MISSING MARCH MADNESS: Playing out the full schedule, scores for 2020 NCAA TournamentThe Sweet 16 was good to the No. 1 seeds — all four advanced — and three of the No. 3 seeds moved on to the Elite Eight. No spoilers in the intro about how the Elite Eight games played out in the polls, though — read on to find out what the Final Four looks like:Midwest: No. 1 Kansas over No. 3 Michigan StateMISSING MARCH MADNESS OPENING WEEKEND RECAPDay 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4Your vote: Kansas wins, 61.8 percent to 38.2 percentThoughts: Michigan State, a 3-seed, had rolled through the tournament with No. 1 seed-like voting results. But that train stalled at the station in Lawrence, apparently. Kansas had 15 Final Four appearances heading into the 2019-20 college hoops season, and you voters just punched their ticket for a 16th (albeit a fictional one). If Sparty wasn’t able to get Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike in foul trouble — he had at least three fouls in 13 games this year — that would have been a big problem, because he rarely misses in the paint. And Azubuike did a pretty good job staying away from whistles late in the season: He only had more than two fouls in one of his last four regular-season games.East: No. 1 Dayton over No. 2 Florida StateYour vote: Dayton wins, 61.1 to 38.9Thoughts: Want to know why Dayton is so very good? Yes, they have Obi Toppin, and he’s kind of amazing, but he’s not the only skilled offensive player on the team. Look at the individual offensive ratings on the squad: For quick background on the stat (created by Dean Oliver and used at numerous sites, including KenPom.com): “Anything over 110 is good, and 120 is excellent for a player that is the workhorse on his team.”Well, Dayton has six players averaging at least 22 minutes a game, and three of them have offensive ratings above 120 — Toppin (122.4), Jalen Crutcher (121.5) and Ibi Watson (120.5). Two more are over 110 — Trey Landers (119.7) and Ryan Mikesell (114.4). How do you beat a team like Florida State, with an elite defensive squad? With a lineup like that, that’s how.MISSING MARCH MADNESS SWEET 16 RECAPDay 1 | Day 2West: No. 1 Gonzaga over No. 3 MarylandYour vote: Gonzaga wins, 67.5 to 32.5 The actual NCAA Tournament has been canceled, but Sporting News is still offering the chance to pick upsets and virtually watch your favorite teams advance, round-by-round to the Final Four.The opening weekend results — thanks to your votes — produced a handful of double-digit seeds winning their opening-round games, but all of those Cinderella dreams died in the second round. We didn’t have a single team higher than a 5-seed advance to the Sweet 16 (I’m a little bit disappointed in you people for your lack of belief in the magic of March). Thoughts: Remember what we just said about Dayton and offensive rating? Check out the Zags: Four regulars over 120, another three at 114 or better. They’re just so damn deep and talented. There’s never a possession you can take off defending that group. Maryland’s good, but Gonzaga’s better. I fully agree with the result here.South: No. 3 Kentucky over No. 1 BaylorYour vote: Kentucky wins, 54.9 to 45.1Thoughts: Unlike Kentucky’s ballot-box-stuffing Sweet 16 results, the vote totals for this game were very similar to the vote totals for the other Elite Eight games. So it’s not just the Kentucky superfans who picked the Cats to advance here. Maybe it’s a belief in Kentucky, or maybe it’s just a wariness about Baylor, a club that lost three of its last five games and needed overtime at home to beat a Texas Tech team squarely on the bubble — not exactly an impressive closing stretch. I figured Baylor would be the first No. 1 seed voted out, but I kind of thought it would happen before the Elite Eight.
