Hoge. Spieth shot 68 in the afternoon. Romo, the CBS NFL analyst and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback playing as an amateur on a sponsor exemption, had a 76.

UNDATED (AP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women – and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. Silver spoke Thursday at The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., There are now three female officials. There’s never been a female head coach.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/9)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 3 Oakland 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Cleveland 5 Chi White Sox 0, 5 Innings
Final L-A Angels 13 Detroit 0
Final N-Y Yankees 3 Seattle 1
Final Houston 4 Texas 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 4 Miami 1
Final Colorado 12 San Francisco 11
Final St. Louis 17 Pittsburgh 4
Final Arizona 3 Atlanta 2, 10 Innings
Final Washington 6 L-A Dodgers 0


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Philadelphia 112 Toronto 101 (Series tied 3-3)
Final Portland 119 Denver 108 (Series tied 3-3)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 5 Carolina 2 (Boston leads series 1-0)

State Track Qualifiers Tonight

Weather conditions don’t look the greatest for this evening’s Iowa girls and boys state track and field qualifying meets being held around Eastern Iowa. Cloudy, Windy and falling temps through the evening won’t make ideal conditions for the athletes in their efforts to reach Des Moines next week.

One of the six Class 4A qualifying sites will be Dalzell Field:  Senior, Hempstead, and Western Dubuque will be among eight schools in the meet.

Wahlert will be one of the eight teams represented at the 3-A qualifying meet hosted by West Delaware in Manchester. Maquoketa is among the eight teams.

Cascade, Bellevue, and Dyersville Beckman will be among the 12 schools at the Class 2-A qualifying meet in Monticello.

In Class 1A: Bellevue Marquette Catholic is at the qualifying meet in Central City and Clayton Ridge will be at Edgewood-Colesburg.

The top two event place finishers in Class 4A, 3A, and 2A meets and the top event finishers in Class 1-A are assured qualification for the state meet next Thursday thru Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

American Rivers Baseball Tournament

The American Rivers Conference Baseball Tournament starts today in Cedar Rapids and both Dubuque and Loras are in action trying to advance in the championship bracket.

The Spartans, seeded  # 4 will meet #5 seed Central at 11 :00 a.m  at Mount Mercy College, at the same time Loras, the #6 seed will be meeting #3 seed Luther at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The winner of the Loras-Luther game will meet #2 seed Buena Vista at 2 :00 p.m .

The winner of the Dubuque-Central contest advances to face top seed Coe at 5:00 p.m.  The losers from the first two games will play in an elimination game at 8:00 p.m.

More info: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/5/7/2019-american-rivers-conference-baseball-tournament-set-for-may-9-11.aspx

ARC All Conference Softball

ARC All Conference Softball

Dubuque and Loras each had one played land first team honors on the just announced American Rivers Conference all conference squads.

Dubuque junior outfielder Kaylin Featheringill and Duhawk senior third baseman Ashley Lentine were both selected first team.

Dubuque freshman pitcher Abby McBee and Loras sophomore Madison Doubek received second team accolades.

For more info: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/5/7/american-rivers-conference-2019-american-rivers-all-conference-softball-team-announced.aspx

Rams and Mustangs Advance in District Tennis

Senior finished 2nd at the 2-A District Tennis Meet held indoors yesterday in the Quad Cities. The Rams earned the right to host 3rd place Davenport West on Saturday for a trip to the Substate.

Hempstead had a 3rd place finish at the District Meet played at Clinton’s indoor facility and the Mustangs will travel to Davenport North on Saturday in the next round.  Western Dubuque finished 6th.

In Class 1-A, Wahlert will host a district meet tomorrow after it was postponed yesterday.

Warriors beat Rockets but lose Durant…Bucks advance…Sharks oust Avalanche

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State State Warriors have a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals, but they lost Kevin Durant before completing a 104-99 win over the Houston Rockets last night. Durant contributed 22 points before he left the game for good with a right calf injury suffered in the third quarter. Klay Thompson picked up the offensive slack and finished with 27 points, including a huge layup with 4.1 seconds to play.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo led a balanced attack as the Milwaukee Bucks ripped the Boston Celtics, 116-91 to advance to the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2001. The All-Star forward had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who won four straight after dropping the series opener by 22 points. Khris Middleton was among seven Bucks to score in double-figures, finishing with 19 while grabbing eight boards.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The San Jose Sharks have reached the NHL’s Western Conference final with a 3-2, Game 7 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Joe Pavelski scored the opening goal and had an assist in his first game since suffering a head injury during Game 7 of their first-round series against Vegas. Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi  also scored as the Sharks earned a matchup against the St. Louis Blues.

AMSTERDAM (AP) – Tottenham has advanced to the Champions League final by rallying for a 3-2 victory over Ajax to earn a meeting with Premier League rival Liverpool. Spurs trailed 1-0 at halftime and 3-0 on aggregate until Lucas Moura completed a hat trick, the last goal coming in the sixth minute of injury time. Although the two-game semifinal ended in a 3-3 aggregate, Tottenham captured the series based on road goals.

NEW YORK (AP) – An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach have been convicted of bribery conspiracy at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. Yesterday’s verdict capped a two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and youth basketball coach Merl Code in a case that forced the NCAA to confront corruption affecting basketball players at elite universities. The two were convicted on a single conspiracy count, but acquitted of some other charges.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/8)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Texas 9 Pittsburgh 6
Final Arizona 3 Tampa Bay 2, 13 Innings
Final Oakland 5 Cincinnati 4, 13 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Cleveland 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Seattle 10 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Boston 2 Baltimore 1, 12 Innings
Final Minnesota 9 Toronto 1
Final Detroit 10 L-A Angels 3
Final Houston 9 Kansas City 0


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Milwaukee 7 Washington 3
Final Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 0
Final San Diego 3 N-Y Mets 2
Final Chi Cubs 3 Miami 2, 11 Innings
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Atlanta 4
San Francisco at Colorado , postponed


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Milwaukee 116 Boston 91 (Milwaukee wins series 4-1)
Final Golden State 104 Houston 99 (Golden State leads 3-2)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final San Jose 3 Colorado 2 (San Jose win series 4-3)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/7)

          HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • Southwestern 5, Fennimore 4
  • Mineral Point 12, Riverdale 0
  • Belmont 10, Potosi/Cassville 1

SOFTBALL

  • Galena 11, East Dubuque 1
  • Fennimore 5, Darlington 2
  • Platteville 9, Prairie du Chien 5
  • Richland Center 5, Lancaster 3
  • Highland 6, River Ridge 0

SOCCER

  • (boys) Cedar Rapids Prairie 4, Senior 1
  • (boys) Wahlert 1, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0
  • (boys) Cedar Rapids, Washington 9, Western Dubuque 0
  • (girls) Cedar Rapids Prairie 3, Senior 1
  • (girls) Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3, Hempstead 1
  • (girls) Dyersville Beckman Catholic 3, Maquoketa 0

TENNIS

  • (girls) Wahlert 9, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0

Four Pioneers Land All WIAC Softball Honors

Four members of the Wisconsin Platteville softball team received all conference accolades from the WIAC. Pioneer pitcher Ashton Hoeppner and first baseman Rachel Martin both earned first-team recognition.   Honorable mention players for UW-P are pitcher Abby Burns and catcher Rachel Plautz.

For more: https://www.letsgopioneers.com/sports/sball/2018-19/releases/20190507n9wu3x

Heart All Conference Baseball

The Heart of America Athletic Conference announced the baseball all- conference team selections yesterday. Clarke had two first team selections, both Dubuque Senior grads: junior pitcher Jakob Kirman and junior pitcher/outfielder Tucker Mai. Landing second team accolades is junior catcher Austin Mettica. Four Pride players are Honorable Mention selections: John Collins, Kevin Hunley, Xen Penny and Daniel Rodriguez.

Clarke is now preparing for the NAIA Tournament Opening Round next week. The pairings will be announced tomorrow.

For more: http://www.heartofamericaconference.com/awards/0/8.php?skipMobile=1

Reds can’t touch Fiers…Raptors, Nuggets up 3-2…Blues advance…Hamlin better

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers  has become the 35th pitcher in major league history to throw at least two no-hitters, tossing the latest in last night’s 2-0 shutout of the Reds. Fiers entered the night 2-3 with a hefty 6.81 ERA before receiving help from Jurickson Profar’s defensive gem two RBIs. Fiers completed the no-no by striking out Eugenio Suarez with his 131st pitch.

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets have taken three-games-to-two leads in the NBA’s conference semifinals by winning last night. Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 25 points and Kawhi Leonard added 21 with 13 rebounds in the Raptors’ 125-89 romp over the Philadelphia 76ers. Nikola Jokic dropped in 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds in the Nuggets’ 124-98 blowout of the Trail Blazers.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues needed double-overtime to win Game 7 of their NHL second-round series and advance to the Western Conference final. Pat Maroon delivered his second game-winning goal of the series by beating Ben Bishop 5:50 into double-OT to complete the Blues’ 2-1 win over the Stars. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 for St. Louis, which awaits the winner of tonight’s Game 7 between the San Jose Sharks and visiting Colorado Avalanche.

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Denny Hamlin said he felt fine yesterday after suffering from nausea and double vision from carbon monoxide that seeped into his Toyota at the end of Monday’s NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin felt ill after the race and was attended to by medical staff on pit road after he finished 21st. Hamlin was treated and released from the NASCAR medical care center. Debris struck Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota during the race that knocked out the right rear crush panel and allowed fumes into the car.

UNDATED (AP) – Assistant trainer Riley Mott has confirmed to The Associated Press that Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not run in the May 18 Preakness. Trainer Bill Mott told The Daily Racing Form that the Derby longshot developed a cough and was “acting like he’s going to get sick.” Country House went off at 65-1 in the Run for the Roses and was credited with the victory following the disqualification of race winner Maximum Security.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/7)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 5 Texas 4
Final Tampa Bay 6 Arizona 3
Final Oakland 2 Cincinnati 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 2 Cleveland 0
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Seattle 4
Final Boston 8 Baltimore 5
Final Minnesota 3 Toronto 0
Final L-A Angels 5 Detroit 2
Final Kansas City 12 Houston 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Milwaukee 6 Washington 0
Final Philadelphia 11 St. Louis 1
Final Chi Cubs 5 Miami 2
Final San Francisco 14 Colorado 4
Final N-Y Mets 7 San Diego 6
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Atlanta 0


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Toronto 125 Philadelphia 89 (Toronto leads 3-2)
Final Denver 124 Portland 98 (Denver leads 3-2)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final SO St. Louis 2 Dallas 1 (St. Louis win series 4-3)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/6)

        HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • East Dubuque 7, Lena-Winslow 5
  • West Carroll 11, Galena 1
  • Highland 6, Riverdale 5
  • Belmont 11, River Ridge 1
  • Southwestern 11, Potosi/Cassville 6

SOFTBALL

  • Cuba City 14, Riverdale 4
  • River Valley 5, Platteville 3
  • Potosi 12, Benton/Shullsburg 6
  • Belmont 3, River Ridge 1

GOLF

  • At the MVC Valley Divisional Meet at the Meadows yesterday, the Wahlert Golden Eagles shot a 338 and cruised to victory during the second round with Anna Jensen carding an even par 72 for medalist honors. Hempstead shot a 383 for fourth place led by Morgan Hawkins 83. The third and final round is next Monday at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City.
  • At the MVC Mississippi Divisional at St. Andrews in Cedar Rapids: Abby Marting had a 78 finishing as co-medalist and leading Senior to second place with a 354. Hannah Fangmann fired an 83 to lead Western Dubuque to fifth place with a 362. Cedar Falls won with a 336.

SOCCER

  • (girls) Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2 – Galena 1
  • (girls) Clinton 2, Maquoketa 1

TENNIS

  • (boys) Western Dubuque 5, Senior 4
  • (boys) Wahlert 7, C.R. Jefferson 2. Golden Eagles finish10-4 in the regular season.
  • (girls) Senior 5, Western Dubuque 4

 

 

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • At the Heart of America Conference tournament in Ozark, Missouri: The Clarke Pride once again qualified for the NAIA national tournament, but this year they will go in as the conference runner up. Yesterday the Pride defeated Mt. Mercy 4-3 in 12 innings and then lost to Baker University 16-3. Clarke will be making its fourth straight appearance in the NAIA Tourney Opening Round which will be May 13-16.

