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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 13 2015 5:40AM
A person close to the situation tells The Associated Press that South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier has told his players that he is retiring, effective immediately. The person says the school has not named an interim coach but likely would announce someone to finish out the season by Wednesday. The Gamecocks are 2-4 overall and 0-4 in the SEC for the first time in Spurrier's 23 seasons coaching in the league at Florida and South Carolina.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 13 2015 5:36AM

The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays were able to stretch their respective AL division series to a deciding fifth game by winning yesterday. Eric Hosmer hit an RBI single in a five-run eight before adding a two-run homer in the Royals' 9-6 comeback win at Houston.

Kevin Pillar Chris Colabello and Josh Donaldson homered to help the Jays build an 8-1 lead in an 8-4 triumph at Texas.

The Chicago Cubs and New York Mets have grabbed two-games-to-one leads in their NL division series by winning last night. Rookies Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler each hit one of the Cubs' six home runs in an 8-6 triumph over the Cardinals in Chicago.

Yoenis Cespedes slammed a three-run homer and Curtis Granderson collected five RBIs with a pair of doubles as the Mets roughed up the Dodgers 13-7.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 13 2015 5:33AM

Michael Vick couldn't engineer a touchdown drive for 3 ½ quarters on Monday before he rallied the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 24-20 thriller over the Chargers in San Diego.

Le'Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard wildcat run as time expired to give the Steelers a 3-2 record. He took the direct snap, ran left and was buried in traffic before diving for the end zone.

Vick kept the drive alive with a 24-yard scramble up the middle and then a 16-yard pass to Heath Miller one play before Bell's big run. Vick also fired a 72-yard touchdown pass to Markus Wheaton with 7:42 remaining to tie the game at 17.

Pittsburgh's other TD came on Antwon Blake's 70-yard interception late in the third quarter.

Philip Rivers was 35 of 48 for 365 yards and two touchdowns for the 2-3 Chargers.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 12 2015 4:38AM
The Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros won yesterday's AL division series games. The Jays avoided a three-game sweep as Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs to back Marco Estrada's strong pitching in a 5-1 win at Texas. Dallas Keuchel allowed a run and five hits in seven innings to pitch the Astros past Kansas City 4-2, giving Houston a 2-1 series lead.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 12 2015 4:34AM
Jay Cutler engineered a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to rally Chicago past Kansas City 18-17. He hooked up on a 10-yard scoring toss to Matt Forte with 18 seconds left to pull off the win.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 12 2015 4:28AM
The Packers improve to 5-0 with a 24-10 win over the Rams behind a pair of touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers. However, the Packers quarterback had a couple of streaks snapped with a pair of interceptions. They were his first of the year, and his first at Lambeau Field since Dec. 2012. The Rams wasted a 159 yard rushing performance from Todd Gurley.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 10 2015 6:06AM

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the final practice for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch turned a lap of 189.354 mph. Kurt Busch was second, followed by Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.

Kyle Busch will start the race on the front row alongside Matt Kenseth. The winner will automatically qualify for the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 10 2015 5:50AM

Clayton Kershaw was pretty good in Game 1 of the Dodgers' NL division series against the Mets last night, but Jacob deGrom was better.

DeGrom tied a Mets postseason record with 13 strikeouts while scattering five hits in seven scoreless innings to lead a 3-1 triumph over Los Angeles. He matched the team mark set by Tom Seaver in Game 1 of the 1973 NLCS.

Daniel Murphy put the Mets in front with a solo homer in the fourth off Kershaw, who allowed just three other hits while fanning 11 over 6 2/3 innings. Kershaw stayed out of trouble until the seventh, when he walked the bases loaded to end his night. Pedro Baez came on and promptly gave up David Wright's two-run single.

The Dodgers didn't score until Adrian Gonzalez laced an RBI single off Tyler Clippard. Jeurys Familia replaced Clippard after the RBI hit and retired the next four batters to pick up the save.

Game 2 is today in Los Angeles with Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee) throwing for the Dodgers against rookie Noah Syndergaard.

The St. Louis Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs by taking Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Chicago had won nine straight dating to the regular season before John Lackey silenced them in the Redbirds' 4-0 shutout of the Cubs. Lackey was working on a no-hitter until Addison Russell led off the sixth with a single. Lackey gave up just one other hit over 7 1/3 innings before the Cards' bullpen completed the team's first postseason shutout since Oct. 18, 2013.

