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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 24 2014 9:55AM
W L Pct. GB
Oklahoma City (Astros) 12 8 .600
Iowa (Cubs) 10 9 .526
Omaha (Royals) 10 9 .526
Colorado Springs (Rockies) 9 10 .474
American South Division
W L Pct. GB
Memphis (Cardinals) 10 9 .526
Round Rock (Rangers) 10 9 .526
Nashville (Brewers) 9 10 .474 1
New Orleans (Marlins) 7 13 .350
Pacific North Division
W L Pct. GB
Tacoma (Mariners) 10 7 .588
Sacramento (Athletics) 11 8 .579
Reno (Diamondbacks) 10 10 .500
Fresno (Giants) 6 14 .300
Pacific South Division
W L Pct. GB
Las Vegas (Mets) 15 5 .750
Albuquerque (Dodgers) 11 8 .579
El Paso (Padres) 7 12 .368
Salt Lake (Angels) 7 13 .350 8

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Wednesday's Games

No games scheduled

Thursday's Games

Omaha at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Round Rock, 8:05 p.m.

Nashville at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m.

Iowa at Colorado Springs, 8:35 p.m.

Salt Lake at Reno, 9:35 p.m.

Tacoma at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m.

Albuquerque at Fresno, 10:05 p.m.

El Paso at Sacramento, 10:05 p.m.

Friday's Games

Omaha at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Nashville at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m.

Memphis at Round Rock, 8:05 p.m.

Iowa at Colorado Springs, 8:35 p.m.

Salt Lake at Reno, 9:35 p.m.

Albuquerque at Fresno, 10:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m.

El Paso at Sacramento, 10:05 p.m.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 24 2014 9:54AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lolo Jones has decided to run the Drake Relays after waffling on a return to her hometown meet a year ago.

But rather than compete in the high-profile 100-meter hurdles, Jones will make her transition from the bobsled back to the blue oval in a much more relaxed event.

The two-time Olympic hurdler and 2014 Sochi Games bobsledder will take it relatively easy Friday night when she competes in the shuttle hurdle relay.

The 105th Drake Relays kick off with a light schedule Thursday. Titles will be decided in the decathlon, heptathlon and 5,000 and 10,000.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 24 2014 9:54AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's defense was back among the nation's elite last season.

The Hawkeyes offense failed to follow suit. Getting both units to play at an equally high level will likely be crucial to Iowa's hopes of competing for the inaugural Big Ten West title.

The Hawkeyes will be among the league favorites because it has a lot of returning starters and what appears to be a manageable schedule. But Iowa will need to score more than the 26.3 points it averaged a year ago, and quarterback Jake Rudock says the unit's continuity will be a big plus next season.

The Hawkeyes wrap up spring practice on Saturday with a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 23 2014 10:04AM
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
New York 12 8 .600 7-3 W-2 6-3 6-5
Toronto 11 9 .550 1 6-4 W-1 4-3 7-6
Tampa Bay 10 10 .500 2 1 5-5 W-1 7-5 3-5
Baltimore 9 10 .474 5-5 L-1 4-4 5-6
Boston 9 12 .429 4-6 L-2 4-7 5-5
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Detroit 10 7 .588 5-5 W-1 8-4 2-3
Kansas City 10 9 .526 1 ½ 6-4 W-1 6-3 4-6
Chicago 10 11 .476 2 4-6 L-1 6-4 4-7
Minnesota 9 10 .474 2 6-4 L-1 5-4 4-6
Cleveland 9 11 .450 2 4-6 L-1 5-6 4-5
West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Oakland 13 7 .650 7-3 L-2 6-5 7-2
Texas 13 8 .619 ½ 8-2 W-2 9-4 4-4
Los Angeles 10 10 .500 3 1 5-5 W-2 3-6 7-4
Seattle 7 13 .350 6 4 1-9 L-8 2-5 5-8
Houston 7 14 .333 3-7 W-2 3-7 4-7

