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Area/Regional Scoreboard from Thursday (1/21)

January 22, 2021

High School Wrestling

  • Hempstead 42, Iowa City West 38
  • Dyersville Beckman 42, Maquoketa 36
  • Cascade earned wins over Northeast and West Branch 72-0 and 51-27 and lost to Monticello38-30.
  • Bellevue lost 3 duals to Anamosa 52-18, Pleasant Valley 75-3 and Postville 48-9.

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 62, Durant 53

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 62, Fennimore 46
  • Highland 55, Potosi 51

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

  • Wahlert 60, Hempstead 44

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 75, Richland Center 56
  • Mineral Point 59, Cuba City 39
  • Darlington 55, Iowa Grant 27
  • Riverdale 67, Boscobel 50
  • Shullsburg 47, Highland 37
  • Potosi/Cassville 48, River Ridge 26

Regional Men’s Basketball

  • Indiana 81, #4 Iowa 69

Regional Women’s Basketball

  • Purdue 56, Wisconsin 55
  • Northwestern 73, Illinois 54

Fighting Saints at Green Bay This Weekend

January 22, 2021

The Dubuque Fighting Saints are back on the road for two this weekend as they take on the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday and Saturday. The Saints are fresh off two straight wins at home and have now won five of the last seven games since they won their final game of 2020. Dubuque is currently just 2-6 on the road this season.

Changes to State Wrestling

January 22, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – The Iowa High School Athletic Association says this year’s state wrestling tournament will go on as planned next month, but there will be some limitations.

They will implement social distancing mitigation efforts and limit the number of spectators.

Seats will be reserved in blocks and masks will be required.

The association said the tournament typically brings in 75,000 fans, but this year there will be less than 4,000 tickets available for each session.

Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa

January 22, 2021

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 23 points despite second-half foul trouble and Indiana’s defense shut down No. 4 Iowa in an 81-69 comeback victory. It was a season low in points for the Hawkeyes, who came in second in the nation in scoring at 92.2 points per game. Iowa had its five-game winning streak snapped and fell out of a tie for first place in the conference.

Indiana trailed 53-44 with 12 minutes to play, then went on a 23-3 run. The Hawkeyes did not have a field goal for an 11-minute stretch until Joe Toussaint’s layup with 59.6 seconds remaining.  Iowa was led by Luka Garza with 28 points 12 rebounds while Joe Wieskamp also notched a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Mahomes takes first team snaps...Eagles hone in on coach

January 22, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes  is giving strong indication that he’ll be the Kansas City Chiefs’ starting quarterback for the AFC championship game Sunday against Buffalo. The 2018 NFL MVP took the majority of first-team reps in practice Thursday, even though he remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. He must be cleared by team physicians and an independent neural consult before the reigning Super Bowl MVP can be a full participant in practice or play in a game.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people familiar with the decision say the Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal with Nick Sirianni to replace former head coach Doug Pederson, who was fired following a 4-11-1 season. Sirianni spent the last three years as offensive coordinator for Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich. Pederson was let go three years after leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl title.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies are the latest NBA team that will have a coronavirus-related extended break from games. The league announced Thursday that Memphis’ next three contests will be postponed because of a lack of available players. That decision came one day after the Grizzlies’ game at Portland was also called off.

UNDATED (AP) — Southern California postponed last night’s men’s basketball game against Stanford due to a suspected COVID-19-related issue within the Trojans program. The announcement came within an hour of the scheduled tip in Santa Cruz, California. The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 13, but was called off because of a case of COVID-19 within the USC program.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals will be without three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin and three other prominent players for at least the next four games because of COVID-19 protocols. That announcement comes from coach Peter Laviolette and leaves the Caps without the quartet for two games each against the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders. Ovechkin was placed on the league’s unavailable list Wednesday along with center Evgeny Kuznetsov, goaltender Ilya Samsonov (sam-SOH’-nahv) and defenseman Dmitry Orlov.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (1/23)

January 22, 2021

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final L.A. Lakers 113 Milwaukee 106
Final New York 119 Golden State 104
Final Utah 129 New Orleans 118
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Florida at Carolina 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Final N-Y Islanders 4 New Jersey 1
Final Winnipeg 4 Ottawa 1
Final OT Tampa Bay 3 Columbus 2
Final SO Boston 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Montreal 7 Vancouver 3
Final Los Angeles 4 Colorado 2
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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final Indiana 81 (4)Iowa 69
Final (24)UCLA 61 California 57

