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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 30 2014 9:52AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It must be tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club.

Iowa's lineup is a daily reminder that Chicago's future might be as bright as any team in baseball.

The recent promotion of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, who is ranked 54th on MLB.com's list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, has given the I-Cubs a lineup that's the envy of all of baseball.

Iowa has a heart of the order that's as promising as any Triple-A team in recent memory, with Soler fifth behind middle infielder Javier Baez (ranked No. 6 by MLB.com) and third baseman Kris Bryant (No. 4).

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 29 2014 11:18AM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State is picked to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference title.

The poll of league coaches, media and sports information directors released Tuesday shows the Bison with 24 out of 39 first-place votes and 370 points.

NDSU has won 24 straight games. The Bison had a change in head coaches over the winter when Chris Klieman (KLY'-mihn) was named to replace Craig Bohl, who left for Wyoming.

South Dakota State is the second choice with eight first-place votes and 330 points, followed by Northern Iowa with seven first-place votes and 324 points.

Youngstown State is tabbed for fourth with 240 points, followed by Southern Illinois (237), Illinois State (197), Missouri State (180), South Dakota (121), Western Illinois (96) and Indiana State (50).

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 29 2014 11:08AM
Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.

The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his.

Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League franchise.

The team is for sale following the death of owner Ralph Wilson in March. Trump is one of many who have shown interest in buying it. Others include Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, rock star Jon Bon Jovi and former Sabres owner Tom Golisano.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 29 2014 11:05AM
Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State is picked to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference title.

The poll of league coaches, media and sports information directors released Tuesday shows the Bison with 24 out of 39 first-place votes and 370 points.

NDSU has won 24 straight games. The Bison had a change in head coaches over the winter when Chris Klieman (KLY'-mihn) was named to replace Craig Bohl, who left for Wyoming.

South Dakota State is the second choice with eight first-place votes and 330 points, followed by Northern Iowa with seven first-place votes and 324 points.

Youngstown State is tabbed for fourth with 240 points, followed by Southern Illinois (237), Illinois State (197), Missouri State (180), South Dakota (121), Western Illinois (96) and Indiana State (50).


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 29 2014 10:29AM
In auto racing news, the U-S Cellular 250 will be contested Saturday night at the Iowa Speedway at Newton. Brad Keselowski is the defending champion and will make a return appearance in the event. Race time is seven p-m Saturday night. KIX 101.1 will be broadcasting the race.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 29 2014 9:51AM
Monday at the state baseball tournament:
Class 2-A Quarterfinals:
North Polk 7 MVAO 1
Roland Story 4 South Winneshiek 1
Dyersville Beckman 6 Hinton 3
Van Meter 2 Iowa City Regina 1

Today:
3-A Quarterfinals:
Waverly Shell Rock versus Solon
Harlan versus Davenport Assumption
Sergeant Bluff Luton versus Algona
Fairfield versus Dallas Center Grimes






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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 28 2014 4:33AM
Action at the State Baseball tournament at Des Moines will feature four class 2-A quarterfinal round games:

12 Noon:
North Polk
Maple Valley Anthon Oto

2pm:
South Winneshiek
North Polk

6pm:
Dyersville Beckman
Hinton

8pm:
Van Meter
Iowa City Regina


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 25 2014 4:39AM
There was a three hour rain delay at Fort Dodge last night during the State Softball tournament:

Bondurant Farrar did beat East Marshall 8-4 in the 3A Semi Finals and AGWSR lost to Kee High 3-1 in the 1A Semi Finals.

Both teams will play in 3rd place games today: AGWSR versus MSM at 9:30 am and East Marshall versus Greene County at 1:30 this afternoon.

The Boys State Baseball Tournament begins today at Principal Park in Des Moines as in Class 1A Mason City Newman takes on BGM at 11 am and Don Bosco takes on MSM at 1pm.




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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 24 2014 4:41AM
East Marshall will play Bondurant Farrar in the semi finals of Class 3A at the State Softball Tournament at Fort Dodge tonight, game time is seven p-m.

Meanwhile AGWSR in Class 1A will play Kee High in Lansing in the semi final round of play, game time is 11:30 Thursday morning.

The Marshalltown baseball team lost to South East Polk 5-4 in nine innings in a sub state final at South East Polk.





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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:50AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues on Tuesday night, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their five-game losing streak.

