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Scores from Tuesday

Mens NIT tourney semi finals:

Miami 60 Temple 57
Standford 67 Old Dominion 60

CIT mens semi finals:

Evansville 79 Tennessee Martin 66
Northern Arizona 68 NJIT 61



 
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Comet relays takes place Monday

The BCLUW Early Bird Track meet was held Monday:

Girls top five standings:
1. Madrid
2. BCLUW
3. West Marshall
4. East Marshall
5. South Hardin

Boys top five standings:
1. Madrid
2. East Marshall
3. South Hardin
4. Grundy Center
5. Green Mountain Garwin


 
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MCC Softball loses twice

The Marshalltown Community College softball team lost twice on Monday to Indian Hills Community College by scores of 10-1 and 9-1. The Tigers play at North Central Missouri today at 2pm.


 
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Racing news

Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go and went on to end Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.

The driver for Joe Gibbs Racing held off a five-lap, bumper-to-tail challenge from Brad Keselowski for his 25th career victory and his fifth at the smallest and oldest track in the premier series.

Pole sitter Joey Logano finished third, followed by Matt Kenseth and David Ragan.

The race also ended Kevin Harvick's streak of top-two finishes at eight, three shy of Richard Petty's record. Harvick finished eighth.

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Scores from Sunday

American Hockey League:
Chicago 3 Iowa 2

NBA D-League:
Canton 102 Iowa 97

USHL:
Madison 5 Dubuque 4




 
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Final four for the men set

Duke and Michigan State have advanced to the NCAA Final Four and will face each other next Saturday before Kentucky takes on Wisconsin. Justise Winslow drained a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch and finished with 16 points as top seed Duke beat Gonzaga 66-52 to win the South Region. Travis Trice paced the Spartans with 17 points and Denzel Valentine added 15 in a 76-70 overtime win against Louisville.
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Iowa women`s basketball team plays tonight

Led by Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey, Baylor enters its matchup in the women's NCAA Tournament against Iowa as confident as ever. Baylor will next face the third-seeded Hawkeyes in Oklahoma City Friday night.
 
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Scores from Wednesday 3-25-15

NBA D League action:
Grand Rapids 107 Iowa 95

Junior College Softball:
Iowa Western Community College   17   23
Marshalltown Community College    1      3

Women`s College Basketball:
SF of Women`s WBI:
Seina 65 Mercer 54
Women`s NIT 3rd Round:
Southern Miss 76 Eastern Michigan 65

Men`s NIT QF:
Old Dominion 72 Murray State 69
Temple 77 Louisiana Tech 59

College Basketball Invitational Semi Finals:
Lousiana Monroe 71 Vermont 65
Loyola Illinois 63 Seattle 48







 
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MHS girls track Thursday afternoon

The Marshalltown High School girls track team will be in action Thursday afternoon.
The girls will make a road trip and visit Boone High School to take on the
Torreadors. The field events will commence at 4:30 and the track events
atfive p-m.


 
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Iowa Energy in action tonight

The Iowa Energy of the NBA D League will be in action tonight.
The Energy will be on the road at the Grand Rapids Drive with a
tip off time of 6pm on a Tuesday night. The Energy at present moment
have a record of 24-20.

 
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Iowa Wild lose again at home

The Iowa Wild lost to the Texas Stars at home at the Wells Fargo Arena Monday night by the score of 4-3. Iowa had a 2-0 lead in the second period only to see the Stars score three tallies by the end of the second frame. The Stars added a fourth goal thenIowa scored to get the deficit to one but were not able to equalize before time ran out.Iowa is now 21-41-1-2 on the American Hockey League season.


 
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iowa Wild in action tonight

The Iowa Wild of the American Hockey league will be in action tonight.
The Wild will skate against the Texas Stars at 7:00 p-m.
Iowa is trying to snap a lengthy home winless streak.

 
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Iowa Energy win at home

The Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League won on their home court Monday night.
The final score was Iowa 117 Delaware 98 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

 
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Iowa women to play Friday night

The Iowa women`s basketball team having made the Sweet 16 of the women`s NCAA
basketball tournament will play Friday night in the Oklahoma City Regional in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. Game time will be 6:30 p-m as the Hawks play Baylor.


 
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Scores from Sunday the 22nd of March

NCAA men`s basketball tournament:

Gonzaga 87 Iowa 68
Louisville 66 UNI 53

NCAA women`s basketball tournament:

Iowa 88 Miami of Florida 70

American Hockey League:

Charlottle 4 Iowa 2

Indoor Football League:

Green Bay 47 Iowa 46

Junior College Baseball:

Marshalltown Community College    8    6
Saint Cloud Technical                     1    7
 

Junior College Softball at Beatrice Nebraska:

Marshalltown Community College     5  (8)   2
Southeast Community College         6         10

  


 

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Hawk men win the NCAA basketball tournament

Aaron White scored 13 straight points as part of an 18-3 run early in the second half of Iowa's 83-52 pounding of Davidson. White delivered 26 points for the seventh-seeded Hawkeyes, while Mike Gesell added 15 to help Iowa advance to play second seedGonzaga.
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UNI men win in the NCAA basketball tournament

Paul Jesperson led five Northern Iowa players in double figures with 16 points, Seth Tuttle added 14 and the fifth-seeded Panthers held off the comeback of No. 12 seed Wyoming for a 71-54 victory in an East Region matchup on Friday.

