Thursday August 6th Local Sports

first_imgTODAY:AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh — pre-game 12:00 noon, first pitch 12:35 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minnesota’s Randy Dobnak dominated in his homecoming, allowing three hits in six innings as the streaking Twins topped the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 last night as you heard on KGLO. Dobnak, who grew up a half-hour south of PNC Park in the Pittsburgh suburb of South Park, didn’t walk a batter and struck out just one. The 25-year-old relied on a heavy fastball the Pirates pounded into the ground. Pittsburgh managed just four balls out of the infield against Dobnak, who dropped his ERA to 0.60. Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Twins. Max Kepler gave Minnesota some breathing room in the ninth with a three-run home run off Pirates’ reliever Dovydas Neverauskas. The Twins and Pirates wrap up the series this afternoon with a 12:35 start. The pre-game starts at noon on KGLO. IOWA CITY — Iowa will open the football season September 5th at home against Maryland. The Big Ten released a ten game, conference only schedule that gives each team two bye weeks and the possibility of moving the conference championship game two weeks to December 19th. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren was interviewed on BTN.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 1Warren says starting the season Labor Day weekend will provide the conference the flexibility it needs.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 2Warren says football teams will be allowed to begin fall camp on Friday.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 3Warren says all players and staff will be tested weekly beginning the week of the season opener.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 4Additional home games for Iowa include Nebraska (Sept. 26), Northwestern (Oct. 3), Michigan State (Oct. 31) and Wisconsin (Nov. 14). Iowa travels to face Purdue on Sept. 12, and plays at Minnesota the following week on Saturday, Sept. 19. Remaining road games include at Illinois (Oct. 10), Penn State (Oct. 24) and Ohio State (Nov. 21). Iowa has open dates scheduled for Oct. 17 and Nov. 7. Iowa’s opening game marks the first time since 1980 the Hawkeyes will open the season against a Big Ten opponent. The Hawkeyes opened that season with a 16-7 win over Indiana in Kinnick Stadiumcenter_img BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points, Lexie Brown had a season-high 15 points and career-best seven steals, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 93-66. Amanda Zahui B. led New York (0-5) with 13 points. The Lynx (4-1) shot 51% percent from the field and hit 10 of 21 from 3-point range. They held the Liberty without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during a 20-1 third-quarter run that turned Minnesota’s two-point halftime deficit into a 24-point lead when Carleton made a basket with 1:33 left in the period.last_img read more