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Atlanta 13 7 .650 7-3 L-1 5-3 8-4
Washington 11 10 .524 ½ 4-6 L-2 6-6 5-4
New York 10 10 .500 3 1 6-4 L-1 4-7 6-3
Philadelphia 10 10 .500 3 1 6-4 W-3 4-5 6-5
Miami 10 11 .476 5-5 W-1 9-4 1-7
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Milwaukee 15 6 .714 6-4 L-1 6-5 9-1
St. Louis 12 9 .571 3 6-4 W-1 4-2 8-7
Cincinnati 9 11 .450 2 6-4 W-1 4-5 5-6
Pittsburgh 9 12 .429 6 3-7 L-1 6-6 3-6
Chicago 7 12 .368 7 4-6 W-2 5-6 2-6
West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Los Angeles 12 9 .571 5-5 L-2 4-6 8-3
Colorado 12 10 .545 ½ 6-4 W-2 8-3 4-7
San Francisco 11 10 .524 1 ½ 4-6 L-2 5-4 6-6
San Diego 10 11 .476 2 6-4 W-1 7-6 3-5
Arizona 5 18 .217 8 1-9 L-4 1-11 4-7

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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tuesday's Games

Kansas City 8, Cleveland 2

L.A. Angels 7, Washington 2

Toronto 9, Baltimore 3

Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 6

Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 3

N.Y. Yankees 9, Boston 3

Texas 5, Oakland 4

Houston 5, Seattle 2

Wednesday's Games

Texas at Oakland, 3:35 p.m.

Houston at Seattle, 3:40 p.m.

Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Thursday's Games

Kansas City (B.Chen 1-1) at Cleveland (Kluber 1-2), 12:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

Minnesota (Nolasco 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

Baltimore (B.Norris 0-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 1-1), 7:07 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 7:10 p.m.

Oakland (Kazmir 2-0) at Houston (Oberholtzer 0-3), 8:10 p.m.

Friday's Games

Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

Oakland at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Cleveland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Tuesday's Games

Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 1

L.A. Angels 7, Washington 2

Miami 1, Atlanta 0

St. Louis 3, N.Y. Mets 0

Chicago Cubs 9, Arizona 2

San Diego 2, Milwaukee 1, 12 innings

Colorado 2, San Francisco 1

Philadelphia 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 innings

Wednesday's Games

Miami at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m.

Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

San Francisco at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

San Diego at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Thursday's Games

Cincinnati (Cingrani 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Undecided), 12:35 p.m.

St. Louis (Lynn 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 1-3), 1:10 p.m.

Arizona (Bolsinger 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 1-1), 2:20 p.m.

San Diego (Stults 1-2) at Washington (Zimmermann 1-1), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 3-0), 10:10 p.m.

Friday's Games

San Diego at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

Philadelphia at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Cleveland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 23 2014 10:02AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy.

Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after the Long Beach, Calif., race on April 13 that criticized race control for not penalizing drivers during the race. The tweet included an image of IndyCar's official logo with a "thumbs down" symbol photo-shopped in the center.

The tweet was deleted not long after it appeared, and Castroneves later posted that his sister had sent the missive from his account without his permission.

"I apologize and the steward were correct with the call made," Castroneves posted.

Castroneves was fined $30,000 in 2011 for calling the race director "a circus clown" on Twitter.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 23 2014 10:02AM

Meb Keflezighi's Boston Marathon victory is a marketing opportunity for sponsor Skechers.

A top company executive calls the title "a major accomplishment both for Meb and the brand."

Skechers signed Keflezighi three years ago hoping he could help legitimize its foray into selling running shoes. The company considered Keflezighi's endorsement a success long before he won Boston on Monday.

His title is another boost to a small but growing venture. He became the feel-good story of the marathon's return a year after the bombings — the first American man to win the race in more than three decades.

David Weinberg, Skechers' chief operating officer and chief financial officer, congratulated Keflezighi on Tuesday's earnings call. The company plans to honor his accomplishment in future commercials.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 23 2014 10:01AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider must sit two games, with Russell Martin also missing one game.

There was no immediate word on whether the players plan to appeal. Snider and Martin were in Pittsburgh's initial posted lineup before Tuesday night's game against Cincinnati.

Benches cleared after Gomez and Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole exchanged words after Gomez's triple in the third inning. Snider came onto the field and tackled Gomez, getting a minor assist from Martin in the process.