The Panthers (31-3) built a 21-point lead after scoring 11 of the first 12 points to start the second half. That huge lead was whittled to seven points twice but the Cowboys could get no closer. Wes Washpun scored eight of his 10 points in the final 9 minutes to help the Panthers advance.

Larry Nance Junior led Wyoming (25-10) with 16 points, but was mostly invisible in the first half. Nance had one point and one shot in the first half before coming alive in the second half to try and lead Wyoming's comeback bid.

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Iowa women win at home in the NCAA women`s tourney

Ally Disterhoft scored 18 points, freshman Whitney Jennings had 16 and third-seeded Iowa held off American 75-67 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City. Melissa Dixon had 15 points with four 3s for the lady Hawkeyes, who will host 11th-seeded Miami in the second round Sunday.
 
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Iowa State women lose in NCAA tournament

Dayton has defeated Iowa State 78-66 in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. The Cyclones cut a 17-point deficit down to seven with just over two minutes to play but could get no closer. They finish the season 18-13.
 
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UNI and Iowa men play in NCAA tourney Friday

Northern Iowa is taking on Wyoming Friday afternoon at Seattle's Key Arena in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Tipoff is at 12:40 p.m. Central. The Hawkeyes are playing Davidson College starting at 6:20 Central at the same venue.
 
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Iowa State loses in the NCAA mens basketball tournament

Iowa State has been bounced from the NCAA Tournament. UAB upset the ninth-ranked Cyclones 60-59 in their opening game Thursday. Iowa State came in seeded third in the South Regional looking for a much longer run than a year ago when they reached the Sweet 16.

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Iowa State men play in NCAA tourney today

The Iowa State Cyclone men`s basketball team plays in the NCAA Basketball tournament today. The game game be heard on KIX 101.1 starting at eleven a-m, tip off time is 1:40 a-m. The opponent is the University of Alabama Birmingham.

 
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Juco baseball results

The MCC Tigers baseball team split a doubleheader with Southwestern Community College of Creston on Wednesday. The Tigers took the opener 16-2 but dropped the nightcap 7-5.

 
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Scores from Wednesday

 
 
 
  COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS PLAYOFFS
 
 
  CBI
 
  First Round
  at Connolly Center
Final Seattle 62 Pepperdine 45
 
  at Coors Events Center
Final Colorado 87 Gardner-Webb 78
 
  at Fant-Ewing Coliseum
Final Louisiana-Monroe 71 E. Michigan 67
 
  at Hawkins Arena
Final Mercer 72 Stony Brook 70
 
  at Mabee Center
Final Oral Roberts 91 UC Santa Barbara 87
 
  at Mack Sports Complex
Final Vermont 85 Hofstra 81
 
  at Memorial Hall
Final Radford 78 Delaware St. 57
 
  CIT
 
  First Round
  at Alico Arena
Final Texas A&M-CC 75 Florida Gulf Coast 69
 
  at Earle A. Chiles Center
Final Sacramento St. 73 Portland 66
 
  at Ford Center
Final Evansville 82 IPFW 77
 
  at Grand Canyon University Arena
Final N. Arizona 75 Grand Canyon 70
 
  at Johnson Coliseum
Final Sam Houston St. 87 UNC Wilmington 71
 
  at Koessler Athletic Center
Final Canisius 87 Dartmouth 72
 
  at Millis Center
Final High Point 70 Md.-Eastern Shore 64
 
  at Murphy Athletic Center
Final Kent St. 68 Middle Tennessee 56
 
  at University Arena in Read Fieldhouse
Final Cleveland St. 86 W. Michigan 57
 
  NCAA
 
  East
  First Round
  at Dayton, Ohio
Final Dayton 56 Boise St. 55
 
  South
  First Round
  at Dayton, Ohio
Final Robert Morris 81 North Florida 77
 
  NIT
 
  First Round
  at Constant Convocation Center
Final Old Dominion 65 Charleston Southern 56
 
  at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Final Arizona St. 68 UConn 61
 
  at Liacouras Center
Final Temple 73 Bucknell 67
 
  at McKeon Pavilion
Final ( 6) Vanderbilt 75 Saint Mary's (Cal) 64
 
  at Moby Arena
  S. Dakota St. 86 vs Colorado St. 76  
 
  at Redbird Arena
Final Illinois St. 69 Green Bay 56
 
  at Robins Center
Final Richmond 84 St. Francis (NY) 74

 
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Scores from Tuesday

NBA D-League:
Fort Wayne 101 Iowa 88

USHL
Des Moines 5 Fargo 2
Waterloo 4 Green Bay 1

Junior College Baeball:
Ellsworth Community College       5   12
Marshalltwon Community College 1    6

Junior College Softball:
Simpson Junior Varsity                  8   12
Marshalltown Community College   0    2






 
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NFL FREE AGENCY 2015: Chris Borland continues 49ers' bad fortune, retires

The San Francisco 49ers say linebacker Chris Borland is retiring.

