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Djokovic out of US Open after hitting line judge with ball

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NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic was kicked out of the U.S. Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball after dropping a game in his fourth-round match Sunday, a stunning end to his 29-match winning streak and bid for an 18th Grand Slam title. As he walked to the ...

Hall of Famer Lou Brock dies at age 81

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NEW YORK — Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball's signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series in the 1960s, has died. He was 81. Dick Zitzmann, Brock's longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock's death Sunday, ...

Bobcats chew up Cardinals 42-8

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NEWTON — When Marshalltown seniors Malik Haynes and Patrick Landeros weren’t running away from Newton tacklers, the Bobcat duo was running through them. Marshalltown’s ground game was spectacular in a win over Newton on Friday night. Haynes ran for 178 yards and a touchdown on 16 ...

Mustangs beat BCLUW for best start in 10 years

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LE GRAND — East Marshall got off to a nightmare start Friday night. Three plays into the game, the Mustangs lost a Logan Bowie fumble and set up BCLUW in plus territory. Four plays later, the Comets were in the end zone. Senior quarterback Jesse Moore ran it in from 10 yards out to put the ...

Grinnell’s offense grinds down STC

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The hard part wasn’t knowing what the Grinnell offense was going to try to do. The hard part was stopping it. The South Tama County football team couldn’t meet the challenge as the “host” Tigers retained the Steve Kriegel Memorial Trophy for the third year in a row with a 48-13 ...

Rebels rumble through Iowa Valley in district play

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GLADBROOK — Keagan Giesking ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns as the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team throttled Iowa Valley 44-8 on Friday night in 8-Man District 5 action. Giesking scored on touchdown runs of 8 and 10 yards before the Rebels (2-0) recorded a safety to take a 16-0 lead ...

GC/G-R boys set the pace at Pine Lake Run

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ELDORA — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ cross country team captured first place at South Hardin’s Pine Lake Run on Thursday at Pine Lake Country Club. The Spartans scored just 44 points to hold off runner-up East Marshall, which racked up 50 points in the 10-team event. ...

Bobcats rounding into form

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After the second match of the Pat Apgar Tournament in the Roundhouse Thursday night, the Bobcats were in a rut. After losing 2-1 in the first match of the evening to Solon (15-11 in the final set), the Marshalltown volleyball team was shellacked by Class 4A No. 8 Waverly-Shell Rock, 21-12 ...

MHS girls swimmers splash past Scarlets

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DES MOINES — The battle for the most event victories was a close race, but the Marshalltown girls’ swimming team used its depth to pull away from Des Moines East on Thursday night. The Bobcats won six swimming events to the Scarlets’ five, but Marshalltown had enough strength through ...

Bobcat cross country kicks off season in Ames Invite

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AMES — Marshalltown boys’ and girls’ cross country teams were on the Iowa State University cross country course Thursday afternoon for the 52nd running of Ames’ Kirk Schmaltz Cross Country Invite. The girls finished fifth out of six teams participating in the event with a best time ...

Bobcats slip in return trip to Veenker

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AMES — Marshalltown junior golfer Grant Greazel returned to the top of the charts but the Bobcats couldn’t climb with him. Greazel scored his third medalist round of the season but the MHS boys’ golf team settled for third place at the Ames Quad on Thursday at Veenker Memorial Golf ...

Bobcat harriers ready to hit the ground running

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On Thursday, the Marshalltown cross country season begins in Ames. For the boys and girls teams, it will feel like a debut that’s long overdue. In the COVID-19 era, it has meant that the Bobcats find themselves in the odd position of starting meets before school is in session. Bobcats ...

Tom Vint, retired AP sports writer, dies from COVID-19

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OMAHA, Neb. — As much as Tom Vint loved writing about sports, he might have loved playing and coaching sports more. Vint, who covered the dominant Nebraska football teams of the 1980s and ‘90s as an Associated Press sports writer, died Wednesday after a monthlong battle with COVID-19, his ...

Behind Purdy, Cyclones look to make history

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Iowa State enters this season coming off one of its best three-year stretches and with the belief it’s ready to do something it has never done — make the Big 12 championship game. “I think we’re really close,” coach Matt Campbell said. “Being really close and doing it are two ...

ISU reverses course: no fans for season opener

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AMES — Two days after announcing its football season opener would be played in front of an estimated 25,000 fans, Iowa State reversed course on Wednesday. ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard now says the Sept. 12 game against Louisiana will be played without fans in the stands. “Our ...

Minnesota transfer Robbins gets immediate eligibility

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota transfer center Liam Robbins was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, the university announced Wednesday. Robbins made the switch in April after two seasons at Drake. The 7-foot, 235-pound Robbins will have two years of eligibility remaining with the ...

’Cats squeeze out sweep of ’Splitters

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It was not a perfect outing for Marshalltown volleyball Tuesday night. The Bobcats committed too many service errors and were inconsistent on offense. They allowed DM Lincoln to control much of the proceedings in the third set. And yet, the Bobcats swept the Railsplitters (0-4) to move to ...

Railsplitters sink MHS in opening swim meet

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DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team scored one victory in the pool and another from the diving bard in a season-opening dual-meet loss to Des Moines Lincoln on Tuesday night. The Bobcats scored their swim win when Lesli Waltermire was first to touch up in the ...

Trump calls on Big Ten to play fall football

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The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall ...

STC strolls past East Marshall

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TAMA — It was as close to a perfect night for South Tama County volleyball as it could be Monday night, as the Trojans (3-2) rode a fast start to a 3-0 sweep of the East Marshall Mustangs (1-1) at home in front of a mask-wearing crowd. The Trojans won set one 25-9 and set the tone for the ...