Fighting Saints USHL Draft

The Dubuque Fighting Saints wrapped up Phase I of the USHL draft on Monday night. Phase I of the draft is used to select younger players, in this case 2003 birth years. The Saints drafted six forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender. Dubuque’s top draft pick was forward Kenny Connors the fifth pick in the first round.  In the second round the Fighting Saints chose goalie Hobie Hedquist with the 20th overall choice.

The Saints will continue their preparation for next season with the Phase Two draft this morning.

Read more about the Saints draft: https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1018916

Bucks, Rockets win…B’s advance, Avs stay alive…MLB punishes Gausman…Bosox shelve Price

UNDATED (AP) – Milwaukee has a 3-1 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are tied at two games apiece in the West. Giannis Antetokounmpo  scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 113-101 win over the Celtics in Boston. James Harden scored 38 points and the Rockets hit 17 3-pointers in a 112-108 victory against the Warriors.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins were able to close out their NHL second-round series with Columbus, but the Colorado Avalanche have forced a Game 7 in their series with the San Jose Sharks. Tuukka  Rask stopped 39 shots and David Krejci had a goal and an assist in the Bruins’ 3-0 shutout of the Blue Jackets. The Avalanche blew three leads before knocking off the Sharks, 4-3 on Gabriel Landeskog’s  goal 2:32 into overtime.

NEW YORK (AP) – Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman has appealed the five-game suspension he received Monday for throwing a fastball behind Miami pitcher Jose Urena last week. Gausman was ejected last Friday after his first pitch to Urena sailed behind his knees. It was Urena’s first game against the Braves since being suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. last August, triggering a bench-clearing confrontation.

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Red Sox have placed left-hander David Price on the 10-day injured list because of tendinitis in his pitching elbow. The 33-year-old Price is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA in six starts and has allowed three runs or fewer in his last four appearances. The Red Sox selected the contract of 28-year-old right-hander Ryan Weber from Triple-A Pawtucket.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has denied the appeal of Maximum Security’s disqualification as Kentucky Derby winner for interference, saying the stewards’ decision is not subject to appeal. Racing stewards disqualified Maximum Security to 17th place on Saturday and elevated Country House to first after an objection filed by two jockeys. Owner Gary West has confirmed to The Associated Press that Maximum Security won’t run in the upcoming Preakness, saying there’s no need without a chance to compete for the Triple Crown.

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/6)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 12 Arizona 1


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 9 Cleveland 1
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Seattle 3
Final Baltimore 4 Boston 1
Final Minnesota 8 Toronto 0
Final Houston 6 Kansas City 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 12 San Francisco 4
Final Milwaukee 5 Washington 3
Final Miami 6 Chi Cubs 5
Final St. Louis 6 Philadelphia 0
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Atlanta 3
Final San Diego 4 N-Y Mets 0


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Milwaukee 113 Boston 101 (Milwaukee leads 3-1)
Final Houston 112 Golden State 108 (Series tied 2-2)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 3 Columbus 0 (Boston win series )
Final OT Colorado 4 San Jose 3 (Series tied 3-3)

Draft Day for Dubuque Fighting Saints

Today is draft day for all USHL teams including the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The Saints have the number 5 selection in the first round of the ten round Phase One Draft tonight, which begins at 6 o’clock. Phase One includes Futures” age players only, which are U-17 players for next year’s season.

Phase II of the Draft will take place tomorrow morning . This draft is open to players of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and are not currently protected by another USHL team.

You can follow the draft at this link: https://ushl1.rinknetcloud.com/

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (5/5)

 

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • The Clarke University baseball team has been knocked into the consolation bracket of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament yesterday in Ozark, Missouri. The Pride lost to Baker 4-2 and will now meet Mount Mercy at 10 o’clock this morning in hopes of remaining alive in the tourney. The winner will have to defeat Baker twice in order to claim the tournament title.

 

  • On Thursday, both Dubuque and Loras will play in the American Rivers Conference tourney in Cedar Rapids. Dubuque the #4 seed will meet #5 seed Central at 11:00 at Daniels Park; at the same time Loras the #6 seed will face #3 seed Luther at Veterans Stadium.

GOLF

  • (men) Dubuque finished 4th and Loras 7th after the final round of the American Rivers Tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dubuque totaled a +78 (938) over the three rounds. Loras totaled a +113 (973). Nebraska Wesleyan laid claim to the team title with a +57 (917). Two Dubuque golfers finished with all-conference honors by placing in the top 10. Brady Ellis finished 6th place at +15 (230) and fellow Spartan Garvin Paper placed 10th at +18 (233). The top Loras golfer was Jake Grabner who finished in a tie for 19th place with +26 (241)

Dubuque Co. American Legion State Champs

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team has defended their state championship. Dubuque County defeated Woodbury County 13-3. Dubuque County now will play in the Central Plains Regional tournament in August with their sights set on a return trip to the American Legion World Series.

Last year, Dubuque County reached the World Series for the first time and  became the first Iowa team to qualify since 1986 and the first Iowa team to win a game at the World Series since 1976.

Raptors, Nuggets get even…Blues extend series…Homa wins Wells Fargo title

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers have evened their respective NBA conference semifinal series at two games apiece by winning yesterday. Kawhi  Leonard poured in 39 points and the Raptors held Joel Embiid  to 11 points and seven rebounds in a 101-96 victory at Philadelphia. Jamal Murray had a game-high 34 points and Nikola Jokic  had a triple-double of 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as the Nuggets held off the Trail Blazers, 116-112 in Portland.

DALLAS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues knocked off the Dallas Stars, 4-1 yesterday to force a seventh game in the NHL second-round series. David Perron  scored the game-winner in the second period, and the Blues broke it open when Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais tallied 33 seconds apart in the third. Rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 22 shots for the Blues, who will host Game 7 on Tuesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Max Homa closed with a 4-under 67 to capture the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Homa began the back nine with two birdies to build a four-shot lead before finishing three ahead of Joel Dahmen. The victory gets Homa into the PGA Championship in two weeks at Bethpage Black and the Masters next April.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) – Scott McCarron won the Insperity Invitational yesterday for his 10th PGA Tour Champions victory and second in three weeks. The 53-year-old McCarron held off Scott Parel by two strokes, closing with a 5-under 67 to finish at 17-under 199. He matched Fred Couples for the best score since the event moved to The Woodlands Country Club in 2008.

DOVER, Del. (AP) – The NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway has been rescheduled for this today after rain caused a one-day postponement. Chase Elliott is the pole-sitter for the race after winning last week at Talladega, won the pole and will lead the field to green at 12:01 p.m. Dover hasn’t held a Monday race since 2007.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (5/5)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 5 Oakland 3, 13 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Seattle 10 Cleveland 0
Final Detroit 5 Kansas City 2, 10 Innings
Final Boston 9 Chi White Sox 2
Final Texas 10 Toronto 2
Final N-Y Yankees 4 Minnesota 1, 8 Innings
Final Houston 10 L-A Angels 4
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, postponed


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 3 Miami 1, 10 Innings
Final Philadelphia 7 Washington 1
Final Milwaukee 3 N-Y Mets 2
Final Colorado 8 Arizona 7
Final San Diego 8 L-A Dodgers 5
Final San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 5
Final Chi Cubs 13 St. Louis 5


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Toronto 101 Philadelphia 96 (Series tied 2-2)
Final Denver 116 Portland 112 (Series tied 2-2)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final St. Louis 4 Dallas 1 (Series tied 3-3)

National Scorecard

BASEBALL:

Interleague play

Pittsburgh      6    Oakland      4

American League

Minnesota          7    N-Y  Yankees          3

Cleveland          5    Seattle                  4

Kansas  City    15    Detroit                  3

Baltimore          3    Tampa  Bay              0

Houston            14    L-A  Angels            2

Boston              15    Chi  White  Sox      2

Texas                  8    Toronto                  5

National League

Chi  Cubs            6    St.  Louis              5

Atlanta              9    Miami                      2

Washington      10    Philadelphia        8

Milwaukee          4    N-Y  Mets                3,  18  Innings

Cincinnati        9    San  Francisco      2

Arizona              9    Colorado                2

L-A  Dodgers      7    San  Diego              6

NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

OT    Houston    126    Golden  State    121

NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE  PLAYOFFS

Boston          4    Columbus      3

San  Jose      2    Colorado      1

Local Sports

Boys High School  Tennis

CR Xavier 8,  Senior 1

College Baseball

Wartburg 14, Loras, 9

Loras 7, Wartburg 6

Area Sports Scores

Boys HS Soccer

Cedar Rapids Washington 6, Dubuque, Senior 0

Cedar Rapids Prairie 6, Epworth, Western Dubuque 0

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 6, Hempstead 0

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2, Wahlert 0

Girls HS Soccer

Dubuque Senior 1, Cedar Rapids Washington 0

Prairie 5, Western Dubuque 0

College Baseball

Buena Vista-3 UD-2

Loras 6, Wartburg 5

UWP-11 UW Oshkosh 0

College Softball

UW Eau Claire-8, UWP-3

UW LaCrosse-5, UWP-1

UD-7, Luther-5

College Mens Tennis

At the American Rivers Conference Tournament hosted by Coe,

#5 Seed Loras -4 fell  to #4 Seed Wartburg-5, who will meet the top seed today at Coe.

UW Platteville is hosting the WIAC Championship today at Pioneer Stadium for Track and Field where Sophomore Katie Schilling ran a personal best in the 400m hurdles preliminaries, cruising into the first seed and (at 1:02.66. Schilling’s time) establishing a new school record for the women Pioneers and ranks her in the top 12 nationally in NCAA Division III.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/2)

        HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • East Dubuque 3, Galena 1
  • Shullsburg/Benton 10 Cuba City 0
  • Belmont 7, Southwestern 6

SOFTBALL

  • Platteville 17, Richland Center 0
  • Mineral Point 13, Riverdale 6
  • Cuba City 11, Boscobel 0
  • River Ridge 7, Barneveld 3

SOCCER

  • (girls) Dyersville Beckman Catholic 2, Independence 1
  • (girls) Maquoketa 2, South Tama 0

TRACK AND FIELD

  • (boys) Western Dubuque won the team championship last night at the MVC Mississippi Divisional at Cedar Falls. The Bobcats totaled 165. Senior finished 7th with 45. Coach of the year Tom Jasper and Athlete of the meet Zack Butcher.
  • (boys) Hempstead was 4th with 91, Wahlert 5th with with 89 at the MVC Valley Divisional last night at C.R. Prairie. Kennedy with 139 was the winner.
  • (girls) Wahlert was 2nd with 115 and Hempstead placed 6th with 82 in the team race at the MVC Valley Divisional girls meet at the Rock Bowl. Linn-Mar won the team title with 165.
  • (girls) Senior was 4th with 85.50 and Western Dubuque 5th with 71.50 at the MVC Mississippi Divisional at Iowa City High. Cedar Falls won the title with 193.50.
  • (girls) Galena/River Ridge/East Dubuque won the NUIC Meet last night with 153, in front of Milledgeville/Eastland with 124.

GOLF

  • (girls) Hempstead Won a Golf triangular at Cedar Rapids Prairie with a team score of 168 winning by 4 strokes. Morgan Hawkins medalists with a 38.

TENNIS

  • (boys) Wahlert 8, Senior 1

 

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • At the Heart of American Conference Tournament in Ozark, MO, #3 seed Clarke defeated #6 seed Peru State 6-1. The Pride will meet #2 seed Central Methodist this evening at 8:30 pm

SOFTBALL

  • American Rivers Conference Tournament opens up today in Pella. Dubuque the #5 seed will meet #4 seed Luther at 2:00 pm.

TENNIS

  • American Rivers Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament hosted by Coe starts today. Loras #5 seed will meet #4 seed Wartburg in Iowa City with the winner to meet the top seed Coe tomorrow.

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (5/2)

Rockies Pound Brewers Again

– Homers by Nolan Arenado, David Dahl and Raimel Tapia powered the Rockies past the Brewers, 11-6. Arenado had three hits, including his ninth home run this season. Dahl finished a triple short of the cycle for the Rockies, who outscored the Brewers 22-10 in the final two games of the series.

 

Strasburg and Nats Cool Off Cardinals

– Steven Strasburg cooled off the St. Louis Cardinals while becoming the fastest pitcher to 1,500 strikeouts.  Strasburg fanned nine while allowing a run and six hits over 6 2/3 innings to pitch the Washington Nationals past the Redbirds, 2-1. Washington’s runs came in the fourth inning on an error and a double-play grounder.  Sean Doolittle struck out pinch hitter Paul Goldschmidt with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning and finished the game for his fourth save, ending the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak.

