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Former championship racer comes from Ireland to buy car back from Cedar Rapids man

CEDAR RAPIDS — Doug Schumacher never planned on selling his blue vintage racecar. He describes it as “a dream to drive” and the nicest car he’s ever had. But as he watched...
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Baseball notes: Linn-Mar climbs into Class 4A rankings

MARION — The Linn-Mar baseball team knew it was better than a season-opening loss in extra innings. The two close losses to top-10 teams that followed didn’t set well with Linn-Mar...
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Iowa State University promotion of wrestling Regional Training Center causes minor NCAA violations

More than one-quarter of Iowa State University’s self-reported NCAA violations in the last two years have come from the wrestling program, with several dealing with prohibited support for the...
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#oniowapod talks Oliver Martin, Iowa football kickoff times, Big Ten West favorites and more

Here’s a little 2-hour podcast to break the ice of the horse latitudes, you know, that part of the summer where there’s not a whole lot going on in football. There was a little going on...
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Gaming commission OKs casino remodeling projects in ramp-up to legalized sports betting

By Dave Dreeszen, Sioux City Journal NORTHWOOD — Iowa regulators say they are on track to finalize rules that would allow state-licensed casinos to accept bets on most professional and college...
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Iowa City West’s Charlie Stumpff finds coaching passion early

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 13, 2019 - 12:36pm
IOWA CITY — As Charlie Stumpff untied his cleats for the final time, he was quickly presented with two life paths: get a desk job or work as a high school baseball coach and teach PE. It was a...
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Megan Gustafson earns contract with Dallas Wings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 13, 2019 - 10:53am
Less than a month after waiving former Iowa women’s basketball standout Megan Gustafson, the Dallas Wings are bringing her back. The WNBA franchise announced Thursday it has signed...
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Iowa football look ahead: This might be Lovie's last stand at Illinois

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 13, 2019 - 10:24am
When you start typing “Lovie Smith Illinois football and buyout” into Google, Google finishes the sentence for you.   That’s not good. That means plenty of people are Googling...
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Iowa men’s basketball among many seeking Nebraska prep Lok Wur

A high school senior from Nebraska has received a scholarship offer from the Iowa men’s basketball program. The problem for the Hawkeyes is all sorts of other schools have made similar offers,...
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Former Xavier prep Drew Scott gets another NFL opportunity

FRISCO, Texas — After spending fall and winter in Cedar Rapids, former Xavier prep Drew Scott is giving the NFL another shot, this time in Dallas. Scott, 24, who went undrafted after a solid...
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Jose Martinez continues to turn around his season with Cedar Rapids Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — When you are in your sixth season of professional baseball, your second in the Midwest League, and carry around an earned run average that’s close to a snowman,...
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Bond Shymansky replaced as head coach of Big Ten foreign tour

University of Iowa volleyball coach Bond Shymansky will not coach the Big Ten foreign tour, the University of Iowa athletics department and Big Ten confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Shymansky has been...
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Softball notes: With arrival of Isabelle True, West Liberty is legit

They were going to be competitive anyway. The West Liberty Comets brought back eight starters from a team that went 24-11 last season. Then came the big addition. Isabelle True, a senior pitcher...
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Second Wisconsin man dies after swim portion of Ironman triathlon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 12, 2019 - 12:46pm
The second man found unresponsive in the water during the swim portion of Sunday’s Ironman 70.3-mile triathlon died Tuesday after fighting for his life for 48 hours, according to the city of...
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Kirk Ferentz led his Iowa staff to football mecca — Bill Belichick’s New England

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 12, 2019 - 11:38am
IOWA CITY – Four years ago, I asked Kirk Ferentz how he would spend a year if there Iowa law required state employees to take a one-year sabbatical after 17 years of employment. A European...
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11 kayakers rescued from Upper Iowa River

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 12, 2019 - 10:52am
DECORAH — Authorities used a drone to locate and rescue 11 stranded kayakers who became stranded Tuesday afternoon on the Upper Iowa River. One of the kayakers overturned and lost the boat,...
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Iowa football look ahead: You keep finding reasons not to like Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck

You want to look for the box that P.J. Fleck arrived in. You want to stuff him back into it, throw a label on and return to sender. Maybe drop it a few times on the way to the mail.   But he’s...
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Eastern Iowa high school softball Super 10 rankings: June 5, 2019

This week’s Gazette area softball Super 10, through games played Tuesday, June 11: 1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 11-1 (10-0 MVC) Streak: Won 7Last week: No. 1   2. Iowa City High 12-2 (10-2...
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Marion’s Steve Fish teaches life lessons through baseball

MARION — Baseball can mean different things to different people. It could be a sport, an excuse to eat three consecutive hot dogs or a pastime. To Marion Coach Steve Fish, baseball is a...
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Battle of top 10s goes to North Linn, 10-5

CEDAR RAPIDS — The North Linn baseball team relied on a different way to win Tuesday night. “We’re a pitching-and-defense team,” Coach Travis Griffith said, after his...
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