Snider was then punched in the face by Maldonado, receiving a small gash under his left eye.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 23 2014 9:59AM
W L Pct. GB
Oklahoma City (Astros) 12 8 .600
Iowa (Cubs) 10 9 .526
Omaha (Royals) 10 9 .526
Colorado Springs (Rockies) 9 10 .474
American South Division
W L Pct. GB
Memphis (Cardinals) 10 9 .526
Round Rock (Rangers) 10 9 .526
Nashville (Brewers) 9 10 .474 1
New Orleans (Marlins) 7 13 .350
Pacific North Division
W L Pct. GB
Tacoma (Mariners) 10 7 .588
Sacramento (Athletics) 11 8 .579
Reno (Diamondbacks) 10 10 .500
Fresno (Giants) 6 14 .300
Pacific South Division
W L Pct. GB
Las Vegas (Mets) 15 5 .750
Albuquerque (Dodgers) 11 8 .579
El Paso (Padres) 7 12 .368
Salt Lake (Angels) 7 13 .350 8

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Tuesday's Games

New Orleans 7, Colorado Springs 2

Oklahoma City 8, Memphis 3

Omaha 5, Nashville 1

Iowa 10, Round Rock 3

Albuquerque 6, Salt Lake 4

Las Vegas 21, El Paso 9

Sacramento at Tacoma, ppd., rain

Reno 4, Fresno 3

Wednesday's Games

No games scheduled

Thursday's Games

Omaha at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Nashville at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m.

Memphis at Round Rock, 8:05 p.m.

Iowa at Colorado Springs, 8:35 p.m.

Salt Lake at Reno, 9:35 p.m.

Albuquerque at Fresno, 10:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m.

El Paso at Sacramento, 10:05 p.m.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 22 2014 10:14AM

BOSTON (AP) — Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience.

They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.

The 118th running of the storied race from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday was run under the long and still-sharp shadow of the 117th, which turned tragic when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. For this marathon, there was no choice but to remember, reflect and even confront the past, but the athletes found it easier — and more fun — to celebrate.

Said Vicki Schmidt of Nashville after finishing the race: "You can't hold us back."


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 21 2014 10:08AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Basketball is helping students in Iowa City see local police in a whole new light, thanks to the idea of one officer's wife.

The South East Junior High students and police officers are getting together on Thursdays after school to play 3-on-3 basketball at nearby Scanlon Gym.

Michelle Cook, a teacher at South East and a police officers' wife, helped create the program after spring break this year and said its aim is to increase the availability of positive activities for students after school.

She says about 50 students have signed up for a spot on seven teams through the six-week program.

Cook says the program has tried to target kids who didn't have much else to do after school.

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Location : IowaIowa City
People : Michelle Cook
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 21 2014 10:07AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson is leaving the program after 15 seasons with the Hawkeyes.

Coach Kirk Ferentz announced Johnson's sudden departure on Saturday, saying he left to pursue a career opportunity outside of football.

Johnson spent the past 10 years coordinating Iowa's recruiting efforts.

Johnson, who has been with Ferentz since 1999, also worked with Iowa's defensive line the past two seasons.

Johnson says his tenure in Iowa was a "great time" in his family's life and added that Ferentz was the best teacher and leader he's ever been around.


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Location : IowaIowa City
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 21 2014 10:06AM

BOSTON (AP) — The 118th running of the Boston Marathon has begun amid heavy security a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

The race began at 8:50 a.m. Monday for mobility-impaired marathoners and at 9:32 a.m. for elite women. The elite male runners start at 10 a.m.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said at the starting line in Hopkinton that officials are trying to keep a traditional family feel to the marathon while maintaining tight security.

A moment of silence was observed and "America the Beautiful" was played over a loudspeaker before the start of the race.

