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In the NFL, it’s (almost) all about the quarterback

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – INDIANAPOLIS—For all the hype, grandeur and corporate extravagance of the Super Bowl, this year’s version of the nation’s most-watched sports event boils down to…

Oh, Chicago, how the Heat has changed . . .

By Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel – Dear Chicago, You may not recognize the Heat on Sunday from when you last cursed them. They’ve been stripped down, left naked, exposed to the…

Rulon Gardner wins four matches in comeback attempt for Olympics team

By Doug Fitzgerald, The Gazette – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The most recognizable name in American wrestling was back on the mat for the first time since 2004 as Rulon Gardner…

Missouri State’s Weems Leads Bears to 63-51 Win Over UNI

Missouri State’s Weems Leads Bears to 63-51 Win Over UNI

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri State Bears used a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds from reigning Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year Kyle Weems to a 63-51 win over…

Azarenka wins Australian Open, grabs No. 1 ranking

By Bill Scott – MELBOURNE — Victoria Azarenka achieved a dream on Saturday as she defeated former champion Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 6-0, for the Australian Open title and took over…

Kansas falls to Iowa State

Kansas falls to Iowa State

By Blair Kerkhoff, McClatchy Newspapers – AMES, Iowa — Iowa State thought it owed Kansas, so Saturday’s 72-64 triumph over the fifth-ranked Jayhawks came as no great revelation to the Cyclones.…

Bowling scores: 1-22 through 1-27, 2012

Sunday Night Mixed    Rose Bowl       01/22/12 Team High Series          TEAM TWO       1556 Team High Game           TEAM TWO       539 Individual High Series Male         Doug Schaffer    653 Individual High Series Female      Lorri…

Iowa State Gymnasts Clinch Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series With Win Over Iowa

Iowa State Gymnasts Clinch Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series With Win Over Iowa

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State gymnastics team rallied past No. 23 Iowa 194.900-194.550 Friday night to clinch the 2011-12 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. After trailing following three rotations, the…

Rose scores season-high 34 points in Bulls’ victory

Rose scores season-high 34 points in Bulls’ victory

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Indiana Pacers lost in Boston on Friday night, so they couldn’t have been in a United Center hallway still celebrating their Wednesday…

Timberwolves surprise the Spurs

Timberwolves surprise the Spurs

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — There were 105 seconds left in Friday’s game when Kevin Love went to the basket off a pick-and-roll, took a sweet bounce…

Davis says he’s 100 percent for return to UFC’s Octagon

By Kerith Gabriel, Philadelphia Daily News – There aren’t many moments in his mixed martial arts career Phil Davis regrets. Certainly not the opponents he has had to injure and embarrass…

Controversy swirls around Chicago referee for UFC bout

By Jared S. Hopkins, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The UFC might draw its largest television audience Saturday in Chicago when Rashad Evans faces Phil Davis. Before that, Rob Madrigal will…

Rose Bowl high scores 1/20 – 1/26/12

Early Bird Mixed 1/20/12 High team scratch game – K O Construction 788 High team scratch series – K O Construction 2,213 High Individual games 1. Chad Elliott 247 2.…

Iowa fades in second half, loses to Nebraska

Iowa fades in second half, loses to Nebraska

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — The game meant something to Zach McCabe. That’s why the final result hurt him so much. The Iowa sophomore from…

Wrestling: Iowa Central 41, NIACC 9

Wrestling: Iowa Central 41, NIACC 9

FORT DODGE, Iowa – No. 12 NIACC wrestling only had two wins against No. 1 Iowa Central on Thursday night in a 41-9 loss to the Tritons. Jameel Bryant’s (So.,…

Colts owner Irsay upset with Manning’s comments

By Reggie Hayes, The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed some irritation with quarterback Peyton Manning’s comments earlier this week about the atmosphere around…

An Interview With: Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery

An Interview With: Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery

January 26, 2012 Q.  What happened in the last six minutes?  Seemed like you guys were one or two away from seizing control. COACH McCAFFERY:  I think it was fairly…

NIACC men lose to ICCC, 57-48

NIACC men lose to ICCC, 57-48

FORT DODGE, Iowa – The NIACC men’s basketball dropped below the .500-mark in conference play after losing to Iowa Central 57-48 on Wednesday night. It was the Trojans third straight…

NIACC women lose to ICCC, 81-56

NIACC women lose to ICCC, 81-56

FORT DODGE, Iowa – The NIACC women’s basketball team lost their fifth straight game on Wednesday in an 81-56 loss to #10 Iowa Central. Kika Greenlee (Fr., Saint Louis Park,…

Kevin Love re-signs with Timberwolves for four years, $61 million

Kevin Love re-signs with Timberwolves for four years, $61 million

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – DALLAS — NBA owners haggled with players for months during testy labor negotiations last summer and fall, seeking a system that will allow small-market…

