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Dillon seeks 1st win of the season at Iowa

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August 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Austin Dillon knows that tonight’s (Saturday’s) NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa might be his best shot yet at a victory. But it’s not necessarily because Dillon is running so well. It’s mostly because Kyle Busch is staying at Pocono Raceway. Dillon, who took over the Nationwide points lead last week despite going winless through 19 starts, headlines a field almost exclusively made up of Nationwide regulars.

Brad Keselowski is the lone Sprint Cup driver scheduled to be in the field. NASCAR’s top series runs Sunday in Pennsylvania. Busch, who has won eight Nationwide races in 15 tries in 2013, won’t attempt the Pocono-Iowa double-dip like he’s done in the past.

Cardinals have another big game, drub Reds 13-3

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August 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — David Freese set the tone with a bases-loaded double in the first inning, and Daniel Descalso hit two of the Cardinals’ three homers on Friday night as St. Louis pulled away to a 13-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals have emerged from a deep hitting slump by scoring 13 runs in each of their last two games. It’s the first time this season they’ve had double-digit run totals in consecutive games.

Shelby Miller (11-7) limited Cincinnati’s slumping offense to two singles over the first five innings before Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the sixth. Bronson Arroyo (9-9) matched his season high by giving up seven runs in only 3 2-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season.

Harlan fails to advance to the Championship round in State Baseball semi-finals

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August 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

State Baseball Tournament Semi-final results from Friday, Aug. 2nd 2013 @ Principal Park in Des Moines…

CLASS 3A:

Assumption, Davenport 7, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 6 (9)

Clear Lake 7, Harlan 2: Gavin Sheakley pitched a complete-game two-hitter and earned his second win of the state tournament to lead sixth-seeded Clear Lake past second-seeded Harlan 7-2 in the Class 3A semifinals Friday afternoon at Principal Park. With the win, the Lions advance to their first-ever state championship game. Second-ranked Clear Lake advances to the finals on a 16-game winning streak to take on unranked and fifth-seeded Davenport Assumption (26-15) Saturday at 6 p.m. Third-ranked Harlan ends the season at 37-4.

CLASS 4A:

Johnston 5, Des Moines, East 3
Sioux City, East 6, Clinton 1

Today’s (Saturday’s) Championship Games:

CLASS 1A:
12:00-p.m.: Newman Catholic, Mason City vs. Van Buren, Keosauqua

CLASS 2A:
2:00-p.m.: Beckman Catholic, Dyersville vs. North Polk, Alleman

CLASS 3A:
6:00-p.m.: Assumption, Davenport vs. Clear Lake

CLASS 4A:
8:00-p.m.: Johnston vs. Sioux City, East

8AM Sportscast 08-02-2013

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August 2nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

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State Baseball Tournament Scores (from 8/1) & Schedule (for 8/2)

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August 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Thursday’s Semi-finals:

CLASS 1-A:

  • Newman Catholic 3, Twin Cedars 0
  • Van Buren 14, Van Meter 4 (6 innings)

CLASS 2-A:

  • Beckman Catholic 13, Roland-Story 2 (5 innings)
  • North Polk 6, Kuemper Catholic 2

Friday’s Schedule @ Principal Park, Des Moines:

CLASS 3-A Semi-finals:

  • 12:00-p.m. – Bishop Heelan Catholic vs. Davenport Assumption
  • 2:00-p.m. – Harlan vs. Clear Lake

CLASS 4-A Semi-finals:

  • 6:00-p.m. – Des Moines East vs. Johnston
  • 8:00-p.m. – Clinton vs. Sioux City East

Chiefs let competition shake out at wide receiver

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August 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are still on the hunt for wide receivers during training camp. Dwayne Bowe’s job is just about the only one secure after the former Pro Bowler signed a five-year deal to stay with the Chiefs. Otherwise, guys such as former first-round pick Jon Baldwin and free-agent signee Donnie Avery are trying to make an impression.

Baldwin in particular has struggled during the first week of camp, dropping several passes while being defended by air. He dropped another one on Thursday when he was wide open. Chiefs coach Andy Reid says he’s trying to find out what guys can do best before establishing roles for them, and Bowe promised the corps would be “110 percent” ready to go.

Cardinals avert 5-game sweep, trounce Pirates 13-0

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August 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Kelly and the St. Louis Cardinals averted a five-game sweep at Pittsburgh, ending a season-worst seven-game losing streak by routing the Pirates 13-0 Thursday night in a matchup between the NL’s top two teams. St. Louis began the series with a 2½-game lead in the NL Central but left with the Pirates ahead by 1½ games. The Cardinals avoided their first sweep in a set of at least five games since 1916, when the New York Giants took all six games.

Kelly pitched six scoreless innings and had two hits. Tony Cruz added three hits, including a two-run double during an eight-run seventh inning.

Gifford ready for long-awaited Nationwide debut

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August 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Gifford has waited for a seat in a top-tier NASCAR race for what seems like forever. Gifford will finally get his shot Saturday night at the Iowa Speedway. The 24-year-old Gifford will make his Nationwide series debut in the No. 33 car for Richard Childress Racing. Gifford, a Drive for Diversity member and the oldest driver in this year’s NASCAR Next program, will be the eighth different driver to run the No. 33 this season.

Gifford says he’s waited his whole life for this opportunity, adding that he’s hoping to simply run a smart race. Gifford will also run Friday night in the K&N Pro Series East series race, where he’s fourth in the standings.

Chiefs sign CB McIlwain, OT Tepper for camp

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August 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have signed cornerback Kamaal McIlwain and offensive tackle Mike Tepper to provide some depth during training camp. McIlwain entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Falcons in 2011. He spent his rookie year on the Saints’ practice squad before being released last year, and then signed with the Panthers, where he spent time on their practice squad.

The Chiefs are mostly set in the defensive backfield, though they did lose rookie safety Sanders Commings to a broken collarbone on the first day of camp. The 6-foot-6, 354-pound Tepper has bounced through Dallas and Indianapolis, where he played in six games and made four starts last season.

8AM Sportscast 08-01-2013

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August 1st, 2013 by Chris Parks

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