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Iowa hosts final public scrimmage

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August 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz wants his players focused on little more than football during fall camp. That’s why fans get one chance to see what the Hawkeyes might look like when they open the season in two weeks.

Iowa’s annual mid-camp open practice, held Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, is the only public glimpse of the Hawkeyes in August. It’s also typically the only time coach Kirk Ferentz provides updates on the program.

Ferentz says fullback Adam Cox is out for the season after tearing a knee ligament. But he also praised the competition for starting spots and kicker and punter, even though Iowa’s placekickers looked shaky on Saturday.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, Sat. 8/16/2014

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August 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Lynn, Cardinals beat Padres for 3rd straight win

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August 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 Friday night for their third straight win. Matt Adams, Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras hit RBI singles for St. Louis. San Diego has lost two in a row after a five-game winning streak.

Lynn (13-8) gave up one run and six hits, striking out six and walking one. The Padres handed him a 3-1 defeat on July 29. Reliever Pat Neshek posted his fourth save. Regular closer Trevor Rosenthal was given the night off after two successive appearances.

Pinch-hitter Yasmani Grandal homered with two outs in the Padres ninth. After Chris Nelson doubled, Neshek struck out Will Venable. Tyson Ross (11-11) gave up three runs and five hits over six innings. He walked four and hit two batters.

(Update) Chiefs WR Bowe suspended for season opener vs Tenn

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August 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for the season opener against Tennessee for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Bowe was pulled over for speeding in a Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10, and was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver’s license and two containers of suspected marijuana. He later pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering, and his attorney said there was no admission of guilt for the marijuana charge, which was dismissed.

Bowe issued a statement through the NFL Players’ Association shortly after the suspension was announced in which he apologized for having to miss the Titans game on Sept. 7.

Bowe remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

AP source: Chiefs WR Bowe facing 1-game suspension

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August 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe is expected to be suspended for the season opener against Tennessee after his arrest for marijuana possession. The person disclosed the expected one-game suspension to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team and NFL had not yet announced a punishment.

Bowe was pulled over in a Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10 for driving 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. He was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver’s license and two containers of suspected marijuana.

He later pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering, and paid $610 in fines. Bowe’s attorney said there was no admission of guilt for the marijuana charge, which was dismissed.

IHSBCA All-State Teams

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August 15th, 2014 by Jim Field

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has released it list of all-state teams for 2014.  The All-State Super Team includes the top player in all classes, while the IHSBCA also released a first and second team in each of the four classes.  On the Super Team is Corey Bertini, and senior first baseman from Glenwood.  Austin Simmons of Lewis Central made the class 4-A second team as a catcher.  The class 3-A first team includes shortstop Sean Houston of Denison.  In class 2-A, Treynor’s trey Robinson is the first baseman.  And in class 1-A, first teamers includes outfielders Caylor Deeth of Coon Rapids-Bayard and Caleb Wichman of Underwood.  Second team picks include catcher Dustin Gordon of Lenox, first baseman Spencer Pingel of Underwood and utility pick Brett Carstens of Coon Rapids-Bayard.  Click the link below to see the entire list.

2014 IHSBCA Super Team All-State (1)

Iowa St still searching for No. 1 QB

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August 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — It’s become a late summer tradition that Iowa State would like to break. If it’s the middle of August, the Cyclones are in the middle of yet another quarterback controversy.

Iowa State is again unsettled at the game’s most important position. The Cyclones have narrowed their choices down to junior Sam Richardson and sophomore Grant Rohach, and coach Paul Rhoads said Thursday that he’ll name a starter by Monday.

Iowa State opens the season at home on Aug. 30 against FCS power North Dakota State.

Jay’s 2-run double lifts Cardinals over Padres 4-3

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August 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jon Jay delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning and right fielder Shane Robinson threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth to help the St. Louis Cardinals hold off the San Diego Padres 4-3 Thursday night. Jhonny Peralta hit an early two-run homer for the Cardinals, who moved ahead of Pittsburgh into second place in the NL Central. St. Louis remained two games behind division-leading Milwaukee.

San Diego had its five-game winning streak snapped and fell to 16-9 since the All-Star break. Trailing by two in the ninth, the Padres loaded the bases with one out against closer Trevor Rosenthal. Pinch-hitter Jake Goebbert came through with an RBI single to right, but Alexi Amarista was cut down at home when he tried to score from second.

Iowa Waterfowl Seasons Approved

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August 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved the 2014-14 migratory game bird hunting seasons during its monthly meeting on Thursday (Aug. 14th).

In the north zone, the seasons for ducks, coots and mergansers is Oct. 4-19 and Oct. 25-Dec. 7, the youth waterfowl season is Sept. 27-28, Canada goose and brant season is Sept. 27-Jan. 2, White-fronted geese is Sept. 27-Dec. 9 and light geese is Sept. 27-Jan. 11.

In the south zone, the seasons for ducks, coots and mergansers is Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 18-Dec. 11, the youth waterfowl season is Oct. 11-12, Canada goose and brant season is Oct. 4-Jan. 9, White-fronted geese is Oct. 4-Dec. 16 and light geese is Oct. 4-Jan. 16.

In the Missouri River zone, the seasons for ducks, coots and mergansers is Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 25-Dec. 18, the youth waterfowl season is Oct. 18-19, Canada goose and brant season is Oct. 11-Jan. 16, White-fronted geese is Oct. 11-Dec. 23 and light geese is Oct. 11-Jan. 16.

Commissioners also approved reducing the daily bag limit for canvasbacks to one. A statewide special September Teal season is Sept. 6-21. The daily bag limit is six with a possession limit of 18 of green-winged, blue-winged and cinnamon teal only. No other ducks may be taken.

Special September teal season shooting hours are different than regular duck season hours. Teal season shooting hours are sunrise to sunset. The migratory game bird hunting regulations booklet is available online at www.iowadnr.gov/hunting.

Chiefs break camp in St. Joe, move back to KC

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August 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs broke camp on the campus of Missouri Western on Thursday as they prepared for their second preseason game, and will resume practice at their own facility in Kansas City next week. Now, the question becomes whether the Chiefs will ever return to St. Joseph, Missouri.

This was the final year of a five-year contract to take training camp roughly an hour’s drive north of Kansas City. Previously, the Chiefs had held training camp in Wisconsin, and the trend in the NFL has been to move camp to the team facility on a permanent basis.

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he anticipates a decision by the end of the year, and that he will consider input from general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid.