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Area Scoreboard from Sunday (8/19)

College Women’s Soccer

  • Clarke 1, St. Francis 0

 


Overturned Call Dooms Dubuque County at American Legion World Series

An overturned call helped Gonzales, Louisiana advance past Dubuque County in to the semi-finals at the American Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina. The game was played Sunday morning after being postponed by weather on Saturday night.

Late in the game a ball hit deep to left center by Wil Courtney was caught during a play in which two Gonzales outfielders collided for the second out of the inning. Dubuque County’s Sam Link and T.J. Deardorff both tagged up to score and tie the game. One problem: Deardorff apparently hadn’t tagged up at second. Louisiana appealed and the officials ruled Deardorff out, allowing Louisiana to hold on for a 3-2 victory.

Gonzales finished pool play with a 3-0 record in the Stripes to advance to the semi’s, while Dubuque County went 1-an-2. They could have had a chance to also go to the semi’s but Delaware held off Massachusetts 4-3 to take the second spot in the next round.


Ihm- Web.com Tour

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) – Peosta native Steven Ihm finished in a tie for 40th at the Web-dot-com regular season ending Portland Open yesterday. Ihm had a final round of -4 to finish the event at -5. Sungjae Im won the championship to earn one of 25 PGA Tour cards and become the first player to top the Web.com Tour money list wire-to-wire. Im closed with a 4-under 67 on Pumpkin Ridge’s Witch Hollow course for a four-stroke victory over John Chin.

25 more PGA Tour cards will be awarded in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals which Ihm has qualified for by being in the top 75 on the tour money list where he is currently 40th. Ihm’s best finish on the tour so far was a tie for third at the Price Cutter Championship in Springfield, Missouri the last weekend of July.


Chiefs ink Scandrick...Darvish makes quick exit...Snedeker takes PGA event...Park No. 1 again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a one-year contract that could be worth up to $1.5 million, filling an area of need after an offseason overhaul of their secondary. The longtime Cowboys cornerback inked a two-year, $10 million deal with the Redskins in March but was released Tuesday. He fills the roster spot in Kansas City that Robert Golden opened upon release Wednesday.

UNDATED (AP) – Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish lasted just one inning in his rehab start with Class A South Bend, casting doubt on his availability for the rest of the year. Darvish shook his arm as he left the field after striking out Great Lakes’ Romer Cuadrado with a 95-mph fastball for the last out of the first on Sunday. When he warmed up for the second, he threw six pitches and winced on each one.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Brandt Snedeker has won the Wyndham Championship for his ninth PGA Tour title, three days after opening with an 11-under 59. Snedeker closed with a 65 for a three-stroke victory over C.Y. Pan and Webb Simpson. Snedeker secured the win with a birdie on 18 after Pan double-bogeyed the hole.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Sung Hyun Park has reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking in women’s golf with her third LPGA Tour victory of the season and fifth of her career. Park erased a two-shot deficit over the final four holes and birdied the first hole of a playoff with Lizette Salas to take the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Park closed with a 4-under 68 to match Salas at 23-under 265 at Brickyard Crosssing.

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – IndyCar rookie driver Robert Wickens is being treated for injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine following an accident six laps into Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway, which was won by Alexander Rossi. IndyCar said the Canadian sustained a pulmonary contusion and will undergo an MRI and probable surgery. Wickens was awake and alert when he was airlifted out of the track for medical treatment.


MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/19)

INTERLEAGUE

Final L-A Dodgers 12 Seattle 1


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 10 Toronto 2
Final Tampa Bay 2 Boston 0
Final Cleveland 8 Baltimore 0
Final Minnesota 5 Detroit 4
Final Chi White Sox 7 Kansas City 6
Final Texas 4 L-A Angels 2
Final Houston 9 Oakland 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 11 San Francisco 4
Final Pittsburgh 2 Chi Cubs 1, 11 Innings
Final Colorado 4 Atlanta 2
Final Miami 12 Washington 1
Final Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 1
Final Arizona 4 San Diego 3
Final N-Y Mets 8 Philadelphia 2


Sale on DL again...Kurt Busch wins at Bristol...Gordon returns to Browns

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have returned ace Chris Sale to the 10-day disabled list due to recurring shoulder inflammation that put him on the shelf earlier this month. Sale returned Sunday and struck out 12 batters in five innings against the Baltimore Orioles last Sunday. He is 12-4 with a 1.97 ERA. Boston filled the roster spot be recalling right-hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Kurt Busch ended a 58-race winless drought in NASCAR’s Cup competition by taking the checkered flag at Bristol Saturday night. He raced Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer hard on a late restart to grab the lead and hung on to earn a spot in the playoffs. Kyle Larson finished second and fell one spot short of sweeping the Xfinity Series and Cup races at Bristol.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has “humbly” returned to the team after an extended absence to deal with his health. The former Pro Bowler has missed most of the past five seasons for numerous violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The 27-year-old issued a statement Saturday thanking the Browns and the NFL for their patience.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Brandt Snedeker owned a three-stroke lead when the third round of the Wyndham Championship was suspended for the day due to severe weather. Snedeker was 16 under for the tournament with 11 holes left in the round at the final event of the PGA Tour’s regular season. Brian Gay was 13 under through 12 holes, and Trey Mullinax, Keith Mitchell, C.T. Pan and D.A. Points were another stroke back at varying stages of their rounds.

UNDATED (AP) – Lizette Salas is the leader through three rounds of the LPGA’s Indy Women in Tech tournament at Indianapolis. Salas is 21 under following an 8-under 64, two strokes ahead of Amy Yang and Sung Hyun Park. And Michael Bradley shot a 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.


MLB Scorecard And Schedule-NFL Preseason Scorecard

Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:


INTERLEAGUE

Final Seattle 5 L-A Dodgers 4, 10 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 3 Philadelphia 1
Final Miami 7 Washington 5, 10 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 3 Chi Cubs 1
Final Colorado 5 Atlanta 3, 10 Innings
Final Cincinnati 7 San Francisco 1
Final St. Louis 7 Milwaukee 2
Final San Diego 7 Arizona 6


WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final 2OT Chicago 115 Indiana 106


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final Jacksonville 14 Minnesota 10
Final L.A. Rams 19 Oakland 15
Final Cincinnati 21 Dallas 13
Final Tampa Bay 30 Tennessee 14
Final Houston 16 San Francisco 13
Final Chicago 24 Denver 23
Final L.A. Chargers 24 Seattle 14


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Final Seattle 5 Los Angeles 0

TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE


INTERLEAGUE

L-A Dodgers at Seattle 4:10 p.m.


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Toronto at N-Y Yankees 1:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Boston 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Cleveland 1:10 p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota 2:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Chi White Sox 2:10 p.m.
L-A Angels at Texas 3:05 p.m.
Houston at Oakland 4:05 p.m.


NATIONAL LEAGUE

San Francisco at Cincinnati 1:10 p.m.
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh 1:35 p.m.
Colorado at Atlanta 1:35 p.m.
Miami at Washington 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee at St. Louis 2:15 p.m.
Arizona at San Diego 4:10 p.m.
N-Y Mets at Philadelphia 7:10 p.m.


WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

L.A. Sparks at Connecticut 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Las Vegas 6:00 p.m.
N-Y Liberty at Phoenix 6:00 p.m.
Indiana at Chicago 6:00 p.m.
Dallas at Seattle 7:00 p.m.
Washington at Minnesota 7:00 p.m.


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final Jacksonville 14 Minnesota 10
Final L.A. Rams 19 Oakland 15
Final Cincinnati 21 Dallas 13
Final Tampa Bay 30 Tennessee 14
Final Houston 16 San Francisco 13
Final Chicago 24 Denver 23
Final L.A. Chargers 24 Seattle 14


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Columbus at Atlanta 4:00 p.m.

 


Area Scoreboard from Friday (8/17)

Wisconsin High School Football Scores

  • Platteville 28, Cuba City 14
  • Fennimore 14, Lancaster 0
  • Lake Country Lutheran 53, Mineral Point 17
  • Potosi-Cassville 52, Benton-Scales Mound 6
  • River Ridge 33, Shullsburg 14
  • Viroqua 31, Iowa-Grant 6
  • Wauzeka-Seneca 36, Boscobel 8

Dubuque Co. Pounds Out Victory at ALWS

Dubuque County scored five runs on two hits and two errors in the top of the fifth inning Friday night en route to a 9-1 victory over Braintree, Massachusetts in The American Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina.

Dubuque County notched 12 hits in the victory. Sam Link, T.J. Deardorff, Kyle Lehmann, Jackson Bennett, and Joel Vaske each tallied two hits a piece while Lehmann and Will Courtney both delivered two R.B.I.’s. The winning pitcher was Sam Goodman who went five and a third innings, allowing just four hits, striking out five, and allowing two walks.

Dubuque County will now meet Gonzales, Louisiana who is 2-and-0 in pool play, tonight at 6:30. A win would assure Dubuque a trip to Monday’s semi-finals. Tonight’s game will be televised on ESPNU.


Urena suspended...Acuna fine after plunking...Puig punished...Browns meet with Bryant

NEW YORK (AP) – Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena has been given a six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves with a pitch. Urena plunked Acuna on the left arm with his first pitch in the Marlins’ 5-2 loss in Atlanta on Wednesday. The suspension will begin Friday unless he appeals.

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Braves rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup Thursday after being hit on the elbow by a pitch from Miami’s Jose Urena the previous night. The training staff signed off on Acuna returning to the lineup following X-rays and a CT scan. Acuna had homered in five consecutive games and provided a leadoff homer in three straight before he was drilled on the arm by Urena.

NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig  has received a two-game suspension and a fine for inciting a bench-clearing incident in Tuesday’s game against San Francisco. The fracas started when Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson in the seventh inning, prompting catcher Nick Hundley to say something to the slugger. Puig and Hundley argued face to face before the outfielder shoved the catcher twice.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Dez Bryant and his agent met with the Cleveland Browns Thursday and are expected to meet again Friday to discuss a potential contract. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has shown an interest in signing with the Browns, who are looking to add an experienced receiver to their young group which is currently missing former Pro Bowler Josh Gordon. Bryant has been waiting to latch on with another team since turning down a three-year, $21 million contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens.

GREENBORO, N.C. (AP) – Brandt Snedeker has become the 10th player in PGA history to break 60 as he took the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. Snedeker made a 20-foot putt on his final hole for an 11-under 59 that fell one short of the record set by Jim Furyk  in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship. He is four strokes ahead of Ryan Moore and John Oda.


