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Sports News From Associated Press

September 16, 2019

AP source: NFL to meet with Antonio Brown accuser Monday
UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the NFL plans to meet Monday with a woman who says she was raped by New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown. Brown’s attorney said Brown and Britney Taylor had “a consensual personal relationship” and says Brown plans to countersue.
In other NFL news:

AP Top 25: Cal, Arizona St move in to give Pac-12 6 ranked
UNDATED (AP) – California and Arizona State have moved into the AP Top 25 college football poll to give the Pac-12 six ranked teams, the most for the conference in almost four years.
A weekend filled with blowouts left the top half of the poll mostly unchanged.
Clemson remains No. 1. Alabama was No. 2, followed by Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn and Florida.

Wisconsin is ranked 13th this week, and Iowa is ranked 18th.


Bruins sign D McAvoy to 3-year, $14.7 million deal
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Charlie McAvoy to a three-year contract that will pay him $14.7 million.
The 21-year-old McAvoy emerged as one of the top defensemen on the Eastern Conference championship team last year. Playing alongside Zdeno Chara on the No. 1 pairing.

Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup
BEIJING (AP) – Spain has captured its second World Cup championship, defeating Argentina 95-75 on Sunday to give Marc Gasol a rare double-title year.
For Gasol, it was historic. The Toronto Raptors center becomes the second player to win an NBA title and a FIBA world gold medal in the same year, joining Lamar Odom – who did it for the Los Angeles Lakers and USA Basketball in 2010.

Jerry Kelly wins in Michigan for 2nd win of the year
UNDATED (AP) – Jerry Kelly plays bogey-free Sunday at Warwick Hills and closes with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory in the Ally Challenge, his second victory this year on the PGA Tour Champions.
He started the final round with a one-shot lead over Charles Schwab Cup leader Scott McCarron and Woody Austin. McCarron fell apart with a 75. Austin remained within one shot until a bogey on the par-4 15th.
Kelly, who won for the fifth time on the PGA Tour Champions, finished at 16-under 200. He remained No. 2 in the Schwab Cup.

Truex wins NASCAR’s opening playoff race
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening race of NASCAR’s playoffs to earn an automatic berth into the second round.
Truex’s victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was his series-best fifth of the season and again cemented Joe Gibbs Racing as the team to beat in this 10-race playoff series. JGR has 14 wins this season.
Truex chased down Kevin Harvick, who was slowed by traffic, to cut into Harvick’s lead and eventually make the pass for the win on the outside with 20 laps remaining.
The top nine finishers were all playoff contenders as Truex was followed by Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Kyle Larson and reigning series champion Joey Logano.

NFL Week 2 Recaps

September 16, 2019

UNDATED (AP) – Julio Jones hauled in a short pass on fourth down and took it 54 yards to the end zone with 2:10 remaining, giving the Atlanta Falcons a wild 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
The Falcons squandered a 17-6 lead against an injury plagued team that lost two of its top receivers, falling behind for the first time when Carson Wentz dove over from the 1 with 3:13 left to give the Eagles a 20-17 edge.
Philadelphia had a chance at the end when Wentz converted on fourth-and-14, somehow getting off a pass with a rusher in his chest that Nelson Agholor hauled in between two defenders for a 43-yard completion to the 18. But Atlanta held on, stopping Zach Ertz about a yard short of the marker on another fourth-down play inside the 10 to preserve a much-needed victory.
Jones bailed out Atlanta – and became Atlanta’s career leader in receiving yards with his winning score.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
– Dak Prescott carved up the Washington Redskins’ defense with his arm and his legs, completing 26 of 30 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 69 yards in a 31-21 Dallas Cowboys victory Sunday to improve to 2-0. He’s the first Cowboys quarterback to compile seven touchdown passes in the first two games of the season since Don Meredith in 1966.
– Drew Brees injured his hand in the first quarter of the Los Angeles Rams’ 27-9 win over the New Orleans Saints. Jared Goff passed for 283 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score for the unbeaten Rams. The much-anticipated rematch of last season’s NFC championship game changed dramatically when Brees was injured late in the first quarter.
– Patrick Mahomes bounced back from the first scoreless opening quarter of his career in the regular season by throwing four touchdown passes in a near-perfect second period that led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 28-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
– Eddy Pineiro’s 53-yard field goal with no time left lifted the Chicago Bears to a stunning 16-14 win over the Denver Broncos, who had taken the lead on a 2-point conversion with 31 seconds to go. The Bears benefited from a debatable flag and a 25-yard completion on fourth-and-15 to get into field-goal range.
– Antonio Brown caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in his debut for the New England Patriots, and they scored twice on interception returns in a two-minute fourth quarter span to beat the Miami Dolphins, 43-0. Brown finished with 56 yards on four receptions, all in the first half.
– Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay midway through the fourth quarter and Darius Slay made an interception in the end zone with 1:03 left to allow the Detroit Lions to beat the Los Angeles Chargers 13-10 despite a slew of mistakes.
– Jacoby Brissett  became the latest Indianapolis quarterback to top Tennessee, throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 4:38 left to lead the Colts to a 19-17 victory in the Titans’ home opener.
– Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, including a 28-yard rainbow to DK Metcalf midway through the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks held off the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-26. The Steelers lost starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a right elbow injury.
– Lamar Jackson threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 120 yards and helped the Ravens beat the Cardinals 23-17 in a showdown between two of the league’s most exciting young quarterbacks.
– Justin Reid stopped Leonard Fournette on a 2-point conversion attempt with 36 seconds left and the Houston Texans held on to edge the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12.
– Somewhat maligned Josh Allen ran for a touchdown, threw for another, and the Bills claimed the bragging rights of New York with a 28-14 victory over the Giants. Buffalo has its first 2-0 start since 2014.
– Aaron Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers completed nine of his first 10 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
– Jimmy Garoppolo tied his career high with three touchdown passes and the San Francisco 49ers completed a sweet and satisfying week in the Buckeye State with a 41-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/15)

September 16, 2019


Final Detroit 13 L.A. Chargers 10
Final Indianapolis 19 Tennessee 17
Final Dallas 31 Washington 21
Final Seattle 28 Pittsburgh 26
Final Green Bay 21 Minnesota 16
Final Buffalo 28 N-Y Giants 14
Final Houston 13 Jacksonville 12
Final Baltimore 23 Arizona 17
Final San Francisco 41 Cincinnati 17
Final New England 43 Miami 0
Final Kansas City 28 Oakland 10
Final Chicago 16 Denver 14
Final L.A. Rams 27 New Orleans 9
Final Atlanta 24 Philadelphia 20




Final Boston 6 Philadelphia 3


Final Toronto 6 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Cleveland 7 Minnesota 5
Final Baltimore 8 Detroit 2
Final Houston 12 Kansas City 3
Final Oakland 6 Texas 1
Final L-A Angels 6 Tampa Bay 4
Final Seattle 11 Chi White Sox 10


Final Washington 7 Atlanta 0
Final Milwaukee 7 St. Louis 6
Final Chi Cubs 16 Pittsburgh 6
Final Colorado 10 San Diego 5
Final San Francisco 2 Miami 1
Final Cincinnati 3 Arizona 1
Final L-A Dodgers 3 N-Y Mets 2

Area College Football Scores

September 15, 2019

University of Dubuque – 37

Pacific University – 26


Loras College – 42

Benedictine University – 14


Evangel University – 28

Clarke University – 0


Iowa – 18

Iowa State- 17


Eastern Michigan – 34

Illinois – 31

Sunday Scorecard

September 15, 2019


Final Boston 2 Philadelphia 1


Final N-Y Yankees 13 Toronto 3
Final Minnesota 9 Cleveland 5 (2nd game)
Final Detroit 8 Baltimore 4 (12 Innings)
Final Houston 6 Kansas City 1
Final Oakland 8 Texas 6
Final Tampa Bay 3 L-A Angels 1
Final Seattle 2 Chi White Sox 1 (10 Innings)


Final Chi Cubs 14 Pittsburgh 1
Final Atlanta 10 Washington 1
Final N-Y Mets 3 L-A Dodgers 0
Final Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 2
Final Arizona 1 Cincinnati 0
Final Colorado 11 San Diego 10
Final Miami 4 San Francisco 2



Temple 20 (21)Maryland 17
(13)Penn St. 17 Pittsburgh 10
(6)Ohio St. 51 Indiana 10
(3)Georgia 55 Arkansas St. 0
(7)Notre Dame 66 New Mexico 14
(17)UCF 45 Stanford 27
BYU 30 (24)Southern Cal 27
(2)Alabama 47 South Carolina 23
(19)Iowa 18 Iowa St. 17
Arizona St. 10 (18)Michigan St. 7
(11)Utah 31 Idaho St. 0
(8)Auburn 55 Kent St. 16
(9)Florida 29 Kentucky 21
(16)Texas A&M 62 Lamar 3
(1)Clemson 41 Syracuse 6
(25)Virginia 31 Florida St. 24
(23)Washington 52 Hawaii 20
(4)LSU 65 Northwestern St. 14
(12)Texas 48 Rice 13
(5)Oklahoma 48 UCLA 14
(22)Boise St. 45 Portland St. 10
(15)Oregon 35 Montana 3

Sports Roundup for Saturday, September 14th, 2019

September 14, 2019

High School Football Scores


Lena-Winslow 48, East Dubuque 12


Dyersville Beckman 48, Clayton Ridge 0

Bettendorf 49, Hempstead 7

Cascade 27, Maquoketa Valley 16

DeWitt 16, Wahlert 14

Senior 28, Cedar Rapids Washington 7

Western Dubuque 20, Decorah 2

Independence 47, Maquoketa 7

Monticello 21, Bellevue 13


Aquinas 35, Cuba City 14

Arcadia 25, Viroqua 13

Benton/Shullsburg 20, Potosi/Cassville 12

Darlington 36, Iowa-Grant 0

Dodgeville 13, Richland Center 10, OT

Lancaster 47, Luther 7

Mineral Point 42, Fennimore 15

River Valley 35, Platteville 14

Southwestern 53, Boscobel 0

National News Updates

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Atlanta Braves reinstated outfielder Nick Markakis from the 10-day injured list. Markakis, 35, missed 43 games with a fractured left wrist. He was listed in the starting lineup as the Braves opened a three-game series against the Nationals, playing his first game of the season in left field with Matt Joyce playing in right.

TORONTO (AP) – Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he’s “optimistic” both Edwin Encarnacion and Gary Sanchez will be able to return before the end of the season. Both sluggers were injured in separate games of a doubleheader victory over Detroit. The news was clearer for New York’s pitching staff. Right-hander Luis Severino is expected to make his season debut Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels, and left-hander Jordan Montgomery will return from elbow surgery to face Toronto on Sunday.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – Kevin Chappell shot an 11-under 59 in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier for the 11th sub-round 60 round in PGA Tour history. It was the first sub-60 round on the PGA Tour since Brandt Snedeker’s 59 at the 2018 Wyndham Championship. Chappell missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-4 ninth to fall a stroke short of Jim Furyk’s tour record. Furyk set the record in 2016 with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship.

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) – Scott McCarron, Retief Goosen and Tom Gillis shot 6-under 66 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Ally Challenge. McCarron, the Charles Schwab Cup points leader and a three-time winner this year, birdied the par-5 16th and par-3 17th in a bogey-free round at Warwick Hills, the longtime home of the PGA Tour’s defunct Buick Open.

UNDATED (AP) – “NFL PrimeTime” with Chris Berman and Tom Jackson is coming back after a 14-year absence. ESPN+ is bringing back the highlights show beginning Sunday. It will air on the streaming service on Sunday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Eastern and will be available on demand until Wednesday night.


