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MLB Scoreboard (7/23)

Tampa Bay 6, Miami 4

Oakland 6, San Francisco 5 (10 innings)

Toronto 5, Baltimore 4

Boston 9, Detroit 1

Kansas City 5, Minnesota 3

Texas 5, Cleveland 0

Angels 14, Houston 5

Seattle 8, White Sox 2

San Diego 10, Philadelphia 2 (Game 1)

Philadelphia 5, San Diego 0 (Game 2)

Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 2

Washington 6, Atlanta 2

Dodgers 11, Milwaukee 2

Cubs 7, St. Louis 2

Arizona 6, Colorado 1

Mets at Yankees, Postponed


Cubs Expand NL Central Lead...Greinke Ks 13 as D-Backs Snap Rockies' Streak...Red Sox Now Up Five Games in AL East

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs whipped the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2 to open a 3 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee in the NL Central. Jose Quintana worked seven strong innings and Kyle Schwarber belted a tiebreaking, solo homer for the Cubs. Matt Kemp was 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers and three runs scored as Los Angeles clobbered the Brewers, 11-2.

PHOENIX (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the NL West by 1 1/2 games over Arizona following the Diamondbacks’ 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies. Zack Greinke allowed two hits and struck out a season-high 13 in eight innings as the DBacks ended Colorado’s seven-game winning streak. Nick Ahmed had a two-run triple and a bases-loaded walk against the Rockies, who are two games off the NL West lead.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies split a doubleheader with San Diego to open a one-game lead in the NL East over the Atlanta Braves, who absorbed a 6-2 loss at Washington. The Phillies took the nightcap as Vince Velazquez fired two-hit back while striking out seven over seven innings of a 5-0 shutout of the Padres. Odubel Herrara’s fourth-inning homer put the Phils ahead before Rhys Hoskins put the game out of reach with a three-run blast in the seventh.

DETROIT (AP) – The Boston Red Sox top the AL East by five games following their 9-1 rout of Detroit and the New York Yankees’ rainout with the Mets. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a three-run homer to help Chris Sale improve to 11-4. Andrew Benintendi provided a two-run triple and Eduardo Nunez had two RBIs in the Red Sox’s 14th victory in 16 games.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Mike Trout slammed his 26th homer and was one of six different Los Angeles Angels to collect at least two RBIs in a 14-5 dismantling of the Houston Astros. Kole Calhoun was 2-for-3 with a three-run blast for Los Angeles, which also had homers from Justin Upton and Ian Kinsler. Andrew Heaney allowed one run and four hits over six innings as the Angels trimmed Houston’s lead in the AL West to five games over Seattle.


Three-way tie at Carnoustie...Lincicome misses cut...Carpenter homers again...Mets deal Familia

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) – Americans Jordan Spieth (speeth), Xander Schauffele (SHOW’-flee) and Kevin Kisner share the lead at 9-under par heading into the final round of the British Open. Spieth is trying to become the first back-to-back British Open champion in 10 years, while Schauffele and Kisner are going for their first victory in a major. Tiger Woods is four strokes back following a 66.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Brittany Lincicome (LIHN’-sih-kohm) has missed the cut at the Barbasol Championship after shooting a 1-under 71. Lincicome was trying to become the second female golfer to make the cut in a PGA Tour event, and the first since Babe Zaharias (zah-HAR’-ee-uhs) in 1945. Lincicome had six birdies in Saturday’s rain-delayed second round, but it wasn’t enough to recover from Thursday’s 78.

CHICAGO (AP) – St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter has run his home run streak to six games, the longest single-season streak in Cardinals history. Carpenter went deep in both ends of a double-header split with the Cubs, one day after slugging three home runs in a rout of Chicago. He has six home runs in the first four games of the series.

UNDATED (AP) – Jeurys Familia (jeh-REES’ fah-MEEL’-yuh) has been traded to the Athletics by the Mets for two minor leaguers and $1 million in international bonus money. Familia is 4-4 with a 2.88 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances this season, two years after making the NL All-Star team. The Mets received right-hander Bobby Wahl and infielder Will Toffey for Familia, who is scheduled to become a free agent after the season.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Wild have worked out a five-year, $30 million deal with restricted free agent Matt Dumba. The move keeps the 23-year-old defenseman in St. Paul following his breakout season. Dumba had 14 goals and 36 assists to go with a plus-15 rating in 82 games last season.


Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive End Suspended 1 Game

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr has been suspended for the first game of the season for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy. Fowler will miss the Jags week 1 game against the New York Giants, but is eligible to participate in all preseason games and practices. This was Fowlers third off-field incident in 17 months. He was also arrested in Miami Beach in March 2016 and charged with assault against a police officer/EMT and resisting arrest without violence.


Colts GM Offers Big News Regarding QB Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard said yesterday that Qb Andrew Luck will be taking starting QB reps when the team has its first practice on Thursday, but Luck will not throw every day during training camp. Being a full participant in practice is one step closer in the right direction for Luck, who originally injured his shoulder in 2015. Luck had surgery in January of last year after playing through the pain in 2016 and missed all of last season with continued problems with his shoulder.


Kurt Busch Looks for First Win of the Season

Kurt Busch is in a great position for this weekends Foxwoods Resort Casino 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after winning his third Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series pole of the year. Busch still looking for his first win of the year, but he’s had 3 top fives and 10 top tens and has been in the running all year. Martin Truex Jr. will start second, and brother Kyle Busch will start third.


Red Sox Shut Out Tigers...Yankees Suffer Loss

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox earned a 1-0 shutout of the Detroit Tigers to expand their lead in the AL East to 5 & 1/2 games over the New York Yankees. David Price combined with three relievers on a five-hitter and Steve Pearce doubled home the game’s only run in the first inning. The Yankees suffered a 7-5 loss to the Mets as Michael Conforto drove in three runs and Yoenis Cespedes homered in his first game since coming off the disabled list.


Cubs Lose Big to Cardinals, Milwaukee Falls to LA

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs still pace the NL Central by 2 & 1/2 games over Milwaukee after Matt Carpenter homered three times and had seven RBIs in just six innings of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 18-5 rout of the Cubbies at Wrigley Field. Carpenter also doubled twice while becoming the 14th player in major league history to collected five extra-base hits in a game. The Brewers suffered their seventh consecutive loss as Manny Machado singled twice as walked twice in his Dodgers debut to help Los Angeles earn a 6-4 win at Milwaukee.


Iowa and Wisconsin All Star Football Games this Saturday

Both Iowa and Wisconsin will have football games this Saturday which will feature graduated high school seniors.

The 46th annual Iowa Shrine Bowl football game will be played at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls with a kickoff at 4 o’clock.  A handful of area players will be playing for the North squad: Sam Schnee of Senior, Blake Bradley of Wahlert Catholic and Quentin Recker of Cascade.

The Wisconsin Senior All Star game will be at Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The 8 man game will be at 10 o’clock followed by the Small School All Star game at 2 o’clock then the Large School game at 6 o’clock.

Area players named to the South Small Schools roster include three players from Platteville: Quarterback Ethan Bernhardt, lineman Ian Carter and wide receiver Donovan Blevins. Running back Evan Gates of Lancaster, lineman Eric Heisner of Mineral Point, receiver Trevor Neuroth and defensive back Liam Kenney of Fennimore, along with lineman Brandon Kinyon of Potosi/Cassville.


Link Commits to Hawkeye Baseball

Sam Link of Dubuque Senior High School has committed to play baseball at the University of Iowa following his senior season next year. Link made the announcement via Twitter last night. This season, Link a slick fielding shortstop led the Rams in hitting with a .394 average and runs scored with 31. He also hit 3 home runs and 30 RBI’s and was perfect in stolen bases with 20 steals in 20 attempts.


WD Bobcats Draw #6 Seed for State Baseball

The pairings for the Class 4-A state baseball tournament field was announced yesterday. Western Dubuque (33-9) drew the number six seed and will play third seed (28-10) North Scott on Wednesday at 5 o’clock. The winner will meet the winner of the quarterfinal round game between second seed Urbandale and 7th seed Marshalltown in the semi-final round next Friday.

The other half of the 4-A bracket has 4th seed Valley West Des Moines meeting 5th seed Waukee and top seed Johnston against 8th seed Cedar Rapids Washington.

Western Dubuque fans interested in taking a charter bus to Des Moines to follow the Bobcats should contact the school activities office.


Round 2 at Carnoustie...'Melo on the move...Indians get relief...Falcons won't deal with Jones

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) – The second round of the British Open is underway at Carnoustie after Kevin Kizner opened with a 5-under 66 to take the lead. Kizner took only 22 putts in grabbing a one-shot edge over Tony Finau, Zander Lomard and Erik van Rooyen. Finau had eight birdies to offset his share of mistakes and move into the three-way tie for second. This morning Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson has moved into the group that is one shot off the lead at -4

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Carmelo Anthony is leaving the Oklahoma Thunder and reportedly will become a free agent. A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending the veteran forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks, who will buy out Anthony’s contract and allow him to sign with another team. The Thunder received Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, with Atlanta sending Muscala to Philadelphia for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians have bolstered their bullpen by acquiring closer Brad Hand and Adam Cimber from the San Diego Padres. Hand has 24 saves and a 3.05 ERA, and Cimber has compiled a 3.17 earned run average in 42 appearances this season. The Padres receive catching prospect Francisco Mejia, who was batting .279 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs in 79 games for Triple-A Columbus.

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Atlanta Falcons won’t renegotiate Julio Jones’ contract this season. The decision casts doubts on whether the star receiver will be in training camp next week. Jones is set to make $10.5 million this season, $12.5 million in 2019 and $11.4 million in the final season of a six-year, $71.3 million contract he signed in 2015.

UNDATED (AP) – The NFL and National Football League Players Association have agreed to halt enforcement of rules regarding the new national anthem policy while they work on a resolution. The two sides issued a joint statement late last night, hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The Dolphins have since issued a statement saying they will address this issue once the season starts, adding that all options are still open.


MVC All Division Baseball Teams Announced

The Mississippi Valley Conference All Divisional baseball selections have been announced.

In the Valley Divison: Hempstead had two first team selections; Connor Crabill and Wil Courtney. Senior ‘s Sam Link was also named a first team selection. Senior ‘s Carter Stevens and Hempstead’s Max Muehring were second team selections. Landing Honorable Mention accolades were Hempstead’s Lucas Duax and Evan Hingtgen along with Tommy Casey and Andrue Henry of Senior.

In the Mississippi Division: Wahlert first baseman Spencer Goerdt and catcher Jimmy McDermott were first team choices. Pitcher Jared Walter and utility player Owen Funke were named second team picks. The Golden Eagles Matty Schmitz and Jack Jaeger were Honorable Mention.


Hempstead Falls in State Consolation Round Game

The Hempstead Mustangs softball team lost 8-6 in 10 innings yesterday to Fort Dodge in a 5-A consolation round game at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge.

Through seven innings the game was tied 1-1 and then the two teams got going offensively each scoring a run in the 8th, then 3 more a piece in the 9th tying the contest at 5-5.  The Mustangs took the lead in the top of the 10th 6-5 only to see the Dodgers win plating two of their three runs on a walk off home run in the bottom of the inning.  Hempstead finished their season with a record of 31-and-13.