MLB and NFL Scores from Thursday (8/16)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 3 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Texas 8 L-A Angels 6
Final Minnesota 15 Detroit 8
Final Kansas City 6 Toronto 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 24 Philadelphia 4
Final Chi Cubs 1 Pittsburgh 0
Final Washington 5 St. Louis 4
Final Colorado 5 Atlanta 3
Final Philadelphia 9 N-Y Mets 6
Final Arizona 5 San Diego 1


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final New England 37 Philadelphia 20

  •  For the Patriots, Dubuque native Riley McCarron had 1 catch for 6 yards, a kickoff return for 22 yards, and 4 punt returns for 15 yards)

Final Green Bay 51 Pittsburgh 34

Final Washington 15 N-Y Jets 13


Dubuque Co. Falls in Legion W.S. Opener

At the American Legion Baseball World Series in Shelby, North Carolina: Dubuque County lost the opener to Wilmington, Delaware 3-0. Delaware scored a run in the first, fourth, and sixth innings and totaled 8 hits off starter Dylan Gotto. Dubuque was limited to only 3 hits with their most serious threat in the top of the 2nd having runners at 2nd and 3rd as their at bat came to an end.

Dubuque now 0-1 in pool play meets Braintree, Massachusetts, the Northeast Regional Champion tomorrow evening at 6 o’clock and then Gonzales, Louisiana Saturday evening at 6:30.

After today’s games, there is a good chance of Thunderstorms in the forecast for the region tomorrow through the weekend which could impact the series schedule.

 


Dubuque Co. Legion Team Ready for World Series

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team is set to play in first game of the Legion World Series this morning in Shelby, North Carolina.

Dubuque County, champions of the Central Plains Region are one of the eight teams in the series and will play in the Stripes pool of teams beginning with Wilmington, Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic champion at 9:00am Iowa time.

The other teams in the Stripes Pool are Gonzales, Louisiana the Mid-South champ and Braintree, Massachusetts, the Northeast Champ.
Dubuque County will meet Braintree on Friday night at 6:00pm in their second game of the series then play Gonzales on Saturday night at 6:30pm. The semi-finals are on Monday and the pool champs will meet for the World Series crown on Tuesday night.

Today and Friday night’s games can be seen on-line at ESPN3.com or thru the WatchESPN app on your smartphone. The rest of the games will be televised on ESPNU and also online through ESPN.

Click for more info

https://americanlegion.sportngin.com/2018alws


Iowa Men’s Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced the nonconference schedule for the coming season yesterday.

The Hawkeyes will play eight nonconference games and one exhibition contest on at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, beginning Sunday, Nov. 4 against Guilford. Some of the other home games include: Green Bay on November 11th, Pittsburgh on November 27th, and Iowa State on December 6th.

Iowa will also play three neutral site games: facing Oregon of the Pac-12 Conference and either Syracuse (ACC) or Connecticut (American) in the 2K Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden in New York, and Northern Iowa at The Hy-Vee Classic in Des Moines. Tipoff times, television/streaming information, and Iowa’s 20-game conference schedule will be released later this summer.


Brewers' Nelson likely done for season...Paxton on DL...Ramsey sacks QBs...First-rounder has surgery

CHICAGO (AP) – Brewers manager Craig Counsell says it’s “unlikely” starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson will play at all this season. Nelson was having a breakout season last year, going 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury that required surgery last September. Counsell’s update comes a day after Milwaukee picked up starting pitcher Jake Thompson from Philadelphia for cash considerations.

UNDATED (AP) -The Seattle Mariners have placed ace James Paxton on the disabled list with a forearm bruise, one day after the left-hander was struck by a line drive off the bat of Oakland’s Jed Lowrie. Paxton was replaced by Felix Hernandez, who is likely to take Paxton’s turn in the rotation after being pulled last weekend. Paxton is 10-5 with a no-hitter against the Blue Jays and a 3.68 ERA.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey is criticizing several NFL quarterbacks, three days after receiving a one-week suspension from the team for screaming obscenities at reporters. In an interview with GQ magazine, Ramsey called Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen “trash” and said Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was “overrated” and a product of Kyle Shanahan’s offensive system. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck and Eli Manning of the New York Giants also got less-than-stellar reviews, while Ramsey called Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger “decent at best.”

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Rashaad Penny has undergone surgery to repair a broken finger. Head coach Pete Carroll said the surgery went well and the running back isn’t expected to miss more than a couple of weeks. The rookie running back out of San Diego State was injured during pass-blocking drills Monday and left the field with trainers.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed right wing Ondrej Kase to a three-year, $7.8 million contract. The 22-year-old Czech forward was productive last season, providing 18 goals, five game-winners and 38 points while recording a plus-18 in 66 games. The deal makes Nick Ritchie the Ducks’ lone restricted free agent as training camp approaches.


Major League Scores from Wednesday (8/15)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Minnesota 6 Pittsburgh 4
Final N-Y Mets 16 Baltimore 5
Final Philadelphia 7 Boston 4
Final Cleveland 4 Cincinnati 3
Final Houston 12 Colorado 1
Final L-A Angels 3 San Diego 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 6 Detroit 5
Final Seattle 2 Oakland 0, 12 Innings
Final Tampa Bay 6 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Toronto 6 Kansas City 5


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 8 Milwaukee 4
Final Atlanta 5 Miami 2
Final St. Louis 4 Washington 2
Final L-A Dodgers 4 San Francisco 3, 12 Innings


WIAC Football Pre-Season Poll

The University of Wisconsin Platteville Pioneer football team has been selected to finish 3rd in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) preseason poll conducted by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

The Pioneers are ranked No. 16 by D3football.com and have produced at least seven overall victories seven consecutive seasons – the longest streak in program history.  UW-P is bringing back eight starters on offense.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the defending conference champion, has been picked to win the league followed by Wisconsin-Whitewater.  The Titans are pre-season ranked 4th by D3 football-dot-com, and Whitewater is ranked 12th.


American Rivers Men’s Soccer Pre-Season Poll

The Loras Men’s Soccer team, who have shared or won outright conference titles in 10 of the last 12 years, are the coaches’ choice to win the 2018 American Rivers Conference championship. The 2017 conference tournament champion Duhawks were chosen first on five ballots and earned 61 points. Luther is picked to finish 2nd and then the University of Dubuque 3rd.

Loras and Dubuque both open their seasons on Friday, August 31st. The Duhawks travel to Elmhurst and the Spartans will travel to Carroll.


3 straight for Happ ... Rookie homer record ... Player's death investigated

NEW YORK (AP) – Veteran lefty J.A. Happ has won his third straight outing since joining the New York Yankees. He allowed one soft single in seven shutout innings to help beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Tuesday night. New York won for the 14th time in 17 home games against Tampa Bay over the past two seasons.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Boston keeps racking up W’s. Pinch-hitter Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking solo homer, Rick Porcello threw seven impressive innings and the major league-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1. Sandy Leon also went deep for the Red Sox, who improved to 86-35.

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has become the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games. A day after hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader against the Marlins, the 20-year-old Acuna connected on Miami’s first pitch

ATLANTA (AP) – A lawyer for LeSean McCoy says the eviction proceedings against the Buffalo Bills running back’s ex-girlfriend have been finalized and she is no longer living in his Atlanta area home. McCoy began eviction proceedings in June against Delicia Cordon, who is suing McCoy. Meanwhile, the Bills say no “legit evidence” has come to light in the suit to change McCoy’s status with the team.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept “legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes.” Maryland has parted ways with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who resigned in the wake offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s death.


Major League Baseball Scores from Tuesday (8/14)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Boston 2 Philadelphia 1
Final Baltimore 6 N-Y Mets 3
Final Cleveland 8 Cincinnati 1
Final Arizona 6 Texas 4
Final Minnesota 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final Colorado 5 Houston 1
Final L-A Angels 7 San Diego 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 4 Tampa Bay 1
Final Chi White Sox 6 Detroit 3
Final Toronto 6 Kansas City 5
Final Oakland 3 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Milwaukee 7 Chi Cubs 0
Final Atlanta 10 Miami 6
Final St. Louis 6 Washington 4
Final San Francisco 2 L-A Dodgers 1


American Rivers  Conference Women’s Soccer

Loras and Dubuque are picked one and two in the American Rivers Conference pre-season women’s soccer poll released yesterday.

Loras, the regular season and tournament champions last season were first on seven of the ballots received from the league’s coaches and totaled 62 points. Dubuque received 50 ballot points. Both the Duhawks and Spartans will begin their seasons on Friday, August 31st.


Panthers Ranked Top 15

WACO, Texas – The UNI football team has earned a top-15 ranking in the American Football Coaches Association Preseason FCS Coaches’ Poll released yesterday. The Panthers are ranked number 12.

UNI will match up with three teams in the top 25 and host two of those teams in the UNI-Dome this season. The Panthers open the season on the road September 1st with No. 25 Montana.


Mets take Yankees...Cleveland dominant...Bills' McCoy sued

NEW YORK (AP) – Jacob deGrom struck out 12 and the New York Mets backed him in a big way, hitting five home runs while battering Luis Severino and the New York Yankees 8-5 on Monday night. DeGrom pitched into the seventh inning and leads the majors with a 1.81 ERA.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Jose Ramirez connected for his 35th homer and Yandy Diaz hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Cleveland’s seven-run sixth inning, helping the Indians pull away from the Cincinnati Reds for a 10-3 victory. It was Cleveland’s fifth win in six games.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Bartolo Colon won his first start since setting the record for victories by a Latin American pitcher, going five innings to help the Texas Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3. Colon has 247 career wins, two more than Dennis Martinez of Nicaragua.

UNDATED (AP) – LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend is suing the Buffalo Bills running back for failing to protect her after she was bloodied, beaten and had $133,000 worth of jewelry stolen during a home invasion last month. Delicia Cordon also alleges in a lawsuit filed in suburban Atlanta that McCoy would “often brutally beat his dog,” and would also “aggressively” discipline his young son.”

LONDON (AP) – The new stadium being built for English Premier League club Tottenham isn’t ready to host the NFL this year. The first NFL game at Tottenham was due to be played between the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 14. It will now be played at Wembley Stadium.


AP Source: Bears, Roquan Smith agree to deal

The standoff between the Chicago Bears and No. 8 overall draft pick Roquan Smith is over.

A person familiar with the situation says the linebacker has agreed to a four-year contract that guarantees $18.5 million and includes an $11.5 million signing bonus. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

The Bears sent out a news release announcing Smith will be available to reporters after Tuesday’s practice, though they did not say an agreement is in place.

