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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 26 2015 6:44AM
The NFC/AFC Pro Bowl was held Sunday night at Glendale Arizona.
Team Irvin defeated Team Carter by the score of 32-28. It was a showcase
of the stars of both conferences and a close four point outcome.
The Super Bowl will be held this Sunday between New England and
Seattle. Kick off time is 5:30 Iowa time.




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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 26 2015 6:30AM
Texas takes on the Iowa State Cyclones tonight at Hilton Coliseum
in Ames. Iowa State is hoping for a good performance after getting
upset by Texas Tech at Lubbock back on Saturday night.
Airtime on KIX 101.1 is 7:30 and tip off timewill be 8:00 p-m.
Iowa State is 14-4 overall, 4-2 in Big 12 play.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 4:07PM

Iowa State has dismissed safety T.J. Mutcherson for violating team rules.

Mutcherson started 10 games as a sophomore last season before being suspended for the final two games. Mutcherson made 76 tackles and had a pair of interceptions for the Cyclones in 2014.

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads also said Friday that wide receiver Damein Lawry, tight end Alex Leslie and offensive lineman Duaron Williams will transfer.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 4:06PM

Former Iowa State receiver P.J. Harris has been arrested and charged with strangling his girlfriend.

Harris was booked on an aggravated domestic assault/strangulation charge. He was being held in a Story County jail without bond.

Ames Police spokesman Jason Tuttle says Harris' girlfriend told officers Harris pushed her against a wall, threw her on a bed and began to strangle her Thursday. Tuttle says officers observed scratches on the woman.

Online court records don't indicate whether Harris has hired an attorney.

Harris caught nine passes for 55 yards last season. Iowa State spokesman Mike Green says Harris was kicked off the team on Jan. 13 for violating team rules.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 4:05PM

Retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin and former motocross star Ricky Carmichael are among the 2015 inductees into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

The seven-member class also includes off-road racer Walker Evans, six-time NHRA champion Warren Johnson and four-time Trans-Am Series champion Tommy Kendall. It also includes two deceased drivers, Duke Nalon and Lloyd Ruby.

Hall of Fame President Ron Watson says this year's class reflects the wide range of American motorsports.

The 27th class will be inducted June 18 at Detroit's Fillmore Theater. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, which is currently in Novi, Michigan, is moving to Daytona International Speedway in January 2016.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 4:04PM

The Grizzlies have signed forward Tyrus Thomas to a 10-day contract, calling him up from Memphis' NBA Development League affiliate in Iowa.

General manager Chris Wallace announced the deal Thursday.

The 6-foot-10, 225-pound Thomas has played two games with the Iowa Energy. He's averaging 14.5 points and 7 rebounds shooting 58.8 percent overall.

Now 28, Thomas was the fourth overall pick in 2006 by Portland out of LSU. He is averaging 7.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.31 blocks in 400 career games with 129 starts in seven seasons with Chicago and Charlotte.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 4:02PM

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery wants ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich to apologize to Hawkeyes center Adam Woodbury for calling him "gutless" and "cowardly" during the broadcast an 82-50 loss to Wisconsin.

Dakich called out Woodbury after the center appeared to poke the eyes of Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes and Frank Kaminsky in separate incidents Tuesday.

McCaffery defended his player while blasting Dakich during the taping of his weekly radio show on Wednesday. ESPN did not immediately return a message seeking comment from Dakich.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 4:01PM

A jury is expected to be seated next week in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh has cleared 53 potential jurors as of Friday after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused.

Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool Monday for any reason using what's called peremptory challenges. Eighteen jurors will be seated.

If 18 jurors cannot be seated from that group, the judge is expected to resume individual questioning.

Opening statements could be as soon as Tuesday.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:59PM

A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to market shoes and clothes.

Jacobus Rentmeester, of New York City, filed suit against Nike Inc. on Thursday in federal court in Portland, Oregon. He's seeking unspecified monetary damages.

Rentmeester shot the photo for Life magazine, and Nike later paid him $150 for temporary use of two transparencies.

According to the complaint, Nike produced a nearly identical photograph of Jordan and reproduced it on billboards, and when Rentmeester complained, the Oregon company paid him $15,000 to use the image for two years.

The complaint says Nike has continued to reproduce the photo and used it to create the "Jumpman" logo.

Nike did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Location : New York CityOregonPortland
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:57PM

Bruce Larson, head coach at Somerset High School in Wisconsin, has been honored as the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year.

As the national Shula Award winner, Grant will receive $25,000 from the NFL Foundation, $15,000 of which will go to his high school's football program.

He will also be a guest of the NFL during Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.

Nominated by the Green Bay Packers, Larson, of Somerset, Wisconsin, was one of three high school football coaches from across the country honored as a finalist. The award was created to honor high school football coaches who demonstrate a commitment to player health and safety, and to the integrity, achievement, and leadership exemplified by Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history.

Larson is a 28-year coaching veteran who has been with Somerset for his whole career with a 163-37 record as a head coach.

The selection panel is comprised of Shula; former Dallas Cowboys personnel director Gil Brandt; former coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy; veteran sportswriter Jack Fleischer; executive director of USA Football Scott Hallenbeck; Former Raiders coach and Hall of Famer John Madden; General Raymond Odierno; and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:56PM

The Minnesota Twins and outfielder Jordan Schafer have agreed on a $1.55 million, a one-year contract that avoided arbitration.

The deal was reached Friday, giving the Twins contracts with five of their six arbitration-eligible players. Left-handed reliever Brian Duensing remains unsigned.

Schafer was claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Braves last August and batted .285 with one home run, five doubles and 15 stolen bases in 41 games with the Twins. He asked for $1.7 million, up from $1.09 million last season, and the Twins countered at $1.4 million in the exchange of figures last week. Schafer, whose natural position is center, likely will be the team's fourth outfielder this year.

Duensing asked for a raise from $2 million to $3.1 million, and The Twins offered $2.4 million.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:54PM

The NFL players union has filed a grievance against the league over changes to its personal conduct policy.

League officials said Friday they want players and others in the NFL to be held to stricter standards. The NFL said in a statement: "Clearly, the union does not share that belief."

Officials for the NFL Players Association did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The union and the league have been at odds over the personal conduct policy since both groups began navigating the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

Union officials have said they want to open up the personal conduct policy to collective bargaining to negotiate changes, while NFL executives have said the current contract gives them the leeway to make necessary changes.

The NFL said in its statement Friday that it consulted with the union, plus current and former players and other experts before making changes.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:23PM

The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in its last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away.

The league said Friday that evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

It issued a statement that the Patriots have pledged full cooperation and have given the league information it requested and made personnel available upon request. Quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday afternoon he had not been contacted at that point.

The NFL says it expects full cooperation from other clubs and has hired an investigatory company to help in reviewing electronic and video information.

The league also said when it is able to come to conclusions, they will be shared publicly.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:21PM

The Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

Fowler, acquired in a trade with Houston this week, made $7.35 million last season, completing an $11.6 million, two-year deal. He asked for $10.8 million in arbitration last week and was offered $8.5 million by the Astros. He is eligible for free agency after the season.