Western Dubuque Punches Baseball State Tournament Ticket

The Western Dubuque High School baseball team will be heading to Principal Park in Des Moines and the state tournament next week after an impressive Substate tournament run. Last night the Bobcats defeated 3rd ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie 9-0 to capture the 4-A Substate championship played at Prairie. The Bobcats banged out 13 hits including a five run third inning. Sam Goodman fired a complete game seven hitter striking out seven. At the plate, Goodman was 3 for 5 with a double, triple and 3 RBI’s

In their three sub-state victories the Bobcats didn’t allow a single run in raising their record to 33-and-9. W-D will be in the state tourney for the fourth time and the first time since 2012. The pairings will be announced later today.


Doak Walker Award Watch List

The latest college football post season award watch list announced yesterday was the Doak Walker Award which is presented to college football’s top running back. There are 62 players on the list including Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor and Iowa State running back David Montgomery.

Today the pre-season candidates for the Biletnikoff Award which is the award for the top wide receiver will be announced.


Machado heads to LA...Angels back Trout...Leonard, DeRozan on the move...Revis retires

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles for a package of five minor league prospects. The trade ends weeks of speculation concerning Machado’s landing spot with Baltimore sitting deep in the AL East cellar. The 26-year-old Machado is having another outstanding season, batting .315 with a .963 OPS, 24 home runs and 65 RBIs in 96 games.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels have publicly praised outfielder Mike Trout “for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion.” The team released a statement in which it extolled the time he spends visiting hospitals, schools and charities and the quality time he spends with family. The Angels’ statement was released one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself.

UNDATED (AP) – Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan are part of a four-player deal engineered by the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors. The Spurs shipped Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors for DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected first-round draft pick. DeRozan averaged 23 points for Toronto last season, and Leonard averaged a career-high 25.5 points two years ago before a leg injury caused him to miss all but nine games.

UNDATED (AP) – NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis has formally announced his retirement following an 11-year career that included four All-Pro selections. Revis returned three of his 29 career interceptions for touchdowns, including a 100-yarder against Miami. He played eight seasons with the Jets and spent one year each with the Patriots, Buccaneers and Chiefs.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Chris Tierney to a two-year contract following the finest season of his career. Tierney established personal highs with 17 goals, 23 assists, 40 points and 82 games played. He helped the Sharks advance to the 2016 Stanley Cup finals, scoring five goals and nine points in 24 playoff games.


One Bad Inning Dooms Mustangs

Last night at the state high school softball tournament in Fort Dodge the Hempstead Mustangs had one unfortunate inning that cost them and 3rd ranked Indianola took advantage in a 4-1 victory over the Mustangs. The Mustangs held a 1-0 lead  after lead going in the bottom of the sixth when Indianola’s bats came alive plating all four of their runs on six hits. The Mustangs will play a consolation game 3 o’clock this afternoon against Fort Dodge. A win today would give Mustang Coach Frese career victory number 400 in her 15 years as head coach of the Mustangs.


HS Baseball: Blazers Fall in Substate Title Game

There will be no return trip to Des Moines to defend their state championship for the Dyersville Beckman high school baseball team. The 4th ranked Blazers were ousted by 5th ranked Wilton 4-0 in a 2-A Substate Final played at Solon. Beckman finishes the season with a record of 29-and-12

Tonight: the Western Dubuque Bobcats will play for a trip to Des Moines next week. The Bobcats (32-9) will be at #3 ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie (31-8) for the 4A Substate 4 title.


Kempt and Hornibrook on O’Brien Watch List

Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt and Wisconsin’s Alex Hornibrook are on the list of 26 pre-season candidates announced today for the Davey O’Brien Award which is presented to college football’s top quarterback at the end of the season.

Today the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which goes to college football’s top running back will be announced.


National Sports News from Associated Press

 

AL wins Mid-Summer Classic again

WASHINGTON (AP) – The American League has won the home run derby that really counts.

The AL crushed five home runs in outlasting the National League, 8-6 in 10 innings at Washington. It’s the sixth straight win for the junior circuit, which now leads the all-time series, 44-43-2.

Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered to open the 10th against Ross Stripling of the Dodgers, one inning after Reds utilityman Scooter Gennett (jeh-NEHT’) tied it with a two-run blast. Indians outfielder Michael Brantley added a sacrifice fly to cap the AL’s 10th-inning rally.

Reds first baseman Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) provided the game’s 10th and final home run to close the scoring. The previous record for home runs in an All-Star game was six.

Machado reportedly heading to LA

WASHINGTON (AP) – USA Today is reporting that the Orioles were expected to trade All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Dodgers on Wednesday, barring a last-minute snag.

Machado says he hasn’t heard anything from his agent and he refused to answer a hypothetical question about going to Los Angeles. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp says he’s good friends with Machado but hasn’t heard anything, although he added that the All-Star would bring excitement to LA.

Machado is scheduled to become a free agent after the season. He’s hitting .315 with 24 home runs and 65 RBIs.

Commissioner says owners want to talk about rules changes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is outlining concerns in the way the sport has changed and says owners want a broad conversation with players about rules changes.

Manfred says concerns include the time between putting balls in play, the increased number of strikeouts, an increase in home runs, the far greater use of infield shifts, the lessened length of starting pitcher outings and the increase in the use of relief pitchers.

He maintains the changes are the result of “smart people who want to win more” in front offices and says MLB and the players must decide “at what point do we want to step in, OK, and manage that organic change.”

Cowboys’ Gregory reinstated

UNDATED (AP) – The NFL has reinstated Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who was suspended for the entire 2017 season for multiple violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

The Cowboys have backed Gregory’s attempt to return to the field, with several teammates writing letters of recommendation to the NFL as part of the process of him applying for reinstatement.

The league says Gregory can join the team at training camp in California next week and will be eligible for games as long as he continues to meet the terms of his reinstatement.

Also in the NFL:

– The Rams have agreed to a five-year extension with wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who was acquired from the Patriots earlier this year. Cooks will replace Sammy Watkins and provide a deep threat for quarterback Jared Goff and the Rams, who had the NFL’s highest-scoring offense last season. The fifth-year pro has 280 receptions for 3,943 yards and 27 touchdowns, averaging 14.1 yards per catch.

– The Cardinals have suspended general manager Steve Keim for five weeks and fined him $200,000 following his guilty plea Tuesday to extreme DUI following a Fourth of July arrest in a Phoenix suburb. A Chandler police report shows Keim had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19, more than twice the state’s legal limit for drivers. It wasn’t immediately clear when Keim would be sentenced or if he was facing a jail term.

Kerr gets extension

UNDATED (AP) – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has received a contract extension following the franchise’s repeat championship and third title in his four years on the bench. He had one year remaining on his original $25 million, five-year contract.

The 52-year-old Kerr owns a 265-63 record, guiding the Warriors to a record 73-win season in 2015-16 before a runner-up finish to the Cavaliers.


Hempstead State Softball

The Hempstead High School softball team will make the programs first ever appearance at the State Tournament in Fort Dodge this evening. The 10th ranked Mustangs (31-11) meet 3rd ranked (34-3) Indianola at 7:00pm at Harlan Rogers Park. The winner will play Wednesday night in the state semi-finals against the winner of the Cedar Rapids Jefferson-Fort Dodge match-up. The loser drops into the consolation game against the loser tomorrow afternoon.

You can hear the game this evening on AM 1370 KDTH or online at kdth.com, pregame will be at 6:40 p.m.

Here are the 5-A match-ups todayhttps://ighsau.org/news/2018-class-5a-state-softball-scores-statistics/


Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/17)

High School Baseball

Class 4-A Substate Semifinals

  • Davenport West 1, Senior 0. Senior finishes 14-24-1.
  • Western Dubuque 5, Linn-Mar 0. Calvin Harris pitched a 2 hit shutout with 11 strikeouts. W.D. (32-9) at #3 Cedar Rapids Prairie (31-8) Wednesday 7:00pm for the Substate 4 title.

Class 3-A District 8 Final

  • Davenport Assumption 1, Wahlert 0. Assumption pitcher Nick Gottilla threw a no hitter with 16 strikeouts in the Knights win. Wahlert finished the season 22-18.

Tonight in Class 2A: defending state champion Dyersville Beckman will play for another trip to the state tournament. The 4th ranked Blazers will match up with 5th ranked Wilton for the Substate 4 title and state tournament ticket.


Bednarik and Maxwell Award Candidates Announced

Yesterday marked the beginning of the parade of college football award pre-season watch lists.

The Bednarik and Maxwell Awards announced the pre-season candidates for the award.

For the Bednarik Award, presented to the Defensive Player of the Year there were 85 players including: Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson, Iowa State cornerback Brian Peavy, Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon and linebacker T.J. Edwards.

For the Maxwell Award, presented to the college player of the year there were also 85 candidates announced including:  Iowa quarterback Nathan Stanley, Iowa State running back David Montgomery, and Wisconsin running back Johnathan Taylor.

Today the candidates for the Davey O’Brien award which goes to the top quarterback will be announced.


Harper beats Schwarber to win Derby...Scherzer to start against Sale...Packer profits shrink

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has become the third player to win the Home Run Derby in his home ballpark. Harper trailed Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber 18-9 with 80 seconds left before going deep on nine of his next 10 swings and adding the clinching blast during his 30-second bonus time. Harper homered 13 times in the first two rounds to knock off Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman and Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Max Muncy.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The managers for tonight’s All-Star Game in Washington have revealed their first two pitchers to be used in the 89th edition of the Mid-Summer Classic. National League skipper Dave Roberts says he’s going to start Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals before sending New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom to the mound. American League manager A.J. Hinch says New York Yankees standout Luis Severino will come in after Boston’s Chris Sale, followed by the Tampa Bay Rays’ Blake Snell.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers’ profit fell by nearly 50 percent in the last fiscal year as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. The Packers 2018 financial statement was released today and showed a profit from operations of $34.1 million, a steep decline from $65.4 million a year earlier. Expenses soared 11.9 percent, while revenue increased just 3.1 percent.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Anaheim Ducks have signed center Adam Henrique to a five-year, $29.1 extension – a deal that runs through 2023-24. Henrique had a combined 24 goals and 26 assists in 81 games with Anaheim and New Jersey last season. He was acquired from the Devils for defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick in November.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The Calgary Flames have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract worth about $29 million. The 23-year-old Swede was acquired by Calgary along with defenseman Noah Hanafin in a June 23 trade that sent defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Adam Fox and forward Michael Ferland to Carolina. Lindholm had 16 goals and 28 assists in 81 games last season.


High School Tournament Baseball Tonight

Tonight three Dubuque County high school baseball teams continue on the tournament trail which leads to the state tournament next week.

 In Class 4-A, following their upset win against 7th ranked Davenport Central on Saturday, the Senior Rams will travel to Davenport West for substate semi-final game. The winner will play Wednesday night at top seed North Scott for Substate 5 title and a state berth. In Substate 4: Western Dubuque will host Linn-Mar with the winner to travel to top seed Cedar Rapids Prairie on Wednesday evening. Both games tonight start at 7 o’clock.