 

Another White Sox Walk Off

– The White Sox notched their second straight walk-off win as Nicky Delmonico hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give them a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox. James McCann homered and had two hits in Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Andrew Benintendi homered and Rafael Devers drove in two runs as Boston had its three-game winning streak snapped.

 

Twins Stay Hot   

– Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start by limiting the Astros to a pair of runs and seven hits over seven innings of the Twins’ 8-2 victory. Jason Castro homered off former battery mate Brad Peacock and drove in four runs to help the AL Central leaders improve to a league-best 19-10. The game was tied 1-1 until Minnesota scored six times in the fourth to chase Peacock.

Isaiah Moss to Transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa redshirt junior Isaiah Moss has submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal with the intention of departing the Hawkeye basketball program. Moss started all 35 games last season, averaging 9.2 points.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/2)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Minnesota 8 Houston 2
Final Tampa Bay 3 Kansas City 1
Final Chi White Sox 6 Boston 4
Final L-A Angels 6 Toronto 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 1 Cincinnati 0
Final San Diego 11 Atlanta 2
Final Colorado 11 Milwaukee 6
Final Washington 2 St. Louis 1


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Philadelphia 116 Toronto 95 (Philly leads 2-1)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 4 Columbus 1 (Series tied 2-2)
Final Colorado 3 San Jose 0 (Series tied 2-2)

76ers hammer Raptors…Harden eyes Game 3…B’s, Avs knot series…Cubs get Russell ready

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers have a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference after Joel Embiid  scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 116-95 win over the Toronto Raptors. Embiid went 9 of 18 from the floor and made 12 of 13 free throws after averaging only 14 points and 28% shooting from the floor in the first two games. Kawhi  Leonard scored 33 points for the Raptors, and Pascal Siakam had 20.

UNDATED (AP) – Houston Rockets guard James Harden will play in Game 3 of the NBA’s Western Conference semifinal series against Golden State on Saturday despite injuries to both eyes. It was clear that last year’s MVP was still struggling as he squinted under the light while answering questions about it. The injury occurred when he was hit by Draymond Green during the first quarter Game 2, but he finished the Rockets’ 104-100 loss to the Warriors.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche won last night to even their NHL second-round series at two games apiece. Patrice Bergeron  scored two power-play goals and Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots as the Bruins dumped Columbus, 4-1. Nathan MacKinnon ran his point streak to eight games by scoring the game-winning goal in the second period of the Avs’ 3-0 shutout of San Jose.

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa after he completed his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was eligible to rejoin the Cubs on Friday, but manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday the team wanted to give him more time at Triple-A to get ready. Russell was suspended last fall after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Rory McIlroy fired a 5-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Joel Dahmen after the opening round of the PGA’s the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy twice made birdie when he was out of position off the tee and ran off three straight birdies on the back nine for his lowest start in his 10 appearances at Quail Hollow. Dahmen holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish a bogey-free round.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/1)

          HIGH SCHOOL

GOLF

  • (girls) Senior’s Abby Marting is the medalist leader following the first round of the County Meet held yesterday at the Golf and Country Club. Marting fired a 74 and had a three stroke lead over Anna Nacos of Wahlert. The Golden Eagles hold the first round lead after shooting 331, Senior was next with 354, Hempstead third with 368 and Western Dubuque fourth with 395. The final round is May 15th at the Meadows.

TENNIS

  • (boys) Wahlert defeated Hempstead 5-4.
  • (girls) Hempstead 8, Senior 1

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • The Clarke Pride will play their first game of the Heart of America Conference tournament in Ozark, Missouri today. Clarke the number three seed will meet Peru State at 5 o’clock

GOLF

  • The Clarke University men’s golf team finished seventh at the Heart Championships in Sunrise Beach, Mo. Kade Salemi led Clarke, tying for 14th individually with an 82-72-78—232.

Rea Propels Iowa Cubs to Win

Cascade native Colin Rea led the Iowa Cubs to a victory yesterday from the mound and at the plate. Rea gave up just one hit and walked two, while helping his cause with his first career home run in the fourth inning of a 6-1 win over San Antonio in the first game of the twin bill which led to a doubleheader sweep at Principal Park.  Rea is now 3-0 in five starts with a 3.25 ERA in 27.2 innings. The righty has struck out 20 and walked 9.

Iowa Native Niemann New Hawkeye Assistant

Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz has found a replacement for long time assistant Reece Morgan who retired following the 2018 season.

Former Northern Illinois and Rutgers defensive coordinator Jay Niemann will become newest Iowa’s assistant coach.

Niemann is an Iowa native and also spent time eight years coaching on Drake’s staff, five years with Northern Iowa  from 1997 to 2001and six more as the head coach at Simpson College  from 2002 to 2007.

Regional MLB Recaps From Wednesday (5/1)

 

Cubs Stay Hot

– The Cubs won for the 13th time in 17 games as Jon Lester combined with two relievers on a one-hitter in an 11-0 thrashing of the Mariners. Lester struck out eight and allowed only Ryon Healy’s single over seven innings. Javier Baez hit a solo homer and an RBI double while Chicago put together a six-run second.

 

Rockies Rough Up Brewers

– The Rockies coasted to an 11-4 romp over the Brewers as Nolan Arenado homered twice and drove in four runs. Trevor Story also connected and Colorado stopped a three-game skid with their highest-scoring output of the season. Tony Wolters added two RBIs on a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

 

Cardinals Win Third Straight Against Nationals

– Miles Mikolas  outpitched Max Scherzer and Marcell Ozuna had three hits as the Cardinals dumped the Nationals, 5-1. Jose Martinez drove in two runs in helping St. Louis win for the 10th time in 11 games. Washington has lost the first three games of the series and six of its last seven overall to fall to 12-17.

 

White Sox Earn Split

– The White Sox salvaged a split of their double header by downing the O’s, 7-6 on Yonder Alonso’s two-run single with two out in the ninth inning. With two down and runners on second and third, Jose Abreu was walked intentionally to get to Alonso, who lined a game-ending single into left field. Baltimore won the first game of the twinbill 5-4.

 

Twins Top Astros

– Martin Perez had his longest outing in two seasons, allowing four hits over eight scoreless innings of the Twins’ 6-2 victory against the Astros. Perez sailed after putting the first two runners on base in the opening inning. Jonathan Schoop  crushed a towering two-run homer and Nelson Cruz Jr. drove in a pair for Minnesota.

Blazers, Nuggets all even…Wolves hire a new exec…Stars, Canes win…Derby favorite scratched

DENVER (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have tied their NBA Western Conference semifinal series at a game apiece by carrying a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter before holding off the Nuggets, 97-90 in Denver. CJ McCollum scored 20 points and picked up the offensive slack for backcourt mate Damian Lillard, who added 14 points but was just 5 of 17 from the floor and 1 of 7 from 3-point range. Nikola Jokic  had 16 points and 14 boards but got off to a slow start and wasn’t nearly the take-control force he was in Game 1, when he scored 37 points.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to hire current Houston Rockets executive Gersson Rosas as president of basketball operations. Rosas has been a finalist for the top job with several other NBA teams and had a three-month stint as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks in 2013 before returning to the Rockets. He replaces Tom Thibodeau, who was fired at midseason from his dual role as president and coach.

UNDATED (AP) – The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues are tied at two games apiece in their NHL second-round series, while the Hurricanes own a 3-0 lead over the New York Islanders. Ben Bishop made 27 saves and Jason Spezza  scored a power-play goal late in the first period to put the Stars ahead to stay in a 4-2 victory over the Blues. Teuvo Teravainen  scored twice and Justin Williams broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period of the Hurricanes’ 5-2 victory against the Islanders.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from Saturday’s race because of a breathing problem. The colt from Southern California was made the 4-1 early favorite for Saturday’s 145th Derby. Omaha Beach galloped Wednesday morning without any problem and trainer Richard Mandella said everything was fine, but that changed by late afternoon when Rogers said Omaha Beach has an entrapped epiglottis.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – The Chicago Bears have exercised their fifth-year option on linebacker Leonard Floyd, locking him up through the 2020 season. The move was expected after Floyd played in all 16 regular-season games last season and recorded four sacks and had a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown in Week 9 at Buffalo.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/1)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 7 Texas 5
Final Arizona 3 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Chi Cubs 11 Seattle 0
Final Philadelphia 7 Detroit 3
Final Miami 4 Cleveland 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 7 Oakland 3
Final Kansas City 3 Tampa Bay 2
Final Baltimore 5 Chi White Sox 4
Final Kansas City 8 Tampa Bay 2
Final Minnesota 6 Houston 2
Final Chi White Sox 7 Baltimore 6
Final L-A Angels 6 Toronto 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 5 Washington 1
Final Cincinnati 1 N-Y Mets 0
Final Atlanta 5 San Diego 1
Final Colorado 11 Milwaukee 4
Final San Francisco 2 L-A Dodgers 1


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Portland 97 Denver 90 (series tied 1-1)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Carolina 5 N-Y Islanders 2 (Carolina leads 3-0)
Final Dallas 4 St. Louis 2 (Series tied 2-2)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/30)

 

          HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • Mineral Point 11, Boscobel 2

Dubuque County American Legion Team to State

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team has earned the right to defend their state championship from last season without playing one inning. Due to the weather forcing the postponement of games over the last several days, the other teams in region three Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Linn-Mar opted out of the tournament meaning Dubuque will play this weekend in the six team state tournament in Sioux City.

 

SOFTBALL

  • Cuba City 10, Riverdale 4
  • Potosi 19, River Ridge 1

SOCCER

  • (girls) Iowa City West 3, Wahlert 1
  • (girls) Iowa City, City High 5, Western Dubuque 1

 

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • Dubuque 6, U-W Platteville 5 (game 2 cancelled) UD now 23-10-1 UWP is 16-18

TENNIS

  • Loras 8, Dubuque 1

GOLF

  • The Heart of America tournament in Sunrise Beach, Missouri was suspended by weather yesterday and will resume today. Clarke currently sits sixth in the nine-team tournament after one round.

Noland ARC Athlete of the Week

Loras College junior Gabby Noland has been named this week’s American Rivers Conference Female Athlete of the Week. Noland competed at the Drake Relays last week, taking fourth in the 200m against an all Division I field with a time of 23.94. Her 200m time broke the Loras school record and currently leads Division III. After this weekend’s efforts Noland is ranked No. 1 in three events: 100m, 200m and the relay team is currently ranked No. 1 in Division III in the 4×400 which she anchors.

Two University of Dubuque athletes were also honored.

  • Blaze Murfin was named the Male Field Athlete of the Week. At the Drake Relays against Division One competition, Murfin finished 11th in the shot, eighth in the discus and 12th in the hammer.
  • . Kelsey Betthauser was named the Female Field Athlete of the Week. In the discus at the Grand View Vikings Classic she threw a school record throw which is now the top mark in NCAA Division III this season.

Warriors, Bucks win…Jackets, Sharks up 2-1…Nats shelve Rendon…Derby line favors Omaha Beach

UNDATED (AP) – The Golden State Warriors have taken a 2-0 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals, while the Milwaukee Bucks have evened their series at two games apiece. Kevin Durant poured in 29 points and Klay Thompson scored 21 in the Warriors’ 115-109 win over the Houston Rockets. Khris Middleton nailed seven of the Bucks’ 20 3-pointers and finished with 28 points in a 123-102 rout of the Boston Celtics.

UNDATED (AP) – The Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks have two-games-to-one leads in their NHL second-round series after winning last night. Sergei Bobrovsky made 15 of his 36 saves in the third period to close out the Jackets’ 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins. Logan Couture completed his hat trick by scoring the tiebreaking and empty-net goals in the last 7:10 of the Sharks’ 4-2 win at Colorado.