Fowler, 28, hit .276 with eight homers and 35 RBIs last year in his only season with the Astros. He has a .271 career average.

Chicago acquired Fowler for infielder Luis Valbuena and right-hander Dan Straily.

Right-hander Pedro Strop in the Cubs' last player in arbitration. He has asked for a raise from $1,325,000 to $3 million and has been offered $2 million.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:18PM

GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and referees.

It's the company's first such deal with a major professional sports league. While GoPro would not comment on whether other partnerships are in the works, they would make sense.

As part of the NHL deal, footage from GoPro cameras on players, referees and placed around the rink will be shown as part of the live broadcast of this weekend's All-Star events.

Later, prerecorded footage from the players will be incorporated into TV broadcasts of hockey games.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:17PM

Russia's top athletics coach has resigned amid a series of doping scandals in the country.

Valentin Maslakov, 70, had overseen the training of all Russian national team athletes since 2007 as part of a coaching career spanning more than 40 years.

The head of the Russian athletics federation, Valentin Balakhnichev, tells the R-Sport agency on Friday that Maslakov took a "dignified decision" to step down after consulting federation management.

Balakhnichev did not explicitly link Maslakov's resignation to the doping scandals but said his decision showed that "in a public organization, everyone shares responsibility."

Maslakov's departure comes as the Russian federation faces a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation into claims of systematic drug use and three days after five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic champions, received doping bans.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:13PM

Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open in the third round, beaten by Italian Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday.

Federer was trying to come from two sets down for the 10th time in his career, most recently at last year's U.S. Open against Gael Monfils.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion hasn't been beaten this early at the Australian Open since 2000, the second year he played here. It was also the unseeded Seppi's first win against Federer in 11 matches.

Federer was up 4-1 in the second-set tiebreaker before he allowed the Italian to win six of the next seven points and the set. He led the fourth-set tiebreaker 3-1 before a double-fault helped allow the Italian to again overcome the deficit.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:09PM

Ashley Wagner won the short program at the U.S. Championships a year after a miserable experience at the event.

Wagner scored 72.04 points Thursday to lead defending champ Gracie Gold by 5.02.

Wagner was the one with the pressure in 2014 after winning the previous two national titles. But she finished a distance fourth, making the Olympic team only because of her prior successes.

This time, Wagner tried a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination in competition for the first time and two-footed the second landing.

Polina Edmunds, who joined Wagner and Gold at the Sochi Games, was in third, .98 points behind Gold. Gold doubled the second jump in her triple lutz-triple toe loop combination.

Mirai Nagasu, who was bumped off the Olympic team by Wagner last year, was another .76 back.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:03PM

Miami guard Dwyane Wade has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture during the Heat's 78-76 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, announced the fine Thursday night.

Wade stuck out his middle finger at some fans at the end of the third quarter in the game at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena.

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Location : CharlotteMiami
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 3:01PM

The Chicago Bears have hired Frank Smith as tight ends coach and Jason George as strength and conditioning coach.

Smith spent the past five seasons on Sean Payton's staff in New Orleans, assisting with the offensive line and helping with all aspects of game preparation. He has a connection to new Bears general manager Ryan Pace, who was hired out of the Saints' front office.

George is following new head coach John Fox from Denver. George spent the past three seasons as the Broncos' assistant strength and conditioning coach.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 2:59PM

Running back Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history, has died. He was 75.

Mason's sister-in-law, Suzanne MacNeil, says Mason died Thursday at his home in Newport Beach, California. No cause of death was given.

The Vikings took Mason out of Tulane with the first overall selection in 1961. The native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, played six of his 11 NFL seasons with the Vikings and became their first All-Pro player in 1963. He also was picked for three Pro Bowls.

Mason is eighth on the team's all-time rushing list with 3,252 yards and ninth with 39 touchdowns. He also was a kickoff and punt returner.

Mason went on to play four years with the Los Angeles Rams and his final season with the Washington Redskins. He finished his NFL career with 4,203 yards rushing and 2,324 yards receiving with 45 total touchdowns.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 2:58PM

Kate Is a Ten pulled a 15-1 upset Thursday in the $57,000 allowance feature for New York bred fillies and mares at Aqueduct.

The 5-year-old rallied from fifth to beat Flirtatious Spring by two lengths, paying $33.40, $14 and $5.80. Navin Mangalee was aboard for trainer Joseph Parker as Kate Is a Ten got her third win in 27 starts.

The time was 1:41.08 for the mile on a fast track.

Flirtatious Spring returned $8.30 and $4.30, while On a Snowy Evening paid $3.10 to show.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 2:56PM

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he didn't touch or think about the footballs used to get his team into the Super Bowl after he picked out the ones he wanted to throw.

Brady said Thursday that he didn't know how New England ended up using underinflated balls in its win Sunday against the Colts in the AFC Championship game.

Brady says he doesn't know the protocol for handling game balls after he chooses them a few hours before game time.

Like his coach Bill Belichick said a few hours earlier, Brady said he learned about the issue the morning after the game.

Brady says he has not been contacted by the NFL as the league investigates whether the team cheated.

Brady says the issue is one thing the team has to deal with as it prepares to play the Seahawks for the NFL title on Feb. 1.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 2:51PM

Former NL Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto and two-time All-Star pitcher Brad Penny have agreed to minor league contracts with the Chicago White Sox.

Soto, the NL Rookie of the Year with the Cubs in 2008, appeared in just 24 games with Texas and Oakland last season. He was limited by knee and foot injuries and was also arrested on a marijuana possession charge.

Penny, an All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006 and 2007, was 2-1 with a 6.58 ERA in four starts and eight appearances with Miami last season.

Chicago also agreed Thursday to minor league deals with right-handed pitchers Jairo Asencio, Scott Carroll, Jesse Crain, Logan Kensing, Arcenio Leon and J.D. Martin; left-handers Zach Phillips and Joe Savery; catcher George Kottaras; infielders Juan Diaz and Andy LaRoche; and outfielders Tony Campana and Michael Taylor.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 2:50PM

Kobe Bryant has a torn right rotator cuff, the Los Angeles Lakers say.

The Lakers made the announcement Thursday.

Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers' loss at New Orleans on Wednesday night. An MRI exam in San Antonio revealed the tear, the club says.

Bryant briefly returned to the game and played essentially with one arm after the injury. He is a right-handed shooter.

Bryant is the third-leading scorer in NBA history, but he played in just six games over the previous 18 months before this season began after recovering from two major leg injuries.

Bryant has sat out several games to rest this season, with coach Byron Scott attempting to preserve his 36-year-old superstar.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 23 2015 5:16AM
The Marshalltown Girls Basketball team beat Des Moines North Thursday
night 51-18 to snap a six game losing streak. They improved to 4-10
on the year. Rachel Blagg had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The girls host Ames tonight at the Student Center at Marshalltown Community College at 6:15 p-m.




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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 22 2015 2:51PM
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But he declined to get into specifics on accusations that his team cheated with underinflated footballs in its win against the Colts in the AFC championship game.
The NFL is investigating the situation.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 22 2015 2:46PM

The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine said on Thursday.

