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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/26/2015

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December 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Ric Hanson.

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National Sports Headlines: 12/26/15

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December 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors won a matchup of NBA finalists on Christmas Day as Draymond Green had 22 points and 15 rebounds in an 89-83 triumph over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers. Stephen Curry chipped in 19 points and Klay Thompson added 18 to help the Warriors improve to 28-1 this season, extending the best start in NBA history. LeBron James had a game-high 25 points for the Cavaliers, who ended a six-game winning streak by shooting 32 percent.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls ended a three-game skid by downing the Thunder 105-96 in Oklahoma City. Pau Gasol (pow gah-SAHL’) delivered 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Derrick Rose added 19 points to help the Bulls hand the Thunder just their second loss in 11 games. Kevin Durant contributed 29 points, nine boards and seven assists for the Thunder, while Russell Westbrook provided 26 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

MIAMI (AP) — Miami earned its seventh straight Christmas Day victory by downing the New Orleans Pelicans 94-88 in overtime. Chris Bosh finished with 30 points and 10 rebounds as the Heat improved to an NBA-best 10-2 on the holiday. The Pelicans lost despite Anthony Davis, who provided 29 points and 15 points.

HOUSTON (AP) — San Antonio’s seven-game winning streak is over after James Harden produced 20 points and nine assists in Houston’s 88-84 triumph over the Spurs. Dwight Howard finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets, while Terrence Jones came off the bench to added 14 points and six boards. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 20 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 for the Spurs, who fell to 25-6.

HONOLULU (AP) — Buddy Hield (HEE’-uld) and Jordan Woodward each set career highs for points as third-ranked Oklahoma knocked off Harvard 83-71 in the Diamond Head Classic title game. Hield finished with 34 points on 11 of 14 from the field and 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. Woodward was 9 of 13 from the field and 6 of 7 from the line as the Sooners shot 50 percent from the floor as the Sooners improved to 11-0.

 

Fisher leads BYU to 84-76 win over Northern Iowa

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December 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

HONOLULU (AP) — Chase Fischer scored 26 points and Kyle Collinsworth added 12 points, 17 rebounds and six assists to lead BYU to an 84-76 win over Northern Iowa in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic Friday. The Cougars (9-4) shot 50 percent (28 of 56) from the field and had five players score in double figures. Zac Seljaas had 12 points, Nick Emery chipped in 11 and Kyle Davis 10.

Fischer shot 7 of 14 from the field and made four 3-pointers two days after scoring a career-high 41 points against New Mexico Wednesday. Fisher, Emery and Collinsworth combined to go 16 of 16 on free throws. BYU shot 19 of 21 from the foul line and outrebounded the Panthers 42-27. Matt Bohannon scored 21 points and Jeremy Morgan had 19 to lead Northern Iowa (8-5). BYU led by as many as 15 points and held a 38-28 advantage at halftime.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/25/2015

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December 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.

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National Sports Headlines: 12/25/15

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December 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — A personal familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that second baseman Daniel Murphy and the Nationals have agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, pending a physical. The 30-year-old Murphy hit .281 with a career-high 14 home runs and 73 RBIs for the New York Mets during the 2015 regular season. He also homered in the Mets’ last six NL playoff games, but he hit just .150 in the World Series and made a pair of critical errors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Janikowski hit a 31-yard field goal with 8:05 left in overtime before the Oakland Raiders stopped the Chargers on downs to complete a 23-20 triumph against San Diego. Derek Carr’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree and two-yard toss to Seth Roberts on the two-point conversion put the Raiders ahead 20-17 with 4:42 to play in regulation. That was enough time for Philip Rivers to march the Chargers down field and set up Josh Lambo’s 45-yard field goal with 55 seconds left.

UNDATED (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice again on Thursday while nursing a sprained ankle. Coach Mike Zimmer says the Pro Bowl back should be ready to play in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. The Giants will be without wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who will be serving a one-game suspension for his altercations with Carolina cornerback Josh Norman last weekend.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jamauri Bogan rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns to power Western Michigan past Middle Tennessee 45-31 in the Bahamas Bowl. It’s the first bowl victory in seven tries for the Broncos, who finished the season 8-5. Richie James had two touchdown catches and one touchdown run for 7-6 Middle Tennessee.