In Class 3A, there will be a rematch of a state tournament semi-final game from last season for the District 8 title this evening in Maquoketa as the Wahlert Golden Eagles meet the third ranked defending state champion Davenport Assumption Knights.  You can hear the game on AM 1370 KDTH with pregame at 6:50.

Tomorrow night in Class 2A: defending state champion Dyersville Beckman will play for another trip to the state tournament. The 4th ranked Blazers will match up with 5th ranked Wilton for the Substate 4 title and state tournament ticket.


Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (7/16)

Cubs Stay Hot 

Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs swept the San Diego Padres with a 7-4 win. The Cubs jumped to a 5-0 lead after two innings against rookie left-hander Eric Lauer, who came within one out of his first complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in his previous start.

 

Brewers Swept by Pirates

Josh Bell hit a game-ending two-run double in the 10th inning to send the Pirates to 7-6 victory over the Brewers, giving Pittsburgh a sweep of Milwaukee and its sixth straight win overall.

 

Cardinals Avoid Sweep

Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler each homered to give interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his debut as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday. The Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny late Saturday after an 8-2 loss.

 

Soxs Pound Royals

Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada each homered and Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 10-1 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Moncada was 3 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored a day after leaving a game with a bruised right knee.


Ihm Runner-Up at Utah Championship

Wahlert graduate and former Iowa Hawkeye golfer Steven Ihm finished second in the Utah Championship on the Web-dot-com tour. Ihm made a run with a birdie on the 13th hole, then an eagle on 15 and another birdie on 16 to come within one shot off the lead. He finished with a score of -23, Cameron Champ was the winner at -24.

 

 


France does it...Djokovic prevails...New record at John Deere Classic

MOSCOW (AP) – For only the second time, France is the World Cup champion. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in Moscow. In Paris, festivities, some of which were too rowdy, lasted till midnight on the Champs-Elysees . The French squad is being praised for its unselfish system of play and its diversity. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with members of families that have been French for generations.

LONDON (AP) – He’s now the lowest-ranked titlist to win Wimbledon since 2001. Novak Djokovic is the champion for a fourth time. Djokovic won his 13th Grand Slam title Sunday by defeating first-time finalist Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6. It’s Djokovic’s first major trophy in more than two years. He has struggled with a painful right elbow that eventually required surgery.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Brian Dozier hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins to an 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The game featured four lead changes from the bottom of the seventh on. Rays Manager Kevin Cash ordered two intentional walks to load the bases and brought in a five-man infield, but Dozier smashed the strategy with his 16th home run of the season.

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -Michael Kim shot a final-round 66 to win the John Deere Classic by a record-setting eight strokes and pick up his first victory on the PGA Tour. Kim, who turned 25 on Saturday, finished at 27-under 257. That broke Steve Stricker’s tournament record from 2010 by one shot. Kim also qualified for next week’s British Open at Carnoustie.

NEW YORK (AP) – If you’re an NBA fans with big bucks you can cash in on some “Big O” memorabilia. Oscar Robertson’s 1971 NBA championship ring is among the basketball Hall of Famer’s items being auctioned. Robertson’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ring and induction trophy, 11 of his NBA All-Star rings and his game-worn jerseys from the Milwaukee Bucks and University of Cincinnati are also included in the Lelands.com 2018 auction.

 

 


Major League Scores from Sunday (7/15)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Colorado 4 Seattle 3
Final Oakland 6 San Francisco 2
Final L-A Dodgers 5 L-A Angels 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 6 Texas 5
Final Boston 5 Toronto 2
Final Cleveland 5 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Detroit 6 Houston 3
Final Minnesota 11 Tampa Bay 7, 10 Innings
Final Chi White Sox 10 Kansas City 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 6 N-Y Mets 1
Final Miami 10 Philadelphia 5
Final Atlanta 5 Arizona 1
Final Pittsburgh 7 Milwaukee 6, 10 Innings
Final St. Louis 6 Cincinnati 4
Final Chi Cubs 7 San Diego 4


High School Baseball Tournament Results From Saturday:

Dyersville-Beckman wins the Class 2A district championship by defeating Camanche on Saturday 4-1. The number 4 ranked defending state champs take on Wilton in the sub state 4 championship game Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Solon.
The Dubuque Senior Rams move on, by knocking off Davenport Central in a Class 4A quarterfinal contest 5-0 Saturday in Maquoketa. The Rams play in the sub state semi finals Monday.
The season is over for the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs. They fall to Davenport West 5-2 Saturday in a Class 4A sub state quarterfinal game that was suspended on Friday because of inclement weather. Hempstead finishes their season at 19 and 15.


Wimbledon final...Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny...Truex NASCAR win

LONDON (AP) – Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) has advanced to his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over Rafael Nadal. Djokovic, a three-time champion, will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final. Also on Saturday, Mike Bryan won his record-tying 17th Grand Slam men’s doubles title, and first without his brother, by teaming with fellow American Jack Sock to beat Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Michael Venus of New Zealand. And Angelique Kerber claimed her first Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over seven-time champion Serena Williams.

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts (ZAN’-dur BOH’-gahrtz) hit a game-ending grand slam with one out in the 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 29th homer to carry the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Martinez increased his major league-leading RBI total to 80 with a solo shot and red-hot Mookie Betts extended his hitting streak to 12 games with three singles to raise his majors’ best average to .362 for Boston.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – In what seems more like a score by the Vikings, the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up the Minnesota Twins 19-6 on Saturday in Minneapolis. Tampa scored 15 times in the final three innings. The Rays posted season-highs in runs and hits (20) after entering the game 2-34 this season when trailing after six innings.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Mike Matheny has been fired as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, putting an end to the former Gold Glove catcher’s first managerial job during his seventh season. The Cardinals announced Matheny’s firing after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 overall on the season and seven games back of the National League-leading Chicago Cubs.

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch late on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night. Truex’s No. 78 Toyota Camry appeared even more dominant than last July as he led five times for 174 of 267 laps and swept the first two stages from the pole. It was Truex’s fourth victory this season and 19th of his career.


Key Wimbledon matches...Red Sox streak ruined...NHL concussion lawsuit ruling

LONDON (AP) – The Wimbledon semifinal between Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) and Rafael Nadal will resume at 1 p.m. on Saturday local time, before the women’s final is played. The match was halted after the third set because of the tournament’s 11 p.m. curfew, with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). The winner will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final. The women’s final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber had been scheduled for 2 p.m. but will now start after the men’s match is over.

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox’s 10-game winning streak has been snapped, severely. Kevin Pillar had four hits and Justin Smoak had three, including a pair of homers, and they drove in four runs apiece to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 13-7. Smoak said he hadn’t realized how hot the Red Sox had been.

CLEVELAND (AP) -Rookie right-hander Shane Bieber (BEE’-bur) pitched into the eighth inning and Cleveland’s shaky bullpen narrowly closed things out, lifting the Indians over the New York Yankees 6-5. Bieber was removed after Tyler Wade’s leadoff double in the eighth and Cleveland lead 6-3. Closer Cody Allen gave up Giancarlo Stanton’s leadoff homer but ultimately got his 19th save.

WACO, Texas (AP) – Baylor University has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. Terms of Friday’s settlement with the woman were not disclosed. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports it’s the fifth such lawsuit the university has settled. Fifteen former students who say they were sexually assaulted still have ongoing litigation with the nation’s largest Baptist school.

NEW YORK (AP) – The federal judge overseeing the NHL concussion case has denied class-action status for the former players suing the league over head injuries. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her 46-page order today, the first significant victory for the league in a landmark lawsuit that was filed almost five years ago.


High School Baseball Tournament Results From Friday:

In Class 4A sub state action, Western Dubuque advances afte beating Bettendorf 2-0. The Bobcats will play either Pleasant Valley or Linn-Mar who are set to play today.
Dubuque Wahlert knocks off Mount Vernon 6-0. The Golden Eagles will play on Monday against either Davenport Assumption or Maquoketa.
The Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs’ Class 4A sub state semi fimal against Davenport West was suspended by rain in the 5th, with West leading 4-2. That game is set to resume today weather permitting.


Dubuque Native Bakey Receiving Golden Plaque 

A Dubuque native has been named as the recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award. Tom Bakey, head coach at West Des Moines Valley will be honored prior to the start of the Class 5-A state championship game next Friday at Rogers’ Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.

Bakey is in his 32nd season with the Valley softball program; the last 22 seasons serving as the program’s head coach. Bakey began his coaching career with the Tigers in 1984, followed by moves to Oskaloosa and Saydel before returning to West Des Moines Valley in 1994.

During his 22 year varsity softball coaching career, Bakey has compiled a record of 827 wins and 201 losses, winning five state titles in 13 state tournament appearances and 16 conference championships.

Prior to stepping into a coaching role, he played and pitched men’s major open fast-pitch for 19 years and is a member of the Iowa ASA Hall of Fame as a player.


Area Scoreboard for Thursday (7-12)

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Class 1A District 8 semi-final:

  • #3 North Linn 4, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0 (North Linn posts their 23rd shutout of the season, new all-time Iowa High School record)

The 4-A and 3-A tournament trail begins tonight.

 In 4-A Substate 5, Hempstead will host Davenport West at Petrakis at 7 o’clock. You can hear that game on AM 1370 with pregame at 6:50. Senior travels to 7th ranked Davenport Central. In Substate 4, Western Dubuque will host Bettendorf. Both start at 7 o’clock.

In Class 3-A District 8 at Maquoketa: Wahlert will face Mount Vernon at 5 o’clock and 3rd ranked Davenport Assumption meets Maquoketa.

Tomorrow evening in Class 2-A Cascade and defending state champion Dyersville Beckman will attempt to advance to the substate round on Tuesday. Top ranked Cascade plays host to Oelwein for the District 6 title while 4th ranked Beckman is hosting Camanche in the District 7 title game. Both are schedule for 7 o’clock starts.


Redsoxs hot...Serena advances...Big bucks betting

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts fouled off seven pitches before hitting a grand slam that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4, extending their winning streak to 10 games. Betts added an RBI single in the seventh inning and went 2 for 4, increasing the top batting average in the majors to .352. Boston has the longest current winning streak in the big leagues and hasn’t lost since July 1.

LONDON (AP) – In a little over 10 months since she had a baby, Serena Williams is returning to a familiar place, the finals at Wimbledon. It will be a rematch from 2016 against 11th-seeded Angelique Kehas of Germany. Williams won that match. On Thursday, she dominated much of her semifinal, beating 13th-seeded Julia Goerges  of Germany.

ATLANTA (AP) – Police reports show officers responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion. Police responded early Tuesday to a report of a violent attack at a home in Milton, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. A lawyer for Delicia Cordon says Cordon was hurt when a man tried to take bracelets from her wrist and hit her in the face with a gun.

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) – Steve Wheatcroft shot a career-best 9-under 62 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead in the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. Wheatcroft birdied seven of the last nine holes to finish a shot ahead of five players. Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, the highest-ranked player in the field, withdrew because of a right shoulder injury.

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) – Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state. Figures released Thursday show the Borgata, Ocean Resort and Monmouth Park racetrack saw gross sports betting revenue of nearly $3.5 million on those bets. Regulators caution that bets involving future outcomes, such as the winner of baseball’s World Series or football’s Super Bowl, won’t be paid out for months.


MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (7/12)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 5 Baltimore 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Oakland 6 Houston 4
Final Boston 6 Toronto 4
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Cleveland 4
Final Minnesota 5 Tampa Bay 1
Final L-A Angels 11 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Colorado 5 Arizona 1
Final Pittsburgh 6 Milwaukee 3
Final Washington 5 N-Y Mets 4
Final L-A Dodgers 3 San Diego 2


MVC All Division Softball

MVC All Division Softball

State softball tournament qualifier Hempstead has several players receiving all Mississippi Valley Conference honors as the conference released the all-division selections today.

The Mustangs Alana Cooksley and Morgan Krug were named first team all Valley Division. Katie Schaul and  Malarie Huseman were second team choices while Julia Meehan and Jenna Springer were Honorable Mention.

Senior High had a trio of second team Valley Division selections with McKenzie Capesius, Morgan Schueler, and Maddy Reel and two Honorable Mention picks with Tessa Kemp and Alli Tigges.

Paige Hummel of Wahlert Catholic  was named a first team All Mississippi Division choice,  Anna Chapman was named second team and Golden Eagle teammates Lily Roth and Kathryn Nedder were both Honorable Mention.

Here’s the entire list of MVC All Divisional selections:  https://www.mississippivalleyiowa.org/images/files/b7_file14182_4223.pdf


John Deere Classic

The John Deere Classic will tee off at TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities this morning.

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, winner of Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament in June is back and, will be joined by such major champions as Iowa native Zach Johnson, Davis Love III, Angel Cabrera, and Geoff Ogilvy along with three-peat JDC winner Steve Stricker.

The final exemption to the British Open also is on the line, with the highest finisher among the top five who is not otherwise qualified receiving the invitation.


Major League Scoreboard from Wednesday (7/11)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cleveland 19 Cincinnati 4
Final Atlanta 9 Toronto 5
Final Chi White Sox 4 St. Louis 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 4 Detroit 2
Final Minnesota 8 Kansas City 5
Final N-Y Yankees 9 Baltimore 0
Final Boston 4 Texas 2
Final Oakland 8 Houston 3
Final Seattle 3 L-A Angels 0


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 2 Washington 0
Final San Francisco 5 Chi Cubs 4, 13 Innings
Final N-Y Mets 3 Philadelphia 0, 10 Innings
Final Miami 5 Milwaukee 4, 12 Innings
Final Colorado 19 Arizona 2
Final L-A Dodgers 4 San Diego 2


Hempstead Softball Advances to State Tournament

For the first time in school history a Hempstead High School softball team is going to the state tournament. The 10th ranked Mustangs defeated Davenport West 4-0 in the Class 5-A Regional Final game last night at Hempstead.  The Mustangs now 31-and-11 on the season drew the number 7 seed and will meet 3rd ranked  and 2nd seeded Indianola Tuesday evening at 7 :00pm in the 5-A quarterfinals at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge.

Here are the pairings for the Iowa High School State Softball Tournament next week: https://ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/2018-state-softball-brackets-2.pdf


Area High School Baseball from Tuesday (7/10)

High School Baseball

Class 2A District Tournament

  • #1 Cascade 7, Waterloo Columbus 6 (Cascade meets Oelwein Saturday night at 7pm in the District 6 final at Cascade.
  • #4 Dyersville Beckman 11, Northeast 1 (5) (Beckman meets Camanche Saturday night at 7pm in the District 7 final at Dyersville.

Class 1A District Tourbament

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 9, Midland Wyoming 4 (Marquette faces #3 North Linn Thursday night at 7pm in the District 8 semi-finals at North Linn.

Regular Season

  • Wahlert lost to Davenport West 8-5
  • Western Dubuque split with West Delaware losing 5-4 and winning 3-1 (Bobcats clinch 2nd straight WAMAC baseball title).

Paris celebrates ... Wimbledon Quarters ...Lakers Sign Stephenson

PARIS (AP) – Paris is celebrating. The city erupted in firecrackers, flares and shouts and tears of joy after France advanced to the World Cup final. Red smoke rose up from flares fired by fans on the Right Bank esplanade outside City Hall, where crowds watched a broadcast of the 1-0 victory over Belgium on huge screen. France will face the winner of tomorrow’s semifinal between England and Croatia in the World Cup decider in Moscow on Sunday.

LONDON (AP) – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic headline the men’s quarterfinal lineup at Wimbledon today as the trio bid to all reach the last four at the same Grand Slam for the time since the 2012 French Open.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Camila Giorgi of Italy. Williams will next face Julia Goerges of Germany, who advanced to her first Wimbledon semifinal with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over 20th-seeded Kiki Bertens.With Angelique Kerber also having made the last four, it is the first time two German women will play in the Wimbledon semifinals since 1931. She will face No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko who also advanced.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Lance Stephenson and second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk . Stephenson agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal to join LeBron James, Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee in the Lakers’ influx of veteran talent. Stephenson appeared in all 82 games for Indiana last season, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. The Lakers are his seventh NBA franchise entering his ninth season.


MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (7/10)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 7 Cleveland 4
Final Toronto 6 Atlanta 2
Final St. Louis 14 Chi White Sox 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 6 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Boston 8 Texas 4
Final Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 2
Final Houston 6 Oakland 5, 11 Innings
Final Kansas City 9 Minnesota 4
Final L-A Angels 9 Seattle 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 5 Pittsburgh 1
Final Milwaukee 8 Miami 4
Final Philadelphia 7 N-Y Mets 3
Final Arizona 5 Colorado 3
Final San Diego 4 L-A Dodgers 1
Final Chi Cubs 2 San Francisco 0


Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/9)

High School Softball

  • The Bellevue Comets came up short last night of reaching the state softball tournament. Last night in the 2-A Region 8 Final the Comets fell to Wilton 10-0 in five innings. Bellevue closed the season with a record of 16-and-14.

Tonight, the Hempstead Mustangs will attempt to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history. The 10th ranked Mustangs (30-11) will host (26-15) Davenport West in the 5-A Region Final. Game time will be at 5:30. You can hear the game on AM 1370 KDTH and online at kdth.com.

 

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert 9, Western Dubuque 6
  • Hempstead 14, Pleasant Valley 13
  • Dubuque Senior defeats #8 3-A West Delaware 18-12 the two teams tied in the second game 9-9 after the game was called due to darkness.

Tonight the Class 2A and 1A district tournament trail continues.

  • Class 2A District 6: #1 Cascade hosts Waterloo Columbus following the first game between Oelwein and Jesup at 5 o’clock.
  • Class 2A District 7: #4 Dyersville Beckman meets Northeast Goose Lake following the first game between #6 Monticello and Camanche at 5 o’clock.
  • Class 1A Distrcit 8: Bellevue Marquette Catholic meets Midland at 5 o’clock at Calamus-Wheatland.

Regional MLB Recaps from Monday (7/9)

 Cubs Fall in 11 Innings

– Pablo Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Crawford loaded the bases when he was intentionally walked by Pedro Strop to bring up Sandoval, who hit a sharp single to left against a five-man infield. Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt started the rally with consecutive one-out singles off losing pitcher Steve Cishek (2-1).

 

Brewers Bested by Marlins

– Backup catcher Bryan Holaday hit a walk-off RBI single with one out in the 10th inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3. Holaday came into the game batting .165. He was in the lineup because the Marlins placed All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto on the paternity list before the game in anticipation of the birth of his first child.

 

Twins Win 5th Straight

– Eduardo Escobar had three hits and drove in the game-winning run in the seventh to support Jose Berrios’ strong outing as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Monday night. Escobar plated Joe Mauer with a seventh-inning single as Minnesota took advantage of Kansas City’s struggling bullpen to win its fifth straight game.


7 in a row for Bosox .......Wimbledon Quarters Set.....LeBron Makes it Official

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 28th home run, Steve Pearce hit a two-run shot and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 5 2/3 innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Red Sox won their seventh in a row to end the day with their biggest lead over the Yankees in the AL East since April.

LONDON (AP) – Winners advancing to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon yesterday included top-seed Roger Federer, No. 2-seed Rafael Nadal, 8-seed Kevin Anderson, No. 9 John Isner and 12th-seed Novak Djokovic. On the women’s side, it was Kiki Bertens upsetting the top-remaining seed, No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko and Serena Williams also advanced.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – LeBron James has officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced the signing of the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player as a free agent Monday night. James’ representatives announced last week that the superstar had agreed to a four-year deal worth $153.3 million with the Lakers. Los Angeles has missed the playoffs for a franchise-record five consecutive seasons. By contrast, James has played in the past eight NBA Finals, winning three titles.


MLB Scores from Monday (7/9)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 7 Cleveland 5


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 5 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Boston 5 Texas 0
Final Tampa Bay 10 Detroit 9, 10 Innings
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Baltimore 2
Final Oakland 2 Houston 0
Final Minnesota 3 Kansas City 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 4 Philadelphia 3, 10 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 6 Washington 3
Final Miami 4 Milwaukee 3, 10 Innings
Final Philadelphia 3 N-Y Mets 1
Final L-A Dodgers 8 San Diego 2
Final San Francisco 2 Chi Cubs 1, 11 Innings


Bellevue and Hempstead One Win From State Softball

After pulling off a 2-1 upset of top ranked Durant on Friday night, this evening the Bellevue Comets softball team attempts to advance to the state softball tournament. Bellevue (16-13) travels to (24-15) Wilton for the 2-A Region 8 Final at 7 o’clock. The Comets and the Beavers met June 29th in the regular season with the Beavers winning 5-2.

Tomorrow evening, the Hempstead Mustangs will attempt to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history. The 10th ranked Mustangs (30-11) will host (26-15) Davenport West in the 5-A Region Final at 5:30pm. The game will be broadcast on AM 1370 KDTH with pregame at 5:20pm


Altuve leads All-Star voting...Bulls keep LaVine, Lopez to Bucks...Na ends win drought

UNDATED (AP) – Astros second baseman Jose Altuve  is the leading vote-getter for the July 17 All-Star game and will head an American League squad that has dominated the game over the last 25 years. Altuve claimed 4.8 million votes, one season after being named the AL MVP. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will start for the National League in his home ballpark.

CHICAGO (AP) – Zach LaVine  is staying with the Chicago Bulls, after the team matched a four-year, $80 million offer sheet that he got from the Sacramento Kings. LaVine was a restricted free agent, which meant the Bulls had right of first refusal. He appeared in only 24 games for the Bulls last season, averaging 16.7 points on 38 percent shooting.

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says Brook Lopez has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Bucks. The 10-year NBA veteran averaged 13 points for the Lakers last season, about five points below his career average. A person familiar with the terms says Zaza Pachulia is signing a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Pistons.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – Kevin Na has broken a nearly seven-year winless drought on the PGA Tour by shooting a 6-under 64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Na birdied six of his first 10 holes to open up a big lead over third-round co-leader Kelly Kraft. The 34-year-old Na cruised from there and finished at 19-under 261.