Matt Holliday put the Cardinals ahead with an RBI single in the first inning before a pair of rookies contributed in a three-run eighth. Tommy Pham hit a solo homer to make it 2-0, two batters before Stephen Piscotty launched a two-run blast.

Losing pitcher Jon Lester gave up three runs and five hits while striking out nine in 7 1/3 innings.

Kyle Schwarber had two of the Cubs' three hits.

Game 2 is Saturday in St. Louis. Jaime Garcia will take the mound for the Cardinals against Kyle Hendricks.

Kansas City became the first home team to win a game in this postseason. The visitors had been 5-0 until the Royals rallied for a 5-4 win over the Astros in Kansas City, tying the AL division series at a game apiece. The Royals scored twice in the sixth before Ben Zobrist delivered a tiebreaking, RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.

Colby Rasmus and George Springer staked the Astros to a 4-1 lead by the third inning. Rasmus put Houston ahead with an RBI double that scored Springer giving the Astros a three-run cushion in the top of the third. Springer had provided a two-run single in the second.

Salvador Perez smacked a solo shot for the Royals before they got another run back on a double-play grounder in the third. Eric Hosmer highlighted the Royals' game-tying rally in the sixth, lining an RBI single and scoring the tying run when Perez worked out a bases-loaded walk.

Neither starting pitcher was very sharp. Kansas City starter Johnny Cueto was reached for four runs and seven hits in seven innings, with Houston's Scott Kazmir gave up three runs and five hits over 5 1/3.

Kelvin Herrera picked up the victory with help from Wade Davis, who earned the save. Davis allowed a one-out walk to Preston Tucker before picking off pinch-runner Carlos Gomez for the second out.

Will Harris was the loser.

The series shifts to Houston for Game 3 on Sunday. Edinson Volquez goes for the Royals against Dallas Keuchel, who won a league-high 20 games during the regular season before beating the Yankees in the wild card game.

Before the Royals' victory, the Rangers made it five straight playoff wins for the road team by winning a 14-inning marathon in Toronto, 6-4 over the Blue Jays. Hanser Alberto and Delino DeShields delivered RBI singles with two out in the top of the 14th. Rougned Odor scored the tiebreaking run after he over-ran second base and was almost tagged out.

Texas blew a 3-1 lead and trailed 4-3 with two out in the eighth before pinch-hitter Mike Napoli laced an RBI single to force extra innings.

Alberto finished with two RBIs and DeShields was 3-for-7 with two runs scored to help the Rangers get within one victory of the championship series.

John Donaldson homered for the Blue Jays, who will try to avoid a sweep when they take on the Rangers Sunday in Texas.

Colby Lewis is slated to start for the Rangers in Game 3 against Marco Estrada.

Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil tore his left calf muscle during the game and might be done for the postseason. The Jays' top lefty in the pen was injured while tagging Napoli in a rundown that ended the eighth inning.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 10 2015 5:45AM

Akron-Westfield 34, Alta/Aurelia 31

Albia 63, C-M-B, Baxter 6

Anamosa 45, Mount Vernon 42

Ankeny Centennial 38, Des Moines, Lincoln 0

Aplington-Parkersburg 50, South Hardin 14

Ar-We-Va, Westside 34, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 0

Audubon 43, Westwood, Sloan 20

B-G-M, Brooklyn 55, Belle Plaine 24

Ballard 49, Bondurant Farrar 23

Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 53, Columbus Catholic, Waterloo 3