Smith is the final pick from this year’s NFL draft class to reach an agreement – because of a hangup over the contract language. The sides disagreed over whether the team would be allowed to take back guaranteed bonus money from him if he was suspended for disciplinary reasons, including a violation of the league’s new rule preventing players from leading with their helmet.


Major League Baseball Scores from Tuesday (8/13)

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 8 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Cleveland 10 Cincinnati 3
Final Texas 5 Arizona 3
Final L-A Angels 6 San Diego 3, 10 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Detroit 9 Chi White Sox 5
Final Kansas City 3 Toronto 1
Final Oakland 7 Seattle 6


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 9 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 6 Miami 1
Final St. Louis 7 Washington 6
Final San Francisco 5 L-A Dodgers 2


Dubuque County Advances to American Legion World Series

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team is headed to the American Legion World Series this week in North Carolina after capturing the Central Plains Regional title yesterday in Dickenson, North Dakota. Dubuque County had to defeat West Fargo twice yesterday in order to advance, crushing West Fargo 11-0 in the first game then 3-2 in the World Series qualifier. Western Dubuque prep Sam Goodman was named the regional M.V.P. after going 3-and-0 on the mound in the regional.

This is the first ever trip to the series for a Dubuque County team, and they became just the 7th Iowa team and first since 1986 to qualify for the Legion World Series. Dubuque County joins the 7 other national qualifiers in Shelby, North Carolina for the series that starts Thursday. D-C’s  first opponent will be Wilmington, Delaware Thursday morning at 9:00 (CST).

More about the Legion World Series: https://americanlegion.sportngin.com/2018alws


Koepka holds off Woods...Harvick wins at Michigan...Jags suspensions

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Brooks Koepka  is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles. And it still felt – and sounded – like he was playing second billing to Tiger Woods. Koepka kept his cool and ran off two birdies on the back nine at Bellerive with Adam Scott tied for the lead and Woods one shot behind. Koepka is only the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year. Even with two bogeys, the second place Woods shot 64 for his lowest final round in a major.

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) – Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. Harvick broke a tie atop NASCAR’s Big 3 by easily winning at Michigan International Speedway for his Cup-high seventh victory of the season. His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford on Sunday in the Consumers Energy 400. Points leader Kyle Busch finished third in his No. 18 Toyota – more than 4 seconds behind Harvick.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler on Sunday for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. Neither one will make the trip to Minnesota on Tuesday for two days of joint practices and a preseason game. The teams play Saturday. Fowler was involved in several fights Sunday, including one after practice with fellow defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. Ramsey shouted profanities at media members and later on Twitter he threatened reporters with “war” for releasing a fight video.

BALTIMORE (AP) – The attorney for the family of the University of Maryland football player who died after a strenuous offseason workout is calling for Terrapins coach DJ Durkin to be fired. Billy Murphy Jr. says the team failed to properly react after offensive lineman Jordan McNair fell ill on the practice field. The 19-year-old was hospitalized May 29 and died June 13. The attorney said Sunday that the preliminary death certificate showed “symptoms of heatstroke are present.”


Major League Scores from Sunday (8/12)

INTERLEAGUE

Final St. Louis 8 Kansas City 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 7 Texas 2
Final Boston 4 Baltimore 1
Final Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 1
Final Detroit 4 Minnesota 2
Final Seattle 4 Houston 3, 10 Innings
Final Cleveland 9 Chi White Sox 7
Final Oakland 8 L-A Angels 7


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 4 Miami 3
Final Arizona 9 Cincinnati 2
Final Atlanta 8 Milwaukee 7
Final Colorado 4 L-A Dodgers 3
Final San Diego 9 Philadelphia 3
Final San Francisco 4 Pittsburgh 3
Final Chi Cubs 4 Washington 3


American Legion Baseball Tournament

From the Region 6 American Legion National Baseball Tournament:

Dubuque County beat Rapid City, South Dakota 8 -4 on Saturday. They will play again Sunday against West Fargo, North Dakota

 


MLB Baseball and Preseason Football Scores

BASEBALL:

INTERLEAGUE

St. Louis      8    Kansas  City      3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Boston               5    Baltimore              0

N-Y Yankees      5    Texas                      3

Tampa Bay          3    Toronto                  1

Minnesota         4    Detroit                  3

Boston               6    Baltimore              4

Seattle            3    Houston                  2

Cleveland         3    Chi  White  Sox      1

Oakland             7    L-A  Angels            0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Washington         9    Chi  Cubs                4

Cincinnati         6    Arizona                  3

Miami                   4    N-Y  Mets                3,  11  Innings

Milwaukee           4    Atlanta                  2

Colorado             3    L-A  Dodgers

Philadelphia     5    San  Diego              1

Pittsburgh         4    San  Francisco      0

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL  LEAGUE  PRESEASON:

Minnesota     42    Denver                    28

Arizona         24    L.A.  Chargers      17

 


Tri-State American Legion Baseball 8/11

The Dubuque American Legion played baseball team played in their tournament last night at 6pm, going up against and falling to West Fargo of North Dakota by the score of 5-4. The Dubuque Legion plays again this afternoon against Rapid City, SD at 2pm today.

After falling to Fargo 10-3 yesterday afternoon, the Fennimore Legion couldn’t overcome their earlier loss and fell once again last night during their 7pm game to Waupun to end their season. No score has been given.


PGA Championship Second Round Continues this Morning

LOUIS (AP) – Gary Woodland will have a one-stroke lead over Kevin Kisner when the rain-delayed second round of the PGA Championship resumes this morning at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Woodland followed Thursday’s 64 with a 4-under 66 that leaves him 10-under. Brooks Koepka is two shots back after he and Charl Schwartzl tied the tournament record with 63s.


LA Dodgers and Diamondbacks Remain in Dead Heat for First Place

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks remain in a dead heat for first place in the NL West. Ryan McMahon launched a go-ahead, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the Colorado Rockies a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers. Anthony DeSclafani shut down the Diamondbacks on three hits over seven innings of the Reds’ 3-0 victory at Cincinnati.


Cubs Come Back Against Washington; Brewers Fall to Atlanta

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have opened a three-game lead over Milwaukee in the National League Central. Jason Heyward broke up a no-hitter in the sixth with a game-tying, two-run single and Anthony Rizzo worked out a bases-loaded walk an inning later to give the Cubs a 3-2 comeback win over Washington. The Brewers were 10-1 losers in Atlanta as Ender Inciarte drove in four runs to help Kevin Gausman pick up his first win in two starts with the Braves.


MLB Scoreboard 8/11

Cubs 3, Nationals 2

Cardinals 7, Royals 0

Braves 10, Brewers 1

Tigers 5, Twins 3

White Sox 1, Indians 0

Rangers 12, Yankees 7

Red Sox 19, Orioles 12

Rays 7, Blue Jays 0

Mets 6, Marlins 2

Reds 3, D-backs 0

Mariners 5, Astros 2

Rockies 5, Dodgers 4

Angels 4, Athletics 3

Padres 2, Phillies 0

Giants 13, Pirates 10


Woodland Leads PGA...Mayfield, Barkley Shine in Debuts...Anthem Demonstrations During Preseason Openers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Gary Woodland is leader heading into the second round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Woodland fired a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke advantage over Rickie Fowler. Brandon Stone shot a 4-under 66. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is three strokes back and Tiger Woods is six off the pace following an even-par 70.

UNDATED (AP) – The first two picks in this year’s NFL draft looked pretty good in their professional debuts at the Meadowlands. First overall choice Baker Mayfield was 11 of 20 for 212 yards and two touchdowns to help the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants, 20-10. Giants running back and second overall pick Saquon Barkley ran for 43 yards on just five carries, including a 39-yard run down the sideline in front of the Giants’ bench on the opening play from scrimmage.

UNDATED (AP) – Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several NFL preseason games Thursday night. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem. Kenny Stills and two other Miami Dolphins protested during the Star Spangled Banner, and three Seattle Seahawks players ran into the tunnel leading to the team’s locker room prior to the anthem.

NEW YORK (AP) – Police say a Wake Forest assistant basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his car window thinking it was his Uber ride. Police say Jamill Jones confronted Sandor Szabo on a Queens street early Sunday morning and landed a punch that caused Szabo to fall and hit his head on a sidewalk. The 35-year-old Jones was arrested yesterday and charged with assault before pleading not guilty.

UNDATED (AP) – Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Poile has run an NHL team the past 36 seasons, including 15 with the Washington Capitals and 21 with the Predators. Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, star forward Natalie Darwitz, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, and the late Leland “Hago” Harrington will be inducted on Dec. 12 at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.


Dubuque County, Fennimore Legion Teams Both Get Wins

Dubuque County’s American Legion baseball team has put itself in good position to possibly win a regional championship with another win at the Central Plains regional tournament being played in Dickinson, North Dakota. The local squad thumped a team from Omaha in their second round game last night, 12-1. Dubuque County got home runs from Wil Courtney and Joel Vaske in a big offensive showing. Vaske tallied six total RBI in the win. Dubuque County now moves into the semifinal round of the winner’s bracket, where they will face a team from West Fargo, which the only other squad in the tournament yet to lose. That game will begin at 6:00 Iowa time tonight.

Fennimore’s American Legion baseball team also picked up a victory in their regional opener yesterday. The squad is playing at the Division II Central Plains Regional in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Fennimore bested a team from Henderson, Minnesota, by a score of 5-3 yesterday afternoon. Updated pairings for that tournament have not been posted, so it’s not known who Fennimore will face next.

 


NFL Preseason Roundup

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams needed just one series to show he was in midseason form, helping the Packers pull away from the Titans for a 31-17 win on Thursday night. Adams pulled in a 48-yard pass from backup quarterback Brett Hundley down the left sideline, just beyond the reach of new Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler. Hundley started in place of Aaron Rodgers, who was one of many Packers starters to sit out. The backup showed glimpses of improvement under center, going 6 of 8 for 95 yards and an 8-yard score to running back Jamaal Williams on the drive after Tennessee’s score.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Andy Dalton made a solid debut in Cincinnati’s revamped offense, throwing for a pair of touchdowns as the Bengals beat the Chicago Bears 30-27 on Thursday night. The Bears rested most of their starters during a 17-16 loss to the Ravens in the Hall of Fame game, including quarterback Mitchell Trubisky . His preseason debut Thursday didn’t go very well. Trubisky was in for two series that netted minus-1 yard on eight plays. The Bears’ only first down on those series came on a penalty for roughing the quarterback, a late hit on Trubisky. He missed on a deep sideline pass to Kevin White on his opening throw and finished 2 of 4 for 4 yards.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Dubuque native Riley McCarron was out with the Patriots’ first-string return teams during New England’s 26-17 win over Washington Thursday night. McCarron returned a pair of kickoffs for a total of 40 yards, but did not get a chance to return any punts. He was eventually relieved in the kicking game by recent Patriots signee Braxton Berrios. McCarron was on the Patriots’ practice squad most of last season, but is hoping to make the 53-man roster in 2018.