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (1/20)

January 21, 2021

College Men’s Basketball

  • Mount Mercy 86, Clarke 84

College Women’s Basketball

  • Loras hosting Simpson (PPD)
  • Clarke hosting Mt. Mercy (PPD)

WIAC Return to Play

January 21, 2021

WIAC Return to Play

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Council of Chancellors has voted unanimously to begin winter sports competition starting February 1st, with all schedules featuring competition against only conference opponents.  In men’s and women’s basketball, teams will be divided into two divisions. Each team will play two games against each divisional opponent, as well as two games against one cross-over opponent, for a total of eight games.  The UW Platteville men and women will open their schedule at Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Wednesday, February 3rd, the travel to Oshkosh on Saturday, February 5th

In wrestling, teams will compete in a dual-meet schedule until Feb. 19. Platteville will open at Oshkosh on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Spectators will not be allowed at WIAC events during the winter sports season.

More Information: https://wiacsports.com/news/2021/1/19/general-wiac-set-to-begin-winter-sports-competition.aspx

Wahl helps No. 10 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 68-52

January 21, 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tyler Wahl paced a balanced attack with 14 points and No. 10 Wisconsin pulled away in the second half for a 68-52 victory over Northwestern. The Badgers gained control with a 12-0 run midway through the second half. Micah Potter’s 3-pointer put Wisconsin up 56-39. Northwestern went scoreless for almost six minutes until Chase Audige’s 3-pointer made it 56-42 with 10:26 left. D’Mitrik Trice added 12 points, Brad Davison 11 and Potter 10 for Wisconsin. Audige had 16 points and Miller Kopp 10 for Northwestern, which has lost six straight.

Cleveland beats Brooklyn...Oilers victory

January 21, 2021

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving returned from his personal “pause” to score 37 points in his first game with Kevin Durant and James Harden, but the new-look, star-studded Brooklyn Nets struggled and lost 147-135 in double overtime to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Collin Sexton scored 15 of his 42 points in the second OT — most of them over Irving — for the Cavs, who outplayed the Nets all night. Sexton dropped two 3-pointers and fed Taurean Prince for another in a span of 55 seconds as Cleveland put Brooklyn away. Durant led Brooklyn with 38 points and Harden added 21 for the Nets.

TORONTO (AP) — Leon Draisaitl broke a tie on a power play midway through the third period in the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kailer Yamamoto was credited with the opening goal for Edmonton after the Maple Leafs fumbled the puck into their own net in the first. Mikko Koskinen (KAHS’-kihn-ihn) made 25 saves, Josh Archibald scored into an empty net with 1:06 left, and Connor McDavid added two assists. Auston Matthews scored for Toronto, and Frederik Andersen made 19 saves.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three-time MVP Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list and the team has been fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus protocols. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov , defenseman Dmitry Orlov and top goalie Ilya Samsonovare the other Capitals who can’t practice for the time being. Five players from the Carolina Hurricanes also have been on that list and that team’s games were called off by the league through “at least” Saturday. There were no immediate changes to Washington’s schedule announced.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech returned from a 17-day layoff with one of its most impressive showings of the season. The Yellow Jackets routed No. 20 Clemson 83-65 as three players scored more than 20 points. Michael Devoe led the way with 22 points, while Moses Wright and Jordan Usher chipped in with 21 apiece. The Yellow Jackets built a nine-point halftime lead and led by as many as 22 to stretch its winning streak to five in a row. They handed the Tigers their second straight blowout loss. Aamir Simms led Clemson with 19 points.

UNDATED (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled in favor of New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson in a case surrounding the validity of a contract he terminated with a Florida-based marketing agent who is seeking $100 million in damages from the former Duke star. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs in Winston-Salem ruled that marketing agent Gina Ford’s contract with Williamson was void because Ford was not licensed in North Carolina and because the contract did not comply with state laws meant to protect amateur athletes from being misled by sports agents.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (1/20)

