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Beltran, Lyons lead Cardinals past Royals, 4-1

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May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer against his former team, rookie Tyler Lyons made another dazzling start and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Kansas City 4-1 on Tuesday night for the Royals’ 10th consecutive home defeat. The only two hits that Lyons allowed over seven innings were to Billy Butler — a two-out RBI double in the first inning and a bloop single in the seventh. Otherwise, the left-hander shut down an anemic Kansas City offense to improve to 2-0 in his week-old major league career.

Trevor Rosenthal pitched the eighth inning in a driving rain for St. Louis, and Edward Mujica breezed through a perfect ninth for his 16th save of the season. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday added solo homers in the sixth off the Royals’ Ervin Santana (3-5) as the Cardinals (34-17) improved to a major league-best 20-9 on the road.

Phoenix Suns Confirm Hiring of Hornacek as Coach

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May 28th, 2013 by Jim Field

PHOENIX (AP) — The Suns have officially hired Jeff Hornacek as their new coach.

Phoenix turned to one of its former players Tuesday as the team looks to rebuild from one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Hornacek spent the first six of his 14 seasons as an NBA player with the Suns.

Multiple reports over the weekend had Hornacek getting the job, and the team made it official with Tuesday’s announcement that he would be the club’s 16th head coach.

The 50-year-old Hornacek, a former Iowa State star, had been an assistant with the Utah Jazz since 2011. This is his first head coaching job.

He takes over a team that went 27-55 last season, the worst record in the Western Conference and second-worst in the franchise’s history.

Cardinals to start prize rookie Wacha on Thursday

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May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals will promote top pitching prospect Michael Wacha to start in his major league debut Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.The Cardinals lead the major leagues with a 33-17 record despite numerous injuries on the pitching staff. They filled rotation holes with less celebrated rookies John Gast and Tyler Lyons earlier in the season amid speculation they didn’t want to start the service time clock on the 21-year-old right-hander.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Wacha was the Cardinals’ first-round draft pick and the 19th overall selection last year out of Texas A&M. He’s 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA that leads the Pacific Coast League in nine starts for Triple-A Memphis, holding opponents to a .187 batting average in his first pro season.

Wacha will be the eighth rookie pitcher to debut with the Cardinals this season. General manager John Mozeliak had cited Wacha’s lack of professional experience in the decision to promote others earlier.

Phoenix Suns confirm hiring of Hornacek as coach

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May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) – The Suns have officially hired former ISU Cyclones basketball standout Jeff Hornacek as their new coach. Phoenix turned to one of its former players Tuesday as the team looks to rebuild from one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Hornacek spent the first six of his 14 seasons as an NBA player with the Suns.
 
Multiple reports over the weekend had Hornacek getting the job, and the team made it official with Tuesday’s announcement that he would be the club’s 16th head coach. The 50-year-old Hornacek had been an assistant with the Utah Jazz since 2011. This is his first head coaching job.
 
He takes over a team that went 27-55 last season, the worst record in the Western Conference and second-worst in the franchise’s history. As a point guard for the Cyclones, Hornacek guided the team to the Sweet 16 in the 1986 NCAA Tournament. Hornacek left ISU with a Big-8 record of 665 career assists, still an Iowa State school record, and 1,313 career points.

8AM Sportscast Tuesday 5-28-2013

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May 28th, 2013 by admin

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Tuesday Girls Regional Soccer

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May 28th, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 1-A @ Atlantic:
Atlantic vs. Creston

Class 1-A @ Underwood:
A-H-S-T vs. Underwood
Missouri Valley vs. Riverside

Class 1-A @ Carroll:
Kuemper Catholic vs. Humboldt

Class 2-A @ Greenfield:
Nodaway Valley/WCV/A-C vs. Glenwood

Class 2-A @ CB Abraham Lincoln:
Abraham Lincoln vs. Perry

Class 2-A @ Lewis Central:
Thomas Jefferson vs. Lewis Central

Rain Delays Start of Girls State Golf Tourney

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May 28th, 2013 by Jim Field

The State Girls Golf Tournament start times will be delayed for Tuesday, May 28th.  Class 1-A/2-A will shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. at American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.  Class 3-A/4-A will shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. at Ames Golf & Country Club in Ames.  Class 5-A will shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Panorama National Golf Course in Panora.

1-A State Qualifiers:
Corning
Kaleigh Westlake, Corning
Serena Robinette, Griswold

2-A State Qualifiers:
Audubon
Susie Bylund, Audubon
Shelby Williams, CAM/AC
Taylor Gardner, Missouri Valley
Lexie Thygesen, Audubon

3-A State Qualifiers:
Atlantic
Clarinda
Kuemper Catholic
Brooke Fletcher, Atlantic
Bailey Walter, Atlantic
Mara Masching, Kuemper Catholic
Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic

4-A State Qualifiers:
Kayla Redeker, Lewis Central

Cardinals call up RHP Victor Marte

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May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals recalled right-hander Victor Marte from Triple-A Memphis on Monday. Marte was 1-0 with a 2.78 ERA and 10 saves in 20 games with Memphis. Marte, 32, appeared in 48 games last season with St. Louis, going 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA. He pitched for Kansas City in 2009-10 before being traded to St. Louis in 2011 and has a 6-2 record with a 7.09 ERA in 78 relief appearances in the majors.
 
The Cardinals optioned rookie right-hander Carlos Martinez, who had a 4.50 ERA in seven relief appearances, to Memphis of the Pacific Coast League.

Molina lifts Cardinals over slumping Royals

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May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yadier Molina homered and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the slumping Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday. Molina hit a two-run homer in the first, doubled home a run in the third and his sacrifice fly in the fourth scored Pete Kozma. While the Cardinals own the best road record, 19-9, in the majors, the Royals dropped their ninth straight home game — one shy of the franchise record set last year. The anticipated pitcher’s duel between Adam Wanwright and James Shields failed to materialize.

Wainwright (7-3), who had given up 12 hits in 22 1-3 innings in his previous three starts, allowed 12 hits, the most he has allowed in a game since Sept. 14, 2010 against the Chicago Cubs. Shields (2-6) yielded nine hits and season-highs of six runs and five walks in six innings to lose his fourth straight start.

(Podcast) 7:20-a.m. Sports: May 27th 2013

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May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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