About 36,000 runners registered for the race — the second-largest field in its history.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 21 2014 10:05AM
Baseball Expanded Standings
All Times EDT
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
New York 11 8 .579 7-3 W-1 6-3 5-5
Toronto 10 9 .526 1 5-5 L-1 3-3 7-6
Boston 9 10 .474 2 1 5-5 W-2 4-5 5-5
Tampa Bay 9 10 .474 2 1 4-6 L-1 6-5 3-5
Baltimore 8 9 .471 2 1 6-4 L-2 4-4 4-5
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Detroit 9 6 .600 5-5 W-2 7-3 2-3
Kansas City 9 8 .529 1 6-4 L-1 6-3 3-5
Minnesota 9 9 .500 ½ 6-4 W-1 5-4 4-5
Chicago 9 10 .474 2 1 5-5 W-1 6-4 3-6
Cleveland 8 10 .444 3-7 W-1 4-5 4-5
West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Oakland 13 5 .722 8-2 W-3 6-3 7-2
Texas 11 8 .579 7-3 L-1 9-4 2-4
Los Angeles 8 10 .444 5 5-5 L-2 3-6 5-4
Seattle 7 11 .389 6 2-8 L-6 2-3 5-8
Houston 5 14 .263 5 2-8 L-7 3-7 2-7

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Atlanta 12 6 .667 7-3 L-1 4-2 8-4
Washington 11 8 .579 4-6 W-1 6-4 5-4
New York 9 9 .500 3 6-4 W-1 3-6 6-3
Miami 9 10 .474 2 4-6 W-3 9-4 0-6
Philadelphia 8 10 .444 4 5-5 W-1 4-5 4-5
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Milwaukee 14 5 .737 7-3 W-3 5-4 9-1
St. Louis 11 8 .579 3 6-4 L-1 4-2 7-6
Cincinnati 8 10 .444 6-4 W-1 4-5 4-5
Pittsburgh 8 11 .421 6 3 2-8 L-3 5-5 3-6
Chicago 5 12 .294 8 5 3-7 L-1 3-6 2-6
West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Los Angeles 12 7 .632 6-4 W-2 4-4 8-3
San Francisco 11 8 .579 1 5-5 W-1 5-4 6-4
Colorado 10 10 .500 5-5 L-1 6-3 4-7
San Diego 9 10 .474 3 2 6-4 L-1 7-6 2-4
Arizona 5 16 .238 8 7 2-8 L-2 1-11 4-5

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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Saturday's Games

Toronto 5, Cleveland 0

Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 2

Boston 4, Baltimore 2

Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4

Oakland 4, Houston 3

Tampa Bay 16, N.Y. Yankees 1

Miami 7, Seattle 0

Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 3

Sunday's Games

Cleveland 6, Toronto 4

Detroit 2, L.A. Angels 1

Miami 3, Seattle 2

N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 1, 12 innings

Minnesota 8, Kansas City 3

Chicago White Sox 16, Texas 2

Oakland 4, Houston 1

Boston 6, Baltimore 5

Monday's Games

Baltimore (W.Chen 2-1) at Boston (Buchholz 0-1), 11:05 a.m.

Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Cleveland (McAllister 2-0), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-0) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-1), 7:08 p.m.

Texas (Darvish 1-0) at Oakland (Straily 1-1), 10:05 p.m.

Houston (Keuchel 1-1) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-0), 10:10 p.m.

Tuesday's Games

Kansas City (Shields 1-2) at Cleveland (Salazar 0-2), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Skaggs 1-0) at Washington (Jordan 0-2), 7:05 p.m.

Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 1-1) at Toronto (Dickey 1-3), 7:07 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Sale 3-0) at Detroit (Verlander 2-1), 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota (Gibson 3-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 2-0) at Boston (Lester 2-2), 7:10 p.m.

Texas (N.Martinez 0-0) at Oakland (Milone 0-1), 10:05 p.m.

Houston (Feldman 2-1) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-2), 10:10 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Saturday's Games

St. Louis 4, Washington 3

Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 4

Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 7

Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5

Miami 7, Seattle 0

L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 6

Colorado 3, Philadelphia 1

San Diego 3, San Francisco 1

Sunday's Games

N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 3, 14 innings

Miami 3, Seattle 2

Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 2, 14 innings

Washington 3, St. Louis 2

Cincinnati 8, Chicago Cubs 2

L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 1

Philadelphia 10, Colorado 9

San Francisco 4, San Diego 3

Monday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-3), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 2-1) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis (Lyons 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Mejia 2-0), 7:10 p.m.

