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Cole Hamels dominates, Phillies beat Cardinals 4-1

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April 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cole Hamels won for the first time in seven starts dating to last September, and Ben Revere’s two-run double in the seventh inning was the go-ahead hit for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Hamels (1-2) and John Lackey (1-1) both went seven innings. Hamels had a season-best nine strikeouts and allowed just four hits, while the Phillies put just two runners in scoring position before their three-run seventh. Hamels had been 0-4 with a 3.23 ERA since Sept. 23, receiving four total runs of support while he was in the game. He’s 2-2 in seven career starts at Busch Stadium, the other win coming on Aug. 3, 2006, and this was his first victory over the Cardinals since 2007.

 

Cyclones Announce Addition of Nick Babb

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April 27th, 2015 by Jim Field

photo courtesy Arkansas Athletics

photo courtesy Arkansas Athletics

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball program has announced the addition of Nick Babb, a transfer from Arkansas.

Babb, a 6-5 guard, played sparingly in 26 games as a freshman at Arkansas. He scored a career-high five points against Wake Forest and Georgia, while playing 4.8 minutes per game for the Razorbacks, who advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

The brother of former Cyclone and current Boston Celtic Chris Babb, Nick Babb prepped at Arlington Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. He was a Class 5A All-State honoree as a senior when he averaged 16 points, 8.4 rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors.

“We are excited to have Nick join our program,” assistant coach Cornell Mann said. “He’s not only a tremendous person, but a great teammate as well. Nick fits well with what we do with mismatches. He has the ability to defend and play at a high level athletically. Nick will be a guy that we can plug in at multiple spots.”

Babb was rated as the 17th-best player in the state of Texas by ESPN.com and No. 167 overall by 247sports.com.

Iowa sweeps Nebraska in baseball

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April 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 17th ranked Iowa Hawkeye baseball team completed a sweep of Nebraska on Sunday. Tyler Peyton bounced back from a foot injury to pitch eight and a third innings as Iowa claimed a 5-1 win in the series finale. The Hawkeyes rallied from a 2-0 deficit to claim Sunday’s opener 3-2. Junior catcher Jimmy Frankos drove in the game winner with a two out single in the bottom of the tenth inning.

Iowa has reached the 30 victory plateau for the second straight year. The first time that has happened since 1989 and 1990. They are 13-2 iun the Big Ten, a half game behind league leading Illinois.

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Cards ace Wainwright placed on 15-day DL with ankle injury

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April 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury, the team says, and could be out much longer. The 33-year-old pitcher was injured while batting in the top of the fifth inning over a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The injuries occurred after Wainwright broke from the batter’s box on a fifth-inning popup.

 

Lind homers, Brewers beat Cardinals for 2nd win in 12 games

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April 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adam Lind hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday for just their second victory in the last 12 games. Milwaukee, off to the worst start in team history, improved to 4-15. Every other team in the majors has at least six wins.

The Cardinals had won nine of 10. They headed back to St. Louis, where ace Adam Wainwright will have an MRI on Monday to see how long his injured Achilles and left ankle will sideline him — there is speculation he could miss the rest of the season.

 

Cards ace Wainwright hurts ankle while batting, put in boot

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April 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright injured his left ankle while batting Saturday night, and the Cardinals sounded concerned about how badly he was hurt. Wainwright was put in a walking boot and manager Mike Matheny said the clubhouse was “pretty somber” after a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

“Well, we won’t know for sure anything until we get a picture on Monday. But, it’s in the back of his ankle and that’s a bad spot,” Matheny said. The Cardinals said Wainwright will be re-evaluated back in St. Louis after the team’s road trip ends Sunday.

Wainwright had a 2-0 lead when he stumbled getting out of the batter’s box on his popup that led off the fifth inning. He was helped off the field by a trainer and left the game. “My foot just shut down on me,” Wainwright said.

 

IA native, former Expos executive Jim Fanning dies at 87

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April 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

TORONTO (AP) — Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87. The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning’s death Saturday. Fanning was the Expos’ general manager when the team entered the major leagues in 1968 and spent 25 years with the franchise that moved to Washington in 2005 and became the Nationals.

As field manager in the strike-shortened 1981 season, he directed Montreal to playoffs. After beating Philadelphia, the Expos lost to Los Angeles in the National League Championship Series. Fanning was 116-103 as manager in 1981-82 and 1984.

Fanning was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 and served as a team ambassador for the Blue Jays. He was a backup catcher with the Chicago Cubs from 1954-57, hitting .170 with five RBIs in 64 games. Fanning was born in Chicago on Sept. 14, 1927, and attended high school in Moneta, Iowa. He played in college at Buena Vista in Iowa and the University of Illinois.

Iowa’s defense shines in spring game

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April 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Akrum Wadley scored the lone touchdown of Iowa’s spring game on Saturday as the defense shined. The lack of offensive fireworks didn’t concern Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, saying it’s par for the course during spring practice.

“At this point after 15 days, our defense might know our offense better than the offense does, quite frankly,” Ferentz said. “It happens in camp, too, just when you work against each other pretty expansively. That’s nothing to be alarmed about.”

Iowa’s depth at running back was on full display. Wadley, along with Jordan Canzeri, LeShun Daniels Jr. and Derrick Mitchell Jr. all split carries and were effective. Mitchell, a converted wide receiver, and Wadley impressed players and coaches with their shiftiness and speed. The duo accounted for the majority of the offensive yards.

7AM Sportscast 04-25-2015

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April 25th, 2015 by Chris Parks

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