McDowell joint top at Hilton Head

first_img In difficult conditions, with strong winds and a distinct chill in South Carolina, birdies were hard to come by but Every carded six before a bogey on the 18th, while McDowell matched him only in reverse after bogeying the first. Given the way the course was playing, staying at the top of the leaderboard was as much about survival as anything. Matt Every and Graeme McDowell shared the lead after the first round of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, with Jordan Spieth eight shots off the pace as he came back to earth following his Masters win. “I was greasy today,” Every said on the PGA Tour website. “It wasn’t my best ball striking, it wasn’t easy out there, but I got the best out of it. “It was blowing. Back in the trees, when it’s coming from the north and banking off the trees going the other way, it’s dicey, but for the most part I did a good job.” Sangmoon Bae is alone in third place, one shot back, ahead of a five-way tie for fourth which includes Kevin Kisner, Scott Langley, Morgan Hoffman, Matt Kuchar and Cameron Smith. Smith could have been much better placed but for a bogey on the third and a double bogey on the seventh, where his tee shot put him in the trees and he faced a long road back. He had earlier carded five birdies in six holes between the second and seventh holes. Kuchar’s round was highlighted by a 35ft putt for birdie on the par-five 15th, which was the only hole on which his playing partner Spieth enjoyed any luck. Appearing tired after a whirlwind week of interviews and appearances which meant he did not have time for a practice round, Spieth three-putted the sixth to drop his first shot of the day and looked lethargic as he missed birdie opportunities on the ninth and 10th greens. He dropped another shot on the 11th and on the par-three 14th he sent his tee shot straight into the water, setting up a double bogey that put him four over par. He pulled one back with a birdie on the par-five 15th, but already appears set for a much-needed weekend off. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

McIlroy backed for comeback win

first_img McIlroy has been at Whistling Straits for several days and told reporters on Monday he had wanted to defend his Bridgestone Invitational title last week. ” I did think about coming back last week but Steve (McGregor, his fitness coach) held me back,” McIlroy said. “He thought it important for me to basically play a tournament behind closed doors and after I completed that successfully, it felt the right time to come. “I’m ready to play and I expect to do well.” McIlroy has been p aired with Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson for the first two rounds, with Masters and US Open champion Spieth again having the chance to replace McIlroy as world number one. Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke believes Rory McIlroy can contend for a fifth major title this week, despite his long injury lay-off. “No, I’m not surprised to see him back here,” said Clarke, who had joked while collecting an award on McIlroy’s behalf before the Open that his fellow Northern Irishman would not return until early next year. “He obviously has got a wonderful team around him and he would have done everything he could to get back as quickly as possible. I’m sure with an ankle injury he would have been advised not to come back until fully fit. If you injure an ankle and keep playing on it, it gets worse and worse and worse. “He may not be competitively sharp, for obvious reasons, but he’s world number one. He’s done many amazing things in his young career, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him contending this week.” Former world number one Tiger Woods was also not surprised to see McIlroy back in action, but suggested an operation may still be required. “He has good physios, he’s worked hard,” Woods said. “It’s a matter of how long is he going to have to go with it like this or is he going to have to get it surgically repaired. ” And then obviously this is going to be tough. This is going to be a tough golf course. Even the walks, from tee box to fairway, they’re not straight. They’ve got a little angulation. And it’s just a matter of how can he hold that up. “I blew out my knee and played for a good nine months before I had it fixed, so it can be done. “Is he probably going to be in pain? Probably, yeah. Swelling is going to probably occur, but that’s why the physios are there, and I’m sure they’ll get him organised.” McIlroy’s last competitive round was a closing 66 in the US Open on June 21, the world number one then rupturing a ligament in his left ankle during a game of football with friends on July 4. The 26-year-old was forced to miss the defence of his Open title at St Andrews and last week’s Bridgestone Invitational, but has confounded expectations by declaring himself ready to defend his US PGA crown at Whistling Straits. Press Associationlast_img read more