WI High School Hall of Fame Coach Jim Nedelcoff Dies

September 13, 2019

Wisconsin High School Hall of Fame Coach Jim Nedelcoff passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Nedelcoff, a Hazel Green native had been in ill health for some time. He coached football and basketball at Benton High School from 1954 thru 1972 and Southwestern High from 1972 thru 1977 and football again in 1987. He also served as an Athletic Director during his career.

Nedelcoff is one of just five coaches in both the Wisconsin basketball and football coach’s hall of fame.  In football he recorded a 94-56-and 4 record with four conference championships and during 39 seasons of coaching basketball he compiled a 476-341 record.


Football Friday Night in the Tri-States

September 13, 2019

All three Dubuque High school teams will be trying to get off to 2-and-1 starts to season as they play their week 3 contests tonight.  Hempstead under the direction of interim head coach Brian Kuhle will travel to 5th ranked Bettendorf to face the Bulldogs, you can hear that game on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 7:05.  Wahlert will travel to Central Dewitt and Senior is home at Dalzell Field as they welcome Cedar Rapids Washington.

Other games on the Iowa side tonight: #1 3-A Western Dubuque has a  road test at Decorah, Cascade hosts Maquoketa Valley, Bellevue welcomes 10th ranked 2-A Monticello and Dyersville Beckman hosts Clayton Ridge.

In Wisconsin action week 4:  SWC match-ups include: Platteville hosting River Valley.  In the SWAL: Darlington is at Iowa Grant, #9 Lancaster visits Luther, Cuba City hosts Aquinas. Six Rivers: Potosi/Cassville hosts Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg, Southwestern hosts Boscobel,  2nd ranked Black Hawk/Warren hosts Waterloo and River Ridge is at Pecatonica/Argyle.

In Illinois play: East Dubuque welcome 2nd ranked 1A Lena-Winslow. Galena plays at Orangeville on Saturday afternoon.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/12)

September 13, 2019

High School Volleyball

  • #3 2-A Dyersville Beckman with victories over Oelwein, Vinton-Shellsburg, and Solon
  • Cascade 3, Bellevue 1
  • East Buchanan 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0


  • Platteville 3, Prairie du Chien 0
  • Richland Center 3,Lancaster 0
  • Darlington 3, Southwestern 1
  • Cuba City, Iowa-Grant 0
  • River Ridge 3, Benton 0


  • Galena 2, East Dubuque 0

Fighting Saints Pre-Season Begins

September 13, 2019

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will kick off their 2019 preseason slate with two games against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders this weekend. Dubuque opens the preseason tonight at home before traveling to Cedar Rapids tomorrow night. Game time both nights is 7:05.


Hempstead Hall of Fame

September 13, 2019

The 2019 class of the Hempstead High School Hall of Fame will be inducted during homecoming weekend next Friday and Saturday. The 2019 class includes:

  • Jim Ruprecht
  • Jim Meyer
  • Sue Potts Hannon
  • Aaron Wulfekuhle

The four new hall of fame members will be honored before the homecoming football game next Friday night at Dalzell Field and an induction ceremony will take place next Saturday at 1 o’clock at the Hempstead High School.

Cards avoid sweep...Brewers, Cubs win...Phils top Braves...Nats cut into Twins' lead...A's pass Rays

September 13, 2019

DENVER (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals kept their four-game lead over Chicago and Milwaukee in the NL Central by homering five times in a 10-3 dismantling of the Rockies in Colorado. Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong opened the game with successive home runs to set the tone after the Redbirds dropped a pair of 2-1 decisions in the first two games of the series. Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nah), Rangel Ravelo and Harrison Bader also went deep for St. Louis.

UNDATED (AP) – Yu Darvish struck out a season-high 14 and allowed only two hits over six shutout innings as the Chicago Cubs downed the Padres, 4-1 in San Diego to remain tied with Milwaukee for the second NL wild card. Ian Happ had two of the Cubs’ eight hits, including a two-run single that put Chicago ahead, 4-0 in the fourth. Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the third inning to help the Brewers earn their seventh consecutive win, 3-2 at Miami.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Atlanta’s lead in the NL East is down to eight games over Washington after Philadelphia belted four home runs in a 9-5 win versus the Braves. Cesar Hernandez, J.T. Realmuto, Jean Segura and Adam Haseley  provided the longballs as the Phils gained a split of the four-game set and stayed two games out of a playoff berth. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his 39th homer for the Braves.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Washington Nationals solidified their hold on the first NL wild card as Anthony Rendon  and Juan Soto each homered and drove in three runs in a 12-6 pounding of the Minnesota Twins. Adam Eaton and Yan Gomes  also homered and Asdrubal Cabrera added a pair of run-scoring hits for the Nats. Nelson Cruz homered for Minnesota, which saw its lead in the AL Central cut to 3 1/2 games over idle Cleveland.


HOUSTON (AP) – Matt Olson hit a two-run homer while the Oakland Athletics were scoring three times off Justin Verlander over the first three innings of a 3-2 win at Houston. Homer Bailey yielded three hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings to help the A’s take a half-game lead over Tampa Bay for the first AL wild card. Oakland won the last three games of the series after the AL West leaders rolled to a 15-0 rout in the opener.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/12)

September 13, 2019


Final L-A Dodgers 4 Baltimore 2
Final Washington 12 Minnesota 6
Final Cincinnati 11 Seattle 5


Final N-Y Yankees 10 Detroit 4 (1st game)
Final Kansas City 6 Chi White Sox 3
Final Boston 7 Toronto 4
Final Texas 6 Tampa Bay 4
Final Oakland 3 Houston 2

N-Y Yankees at Detroit 4:40 p.m.


Final Milwaukee 3 Miami 2
Final N-Y Mets 11 Arizona 1
Final Pittsburgh 4 San Francisco 2
Final St. Louis 10 Colorado 3
Final Chi Cubs 4 San Diego 1
Final Philadelphia 9 Atlanta 5


Final Tampa Bay 20 Carolina 14

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/11)

September 12, 2019

Women’s Soccer

  • Augustana 1, UW Platteville 0

College Volleyball

  • Dubuque 3, Cornell 2
  • UW Platteville 3, Carroll 1

Brown practices with Pats...Record-breaking year for HRs...NYT says Derby winner failed drug test

September 12, 2019

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Wide receiver Antonio Brown went through his first practice with the New England Patriots yesterday. Wednesday’s workout was held one day after Brown’s former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. Patriots coach Bill Belichick (BEHL’-ih-chik) declined to comment on additional questions about Brown other than to say the team takes the allegations very seriously.

BALTIMORE (AP) – The big league single-season record for total homers was broken when Baltimore Orioles infielder Jonathan Villar  clubbed a three-run shot in a 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was the 6,106th home run hit in the majors this year, topping the old mark set in 2017. John Means limited the NL West champions to two runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings, one day after Los Angeles wrapped up its seventh consecutive division title.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that the Bob Baffert-trained colt tested positive for the drug scopolamine  after winning the Santa Anita Derby, one of the final prep races for the Kentucky Derby. The Times said instead of a speedy disqualification, the California Horse Racing Board took more than a month to confirm the results.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA Board of Governors wants California Gov. Gavin Newsom to reject a new attempt to pay college athletes. The board has sent a letter to Newsom urging him not to sign the legislation known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, which would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names, likenesses and images. The board warned that California schools may be declared ineligible for NCAA competition if the bill becomes law because they would have an unfair recruiting advantage.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Rory McIlroy  has been voted PGA Tour player of the year over Brooks Koepka  after posting the most top-10 finishes and winning the FedEx Cup. It’s the third time McIlroy has won the Jack Nicklaus Award, and the first without having won a major. McIlroy had three victories among his tour-best 14 finishes in the top 10, including The Players Championship.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/11)

September 12, 2019


Final Baltimore 7 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Washington 6 Minnesota 2
Final Seattle 5 Cincinnati 3


Final Toronto 8 Boston 0
Final Oakland 5 Houston 3
Final Kansas City 8 Chi White Sox 6
Final Cleveland 4 L-A Angels 3
Final Texas 10 Tampa Bay 9
N-Y Yankees at Detroit PPD


Final Milwaukee 7 Miami 5
Final N-Y Mets 9 Arizona 0
Final Atlanta 3 Philadelphia 1
Final Colorado 2 St. Louis 1
Final Pittsburgh 6 San Francisco 3
Final San Diego 4 Chi Cubs 0

Hoskins Resigns as Hempstead Football Coach

September 11, 2019

Just three games into the season the Hempstead High School football team will have a new head coach on the sidelines this Friday night. Hempstead Activities Director Brian Kuhle has confirmed Mustang head football coach Mike Hoskins has resigned. Kuhle says Hoskins cited personal and health reasons in his decision.

Kuhle, who was an assistant for several seasons at Hempstead and then head coach at Western Dubuque from 2010 to 2013 will take over the job as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/10)

September 11, 2019



  • Hempstead 3, Linn-Mar 2
  • Senior 3, Waterloo East 0
  • Cedar Falls 3, Western Dubuque 0
  • #3 2A Dyersville Beckman 3, Marion 0


  • Cuba City 3, Fennimore 0
  • Mineral Point 3, Southwestern 1
  • Shullsburg 3, Benton 2
  • Highland 3, Belmont 1
  • Iowa Grant 3, Darlington 2


  • East Dubuque 2, Scales Mound 0
  • Galena 2, West Carroll 0




  • Ambrose 3, Clarke 2 (OT)


  • Loras 2, North Central 0


  • Loras 3, Augustana 0
  • Mount Mercy 3, Clarke 1
  • Iowa State 3, UNI 1

Dodgers win another crown...Brewers lose Yelich...Pats' receiver Brown accused of rape

September 11, 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 7-3 win at Baltimore last night to become the first team to clinch a major league playoff berth this season. Corey Seager drove in five runs with a pair of homers as the Dodgers wrapped up their seventh consecutive NL West title. Walker Buehler struck out 11 and held the Orioles to four hits over seven scoreless innings to improve to 13-3 this year.

MIAMI (AP) – Brewers outfielder and reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich  broke his right kneecap on a foul ball during Milwaukee’s win over the Marlins last night. Yelich did it while batting in the first inning and spent several minutes on the ground before limping off the field. The Brewers didn’t say whether the reigning NL MVP might be able to return for the playoffs that begin Oct. 1 if they make it that far.

UNDATED (AP) – Newly-acquired New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the allegations, and an attorney representing the NFL veteran says the sex was consensual.

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Texans center Nick Martin has signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension that runs through the 2022 season. Martin has appeared in 31 games for the Texans since being selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He is set to make just more than $1.1 million this season while playing alongside new left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who was acquired from Miami on Aug. 31.

