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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Feb 1 2015 11:17AM
Mens college basketball:
Iowa State 83 Texas Christian 66
UNI 70 Wichita State 54
Drake 70 Evansville 65
Wisconsin 74 Iowa 63

Women`s college basketball:
Oklahoma State 63 Iowa State 62

American Hockey League:
Hamilton 5 Iowa 3

Cedar Rapids 5 Youngstown 0
Des Moines 3 Lincoln 1
Muskegon 3 Dubuque 2
Sioux City 4 Waterloo 3

NBA D League:
Iowa 104 Oklahoma City 103

College Wrestling:
Iowa State 26 Oklahoma 18
Missouri 33 UNI 6

Girls High School Basketball:
Boone 63 South Tama 44
North Tama 49 Gladbrook Reinbeck 34
South Hardin 65 South Hamilton 45

Boys High School Basketball:
Gladbrook Reinbeck 94 North Tama 56
South Hardin 67 South Hamilton 59
South Tama 57 Boone 54

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 31 2015 6:13AM

Alburnett 49, Springville 28

Algona 96, Hampton-Dumont 92, 2OT

Ames 59, Fort Dodge 27

Anamosa 87, Epworth, Western Dubuque 76

Ankeny Centennial 72, Southeast Polk 45

Aplington-Parkersburg 64, Dike-New Hartford 47

Ar-We-Va, Westside 55, CAM, Anita 28

Assumption, Davenport 73, Davenport, Central 66

Atlantic 68, Red Oak 30

Audubon 74, Riverside, Oakland 58

B-G-M, Brooklyn 56, North Mahaska, New Sharon 38

Ballard 63, ADM, Adel 53

Boone 56, Bondurant Farrar 51

Boyden-Hull 82, Okoboji, Milford 67

Camanche 51, West Branch 49

Carlisle 59, Winterset 38

Cascade,Western Dubuque 52, Durant-Bennett 26

Cedar Rapids, Washington 69, Cedar Rapids Xavier 63

Center Point-Urbana 61, Vinton-Shellsburg 41

Central Decatur, Leon 52, Bedford 44

Central Lee, Donnellson 83, Harmony, Farmington 46

Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 77, Sibley-Ocheyedan 26

Chariton 85, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 42

Charles City 77, Oelwein 38

Charter Oak-Ute 69, West Harrison, Mondamin 63

Clear Creek-Amana 61, Marion 51

Clear Lake 81, Clarion-Goldfield 75

Colo-NESCO 69, Clarksville 13

Coon Rapids-Bayard 55, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 44

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 67, Sioux City, West 51

Crestwood, Cresco 57, Waukon 46

Dallas Center-Grimes 63, Newton 59

Danville 87, West Burlington 37

Davenport, North 72, Muscatine 61

Davenport, West 63, Burlington 45

Davis County, Bloomfield 88, Clarke, Osceola 58

Denison-Schleswig 62, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 51

Denver 73, Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 54

Des Moines Christian 78, Guthrie Center 28

Des Moines, Hoover 76, Des Moines, Lincoln 49

Des Moines, North 65, Des Moines, Roosevelt 53

Dubuque, Hempstead 68, Waterloo, West 33

Dubuque, Senior 52, Cedar Falls 50

Dunkerton 59, Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg 41

Earlham 126, Woodward Academy 121, 4OT

East Mills 56, Sidney 49

East Sac County 63, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 30

Easton Valley 58, Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 31

Edgewood-Colesburg 71, South Winneshiek, Calmar 66

Essex 86, South Page, College Springs 62

Forest City 80, North Iowa, Buffalo Center 27

Fort Madison 61, Mount Pleasant 44

Fremont Mills, Tabor 52, Stanton 43

Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 58, Bishop Garrigan 42

Gilbert 81, Greene County 68

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 64, West Marshall, State Center 31