Men’s basketball is Nebraska’s court jester

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – When the University of Nebraska joined the Big Ten Conference in the summer of 2010, the subject was football. Football, football, football. Nebraska football, marquee name.…

Second Half Surge Takes Cyclones Past Wildcats, 66-57

Second Half Surge Takes Cyclones Past Wildcats, 66-57

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Iowa State did about everything right in the last 14 minutes in a 66-57 win at Kansas State, as the Cyclones (11-7, 2-5 Big 12) defeated the…

Indiana State Holds Off UNI, 59-54

Indiana State Holds Off UNI, 59-54

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State Sycamores led from the opening tip and held off the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team with a 59-54 triumph in the…

MCHS varsity bowling sweeps Valley

The Mason City boys and girls bowling teams bet Valley on Tuesday at Mystic Lanes. The boys varsity team won 3011 to 2598.  Even Stalker was the top scorer, with…

An Interview With: IOWA COACH FRAN McCAFFERY

An Interview With: IOWA COACH FRAN McCAFFERY

January 24, 2012 THE MODERATOR: Questions for Coach? Q. After a brutal seven game opening stretch in the Big Ten, it’s been widely discussed, that it’s almost a break going…

An Interview With: IOWA COACH LISA BLUDER

An Interview With: IOWA COACH LISA BLUDER

January 25, 2012 COACH BLUDER:  We’re in the middle of kind of a tough week with three top 25 teams, and two of them being on the road, our next…

Iowa, Nebraska not overlooking one another in border battle

Iowa, Nebraska not overlooking one another in border battle

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — At first blush Iowa’s opening Big Ten slate seemed daunting, if not impossible. Six of Iowa’s first seven league opponents competed in…

Giants gearing up for the Brady Bunch

Giants gearing up for the Brady Bunch

By Jeff Roberts, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Justin Tuck rubbed his eyes as he reached the lectern, then stared back at a pack of reporters and…

Timberwolves’ teammates hope Kevin Love contract gets done

Timberwolves’ teammates hope Kevin Love contract gets done

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — With a little more than 24 hours left for the Timberwolves and Kevin Love to come to an agreement on a contract…

Wild ends road skid, enters break with victory

By Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – DENVER — There were plenty of motivating factors Tuesday for the Wild: to enter the All-Star break inside the top eight in the West,…

Niners’ Harbaugh looks ahead after loss

By Cam Inman, San Jose Mercury News – SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The sting of an NFC Championship game defeat still reverberated through the 49ers locker room Monday as players packed…

Rose back and Bulls rout Nets

Rose back and Bulls rout Nets

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — For many teams, losing an All-Star-caliber small forward whom the coach has called “the glue” would cast a somber pall. Not these Bulls.…

Rockets roll past Timberwolves

Rockets roll past Timberwolves

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin McHale returned to Target Center on Monday night for the first time since he left three summers ago after he gave…

Pats, Giants book trips to Indianapolis

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – When the Green Bay Packers left MetLife Stadium on Dec. 4, they had just handed the New York Giants a devastating 38-35 defeat and…

Tyrus McGee Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Tyrus McGee Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State junior guard Tyrus McGee was honored by the Big 12 Conference today for his performance on the basketball court last week. A native of Stringtown,…

OSU 33, ISU 7 Wrestling Story

OSU 33, ISU 7 Wrestling Story

STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State’s Andrew Sorenson (165) and Ryak Finch (125) scored wins for the No. 16 Cyclones but No. 1 Oklahoma State prevailed in the team score, winning…

Iowa State Knocks Off No. 17 Texas Tech, 66-49

Iowa State Knocks Off No. 17 Texas Tech, 66-49

AMES, Iowa – An early 12-0 second-half run gave Iowa State control of its game against No. 17 Texas Tech Sunday at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones (10-7, 1-5 Big 12)…

Christopherson enjoys some national recognition during his final season with Iowa State

Christopherson enjoys some national recognition during his final season with Iowa State

Todd Sommerfeldt, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. – Once the excitement of Wednesday night had passed, Scott Christopherson’s thoughts drifted to a place they don’t take him much anymore. High school, he…

Cyclone men blow past Red Raiders 76-52

Cyclone men blow past Red Raiders 76-52

Nick Kosmider, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas – There have been stretches in games this season, some longer than others, where Texas Tech has seemed capable of competing in the Big 12 Conference.…

NIACC men lose 74-63 to DMACC

NIACC men lose 74-63 to DMACC

MASON CITY, Iowa – A shooting drought over the final six minutes doomed the NIACC Trojan men’s basketball team to a 74-63 loss against #4 DMACC on Saturday. The drought…