The league did not specify what the gesture was in the win over Green Bay. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine has not been publicly announced.

Lynch has a history of drawing fines from the NFL, mostly for not talking to the media as required under his contract. He also was told before last Sunday's game he could not wear gold shoes because they were a violation of the NFL's on-field dress code, and that he could be ejected from the game if he wore them.

Most recently, Lynch was fined $11,000 for an inappopriate gesture in Seattle's win over Arizona on Dec. 21.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 22 2015 2:45PM

Ariana Grande will headline the NBA All-Star halftime show next month.

The NBA announced Thursday that the pop singer will perform at the Feb. 15 event at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The big-voiced singer had a breakthrough last year with her sophomore album, "My Everything," which includes the hits "Problem," ''Break Free," ''Bang Bang" and "Love Me Harder." She's nominated for two Grammy Awards, including best pop vocal album.

The All-Star game will air live on TNT.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 22 2015 2:43PM

Birmingham, Alabama, has been chosen to host the 2021 World Games.

The quadrennial, multi-sport event features more than 25 sports, many of which are not included in the Olympics, such as tug of war, sumo wrestling, water skiing and lacrosse.

The decision was announced Thursday by the International World Games Association.

Birmingham beat out rival bids from Lima, Peru, and Ufa, Russia.

Birmingham will be the first U.S. host since the inaugural World Games edition was held in Santa Clara, California, in 1981.

IWGA President Jose Peruena says "we are happy to showcase our sports in Birmingham in July 2021, and we are sure that we will be offered optimal conditions for our sportsmen and women there."

The 10th edition will be take place in Wroclaw, Poland, in 2017. The 2013 games were held in Cali, Colombia.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 22 2015 8:03AM
The Iowa State women won a basketball game at home on Wedneday night beating Texas Christian 80-62. Bryanna Fernstrom scored 18 and Cyclones Seanna Johnson and Nikki Moody each had 15. ISU is now 4-2 in the Big 12 and 13-4 overall.
Next up they have a tough task as they take on number 8 Texas on the road
this Sunday.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 22 2015 7:05AM
The Uni Panther men`s basketball team on Wednesday got past
Indiana State by the margin of 66-60. Matt Bohannon has 17 and
fellow Panther Seth Tuttle had 16. Uni is #20 in the national and is
6-1 in the Missouri Valley and 17-2 overall. They next play at Illinois
State on Sunday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 3:02PM

A person with knowledge of the deal says former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has taken the same job with the Chicago Bears under new coach John Fox.

Fangio has signed his new contract, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity Tuesday because there had been no formal announcement.

The 56-year-old Fangio had been a candidate for the defensive coordinator job with the Washington Redskins, who hired Joe Barry on Tuesday.

Fangio was bypassed for the 49ers' coaching job, given to defensive line coach Jim Tomsula last week.

Fangio just finished his fourth season as 49ers defensive coordinator after coming from Stanford with former coach Jim Harbaugh before the 2011 season. San Francisco, which missed the playoffs at 8-8 last season following three straight NFC championship game appearances, had one of the NFL's top defenses during his tenure.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 3:00PM

USAC Midget champion Rico Abreu will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in 2015 and race all 14 series events.

Abreu, an open wheel standout, signed with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks. Abreu will continue to race open wheel events.

The 22-year-old Californian driver is just 4-foot-4 and weighs less than 100 pounds. He uses foot blocks in the accelerator area of his race cars.

He won the Chili Bowl on Saturday night in Oklahoma.

Abreu will participate in his first stock car and pavement test session Tuesday at Motor Mile in Virginia before competing in his first stock car and pavement race on Saturday at New Smyrna in Florida. Speedway. Abreu's first K&N event also will be Feb. 15 at New Smyrna Speedway.

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Location : FloridaOklahomaVirginia
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:56AM

Dominic Raiola's agent says the Detroit Lions have told the veteran center he is not part of their plans next season.

Raiola has played all 14 of his NFL seasons with Detroit, starting 203 games. Agent Kenny Zuckerman says Raiola would like to keep playing, but he'll have to do so elsewhere. He signed a one-year deal last offseason that kept him with the Lions for 2014.

Detroit made the playoffs this season for only the second time in Raiola's tenure, qualifying as a wild card. But quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked 45 times, and the offensive line will now have a different look next season. The Lions picked center Travis Swanson in the third round of last year's draft.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:30AM

A Little Rock woman says middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor pointed a gun at her 5-, 3-, and 1-year-old children, threatened to kill them and her husband, and fired into the air.

Taylor — who already faces charges in an August shooting in Maumelle, Arkansas — was arrested shortly after the incident Monday and is jailed on charges of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and drug possession.

Toya Smith of Little Rock said that Taylor became enraged when her 5-year-old son dropped the boxer's championship belt that he had taken to the Martin Luther King Day parade.

A Little Rock police report says Taylor was arrested without incident and a gun was recovered.

Taylor's attorneys did not immediately return phone calls for comment Tuesday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:29AM

Robert Allenby has withdrawn from the Humana Challenge while he recovers from a beating and robbery last week in Honolulu.

Allenby said Tuesday he is skipping the tournament on the advice of his doctor. He wants to make sure he is fully recovered before returning to competition.

Allenby says he was beaten and robbed Friday night. He doesn't recall many details except being thrown out of a car in a downtown park in Honolulu. He posted photos of his face with a bloodied scrape on the forehead and nose, and a left eye that was swollen and badly bruised.

Police are investigating.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:27AM

A western Pennsylvania university student and basketball player likely inhaled chewing gum into her lungs while asleep before being found dead in her dormitory over the weekend.

The Washington County coroner's office said 21-year-old Shanice Clark of Toronto was found unresponsive at about 3 a.m. Sunday at California University of Pennsylvania.

University officials said they were "deeply saddened" by the death of the 6-foot senior forward, who was redshirting after playing two dozen games for the Vulcans last season.

California borough police say a preliminary report from medical personnel indicated that the death appeared to be accidental.

An autopsy was conducted Monday.

Although the coroner didn't immediately release the results, police say medical personnel indicated Clark aspirated the chewing gum while sleeping.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:22AM

The attorney for Philip Nelson says the former Minnesota Gophers quarterback has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight that injured former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker Isaac Kolstad.

Nelson had been charged with two felonies resulting from the fight in Mankato May 11. Defense attorney James Fleming said Tuesday that Nelson will enter the guilty plea to fifth-degree assault, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 90 days.

Fleming said three doctors had confirmed a "lack of medical certainty" on whether Nelson's kick caused Kolstad's critical brain injury. Fleming had filed a motion for dismissal of charges. Instead an agreement was reached with prosecutors.

A forensic pathologist hired by the defense said an initial punch allegedly thrown by another defendant most likely caused Kolstad's injuries.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:20AM

The Seattle Seahawks have apologized for a tweet that linked their improbable NFC championship game victory to Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, the national holiday celebrating the slain civil rights leader, the team sent out a Twitter message that said, "We shall overcome." The tweet featured a picture of an emotional Russell Wilson, the team's quarterback, next to a quote from King and the hashtag MLKDay.