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – Sei Young Kim became the first player in LPGA Tour history to go lower than 30 under in a tournament as she earned a nine-stroke victory at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Kim ended up at minus-31 after closing the tournament with a 7-under 65. That broke by four shots to par the record Kim had shared with Annika Sorenstam.


Major League Scores from Sunday (7/8)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 9 N-Y Mets 0
Final Seattle 6 Colorado 4
Final L-A Angels 4 L-A Dodgers 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 2 Toronto 1, 10 Innings
Final Oakland 6 Cleveland 0
Final Texas 3 Detroit 0
Final Houston 2 Chi White Sox 1
Final Minnesota 10 Baltimore 1
Final Boston 7 Kansas City 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 1
Final Miami 10 Washington 2
Final Milwaukee 10 Atlanta 3
Final Chi Cubs 6 Cincinnati 5, 10 Innings
Final San Francisco 13 St. Louis 8
Final San Diego 4 Arizona 3, 16 Innings


Brewers Take 2 1/2 Game Lead over Cubs in NL Central

UNDATED (AP) – Jesus Aguilar smacked his 20th home run and the Milwaukee Brewers earned their fifth straight win by holding off the Atlanta Braves, 5-4. Tyler Saladino slammed a two-run shot while Milwaukee was taking a 5-1 lead. Rookie Freddy Peralta allowed just one run over six innings to help the Brewers forge a 2  1/2-game lead over the second-place Cubs in the NL Central. The Reds beat the Cubs for the fifth straight time as Tyler Mahle held Chicago to one run and five hits over seven innings of a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field.


Area Scoreboard 7/7

HS Baseball

Cedar Rapids Washington 5 , Wahlert 2
Cedar Rapids Washington 5 , Wahlert  3

Western Dubuque 1 , Dyersville Beckman 0

Western Dubuque 2 , Dyersville Beckman 0

HS Softball

Bellevue 2, Durant 1


4A and 3A Substate Baseball Pairings

The pairings for the 4-A and 3-A post season tournament have been announced.

In Class 4A first round games on Friday, July 13th: In Substate 5; Hempstead drew the number three seed and will host fourth seed Davenport West at Petrakis Park while Senior is number five seed and will travel to second seed Davenport Central. The top seed is North Scott who will host 6th seed Clinton.  In Substate 5; Western Dubuque is the number two seed and will host fifth seed Bettendorf. The top seed is Cedar Rapids Prairie who will host sixth seed Waterloo East, and third seed Linn-Mar hosts fourth seed Pleasant Valley. The highest remaining seeds in each substate get a bye in the semi-finals while the other two remaining teams meet at the home of the higher seed on Monday, July 16th. The substate final will be Wednesday, July 18th.

In Class 3A first round district games will also be on July 13th.  In District 8 of Substate 4: Wahlert will play Mount Vernon at 5 o’clock at Maquoketa to be followed by Davenport Assumption and Maquoketa. The winners square off in Maquoketa on July 16th for the District title and spot in the Substate Final on July 18th.


Emendorfer Elected to WFCA Hall of Fame

University of Wisconsin Platteville head football coach Mike Emendorfer will join the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The 2019 Class was announced yesterday.

Emendorfer will be marking his 19th season as Pioneer head coach this fall. He became the winningest coach in Pioneer history in 2016 and has been named the WIAC Coach of the Year twice. Since 2011, the Pioneers have compiled a 48-15 record, with NCAA III playoff appearances in 2013 and 2016.

Emendorfer and the other inductees will be recognized March 30 at the WFCA Hall of Fame Banquet.


Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (7/5)

   Brewers Whip Braves

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers won a matchup of division leaders on Thursday to move 1  1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Hernan Perez was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Brewers whipped the Braves, 7-2. Jhoulys Chacin  and Dan Jennings combined for a three-hitter and blanked Atlanta after the first inning. Chacin gave up the three hits over seven frames and improved to 7-3.   Braves starter and loser Max Fried lasted just three innings, yielding four runs on four hits and three walks.

 

Cardinals, Gyorko Slam Giants

– The Cardinals hammered the Giants 11-2 as Jedd Gyorko had three hits, including a home run and five RBIs. Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader also went deep while Yadier Molina singled three times as part of the Redbirds’ season-high, 18-hit attack. Luke Weaver retired his first 16 hitters and left the game after allowing two hits over eight innings.

 

Astros Nip Whitesoxs

– The Astros blew a 2-0 lead before George Springer and Yuli Gurriel provided RBI singles in the bottom of the ninth to give Houston a 4-3 win over the White Sox. Jose Altuve launched a two-run homer in the fifth, but Omar Narvaez and Leury Garcia belted solo shots while Chicago was taking a 3-2 lead. Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings of the Astros’ third straight win.

 

Twins Snap 6 Game Losing Streak

– Aaron Slegers picked up his first big league win by allowing a run and three this over six innings of the Twins’ 5-2 decision over the Orioles. Slegers took a shutout into the fifth before Jonathan Schoop hit the first of his two home runs. Logan Morrison belted a solo shot and Jake Cave was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak.


Area Scoreboard for Thursday (7/5)

High School Baseball

  • #1 2-A Cascade 4, Hempstead 3
  • #4 2-A Dyersville Beckman 7, Senior 5
  • Wahlert 4, Treynor 1 (at Mt. Mercy in Cedar Rapids)
  • Western Dubuque 5, Cedar Rapids Washington 4
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic won twice at Ed-Co 4-3 and 18-3.

Regional High School Softball Scores

Class 5A Region 7

  • Senior 6, Iowa City West 0 (Senior at Hempstead on Saturday at 5:30)

Class 4A Region 7

  • Wahlert 1, Maquoketa 0 (Wahlert travels to 5th ranked Independence on Saturday 7pm)
  • Marion 12, Clinton 11 (Marion at Western Dubuque on Saturday 7pm)

Class 3A thru 1A Regional play continues tonight in the semi-finals:

Class 3A Region 8: Dyersville Beckman is at #1 Davenport Assumption (7:00)

Class 2A Region 8: Bellevue is at #1 Durant (7:00)


Second-round stunners...Simpson leads PGA event...Cueto returning...Jenner, Jackets agree

LONDON (AP) – Wimbledon will continue without third seeds Garbine Muguruza and Marin Cilic, who were beaten in the second round at the All England Club on Thursday. Muguruza was stunned 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 by 47th-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck, and Cilic blew a two-sets-to-none lead in a 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 loss to Argentina’s Guido Pella. Women’s top seed Simona Halep advanced to the third round with a 7-5, 6-0 rout of Saisai Zheng, and top-ranked Rafael Nadal reached Round 3 by earning a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) – Webb Simpson is off to a great start at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. He shot a 9-under 61 in the PGA event for a one-stroke lead over Whee Kim. Simpson posted his career-best score after shaking off a two-hour weather delay with six holes left in his round.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Johnny Cueto  is expected to be reinstated from the disabled list and pitch when the Giants open a four-game series at home against the Cardinals. Cueto was placed on the disabled list May 1 with inflammation in his right elbow. He is 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA in five starts this season.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Columbus Blue Jackets have worked out a contract with restricted free agent Boone Jenner. A person with direct knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press that the forward will receive $15 million over the next four seasons. Jenner had 13 goals and tied his career high with 19 assists for the Jackets last season.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Jeff Long will take over as the Kansas athletic director on Aug. 1. The longtime Arkansas AD signed a five-year, fully guaranteed contract and takes over for Sheahon Zenger, who led the department for seven years. Zenger was fired May 21 for what Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod called “a lack of progress” within the department.


MLB Scoreboard for Thursday (7/5)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Texas 7 Detroit 5
Final Minnesota 5 Baltimore 2
Final Houston 4 Chi White Sox 3
Final Seattle 4 L-A Angels 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 14 Miami 12
Final Milwaukee 7 Atlanta 2
Final San Diego 6 Arizona 3
Final St. Louis 11 San Francisco 2


4-A and 5-A High School Softball Regionals

High School Softball Regionals

Two of the three Dubuque High School softball teams begin regional tournament play this evening that leads to the state tournament.

In Class 4A Region 7: Wahlert will play host to Maquoketa at 5:30.( You can hear that game on AM 1370 this evening, with pregame around 5:20pm). The winner moves to the semi-finals Saturday evening to play at #1 ranked Independence. Also tonight in that region, Marion will host Clinton with the winner advancing to play at Western Dubuque on Saturday evening.

In Class 5A Region 7: Senior is hosting Iowa City West at 5:30. The winner advances to the semi-finals playing at 3rd ranked Hempstead on Saturday evening.


Federer, Serena advance, Wozniacki losses...Yanks put Torres on DL...Cavs ink Sexton

LONDON (AP) – Men’s top seed Roger Federer and seven-time champion Serena Williams were able to advance to the third round at Wimbledon with straight-sets victories on Wednesday. Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki went out before the third round for the fourth time in seven years, losing 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. Other winners during Day 3 include women’s seventh seed Karolina Pliskova , ninth seed Venus Williams and No. 10 Madison Keys, along with men’s No. 13 Milos Raonic and No. 11 Sam Querrey.

UNDATED (AP) – New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres has landed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right hip. Torres was removed from Wednesday’s game after striking out in his second at-bat in the fourth inning. The rookie is hitting .296 and already has 15 home runs and 42 RBIs in 62 games.

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers signed guard Collin Sexton to a rookie contract. The Cavs selected Sexton with the No. 8 overall pick in last month’s NBA draft. He averaged 19.2 points as a freshman at Alabama and played his best in big games while leading the Crimson Tide to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.

PHILADELPHIA – A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Amir Johnson has accepted a one-year deal with the 76ers. The 13-year NBA veteran was primarily a reserve for the 76ers last season, averaging 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Philadelphia is the fourth club for the 31-year-old, who will be entering his 14th NBA season this fall.

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) – U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan says he never knew of sexual abuse by a now-deceased doctor who examined wrestlers Jordan helped coach decades ago at Ohio State University. Jordan repeatedly denied claims by ex-wrestlers Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts, who say the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio knew back then that Richard Strauss was groping male athletes. Male Ohio State athletes from 14 sports have alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose death in 2005 was ruled a suicide.


MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (7/4)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Boston 3 Washington 0
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Atlanta 2
Final Miami 3 Tampa Bay 0
Final Chi Cubs 5 Detroit 2
Final Philadelphia 4 Baltimore 1
Final Oakland 4 San Diego 2
Final Milwaukee 3 Minnesota 2
Final N-Y Mets 6 Toronto 3
Final Cincinnati 7 Chi White Sox 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final L-A Angels 7 Seattle 4
Final Houston 5 Texas 4, 10 Innings
Final Cleveland 3 Kansas City 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final L-A Dodgers 6 Pittsburgh 4
Final Colorado 1 San Francisco 0
Final St. Louis 8 Arizona 4


MLB Scorecard from July 3

INTERLEAGUE

Final    Chi  Cubs                5    Detroit            3

Final    Milwaukee              2    Minnesota        0

Final    Boston                  11    Washington      4

Final    N-Y  Yankees          8    Atlanta            5

Final    Philadelphia        3    Baltimore        2

Final    Toronto                  8    N-Y  Mets          6

Final    Tampa  Bay              9    Miami                6,  16  Innings

Final    Chi  White  Sox    12    Cincinnati      8,  12  Innings

Final    Oakland                  6    San  Diego        2

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Houston          5    Texas                  3

Final    Cleveland      6    Kansas  City      4

Final    Seattle          4    L-A  Angels        1

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Colorado            8    San  Francisco      1

Final    Arizona              4    St.  Louis              2

Final    L-A  Dodgers      8    Pittsburgh            3


Iowa Shrine Bowl Game

The 46th annual Iowa Shrine Bowl football game will be played later this month at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The game on Saturday, July 21st features just graduated high school seniors representing the North and the South.  A handful of area players will be on the North roster: Sam Schnee of Senior, Blake Bradley of Wahlert Catholic and Quentin Recker of Cascade.