Spoiler Alert

first_imgNow unranked and without any prospects for a BCS bowl berth, USC finds itself playing the unfamiliar role of spoiler. In No. 1 Notre Dame and USC’s 84th all-time meeting, the Trojans will look to bust the BCS and tarnish what has been a remarkably successful year for the Fighting Irish, considering most pundits predicted 2012 would be a season of transition for the program.New era · USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Sunday that redshirt freshman quarterback Max Wittek will start against Notre Dame after senior Matt Barkley sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder on a fourth-quarter sack at UCLA. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThough losers of three of their last four contests, the downtrodden Trojans can derive solace from the team’s history of ruining opponents’ undefeated seasons. USC has defeated a No. 1-ranked team seven times in its history. Two of those upsets — in 1938 and 1964 — occurred against No. 1 Notre Dame squads at the Coliseum.USC’s 28-38 loss at UCLA left USC coach Lane Kiffin mostly speechless, as he struggled to explain another substandard outing. The Trojans outgained the Bruins in total yards 513 to 406, took six fewer penalties and sacked budding star quarterback Brett Hundley five times, while only permitting one sack of its own. But USC’s three turnovers — compared to UCLA’s one — proved insurmountable.“Obviously a very discouraging game,” Kiffin said. “A very tough loss for our fans, for our players and for our staff.”Adding injury to insult, senior quarterback Matt Barkley — on the one sack USC’s offensive line did relent — suffered a sprain of his right shoulder’s AC joint. Such injuries can require anywhere from two to eight weeks for recovery, so it’s conceivable that the beloved signal caller has seen his career with USC come to a premature end.“I feel very bad for him and his family,” Kiffin said. “Obviously, this is not the way we pictured the team’s season going.”Coincidentally, Barkley was also unable to play when Notre Dame last visited the Coliseum after he had suffered a high-ankle sprain. Former quarterback Mitch Mustain filled in for Barkley admirably, passing for 177 yards. Most fans, however, will remember the game as the one in which former wide receiver Ronald Johnson bobbled and dropped a surefire touchdown pass that would have allowed the Trojans to pull out the come-from-behind victory in the waning moments of the game. Instead, USC fell 20-16.“It’s unfortunate for his career now that two times in a row Notre Dame has come into the Coliseum — and he’s gone to South Bend twice and won — and now he won’t be able to play them at home [ever],” Kiffin said.Redshirt freshman quarterback Max Wittek will replace Barkley in the starting lineup — a familiar role for Wittek, who succeeded Barkley in high school at Mater Dei.“We have great confidence in Max,” Kiffin said. “He did well [Saturday] in a very difficult situation. Standing around for 3.5 hours in the rain and to go into that game is not easy to do.”In limited duty this season against Hawaii, Colorado and UCLA, the 2010 four-star recruit has completed eight of nine passes for a touchdown. Despite Wittek’s lack of experience, Kiffin is confident that he will not have to simplify the game plan too much for the strong-armed gunslinger.“We would be more apt to do what we normally do with Matt in there,” Kiffin said. “Matt and Max are pretty similar physically, so I think that we will pretty much stick within our system.”Of course, facing Notre Dame’s stingy defense marks the toughest of first assignments for Wittek. The Fighting Irish rank first in the Football Bowl Subdivision in points allowed per game, surrendering an average of 10.1 per contest. Perhaps most impressively, the Fighting Irish limited Oklahoma, which averages 40.8 points per game, to just 13 points in their Oct. 27 matchup.Senior linebacker Manti Te’o has deservedly garnered Heisman Trophy buzz, as the bruising defensive captain and former USC fan growing up has snagged six interceptions and racked up 98 tackles this season.On offense, Notre Dame features dual-threat quarterback Everett Golson, who has completed 59 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and five interceptions while adding 258 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Their two-headed monster of tailbacks Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood have combined for 1,454 yards and tight end Tyler Eifert — a big-time NFL prospect — leads the team in all major receiving categories.Though the Trojans have faced more well-rounded and potent offenses during the Pac-12 regular season, there’s no question that Notre Dame’s defense will present USC’s offense with its stiffest challenge since the Stanford loss.Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum. The game will be televised nationally on ABC.last_img read more