Bedford 48, Clarinda Academy 0

Bellevue 27, Northeast, Goose Lake 8

Benton Community 49, Grinnell 13

Bettendorf 31, North Scott, Eldridge 21

Bishop Garrigan 60, Lake Mills 28

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 32, Carroll 28

Boone 35, Algona 21

Boyden-Hull-RV 40, Storm Lake 14

Carlisle 54, Saydel 7

Cascade,Western Dubuque 38, Monticello 33

Cedar Rapids Xavier 41, Wahlert, Dubuque 6

Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 44, Waterloo, West 15

Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 49, Waterloo, East 0

Center Point-Urbana 20, Oelwein 19

Central Elkader 68, Central City 0

Central Lee, Donnellson 14, Mid-Prairie, Wellman 7

Central Lyon 26, Cherokee, Washington 7

Chariton 41, Knoxville 26

Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 46, MFL-Mar-Mac 6

Clear Lake 26, Forest City 14

Clinton 46, Davenport, West 20

Colfax-Mingo 58, Iowa Valley, Marengo 32

Dallas Center-Grimes 42, Winterset 7

Danville 29, Eldon Cardinal 22

Davenport, North 28, Davenport, Central 19

Decorah 28, Crestwood, Cresco 8

Denver 42, Grundy Center 6

Des Moines, East 41, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 14

Des Moines, Hoover 20, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 17

Des Moines, North 21, Des Moines, Roosevelt 17

Dike-New Hartford 23, South Winneshiek, Calmar 0

Don Bosco, Gilbertville 64, Colo-NESCO 6

Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 35, Johnston 15

East Buchanan, Winthrop 47, Edgewood-Colesburg 6

East Mills 54, CAM, Anita 13

East Sac County 60, West Central Valley, Stuart 6

East Union, Afton 66, Guthrie Center 12

Emmetsburg 27, Eagle Grove 6

Epworth, Western Dubuque 38, Marion 20

Fairfield 43, Mount Pleasant 33

Fort Dodge 42, Marshalltown 0

Fort Madison 40, Centerville 21

Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 41, Estherville Lincoln Central 14

Gilbert 49, Nevada 6

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 37, AGWSR, Ackley 0

Glenwood 27, ADM, Adel 13

Glidden-Ralston 40, Coon Rapids-Bayard 28

Grand View Christian/ACA 57, Adair-Casey 22

Greene County 35, Perry 0

H-L-V, Victor 84, English Valleys, North English 6

Hampton-Dumont 44, Clarion-Goldfield 14

Harlan 59, Creston-Orient-Macksburg 21

Hudson 59, North Tama, Traer 0

IKM-Manning 30, Manson Northwest Webster 6

Independence 40, Charles City 18

Interstate 35,Truro 42, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 0

Iowa City, City High 38, Burlington 0

Iowa City, West 63, Dubuque, Hempstead 27

Janesville 48, Northwood-Kensett 28

Jesup 34, Sumner-Fredericksburg 7

Kingsley-Pierson 83, River Valley, Correctionville 8

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21, Clarinda 14

Lamoni 56, Melcher-Dallas 0

Lawton-Bronson 36, South O'Brien, Paullina 0

Lenox 40, Fremont Mills, Tabor 34

Lewis Central 28, Sioux City, East 21

Linn-Mar, Marion 31, Cedar Falls 24

Lisbon 49, Postville 0

Logan-Magnolia 63, Griswold 14

Lynnville-Sully 72, GMG, Garwin 0

Maquoketa 21, Solon 17

Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 63, Starmont 34

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 55, Harris-Lake Park 12

Mediapolis 20, Louisa-Muscatine 14

Meskwaki Settlement School 44, Tri-County, Thornburg 6

Missouri Valley 41, OA-BCIG 34

Montezuma 48, North Mahaska, New Sharon 0

Moravia 28, Twin Cedars, Bussey 26

Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 64, Harmony, Farmington 0

Mount Ayr 42, Earlham 0

Muscatine 56, Ottumwa 35

New London 50, Van Buren, Keosauqua 6

Newell-Fonda 42, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 35

Newman Catholic, Mason City 58, Nashua-Plainfield 31

Nishnabotna 55, Essex 20

Nodaway Valley 30, Martensdale-St. Marys 13

North Butler, Greene 34, North Union 14

North Cedar, Stanwood 28, Durant-Bennett 8

North Fayette Valley 49, Osage 28

North Iowa, Buffalo Center 58, Riceville 34

North Linn, Troy Mills 34, Easton Valley 30

North Polk, Alleman 48, Davis County, Bloomfield 0

Norwalk 42, Oskaloosa 7

Ogden 28, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 20

Okoboji, Milford 28, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 8

PAC-LM 42, West Fork, Sheffield 21

Panorama, Panora 49, Des Moines Christian 27

PCM, Monroe 42, Clarke, Osceola 6

Pekin 35, Lone Tree 20

Pella 47, Newton 7

Pella Christian 56, Columbus Community, Columbus Junction 18

Pleasant Valley 31, Dubuque, Senior 16

Pleasantville 63, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 0

Regina, Iowa City 47, West Marshall, State Center 6

Ridge View 20, Sibley-Ocheyedan 6

Roland-Story, Story City 26, East Marshall, LeGrand 7

Ruthven-Ayrshire 65, Clay Central-Everly 28

Saint Ansgar 48, Central Springs 0

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 61, LeMars 38

Shenandoah 55, Atlantic 19

Sigourney-Keota 54, Highland, Riverside 20

Sioux Center 42, MOC-Floyd Valley 7

Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 26, Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars 7