UNDATED (AP) – Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN’) is finally heading to the injured list with a bruised left elbow after sitting out seven of the team’s last eight games. Rendon was hit by a pitch on his elbow during an April 20 game against Miami, ending a 17-game hitting streak. Rendon is batting .356 with six home runs and 18 RBIs in 20 games this season.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Omaha Beach is the 4-1 early favorite for the Kentucky Derby after drawing the No. 12 post position in the 20-horse field at Churchill Downs this weekend. Bob Baffert-trained Game Winner is the 5-1 second choice from the No. 16 post starting inside stablemate Roadster, the 6-1 co-third choice with Improbable, at the No. 5 hole. Baffert is going for his sixth Kentucky Derby win and second straight.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – USA Gymnastics has removed Edward Nyman’s appointment as the first full-time director of sports medicine and science, barely 24 hours after naming him to the position. USA Gymnastics sited an unspecified conflict of interest as the reason for re-opening the job. Nyman was a competitive gymnast from 1987-93 and spent time as a coach before getting a doctorate in biomechanics at the University of Toledo.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/30)

       MLB

        INTERLEAGUE  

Final    Detroit            3    Philadelphia      1

Final    Cleveland        7    Miami                    4

Final    Pittsburgh      6    Texas                    4,  11  Innings

Final    Arizona            3    N-Y  Yankees        1

Final    Chi  Cubs          6    Seattle                5

                 AMERICAN  LEAGUE  

Final    Boston              5    Oakland          1

Final    Houston          11    Minnesota      0

Final    L-A  Angels      4    Toronto          3

Baltimore    at    Chi  White  Sox ,  postponed

Tampa  Bay    at    Kansas  City,  postponed

                  NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    St.  Louis          3    Washington            2

Final    N-Y  Mets            4    Cincinnati            3,  10  Innings

Final    San  Diego          4    Atlanta                  3

Final    Milwaukee          4    Colorado                3

Final    L-A  Dodgers    10    San  Francisco      3

 

                  NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

 

Final    Milwaukee          123    Boston      102 (Series tied 1-1)

Final    Golden  State    115    Houston    109 (Golden State leads 2-0)

                  NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE  PLAYOFFS

Final    Columbus      2    Boston          1 (Columbus leads 2-1)

Final    San  Jose      4    Colorado      2 (Series tied 1-1)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (4/29)

HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • Shullsburg/Benton 21, River Ridge 0
  • Cuba City 5, Lancaster 3

SOFTBALL

  • Mineral Point 9, Cuba City 6
  • Fennimore 8, Riverdale 6
  • River Ridge 11, Benton/Shullsburg 1
  • Boscobel 9, Cuba City 6

SOCCER

  • (boys)C.R. Xavier 2, Senior 1 (2OT, 3-1PKs)
  • (boys) Bellevue Marquette Catholic 5, Anamosa 2
  • (girls) Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Anamosa 2

GOLF

(girls) Wahlert won the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet title yesterday at the Meadows. The Golden Eagles totaled a 337. Abby Marting of Senior was the medalist turning in a 4 over 76. Mary Edward of Wahlert led their championship effort with a 79 with three Golden Eagles in the top 5. Senior totaled a 355 to finish 3rd while Hempstead shot 387 to finish 7th led by Kaydiane Shadel with 93 and Western Dubuque was 8th with 400, led by Hannah Fangman with a 95.

TENNIS

  • (boys) Hempstead 5, Senior 4

 

COLLEGE

GOLF

  • (men) Clarke is in 6th place after day one of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament in Sunrise Beach, MO. The Pride totaled a 321, led by Andrew Gates firing at 78. Mount Mercy leads shooting 305

Nuggets beat Portland … 2 homers for Aguilar … Blues edge Stars

DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard’s 39-point effort and Enes Kanter’s strong return to Portland’s lineup in a 121-113 win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round playoff series. Lillard, who struck for 50 points, missed 8 of 12 3-point attempts and Gary Harris blocked his 3 from behind in the closing minute to keep the Trail Blazers from closing in. Jamal Murray added 23 points for Denver.

TORONTO (AP) – Despite being down by 19 in the first half, the Toronto Raptors almost came back in a 94-89 loss at home against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jimmy Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sixers hold on for the win and tie the series at a game each. Game 3 is Thursday night in Philadelphia.

DALLAS (AP) – Pat Maroon flicked a puck over goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 4-3. The Blues took a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series and are still undefeated on the road this postseason. Maroon’s second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered a loose puck to the left of Bishop and scored. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Dallas, before the series shifts back to St. Louis.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Struggling slugger Jesus Aguilar hit his first two homers of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 with NL MVP Christian Yelich sidelined by lower back soreness. Zach Davies allowed an unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, and Milwaukee opened a 10-game homestand with a breakout game from its beefy first baseman. Aguilar entered hitting .123 after accruing 35 homers and 108 RBIs last season.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL and Twitter have announced a multiyear extension, including six new live shows for the league’s 100th season. The six shows will be focused on some of the league’s highest-profile events, including the NFL Kickoff, Thanksgiving games, conference championship games, Super Bowl, combine and draft.

National Scoreboard from Monday (4/29)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 9 Oakland 4
Final Minnesota 1 Houston 0
Final Chi White Sox 5 Baltimore 3
Final Tampa Bay 8 Kansas City 5


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 6 Washington 3
Final Cincinnati 5 N-Y Mets 4
Final Atlanta 3 San Diego 1
Final Milwaukee 5 Colorado 1
Final San Francisco 3 L-A Dodgers 2


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Philadelphia 94 Toronto 89 (Series tied 1-1)
Final Denver 121 Portland 113 (Denver leads 1-0)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final St. Louis 4 Dallas 3 (St. Louis leads 2-1)

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (4/28)

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • Loras lost twice to #16 Coe 3-0 and 8-3.
  • UW Platteville 16, Finlandia 3

SOFTBALL

  • Dubuque finished their regular season with a sweep of Nebraska Wesleyan 2-1 and 8-4 in games played at Norwalk High School due to unplayable field conditions in Dubuque. U-D finished 25-12 and 8-8 in A-R-C play qualifying for the post season tournament. UD is the number 5 seed and will play #4 seed Luther on Friday in Pella in the opening round.
  • U-W Platteville split a doubleheader at U-W Lacrosse losing 5-4 then winning 5-2.

GOLF

  • The University of Dubuque women’s golf team claimed the American Rivers Conference Spring Preview yesterday at the Ames Country Club. The weather shortened tournament was reduced to one round on Sunday. The Spartans shot a team total 334 to win by nine strokes. U-D’s Daniela Miranda would fire the low round to claim medalist honors with a score of 79.

Warriors, Celtics open with wins…Canes up 2-0, Avs get even…More Yankee injuries…Elliott wins

UNDATED (AP) – The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics have opened their respective NBA conference semifinal series with victories. Kevin Durant poured in 35 points and Draymond Green almost had a triple-double to help the Warriors post a 104-100 win over the Houston Rockets. Kyrie Irving finished with 26 points and 11 assists, while Al Horford chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Celtics blew out the Bucks, 112-90 in Milwaukee.

UNDATED (AP) – The Carolina Hurricanes have a two-games-to-none lead in their NHL second-round series, while the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks are deadlocked at a game apiece. Warren Foegele (FOH’-gul) and Nino Niederreiter scored in the first 65 seconds of the third period to send the Hurricanes past the New York Islanders, 2-1. Tyson Barrie scored the tiebreaking goal and had two assists as the Avalanche downed the Sharks, 4-3.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The New York Yankees lost two more players to injuries when second baseman DJ LeMahieu and third baseman Gio Urshela left yesterday’s game against San Francisco. LeMahieu was removed in the bottom of the third because of right knee inflammation, and Urshela left after he was hit on his left hand by an 88.5 mph cutter from Nick Vincent in the fifth inning. New York has had 15 players on the injured list this year and just two have come back: Gary Sanchez and pitcher CC Sabathia.

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) – Chevrolet completed a sweep of the top two spots at yesterday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega. Chase Elliott took the lead shortly after a restart with four laps to go and worked with three other Chevy drivers to hold off the rest of the field. Hendrick teammate Ryan Bowman was second, followed by rookies Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric.

AVONDALE, La. (AP) – Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm shot a 3-under 69 in the alternate-shot final round of the Zurich Classic and won the PGA Tour’s only team event by three strokes over Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood. The 42-year-old Palmer won for the first time since 2010. The 24-year-old Rahm has won once in each of the past three seasons and has seven top-10 finishes in 2019.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (4/28)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 11 San Francisco 5


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 5 Boston 2
Final Toronto 5 Oakland 4, 11 Innings
Final Chi White Sox 4 Detroit 1
Final Minnesota 4 Baltimore 1
Final L-A Angels 7 Kansas City 3
Final Texas 14 Seattle 1
Final Houston 4 Cleveland 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 5 Miami 1
Final N-Y Mets 5 Milwaukee 2
Final Atlanta 8 Colorado 7
Final Washington 7 San Diego 6, 11 Innings
Final St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 2
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Pittsburgh 6
Final Chi Cubs 6 Arizona 5, 15 Innings


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 112 Milwaukee 90 (Boston leads 1-0)
Final Golden State 104 Houston 100 (Golden State leads 1-0)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Carolina 2 N-Y Islanders 1 (Carolina leads 2-0)
Final Colorado 4 San Jose 3 (Series tied 1-1)

Nuggets Advance..Raptors Whip Sixers…Blue Jackets, Stars Get Even..Yelich Hits 14th

 

DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals with a 90-86 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Jokic finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, with no pass bigger than the one to set up Jamal Murray’s bucket in the final minute. The Nuggets saw a 17-point, third-quarter lead shrink to two before Murray nailed a floater with 36.8 seconds remaining.

TORONTO (AP) – Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors took the opener of their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series, 108-95 over Philadelphia. Leonard matched his career-best scoring total for any game, set Jan. 1 against Utah. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 29 points for the Raptors, who led by as many as 20 en route to their fifth straight postseason victory since a series-opening loss to Orlando.

BOSTON (AP) – Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) scored 3:42 into double-overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win at Boston, tying the Stanley Cup second-round series at a game apiece. Artemi Panarin (ahr-THE’-mee pah-NA’-rihn) set up the winner after scoring twice in the second period, tying the game each time. Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) stopped 29 shots and was perfect after David Pastrnak beat him 2:01 into the second.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Roope Hintz scored twice to support Ben Bishop’s 32-save performance as the Dallas Stars topped the St. Louis Blues, 4-2 to even the Stanley Cup second-round series at a game apiece. Hintz, Miro Heiskanen (HYS’-kah-nehn) and Mattias Janmark (matt-TEE’-ahs YAHN’-mahrk) tallied in the game’s first 15 minutes to give Dallas a 3-1 lead. Bishop improved to 11-3 following a playoff loss, making big saves on Ryan O’Reilly and Oskar Sundqvist in the third period.

NEW YORK (AP) – Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) has matched Albert Pujols (POO-hohlz) and Alex Rodriguez for the most homers through the first full month of a major league season. Yelich slammed his major league-leading 14th home run and Ben Gamel added a blast in the Brewers’ 8-6 win over the Mets. Brandon Woodruff scattered six hits over five innings, leaving with a 6-1 lead.

Local Scores

Highschool Boys Baseball

Prairie du Chien 12  Onalaska 0

Dodgeville 5              Belleville 4

Pecatonica 11           Belmont 1

Black Hawk 1            Shullsburg/Benton 21

 

 

 

Area Scoreboard from Friday (4/25)

          HIGH SCHOOL

TRACK AND FIELD

Drake Relays in Des Moines

The Distance Carnival portion of the Drake Relays was held yesterday.

  • David Holesinger of Hempstead finished 3rd in the 3200 while teammate Ben Hermiston finished 6th. Senior High’s Clare Edmondson finished 3rd in the 3000.
  • Aliyah Carter of Wahlert placed 3rd in the long jump.
  • Michael Keegan of Dyersville Beckman tied for 9th in the high jump while Grant Kelchen of Western Dubuque tied for 12th.
  • Kassie Rosenbum of Loras had a 3rd place effort in the 10-thousand meters, finishing behind two Division 1 runners
  • Ryan Rogers of Loras finished 4th in the Decathlon

Elsewhere

  • The East Dubuque/Galena/River Ridge girls track team cruised to the championship our of eight teams at the Pec-Durand Invitational scoring 228, 2nd place was Milledgville with 146.

BASEBALL

  • Eastland 13, Galena 3
  • Dodgeville 12, Lancaster 2
  • River Valley 11, Platteville 1

SOFTBALL

  • Cuba City 8, Darlington 2
  • Southwestern 8, Riverdale 7

BOYS SOCCER

  • Wahlert 3, Linn-Mar 1
  • Cedar Falls 8, Senior 0

GIRLS SOCCER

  • Senior 4, Cedar Falls 1
  • Linn-Mar 3, Wahlert Catholic 1

GIRLS GOLF

  • Hempstead won a quad at IC Liberty / Brown Deere Golf course with a 189 winning by four strokes. Morgan Hawkins was runnerup with a 42.
  • Wahlert won the MVC quad they hosted at Dubuque Golf and Country Club by 39 strokes. The Golden Eagles shot a team total 156 led by medalist Anna Jensen with an even par 35.