Other Scores:

Panthers 28, Bills 23

Buccaneers 26, Dolphins 24

Browns 20, Giants 10

Steelers 31, Eagles 14

Saints 24, Jaguars 20

Ravens 33, Rams 7

Texans 17, Chiefs 10

49ers 24, Cowboys 21

Colts 19, Seahawks 17


Iowa Conference Official Becomes American Rivers Conference

It’s now official…the conference that Loras and the University of Dubuque play in has a new name. The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference yesterday made the announcement that it will now be known as the American Rivers Conference. The change was announced at the Grand River Center here in Dubuque, and is a reflection of the conference’s recent expansion beyond Iowa’s borders. The league added Nebraska Wesleyan University as a member two years ago. In addition to announcing the name change, the conference also unveiled new logos.


Lehmann, Goodman Lead Dubuque County Legion Team to Win in Regional Opener

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team used a pair of late-inning scoring bursts to win their opening game of the Central Plains regional tournament in Dickinson, North Dakota, yesterday, defeating Rapid City, South Dakota, by a score of 8-2. Dubuque County was trailing by a run heading into the 4th inning, but plated three runs in that frame and four more the next inning to take a 7-1 lead. Each team would score once more late to give the contest its final tally. Western Dubuque junior Kyle Lehmann led the way at the plate, going 2-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. Fellow Bobcat Sam Goodman earned the pitching victory for Dubuque County, allowing just three hits and striking out five over five-and-a-third innings. Dubuque County will play next tonight at 8:00 Iowa time, when they face a team from Omaha.

 


Fennimore Legion Team Opens Regionals

Dubuque County isn’t the only area Legion baseball team competing in a regional tournament this week. The team from Fennimore earned a bid in the Division II Central Plains tournament thanks to their runner-up finish at the Wisconsin State Tournament last week. Fennimore opens regional action this afternoon at 1:00 when they face a team from Henderson, Minnesota. Fennimore’s tournament is being played in Wahpeton, North Dakota.


Loras Women Ranked #22 in D3 Preseason Soccer Poll

The Loras College women’s soccer team is picking up right where it left off last season…at least in the rankings. The Duhawks are #22 in the United Soccer Coaches Division III preseason poll. That’s the same spot where Loras was ranked in the final poll of the 2017 season. The Duhawks were the Iowa Conference’s regular season and tournament champions last fall, reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament. They’ll be anchored in 2018 by returning top scorer Elizabeth Mills. The senior-to-be from Brimfield, Illinois, was named both All-Conference and All-Region after scoring 13 goals and assisting seven others last year. Loras opens its season three weeks from Friday when they host Washington University of Saint Louis. The Bears are ranked 10th in the preseason poll and are coached by Loras alum Jim Conlon.


Two More Hawkeye Linemen Suspended for Opener

Two more Iowa football players won’t be suiting up for the team’s opening game against Northern Illinois in three weeks. Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz has announced Alaric Jackson and Cedrick Lattimore will serve one-game suspensions. Ferentz said the suspensions do not stem from a legal matter. Violation of team rules can include behavior, effort, academic performance, and attendance. Ferentz said the issues began in late spring and the players were given guidelines to meet over the past 10 weeks. Jackson is an offensive tackle for the team and Lattimore is a defensive lineman. Their suspensions now make four Hawkeyes that won’t be on the field against the Huskies. Previously, defensive lineman Brady Reiff and offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs were given one-game suspensions for alcohol-related violations.


MLB Scoreboard (8/9)

Kansas City 9, Cubs 0

Cleveland 5, Minnesota 2

Yankees 7, White Sox 3

St. Louis 7, Miami 1

Milwaukee 8, San Diego 4

Oakland 3, Dodgers 2

Texas 11, Seattle 7

Angels 6, Detroit 0

Boston 10, Toronto 5

Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 4

Mets 8, Cincinnati 0

Pittsburgh 4, Colorado 3

Arizona 6, Philadelphia 0

Atlanta 8, Washington 3


Sweeping NCAA Basketball Changes...Devin Harris Back to Dallas...PGA Championship Opens

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The rule changes include allowing players to work with an agent while declaring for the NBA draft. College players would have to request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee on their draft prospects.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns rookie receiver Antonio Callaway had bullets and gun parts in his car when he was cited for marijuana possession last weekend, according to dash-camera video obtained by TMZ. The video shows an officer asking Callaway to step out of his vehicle after the officer smells marijuana following a routine traffic stop. Callaway cooperates, and later one officer tells his partner that he became “real nervous” when he found the bullets and a strap for a Glock handgun in the vehicle.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Nationals right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said the problem is inflammation, stressing that there is no structural damage. He was taken out of Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Atlanta after surrendering a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the ninth inning.

UNDATED (AP) – Devin Harris is returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the third time after signing a $2.4 million free agent contract, six months after being sent to Denver at the trade deadline. Harris played with the Mavs from 2004-2008 and was brought back as a free agent in the summer of 2013. The 35-year-old Harris has averaged 11.1 points, 4.1 assists and 1.1 steals in his 917 career games, including 446 starts.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The PGA Championship gets underway this morning at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Justin Thomas will try to join Tiger Woods as the only players in the stroke-play history of the tournament to successfully defend their titles. Thomas is coming off last weekend’s victory in the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.


Super Team Pick Harris Leads Area All-State Baseball Selections

More than a half-dozen Dubuque County baseball players were named to the All-State teams released by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association yesterday. Western Dubuque sophomore Calvin Harris headlined the local group of honorees with a selection to the state “Super Team.” Harris was also a “Super Team” pick last year. The Ole Miss commit led the Bobcats in hits, triples, homers, RBI, and batting average as WD advanced to the state semifinal round. Harris’ teammate, Sam Goodman, was a 1st team pick in Class 4A as a pitcher, while Hempstead pitcher Connor Crabill was named to the 2nd team. Wahlert catcher Jimmy McDermott capped his career as a 1st team selection in Class 3A. In Class 2A, the Cascade trio of Gannon O’Brien, Logan Otting, and Haris Hoffman were all honored. O’Brien and Otting each landed on the 1st team, while Hoffman was a 2nd team pick as an outfielder.


Dubuque County American Legion Baseball Team Opens Regionals

Courtesy: Meg O’Brien

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team will open up competition at the Central Plains Regional tournament this afternoon. The local squad, comprised of players or graduates from each of the county’s high schools, will open regional action at 2:30 PM against a team from Rapid City, South Dakota. The regional tournament is being played in Dickinson, North Dakota, about sixty miles east of the Montana border. This is the second time in the past three summers that Dubuque County has advanced to the regional round. In 2016, the team went 1-2 in their games at the Central Plains Regional. Three players who saw action in that tournament are also on this year’s squad. The winner of the regional will advance to next week’s American Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina.


UNI Ranked 13th in Preseason FCS Poll

The UNI football will begin their season ranked among the top 15 teams in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Panthers landed at #13 in the STATS preseason FCS poll that was released this week. That’s four spots ahead of where UNI was rated in the final 2017 poll. UNI’s 2018 schedule features two opponents that are also in the preseason top 15. North Dakota State, which has won six of the last seven FCS national championships, opens the new season at #1. The Bison will visit UNI on October 6. Two weeks later, the Panthers host South Dakota State, the #3 team in the preseason poll. UNI opens the season on September 1st with a visit to 24th ranked Montana.


Sale Returns to Red Sox Sunday...Browns WR Callaway Charged...Blackhawks Legend Mikita Dies

TORONTO (AP) – Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is scheduled to come off the 10-day disabled list and start against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Sale has not pitched since July 27 against Minnesota because of mild left shoulder inflammation. The Cy Young Award candidate is 11-4 and leads the American League with a 2.04 ERA and 207 strikeouts.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani will throw a bullpen session Saturday in the latest significant step in the two-way sensation’s return to the mound. Ohtani hasn’t pitched since June 6 after spraining a ligament in his elbow. Ohtani and the Angels are attempting to determine whether he can return to regular pitching without needing Tommy John surgery.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Cleveland Browns rookie receiver Antonio Callaway has been cited for marijuana possession after his car was pulled over by police in Strongville, Ohio, Sunday morning. The police report says the fourth-round draft pick failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was in possession of a “small amount” of marijuana under his seat. Callaway also was driving with a suspended license.

UNDATED (AP) – Serena Williams says she’s been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are “totally normal.” The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, last Tuesday. She then withdrew from this week’s Rogers Cup in Montreal, citing personal reasons.

CHICAGO (AP) – Hockey Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has died at 78. Mikita spent his entire 22-year NHL career with the Blackhawks and is the team’s all-time leader with 926 assists, 1,467 points and 1,394 games played. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, three years after he became the first Blackhawk to have his jersey retired.


MLB Scoreboard (8/8)

Cubs 5, Kansas City 0

Yankees 4, White Sox 3 (13 innings)

St. Louis 3, Miami 2

San Diego 11, Milwaukee 5

Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2

Houston 2, San Francisco 1

Dodgers 4, Oakland 2

Boston 10, Toronto 7 (10 innings)

Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3

Texas 11, Seattle 4

Angels 11, Detroit 5

Washington 8, Atlanta 3 (Game 1)

Atlanta 3, Washington 1 (Game 2)

Cincinnati 6, Mets 1

Pittsburgh 10, Colorado 2

Philadelphia 5, Arizona 2


MLB Scoreboard (8/7)

Cubs 3, Kansas City 1

Yankees 7, White Sox 0

Miami 2, St. Louis 1

Cleveland 10, Minnesota 0

Houston 3, San Francisco 1

Seattle 4, Texas 3 (12 innings)

Angels 6, Detroit 2

Mets 6, Cincinnati 4

Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 0

Arizona 3, Philadelphia 2 (14 innings)


Report: Iowa Conference to Change Name

It appears the athletic conference that both Loras College and the University of Dubuque compete in will be undergoing a name change. According to a report by the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will announce this week that it is changing its name to the “American Rivers Conference.” Meanwhile, a posting on the conference’s Twitter page says that a “big announcement” is coming on Thursday. The change is believed to be a reaction to the addition of Nebraska Wesleyan University to the league two years ago. The grouping has been known as the Iowa Conference since its founding in 1922. The University of Dubuque has been a member of the league for all but seven years of its history, since 1929. Loras College joined the conference in 1926, but left in 1954. It rejoined the league in 1986 and has been a member since.