Borland told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" earlier Monday that he is retiring following his standout rookie season because of concerns about head trauma.

The 24-year-old Borland had a team-leading 108 tackles in his stellar rookie season, emerging as a punishing defender. He also had a sack and two interceptions.

He told "Outside the Lines" on Monday he wants to do "what's best for my health."

This is yet another blow to the team that lost coach Jim Harbaugh after the season, then watched Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox depart in free agency this past week.

Borland's big announcement comes less than a week after five-time All Pro linebacker Patrick Willis walked away from football.

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NFL FREE AGENCY 2015: Chargers, Stevie Johnson agree to terms

The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms of a three-year contract with free agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who's looking to bounce back after two down years.

Johnson became the first player in Buffalo Bills history to have three straight 1,000-yard seasons, from 2010-12. His best season was 2010, when he had 82 catches for 1,073 yards and 10 TDs.

His production fell off the last two seasons. In 2013, his last with Buffalo, he had 52 catches in 12 games, for 597 yards and three scores.

Last year with San Francisco, he caught 35 passes for 435 yards and three touchdowns.

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NFL FREE AGENCY 2015: Trent Richardson scores contract with Raiders

After going from the third overall draft pick to dropped by two teams in three years, running back Trent Richardson knows he is running out of chances to make it in the NFL.

Richardson signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday with hopes that a new team can resurrect what once was a promising career.

"That's a taste that you never want to get in your mouth again," said Richardson of being let go by a team. "Hopefully, this is my last stop, and I'm going to do whatever I can to make this my last stop. Until I'm ready to walk away from the game, I don't want to leave here."

Richardson entered the NFL as one of the most heralded running backs in years after a successful college career at Alabama. Richardson is one of three backs since 1996 to go in the top three picks in the draft, joining No. 2 overall picks Reggie Bush in 2006 and Ronnie Brown in 2005.

But after a somewhat promising rookie year in Cleveland when he rushed for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns and caught 51 passes and another score while playing much of the season with broken ribs, Richardson has been sent away by teams in his next two seasons.

Cleveland traded Richardson to Indianapolis after just two games in the 2013 season for a first-round pick. Thought to be the final piece needed to solidify an offense led by star quarterback Andrew Luck, Richardson never fit in with the Colts.

"The very first humbling experience I had was getting traded," he said. "I spent the whole year, just wondering, why in the world and how in the world did I get traded. Looking back at it, even if they said it was a business move, in my head, it's still some type of, 'OK, you still got traded.'"

He averaged just 2.9 yards per carry with Indianapolis in the final 14 games of the 2013 season and was not much better last season when he ran for 519 yards, averaging 3.3 yards per carry.

Richardson played just one snap in three playoff games last season and never touched the ball. He was inactive for a divisional game against Denver and was suspended for the AFC championship game against New England because he didn't contact the team when his girlfriend had pregnancy complications, and he missed mandatory functions.

That suspension voided his contract, the Colts argued. Richardson has filed a grievance to recover $3 million in salary.

"From the beginning, trying to fit into their program, it was different for me," he said. "For me, it was more of me being an all-time blocker. There's nothing wrong with blocking, but I still want to be able to help the team in different types of ways. I don't look at it as a bad thing. I just think it was a bad marriage."

The Raiders have been looking to upgrade a running game that was the least productive in the NFL last season. Richardson joins a backfield in Oakland that features Latavius Murray, who showed promise last season by rushing for 424 yards on 82 carries in limited action, and free-agent acquisition Roy Helu.

Neither of those players have been the featured back and Richardson believes he can earn the starting role in Oakland after going over the playbook with coach Jack Del Rio on Monday night. Richardson said the offense is similar to what he ran in college at Alabama.

"He just said there is just a lot of opportunity out here," Richardson said. "He said he isn't going to promise me anything, but if I come in and work, I can be that bell cow."

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Iowa Barnstormers win on the road

The Iowa Barnstormers defeated the Bemidji Axemen 38-26 on Monday at the Sanford Center in Bemidji Minnesota. Quarterback Robbie Nallenweg was 20-32 passing with five touchdown passes. Reciever Brady Roland who played his college football for Grand View University in Des Moines had five catches for 105 yards and three touchdowns.
Iowa evened there record at 1-1 on the year and will next play at Green Bay on Sunday afternoon.


 
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Women`s post season pairings are out

The Iowa women will host American University in the first round of the NCAA women`s tournament on Friday afternoon in Iowa City at 1:30 p-m. Iowa State meantime makes a trip to Lexington Kentucky to play Dayton Friday morning at 11-am. Both Drake and UNImade the women`s NIT, Drake will host Eastern Michigan on Friday and Northern Iowa will host Missouri on Thursday with game times to be announced.
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