Rea Gets Win for I-Cubs

Cascade native Colin Rea got the victory on the mound last night as the Iowa Cubs defeated the Nashville Sounds 8-4. Rea pitched six innings allowing four runs on seven hits. Rea struck out six batters and walked 2. Rea is now 2-and-0 on the season with a 3.97 ERA.

 

Sooners QB taken No. 1 again…Spurs stay alive…Bruins, Blues get 1-goal wins…Pavelski doubtful

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Arizona Cardinals went for a quarterback with the first overall pick in the NFL draft last night before the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets acquired defensive help. Kyle Murray became the second straight Oklahoma quarterback to be taken with the top pick with the Cardinals took the Heisman Trophy winner. Defensive end Nick Bosa  was selected by the Niners with the second pick, and the Jets landed defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third choice. Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson was taken 7th overall by the Detroit Lions. Hawkeye teammate and fellow tight end Noah Fant was selected 20th overall by the Denver Broncos.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs forced a Game 7 in their NBA first-round series by whipping the second-seeded Denver Nuggets, 120-103. DeMar DeRozan added 25 points to help the Spurs withstand an outstanding performance by Nikola Jokic , who finished with 43 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Game 7 is tomorrow in Denver, where the Nuggets had the league’s best home record during the regular season.

BOSTON (AP) – Charlie Coyle provided the tying and winning goals as the Boston Bruins took the opener of their second-round Stanley Cup series against Columbus, 3-2 in overtime. Coyle beat Sergei Bobrovsky 5:15 into OT after knotting the score with 4:35 left in regulation. He tying goal came after Brandon Dubinsky and Pierre-Luc Dubois  scored just 13 seconds apart in the third period to put the Blue Jackets ahead, 2-1.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues have opened their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series by getting two goals from Vladimir Tarasenko in a 3-2 victory against Dallas. Tarasenko broke a 1-1 deadlock with a power-play goal late in the second period and gave St. Louis a 3-1 lead four minutes into the third. Robby Fabbri also scored and rookie Jordan Binnington turned back 27 shots for the Blues.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is unlikely to play Game 1 in the second round of the playoffs tonight against Colorado after being knocked out and bloodied in the first-round clincher. Coach Peter DeBoer says Pavelski is officially day to day but is not expected to be cleared for the game. Pavelski got hurt Tuesday in a Game 7 victory over Vegas when he was cross-checked by Cody Eakin after a faceoff and was hit by another Golden Knight before falling awkwardly, his helmet slamming on the ice.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (4/25)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 7 Detroit 3
Final Cleveland 2 Houston 1
Final L-A Angels 11 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Seattle 14 Texas 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Arizona 5 Pittsburgh 0
Final L-A Dodgers 2 Chi Cubs 1
Final Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 2
Final Miami 3 Philadelphia 1, 10 Innings


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final San Antonio 120 Denver 103 (Series tied 3-3)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final OT Boston 3 Columbus 2 (Boston leads 1-0)
Final St. Louis 3 Dallas 2 (St. Louis leads 1-0)

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/24)

COLLEGE

SOFTBALL

  • Dubuque upset #13 Luther twice 1-0 and 5-3.
  • Clarke split a home doubleheader with William Penn falling 11-8 (9) then winning 2-1.
  • Loras lost twice to Central 13-1 and 4-3.
  • UW Platteville split with Whitewater, losing 5-1 then winning 13-8.

LACROSSE

  • (women) Illinois Tech 20, Loras 7

GOLF

  • Clarke’s women’s golf team is in ninth place after two rounds at the Heart Championships at Osage National GC, Lake Ozark, Mo. The Pride have shot 797 through 2 rounds led by Arieanna Accidentale with 184.

Fighting Saints Eliminated

The Fighting Saints season came to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks as the top seed in the USHL Eastern Conference moves on to face Chicago in the conference finals. Dubuque and Muskegon played their tightest and lowest scoring game of the series as they battled defensively for all sixty minutes. Muskegon stymied Dubuque in the final stanza, limiting their chances and keeping the offense at bay.

Koenig Named Men’s Soccer Coach at U-W Platteville

The University of Wisconsin Platteville has named a Dubuque native as their next head men’s soccer coach. Yesterday Sam Koenig was announced the new coach of the Pioneer men’s program.  Koenig’s coaching experience includes three years at the NCAA Division Three level with the last two years spent at Dominican University in as assistant men’s soccer coach and recruiting coordinator.

Koenig played his prep soccer at Wahlert High School and then collegiately at Loras where he helped lead the Duhawks to three NCAA Division Three national semi-final appearances. Following graduation, Koenig then served as an assistant coach for the Duhawks. Koenig was also head boys coach at Wahlert from 2013 to 2016, the Golden Eagles had a third place state finish in 2016.

Clippers top Warriors…Rockets advance…Canes oust defending champs…Steelers extend Big Ben

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State Warriors were unable to close out their NBA first-round series, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers, 129-121 in Game 6. Lou Williams scored 33 points, had 10 assists and hit a big fadeaway jumper with 1:29 remaining to help Los Angeles close on a 13-5 run. Patrick Beverley took a big charge against Klay Thompson with 1:40 left and scored 17 points for his best outing of the series. Golden State leads the series 3-2.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Rockets are in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals for the second straight year after James Harden scored 26 points and hit two key free throws in a 100-93 victory against Utah. Harden blocked a shot and followed with two free throws to put Houston ahead, 98-93 with 38 seconds to play. Clint Capela had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who won three straight after splitting the first two games in Houston.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Capitals have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs after the Carolina Hurricanes took out the defending champs in Game 7 of the first round, 4-3 in double-overtime. Brock McGinn won it at 11:05 of the second OT after Jordan Staal provided the tying goal early in the third period. The Hurricanes trailed the series three games to two and were down 3-1 in Game 7 before earning a second-round meeting with the New York Islanders. The first time in NHL history all the divisional champs have been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger  have agreed to terms on a contract extension that runs through 2021. The 36-year-old Roethlisberger had been set to enter the final year of a contract he signed in 2015. Roethlisberger is coming off the finest statistical season of his 15-year career, throwing for a league-best 5,129 yards and a team-record 34 touchdowns.

DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott’s rookie contract, keeping the star running back with the club at least through 2020. The two-time NFL rushing champion is set to make $3.9 million this season and $9.1 million in his fifth year unless Elliott and the team agree on a contract before then. Elliott had 1,434 yards for his second rushing title in three years last season as Dallas won the division again.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/25)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cleveland 6 Miami 2
Final San Diego 1 Seattle 0
Final San Francisco 4 Toronto 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Kansas City 10 Tampa Bay 2
Final Oakland 6 Texas 5
Final Baltimore 4 Chi White Sox 3
Final Boston 11 Detroit 4
Final Houston 7 Minnesota 1
Final N-Y Yankees 6 L-A Angels 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 5 Milwaukee 2
Final Colorado 9 Washington 5
Final Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 1
Final Arizona 11 Pittsburgh 2
Final Philadelphia 6 N-Y Mets 0
Final Chi Cubs 7 L-A Dodgers 6


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Houston 100 Utah 93 (Houston wins the series
Final L.A. Clippers 129 Golden State 121 (Golden State leads 3-2)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final SO Carolina 4 Washington 3 (Carolina win the series 4-3)

Drake Relays

A number of area track and field athletes are getting ready to compete at the prestigious Drake Relays thru Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

The Dubuque area has 56 area qualifiers competing in the high school portion of the meet. Western  Dubuque has the most local qualifiers on the boy’s side with 10 events. Senior and Wahlert lead the way for most local girls events qualified with six each.

Hempstead’s David Holesinger is qualified in three events the 800, 1600, and 3200. Senior’s Claire Edmondson also qualified in all the long distance races on the girl’s side in the 800, 1500, and 3000.

In the College and University portion of the meet: Loras has 15 events qualified, eight for the women and seven for the men, Dubuque has 13 events with eight for the men and five for the women, and U-W Platteville has seven events, five for the men and two for the women.

Things get started today with the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon. Dubuque native Ryan Rogers of Loras is competing in the decathlon. The high school portion of the relays starts at 4:00 Thursday afternoon.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/23)

HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • Galena 4, Eastland 3
  • Mineral Point 12, Cuba City 1
  • Aquinas 12, Lancaster 8
  • Platteville 18, River Ridge 3
  • Shullsburg/Benton 12 Belmont 2

SOFTBALL

  • Eastland 6, Galena 0
  • River Valley 10, Platteville 3
  • Riverdale 10, Darlington 0
  • Fennimore 5, Cuba City 4
  • Dodgeville 12, Lancaster 2
  • Highland 2, Potosi 1
  • Boscobel 2, River Ridge 1

BOYS SOCCER

  • Wahlert 6, Western Dubuque 1
  • Hempstead 2, Senior 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Prince of Peace 0

GIRLS SOCCER

  • Senior 3, Hempstead 2 (OT)
  • Wahlert 2, Western Dubuque 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Northeast 1

TENNIS

  • (boys) Linn-Mar 6, Wahlert 3

 

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • Dubuque took two from Loras 14-2 and 3-0.
  • Clarke split a twin bill with Cornell winning 11-3 and losing 10-7.
  • UW Platteville lost twice to UW Whitewater 12-0 and 15-2.

Regional

In a 12-inning, four hour and 17 minute game, the University of Iowa baseball team walked off Milwaukee, 5-4, via a Justin Jenkins walk-off solo home run on Tuesday night at Duane Banks field.It was Iowa’s 13th comeback win and fourth walk-off win of the season to move Iowa to 24-15.

SOFTBALL

  • Clarke dropped two to Mount Mercy 4-1 and 4-2(8)

LACROSSE

  • (women) Augsburg 20, Loras 11
  • (women) U-W River Falls 18, Dubuque 1

Fighting Saints Still Alive

The Dubuque Fighting Saints put together their most convincing game of the postseason, dominating in a 5-1 victory over the Lumberjacks. In a do or die game last night, Dubuque tallied four times in the first period to put Muskegon on their heels early. Matthew Thiessen made 43 stops in what was arguably his finest performance yet and the Saints forced another game at Mystique Community Ice Center tonight at 7:05. If Dubuque win, a deciding fifth game would be played in Muskegon on Saturday night.

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (4/24)

Quintana Terrific in Cubs Win Over L-A

– Jose Quintana earned his third straight win by limiting the Dodgers to a pair of runs and four hits over seven innings of the Cubs’ 7-2 victory. Willson Contreras hit a three-run double in Chicago’s four-run first, and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run drive in the second. Kenta Maeda  was reached for six runs over four innings as Los Angeles lost for just the second time in nine games.

 

Cardinals Clip Sliding Brewers

– Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking, leadoff homer in the eighth inning to push the Cardinals past the Brewers, 4-3. Yadier Molina  had three hits and two RBIs to help St. Louis overcome Travis Shaw’s two home runs. Orlando Arcia also homered for Milwaukee, which has dropped six of its last seven.

 

Astros Drill Twins

– Jose Altuve  smashed a three-run homer and Alex Bregman added three RBIs as the Astros rallied for a 10-4 win over the Twins. Bregman’s sacrifice fly put Houston up 5-4 before the Astros stopped a three-game skid. The Astros turned a close game into a rout with a four-run eighth, highlighted by Altuve’s ninth home run this season.

 

Orioles Break Out Against White Sox

– Dwight Smith Jr. hit a three-run homer and the Orioles ended a four-game slide by drubbing the White Sox, 9-1. Renanto Nunez, Chris Davis and Joey Rickard also homered off Ivan Nova, who was rocked for nine runs over four innings. Andrew Cashner gave up one run, five hits and a walk over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision and help Baltimore win for just the second time in 12 home games.