NEW YORK (AP) – A former Adidas consultant who became a key government witness in a college basketball corruption case has been sentenced to one year of probation. Thomas “T.J.” Gassnola received the term on Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. Gassnola had pleaded guilty in a scheme to funnel secret payments to the families of top recruits and agreed to testify against a former Adidas executive and two other defendants at a 2018 trial.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/10)

September 11, 2019


Final L-A Dodgers 7 Baltimore 3
Final Minnesota 5 Washington 0
Final Seattle 4 Cincinnati 3


Final Detroit 12 N-Y Yankees 11
Final Toronto 4 Boston 3
Final Chi White Sox 7 Kansas City 3
Final Oakland 21 Houston 7
Final Tampa Bay 5 Texas 3 (11 Innings)
Final Cleveland 8 L-A Angels 0


Final Philadelphia 6 Atlanta 5
Final N-Y Mets 3 Arizona 2
Final Milwaukee 4 Miami 3
Final Colorado 2 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 5 Pittsburgh 4
Final San Diego 9 Chi Cubs 8 (10 Innings)

Saints get last-second win...Raiders top Broncos...Ortiz back at Fenway...Trout has procedure

September 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Will Lutz nailed two long field goals in the final minute of the New Orleans Saints’ 30-28 win over the Houston Texans. Lutz drilled a 58-yarder as time expired after his 47-yard kick gave the Saints a 27-21 lead with 50 seconds to play. The second kick was necessary for the victory after Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson threw his third touchdown pass of the night, a 37-yard strike to Kenny Stills with 37 seconds remaining.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Josh Jacobs ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns as the Oakland Raiders took their season opener, 24-16. Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive and was 22 of 26 passing for 259 yards and no interceptions. Tyrell Williams had six receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown, two days after the Raiders cut fellow receiver Antonio Brown.

BOSTON (AP) – Former slugger David Ortiz threw the first pitch before last night’s game between the Red Sox and New York Yankees in Boston. It was his first public appearance since being shot and seriously injured in a Santo Domingo nightclub on June 9. Ortiz took a microphone on the pitcher’s mound and thanked the fans for their prayers and support after he threw the pitch to Jason Varitek, a catcher and teammate on Boston’s 2004 and ’07 championship clubs.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout has undergone a cryoablation procedure to alleviate pain in his right foot. Manager Brad Ausmus calls it a minor procedure and says Trout could return later in their series with the Indians. Trout is batting .291 with an AL-leading 45 homers and 104 RBIs despite being bothered by nerve pain in his foot for several weeks.

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has seen a hand specialist who has confirmed the slugger has a hairline fracture of his left thumb. He is expected to miss the rest of this month, but the team says he will continue his rehab in hopes of playing in October. Baez is batting .281 with 29 home runs and 85 RBIs in 133 games this season.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/9)

September 10, 2019


Final N-Y Yankees 5 Boston 0
Final Houston 15 Oakland 0
Final Cleveland 6 L-A Angels 2


Final Atlanta 7 Philadelphia 2
Final N-Y Mets 3 Arizona 1
Final Milwaukee 8 Miami 3
Final Pittsburgh 6 San Francisco 4
Final Chi Cubs 10 San Diego 2


Final New Orleans 30 Houston 28
Final Oakland 24 Denver 16

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (9/8)

September 9, 2019



  • Dubuque 1, College of Saint Scholastica 0
  • UW Platteville 5, Bethel 1


  • Dubuque 2, College of Saint Scholastica 1
  • UW Platteville 0, Simpson 0 (2 OT)


  • Dubuque finish 13th at the Wartburg Fall Invitational with a score of 652. Daniela Miranda led the Spartans, tying for 20th overall after firing rounds of 76-77-153.
  • Clarke ended with a 10th place effort at the 12 team Mount Mercy Invitational in Cedar Rapids. Clarke’s Arieanna Accidentale tied for 10th with two rounds totaling 170
  • The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women’s golf team was first of six teams at the Viterbo/UW-La Crosse Invite following round two yesterday at the La Crosse Country Club.The Pioneers tallied 700. Markie Ash finished in fourth place with a total of 170. 


  • (men) Illinois Wesleyan 8, Dubuque 1
  • (men) Illinois Wesleyan 6, Loras 3

UNI QB McElvain Honored by MVFC

September 9, 2019

The Missouri Valley Football Conference named UNI freshman quarterback Will McElvain the Newcomer of the Week after leading UNI to 34 straight points en route to a 34-14 win over Southern Utah Saturday in Cedar Falls.

McElvain went 17-of-25 for 262 yards and three touchdowns to lead UNI to the win. He was 14-of-20 for 234 yards and three TDs before the half when the Panthers took their foot off the gas pedal.

 LSU moves up to give SEC 3 of top 4 in AP poll

September 9, 2019

UNDATED (AP) – The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU’s road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4.   Clemson remained No. 1 on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama received 6 first-place votes and Georgia stayed at No. 3. Oklahoma is fifth, followed by Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Florida and Michigan.

Wisconsin moved up to 15th, Iowa climbed to 19th, Iowa State 25th last week dropped from the top 25.

Nadal takes Open title...Pats blow out Steelers...Rams top Panthers...Chiefs crush Jags

September 9, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Rafael Nadal has earned his 19th Grand Slam title by capturing the U.S. Open final against Daniil Medvedev. Nadal squandered a two-sets-to-love leave before pulling out a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory in 4 hours, 50 minutes. Nadal is one away from Roger Federer’s men’s record of 20 Grand Slam championships.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady showed he still has life in his 42-year-old arm by passing for 341 yards and three touchdowns to lead the New England Patriots’ 33-3 romp over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Phillip Dorsett caught two touchdown passes from Brady, including a 58-yard score. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger  completed 27 of 47 passes for 277 yards and an interception, with much of that coming after the Patriots built a 20-0 lead in the fourth quarter.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams have opened their NFC title defense with a 30-27 win at Carolina as Jared Goff threw for 186 yards and a touchdown. Todd Gurley started and ran for 97 yards on 14 carries after being limited to eight yards rushing on five touches in the first half. Malcolm Brown scored two TDs and was the primary ball carrier for the better part of three quarters, finishing with 53 yards on 11 carries.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Patrick Mahomes threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns while leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 40-26 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Sammy Watkins caught nine passes for a career-high 198 yards and three TDs while Tyreek Hill missed most of the game with a shoulder injury. Jacksonville quarterback Nick Foles sustained a broken left collarbone in the first half, and Myles Jack was ejected for throwing a punch during a fracas in the end zone.

INDIANPOLIS (AP) – Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time, beating Joey Logano by 6.118 seconds in a crash-marred race that ended Jimmie Johnson’s perfect playoff run. Johnson had been the only driver to qualify for every Cup playoff since the format was introduced in 2004. Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman claimed the final two spots in the 16-driver field.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/8)

September 9, 2019


Final    Tennessee            43    Cleveland          13

Final    Baltimore            59    Miami                  10

Final    Buffalo                17    N-Y  Jets            16

Final    Philadelphia      32    Washington        27

Final    Kansas  City        40    Jacksonville    26

Final    L.A.  Rams            30    Carolina            27

Final    Minnesota            28    Atlanta              12

Final    Seattle                21    Cincinnati        20

Final OT    L.A.  Chargers    30    Indianapolis    24

Final    San  Francisco    31    Tampa  Bay          17

Final OT    Detroit                27    Arizona              27

Final    Dallas                  35    N-Y  Giants        17

Final    New  England        33    Pittsburgh          3



Final    Miami      9    Kansas  City      0

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Tampa  Bay              8    Toronto            3

Final    Texas                    10    Baltimore        4

Final    Houston                21    Seattle            1

Final    Cleveland              5    Minnesota        2

Final    Chi  White  Sox      5    L-A  Angels      1

Final    Oakland                  3    Detroit            1

Final    N-Y  Yankees        10    Boston              5

           NATIONAL  LEAGUE   

Final    Cincinnati          4    Arizona                  3

Final    St.  Louis            2    Pittsburgh            0

Final    Washington          9    Atlanta                  4

Final    Milwaukee            8    Chi  Cubs                5

Final    Philadelphia    10    N-Y  Mets                7

Final    L-A  Dodgers        5    San  Francisco      0

Final    San  Diego            2    Colorado                1    (10 Innings)

MLB Baseball from Saturday - 9/7

September 8, 2019


Kansas  City      7    Miami      2


N-Y  Yankees      5    Boston                    1

Tampa  Bay          5    Toronto                  3

Houston              2    Seattle                  1

Texas                  9    Baltimore              4

Minnesota          5    Cleveland              3

L-A  Angels        8    Chi  White  Sox      7

Oakland            10    Detroit                  2


Arizona                  2    Cincinnati        0

Philadelphia        5    N-Y  Mets            0

St.  Louis            10    Pittsburgh        1

Milwaukee              3    Chi  Cubs            2

Atlanta                  5    Washington        4

San  Diego              3    Colorado            0

San  Francisco      1    L-A  Dodgers      0

Big Ten and Area Football from Saturday 9/7

September 8, 2019

Big Ten Football

(20)Iowa 30,   Rutgers  0

Illinois 31, UConn 23

(17)Wisconsin 61,  Cent.  Michigan  0

Minnesota 38,  Fresno State 35

Area Football

N. Iowa 34, S. Utah 14

Missouri Valley College 44,  Clarke University 4

(4) UW Whitewater  42, University of Dubuque  7

UW Platteville 38,  East Texas Baptist 30

UW Eau Claire 35,  Loras 3

Local High School Sports Scores

September 7, 2019

Wisconsin HS Football

Viroqua 20 Dodgeville 6

River Valley 18 Prairie du Chien 7

Platteville 22 Richland Center 7

Fennimore 20 Aquinas 48

Lancaster 46 Darlington 21

Cuba City 27 Iowa-Grant 22

Mineral Point 59 Luther 14

Potosi/Cassville 12 Black Hawk/Warren (IL) 24

Southwestern 12 Cambridge 20

Boscobel 0 River Ridge 59

Pecatonica/Argyle 8  Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 32

Iowa HS Football

Assumption, Davenport 42, Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 7

Monticello 34, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 33 (OT)

Camanche 19, Bellevue 14 ( (ND))

Benton Community 30, Cascade, Western Dubuque 0

Senior 28 Davenport North 15

Hempstead 47 CR Washington 14

West Dubuque 48 Williamsburg 20

Maquoketa 29 Central Dewitt 7

East Buchanan 26 Clayton Ridge 7

Illinois HS Football

East Dbq 14 Milledgeville 6

Forreston 52 Galena 9

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/5)

September 6, 2019



  • Hempstead 47, Cedar Rapids Washington 14 (Mustangs Jalen Smith 3 first half touchdowns)



  • Anamosa 3, Bellevue 2
  • Dyersville Beckman 3, Maquoketa 0
  • Cascade 3, Camanche 1


  • Shullsburg 3, Belmont 0
  • River Ridge 3, Potosi 0
  • Platteville 3, Lancaster 0
  • Darlington 3, Fennimore 1


  • Galena 2, Byron 0

Packers top Bears...Raiders' Brown a no-show...Williams vs. Andreescu...NHL labor talks resume

September 6, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have opened the 100th NFL season by holding the Chicago Bears to 254 total net yards in a 10-3 victory at Soldier Field. Aaron Rodgers was 18 of 30 for 208 yards, including an eight-yard pass to Jimmy Graham in the second quarter for the game’s only touchdown. Former Bears safety Adrian Amos sealed the outcome by picking off an end-zone pass into double coverage with 1:58 remaining, the only turnover of the night.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown was not with the team four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock said at the beginning of practice yesterday that Brown wasn’t at the Raiders facility and won’t be practicing a day after Brown posted a letter from the GM on social media detailing nearly $54,000 in fines for missing a practice and walkthrough.

NEW YORK (AP) – It will be Serena Williams against No. 15 Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo) in tomorrow’s U.S. Open women’s final. Williams is one match victory from her seventh U.S. Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam championship following a 6-3, 6-1 win over fifth seed Elina Svitolina. Andreescu ousted No. 13 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, 7-6, 7-5 to become the first player to get this far in her debut in New York since Venus Williams was the runner-up in 1997.