Later, the team deleted the tweet and sent out an apology for "poor judgment," adding it was not the intent to equate football to "the civil rights legacy of Dr. King."

On Sunday, the Seahawks came from behind to defeat the Green Bay Packers 28-22. They will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:18AM

Police say a champion boxer already charged in a shooting at his Arkansas home will face charges in a separate incident after a man said Jermain Taylor fired a gun at him.

The Little Rock Police Department said Monday that the man told officers responding to a report of shots fired that Taylor also pointed a gun at his wife and children.

Authorities say officers took the 36-year-old Taylor into custody and found he had a gun and a small amount of marijuana.

Police say Taylor will face charges of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of marijuana.

An attorney for Taylor could not immediately be reached. A clerk at the Pulaski County jail says Taylor was booked Monday night.

Taylor won the International Boxing Federation middleweight title in October.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:15AM

Maui police say former two-time UFC champion B.J. Penn was arrested after fighting with a man outside a bar.

Police say the Hilo native, whose real name is Jay D. Penn, was in a physical altercation with a 37-year-old man Saturday night outside a bar in Kihei.

The man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Penn was taken into custody but was not charged, police said. The 36-year-old was released pending further investigation.

Penn couldn't immediately be reached for comment Monday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 20 2015 10:13AM

Sam's Sister rallied to win the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths Monday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Sam's Sister ran seven furlongs in 1:22.42 and paid $4.40, $2.60 and $2.20 as the 6-5 favorite.

Sweet Marni returned $3.40 and $2.80, while Harlington's Rose was another 2 ¾ lengths back in third and paid $4.60 to show.

The victory, worth $120,000, increased Sam's Sister's career earnings to $427,450, with five wins in six starts. She is trained and co-owned by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, who earned his meet-leading sixth stakes victory.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 4:06PM

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork helped Massachusetts State Police tackle a problem a few hours after New England won the AFC Championship — getting an accident victim out of her car.

State troopers say they responded to an SUV rollover in Foxborough not far from Gillette Stadium shortly before 1 a.m. Monday and were surprised to see Wilfork checking on the driver, nearly three hours after the Patriots beat Indianapolis to advance to the Super Bowl.

Police say Wilfork reached into the vehicle and helped troopers remove 38-year-old Mary Ellen Brooks of Hanson. Authorities say he made sure police didn't need any more help before heading home.

Brooks was charged with drunken driving. A phone listing for her couldn't be found, and it wasn't clear whether she has a lawyer.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:32PM

John Fox wasn't backing down from the challenge he faces as the Chicago Bears' new coach.

Fox says he's "looking forward" to tackling the job and help spark a franchise coming off a disappointing season.

The Bears went 5-11, missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years and fired general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman. They hired Ryan Pace as GM and then turned to Fox last week, just days after he coached the Denver Broncos in the playoffs, to replace Trestman.

On Monday, the Bears introduced their new coach.

Fox did not provide any answers about the futures of quarterback Jay Cutler or receiver Brandon Marshall. He is more focused on filling out his staff.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:31PM

North Carolina is hoping former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik can turn around its struggling defense.

The Tar Heels have hired Chizik as defensive coordinator after allowing the most points and yards in their history last year.

Chizik accepted an offer about 2½ weeks ago, though the school didn't officially announce the hiring until Monday once it was finalized. Team spokesman Kevin Best said the three-year deal will pay a base salary of $250,000 plus undisclosed outside compensation.

UNC allowed 39 points and 497.8 yards per game last year.

Chizik replaces Vic Koenning, who worked as associate head coach for defense for three years. Head coach Larry Fedora said last month that he and Koenning had reached a "mutual decision" that Koenning would pursue other college jobs.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:29PM

The Chicago Bears have hired Jeff Rodgers as special teams coordinator.

Rodgers spent the past four years in the same role with the Denver Broncos under coach John Fox , the Bears' new coach, and spent two seasons on Fox's staff in Carolina.

The Broncos ranked 10th in the NFL in gross punting average and 11th in net punting average under Rodgers. Kicker Matt Prater made the Pro Bowl after setting franchise records for field goal percentage (96.2) and points scored (150) during the 2013 season. He also set an NFL record that year with a 64-yard field goal.

This season, Connor Barth's field goal percentage (93.8) was second-highest in franchise history.

Rodgers was Carolina's special teams assistant in 2009 and coordinator in 2010.

The Bears announced the hiring Monday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:28PM

Gary Kubiak has signed a four-year contract to coach the Denver Broncos.

He replaces John Fox, who was ousted a week ago following Denver's 24-13 playoff loss to Indianapolis.

Kubiak's relationship with general manager John Elway goes back 32 years, when they entered the NFL together in 1983. Kubiak spent nine seasons as Elway's backup quarterback and 11 more as Denver's offensive coordinator, including the final four years of Elway's Hall of Fame career.

Elway said in a statement: "Having coached on three Super Bowl teams and 11 playoff teams, Gary knows what it will take to deliver another world championship" to Denver.

Kubiak went 63-66 as coach of the Texans from 2006-13.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:27PM

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.

McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now.

The NFL rule book says "it is the responsibility of the home team to furnish playable balls at all times."

The game operations manual notes that people who alter footballs or allow an unapproved football to be used in a game can be disciplined with fines or other punishments.

The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 to reach the Super Bowl. New England will play Seattle for the NFL title on Feb. 1.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:23PM

Lindsey Vonn provisionally won a super-G on Monday to break Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup victories.

For win No. 63, the American clocked 1 minute 27.03 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course to finish 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria.

Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was third, 0.92 back.

Some lower-ranked skiers were still to race.

Vonn got record-tying win No. 62 in a downhill Sunday.

Moser-Proell, an Austrian great, established her record between 1970 and 1980.

Swedish standout Ingemar Stenmark holds the men's record of 86 wins.

It was Vonn's first win in super-G this season and her fourth overall this campaign, showing a return to top form after two knee injuries kept her out of last year's Sochi Olympics.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:21PM

For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s, the NFC's Seahawks (14-4) will face the AFC's Patriots (14-4) in the title game at Glendale, Arizona, in two weeks.

New England reached its eighth Super Bowl, equaling Dallas and Pittsburgh for most in league history. It's the sixth time Brady and coach Bill Belichick made it in the past 14 years; they won trophies after the 2001, 2003 and 2004 seasons.

Some Las Vegas sports books had the Seahawks as 1-point favorites; others made the game a pick 'em.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:16PM

Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports games 51 years ago, has died.

Verna's daughter, Tracy Soiseth, said her father died Sunday at his Palm Desert, California, home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was 81.

Verna introduced the concept of instant replay during the Army-Navy football game on Dec. 7, 1963, after developing a method to cue the tape to pinpoint the play he wants to immediately air again.

Instant replay quickly became a staple of sports games, but the concept was so new that the game's announcer had to warn viewers that the play was not live and that Army had not scored again.

