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Drake Women’s Hoops Coach Stephens Resigns After 9 Years

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March 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake women’s basketball coach Amy Stephens has resigned after nine seasons with the Bulldogs. Drake athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb announced the resignation Monday. Stephens says in a statement that she and the school had different visions for the future of the program, which prompted her resignation. The Bulldogs finished 18-16 last season, losing to South Dakota in the first round of the WNIT. Stephens was 151-130 at Drake. She previously spent eight seasons as the head coach at Nebraska-Kearney.

Creighton’s McDermott Makes AP All-American Squad

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March 26th, 2012 by Jim Field

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson is a unanimous pick for The Associated Press’ All-America team, while Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger is a repeat selection.

Draymond Green of Michigan State, freshman Anthony Davis of Kentucky and Creighton’s Doug McDermott rounded out the team Monday.

McDermott is first Creighton player ever to be named an All-America.  He and three-time AP All-American selection Pete Maravich of LSU are the only All-American members coached by their fathers.

The 6-7 sophomore had the third best scoring average in Division I with a 23.2 average. He also averaged 8.2 rebounds while shooting 61 percent from the field, and 49.5 percent from 3-point range.

Robinson received first-team votes from all 65 members of the national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. He is the first unanimous pick since Blake Griffin of Oklahoma in 2009.

Sullinger is the first repeat All-America since Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina in 2009. He is the first to do it as a freshman and sophomore since Chris Jackson of LSU in 1989 and 1990.

With Davis’ selection there has been at least one freshman on the first team five of the last six years.

Chris Carpenter Returns to Cardinals’ Camp

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March 26th, 2012 by Jim Field

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis pitcher Chris Carpenter has returned to the Cardinals’ spring training camp, with manager Mike Matheny still unsure when his ace will be back on a mound.

Carpenter, who has yet to pitch in a spring training game, underwent four days of tests last week in St. Louis to determine the cause of a nerve ailment that has weakened his throwing shoulder. Matheny thinks the right-hander will have to rest.

The 37-year-old has not faced hitters since batting practice on March 3. A bulging disk in his neck originally was thought to be the cause of the problem.

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March 26th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Atlantic Girls Track Results at South Dakota

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March 26th, 2012 by Jim Field

Atlantic took a small squad to the South Dakota Indoor Track Meet on Saturday.  Among the Atlantic results, Sam Petersen placed fifth in the 500 meter event.  The 4 by 200 meter team of  Melanie Nielsen, Sam Petersen, Amanda Gude and Ali Siggins placed fifth.  Also the 4 by 400 team of Nielsen, Gude, Siggins and Petersenplaced fifth.  The Trojanns will open up the outdoor season on Tuesday at Harlan for the Hawkeye 10 North Division Meet.

Jefferson, IA, Athletic Equipment Supplier Under Disciplinary Investigation

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March 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Gymnastics world governing body FIG has opened a disciplinary case against United States equipment supplier American Athletic Inc. over landing mats it provided for the American Cup in New York earlier this month. The FIG says the mats “have no valid FIG certification and … are incongruent” with its specifications. The March 3 event at Madison Square Garden was part of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series. The FIG says it has appointed officials from Belgium, Switzerland and Tunisia to judge the case. AAI, which is based in Jefferson, Iowa, says on it website that it supplied gymnastics equipment to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Minnesota Beats Northern Iowa 88-74 to Win WBI Championship

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March 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rachel Banham scored 26 points to lead Minnesota to an 88-74 comeback victory over Northern Iowa in the Women’s Basketball Invitational Championship on Sunday. Minnesota trailed by as many as 13 points early in the second half, but Banham scored 17 of her 26 points in the final 20 minutes to spark a 52-25 run. She was one of five Golden Gophers to score in double-figures. Minnesota (19-17) concluded the season with a season-best four-game winning streak in front of a home crowd at Williams Arena and posted its first winning season since 2008-09.  K.K. Armstrong led three Panthers (19-15) in in double figures with 15 points. The WBI is a tournament for teams that didn’t get one of the 128 spots in either the NCAA or WNIT tournaments.

Cards Beat Twins Sunday 9-2 in 57-Minute Rain-Delayed Game

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March 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Kyle Lohse allowed two runs and five hits in six innings and Matt Holliday homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 on Sunday.  Lohse, who is projected to start the Cardinals’ opener, struck out six and walked one.  Minnesota pitcher Nick Blackburn retired the first 10 batters he faced before Carlos Beltran’s one-out bloop single fell barely inside the left-field line.  Holliday reached out and pulled the next pitch, a change-up, over the left-field wall, putting the Cardinals up 2-1.  Luke Hughes homered for the Twins off Lohse.     Shane Robinson and Jon Jay added home runs for the Cardinals.

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Wainwright throws 5 sharp innings, Cards top Miami 2-1 Friday

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March 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched five shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Miami 2-1 on Friday, overcoming Jose Reyes’ first home run for the Marlins. Wainwright, who missed last season following elbow surgery, allowed three hits and struck out five. He has given up just an unearned run in 14 innings this spring. Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano looked rusty, allowing two runs and five hits, including three doubles, in 4 1-3 innings. He walked four and struck out one. The Cardinals announced that ace Chris Carpenter has nerve irritation that has led to weakness in his pitching shoulder. There is no timetable yet for his return to the mound. The 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner was evaluated in St. Louis this week.