In 96 meetings, Dortmund has a slight edge with 34 wins compared to Schalke’s 32, with 30 matches ending in draws. Dortmund has eight league titles, its most recent coming in 2012. While Schalke isn’t far behind with seven German championships, the last one came in 1958.MORE: Watch Bundesliga matches live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)A rivalry that needs no explanation: The Revierderby ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/QIICVlaLqX— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) March 13, 2020It’s true, Dortmund has been the more successful club as of late as the black and yellows are still in the title hunt, while the royal blues look to hold on to a Europa League qualification spot. But Schalke is more than capable of playing spoiler.Last season, with Dortmund entering the second-half fixture at the top of the table, Schalke pulled off a 4-2 upset victory, allowing Bayern Munich to leapfrog Dortmund in the standings and go on to win another Bundesliga crown. They’re more than capable of crushing Dortmund’s title hopes again, especially with the absences of Marco Reus, Axel Witsel, Emre Can, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Nico Schulz.This time next week, we’ll have a LIVE @Bundesliga_EN Revierderby. 🙌@s04_us put on a clinic on their last visit to Dortmund 💥 pic.twitter.com/7MOaEJyw5W— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 9, 2020Here’s everything to know about Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke, including start time and TV channel in the United States.What time is Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke today?Date: Saturday, May 16Start time: 9:30 a.m. (ET)The Revierderby is among the first slate of Bundesliga games to return, kicking off at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 16. The Bundesliga returns to action this weekend, and there’s no better game to start with than “the mother of all derbies,” the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.Lying in the middle of Germany’s industrial heartland, the rivalry between Dortmund and Schalke pits two of the world’s most fervent fan bases, separated by a mere 20 miles, against each other in a local battle for supremacy. And just because the fans won’t be in the arena, don’t expect Saturday’s clash to be any less intense. How to watch Revierderby in USATV channel: FS1, FOX DeportesLive stream: fuboTVFox Sports is the broadcast home for the biggest Bundesliga games in the United States. This weekend’s Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke will be broadcast in English on FS1 and in Spanish on FOX Deportes.Borussia Dortmund scheduleHere’s a look at Borussia Dortmund’s schedule for the remainder of the Bundesliga season, starting with Saturday’s Revierderby against Schalke at home. Other highlights include “Der Klassiker” against Bayern Munich at home on May 26, at Leipzig for the penultimate game on June 20 and at home against Hoffenheim for the last game of the season on June 27.DateFixtureMay 16vs. SchalkeMay 23at WolfsburgMay 26vs. Bayern MunichMay 31at PaderbornJune 5-8vs. Hertha BerlinJune 12-14at Fortuna DusseldorfJune 16-17vs MainzJune 20at LeipzigJune 27vs. HoffenheimSchalke scheduleHere’s a look at Schalke’s schedule for the remainder of the Bundesliga season, starting with Saturday’s rivalry game at Signal Iduna Park against Borussia Dortmund. Other notable fixtures include Matchday 31 (June 12-14) at home against Bayer Leverkusen, the penultimate match on June 20 against Wolfsburg and the final game of the season on June 27 at Freiburg.DateFixtureMay 16at DortmundMay 24vs. AugsburgMay 27at DusseldorfMay 30vs. Werder BremenJune 5-8at Union BerlinJune 12-14vs. Bayer LeverkusenJune 16-17at Eintracht FrankfurtJune 20vs. WolfsburgJune 27at Freiburg
The Cincinnati Reds have endured six straight losing seasons. They haven’t won a playoff series in 25 years. They haven’t won a World Series in 30 years. Yet Cincinnati enters the shortened 60-game season as a possible sleeper to break a few of those droughts. Now is the time for 35-year-old first baseman and potential Hall of Famer Joey Votto to lead that run. TEAMGAMESPCTTwins3.623Indians4.574Cardinals10.562Brewers10.549Cubs10.519White Sox3.447Pirates10.426Royals4.364Tigers6.292The Reds have 13 cross-over games with AL Central teams that had a below .500 record in 2019, in addition to 10 games against the lowly Pirates. It still comes down to competing with the Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs in an always-crowded division, but this Reds team is best equipped to do it now. This might be the year to break those droughts. “It looks like guys are ready and motivated,” Votto told the Dayton Daily News on July 4. “It seems