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Cardinals C Molina out again due to family illness

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September 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina missed his second consecutive game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night because of an illness in the family. Molina’s mother Gladys is recuperating from an unspecified surgery performed Wednesday. Molina and his brother, assistant hitting coach Bengie Molina, were not at Busch Stadium the last two nights, and St. Louis manager Mike Matheny would not say when the catcher was expected back.

Tony Cruz replaced Molina in the starting lineup for the second game in a row. Molina is hitting .318 with 11 homers and 65 RBIs in 120 games.

Brewers win 5-3 to end Cardinals’ 5-game streak

Sports

September 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler Thornburg threw six solid innings and Sean Halton homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over St. Louis 5-3 on Thursday night, snapping the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak. St. Louis fell into a tie with Pittsburgh for the top spot in the NL Central. Both teams are 85-61 with 16 games remaining. The idle Cincinnati Reds are 2½ back.

Milwaukee broke a three-game losing streak against St. Louis and beat the Cardinals for only the fourth time in 16 meetings this season. The Cardinals are 5-1 on their nine-game homestand. Thornburg, making his eighth career start, gave up two runs and three hits. He spent most of the season with Triple-A Nashville, going 0-9 with a 5.79 ERA in 15 starts.

2013 Iowa Girls High School THIRD Volleyball Rankings

Sports

September 12th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

No.

School

Record

LW

1

Holy Trinity Catholic

5-0

1

2

Janesville

5-1

2

3

Tripoli

3-2

3

4

LeMars Gehlen Catholic

5-3

4

5

Grandview Park Baptist

2-3

5

6

New London

5-1

6

7

Winfield-Mount Union

6-2

7

8

Stanton

8-0

8

9

Central Lyon

9-3

9

10

Bishop Garrigan

4-2

10

11

Murray

2-0

11

12

Lisbon

7-2

14

13

Harris-Lake Park

8-4

15

14

Springville

6-3

NR

15

Adair-Casey

7-0

NR

Dropped Out:  Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (12), Marquette Catholic (13) 

 

Class 2-A

No.

School

  Record

LW

1

Dike-New Hartford

7-1

1

2

Western Christian

5-1

2

3

Sumner-Fredericksburg

6-0

5

4

Council Bluffs St. Albert

6-1

3

5

Eddyville-Blakesburg/Fremont

10-0

6

6

Hinton

6-2

4

7

Edgewood-Colesburg

3-0

7

8

Grundy Center

5-0

8

9

Ridge View

7-1

9

10

South Central Calhoun

14-1

10

11

North Butler

5-0

12

12

Lake Mills

6-2

11

13

Hudson

11-1

NR

14

Sioux Central

7-1

13

15

Des Moines Christian

11-3

15

Dropped Out: Boyden-Hull (14)

 

Class 3-A

No.

School

  Record

LW

1

Sheldon

8-0

2

2

Union

3-2

1

3

Kuemper Catholic

3-0

3

4

MOC-Floyd Valley

2-1

6

5

Red Oak

1-1

4

6

Nevada

5-2

7

7

Unity Christian

9-0

10

8

Center Point-Urbana

11-1

14

9

Mount Vernon

7-1

5

10

Algona

8-2

8

11

Sioux Center

9-1

9

12

East Sac County

12-1

12

13

Mediapolis

8-0

13

14

Bondurant-Farrar

10-5

11

15

West Liberty

8-3

NR

Dropped Out: Beckman Catholic (15)

 

Class 4-A

No.

School

  Record

LW

1

Solon

8-0

2

2

Harlan

9-2

1

3

Waverly-Shell Rock

11-1

7

4

West Delaware

8-2

3

5

Indianola

6-2

8

6

Davenport Assumption

5-1

6

7

Charles City

11-2

4

8

Cedar Rapids Xavier

6-2

8

9

Sioux City Bishop Heelan

4-6

5

10

Lewis Central

4-2

NR

11

Webster City

6-2

10

12

Marion

4-3

12

13

Dubuque Wahlert

1-2

14

14

Clear Creek-Amana

6-2

13

15

Mount Pleasant

7-0

NR

Dropped Out: Newton (11), Fairfield (15)

 

Class 5-A

No.

School

 Record

LW

1

Bettendorf

6-0

1

2

Dowling Catholic

9-1

4

3

Ankeny

6-1

5

4

Johnston

9-1

2

5

Pleasant Valley

5-1

6

6

Cedar Falls

7-1

3

7

Dubuque Hempstead

7-2

7

8

Urbandale

8-2

8

9

Iowa City High

6-0

10

10

Southeast Polk

9-1

NR

Dropped Out: West Des Moines Valley (9)

Chiefs’ Houston learning from Hali how to rush

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September 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tamba Hali remembers when he joined the Kansas City Chiefs as a rookie, and how Jared Allen was too consumed by a spat with the front office to spend much time helping him. Hali vowed to pass along his own wisdom someday. Well, Justin Houston showed up a few years ago and has been like sponge ever since. And the work that Hali has put in helping Houston is already paying off.

He had three sacks in the Chiefs’ season-opening win over Jacksonville. Houston was quick to credit Hali for helping him out, saying the linebackers feed off each other. Next up is Sunday’s game against Dallas.

Hawkeyes, Cyclones looking to establish run

Sports

September 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has a stable of talented running backs and an impressive line. The Hawkeyes also have issues in the receiving corps and a sophomore quarterback, Jake Rudock, who will be making his road debut Saturday at Iowa State.