GMG, Garwin 73, Latimer CAL 45

Griswold 61, Missouri Valley 52

Grundy Center 70, East Marshall, LeGrand 48

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 51, Akron-Westfield 42

Highland, Riverside 66, Mediapolis 63

Hinton 69, Harris-Lake Park 56

Holy Trinity 80, Eldon Cardinal 43

Hudson 83, AGWSR, Ackley 52

Humboldt 75, Iowa Falls-Alden 36

IKM-Manning 82, Logan-Magnolia 32

Indianola 63, Ottumwa 61, OT

Interstate 35,Truro 79, Southwest Valley 65

Iowa City, West 64, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 54

Iowa Mennonite, Kalona 52, Pekin 44

Jesup 61, Sumner-Fredericksburg 46

Keokuk 41, Washington 31

Knoxville 75, Centerville 71

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 69, Harlan 60

Lake Mills 85, Eagle Grove 47

LeMars 72, Cherokee, Washington 32

Linn-Mar, Marion 79, Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 43

Lone Tree 56, Winfield-Mount Union 55

Louisa-Muscatine 61, Columbus Community, Columbus Junction 44

Lynnville-Sully 70, H-L-V, Victor 22

Madrid 53, Woodward-Granger 31

Manson Northwest Webster 71, Alta/Aurelia 62

Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 45, East Buchanan, Winthrop 42

Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 64, Calamus-Wheatland 43

Martensdale-St. Marys 41, East Union, Afton 37

Mason City 61, Marshalltown 40

Meskwaki Settlement School 76, Don Bosco, Gilbertville 44

MOC-Floyd Valley 64, Rock Valley 47

Montezuma 45, Belle Plaine 44

Monticello 63, Wilton 49

Mount Ayr 63, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 48

Mount Vernon 74, Maquoketa 56

Nashua-Plainfield 75, Northwood-Kensett 50

New Hampton 79, Decorah 61

Newell-Fonda 57, South Central Calhoun 41

Nishnabotna 73, Clarinda Academy 44

Nodaway Valley 70, Wayne, Corydon 37

North Butler, Greene 55, Central Springs 42

North Fayette Valley 49, Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 6

North Linn, Troy Mills 56, Central City 50

North Scott, Eldridge 71, Clinton 28

Northeast, Goose Lake 60, Mid-Prairie, Wellman 18

Notre Dame, Burlington 67, Maharishi, Fairfield 36

Ogden 55, West Central Valley, Stuart 45

Osage 63, North Union 53

PAC-LM 58, St. Mary's, Storm Lake 53

Paton-Churdan 58, Glidden-Ralston 39

PCM, Monroe 61, North Polk, Alleman 30

Pella 80, Pella Christian 67

Perry 61, Carroll 56

Pleasant Valley 42, Bettendorf 40

Pleasantville 57, Lenox 54

Postville 62, Starmont 50

Prairie, Cedar Rapids 53, Iowa City, City High 45

Regina, Iowa City 60, North Cedar, Stanwood 45

Rockford 60, Riceville 31

Roland-Story, Story City 70, Nevada 42

Ruthven-Ayrshire 87, Southeast Valley 79

Saydel 48, Colfax-Mingo 39

Sheldon 61, Sioux Center 57

Shenandoah 78, Creston 74

Sigourney 61, Keota 47

Sioux City, East 69, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 51

Sioux City, North 90, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 69

Solon 61, Central Clinton, DeWitt 44

South Hamilton, Jewell 52, C-M-B, Baxter 49

South Hardin 64, BCLUW, Conrad 36

South O'Brien, Paullina 69, Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars 56

South Tama County, Tama 76, Independence 60

Spencer 47, Storm Lake 45

Spirit Lake 90, Estherville Lincoln Central 54

Tipton 69, Bellevue 33

Treynor 64, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 47

Trinity Christian High School 70, Remsen-Union 40

Tripoli 56, Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls 47

Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 46, Central Elkader 44

Underwood 61, Tri-Center, Neola 45

Union Community, LaPorte City 65, Columbus Catholic, Waterloo 46

Urbandale 52, Johnston 49

Valley, West Des Moines 64, Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 60

Van Buren, Keosauqua 87, New London 57

WACO, Wayland 57, Wapello 21

Wahlert, Dubuque 60, Waterloo, East 48

Waterloo Christian School 54, North Tama, Traer 48

Waukee 57, Ankeny 39

Webster City 52, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 45

West Central, Maynard 72, Kee, Lansing 49

West Delaware, Manchester 67, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 63

West Fork, Sheffield 66, Saint Ansgar 37

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:45PM

Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping.

Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times, and her second Chicago Marathon in October.

But traces of the banned blood-booster EPO were found in her out-of-competition test in Kenya on Sept. 25.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:43PM

Iowa star Aaron White remains questionable for Saturday's game against No. 5 Wisconsin after suffering a stinger in last weekend's loss at Purdue.

White sat out Thursday's practice in an attempt to heal the injury, which is affecting his right shoulder and neck.

Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery says the coaching staff is unsure of White's status, adding that White will likely try to practice Friday in an effort to see if he can play against the Badgers.

Key substitute Gabe Olaseni rolled his left ankle on Monday. Olaseni says he'll be ready by Saturday, though his effectiveness won't be known until tip-off.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:42PM

The Big 12 and SEC are moving their non-conference challenge series to late January, right in the middle of league play.

The two conferences announced Thursday that the annual 10-game Big 12/SEC Challenge, played over several days in early December this season, will be held on Jan. 30 next year.

SEC commissioner Mike Slive and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby both say the date change will raise the profile of the event.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU again will combine to televise all 10 games in the challenge, which will be held for the third time next season.

Each league hosts five games, and the matchups for next season will be determined later. The four SEC teams not included in the challenge will be matched in conference games that day.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:41PM

Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon when the four-time NASCAR champion retires at the end of this season.

Elliott is the reigning Xfinity Series champion, and Hendrick Motorsports had to find a Sprint Cup seat for him or risk losing the 19-year-old to another organization.

Elliott will drive a second season in NASCAR's second-tier series this year with JR Motorsports. He will also make five Sprint Cup starts, debuting in March at Martinsville, in the No. 25 Chevrolet for Hendrick.

He'll be paired with Gordon's current crew chief, Alan Gustafson, next season. No sponsor was announced.

Gordon announced last week that his 23rd season will be his final full-time year as a driver.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:39PM

Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The two acts will perform at the tailgate party and part of each performance will be televised live as part of NBC's pregame show.

Bentley is a country music star, who is an Arizona native. DeGraw is a multi-platinum Grammy nominated singer-songwriter.

Idina Menzel will perform the national anthem, John Legend will perform "America The Beautiful" and Katy Perry will headline the halftime show.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:36PM

Tiger Woods never looked more lost on the golf course Friday on his way to an 82, the worst score of his career.

Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit a tee shot in the water and another into a desert bush. And when he missed a 10-foot par putt on his final hole at the TPC Scottsdale, he had an 11-over 82 and was headed home.

This might have been more painful than getting his tooth knocked out last week in Italy.

His previous worst score was an 81 in the third round at Muirfield in the 2002 British Open, in 40 mph wind and rain. There was a light drizzle in the Valley of the Sun, and Woods hit a low point.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:34PM

The NFL will create the new position of chief medical officer to oversee all the league's health policies.

In his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday, commissioner Roger Goodell announced the plan to hire an executive who will work with the league's medical committees, advisers and the NFL Players Association.

Goodell reiterated a statistic the NFL released a day earlier: That the number of in-game concussions decreased by 25 percent this season and that the number has fallen from 173 to 111 since 2012.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:20PM

The family of Stan Mikita says the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder.

Mikita's family issued a statement Friday saying the 74-year-old is "facing some serious health issues" and has suspected Lewy body dementia. Family members say he is "under the care of compassionate and understanding care givers." They offered no other information on Mikita's condition.

Lewy body dementia is a progressive disease that causes problems with thinking, movement and behavior. There's no known cure, but people can live with the disease for a number of years.

Mikita played his entire 22-year NHL career for the Blackhawks, from 1958 to 1980. He was on the team that won the Stanley Cup in 1961 and amassed 541 goals and 926 assists in 1,394 games.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:18PM

Americans Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett won the women's bobsled World Cup on Friday for their fourth win this season.

Their two-run time was 0.24 seconds faster than second-place Jamie Greubel Poser and Lauryn Williams in a 1-2 for the American team in the French Alps.

Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz of Canada finished third, 0.51 second back.

With the event also counting as the European championship, Anja Schneiderheinze and Franziska Bertels claimed the continental title after finishing fifth. Cathleen Martini and Stephanie Schneider took the silver, and Stefanie Szczurek and Erline Nolte the bronze in a German sweep of the medals.

