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Tyler Cook has partially guaranteed contract with Denver Nuggets

Tyler Cook’s agent says the former Iowa Hawkeyes forward has signed a partially guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Denver Nuggets. What that typically means for undrafted free agents is...
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IHSAA releases 2019 district, substate baseball assignments

Iowa high school baseball programs learned their obstacles on the path to reach the state tournament in July. The IHSAA released baseball postseason assignments Friday for all classes. The pairings...
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Iowa State football look ahead: UNI is back as the season-opener

AMES — Iowa State’s football team has split the last four games against Northern Iowa. The Cyclones won in 2017 and 2015 and the Panthers won in 2013 and 2016. Matt Campbell has gone...
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Former Xavier players have Cedar Rapids Inferno ready for UPSL playoff push

CEDAR RAPIDS — With three matches left in its expansion season, the Cedar Rapids Inferno semipro soccer team is chasing a playoff berth. The addition of former Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints...
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Dick Vitale is more awesome than ever, baby!

RIVERSIDE — Dick Vitale turned 80 this month. “The candles cost more than the cake,” he quipped Friday at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort. “I feel like I’m 20...
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Field set for Zach Johnson Foundation Classic

CEDAR RAPIDS — Fifteen PGA Tour players will join Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson at the ninth annual Zach Johnson Foundation Classic on July 8. The professional field at Elmcrest Country...
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Marial Shayok drafted by Philadelphia 76ers: Reaction from NBA Draft analysts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 20, 2019 - 11:13pm
After an All-Big 12 first-team honors in his only season at Iowa State, Marial Shayok heard his name called Thursday night at the NBA Draft. Shayok was taken No. 54 overall, near the end of the...
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Talen Horton-Tucker, Marial Shayok of Iowa State drafted by Lakers, 76ers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 20, 2019 - 10:47pm
Two Iowa State players were selected in the second round of Thursday night’s NBA draft. Freshman guard Talen Horton-Tucker was the 46th player selected, going to the Los Angeles Lakers....
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Talen Horton-Tucker drafted, traded to Lakers: Reaction from NBA Draft analysts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 20, 2019 - 10:37pm
Iowa State’s Talen Horton-Tucker was at one time considered a first-round prospect in the NBA Draft, but slipped to midway through the second round Thursday night. The Orlando Magic selected...
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Iowa football's 2020 recruits are listening to their quarterback

Sometimes in football recruiting, you latch on with a leader and good things happen. It has to be someone who’s not afraid to put himself out there. Someone who has a sense of nuance and...
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Cam Miller continues his role as ace for 3A No. 5 Solon baseball

SOLON — Cam Miller has been a stalwart in Solon’s pitching rotation the last two seasons. The junior right-hander has continued his role as ace with a strong start. The returning...
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Scarlet tanager is “stunning” bird to see

Perhaps the most stunning of Iowa birds is the scarlet tanager. Little can compare to the flashes of red seen on a breeding plumage male in the spring or summer, usually on a contrasting green...
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Iowa City West basketball player Even Brauns commits to D-I Belmont University

CEDAR RAPIDS — He was content to wait. He rather preferred it, actually. “I wanted to see every single option, then narrow it down from there,” Even Brauns said. “Take it...
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North Cedar baseball photos

LOWDEN — North Cedar’s baseball team stands 2-11 after getting swept at home on Monday by Camanche. The Knights host Tipton tonight at Lowden Memorial Park at 7 p.m.
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Bond Shymansky paid player’s rent, fired Iowa volleyball coach says in statement

Bond Shymansky, fired Wednesday as University of Iowa’s head volleyball coach, said the NCAA violation he committed was paying a player’s rent in the summer of 2017. Shymansky released a...
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Joey Gase will battle his dad in special Hawkeye Downs race Friday

CEDAR RAPIDS — Joey Gase didn’t have the special race he was hoping for at Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway. But he stuck around his hometown...
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No playoff pressure in 2nd half. Cedar Rapids Kernels will focus on continuing individual improvement

CEDAR RAPIDS — There was no pressure on Brian Dinkelman. Yeah, right. There’s always pressure on a minor league baseball manager to make sure his players are progressing, developing....
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Mount Mercy signee Grace Byers departs Marion girls’ soccer as an all-state goalkeeper

MARION — Incredibly intelligent. Loves the game. A student of her position. Incredible teammate. Marion girls’ soccer coach Erik Trilk is replete with glowing phrases to describe...
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For Iowa, the Oliver Martin transfer was a quick, no-brainer

There was no talk of billboards during Wednesday night’s Hawkeye I-Club event. Iowa athletics director Gary Barta did count off the Hawkeyes’ victories against Iowa State this year and...
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Hawkeyes athletics expands effort to up ticket sales, enhance game-day experience

IOWA CITY — With ticket sales down and another Hawkeye sports season around the corner, the University of Iowa is escalating efforts to grow attendance and revenue via new digital marketing...
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