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Cubs lose to the DBacks in extras

Paul Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and Nick Ahmed singled home the winning run in the 13th to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.

Tuffy Gosewisch doubled off Zac Rosscup (1-1) with one out in the 13th, then Ahmed — who earlier hit his second career home run — lined one sharply into the left-field corner to give the Diamondbacks their fifth straight victory.

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Stanely Cup playoff update

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots and Rick Nash doubled his postseason goal output as the New York Rangers hammered Tampa Bay 5-1 to knot the NHL's Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. Lundqvist made 16 saves in the second period and blanked the Lightning after Steven Stamkos scored midway through the contest. Nash finished with two goals and an assist, but the game was tied until Chris Kreider and Keith Yandle scored 1:48 apart late in the second period.
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Hawk baseball team eliminated from conference tourney

Logan Sowers hit a grand slam and Indiana stayed alive in the Big Ten Tournament by beating Iowa 10-2 in an elimination game on Friday. The sixth-seeded Hoosiers advanced to face fourth-seeded Maryland on Saturday.
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Royals beat the Cards in KC

Chris Young lowered his ERA to 0.78 by tossing shutout ball over six innings of Kansas City's 5-0 win against St. Louis. Kendrys Morales provided the scoring with a three-run homer and a two-run blast in the Royals' fourth consecutive win.
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NBa playoffs update

The Cleveland Cavaliers headed home after beating Atlanta 94-82 to take a two-games-to-none lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James carried the Cavs while Kyrie Irving sat out with a left knee injury that makes him questionable for Game 3 Sunday in Cleveland. James scored 11 of his 30 points in the third quarter and finished with 11 assists and nine rebounds in the Cavs' fifth straight win.
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Hawk baseball team loses in the Big Ten tourney

Cody Bruder and Kendall Patrick hit home runs, leading Michigan to an 8-5 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night.

The third-seeded Wolverines (35-23) knocked Hawkeyes starter Blake Hickman (9-2) out of the game in the third inning. Hickman walked three of the last six batters he faced, and allowed four hits and two earned runs in the loss at Target Field for second-seeded Iowa (39-15).

Five Wolverines had at least two hits as Michigan peppered Hickman's replacement, Ryan Erickson, with seven hits and four runs — two earned — in four innings. Bruder and Jacob Cronenworth each had three hits for Michigan, and Patrick finished with three RBIs.

Cronenworth took the mound in the ninth inning, getting two outs for the save.

Eric Toole homered for Iowa, which will play sixth-seeded Indiana on Friday. Michigan next plays on Saturday.


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Mets beat the Cards in New York

Lucas Duda (DOO'-duh) homered twice and Jacob deGrom (deh-GRAHM') allowed just one hit over eight innings as the New York Mets blanked St. Louis 5-0 to gain a split of the four-game series. DeGrom struck out 11 and retired his last 23 hitters following Matt Carpenter's one-out single in the first inning.
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Stanley Cup playoffs update

Simon Despres (deh-PRAY') scored the game-winner in the second period and Frederik Andersen made 27 saves as the Anaheim Ducks beat Chicago 2-1 to grab a two-games-to-one lead in the NHL's Western Conference finals. Andersen blanked the Blackhawks after Patrick Kane beat him in the final minute of the second period. Patrick Maroon provided the Ducks' first goal on a power play in the first period, and Ryan Getzlaf (GETS'-laf) set up both Anaheim tallies.
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NBA playoff update

The Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 lead in the NBA's Western Conference finals after Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry delivered 33 points, and six assists in a 99-98 triumph over Houston. The Warriors blew most of a 17-point, second-quarter lead despite shooting 53 percent from the field. James Harden had 38 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Rockets, who host Game 3 in Saturday.
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Cards rout the Mets in New York

St. Louis blanked the New York Mets 9-0, dropping the Mets into second place. They had been in first place since April 14. Matt Adams hit a long three-run homer. Jason Heyward also went deep.
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Hockey news