Arizona (Arroyo 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 0-2), 8:05 p.m.

San Diego (Cashner 2-1) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 2-0), 8:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-0) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 0-3), 8:40 p.m.

Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Maholm 0-1), 10:10 p.m.

Tuesday's Games

Cincinnati (Cueto 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Skaggs 1-0) at Washington (Jordan 0-2), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Fernandez 2-1) at Atlanta (A.Wood 2-2), 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis (Wainwright 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

Arizona (McCarthy 0-3) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-1), 8:05 p.m.

San Diego (Kennedy 1-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-0), 8:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 2-1) at Colorado (Morales 1-1), 8:40 p.m.

Philadelphia (Burnett 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 3-1), 10:10 p.m.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 17 2014 10:00AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Northwestern forward Kale Abrahamson is transferring to Drake after two seasons with the Wildcats.

The 6-foot-7 Abrahamson is a native of West Des Moines, Iowa. He started 11 games at Northwestern last season and averaged 3.8 points, including a 19-point performance against UCLA.

Coach Ray Giacoletti says Abrahamson is a proven scorer with valuable Big Ten experience.

Abrahamson scored 18.4 points a game for Valley High in 2011-12 and was a first-team All-State pick.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 15 2014 10:03AM
W L Pct. GB
Oklahoma City (Astros) 8 4 .667
Iowa (Cubs) 6 5 .545
Colorado Springs (Rockies) 5 6 .455
Omaha (Royals) 5 6 .455
American South Division
W L Pct. GB
Round Rock (Rangers) 7 4 .636
Memphis (Cardinals) 6 5 .545 1
Nashville (Brewers) 5 6 .455 2
New Orleans (Marlins) 3 9 .250
Pacific North Division
W L Pct. GB
Sacramento (Athletics) 7 5 .583
Reno (Diamondbacks) 6 6 .500 1
Tacoma (Mariners) 5 5 .500 1
Fresno (Giants) 4 8 .333 3
Pacific South Division
W L Pct. GB
Las Vegas (Mets) 9 3 .750
El Paso (Padres) 6 5 .545
Albuquerque (Dodgers) 5 6 .455
Salt Lake (Angels) 4 8 .333 5

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Monday's Games

El Paso 5, Reno 3

Round Rock 6, Colorado Springs 3, 1st game

New Orleans 14, Oklahoma City 8

Iowa at Memphis, ppd., rain

Omaha at Nashville, ppd., rain

Tacoma 8, Albuquerque 6

Las Vegas 5, Fresno 2

Round Rock at Colorado Springs, 2nd game, ppd., cold

Tuesday's Games

Round Rock at Omaha, 7:35 p.m.

New Orleans at Iowa, 7:35 p.m.

Memphis at Nashville, 8:05 p.m.

El Paso at Albuquerque, 8:35 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs, 8:35 p.m.

Salt Lake at Tacoma, 9:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Reno, 9:35 p.m.

Fresno at Sacramento, 10:05 p.m.

Wednesday's Games

Memphis at Nashville, 12:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs, 1:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Iowa, 1:05 p.m.

Fresno at Sacramento, 3:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Reno, 4:05 p.m.

Round Rock at Omaha, 7:35 p.m.

El Paso at Albuquerque, 8:35 p.m.

Salt Lake at Tacoma, 9:05 p.m.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 15 2014 10:01AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers honored the Iowa State University men's basketball team for what they deemed a "brilliant" season.

The state Senate and House adopted resolutions Monday to honor the team for its accomplishments and congratulate coach Fred Hoiberg for leading the Cyclones to 28 wins, a Big 12 tournament title and the program's first Sweet 16 appearance in 14 years.

Democratic Sen. Herman Quirmbach, of Ames, says the team has provided the Legislature with "tremendous pride" because of the courage and endurance they displayed throughout the season.

Hoiberg told lawmakers the bipartisan support the team has received from across the state is appreciated, and that the success they achieved wouldn't have been possible without it.


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Location : Des MoinesIowa
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 14 2014 10:16AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former UNLV star Bryce Dejean-Jones says he'll play his final season at Iowa State.

