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Wainwright heading to St. Louis for abdominal exam

Sports

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Adam Wainwright called his impending trip to meet with doctors in St. Louis to discuss his lower abdominal pain “strictly precautionary.” “I want to be fair to you and say that anything I say about it will just be speculation,” Wainwright said Wednesday morning. “I don’t think it’s very serious at all. I think, probably going to up there, probably not going to see, much of anything all, but I don’t know that.” Wainwright said he first felt the injury in a Monday weight room session. Since that time he’s thrown pain free. The pain occurs when he runs or lunges.

He expected to be back in Jupiter late Thursday or early Friday. “What I’ve been told is that there’s a very high possibility that we are going to get up there and go, ‘All right, just lay low for another couple of days and we’re good,”‘ he said.

Wainwright went 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA last year, then underwent offseason surgery to remove cartilage from his throwing elbow.

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 2/25/15

Podcasts, Sports

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The morning Sportscast with Jim Field.

UNI looks to avenge lone MVC loss

Sports

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 10th ranked UNI Panthers are at home in Missouri Valley Conference play tonight (Wednesday), to take on Evansville. The Panthers are 15-1 in the league race and have not lost since falling at Evansville in their Valley opener. With a victory the Panthers set up a title showdown at 11th ranked Wichita State but UNI Coach Ben Jacobson says it is also a big game for the Aces.

Tip-off at the McCleod Center in Cedar Falls, is at 8-p.m.

(Radio Iowa)

#12 Iowa State hosts Baylor (2/25/15)

Sports

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 12th ranked Iowa State Cyclones are at home against Baylor in the Big 12. The Cyclones dropped the first meeting with the Bears on the road and coach Fred Hoiberg says they need to slow down Baylor forward Rico Gathers. Hoiberg says the key against Baylor is solving their zone defense.

Baylor coach Scott Drew says the Cyclones are tough to beat, especially in Hilton. Drew says this will be a tough test for the Bears. Tip-off for the game at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, is 8-p.m.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa hosts Illinois tonight

Sports

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes can give their NCAA resume a boost with a win at home over Illinois, tonight (Wednesday). Perimeter defense will be a key. The Illini guards are dangerous from three point range but also effective at driving to the hoop. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says the Hawkeyes never discuss the ramifications of a game. Illinois beat the Hawkeyes in Iowa City at the end of last season. Iowa is 8-6 in the Big Ten. Illinois is 7-7.

You can hear the game tonight on KJAN beginning with the pre-game show at 7, tip-off at 8.

(Radio Iowa)

Area basketball scores from Tue., 2/24/15

Sports

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL
1-A District Semifinals
Earlham 73, Bedford 55
Nodaway Valley 56, Griswold 40
Paton-Churdan 75, Adair-Casey 45
Fremont Mills 55, Stanton 42
Sidney 56, Clarinda Academy 54
Ar-We-Va 50, Tri-Center 43
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 58, St. Albert 47

2-A District Championships
Panorama 55, Interstate 35 30
Treynor 73, Shenandoah 55
IKM-Manning 67, East Sac County 46

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Class 4-A Regional Finals
Harlan 55, Lewis Central 19

Cardinals send Wainwright to St Louis

Sports

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Cardinals are sending ace Adam Wainwright to St. Louis to be examined by a doctor after his workout Tuesday was cut short by abdominal pain. General manager John Mozeliak told Cardinals.com that Wainwright would be seen by Dr. Michael Brunt of Washington University on Thursday, and said the team would provide an update after the exam.

Mozeliak said he wasn’t “overly concerned,” given the ailment is unrelated to the pitcher’s arm. Wainwright threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Friday. The team said discomfort in his abdomen had bothered him in other drills and when running.

Drake Relays to add women’s 800 race

Sports

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Drake Relays is adding a women’s 800-meter race to this year’s meet. Officials announced Tuesday that they’ve lined up eight of the top 10 800-meter runners in the U.S. The field will include Ajee Wilson and Brenda Martinez, the second and third-ranked 800 runners in the world.

Meet officials also say that the world’s top-ranked 110-meter hurdler, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France, will compete at Drake. American LaShawn Merritt will be back to defend his meet title in the 400. The Drake Relays will be held from April 23-25 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 2/24/2015

Podcasts, Sports

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(delayed post due to technical difficulties) The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.

HSBB: Glenwood at Atlantic Boys 02-23-2015

Podcasts, Sports

February 24th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the Class 3A District 1st round game played at Atlantic High School.