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Cards’ Holliday happy to have Peralta as teammate

Sports

January 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday has been an outspoken critic of players who have used performance-enhancing drugs. He is willing to forgive and forget when it comes to Jhonny Peralta, his new St. Louis Cardinals teammate.

The Cardinals’ new shortstop was suspended last summer along as part of Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis clinic. Peralta served a 50-game drug suspension and returned to the Tigers at the end of the regular season before signing a $53 million, four-year contract with St. Louis in November.

Holliday says Peralta served his suspension and welcomes him to the team.

Chiefs’ Johnson, Smith added to Pro Bowl

Sports

January 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and quarterback Alex Smith were chosen Monday to replace 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the Pro Bowl. The two substitutions means Kansas City will be sending 10 players to Hawaii.

Bowman tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee in Sunday’s NFC championship loss to Seattle. Brady bowed out of the all-star game one day after New England lost to Denver in the AFC championship. This will be Johnson’s third straight Pro Bowl, while Smith will be headed to his first.

They’ll be joined in Hawaii by Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert, safety Eric Berry, running back Jamaal Charles, cornerback Brandon Flowers, defensive tackle Dontari Poe, punt returner Dexter McCluster and linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Charles is among four player captains picked for the Jan. 26 game.

Palo’s return least of Iowa State’s concerns

Sports

January 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The potential distraction caused by the return of guard Bubu Palo appears to be the last thing Iowa State is worried about. The slumping Cyclones have bigger issues to deal with. Iowa State has lost three straight for the first time in three years. The Cyclones have fallen 2 ½ games behind league-leading Kansas, and they dropped eight spots to No. 16 in this week’s Top 25.

Iowa State started its weeklong preparation for Saturday’s home game against Number 22 Kansas State with a players-only meeting. Forward Georges Niang says the Cyclones got a lot of things off their chest.

Atlantic Archery Club Results

Sports

January 20th, 2014 by Jim Field

The Atlantic Archery Club participated in its first multi-team competitive shoot on Saturday 1/18/2013-

In the female high school division:

  • Logan Holzaphfel 5th/39 with a score of 263- The top female score was 272
  • Alexis Schulte 27th/39 with a score of 219

In the male division:

  • Cal Heuton 26th/48 with a score of 244
  • Tyler Petty 28th/48 with a score of 234
  • Logan Russell 34th/48 with a score of 226
  • Kyle Redinbaugh 43rd/48 with a score 226

 

8AM Sportscast 01-20-2014

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January 20th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Pedal power! Iowa cycling enthusiasts gather for Iowa Bike Expo later this week

News, Sports

January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

It’s the middle of winter but Iowa’s bicycling enthusiasts are already thinking about the summer ahead. The 10th annual Iowa Bicycle Summit will be held this weekend in Des Moines. Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, says Friday is the first day of the gathering and it will feature guest speakers, an all-day workshop and breakout sessions on a host of bicycle-related topics.

“That’s our opportunity to have a lot of education,” Wyatt says. “It really focuses on community planning, bike lanes, bike facilities, trails, that sort of thing. We’re really excited because it’s really some of the best formal education communities are getting.” The other half of the weekend is the Iowa Bike Expo, a free event on Saturday featuring more than 100 exhibitors.

“You’re going to be able to see the latest bikes, gear, destinations, trails, events,” Wyatt says. “They’re all going to be at this expo. It’s a great time to come down and plan your summer vacation.” After the expo, there’s also the route announcement party for RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, on Saturday at 8 P-M. “That’s a ticketed event that happens in the ballroom at the Iowa Events Center,” Wyatt says. “A lot of fun will be had there but most of all, the evening caps off with the eight overnight towns announced.”

The reception will feature live and silent auctions, door prizes and more. All activities are at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Learn more at: www.iowabicyclecoalition.org

Nodaway Valley Basketball Coach to receive Coach of the Year Award from NFHS

Sports

January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Federation of State High School (NFHS) Coaches Association has selected Nodaway Valley Coach Darrell Burmeister as its 2013 Central Sectional Coach of the Year in boys basketball. The Central section includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. The NFHS recognizes coaches at the state, sectional, and national level.

All sectional coaches were considered for national coach of the year in their sport category, and those persons have been notified of their awards.

Lolo Jones selected for US Bobsled team

Sports

January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Lolo Jones talked Lauryn Williams into trying bobsledding, dangling the potential of another Olympic trip as her bait. Little did they know they were talking about history. Jones and Williams — both Summer Olympic veterans — were among the selections Sunday night for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, putting them in position to join a very exclusive club. Barring something unforeseen, they will become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete in both the summer and winter versions of the Games when they compete at the Sochi Olympics next month.

Jones, Williams and Aja Evans were the three women chosen out of a six-woman pool for the push athlete spots, that word coming at a team meeting where half the candidates saw their Olympic dreams realized and the other half saw them come to a quiet end. Jones was one hurdle away from winning gold at the Beijing Olympics, then finished fourth at the London Games. Looking for a break from the spotlight but not sports, she turned to bobsled in the fall of 2012, winning a World Cup medal in her first race and quickly announcing herself as a legit Sochi contender.

Then she recruited Williams after the 2012 400-meter relay gold medalist and former world champion sprinter retired from track, talking her into the bobsled game. And all Williams has done as a rookie is help the U.S. win three medals in her four World Cup races, including a gold on Sunday. Jones and Williams will join Evans, another Winter Olympic first-timer, and drivers Jamie Greubel, Elana Meyers and Jazmine Fenlator on the women’s team.

The U.S. qualified three men’s two-man sleds and two four-man sleds for Sochi. Reigning Olympic four-man champion Steven Holcomb will drive USA-1 and Nick Cunningham will be at the control of USA-2 in four-man. Cory Butner will drive the other two-man entry. Justin Olsen, Johnny Quinn and Dallas Robinson will push Cunningham’s four-man sled.

Manning’s charity to get $24,800 for his ‘Omahas’

Sports

January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Peyton Manning’s foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $24,800 donation for all the times he shouted “Omaha!” during the AFC championship game Sunday. The donations were organized by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce after Manning’s 44 pre-snap “Omaha!” calls during the Denver Broncos win over San Diego received national attention.

Eight Omaha companies combined to donate $800 to Manning’s “Peyback Foundation” for every time he yelled the city’s name during the Broncos’ victory over the New England Patriots. The participating companies are ConAgra Foods, First National Bank of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha, Omaha Steaks, Cox Communications, CenturyLink, Union Pacific railroad and DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill.

No. 14 Iowa blows past Minnesota 94-73

Sports

January 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aaron White scored all of his 18 points in the second half and Josh Oglesby added a season-high 17 points as 14th-ranked Iowa blew past Minnesota 94-73 on Sunday. Devyn Marble had 15 of his 16 points after halftime for the surging Hawkeyes, who moved into third place in the Big Ten behind Michigan State and Michigan. Iowa (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) overcame a 10-point deficit with a 29-10 run and outscored the Gophers 53-30 in the second half.

Andre Hollins had a game-high 20 points for Minnesota (14-5, 3-3). But Iowa held Hollins without a field goal in the second half in handing the Gophers their most lopsided loss of the season.