2018 wide receiver James Cherry joins Syracuse as preferred walk-on

first_imgFrom St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) High School, Cherry stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, per 247sports and runs a 4.49 40-yard dash, per his profile.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCherry is the fifth wide receiver in SU’s 2018 class, joining the likes of Edward Hendrix and Anthony Queeley, among others. Track SU’s entire 2018 class here.Syracuse opens the season on Friday, August 31 on the road against Western Michigan. Comments Published on June 8, 2018 at 2:44 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Class of 2018 wide receiver James Cherry will join the Syracuse football program as a preferred walk-on, he announced on Twitter Friday. Cherry shifted his commitment to Syracuse after previously expressing mutual interest with Robert Morris.last_img read more

Chadwick Boseman death: MLB, NFL, NBA players mourn the sudden death of Black Panther star

first_img Chadwick Boseman, 43, passed away after battling colon cancer for four years. Boseman, before rising to fame for his role as the Black Panther, also played MLB icon Jackie Robinson in 42. His death coincided with Jackie Robinson Day, which was postponed to August 28 from April 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MLB, NBA and NFL players mourned the actor’s death on social media, joining the world to remember Boseman’s illustrious career. Also read | Chadwick Boseman death tribute: From Chance the Rapper to Mark Ruffalo, stars express their griefChadwick Boseman death: Sports world pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after his untimely passingAfter 42 released in 2013, Boseman also went on appear in Draft Day in 2014. He played the role of a potential Cleveland Browns prospect in the NFL. This February, Boseman also judged the controversial NBA Dunk Contest during the All-Star Weekend. His death was announced through a statement on his official Twitter account. Boseman died at his house in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side. Russell Wilson, MLB stars react to Boseman’s death the day were observing Jackie Robinson day Life is fascinating , we truly know nothing . You better live it up and Love it up .— Ryan Grant (@RyanGrant25) August 29, 2020 LIVE TV RIP King! 😢— Taijuan Walker (@tai_walker) August 29, 2020 COMMENT Gotta cherish life. Live out your dreams. You want to do something do it. Time won’t always be on your side!!!— 10 (@SimplyAJ10) August 29, 2020 Wakanda Forever.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 29, 2020 2 months ago Lakers legend Magic Johnson’s new feature-film documentary in the works Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 11:32 IST Chadwick Boseman Death: MLB, NFL, NBA Players Mourn The Sudden Death Of Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman death: MLB, NBA and NFL stars mourn the death of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away after battling colon cancer for four years. Devika Pawar First Published: 29th August, 2020 11:31 IST Damn . Rest in paradise. 🙏🏽This year ain’t it— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 29, 2020 WE RECOMMEND Rest in peace Chad 🙏— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 29, 2020 4 months ago Magic Johnson opens up on the moment he shared with Michael Jordan after 1991 NBA finals RIP Black Kings. 🖤— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) August 29, 2020 One time for @chadwickboseman. Such an immensely talented individual with what was seemingly his whole life ahead of him. Gone entirely too soon! Thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones! #RIP 🙏🏾— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) August 29, 2020 We are devastated by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman. His transcendent performance in “42” will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come.— MLB (@MLB) August 29, 2020 WATCH US LIVE Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson was among the first NFL stars to react to Boseman’s passing. “Wakanda Forever,” Wilson wrote, remembering Boseman’s role as Marvel’s Black Panther. Ryan Grant, Chris Harris Jr, Cameron Jordan and Lance Briggs were others who expressed their shock over Boseman’s death. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, like Stroman, shared a photo of Boseman and Bryant together. Also read | Chadwick Boseman death: ‘Black Panther’ fame Chadwick Boseman passes away, Chadwick Boseman cause of death(Image credits: AP) His continued work while battling colon cancer further shows his perseverance and determination. Cookie and I are praying for his wife and family during these difficult times. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏🏾— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 29, 2020 Just met you for the first time at all star… never stopped having this smile on your face… 😭😭🙏🏽— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) August 29, 2020 FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US 2020 has been wild 🤯🙏🏾— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) August 29, 2020 1 week ago ‘Black Panther’ fame Chadwick Boseman passes away due to colon cancer at 43 💔 #RIPKING— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 29, 2020 “We are devastated by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman. His transcendent performance in “42” will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come,” MLB wrote in their heartfelt statement.  Adam Jones, Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker were among MLB stars who reacted on Twitter. Stroman shared a photo of Boseman posing with late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who lost his life in a helicopter crash earlier this year. “RIP Black Kings,” wrote the New York Mets pitcher. Also read | Chadwick Boseman death tribute: Know about the actor’s movies, humanitarian work and moreNBA players pay their tributes after Chadwick Boseman death Written By 4 months ago Magic Johnson HORSE game rakes in $220,000 at All In Challenge auction Bradley Beal, Trae Young, CJ McCollum, Jayson Tatum, Klay Thompson, Pau Gasol and Kevin Love are few of the active NBA players who reacted to the devastating news on Twitter. Retired NBA icons like Magic Johnson and Dwyane Wade also mourned the actor on Twitter. “When you think this year can’t get worse R.I.P legend,” Jusuf Nurkic wrote in his tweet. Young recounted meeting the actor during the All-Star Weekend, who “never stopped having” a smile on his face. Magic Johnson tweeted a thread, applauding Boseman to continue working while fighting cancer. Also read | Magic Johnson leaves fans divided after ditching Giannis for LeBron in race for MVP awardNFL players react to Boseman’s sudden passing away Shit really made me sad man! Dude made Black Panther while fighting that. Smh you just never know what people are going thru! Give people their flowers while they are here!!!!!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 29, 2020 3 months ago Magic Johnson’s insurance company to fund $100 million for minority-owned businesseslast_img read more

