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Midwest Sports Headlines: Saturday, 12/1/2018

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December 1st, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice scored 20 points, including a crucial 3 with 20 seconds left, and 22nd-ranked Wisconsin held off No. 14 Iowa 72-66 in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Ethan Happ had 13 points and seven boards for the Badgers, who handed the resurgent Hawkeyes their first loss of the season.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant says he is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Fant announced on his Instagram page that he intends to skip his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, also told the Omaha World-Herald that he plans to skip Iowa’s upcoming bowl game.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt after video surfaced that showed the NFL’s reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. The team issued a statement shortly after the NFL had placed Hunt on its Commissioner Exemption List that said the running back had lied when asked about the incident by team officials.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Left-hander Chasen Shreve and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract. The 28-year-old was 3-4 with a 3.93 ERA and one save in a career-high 60 appearances this year for the New York Yankees and the Cardinals, who acquired him on July 28.

Chasen Shreve, Cardinals agree to $900,000 deal

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November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Left-hander Chasen Shreve and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract. Shreve can earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45 and 50; $75,000 apiece for 55 and 60; and $50,000 for 65.

The 28-year-old was 3-4 with a 3.93 ERA and one save in a career-high 60 appearances this year for the New York Yankees and the Cardinals, who acquired him on July 28 along with right-hander Giovanny Gallegos for first baseman Luke Voit and $1 million in international signing bonus pool allocation. Shreve was 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA for St. Louis.

Shreve earned $805,000 this year.

Chiefs cut Hunt after running back lands on NFL exempt list

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November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL’s reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. The team issued a statement shortly after the NFL had placed Hunt on its Commissioner Exemption List that said the running back lied when asked about the incident by team officials. The team said “the video today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”

Hunt was at the Chiefs’ facility earlier Friday in preparation for Sunday’s trip to Oakland, but he was excused and sent home shortly after TMZ posted the video online. It shows Hunt being restrained several times by friends before pushing a woman to the ground, where he proceeds to kick her.
Police were called to the scene during the Feb. 10 incident, no charges were filed. The Chiefs and the NFL have been aware of Hunt’s incident since it occurred, but much like the case involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice, the shocking video brought a new dimension to the case. It showed Hunt lunging toward a woman and several others in the hotel hallway, and the second-year pro being restrained several times before knocking two people down.

While no charges were filed from the altercation, two police reports were created. Hunt is listed as the suspect in one of them and a woman, Abigail Ottinger, is the suspect in the other one. Hunt also was involved in a June incident, according to TMZ, in which he allegedly punched a man at an Ohio resort. The man Hunt struck declined to press charges.

Hunt led the NFL in rushing as a rookie with 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns in helping Kansas City make the playoffs. He had run for 824 yards this season, with seven touchdowns passing and seven more receiving, in helping the Chiefs to a 9-2 start and a stranglehold on the AFC West.
Spencer Ware is expected to take over as the lead running back.

Trice, No. 22 Wisconsin win at No. 14 Iowa 72-66

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November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The matchup between the resurgent Badgers and Hawkeyes lived up to its billing — with Wisconsin sophomore D’Mitrik Trice stepping up to hit the game’s biggest basket after star Ethan Happ fouled out. Trice scored 20 points, including a crucial 3 with 20 seconds left, and 22nd-ranked Wisconsin held off No. 14 Iowa 72-66 on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Ethan Happ had 13 points, seven boards and five assists for the Badgers (7-1), who handed the Hawkeyes their first loss of the season in a back-and-forth affair.

The Hawkeyes, much like they did in Tuesday’s 69-68 win over Pittsburgh, have shown the ability to fight when things don’t always go their way. Iowa center Luka Garza had 11 points but just three rebounds, and Bohannon finished with 11 points for the Hawkeyes. Iowa had just nine assists on 23 made baskets.
UP NEXT: Iowa plays at No. 9 Michigan State on Monday.