Verna also worked on other high-profile TV broadcasts, including the Olympics and 1985's Live Aid fundraiser.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:15PM

At least Jimmy Walker is leaving Hawaii with one trophy.

One week after losing in a playoff on Maui, Walker blew away the field on Oahu with a 7-under 63 on Sunday to win the Sony Open for the second straight year.

His fourth career victory was the most impressive of all. Walker shot 62-63 on the weekend and set a tournament record with a nine-shot victory. He finished at 23-under 257.

Walker became the first repeat winner at the Sony Open since Ernie Els in 2004.

Scott Piercy closed with a 66 to finish alone in second. Matt Kuchar closed with a 71, ending a streak of 255 rounds on the PGA Tour making at least one birdie.

Walker made all seven of his birdies over the final 11 holes.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:14PM

Michigan has lost Caris LeVert for the rest of the season after the standout guard hurt his left foot during Saturday night's victory over Northwestern.

The Wolverines were already facing an uphill climb to make the NCAA tournament, and losing LeVert could be devastating. The school says he is scheduled to have surgery this week. There will be a 12-week recovery and rehabilitation period.

It's the same foot on which LeVert had surgery in May.

The 6-foot-6 LeVert leads Michigan in scoring (14.9 points per game) and rebounding (4.9). The Wolverines have been trying to recover from December losses to the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Eastern Michigan, and this injury will make that task even harder.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 2:12PM

The Chicago Bears have hired Josh Lucas as director of player personnel.

Lucas spent 10 seasons in the New Orleans Saints personnel department working with new Bears general manager Ryan Pace. He spent the past eight as a scout for them.

He joins a team that finished 5-11 and fired coach Marc Trestman. John Fox was hired as coach on Friday after splitting with the Denver Broncos.

Lucas also worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2002-04 and graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University, where he played safety from 1997-98.

The Bears announced the move on Sunday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 12:34PM

A western Pennsylvania university student and basketball player was found dead in her dormitory over the weekend.

The Washington County coroner's office said 21-year-old Shanice Clark of Toronto was found unresponsive at about 3 a.m. Sunday at California University of Pennsylvania.

University officials said they were "deeply saddened" by the death of the 6-foot senior forward, who was redshirting after playing two dozen games for the Vulcans last season.

Athletic director Karen Hjerpe called Clark "a bright student and talented player" and said "her smile and personality will be missed."

California borough police said a preliminary report from medical personnel indicated that the death appeared to be accidental.

The coroner's office said the cause of death was pending an autopsy and the manner of death remained under investigation.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 12:33PM

The NFL and CBS have extended their Thursday night football package for the 2015 season.

The agreement carries an additional year at the NFL's option. It was announced Sunday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS; and Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports.

CBS will broadcast the first eight Thursday night games, which also will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network also will exclusively show the final eight games. The games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturdays.

Goodell says the games in last season's package "made Thursday night a night for NFL football." Moonves lauds the benefits of the Thursday night package, saying the NFL "continues to be the best premium content in the business."

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 11:54AM

Gary Stal of France came from 10 shots behind to capitalize on an improbable meltdown by Martin Kaymer and win the Abu Dhabi Championship after a frantic final round on Sunday.

Kaymer looked like cruising to a fourth title in Abu Dhabi after making three birdies in his opening four holes to extend his six-stroke lead from overnight, only to drop six shots in seven holes around the turn.

The No. 357-ranked Stal pounced with six birdies from Nos. 4-11 and held himself together down the stretch, picking up another shot at the 16th to capture his first European Tour title. He shot a 7-under 65 for 19 under overall.

Kaymer shot 75 for 17 under and third place. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy had a 66 to finish second, a shot behind Stal.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 11:52AM

Golf Channel is reporting that Robert Allenby of Australia was robbed, beaten and dumped in a park after missing the cut in the Sony Open.

The network showed a photo Allenby took of his face bloodied and swollen.

A Honolulu police spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking confirmation. A phone call to Allenby went straight to voice mail.

Fellow Australian player Stuart Appleby says he spoke to Allenby in his hotel room Saturday morning and that Allenby was trying to reconstruct what happened.

According to the Golf Channel report, Allenby's caddie said they were in a wine bar Friday night. He says Allenby was beaten, driven some six miles away and dumped in a park. He was found by a retired military man who helped him back to his hotel.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 11:48AM

California Chrome took the top honor Saturday night at the Eclipse Awards, winning horse of the year.

The winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness last year captured the racing world with a rags-to-riches story, the product of an $8,000 mare being bred to a $2,500 stallion. His bid to become the sport's first Triple Crown winner since 1978 was foiled in the Belmont Stakes, when he tied for fourth.

Breeders' Cup Classic champion Bayern also was up for the award, as was Main Sequence — who went 4 for 4 in 2014, all on turf.

Todd Pletcher won the Eclipse training award for the seventh time, extending his record. Javier Castellano won the jockey Eclipse for the second straight year.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 6:25AM
Next up for the Iowa State Cyclone men is a date with Kansas State
Tuesday evening. The Clones are coming off their thrilling five point win
against Kansas back on Saturday night. The game can be heard on Kix 101.1
with a pre game show at 5:30 and an air time of 6:00 pm.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 19 2015 4:42AM
NFL playoffs:
ot Seattle 28 Green Bay 22
New England 45 Indianapolis 7

College Basketball:
Men:
UNI 60 Missouri State 46
Women:
Iowa 52 Michigan State 50

College Wrestling:
Iowa State 21 Virginia Tech 12

NBA D-League
Erie 110 Iowa 100

American Hockey League:
Iowa 4 Lake Erie 3

United States Hockey League:
U-S Nationals 4 Dubuque 3








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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 18 2015 10:44AM
Men's college basketball:
Iowa 76 Ohio State 67
Drake 84 Indiana State 78

Women`s college basketball:
Iowa State 79 Kansas State 59

Women`s Junior College basketball:
Marshalltown Community College 59 Iowa Western 41

Men`s Junior College Basketball:
Iowa Western 96 Marshalltown Community College 87

American Hockey League:
Iowa Wild 4 Lake Erie Monsters 1

United States Hockey League:
Des Moines 4 Sioux City 2
Cedar Rapids 4 Green Bay 1
Waterloo 3 Sioux Falls 1
U-S Nationals 7 Dubuque 1

Girls High School Basketball:
Colo Nesco 47 East Marshall 43
Gladbrook Reibeck 53 Ogden 44
Grinnell 72 Chariton 22
Nevada 52 Bondurant Farrar 32
North Tama 49 BCLUW 21
Southeast Polk 61 Ames 45

Boys High School Basketball:
Colo Nesco 69 East Marshall 38
Bondurant Farrar 53 Nevada 52
BCLUW 71 North Tama 66
Ames 62 Southeast Polk 48
























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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 18 2015 10:37AM
Iowa State beat Kansas Saturday night on a day that ESPN Game
Day came to town 86-81. The Clones improved their overall mark
to 13-3 on the year. Six Iowa Staters hit double figures and they
won by five points dispite being outrebounded and shooting poorly
from the free throw line. Naz Long had 20 points. Iowa State will
host Kansas State Tuesday night at six p-m in Ames.