Meyers Taylor extended her overall World Cup lead over Schneiderheinze to 89 points.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:14PM

Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell.

A district judge near Pittsburgh last month told Blount the charge would go away if the player completed 50 hours of community service by Feb. 4.

Blount's Pittsburgh-based attorney, Casey White, says he notified the court Friday that Blount had satisfied the requirement by working with a group called Urban Achievers in Boston. The group's website says it works to improve "the academic and social outcomes of children living in under-served and under-resourced communities."

Blount won't have to appear in court near Pittsburgh next week and can now concentrate on Sunday's Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:11PM

American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women's doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China's Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday's final.

It marked the first time a new pairing has won a Grand Slam title since Nathalie Dechy of France and Russia's Dinara Safina took the 2007 U.S. Open title.

Chan and Zheng twice served for the second set. Mattek-Sands clinched the match with a backhand to the open court in the tiebreaker.

Mattek-Sands, who received treatment on her right hamstring several times during the match, won the 2012 Australian Open mixed doubles title with Horia Tecau of Romania.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 4:02PM

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired minor league defenseman Adam Clendening in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Clendening, 22, was selected by Chicago in the second round of the 2011 draft and made his NHL debut in November. He had a goal and an assist in four games before he was sent down to Rockford of the American Hockey League.

The Canucks sent 18-year-old defenseman Gustav Forsling to the Blackhawks to complete the deal. Forsling has three goals and two assists in 35 regular-season games with Linkoping of the Swedish Hockey League.

Forsling was a fifth-round pick in last year's draft. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman says Forsling is "an offensive defenseman that plays very well on the power play and has a big shot."

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:48PM

Missy Elliott is going to "Work It" at the Super Bowl with Katy Perry.

A person familiar with the plans for Sunday's halftime show says that Grammy winner Elliott is slated to make a surprise appearance during Perry's performance.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity on Thursday, because Elliott's participation had not been announced by the NFL.

Elliott was featured on a remix of Perry's song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" in 2011.

During a news conference Thursday, Perry hinted at Elliott's involvement, saying the halftime show would include an "old school" female singer.

But Perry would not say who that was. Lenny Kravitz is also slated to join Perry.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:46PM

The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil's capital was canceled on Thursday.

The television network promoting the event released a brief statement saying the decision was made "unilaterally" by the local government in Brasilia.

Band TV did not provide any additional details, calling it a "hasty" decision by the government.

Brasilia officials did not immediately announce their reasons for the cancellation, but local media said the government determined that the event did not make sense financially. Local prosecutors and government watchdog groups had already warned about the financial challenges of the contract that had been signed by the previous administration.

"Band will inform in the next few days how those who have bought tickets will be reimbursed. The network laments this hasty decision," the statement said.

IndyCar said two-thirds of the tickets and all hospitality packages for the March 8 race at the Nelson Piquet Autodromo had already been sold. A deal with a title sponsor had been announced on Wednesday.

After what it called an "unexpected" decision, IndyCar officials said they had "every indication that the race was already a success."

"This comes as a great disappointment," IndyCar said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. "We will have further comment when we have had the opportunity to talk with all of our partners and the authorities in Brazil."

The series said it was waiting for "formal confirmation from our partners in Brazil regarding the cancellation."

"Economically IndyCar is protected and the paddock is protected from such action," IndyCar said.

The government agency organizing the event in Brasilia could not be immediately reached for comment.

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves said he was "caught by surprise" by the announcement.

"To my knowledge, everything was OK," the Brazilian said in a statement. "It's a shame that the race has been canceled. I hope that a solution to this problem can be found in the future. I'm sorry for the fans, but things like these are beyond the control of teams and drivers."

On Tuesday, fellow driver Tony Kanaan said he had high expectations for his home race.

"To me, it means a lot," the 2013 Indy 500 champion said. "All my friends are there, it's a dream come true again."

Band was the Brazilian organizer and promoter of the race in Sao Paulo from 2010-2013. The network was not able to secure the event in 2014 because of financial problems, but it reached a partnership with the government in Brasilia to secure the series' return this year.

