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Some Iowa practice video and pointless observations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2017 - 11:27am
IOWA CITY — In “Caddyshack” there’s a bit about “Caddy Day” at the Bushwood swimming pool. The caddies had free run of the pool from 1 to 1:15 p.m. That was...
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Like it or not, it’s football season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2017 - 9:35am
Today is Aug. 7, which doesn’t carry a lot of significance to me except that August already is a week old. While part of me wants to scream “what the heck happened to June and...
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Hlas: Zach Johnson tops all but untoppable Matsuyama

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2017 - 6:07pm
AKRON, Ohio — Seldom will you see someone who has just earned $1,045,000 in a competition walk away feeling bittersweet. Zach Johnson’s seven-figure paycheck was for second place at the...
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Shane Carrier with 3 hits, 2 homers in return to C.R. Kernels, who shut out Wisconsin, 4-0

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2017 - 5:42pm
GRAND CHUTE, Wis. — Welcome back to the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Shane Carrier. The outfielder hit two home runs and added a double in his club’s 4-0 win Sunday afternoon over Wisconsin in...
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Big weekend of curling ahead in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2017 - 5:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Curling Club is gearing up for a big weekend of action and members of the public and employees from local businesses are invited to catch the action or, maybe,...
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Adam Kassem finally wins Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2017 - 3:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Adam Kassem has attempted the Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon several times before. Kassem has run in the race every year since he began competing in triathlons nearly five...
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Kevin Ault birdies final hole to win Cedar Rapids City Amateur

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2017 - 3:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Standing nearly 100 yards out from the ninth green at Ellis Golf Course on Sunday, Jordan Even, Chris James and Kevin Ault were looking at nearly identical situations. The three...
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Transcript: Read Kurt Warner's Hall of Fame speech

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 11:45pm
Editor’s note: Cedar Rapids native Kurt Warner was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night in Canton, Ohio. This is the full transcript from his speech at the...
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Many came to Canton to salute Kurt Warner

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 10:04pm
Here are two stories I wrote about Kurt Warner getting inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night, followed by excerpts of his speech:  CANTON, Ohio — Kurt Warner’s...
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Quick slants, Iowa football media day: A.J. Epenesa has landed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 7:31pm
IOWA CITY — Right now, you can’t really predict what A.J. Epenesa might do as a true freshman defensive lineman for the Hawkeyes. His next practice will be No. 7 in his college...
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Lots of newness for the 2017 Iowa Hawkeyes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
IOWA CITY — Media day often comes with props. Credit goes to the Des Moines TV station that brought a Rubix Cube to the Hawkeyes’ festivities on Saturday. It’s really kind of a...
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5 Things: Iowa football Media Day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 5:50pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa football Media Day was Saturday. In most cases, there’s not a lot of breaking news to be learned, nor is there a ton known about what the team will look like come Sept. 3...
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12-time champion Chad McCarty in 2nd heading into Iowa City Men’s Amateur final round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 4:51pm
CORALVILLE — Chad McCarty has been in this situation before — many times. Last year, McCarty took second place at the Iowa City Men’s Amateur golf tournament. The year before...
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Baseball notebook: Minnesota Twins employ roving nutritionist to make sure minor leaguers eating properly

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 1:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You’ve heard of roving pitching instructors in baseball, roving hitting instructors, roving catching instructors. Kate Moran is the roving nutritionist for the Minnesota...
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Quick Slants, Iowa football media day: Still a competition for starting QB

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 1:25pm
A few quick takeaways from Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz’s media day press conference.   Still a QB competition Ferentz said sophomore Nathan Stanley and junior Tyler Wiegers continue to...
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Iowa adds C.J. Fredrick as second 2018 hoops commit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 12:28pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa men’s basketball team added another commitment to its 2018 class on Saturday – a class of one before the day began. Alexandria, Ky. product C.J. Fredrick...
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Connor McCaffery easing into dual-sport life at Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 11:21am
IOWA CITY — Connor McCaffery has waited since fourth grade to be coached by his dad. Back then it was the Albany City Rocks AAU team, and Fran McCaffery was head coach at Siena. Connor was on...
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Student-athletes voice concerns in University of Iowa surveys

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 5, 2017 - 8:06am
IOWA CITY — Nearly 8 percent of University of Iowa student-athletes surveyed last year said they witnessed or were subject to bullying or hazing by their coach, and nearly one-quarter said...
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Kernels lose in 10 innings to Kane County, but pitcher Clark Beeker’s scoreless streak grows

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2017 - 9:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Man, it’s fun to watch Clark Beeker go about his craft. The Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher doesn’t light up any radar guns, doesn’t have the world’s best...
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Linn-Mar leads preseason area volleyball Super 10

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2017 - 7:19pm
The high school volleyball season begins with practice statewide Monday. In honor of that, here’s a preseason area Super 10.   1. Linn-Mar 2016: 33-9, 5A state qualifier The Lions got a taste...
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