January 21, 2021

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Washington at Charlotte 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Memphis at Portland 10 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Dallas 124 Indiana 112
Final Philadelphia 117 Boston 109
Final 2OT Cleveland 147 Brooklyn 135
Final Miami 111 Toronto 102
Final OT Atlanta 123 Detroit 115
Final Orlando 97 Minnesota 96
Final Phoenix 109 Houston 103
Final L.A. Clippers 115 Sacramento 96
Final Golden State 121 San Antonio 99
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Edmonton 3 Toronto 1
Final Minnesota 3 Anaheim 2
Final Vegas 5 Arizona 2
Final SO Vancouver 6 Montreal 5
Final SO San Jose 2 St. Louis 1
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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(5)Texas at Iowa St. 7 p.m. (Postponed)
(12)Texas Tech at TCU 8 p.m. (Postponed)
NC State at (13)Virginia 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Boston College at (16)Virginia Tech 5 p.m. (Postponed)
(17)Minnesota at Nebraska 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Xavier at (23)UConn 8:30 p.m. (Postponed)
(25)Saint Louis at UMass 6 p.m. (Postponed)
Final (8)Houston 86 Tulsa 59
Final (10)Wisconsin 68 Northwestern 52
Final Providence 74 (11)Creighton 70
Final Georgia Tech 83 (20)Clemson 65
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Area/Regional Scoreboard from Tuesday (1/19)

January 20, 2021

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

  • #7 Hempstead 74, Linn-Mar 52
  • Cedar Rapids Washington 68, Senior 56
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 67, Wahlert 46
  • Western Dubuque 61, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 48
  • Dyersville Beckman 62, Maquoketa 56
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 63, Midland 37
  • Camanche 51, Cascade 17
  • Anamosa 55, Bellevue 45
  • Clayton Ridge 59, Central Elkader 38

Wisconsin

  • (#1 D-4) Cuba City 80, (#9 D-3) Darlington 70
  • Cassville 71, Belmont 31
  • River Ridge 53, Fennimore 52

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

  • Linn-Mar 64, Hempstead 45
  • Cedar Rapids Washington 65, Senior 48
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 46, Wahlert 45
  • Western Dubuque 61, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 52
  • Dyersville Beckman 60, Maquoketa 50
  • Cascade 52, Camanche 33
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 46, Midland 29 (win 300 for Jim Kettmann)
  • Central Elkader 44, Clayton Ridge 42

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 61, Mineral Point 56
  • Cuba City 58, Belmont 56
  • Darlington 56, Belleville 52

High School Wrestling

  • Bellevue won dual against Clayton Ridge and Central City and losing to Hudson and Central Elkader

Area College Women’s Basketball

  • Wartburg 81, Dubuque 36

Regional Men Basketball

Illini Defeat Penn State

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Illinois past Penn State 79-65. Cockburn leads the country with 11 double-doubles this season. Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier added 13 points apiece for Illinois.

Illinois raced to a 13-5 advantage and never relinquished the lead. The Illini led 42-28 at halftime.

Regional Women’s Basketball

  • #24 Iowa State 64, Oklahoma 63

Iowa State Men PPD Again/Iowa Women PPD Next 2 games

January 20, 2021

The Iowa State Cyclone men’s basketball team will be missing a fourth straight game while dealing with COVID-19 issues in the program. ISU announced yesterday that Saturday’s game at Texas Tech has been postponed.

Meanwhile the Iowa women’s basketball team is postponing their next two games. The Hawkeyes game at Maryland tomorrow and Sunday’s game at Rutgers have both been postponed.  Out of caution due to Wednesday’s inauguration activities in Washington, D. C., Iowa made the decision to not travel to Maryland, which was supported by the Big Ten Conference. The game Sunday was postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Rutgers program.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (1/19)

January 20, 2021

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Denver 119 Oklahoma City 101
Final Utah 118 New Orleans 102
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Carolina at Nashville 8 p.m. (Postponed)
Final OT Winnipeg 4 Ottawa 3
Final Philadelphia 3 Buffalo 0
Final OT Florida 5 Chicago 4
Final OT Pittsburgh 5 Washington 4
Final Colorado 3 Los Angeles 2
Final New Jersey 4 N-Y Rangers 3
Final OT Detroit 3 Columbus 2
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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Oklahoma St. at (14)West Virginia 7 p.m. (Postponed)
(24)UCLA at (21)Oregon 5 p.m. (Postponed)
Final (3)Villanova 76 Seton Hall 74
Final Florida 75 (6)Tennessee 49
Final (7)Michigan 87 Maryland 63
Final Purdue 67 (15)Ohio St. 65
Final (18)Alabama 105 LSU 75
Final (19)Missouri 81 South Carolina 70
Final (22)Illinois 79 Penn St. 65

