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Wolverines lay waste to Iowa

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hunter Dickinson showed early on that he could guard Luka Garza without help. Then, when Dickinson left the game for a bit with three fouls, his teammates took control. Dickinson gave Garza fits around the basket, and Franz Wagner scored 21 points to lead No. 3 Michigan ...

Hawkeyes make it worth the wait

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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team drained 16 3-pointers in its 89-67 win over No. 12 Michigan on Thursday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. After a five-hour delay due to health and safety protocols, the Hawkeyes (13-7, 9-7) secured their first win over a ranked ...

Smoldt nets all-NSIC 2nd team honors

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Former Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School standout and Upper Iowa senior guard Joe Smoldt has been named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s basketball second team, the league announced on Wednesday. Smoldt was one of four members of the Upper Iowa University ...

Yesufu’s big week brings in MVC Co-Player honors

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DES MOINES — After one of the best three-game performances in program history, Drake University sophomore Joseph Yesufu has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week, the league announced. The 6-foot guard from Bolingbrook, Ill., is coming off ...

Iowa wrestling earns share of B1G regular season title

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IOWA CITY — The Big Ten Conference announced that Iowa and Penn State are co-champions of the 2021 conference regular season. The top-ranked Hawkeyes finished the dual season 5-0. Penn State finished with a 6-0 record. Iowa has won or shared the Big Ten regular season title 11 times in the ...

Garrigan crushes Comets’ chances

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MASON CITY — Against a powerhouse like Class 1A No. 1 Bishop Garrigan, the BCLUW Comets were always going to be fighting an uphill battle. The hill was too steep to climb for the Comets on Wednesday as they fell to the Golden Bears 63-31 in the Class 1A Region 1 final at Mason City High ...

Joens helps ISU breeze past No. 18 West Virginia

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AMES — Ashley Joens scored 20 points, Lexi Donarski and Kristin Scott added 18 each, and the Iowa State women’s basketball team pulled away from No. 18 West Virginia for a 85-68 victory Wednesday inside Hilton Coliseum. Emily Ryan added 13 points and Kylie Feuerbach 10 for the Cyclones ...

30-point period propels Bulldogs past Panthers

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CEDAR FALLS — The Drake women’s basketball team earned a season sweep over in-state rival Northern Iowa with a 77-56 win Wednesday at the McLeod Center. Drake has won 10 of its last 11 games against UNI. Grace Berg had the hot hand early for the Bulldogs, pouring in eight points in the ...

Tyler Cook signs 10-day deal with Brooklyn Nets

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tyler Cook of the Iowa Wolves, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Cook is Iowa’s first call-up of the season, and the first since Amile Jefferson during the 2017-18 season. In eight games ...

Garza, Dickinson ready to renew acquaintances

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Once Hunter Dickinson established himself as one of the top freshmen in the country, this became a matchup to look forward to. It’s finally here: Dickinson and No. 3 Michigan against Luka Garza and No. 9 Iowa. A battle between two of college basketball’s top big men ...

LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident’

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident” and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating. Deputies saw no evidence the golf star was ...

LANE KINGS

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WATERLOO — The tears in the eyes of Marshalltown bowling coach DJ Wilder told the story of the Bobcats’ state tournament. It’s a story of surprise, pride and a trophy — one that will now sit in Marshalltown’s trophy cabinet. A Bobcat bowling team consisting of two sophomores and ...

Warriors’ way stops Spartans

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STATE CENTER — The minute you take a bad shot or commit an uncharacteristic turnover, the Meskwaki boys’ basketball team has successfully made you play the Warriors’ way. For the 15th game in a row, that meant a Meskwaki victory. The Warriors hurried Grundy Center out of its ...

G-R grinds out one-point win

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INDEPENDENCE — Playoff basketball at any level of competition sometimes entails winning games that don’t suit the team’s preferred style — and Gladbrook-Reinbeck was proof of that Tuesday night in a slow-paced matchup with Maquoketa Valley. The Rebels (17-3) ground out a 41-40 ...

No. 2 Baylor returns with 77-72 win over Cyclones

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WACO, Texas — Baylor coach Scott Drew figures it will take his team some time to get back to normal after a three-week gap between games. Even so, the No. 2 Bears are still undefeated. They finally overcame some of the rust and Iowa State for a 77-72 victory Tuesday night that made them ...

No. 8 Maryland women wallop Iowa 111-93

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland’s Katie Benzan continuously juked defenders before stepping back and making shots from 3-point range. On the other side of the court, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark also routinely converted her attempts from beyond the arc. It was a mesmerizing performance by both ...

Tiger Woods seriously injured in crash

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LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods was in the driver’s seat of a mangled SUV that rolled and ended up on its side down a steep roadway in the Los Angeles suburbs Tuesday morning, seatbelt still fastened, both legs seriously injured. He was lucid enough to give his name —”Tiger” — to the ...

Bobcats just rough enough

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Marshalltown boys’ basketball had been in this situation before — up by three points with three minutes left in the game against a quality opponent. But those moments haven’t been a plus for the Bobcats this year. Coming into Monday night’s Class 4A Substate 8 first-round game ...

Yesufu’s torrid pace continues with 36 points as Drake sweeps

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DES MOINES — Joseph Yesufu became the school’s first player to put up consecutive 30-point games in 33 years and Garrett Sturtz recorded his second career double-double, leading the Drake University men’s basketball team to a 74-63 victory over Evansville at the Knapp Center on Monday ...

Unbeaten No. 2 Baylor back to play after 3-week COVID break

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Jared Butler and still-undefeated No. 2 Baylor are ready to get back to playing games after a three-week break because of COVID-19 issues in the program. The Bears (17-0, 9-0 Big 12) are set to resume their season Tuesday night at home against Iowa State. It will be their first game since ...