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Pitcher Jhoan Duran strong in his 2nd Kernels start, but club falters late in loss to Beloit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2018 - 7:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s way, way, way, way, way early to judge who was the winner. But the trade the Minnesota Twins made last week sending infielder Eduardo Escobar to the Arizona...
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West Central’s Steve Milder starting 47th season on football sideline

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2018 - 6:52pm
If baseball players are the “boys of summer,” Steve Milder is a man of fall. It may be early August, but the 66-year-old Milder has coaching football on his mind — for the 47th...
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Linn-Mar golf coach Chris James becomes third 4-time winner of Cedar Rapids Men’s City Am

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2018 - 6:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Before Sunday, only two golfers in the 65-year history of the Cedar Rapids Men’s City Am had won the event four times. Make way for the third. Linn-Mar golf coach Chris...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels shaded by Beloit, 5-3, for 4th straight loss

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2018 - 8:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Not a good time for the Cedar Rapids Kernels to go on a losing streak. Is there ever really a good time? The Kernels dropped their fourth in a row Saturday night, to Beloit,...
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Baseball notebook: Co-pitching coaches working just fine for Cedar Rapids Kernels

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2018 - 6:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With a month to go in the season, Cedar Rapids Kernels pitchers have noticeably gotten better. And their two pitching coaches have managed to survive and thrive. The parent...
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How area, local and former Hawkeye players are doing in pro baseball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2018 - 1:47pm
HOW THEY’RE DOING l Jake Adams (Iowa) — First baseman is 1 for his last 19 at high-Class A Buies Creek (Astros). Has .175 batting average in 42 games since being promoted to BC, with...
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C.J. Van Horn of Marion eyes first Hawkeye Downs points title in season nearly derailed by family emergency

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 8:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For C.J. Van Horn, it has been the summer of racing that nearly never was. Five days before the start of the 2018 season at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, the Marion native and...
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Iowa State’s Tripp Kinney nearly pulls rare Iowa golf double

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 6:24pm
RIVERSIDE — Iowa State has golfers, Cyclone fans. Frank Lindwall of Cedar Rapids, a sophomore-to-be, will represent ISU in this month’s U.S. Amateur at fabled northern California courses...
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Bryce Paup rejoining UNI football coaching staff

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 6:02pm
Bryce Paup is returning to Northern Iowa. UNI head football coach Mark Farley confirmed to the Gazette on Friday that Paup is back as defensive line coach, a role he held from 2013-2016 before...
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When C.J. Beathard went Superman over the Indiana goal line

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 5:08pm
Three cool things: 1. C.J. Beathard blew up in this game. Not that way and not literally, but this is the one when he tried to do a TD dive and was hit in the air and spun. It was a TD, but the ball...
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The Frank Duong game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 4:16pm
Three cool things: 1. Do the math. Seriously, do the math. It’s why you love college football. There are 130 FBS teams. They all have 85 scholarships to give. That’s a pool of around...
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Iowa's recovery from 4-8 in 2012, 51 weeks later

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 4:02pm
Three cool things: 1. In the grand scheme, 2013 doesn’t get the love it deserves. But, dude, they were just 8-5. Even linebacker and spokesman and my vote for governor at some point James...
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What Iowa's 90-yard drives tell you about the other team (everything)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 3:42pm
Three cool things: 1. I think you’re going to want to shoot this one straight into Hawkeye heart. First, your offense, it doesn’t work this great all that often. I know, Mr....
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Iowa was really great in 2008, especially when it figured out the winning thing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 2:52pm
Three cool things: 1. A couple of you really loved this game. I mean like really loved it.
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QB Kyle Kempt working toward calling more plays for Iowa State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 2:40pm
AMES — For the next 2 1/2 weeks, Iowa State football players have no distractions. There is only football. No summer school, no jobs, no internships. Only football, just the way head coach...
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C.J. Beathard had a path in 2014, says Captain Obvious Hindsight

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 2:25pm
Three cool things: 1. So, the Rudock-Beathard thing simmered for a bit. Someone remembered from win No. 143, the 17-13 snoozer over Ball State, that C.J. Beathard nearly hit WR Damond Powell with...
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The Natural (Brandon Scherff or C.J. Beathard, pick one)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 2:09pm
Three cool ideas: 1. Was this C.J. Beathard’s launch? Probably could argue it, but no. Kirk Ferentz slid the keys across the table officially as the calendar turned from 2014 to 2015.
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Major-college athletics: So powerful, so vulnerable

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 1:15pm
An easy thing to say right now is the Big Ten Conference needs an exorcist. What has happened in the conference during this decade, and what has happened in the past that became public knowledge...
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Matt Campbell addresses Ohio State conjecture

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 1:01pm
AMES — Turmoil in the Buckeye State has seeped its way to Ames. Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is currently on paid leave from the university as he’s being investigated in...
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A fulfilling day on Maquoketa River

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2018 - 8:54am
The old man flipped the worm and bobber combo back into the river. He had just caught a largemouth bass, gave it a cursory once-over and promptly tossed it back into the drink. There was no selfie,...
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