Ghana slide on FIFA ranking but still second in Africa

first_imgGhana slipped three places down on the FIFA ranking for the month of July released on Thursday.The Black Stars despite two wins in the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho last month.Ghana’s 830 points garnered keep them behind Chile, USA and France but still remains Africa’s second best country.Ivory Coast maintained their 13th position and the continent’s highest ranked nation for the month with 1009 points.Brazil lept 13 places to ninth after their stunning victory over Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cup final last Sunday.However, Spain held on to top spot ahead of Germany while Colombia climbed four places to a personal best of third thanks to some impressive performances in the World Cup qualifiers. FIFA took into account, 16 FIFA Confederations Cup games, 89 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 29 friendlies.last_img read more

Clippers hope vocabulary lessons help them improve their defense

first_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “We always say: Knowledge is power,” he said. “And the quicker you have the knowledge, the more powerful and faster you become on defense.”BOOGIE CIRCLES CLIPPERS GAMEAll-Star DeMarcus Cousins reportedly plans to make his Golden State Warriors debut on Jan. 18 against the Clippers at Staples Center, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.ESPN had already determined last week that the network would change its previously announced schedule to broadcast the game, the third of this year’s series between the teams. The first two meetings have been thrillers, with the Clippers winning 121-116 in overtime at home and Steph Curry converting a layup with 0.5 seconds left to lift the Warriors to a 129-127 victory in Oakland.Cousins – who signed a one-year deal with the Warriors last summer as a free agent – has been out since suffering a left Achilles rupture on Jan. 26, 2018, when he was a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. In 48 games before his injury, he was averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists, plus 1.6 blocked shots and 1.6 steals.AND THE AWARD GOES TO …The Clippers received the inaugural NBA Team Innovation Award for Clippers CourtVision, the digital viewing experience that uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality to analyze the action on the court and then translate it into a series of animations and annotations on the screen. It’s available to Fox Sports Prime Ticket subscribers.CourtVision was envisioned by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and uses technology from Second Spectrum to give fans a choice between watching a game on “Player Mode,” which features in-game stats, “Mascot Mode,” which is heavy on fun-filled features, or “Coach Mode,” which draws up plays on-screen as they develop.The NBA Team Sales & Marketing 2019 Awards were announced at the league’s annual sales and marketing meetings in Miami.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory That discourse is especially important with a team whose longest-tenured member is Thornwell, whom the Clippers acquired on June 23, 2017.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Every team has its own language, he said, and so sometimes messages get lost in translation.“If you’ve been doing things a certain way for so long, you get used to it a certain way,” Thornwell said. “Guys, they have good intentions, (they’re) just calling the wrong call because it’s not the team’s call. It’s an issue we had to correct and it’s still something we continue to work on.“We try to do this thing where echo – if one player hears it, just say it because maybe the person beside you might not hear it. Talking is a part of defense and so you can’t play defense without talking. That’s one thing that we really emphasize every night.”It’s just a matter of some extra tutoring, Rivers said. LOS ANGELES — While they were studying film recently in an effort to identify ways to improve their transition defense, the Clippers realized they needed also to do some vocab cramming, too.“One of the things we found is that the guys were late a lot on stuff,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “And the big would say he called it out and the guard would say he didn’t hear it, then the big would say, ‘I said it,’ and the guard would say, ‘it was the wrong terminology.’ ”“It’s a pretty open team where everybody can voice themselves and give their opinion about things,” reserve guard Sindarius Thornwell said.They can talk about talking, in this case.last_img read more