CHICAGO (AP) – The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will meet again today in New York to continue collective bargaining negotiations. Players have until Sept. 15 to decide whether to terminate the current collective bargaining agreement effective a year from now. Owners had the same option and chose not to end it, citing the health of the league and the momentum from a period of labor peace.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame guard Jerry West has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony. The 81-year-old West noted his humble beginnings growing up in West Virginia and where sports has taken him. He said, “It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball.”

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/5/19)

September 6, 2019


Final Chi White Sox 7 Cleveland 1
Final Detroit 6 Kansas City 4
Final Oakland 10 L-A Angels 6
Final Texas 3 Baltimore 1
Final Minnesota 2 Boston 1
Final Tampa Bay 6 Toronto 4
Final Houston 11 Seattle 9 (13 Innings)


Final St. Louis 10 San Francisco 0
Final Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 3 (11 Innings)
Final Atlanta 4 Washington 2
Final Miami 10 Pittsburgh 7
Final Chi Cubs 10 Milwaukee 5


Final Green Bay 10 Chicago 3

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/4)

September 5, 2019



  • Dubuque 3, Augustana 1 (Spartans 5-0)

Mens Soccer

  • Loras 4, St. Mary’s University (MN) 0
  • Simpson 2, UW Platteville 0
  • Clarke 2, University of St. Francis 0

Womens Soccer

  • Dubuque 2, Knox 0

Mens Golf

  • Dubuque took the team title at the14 team Clarke Invitational yesterday at Eagle Ridge South Course. The Spartans won by 17 strokes with a team score of 299! U-D’s Jordan Elliot took home medalist honors with a 73. The Clarke Gold squad finished 8th with 334, Clarke Blue wsa 10th with 347, Southwest Tech 12th with 363.

Rea on Mound as I-Cubs Fall in PCL Series Opener

September 5, 2019

Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Colin Rea took to the mound last night in game one of the Iowa Cubs first round playoff opener in Round Rock, Texas against the Express.  Round Rock outlasted Iowa in 11 innings 5-4. Rea gave up a two run homer in the second, but settled and ultimately recorded a quality start. The Cascade native didn’t give up another run as he spun six frames, allowing six hits, walking three and fanning four.

Iowa and Round Rock clash for Game 2 tonight again in Round Rock. The remaining games of the best-of-five series will be played starting tomorrow night at Principal Park.

Betts leads Red Sox to win ... Dodgers set NL record ... Rafael Nadal reaches 33rd Slam SF at US Open

September 5, 2019

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts homered on the first two pitches he saw, collecting four hits and five RBIs in all, and Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just five singles in seven shutout innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Joc Pederson hit a leadoff homer and a two-run shot as the Los Angeles Dodgers set a National League record with their 250th long ball this season in beating the Colorado Rockies 7-3 to complete a three-game sweep. Pederson, on a powerful tear at the plate, socked five homers and a double in a string of six at-bats that dated back to Sunday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Sean Murphy homered for his first hit in his major league debut, Marcus Semien added a two-run shot two batters later and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0. Murphy drove an 0-1 pitch from Jake Jewell over the right center wall in the fifth inning and replays showed his proud parents cheering and celebrating in the stands.

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Zac Gallen lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning on a clean single by the San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado. Machado ripped a line drive into right field. The ball was hit so hard, outfielder Jarrod Dyson tried to scoop it up and fire to first base, but he bobbled the transfer and Machado reached easily. Gallen had struck out six, walked one, hit a batter and thrown 88 pitches entering the seventh.

NEW YORK (AP) -Rafael Nadal has reached his 33rd Grand Slam semifinal and prevented Diego Schwartzman from making it to his first. Nadal beat Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in Arthur Ashe Stadium to move a step closer to a fourth U.S. Open championship and 19th major title in all, which would be just one short of Roger Federer’s record. Nadal will meet No. 24 Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the semifinals Friday.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/4)

September 5, 2019


Final    N-Y  Yankees      4    Texas                      1

Final    Boston                6    Minnesota              2

Final    Kansas  City      5    Detroit                  4

Final    Cleveland          8    Chi  White  Sox      6

Final    Oakland              4    L-A  Angels            0


Final    N-Y  Mets                8    Washington          4

Final    Cincinnati            8    Philadelphia      5

Final    Pittsburgh            6    Miami                    5

Final    San  Francisco      9    St.  Louis            8

Final    Arizona                  4    San  Diego            1

Final    L-A  Dodgers          7    Colorado              3

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/4)

September 4, 2019




  • #1 4-A Wahlert 3, Hempstead 0
  • Western Dubuque 3, Senior 1
  • At the Prince of Peace Tourney, Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost all three of their matches to North Cedar, Cal-Wheatland, and Prince of Peace.


  • Platteville 3, River Valley 0


  • East Dubuque 2, Durand 1


  • Wahlert girls took the team title and the boys were 2nd at the Bruess Invitational in Monroe, Wisconsin


  • Senior 108, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 73
  • Wahlert 107, Linn-Mar 79




  • Loras 2, Benedictine 2 (OT)


  • Clarke 3, Waldorf 0


Associated Press HS Football Rankings

September 4, 2019

Associated Press HS Football Rankings

The Western Dubuque Bobcats debut and number 2 in in the first Class 3-A  Iowa Associated Press High School football rankings of the season. Dyersville Beckman is ranked 7th in the 1-A poll.

In the Wisconsin poll, four area teams are ranked among the Small Schools top 10; Black Hawk-Warren is ranked 2nd, Mineral Point 6th, Lancaster 9th, and Darlington 10th.

High School Cross Country Rankings

September 4, 2019

The week one Iowa High School Cross Country Top 15 Rankings have been released by the Iowa Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Class 4A: the Hempstead boys are ranked 2nd while Western Dubuque is ranked 13th. In the girls poll Senior is ranked 4th and Hempstead 5th.

Class 3A: the Wahlert boys are ranked 8th while the Wahlert girls are once again the top ranked team in the state.

Class 1A: the Cascade boys are ranked 15th, Bellevue Marquette Catholic is ranked 11th in the girls poll.

Ninth-inning meltdown...Twins homers...Player opioid death

September 4, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) – It was the Nationals, not the Mets, who were amazing in an improbably seven-run final at-bat 11-10 comeback. Kurt Suzuki capped the largest ninth-inning comeback in Nationals history with a game-ending, three-run homer. Mets relievers Paul Sewald, Luis Avilan and Edwin Diaz pitched through the meltdown, retiring just one Nationals batter while Washington rallied for its 20th win in 26 games. New York led 10-4 in the top of the ninth.

BOSTON (AP) – Nelson Cruz and Miguel Sano connected in the fifth inning to pad Minnesota’s record home run total, and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5. Jake Cave added a two-run triple for the Twins, who won for the ninth time in 10 games and improved to 7-1 on a 10-game trip. Minnesota extended its major league record to 271 homers with nearly four weeks left in the season.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jack Flaherty pitched one-hit ball over eight innings, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals – with a fluky foul ball-turned-base hit – beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0. Flaherty carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and dominated with eight strikeouts and a walk. The 23-year-old right-hander threw a career-high 113 pitches, 84 for strikes, and lowered his ERA to 0.90 over his past 11 starts dating to July 7.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Zack Greinke lost his first game since joining Houston, giving up a three-run homer to Eric Thames as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Astros 4-2 for a split of the interleague series. Greinke came in 4-0 in his five previous starts.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Medical examiners say a Northern Arizona University football player died of an opioid overdose. Authorities found Malik Noshi unresponsive in his Flagstaff home on July 7. An autopsy report released Tuesday says he died of accidental acute fentanyl intoxication.

AP College Football Poll

September 4, 2019

UNDATED (AP) – The Top 25 went 23-0 against unranked teams to open the season, leaving the rankings mostly unchanged: No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama are at the top of the first regular-season AP college football poll of 2019.

The Tigers received 54 first-place votes out of 62 in the media poll, up two from the preseason. The Crimson Tide received the remaining eight in the poll presented by Regions Bank.
The only Top 25 team to lose was Oregon, which slipped to 16 after dropping a thriller to Auburn. The Tigers moved up to 10th.

The top seven teams in the preseason rankings held their spots Tuesday. Clemson and Alabama were followed by No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 LSU and No. 7 Michigan. Notre Dame moved up a spot to No. 8 and Texas was ninth. Florida slipped three spots to No. 11.

Wisconsin is up two spots to 17th, Iowa stayed put at 20th, and following their close call with UNI, Iowa State fell to 25th.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/3)

September 4, 2019


Final Atlanta 7 Toronto 2
Final Milwaukee 4 Houston 2
Final Chi Cubs 6 Seattle 1


Final Baltimore 4 Tampa Bay 2 (1st game)
Final Tampa Bay 2 Baltimore 0 (2nd game)
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Texas 1
Final Chi White Sox 6 Cleveland 5
Final Minnesota 6 Boston 5
Final Kansas City 6 Detroit 5
Final Oakland 7 L-A Angels 5


Final Philadelphia 6 Cincinnati 2
Final St. Louis 1 San Francisco 0
Final Washington 11 N-Y Mets 10
Final Miami 5 Pittsburgh 4 (10 Innings)
Final Arizona 2 San Diego 1
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Colorado 3

Regional College Football News

September 3, 2019

Taylor Big 10 POW

Wisconsin junior running back Jonathan Taylor was named the Big 10 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Badgers decisive win at South Florida on Friday night. Taylor totaled 183 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, two of them rushing and two of them receiving.


UNI Kicker Matthew Cook Earns National FCS Award

–UNI freshman kicker Matthew Cook has earned FCS Special Teams National Player of the Week honors for his performance in the 3OT loss at No. 21 Iowa State.  Saturday, he went 4-4 in field goals, including a make from 50 yards and one from 49 yards.

Cook was also named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week .


Epstein Out for Illini

– Illinois running back Mike Epstein has sustained a season-ending injury for the third straight year. Coach Lovie Smith said Monday the junior hurt his knee in the third quarter of the opener against Akron. Epstein has played 13 games over three seasons and rushed for 802 yards and scored seven touchdowns.

saka ousted, Nadal advances...Irish top Cardinals...Chiefs ink McCoy...'Canes captain on hiatus

September 3, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Top-ranked and defending champion Naomi Osaka has been eliminated from the U.S. Open in the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-4 loss to No. 13 Belinda Bencic. Osaka struggled with left knee pain before the tournament and was visited by medical personnel in the second set. Donna Vekic reached the quarters with a three-sets victory to earn the right to face Bencic. Elise Mertens won her fourth-round match in straight sets, and American Taylor Townsend was ousted by Bianca Andreescu .