NASCAR Chairman on Leave After Arrest...A's Pick Up Fiers...UNC Football Players Suspended

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence. The decision comes a day after his arrest in New York’s Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. Police say tests showed France’s blood-alcohol content was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit in New York.

DETROIT (AP) – The Oakland Athletics have added a veteran starting pitcher for the stretch run as they try to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The Detroit Tigers have sent Mike Fiers to the A’s for two players to be named or cash. Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season and joins a ballclub that is four games behind the AL West-leading Houston Astros.

SEATTLE (AP) – Robinson Cano has begun a rehab assignment with the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate as he prepares for his return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement. Cano is eligible to rejoin the Mariners on Aug. 14 while the team is in Oakland. He hasn’t played since fracturing the fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch on May 13, two days before his suspension.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Thirteen North Carolina football players face early season suspensions for selling team-issued shoes. The school says nine players received four-game suspensions for the secondary NCAA violations, including sophomore quarterback Chazz Surratt. Two players will sit two games and two others will be sidelined for one contest, although two of the suspensions will be delayed since they affect multiple players at one position.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a three-year contract extension with safety Ricardo Allen, who has a combined six interceptions the last three seasons. He had 54 tackles and one interception last season and was entering the final year of his contract. Allen was a fifth-round pick from Purdue in 2014 and began his career as a cornerback on the Falcons’ practice squad before switching to safety in 2015, coach Dan Quinn’s first season.


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Sunday’s Scores

Dodgers 3, Houston 2

Cleveland 4, Angels 3

White Sox 8, Tampa Bay 7

Minnesota 6, Kansas City 5

Baltimore 9, Texas 6

Oakland 6, Detroit 0

Seattle 6, Toronto 3

Boston 5, Yankees 4 (10 innings)

Atlanta 5, Mets 4 (10 innings)

Philadelphia 5, Miami 3

St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1

Washington 2, Cincinnati 1

Colorado 5, Milwaukee 4 (11 innings)

San Diego 10, Cubs 6

San Francisco 3, Arizona 2

 

Monday’s Games

Minnesota at Cleveland, 6:10

Cincinnati at Mets, 6:10

St. Louis at Miami, 6:10

Seattle at Texas, 7:05

Yankees at White Sox, 7:10

Cubs at Kansas City, 7:15

Pittsburgh at Colorado, 7:40

Philadelphia at Arizona 8:40

Detroit at Angels, 9:07

Houston at San Francisco, 9:15


Outside Firm to Investigate Meyer...Red Sox Sweep Yankees...Astros Activate Osuna

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State says it will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks. Meyer says he followed protocol when informed of a 2015 abuse allegation against assistant Zach Smith.

BOSTON (AP) – Andrew Benintendi’s hit bounced a handful of times before finding its way into center field for the winning run and a big four-game sweep over the rival Yankees Sunday night. Benintendi’s RBI single with two outs in the 10th capped Boston’s rally from three runs down in the ninth against New York closer Aroldis Chapman, and the Red Sox completed a four-game sweep with a 5-4 victory.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won’t give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Osuna was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend May 8 in Toronto.

CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Ray Lewis has used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech to call for more enlightened leadership in the United States. During a 33-minute speech Saturday night, Lewis asked, “Are you living every day to make this world better?” Lewis was joined by Randy Moss, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard as inductees at the hall ceremony. Terrell Owens declined to attend.

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Deadly violence following a disputed election in Zimbabwe hasn’t chased junior tennis players away from an International Tennis Federation tournament just a few miles away. Today, the teens from countries such as the United States, Denmark, South Africa and Thailand are still dueling at the Harare Sports Club, days after international election monitors went home and troops and riot police left downtown Harare. Zimbabwean soldiers had opened fire on rioters, protesters and bystanders after the election.


Panthers Add Former NFL Players to Coaching Staff

The UNI football team has added a pair of former NFL players to its coaching staff. Former Defensive Player of the Year and UNI alum Bryce Paup is back with the Panthers after a year away from the staff. Paup had previously coached the Panther defensive line from 2013 through 2016. Paup will once again be UNI’s defensive line coach during the upcoming season. In addition to Paup, former Oklahoma running back Quentin Griffin has also joined the UNI coaching staff to coach the running backs. Griffin was an All-Big 12 selection while playing for the Sooners in the early 2000s, reaching the #6 spot on the school’s career rushing rankings. Griffin was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2003 and spent three years in the NFL. He comes to UNI from Division II Missouri Southern State.


Dubuque County Players Help Win All-Star Series Title

A quartet of Dubuque County baseball players helped lead their team to victory in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s All-Star Series this weekend. The Small Schools East squad went 4-0 through the tournament, including a 5-0 championship game victory over Large Schools East. Among those on the Small Schools East roster were Jimmy McDermott of Wahlert, Brock Simon of Cascade, and Jackson Bennett and Joel Vaske of Beckman.


Wahlert Tops Register's All-Sports Standings

A Dubuque high school’s success across its sports program has been noticed by Iowa’s newspaper of record. The Des Moines Register released its annual All-Sports Standings this week, and Wahlert topped the “medium school” rankings. The standings take into account a school’s success across its entire athletic department, including both boys and girls teams. Wahlert amassed 56 total points, based on its teams’ finishes in state-level competitions. That was enough to edge second-place Pella, which had 54.5 points. Wahlert won state championships in girls cross country, volleyball, wrestling, and boys tennis in the past school year.

Among large schools, both of Dubuque’s public high schools finished in the Register’s top 20. Hempstead’s teams earned 23.5 points to place 14th in the big school rankings, while Senior’s 19 points landed the Rams in 18th. Waukee was the top finisher with 85.5 points.

In the small school division, Cascade was the top area finisher, earning 26.5 points to tie with Carroll Kuemper for 9th place. The Cougars were boosted by state championships in both boys and girls basketball. Iowa City Regina, which like Cascade is a member of the River Valley Conference, was tops among the small schools with 46.5 points.


Football Hall adds 8..Thomas leads Bridgestone..Perry in command..Hamlin wins pole

CANTON, Ohio (AP) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame has welcomed eight new members. Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins were enshrined in Canton, as are Robert Brazile, Jerry Kramer and Bobby Beathard. Terrell Owens was also inducted but declined to attend the ceremony.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Justin Thomas is the leader through three rounds of the PGA’s Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron. Thomas pulled away from the crowd with five birdies in the middle of his round. He completed a 3-under 67 that leaves him 14 under for the tournament, three shots ahead of Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) – Kenny Perry has a commanding five-stroke lead through two rounds of the 3M Championship in Minnesota. Perry tied a tournament record with a 12-under 60 that puts him at minus-18. Perry had two eagles and eight birdies at a wet TPC Twin Cities. Glen Day is second, three in front of Tom Gillies, Lee Janzen and Jerry Smith.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) – Denny Hamlin will start from the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glenn International. Hamlin drove the 2.45-mile layout at 125.534 mph to take the top spot in the No. 11 Toyota, ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch. Chase Elliott will start third in the No. 9 Chevy, followed by Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson.

UNDATED (AP) – Anaheim Ducks netminder John Gibson has agreed to an eight-year, $51.2 million contract extension that runs through the 2026-27 season. Gibson set career highs last season with 31 victories and a .926 save percentage while playing in 60 games. And the Vegas Golden Knights have avoided arbitration with forward William Karlsson by giving him a one-year, $5.25 million contract.


MLB Scorecard


INTERLEAGUE

Final Houston 14 L-A Dodgers 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 7 Washington 1
Final Chi Cubs 5 San Diego 4
Final Philadelphia 8 Miami 3
Final St. Louis 8 Pittsburgh 4
Final Washington 6 Cincinnati 2
Final Milwaukee 8 Colorado 4
Final N-Y Mets 3 Atlanta 0
Final Arizona 9 San Francisco 3


Urban Meyer Posts First Public Comments Since Being Put on Paid Leave

UNDATED (AP) – Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer says he followed proper reporting protocols regarding domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach in 2015. Meyer Friday posted his first public comments since he was put on paid leave earlier this week amid a university investigation into his knowledge of allegations made by the ex-wife of former assistant coach Zach Smith. Shortly after Meyer’s statement posted, Zach Smith told Columbus radio station 105.7 The Zone that athletic director Gene Smith spoke with him in 2015 about the allegations made by Courtney Smith that fall.


Mike Zimmer Addresses Anthony Barr Trade Rumor

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer chose to move his media day availability up to address a trade rumor involving linebacker Anthony Barr, stating that there is “none whatsoever, truth to that rumor”. Barr, a first round pick in 2014 and has been selected to three Pro Bowls, has began expanding his role with the defense this offseason to include work with the defensive line.


Dubuque Co. Legion Wins Baseball State Title

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team has claimed the state championship following a pair of victories yesterday at Veterans Stadium in Cedar Rapids.

Dubuque County first defeated Swisher 13-7 and then last night topped Johnston 6-4 to win the title. Dubuque scored four runs in the second inning to take the lead and then held on for the victory.

The next stop for the Dubuque County team will be the Central Plains Regional Tournament next week in Dickenson, North Dakota. Dubuque County will open the double elimination tournament by facing the South Dakota state champions on Wednesday at 1:30.

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Ravens Edge Bears in Hall of Fame Game

CANTON, Ohio (AP) – The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL’s preseason. There was a little spark of offense provided by Baltimore’s first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson in the second half of a 17-16 victory. His 7-yard touchdown pass to fellow first-rounder Hayden Hurst came after the Ravens’ defense recovered a fumble.  University of Dubuque product Michael Joseph recorded two solo tackles and was in on a pass deflection that led to Bears interception. 


Seahawks' Thomas says he'll accept trade...Yanks drop Gray from rotation...Poulter leads Bridgestone

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Holdout safety Earl Thomas has reiterated that he wants to be traded if the Seattle Seahawks aren’t willing to offer him a contract extension before his current deal expires after the season. Thomas said his holdout is entirely based around securing his long-term future with his current contract set to expire at the conclusion of the 2018 season. The three-time first-team All-Pro was the anchor for the Seattle defense that appeared in consecutive Super Bowls.