MLB star Don Sutton dies...Lasorda remembered

January 20, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton has died. He was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, says Sutton died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a long struggle with cancer. He was 75. The Atlanta Braves, where Sutton was a long-time broadcaster, said he died in his sleep. Sutton had a career record of 324-256 and an ERA of 3.26. He spent 16 of his 23 major league seasons with the Dodgers.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda was memorialized during a private service at Dodger Stadium before his burial. He died on Jan. 7 after a heart attack at age 93. His casket, covered in a huge assortment of blue and white flowers, was placed on the pitcher’s mound with a blue 2, signifying Lasorda’s jersey number, on the back of the mound. Lasorda’s wife of 70 years, Jo, attended in a wheelchair, along with their daughter, Laura. The mourners stood socially distanced around the mound. Former Dodgers Mike Scioscia, Bobby Valentine, Eric Karros and Charlie Hough were among the 10 pallbearers.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are once again looking for a general manager. Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets G-M, fired for cause about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs. His brief term was less than half that of Carlos Beltrán, let go as Mets manager on Jan. 16 last year after 77 days in the fallout for his role in the 2017 Houston Astros sign stealing scandal.

UNDATED (AP) —Doctors say Tiger Woods is expected to fully recover from his fifth back surgery. Woods did not say when he had the microdiscetomy, only that doctors deemed it a success. He will miss two tournaments he normally plays in Southern California — the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines and the Genesis Invitational at Riviera.

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL says the latest round of COVID-19 testing turned up three positive tests among players and six among other personnel as the Super Bowl nears. In weeklong testing that ended Saturday, 3,888 tests were given to 590 players and 5,985 were administered to 1,016 personnel. The new results bring the totals since testing began in August to 262 players and 460 other personnel who were confirmed positive out of nearly 950,000 tests.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (1/18)

January 19, 2021

High School Basketball

Wisconsin

  • Lancaster 69, Prairie du Chien 58
  • Mineral Point 72, Fennimore 59
  • Seneca 49, Platteville 47

High School Girls Basketball

Wisconsin

  • Boscobel 55, Weston 38
  • Fennimore 44, Lancaster 40
  • Mineral Point 64, Darlington 47
  • Potosi/Cassville 73, Southwestern 41
  • Shullsburg 57, Highland 50

College Basketball

Men’s

  • Loras 67, Edgewood 65 (Duhawks 1-1)

Regional Women’s

  • Iowa 87, Purdue 81(Iowa now 9-3, 5-3 in Big 10)

Iowa AP Boys Basketball Poll

January 19, 2021

The Hempstead High School boys basketball team has climbed three places and are ranked 7th this week in the new Class 4A Associated Press Weekly Boys Basketball Rankings.

Western Dubuque dropped one spot in the 3A poll and are ranked 8th. Wahlert received top 10 consideration votes this week.

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Falls (8) 7-0 98 1
2. Waukee (2) 4-1 87 T2
3. Johnston 3-1 79 4
4. Ankeny Centennial 6-1 70 5
5. Valley, West Des Moines 5-1 56 T2
6. Iowa City Liberty 3-0 45 6
7. Dubuque, Hempstead 6-2 30 10
8. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 7-3 27 9
9. Des Moines, Hoover 3-0 14 NR
10. North Scott, Eldridge 7-2 12 NR
Others receiving votes: Southeast Polk 11. Davenport, North 7. Pleasant Valley 5. Indianola 4. Sioux City, East 4. Ottumwa 1.¤
Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Pella (6) 10-0 93 1
2. Carroll (3) 10-0 88 2
3. Assumption, Davenport 10-1 74 3
4. Ballard (1) 8-1 67 4
5. Monticello 10-0 66 5
6. Dallas Center-Grimes 8-1 59 6
7. Solon 10-1 31 9
8. Epworth, Western Dubuque 9-2 28 7
9. Clear Lake 10-1 11 NR
10. Glenwood 9-2 8 8
Others receiving votes: Le Mars 7. Wahlert, Dubuque 6. Clear Creek-Amana 6. Washington 3. Mount Vernon 2. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1.¤
Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Boyden-Hull (10) 10-0 100 1
2. Dike-New Hartford 9-1 78 3
3. A-H-S-TW, Avoca 11-1 67 4
4. West Branch 9-0 56 5
5. Spirit Lake 12-1 50 2
6. Western Christian, Hull 9-3 46 T10
7. Des Moines Christian 10-1 40 7
8. Denver 10-2 35 6
9. OA-BCIG 10-1 21 T10
10. Pekin 12-1 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Roland-Story, Story City 9. North Fayette, Valley 8. Treynor 7. Aplington-Parkersburg 7. West Burlington 3. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 3. Garner-HayfieldOVentura 3. Camanche 2. ACOGC 1. Albia 1.¤
Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. North Linn, Troy Mills (10) 12-0 100 1
2. Lake Mills 11-0 84 2
3. Martensdale-St. Marys 9-0 80 3
4. Easton Valley 13-0 63 4
5. Springville 14-1 62 5
6. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars 11-1 49 6
7. St. Mary’s, Remsen 10-1 32 8
8. Montezuma 11-2 23 NR
9. Grand View Christian 9-1 18 T10
10. Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 8-2 14 9
Others receiving votes: Wapello 9. Notre Dame, Burlington 5. Keota 5. East Mills 4. New London 1. Lamoni 1.¤