The now-defunct CART series was in Brazil from 1996-2000, with a race on an oval track in Rio de Janeiro. The race in Sao Paulo was held on a street course, and the one in Brasilia was going to take place on a permanent circuit. Work at the track was almost finalized, according to organizers.

The contract for the race in Brasilia was to run until 2019.

Motorsport is popular in Brazil, and IndyCar and Formula One attract good crowds. The F1 race takes place at the Interlagos track in Sao Paulo.

Brasilia also was scheduled to host a MotoGP race in 2015 but the event was canceled.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:44PM

The two men who savagely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium face up to 10 years in federal prison on firearms convictions.

City News Service said Louie Sanchez pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles federal court to being a felon in possession of firearms.

Sanchez's partner in crime, Marvin Norwood, pleaded guilty to an identical charge a week ago. They face sentencing May 7.

The duo was previously sentenced to state prison for the 2011 opening day attack that left Bryan Stow with permanent brain damage.

Police investigating the beating found semi-automatic rifles, other weapons and ammunition during a search of Norwood's home. Sanchez, 32, and Norwood, 34, had prior felony convictions in San Bernardino County.

Both men are in federal custody.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:42PM

Ernie Banks will make one final trip to Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs say the procession following Saturday's memorial service will take "Mr. Cub" past his statue at Daley Plaza downtown and the ballpark's famed marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison on the city's North Side.

There will be tributes and readings from a long list of dignitaries during the service, including chairman Tom Ricketts, Gov. Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Lou Brock are also scheduled to speak along with Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre and Banks' twin sons Jerry and Joey.

A public visitation is scheduled for Friday — a week after Banks died of a heart attack at 83.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:41PM

NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly.

Blandino also said Thursday the process of inspecting the balls and security surrounding the inspections will be enhanced for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Normally, 12 footballs per team are brought to the officials' locker room before a game, where they are tested and marked by the referee. This week, each team gets 54 footballs — many are given to charity after brief game usage — and all of them will be taken into custody by the NFL on Friday after the Seahawks and Patriots have prepared them.

The footballs will be inspected by referee Bill Vinovich three hours before the game, and Blandino said there will be "added security because of the environment we are in for this game."

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:37PM

Bradley basketball player Warren Jones has been arrested at a strip club on misdemeanor charges of obstruction of identification and criminal trespass.

The 20-year-old Jones was arrested at Big Al's early Thursday and booked into the Peoria County Jail. The jail reports that he was released a few hours later after posting $160. Fellow team member Ka'Darryl Bell was issued a citation.

Coach Geno Ford called the students' actions "unacceptable." He said the school will follow disciplinary procedures but did not elaborate.

Jones is the team's leading scorer, averaging 13.9 points a game. Bradley (7-15, 2-7 Missouri Valley) next plays at Indiana State on Saturday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:23PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the referees will use hand signals to indicate clearly when normally eligible receivers check in the Super Bowl as ineligible, a technique the Patriots have used in the postseason.

Carroll spoke Thursday about conversations he had with league officials after Seattle and New England reached the Super Bowl to get an understanding how those players would be identified.

The practice, which is particularly confusing for defenders when an eligible receiver reports as ineligible to catch a pass.

Carroll said the referees in the Super Bowl will have hand signals to clarify players' eligibility. A normally eligible receiver reporting ineligible will be identified by being pointed at and the referee waving his arms like for an incomplete pass.

Although Carroll said the signals were new, league officials said referees have been using the signals, including in the AFC championship game.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:14PM

The NFL says there were 25 percent fewer concussions during the regular season than a year ago.

Data provided by the league ahead of its annual pre-Super Bowl health and safety news conference Thursday shows there were 111 concussions in games during the 2014 regular season, down from 148 in 2013.

NFL Senior Vice President Jeff Miller says he thinks a major reason is that players are changing the way they're tackling.

A total of 59 concussions were caused by helmet-to-helmet or shoulder-to-helmet hits this season, almost exactly half as many as two years ago.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:09PM

Police say they are investigating a weekend bar fight in which an Eastern Kentucky student was injured and that possibly involved football players from that school and Kentucky.

Wednesday's statement from Richmond, Kentucky, police does not include the injured student's name or others involved.

