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Youth basketball coach pleads not guilty in child porn case

News, Sports

April 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for an Iowa youth basketball coach who’s accused of secretly recording some of his players undressing. Federal court records say 42-year-old Greg Stephen has pleaded not guilty to knowingly transporting child pornography. His trial is scheduled to begin June 4. Court documents say the ex-Iowa Barnstormers co-director has acknowledged taking secret videos of three players disrobing in a hotel bathroom in Illinois in January. He’s told investigators he recorded the adolescents in an attempt to monitor their physical development.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 4/16/2018

Podcasts, Sports

April 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.

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Expectations are high as Iowa State closes spring drills

Sports

April 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell says developing leadership between now and the start of next season will be crucial. The expectations for the Cyclones will be higher than they have been in many years coming off an 8-5 season and a win in the Liberty Bowl. ISU closed out spring drills on Saturday with a scrimmage.

Campbell says the time between now and the start of fall camp is crucial for individual improvement.

To take the next step as a program the offense must improve and Campbell says it starts with the offensive line.

Campbell says that unit did make progress.

(Learfield Sports)

Weather wreaks havoc on Drake Relays qualifying

Sports

April 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Time is running out for the state’s high school track and field athletes as they try to find a window between snowstorms to post a qualifying mark for the Drake Relays. The deadline for qualifying is noon on Thursday.

That’s Relay’s Director Blake Boldon who says while the weather has made qualifying even more difficult he still expects some outstanding marks later this month.

Iowa native Karissa Schweizer is returning to the Drake Relays to chase the record in the 5,000 meter run. The five-time NCAA champion at Missouri is a native of Urbandale and was a standout at Dowling Catholic.

(Learfield Sports)

Midwest/National Sports Headlines: 4/16/18

Sports

April 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Martinez struck out a season-high 11 batters in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader’s two-run home run helped the St. Louis Cardinals complete their first four-game sweep in Cincinnati since 1949 with a 3-2 win. The Reds are 2-13 for the first time since the 1931 Reds won two of their first 19 games.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels game with Japanese star Shohei Ohtani scheduled to pitch at Kansas City was postponed because of cold temperatures. The game will be made up on June 25 in Kansas City.

UNDATED (AP) — University of Oklahoma President David Boren is expected to make a full recovery after having a minor stroke minutes before the unveiling of a statue honoring former Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops on Saturday. The school sent the update in a statement on Sunday. It said Boren is expected to be released from the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City in the coming days. The 76-year-old Boren was a U.S. senator and Oklahoma governor before becoming the university’s president in 1994.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After 15 spring practices, Chris Ash is still searching for a quarterback at Rutgers and he doesn’t expect to name a starter until a couple of weeks before the season opens. It’s no different than what he said when camp opened, even though freshman Artur Sitkowski gave the Scarlet Knights’ third-year coach a lot to think about in the annual spring game on Saturday.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The most important guy on Florida’s sideline during the spring game wasn’t coach Dan Mullen or quarterback Feleipe Franks. It’s strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Savage. He’s more critical to the program’s planned turnaround than anyone on the field. Savage has been working behind the scenes to return the Gators to form and could be the key to making them function. The early results show what Florida had been doing wrong and what Savage is doing right.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina star A’ja Wilson is chronicling her path from the end of her college career to the start of her WNBA career, including getting drafted. She’s projected as the top pick to Las Vegas in Thursday’s draft. She’s in New York this week ahead of her likely selection, hanging at the WNBA offices and going through rookie orientation.

Cardinals sweep 4-game series from Reds with 3-2 victory

Sports

April 15th, 2018 by Chris Parks

CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Martinez’s changeup was too much for the reeling Reds.

The St. Louis right-hander struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader’s two-run home run helped the Cardinals complete their first four-game sweep in Cincinnati since 1949 with a 3-2 win on Sunday.

After waiting through a rain delay of 2 hours, 36 minutes, Martinez allowed two hits and four walks while helping send the Reds to their eighth consecutive loss, one short of matching their longest losing streak of last season.

 

The Reds scored 10 runs in the series while being swept in four games at home by St. Louis for the first time since July 8-10, 1949.

The Reds haven’t enjoyed a lead in 32 innings, going back to the fourth inning on Thursday. They are 2-13 overall this season for the first time since the 1931 Reds won two of their first 19 games.

Bud Norris allowed Adam Duvall’s ninth-inning leadoff homer and the Reds got a runner to second with nobody out. Norris struck out Alex Blandino and Phillip Ervin and got Billy Hamilton to line out to clinch his third save.

The Cardinals have won five of their past six games.

 

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Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (0-2), who is 10-2 in 23 games at Wrigley Field, was scheduled to start the opener of a three-game series against the Cubs in Chicago on Monday.

Lewis Central QB Duggan commits to TCU

Sports

April 15th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Highly sought after Lewis Central Quarterback Max Duggan announced his commitment on Sunday night. Duggan has chosen to continue his football and academic career at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Duggan will now enter his senior season with his college decision made. He has been the Titans starting quarterback since his freshman year and has led the Titans to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs two of the past three seasons in Class 4A. The Titans will be back in Class 3A for his senior season.

Duggan is rated as the top prospect in the state by all the major recruiting outlets and he had over 20 offers from Division I schools on the table. Many reports stated that the decision came down to a choice between TCU and Minnesota.

High School Tennis Scoreboard 04/14/2018

Sports

April 15th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Glenwood 7, Shenandoah 6.

This was originally a four team tournament that was moved inside to the Montgomery County YMCA with just Glenwood and Shenandoah competing. Each team earned two singles and two doubles wins but the victories were weighted by type and Glenwood racked up more points for the overall victory.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 4/15/18

Sports

April 15th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Luis Valbuena homered as the Los Angeles Angels won their seventh straight, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-3 with the final innings played with snow falling. The Angels won their ninth consecutive road game, and will have Shohei Ohtani as their starting pitcher Sunday. The Royals have lost five straight.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds are off to their worst start since the Great Depression. Greg Garcia hit a pair of homers for the first time in his career, sending St. Louis to a 6-1 victory. Cincinnati fell to 2-12, its worst 14-game start since 1931.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri had one of the top offenses in college football during the second half of last season. With new offensive coordinator Derek Dooley and quarterback Drew Lock back, the Tigers seek to improve on last season’s high-powered look this spring.

7AM Sportscast 04/14/2018

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April 14th, 2018 by Chris Parks

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