NEW YORK (AP) – Second seed Rafael Nadal has reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals by downing 2014 champion Marin Cilic , 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Sixth seed Alexander Zverev doubled-faulted 17 times on his way to a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 loss to Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round. Matteo Berrettini overpowered Andrey Rublev, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 to become the first Italian man in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1977.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Ian Book threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and ninth-ranked Notre Dame earned a 35-17 victory at Louisville. Jahmir Smith had a pair of short rushing touchdowns for Notre Dame, which trailed 14-7 in the first quarter before Tony Jones Jr. ran for an 11-yard TD. Jones carried 15 times for 112 yards to help the Irish outgain the Cardinals, 425-383.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the signing of two-time All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy, two days after he was released by Buffalo. McCoy was drafted by Philadelphia and spent his first four seasons with the Eagles while playing for former Eagles and current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. He is also going from a rebuilding franchise in the Bills to a three-time AFC West champion with Super Bowl aspirations.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams says he will “step away” from the NHL for the time being. With the start of training camp looming later this month, Williams says this is “the first time in my life that I’ve felt unsure of my aspirations” about hockey and lacks his usual “mental and physical commitment.” The three-time Stanley Cup champion is an unrestricted free agent after his two-year contract with Carolina expired this summer.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/2)

September 3, 2019


Final Atlanta 6 Toronto 3
Final Chi Cubs 5 Seattle 1
Final Houston 3 Milwaukee 2 (10 Innings)


Final Texas 7 N-Y Yankees 0
Final Minnesota 4 Detroit 3
Final Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 4 (10 Innings)
Final Cleveland 11 Chi White Sox 3


Final N-Y Mets 7 Washington 3
Final Philadelphia 7 Cincinnati 1
Final St. Louis 3 San Francisco 1
Final Arizona 14 San Diego 7
Final L-A Dodgers 16 Colorado 9


(9)Notre Dame 35 Louisville 17

Monday Scoreboard

September 2, 2019


Final Atlanta 5 Chi White Sox 3


Final Houston 2 Toronto 0
Final Tampa Bay 8 Cleveland 2
Final Minnesota 8 Detroit 3
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Oakland 4
Final Kansas City 6 Baltimore 4
Final Seattle 11 Texas 3
Final Boston 4 L-A Angels 3


Final St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 3 (1st game)
Final Washington 9 Miami 3
Final Milwaukee 4 Chi Cubs 0
Final Pittsburgh 6 Colorado 2
Final San Diego 8 San Francisco 4
Final L-A Dodgers 4 Arizona 3 (11 Innings)
Final Philadelphia 5 N-Y Mets 2
Final Cincinnati 5 St. Louis 3 (2nd game)


(4)Oklahoma 49 Houston 31



Toronto at Atlanta 1:20 p.m.
Seattle at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m.
Houston at Milwaukee 4:10 p.m.


Texas at N-Y Yankees 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit 1:10 p.m.
Chi White Sox at Cleveland 7:10 p.m.


N-Y Mets at Washington 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cincinnati 2:10 p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis 2:15 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona 4:10 p.m.
Colorado at L-A Dodgers 8:10 p.m.


(9)Notre Dame at Louisville 8 p.m.

Sunday Sports Scoreboard

September 1, 2019


Final Atlanta 11 Chi White Sox 5


Final N-Y Yankees 4 Oakland 3 (11 Innings)
Final Toronto 6 Houston 4
Final Tampa Bay 9 Cleveland 6
Final Detroit 10 Minnesota 7
Final Kansas City 7 Baltimore 5
Final Texas 3 Seattle 2
Final L-A Angels 10 Boston 4


Final St. Louis 10 Cincinnati 6 (1st game)
Final Milwaukee 2 Chi Cubs 0
Final N-Y Mets 6 Philadelphia 3
Final Washington 7 Miami 0
Final St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 2 (2nd game)
Final Arizona 6 L-A Dodgers 5
Final Pittsburgh 11 Colorado 4
Final San Diego 4 San Francisco 1



Central Methodist 49

Clarke University 19



(21)Iowa St. 29 N. Iowa 26
(24)Nebraska 35 South Alabama 21
(5)Ohio St. 45 FAU 21
(13)Washington 47 E. Washington 14
(2)Alabama 42 Duke 3
(15)Penn St. 79 Idaho 7
(25)Stanford 17 Northwestern 7
(22)Syracuse 24 Liberty 0
(7)Michigan 40 Middle Tennessee 21
(16)Auburn 27 (11)Oregon 21
(6)LSU 55 Georgia Southern 3
(20)Iowa 38 Miami (Ohio) 14
(10)Texas 45 Louisiana Tech 14
(23)Washington St. 58 New Mexico St. 7


Area Scoreboard from Thursday (8/29)

August 30, 2019

          HIGH SCHOOL


Wisconsin 8 Man

  • Oakfield 25, Belmont 24



  • #3 2-A Dyersville Beckman with a 3-1 win over Independence and 3-0 victory over Western Dubuque. Western Dubuque also lost to Independence 3-1.


  • River Ridge 3, Shullsburg 0

Iowa, Illinois HS Football Teams Open Seasons

August 30, 2019

The Iowa and Illinois High School football teams kickoff the 2019 season tonight. The only Dubuque team who starts with a road game, the Senior Rams are at Linn-Mar.

The Hempstead Mustangs make their season debut tonight at Dalzell Field when they host Davenport North.

Wahlert opens at home in the Rock Bowl against West Delaware. You can hear that game tonight on AM 1370 with pregame at 7:05.

Other area openers tonight:

  • Western Dubuque at Clinton,
  • Bellevue hosts ED-CO,
  • Cascade at Monticello,
  • Dyersville Beckman hosts Union Laporte City.
  • Both East Dubuque and Galena play home openers. East Dubuque hosts AFC and Galena welcomes West Carroll.

Rea PCL Pitcher of the Year

August 30, 2019

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Pacific Coast League announced yesterday Cascade native Colin Rea of the Iowa Cubs is the Pitcher of the Year.

Rea leads the league in wins (14), ERA and winning percentage and also finds himself in the top five in many other pitching categories.

Unfortunately Rea got roughed up in his start last night at Oklahoma City. The right hander took the loss in 9-4 defeat by OKC. Rea gave up 6 runs in 6 innings and saw his season ERA climb to 3.95.

#1 Clemson Rolls... Gauff, Townsend reach Round 3...Nadal advances...Nets' Chandler suspended

August 30, 2019

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Travis Etienne  ran for a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns, including one from 90 yards out as top-ranked Clemson opened national championship defense with a 52-14 pounding of Georgia Tech. His 90-yard score tied for the longest rushing TD in Tigers history. Etienne added scoring runs of 14 yards and 48 yards as Clemson opened a 35-0 lead.

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans Coco Gauff and Taylor Townsend have joined top seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of the U.S. Open. The 15-year-old Gauff became the youngest player in 23 years to win a second-round match, and Townsend pulled off the biggest stunner in the women’s bracket so far by ousting fourth seed Simona Halep . Osaka stormed to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Magda Linette after needing three sets to win her opening-round match on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (AP) – Second-seeded Rafael Nadal  has advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a walkover after Thanasi Kokkinakis pulled out before their match with a right shoulder injury. Sixth seed Alexander Zverev  reached the third round with his second five-setter of the week, and No. 14 John Isner advanced in straight sets. No. 15 David Goffin has moved into Round 3, as have No. 23 Stan Wawrinka , No. 28 Nick Kyrgios and unseeded American Denis Kudla.

NEW YORK (AP) – Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler has been suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA for testing positive for a drug that increases the release of growth hormone. The Nets signed the veteran forward during their busy offseason and expect him to play a valuable role in the absence of Kevin Durant, who is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. Chandler has averaged 12.9 points in 11 seasons since being taken in the first round of the 2007 draft.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The college football season opener for Boise State and Florida State will be played tomorrow at Tallahassee instead of Jacksonville. The move is due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to slam the Jacksonville area. The game has also been moved to a noon start, seven hours before it was originally scheduled.

UNDATED (AP) – Kentucky coach Mark Stoops will receive an annual raise of $500,000 plus incentives over the remaining six years of a restructured contract following the Wildcats’ best season in 41 years. The seventh-year coach will earn $4.75 million this season with increases up to $6 million in 2024-25. Stoops will also receive a $250,000 bonus for each Kentucky win of nine or more, replacing the previous deal that paid the same amount for the seventh and eighth victories.

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (8/30)

August 30, 2019


Final Cleveland 2 Detroit 0
Final Oakland 9 Kansas City 8
Final Minnesota 10 Chi White Sox 5
Final Tampa Bay 9 Houston 8
Final Seattle 5 Texas 3


Final Chi Cubs 4 N-Y Mets 1
Final Miami 4 Cincinnati 3 (12 Innings)
Final Pittsburgh 11 Colorado 8
Final San Diego 5 San Francisco 3
Final Arizona 11 L-A Dodgers 5

Pustina Named Assistant at UW-P

August 29, 2019

Former Cuba City School hall of fame girls basketball coach Jeff Pustina has a new job.  New University of Wisconsin Platteville head women’s basketball coach Kelly McNiff announced Pustina and Marc Heidorf have been named assistant coaches on her staff..

Pustina joins the Pioneers staff after an illustrious 32-year high school coaching career at Cuba City where he finished with 662 wins while leading the Cubans to nine state championships before retiring at the end of last season.

Heidorf joins the Pioneers after serving as athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2013.

Martin Transfer Approved by NCAA

August 29, 2019

After weeks of waiting, the Hawkeye football program received welcome news from the NCAA regarding transfer Oliver Martin.The sophomore was ruled eligible to play for Iowa this season after his waiver was approved by the NCAA according to the University of Iowa. Martin, a graduate of Iowa City West High School, spent two seasons at Michigan, registering 11 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown.

Serena, Federer rally...Joker wins despite bum shoulder...Carrasco returning to Indians

August 29, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams and Roger Federer each experienced a frustrating first set before advancing to the third round of the U.S. Open. Williams made key adjustments to her serve and straightened out her other strokes before completing a 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 win against 17-year-old American Caty McNally. Federer fell behind for the second time in three days before rallying for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Damir Dzumhur.

NEW YORK (AP) – Top seed Novak Djokovic battled through shoulder pain while disposing of Juan Ignacio Londero, 6-4, 7-6, 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open yesterday. Djokovic received treatment throughout the match before joining Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori in the third round. Women’s second seed Ash Barty and No. 3 Karolina Pliskova each cruised to a straight-sets victory, and Venus Williams was dispatched in the second round by fifth seed Elina Svitolina , 6-4, 6-4.

UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says the team plans to activate right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list Sunday. The 32-year-old Carrasco has been out of major league action since late May, when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He has made three rehab appearances so far with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, permitting one run while striking out six hitters across 3 2/3 innings.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they’re investigating a claim that center DeMarcus Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend. TMZ released an audio recording Tuesday in which it says Cousins threatens to shoot Christy West, the mother of their 7-year-old child. The team and the NBA both say they’re gathering information and looking into the allegations.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Boise State and Florida State expect to make a decision about Saturday night’s season opener in Jacksonville, Florida, which could be affected by Hurricane Dorian. Dorian gained hurricane strength earlier Wednesday and is forecast to become a powerful storm in the next few days. Officials could consider starting the game earlier Saturday or canceling it altogether.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/28)

August 29, 2019


Final Washington 8 Baltimore 4
Final Atlanta 9 Toronto 4
Final Boston 7 Colorado 4


Final N-Y Yankees 7 Seattle 3
Final Cleveland 4 Detroit 2
Final Kansas City 6 Oakland 4
Final Houston 8 Tampa Bay 6
Final Minnesota 8 Chi White Sox 2
Final Texas 3 L-A Angels 0


Final Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 1
Final Philadelphia 12 Pittsburgh 3
Final Cincinnati 5 Miami 0
Final Chi Cubs 10 N-Y Mets 7
Final L-A Dodgers 6 San Diego 4 (10 Innings)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/28)

August 28, 2019



  • Hempstead 3, Western Dubuque 2
  • Wahlert 3, Senior 0
  • Cascade 3, MFL Mar Mac 2


  • Galena 2, Southwestern 0
  • East Dubuque 2, Southwestern 0


  • The Hempstead boys and girls cross country teams won team championships yesterday at the Mount Vernon Invitational. Ryan Winger was the boys medalist and Emma Holesinger paced the girls with a 4th place finish.
  • The Wahlert boys and girls opened their seasons with team titles at the Central Dewitt Invitational. Gabby Moran was the girls medalist for the Golden Eagle girls.