South Central Calhoun 35, Madrid 6

South Hamilton, Jewell 23, Woodward Academy 6

South Tama County, Tama 21, Williamsburg 7

Southeast Polk 49, Ames 28

Southeast Valley 46, Red Oak 18

Spencer 35, Denison-Schleswig 28

Spirit Lake 52, Sheldon 12

Springville 62, Kee, Lansing 6

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 38, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 19

Stanton 50, Sidney 18

Tipton 50, Camanche 12

Treynor 40, West Monona, Onawa 0

Tri-Center, Neola 20, Riverside, Oakland 13

Tripoli 36, Rockford 14

Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 54, Midland, Wyoming 48

Underwood 40, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 0

Union Community, LaPorte City 49, Iowa Falls-Alden 48

Urbandale 21, Mason City 20

Valley, West Des Moines 55, Sioux City, West 7

Van Meter 61, Southwest Valley 0

Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 43, BCLUW, Conrad 0

Washington 50, Keokuk 7

Waukee 42, Indianola 14

Waukon 46, New Hampton 13

Waverly-Shell Rock 24, Vinton-Shellsburg 16

Wayne, Corydon 70, Seymour-Moulton Udell 6

Webster City 20, Humboldt 6

West Bend-Mallard 60, St. Mary's, Remsen 0

West Branch 42, Wapello 21

West Burlington/Notre Dame 45, West Liberty 42

West Central, Maynard 63, Cedar Valley Christian School 18

West Delaware, Manchester 61, Central Clinton, DeWitt 13

West Hancock, Britt 26, Belmond-Klemme 21

West Lyon, Inwood 26, Unity Christian, Orange City 6

West Sioux, Hawarden 48, Woodbury Central, Moville 13

Western Christian, Hull 42, Hinton 17

Wilton 24, Alburnett 17

Winfield-Mount Union 36, WACO, Wayland 13

Woodbine 68, West Harrison, Mondamin 8

Woodward-Granger 22, Central Decatur, Leon 20

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 9 2015 5:44AM

Southern Cal is off to a 1-2 start in Pac 12 play after many considered the Trojans as favorites to win the conference.

Unranked Washington shut down quarterback Cody Kessler in a 17-12 triumph over the 17th-ranked Trojans in Los Angeles. Kessler had two interceptions while passing for just 156 yards and no touchdowns. He couldn't get USC into the end zone until Ronald Jones II's short run with 12:02 to play.

Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown to help the Huskies beat their former head coach, Steve Sarkisian.

Both teams are 3-2 overall.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 9 2015 5:41AM
Matt Hasselbeck connected with Andre Johnson for a pair of touchdown passes as the Colts beat Houston 27-20, giving Indianapolis a 16-game winning streak against AFC South teams. Johnson finished with six receptions for 77 yards against the team that cut him in March after 12 seasons. The 40-year-old Hasselbeck completed 18 of his 29 passes for 213 yards and no interceptions in his second consecutive start in place of Andrew Luck, who sat out with a shoulder injury.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 9 2015 5:38AM
The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros earned Game 1 victories in the American League Division Series yesterday. Robinson Chirinos smacked a two-run homer and Rougned Odor added a solo shot as the Rangers downed the Blue Jays 5-3 in Toronto. Collin McHugh worked six innings and Colby Rasmus and George Spring hit solo homers to lead the Astros' 5-2 victory at Kansas City.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 8 2015 5:47AM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expects league owners to vote on franchise relocation to Los Angeles in a few months. The current timetable calls for submission of applications to relocate in January, when the owners could vote. Steelers president Art Rooney said he doesn't envision that timetable being changed, noting that St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego "still are putting together their proposals" to keep their teams.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 8 2015 5:43AM

The Chicago Blackhawks raised their third Stanley Cup banner in five years before they were reminded that they aren't invincible.

Henrik Lundqvist turned back 32 shots and the New York Rangers scored three times in the first period to beat the Hawks 3-2. Lundqvist handled 13 shots in the final period and was perfect after Teuvo Teravainen (TOO'-voh tehr-ah-VY'-nihn) beat him with about 13 minutes left.

Oscar Lindberg notched his first NHL goal to open the scoring just 1:43 after the opening faceoff. Artemi Panarin countered for the Blackhawks at 14:24, but the Rangers went ahead for good on goals by Kevin Klein and Derek Stepan 2:23 apart late in the first period.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 8 2015 5:40AM

Jake Arrieta, Dexter Fowler and Kyle Schwarber carried the Cubs to a 4-0 shutout over Pittsburgh in the National League wild card game on Wednesday, setting up a division series against the Cardinals. Chicago had dropped nine straight playoff games since Game 4 of the 2003 NLCS.

