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Chiefs had given counseling to Belcher, girlfriend

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December 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Police say the Kansas City Chiefs had been providing counseling to linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend before he killed her and committed suicide over the weekend.  Police Sgt. Richard Sharp told The Kansas City Star that the couple had been arguing over relationship and financial issues for months and that the team had been “bending over backward” trying to help them.

Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins at their Kansas City home Saturday before shooting himself in the head in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot in front of team officials who were trying to stop him, including general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel.

Sharp says Belcher reportedly thanked the men for their help but said “it was too late” before he killed himself.

The Associated Press Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll

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December 4th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4-A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City, West (11) 2-0 135
2. Ankeny (3) 2-0 113
3. Urbandale 3-0 103
4. Dubuque, Senior 0-0 69
5. North Scott, Eldridge 3-0 68
6. Valley, West Des Moines 1-1 54
7. Bettendorf 2-0 41
8. Sioux City, East (1) 2-0 39
9. Epworth, Western Dubuque 2-0 33
10. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 1-0 27

Others receiving votes: Linn-Mar, Marion 24. Des Moines, Hoover 22. Cedar Falls 21. Southeast Polk 18. Iowa City, City High 17. Johnston 14. Des Moines, North 10. Waukee 6. Pleasant Valley 4. Newton 3. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 3. Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 1.

Class 3-A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City (8) 1-0 117
2. Assumption, Davenport 1-1 93
3. MOC-Floyd Valley (4) 2-0 91
4. Solon (1) 2-0 81
5. Atlantic 2-0 79
6. Vinton-Shellsburg 2-0 70
7. Waverly-Shell Rock (1) 1-1 59
8. Iowa Falls-Alden 2-0 54
9. Pella 2-0 47
10. Spencer (1) 3-0 46

Others receiving votes: Grinnell 27. Dallas Center-Grimes 15. Creston 11. Center Point-Urbana 9. Waukon 9. Fort Madison 6. Mount Pleasant 3. Anamosa 2. Centerville 2. Crestwood, Cresco 2. Norwalk 1. Harlan 1.

Class 2-A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Nodaway Valley (4) 2-0 104
2. Western Christian, Hull (2) 1-0 89
3. Des Moines Christian 3-0 77
4. West Fork, Sheffield (3) 1-0 76
5. West Branch (3) 2-0 74
6. IKM-Manning (1) 4-0 73
7. Pella Christian (1) 2-0 58
8. St. Edmond, Fort Dodge (1) 2-0 51
9. Cascade,Western Dubuque 1-0 50
10. MFL-Mar-Mac 1-0 23

Others receiving votes: Hudson 20. Sheldon 19. PCM, Monroe 17. New Hampton 15. Ogden 14. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 14. North Cedar, Stanwood 11. Spirit Lake 7. Osage 7. Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 5. East Sac County 5. North Polk, Alleman 4. Forest City 3. Sioux Center 3. Dike-New Hartford 2. OA-BCIG 2. South O’Brien, Paullina 1. Roland-Story, Story City 1.

Class 1-A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Danville (11) 2-0 145
2. St. Mary’s, Storm Lake (1) 2-0 117
3. Boyden-Hull (1) 1-1 97
4. Harris-Lake Park 3-0 70
5. Lone Tree (1) 3-0 68
6. North Iowa, Buffalo Center 3-0 59
7. Murray 3-0 38
8. Riverside, Oakland 2-0 31
9. North Tama, Traer 3-0 30
10. Iowa Mennonite, Kalona 1-1 24
(tie)Belmond-Klemme 1-1 24

Others receiving votes: Preston 18. Lawton-Bronson 17. St. Mary’s, Remsen 11. Ankeny Christian Academy 9. Moulton-Udell 8. Sigourney 7. North Butler, Greene 6. Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 6. West Lyon, Inwood 6. Newell-Fonda 5. Guthrie Center 5. Lynnville-Sully 5. Dunkerton 4. Fremont Mills, Tabor 3. Highland, Riverside 3. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3. Pleasantville 2. AGWSR, Ackley 2. Jesup 1. Rockford 1.