Johnson and Wolff Named Heart Athletes of the Week

January 19, 2021

Clarke University junior Keith Johnson has been named the Heart of America Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Johnson, a former Hempstead High prep averaged 24.5 points and six rebounds for the Pride in wins over Culver Stockton and Peru State last week. Johnson scored a career high 33 in the win over Peru.

Clarke junior Hanna Wolff has been named has been named the Heart Indoor Track Field Athlete of the Week for her performances at the Graceland University Weekend Series on Saturday.  Wolff claimed first place in the weight throw and recorded a second-place finish in the shot put.

School scandal...Harden, K.D. dominant...Heat comeback

January 19, 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lots of pink slips have been handed out at the University of Tennessee football program. The school fired football coach Jeremy Pruitt, two assistants and seven members of the Volunteers’ recruiting and support staff for cause after an internal investigation found what the university chancellor called “serious violations of NCAA rules.” Tennessee has been conducting an internal investigation since at least the middle of November into allegations of recruiting violations.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nets’ Kevin Durant and James Harden have become a dynamic duo. Durant made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, James Harden had 34 points and Brooklyn edged Milwaukee 125-123. Durant finished with 30 points to give the Nets their fourth straight victory. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee, which had its four-game winning streak stopped.

MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the short-handed Miami Heat got their biggest comeback win of the season, rallying from 19 down to beat the Detroit Pistons 113-107 to snap a three-game slide. Goran Dragic scored 22 for the Heat, who got 18 apiece from Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn. Miami was again without Jimmy Butler and Avery Bradley because of virus protocols and Tyler Herro and Meyers Leonard with injuries. Jerami Grant had 27 points for Detroit.

ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Capela had 23 points and 15 rebounds, De’Andre Hunter scored 25 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-97. The Hawks wore black, tan and white uniforms with “MLK” sewn across the chest to commemorate the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Atlanta snapped a two-game skid. Trae Young had 20 points and 13 assists for Atlanta. D’Angelo Russell finished with 31 points for Minnesota, which has lost nine of 10.

UNDATED (AP) — Coronavirus has placed limits on the NFL scouting combine. A ban has been enacted on in-person workouts. The league informed teams Monday that any workouts will take place on the individual pro days on college campuses. Interviews of prospects and psychological testing and assessments will be done virtually. The league is working with club physicians and athletic trainers to obtain comprehensive medical information on each of the invited prospects.

National Scoreboard from Monday (1/18)

January 19, 2021

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Cleveland at Washington 2 p.m. (Postponed)
Final New York 91 Orlando 84
Final Atlanta 108 Minnesota 97
Final San Antonio 125 Portland 104
Final Memphis 108 Phoenix 104
Final Toronto 116 Dallas 93
Final Brooklyn 125 Milwaukee 123
Final Chicago 125 Houston 120
Final Miami 113 Detroit 107
Final Golden State 115 L.A. Lakers 113

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Columbus 3 Detroit 2
Final N-Y Islanders 1 Boston 0
Final Toronto 3 Winnipeg 1
Final Buffalo 6 Philadelphia 1
Final Carolina 4 Nashville 2
Final St. Louis 5 San Jose 4
Final Calgary 5 Vancouver 2
Final Montreal 3 Edmonton 1
Final Anaheim 1 Minnesota 0
Final Vegas 4 Arizona 2

