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Chiefs release 4 players, including QB Tanney

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May 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs released four players Thursday, including quarterback Alex Tanney, who gained acclaim when a Youtube video showing him making a series of tricky throws went viral. Tanney spent time on the Chiefs’ practice squad but never made the active roster. The Chiefs also released fullback Patrick DiMarco, linebacker Cory Greenwood and offensive lineman Bryan Mattison.

DiMarco started four of the five games he played in last season, but was made expendable when the Chiefs drafted fullback Braden Wilson last weekend and then traded cornerback Javier Arenas to the Arizona Cardinals for another fullback, Anthony Sherman. Greenwood played 48 games for the Chiefs over the past three seasons, primarily on special teams, while Mattison played 19 games over three seasons in Kansas City, St. Louis and Baltimore.

Former CB Al Harris retires as a Packer

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May 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Al Harris didn’t know how a ceremonial retirement was supposed to work. All that mattered to the Green Bay Packers two-time Pro Bowl cornerback was that he was able to say he retired as a Packer, which he did Thursday.

Harris, now an assistant coach with the Kansas City Chiefs, said he came up with the idea the day he announced his NFL retirement in December 2011, while playing for the St. Louis Rams. He spent 14 seasons in the NFL and was a fan favorite in Green Bay.

Westbrook, Cardinals beat Brewers 6-5.

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May 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jake Westbrook allowed one run over six innings for his 100th career win and the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Thursday night. Westbrook (2-1), came in with a 0.98 ERA, best in the majors — it increased to 1.10. In his 12th season, he walked three and struck out four. The Brewers were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position against him. Westbrook allowed Norichika Aoki’s double to open the game and then nothing more until one out in the fourth when the Brewers pushed across a run on three consecutive singles. He struck out Alex Gonzalez and then fanned Wily Peralta (2-2), his third strikeout of the inning. Westbrook left with a 6-1 lead for the relievers to protect, but the Brewers scored twice in the seventh, one in the eighth and one in the ninth.

Iowa to play in Bahamas instead of Alaska

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May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa men’s basketball team has ditched Alaska in favor of the Bahamas. The Hawkeyes announced Thursday that they’ve pulled out of the Great Alaska Shootout and will instead play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Paradise Island in the Bahamas from Nov. 28-30.

The move should add strength to Iowa’s non-conference schedule. The field for the Bahamas also includes Kansas, Tennessee, Villanova, USC, Wake Forest, UTEP and Xavier. The Great Alaska Shootout brackets are filled mostly with mid-major programs like Indiana State and Pepperdine.

The Hawkeyes hurt their NCAA tournament chances last season by playing a soft non-conference slate. But Iowa will play at Iowa State, host an undetermined ACC school and play in the more prestigious Bahamas tourney next year.

Thursday, May 2 Sports Cancellations (due to snow!)

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May 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

  • Atlantic boys soccer at Nodaway Valley- cancelled.
  • Atlantic girls soccer vs. Nodaway Valley- cancelled.
  • Atlantic boys golf vs. Harlan- cancelled.
  • Atlantic girls golf vs. Kuemper- postponed to Tuesday, May 7.
  • Atlantic boys and girls track at Denison- cancelled.
  • Atlantic boys tennis vs. Saint Albert- Cancelled.
  • Mount Ayr girls track meet today has been cancelled.
  • Corning boys track meet today has been cancelled.

8AM Sportscast 05-02-2013

Podcasts, Sports

May 2nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

Western Iowa Conference Track Meet Results

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May 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

The Western Iowa Conference track meet that was postponed Tuesday night due to lightning will not be completed.  The conference officials were hoping to complete the final 13 events Wednesday night but more bad weather wouldn’t allow it.  The conference will award the individual events that were completed and honor the athletes who broke conference records.  There will be no team champions crowned this year.  Here are the full results: WIC HS Results

Girls event winners include:

  • 100 – Emma Konkler, Audubon :12.81
  • 400 – Rebekah Topham, Griswold :59.81
  • 800 – Rebekah Topham, Griswold 2:28.71
  • 3000 – Jordyn Sindt, Griswold 12:11.46
  • 100 Hurdles – Chaley Rath, Treynor :15.49
  • 4 x 200 – Treynor 1:52.99
  • 4 x 800 – Tri-Center 10:06.02
  • Distance Medley – Tri-Center 4:25.74
  • Shuttle Hurdle – Treynor 1:08.49
  • High Jump – Chaley Rath, Treynor 5-1
  • Long Jump – Callie Calfee, Treynor 16-3.75
  • Shot Put – Jackie Rush, Griswold 34-6.5
  • Discus – Paige Volkens, Treynor 103-7

Boys event winners include:

  • 100 – Barron Norman, Missouri Valley :11.11
  • 400 – Kyle Lorenzen, Missouri Valley :50.78
  • 1600 – Caleb Wilson, MIssouri Valley 4:55.59
  • 3200 – Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center 10:46.52
  • 110 Hurdles – Ryan Spiegel, Underwood :14.77
  • 4 x 200 – Tri-Center 1:34.87
  • 4 x 800 – Griswold 8:49.09
  • Shuttle Hurdle – Underwood 1:00.78
  • High Jump – Mason Boucher, Griswold 5-9
  • Long Jump – Colby Rattenborg, Audubon 20-11.75
  • Shot Put – Rick Williams, Riverside 48-10.25
  • Discus – Collin Fast, Griswold 128-9

Chiefs agree to terms with 13 rookie free agents

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May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who left school after his junior season only to go undrafted, is among 13 rookie free agents who have agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs. Bray’s big arm and prototypical size at 6-foot-6, 215 pounds left many expecting him to be a mid-round choice. But his stock plummeted amid concerns about his maturity and work habits. He played in 28 games at Tennessee, throwing for 7,444 yards with 69 touchdowns and 28 picks.

Among the other players agreeing to contracts were Florida wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr., Missouri defensive lineman Brad Madison, Kansas safety Bradley McDougald and Vanderbilt defensive end Rob Lohr. The rookie free agents will join the Chiefs’ eight-member draft class for a three-day rookie minicamp that begins May 10.

Lynn improves to 5-0, leads Cards over Reds 4-2

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May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn won his 10th straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings Wednesday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Wednesday. Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two, improving to 10-0 in 10 starts and one relief appearance since losing to Milwaukee on Sept. 7.

It’s the second straight quick start for Lynn, who was 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA through May 7 last season, then went 12-7 with a 4.46 ERA the rest of the way.

Ex-Neb player Brion Carnes transferring to N. Iowa

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May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Former Nebraska football player BrionCarnes has announced he’ll transfer to Northern Iowa. Carnes wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday that he would enroll at the Football Championship Subdivision school in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Carnes appeared in three games in 2011 as the backup to quarterback Taylor Martinez before switching to wide receiver in the middle of last season. He appeared in no games in 2012. He announced after spring practice that he planned to transfer.  Carnes, who will be a junior in eligibility this fall, is able to play immediately for the Panthers.