Raptors, 76ers, Blazers get clinching wins…B’s, Sharks advance…Rams pick up Goff’s option

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs by winning Game 5 of their respective series. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points in the Raptors’ 115-96 romp over Orlando, and Joel Embiid  delivered 23 points and 15 rebounds in the Sixers’ 122-100 pounding of Brooklyn. Damian Lillard capped his playoff career-high 50-point performance by draining a 37-footer at the buzzer to give the Blazers a 118-115 triumph against Oklahoma City.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks have reached the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with Game 7 victories. Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and Joakim Nordstrom had a goal and an assist as the Bruins ousted the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-1. The Sharks erased a three-goal deficit in the third period before Barclay Goodrow scored at 18:19 of overtime to send San Jose past Vegas, 5-4.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams have locked down quarterback Jared Goff through the 2020 season by exercising his fifth-year option worth $22.783 million. General manager Les Snead and coach Sean McVay also affirmed the NFC champions’ intention to sign their young offensive leader to a long-term deal eventually. Goff was fourth in the NFL last season with 4,688 yards passing along with 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs are acquiring defensive end Frank Clark from the Seahawks for a first-round draft pick this year and a second-round pick in 2020. The teams are also swapping third-round picks. The Chiefs worked quickly to reach agreement on a five-year contract worth up to $105 million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft after helping the Wolverines advance to the NCAA regional semifinals last month. Poole is the second Wolverine to announce he would definitely leave school, joining Charles Matthews. Poole was second on the team in scoring this past season at 12.8 points per game as a sophomore.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/23)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Miami 3 Cleveland 1
Final San Francisco 7 Toronto 6
Final San Diego 6 Seattle 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Detroit 7 Boston 4
Final Baltimore 9 Chi White Sox 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 Kansas City 2
Final Detroit 4 Boston 2
Final Houston 10 Minnesota 4
Final N-Y Yankees 7 L-A Angels 5
Final Oakland 11 Texas 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 7 Atlanta 6
Final Arizona 2 Pittsburgh 1
Final N-Y Mets 9 Philadelphia 0
Final St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 3
Final Chi Cubs 7 L-A Dodgers 2
Final Washington 6 Colorado 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Toronto 115 Orlando 96 (Toronto wins 4-1)
Final Philadelphia 122 Brooklyn 100 (Philadelphia wins 4-1)
Final Denver 108 San Antonio 90 (Denver leads 3-2)
Final Portland 118 Oklahoma City 115 (Portland wins 4-1)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 5 Toronto 1 (Boston wins 4-3)
Final OT San Jose 5 Vegas 4 (San Jose wins 4-3)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (4/22)

HIGH SCHOOL

SOFTBALL

  • Iowa Grant 11, Darlington 1
  • Lena-Winslow 17, East Dubuque 1 (4)

GIRLS SOCCER

  • Clinton 4, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3

 

COLLEGE

SOFTBALL

  • Clarke split with Graceland losing 9-6 then winning 12-10.

LACROSSE

  • (women) Clarke 18, Marian 17 (OT)

Fighting Saints Add Three Players from Dispersal Draft

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints added three players through the 2019 Dispersal Draft, acquiring Stephen Halliday, Mitchell Gibson and Caden Villegas. The draft was held after the Central Illinois Flying Aces announced earlier this season they would not be returning for the 2019-2020 campaign.

  • Halliday scored 10 goals and added 24 assists for 34 points in his rookie season.
  • Villegas skated in just six games with the Flying Aces, tallying a single assist. In 50 games with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL, he added 20 points.
  • Gibson will be going to Harvard in the fall and is also a draft pick of the Washington Capitals. Gibson had a 3.50 GAA and an .890 save percentage this season for Central Illinois.

All three will be on the roster for next season, tonight the Saints attempt to keep this season going playing game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals against Muskegon at Mystique Community Ice Center. Dubuque trails the Lumberjacks 2-0 in the best of 5 series. The puck will drop at 7:05 pm.

Regional MLB Recaps from Monday (4/22)

White Sox Crush Orioles

– Jose Abreu and James McCann each homered and combined for nine RBIs as the White Sox crushed the Orioles, 12-2. McCann’s three-run blast highlighted a four-run fifth before Abreu added a two-run shot in a four-run seventh. Abreu also had an RBI single and a two-run single to finish with five RBIs.

 

Cardinals Route Brewers

– Dexter Fowler had his first four-hit game in six years, belted his first home run of the season and collected four RBIs as the Cardinals hammered the Brewers, 13-5. Paul Goldschmidt hit his ninth home run and went 3-for-5 as St. Louis outhit Milwaukee, 18-5. The Brewers lost for the fifth time in six games despite four home runs.

 

Twins Stay Hot

– The Twins won their fourth in a row as Jorge Polanco went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs in their 9-5 win over the Astros. Max Kepler and Nelson Cruz had RBI singles around Polanco’s two-run single in a four-run sixth as the Twins built a 7-1 lead. C.J. Cron put Minnesota ahead with a two-run double in the first, and Jason Castro led off the second with a home run to back Jake Odorizzi, who held Houston to two runs over 5 2/3 innings.

 

Bucks sweep, Jazz stay alive…Stars advance…Canes force Game 7…Bama coach has hip replacement

DETROIT (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo  poured in 41 points and the Bucks completed a four-game sweep with a 127-104 win over the Pistons in Detroit. Khris Middleton added 18 points for the Bucks, who actually trailed by six at the break before outscoring the Pistons 39-23 in the third quarter and 71-42 in the second half. Detroit took a 20-8 lead before Milwaukee advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Utah Jazz avoided a four-game sweep in their NBA first-round series as Donovan Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter of a 107-91 win over Houston. The Jazz opened the fourth quarter with a 15-1 run and outscored the Rockets 31-12 in the period. Jae Crowder finished with 23 points. Ricky Rubio chipped in 18 points and 11 assists and Derrick Favors finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Stars are in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime to complete a 2-1 victory in Game 6 against the Nashville Predators. Klingberg’s first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov . Blake Comeau scored his first playoff goal for the Stars, tying the game at 1-1 in the second period.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Carolina Hurricanes have earned a return trip to Washington by forcing a seventh game in their first-round series with the Capitals. Jordan Staal snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period before adding an assist in the Hurricanes’ 5-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champs. Staal set up former Cap Justin Williams, who beat Braden Holtby to make it 4-2 just seconds after Washington had a goal disallowed due to goaltender interference.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama football coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. His doctor says the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Saban said after Alabama’s spring game that his hip problems would be evaluated and that he could need six to eight weeks of recovery.

National Scoreboard from Monday (4/22)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 12 Baltimore 2
Final Tampa Bay 6 Kansas City 3
Final Minnesota 9 Houston 5
Final N-Y Yankees 4 L-A Angels 3, 14 Innings
Final Oakland 6 Texas 1
Detroit at Boston , postponed

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Arizona 12 Pittsburgh 4
Final N-Y Mets 5 Philadelphia 1
Final St. Louis 13 Milwaukee 5
Final Colorado 7 Washington 5


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Milwaukee 127 Detroit 104 (Milwaukee wins series 4-0)
Final Utah 107 Houston 91 (Houston leads series 3-1)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Carolina 5 Washington 2 (Series tied 3-3)
Final OT Dallas 2 Nashville 1 (Dallas wins series 4-2)

Fighting Saints Have Backs to the Wall

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will find themselves in a do or die situation for the rest of the Eastern Conference Semifinals after dropping game two to the Lumberjacks, 5-1 yesterday afternoon. Muskegon built off their performance Saturday night, putting up three goals in the first period and tallying five on the night to take a commanding lead in the series. Dubuque will have to battle back from a 2-0 deficit starting tomorrow night in Dubuque at Mystique Community Ice Center.

Celts sweep, Warriors, Raptors, Blazers up 3-1…Bruins, Sharks stay alive…Surgery for Oshie

UNDATED (AP) – Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics capped a four-game sweep by going on a late 21-8 run to down the Indiana Pacers, 110-106 in an NBA first-round series. Kevin Durant scored 33 points and Klay Thompson added 32 as the Golden State Warriors got past the Los Angeles Clippers, 113-105 to take a 3-1 series lead. The Raptors are up 3-1 after Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points in Toronto’s 107-85 thumping of Orlando, and C.J. McCollum’s 27 points led the Trail Blazers to a 111-98 win and a 3-1 lead in their series with Oklahoma City.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks have forced Game 7s in their respective Stanley Cup first-round series. Brad Marchand scored twice and had an assist as the Bruins knocked off the Maple Leafs, 4-2 in Toronto. Tomas Hertl’s short-handed goal at 11:17 of double-overtime ended the Sharks’ 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle. Oshie was injured late in Game 4 at the Carolina Hurricanes on a hit from behind from Warren Foegele. The 32-year-old had 21 points in 24 games during Washington’s run to the Stanley Cup last year. He had 54 points in 69 regular-season games and two points in the first round before being injured.

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Yankees All-Star slugger Aaron Judge is on the injured list after hurting his left oblique taking a swing against Kansas City on Saturday. Manager Aaron Boone calls it a “pretty significant strain” and says it will be several weeks before New York can even estimate when the slugger will return. The Yankees now have 13 players out, including Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Gary Sanchez, Miguel Andujar and Aaron Hicks.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson’s back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory. The 27-year-old Pan closed with a 4-under 67 at Harbour Town Golf Links for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar. Pan finished at 12-under 272. The top-ranked Johnson led entering the round before shooting a 6-over 77 to end up in a tie for 28th at 4 under.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (4/21)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Atlanta 11 Cleveland 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 7 Kansas City 6, 10 Innings
Final Minnesota 4 Baltimore 3
Final Detroit 4 Chi White Sox 3
Final Boston 4 Tampa Bay 3, 11 Innings
Final Texas 11 Houston 10
Final Toronto 5 Oakland 4
Final L-A Angels 8 Seattle 6

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 5 Miami 0
Final San Francisco 3 Pittsburgh 2
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Milwaukee 5
Final St. Louis 6 N-Y Mets 4
Final Chi Cubs 2 Arizona 1
Final Colorado 4 Philadelphia 1
Final San Diego 4 Cincinnati 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 110 Indiana 106 (Boston wins series 4-0)
Final Golden State 113 L.A. Clippers 105 (Golden State leads 3-1)
Final Toronto 107 Orlando 85 (Toronto leads 3-1)
Final Portland 111 Oklahoma City 98 (Portland leads 3-1)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 4 Toronto 2 (Series tied 3-3)
Final SO San Jose 2 Vegas 1 (Series tied 3-3)

National Scorecard

Baseball:

INTERLEAGUE

Cleveland     8    Atlanta          4

Atlanta         8    Cleveland      7

AMERICAN LEAGUE

N-Y Yankees      9    Kansas  City      2

Minnesota         6    Baltimore          5

Minnesota       16    Baltimore          7 (Game 2)

Toronto           10    Oakland              1

Boston                6    Tampa  Bay          5

Texas                 9    Houston              4

Seattle             6    L-A  Angels        5

Chi White  Sox    at    Detroit,  postponed due to rain

 NATIONAL  LEAGUE

St. Louis          10    N-Y  Mets                2

Arizona               6    Chi  Cubs                0

Pittsburgh         3    San  Francisco      1,  5  Innings

Miami                   9    Washington            3

Milwaukee           5    L-A  Dodgers          0

Philadelphia     8    Colorado                5

Cincinnati         4    San  Diego              2

NATIONAL BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

Philadelphia    112    Brooklyn          108

Denver                117    San  Antonio    103

Milwaukee         119    Detroit            103

Houston              104    Utah                  101

NATIONAL HOCKEY  LEAGUE  PLAYOFFS

Dallas             5    Nashville      3

St. Louis        3    Winnipeg        2

Washington     6    Carolina       0

Local Scores

Men’s College Baseball

Univ. Dubuque 5, Central 3

Clarke 7, Mount Mercy 6

Girls HS Tennis

Iowa City High 5,Dubuque Senior 4

Boys HS Tennis

Senior 8, IC High 1

IC West 9, Senior 0

Local and National Sports Updates

Local Sports

The University of Dubuque Men’s baseball team ran into a buzz saw on Friday afternoon, dropping the first game of the three game set against Central, 10-0 in eight innings. The series resumes and concludes with a doubleheader today beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The Clarke University’s Men’s baseball team fell to Mount Mercy 11-4, after falling behind 4-0 in the first inning.

The UW-Platteville Men’s baseball team earned a pair of victories against UW-Stevens Point yesterday, with an 18-9, 8-3 doubleheader victory last night. The Pioneers will wrap up the 4-game series today at University Field.

The University of Dubuque women’s softball team split their doubleheader with Buena Vista yesterday, opening with a 9-3 victory before falling in game two by a final score of 4-3.

The Clarke Women’s softball team split their doubleheader against Peru State yesterday as well, with a 7-4 loss in game one followed by a 2-1 victory in the second game of their doubleheader.

The UW-Platteville Pioneers’ softball team earned a split against UW-Oshkosh in a doubleheader yesterday afternoon. The Pioneers shut out the Titans in game one with a 1-0 victory, and lost game two by a final score of 7-2.

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) – Yoan Moncada hit a mammoth home run in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox eventually broke the game open with five runs in the seventh en route to a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Carlos Rodon allowed a run and three hits in six innings for Chicago, which was without manager Rick Renteria and shortstop Tim Anderson, who were serving suspensions.

