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Hawkeyes host Wildcats with a sense of urgency

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Kirk Ferentz’s best Iowa teams tend to improve by the week, which means the Hawkeyes better get going if they want to be a factor in the Big Ten West. The timetable is accelerated this season because of the conference’s shortened schedule. Ferentz is looking for his team to make a big ...

Clemson QB Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers’ biggest game of the season. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school that Lawrence is ...

Rebels run it back

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NORWALK — When the ball left sophomore middle hitter Megan Cooley’s hand, she knew. Gladbrook-Reinbeck was heading back to State. Cooley’s kill down the center of the court was the final nail in the coffin of the Stanton Viqueens, and the No. 4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels completed a ...

MLB says Turner violated COVID-19 protocols

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others. The commissioner’s office said ...

Wisconsin cancels Nebraska game; Chryst tests positive

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The pandemic hit Big Ten football just two weeks into its season Wednesday as No. 9 Wisconsin canceled its game at Nebraska and paused team activities for at least a week after a dozen people in the program — including coach Paul Chryst — tested positive for COVID-19. Athletic director ...

CIML releases new winter sports guidelines

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The Central Iowa Metropolitan League announced new guidelines for the 2020-21 winter season Tuesday morning in what will be the biggest challenge of the conference’s COVID-19 regulations yet. The winter season is full of indoor sports, and enclosed spaces have proven to be easier to transmit ...

Cyclones’ Rose reaping rewards of offseason work

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Mike Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State’s junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do ...

Dodgers win title despite Turner testing positive for COVID-19

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ARLINGTON, Texas — No dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have imagined prior to the coronavirus pandemic. They did it without Justin Turner, their red-headed star who ...

Garza named CBS Preseason first-team All-America

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa senior men’s basketball standout Luka Garza has been named a preseason first-team All-American by CBS Sports. Garza (6-foot-11, 265 pounds) was the National College Basketball Player of the Year by six national outlets and the Big Ten Conference’s Player ...

Rebels block BCLUW’s advances

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REINBECK — The BCLUW volleyball team was so close to clearing the first hurdle needed to pull off an upset Monday night. On the road and facing No. 4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck for the third time this season, the Comets (20-16) led by as many as five points in the first set and had the Rebels ...

Two Takeaways: ISU offense misfires in loss

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The No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones were presented with a chance to take charge of the Big 12’s race for the conference championship game Saturday afternoon in Stillwater, Okla., against the No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cyclones (3-2, 3-1 Big 12) instead fell flat and now face an uphill ...

Hall shares conference honor again

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IRVING, Texas — Iowa State sophomore running back Breece Hall was honored by the Big 12 Conference for his performance against Oklahoma State, earning Co-Offensive Player of the Week accolades from the league office. It was the second weekly award for Hall this season. Hall rushed for a ...

Dodgers thwart Rays in Game 5

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw’s glittering career lacked two of the most satisfying accomplishments: a win deep in the World Series and a championship ring. He took the mound Sunday night with the Los Angeles Dodgers shaken, and Kershaw steadied his team with a gritty performance, ...

Cowboys clip Cyclones in rated clash

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Spencer Sanders waited a long time for this moment. Oklahoma State's sophomore quarterback passed for 235 yards and ran for 71 and a touchdown in his return from injury, and the sixth-ranked Cowboys defeated No. 17 Iowa State 24-21 on Saturday. Sanders suffered a right ...

Purdue rallies to overtake Hawkeyes

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue quarterback Aidan O'Connell noticed how special sophomore receiver David Bell was from the time he came on campus. "He's a kid that physically is a mismatch for more players," O'Connell said. "Even more than physically his mental makeup is extremely impressive. ...

Stumbling stunner! Rays shock Dodgers in 9th

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, Randy Arozarena sprawled in the dirt pounding his hands on home plate. Tears of joy, smacks of celebration — and a crucial, crazy win for the scrappy Tampa Bay Rays. In one of the wildest World Series finishes ever, the ...

Bobcats bounced by No. 8 J-Hawks

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URBANDALE — Through one quarter, Marshalltown was feeling confident and hoping to pull off an upset to keep its season going. But things turned sour in a hurry for the Bobcats once the second quarter got underway, and the No. 8 Urbandale J-Hawks turned up the heat to blow out the Bobcats ...

Trojans trample Centerville, 60-0

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STATE CENTER — Head coach Cody Hackett has impressed upon his offense since the season started that it was designed for long drives that drag opposing defenses into the end zone after a double-digit-play possession. In Friday’s case, he was OK with being proven wrong. The 10th-ranked ...

Seventh-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck jolts Bolts in district rematch

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GLADBROOK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck quarterback Keagan Giesking rushed for 269 yards and four touchdowns as the seventh-ranked Rebels rattled off a 42-12 victory over district foe Baxter in Friday’s second round of the 8-Man state football playoffs. The Rebels (9-0), who trailed the Bolts ...

Mustang boys make state in AC/GC qualifier

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GUTHRIE CENTER — East Marshall had to wait one day longer than most high school teams in Iowa to compete in its state-qualifying cross country, with the AC/GC event postponed from Thursday to Friday due to inclement weather. It didn’t matter, though — the Mustangs still punched their ...