The Cyclones also have a number of skilled backs, young wideouts and a sophomore quarterback, Sam Richardson, coming off a sprained ankle. Neither team has a defensive line that opponents might describe as imposing.

It sure sounds like Saturday’s matchup in Ames could be a showdown of teams looking to run, run and run some more.

Chiefs’ Charles back at practice with bruised quad

Sports

September 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles was back at practice Thursday after missing the previous day’s work out with a bruised thigh muscle sustained in last week’s win over Jacksonville. Charles did participate in a walkthrough Wednesday morning, after which Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that he expected Charles to be OK for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Charles had already run for 77 yards and a touchdown against the Jaguars before hurting his quad while getting tackled on the first series of the third quarter. He briefly went to the locker room, and then returned to the field before leaving the game for good.

Cyrus Gray and Knile Davis split carries in Charles’ absence.

Cross Country Team Rankings

Sports

September 12th, 2013 by Jim Field

Here are the latest cross country team rankings from the Iowa Association of Track Coaches.

Girls 1-A:

  1. Griswold
  2. Pekin
  3. Central Elkader
  4. North Linn
  5. Earlham
  6. Pocahontas Area
  7. St. Albert
  8. Marquette
  9. South Winneshiek
  10. Tri-Center
  11. Denver
  12. Durant
  13. South Hamilton
  14. Lynnville-Sully
  15. Eagle Grove

Girls 2-A:

  1. Western Christian
  2. Unity Christian
  3. Northeast
  4. Gilbert
  5. Iowa City Regina
  6. East Marshall
  7. Davis County
  8. Dike-New Hartford
  9. Cascade
  10. North Fayette
  11. Panorama
  12. Monticello
  13. Noth Polk
  14. Roland-Story
  15. Spirit Lake

Girls 3-A:

  1. Decorah
  2. MOC-Floyd Valley
  3. Davenport Assumption
  4. Harlan
  5. Dubuque Wahlert
  6. Pella
  7. Grinnell
  8. Dallas Center-Grimes
  9. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  10. Fort Madison
  11. Williamsburg
  12. Shenandoah
  13. Crestwood
  14. Solon
  15. Spencer

Girls 4-A:

  1. Linn-Mar
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Ames
  4. Iowa City West
  5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  6. Muscatine
  7. Dowling Catholic
  8. Waukee
  9. Johnston
  10. Iowa City High
  11. Ankeny Centennial
  12. Cedar Rapids Washington
  13. Dubuque Senior
  14. Cedar Falls
  15. Urbandale

Boys 1-A:

  1. Denver
  2. Riverside
  3. St. Albert
  4. Trinity Christian
  5. West Lyon
  6. Marquette
  7. Turkey Valley
  8. South Winneshiek
  9. Central Elkader
  10. Nodaway Valley
  11. Boyer Valley
  12. Wapello
  13. Highland
  14. Logan-Magnolia
  15. Pekin

Boys 2-A:

  1. Monticello
  2. Gilbert
  3. Tipton
  4. Shenandoah
  5. Osage
  6. St. Edmond
  7. East Marshall
  8. Unity
  9. Spirit Lake
  10. North Polk
  11. Western Christian
  12. Dike-New Hartford
  13. Mid-Prairie
  14. Iowa City Regina
  15. Albia

Boys 3-A:

  1. Pella
  2. Charles City
  3. Algona
  4. Decorah
  5. Boone
  6. Center Point-Urbana
  7. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  8. Fort Madison
  9. Grinnell
  10. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  11. Ballard
  12. Vinton-Shellsburg
  13. Glenwood
  14. Knoxville
  15. Garner-Hayfield

Boys 4-A:

  1. Linn-Mar
  2. Johnston
  3. Waukee
  4. Pleasant Valley
  5. Dubuque Hempstead
  6. Cedar Falls
  7. Dowling Catholic
  8. Iowa City High
  9. Dubuque Senior
  10. Iowa City West
  11. Cedar Rapids Prairie
  12. Burlington
  13. Cedar Rapids Washington
  14. Ames
  15. Sioux City East

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September 12th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Cowboys, Chiefs renewing rivalry at Arrowhead

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September 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the first things Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did when he awoke Wednesday was to take a good look at the little wooden trophy topped by an odd street sign sitting among the many awards and memorabilia in his Dallas-area home. It’s called the “Preston Road Trophy,” dreamed up by his longtime friend and the late Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, and named after the street on which they once lived just 300 yards apart.

Ever since the late-1990s, the trophy has been presented to the winning side on the rare occasions that Dallas plays Kansas City. Jones has had the trophy since 2005. Hunt’s son, current Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, called it “the smallest and ugliest trophy in sports,” and one he wants to win badly on Sunday.

Chiefs’ Charles expected to play Sunday vs Cowboys

Sports

September 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is expected to be available for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys after bruising his quad in last weekend’s win at Jacksonville. Charles ran for 77 yards and a touchdown before hurting his quad in the second half of a 28-2 rout of the Jaguars. He went to the locker room, then returned to the field for one play, before coach Andy Reid decided to give him the rest of the afternoon off.

Reid said that Charles participated in a walkthrough Wednesday morning and he “might do a little bit” during the Chiefs’ afternoon practice. Reid said that “we’re just taking it slow, but I think he’ll be OK for the game.” Charles missed time in the preseason with a strained foot.