Dejean-Jones, a shooting guard who led the Runnin' Rebels with 13.6 points a game last season, told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Sunday that he decided Iowa State was the right fit after visiting Ames over the weekend.

Dejean-Jones says he's on track to graduate in May, which means he should be eligible to play as a senior for Iowa State next season.

The Cyclones landed point guard DeAndre Kane last spring under similar circumstances. Kane earned first-team All-Big 12 honors and helped lead Iowa State to the Sweet 16.

Dejean-Jones says he picked the Cyclones over Arizona State.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 14 2014 10:15AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Chicago Cubs recalled right-hander Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.

Parker did not allow a run in three outings with Iowa. He recorded one save. Chicago sent down left-hander Chris Rusin, who allowed one run in five innings.

Parker was 1-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 49 appearances last season with Chicago.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 14 2014 10:15AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has suspended Abdel Nader from the basketball team after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.

The Iowa State Police arrested Nader around 11:40 p.m. Saturday on suspicion that he was operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Nader is a 6-foot-6 small forward who sat out this past season after transferring to Iowa State from Northern Illinois.

Nader led Northern Illinois with 13.1 points a game in 2012-13, and he was expected to play next season.

Iowa State athletic department spokesman Matt Shoultz says Nader has been suspended indefinitely in accordance with the conduct policy for athletes.


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Location : AmesIowaNorthern Illinois
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 14 2014 10:14AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Grant Rohach made a strong case for himself in Iowa State's spring game Saturday in the Cyclones' seemingly annual competition for the starting quarterback job.

Rohach outshone Sam Richardson and Joel Lanning on a warm, windy day, completing 22 of 38 passes for 171 yards and two interceptions. He led three scoring drives -- two touchdowns and a field goal -- and scored one of the TDs himself from 8 yards out on a nifty read option.

With two more spring practices remaining, coach Paul Rhoads said no decision has been made on a starter.


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Location : AmesIowa
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 14 2014 10:13AM

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's coaching staff has at times raved about its crop of redshirt freshman wide receivers.

Hawkeyes fans in central Iowa on Saturday got to see why the unit appears to have such a bright future.

Newcomer Andre Harris caught a pair of long touchdown passes at an open workout at Valley High in West Des Moines, about 120 miles from campus. Derrick Willies added another TD following broken coverage, and A.J. Jones and Derrick Mitchell Jr. certainly looked ready to compete for playing time next fall.

The Hawkeyes have plenty of depth at wide receiver. But senior Kevonte Martin-Manley is the only one who's proven he can be a consistent threat — and even he had just 388 yards last season.


by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 11 2014 10:21AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has given coach Fred Hoiberg a $600,000 a year raise, bumping his annual salary to $2.6 million.

The Cyclones announced Hoiberg's revised contract on Friday.

Hoiberg just finished his fourth and most successful season at Iowa State. He led the Cyclones to 28 wins, a Big 12 tournament title and the program's first Sweet 16 appearance in 14 years.

Hoiberg, a former star with the Cyclones, agreed to a 10-year, $20 million contract in March of 2013. The $600,000 raise in annual compensation is the only change to that deal, which runs through 2023.


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Location : AmesIowa
People : Fred Hoiberg
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 11 2014 10:02AM

W L Pct. GB
Oklahoma City (Astros) 6 2 .750
Colorado Springs (Rockies) 4 4 .500 2
Iowa (Cubs) 4 4 .500 2
Omaha (Royals) 4 4 .500 2
American South Division
W L Pct. GB
Memphis (Cardinals) 5 3 .625
Round Rock (Rangers) 5 3 .625
Nashville (Brewers) 3 5 .375 2
New Orleans (Marlins) 1 7 .125 4
Pacific North Division
W L Pct. GB
Reno (Diamondbacks) 4 4 .500
Fresno (Giants) 3 5 .375 1
Sacramento (Athletics) 3 5 .375 1
Tacoma (Mariners) 2 4 .333 1
Pacific South Division
W L Pct. GB
Las Vegas (Mets) 6 2 .750
Albuquerque (Dodgers) 4 3 .571
El Paso (Padres) 4 3 .571
Salt Lake (Angels) 4 4 .500 2

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Thursday's Games

Round Rock 14, Colorado Springs 8

Iowa 5, Nashville 1

Memphis 10, Omaha 1

Oklahoma City 8, New Orleans 2

Fresno 11, Salt Lake 4

Reno 5, Albuquerque 4

Las Vegas 6, Sacramento 5

El Paso 5, Tacoma 2

Friday's Games

Omaha at Nashville, 8:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m.