The players will report to camp on July 15th to prepare for the game and participate in a number of activities through the week which includes meeting staff members from the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. To date, the Iowa Shrine Bowl has raised over $2,600,000 for The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.


Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/2)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert split with Iowa City High winning 6-3 and falling 9-4.
  • Hempstead lost twice to #5 Cedar Rapids Prairie 8-4 and 11-3.
  • Senior dropped two against #9 Iowa City West 5-3 and 7-2.
  • Western Dubuque beat Mt. Vernon twice 5-1 and 2-1.
  • #1 2A Cascade swept Camanche 7-0 and 10-0 (5)
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to Midland 5-3 and 7-3.
  • Clayton Ridge-Central lost twice to South Winneshiek 12-0 and 13-0.
  • Maquoketa lost to Solon twice 10-0 and 11-0.

High School Softball

  • Wahlert took two from Senior 3-1 and 6-5.
  • #3 5-A Hempstead split with Cedar Rapids Prairie winning 5-3 and losing 9-2.

Regional Tournament Scores

Class 1A

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 12, Easton Valley 0 (Marquette at #9 Lisbon this evening)

Class 2A

  • Clayton Ridge 19, Maquoketa Valley 14 (Clayton Ridge at #1 Durant this evening)

(Class 3-A regional tournament gets underway this evening:  Dyersville Beckman at West Delaware)


Lakers get Rondo, McGee...Jazz keep Favors...Redick stays in Philly...Brazil, Belgium advance

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee are joining LeBron James in Los Angeles. A person with knowledge of the situation says Rondo has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Lakers, while another person confirmed that McGee has accepted a one-year package worth just under $2.4 million. ESPN says the Lakers will pay Rondo $9 million after he averaged 8.3 points and 8.2 assists for New Orleans last season.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Derrick Favors and the Utah Jazz have worked out a two-year contract that could be worth up to $36 million. Favors averaged 12.3 points last season for the Jazz, who reached the Western Conference semifinals. The eight-year veteran has played the last seven seasons with the Jazz, averaging 12.1 points and 7.4 rebounds.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers and guard J.J. Redick have agreed to a one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. Redick averaged a career-high 17.1 points and shot 42 percent from 3-point range last season, his first with the Sixers. He has averaged 16 points over the last five seasons, hitting 41.5% of his 3-point attempts.

UNDATED (AP) – Brazil and Belgium have advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals and will square off Friday in Kazan, Russia. Neymar had a goal and an assist as the Brazilians blanked Mexico, 2-0. Belgium erased a two-goal deficit before Nacer Chaldi scored in the fourth minute of injury time to give his country a 3-2 win over Japan.

LONDON (AP) – Men’s top seed Roger Federer and seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams have reached the second round at All England Club. Federer needed just 79 minutes to take his opening-round match in straight sets, and Williams needed six match points before advancing. Monday’s upset victims included men’s sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, women’s fourth seed Sloane Stephens, No. 5 Elina Svitolina and No. 16 Coco Vandeweghe .


MLB Scoreboard from Monday (7/2)

 

INTERLEAGUE

Final Atlanta 5 N-Y Yankees 3, 11 Innings
Final Boston 4 Washington 3
Final Cincinnati 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Miami 3 Tampa Bay 2, 10 Innings
Final Milwaukee 6 Minnesota 5, 10 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Detroit 3 Toronto 2, 10 Innings
Final Cleveland 9 Kansas City 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Colorado 5 San Francisco 2
Final St. Louis 6 Arizona 3
Final L-A Dodgers 17 Pittsburgh 1


Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (7/1)

Big 2nd Propels Cubs over Twins

Pitcher Jon Lester belted a three-run homer that ignited the Cubs’ eight-run second in an 11-10 triumph over the Twins. Javier Baez doubled home a pair in the second and Ian Happ supplied a solo blast that put Chicago ahead 10-3 in the fifth. Lester improved to 11-2 and the Cubs picked up their fourth straight win after surviving Minnesota’s five-run eighth.

 

Reds Rout Brewers

The Reds’ 8-2 rout of the Brewers leaves Milwaukee just a half-game ahead of the second-place Cubs in the NL Central. Jose Peraza connected in the sixth inning for the Reds’ ninth slam this year, tying the single-season franchise record set in 2002. Matt Harvey won his third consecutive start by holding the Brewers to two hits over 5 2/3 innings.

 

Cardinals Swept by Braves

The Braves kept their three-game lead in the NL East by building a 6-0 lead before holding off the Cardinals, 6-5. Freddie Freeman crushed a two-run homer and Charlie Culberson drove in two runs to back Mike Foltynewicz, who pitched one-hit ball while striking out nine over five shutout innings. Tommy Pham hit a three-run homer in a five-run seventh before the Cardinals dropped their fourth in a row to stay 5  1/2 games off the NL Central lead.

 

Whitesoxs Overpower Rangers

– Avisail Garcia went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored as the White Sox doubled up the Rangers, 10-5. Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson drove in three runs apiece to back Reynaldo Lopez, who allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings.

 

 


Lakers get Lebron...Tavares goes home...Busch wins at Chicagoland...Russians, Croatians win

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams, returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 after four seasons in Miami. The 14-time All-Star is ranked seventh on the NBA’s all-time list with 31,038 points.

TORONTO (AP) – Superstar center John Tavares is going home, agreeing to terms on a seven-year, $77 million contract with his childhood team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares had spent his entire NHL career with the Islanders after being taken first overall in the 2009 draft. He scored 37 goals and 84 points while playing all 82 games for New York last season.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Kyle Busch outdueled Kyle Larson on a wild final lap to win NASCAR’s Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch moved into the lead on a restart with 58 laps to go, replacing Kevin Harvick at the front of the field. It was Busch’s fifth victory overall this year and his second win at Chicagoland. Harvick was third, followed by Truex and Clint Bowyer. Truex was trying for his third straight victory at Chicago.

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia has eliminated Spain from the World Cup. The Russians survived two hours of dominance from the 2010 champions in a 1-1 draw, and then won a penalty shootout 4-3. Also on Sunday, Danijel Subasic made three saves in the shootout as Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties to advance to a quarterfinal against Russia.

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) – Francesco Molinari picked up his first PGA victory by delivering a record performance to win the final edition of the Quicken Loans National. The Italian closed with an 8-under 62 for an eight-shot victory, matching the largest margin this year on the PGA Tour. Molinari holed a 50-foot eagle putt to start the back nine, and he never stopped until he turned the final round into a runaway and finished 21 under to break the tournament record by seven shots.


MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (7/1)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 11 Minnesota 10


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 8 L-A Angels 2
Final Detroit 9 Toronto 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 Houston 2
Final Chi White Sox 10 Texas 5
Final Cleveland 15 Oakland 3
Final Seattle 1 Kansas City 0
Final N-Y Yankees 11 Boston 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 5 Miami 2
Final Cincinnati 8 Milwaukee 2
Final Philadelphia 4 Washington 3, 13 Innings
Final Atlanta 6 St. Louis 5
Final Pittsburgh 7 San Diego 5
Final San Francisco 9 Arizona 6
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Colorado 4


Sports News

UNDATED (AP) Derrick Rose and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be counting on one another next season. The 2011 NBA MVP has agreed to a one-year deal worth nearly $2.4 million to stay with Minnesota, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said early Sunday.

LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams says she thinks it isn’t fair that she has been drug-tested more than other American tennis players this year. Williams said at a pre-tournament news conference at Wimbledon: “Just test everyone equally.” She was asked about the issue on Sunday because of a recent Deadspin story that said Williams had been checked five times in 2018 by last month, more than other U.S. women and men in the sport. Williams said she found it “a little frustrating” that she was deemed to have missed a test last month when a sample collector showed up at her house about 12 hours earlier than the time she had indicated she’d be available.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Paul Menard will start from the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Menard turned a lap at 180.012 mph to edge Ryan Blaney. Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five in Saturday’s qualifying. It’s the second career pole for Menard, who has just one top-five finish this season.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton is expected to sign with the Buffalo Sabres once the NHL’s free-agency period opens Sunday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the discussions. The person tells The Associated Press that the two sides are close to having the framework of a deal in place after Hutton visited Buffalo this week.


MLB scores from Saturday

INTERLEAGUE

Final    Chi  Cubs    14    Minnesota      9

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Toronto            4    Detroit                  3

Final    L-A  Angels      6    Baltimore              2

Final    Oakland            7    Cleveland              2

Final    Tampa  Bay        5    Houston                  2

Final    Boston            11    N-Y  Yankees          0

Final    Texas              13    Chi  White  Sox      4

Final    Seattle            6    Kansas  City          4

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Cincinnati          12    Milwaukee          3

Final    Miami                    5    N-Y  Mets            2

Final    Philadelphia        3    Washington        2

Final    Colorado                3    L-A  Dodgers      1

Final    Atlanta                11    St.  Louis          4

Final    San  Diego              4    Pittsburgh        3

Final    San  Francisco      7    Arizona              0


MLB Scores From Friday And Today's Schedule


INTERLEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 10 Minnesota 6


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 17 Philadelphia 7
Final Miami 8 N-Y Mets 2
Final Milwaukee 8 Cincinnati 2
Final Atlanta 5 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 2 Arizona 1
Final Colorado 3 L-A Dodgers 1
Final Pittsburgh 6 San Diego 3

TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE

INTERLEAGUE

Minnesota at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m.


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit at Toronto 1:07 p.m.
L-A Angels at Baltimore 4:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Oakland 4:05 p.m.
Houston at Tampa Bay 4:10 p.m.
Boston at N-Y Yankees 7:15 p.m.
Chi White Sox at Texas 9:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Seattle 10:10 p.m.


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee at Cincinnati 4:10 p.m.
N-Y Mets at Miami 4:10 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia 6:05 p.m.
Colorado at L-A Dodgers 7:15 p.m.
Atlanta at St. Louis 7:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at San Diego 10:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Arizona 10:10 p.m.

 


Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/28)

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead split with #5 Iowa City West winning 3-0 and losing 6-3.
  • Wahlert 8, Iowa City Liberty 5
  • #1 2A Cascade sweeps North Cedar 12-2 and 11-0.( In the game one victory head coach Roamn Hummel with career win number 250) Cougars (25-2)
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to Springville 4-3 and 3-0.