Hornets guard Kemba Walker suffers neck strain against Bucks

first_img Spencer Dinwiddie injury update: Nets guard needs surgery on torn thumb ligaments Dwyane Wade on NBA All-Star voting results: ‘If I’m choosing an All-Star, I’m not picking me’ INJURY UPDATE: @hornets Kemba Walker suffered a mild neck strain in the closing minutes of the 4th Qtr at MIL #Hornets30— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) January 26, 2019Walker finished the game with 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds and five assists in the loss. Kemba Walker suffered a mild neck strain in the Hornets’ 108-99 loss to the Bucks on Friday, the team announced.center_img Charlotte did not indicate if Walker would miss any time with the injury.The 28-year-old was named to his third All-Star game this week. Related News He is averaging 24.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists this season.last_img read more

Australian Open 2020: The seven match points Roger Federer saved against Tennys Sandgren

first_imgFifth match point: Federer serving at 4-6 in fourth-set tiebreakFederer lands an excellent serve that Sandgren cannot return.Sixth match point: Sandgren serving at 6-5 in fourth-set tiebreakFinally an opportunity on serve, Sandgren attacks but just cannot do enough with a backhand volley. He reaches for a forehand volley but Federer has an open court to play into to level the tie-break.Another match point saved in style!@rogerfederer | #AO2020 | #AusOpen @channel9 | @espn— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 28, 2020Seventh match point: Federer serving at 6-7 in fourth-set tiebreakOnce again, Federer misses a first serve. They rally backhand-to-backhand as Sandgren shows good depth before Federer eventually changes the direction during a 19-shot point. But it is a slice that undoes Sandgren, whose return goes halfway up the net. But Sandgren squandered seven match points in the fourth set, including four in an extraordinary tie-break.We take a closer look at the match points Federer saved.Federer finds a way @rogerfederer saves seven match points to def. Tennys Sandgren 6-3 2-6 2-6 7-6(8) 6-3 and reach the #AusOpen semifinals for the 15th time.#AO2020— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 28, 2020First match point: Federer serving at 4-5, 40-AD in fourth setWith a second serve to play with, Sandgren gets into the point and a deep backhand is returned by Federer. But the American pulls the trigger too early with his next chance, sending a backhand into the net as he tries to go down the line.Second match point: Federer serving at 4-5, 40-AD in fourth setAnother second serve to aim at, Sandgren gets into the point, but it is Federer dictating before the American sends a tame forehand wide.Third match point: Federer serving at 4-5, 40-AD in fourth setSandgren manages to get into the point despite a good Federer serve down the middle before hitting the tape with a forehand from behind the baseline. match points saved.@rogerfederer holds a crucial game & it’s 5-5 vs Sandgren in the fourth.#AO2020 | #AusOpen— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 28, 2020Fourth match point: Federer serving at 3-6 in fourth-set tiebreakAnother Federer second serve, Sandgren controls the first part of the point from the baseline. However, he allows the Swiss great to work his way back into it before putting a backhand into the net as he tried to change direction by going down the line. Roger Federer saved seven match points against Tennys Sandgren, who will be left to rue missed chances in their Australian Open quarter-final.Federer eventually overcame a leg injury and his American opponent 6-3 2-6 2-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-3 in three hours, 31 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.last_img read more