Nikita Kucherov (KOO'-cheh-rawf) scored at 3:33 of overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers last night. That gives the Lightning a 2-1 lead in that NHL Eastern Conference final with Game 4 Friday night in Tampa.
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Cavs beat the Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken the opener of their Eastern Conference final by going on the road and beating Atlanta 97-89. LeBron James led the scoring parade with 31 and ex-Knick J.R. Smith added 28 points, making 8 shots from three-point land. Game 2 is Friday night in Atlanta.
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College baseball news

Nick Day hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Iowa a 3-2 victory over Ohio State on Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament. The Hawkeyes will face third-seeded Michigan on Thursday.
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White Sox win in extras

Carlos Sanchez lined an RBI single with two out in the bottom of the 10th to complete the Chicago White Sox's 2-1 win against Cleveland. The Indians lost despite Corey Kluber, who followed his 18-strikeout performance by fanning 12 and allowing five hits in nine innings.
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Cards lose in 14 innings

Eric Campbell scored on John Mayberry's infield single in the bottom of the 14th to send the New York Mets to their third straight win, 2-1 over St. Louis. Mets starter Matt Harvey was in line for his sixth victory but settled for a no-decision afterallowing six hits while striking out nine in eight scoreless innings.
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Lightning beat the Rangers

Tyler Johnson recorded a hat trick and the Tampa Bay Lightning evened the NHL's Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece by drubbing the Rangers 6-2 in New York. Alex Killorn chipped in a pair of third-period goals and had an assist, while Nikita Kucherov (KOO'-cheh-rahv) registered three assists. Game 3 is tomorrow night in Tampa.
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Ducks get past the Blackhawks in Western Final game one

Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each finished with a goal and an assist as the Anaheim Ducks took Game 1 of the NHL's Western Conference finals, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. Frederik Andersen made 16 of his 32 saves in thefirst period and helped Anaheim kill off an early Chicago power play, keeping the game scoreless until Lindholm scored 8:48 into the game. Kyle Palmieri scored the eventual game-winner for the Ducks, who host Game 2 on Tuesday.
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Rockets to the NBA Western Final

It will be the Houston Rockets against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's Western Conference finals, beginning Tuesday in Oakland. James Harden poured in 31 points and the Rockets never trailed in taking Game 7 of the conference semifinals, 113-100 over the Los Angeles Clippers. Dwight Howard finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds in helping Houston reach the conference finals for the first time in 18 years.
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Quite a racing weekend in Newton

Some racing weekend this past weekend at the Iowa Speedway at Newton.
Chris Buescher won the X-Finity 3M 250 Race held on Sunday, Chase Elliot was
2nd, Erik James 3rd, Brian Scott was 4th and Ryan Blaney was 5th.
On Saturday night Brandon McReynolds won the Casey`s General Stores
150 that was contested on Saturday night.

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Horse racing news

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah has been made the 4-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Preakness Stakes despite drawing the unfavorable No. 1 post position in the second leg of the Triple Crown. A field of eight 3-year-olds was entered yesterday in the smallest Preakness field since 2000.
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Stanley Cup Playoff update

It'll be the New York Rangers against Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL Eastern Conference final. The defending East-champion Rangers earned that right by eliminating the Washington Capitals 2-1 last night in Game 7. Derek Stepan (STEH'-pahn) scored11:24 in overtime to end it.
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NBA playoff update

NBA MVP Steph Curry had 18 points and contributed six steals in the Golden State Warriors' emphatic 98-78 win that gives Golden State a 3-2 series lead over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors can eliminate the Grizzlies with a victory Friday night in Game 6 in Memphis.

Al Horford snatched an offensive rebound and dropped in the winning basket with 1.9 seconds left to give the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks an 82-81 victory over the Washington Wizards. Horford finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Hawks, who own a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals heading into Game 6 Friday in Washington.


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Cubs beat the Mets

Long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans had to like what they saw from their team in the first inning on Monday.

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back homers off Jacob deGrom to give the Cubs a 3-0 lead in the opening inning of a 4-3 triumph over the New York Mets. Bryant put the Cubs ahead to stay with a two-run shot, two games after the rookie socked his first major league home run. Fellow rookie Addison Russell added an RBI single on the fourth to restore Chicago's three-run cushion.