High School Softball

  • #3 5A Hempstead sweeps Cedar Rapids Washington 18-0 and 18-2.
  • Senior sweeps Iowa City West 7-1 and 12-2.
  • Wahlert split with Linn-Mar winning 3-1 and losing 11-0.
  • Cascade takes two from North Cedar 13-3 and 12-2.
  • Bellevue split with Monticello winning 9-5 and losing 8-2.
  • Mount Vernon 3, Western Dubuque 2
  • Mount Vernon 4, Dyersville Beckman 2

Correa to DL...Bucs' QB suspended...Colombia advances in World Cup...Co-leaders at PGA event

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is heading to the 10-day disabled list because of a stiff back. Correa sat out games on Tuesday and Wednesday and will be placed on the DL today, but he could be activated in time for the Astros’ series with the Chicago White Sox next weekend. Correa is hitting .268 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs in 73 games.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The discipline stems from the league’s investigation of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber driver during a ride the quarterback took in Arizona in March 2016. He will be eligible to return to the team on Sept. 25, the day after Tampa Bay plays the Pittsburgh Steelers.

MOSCOW (AP) – Colombia has worked its way into the knockout round for the second straight World Cup by beating Senegal, 1-0. Colombia star James Rodriguez let in the 31st minute as he battles a calf injury. Yesterday’s other World Cup games have England losing to Belgium 1-0, Tunisia knocking off Panama 2-1 and Poland blanking Japan 1-0.

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) – Andrew Landry and J.J. Spaun share the first-round lead at the PGA’s Quicken Loans National in Potomac, Maryland. Landry set the pace with a 7-under 63 before Spaun matched his round, leaving them one ahead of Billy Horschel and Andrew Putnam. Tiger Woods unveiled a new putter, but it rendered the same results as he missed several short birdie putts in an even-par 70.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Jerry Kelly owns a two-stroke lead over four others through one round of the U.S. Senior Open. Kelly made his only bogey of the day on 18 to close out a 4-under 66. Rocco Mediate, Miguel Angel Jimenez Kevin Sutherland and Deane Pappas finished at 68, and Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz shot an 85 after winning his tournament qualifier in a playoff.


Area Scoreboard (6/26)

High School Baseball

Benton Community 4, Western Dubuque 3

Benton Community 9, Western Dubuque7

High School Softball

Hempstead 5, Senior 2

Senior 1, Hempstead 0

Wahlert 8, Waterloo East 0

Waterloo East 9, Wahlert 8


Class 1A, 2A District Baseball Pairings Released

The pairings for the Class 2A and 1A high school baseball district tournaments have been announced. In Class 2A, Cascade and Dyersville Beckman have drawn the top seeds in their respective districts and will hosts district semi-finals on July 10th and district final contests on July 14th. In District 6, Cascade will meet the winner of the Waterloo Columbus-Union La Porte City first round match-up. In District 7, Beckman will face off with the winner of the Bellevue at Northeast Goose Lake contest. In Class 1A District 8, Bellevue Marquette Catholic will travel to Midland Wyoming on July 10th for a first round game. The Class 3A and 4A Substate tournament brackets will be released next week.

 


MLB Scoreboard (6/26)

Cubs 9, Dodgers 4

White Sox 8, Minnesota 4

Milwaukee 5, Kansas City 1

St. Louis 11, Cleveland 2

Tampa Bay 1, Washington 0

Yankees 6, Philadelphia 0

San Diego 3, Texas 2

Seattle 3, Baltimore 2

Oakland 9, Detroit 7

Boston 9, Angels 1

Houston 7, Toronto 0

Mets 4, Pittsburgh 3 (10 innings)

Arizona 5, Miami 3

Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 3

San Francisco 3, Colorado 2

 


Baez's Bat Lifts Cubs Over LA...Braves Lead NL East Despite Loss to Harvey, Reds...Carpenter Homers Twice for Cards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Javier Baez was the hitting star in the Chicago Cubs’ 9-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, going 4-for-5 with a grand slam and a solo shot. Baez capped Chicago’s six-run sixth with a bases-loaded blast after Los Angeles carried a 2-1 lead into the inning. The outcome keeps the Cubs 2 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading Brewers and puts the Dodgers 2 1/2 behind Arizona in the NL West race.

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta’s 5-3 loss to Cincinnati keeps the Braves atop the NL East by 3 1/2 games over the Phillies. Matt Harvey had his best outing since joining the Reds, yielding just one run and six hits over 6 2/3s to drop his ERA to 5.28. Jesse Winker was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles in Cincinnati’s eighth victory in nine games.

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Yankees have hung onto their half-game lead in the AL East following wins by the Bombers and Boston Red Sox. Aaron Hicks and Didi Gregorius each hit solo homers and Luis Severino picked up his major league-leading 12th win as the Yankees blanked the Phillies, 6-0 in Philadelphia. Jackie Bradley Jr. provided a solo shot and four RBIs in the Bosox’s fourth win in five games, a 9-1 trouncing of the Los Angeles Angels.

HOUSTON (AP) – Charlie Morton improved to 10-1 and the Houston Astros kept their 3 1/2-game lead over Seattle in the AL West with a 7-0 shutout of Toronto. Alex Bregman went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored to back Morton, who struck out 13 over seven innings. Kyle Seager drilled a solo homer and provided the go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning of the Mariners’ 3-2 victory at Baltimore.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Carpenter hit a pair of solo homers and an RBI single in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 11-2 thumping of the Cleveland Indians. Jose Martinez clubbed a three-run blast and Kolten Wong added a two-run shot in support of Carlos Martinez, who struck out eight and allowed two runs over six innings. Corey Kluber was rocked for six runs in just 1 2/3 innings as the Indians saw their lead in the AL Central stay at 7 1/2 games over Minnesota following the Twins’ 8-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox.


Dubuquer to Carry Torch at National Special Olympics

Two Dubuque Special Olympians will be competing as members of Team Iowa at the National Special Olympics Games July 1-6 in Seattle. Josh Hickey and Lacey Kutch are among the 4,000 athletes from all 50 states gathering at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium for the games. Hickey has been given the special honor of carrying the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies Sunday afternoon. Hickey has participated in Special Olympics for 18 years and calls it the highlight of his career. He will be the first athlete to carry the torch once it arrives at the stadium. Hickey says he can’t say enough about what the Special Olympics has meant to him. Hickey will be competing in five events during the games: the 100 meters, 400 meters, shotput, long jump, and high jump. The opening ceremonies will be televised on KCRG starting at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. The games themselves are being televised by the ESPN family of networks with coverage mainly on ESPN2.


Area Scoreboard for Monday (6/25)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert sweeps at #4 Iowa City West 5-0 and 5-3.
  • Senior split with Linn-Mar losing 3-0 then winning 6-5.
  • Hempstead split with Iowa City High winning 5-2 and falling 7-5.
  • Western Dubuque sweeps #4 3-A Solon 1-0 and 5-2. (Game 1 Sam Goodman throws his 2nd no hitter of the season)(Game 2 Calvin Harris 3 hitter and 15 Ks)
  • #1 2-A Cascade lost both games to #8 2-A Monticello 3-0 and 13-12.
  • #6 2-A Dyersville Beckman split with Central Dewitt winning 4-3 and losing 8-6.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic split with Maquoketa Valley winning 12-7 and falling 4-2.
  • Clayton Ridge Central split with Starmont winning 4-3, losing 12-1.
  • Maquoketa beat Anamosa twice 10-0 and 10-0.

High School Softball

  • #3 Hempstead sweeps Linn-Mar 1-0 and 3-0
  • Bellevue lost twice to Northeast 7-4 and 11-8.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to Maquoketa Valley 4-2 and 9-3.
  • Anamosa sweeps Maquoketa 10-8 and 4-0.
  • Clayton Ridge split with North Fayette Valley winning 16-14 and losing 20-7

Harden is MVP...Pacers dropping Stephenson...Jackson gets a new uniform

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Houston Rockets guard James Harden has come away with the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award after pacing the NBA in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games. He helped the Rockets win 65 games during the regular season and two playoff rounds before falling to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers has won rookie of the year honors, Los Angeles Clippers standout Lou Williams is the sixth man of the year and Dwane Casey is the coach of the year just over a month after being let go by the Toronto Raptors.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Pacers have declined to pick up their option on Lance Stephenson, allowing the point guard to become a free agent this Sunday. Stephenson brought grit off the bench for a team that won 48 games and almost knocked off Cleveland in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The eight-year veteran averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season.

DETROIT (AP) – Edwin Jackson worked six innings yesterday while joining Octavio Dotel as the only players to see action with 13 different major league teams. Jackson allowed a run and six hits in his Oakland Athletics debut, a 5-4 comeback win at Detroit. Nicholas Castellanos  slammed a three-run homer to put the Tigers ahead 4-1 in the seventh, but the A’s chipped away before Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking, solo blast in the top of the ninth.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have signed a one-year deal with safety Ron Parker, who spent the last five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 30-year-old Parker had 318 tackles, nine interceptions and seven sacks in 80 games with the Chiefs. He started in all 16 games in 2017 and had 67 tackles with two interceptions.

UNDATED (AP) – Spain won Group B at the World Cup as substitute Iago Aspas scored the late equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Morocco. Portugal had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Iran after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick, costing the Portuguese first place in Group B. Salem Aldawsari scored with almost the last kick to send Saudi Arabia to a 2-1 victory over Egypt, at matchup of two teams that had already been eliminated.


MLB Scores from Monday (6/25)

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 4 Philadelphia 2
Final Tampa Bay 11 Washington 0
Final Texas 7 San Diego 4
Final St. Louis 4 Cleveland 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Oakland 5 Detroit 4
Final Kansas City 2 L-A Angels 0
Final Seattle 5 Baltimore 3
Final Toronto 6 Houston 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Miami 9 Arizona 5
Final Pittsburgh 6 N-Y Mets 4
Final Atlanta 5 Cincinnati 4, 11 Innings
Final L-A Dodgers 2 Chi Cubs 1


Cascade Baseball Continues Top Ranking

The 21-and-0 Cascade Cougars are  still locked in at number one in the latest Class 2-A high school baseball rankings from the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association.  The Cougars are one of just two teams in the state of Iowa still unbeaten. Dyersville Beckman is ranked 6th again in Class 2-A.

Western Dubuque again received consideration votes this week for the Class 4-A top 10.  From the Mississippi Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie is ranked 3rd and Iowa City West is rated 5th.


Fighting Saints NHL Draft

There were three players with Dubuque Fighting Saints connections taken during the NHL Draft that wrapped up on Saturday in Dallas.

The first selection came in the third round with Joey Keane selected with the 88th pick overall by the New York Rangers.

Fighting Saints prospect defenseman Simon Kjellberg, was selected in the 6th round, 163rd overall, by the Rangers and Saints goaltender Matthew Thiessen was  selected in the 7th round, 192nd overall, by the Vancouver Canucks.


Regional MLB Recaps

Reds Finish Sweep of Cubs

– Pitcher Mike Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit homer and the Reds won their seventh in a row by rallying past the Cubs, 8-6. Lorenzen’s blast came one day after hurler Anthony DeSclafani hit a grand slam against Chicago. Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh before Joey Votto doubled home the go-ahead run four batters later.