BOSTON (AP) – The New York Yankees have removed Sonny Gray from their starting rotation and replaced him with newly acquired Lance Lynn. Lynn was acquired from Minnesota this week and pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Gray on Wednesday. The ballclub also put pitcher J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Ian Poulter fired an opening-round 8-under 62 to take the lead at the PGA’s Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone. Poulter carded eight birdies in soft, vulnerable conditions and saved par from the bunker on his final hole to build a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler and Patrick Cantlay. Tiger Woods has his best opening round of the year, a 66 that puts him four strokes back.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Tiger Woods is denying an ESPN report that he and Phil Mickelson have firmed up an exhibition match Thanksgiving weekend at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. Woods said after his opening-round at the Bridgestone Invitational that nothing has been signed and nothing is confirmed. Golf.com reported last month that Woods and Mickelson were contemplating a winner-take-all $10 million match.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Jeff Skinner from the Hurricanes for forward prospect Cliff Pu and three draft picks, including a second-rounder next year. Skinner is an eight-year NHL veteran and was the NHL’s rookie of the year in 2011. He’s a three-time 30 goal-scorer and coming off a season in which he had 24 goals and 49 points in 82 games.


MLB Scores and Regional Recaps from Thursday (8/2)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 4 L-A Angels 2
Final Chi White Sox 6 Kansas City 4
Final Boston 15 N-Y Yankees 7
Final Texas 17 Baltimore 8
Final Toronto 7 Seattle 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 3 Colorado 2
Final Washington 10 Cincinnati 4
Final Philadelphia 5 Miami 2
Final Atlanta 4 N-Y Mets 2
Final San Diego 6 Chi Cubs 1
Final L-A Dodgers 21 Milwaukee 5
Final San Francisco 8 Arizona 1

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Cubs Fall to Padres

– The Cubs still top the NL Central by one game over Milwaukee after the Padres earned a 6-1 victory at Wrigley Field. The Cubs led 1-0 until Austin Hedges slammed a three-run homer in the sixth inning. Robbie Erlin held Chicago to one run and two hits in five innings to get the win.

 

Brewers Slammed by Dodgers

– Cody Bellinger was one of four Dodgers with at least four RBIs in a 21-5 dismantling of the Brewers. Bellinger hit a grand slam and had five RBIs, while Brian Dozier homered for the second straight night and drove in four. Joc Pederson homered twice and had four ribbies to help Los Angeles reach a season high for runs.

 

Cards with Walk Off Win

– Pinch-hitter Jose Martinez delivered a two-run, walk-off single off Wade Davis in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Rockies. Harrison Bader singled and stole second after Greg Garcia sparked the rally with a one-out single. The Cardinals have won five of their last seven following their ninth walk-off victory of the season.

 

Late Power Surge Lifts Soxs

– The White Sox pulled out a 6-4 win over the Royals on eighth-inning homers by Jose Abreu and pinch-hitter Daniel Palka. Abreu’s solo blast tied it before Palka’s three-run shot gave Chicago a 6-3 lead. Palka tied the White Sox record of three pinch homers in one season, set by Oscar Gamble in 1977.


Dubuque Co. American Legion Falls

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team lost yesterday afternoon for the first time in the state Legion Tournament. Dubuque fell to Johnston 6-3.

Dubuque will play an elimination game in the championship bracket against Swisher Post 671 at 1 o’clock this afternoon at Veterans Stadium in Cedar Rapids. The winner will meet Johnston at 6 o’clock tonight for the State Legion Baseball title.


Former U-D Standout Joseph Makes NFL Debut Tonight

University of Dubuque product Michael Joseph gets to step on the NFL’s big stage tonight as the Chicago Bears meet the Baltimore Raves in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio to kickoff Hall of Fame weekend there. Both teams starters will see very limited if any action, but for rookie players like Joseph who is trying to make the Bears roster as an undrafted free agent this game is huge. Joseph says he anticipates getting lots of chances to make an impression on the Bears coaching staff this evening.

According to the Bears latest depth chart, Joseph is listed as fourth at one of the cornerback positions, but he will be evaluated by Bears personnel on his special teams play. Kickoff tonight from the brand new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will be at 7 o’clock. The game will be televised by NBC.


OSU's Meyer on paid leave...Eagles being careful with Wentz...Cowboys activate Gregory

UNDATED (AP) – Ohio State has placed coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week. Courtney Smith gave an interview to Stadium and provided text messages to former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy between her and Shelley Meyer in 2015 and with the wives of other Buckeyes coaches. Smith also provided threatening texts she claims came from her ex-husband, former assistant Zach Smith.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz didn’t participate in 11-on-11 drills for the third straight practice for precautionary reasons after taking part the first three days. Coach Doug Pederson emphasized that Wentz hasn’t suffered any setbacks. He says he’s encouraged by Wentz’s recovery from surgery to repair a torn left ACL last December.

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) – The Dallas Cowboys have activated defensive end Randy Gregory off the non-football injury list after a year away from football on a substance-abuse suspension. The former Nebraska standout participated in a walkthrough practice for the first time Wednesday. Gregory has played in just two of the past 32 regular-season games because of multiple suspensions.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Nationals reliever Shawn Kelley has been designated for assignment, a day after he threw his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while working the ninth inning of a 25-4 blowout of the Mets. Manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo say Kelley’s actions were disrespectful and unprofessional. Washington recalled right-hander Jimmy Cordero from Triple-A Syracuse to take Kelley’s place on the roster.

WASHINGOTN (AP) – Mets left-hander Steven Matz will be evaluated by doctors after experiencing forearm discomfort. Manager Mickey Callaway says Matz reported the pain after he failed to get out of the first inning in Tuesday’s 25-4 loss to the Washington Nationals. Matz threw 32 pitches, faced 11 batters and allowed seven runs on eight hits. Callaway says the 27-year-old was experiencing tightness and a “dead arm.”


MLB Scoreboard and Regional Reaps from Wednesday (8/1)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Detroit 7 Cincinnati 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 7 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Cleveland 2 Minnesota 0
Final Oakland 8 Toronto 3
Final Houston 8 Seattle 3
Final Tampa Bay 7 L-A Angels 2
Final Kansas City 10 Chi White Sox 5


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 5 N-Y Mets 3
Final Chi Cubs 9 Pittsburgh 2
Final St. Louis 6 Colorado 3
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Milwaukee 4, 10 Innings
Miami at Atlanta , postponed

 

Hamels Sharp in Cubs Debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Cole Hamels won his Chicago Cubs debut and Willson Contreras went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs in a 9-2 thrashing of the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Hamels struck out nine while holding the Bucs to an unearned run and three hits over five innings. Ben Zobrist  and Jason Heyward also had three of Chicago’s 15 hits.

 

Brewers Fall in 10 to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Chicago Cubs reclaimed first place in the NL Central when Milwaukee absorbed a 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Yasmani Grandal’s two-run, walk-off home run in the 10th inning. Grandal also homered in the fifth inning, one batter before Brian Dozier went deep in his Dodgers debut. The Brewers now sit one game behind Chicago, while the Dodgers are in a first-place tie with Arizona in the NL West.

 

Cardinals Double Up Rockies

ST.LOUIS (AP) – The Cardinals’ bullpen threw shutout ball over 6 1/3 innings of a 6-3 victory against Colorado. Yadier Molina drove in two runs and was one of three Redbirds with three hits. Nolan Arenado collected his 80th RBI for the Rockies, who are one game off the NL West lead.

 

White Soxs Slammed in KC

CHICAGO (AP)  – Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and drove in four in leading the Royals’ 10-5 rout of the White Sox. Jakob Junis pitched 5 2/3 innings of four-run ball in his first win since May 18. Yoan Moncada broke out of a slump with his fifth career leadoff homer, two hits and two walks, but he also committed one of two costly errors for the White Sox.

 

Twins Blanked by Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Cleveland Indians have pushed their lead in the American League Central to 10 games by blanking the second-place Twins, 2-0 in Minnesota. Carlos Carrasco won his fifth straight decision by striking out 10 and limiting the Twins to four hits over 7 1/3 innings. Brad Hand recorded the final five outs for the Indians, who have allowed just 13 runs over their last six games.


American Legion Baseball

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team will play Johnston at 2 o’clock this afternoon at Mount Mercy University in the winners’ bracket final of the American Legion state baseball tournament. Yesterday Dubuque County advanced by defeating Carroll 7-3.

In Wisconsin; Fennimore has advanced to the American Legion National Tournament in North Dakota with a state runner-up finish in Class A. Yesterday Fennimore defeated Osseo 16-3 to clinch a spot in the national, but lost in the championship game last night to Waupun 8-2.  The Division 2 National Tournament will be played in Wahpeton, North Dakota August 8th thru 12th.


UW-P Foley and Johnson, Loras Ollie earn preseason All-American accolades

University of Wisconsin-Platteville record-breaking senior wide receiver Mark Johnson and senior punter Connor Foley earn preseason All-American honors.  Johnson and Foley both earned the honors from Street & Smith Magazine with Johnson also being named to the d3football.com Third Team Offense.

Last season, Johnson totaled 93 receptions and 1,218 receiving yards, both UW-Platteville single season highs.

Foley averaged 41.3 yards per punt to lead the WIAC, the second highest single season average in school history.

Loras College return specialist Walter Ollie also was honored as a third team pre-season All-American by D3football.com.


Snyder Leaving Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced yesterday that Brandon Snyder is leaving the program to pursue an opportunity to receive more time on the field.

Snyder, a fifth year senior free safety spent most of the past two years rehabilitating from two ACL injuries.  In his first game back in 2017, Snyder had an 89-yard interception return for a touchdown against Illinois. It was Snyder’s first career touchdown and tied as the sixth-longest return in Iowa football history. Unfortunately, Snyder reinjured his left knee in that contest and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.


Dodgers gain depth...Maybin to M's, Archer to Bucs...Sale DL'd...Diggs gets extension

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up a starting second baseman and a reliever just before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, getting Brian Dozier from Minnesota and John Axford from Toronto. The Twins received for infielder Logan Forsythe and two minor leaguers for Dozier, who is batting .224 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs this season. Axford was picked up for minor league pitcher Corey Cropping after going 4-1 with a 4.41 ERA in 45 games for the Blue Jays this year.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Bryson Brigman and international slot money. Maybin is batting .251 with three homers and 20 RBIs in 99 games this season, but he’s batting .329 with a .912 OPS since June 29. He is expected to be the center field replacement for Guillermo Heredia, who is hitting .229 with a .314 on-base percentage and 22 runs scored.

UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates were buyers at the trade deadline, getting starting pitcher Chris Archer from Tampa Bay for a pair of coveted prospects in outfielder Austin Meadows and pitcher Tyler Glasnow plus a player to be named. Archer is a two-time All-Star who is 3-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 17 starts for the Rays this season. Pittsburgh also acquired Texas closer Keone Kela for left-handed pitching prospect Taylor Hearn and a player to be named.

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have put ace Chris Sale on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, leaving them without their top pitcher for the upcoming series against the New York Yankees. Sale is leading the majors with 204 strikeouts and owns a major league-leading 2.04 ERA. The lefty is 5-0 in his last six starts and hasn’t given up a run in his last three outings.

UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Stefon Diggs have agreed to a five-year, $72 million contract extension. Diggs has yet to post a 1,000-yard or 100-catch season, but his ability was on full display when he made the 61-yard touchdown reception on the game’s final play to lift the Vikings to victory over New Orleans in last season’s playoffs. He had 64 receptions for 849 yards and eight TDs in 2017.


Regional MLB Recaps From Tuesday (7/31)

Pirates Sink Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gregory Polanco hit his team-leading 19th home run, Francisco Cervelli added his 10th of the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished off a frantic trade deadline day with a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Hours after trading for Texas closer Keone Kela and Tampa Bay starting pitcher Chris Archer to give their postseason hopes a jolt, the Pirates won for the 16th time in 20 games by getting to Jon Lester in the middle innings and holding on late.

 

Miley Leads Brewers In Shutout

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Wade Miley remained undefeated at Dodger Stadium, delivering seven scoreless innings in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 1-0 win over Los Angeles. In seven starts in Los Angeles, Miley is now 4-0 with a 2.06 ERA. The left-hander got some help from center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who appeared to rob the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger of a game-tying home run with a leaping catch at the wall to end the seventh inning. Cain also drove in Milwaukee’s only run with a two-out double in the third.

 

Rockies Power Surge Past Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez each went deep, Jon Gray pitched into the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3. Gray struck out five over 7 1/3 innings, helping Colorado finish the month 17-6. Gray allowed three runs, two earned, with four hits and two walks. Wade Davis got his 31st save in 35 opportunities with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

 

Royals Top Soxs

CHICAGO (AP) – Ryan O’Hearn hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, leading Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Brett Phillips also hit a two-run shot for last-place Kansas City, which had dropped four of five. Duffy pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, rebounding nicely from a rocky start against Detroit.


MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (7/31)


INTERLEAGUE

Final Detroit 2 Cincinnati 1
Final Philadelphia 3 Boston 1
Final Arizona 6 Texas 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final San Francisco 3 San Diego 2, 10 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 5 Chi Cubs 4
Final Washington 25 N-Y Mets 4
Final Atlanta 11 Miami 6
Final Colorado 6 St. Louis 3
Final Milwaukee 1 L-A Dodgers 0


Lamb Named UD Head Softball Coach

The University of Dubuque has tabbed Jeff Lamb as the next head softball coach of the Spartan program. Lamb, who has been the coach at Clarke the past five seasons, takes over for Wendi Wipperfurth, who moved into a role as assistant to the athletic director after eight seasons.

Lamb’s record at Clarke was 124-98 overall record, including a 41-12 overall mark in the 2017 season.

Clarke just announced the hiring of Marshalltown Community College head coach Garland Shirley to take over the position left by Lamb.


Fighting Saints Name Axtell Assistant Coach

Former Quad City Mallards head coach Phil Axtell is joining the Dubuque Fighting Saints coaching staff.  Axtell has been hired as one of the two assistants and will join head coach Oliver David, and assistant coach Matt Millar on the Saints bench this season.

The 31 year old Axtell began his coaching stint with the Mallards as a volunteer assistant coach in 2014-15 and was named the interim head coach in January of 2017. Under his direction, the club went 21-12-2. Axtell lost the interim tag and was promoted to full-time head coach this past season and then the Mallards announced the organization would cease operation.


IHSBCA All Star Series

A few Dubuque area high school baseball players will be a part of the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Associations All-Star Team Series in Iowa City his weekend.

Chosen for the Large Schools East roster were Hempstead Mustang pitcher Connor Crabill and Mustang outfielder Wil Courtney. One of the coaches chosen is former Wahlert prep Scott Brune, head coach for 4-A state runner up Cedar Rapids Washington.

The Small Schools East roster will include catchers Jimmy McDermott of Wahlert Catholic and Joel Vaske of Dyersville Beckman Catholic, outfielder Jackson Bennett of Beckman, and outfielder Brock Simon of Cascade.

Both East squads will be joined by the Large and Small Schools West squads for the series of games to be played Thursday thru Sunday at the University of Iowa’s Duane Banks Field.


Astros, M's get bullpen help...Kinsler to Bosox...Darnold signs...Hawks waive 'Melo

SEATTLE (AP) – The Houston Astros have acquired veteran closer Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Ken Giles and two pitching prospects. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. He was an All-Star last year, when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA.

UNDATED (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have continued to reshape their bullpen by getting lefty Zach Duke from Minnesota for minor league hurler Chase De Jong and infield prospect Ryan Costello. The Mariners also picked up Adam Warren from the New York Yankees for $1.25 million in international signing bonus pool allotment. The Yankees replaced Warren by acquiring Lance Lynn from Minnesota for first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and right-handed pitching prospect Luis Rijo.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY’0uh). Boston is sending Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles, while the Angels are parting with cash in the deal. The 36-year-old Kinsler is batting .239 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs for the Angels this season.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – Sam Darnold’s holdout is over after the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, $30.25 million package with the New York Jets. Darnold missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details. He made his way out to the practice field Monday with his teammates greeting him with a “Rudy”-like slow-clap.

ATLANTA (AP) – Carmelo Anthony is a free agent after being waived by the Atlanta Hawks, a move that was expected when the 10-time All-Star was traded from Oklahoma City on July 19. The 34-year-old Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points with the Thunder last season before being acquired by the Hawks for a protected 2022 first-round draft pick from Oklahoma City and Justin Anderson from Philadelphia. The 10-time All-Star is 22nd on the NBA’s all-time list with 25,417 points.


MLB Scoreboard from Monday (7/30)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Boston 2 Philadelphia 1, 13 Innings
Final Texas 9 Arizona 5


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Minnesota 5 Cleveland 4
Final Oakland 10 Toronto 1
Final Seattle 2 Houston 0


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 5 Miami 3
Final St. Louis 5 Colorado 4, 10 Innings
Final San Francisco 5 San Diego 3, 12 Innings
Final Milwaukee 5 L-A Dodgers 2


Ihm Qualifies for Web.com Playoffs

With his performance this weekend, Peosta native Steven Ihm has qualified for the Web.com Tour’s playoff field.  Ihm a former Wahlert and Iowa Hawkeye standout finished tied for third place at the Price Cutter Championships at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, Missouri. Yesterday the 26-year old Ihm shot a -2 70 and finished the tourney at -21, four strokes back of winner Martin Trainer. With the finish Ihm is now 37th on the regular season money list on the tour, the top 75 golfers qualified for the playoffs and have an opportunity to earn a PGA card for next season as well.


Garland Shirley New Clarke University Head Softball Coach

Clarke University has hired a new head softball coach. Garland Shirley has been named the new head coach of the Pride program. Shirley comes to Clarke from Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College, where he spent the past three seasons at head softball coach. The Tigers improved their win total by 26 in Shirley’s first season at Marshalltown and the program’s 52 wins over two seasons was a school record. Prior to his stint at Marshalltown, Shirley was the first softball coach at Ankeny Centennial High School.


Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (7/29)

Cubs Avoid Sweep in St. Louis

The Cubs’ 5-2 win over the Cardinals leaves Chicago atop the NL Central by 1  1/2 games over the Brewers. Ben Zobrist (ZOH’-brihst) was 4-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in support of Kyle Hendricks, who was reached for two runs and only four hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings. Anthony Rizzo also hit a solo shot and Javier Baez capped the scoring with a two-run double.

 

Brewers Drop Series Finale to Giants

Buster Posey was 4-for-5 with a three-run double as the Giants topped the Brewers, 8-5 to avoid a four-game sweep. Pablo Sandoval added a two-run triple before leaving with a possible hamstring injury. Gorkys Hernandez hit his 12th home run to support Andrew Suarez, who won for the first time since June 29 despite yielding four runs in six innings.

 

Jays Rally Past Soxs

Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead, two-run double while the Blue Jays rallied for five runs in the ninth inning of a 7-4 comeback over the White Sox. Luke Maile had an RBI double and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. added an RBI single in the inning.

 

Twins Blanked by BoSoxs

In Boston, Nathan Eovaldi fired four-hit ball with no walks in his Red Sox debut, a 3-0 shutout of the Twins. Eovaldi was on the mound for the first time since being acquired from Tampa Bay last week.


Six inducted into Baseball Hall...Dustin Johnson wins Canadian Open...Kyle Busch gets 6th win of year

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – An estimated 50,000 gathered outside the Clark Sports Center in the village of Cooperstown, New York, for the annual Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Sluggers and first-ballot electees Chipper Jones and Jim Thome headlined a class that also includes Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman, along with former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell. With the six new inductees, a record 57 living Hall of Famers were on stage.

OAKVILLE, Ont. (AP) – Top-ranked Dustin Johnson shot a 6-under 66 for a three-stroke victory over Whee Kim and Byeong Hun An at the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario. Johnson opened the final round tied with An, Kim and Kevin Tway before finishing 23 under. Johnson finished second in the tournament twice in 2013 and 2016.

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) – Miguel Angel Jimenez has won the Senior British Open, edging defending champion Bernhard Langer by one shot. Jimenez dropped only one stroke en route to a final round 3-under 69 and ended on 12-under 276 at the historic Old Course. Langer shot a 68 to come second.

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Kyle Busch won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway, one day after a post-qualifying inspection dropped him to the back of the field. The race was red flagged with six laps left in the wake of a violent wreck by Darrell Wallace Jr., who was released from the track medical center. Daniel Suarez finished second after becoming the first Mexican driver to win the pole for a Cup race.

PARIS (AP) – Geraint Thomas has won his first Tour de France title. The Welsh rider with Team Sky successfully defended his lead over second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the mostly ceremonial final stage around the Champs-Elysees. Thomas- teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome finished third.


MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (7/29)

INTERLEAGUE

Final Colorado 3 Oakland 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 3 Minnesota 0
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Kansas City 3
Final Baltimore 11 Tampa Bay 5
Final Cleveland 8 Detroit 1
Final Texas 4 Houston 3
Final Toronto 7 Chi White Sox 4
Final Seattle 8 L-A Angels 5


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 0
Final Miami 5 Washington 0
Final Atlanta 4 L-A Dodgers 1
Final N-Y Mets 1 Pittsburgh 0
Final San Francisco 8 Milwaukee 5
Final Arizona 5 San Diego 4
Final Chi Cubs 5 St. Louis 2


Sports News

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Jimmy Graham isn’t worried about developing chemistry with Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers new tight end knows how good his new quarterback is, and through the first three days of training camp, they’ve already made plenty of progress.

UNDATED (AP) – Panthers right tackle Daryl Williams was screaming in pain and carted off the field Saturday with his right knee in a brace. Coach Ron Rivera didn’t elaborate on the injury after the team’s first full practice in pads but said Williams was returning to Charlotte to be examined. Williams was engaged with two pass rushers during 11-on-11 team drills when his knee bent back awkwardly. Several players gathered around Williams and others took a knee while the crowd went silent.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban has received a new eight-year deal worth at least $74 million. The agreement runs through the 2025 season. Saban gets a one-year extension with a sizable raise that appears to make him again college football’s highest-paid coach based on annual salary. The 66-year-old coach will make an average of $9.3 million a year if he sticks around for the duration of the deal.

UNDATED (AP) – Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career after battling right knee soreness since exiting Wednesday’s 3-2 loss in Colorado in the fifth inning. The reigning American League MVP is batting .329 with nine home runs and 46 RBIs for the Astros this season and had missed the last two games.

ESPELETTE, France (AP) – Geraint Thomas effectively sealed his first Tour de France title by protecting the yellow jersey in the penultimate stage time trial. The Welsh rider with Team Sky takes a lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds over Tom Dumoulin into the mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday. Dumoulin won the stage by one second ahead of four-time champion Chris Froome, who leapfrogged Primoz Roglic into third place overall.


MLB Scorecard

Baseball action from Saturday:

INTERLEAGUE

Final    Colorado      4    Oakland      1

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Kansas  City        10    N-Y  Yankees      5

Final    Detroit                  2    Cleveland          1

Final    Baltimore            11    Tampa  Bay          2

Final    N-Y  Yankees          5    Kansas  City      4

Final    Chi  White  Sox      9    Toronto              5

Final    Boston                  10    Minnesota          4

Final    Texas                      7    Houston              3

Final    L-A  Angels          11    Seattle              5

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    St.  Louis          6    Chi  Cubs                2

Final    Cincinnati        6   Philadelphia        2

Final    Pittsburgh        5    N-Y  Mets                0

Final    L-A  Dodgers      5    Atlanta                  1

Final    Miami                  2    Washington            1,  10  Innings

Final    Arizona            9    San  Diego              4

Final    Milwaukee          7    San  Francisco      1

 

 


Chargers Defensive Back Verrett Out for the Season

Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Jason Verrett is likely out for the season with a torn Achilles. Verrett was injured while running during a conditioning test yesterday morning. Verrett has dealt with plenty of injuries during his short career. Including the upcoming 2018 season, Verrett will have missed 55 of a possible 80 games for the Chargers.


Randall Cobb Looking Good at Packers Practice

Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb revealed yesterday that earlier this summer, he underwent surgery to remove cartilage from his right ankle, and that is why he was seen sporting a walking boot. It’s been six weeks since the surgery, and Packers coach Mike McCarthy says “he looks great” after catching a deep ball from Aaron Rodgers in practice.


MLB Scoreboard 7/28

Cardinals 5, Cubs 2

Red Sox 4, Twins 3

Brewers 3, Giants 1

Pirates 5, Mets 4

Orioles 15, Rays 5

Nationals 9, Marlins 1

Reds 6, Phillies 4

Indians 8, Tigers 3

Dodgers 4, Braves 1

Blue Jays 10, White Sox 5

Rangers 11, Astros 2

Rockies 3, Athletics 1

Angels 4, Mariners 3

D-backs 6, Padres 2


Red Sox Expand Lead Over Yankees

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox blew a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning before taking a five-game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East. Rafael Devers homered in the bottom of the ninth before Mookie Betts slammed his 25th home run of the season to give the Red Sox a 4-3, 10-inning win over Minnesota. The Yankees and Royals were postponed by rain in the Bronx and will make up the game as part of a split doubleheader today.


Brewers Close in on Cubs Lead

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers are back within one and a half games of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. Ryan Braun had two RBIs and Chase Anderson gave up one run over six innings of the Brewers’ 3-1 win at San Francisco. Paul DeJong was 3-for-3 with three RBIs in the Cardinals’ 5-2 victory over the Cubs.


Western Dubuque in State Baseball Semi's Tonight

The Western Dubuque Bobcats play in the state baseball semi-finals later today at Principal Park in Des Moines. W-D, the number six seed with a record of (33-9) meets second seed Urbandale (34-6) at 5 o’clock. The winner plays tomorrow night against the winner of the other 4-A semi-final game between Cedar Rapids Washington and West Des Moines Valley.

 


Paulsen Named Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Clarke

Clarke University has named Bryndon Paulsen as the university’s head women’s volleyball coach.

Paulsen, is a 2010 graduate of Clarke. He comes to Clarke from Manchester University in Indiana, where he served as the Spartans’ head women’s volleyball coach the past four seasons.

While at Clarke, Paulsen was a member of the men’s volleyball program from 2006-2010.  He served as a team captain during his senior season when Clarke posted a program record 26 wins and earned a berth in the 2010 NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament.


Yanks get Happ from Jays...Brewers pick up pen help...Strasburg on DL...Donald stays away

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander J.A. Happ from Toronto for infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Bill McKinney. The 36-year-old Happ is 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA in 20 starts and was a first-time All-Star. He joins a rotation that includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka , CC Sabathia and Sonny Gray.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have picked up reliever Joakim Soria from the Chicago White Sox for pitching prospects Kodi Medeiros and Wilber Perez. The two-time All-Star closer is 0-3 with a 2.56 ERA and 16 saves this season, striking out 49 in 38 2/3 innings. Chicago will also send Milwaukee just over $1 million to cover part of Soria’s salary.

MIAMI (AP) – Pitcher Stephen Strasburg has returned to the Washington Nationals’ disabled list, this time with a nerve problem in his neck. Strasburg did not pitch for the Nats between June 8 and July 20 because of an inflamed right shoulder. The right-hander is allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings last Friday against Atlanta, leaving him 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA in 14 starts this year.

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) – Defensive tackle Aaron Donald did not report for the Rams’ first practice. The NFL defensive player of the year is seeking an enormous new contract from the Rams, who are in active discussions with Donald’s agents. Donald skipped the Rams’ entire training camp last year and missed the first game of the regular season shortly after reporting.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Jameis Winston is appealing for continued support from unhappy fans who think he no longer deserves to be the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The fourth-year signal-caller spoke publicly today for the first time since the NFL suspended him three games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy by groping a female Uber driver more than two years ago. He declined to discuss specifics about the March 2016 incident in Scottsdale, Arizona, repeatedly saying he’s focused on being a good teammate and moving forward.


MLB Scores from Thursday (7/26)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final L-A Angels 12 Chi White Sox 8
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Kansas City 2
Final Tampa Bay 4 Baltimore 3
Final Minnesota 2 Boston 1
Final Oakland 7 Texas 6


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 7 Arizona 6
Final N-Y Mets 12 Pittsburgh 6
Final Philadelphia 9 Cincinnati 4
Final Washington 10 Miami 3
Final L-A Dodgers 8 Atlanta 2
Final Milwaukee 7 San Francisco 5


W-D Bobcats Advance to State Baseball Semis

Western Dubuque came out swinging, as the Bobcats struck first in the top frame and capitalized on four hit batters and three errors to edge North Scott, 7-4, last night at Principal Park in Des Moines.

The Bobcats continued to build a steady lead throughout, as they got to North Scott’s Kyle Denison early, tagging the righty for one run in the first and four in the second.

W-D pitcher Calvin Harris (8-1) kept the North Scott offense uncomfortable through his seven frames, allowing just one earned run on nine hits, with four walks and seven strikeouts.

Designated hitter Damon Jaeger led the Bobcats offense, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI. Zach Bierman drove in two of the five RBI, as six of the top seven batters in the lineup collected at least one hit off North Scott.

Western Dubuque (34-9) will face Urbandale, Friday evening at 5 o’clock in the 4A semifinals. Urbandale knocked out Marshalltown 8-3.

Also advancing to Friday was Cedar Rapids Washington who defeated top seed Johnston 7-5, the Warriors coached by former Wahlert prep Scott Brune will meet Valley West Des Moines in the other 4-A semi-final. Valley defeated Waukee 5-1.

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IGHSAU All State Softball

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has announced all state softball selections:

Class 5A: State qualifier Hempstead had two seniors selected as all-state choices. Alana Cooksley was named to the first team while teammate Morgan Krug was named 3rd team.

Class 4A: Western Dubuque senior Hanna Horsfield and sophomore Ella Link were named 3rd team all-state.

Class 3A: Dyersville Beckman junior Heather Bockenstedt was named 2nd team all-state.

Class 2A: Bellevue senior Rebecca Schroeder was chosen to the 2nd team. Abrianna Moore of Clayton Ridge was Honorable Mention.


Bosox get Eovaldi...Surgery for Cespedes...Browns sign Ward, eye Bryant

BOSTON (AP) – The AL East-leading Boston Red Sox have acquired right-handed starter Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league lefty Jalen Beeks. Eovaldi underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2016 and had another elbow procedure last winter before making his season debut on May 30. He is 3-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 10 starts this year.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will undergo season-ending surgeries to remove calcifications in both of his heels. Cespedes is expected to have the first surgery this week, and Mets executive John Ricco says the second would take place in about two to three months. The Mets hope that the outfielder can return in eight to 10 months, though the recovery may take longer.

UNDATED (AP) – A pair of top-10 draft picks have signed their first NFL contracts. Cleveland has signed rookie cornerback Denzel Ward to a four-year, $29 million package, three months after taking him with the fourth pick in the draft. The Buffalo Bills have given a four-year contract with quarterback Josh Allen, who was the seventh overall selection.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey says the club has discussed signing former Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant while they await the return of Josh Gordon. Bryant is a three-time Pro Bowler who was released by the Cowboys in April. Gordon is missing the start of training camp as part of his treatment to battle drug and alcohol addictions.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants have signed pass-rushing linebacker Connor Barwin as veterans reported to camp. While terms were not disclosed, the deal was believed to be worth $5 million over two years. Barwin has played in 127 regular-season games with 109 starts for Houston, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Rams.