CHICAGO (AP) – Kyle Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings in his first win, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1. Hendricks became the third consecutive Cubs starter to go seven innings without allowing a run after Jose Quintana and Cole Hamels did it in back-to-back shutouts against Miami.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Kiké Hernandez lined a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 for their sixth straight win. Five Dodgers relievers combined to limit Milwaukee to one run over the final 4 1/3 innings with Pedro Baez getting the win and Kenley Jensen finishing up for his seventh save. Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 11th home run for Milwaukee.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets this afternoon because of a sore left knee that caused him to miss Thrusday’s game. Embiid worked out today at the 76ers’ practice in New York, but coach Brett Brown said he didn’t have a gut feeling about whether his All-Star center would be able to go today. The 76ers rolled to a 131-115 victory without Embiid and lead the series 2-1.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Cassius Winston says he is returning for his senior year at Michigan State, saying he has unfinished business. The All-American guard and Big Ten player of the year averaged nearly 19 points per game as a junior and broke a conference single-season record with 291 assists. Nick Ward is giving up his senior season with the Spartans to enter the NBA draft after averaging nearly 13 points and six-plus rebounds per game.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Shane Lowry was the leader when the rain-delayed second round of the PGA’s RBC Heritage was suspended by darkness at Hilton Head. Lowry was 9 under with two holes remaining in his second round. He was 3 under on the day after firing a 65 on Thursday. Trey Mullinix is the clubhouse leader at 8 under following a 3-under 68. Dustin Johnson and Emiliano Grillo share third at minus-7, one ahead of Rory Sabbatini and C.T. Pan.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (4/18)

HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • Lena 8, Galena 7
  • East Dubuque 6, Eastland 2
  • Shullsburg/Benton sweeps Argyle 4-0 and 3-2.
  • Mineral Point 10, Belleville 0
  • Iowa-Grant 14, Potosi/Cassville 5
  • Platteville 14, Dodgeville 4
  • Prairie du Chien 4, Lancaster 2

SOFTBALL

  • Benton/Shullsburg 7, Monticello 2
  • Cuba City 7, Iowa-Grant 5
  • Dodgeville 2, Platteville 0

TRACK AND FIELD

  • (BOYS) at the Boughton/Sweet Relays at Dalzell Field hosted by Senior, Cedar Rapids Kennedy won the title with 169.50. Western Dubuque was 2nd with 143, Senior 3rd with 76.5, Hempstead in 4th with 72.
  • (GIRLS) at the Waterloo West Wahawk Invitational, Hempstead finished 3rd in the team race with 88. Cedar Falls won with 142.
  • (GIRLS) Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge won the 7 team Byron Invitational scoring 174, Byron 2nd with 146.

BOYS SOCCER

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, West Branch 0
  • Clear Creek Amana 8, Maquoketa 0

GIRLS SOCCER

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 5, West Branch 4
  • Linn-Mar 5, Western Dubuque 0
  • Clear Creek-Amana 3, Maquoketa 0

TENNIS

(BOYS)

  • Linn-Mar 7, Senior 2
  • Western Dubuque 5, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 4

(GIRLS)

  • Senior 5, Linn-Mar 4

 

COLLEGE

 

SOFTBALL

  • Dubuque swept Cornell 10-8 and 1-0. UD now 20-11 on the season.

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (4/18)

Dodgers Stay Hot Against Brewers 

– Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy homered in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ fifth consecutive victory, 3-1 at Milwaukee. Bellinger extended the Dodgers’ home run streak to 36 games before Muncy added a two-run blast that put Los Angeles ahead 3-0. Julio Urias struck out a career-high nine and allowed one hit in six strong innings.

 

Tigers End Skid Against White Sox

– The Tigers ended a five-game skid with a 14-hit attack as Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a 9-7 win over the White Sox. Grayson Greiner had a career-high three hits, drove in two and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning. Miguel Cabrera drove in a pair of runs on his 36th birthday as Detroit set season highs for runs and hits.

 

Blue Jays Trip Twins

– Homers by Randal Grichuk , Justin Smoak and Teoscar Hernandez powered the Blue Jays past the Twins, 7-4. Eric Sogard added a three-run double while the Blue Jays scored five times in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead. Toronto beat Minnesota for the third time in four days despite Eddie Rosario’s two home runs.

Warriors, Spurs, Sixers up 2-1…A’s extend Davis…Pedroia on IL…Tech loses Culver to draft

UNDATED (AP) – The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers have two-games-to-one leads in their respective NBA first-round series. Kevin Durant scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 21 in the Warriors’ 132-105 blowout over the Clippers in Los Angeles. Derrick White poured in a career-high 36 points in the Spurs’ 118-108 win over Denver, and Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points on 11 of 13 shooting as the Sixers downed Brooklyn, 131-115.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Petr Mrazek stopped 30 shots as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals, 2-1 in Raleigh to even the Stanley Cup first-round series at two games apiece. Warren Foegele put Carolina ahead just 17 seconds after the opening faceoff, and the Canes took the lead for good when Teuvo Teravainen beat Braden Holtby with 28 seconds left in the second period.

UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Blues have taken a three-games-to-two lead in their Stanley Cup first-round series with Winnipeg, while the San Jose Sharks have forced a Game 6 in their series with Vegas. Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds left in regulation to complete the Blues’ remarkable comeback from a 2-0, third-period deficit in a 3-2 win over the Jets in Winnipeg. Tomas Hertl scored twice and Martin Jones stopped 30 shots as the Sharks whipped Vegas, 5-2.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis has received a new contract that runs through 2021. A person familiar with the agreement says the new deal adds $33.75 million, which brings him to $50.25 million over three years. Davis hit a major league-leading 48 home runs last season while setting a career high with 123 RBIs. He currently leads the majors with 10 homers and has 20 RBIs.

BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in six games, going 2-for-20 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Big 12 men’s basketball player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after helping lead Texas Tech to the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history. The announcement comes 10 days after the Red Raiders finished their season with an overtime loss to Virginia in the national championship game. Culver led Texas Tech with 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists a game this past season while the Red Raiders set a school record with 31 wins.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Shane Lowry has opened with a 6-under 65 to take the lead through one round of the PGA’s RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island. Lowry birdied three of his first six holes and carded three more birdies on the back nine. Trey Mullinax, Daniel Berger, Luke List, Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer are one shot back.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (4/18)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Detroit 9 Chi White Sox 7
Final Toronto 7 Minnesota 4
Final Kansas City 6 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Baltimore 6 Tampa Bay 5, 11 Innings
Final Seattle 11 L-A Angels 10


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Arizona 4 Atlanta 1
Final Washington 4 San Francisco 2
Final L-A Dodgers 3 Milwaukee 1
Final Colorado 6 Philadelphia 2
Final Cincinnati 4 San Diego 1


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Philadelphia 131 Brooklyn 115 (Philly leads 2-1)
Final San Antonio 118 Denver 108 (San Antonio leads 2-1)
Final Golden State 132 L.A. Clippers 105 (Golden State leads 2-1)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Carolina 2 Washington 1 (series tied 2-2)
Final St. Louis 3 Winnipeg 2 (St. Louis leads 3-2)
Final San Jose 5 Vegas 2 (Vegas leads 3-2)

Wahlert High School Names New Football Coach

Wahlert High School has a new head football coach. This morning Wahlert announced 1995 Wahlert graduate Jamie Marshall as the new coach of the Golden Eagle program.

Marshall most recently finished his third year as defensive coordinator at NCAA Division II Lindenwood University. He also has had previous college coaching experience at Montana State University from 2007 to 2015 as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach, and at his alma mater Drake University where he served as the defensive coordinator.  During his playing career, Marshall was a three year starter at defensive back at Drake where he gained all-conference honors twice and helped the Bulldogs win two conference titles.

Marshall takes over the position vacated by Travis Zajac who stepped down after six seasons to take the head football coaching job at Grundy Center High School.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/17)

HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • Galena 6, West Carroll 1

BOYS SOCCER

  • Wahlert 6, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1

 

COLLEGE

LACROSSE

  • (men) Illinois Wesleyan 30, Dubuque 9
  • (women) Augustana 13, Dubuque 2

WIAA Gives Final Approval to Football Only Realignment

At their spring meeting this week, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control passed a statewide football-only conference realignment proposal. The plan will be implemented in 2020 and evenly balances the number of schools with similar enrollment sizes in a conference. The move will also help make certain teams have enough conference games for playoff qualification.

Under the new plan the Southwest, SWAL, and Six Rivers will each have seven member schools.

The Southwest will consist of Platteville, Prairie du Chien, River Valley, Dodgeville, Broadhead/Juda, Richland Center, and New Glarus/Monticello.

The SWAL will consist of: Cuba City, Darlington, Fennimore, Lancaster, Mineral Point, Parkview/Albany, and Belleville.

The Six Rivers will consist of: Benton/Shullsburg/Scales Mound, Potosi/Cassville, Southwestern, Iowa-Grant, Black Hawk/Warren, IL, Pecatonica/Argyle, Iowa-Grant, and River Ridge.

  • In another note from WIAA Meeting, Platteville High School received special recognition. Platteville is one of 22 schools in the state being recognized with the Award of Excellence during the 2017-18 school year. The award recognizes member schools for their efforts & achievements in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership & character.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (4/17)_

Cubs Finish Sweep of Marlins 

– Cole Hamels scattered three hits over seven strong innings as the Cubs blanked the Marlins, 6-0 to complete a three-game sweep. Daniel Descalso had two hits and three RBIs in Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Javier Baez homered and drove in two to finish 8 for 13 with one double, two home runs, six runs scored, and four RBIs in the series.

 

Cardinals Avoid Brewers Sweep

– Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each homered to support Michael Wacha as the Cardinals knocked off the Brewers, 6-3 to avoid a three-game sweep. Wacha is 6-0 in his career against the Brewers after allowing two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts over six innings. Wacha also cooled off Christian Yelich , who was 5-for-9 with four homers and 10 RBIs in the series before going 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk against the Redbirds starter.

 

Royals Nip White Soxs

– Tim Anderson homered and sparked a benches-clearing incident before the Royals completed a 4-3, 10-inning win over the White Sox. Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate his two-run blast in the fourth, and Brad Keller responded by drilling him in the buttocks two innings later to start the fracas. Hunter Dozier led off the 10th with a tiebreaking homer against Nate Jones.

 

Twins Trip Blue Jays

– Nelson Cruz had two hits and two RBIs for Minnesota in a 4-1 verdict over the Blue Jays. Cruz twice drove in Jorge Polanco, who had two hits and is batting .429. Jake Odorizzi picked up his first win in four starts this season by limiting Toronto to one run over 5 2/3 innings.

Rockets, Bucks, Celtics are 2-up…Cousins shelved…Braves lose closer…Clarke leaves Zags

UNDATED (AP) – The Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics all have two-games-to-none leads in their respective NBA first-round series. The Rockets rode James Harden’s triple-double of 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to a 118-98 win against Utah, and Eric Bledsoe finished with a team-high 27 points in the Bucks’ 120-99 rout of Detroit. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Celtics went on a 10-0 run over the final five minutes of a 99-91 victory against Indiana.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is unlikely to return this postseason yet won’t require surgery on his torn left quadriceps muscle. The 28-year-old Cousins went down in the first quarter of Monday’s 135-131 Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Coach Steve Kerr has named Andrew Bogut as the starter in place of Cousins for Thursday night’s Game 3 in Los Angeles.