 

Cards Salvage Split with Brewers

– Luke Weaver worked into the sixth inning and Jose Martinez belted a three-run homer as the Cardinals posted an 8-2 whipping of the Brewers. Weaver allowed a pair of first-inning runs but settled down to hold Milwaukee to five hits over 5 2/3s. The Brewers’ lead in the NL Central remains two games over Chicago, with the Redbirds 4  1/2 games back.

 

Soxs Roll Athletics

– The White Sox trounced the Athletics, 10-3 as Yoan Moncada  smacked a three-run homer and had six RBIs. Daniel Palka and Yolmer Sanchez also connected for Chicago, which had dropped nine of 10.

 

Twins Snap Rangers Streak

– Minnesota ended the Rangers’ seven-game winning streak as Jose Berrios  struck out a career-best 12 in seven innings of a 2-0 shutout of Texas. Bobby Wilson and Robbie Grossman each singled in a run to back Berrios, who allowed just three hits to help the Twins stop a three-game skid. Losing pitcher Bartolo Colon allowed two runs and seven hits over seven frames.


Sports News from Associated Press

Colombia eliminates Poland

MOSCOW (AP) – Radamel Falcao’s first World Cup goal led Colombia to a 3-0 victory over Poland and kept the team in the running for a spot in the knockout round. Poland was eliminated.

Falcao’s goal was sandwiched by tallies by Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado between the 40th and 75th minutes.

Both teams lost Group H openers and knew another loss would end their hopes of advancing.

Also Sunday, Harry Kane scored a hat trick and England secured a place in the last 16 at the World Cup with a 6-1 rout of Panama. England goes into the Group G finale against Belgium level on points and with the same goal difference after conceding a late goal against Panama, which was eliminated after two matches in its World Cup debut.

Senegal and Japan drew 2-2 in Sunday’s other match.

Caps hang onto Carlson

WASHINGTON (AP) – The NHL’s free agent market won’t include one of the league’s highly-coveted blueliners.

The Washington Capitals have re-signed John Carlson to an eight-year, $64 million contract that allows the Stanley Cup champions to keep the do-it-all defenseman. Carlson led all defensemen with 68 points in the regular season and 20 in the playoffs to help Washington win the Metropolitan Division and then the Stanley Cup.

The contract makes Carlson the second-highest-paid player on the Capitals behind Alex Ovechkin.

Watson wins 3rd Travelers title

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Bubba Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit to win his third Travelers Championship title.

Watson closed with a 7-under 63 for a 17-under total and a three-shot win over Paul Casey, Stewart Cink (sink), Beau Hossler and J.B. Holmes.

Watson became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, and pulled within one of Billy Casper’s tournament record of four victories.

Casey surged up the leaderboard with a 62.

Scott McCarron wins Champions event in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Scott McCarron came away with the American Family Insurance Championship with an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over hometown player Jerry Kelly.

The 52-year-old McCarron birdied Nos. 14-16 and parred the final two to hold on for his first victory of the season and seventh in three years on the PGA Tour Champions. He finished at 15-under 201 at University Ridge.

Kelly shot 65, also parring the final two holes.

Truex conquers Sonoma again

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won at Sonoma for the second time in his career, taming the challenging road course for an easy win over Kevin Harvick.

The defending Cup Series champion waited to pit until the 81st lap, a full eight laps later than Harvick. The decision left fresher tires on Truex’s car down the stretch and allowed him to pass Harvick for the lead around the final hairpin turn with 20 laps to go.

Clint Bowyer finished third and Chase Elliott was fourth.


MLB Scores from Sunday (6/24)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Atlanta 7 Baltimore 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 5 Seattle 0
Final Tampa Bay 7 N-Y Yankees 6, 12 Innings
Final Cleveland 12 Detroit 2
Final Chi White Sox 10 Oakland 3
Final Houston 11 Kansas City 3
Final Minnesota 2 Texas 0
Final Toronto 7 L-A Angels 6, 10 Innings


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 8 Chi Cubs 6
Final L-A Dodgers 8 N-Y Mets 7, 11 Innings
Final Arizona 3 Pittsburgh 0
Final St. Louis 8 Milwaukee 2
Final Miami 8 Colorado 5
Final San Francisco 3 San Diego 2, 11 Innings
Final Washington 8 Philadelphia 6


World Cup News

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored in injury time to give Brazil a 2-0 win over Costa Rica at the World Cup. Billed as one of the tournament favorites in Russia, Brazil has four points heading into its last group game against Serbia next Wednesday. Also today, Ahmed Musa made a spectacular entrance into the World Cup by scoring twice in Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Iceland. The result means Nigeria, Iceland and Argentina are all still in contention to advance from Group D.


Brett Gardiner Back in Yankees Lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Brett Gardner is back in the New York Yankees lineup after missing five games with right knee soreness. The left fielder is the leadoff hitter in the posted lineup in the press box for tonight’s game at Tampa Bay. Gardner entered Friday hitting .258 with five homers, 21 RBIs and 42 runs scored in 59 games. Giancarlo Stanton was slated to start in right field with Aaron Judge as the designated hitter.


Novak Djokovic Registers 800 Victories

LONDON (AP) – Novak Djokovic has become the 10th man to register 800 victories since the Open Era began in 1968. He beat France’s Adrian Mannarino today to reach the Queen’s Club semifinals in London. Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, John McEnroe and others.


Area Scoreboard 6/23

HS Baseball

Senior 7, Iowa City City High 6

Cascade, 8, North Linn 2

Wahlert loses in DH to CR Prairie. Scores 4-0 & 4-3

Western Dubuque split DH with Clear Creek-Amana. Scores 2-1 & 11-4

 

HS Softball

Ottumwa 6, Hempstead 1

Wahlert split DH with Iowa City West. Scores 4-2 & 7-3


Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/22)

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead sweeps Cedar Falls 4-0 and 3-2 ( In game one, Mustangs pitcher Connor Crabill fired a no hitter with 8 strikeouts)
  • Wahlert swept Waterloo East 8-0 and 11-3
  • Western Dubuque swept Vinton Shellsburg 13-1 (6) and 7-4
  • #1 2A Cascade 2, #3 2A Wilton 0

High School Softball

  • Dubuque High School teams were all rained out

Iowa High School Softball Rankings

The Hempstead Mustangs are still standing at number three in the latest Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union weekly Class 5-A softball rankings just released. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is still top ranked in 5-A.

In Class 4A: Western Dubuque is now ranked 14th, down four spots from last week.

No other KDTH area teams are ranked.

The Union will release the Class 5-A and 4-A regional tournament pairings sometime today.


Rea Assigned to El Paso

The San Diego Padres have activated Cascade native pitcher Colin Rea from the 60 day disabled listed and optioned the right hander to the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. Rea recently completed his rehabilitation assignment at Double-A San Antonio and will remain with El Paso until the Padres feel he is ready to rejoin them.


Suns get Ayton, Bridges in draft...Isles hire Trotz...MLB suspends Straily...Johnson, Spieth share lead

NEW YORK (AP) – The Phoenix Suns came away with two of the first 10 picks in the NBA draft last night, taking Arizona center Deandre Ayton with the top selection before acquiring Villanova’s Mikal Bridges from Philadelphia for Zhaire Smith and in unprotected first-round choice in 2021. Duke forward Marvin Bagley III went to Sacramento with the second choice, and the Atlanta Hawks picked up Luka Doncic with the third pick before dealing him to Dallas for point guard Trae Young, the fifth pick in the draft. Memphis used the No. 4 pick to select forward Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State, and Orlando picked up Texas center Mohammed Bamba with the No. 6 choice.

At number 7 the Bulls selected Wendell Carter Jr. of Duke
at number 17 the Bucks selected NCAA Tourney star Donte Divincenzo of Villanova
at number 20 the Timberwolves chose Josh Okogie of Georgia Tech.

NEW YORK (AP) – Barry Trotz is the new head coach of the New York Islanders, two weeks after leading the Washington Capitals to the first Stanley Cup in their 43-season history. Trotz has the fifth-most wins of any coach in NHL history and led Washington to back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17. He reportedly agreed to a five-year package worth double what he would have made annually on a shorter contract with the Caps, a deal that caused him to resign as Washington’s bench boss on Monday.

UNDATED (AP) – Major League Baseball has handed down a five-game suspension to Marlins pitcher Dan Straily for his actions during Tuesday’s loss in San Francisco. Straily intentionally threw a pitch at Giants catcher Buster Posey while warnings were in place for both teams. MLB also suspended Marlins manager Don Mattingly for Friday’s game and fined Straily and Mattingly undisclosed amounts.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth each fired 7-under 63 to move into a first-place tie through one round of the PGA’s Travelers Championship near Hartford. Rory McIlroy missed a 13-foot for par on the final hole that would have given him a share of the lead. He’s tied for second with Brian Harmon and Peter Malnati.

UNDATED (AP) – Croatia has advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup by beating Argentina, 3-0. Lionel Messi failed to get even one shot off, five days after he missed a penalty in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland. France has advanced to the round of 16 with a 1-0 victory over Peru, and Australia stayed alive with a 1-1 draw against Denmark.


MLB Scores from Thursday (6/21)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Washington 4 Baltimore 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 4 Seattle 3
Final Boston 9 Minnesota 2
Final L-A Angels 8 Toronto 5
Oakland at Chi White Sox, postponed


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Colorado 6 N-Y Mets 4
Final Arizona 9 Pittsburgh 3
Final Cincinnati 6 Chi Cubs 2
Final Milwaukee 11 St. Louis 3
Final San Francisco 3 San Diego 0


Fighting Saints Ownership Now Includes Gaudreau and Girgensons

Two of the top players to wear a Dubuque Fighting Saints uniform are now part owners of the organization.  The Fighting Saints are announcing  Saints4Life Acquisitions, LLC, a group led by current NHL players Johnny Gaudreau and Zemgus Girgensons, along with NHL executive Peter Luukko, Stanley Cup champion coach Dan Bylsma, and a handful of other investors have purchased the equity stake held by Phillip Falcone in Northern Lights Hockey, LLC, the Fighting Saints’ ownership entity.

Gaudreau,  was a Clark Cup champion with the Saints, and a three-time NHL All-Star with the Calgary Flames while Girgensons, entering his sixth season with the Buffalo Sabres, holds the distinction of being the highest-drafted Dubuque Fighting Saint, and the highest and was part of the inaugural Fighting Saints team that captured the 2011 Clark Cup.

Luukko, a hockey industry veteran, brings over 25 years of hockey management experience to the Fighting Saints’ ownership group while Bylsma was a Stanley Cup champion coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins.


Iowa wrestler leaves hospital after accidental shooting

Iowa wrestler leaves hospital after accidental shooting

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll has been released from the hospital after being accidentally shot in the knee. Iowa coach Tom Brands said yesterday that Stoll had surgery Tuesday and that he is “doing well.”

Iowa City police said that a preliminary investigation found that the All-America wrestler Stoll was shot by mistake in a residence early Tuesday morning and that several other people were present.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing. Iowa athletic officials were gathering information, and Brands says the school will follow its code of conduct policies once the police conclude their investigation.

Stoll placed fifth as a heavyweight at the NCAA Championships in March. He has one more season of eligibility remaining.