It said that around 5 p.m. Sunday, a man complained of being assaulted at 12:30 a.m. by three or four men who grabbed and repeatedly hit him in the head while at Jerzee's, a bar off the Eastern Kentucky University's campus in Richmond.

The man reported losing consciousness but later attempted to walk back to campus with two women who tried to help him. The statement says he was taken to a hospital and treated for a broken nose and facial cuts and fractures.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:06PM

The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics and his department is handling 20 open investigations.

Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming athletes trying to become eligible for college competition, and enrolled athletes receiving impermissible assistance from university and athletic department personnel.

Eighteen of the cases involve Division I schools, though NCAA policies preclude Duncan from revealing which programs are under investigation.

North Carolina has been the focus of the NCAA's most high-profile infractions case involving academics. Last year an independent investigator found that hundreds of Tar Heels athletes over nearly two decades were steered toward sham classes that gave out high grades for little work.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:04PM

NASCAR Hall of Famer and former three-time Cup champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered on Dec. 9.

Pearson's family released a statement Wednesday that says he is "doing great and well on the road to recovery." The statement said the 80-year-old Pearson is "80 to 85 percent back to normal" and a full recovery is expected soon.

The family says the stroke affected his left side, but he is able to walk slowly and his arm is continuing to gain maneuverability. He is continuing to undergo therapy on his arm and leg.

Pearson's 105 Cup wins are second-most all-time behind Richard Petty (200).

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:01PM

Infielder Gordon Beckham has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment.

Beckham has spent almost all of his six big league seasons with the White Sox, who traded him to the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 21. He made $4,175,000 last season, when he hit .226, and Los Angeles declined to offer him a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline, making him a free agent.

Drafted with the eighth pick overall by the White Sox in 2008, Beckham is a career .245 hitter.

The 25-year-old Viciedo hit .231 with 21 homers and 58 RBIs in 2014. Chicago has 10 days to trade him, send him outright to the minor leagues or place him on waivers.

Viciedo agreed Jan. 12 to a $4.4 million, one-year contract, and Chicago would be responsible for $721,311 in termination pay if he's released.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 3:00PM

The Williams sisters and teenage Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys have been chosen for the United States as it seeks to return to the top group in the Fed Cup.

U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced that 18-time major champion Serena Williams and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams will join Keys and 30th-ranked Varvara Lepchenko on the team that faces Argentina in Buenos Aires on Feb. 7-8.

The 19-year-old Keys upset Venus in the Australian Open to reach her first major semifinal, where she will face top-ranked Serena.

The Americans have fallen out of the Fed Cup's World Group for just the second time since the current format was introduced in 1995. They must beat Argentina then win another series in April to return to the top group next year.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 2:57PM

A founding member of the golf club hosting this week's Dubai Desert Classic has died after suffering cardiac arrest while warming up on the driving range before the pro-am for the European Tour event.

The European Tour says in a statement the course at the Emirates Golf Club was closed on Wednesday following the death of Ashok Bakshi, who collapsed on the practice range and was transferred by air ambulance to a local hospital after being treated by the tour's chief medical officer. Bakshi died after receiving further treatment in hospital.

The pro-am was canceled.

The tour says Bakshi, who was a former captain of the club, was a "hugely popular figure throughout the golfing community in Dubai."

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 2:57PM

Tony Stewart has purchased the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, one of the oldest, traveling winged sprint car tours in the country.

Stewart has also reached a separate deal with Rob Hunter and Shane Helms, principals of the Renegade Sprint Series, that will merge both series together under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner beginning this year.

The acquisition is just the latest in Stewart's growing portfolio.

The three-time NASCAR champion also owns Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and fields two World of Outlaws cars out of Tony Stewart Racing. He also is co-owner of NASCAR's four-team Stewart-Haas Racing, which won the Sprint Cup title last season with Kevin Harvick.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jan 30 2015 11:43AM
  Marshalltown High School will host Mason City in a Central Iowa Metro League girl/boy doubleheader this evening. The games are at 6:15 and 7:45 and will take place at the Student Center at Marshalltown Community College. The games will be broadcast on KFJB with Lance Renaud and John Schrempf.

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