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AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season, no more $ cuts

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NEW YORK — Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and a commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season. Players ...

Another win falls into Keselowski’s lap in final moments

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski has a new crew and is fighting for a new contract at Team Penske. His confidence is still intact and he's convinced he can compete for a championship this year. Being in the right place at the right time is helping. Keselowski inherited his second win in ...

College Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests

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ATLANTA — The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta. The facility's most valuable trophies and artifacts were moved to a secure facility in case additional trouble breaks out amid nationwide unrest over the ...

US Open plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests

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Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks. No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on ...

Dodgers’ David Price throws money toward minor leaguers’ pay

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LOS ANGELES — Minor league players in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization will be getting something extra in their paychecks courtesy of star pitcher David Price. He will give $1,000 each to 220 minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture, a team spokesman said Saturday. They will continue to ...

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

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Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100. Research by The Associated Press found a total of 97 teams eliminated at four-year schools ...

The boys and girls of summer are back

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The timeline will stay the same but the dates on the calendar have changed for the boys and girls of summer. Marshalltown Little League president Corey Schoenfelder and Marshalltown Girls Softball Association board president Megan Heitmann both announced through their groups’ Facebook pages ...

John Deere Classic cancels PGA Tour event

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Two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to resume its schedule, John Deere Classic officials decided Thursday to cancel what would have been the fifth tournament back. Tournament director Clair Peterson said there were too many obstacles to overcome involving too many risks from the COVID-19 ...

Hawkeyes add Troy to 2024 slate

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IOWA CITY — Iowa has added Troy to its non-conference football schedule in four years. The athletic department announced Friday the Hawkeyes will host the Trojans Sept. 14, 2024, at Kinnick Stadium. It will be the teams’ first meeting. Iowa also announced a change to the 2023 schedule. ...

Drake hoops adds Green Bay transfer

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DES MOINES — ShanQuan “Tank” Hemphill, a 6-foot-6 forward from Gary, Ind., has joined the Drake University men’s basketball team, head coach Darian DeVries announced Friday. Hemphill is transferring from Green Bay, where he spent the last four seasons and will have one remaining year ...

Cyclones draw South Carolina for Big 12/SEC

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IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences have announced the matchups for their women's basketball challenge for the 2020-21 season, with Iowa State set to host powerhouse South Carolina on Dec. 6. “South Carolina coming to Hilton Coliseum will give our fans a chance to see ...

Big 12 revenue distribution down slightly amid pandemic

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The Big 12’s revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Friday at the end of the league’s virtual spring meetings the ...

Iowa’s Patrick McCaffery has hardship waiver approved

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball player Patrick McCaffery’s hardship waiver petition has been approved by the Big Ten Conference. He has four years of eligibility remaining. McCaffery saw limited action in the first two games of his true freshman campaign before missing ...

Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

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Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick Stadium to “as many fans as want to join us.” Barta said the ...

Chase Elliott scores overdue Cup victory

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CONCORD, N.C. — Chase Elliott's streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR's frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season. Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. The ...

NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game

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The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years. NFL owners on Thursday approved an extension of their deal with Electronic Arts, continuing a relationship that has existed for 30 years. It was also recently approved by the NFL Players ...

Iowa State plans to restrict who can attend games

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University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel made it clear that if students are not allowed back on campus this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic, then football games won't take place. "If there is no on-campus instruction then there won't be intercollegiate athletics, at least for ...

ISU lands grad transfer

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AMES — Former DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands is joining the Iowa State men’s basketball team as a graduate transfer. Iowa State announced Coleman-Lands’ signing Tuesday. He averaged 11.1 points per game for the Blue Demons last season. He will be eligible immediately pending his ...

Fourtenbary fills UNI’s vacancy

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CEDAR FALLS — More than a month after losing one tight end to transfer, the Northern Iowa football team gained another. Western Kentucky graduate Kyle Fourtenbary has been added to the Panthers’ recruiting class of 2020, bringing with him a three-year career that includes 53 receptions ...