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Chiefs may be playing for Romeo in season finale

Sports

December 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday, their roller-coaster season taking one more dip when they lost to the Raiders in overtime. That doesn’t mean they don’t have something to play for in their finale. Romeo Crennel may be coaching for his job against the Broncos next Sunday. The interim coach has already said he wants the permanent job after leading the Chiefs to a victory over Green Bay last week in his first game replacing the fired Todd Haley. Kyle Orton may also be auditioning for a job. The quarterback is a free agent after this season, and general manager Scott Pioli might try to sign him to create competition for Matt Cassel, who went down with a season-ending injury to his throwing hand earlier this season.

Wildlife refuges announce Neb., Ia. deer hunts

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

December 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Boyer Chute and DeSoto National Wildlife Refuges are holding a January muzzleloader deer hunt for Iowa and Nebraska hunters. The hunt will run from Jan. 11 through Jan. 18, and will apply to antlerless deer only. Nebraska hunters need a Season Choice Area 21 permit for the hunt. Iowa hunters will need a January antlerless deer license, but they can use similar permits from Harrison or Pottawattamie counties. Boyer Chute Refuge is open to Nebraska hunters only. DeSoto has land in both the states of Iowa and Nebraska, and hunters from both states may hunt.

NFL-WEEK 17 FLEX SCHEDULE: Giants-Cowboys moved to prime time

Sports

December 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has moved the Dallas Cowboys’ game at the New York Giants to decide the NFC East title to prime time on New Year’s Day. The game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. (Eastern) with the teams both at 8-7. The winner goes to the playoffs and the loser goes home. Also next Sunday, Baltimore at Cincinnati, Cleveland at Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay at Atlanta have been moved to 4:15 p.m. EST. No times have been set for Carolina at New Orleans and Chicago at Minnesota. The Ravens lead the AFC North and need a victory to clinch. Pittsburgh also is 11-4, but Baltimore swept the Steelers. Cincinnati must win to clinch the last AFC wild card.

In the NBA….

UNDATED (AP) — The NBA unwraps its lockout-shortened season on Christmas Day with a handful of games on the holiday schedule. Things will get going in New York, where the Knicks await a Boston Celtics team that swept them out of last season’s playoffs in the first round. An NBA Finals rematch follows, with defending champion Dallas hosting Miami. The Lakers welcome the Chicago Bulls and league MVP Derrick Rose to town for Game 3 of the day. L.A. all-star Kobe Bryant is nursing a wrist injury but says he intends to play. Next it’ll be Orlando at Oklahoma City, followed by the L.A. Clippers at Golden State.

Saturday’s NFL Scores & Highlights

Sports

December 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

UNDATED (AP) — After a decade of losing, the Detroit Lions are in the playoffs. And the San Diego Chargers are out. With their fans chanting “PLAYOFFS” for the final minutes, Detroit got there for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half to beat the Chargers 38-10. Following the game, coach Jim Schwartz and the players did a victory lap at Ford Field, high-fiving fans in the front row. The Chargers missed the postseason for a second straight year after making it five times in a six-season stretch. And that might cost coach Norv Turner his job after his underachieving team fell to 7-8.

Elsewhere around the NFL:

—Baltimore and Pittsburgh continue to share the AFC North lead after getting to 11-4 with wins on the day before Christmas. But the Ravens hold the tiebreaker and will be division champs with a first-round bye if they win at Cincinnati next Sunday. The Ravens managed to hold off upset-minded Cleveland 20-14. Ray Rice ran for 87 yards and caught one of Joe Flacco’s (FLAK’-ohz) two touchdown passes.

— Backup quarterback Charlie Batch directed Pittsburgh to a 27-0 romp over the Rams while starter Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) rested an ankle injury. Rashard Mendenhall accounted for 116 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

The Giants have bragging rights in the New York area after a 29-14 win over the Jets. Ahmad Bradshaw ran for two TDs and Victor Cruz caught three balls for 164 yards, including a 99-yard scoring reception that set a franchise record. The G-Men will be NFC East champs if they beat Dallas next Sunday night at the Meadowlands.