Friday March 8th Local Sports

first_imgMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ had 21 points and 14 rebounds in his final home game to help No. 21 Wisconsin beat Iowa 65-45. Fellow senior Khalil Iverson added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Bohannon, who averages nearly 13 points a game, and Ryan Kriener led Iowa with eight apiece. DES MOINES — Bowen Born scored 32 points to help Norwalk rally for a 61-54 win over Clear Lake in the semifinal round of the Class 3A boys state basketball tournament on Thursday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. Clear Lake took a 47-40 lead into the fourth quarter, but Norwalk outscored the Lions 21-7 in the final frame to advance to the championship game. Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley says it simply was the lack of execution in the fourth quarter that doomed the Lions.Ainley says Born showed why he’s one of the top junior basketball players in the state.Ainley says they’ll try to bounce back and win this morning’s consolation game.Drew Enke led Clear Lake with 20 pointsAndrew Formanek came off the bench to score 13 points as well as have five rebounds, two blocks and two steals.Senior co-captain Tate Storbeck was held to only six points in the game.Clear Lake drops to 24-1 on the season and will face Winterset in the 3A consolation game at 10:20 this morning, with the pre-game starting at about 9:50 on KRIB. Winterset fell to Oskaloosa 48-43 in Thursday’s other 3A semifinal. – AM-1300 KGLO, — Region XI championship game — NIACC men at Kirkwood — 3:00 === SATURDAY– AM-1300 KGLO, — Region XI semifinals — NIACC women vs. Iowa Central — pre-game 12:45, tipoff 1:00 === SUNDAY– AM-1300 KGLO, — Region XI championship game with NIACC women if playing — pre-game 12:45, tipoff 1:00 == 4A semfinals last nightCedar Falls 35, North Scott 27Dubuque Senior 57, Waukee 55 (OT) THIS WEEKEND:=== FRIDAY– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — 3A boys state basketball consolation game — Clear Lake vs. Winterset — pre-game 9:50 AM, tipoff 10:20 INDIANAPOLIS — The Iowa Hawkeye women open the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis Friday night against Indiana. The Hawkeyes are the two seed and coach Lisa Bluder likes the way her team prepared.Bluder says the Hawkeyes have plenty to play for.Bluder says her players are not thinking about seeding for the NCAA Tournament,Indiana beat Minnesota 66-58 Thursday night. It was a loss to the Hoosiers that cost the Hawkeyes a share of the Big Ten title. You can hear the Iowa-Indiana game on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 5:15. MASON CITY — The Region XI women’s final four takes place on the NIACC campus this weekend. Top-seed NIACC will host the fifth-seed Iowa Central at 1 o’clock on Saturday afternoon in the first regional semifinal. The Lady Trojans won both meetings this season, 79-62 at home on January 9th and 74-63 in Fort Dodge on February 6th. You can hear the NIACC-Iowa Central game on AM-1300 KGLO starting at about 12:45 with the pre-game Saturday afternoon. The other regional semifinal has second-seed Kirkwood facing third-seed DMACC. The regional championship game will take place on Sunday at 1 o’clock at the NIACC gym. MASON CITY — The NIACC men’s basketball team won their school-record 25th game last night and advanced to the Region XI championship game for the first time since 1995 with a 90-82 win over Iowa Lakes, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Trojans coach Mark Mohl says his team played a quality game.NIACC moves into Saturday’s regional final at Kirkwood. The two teams split in the regular season with each team winning on their home court. Mohl says he knows it will be a big challenge for his team.Kyle Lang led NIACC with 20 points off the bench while Trey Sampson also came in to score 14. You can hear the NIACC-Kirkwood game on Saturday on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 3 o’clock. – AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Indiana in Big Ten Tournament — pre-game 5:15, tipoff 5:30 == Championship games today1A — 2:10 — Grand View Christian vs. Alburnett2A — 4:10 — North Linn vs. Boyden-Hull3A — 6:35 — Norwalk vs. Oskaloosa4A — 8:35 — Cedar Falls vs. Dubuque Senior – AM-1300 KGLO — Twins spring training baseball — 12:00last_img read more