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Sunday’s Sports Scorecard (from 9/1/13)

Sports

September 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

INTERLEAGUE

Final L.A. Angels 5 Milwaukee 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 7 N-Y Yankees 3

Final Kansas City 5 Toronto 0

Final Cleveland 4 Detroit 0

Final Boston 7 Chi White Sox 6

Final Houston 2 Seattle 0

Final Minnesota 4 Texas 2

Final Oakland 5 Tampa Bay 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 7 Pittsburgh 2

Final Chi Cubs 7 Philadelphia 1

Final Colorado 7 Cincinnati 4

Final L.A. Dodgers 2 San Diego 1

Final San Francisco 8 Arizona 2

Final Miami 7 Atlanta 0

Final Washington 6 N-Y Mets 5

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Final ( 9) Louisville 49 Ohio 7

WNBA BASKETBALL

Final Tulsa 93 New York 88

Cardinals top Pirates 7-2, tie for NL Central lead

Sports

September 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Matt Holliday and David Freese drove in two runs apiece, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Sunday to move back into a tie for the NL Central lead. Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig, Yadier Molina and Shane Robinson added two hits each for St. Louis, which jumped on Pittsburgh rookie Kris Johnson (0-2) early to snap a three-game skid.

Joe Kelly (7-3) allowed one run and four hits in six solid innings to win his fourth straight start. Kelly struck out five and walked two to remain unbeaten since June 5.  Justin Morneau went 1 for 3 in his debut with the Pirates a day after Pittsburgh acquired the first baseman from Minnesota to bolster the franchise’s bid for its first playoff appearance in 21 years.

Chiefs’ new brain trust putting stamp on roster

Sports

September 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs hope they’ve finally assembled the right 53. That was the phrase that former general manager Scott Pioli used to describe his ideal roster, but he never really came close to achieving it. In fact, his pursuit of the right 53 ended with a 2-14 record last year.

The Chiefs have overhauled that roster this year under new GM John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid. The result is 26 newcomers on the roster, and it could soon be 27 when they fill a roster spot that still remains open. Among them are 10 rookies, two of them Ivy Leaguers.

Dorsey and Reid will find out whether they’re close to their right 53 when they open the season next Sunday at Jacksonville.

Gomez, Moffatt win Des Moines triathlon

Sports

September 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Spain’s Javier Gomez took the lead with about a mile left in the run to defend his title in the Hy-Vee Triathlon Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa. Emma Moffatt of Australia won the women’s race. Gomez and Moffatt each earned $100,000 for their victories.

Though the event’s purse was cut from $1.1 million to $500,000 this year, it still offers the biggest prize in the world for Olympic-style distance triathlons. Gomez, the silver medalist from the London Games, was more than minute behind the leaders after the cycling portion of the event before catching them in the run. American Hunter Kemper was second, finishing 12 seconds behind Gomez.

Moffatt, who won in Des Moines in 2009 and finished second twice, was 1:26 ahead of runner-up Melissa Hauschildt.

Johnson scores 4 TDs, N. Iowa beats Iowa St 28-20

Sports

August 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — David Johnson ran for a career-high 199 yards and two touchdowns and caught passes for two more scores to lead Northern Iowa past Iowa State 28-20 on Saturday night.

Northern Iowa, seeking a return to the FCS playoffs after a rare losing record in 2012, jumped to a 21-7 lead on a steamy Midwest evening and handed Iowa State its first season-opening loss in five seasons under coach Paul Rhoads. It was just the fifth victory for the Panthers in 28 games with the Cyclones, who are coming off two straight bowl appearances.

Iowa State drew to 21-20 on Cole Netten’s third-quarter field goals of 23 and 38 yards, the first of his career. But Johnson caught a short pass from Kollmorgen, slipped through three defenders and went 29 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter for an eight-point lead that held up.

N. Illinois stuns Iowa 30-27

Sports

August 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Mathew Sims hit a 36-yard field goal with four seconds left and Northern Illinois rallied to beat Iowa 30-27 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. Jordan Lynch threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns for the Huskies, who scored 10 points in the final 5:05 to record their first win over the Hawkeyes.

Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward intercepted Iowa’s Jake Rudock with 1:17 left. He brought it to the Hawkeyes 30-yard line, setting up the game-winning kick from Sims. Rudock threw for 256 yards, a touchdown and two picks in his debut for Iowa, which lost its seventh straight game dating back to last season.

The Hawkeyes also lost their first opener since 2000.

Chiefs cut Draughn in reaching 53-man limit

Sports

August 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have cut 20 players, including veteran running back Shaun Draughn, and waived two other injured players to reach the 53-man roster limit by Saturday’s deadline. Tight end Tony Moeaki fractured his shoulder in a preseason game against Pittsburgh and offensive lineman Ricky Henry ruptured his bicep in the Chiefs’ game against Green Bay. Both of them will end up on injured reserve if they pass through waivers without getting claimed.

Draughn was beaten out by Cyrus Gray for the No. 3 running back job behind Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis in one of the few battles to come down to the wire. Wide receivers Rico Richardson and Josh Bellamy were beaten out by Devon Wylie and Junior Hemingway for roster spots.

Palo dismissed from Iowa State basketball team

Sports

August 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State basketball player Bubu Palo, reinstated last January after he served a suspension, has been dismissed from the team. Palo originally was suspended last year after being charged with second-degree sexual assault. That charge was dropped in January of this year and the university’s Office of Judicial Affairs cleared him to play, allowing him to return to the team.

But that decision was appealed, the university said in a statement released Saturday, and Palo then was found to have violated ISU’s Student Code of Conduct, resulting in his dismissal. Palo, a senior from Ames and a reserve guard, played in 17 games last season, averaging 2.8 points. 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

Sign up now for chance to rappel off one of Iowa’s tallest buildings AND raise money for charity

News, Sports

August 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

One of the primary annual fundraisers for the Iowa chapter of Special Olympics is next month and it involves overcoming one’s fear of heights. The event is called Over The Edge, according to Hal Pittman, president and C-E-O of Special Olympics Iowa. Participants can sign up now to rappel down the side of the Financial Center in downtown Des Moines, about 345 feet from the top, to raise money for the charity.

The unusual event will be held all day on Wednesday, September 18th, at one of the tallest buildings in the state. You can sign up through the website and then raise money for Special Olympics Iowa. The first 100 people to raise $1,000 get to take the leap. If you’re not interested in doing the deed yourself but would still like to help out the charity, Pittman says there are certainly options. Employees can get a team together at work to raise money to “toss the boss,” or you can “fling a friend” by signing up a buddy and raising the funds to get them to go over the edge.

Money raised will benefit the 11-thousand Iowans with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics. The event raised more than 35-thousand dollars last year. Learn more about Over the Edge at: www.soiowa.org.

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(Podcast) 7:15-a.m. Sports 8/31/13

Podcasts, Sports

August 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Friday’s high school football scores and other sports news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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