—The Cowboys will enter that game on a down note. The Philadelphia Eagles, who were eliminated from the playoff hunt earlier in the day, still had enough incentive to whack Dallas 20-7. Cowboys QB Tony Romo injured his throwing hand on the first series and did not play afterward.

— Tom Brady rallied New England to a 27-24 win over Miami that clinched a playoff bye for the Patriots. The Pats’ star quarterback ran for two touchdowns and threw for third score to help bring his team back from a 17-0 halftime deficit and post its seventh straight W.

— Tim Tebow (TEE’-boh) threw a career-high four interceptions and Denver dropped a 40-14 decision in Buffalo that snapped the Bills’ seven-game skid. Denver lost its second in a row while squandering a chance to inch closer to clinching its first playoff berth since 2005. The Broncos fall to 8-7 and into a first-place tie with Oakland in the AFC West.

— Sebastien Janikowski’s 36-yard field goal 2:13 into overtime lifted the Raiders past the Chiefs 16-13 in Kansas City. It was his third of the game.

— David Akers kicked four field goals, including a 39-yarder with 2:57 left to give San Francisco a 19-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Akers set an NFL single-season record with his 42nd field goal, breaking the record set by Arizona’s Neil Rackers in 2005. The win keeps the Niners in position for No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

— Cam Newton broke Peyton Manning’s single-season rookie record for passing yardage in Carolina’s 48-16 whacking of Tampa Bay. Newton threw for 171 yards and three TDs, including a 91-yard scoring pass to Brandon LaFell that is the longest in franchise history. It’s the Buccaneers ninth straight loss.

Cincinnati survived a fourth-quarter rally by Arizona and beat the Cardinals 23-16 to keep its postseason hopes alive. Rookie QB Andy Daulton had two TD passes to help the 9-6 Bengals secure only their third winning record in the last 21 years.

Tennessee is still alive in the playoff race thanks to a 23-17 win over Jacksonville that snapped a two-game losing streak. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 350 yards and a touchdown. The 8-7 Titans head to Houston for their finale with a chance at their first winning record since 2008.

Minnesota snapped a six-game losing streak by topping Washington 33-26. Joe Webb threw for two scores and ran for a third after subbing for starting quarterback Christian Ponder, who suffered a concussion early in the second half. Adrian Peterson suffered a torn knee ligament that tempered the win. The victory takes the Vikes out of the hunt for the No. 1 draft pick, which now will go to either Indianapolis or St. Louis.

Raiders stay alive with 16-13 OT win over Chiefs

Sports

December 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 36-yard field goal 2:13 into overtime Saturday, giving the Oakland Raiders a 16-13 victory over Kansas City that eliminated the Chiefs from the playoff race and kept their own AFC West hopes alive. Carson Palmer threw for 237 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders (8-7). His perfectly thrown 53-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey early in overtime set up Janikowski’s winning kick, allowing Oakland to avoid a second straight late-game meltdown. Kyle Orton threw for 300 yards for Kansas City, his only touchdown pass going to Dwayne Bowe with 1:02 left in regulation to tie the game. The Raiders went three-and-out, giving Kansas City the ball back with little time on the clock, and Orton hit Bowe for 25 yards and Terrance Copper for 11 more to set up Ryan Succop for a potential winning field goal on the final play of the game. Succop’s 49-yard try was blocked by Trevor Scott to send the game to overtime.

Top Iowa Sports Stories of 2011

Sports

December 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s football team entered the 2011 season picked to finish next-to-last in a league many thought might dissolve. Two months later, the Cyclones were celebrating the biggest win in school history. The victory had a major impact on the BCS national title and topped The Associated Press’ list of 2011 Iowa sports stories to remember. Iowa State’s 37-31 double-overtime win over then-No. 2 Oklahoma State on Nov. 18 was the program’s first over a top-5 team. It clinched a bowl bid for the Cyclones and knocked the Cowboys out of the national title picture.

Other top stories included Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman becoming the first girl to win a match at the state wrestling tournament and the hospitalization of 13 University of Iowa players with a muscle disorder.