Rizzo staked Hendricks to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer. Four innings later, rookie Arismendy Alcantara and Rizzo hit back-to-back homers off Blaine Boyer for a 5-0 lead. Rizzo became the first National League player to reach 25 homers this season, his career high. He hit 23 homers in 160 games last season.

Emilio Bonifacio, Wellington Castillo and Justin Ruggiano had two hits apiece for the Cubs.

Recalled from Triple-A Iowa earlier Tuesday, Hendricks (1-0) allowed five hits and threw only 83 pitches. He walked three and struck out five.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:49AM

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took another step toward the future, designating second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment.

Second baseman Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the disabled list Tuesday to take Barney's place on the roster. Bonifacio had been out since June 13 because of strained right oblique.

The 28-year-old Barney won a Gold Glove in the 2012, when his 141 consecutive games without an error tied a major league record. But he regressed noticeably at the plate and, with the recent promotion of Arismendy Alcantara and other infield prospects on the way, he no longer fit the master plan.

In other moves, pitcher Kyle Hendricks was recalled from Iowa and pitcher Zac Rosscup was optioned to the Triple-A club. Hendricks was the scheduled starter for the game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 23 2014 9:49AM

GRIMES, Iowa (AP) — Chase Elliott's brilliant start in the NASCAR Nationwide series has overshadowed the steady, unspectacular debut of fellow rookie Ty Dillon.

Dillon believes he's finally ready to push Elliott in the standings.

Dillon scored his first top-five finish in 18 races last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon, driving the No. 3 car his brother Austin piloted to the Nationwide title last season, is 30 points behind Elliott heading into this weekend's race in Indianapolis.

Dillon says Elliott's performance has pushed the No. 3 team to improve.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 22 2014 10:51AM

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who was convicted of growing marijuana is heading to Oregon to purchase the drug legally.

Benton Mackenzie is a 48-year-old terminal cancer patient who was convicted earlier this month of growing 71 marijuana plants in his rural Scott County home. His wife Loretta was also convicted.

The pair is traveling to Oregon with cash that was donated by family and friends.

He previously met with an Oregon doctor to apply for and receive a medical cannabis card. Mackenzie will be able to purchase and consume marijuana while in Oregon, but he cannot bring the drug back to Iowa with him.

Oregon passed a medical marijuana law in 1998.

The Mackenzies await sentencing in Scott County District Court.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 22 2014 10:51AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa police are trying to determine why an officer fired a bullet into a car involved in a high-speed chase.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jana Abens said Monday the shot was accidental. She says a reserve officer fired into the passenger-side door after the Sunday chase. No one was injured by the shooting.

The chase ended in the northwest part of the county after the driver reached speeds of up to 80 mph and weaved into oncoming traffic. Police sandwiched the vehicle between their cars to stop the driver. He was hospitalized following the chase and has not been charged.

Officials are conducting an internal investigation. Abens says it's unclear if the deputy will be placed on leave during the investigation.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 22 2014 10:50AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A beetle that destroys ash trees has been confirmed in Muscatine County, making it the 11th county in Iowa to have an infestation of the emerald ash borer.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a larva collected in Muscatine County has been positively identified as the bug.

A statewide quarantine restricting the movement of hardwood, firewood, ash logs, wood chips, and ash tree nursery stock remains in effect. State entomologists say moving firewood is the quickest way to start an infestation in an unaffected county.

The beetle has been found in Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Muscatine, and Wapello counties in southeast Iowa. It's been found in Union County in southwest Iowa and Jasper County in central Iowa. Further north, it's confirmed in Allamakee, Black Hawk, and Bremer counties.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 22 2014 10:50AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch says Gov. Terry Branstad's decision to return a $1 million solar energy grant shows that utility companies are calling the shots in his administration.

Hatch said Monday that he was disturbed by Branstad's decision to return the U.S. Department of Energy grant, which was designed to reduce the regulations and costs associated with adopting solar power on a local level.

The Associated Press reported last week that the Iowa Utility Association lobbied the Iowa Economic Development Authority to make key changes to the state's grant plan.

Federal officials didn't accept Iowa's changes after months of negotiations, and both sides agreed to terminate the grant.

Hatch says Branstad "needs to rethink his authority not to be controlled by the special interests of the utility companies."

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 22 2014 10:49AM

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The University of Northern Iowa is bringing back its annual homecoming parade this year after a seven-year break.

The parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of the previous week's homecoming celebration.

Assistant Alumni Director for Programming Connie Hansen says 23 student groups have expressed interest in participating.

Because full-sized floats are difficult to navigate through the route, participants will be dressing up golf carts to promote their organization or cause.

Hansen says there was no single reason that led the university to discontinue the parade after 2007. She says major street construction led to the event's cancellation in 2008, and it hasn't been held since.

The theme is "Students by Day, Panthers by Night."

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 22 2014 10:49AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says military veterans are finding jobs in Iowa.

Branstad said Monday that 23 veterans have gotten jobs through the Home Base Iowa program, which he signed into law this year. The program is designed to make it easier for veterans to transition into civilian jobs in the state.

Under Home Base Iowa, federal retirement pay is exempted from state income taxes and it makes it easier to obtain licenses for civilian jobs based on military training. In addition, businesses may grant a preference in hiring and promotion of veterans and some spouses.

There will be a job fair for veterans on Thursday in Davenport. At least 35 employers are expected to attend.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 17 2014 10:02AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has promoted graduate assistant Nate Loenser to director of player development.

Loenser, a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, spent seven years as an assistant at Southern Mississippi under past Cyclones coach Larry Eustachy. He was the head coach at Spirit Lake High in Iowa from 2010-13 before joining Hoiberg's staff a year ago.

Hoiberg says Loenser has proven to be a "great asset" since joining the staff.

Loenser replaces Charlie Henry, who was moved up to an assistant coaching spot following last season.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 17 2014 10:01AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Erik Jones has discovered that driving the No. 51 truck isn't nearly as easy as Kyle Busch makes it look.

Jones finally pushed through the adversity that had dogged him all season with a run last weekend that showed why Busch and others are so high on his potential.

Jones led 131 of the 200 laps in a NASCAR trucks race at Iowa Speedway on Friday and cruised to his first victory of 2014 and the sixth for Busch's No. 51 team.

The win came at a perfect time for the 18-year-old Jones, who will make his NASCAR Nationwide debut this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 16 2014 9:58AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR Trucks series Erik Jones has been docked 10 championships points after his winning truck failed a post-race inspection last week in Iowa.

Jones, driving the No. 51 truck owned by star Kyle Busch, led 131 laps on Friday en route to his first win in 2014.

But an inspection revealed that Jones's truck was too low.

Crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $6,000 and placed on probation through the end of the calendar year, and Busch was docked 10 owner points.

The 18-year-old Jones will make his NASCAR Nationwide series debut this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 16 2014 9:57AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year contract.

The deal was announced on Tuesday.

Zucker will have a two-way contract for this season and a one-way contract for next season. Players on one-way deals are paid the same, whether they are in the NHL or the AHL.

Zucker was one of the Wild's top prospects, but the 22-year-old fell behind last season due to inconsistency, injury and increased competition. Zucker had four goals and one assist in 21 games for the Wild and eight goals and five assists in 22 games for their AHL affiliate Iowa. Zucker had surgery in March to repair a tendon in his left quadriceps.

Zucker was the Wild's second-round draft pick in 2010.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 16 2014 9:57AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Jeter started his 14th and final midsummer gathering of the game's best with a vintage opposite-field double, following an ovation from the Target Field crowd of more than one minute. The Yankees captain went 2 for 2 and was removed to another roar from the fans in the top of the fourth inning.

Max Scherzer picked up the victory with a scoreless inning, and Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for the save in front of his home crowd to again give the AL home-field advantage for the World Series.

Another hometown favorite, Pat Neshek, took the loss for the NL.

Miguel Cabrera homered for the AL.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 16 2014 9:56AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter was a big hit from the start in his final All-Star game.

Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees seized the moment Tuesday night by hitting a double down the right-field line on the second pitch from Adam Wainwright.

Jeter crossed the plate moments later for the game's first run a few minutes later.

The double, which was a classic, opposite-field liner by Jeter, raised his All-Star batting average to a robust .462 — 12 hits in 26 at-bats.

In the top of the first inning, Jeter made a slick diving stop on Andrew McCutchen's sharp groundball up the middle. Jeter got to his feet and fired an on-target throw to first base, but the fleet-footed McCutchen was too fast, beating it out for a single.