  • Trinity Christian 2, Clarke 0

Osaka, Gauff, Nadal advance...Turner, Broxton punished by MLB...Good news on Newton

August 28, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Women’s top seed and defending championship Naomi Osaka struggled in her first-round match at the U.S. Open before pulling out a 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 triumph over Anna Blinkova. Coco Gauff was among the first-round winners on the women’s side, while Rafael Nadaladvanced in the men’s bracket. Men’s sixth seed Alexander Zverev  needed five sets to reach the second round, but fourth seed Dominic Thiem, eighth seed Stefanos Tsisipas and No. 10 Roberto Bautista-Agut were knocked out.

DETROIT (AP) – The Cleveland Indians have hope that third baseman Jose Ramirez can return to the team for the playoffs if they get that far. Ramirez had surgery Monday in New York on the broken hamate bone in his right hand, an injury suffered during a hard swing during a weekend game. The team said the two-time All-Star could return in five to seven weeks, which would be the beginning of October.

NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has received a one-game suspension for making contact with plate umpire Rob Drake during Monday’s loss to San Diego. Turner said after the game that Drake instigated the contact which occurred after he struck out to end the Padres’ 4-3 victory. MLB says Turner is appealing the discipline and will be allowed to play until the process is complete.

NEW YORK (AP) – Seattle Mariners outfielder Keon Broxton has been given a two-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing equipment that hit an umpire. Broxton became irate after striking out looking during Monday’s loss to the New York Yankees. MLB says Broxton is appealing the punishment, meaning he is allowed to play until the process is complete.

UNDATED (AP) – Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he has no doubt that Cam Newton will play in the team’s regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Rivera says the 30-year-old quarterback has made “good strides” after suffering a mid-foot sprain in last Thursday night’s preseason game against at New England. Rivera expects Newton will return to practice when the Panthers begin preparations for the Sept. 8 opener.

MLB Scores from Tuesday (8/28)

August 28, 2019


Final Baltimore 2 Washington 0
Final Toronto 3 Atlanta 1
Final Boston 10 Colorado 6


Final Cleveland 10 Detroit 1
Final Oakland 2 Kansas City 1
Final Houston 15 Tampa Bay 1
Final Minnesota 3 Chi White Sox 1
Final L-A Angels 5 Texas 2
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Seattle 0


Final Chi Cubs 5 N-Y Mets 2
Final Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Cincinnati 8 Miami 5
Final St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 3
Final Arizona 3 San Francisco 2
Final L-A Dodgers 9 San Diego 0

Wahlert Volleyball Top Ranked to Start Season

August 27, 2019

Three time defending Class 4-A champion Wahlert is top ranked to begin the high school volleyball season according to the first rankings from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Dyersville Beckman is ranked 3rd in the first Class 2-A poll of the season.

Cedar Falls is tops in Class 5A, Mount Vernon in 3A, Western Christian in 2A and Tripoli in 1A.

For the complete rankings: https://www.ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/volleyball-2019-82619rankings.pdf

Clarke Football Ready for Launch

August 27, 2019

The anticipation is building as the Clarke University Pride get ready to play their first football game in program history this Saturday when they host Central Methodist University at Dalzell Field. Pride head coach Miguel Regelado says his roster which is loaded with freshman and sophomore class players have put in great work preparing for the historic season.

The 2019 season is a culmination of planning and preparation since January of 2015 when Clarke announced it would be starting a football program from the ground floor. Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPN 3 and there is free admission for all fans. Regelado says with all that in mind it should create an electric atmosphere to launch the season.The Pride will play 6 home games during the 11 game season in the Heart of America Conference. Kickoff Saturday morning will be at 11 o’clock.

For more info: http://www.clarkepride.com/article/3018.php#.XWUXsONKgdU

Area Scoreboard from Monday (8/26)

August 27, 2019

At the Western Dubuque Bobcat Invitational yesterday at Thunder Hills in Peosta, Western Dubuque finished as team runner-up with a 310 led by David Steltzer who finished as the meet medalist with a 1-under 70. Wahlert finished 3rd with 319 led by Nick Splinter with 77. Senior finished fifth with a 330 and Dubuque Hempstead sixth at 331. The Rams were led by Timmy Casey with 80 and the Mustangs were led by Kyle Arthofer who also shot 80.

Pleasant Valley won the team title carding 299.

Williams wallops Sharapova...Joker, Barty win...Nets extend LeVert

August 27, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams had little trouble with Maria Sharapova as the two rivals kicked off the night session at the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Williams rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 rout that gives her 19 straight wins over Sharapova. Williams took control by winning the final five games of a 24-minute opening set, then the first two of the second set.

NEW YORK (AP) – Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic  and women’s No. 2 Ash Barty won their first-round matches on opening day at the U.S. Open. Djokovic dropped nine games in his straight-sets victory, and Barty stormed back for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win. American Reilly Opelka pulled off an upset of men’s 11th seed Fabio Fognini, and women’s No. 14 Angelique Kerber was knocked out by Kristina Mladenovic .

NEW YORK (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Caris LeVert  to a contract extension after his remarkable recovery from injury last season. The 2016 first-round pick was averaging a team-best 18.4 points in his first 13 games before sustaining a dislocated right foot that kept him off the court for about three months. He managed to recover without surgery, helped the Nets reach the playoffs for the first time in four years and averaged 21 points in a first-round loss to Philadelphia.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dwight Howard has rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers six years after his acrimonious departure. The eight-time All-Star center and 15-year NBA veteran led the NBA in rebounding while spending the 2012-13 season with the Lakers. He clashed with Kobe Bryant and subsequently spurned Los Angeles as a free agent.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Shea Patterson is set to start for No. 7 Michigan in its season opener Saturday night against Middle Tennessee, though coach Jim Harbaugh says he would like backup Dylan McCaffrey to play as well. Patterson threw for 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns last season, his first with the Wolverines after transferring from Mississippi. McCaffrey played in six games last season and attempted just 15 passes.

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (8/27)

August 27, 2019


Final Oakland 19 Kansas City 4
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Seattle 4


Final Colorado 3 Atlanta 1
Final Cincinnati 6 Miami 3
Final St. Louis 12 Milwaukee 2
Final Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 5 (11 Innings)
Final San Diego 4 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Arizona 6 San Francisco 4

McIlroy is $15 million richer...Jobe rallies...Indians lose Ramirez...Louisiana wins LLWS

August 26, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) – Rory McIlroy has captured the biggest cash payout in golf history by surging past Brooks Koepka  in the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake to win the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. One shot behind, McIlroy took the lead with a three-shot swing on No. 7 and never let Koepka or Xander Schauffele  catch him. McIlroy closed with a 4-under 66 and finished four shots ahead of Schauffele.

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) – Brandt Jobe  rallied from seven strokes down to win the Boeing Classic for his second PGA Tour Champions title. Jobe fired a final-round 9-under 63 and finished at 18 under, three shots ahead of Tom Pernice Jr. Jobe’s come-from-behind victory spoiled a bid by Fred Couples to win his hometown tournament. Couples held a five-shot lead going into the final round before struggling on Sunday.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians’ playoff push was dealt a blow when the team had to place slugging third baseman Jose Ramirez on the injured list with a fractured hamate bone in his right hand. Ramirez was removed from Saturday’s game in the first inning after swinging at a pitch. There is no immediate timetable for the return of Ramirez, who is hitting .254 with 20 home runs, 75 RBIs and a .788 OPS this year.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Louisiana has claimed its first Little League World Series title. Marshall Louque hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs to back Egan Prather in Louisiana’s 8-0 rout of Curacao. Prather threw a two-hitter for the team from River Ridge near New Orleans, capping a tournament in which he won two games and struck out 19 over 14 1/3 innings. Louisiana took the title after falling into the loser’s bracket with an opening-game loss to Hawaii.

NEW YORK (AP) – Mona Barthel  has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured right foot, allowing 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens to get into the field. Flipkens lost in qualifying at Flushing Meadows but now will participate in the main draw for the 11th time. The main draw begins play on Monday.

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/25)

August 26, 2019


Final San Diego 3 Boston 1
Final San Francisco 5 Oakland 4
Final N-Y Yankees 5 L-A Dodgers 1


Final Baltimore 8 Tampa Bay 3
Final Kansas City 9 Cleveland 8 (10 Innings)
Final Minnesota 7 Detroit 4
Final Chi White Sox 2 Texas 0
Final Houston 11 L-A Angels 2
Final Seattle 3 Toronto 1


Final Miami 3 Philadelphia 2
Final Atlanta 2 N-Y Mets 1
Final Pittsburgh 9 Cincinnati 8
Final St. Louis 11 Colorado 4
Final Arizona 5 Milwaukee 2
Final Washington 7 Chi Cubs 5 (11 Innings)

MLB and Preseason NFL Scorecard from 8/24

August 25, 2019



L-A  Dodgers          2    N-Y  Yankees      1

Boston                    5    San  Diego          4

San  Francisco      10    Oakland              5


Baltimore      7    Tampa  Bay              1

Houston          5    L-A  Angels            2

Texas              4    Chi  White  Sox      0

Cleveland      4    Kansas  City          2

Minnesota      8    Detroit                  5

Toronto          7    Seattle                  5


Washington          7    Chi  Cubs          2

Philadelphia      9    Miami                3

Pittsburgh          14    Cincinnati      0

St.  Louis            6    Colorado          0

Atlanta                9    N-Y  Mets          5

Milwaukee            4    Arizona            0



(8)Florida    24    Miami    20


Minnesota            20    Arizona                9

Chicago                27    Indianapolis      17

Dallas                  34    Houston                0

New  Orleans        28    N-Y  Jets              13

San  Francisco    27    Kansas  City        17

L.A.  Rams            10    Denver                  6

Seattle                23    L.A.  Chargers    15

Wisconsin HighSchool Football Scores

August 24, 2019

Week 1 Wisconsin High School Football

Cuba City 7 Platteville 12

Westby 12 Darlington 20

Viroqua 2 Mineral Point 46

River Ridge 41 Iowa-Grant 12

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) 38 Fennimore 7

Lancaster 14 Pecatonica/Argyle 7

Boscobel 6 Brookwood 47

Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 35 Royall 0

Southwestern 47 New Lisbon 22

River Ridge 41 Iowa-Grant 12

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (8/22)

August 23, 2019

High School Football

  • Belmont 19,  Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 6


High School Boys Golf

  • Wahlert placed 16th at the 18 team Cedar Rapids Washington Warrior Invitational yesterday at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids. The Golden Eagles carded a 340. Nick Splinter led the way for Wahlert shooting an 82. Cedar Falls won the team title shooting 302.

Fighting Saints Announce Training Camp Roster

August 23, 2019

The Dubuque Fighting Saints have announced their Training Camp roster ahead of the 2019-20 USHL season. 13 of the 31 players on the list played at least one game for the Fighting Saints last season as Dubuque returns several experienced players.

Riese Gaber, Dylan Jackson and Ty Jackson highlight the returning forwards as the three not only played last season with Dubuque but were featured on the same line for much of the season.

On the defensive side, Aidan Fulp, Luke Robinson, Kaelan Taylor, Michael Feenstra, Wyatt Kaiser, Braden Doyle and Ian Pierce all return after spending time with the Saints last season.

The Saints kick off their preseason schedule at home on September 13th, with a 7:05 puck drop against Cedar Rapids.

Complete roster and more information:  https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1043354

National Sports News from the AP

August 23, 2019


     Schaffele moves into 3-way tie for FedEx Cup

ATLANTA (AP) – Xander Schauffele  has grabbed a share of the FedEx Cup lead by firing the best score ever for an opening round in the Tour Championship.