8AM Sportscast 12-23-2011

Podcasts, Sports

December 23rd, 2011 by Chris Parks

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2011-2012 FIFTH Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings

Sports

December 23rd, 2011 by Jim Field

Class 1-A
School
Record
LW
1
North Mahaska
9-0
1
2
Bedford
10-0
2
3
Ar-We-Va
6-0
3
4
North Butler
7-1
4
5
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
8-0
5
6
West Sioux
8-0
7
7
Lynnville-Sully
10-1
9
8
Central Lyon
8-1
12
9
Newell-Fonda
5-3
6
10
Villisca
8-1
10
11
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
8-1
13
12
North Tama
8-2
8
13
Adair-Casey
9-1
14
14
Burlington-Notre Dame
6-2
11
15
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
6-2
15
Dropped Out: None
Class 2-A
School
Record
LW
1
OA-BCIG
10-0
1
2
Estherville-Lincoln Central
10-0
2
3
IKM-Manning
7-1
3
4
West Hancock
9-0
4
5
Fort Dodge St. Edmond
9-0
7
6
Mediapolis
9-0
8
7
Gilbert
9-0
8
8
Western Christian
8-0
10
9
Kuemper Catholic
6-3
5
10
Lawton-Bronson
5-3
11
11
Pella Christian
5-1
13
12
Panorama
8-1
14
13
North Linn
11-0
NR
14
Monticello
9-1
6
15
Van Buren
8-1
12
Dropped Out: Hinton (15)
Class 3-A
School
Record
LW
1
South Tama
10-0
1
2
Benton
9-0
3
3
Davenport Assumption
6-1
2
4
MOC-Floyd Valley
8-0
4
5
Glenwood
8-0
5
6
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
7-0
6
7
Dubuque Wahlert
7-2
7
8
Sergeant Bluff-Luton
6-1
8
9
Bondurant-Farrar
9-0
9
10
Union
8-1
10
11
Washington
7-1
11
12
Marion
7-1
12
13
Williamsburg
10-2
13
14
Waverly-Shell Rock
5-3
NR
15
New Hampton
6-1
NR
Dropped Out: Spirit Lake (14), Ballard (15)
Class 4-A
School
Record
LW
1
Iowa City West
9-0
1
2
Southeast Polk
9-0
2
3
Ames
9-0
3
4
Ankeny
8-1
4
5
Cedar Rapids Xavier
9-2
8
6
Waukee
5-3
6
7
Mason City
9-1
7
8
Iowa City High
8-2
12
9
Cedar Rapids Washington
5-1
5
10
West Des Moines Valley
8-1
9
11
Cedar Rapids Prairie
6-3
NR
12
Linn-Mar
6-4
10
13
Lewis Central
6-1
14
14
Cedar Falls
7-3
15
15
Muscatine
7-2
11

Dropped Out: Dowling Catholic (13)

All Cyclones Eligible for Pinstripe Bowl; ISU Ticket Sales Pass 5,000

Sports

December 23rd, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – There was plenty of good football news in the Iowa State football camp Thursday. Firstly, Iowa State fans have now secured 5,002 tickets for the Dec. 30 New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York City’s Yankee Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:22 CST on ESPN.

Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads confirmed Thursday that all of his team’s student-athletes are eligible for the game. The Cyclones will depart for New York on Christmas morning. The Yankee Stadium field has been readied for the game.

Crennel Getting Endorsements to be Chiefs Coach

Sports

December 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs offensive coordinator Bill Muir has given his unsolicited endorsement for Romeo Crennel to be hired as Kansas City’s permanent coach. Muir said that the defense has “turned the corner” and that “it would be a shame to change that.” Crennel was elevated to interim coach nearly two weeks ago, when the Chiefs fired Todd Haley after a 5-8 start. Crennel provided a calming influence last week, and Kansas City managed a 19-14 victory over the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers. Muir is just the latest to endorse Crennel as the full-time coach. Star linebacker Tamba Hali said he’d like to see Crennel stay next season.