This was the 14th time Jeter was picked as an All-Star. He's set to retire after this season.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 16 2014 6:45AM
In Class 2A district baseball action East Marshall beat West Marshall 4-3.

Other district baseball scores:

1A HLV 5 GMG 4

Regular season:
Waukee 11 Marshalltown 1

Other 1A scores
BGM 7 Meskwaki 0
Gladbrook Reinbeck 7 North Hamilton 4
Grundy Center 6 BCLUW 2
Iowa Valley 9 CMB 3
North Tama 10 Belle Plaine 0

2A
Des Moines Christian 6 CMB 4
Roland Story 8 IFA 1

Iowa Minor Leagues:
Waterloo 11 Saint Cloud 5
Kansas City 4 Sioux City 0




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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 15 2014 10:20AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested Monday night and charged with driving his moped on a revoked license.

This is the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok, who will be a sophomore for the Hawkeyes this fall.

Jok was charged with drunken driving on his moped in April and his license was revoked. Online court record show he pleaded guilty May 2 and completed a weekend drunken driving program.

Police arrested Jok again Monday night after initially stopping him for improper rear lights and lack of a safety flag.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard averaged 4.4 points last season.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 15 2014 10:20AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.

Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999.

With a serious, determined look on his face the whole time, Cespedes finished with 28 homers. That was four fewer than last year, when he beat Washington's Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round.

Cespedes saved his best for last, a 452-foot blast to the third deck above left field that officially measured as the longest of the night.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 15 2014 5:57AM
The schedule for the State Softball Tournament at Fort Dodge
Next week involving area teams:

7-21-14

Class 3A:
East Marshall versus Mid Prairie at 11 am
Bondurant Farrar versus Burlington Notre Dame at 1pm

Class 1A:
Lynville Sully vs. Kee High of Lansing at 1pm
AGWSR vs. Marquette Catholic at 3pm

Harlan Rogers Softball Complex at Fort Dodge Iowa…

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:53AM

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500.

It was the fifth straight win in Iowa for Andretti Autosport, and the second in three years for Hunter-Reay.

Hunter-Reay hadn't led a lap since Indianapolis, and he spent most of Saturday's race far from contention. But he got new tires on a late pit stop and stormed past Tony Kanaan for his third victory in 2014.

Josef Newgarden finished second, followed by Target Chip Ganassi teammates Kanaan and Scott Dixon. Ed Carpenter was fifth.

Helio Castroneves finished eighth, taking sole possession of the series points lead.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 14 2014 9:52AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines Public Schools has announced its five schools will remain with the Central Iowa Metropolitan League — Iowa's largest big-school activities conference.

At least eight schools had discussed earlier this week breaking away from Central Iowa Metropolitan League. But many of the schools had backed off that suggestion by Friday.

The Des Moines Public Schools announced Friday in a news release that its five members — East, Hoover, North, Lincoln and Roosevelt — would remain in the CIML at least through the 2015-16 school year.

The Register says the Des Moines schools and those in Marshalltown, Indianola and Ottumwa had mulled creating their own conference as a way to better govern their own sports and other activities.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 14 2014 7:23AM
KFJB will carry game two of a twin bill between Mason City and Marshalltown this evening. Lance Renaud will be at the microphone.

Regional softball finals on the schedule:

AGWSR
Don Bosco at Parkersburg

BCLUW
Eddyville Balkesburg Fremont at Colfax

East Marshall
New Hampton at Waterloo West


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

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman

shot 8-under-par 63s Thursday to share the lead after the first

round of the John Deere Classic.

Johnson and Sabbatini played bogey-free golf, while Harman had nine

birdies and one bogey on the par-71 TPC Deere Run.

They led 2004 British Open champion Todd Hamilton, Australian Steven Bowditch and

William McGirt, the best afternoon finisher, by a stroke.

Johnson, who won the Deere in 2012 and lost it to Jordan Spieth in a

playoff last year, birdied four of his first five holes and was 6

under on his opening nine.

Harman, who bettered his best round of the year by two strokes, was 2

under through six holes when his caddie, Scott Tway, took ill. Jay

Hatch of Davenport, Iowa, a high school basketball coach, volunteered

from the gallery, and carried Harman's bag the last 12 holes, which

Harman played in 6 under.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 11 2014 10:09AM

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Jack Hawksworth hit the wall at Pocono so hard that he hurt his heart.

Hawksworth hopes the wreck won't halt the momentum of his promising rookie season in IndyCar.