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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 14 2015 11:47AM

A person with knowledge of both deals said on Tuesday that Dallas coach Jason Garrett has agreed to a five-year contract and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli also is returning on a three-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the agreements.

Garrett led the Cowboys to the playoffs for the first time since 2009. He will make about $6 million annually after just completing a four-year, $20 million contract.

Questions about Garrett's job security festered through three straight 8-8 seasons before the Cowboys won the NFC East at 12-4 and beat Detroit in the playoffs before falling to Green Bay.

The Dallas defense improved significantly after Marinelli was promoted from defensive line coach.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 14 2015 11:44AM

The AL champion Royals and Ned Yost have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will keep the manager with the franchise through the 2016 season.

Yost said after leading the Royals to an improbable pennant last season that he hoped to manage a few more years. His contract had been set to expire after the 2015 season.

Yost became the Royals' manager in May 2010 and presided over a massive rebuilding effort that culminated with the end of a 29-year playoff drought. The Royals took the San Francisco Giants to the seventh game of the World Series before their season finally ended.

The longest-tenured manager in club history, Yost will soon become its winningest. He has 373 victories, trailing only Dick Howser (404) and Whitey Herzog (410).

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 14 2015 11:43AM

Iowa State wide receiver Jauan Wesley has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Iowa State University police spokesman Aaron DeLashmutt says officers responded to a report of suspicious drug activity around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

DeLashmutt says officers found Wesley and a passenger sitting in a vehicle with the windows rolled down. Officers smelled marijuana, conducted a field sobriety test on Wesley and subsequently arrested him.

Wesley was taken to the Story County jail and released later in the morning. Online records don't state whether Wesley has hired an attorney.

Coach Paul Rhoads says he's "disappointed" in Wesley, adding that his suspension falls under a policy in Iowa State's student-athlete code of conduct.

Wesley caught 10 passes as a freshman last season.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 13 2015 10:40AM

Ohio State is No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll and TCU finished third, in front of two teams that made the playoff ahead of the Horned Frogs.

The Buckeyes finished on top of the AP Top 25 for the fifth time in program history, matching Miami and Southern California for fourth most behind Alabama (nine), Notre Dame (eight) and Oklahoma (seven).

Ohio State beat Oregon 42-20 on Monday night in the first College Football Playoff national championship game and got all 59 first-place votes in the media poll.

The Ducks finished second in the rankings, matching their best finish.

The Horned Frogs, who were left out of the playoff but beat Mississippi 42-3 in the Peach Bowl, were ranked ahead of No. 4 Alabama and No. 5 Florida State. The Tide and Seminoles lost playoff semifinals.

Michigan State tied Florida State for fifth.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 13 2015 10:38AM

Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos are parting ways following the team's latest playoff meltdown.

Fox won the AFC West all four of his years in Denver, but each of those seasons ended in ugly fashion in the playoffs, including Sunday's stunning 24-13 loss to Indianapolis.

Fox was 49-22 in Denver after going 73-71 in nine years with the Carolina Panthers.

In three seasons with Peyton Manning, the Broncos went 38-10 in the regular season but were upset twice at home in the divisional round and got upended by the Seahawks 43-8 in last year's Super Bowl.

The Broncos went 8-8 in Fox's first year, when Tebowmania was in full pitch. The stakes were raised when Manning replaced Tim Tebow in 2012.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 13 2015 10:36AM

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has resumed testifying in a hearing regarding his ex-girlfriend's request for a no-contact order.

As he did last month, Busch testified Monday in a Dover, Delaware, courtroom that he did not assault Patricia Driscoll inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway in September.

Driscoll says Busch assaulted her after she drove from her Maryland home to Dover to check on him after he sent her several disturbing texts.

Busch's attorneys have portrayed Driscoll as a scorned woman out to destroy Busch's career after he ended their relationship shortly before the Dover race.

While Driscoll claims she is afraid of Busch, Busch on Monday read a text exchange from October in which Driscoll describes her disappointment that he had not tried to reach out to her.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 13 2015 10:34AM

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's office has announced that Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's jury trial has been set for Feb. 9 in Superior Court.

Hardy is appealing his conviction on two counts of domestic violence last July.

The case is being prosecuted by the DA's domestic violence team.

Hardy was a Pro Bowl player for the Panthers in 2013 after tying a team record with 15 sacks. He was signed as Carolina's franchise player and made $13.1 million despite playing in just one game in 2014.

He spent the majority of the season on the commissioner's exempt list.

The 26-year-old Hardy will become an unrestricted free agent in March, and some teammates have already said they want the Panthers to re-sign him.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 13 2015 10:26AM

Penn State officials say guard John Johnson has been suspended from Penn State's basketball team for conduct inconsistent with team standards.

The school announced the suspension Monday.

Johnson is averaging 7.4 points and just over 20 minutes per game for the Nittany Lions (12-4, 0-3 Big Ten). He is in his second season with Penn State after transferring from Pittsburgh.

He was the team's second-leading scorer against Michigan with 16 points in a 73-64 loss to the Wolverines Jan. 6.

Head coach Patrick Chambers says Johnson will not participate in team activities during the suspension. The length of the suspension wasn't disclosed.

Penn State travels to Indiana on Tuesday and faces Purdue at home on Saturday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 13 2015 10:25AM

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Player of the Year award for the second straight year and third time overall.

The Portuguese forward, who led Real Madrid to its record 10th European title, received 37.66 percent of votes of national team coaches and captains to add to the FIFA player of the year awards he won in 2008 and 2013.

Lionel Messi, the Argentine star forward on Barcelona, was second in voting announced Monday with 15.76 percent, just ahead of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (15.72), who helped Germany to the World Cup title. Messi won the award four straight times from 2009-12.

German midfielder Nadine Kessler won the Women's Player of the Year for the first time, getting 17.52 percent to beat out Brazilian forward Marta (14.16) and American forward Abby Wambach (13.33). Marta was a five-time winner from 2006-10 and Wambach won in 2012.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 12 2015 10:48AM

Eli Tomac raced to his first AMA Supercross 450SX victory Saturday night at Chase Field, taking the lead from Ken Roczen on the eighth lap in the 20-lap final.

Tomac, the Honda rider from Cortez, Colorado, rebounded from a 20th-place finish last week in the season-opening race in Anaheim, California.

Roczen, the Suzuki rider from Germany, was second after winning in Anaheim.

KTM's Ryan Dungey was third, followed by Yamaha's Weston Peick and Kawasaki's David Millsaps.

Roczen leads the standings with 47 points, nine more than second-place Dungey. Tomac is seventh, 21 points behind Roczen.

Yamaha's Cooper Webb raced to his first Western Regional 250SK victory, holding off Honda's Malcolm Stewart. The 19-year-old Webb is from Newport, North Carolina.

KTM's Jessy Nelson was third after winning in Anaheim. He leads the standings with 45 points, six more than second-place Webb.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 12 2015 10:42AM

Katy Perry will team with Lenny Kravitz at the Super Bowl.