Jon Lester earned a victory for the third consecutive start, allowing three runs in six innings. Lester was removed shortly after Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores hit consecutive homers in the sixth.

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Deflategate backlash

The NFL has punished quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for deflating footballs used in their 45-7 win over Indianapolis in the AFC championship game. Brady plans to appeal a four-game suspension scheduled to begin with the season opener and end when the Patriots take on the Colts at Indianapolis. The Pats were fined $1 million and stripped of next year's first-round pick and a fourth-rounder in 2017.
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NBA playoffs update

The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks were able to even their respective conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry scored 33 points on 11 of 22 shooting to lead the Warriors to a 101-84 win over the Grizzlies in Memphis. The Hawks were 106-101 winners behind Jeff Teague's 26 points.
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NBA playoff news

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets have evened their respective conference semifinals series at a game apiece by winning last night. LeBron James took 29 of the Cavs' 83 shots and finished with 33 points and eight rebounds in a 106-91 win over the Chicago Bulls. James Harden scored half of his 32 points in the fourth quarter and finished with seven assists as the Rockets outscored the Los Angeles Clippers 115-109.
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Cubs snap Cards winning streak

The Cubs at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis Wednesday night snapped the Cards eight game winning streak winning 6-5. Anthony Rizzo helped lead the way for Chicago
hitting his 5th homer of the year. the Cards are still one of the top teams in
the big leagues with a record of 20-7.


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Iowa Cubs lose to Nashville

The Iowa Cubs lost at Nashville Wednesday night 6-0, they still have taken two out of three games in this four game set with the Sounds. Game four is tonight in the
Music City at 7:05 p-m.

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Day games in the Midwest League Tuesday.

There were two day time games in the Midwest League Tuesday: Peoria downed the Clinton Lumberkings 2-1 and Quad City posted a shut out over Kane Counties Cougars by the score of 4-0.


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Athlete leaves the Iowa Football program

Iowa defensive back Malik Rucker is leaving the program.

The Hawkeyes announced Tuesday that they have honored Rucker's request to be released from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school.

Rucker, a Minneapolis native, played sparingly as a redshirt freshman last season. He made appearances in six games, recording five tackles.

Iowa opens the 2015 season on Sept. 5 against Illinois State.


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Both MHS soccer teams win

The Marshalltown High School soccer teams both won Monday night, the boys at home beat South Tama/East Marshall 5-2 and the MHS girls defeated South Tama/East Marshall on the road 8-0. The MHS boys play at Johnston tonight at 7:30 while the MHS girls will host Johnston at Leonard Cole Field at MHS at 7:30 p-m.

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I Cubs win at Nashville

The Iowa Cubs won the opener of a series on the road at Nashville 2-1.
They improved their overall mark to 11-13. Game 2 of a four game set is
tonight in the Music City at 7:05 p-m.

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Hawkeye wrestlers in hot water

Three University of Iowa wrestlers are facing burglary charges. Ross Lembeck, Seth Gross and Logan Ryan were arrested earlier this year after several vehicles were broken into in Marion, about 35 miles north of Iowa City. All three were redshirt freshmenlast season and have been suspended.
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Jets cleaning house with front office firings

The New York Jets have fired director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett and five members of the scouting department.

Prophett was starting his 16th season with the team, and ninth as the Jets' director of pro personnel. New general manager Mike Maccagnan also parted ways with college scouts Rick Courtright, David Hinson, Cole Hufnagel, Chris Prescott and Seth Turner on Monday.

The moves come two days after the NFL draft was completed and are the latest shake-up to the front office since Maccagnan was hired. Maccagnan fired senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway and director of college scouting Jeff Bauer in January.

Hufnagel joined the Jets in 2006. Hinson and Prescott were hired in 2013, and Turner was added last year.

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Brewers fire Head Coach Roenicke, hire Counsell to same position

The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell.

Milwaukee, a major league-worst 7-18, lost 40 of its final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season collapse last year after the Brewers led the NL Central for nearly five months, and a 2-13 start this season.