Hawksworth arrived for pre-race preparations at Iowa Speedway on Thursday, just four days after being released from the hospital. Hawksworth missed last weekend's race at Pocono Raceway after a nasty crash during a practice run.

The 23-year-old native of England was diagnosed with a myocardial contusion — more commonly known as a bruised heart — but he's since been cleared to run on Saturday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 10 2014 10:47AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are giving one of their prospects a chance to spend a couple of days in the majors, promoting second baseman Arismendy Alcantara while infielder Darwin Barney is on paternity leave.

Alcantara, 22, was in the starting lineup batting second against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. He batted .307 with 25 doubles, 11 triples, 10 homers and 41 RBIs for Triple-A Iowa.

When Barney returns, Alcantara will go back to the minors. Barney is batting .224 with 10 doubles, one triple, two homers and 16 RBIs in 70 games.

As planned, the Cubs called up right-hander Dallas Beeler to make his second major league start in Cincinnati. They optioned left-hander Chris Rusin to Iowa.

Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada also was returned to Iowa, a day after his debut.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 9 2014 5:57AM
The Germans beat Brazil 7-1 in the semi finals of the World Cup at Brazil.
Omaha beat Iowa in the PCL yesterday 7-6.
Marshalltown will host Urbandale in CIML high school baseball action at Marshalltown today in a doubleheader, game time is 5pm.
Rodeo at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds tonight will be the featured attraction of the evening.





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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 8 2014 11:00AM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has hired former University of Iowa NCAA wrestling champion Derek St. John as an assistant coach.

St. John was the 2013 national champion at 157 pounds, when he was a junior. He had top-five national finishes as a freshman, sophomore and senior. The Parnell, Iowa, native concluded his collegiate career with a record of 106-17.

NDSU head coach Roger Kish says the Bison program is thrilled to add St. John to the staff.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 8 2014 10:59AM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A blogger hired by the Washington Redskins to defend the team's name has quit after two weeks.

Ben Tribbett announced his resignation on Twitter late Monday, saying he didn't want to be a distraction because of personal attacks directed toward him.

Tribbett is well-known in Virginia politics as an advocate for liberal issues. He is perhaps best known for leading the attacks on Sen. George Allen for using the word "macaca" to describe an American of Indian descent during Allen's ill-fated re-election campaign in 2006.

Tribbett tweeted that he supports the Redskins name but doesn't "see eye to eye with some friends" over the issue.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed not to change the name but is facing unprecedented opposition from those who consider it a racial slur.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 8 2014 7:54AM

News about sales of Iowa State football tickets:
School officials say due to the continued demand for hillside tickets, hillside single-game tickets will NOT be available this year. A limited number of tickets remain in Iowa State's hillside seating area for the 2014 football season. This section is priced at $125 and is good for all seven home games at Jack Trice Stadium.
Buying season tickets is a good way to guarantee a seat to watch the Cyclones play host to North Dakota State, Kansas State, Baylor, Toledo, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and West Virginia.
Fans who want to buy season tickets, may call the Iowa State Athletics Ticket Office (toll free at 888-478-2925



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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:09AM

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jack Hawksworth missed the IndyCar race Sunday at Pocono because of a heart contusion.

Hawksworth was injured Saturday in an accident during the second practice session.

He was evaluated and released from the infield care center. Hawksworth stayed overnight for observation at a hospital and was released Sunday.

Hawksworth will be re-evaluated by the IndyCar medical team Tuesday before being cleared to drive next week at Iowa Speedway.

The 23-year driver from Bradford, England, was coming off a season-best third-place finish at Houston. After his accident in practice, he did not make a qualifying attempt.

"Just a little bit sore. I think I'll be cleared to drive, so that's not a problem," he said.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:09AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The top nine teams in NASCAR have formed the Race Team Alliance to collaborate as a group on initiatives and issues facing their sport.

Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman is the elected chairman of RTA, which aims to lower costs for NASCAR teams and create one voice on issues facing the teams.

Kauffman tells The Associated Press that the RTA is not a union in any shape or form. He said in a Monday phone interview the RTA is a business alliance between the Sprint Cup teams.

The RTA currently includes Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Richard Petty Motor Sports, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 7 2014 10:08AM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has retained three bid cities in the race for the 2022 Winter Olympics — Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The three were the only remaining contenders after a series of withdrawals by other candidates.

