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Cards to Place Berkman on DL

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are set to place first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with a calf injury. Berkman says he took a bad step going after a popup, aggravating an injury that sidelined him last weekend. Rather than battle through the injury, the club felt it best that Berkman take enough time to recover. The 36-year-old Berkman is batting .348 with two RBIs in seven games.

Sanderson’s Absence Opens Door for Jake Herbert

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The past had threatened to overshadow the future at this year’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials, with gold medal-winning wrestlers from each of the past four Olympic Games plotting comebacks. One of those former champions, Cael Sanderson, won’t make it to Iowa City. That could help open the door for Jake Herbert. The 27-year-old Herbert became the favorite to win the U.S. freestyle spot at 84 kilograms this weekend after Sanderson decided last week that his duties as a father and coach of NCAA champion Penn State were too pressing to leave behind. Herbert lost to Sanderson in the World Team Trials in 2011. He says Sanderson’s absence is little more than one less person to worry about.

UNI Rehires Green as Assistant Coach

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Northern Iowa has brought back assistant coach Kyle Green for a third stint with the Panthers. Coach Ben Jacobson says Green is returning to Northern Iowa as an assistant and as its recruiting coordinator. Green spent last season as the head coach at Division Three Wisconsin Eau-Claire, guiding the team to a 15-10 record. Green worked for the Panthers from 2001 to 2003 before leaving for Marquette. He came back to Northern Iowa in 2006 and stayed for six seasons.

Iowa Recruit Woodbury Picked for National Camp

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April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa recruit Adam Woodbury has been selected to attend training camp for the USA Basketball under-18 national team. Woodbury, a 7-foot-1 center from Sioux City, will be one of 24 players competing for 12 spots on the team, which is for players born on or after January 1st, 1994. The U.S. team will compete in the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship in Brazil in June. Woodbury led Sioux City East to the Class 4A state title game in 2011 to 2012 and was a three-time first team all-state pick. He’s expected to start next season for the Hawkeyes.

8AM Sportscast 04-19-2012

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April 19th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Gable Statue Unveiled Prior to Olympic Trials.

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April 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

University of Iowa officials unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of former wrestling coach Dan Gable outside of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday. Gable led the Hawkeyes to 15 NCAA titles and 21 Big Ten championships in 21 years as head coach. The unveiling comes just days before the arena hosts the U-S Olympic wrestling trials. Olympic wrestling is divided into two divisions, freestyle and Greco-Roman, which are both different than the folk-style brand of wrestling seen in high school and college matches. Gable says it might take fans a while to pick up on all the differences. Despite the rule differences, Gable says that knowledgeable wrestling fans should have no trouble figuring things out if they stay patient. The Trials open on Saturday and run through Sunday.

Iowa Football’s Practice Bubble to be Deflated

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April 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa football team’s indoor-practice facility will be deflated before it is demolished. The 27-year-old practice facility known as “the Bubble” for its inflatable white cover that whips in the wind will be deflated Friday morning. The university is building a new indoor practice venue for the team nearby, and demolishing the old one to make way for a new children’s hospital, a new transportation center and employee parking. “The Bubble” has been a campus landmark because of its noteworthy appearance and a practice home for a generation of Hawkeyes. But university officials say its high energy usage, safety concerns and the need to modernize football facilities meant its time was up.

Drake Assistant Gibson Leaves Program

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April 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake assistant coach Mike Gibson has resigned to pursue opportunities outside of basketball. The 29-year-old Gibson has been an assistant with the Bulldogs for four seasons. But Gibson says his priorities have shifted and he’s decided to pursue a job in the business world. Gibson worked with current Drake head coach Mark Phelps at Arizona State from 2006 to 2008 after a one-year stint on coach Tom Izzo’s staff at Michigan State. Drake also says Jamelle McMillan, the director of basketball operations, is leaving the program after one season.

Garcia and Beltran Team Up, Cardinals Beat Reds

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April 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia pitched seven effective innings and hit a two-run triple, Carlos Beltran homered again and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to a season-high four games Wednesday night with an 11-1 rout of the slumping Cincinnati Reds. Garcia (2-0) allowed one run on seven hits and three walks. He was aided by four double plays and helped his cause with a triple off the wall in center field in the sixth that made it 7-1 and chased Mat Latos (0-2). The Reds have dropped five of the first six games on their 10-game road trip and are already five games in back of the Cardinals in the NL Central. The pre-game show for today’s Cards-vs-Reds game gets underway later this morning, on KJAN. The first pitch is slated for 12:45-p.m.

Atlantic Girls Golfers Beat Monarchs

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April 18th, 2012 by Jim Field

4/17 @ Denison – Majestic Hills

Atlantic 203, Denison 224

Medalist:  Rachel Kock, Denison – 46
Runner-up:  Bailey Walter – 47

Brooke Fletcher & Kaitlynn Walter – 48
Shelby Worth – 60
Malachi Wickman – 73
Katie Blake – 90

Coach Kathy Hobson says:  Bailey shot a nice round.  We need her scoring in the 40′s so this should be a nice confidence booster for her shooting a 47 on a long, hilly, windy course.  In many instances, our short game was not the best.  I also think this was kind of a let down after competing so well in Des Moines on Monday; we weren’t as focused as we could be.

Chipping, putting and concentration will be very important as we go to Clarinda on Thursday.  Clarinda lost their top 2 players to graduation last season but have plenty of girls to replace them and are playing well.