Perry said Saturday on NBC's Baltimore-New England telecast that Kravitz will join for the halftime show at the Sunday, Feb. 1 game in Glendale, Arizona.

Perry has dominated the Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including 10 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She's currently on her Prismatic World Tour.

Kravitz has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and has several Grammys to his credit.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 12 2015 10:40AM

Tom Brady's third touchdown pass against the Baltimore Ravens gives him an NFL postseason record 46 in his career.

Joe Montana threw for 45 TDs in his career. Brady tied him with a 5-yard score to Rob Gronkowski in the third quarter. Then the New England Patriots QB broke the mark with a 23-yard, go-ahead score to Brandon LaFell in the fourth.

Brady also connected with Danny Amendola for a 15-yard score in the first half.

Brady's 46 TD passes have come in 27 postseason games. Montana hit the mark in 23 games for San Francisco and Kansas City.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 12 2015 10:28AM

Calculator won the $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds by 4 1/4 lengths Saturday at Santa Anita, giving the colt his first career victory.

Ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Calculator ran a mile in 1:34.88 and paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.20.

Rock Shandy returned $10.60 and $5.40, while Pioneerof the West was another 4 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $6 to win.

Trained by Peter Miller, Calculator was running against horses that had won races before. The colt earned 14 points and moved into a tie for second on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard that determines the 20-horse field for the May 2 race.

St. Joe Bay was fourth, followed by Papacoolpapacool, Hero Ten All, Unblunted and Rockinatten.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 12 2015 10:26AM

Iowa has named C.J. Beathard its starting quarterback, replacing two-year starter Jake Rudock.

Beathard was ranked first on a new depth chart released Thursday. Beathard, who will be a junior next season, was 52 of 92 passing last season with 5 TDs in relief of Rudock.

Rudock, who will be a senior, threw for 2,436 yards and 16 TDs last season. But Iowa's offense was inconsistent, and it bottomed out in a 45-28 loss to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer Bowl that was much more lopsided than the final score.

Coach Kirk Ferentz also says he'll meet with the media on Wednesday to discuss the program.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 9 2015 11:32AM

Karate is making a push to be part of the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

New reforms by the IOC have given karate officials renewed hope that the martial art could be added to the Tokyo games and the head of the World Karate Federation is meeting with 2020 organizers to make his case for the sport's inclusion.

Under the new reforms, known as "Olympic Agenda 2020," the IOC will limit the Games program by numbers of events rather than numbers of sports, allowing new competitions to come in. Host cities will also be allowed to propose the inclusion of one or more additional events for their games.

The World Karate Federation says there are 100 million practitioners around the world.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 9 2015 11:31AM

The Chiefs have signed Terrelle Pryor to a one-year deal to provide competition at the backup quarterback spot, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the Chiefs had not announced the deal. Pryor worked out for the team earlier in the day, and later tweeted a picture of himself carrying a notebook with the Chiefs' logo on it.

The signing could mean the end of backup Chase Daniel's run in Kansas City. The Chiefs are tight against the salary cap, and parting with Daniel could save nearly $4 million.

The Chiefs also have developmental quarterbacks Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray on the roster.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 2:57PM

Longtime Royals executive Dean Taylor is retiring from the front office, part of a shakeup of the American League champions' baseball operations department.

Taylor began his career in Kansas City in the early 1980s and spent time with the Atlanta Braves before becoming GM of the Milwaukee Brewers. He also worked for the Dodgers and Reds before returning to the Royals organization in 2006.

Royals GM Dayton Moore said Taylor will serve as a consultant.

Among other moves Monday, J.J. Picollo was promoted to vice president and assistant GM in charge of player personnel; Rene Francisco was appointed assistant GM of major league and international operations; Scott Sharp was made assistant GM of baseball operations; and Jin Wong became the assistant GM of baseball administration.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:58PM

A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio that includes a club option for 2016.

The person spoke Monday on the condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical.

Bonifacio will earn $3 million next season, and the deal includes a $4 million option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout.

The 29-year-old is a .262 hitter with 164 stolen bases in eight big league seasons with Arizona, Washington, Miami, Toronto, Kansas City, the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta. He hit .259 in 110 games last season with the Cubs and Braves.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:57PM

Two prospects from the U.S. ski team have been killed in an avalanche while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.

The U.S. ski team says Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died Monday in the incident near Rettenbach glacier, the venue for the annual season-opening World Cup races.

Berlack and Astle were part of a group of six skiers who were descending from the 3,056-meter Gaislachkogel when they left the prepared slope and apparently set off the avalanche. The other four escaped unhurt.

Officials in the Tyrolean region say avalanche alert had been declared for the area after days of heavy snowfall and mild temperatures.

U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml says the team "is in shock."

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:55PM

No one was hurt when a fire broke out in the Charlotte home of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera.

The fire was reported around 4 a.m. Monday.

Rivera told reporters at the scene he heard smoke detectors going off and that everyone was able to get out of the home safely.

Television video showed blackened windows in the attic of the 7,000-square foot home.

It wasn't' clear what started the fire. Fire officials reported seeing heavy smoke and fire coming from the house when they arrived.

It took fire crews about an hour to extinguish the fire.

A Charlotte Fire Department spokesman did not immediately return messages Monday morning.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:55PM

About a month after getting a kidney transplant, 83-year-old Jim Ely is ready to get back to work, which in his case will mean operating the play clock for college football's first national championship game next week.

For more than 20 years, Ely has worked as the NFL's play clock operator for Dallas Cowboys home games. He has dedicated nearly a half-century to working as a referee and then as a timekeeper. Even as fatigue from kidney disease took its toll, Ely said he didn't let it interfere.

He says though that the Dec. 5 transplant has left him feeling "1,000 percent" better.

He missed working his 33rd Cotton Bowl game because he was still recuperating, but plans to be back at the clock Jan. 12 for the College Football Playoff championship game between Oregon and Ohio State.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:42PM

Olympic champion Felix Loch won his third luge World Cup of the season and Germany made it a weekend's clean sweep by also winning the team relay on Sunday.

Loch, a four-time world champion, was fastest in both runs for a combined time of 1 minute, 39.716 seconds, beating compatriot Andi Langenhan by 0.755 seconds and American Chris Mazdzer by 0.809.

"Everything worked out. The first run couldn't have been better. I haven't managed that here in a while. To win like this in front of all the fans is simply awesome," Loch said.

After a winless December, Loch's 21st World Cup win extends his lead in the overall standings to 463 points at the halfway stage. Italy's Dominik Fischnaller is second on 366, followed by Langenhan on 323.

Later Sunday, Natalie Geisenberger, Loch, and then doubles team Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt were all fastest in their individual runs as Germany claimed the team relay in 2 minutes, 44.493 seconds.

The United States team of Emily Sweeney, Mazdzer and Matthew Mortensen/Jayson Terdiman was second, 1.402 seconds back, while Canada's Alex Gough, Samuel Edney and Tristan Walker/Justin Snith finished 1.901 behind in third.

Geisenberger won the women's competition on Saturday, when Wendl and Arlt claimed the doubles win for Germany.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:38PM

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin extended a commanding first-run lead to win a World Cup slalom by a huge margin on Sunday.