Area Girls Basketball Scores from 11/30/18

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November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Ar-We-Va, Westside 60, Coon Rapids-Bayard 20
Bedford 42, Lenox 39
Boone 48, Winterset 29
CAM, Anita 70, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 26
Central Decatur, Leon 73, East Union, Afton 10
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 51, Sioux City, West 42
Council Bluffs, St. Albert 50, Atlantic 37
East Mills 46, College Springs South Page 37
Fremont Mills, Tabor 47, Essex 30
Glenwood 67, Creston 52
Glidden-Ralston 41, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 28
Griswold 54, Heartland Christian 27
IKM-Manning 47, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 32
Kingsley-Pierson 65, OA-BCIG 34
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 77, Clarinda 39
Logan-Magnolia 50, Audubon 34
MOC-Floyd Valley 65, Sioux Center 53
Nodaway Valley 64, Grand View Christian 16
Ogden 40, West Central Valley, Stuart 36
Seymour 72, Orient-Macksburg 32
Shenandoah 73, Harlan 37
Sidney 56, Stanton 29
Sioux City, East 63, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 61
Southwest Valley 61, Mount Ayr 55, 2OT
Treynor 59, Tri-Center, Neola 31
Underwood 36, Riverside, Oakland 21
West Monona, Onawa 85, MVAO-CO-U 52

Area Boys Basketball Scores from Friday, 11/30/18

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November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Ar-We-Va, Westside 57, Coon Rapids-Bayard 42

Atlantic 53, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 50

Audubon 69, Logan-Magnolia 48

Bedford 84, Lenox 41

Central Decatur, Leon 73, East Union, Afton 10

Fremont Mills, Tabor 47, Essex 30

Harlan 71, Shenandoah 40

IKM-Manning 63, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 36

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 44, Clarinda 40

Lewis Central 63, Red Oak 22

Madrid 88, AC/GC 47

Mount Ayr 73, Southwest Valley 18

OA-BCIG 68, Kingsley-Pierson 54

Seymour 45, Orient-Macksburg 27

Sioux Center 68, MOC-Floyd Valley 46

Sioux City, West 73, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 56

Stanton 71, Sidney 44

Treynor 60, Tri-Center, Neola 36

Winterset 81, Boone 61

Learfield won’t air ad supporting suspended Iowa broadcaster

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November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Learfield Sports and some of its Iowa affiliates will not air a radio ad supporting suspended Iowa play-by-play broadcaster Gary Dolphin. Loyal Hawkeye Fans, Inc. is sponsoring the pro-Dolphin ad that will run on several stations during his two-game suspension. Learfield suspended Dolphin for comments directed at Hawkeyes guard Maishe Dailey that inadvertently made it to air during Tuesday’s game against Pitt.

Hawkeye booster Nick Ryan says he’s behind the pro-Dolphin group and his family’s putting $12,000 into the campaign. The ad calls the broadcaster a Hawkeye “down to his core,” notes that he’s apologized and says it’s time for him “to get back behind the mic.”

A Learfield representative told a media buyer that it appreciates the “immense passion” for Dolphin but that it’s unable to consider the spot for broadcast. The ad includes play-by-play audio that Learfield says the group doesn’t have permission to use. Ryan says some Learfield affiliates have also declined the ad.

Iowa TE Noah Fant to declare for NFL draft, skip bowl game

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November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Fant announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he intends to skip his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, will not play in Iowa’s upcoming bowl game
“We are disappointed Noah will not be finishing the season with his teammates,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. “He is a tremendous athlete and we wish him the best as he pursues his goal of playing in the NFL.”

Fant caught 39 passes for 519 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns this season. Fant earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and could be selected in the first round next spring. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Fant caught 78 passes in three seasons with the Hawkeyes, including 19 for touchdowns — a school record for a tight end.

“Thank you, coach Ferentz and (strength and conditioning) coach (Chris) Doyle for the opportunity and honor to represent the black and gold (and) for helping me grow physically and mentally more than I thought possible,” Fant said.

Iowa (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten) will learn its bowl destination on Sunday.

Catch live hoops on the CAM Cougar Channel tonight

CAM Cougar Channel, Sports

November 30th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Catch a live broadcast of the basketball doubleheader between the CAM Cougars and Boyer Valley Bulldogs tonight on the CAM Cougar Channel. The CAM Cougar Channel is a new cooperative effort between KJAN and CAM High School to help provide students experience in media. Students, with assistance from KJAN staff, will be providing live coverage of CAM Cougar sports and activities. From live play-by-play of Cougar sports, locally-produced specials, school and community activities. Tune in tonight as Eyon Steffensen and Tanner Williamson bring you Cougar basketball. You can watch live through the player on the CAM Cougar Channel page here.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 11/30/2018

Podcasts, Sports

November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.

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