Iowa at Memphis, 8:05 p.m.

Round Rock at Colorado Springs, 8:35 p.m.

Tacoma at Albuquerque, 9:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Sacramento, 10:05 p.m.

Reno at El Paso, 10:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Fresno, 10:05 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Round Rock at Colorado Springs, 3:35 p.m.

Iowa at Memphis, 7:05 p.m.

Omaha at Nashville, 7:35 p.m.

New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Albuquerque, 9:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Sacramento, 10:05 p.m.

Reno at El Paso, 10:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Fresno, 10:05 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Iowa at Memphis, 2:35 p.m.

New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 3:05 p.m.

Omaha at Nashville, 3:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Albuquerque, 3:35 p.m.

Round Rock at Colorado Springs, 3:35 p.m.

Reno at El Paso, 4:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Sacramento, 4:05 p.m., 1st game

Las Vegas at Fresno, 5:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Sacramento, 6:35 p.m., 2nd game

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 11 2014 10:01AM

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Lazier will return to the Indianapolis 500 this season in a car fielded by Lazier Partners Racing.

The announcement Thursday was expected after the family-organized team also entered Lazier last season, one month after forming the team.

Lazier started 32nd last May, ran only 44 laps because of a fuel pressure issues, and retired with a 31st-place finish.

The 46-year-old Lazier will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet with sponsorship from the University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research. The research center specializes in cures for rare, inherited retinal diseases.

Jacqueline Lazier, the drivers' 12-year-old daughter, was born with Aniridia, which is a complete or partial absence of the colored part of the iris. Jacqueline has lost vision in her right eye.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 8 2014 10:28AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Lexington say they used tear gas to control rowdy fans and put out 17 couch fires in the streets after Kentucky's defeat by in the NCAA championship basketball match.

A government official, Susan Straub, said at least 17 couch fires were lit overnight in the State Street area of Lexington and there were 18 injuries, most of them minor and treated at the scene. She confirmed seven arrests but had no further details early Tuesday.

She said in a statement that one of the injured was hit by a train and taken to a hospital but she had no further word on that person's condition or identity.

Shirtless youths streamed into the streets and lit fires soon after Kentucky's 60-54 loss to Connecticut on Monday night.


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People : Susan Straub
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 8 2014 10:26AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Boatright was his best on college basketball's biggest stage.

Capping a difficult year that included the death of his cousin, Boatright scored 14 points and helped shut down Kentucky's guards to help Connecticut win its second national title in four years with a 60-54 victory over Kentucky on Monday night.

Boatright fought through grief after his cousin, 20-year-old Arin Williams was killed in January and fought off the doubters in the NCAA tournament, teaming with Shabazz Napier to become an unstoppable duo.

In the title game, Boatright helped UConn jump out to a 15-point lead in the first half and hit a big step-back jumper down the stretch to win a national title.

Now Boatright must take a step back and look at his future, which could include the NBA.


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Location : ArlingtonConnecticutKentuckyTexas
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 8 2014 10:25AM

A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way.

Some of America's Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President Barack Obama.

The request came after the selfie Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz took with the president during his team's visit to the White House. The picture was later used by Samsung, the maker of the phone Ortiz used.

Slopestyle skiing bronze medalist Nick Goepper was among the Olympians visiting Obama. He said he thought about trying to sneak a selfie, but decided against it.

The White House had no immediate comment.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 8 2014 10:25AM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps after a late caution Monday in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season,

Logano had a 2.2-second lead on teammate Brad Keselowski and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag, which would have guaranteed no extra laps. But then came the caution for debris after Kurt Busch's car brushed the wall and one of his tires tore apart.

On the ensuing pit stop, Gordon took only two tires and exited first. Both Team Penske drivers took four tires, but Keselowski missed a chance to become the season's first two-time winner when he was penalized for speeding on pit road.