Arrieta continued his string of outrageously good starts by tossing a four-hitter that included 11 strikeouts. It was the second complete game by a Cubs pitcher in a postseason game since the 1945 World Series, and the first since Mark Prior did it against Atlanta in the 2003 division series. Claude Passeau (pas-OH') was the last Cub to toss a postseason shutout, doing it in Game 3 of the '45 Fall Classic.

Arrieta ended the regular season winning his last 11 decisions and compiled a 0.41 ERA over the final two months.

Fowler led off the game with a single and stole second before scoring on Schwarber's single. Schwarber added a two-run blast that scored Fowler in the third inning, and Fowler launched a solo shot that put the Cubs ahead 4-0 in the fifth. Each run came against Pirates ace Garret Cole, who surrendered six hits in five innings.

Tempers flared in the seventh after Pirates reliever Tony Watson drilled Arrieta in the left side with a fastball. Arrieta and Watson exchanged words near home plate, causing the bullpens and benches to mill about the infield for a few moments. The only punches thrown were by Pirates first baseman Sean Rodriguez, who clobbered a drink cooler in the dugout.

Arrieta hit two Pirates earlier in the game, though neither appeared intentional.

Game 1 of the division series is Friday at Busch Stadium.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 7 2015 5:22AM
Marlins President David Samson says he regrets moving general manager Dan Jennings into the dugout. Jennings will return to his former job as general manager after an awkward 124-game stint as a first-time manager. Samson says candidates to replace Jennings in the dugout include former major league managers Manny Acta, Larry Bowa and Bo Porter.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 7 2015 5:18AM
The National League wild card game is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh with the Pirates taking on the Cubs. It'll be a great pitching matchup as 22-game winner Jake Arrieta gets the ball for the Cubs against 19-game winner Gerrit Cole.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 7 2015 5:15AM

It will be the Houston Astros against the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series.

The Astros have advanced by knocking off the New York Yankees 3-0 in the wild card game in the Bronx. Dallas Keuchel (KY'-kuhl) worked six shutout innings and the Astros hit a pair of solo homers in their first postseason victory since Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.

Keuchel was in command most of the night despite pitching on three days' rest. The 20-game winner gave up just three singles and a walk while fanning seven. He got into trouble just once, when he put runners on first and second with two out in the sixth before getting Alex Rodriguez to hit a soft fly ball to center field.

Keuchel never gave up a run in 22 innings against the Bombers this season. He allowed just nine hits and a walk in 16 innings during his two starts versus the Yanks in the regular season.

Colby Rasmus put the Astros ahead to stay with a second-inning homer before Carlos Gomez went deep off starter Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) in the fourth. Tanaka allowed two other hits in his five innings of work, but the Yankees couldn't touch Houston's bullpen.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 6 2015 5:50AM
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will try to play in the NL Division Series while wearing a splint to protect his injured left thumb. Molina hasn't played since suffering a partially torn ligament on Sept. 20 making a tag at the plate. The Cardinals said the injury was still present, and he will test the splint during workouts the next few days before the team decides whether he's on the postseason roster.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 6 2015 5:48AM
New York Yankees lefty starter CC Sabathia will miss the postseason after checking into an alcohol rehab center, a setback to the Yankees pitching staff. The 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner said he took the step to receive the care he needs and become a better person. His decision was announced a day before the Yanks host the Houston Astros in the AL wild card game.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 6 2015 5:45AM
Russell Wilson threw for 235 yards and a touchdown, and Kam Chancellor made a huge defense stop in Seattle's 13-10 win over Detroit last night. The Lions were about to complete a 91-yard touchdown drive when Chancellor punched the ball out of the hands of wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the Seattle 1, causing a safety that gave the Seahawks the ball with 1:45 left. The Seahawks improved to 2-2 with their second straight win, and the Lions dropped to 0-4 for the first time in five years.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 5 2015 5:53AM
In Cincinnati, the Bengals matched the third-best start in franchise history with a 36-21 win over the Chiefs. Jeremy Hill had three short touchdown runs for the 4-0 Bengals, who are two wins shy of the club record for best start. Andy Dalton had another good game, completing 17 of 24 passes for 321 yards and a 55-yard touchdown pass.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 5 2015 5:50AM
Aaron Rodgers passed for 224 yards and a touchdown as the Packers beat San Francisco 17-3 for their first 4-0 start in four years. Richard Rodgers caught a nine-yard touchdown pass on the game's opening drive before Aaron Rodgers got his team going in the second half. The Packers quarterback also scrambled 17 yards to set up a second-half score.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 5 2015 5:46AM
Denver barely improved to 4-0 as Brandon McManus kicked a 39-yard field goal with 1:51 left to give the Broncos a 23-20 triumph over Minnesota. The Broncos didn't secure the victory until Von Miller smothered a loose ball after T.J. Ward's sack-strip of Teddy Bridgewater in the closing seconds. Ronnie Hillman had a 72-yard touchdown run in the first half to help Denver withstand Adrian Peterson's 48-yard scoring burst in the final period. Hill finished with 103 rushing yards, and Peterson had 81 on 16 carries for the 2-2 Vikings.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 3 2015 7:04AM
In area high school Friday Night Football....