Schauffele began the tournament six strokes back under the new scoring system for the FedEx Cup before firing a 6-under 64 that leaves him 10-under with three rounds remaining. He’s now tied with No. 1 seed Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka .

Koepka birdied three of his last four holes for a 67. Thomas carded a double-bogey and missed a pair of 3-foot putts for a 70 after entering the tournament with a two-shot advantage.

The score to par is all that matters in deciding who wins the FedEx Cup and the $15 million prize.


     Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash. It’s his one race this season.

Earnhardt Jr. posted on Twitter Wednesday night, saying his lower back is sore and swollen. He’s receiving daily treatment “solely to get well to race.”

Earnhardt, his family and two pilots escaped a burning plane that veered off the runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee last week.


     First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they’ll do it in their very first match. The past U.S. Open champions are scheduled for an opening-round matchup when the draws were conducted for the final major of the year.

Williams and Sharapova have met in the finals of the other three majors and the 2012 Olympics but have never played each other in the U.S. Open. Williams owns a 19-2 record in their WTA Tour matchups, but that lopsided number shouldn’t do much to dampen the hype around what will be the marquee match of the opening round at Flushing Meadows, which begins Monday.

Raiders edge Packers/Thursday Pre-Season Scores

August 23, 2019

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Daniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers Thursday night on a field that was shortened to 80 yards over concerns about player safety.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur decided to sit 33 players, including star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Aaron Jones. Rodgers hasn’t played in the preseason.

Oakland didn’t play starters including quarterback Derek Carr or receiver Antonio Brown.

The Raiders decided to move one of their two home exhibition games to Winnipeg in a move that saved them $500,000 in rent at the Oakland Coliseum. The team is planning to move to Las Vegas in 2020.

Other Pre-Season Scores from Thursday:

  • Giants 25, Bengals 23 (Darlington native Alex Erickson had 3 catches for 15 yards, 1 rush for 6 yards, kick return for 16 yards)
  • Ravens 26, Eagles 15
  • Patriots 10, Panthers 3
  • Redskins 19, Falcons 7
  • Dolphins 22, Jaguars 7

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (8/22)

August 23, 2019


Final    N-Y  Mets            2    Cleveland      0    (8 Innings)

Final    L-A  Dodgers      3    Toronto          2

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE 

Final    Boston                    5    Kansas  City      4    (10 Innings)

Final    Tampa  Bay              5    Baltimore          2

Final    Chi  White  Sox      6    Texas                  1

Final    Houston                  6    Detroit              3

Final    Oakland                  5    N-Y  Yankees      3

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Chi  Cubs          1    San  Francisco      0

Final    Atlanta            3    Miami                      2

Final    Washington      7    Pittsburgh            1

Final    St.  Louis        6    Colorado                5

Area Scoreboard from Wedesday (8/22)

August 22, 2019



  • Clarke 2, University of St. Francis 1

Senior High Wins Brees Sportsmanship Award

August 22, 2019

Dubuque Senior has been awarded the Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Division Cliff Brees Sportsmanship trophy for the spring and summer sports seasons. The award was presented yesterday at the meeting of conference activity directors. Senior was last given the honor for the spring and summer sports which covers soccer, baseball and softball  in the 2003.

Cephus Returns

August 22, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has returned to practice and his coach says pending eligibility issues stemming from a lack of credits because he was expelled amid sexual assault allegations this spring.

Cephus was charged a year ago with sexually assaulting two women in his apartment in April 2018. University officials expelled him before the spring semester ended, but a jury acquitted Cephus earlier this month.

Head Coach Paul Chryst told reporters yesterday that Cephus practiced with the team and that Cephus’ issues relate to a lack of credits. He declined to elaborate.

More Hawkeyes, Cyclones and Badgers on Award Watch Lists

August 22, 2019

The pre-season accolades for Iowa junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa continue. Epenesa has been announced as one of 37 players on the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the top defensive end in the country. Iowa State’s Jaquaan Bailey and Wisconsin’s Isaaiah Loudermilk are also on the list.

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley and Iowa State signal caller Brock Purdy both landed on the watch list for the Manning Award presented to the best college quarterback.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/21)

August 22, 2019


Final    N-Y  Mets              4    Cleveland      3    (10 Innings)

Final    Philadelphia      5    Boston            2

Final    L-A  Dodgers        2    Toronto          1    (10 Innings)

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Tampa  Bay              7    Seattle              6

Final    Chi  White  Sox      4    Minnesota          0

Final    Baltimore              8    Kansas  City      1

Final    Detroit                  2    Houston              1

Final    Texas                      8    L-A  Angels        7

Final    Oakland                  6    N-Y  Yankees      4

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Cincinnati      4    San  Diego              2

Final    Colorado          7    Arizona                  2

Final    Washington      11    Pittsburgh            1

Final    Atlanta            5    Miami                      0

Final    Milwaukee        5    St.  Louis              3    (8 Innings)

Final    Chi  Cubs          12    San  Francisco      11

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/20)

August 21, 2019

College Volleyball

  • Clarke 3, St. Ambrose 0 (Clarke begins year 3-0)

College Mens Soccer

  • Clarke 5, Emmaus 0

AP Sports Headlines for Wednesday (8/21)

August 21, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber has been shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain suffered while continuing his rehab from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league start for Triple-A Columbus at Charlotte on Sunday after one inning because of abdominal tightness. He hasn’t pitched for the Indians since May 1, when he was struck by a line drive at Miami.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Veteran guard Kyle Long removed a teammate’s helmet and began using it as a weapon last week in practice, and after apologizing to his teammates Long also apologized to Bears fans and media members for his behavior. Bears coach Matt Nagy said the incident is in the past. Long was not allowed to accompany the Bears on their trip last week to play the New York Giants. Any further punishment is not being disclosed by the team.


ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Star receiver Antonio Brown was back on the field for the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday after missing the previous practice as part of his dispute with the league and union over his helmet. Brown took part in a walkthrough without wearing a helmet and then went into the weight room as the rest of his teammates stretched. Brown didn’t attend practice Sunday as he works to find a helmet that he’s comfortable using and that meets safety standards set by the NFL and NFLPA.


FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots have cut punter Ryan Allen, who booted them to three Super Bowl victories in six seasons. First signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Allen put three of his five punts inside the 20-yard line during February’s Super Bowl victory over the Rams. The move likely means fifth-round draft choice Jake Bailey will make the team.


FLINT, Mich. (AP) – A jury has acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen  Cleaves of sexual assault and other charges. The verdict Tuesday by the jury in Cleaves’ hometown of Flint comes nearly four years after a then-24-year-old woman accused Cleaves of sexually assaulting her in a Flint area motel room. Cleaves led Michigan State to the NCAA basketball championship in 2000 and played for four NBA teams.

AP ALL American Team

August 21, 2019

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America. He has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.

Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, was joined on the first-team offense by Clemson running back Travis Etienne. Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons was a first-team selection on defense.  Clemson and No. 2 Alabama tied for the most first-team selections with three.

Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa, Wisconsin junior running back Jonathan Taylor  and Badgers junior center Tyler Biadaz were also named first team All-Americans.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/20)

August 21, 2019


Final    N-Y  Mets              9    Cleveland      2

Final    Philadelphia      3    Boston            2

Final    L-A  Dodgers        16    Toronto          3


Final    L-A  Angels      5    Texas                      1    (1st game)

Final    Baltimore        4    Kansas  City          1

Final    Seattle            7    Tampa  Bay              4

Final    Minnesota        14    Chi  White  Sox      4

Final    Houston            6    Detroit                  3

Final    Texas                3    L-A  Angels            2    (11 Innings, 2nd game)

Final    Oakland            6    N-Y  Yankees          2



Final    Pittsburgh      4    Washington            1

Final    Cincinnati      3    San  Diego              2

Final    Atlanta            5    Miami                      1

Final    Chi  Cubs          5    San  Francisco      3

Final    St.  Louis        9    Milwaukee              4

Final    Arizona            8    Colorado                7

Area Scoreboard from Monday (8/19)

August 20, 2019


The Wahlert boy’s golf team finished 3rd (out of 9) at the Iowa City West Invitational at Blue Top Ridge. The Golden Eagles totaled a 351, Ben Vaassen fired a 75 which was the 2nd lowest individual round of the day. Pleasant Valley topped the field with a 314.

Five to be inducted into Clarke’s Athletics Hall of Fame

August 20, 2019

Clarke University’s Athletics Hall of Fame will grow by five members next month.  This year’s induction class will include:

  • Morgan Bradford, Class of 2012
  • Brock Helms Class of 1996),
  • Cara (Clark) LaPlaca Class of 1999,
  • Sandy Sirvid-Twedt , Class of 2001
  • Alex Wilharm, Class of 2011.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday night, September 14th at 6 o’clock, at the R.C. & Celeste Wahlert Atrium.

More information: http://www.clarkepride.com/article/3016.php#.XVvOg-NKgdU

Rea Logs Another Win for I-Cubs

August 20, 2019

Cascade native Colin Rea just keeps winning on the mound for the Iowa Cubs. Last night Rea won his 13th game of the season as the I-Cubs downed San Antonio 9-5 at Principal Park in Des Moines. Rea (W, 13-3) allowed five runs through 5.0 frames, walked three and struck out seven and now has a season ERA of 3.71.

  Rodgers expected to play in Packers' 3rd preseason game

August 20, 2019

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers is participating in practice and is expected to play in the Packers’ third preseason game against the Oakland Raiders in Canada.

Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst said Monday the plan is for the two-time MVP to make his preseason debut Thursday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Rodgers sat out the Packers’ second preseason game in Baltimore and was sidelined during practice Sunday with back tightness.

Rodgers, along with 25 other teammates, did not dress for the first preseason game against Houston.

Thursday will mark the third time the Packers have played a preseason game outside the United States.

Wisconsin reinstates Cephus after sexual assault acquittal

August 20, 2019


MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has been cleared to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the decision Monday. The school says it obtained information that wasn’t provided during a student conduct review. The statement said sanctions against Cephus have been “reduced” and his expulsion has been lifted. The statement didn’t elaborate.

Cephus was suspended from the football team in August 2018 after he was charged. He was expelled from the university earlier this year for violating its nonacademic misconduct policies.

A jury acquitted him of the charges Aug. 2. His attorneys have been pressuring Blank to let him return.

Blank says she hopes the decision doesn’t deter sexual assault victims from coming forward.

Preseason AP College Football Poll

August 20, 2019

UNDATED (AP) – Defending national champion Clemson is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the first time. The Tigers won their second national title in three seasons in January. They can now claim equal standing with Alabama at the top of college football. The Crimson Tide, coming off a 44-16 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship, is No. 2. Clemson received 52 first-place votes and Alabama 10. Georgia is No. 3, followed by No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 5 Ohio State. The second 5 has LSU ranked 6th then Michigan, Florida, Notre Dame, and Texas.

Wisconsin is ranked 19th, Iowa 20th, and Iowa State ranked 21st.

National Scoreboard from Monday (8/19)

August 20, 2019


Final Kansas City 5 Baltimore 4
Final Seattle 9 Tampa Bay 3
Final Houston 5 Detroit 4
Final Chi White Sox 6 Minnesota 4
Final Texas 8 L-A Angels 7 (11 Innings)


Final San Diego 3 Cincinnati 2
Final Washington 13 Pittsburgh 0
Final St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 0
Final Arizona 5 Colorado 3


Final San Francisco 24 Denver 15

Oberg treated for another clot...Acuna benched for loafing...Thomas takes BMW Championship

August 19, 2019

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg has been treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career. Manager Bud Black said Oberg had a procedure to dissolve the clot at a hospital on Saturday and remained there overnight. The Rockies put Oberg on the 10-day injured list Sunday. Black said the 28-year-old Oberg started feeling heaviness in his arm on Saturday and alerted the training staff.