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (2)Baylor 77 (9)Kansas 69
Final St. John’s 74 (23)UConn 70

Regional College Basketball-Wrestling from Sunday (1/17)

January 18, 2021

 No. 5 Iowa routs Northwestern 96-73

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Luka Garza had 17 points and 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and No. 5 Iowa rolled to a 96-73 victory over Northwestern.  Joe Wieskamp had 16 points and CJ Fredrick added 13 as the Hawkeyes won their fifth straight and improved to 12-2. Iowa and Michigan are tied for the Big Ten lead. Pete Nance had 16 points for Northwestern. The Wildcats have lost five in a row and are 6-6.  Iowa will host Indiana on Thursday evening,  the Hawkeyes game at Nebraska  this Sunday has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Husker program.

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  • Loyola 88, UNI 46.

UNI was led by former Senior prep Noah Carter will 11 points and 6 rebounds. Panthers fall to (3-10) and (2-5) in MVC. UNI gets a 13 day break before resuming their schedule at Southern Illinois on January 30th.

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  • The Iowa State men’s basketball team will miss a second straight game due to COVID-19 issues. The Cyclone game against Texas on Wednesday has been postponed. ISU’s game at Kansas this past Saturday was also postponed.

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Regional College Women’s Basketball

  • #9 Maryland 79, Wisconsin 70

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College Wrestling

  • 9 Missouri 31, No. 10 Iowa State 7 (at 285  ISU’s Gannon Gremmel won by decision 7-2 over Zach Elam)
  • #9 Missouri 34, #20 UNI 6
  • #21 Wisconsin lost to # 7 Ohio State 25-9 and 21-9 against # 24 Illinois.

Mahomes better, Bucs advance...NBA virus delays

January 18, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have moved on in the NFL playoffs after a 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. The Chiefs now head to their third straight AFC title game and will face the Buffalo Bills next Sunday. The Chiefs say star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was sidelined with a concussion in the third quarter, is doing great. Backup Chad Henne , who is 35 years old, helped ice the game with a long third-down scramble and then a daring fourth-down completion to Tyreek Hill with just over a minute left.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady will try to advance to his 10th Super Bowl in a showdown with Packers All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers next week. Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 30-20 win over the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoff on Sunday. Brady’s trip to Green Bay next week will be his 14th trip to a conference championship game — his first in the NFC. Meanwhile, Drew Brees may be done in New Orleans after 15 seasons. The 42-year-old is under contract for one more year but has not discussed any plans to play beyond this season.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley will become the next head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers made the decision Sunday after having a second interview with Staley. The interview was held a day after the Rams were eliminated from the playoffs with a 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Staley has been an NFL assistant for only four years. His previous stops were with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos.

UNDATED (AP) — Another NBA game was called off Sunday because of coronavirus concerns, and the Memphis Grizzlies said center Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-uhn-CHOO’-nuhs) will not play in their game Monday because of the league’s health and safety protocols. The NBA said the Philadelphia at Oklahoma City game, scheduled for Sunday night, could not be played because the 76ers did not “have the league-required eight available players to proceed” because of contact tracing. It was the 13th game called off since Jan. 10 because of virus issues.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Keith Yandle got his 100th career goal, Chris Driedger made 23 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. Eetu Luostarinen scored his first NHL goal, and Aaron Ekblad, Patric Hornqvist, and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for Florida, which had three goals in the third period to pull away in its delayed opener. The Panthers were to have played Dallas last week twice, games that were called off because of a COVID-19 outbreak among the Stars.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (1/18)

January 18, 2021

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Cleveland at Washington (Postponed)
Philadelphia at Oklahoma City (Postponed)
Final New York 105 Boston 75
Final Chicago 117 Dallas 101
Final Utah 109 Denver 105
Final New Orleans 128 Sacramento 123
Final L.A. Clippers 129 Indiana 96
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Dallas at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Final SO Pittsburgh 4 Washington 3
Final Florida 5 Chicago 2
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Kansas City 22 Cleveland 17
Final Tampa Bay 30 New Orleans 20
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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (5)Iowa 96 Northwestern 73
Final (11)Houston 75 UCF 58
Final (20)Virginia Tech 64 Wake Forest 60