like a group of guys who flipped the switch and they have it.” MORE: World Series odds for 2020Votto has led the NL in on-base percentage seven times in his career, but last season was just the second time in the past 11 seasons that his OBP number dipped below .400. He’s still a formidable hitter, however, and the Reds have built perhaps their best team in years around him. Better than the teams that lost the NLDS in 2010 and 2012 and the wild card in 2013. Here are the reasons why: Offseason movesCincinnati owner Bob Castellini and GM Nick Krall spent money in the offseason, and those additions should add depth to a young-and-talented roster for second-year manager David Bell. Among those moves: — A four-year deal for Mike Moustakas, who averaged 33 homers the past four seasons with the Royals and Brewers. — A four-year deal for Nick Castellanos, who hit .289 with 27 homers and 73 RBIs between the Tigers and Cubs. — A two-year deal for Wade Miley, who should be a back-end starter in a solid rotation. — A three-year deal for Shogo Akiyama, a 32-year-old outfielder who hit .300 in Japan. Cincinnati also added bullpen depth with a one-year deal for Pedro Strop from the rival Cubs. That should add to the good pieces in place. More power Moustakas and Castellanos add to what should be a heavy-hitting lineup led by Eugenio Suarez, who hit 49 homers with 103 RBIs in 2019. Outfielder Aristides Aquino hit 19 homers in 56 games, and Nick Senzel and Jesse Winker combined for 28 homers and have break-through potential. The Reds will have added flexibility in the lineup with the addition of the designated hitter in 2020. Cincinnati was below league average in team slugging and on-base percentage last season, but that should change in 2020. Short-season rotationLook at the first-half splits last season for Luis Castillo (8-3, 2.29), Sonny Gray (8-3, 3.05) and Trevor Bauer (8-6, 3.61). Granted, Bauer was in Cleveland and struggled after being traded, but those three arms form a playoff-caliber trio that could carry a 60-game run. Miley will add to that, and Anthony DeSclafani and Tyler Mahle can contribute on the back end of the rotation. A better bullpenStrop was a minor addition, but the bullpen of Michael Lorenzen, Craig Stephenson and Amir Garrett is intact around closer Raisel Iglesias. He had a 4.16 ERA last season, but he still managed to convert 34 of 40 saves. Iglesias converted 87.5 percent of the save opportunities for his career heading into the season. These guys aren’t the “Nasty Boys” by any stretch, but the bullpen is good enough for a short season. The schedule breaks nicely. Here’s a look at Cincinati’s schedule by opponent this season.
The Dodgers and Giants will face one another Thursday night in the second part of MLB’s season-opening doubleheader on national TV.The first game of the evening is between the defending champion Nationals and Yankees. Dodgers vs. Giants start timeDate: Thursday, July 23First pitch: 10:08 p.m. ETIt is supposed to be a mild night weather-wise at Dodger Stadium, with first pitch for Dodgers vs. Giants coming just past 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET).MLB schedule 2020Fans will get all of the national TV baseball they can handle over the first four days of the 2020 campaign.Here’s what MLB’s upcoming national TV slate looks like:Thursday, July 23Time (ET)GameTV7:05 p.m.Yankees vs. NationalsESPN10:08 p.m.Giants vs. DodgersESPNFriday, July 24Time (ET)GameTV4:00 p.m.Braves vs. MetsESPN6:00 p.m.Tigers vs. RedsMLB Network7:00 p.m.Brewers vs. CubsESPN9:00 p.m.Mariners vs. AstrosMLB Network10:00 p.m.Angels vs. A’sESPNSaturday, July 25Time (ET)GameTV1:00 p.m.Brewers vs. CubsFOX2:00 p.m.Pirates vs. CardinalsMLB Network4:00 p.m.Giants vs. DodgersFOX7:00 p.m.Yankees vs. NationalsFOX9:00 p.m.D’Backs vs. PadresFS1Sunday, July 26Time (ET)GameTV1:00 p.m.Yankees vs. NationalsTBS4:00 p.m.Angels vs. A’sMLB Network7:00 p.m.Braves vs. MetsESPN10:00 p.m.Giants vs. DodgersESPN Los Angeles has won the NL West every year since 2013, and it expects to do so again this year. The Giants, meanwhile, are supposed to finish near the bottom of the division.But despite the apparent gap in talent between the Dodgers and Giants, it’s a classic rivalry worth tuning in to see, especially with Mookie Betts making his Los Angeles debut.Here is a complete guide to watching Thursday’s game between the Dodgers and Giants, including the start time and TV schedule for MLB Opening Night.POWER RANKINGS: Dodgers, Yankees a tight 1-2 to start 2020 season What channel is Dodgers vs. Giants on today?TV channel: ESPNLive stream: WatchESPN, ESPN appThe Dodgers vs. Giants game will air on ESPN to begin the 2020 MLB season. It follows Yankees vs. Nationals, which starts at 7:08 p.m. ET.
The previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 race will be the NASCAR Cup Series’ first on the road course at Daytona. The start time for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is actually the same as originally scheduled even though the event was moved back to early August rather than late July as part of NASCAR’s updated schedule. The New Hampshire race will be shown on the same TV channel as originally scheduled, too.Due to the same coronavirus pandemic-related issues that shut down live sports in March, NASCAR created a modified schedule of races for May, June, July and August that continues today at 3 p.m. ET at the one-mile oval located in Loudon, N.H. It is the third NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled to be shown on NBCSN this season. Scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 3 p.m. ET, Sunday’s race at New Hampshire will feature 301 laps for a total of 318.46 miles.Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire and beyond.MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Race: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayDate: Sunday, Aug. 2 Start time: 3 p.m. ET (Green flag at 3:18 p.m. ET)The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire is scheduled to wave at 3:18 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.Though NASCAR will have plenty of time to get the race in with the sun not setting in Loudon until shortly after 8 p.m. ET, the relatively late start time for an afternoon race is notable because New Hampshire Motor Speedway does not have lights.It’s worth noting that Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race is a standalone event with no Xfinity or Truck Series races at the track this weekend, so NASCAR would not need to worry about schedule conflicts should the Cup race get delayed by weather.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCSNLive stream: NBC Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)NBCSN is the TV channel for Sunday’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire as originally scheduled, which wasn’t the case for the network’s first two races of 2020. Of the 20 NASCAR Cup Series races NBC will broadcast in 2020, 12 were scheduled to be shown on NBCSN with the other eight on NBC’s flagship cable network.As for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on NBCSN, the network has a channel finder feature for viewers to find the TV channel options in their areas.As is the case for all the Cup Series races on NBC and NBCSN this season, Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.NASCAR live stream for New Hampshire raceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox closed its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Spencer Haldeman scored 21 points, Trae Berhow made 3 of 4 from the free-throw line in the final 19 seconds and Northern Iowa defeated Indiana State 69-64 on Wednesday night.Berhow made the second of two free throws for a three-point lead, 67-64, with 19 seconds remaining. Indiana State’s Cooper Neese missed a 3-pointer and the Sycamores (10-7, 2-3 Missouri Valley) sent Berhow to the line again. He made both to seal the win.The game was last tied, 53-53, with 4:41 remaining. UNI (8-10, 3-2) led the rest of the way but Indiana State was twice within two points in the final minute and a half.Haldeman made 4 of 8 3-point tries for Northern Iowa, while his teammates went 2 for 15.Berhow made one 3-pointer and went 3 for 4 from the line for six points.Jordan Barnes had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana State. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have traded reliever John Curtiss to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Daniel Ozoria. Curtiss pitched in 17 games for the Twins over the past two seasons, going 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings. BOONE — The NIACC women’s and men’s basketball teams picked up road wins at DMACC in Boone last night. In the women’s game, Jada Buford led the Lady Trojans with 39 points in a 110-86 victory. Mandy Willems added 24 points, Autam Mendez had 14 while Lexi Jones chipped in 10. NIACC led 61-44 at the half. The Lady Trojans are now 12-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference. The NIACC men won their 11th straight game with a 106-100 victory over DMACC. The 11-game winning streak is tied for the third longest in school history, and the longest since the 1984-85 team also won 11 straight. Quentin Hardict led the Trojans with 37 points, while Deundra Roberson and James Harris both scored 21. The NIACC men are now 12-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Both NIACC teams travel to Kirkwood on Saturday. IOWA CITY — The 22nd ranked Iowa Hawkeye women host Michigan Thursday night. The Hawkeyes are coming off a win at 23rd ranked Minnesota, a game in which they outscored the Gophers 49-23 in the second half.Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says a key for the Hawkeyes is perimeter scoring.Iowa is 3-2 in the Big Ten. You can hear the Iowa-Michigan game on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 6:45 tonight. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Minnesota offensive coordinator John DeFilippo to the same position. The Jaguars also filled five other staff positions. DeFilippo replaces Nathaniel Hackett, who was fired in late November and landed in Green Bay. The Vikings parted way with the 40-year-old DeFilippo in mid-December. He previously spent two seasons as quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia and was praised for his work with Nick Foles and Carson Wentz. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Michigan — 6:45 STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA — The 23rd ranked Iowa Hawkeyes rallied for a win at Penn State. A late three pointer by Jordan Bohannon was a dagger in an 89-82 win. The Hawkeyes finished the game on a 10-2 run after the Nittany Lions had used an 8-0 run to erase a seven point Iowa advantage. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.Iowa played without leading scorer and rebounder Tyler Cook who warmed up but was unable to play on his injured ankle.McCaffery hopes he will play Sunday against Illinois.Sunday’s game starts at noon, with an 11 o’clock pre-game on KGLO PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Nick McGlynn had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Drake built a big first-half lead to beat Bradley 69-52 on Wednesday night.Drake (13-5, 2-3 Missouri Valley Conference) has defeated the Braves (8-10, 0-5) in three of the last four meetings.The Bulldogs closed the first half on a 26-6 run for a 33-15 advantage at the break. Brady Ellingson made three 3-pointers during the surge.Tremell Murphy scored eight of his 11 points in the first half and finished with a career-high 11 rebounds. Ellingson had 15 points and D.J. Wilkins chipped in with 10.Elijah Childs had 15 points and a career-best 13 rebounds to lead Bradley. The Braves shot just 19 of 61 (31 percent) from the field that included 12 missed 3-pointers while Drake was 26-of-50 shooting (52 percent).Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye added 13 points and Luqman Lundy had 10 for the Braves. LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State beat No. 8 Texas Tech 68-64 on Wednesday night, handing the Red Raiders their first Big 12 loss.The Cyclones (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) stopped a two-game losing streak coming off a 17-point win over No. 7 Kansas that gave them a 2-0 start in conference. Iowa State matched its win total from last season, the school’s lowest in 16 years.The Red Raiders (15-2, 4-1) were the last team without a conference loss and missed on a chance for their first 5-0 start in the Big 12, going back to 1996-97. The Red Raiders, whose only other loss was to No. 1 Duke, and Jayhawks are tied for the Big 12 lead.Nick Weiler-Babb and Lindell Winnington scored 11 points apiece, including a bucket for each after the Red Raiders had pulled even at 61-all with less than two minutes remaining.Weiler-Babb hit a tiebreaking jumper, and Winnington added an alley-oop layup from Tyrese Haliburton after Jacobson blocked Jarrett Culver’s layup attempt.Culver had 20 points and 16 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Davide Moretti scored 10 points.Jacobson’s double-double was his third of the season.
