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Rays end 31-inning scoring drought, beat Cards 6-3

Sports

June 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Desmond Jennings had a two-run single during a four-run fourth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays snapped a club-record 31-inning scoring drought en route to beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay won for just the second time in 16 games after having been shutout in its previous three contests. The Rays had scored 35 runs over the previous 15 games. Yadier Molina had two RBIs for the Cardinals, who entered with three consecutive shutout pitching performances. The Rays’ big fourth inning came against Michael Wacha (4-5).
Juan Carlos Oviedo (2-2) went 1 1-3 inning for the win. Grant Balfour threw the final 2 1-3 innings for his 10th save.

Iowa DB Nico Law leaves program

Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa defensive back Nico Law is leaving the program after being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct last weekend in Iowa City. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz says on Wednesday that Law has decided to transfer.

Law would have been a senior this fall. He competed for the top spot at strong safety with incumbent starter John Lowdermilk during spring practice. Law played in 13 games last season and made five tackles, though his role was likely to expand in 2014.

‘Field of Dreams’ town prepares for anniversary

News, Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Local officials are finishing preparations for this weekend’s party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Field of Dreams” movie. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says more than 11,000 people are expected the visit the field near Dyersville in northeast Iowa on Friday and Saturday. There will be several special events, including a cast reunion and question-and-answer session and a celebrity softball game.

Star Kevin Costner is expected to attend, as is Timothy Busfield, who played Costner’s brother-in-law in the film, Dwier Brown, who played Costner’s father, and Brian Frankish, the movie’s executive producer.

The movie was released in 1989, after several scenes were filmed at the rural site near Dyersville.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports, 6/11/2014

Podcasts, Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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ISU research looks at accuracy of fitness bands

Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Fitness monitors are growing in popularity as people who want to get in better shape seek ways to track their physical activity. Now, researchers at Iowa State University have released a study about the accuracy of those devices. Greg Welk is a professor of kinesiology at ISU. “Most of the monitors are released with little or no evidence of validity. Internally, they may do some checking and make sure that their calorie estimates are okay, but none of that is ever been reported or published,” Welk said.

The ISU study tested eight different activity monitors and found the BodyMedia FIT device was the top performer with a 9.3 percent error rating. “The BodyMedia FIT was the one that performed the best, but the other monitors performed fairly well,” Welk said. The accuracy of the eight monitors, generally worn on the wrist, were tested against a portable metabolic system.

“That’s the true gold standard measure,” Welk said. “We basically computed the energy expenditure estimates from all of the devices using their software and compared to the metabolic (system).” The ISU research is published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. This summer, Welk plans to test more activity monitors that recently arrived on the market.

“A lot of these monitors are now very attractive to people because they integrate with their cell phone and allow connection to social media,” Welk said. Most of the devices range in price between $100-$200.

(Radio Iowa)

Area Baseball/Softball Scores from Tue., 6/10/14

Sports

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BASEBALL

Atlantic 9, Harlan 5
Clarinda 2, Red Oak 1 (9 inns)
Denison-Schleswig 6, Lewis Central 4 (14 innings)
EHK-Exira 11, Tri-Center, Neola 0
Earlham 11, Guthrie Center 1 (5 Innings)
Glenwood 11, Shenandoah 1
Glidden-Ralston 12, Missouri Valley 2
Lenox 6, Mt. Ayr 2
Logan-Magnolia 17, East Mills 5
Nodaway Valley 5, Southwest Valley 1
Southeast Valley 13, Colo-Nesco 0
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 6, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 0
Treynor 15, Essex 0 (4-innings)

SOFTBALL
Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 8, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0
Clarinda 13, Red Oak 5
Coon Rapids-Bayard 8, Audubon 4
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 6, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2
Denison-Schleswig 10, Lewis Central 0 (5-innings)
Earlham 11, Guthrie Center 1
East Sac County 12, Carroll 9
East Union 17, Bedford 8
Exira-EHK 16, Tri-Center, Neola 2
Glenwood 12, Shenandoah 3
Harlan 11, Atlantic 0 (5-innings)
IKM-Manning 14, AR-WE-VA, Westside 4
Kingsley-Pierson 11, West Monona 8
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 18, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 0 (3-innings)
Lenox 10, Mount Ayr 6
Nodaway Valley 13, Southwest Valley 2
Treynor 12, Essex 0 (4-innings)
Sidney 11, East Mills 10
Woodward-Granger 9, Panorama 1

Chiefs cornerback Smith cited after alleged wreck

Sports

June 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was cited for driving under the influence and careless driving after an officer witnessed him lose control and strike a light pole early Monday. According to a copy of the police report, Smith was attempting to make a turn in Kansas City’s Power & Light entertainment district when he struck the light pole around 12:30 a.m. The officer reported that Smith “appeared confused and began mumbling statements that I did not understand.”

Smith declined medical attention. Along with citations for driving under the influence, he was also cited for failure to provide insurance. The Chiefs said in a statement issued to The Associated Press on Tuesday that they were aware of the matter. The statement called the situation “disappointing” but declined further comment.

Wainwright wins 9th, Cards beat Rays 1-0

Sports

June 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Adam Wainwright became the NL’s first nine-game winner, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Tampa Bay 1-0 on Tuesday night, the Rays’ third straight shutout loss. The Cardinals have three consecutive shutouts for the first time since April 2013. St. Louis, with 13 shutouts this season, was coming off 5-0 victories over Toronto on Saturday and Sunday.

Tampa Bay has been shut out an AL-leading 10 times this season. The Rays, who have lost 14 of 15, have not scored a run in 28 innings. Wainwright (9-3) scattered seven hits over seven innings. Trevor Rosenthal got the final four outs, including a base-loaded pop fly by Matt Joyce in the eighth, for his 17th save.

Matt Holliday put the Cardinals up 1-0 with his fourth homer this season, a long drive to left center with two outs in the sixth off tough-luck loser Jake Odorizzi (2-7).

Roy Marble, all-time leading scorer in Hawkeye basketball history, accused of domestic abuse assault

Sports

June 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Former Hawkeye basketball player Roy Marble has been charged with domestic abuse assault. 47-year old Roy Marble lives in Cedar Rapids and the woman with whom he lives has accused him of trying to strangle her on Saturday. Marble has posted tweets on Twitter, saying it didn’t happen and asking people not to jump to conclusions. Marble, who grew up in Flint, Michigan, is the all-time leading scorer for the University of Iowa and he was drafted to play in the NBA. Marble was suspended in his rookie season back in 1990 for substance abuse. In 2009 Marble was stopped for speeding near Tipton and police found marijuana in his car.

Marble’s son, Devyn Marble, graduated from the University of Iowa in May and is taking part in pre-NBA draft workouts. Devyn Marble was raised by his mother and grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) 7-a.m. Sports, 6/10/2014

Podcasts, Sports

June 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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