High Shool Basketball Scores from Mon., Dec. 3rd 2012

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December 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Adair-Casey 62, Diagonal 50
  • Tarkio, Mo. 56, Nishnabotna 42
  • Underwood 53, Fremont Mills 48
  • Ankeny Christian Academy 75, Saydel 47
  • Grandview Park Baptist 70, Iowa Christian Academy 21

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Fremont Mills 67, Underwood 46
  • Nishnabotna 50, Rock Port, Mo. 37
  • St. Albert 43, Tri-Center 28
  • Saydel 65, Ankeny Christian Academy 36
  • Grandview Park Baptist 33, Iowa Christian Academy 31

Chiefs begin picking up pieces after heartache

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December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs returned to work Monday at their practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium, trying to find a sense of normalcy. It was difficult to do. The locker that once belonged to Jovan Belcher, the linebacker who killed his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself Saturday, still had all his belongings hanging in it. Coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli had to walk past the place in the parking lot where Belcher killed himself. Teammates gathered in meetings and to watch film and couldn’t help but notice the empty seat. Crennel said that “time heals all wounds,” and the Chiefs are hopeful the healing has begun.

HSBB: Atlantic at Glenwood Boys 11-30-2012

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December 3rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played at Glenwood High School.

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Yellow caution tape outside NFL shooter’s NY home

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December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) – Family members have put yellow caution tape across the front of the Long Island house where Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher grew up.  Four signs hanging from the tape on Monday said: “Private property. No trespassing.”  Some relatives and friends paused to look at a shrine that has been in front of the West Babylon, N.Y., house since Saturday.

It includes his football jerseys from high school, college and the NFL. His high school varsity jacket is also there, along with trophies, photos and balloons.  Investigators in Kansas City continue to search for a motive to help explain why Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself on Saturday.

8AM Sportscast 12-03-2012

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December 3rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Tulsa, Iowa State will meet in Liberty Bowl

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December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Conference USA champion Tulsa will get another shot at Iowa State when the teams meet in the Liberty Bowl. The Cyclones accepted the bid to the Dec. 31 game on Sunday. Tulsa (10-3) earned its Liberty Bowl bid Saturday by defeating UCF 33-27 in overtime. Iowa State (6-6) won four of its first five games this season, but the Cyclones have gone 2-5 since. The Cyclones will be playing in the Liberty Bowl for the first time since 1972, when they lost 31-30 to Georgia Tech.

When the teams met back on Sept. 1, Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 in Ames. The Cyclones’ Steele Jantz threw two touchdown passes and Shontrelle Johnson rushed for 120 yards.

‘Normal couple stuff’ before Chiefs murder-suicide

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December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As investigators search for a motive to help explain why Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself, a discordant picture of the couple began to emerge. A friend of Belcher’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, said they had lived apart briefly earlier in the year but had gotten back together by Thanksgiving. Brianne York said Sunday the couple argued about “normal couple stuff” but that her friend was “really happy about being a mom.” York thought there was some mistake when she learned Belcher had killed Perkins at the couple’s home Saturday.

Police said Belcher then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, where he thanked his coach and fatally shot himself. Belcher and Perkins had a 3-month-old daughter, Zoey. Police didn’t release any additional information Sunday.

Smith sells Gold Gloves for $519,203

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December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Ozzie Smith turned gold into cash. The Hall of Fame shortstop sold his 13 consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1980-92 for $519,203, SCP Auctions said Sunday. The price includes a 20 percent commission, known as a buyer’s premium.

Two pairs of Muhammad Ali boxing gloves used during fights each sold for $385,848. They were used against Sonny Liston on Feb. 25, 1964, and for his first bout against Joe Frazier on March 8, 1971. A Babe Ruth team sweater from around 1922 sold for $250,642, Oscar Robertson’s NBA MVP Award from 1963-64 for $177,632 and a Robertson 1960 U.S. Olympic team jersey for $121,324. Paul Hornung’s 1956 Heisman Trophy sold for $173,102. A Lou Gehrig game-used bat from 1938 or ’39 sold for $75,205 — the same price as a 1966 Green Bay Super Bowl ring presented to Steve Wright.

SCP said the winning bidders wanted to remain anonymous.