CEDAR FALLS — A challenging non-conference schedule should have the Northern Iowa Panthers ready for the start of a difficult Missouri Valley Football Conference race. The 13th ranked Panthers are 2-2 after a loss at number five Weber State and open the league slate by hosting 17th ranked Youngstown State.That’s UNI coach Mark Farley who says the Panthers have been tested.Youngstown State is off to a 4-0 start.The Penguins are averaging more than 296 yards of rushing per game. GRINNELL — Grinnell College has canceled its remaining football season. Athletic Director Andy Hamilton says the squad only had 28 healthy players for this week’s game at St. Norbert.Hamilton says they were concerned about further injury playing with such a limited roster.Hamilton says their plan is to bring the program back for next season. There are five seniors on the squad.Grinnell lost its first three games by a combined score of 114-3. IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will have a healthier team this weekend when the Hawkeyes visit Michigan. Safety Kaevon Merriweather and corner Julius Brents are expected to play and offensive tackle Alaric Jackson returned to practice. He suffered a sprained knee early in the season opener.Ferentz says the positive side of early season injuries is the Hawkeyes have built some depth.Iowa has only won 15 of the 60 games in the series against Michigan and Ferentz says it is never easy winning on the road against one of the country’s premier programs.Time of possession is considered an overrated stat but Ferentz says it can be crucial to winning on the road.An improved Iowa run game may help that cause. The Hawkeyes are averaging 217 yards on the ground per game and 5.2 yards per carry.===Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hopes his team can put together a streak. After getting hammered at Wisconsin the Wolverines bounced back with a 52-0 win over Rutgers.Harbaugh on the challenge the Hawkeyes provide.Harbaugh says Iowa and Wisconsin have a lot of similarities.Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game at 9:00 AM on KGLO. AMES — Matt Campbell coached Iowa State teams have won seven straight games in October and they look to keep the run going at home against TCU. The Cyclones are 2-2 after a 23-21 loss at Baylor.Campbell says there are a lot of things that go into their October success.Campbell is not concerned about a run game that managed only 62 yards in a loss at Baylor. Trailing by three touchdowns the Cyclones were forced to go to the air.Campbell says defensive end JaQuan Bailey is questionable for the game. He suffered a lower leg injury in the loss at Baylor.Kickoff in Ames is scheduled for 11 o’clock on Saturday — high school volleyball last nightCentral Springs 25-25-25, Newman 12-21-17Waukee 3-0 Mason City (set scores not available)Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 25-25-25-25, Humboldt 21-27-22-22Forest City 24-25-25-25, Bishop Garrigan 26-14-20-22Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 25-19-25-25, Hampton-Dumont 23-25-23-20Lake Mills 20-25-25-25, North Iowa 25-17-12-12Osage 25-25-25, Rockford 14-12-11Saint Ansgar 21-25-25-25, Northwood-Kensett 25-14-21-23 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn has undergone surgery on his midsection and will be out about six more weeks. The operation went as planned in Philadelphia. Pateryn is a seven-year veteran starting his second season with the Wild. He missed most of training camp because of the injury. He had one goal and six assists in 80 games last season
AMES, Iowa (AP) – Rasir Bolton had 23 points and six assists, Tyrese Haliburton added 15 points and eight assists and Iowa State subdued Oklahoma 81-68 on Saturday night.The Cyclones (8-7, 1-2 Big 12) closed the first half on a 12-0 run capped by a 30-foot buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Haliburton to take a 42-25 lead.Iowa State, which snapped a three-game losing streak, used a 9-0 spurt early in the second half to build a 26-point lead and the Sooners (11-4, 2-1) never cut the deficit to single digits.Iowa State – which gave big man George Conditt IV his first start of the season – enjoyed a boost from bench players such as Tre Jackson, who scored 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting from 3-point range. Fellow backup Terrence Lewis added 10.Brady Manek led the Sooners with 17 points and Austin Reaves added 12 points and five rebounds. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Elias Pettersson scored his 21st goal and fellow All-Star Jacob Markstom stopped 23 shots in the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Bo Horvat added two goals — the second into an empty net with 5.7 seconds left — and Troy Stecher also scored the Canucks. They’ve won nine of 11 and picked up their second win in two days. Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves, and Marcus Foligno scored for Minnesota, The Wild were held to 24 total shots after averaging 40 in their previous three games. CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Cleveland Browns are hiring Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their coach. Stefanski accepted the position Sunday, a day after Minnesota lost in the playoffs. That’s according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the sides have yet to finalize a contract. An official announcement is expected Monday. The 37-year-old Stefanski was one of eight candidates to interview with the Browns. They fired Freddie Kitchens after going 6-10 this season. The Browns will next hire a new general manager. Both NIACC teams return to action Wednesday at home against Iowa Lakes. The women’s game is slated to start at 5:30 with the men’s game at 7:30. You can hear both games on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. IOWA CITY — The home court winning streak for the Iowa Hawkeye women is still alive. Iowa outscored 12th ranked Indiana 14-8 in the second overtime for a 91-85 win. The Hawkeyes have won 30 straight at home and move to 4-1 in the Big Ten. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.Kathleen Doyle led Iowa with 31 points and 10 assists.Iowa’s home court winning streak is the second longest in the nation.Mason City native Makenzie Meyer scored 17 points and had three assists and two steals. Iowa hits the road this week, playing at Minnesota on Thursday and Wisconsin on Sunday. SIOUX CITY — Anna Deets had 21 points to lead #11/4A Mason City over #1/3A Heelan of Sioux City 54-43 in Sioux City on Saturday. Mason City improves to 6-5 with the win and will host Marshalltown as part of a doubleheader that was postponed from Friday to tonight. You can hear the games on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting at 6:15. == On the women’s side, 6th-ranked NIACC topped DMACC 77-62. NIACC (16-1 overall, 3-0 in the ICCAC) led 38-37 at the half and opened up a 60-51 lead after three quarters. Freshman Sydney Wetlaufer led the Lady Trojans with a career-high 27 points, including five 3-point goals, and career-best seven rebounds. Wetlaufer’s previous career-high in points was 26 against Sinclair CC on Dec. 30. NIACC also received 18 points and seven rebounds from sophomore Autam Mendez, 15 points and seven rebounds from freshman Sierra Morrow and 11 points from freshman Allie Negen. Sophomore Kelcie Hale had eight assists for NIACC, which has won four straight. FOREST CITY — Forest City outscored Clear Lake 21-14 in the first quarter and 15-11 in the fourth quarter for a 54-52 win in non-conference basketball Saturday. Andrew Formanek had 19 points while Kody Kearns added 14 to lead Clear Lake, as the Lions fall to 7-2 on the season and will host Algona tomorrow night. Noah Miller had 27 for Forest City. The Indians are now 7-6 and will travel to Eagle Grove tomorrow night. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Mason City vs. Marshalltown — girls 6:15, boys follow BOONE — The 4th-ranked NIACC men’s basketball team dropped a 107-63 decision to 5th-ranked DMACC in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest Saturday, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. DMACC led 46-33 at the half. NIACC was led by Quentin Hardrict with 14 points. Wendell Matthews scored 11 points with nine rebounds and Deundra Roberson scored 13 points. DMACC was led by Clear Lake native Zach Lester with 27 points. SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — AJ Green had 28 points as Northern Iowa routed Missouri State 80-57. Green shot 6 for 8 on 3-pointers with Panthers 13 of 22 from the arc as a team. Isaiah Brown had 19 points and nine rebounds for Northern Iowa (14-2, 3-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Trae Berhow added 12 points. Austin Phyfe had 10 rebounds for the visitors. Isiaih Mosley had 15 points for the Bears. Tulio Da Silva added 13 points, going over 1,000 for his career, and grabbed seven rebounds. Gaige Prim had 10 points. CLEAR LAKE — Fort Dodge had nine champions as they cruised to winning the team title at the Clear Lake Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday. The Dodgers had 296 points, with Charles City finishing second with three wrestlers finishing second and 164 ½ points. Clear Lake finished eighth with 96 points, with their lone champion being Thomas Gansen at 160 pounds. IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says with a short bench the leadership of senior forward Ryan Kriener has been even more important. Kriener had seven points and six rebounds in Iowa’s 67-49 win over 12th ranked Maryland on Friday night.McCaffery says the Hawkeyes will need another complete effort on Tuesday night when they visit Northwestern.Tipoff in Evanston tomorrow night is scheduled for 7 o’clock, with the pre-game starting at 6 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO. — high school boys basketball SaturdayAlgona 59, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 40 — high school girls basketball SaturdayAlgona 48, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 43 FOREST CITY — The Clear Lake girls picked up a 65-58 win at Forest City on Saturday afternoon. Sara Faber had 29 points while Darby Dodd added 12 to lead the Lions, who improve to 9-1 on the season and will host Algona tomorrow night in North Central Conference play.
