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Johnson, Thomas part of 4-way share atop Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The buzz was back Friday at Augusta National, loud as ever. It wasn’t from any of the patrons because they’re not allowed in this most usual Masters in November. It came from the constant humming of motors of the sub-air system beneath the soft turf in an attempt to make ...

Former football players sue Iowa

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IOWA CITY — A lawyer for 13 Black former Iowa football players announced Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit alleging his clients suffered racial discrimination under longtime coach Kirk Ferentz. The plaintiffs, including former star running back Akrum Wadley and career receptions leader ...

Transfer returner, Aussie punter spark Iowa’s special teams

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IOWA CITY — Charlie Jones and Tory Taylor didn’t take conventional paths to Iowa. Three games into their first season with the Hawkeyes, they’re feeling right at home. Their performances highlighted a big day for special teams in last week’s 49-7 win over Michigan State, never more ...

ISU’s Joens on Cheryl Miller list

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AMES — Iowa State women’s basketball player Ashley Joens has been named to the Cheryl Miller Award Watch List for the second-consecutive year, the WBCA announced Tuesday. Joens capped off a banner sophomore season as a consensus honorable mention All-American, averaging 20.5 points and ...

Casey rides the buzz of Masters history to 65

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Already seven months behind schedule because of the pandemic, the most unusual Masters was 30 minutes old Thursday when the silence was interrupted by a rumble down by Amen Corner. No roars this week. Just thunder. And then a weather delay of nearly three hours. All that, ...

Three-timer Taylor leads Bobcat diving trio to state

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To say it’s been a complicated year for Marshalltown diving would be an understatement. The Bobcats have dealt with the uncertainty and changing tides of the COVID-19 pandemic, the derecho that hit Marshalltown in August and the fast-approaching switch of Marshalltown to virtual ...

MHS swimming returns to state with a pair of relays

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The practice situation at the Marshalltown High School swimming pool is a bit chaotic as the Bobcat girls’ team trains for the state championships, which begins with Friday’s swimming preliminaries and ends with Saturday’s noon finals at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA. Spectators will not be ...

Garza unanimous for AP preseason All-America

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The coronavirus pandemic initially clouded Luka Garza’s decision whether to stay at Iowa or leave for the NBA. The uncertainty of the 2020-21 college basketball season and NBA draft made a tough choice even tougher. Once Garza decided to stay in Iowa City, he was all in. No doubts going ...

Iowa’s Czinano a Big Ten preseason pick

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa junior post Monika Czinano has been named to the Preseason All-Big Ten Conference women’s basketball team, the league office announced Wednesday. Czinano, a 2019-20 first team all-Big Ten selection by the media, earns the first preseason honor of her ...

Bobcat winter sports left in limbo

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It was a difficult day for Marshalltown High School as the school district announced Tuesday that the school system would transition to virtual-only learning, with the high school going online on Monday. This decision, which could be approved by the state Department of Education in the next 24 ...

West Marshall makes all-district haul

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The West Marshall football team’s first run to the Class 2A state quarterfinals in eight years was fueled by a relentless ground game and stingy defense, and the Trojans’ resultant haul on the all-district squad reflected their dominance. West Marshall swept the district’s Player of the ...

8 former Hawkeyes set to sue

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IOWA CITY — The attorney representing eight Black former University of Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes has withdrawn his clients’ demand for a $20 million settlement and told the university he will move forward with a ...

Cyclone women ranked 15th

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AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team checks in at No. 15 in The Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll. It marks the team’s first preseason ranking since the 2013-14 season when ISU started 23rd. Iowa State’s ranking is also its highest preseason ranking since ...

Hall, Rose earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors

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Iowa State’s linchpins were once again honored with Player of the Week honors Monday following the No. 17 Cyclones’ win over Baylor. Breece Hall was given Offensive Player of the Week honors following a 31-carry, 133-yard, two-touchdown performance Saturday. The sophomore is the first ...

Jones earns Special Teams Player of the Week honors

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Iowa receiver Charlie Jones earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the Big Ten as the Hawkeyes got their first win of the season against Michigan State. Jones received his first career weekly honor after a 54-yard punt return touchdown in the second quarter established just how ...

Hawkeyes’ hopes flying high

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Just about the only thing Gonzaga has left to accomplish under Mark Few is win a national championship. The ‘Zags scratched another first off the list Monday: They will open the season at No. 1. Despite losing West Coast Conference player of the year Filip Petrusev, the Bulldogs received ...

Garza is Big Ten Preseason Player of Year

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ROSEMOUNT, Ill. — Iowa men’s basketball All-American Luka Garza has been named the 2020-21 Big Ten Conference Preseason Player of the Year, the league announced Monday. Additionally, Garza and Joe Wieskamp were named to the preseason all-Big Ten team, with Garza being a unanimous ...

Three takeaways: Cyclones find second-half spark to beat Bears

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AMES — It sure didn’t start out like a good Saturday night for the No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones against the Baylor Bears at Jack Trice Stadium. Three first-half interceptions for Brock Purdy — one of them returned for a touchdown in the second quarter — and a fumble to start the second ...

Relays bring about Bobcat returns

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WEST DES MOINES — Every tick of time off the clock moved the Bobcats’ bubble closer to bursting, but the Marshalltown girls’ swimming team didn’t want to see its season pop for the second year in a row. The same four swimmers combined to shave critical seconds off their seed times in ...

Elliott drives from back of the pack for NASCAR title

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — The new face of NASCAR circled Phoenix Raceway for a celebratory lap of his finest achievement. Chase Elliott, NASCAR’s most popular driver, was now a Cup champion, too. He came upon teammate Jimmie Johnson, who banged doors with Elliott. Then the seven-time champion, in ...