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PREP FOOTBALL: 10th-ranked Rebels withstand BGM, 20-6

BROOKLYN — Keagan Giesking ran for 212 yards and three touchdowns to lead 10th-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck to a 20-6 8-Man District 5 football victory on Saturday at BGM. The Bears (2-1) got on the board first, thanks to a Shamus Miller 8-yard touchdown run midway through the opening period. ...

Dissecting ISU’s disastrous loss to Louisiana

AMES — It’s 2020, of course, but there’s not really a world where there are positive things to say about Iowa State’s game against Louisiana Saturday, is there? Iowa State’s offense looked anemic, the defense held steady for the most part and the Cyclones gave up two touchdowns on ...

Presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

The Big Ten presidents were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the full Council of Presidents and Chancellors heard from all the ...

Cubs’ Mills no-hits Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Cubs right-hander Alec Mills cruised through baseball’s second no-hitter this season, completing the 16th such gem in Chicago franchise history in a 12-0 romp over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Mills got Jace Peterson — who replaced star slugger Chritsian Yelich late in ...

Thiem rallies to take US Open

NEW YORK — A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening two sets. So close to defeat in a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium — fans were ...

NFL WEEK 1: Brady’s 1st game with Bucs ends in loss to Saints

NEW ORLEANS — Tom Brady threw two interceptions in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-23 on Sunday. The first of Brady’s interceptions led to Kamara’s 6-yard touchdown run. The second pick thrown ...

Ragin’ Cajuns beat No. 23 Iowa State

AMES — Perseverance, confidence and two long kick returns propelled Louisiana-Lafayette to one of its biggest wins in program history, 31-14 win over No. 23 Iowa State on Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns beat a Top 25 opponent on the road for the first time, having gone 0-26 against ranked foes ...

AP Source: Big Ten presidents to discuss starting football

Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all — maybe as soon as late October — amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The ...

Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he'd win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond ...

No. 9 Warriors slip past Bobcats

The rain falling from the sky and the muddy field conditions stole Cedar Rapids Washington’s offensive identity, but the Class 4A No. 9 Warriors still slipped through Marshalltown’s grasp. Cedar Rapids Washington’s vaunted passing attack was limited to just three completions, but one of ...

West Marshall wallops Bulldogs on Homecoming

STATE CENTER — The weather outside was frightful — but what the Hampton-Dumont-CAL Bulldogs (1-2) really feared Friday night was the West Marshall (2-1) rushing attack. The Trojans ran for 419 yards on 40 carries, controlling the flow of the game from start to finish and taking a 48-12 ...

No. 23 Iowa State facing stiff test with Ragin’ Cajuns

For the first time since 2012, Iowa State will open its season against an opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Cyclones originally were set to ease into the season against South Dakota of the FCS. But the coronavirus pandemic caused postponements and cancellations across college ...

Comets clobber Hawks for season’s first win

SULLY — The BCLUW football team picked up its first win of the season on Friday night, blanking Lynnville-Sully 27-0. The Comets (1-2) were led by senior quarterback Jesse Moore, who ran the ball 15 times for 183 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on sprints of 5, 36 and 41 ...

Bobcats show bright signs on dreary day

It didn’t show up on the scoreboard, but both Marshalltown cross country teams had positive vibes following performances at the Bobcat Classic on Thursday evening. Three separate flights of teams participated in the event on an uncharacteristically cold, mist-filled September day — one ...

Bobcats use depth to sink CR Washington

The Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team was on the wrong side of the ledger for event victories, but on the right side of the final team tally. The Bobcats defeated Cedar Rapids Washington on Thursday night, winning 94-91 in a dual meet that was moved from Cedar Rapids because of ...

Mustang netters climb back to .500

BROOKLYN — The East Marshall volleyball team moved to .500 for the season with Thursday’s 3-1 win at BGM, beating the host Bears 23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-23. The Mustangs (4-4) got a team-leading 11 kills and five blocks from senior Clare Veren, while Lizzy Vesely and Jayleigh Pansegrau ...

Ohio State’s Day wants answers from Big Ten

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Ryan Day is pushing the Big Ten for answers about when the conference plans to play a football season. In a statement released by the school on Thursday, Day said he and his players and their families want some details about if and when the conference plans ...

Chiefs top Texans to begin title defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just about the only thing that looked familiar about the NFL’s long-awaited return Thursday night was the sight of Patrick Mahomes effortlessly leading the Kansas City Chiefs up and down the field. The Super Bowl MVP thew for 211 yards and three touchdowns, Clyde ...

Bobcat girls’ swim team navigating strange season

The Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team was supposed to have been facing Des Moines North on Tuesday night. When the Polar Bears were caught up in the Des Moines Public School District’s battle with the Iowa Department of Education over their ability to play high school sports ...

MHS boys show grit in runner-up team finish

ANKENY — Weather can be a great equalizer in sports, but it can also separate the strong-willed from the weak. Marshalltown boys’ golf coach Lucas Johnson liked what Wednesday’s cold and rainy conditions exposed of his squad. The Bobcats finished one stroke shy of the team title at ...