HONOLULU (AP) — San Diego dominated the Hawaii Bowl as the Aztecs scored TDs on a kickoff, an interception and a halfback option en route to a 42-7 rout of Cincinnati. The 11-3 Aztecs went ahead to stay when Rashaad Penny returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Damontae Kazee’s eighth interception of the season set up Donnell Pumphrey’s 16-yard halfback-option pass to Dakota Gordon for a score, and defensive lineman Alex Barrett returned Hayden Moore’s third interception 43 yards for a TD that put the Aztecs ahead 42-0 with 9:04 to play.

 

AJ Blazek (former IA OL) hired as Rutgers’ offensive line coach

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December 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — AJ Blazek has been hired as Rutgers’ offensive line coach. New coach Chris Ash announced the hiring Thursday, saying he has known Blazek for 15 years. An offensive lineman at Iowa, Blazek spent the last three seasons as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Western Illinois. He also has worked at Winona State in Minnesota and Fort Hays State in Kansas.

Before he began his collegiate coaching career at Iowa, Blazek played two seasons for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League.

 

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/24/2015

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December 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.

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Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Open Through Jan. 10, 2016

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December 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The final stretch for hunters to pursue Iowa’s world class deer began Dec. 21st, with the start of the late muzzleloader season and the re-opening of the popular archery season. Both seasons close Jan. 10th. Hunters with a late muzzleloader license may use a bow, muzzleloader, handgun and Iowa residents may also use a crossbow. Hunters may not use a shotgun or centerfire rifles during late muzzleloader season and party hunting is not allowed.

Hunters have reported harvesting nearly 92,000 deer so far this year, which is similar to the harvest last year. Hunters who harvest a deer are reminded to report the harvest to the DNR by midnight on the day after it is tagged or before taking it to a locker or taxidermist, or before transporting it out-of-state, whichever comes first.

For hunters with internet access, reporting online is the easiest and fastest way to report. Hunters may also report their harvest by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the toll-free phone number printed on the harvest tag or through a license vendor during regular business hours.

Nonresident Holiday Season

Nonresidents may participate in the antlerless-deer only holiday season Dec. 24-Jan. 2, in counties where the nonresident antlerless deer quota has not been filled.
Hunters who do not have a nonresident deer license may purchase an optional antlerless-only license for the holiday season. Licenses may be purchased over the counter through any license agent beginning Dec. 15. Holiday deer licenses will not be sold online or through the telephone ordering system.
Nonresident hunters purchased 110 holiday antlerless licenses last year.

Iowans warned about counterfeit Rose Bowl tickets

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December 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are warning Iowans to beware of Rose Bowl ticket scams. Police in Cedar Rapids say people have reported buying tickets through Craigslist and then meeting the seller at a Cedar Rapids movie theater. The tickets proved to be fakes.

The Marion Police Department says officers are investigating a report of someone driving a car with Washington license plates selling counterfeit tickets. Iowa plays Stanford on New Year’s Day at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Northern Iowa beats Washington State in Diamond Head Classic

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December 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

HONOLULU (AP) — Paul Jesperson scored 18 points, Wes Washpun had 16 and Jeremy Morgan added 14 to help Northern Iowa beat Washington State 63-59 in a consolation semifinal of the Diamond Head Classic late Wednesday night.

The Panthers (8-4) avoided their first back-to-back losses of the season despite being outrebounded 31-20. They bounced back from a 16-point loss to tournament-host Hawaii in Tuesday’s opening round.

Washpun, the reigning Missouri Valley Conference player of the week, had team-highs of five rebounds and four assists for Northern Iowa, which made 19 of its 23 free throws. Jesperson, Morgan and Klint Carlson combined to make 14 of 14 from the charity stripe.

Josh Hawkinson scored 14 points, Ike Iroegbu 12 and Derrien King 10 for Washington State (7-4), which was just 4 of 5 from the free-throw line. There were 10 ties and 19 lead changes in Honolulu.