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Familiarity helped Harris Jr., Bulaga choose Chargers

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Chris Harris Jr. and Bryan Bulaga will be playing on different sides of the ball for the Los Angeles Chargers, but both cited a familiar trait about why they decided to sign with the team early in free agency — familiarity. Both players will be reuniting with their former position coaches. ...

NASCAR Pro Invitational brings iRacing to millions

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NASCAR was on Sunday afternoon on FOX, as it has been since the year 2001. The race was held at Texas Motor Speedway, but there was one key difference: nobody was in attendance. Texas Motor Speedway was empty. In fact, every person participating in the event was at home, apart from veteran ...

Principal Charity Classic postponed to September

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DES MOINES — The Principal Charity Classic announced Monday that the 2020 event has been rescheduled. Originally set for May 26-31, the annual PGA Tour Champions tournament will now be held Sept. 1-6 at Wakonda Club, and all tickets purchased to this point will be honored for the new ...

Iowa’s Lee wins wrestling’s Hodge Trophy

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IOWA CITY — Spencer Lee of Iowa has been voted the winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most dominant college wrestler in the nation. Lee received 52 of a possible 57 first-place votes, WIN magazine announced Monday. The Hodge is considered the top honor in college wrestling. Lee was 18-0, ...

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

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The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring-sport athletes ...

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

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TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. "The schedule for the games is ...

Scratching the surface

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There’s simply no way to overstate what Armonniey Thomas meant to the Marshalltown High School boys’ basketball team this winter. Whether you watched the Bobcats play at the Roundhouse or simply saw the statistics in the next day’s newspaper, you have at least some level of ...

Appel commits to South Dakota State

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Marshalltown High School alumnus Luke Appel announced Saturday he is taking his basketball talents to South Dakota State in 2020-21 — committing to a school where he has lots of personal connections. Appel, who spent the last two years at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City after ...

Brands named InterMat Coach of the Year

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has been named 2020 InterMat Coach of the Year, the wrestling website announced Friday. This award, presented each year since 2006 to the best college wrestling coach in all divisions for their performance during the 2019-2020 ...

Bobcats glimpse gridiron games

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It’s not an indication of where the Marshalltown High School football program wants to be, but rather where it has been, and head coach Adam Goodvin can’t argue with that. The Bobcats’ 2020 football schedule was released Thursday, and its competitive profile is one that suits a squad ...

Hawkeye baseball coach opens up on season cancellation

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It’s been two weeks since the NCAA canceled all of its spring sports in an unprecedented move thanks to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In that time, the United States has reportedly overtaken every other country in the world in confirmed coronavirus cases. This global ...

Haliburton declares for NBA Draft

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AMES — Iowa State’s star guard is going to the NBA. Sophomore Tyrese Haliburton declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday morning, first confirming the news to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and the Ames Tribune’s Travis Hines before posting a video on Twitter thanking Iowa State fans and ...

Iowa’s Garza consensus All-American

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IOWA CITY — The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced its first-team All-America team on Tuesday, which included University of Iowa junior center Luka Garza. Garza has earned consensus first-team All-America status as a result of being voted to All-America first teams by the ...

Toppin over Garza for AP top honor

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Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn’t even picked to win its conference into one of the nation’s best, complete with the most wins in program history. The pair behind the Flyers’ remarkable rise claimed The Associated ...

Iowa’s Lee named ‘Most Dominant Wrestler’ in D-I

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No one in Division I wrestling had a bigger year than Iowa’s Spencer Lee, according to the NCAA. Lee was announced as the division’s Most Dominant Wrestler, the award given to the wrestler in each NCAA division who averages the most team points per match. Lee went 18-0 this year at 125 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: ISU, UNI cancel summer tailgate tours

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major American sporting events to grind to a complete halt over the past week. The coronavirus has also changed plans for Iowa’s collegiate athletic programs, including this week’s cancellations of the UNI Summer Caravan and the Cyclone Tailgate Tour among ...

East Marshall’s Terrones is T-R All-Area Player of the Year

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LE GRAND — Olivia Terrones is quiet and calm at all times. It’s something head coach Greg Lee noticed right away when he was working with her on the East Marshall girls’ basketball team. It’s something Lee says has made her popular among the EMHS student body outside of athletics. ...

Iowa’s Garza named AP All-America first team

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The college basketball season came to an emphatic, dramatic end with the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. The dream of playing under the bright lights of March Madness, of possibly hoisting a national championship trophy, wiped out by the coronavirus. For a handful of players, earning a ...

Hawkeyes’ Lee a finalist for Hodge

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee has been named a finalist for the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, which is presented by ASICS and awarded annually to the nation’s most dominant college wrestler. Lee, who was to be the top seed in the NCAA Championships ...

Lolo Jones says IOC should shift gears, postpone Olympics

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Lolo Jones is 37 — angling for a comeback to the track and well aware that she’s running out of time. These days, though, earning a spot in the Tokyo Olympics is nowhere close to her No. 1 priority. The hurdler-turned-bobsledder-turned celebrity, who remains one of the most recognizable ...