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Rejuvenated Liriano leading Pirates

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October 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Francisco Liriano didn’t think he was going to play baseball this year when he broke his right arm goofing off with his kids last Christmas.  Fast forward 10 months and the left-hander has become the de facto ace for the surging Pittsburgh Pirates. Liriano will start Game 3 of the NL division series against St. Louis on Sunday, seeking to give Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

Liriano is 9-1 at home this year, including seven superb innings in Pittsburgh’s 6-2 win over Cincinnati in the wild-card game on Tuesday. The Cardinals counter with 25-year-old Joe Kelly, who will make his first postseason start. Kelly went 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA in four starts this year against Pittsburgh.

Michigan State beats Iowa 26-14

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October 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Connor Cook threw for a career-high 277 yards and two touchdowns and Michigan State opened Big Ten play with a 26-14 win over Iowa on Saturday. Darqueze Dennard had a pair of interceptions for the Spartans (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who held the Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-1) scoreless in the second half.

Cook put Michigan State ahead to stay with a 37-yard TD pass to Bennie Fowler early in the third quarter. Freshman Michael Geiger added three field goals in the second half for the Spartans, who held Iowa to 23 yards rushing.

Mark Weisman ran for just nine yards on seven carries for the Hawkeyes, who lost for the first time since its season opener.

(Podcast) 8:17-a.m. Sports, 10/5/13

Podcasts, Sports

October 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An on-air recording of the Sports w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson (technical issues – I apologize for the poor quality sound)

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(Podcast) 7:17-a.m. Sports, 10/5/13

Podcasts, Sports

October 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

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Iowa hosts Michigan State today (10/5)

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October 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes look for a 2-0 start to the Big Ten race when they host Michigan State later this (Saturday) morning. As well as the Iowa defense has played in a 4-1 start the Spartan defense has been even better. Michigan State has announced that Connor Cook will start at quarterback. He started the Spartans loss at Notre Dame.

If Iowa has an advantage it may be at quarterback where sophomore Jake Rudock continues to make progress. Michigan state is 3-1, 0-0 in the Big 10.  Iowa has beaten Michigan State twice in double overtime since 2007. The Spartans are 10th in the nation in defense, and they’re the only team allowing less than 20-yards per game. Iowa is 7th in yards allowed. The Hawkeyes are converting on 52.5-percent of their third down chances

Pre-game coverage begins at 9-a.m., on KJAN, with the kick-off at Kinnick Stadium at 11.

Friday night football scores (from 10/4/13)

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October 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Adair-Casey 65, Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 16

ADM, Adel 38, Atlantic 0

Ar-We-Va, Westside 33, Woodbine 14

Audubon 33, Guthrie Center 6

CAM, Anita 80, Lenox 58

Carroll 42, Spencer 14

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 42, Des Moines, East 32

Des Moines/Lincoln 28, Co. Bluffs/Thomas Jefferson 14

East Mills 47, Underwood 13

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 49, Coon Rapids-Bayard 12

Fremont Mills, Tabor 28, Sidney 17

Glidden-Ralston 68, Charter Oak-Ute 8

Griswold 68, West Monona, Onawa 6

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 35, Shenandoah 0

Lamoni 62, East Union, Afton 12

LeMars 30, Denison-Schleswig 14

Lewis Central 17, Perry 7

Martensdale-St. Marys 22, Bedford 18

Nodaway Valley 32, Tri-Center, Neola 18

OA-BCIG 46, Clarinda Academy 6

Panorama, Panora 42, Des Moines Christian 3

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 59, Treynor 0

St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 35, IKM-Manning 7

Stanton 68, Essex 40

Van Meter 14, Mount Ayr 0

West Central Valley, Stuart 44, Missouri Valley 34

West Harrison, Mondamin 25, Nishnabotna 19

Winterset 25, Norwalk 24

Woodward-Granger 57, Earlham 13

 

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Riverside, Oakland vs. A-H-S-T, Avoca, ppd.

Creston-Orient-Macksburg vs. Harlan, ppd. to Oct 5.

Clarinda vs. Red Oak, ppd. to Oct 5.

Logan-Magnolia vs. Westwood, Sloan, ppd. to Oct 5.

High School Football Scores from Fri., Oct. 4th 2013

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October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(Will be updated – these scores are as of 8:45-p.m.)

ADM, Adel 38, Atlantic 0
Lewis Central 17, Perry 7
OA-BCIG 46, Clarinda Academy 6
Van Meter 14, Mount Ayr 0
Woodward-Granger 57, Earlham 13
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Riverside, Oakland vs. A-H-S-T, Avoca, ppd. to Oct 5.
Lawton-Bronson vs. Woodbury Central, Moville, ppd. to Oct 5.

Pirates ride ‘Cole train,’ even division series

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October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Gerrit Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and drove in a run, Pedro Alvarez had a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Friday to even their division series at a game apiece.

After taking advantage of several Cardinals mistakes for a convincing win, the Pirates head home for Game 3 at PN Park, where fans raucously celebrated Pittsburgh’s return to the postseason. Wild-card winner Francisco Liriano faces Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly on Sunday.

Big 12: Replay correctly upheld disputed play

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October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 says there was no indisputable video evidence showing game officials made a mistake in ruling a Texas running back was down before the ball came loose late in the fourth quarter of the Longhorns’ 31-30 win over Iowa State.

The Cyclones appeared to strip the ball from Texas’ Johnathan Gray with about 1 minute to play. The call on the field was that Gray was down and that was upheld by the replay official. Texas scored the winning touchdown two plays later.

Big 12 officials supervisor Walt Anderson said Friday the replay official watched the play from five angles and “correctly determined there was no indisputable evidence” to confirm or overturn the call. By rule, the call on the field was upheld.

Chiefs without right tackle Fisher vs Titans

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October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will be without rookie right tackle Eric Fisher because of a concussion when they visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Rookie tight end Travis Kelce, who’s been dealing with a knee injury, has also been ruled out.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Fisher sustained the concussion in last Sunday’s win over the Giants. Reid thought the blow Fisher sustained was more of a glancing shot to the shoulder than a serious hit to the head, but the No. 1 overall draft pick still hasn’t been cleared to play.

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles is listed as probable after missing practice early in the week with blisters on his feet. Starting defensive backs Brandon Flowers (knee) and Kendrick Lewis (ankle) are questionable for Tennessee.