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Iowa-Iowa St to kick off at 2:30 p.m.


July 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s home game against rival Iowa State will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. The Hawkeyes announced the start time for their date against the Cyclones on Wednesday. The matchup will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

Iowa also says its opener against Northern Iowa will start at 11 a.m. The Hawkeyes will face Ball State at home on Sept. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

ISU’s Bibbs Preseason First-Team All-Big 12


July 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 Conference announced its 2014 preseason All-Big 12 team today and Iowa State senior tight end E.J. Bibbs made the list.

A native of Chicago, Ill., Bibbs has been a unanimous preseason All-Big 12 choice by the majority of the college football publications, earning first-team honors from Athlon’s, Phil Steele, Sporting News, Lindy’s and Bleacher Report.

Bibbs was an All-Big 12 Second-Team selection in 2013 after catching 39 passes for 462 yards. Bibbs’ 39 catches was the second-most ever by a Cyclone tight end in school history. He was the only Cyclone to have multiple receptions in all 12 games a year ago.

Bibbs is on both the Mackey Award and CFPA Award watch lists for the nation’s best tight end.

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Iowa native makes relief appearance in MLB All Star Game


July 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

It was a late entrance and an early exit for Iowa’s baseball All Star last night. Pitcher Tony Watson came out of the bullpen to begin the 8th inning for the National League squad, but only ended up throwing one pitch, as he induced a fly out from White Sox slugger Jose Abreu. Watson says he wasn’t disappointed to only get to throw a single pitch.

As one of twenty five players playing in their first All Star Game, Watson says he’s hopeful for a chance to get back. The National League lost the game to the American League five to three. Former Cedar Rapids Kernel Mike Trout, now in his third season with the Angels, was selected as the game’s Most Valuable Player after driving in two runs and scoring another.

(Radio Iowa)

Regional Softball Final Scores from Tue., July 15th 2014


July 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Class 4-A
Carlisle 8, Indianola 2
Clear Creek-Amana 6, Washington 1
Dallas Center-Grimes 7, Boone 0
LeMars 3, Fort Dodge 2
West Delaware 2, Waverly-Shell Rock 1 (11)
Norwalk 7, Ballard 3
Oskaloosa 6, Fairfield 0
Solon 9, North Scott 1

Class 5-A
Waukee 6, Ankeny 1
Pleasant Valley 6, Davenport West 0
Cedar Rapids Jefferson 1, Dubuque Senior 0
Johnston 12, Sioux City East 0 (5)
Muscatine 11, Ottumwa 0
Southeast Polk 12, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 0
Dowling Catholic 8, Ankeny Centennial 1
West Des Moines Valley 12, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 2 (5)

District Baseball Scores from Tuesday (07/15/2014)


July 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Ar-We-Va 7, Kingsley-Pierson 1
Bedford 14, Nishnabotna 9
Coon Rapids-Bayard 1, Audubon 0
Exira/EHK 8, Griswold 1
Earlham 1, Guthrie Center 0
East Mills 6, Sidney 4
East Union 6, Lamoni 2
Fremont-Mills 11, Essex 0 (5 innings)
Lawton-Bronson 16, Boyer Valley 1 (4 innings)
Lenox 12, Stanton 2 (6 innings)
Logan-Magnolia 8, A-H-S-T 4
Madrid 8, CAM 7
Murray 12, Mount Ayr 9
Nodaway Valley 7, Iowa Christian Academy 2
Underwood 4, Riverside 1
West Harrison 11, Tri-Center 1 (6 innings)

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 3, East Sac County 0
Ogden 3, West Central Valley 0
Ridge View 5, Kuemper Catholic 3
St. Albert 7, Missouri Valley 0
Treynor 8, Shenandoah 1
Van Meter 16, Panorama 6 (6 innings)

National Sports Headlines: 7/16/14


July 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named MVP of the All-Star game after producing an RBI triple and the tiebreaking double in the American League’s 5-3 win over the National League in Minnesota. Derek Jeter led off the first and third innings with hits in his 14th and final All-Star game before retiring. Miguel Cabrera add a two-run homer for the AL, which is 14-3-1 in the last 18 All-Star games.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bud Selig maintains Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport’s drug administrator to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007. According to the book “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era,” Rodriguez was granted an exemption by Bryan W. Smith, then the independent administrator of baseball’s drug program. The New York Yankees third baseman is serving a season-long ban this year after an MLB drug investigation.

UNDATED (AP) — All-Star guard Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, saying he has confidence in the organization and the team it is building. A person familiar with the situation says Wade signed a two-year package that includes a player option for the second season. Financial terms were not announced, though it’s expected Wade’s salary for next season will not reach the $20.2 million he would have made under his previous contract.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Trevor Ariza has officially become a Houston Rocket after being acquired in a three-team trade with New Orleans and Washington. The Rockets get Ariza from the Wizards and forward Alonzo Gee, guard Scotty Hopson and a 2015 first-round draft pick from the Pelicans. The Rockets will send center Omer Asik, forward Omri Casspi and cash considerations to New Orleans, while the Wizards will receive center Melvin Ely and a trade exception.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent Mike Miller has agreed to a 2-year, $5.5 million contract with the Cavaliers, re-uniting him with superstar LeBron James. He’ll make $2.7 million next season, and a second-year player option is worth $2.8 million. Miller played in 82 games for Memphis last season, hitting 46 percent of his 233 3-point attempts.

Jones docked 10 points following Iowa win


July 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR Trucks series Erik Jones has been docked 10 championships points after his winning truck failed a post-race inspection last week in Iowa. Jones, driving the No. 51 truck owned by star Kyle Busch, led 131 laps on Friday en route to his first win in 2014. But an inspection revealed that Jones’s truck was too low.

Crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $6,000 and placed on probation through the end of the calendar year, and Busch was docked 10 owner points. The 18-year-old Jones will make his NASCAR Nationwide series debut this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

Iowa’s White wants Hawkeyes to be more intense


July 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senior Aaron White still can’t quite put his finger on why the Hawkeyes collapsed last season. What White has learned is that the Hawks will need to worry more about their intensity than their expectations in 2014-15.

White will enter next season as the face of the program with Devyn Marble’s departure to the NBA. It’ll be a major challenge for White, the leading returning scorer from a team that reached as high as No. 10 in the country before losing seven of their last eight games and falling to Tennessee in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

White says last season taught him and the Hawkeyes not to worry about the high expectations others might have for the team.

Hoiberg has pacemaker replaced


July 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg says surgery to replace his pacemaker was a success. Hoiberg underwent the procedure Tuesday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Hoiberg says he’s been cleared to be discharged and to return to Ames later Tuesday.

Hoiberg was forced to retire from the NBA in 2005 following open heart surgery. He returned to his alma mater as coach in 2010 and has led the Cyclones to three straight NCAA tournament appearances. Hoiberg signed a revised contract in April that bumped his average annual salary to $2.6 million and runs until 2023.