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Location : Fort WorthTexas
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 8 2014 10:07AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State junior center Percy Gibson is leaving the program.

Coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday that Gibson intends to transfer to another school following the end of the spring semester.

Gibson, a 6-foot-9 native of Detroit, played in just 14 games for Iowa State last season despite the team's occasional struggles inside.

The Cyclones also gave post player Daniel Edozie playing time over Gibson after forward Georges Niang broke his foot in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

Iowa State will add promising junior college transfer Jameel McKay next season, a move that likely would have further cut into Gibson's playing time.

Gibson's departure will free up an extra scholarship for the Cyclones to use next season.


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Location : AmesDetroitIowa
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 7 2014 10:04AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas is reuniting with the coach who helped her win gold in 2012.

Gymnastics coach Liang Chow says the 2012 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion will return to train at his gym in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Douglas left Chow last August to live with her family in Los Angeles, raising questions about her ability to return to the Olympics in 2016.

Chow says he is excited to work with Douglas again, but she faces a number of hurdles before returning to competition.

Douglas won gold in the all-around and team competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 7 2014 10:04AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Injuries and other issues have left Iowa State working from behind with the spring game a week away.

Iowa State offensive lineman Brock Dagel is out for the spring with a leg injury. Wide receiver Dondre Daley has been limited by a sprained ankle and defensive lineman Pierre Aka is out with a concussion.

Junior college transfer Devron Moore, a potential starter at safety, is homesick and has returned to Texas, according to coach Paul Rhoads. Freshman quarterback Trevor Hodge didn't participate in Saturday's scrimmage due to what Rhoads said was an "internal issue," but Rhoads added that Hodge remains with the team.


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Location : AmesIowaTexas
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 7 2014 10:03AM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Cowgirls snapped a five-game losing streak and swept Iowa State in softball in Stillwater.

The Cowgirls beat ISU 11-0 in five innings in the first game Saturday in Stillwater then knocked off the Cyclones 7-6 in nine innings in game two.

OSU improves to 21-16 overall and 2-5 in the Big 12 while ISU falls to 18-17 on the season and 1-5 in conference play.


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Location : OklahomaStillwater
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 3 2014 10:04AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — LeVar Woods is a soft-spoken, former star linebacker who looks like he could still suit up for the Hawkeyes.

Counterpart Jim Reid is a loquacious coaching lifer who's made Iowa City perhaps the last stop of an illustrious career.

Together, they've helped make the middle of Iowa's defense formidable again.

The Hawkeyes got out about as much production out of its linebackers as any team in the country in 2013 with Woods coaching the outside linebackers and Reid handling the inside guys.

Woods and Reid have a new challenge this spring as Iowa looks to replace all three starters from 2013.


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People : Jim ReidLeVar Woods
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 3 2014 10:03AM

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Speedway in Newton can continue collecting tax credits from sales made at the racetrack.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad traveled to Newton on Wednesday to sign a bill extending the tax break for the Speedway.

The racetrack had previously received a state sales tax rebate, but it was set to expire on Jan. 1, 2016. The tax break had been contingent upon 25 percent of Iowa Speedway's ownership remaining within the state.

Under the law, that ownership requirement is removed, since the Speedway was bought by NASCAR last year. The law also extends the tax break by 10 years and maintains a rebate limit of $12.5 million.

The bill won overwhelming support in both the House and the Senate.


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Topics : Social Issues
Location : IowaNewton
People : Terry Branstad
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 3 2014 10:03AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie John Curry and forward Jake Dowell from the AHL.

The 30-year-old Curry is 7-9-2 with a 2.62 goals against average and .920 save percentage this season for the Iowa Wild. With Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and now Darcy Kuemper out injured, the Wild need a backup for Ilya Bryzgalov. They signed 43-year-old former minor leaguer Rob Laurie as the backup Monday at Los Angeles. Curry last appeared in an NHL game in 2010.

Dowell has 17 points and 56 penalty minutes in 54 games for Iowa. He has played in 156 career NHL games. Wild forwards Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter were hurt against the Kings and didn't finish the game.

The moves were made Wednesday, one day before the Wild play at Chicago.


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