The IOC executive board decided Monday to approve all three as finalists rather than cut the field any further.

The cities must submit their detailed bid files to the IOC by next January. The host city will be selected in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 31, 2015.

The bid race began with six cities, but has been cut in half by the withdrawals of Stockholm; Krakow, Poland; and Lviv, Ukraine.

The future of Oslo's bid remains uncertain. The Norwegian government will decide in the autumn whether to back the project.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 7 2014 7:07AM
Softball on the radio on KFJB tonight. Marshalltown versus Ames, airtime is 7:30 with Lance Renaud doing the play by play.

Regional softball tonight:

GMG
vs. Cal

SE Webster Grand
vs. Colo Nesco

Baseball today:
Marshalltown
vs. Ames (triple header) 3pm play ball

PCL baseball tonight:
Iowa
at Omaha 7:05







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Location : IowaMarshalltownOmaha
People : Lance Renaud
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 4 2014 5:23AM
The Marshalltown boys baseball team beat Ankeny 8-0 on Thursday night, the softball team lost to Ames 15-0. Also in Softball East Marshall beat AGWSR 5-1.

There will be racing tonight at the Marshalltown Speedway as a 50th year Aniversary is celebrated with a special night of racing.

Omaha beat the Iowa Cubs last night 4-3 in Des Moines, a big crowd enjoyed fireworks after the game.

The Yanks beat the Twins 7-4 , the Cards beat the Giants in San Francisco 7-2.




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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:16AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with right wing Joel Rechlicz.

The deal was announced Wednesday. The 27-year-old has played in 26 NHL games, but none since 2012. Rechlicz played last season in the AHL.

Rechlicz is the third player the Wild have done a two-way deal with since free agency began Tuesday. They also agreed on two-way contracts with defenseman Stu Bickel and center Brett Sutter, other players likely to bounce between the Wild and AHL affiliate Iowa this season. The Wild also signed defenseman Guillaume Gelinas Tuesday to an entry-level deal out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

However, the big move by the Wild was signing left wing Thomas Vanek on Tuesday to a three-year contract.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:16AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants 2-0 Wednesday night.

Carpenter had three hits and drove in a run, improving to .520 (26 for 50) against the Giants to help the Cardinals end a three-game losing streak. Matt Holliday added two hits and an RBI.

Wainwright (11-4) took over the NL lead in ERA (1.89) and wins. He walked two and struck out one and his infielders combined to record 18 outs.

Trevor Rosenthal recorded the final three outs for his 25th save in 28 chances after giving up an infield hit to Hunter Pence to start the ninth.

Ryan Vogelsong (5-5) gave up two runs on six hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out eight.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:15AM

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A mitt signed by legendary New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig is going up for auction.

Howard Henderson was a boy some 80 years ago when the first baseman befriended him during front-yard games of catch. The glove Gehrig gave his fellow lefty will be auctioned off July 15.

Hunt Auctions says it can't prove Gehrig used the glove in a game, though Henderson said Gehrig told him he had.

The glove is autographed "To Howard. I hope you have much luck with this glove as I did. Lou Gehrig." It is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000.

Gehrig was friends with Henderson's father, songwriter Ray Henderson. Howard Henderson turns 92 on Friday, the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's famous July 4 farewell speech at Yankee Stadium.

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Location : ConnecticutGreenwich
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 3 2014 10:14AM

BOSTON (AP) — Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers to power the Chicago Cubs to a 16-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, completing a three-game interleague series sweep.

Ruggiano drove in five runs, Darwin Barney had four hits and Nate Schierholtz added a solo homer for Chicago, which won for the sixth time in seven games away from Wrigley Field and posted its first interleague sweep of three or more games since taking three from Cleveland in 2009.

It was the Cubs' first interleague sweep on the road since winning three against the crosstown rival White Sox in 2007.

Mookie Betts hit his first major league homer for the Red Sox, who lost for the ninth time in 13 games.

Red Sox DH David Ortiz became the 36th player in major league history to collect 1,000 extra-base hits with a ground-rule double.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 1 2014 10:29AM
Todays high school sports schedule:
Softball:
Marshalltown vs Benton Communityu
West Marshall vs. Grundy Center
Baseball:
Newton vs. South Tama County
Marshalltown vs. Des Moines Roosevelt dh 3:30



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