DES MOINES — Many young Iowans who are turning 14 while schools are closed due to the pandemic are anxious to get their learner’s permits to drive, and the Iowa Department of Transportation is working to accommodate them.Darcy Doty , director of the DOT’s Driver & Identification Services, says those teens can now take their instructional permit written tests — at home. “Many of the students were doing that through the Skip the Trip program at school and we’ve modified that so that parents can actually proctor that exam at home,” Doty says. “The student does not need to come into our service centers right now because we’re only open for essential service needs.”The test is administered through a secure website and if the student passes, they’ll know right away and the results are automatically forwarded to the DOT. Once the service centers reopen — tentatively in May — the teen will be able to stop in to get their first provisional license.“We know that when somebody turns 14, that’s one of the most exciting things they want to do, come in and take that instructional permit test and get that permit,” Doty says. “We want to be able to make sure that the student has a ‘win’ during this COVID-19 experience.”Parents, guardians and legal custodians are able to proctor or supervise, the test-taking process and Doty says she’s not concerned that a teen wanna-be driver might be allowed to cheat. “We certainly hope that a parent would not do that because ultimately it’s about that individual getting behind the wheel, that young person being able to be knowledgeable enough to earn that instructional permit,” Doty says. “It is to everyone’s best interests to proctor that exam appropriately.”To apply to take the test at home, the parent must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and will need to complete and submit the Application to Proctor Knowledge Exam form to the Iowa DOT. https://iowadot.seamlessdocs.com/f/ApptoProctorKnowledgeExam
?CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s city hall and library buildings are reopening to the public this week, but City Administrator Scott Flory is expressing some doubts on if or when the city’s aquatic center will open this summer.Flory says the first step is waiting to see if the state lifts any restrictions that are currently in place. “Obviously the governor’s proclamation prohibits splash pads, aquatic centers, those kinds of things from being open through the 27th. So we’re in a difficult scenario there. Staffing becomes a critical thing for us there. We don’t know what’s going to happen come the 28th, whether or not that proclamation would be extended or not.”One of the key things would be staffing the pool with lifeguards, with many of those positions being filled by high school and college students. Flory says they may run into a staffing shortage. “The governor has also indicated that schools are going to be able to open sooner. It used to be they were restricted on when the start date could be for school, so that has changed. So it’s possible — I do not know this and have had no discussions, but just hypothesizing — it’s possible that schools could start early, which obviously our lifeguard staff is comprised of school people, so they would probably be only having a job maybe through July at the most. We probably would not likely have much more than maybe a six-week swim season.”Flory says it would be tough to ask lifeguards to turn down other summer jobs if the city doesn’t know if or when the aquatic center would open. “Keeping the lifeguards that are interested in working for us in the active file, obviously they want to be lifeguards and have a job for the summer, and if we’re not going to be able to open the pool, then we don’t have anything for them to do. So we’re in a bit of a difficult spot.”Flory says the amount of things that would be sanitized on a frequent basis and social distancing restrictions could also be an issue with pool operations. “Our pool has a capacity of 300 people, so if we were looking at about a 50-percent capacity restriction, we’d be down to about 150 people. Then if you have to for good reason practice social distancing at six feet, with our limited space, that 150 is probably further reduced down to about 75. I think I saw one of the restaurants that said the 50-percent, once you factor in the social distancing, it’s down to 37 percent compared to the normal operating capacity.”Flory, who made his comments at last night’s meeting of the City Council, said even if the restrictions on swimming pools were lifted next week, the earliest preparations could be finished to open the aquatic center would be mid-June. == Clear Lake City Hall will reopen to the public today with normal business hours. Only two customers at a time will be allowed to enter City Hall. Visitors should enter the building using the single front door and exit out the double doors. Additionally visitors are encouraged to wear face masks and staff will routinely clean countertops. The Clear Lake Library fully reopened yesterday to the public with reduced hours of Monday to Friday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. People are asked to wear masks and are limited to one hour a day at the library. Children must be accompanied by a parent.