Denver 42 AGWSR 7

Aplinton Parkersburg 45 Union LaPorte City 16

Grundy Center 54 BCLUW 7

Montezuma 9 Colfax Mingo 14

East Marshall 7 South Hardin 32

North Tama 7 Gladbrook Reinbeck 51

North Mahaska 41 GMG 20

Grinnell 28 Oskaloosa 7

Lynville Sully 0 BGM-Brooklyn 44

English Valley 48 Meskwaki 82

Benton Community 21 Nevada 14

Ballard Huxley 34 Newton 14

Roland Story 0 South Tama 49

West Marshall 0 PCM Monroe 38
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 3 2015 7:01AM
Peyton Williams threw three touchdown passes as Marshalltown celebrated homecoming with a 20-7 victory over Mason City. The win evened Marshalltown's District record at 1-1, and leaves them 3-3 overall. The Bobcats play at Fort Dodge next Friday. 
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 2 2015 5:52AM
Minnesota doubled up Cleveland 4-2 to move a bit closer to an AL wild-cardspot. The Twins scored a run in the eighth to tie it and then two unearned runs in the ninth to pull within one game of idle Houston for the second wild-card berth with three games left.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 2 2015 5:45AM
Austin Jackson's three-run homer run sparked the Cubs to a 5-3 win over Cincinnati. The win allowed the Cubs to keep alive their slim hopes of hosting the NL wild card game next week. Chicago is two games back of Pittsburgh for the top wild card spot in the NL with three games to go. The Reds have lost 12 straight, their longest losing streak since 1993.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 2 2015 5:43AM

The Baltimore Ravens, down by 13 points in the second half and facing the prospect of an 0-4 start, rallied with a 23-20 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Justin Tucker, who forced overtime with a 42-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in regulation, won it with a 52-yarder with 5:08 left in OT.

That came after Pittsburgh's Josh Scobee (SKOH'-bee) missed a pair of kicks in regulation that would have given the Steelers some cushion. In overtime, the Steelers failed to convert a pair of fourth downs in Baltimore territory rather than risk Scobee trying another field goal.

Justin Forsett (fohr-SEHT') ran for 150 yards for the Ravens. Joe Flacco completed 20 of 33 for 189 yards and threw a touchdown pass and did just enough late to help the Ravens end the worst start in franchise history.

Michael Vick threw for 124 yards and a score while starting in place of injured Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur), but the 2-2 Steelers (2-2) bumbled late and Baltimore took advantage to get in the win column.

In their last 31 regular season meetings, the Ravens lead the Steelers 16-15 with 21 of those games decided by seven points or less. Five of those games have gone into overtime.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 1 2015 5:48AM
Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 to clinch home-field advantage in an AL Division Series. The Royals are one back of Toronto for home-field edge throughout the AL playoffs.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 1 2015 5:44AM
The Chicago Cubs routed Cincinnati 10-3 behind a 16-hit assault. Austin Jackson drove in five runs. Starlin Castro went four for five and hit his 11th home run. Jon Lester broke Ken Holtzman's club record of 202 strikeouts by a left-handed pitcher by fanning nine. The Reds have lost 11 straight.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 1 2015 5:41AM
The St. Louis Cardinals clinched their third straight NL Central title by routing second-place Pittsburgh 11-1 in the second game of a twin bill. Jason Heyward had a grand slam in the Cardinals' 100th victory. St. Louis has won 11 division titles since 1994. The Pirates won the first game 8-2. Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole allowed two runs in seven innings of work to pick up his 19th win.
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