The Olympic champion posted the fastest time in both runs to finish in an aggregate 1 minute, 56.66 seconds and lead second-place Kathrin Zettel of Austria by 1.68 seconds.

Nina Loeseth of Norway was 2.79 back in third for her first career podium finish, while the rest of the field trailed Shiffrin by more than three seconds.

It was Shiffrin's 12th career World Cup win and 11th in slalom, matching a World Cup record set in 1980 by France's Perrine Pelen for most slalom wins as a teenager.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:37PM

A 20-year-old footballer for Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala has been shot dead near his home in Russia's volatile North Caucasus.

Gasan Magomedov was driving into his home village Saturday night when his car was sprayed with machine-gun fire and he died from his wounds while being transported to hospital, Anzhi said in a statement.

No arrests have been made and the motive is unclear, the club said. Magomedov was a regular in midfield for Anzhi's youth and reserve teams.

The Russian region of Dagestan, where the attack took place, has a long-running Islamist insurgency.

Anzhi challenged for the Russian title in recent years, but was relegated to the second tier last season. For several years, it had a policy of basing star players in Moscow to avoid Dagestan's security risks.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:36PM

Jon Jones retained his light heavyweight title Saturday night in UFC 182, unanimously outpointing Daniel Cornier.

Jones improved to 21-1, receiving winning scores of 49-46 from all three judges. Cormier fell to 15-1.

Jones gained the edge with his kicks from all angles and his ability to take down Cormier.

Both fighters exchanged strikes throughout the first round, with Cormier pressing forward continuously. Cormier seized slight momentum in the second, continuing to stalk Jones while landing a number of punches.

Jones stood his ground in the third, mounting more of an attack to match Cornier as the two slugged it out. Jones continued the offensive in the fourth, taking down Cornier twice while limiting his ability to inflict much damage. Both men came out charged for the final round, but settled into a grappling match up against the cage for much of the round. Cormier excited the crowd with a slam with just under a minute to go, but neither fighter was able to finish the other.

In the co-main event, Donald Cerrone closed in on a lightweight title shot, unanimously outpointing Miles Jury. Cerrone improved to 26-6-1, and Jury dropped to 15-1.

Brad Tavares, Kyoji Horiguchi and Hector Lombard won the undercard.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:34PM

Ken Roczen won the season-opening AMA Supercross race at Angels Stadium on Saturday night, holding off Jason Anderson.

Roczen, the Suzuki rider from Germany, raced to his third career 450SX victory.

Anderson rode a Husqvarna. Honda's Trey Canard was third, followed by KTM riders Ryan Dungey and Andrew Short.

Ryan Villopoto, the season champion the last four years, has left the series to race internationally in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Two-time season champion James Stewart is out after being suspended 16 months for a positive test for an amphetamine at a race in Seattle in April 12. Stewart's team has said the positive test came from his prescribed Adderall and that the rider is appealing the decision.

KTM's Jessy Nelson won the Western Regional 250SK race. Husqvarna's Zach Osborne was second, followed by Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers and KTM's Justin Hill.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:30PM

A person familiar with the complaint says that the NHL Players' Association is investigating whether the Philadelphia Flyers violated the collective bargaining agreement by traveling during a holiday break.

Online flight records showed the Flyers took a flight from Philadelphia to Nashville the night of Dec. 26.

Players are barred from traveling or practicing from Dec. 24-26 under the collective bargaining agreement.

The person who confirmed the union investigation spoke on the condition of anonymity because the NHLPA has not publicly commented on the report.

Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, declined comment.

Flyers spokesman Zack Hill said the team had no comment.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:27PM

Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname "Jungle Boy," which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Arizona Cardinals-Carolina Panthers NFC wild-card game Saturday.

NFL spokesman Michael Signora said Hochuli intended to communicate that information to the officiating crew through the official-to-official communications system as he confirmed a penalty for 12-men on the field. But Hochuli inadvertently broadcast the remark on the stadium microphone.

NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino tweeted "that is Sifferman's nickname on his crew. Hochuli mistakenly opened up his stadium mic, instead of his wireless mic to the other officials."

Sifferman, a long-time field judge on Hochuli's crew before becoming a replay official, is nicknamed "Jungle Boy" by members of the crew for touring a jungle on a trip to Hawaii.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 12:25PM

American Hannah Kearney won the women's World Cup moguls event Saturday and Canada's Mikael Kingsbury topped the men's field at Canada Olympic Park for the fifth straight time.

Canada's Chloe Dufour-Lapointe was second, followed by sister Justine Dufour-Lapointe.

In the men's event, Canada's Simon Pouliot-Cavanaugh was second. Japan's Sho Endo finished third.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 11:49AM

Nearly two years before the next presidential election, Iowa is already full of long-shot White House hopefuls trying to get noticed.

Liberal independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Republican Ben Carson — a neurosurgeon — are among those counting on the notion that far-fetched political dreams can come true in the state with the first presidential caucuses.

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley have also been showing up in Iowa to make friends and road-test their campaign messages.

The potential candidates are taking advantage of the lull as Democrats and Republicans wait for Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeb Bush and other major prospects to formally kick off the 2016 race for the White House.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 11:46AM

Authorities say a 43-year-old Sioux City man has been killed after falling partway out of his pickup.

The accident occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday. The Iowa State Patrol says Davon Kieler was driving alone when he fell out of the driver's side door and lost control of the truck. The patrol says the door crushed Kieler when his truck sideswiped a parked vehicle.

The patrol says alcohol was a factor in the accident. Kieler was not wearing a seat restraint.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 11:45AM

Authorities have been searching for a 24-year-old man charged in an arrest warrant with fatally shooting another Ottumwa resident.

Police say the victim was found in an Ottumwa street by officers dispatched after a 911 call around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say he died later at an Ottumwa hospital. He was identified as 25-year-old Roger Wiseman Jr.

A police spokesman said Monday morning that officers are still searching for 24-year-old Dustin McDanel. The warrant for his arrests lists the crime as first-degree murder. McDanel is considered armed and dangerous.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 10:25AM

Des Moines police say a man who apparently tried to rob a bank was tackled by a customer and taken to a hospital.

The man entered a U.S. Bank in east Des Moines about noon Friday. He was armed with what looked like a handgun, though it may have been a BB gun or fake weapon.

Police Sgt. Jason Halifax says a bank customer tackled the man and held him in a chokehold until an officer arrived.

The 48-year-old man was unconscious when medics arrived. They took him to a hospital.

Halifax says the man will be arrested but the charge could vary depending on if he was holding an actual weapon.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 5 2015 10:23AM

A Powerball ticket bought at a Johnston convenience store on new Year's Eve is worth $1 million.

Iowa Lottery officials say the ticket was bought at a Casey's General Store location and missed the $120 million jackpot by one number. The ticket matches the first five numbers but not the Powerball. It is one of five tickets across the country to hit the first five numbers and win $1 million prize.

The Powerball jackpot grows to $131 million for Saturday's drawing.

Lottery officials say five tickets bought in Iowa in 2014 won $1 million prizes.

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