ATLANTA (AP) – Outfielder Ronald Acuna  Jr. was removed from the Braves’ game against the Dodgers yesterday after he stood at the plate admiring a long flyball that did not leave the park. The 21-year-old Acuna likely would have had an easy double if he had hustled from home plate. Manager Brian Snitker followed Acuna into the tunnel for an apparent conversation during the fourth inning.

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) – Justin Thomas has the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup finale after capturing the BMW Championship at Medinah . Thomas entered the final round with a six-shot lead, but he was only two strokes ahead until he carded three birdies in a five-hole stretch on the back nine. He closed with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot win over Patrick Cantlay, who fired a 65.

UNDATED (AP) – Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown it’s time to decide whether he’s “all in or all out” about playing this season after losing a fight with the NFL over his helmet. Mayock issued a statement expressing his frustration that Brown didn’t participate in practice Sunday despite being healed from the frost-bitten feet that have sidelined him for most of training camp. Mayock says there are “89 guys busting their tails” and that he hopes Brown will join his teammates soon.

NEW YORK (AP) – Longtime television sports broadcaster Jack Whitaker has died at 95. Whitaker spent 22 years with CBS Sports, which announced that he died of natural causes in his sleep. His Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events. Whitaker had been the only living play-by-play announcer from the first 21 Super Bowls.

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/18)

August 19, 2019


Final N-Y Mets 11 Kansas City 5


Final Seattle 7 Toronto 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 4
Final Boston 13 Baltimore 7
Final Cleveland 8 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Minnesota 6 Texas 3
Final Houston 4 Oakland 1
Final L-A Angels 9 Chi White Sox 2


Final St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 4
Final San Diego 3 Philadelphia 2
Final Atlanta 5 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Washington 16 Milwaukee 8
Final Colorado 7 Miami 6 (10 Innings)
Final Arizona 6 San Francisco 1
Final Chi Cubs 7 Pittsburgh 1

Sunday Sports Scorecard

August 18, 2019


Final N-Y Mets 4 Kansas City 1


Final N-Y Yankees 6 Cleveland 5
Final Seattle 4 Toronto 3
Final Oakland 8 Houston 4
Final Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 0 (13 Innings)
Final Boston 4 Baltimore 0
Final Minnesota 12 Texas 7
Final L-A Angels 6 Chi White Sox 5


Final Chi Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 0
Final Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 1
Final San Diego 5 Philadelphia 3
Final Atlanta 4 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Colorado 11 Miami 4
Final San Francisco 11 Arizona 6
Final Milwaukee 15 Washington 14 (14 Innings)


Final Cleveland 21 Indianapolis 18
Final New England 22 Tennessee 17
Final Pittsburgh 17 Kansas City 7
Final Houston 30 Detroit 23
Final Dallas 14 L.A. Rams 10

Local, Regional, and National Sports Updates

August 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has conditionally reinstated New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon, who can rejoin the team for meetings and workouts on Sunday. However, Gordon is barred from next Thursday’s game because of a lack of sufficient conditioning and practice time. Gordon had been suspended indefinitely since last December for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) – Hideki Matsuyama has a one-stroke lead over Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay at the midway mark of the BMW Championship at Medinah. Matsuyama sank five birdie putts of at least 15 feet, beginning and ending with 30-footers. They were part of a 9-under 63 that puts him in position to continue his streak of playing the Tour Championship every year since he turned pro.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Denny Hamlin will be the pole-sitter for tonight’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway after turning a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday’s qualifying session. The reigning Daytona 500 winner bumped Kyle Larson to the other end of the front row. Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch will make up the second row, just in front of Aric Almirola and Chase Elliott.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – San Diego Padres manager Andy Green says rookie phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. is most likely done for the season because of a back injury. The 20-year-old shortstop is batting .317 with 13 doubles, 22 homers and 53 RBIs in 84 games. Green said Tatis will be reevaluated in three weeks.

NEW YORK (AP) – Alibaba Group co-founder Joe Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people with knowledge of the details say are worth about $3.4 billion. The sources say that Tsai is paying about $2.35 billion for the Nets, a record for a U.S. pro sports franchise. He’s also spending nearly $1 billion in a separate transaction for the arena.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Anthony Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in the opener of a three-game series between National League playoff contenders. The Nationals’ five-game winning streak matched their longest of the season. At 66-55, they improved to 11 games over .500 for the first time since June 9, 2018. Milwaukee lost for just the third time in nine games.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be held out of the preseason game against the Ravens because of back tightness. The Packers made the announcement on Twitter, saying the decision to keep him on the sideline “is precautionary.”

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Eli Manning and heir apparent Daniel Jones threw first-half touchdown passes against Chicago backups and the New York Giants had an easy night in posting a 32-13 preseason victory over the Bears. Free agent rookie Jon Hilliman scored on a 10-yard run, Kyle Lauletta threw a 10-yard TD to Garrett Dickerson, Aldrick Rosas kicked a 47-yard field goal and New York got a safety on a botched shotgun snap.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend’s series against the Los Angeles Angels off. The former UCLA and NBA star center called the game for NBC Sports Chicago with Jason Benetti. The two also work together on college basketball games for ESPN.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Lucas Giolito struck out 11 over six innings, James McCann hit his second grand slam in three games and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2. Giolito became the first White Sox right-hander to have consecutive outings with 11 or more strikeouts since Javier Vázquez in 2007.

Dubuque 2nd , Loras 6th in A-R-C Football Coaches Pre-Season Poll

August 16, 2019

The American Rivers Conference football coach’s pre-season poll has been released. The University of Dubuque was picked to finish tied for 2nd place with Central, both teams receiving 53 votes. Dubuque returns 6 starters on both sides of the both from a team that finished 7-and-3 last season.  The Loras Duhawks are projected for a 6th place finish. Loras returns 8 starters on both sides of the ball from their 4-and-6 squad last season.  Defending champion Wartburg has been chosen as the favorite to repeat as the league champion.

Both the Spartans and Duhawks start their seasons on Saturday September 7th. Dubuque travel to U-W Whitewater and Loras will travel to Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

More information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/14/wartburg-football-tops-american-rivers-conference-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

Sports News from Associated Press

August 16, 2019


     Cousins injured again

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers could be without newly-acquired DeMarcus Cousins for the upcoming NBA season.

The six-time All-Star has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee suffered during a workout in Las Vegas. It’s the latest injury for Cousins, who missed most of last season while rehabbing a torn Achilles and sat out much of the Warriors’ playoff run after tearing a quad muscle.

The center appeared in 30 games for Golden State last season, averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. He averaged 25.2 points and 11.9 boards during the previous five years, but he’s missed at least 10 games each season since 2012-13.



     Earnhardt Jr. OK following plane crash in Tennessee

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) – Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was hospitalized and released after his plane crashed in east Tennessee Thursday afternoon.

Earnhardt was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, a dog and two pilots. NBC Sports says the family and pilots were discharged from the hospital.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that it’s sending two representatives to Elizabethton to begin investigating the crash.

Earnhardt was scheduled to be part of the NBC broadcast team for Saturday night’s race at Bristol. The network says he will skip the race to be with his family before returning to the broadcast booth at Darlington next month.



     Thomas, Kokrak tie tournament record

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) – Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak  tied the course record while grabbing a share of the first-round lead at the PGA’s BMW Championship in Medinah, Illinois.

Thomas and Kokrak opened with 7-under 65s for a one-shot advantage over Jim Furyk , Brandt Snedeker, Lucas Glover, Patrick Cantlay and Joel Dahmen. Thomas made his first birdie after hitting a tree and recorded his final one with a 60-foot putt.

Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau and Adam Scott are among a group at minus-5.



     Federer ousted, Kyrgios fined

MASON, Ohio (AP) – Roger Federer suffered his quickest loss on the ATP Tour since 2003. Federer made numerous mistakes during the 62-minute match, a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 21-year-old qualifier Andre Rublev at the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati. Federer has won the tournament a record seven times, but he fell to an opponent who has just one other victory against a top-five opponent.

NFL Pre-Season

August 16, 2019

– Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who played without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers developed back stiffness and was a late scratch, a move the team labeled as a “precaution.”  Undrafted Iowa State rookie receiver Allan Lazard lead Green Bay receivers with 3 catches for 63 yards.

Other scores:

  • Eagles 24, Jaguars 10
  • Bengals 23, Redskins 13 (Darlington native Alex Erickson had a 75 yard punt return for a touchdown and had 3 catches for 15 yards for the Bengals )
  • Jets 22, Falcons 10
  • Raiders 33, Cardinals 26

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (8/15)

August 16, 2019

Harper Slam Sinks Cubs

– The Chicago Cubs blew an opportunity to regain sole possession of the NL Central lead.  Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning to cap a six-run rally that sent the Phillies over the Chicago Cubs, 7-5. Pinch-hitter Brad Miller chased reliever Rowan Wick with an RBI single in the ninth that cut it to 5-2. Roman Quinn greeted Pedro Strop (strohp) with an RBI single to make it a two-run game. The Phils rallied after Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven strong innings.

Reds Shutdown Cards

The Cardinals were 2-1 losers to the Reds as Sonny Gray and three Cincinnati relievers combined on a two-hitter. Gray struck out a season-high 10, allowing just one hit and three walks in five innings.     Nick Senzel and Eugenio Suarez drove in Cincinnati’s runs as the Reds snapped a four-game skid and the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak.

Twins Route Rangers

– Luis Arraez hit the first of three more homers by Minnesota in a 13-6 rout of the Rangers. Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario also went deep for the Twins, whose 236 home runs and 31 off the record set by the Yankees last season. Marwin Gonzalez had a pair of RBI singles among his four hits.

Angels Power Past Soxs

– Mike Trout crushed his AL-leading 40th home run while going 4-for-4 with four runs scored in the Angels’ 8-7 win against the White Sox. The two-time AL MVP became the fastest player to 40 homers in Angels history and the fifth-fastest in the majors in this century by reaching the mark in 123 games. Andrew Heaney limited Chicago to four hits while yielding three runs over seven innings.

UD Volleyball Picked to Win A-R-C Title

August 15, 2019

The University of Dubuque volleyball team has been pegged as the favorite to win the American Rivers Conference championship in the pre-season conference coach’s poll. The Spartans return six starters from their team that finished 2nd in the regular season last season and went on to win the conference tournament championship and the automatic NCAA tournament spot.  Wartburg is picked for 2nd, Loras with a group of five returning starters was picked to finish 4th.

U-D opens the season on August 30th at the Sugar Loaf Classic in Minnesota hosted by St. Mary’s. Loras will open the season the same weekend at the Forester Invitational at Lake Forest.

More information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/13/american-rivers-conference-dubuque-volleyball-claims-top-spot-in-a-r-c-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

U-W Platteville Predicted 4th in WIAC Pre-Season Football Poll

August 15, 2019

The Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer football team has been picked to finish 4th in the WIAC according to a preseason poll conducted by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Platteville head coach Mike Emendorfer enters his 21st season as the head coach of the Pioneers and will return seven starters on both offense and on defense from a team that finished 4-and-6 last season. UW-P opens the season at home on Saturday, September 7th against East Texas Baptist.

University of the Wisconsin-Whitewater, the defending conference champion and winner of 11 of the last 14 titles, is the favorite to secure the WIAC championship.

More information: https://wiacsports.com/news/2019/8/13/uw-whitewater-picked-to-win-football-title.aspx