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Iowa becomes 11th state to allow sports gambling

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DES MOINES — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering. Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola and Waterloo offered betting on-site and through a mobile app, while casinos in ...

Colts lose WR to ‘severe’ ankle injury

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WESTFIELD, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts receiver Daurice Fountain turned his career around with a terrific training camp. Now he’s dealing with another major obstacle. The promising second-year player suffered a “significant” left ankle injury that prompted teammates and Cleveland ...

Man sorry for killing ISU golfer

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AMES — The homeless man who pleaded guilty to killing a former Iowa State golfer has told a judge that he’s sorry for his crime. A handwritten letter from 22-year-old Collin Richards says he wanted to show remorse “for stripping a life from society ... worse from a loving family.” The ...

Bobcat golf looking to make push for state championship

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After winning a state championship in 2017, Marshalltown’s boys’ golf team had a disappointing ending in 2018. Weather conditions rained out Day 2 of the state championship meet, which did not allow teams to finish competing and forced the Bobcats into a sixth-place finish. Last season the ...

Davis, Canaday named first-team all-state

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Marshalltown High School senior Wade Canaday and West Marshall sophomore Kaden Davis both made a mark on their school’s record books this season, and the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association recognized both of them for it. Canaday and Davis were named first-team all-state in their ...

Iowa loaded for 2019 as brutal road schedule looms

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IOWA CITY — Even after losing a program-high four early entrants to the NFL, Iowa likely has enough talent to win the Big Ten West. Whether the Hawkeyes can navigate a brutal schedule will determine whether they do so. Iowa (9-4 in 2018) will feature a three-year starter at quarterback in ...

Iowa State primed for best year yet under Campbell

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AMES — Fourth-year coach Matt Campbell has done a remarkable job making Iowa State respectable within the Big 12. And yet, the idea that the Cyclones could actually win the league remained implausible. Not anymore. Iowa State isn’t the favorite to take the conference crown, not with ...

Patriots add ex-Bulldog TE Saubert

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The New England Patriots have acquired tight end Eric Saubert from the Atlanta Falcons for a conditional draft pick. Saubert, entering his third season, had five catches for 48 yards for the Falcons in 2018. He played in 16 games with one start. He had one catch for 7 ...

Sports complex coming to Newton

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NEWTON — Project leaders are planning to announce a new, state-of-the-art sports complex on Wednesday at the Iowa Speedway. Newton, Project Fastpitch, and Speedway leaders have scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. to present plans to build a one-of-a-kind youth sports venue that will ...

Canaday’s last dance as a Bobcat

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CARROLL — By the time Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association president Lee Toole draped the medal around Wade Canaday’s neck, the Marshalltown High School graduate felt as though he had already been rewarded. Getting to play in the IAHSBCA All-Star Series was compensation ...

Oliver Martin’s eligibility still remains in question

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IOWA CITY — With the 2019 season weeks away, Iowa sophomore wide receiver Oliver Martin still awaits the verdict from the NCAA of whether or not he will play after transferring from Michigan.  The Coralville native and former Iowa City West star entered the transfer portal this past June ...

Backfield bureau

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa football team’s offensive backfield set itself up for a head-scratching offseason. Junior running backs Mekhi Sargent, Toren Young and Ivory Kelly-Martin each found success at different points last season, but with all three healthy, the question remains as to how the ...

Iowa football is cautiously optimistic

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IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes come off a 9-4 season and an Outback Bowl win over Mississippi State and in doing so have won 37 games in the last four-year stretch. Iowa was also ranked 19th in the Coaches Preseason Poll and picked to finish second in the Big Ten Conference’s West Division behind ...

Iowa State’s Italian tour schedule announced

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AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team embarks today on a 10-day tour of Italy that will feature three games, taking the Cyclones through Rome, Florence, Siena and Venice. All three games will be played at noon Central time. Iowa State’s first game will be against the Netherlands ...

White Sox and Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

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Major League Baseball is going to build it — and the White Sox and Yankees are coming to Iowa. The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed, MLB announced Thursday. The game is set for Aug. 13 ...

Bannister tops all-district dozen

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Cameron Bannister’s importance to the West Marshall baseball team’s run of five-straight NICL West Division titles has been immeasurable, but one standard is postseason accolades. For the third year in a row, Bannister has been named to an all-district team, this year earning first-team ...

T-R Column: Giddy-up: from deep south to Central Iowa

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Where do I begin? Well, my name is Andrew Abadie. I proudly hail from New Orleans, Louisiana, and yes that makes me a very proud Saints fan as well as a heartbroken one due to the recent seasons, but let’s not talk about that. I fell into this career early on. As a kid, I wanted a job that ...

Iowa adds to Barta’s contract

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IOWA CITY — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has agreed to a three-year contract extension. The school announced Wednesday that Barta, who has been with the Hawkeyes since 2006, is now signed through 2024. Barta will earn a salary of $650,000 a year with deferred compensation that will ...

ISU football sets football ticket record

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AMES — Iowa State football fans, students in particular, have “proved it” once again that they’ll answer a call to action. The Cyclones have broken their football season ticket sales record nearly a month prior to the first game. The current total of 43,570 season tickets sold betters ...

Seven from NICL West named to all-state softball

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The East Marshall softball team’s run to the state tournament was driven by a pair of all-staters, according to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. Mustang seniors Madison Farrington and Maria Rasmusson were both named to the IGCA’s Class 2A softball all-state first team, while junior ...