Counsell, a 44-year-old Milwaukee-area native, was given a contract through the 2017 season, the Brewers said Monday.

He spent the final five seasons of his 16-year big-league career with the Brewers, retiring after the 2011 season. A two-time World Series champion, he scored the winning run for Florida in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 2003 World Series and was MVP of the 2001 NL Championship Series for Arizona.

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English soccer legend Greaves suffers stroke, in intensive care

The family of World Cup winner Jimmy Greaves says the former England and Tottenham striker is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke.

A statement says the 75-year-old Greaves had "appeared to have made a full recovery" from a minor stroke in 2012 before being taken ill again on Sunday.

The Greaves family has "asked for privacy during what is a worrying time."

Greaves was part of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad and, with 44 goals in 57 games, is the country's the fourth-highest scorer of all time.

He also scored 266 goals in 379 matches for Tottenham and was due to inducted into the club's hall of fame on May 13.

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ALERT: United States sets world record at World Relays

The U.S. men's team set a world record in the distance medley relay at IAAF's World Relays meet on Sunday in the Bahamas.

Kyle Merber, Brycen Spratling, Brandon Johnson and Ben Blankenship set a time of 9 minutes, 15.50 seconds, eclipsing Kenya's run of 9:15.56 in 2006.

Kenya was second in Sunday's race, 1.7 seconds behind.

The distance medley relay is composed of legs of 1,200, 400, 800 and 1,600 meters for a total of 10 laps, or 4,000 meters.

The Americans won an extra $50,000 for setting the record.

Usain Bolt did not run Sunday's 4x200 meter relay final won by the Jamaicans in 1:20.97. The U.S. team was disqualified after problems with the baton exchange.

Bolt and his teammates were second to the U.S. in Saturday's 4x100 final.

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Source: Warriors' Curry to be named 2014-15 NBA MVP

A person familiar with the decision says Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the league has not released the voting results. An official announcement is expected Monday, and Curry will be presented with the award on the court before Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Memphis on Tuesday night.

Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, the official television partner of the Warriors, first reported Curry won. He beat out Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, among others, for the league's most coveted individual award.

Curry carried the top-seeded Warriors to a franchise-record 67 wins and surpassed his own record for most 3-pointers in a season. He's the franchise's first MVP since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960, when the Warriors played in Philadelphia.

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Hockey news

The Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks enjoy two-games-to-none leads in their NHL second-round series. Patrick Kane scored twice in the Blackhawks' 4-1 victory over Minnesota, and Steven Stamkos and Valtteri Filppula (val-TEHR'-ee FIHL'-puh-luh) each had a goal and two assists as the Lightning whipped Montreal 6-2. Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots in his first career shutout, a 3-0 triumph for the Ducks against Calgary.
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NBA playoff update

The Washington Wizards and Golden State Warriors both opened their conference semifinal series with victories. Bradley Beal poured in 28 points and John Wall finished with 18 points and 13 assists as the Wizards downed Atlanta 104-98. The Warriors pickedup their 21st straight home win as Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry delivered 22 points and seven assists in a 101-86 win against Memphis.
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As heard Sunday on KIX 101.1:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. claimed his first Sprint Cup victory of the season by finishing in front of Jimmie Johnson at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt led a race-high 67 laps and easily won when no one from a single-fileline of cars could challenge him. It's the sixth career victory at Talladega for Earnhardt, but his first since 2004.
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Boys high school soccer in Marshalltown tonight

The Marshalltown Boys Soccer team will be at home tonight to take on the
Fort Dodge Dodgers. Kick off time at Leonard Cole Field will be 7:30 p-m.


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I Cubs lose in extras

Oklahoma City remained the hottest team in the PCL Thursday night with a 4-2 in 13 innings over the Iowa Cubs at Des Moines. Iowa slipped to 9-11 with the loss.
Game 2 of the four game set is at 7:05 pm tonight.

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Iowa Scherff is drafted by the Skins

The Washington Redskins have taken Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff with the 5th pick of the NFL draft. Scherff, listed at 6-foot-5 and about 320 pounds, is from Denison, Iowa.
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