UNDATED (AP) – Atlanta Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. He pitched in four games this season, getting one save for the NL East champs. The injury is likely to fuel further speculation the Braves might be interested in free agent Craig Kimbrel, their former closer who played for Boston last season and still hasn’t signed a new contract.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke plans to skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft after leading the NCAA in blocked shots this past season. Clarke averaged 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds while recording 117 blocks for the Bulldogs after transferring from San Jose State. Under new NCAA rules, the junior can sign with an agent and still return to school if he chooses. Clarke has until May 29 to make a final decision.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Diakite is the fourth member of the national champions to make the move, joining De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy. He averaged 7.4 points on 55% shooting, 4.4 rebounds and a team-high 63 blocked shots for the Cavaliers this past season.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/17)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 3 Detroit 2, 10 Innings

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 3 N-Y Mets 2
Final St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 3
Final L-A Dodgers 3 Cincinnati 2
Final Washington 9 San Francisco 6
Final Chi Cubs 6 Miami 0
Final Arizona 3 Atlanta 2, 10 Innings


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 99 Indiana 91 (Boston leads 2-0)
Final Milwaukee 120 Detroit 99 (Milwaukee leads 2-0)
Final Houston 118 Utah 98 (Houston leads 2-0)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 6 Toronto 4 (series tied 2-2)
Final Dallas 5 Nashville 1 (series tied 2-2)
Final OT Colorado 3 Calgary 2 (Colorado leads 3-1)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (4/15)

HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

  • Iowa-Grant 10, Belmont 7
  • Mineral Point 14, Dodgeville 3
  • Shullsburg-Benton 7, Highland 1
  • Cuba City 6, Platteville 2
  • River Ridge 10, Potosi-Cassville 2

SOFTBALL

  • Galena 14, South Beloit 4
  • Southwestern 7, Cuba City 4
  • Iowa-Grant 11, Riverdale 1
  • Platteville 12, Stoughton 2
  • Potosi 11, River Ridge 1
  • Highland 12, Benton-Shullsburg 2
  • Mineral Point 2, Darlington1

BOYS SOCCER

  • Senior 4, Iowa City Liberty 3
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2, Western Dubuque 1 (OT)

GIRLS SOCCER

  • Western Dubuque 11, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1

TENNIS

  • (boys) Cedar Rapids Washington 8, Wahlert 1
  • (girls) Wahlert 6, Cedar Rapids Washington 3

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

  • Clarke defeated Peru State twice 5-2 and 8-5
  • Loras 8, Simpson 5
  • Dubuque and Loras square off in one nine inning game today at Dan Runkle Field on the Dubuque campus at 3:00pm.

SOFTBALL

  • U-W Platteville split with Wisconsin Lutheran, losing 6-1 and winning 1-0.

MENS GOLF

  • Dubuque finished third following the second round of the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational yesterday. The Spartans shot a second round 317 for a two round score of 609. Nebraska Wesleyan won the title with 588. Dubuque’s Kane Hyde shot a 76 yesterday and finished at 146 and tied for fourth.

MENS TENNIS

  • Ave Maria 8, Loras 1

Fighting Saints Win Playoff Opener

The Dubuque Fighting Saints dropped the Youngstown Phantoms 3-1 in the first game of round one in the USHL Eastern Conference playoffs last night in Youngstown. Dubuque took command of the best-of-three series with a three goal third period as they shut down the Phantoms most of the night. The Phantoms were stifled on a five on three late in the third period as Dubuque killed it off and added an empty-netter towards the end of the game.

Dubuque outshot Youngstown 22-9 through two periods of play but found themselves down 1-0 after two periods.  Youngstown was 19-1 when leading after two in the regular season. Dubuque looks for the sweep tonight to advance to the conference semi-final round.

Cherono wears crown in Boston…Dubuquer Froeschle Makes Impressive Finish

BOSTON (AP) – Lawrence Cherono has won the Boston Marathon for the first time.  Cherono needed every bit of his speed to outkick two-time winner Lelisa Desisa in a sprint to the tape, passing him just steps away from the finish line to win the 123rd edition of the race in 2 hours, 7 minutes 57 seconds.

Worknesh Degefa broke away from defending champion Des Linden and the rest of the women’s pack in the Framingham flats and ran alone for the last 20 miles to claim the women’s race.

 On a local note: Steven Froeschle of Dubuque had an impressive finish, the 24 year old finished in 2:33.26 which was 158 overall and it was the top time turned in by an Iowan in the race.

Others running the race and finishing from Dubuque were Ross Benner, Makon Ford, Dave Horstmann, and Sarah Milner. Other area runners also finishing were Patricia Laufenberg of Platteville, Emma Wagner of Mineral Point, and Steve Dellett of Galena.

Regional MLB Recaps

Yelich 3 Homers Propel Brewers 

– Christian Yelich flashed his MVP form on Monday to power the Brewers to victory in their series opener with the Cardinals. Yelich crushed three home runs and drove in a career-high seven  as the Brewers topped the Redbirds, 10-7. The reigning NL MVP hit his first three-run homer to cap a six-run second inning, then added another three-run shot in the sixth to put Milwaukee ahead to stay.

Cubs Win at Miami
– Willson Contreras smacked his sixth homer of the season while going 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the Cubs’ 7-2 victory at Miami. Yu Darvish (1-2) struck out eight in a season-high 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs to lower his ERA to 6.11.

 

Jays Rally Past Twins
– Teoscar Hernandez capped his three-hit night by belting the go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Blue Jays past the Twins, 5-3. Toronto rallied after C.J. Cron’s three-run blast put Minnesota ahead, 3-1 in the fourth.

Soxs Rally Over Royals
– Welington Castillo atoned for an error by slamming a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the White Sox past the Royals, 5-4. Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson scored twice and was 3-for-4 to lift his average to a major league-leading .453.

Clippers, 76ers even series…Williamson leaves Duke…Virginia loses Jerome, Hunter

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers have knotted their respective NBA first-round playoff series at a game apiece. The Clippers erased a 31-point deficit before Larry Shamet drained a tiebreaking, 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left in a 135-131 stunner over the Golden State Warriors. Joel Embiid scored a game-high 23 points and Ben Simmons had a triple-double of 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to highlight the Sixers’ 145-123 downing of the Brooklyn Nets.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Power forward Zion Williamson has announced that he’s leaving Duke after one outstanding season in which he was named the AP national player of the year. The ACC player and rookie of the year tied teammate RJ Barrett for the conference lead in scoring at 22.6 points a game and also averaged 8.9 rebounds. Williamson is widely projected as the first player taken in the draft.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia guards Ty Jerome and De’Andre Hunter are leaving school early for the NBA draft. Jerome helped Virginia win the national championship, leading the Cavaliers with 202 assists and finishing second on the team with 79 3-pointers. Hunter was the national champions’ second-leading scorer at 15.2 points per game, an All-ACC first team selection and the league’s defensive player of the year.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA draft and says he will hire an agent as he pursues a professional career. The 6-foot-8 native of Japan led Gonzaga in scoring this season with 19.7 points per game. He was also named the West Coast Conference player of the year.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clayton Kershaw made his season debut last night and worked seven innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 4-3 on Joc Pederson’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Kershaw held the Reds to two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out six. His season began late after he was bothered by shoulder inflammation during spring training.

National Scoreboard from Monday (4/15)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 8 Boston 1
Final Toronto 5 Minnesota 3
Final Texas 12 L-A Angels 7
Final Chi White Sox 5 Kansas City 4
Final Cleveland 6 Seattle 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 7 Philadelphia 6, 11 Innings
Final Chi Cubs 7 Miami 2
Final Milwaukee 10 St. Louis 7
Final L-A Dodgers 4 Cincinnati 3
Final Colorado 5 San Diego 2


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Philadelphia 145 Brooklyn 123 (Series tied 1-1)
Final L.A. Clippers 135 Golden State 131 (Series tied 1-1)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Toronto 3 Boston 2 (Toronto leads 2-1)
Final Carolina 5 Washington 0 (Washington leads 2-1)
Final Nashville 3 Dallas 2 (Nashville leads 2-1)
Final Colorado 6 Calgary 2 (Colorado leads 2-1)

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (4/14)

COLLEGE

SOFTBALL

  • Clarke lost twice at Grand View 7-3 and 8-3

 

LACROSSE

  • (men) Clarke 16, Lindenwood 0
  • (women) U-W Lacrosse 14, Clarke 13

MENS GOLF

  • University of Dubuque tied for first after one round of the Nebraska Wesleyan Spring Invitational at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln. The Spartans tied with Nebraska Wesleyan and Bellevue University after each totaled 8-over 292. Dubuque’s Kane Hyde shot a one under 70 with a one stroke lead. The second round gets underway later this morning.

Fighting Saints Open Playoffs Tonight

The Dubuque Fighting Saints open up play in the USHL Clark Cup playoffs tonight as they play game one of a three game series at Youngstown against the Phantoms. The Saints are the number 6 seed in the Eastern Conference facing the 3rd seed Phantoms with all three games if necessary being played at the Covelli Center. Game two will be tomorrow night and a game three if necessary would be Wednesday night. Youngstown was 3-1 during the regular season against Dubuque.

Rea Impressive in His I-Cubs Home Opener

In case you missed it over the weekend: Cascade native Colin Rea had an impressive home debut for the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park on Saturday night. Rea logged a quality start and picked up the win over Oklahoma City. Rea didn’t  give up an earned run in 6 innings while striking out 5 in the I-Cubs 2-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader.

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (4/14)

Brewers Miss Sweep of Dodgers

– Ross Stripling was sharp in the Dodgers’ 7-1 win over the Brewers, limiting Milwaukee to a run and four hits over eight innings. Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo homered to help Los Angeles stop its six-game losing streak.

Cardinals Defeat Reds in Mexico Finale

– Marcell Ozuna  homered twice and Matt Carpenter supplied the tiebreaking blast in the seventh inning to power the Cardinals past the Reds, 9-5 in Monterrey, Mexico. Ozuna had four RBI*s, three with a shot over the right field wall in a four-run first before Cincinnati stormed back to tie the game.

White Sox Win at New York

– Tim Anderson hit his first career grand slam and Carlos Rodón pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the scuffling New York Yankees. Jose Abreu nearly had a grand slam as well but settled for a sacrifice fly when right fielder Aaron Judge made a jumping catch in front of the wall.

Twins Trim Tigers

– Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh and Trevor Hildenberger notched his first big league save by striking out two with the bases loaded in the ninth to pitch the Twins to a 6-4 win against the Tigers. C.J. Cron homered and drove in three, and Eddie Rosario was a triple short of the cycle in Minnesota’s third win in four games.

Cubs-Angels PPD

– Snow and rain led to the postponement of the finale of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. A makeup date was not immediately announced. A steady snow fell for much of the day

 

Tiger tames Augusta for 5th time…NBA playoff action…Cincy gets a hoops coach

Tiger tames Augusta for 5th time…NBA playoff action…Cincy gets a hoops coach

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Tiger Woods has ended his Major championship drought by capturing his fifth Masters title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a 13 under total and a one-stroke win over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka  and Xander Schauffele. Woods never missed a shot that mattered over the final seven holes, taking the lead with a 5-iron to the fat of the green on the par-5 15th for a two-putt birdie and adding a birdie on the next hole. It’s his 15th Major championship and first since 2008, leaving him three behind the all-time record held by Jack Nicklaus.

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers have opened their NBA schedules with victories. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes of the Bucks’ 121-86 thrashing of Detroit beforeJames Harden’s 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds led the Rockets’ 122-90 pounding of Utah. Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each had 20 points in the Celtics’ 84-74 win against Portland, and Damian Lillard had a team-high 30 points to lead the Blazers past Oklahoma City, 104-99.

UNDATED (AP) – Cincinnati has hired men’s basketball coach John Brannen after he led Northern Kentucky to two NCAA Tournament appearances in the last three years. The Norse went 81-51 in Brannen’s four seasons, winning two Horizon League regular-season titles and a pair of conference tournament championships. Brannen replaces Mick Cronin, who left Cincinnati for the UCLA job.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says he has decided to reinstate recently suspended basketball coach Will Wade. LSU was having one of the better seasons in program history under the 36-year-old Wade when he was suspended indefinitely. His punishment came on the heels of a Yahoo report about leaked excerpts of an FBI wiretap that captured Wade speaking with a person convicted of funneling illegal payments to the families of college basketball recruits.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi conquered the streets of Long Beach for the second consecutive year. Rossi won the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from the pole and had the field covered very early. He was more than 20 seconds faster than Josef Newgarden in giving Andretti Autosport its 200th victory across all series.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (4/14)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

L-A Angels at Chi Cubs , postponed

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 3 Miami 1, 14 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 4 Washington 3
Final Colorado 4 San Francisco 0
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Milwaukee 1
Final Arizona 8 San Diego 4
Final St. Louis 9 Cincinnati 5
Final Atlanta 7 N-Y Mets 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 84 Indiana 74 (Boston leads 1-0)
Final Portland 104 Oklahoma City 99 (Portland leads 1-0)
Final Milwaukee 121 Detroit 86 (Milwaukee leads 1-0)
Final Houston 122 Utah 90 (Houston leads 1-0)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final N-Y Islanders 4 Pittsburgh 1 (N.Y. leads 3-0)
Final Columbus 3 Tampa Bay 1 (Columbus leads 3-0)
Final Winnipeg 6 St. Louis 3 (St. Louis leads 2-1)
Final Vegas 6 San Jose 3 (Vegas leads 2-1)