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No Masters 3rd-round magic for Zach Johnson

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Like most of the field at this year’s Masters, Zach Johnson fell out of contention during a rainy and breezy third round Saturday at Augusta National. Johnson posted a...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels win 1st extra-inning game with new rules, 4-3, over Quad cities

CEDAR RAPIDS — You’ve got to love the new way they go about things in extra innings! “Of course,” laughed Cedar Rapids Kernels Manager Toby Gardenhire, after his club...
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Kyle Dake helps rally Team USA to win over Japan

IOWA CITY — Kyle Dake is respectfully referred to by some as “Kid Dynamite.” The exciting style and explosiveness on the wrestling met are good reasons for the nickname. He put...
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At long last, Allie Wooldridge wins one at the buzzer

CEDAR RAPIDS — Through middle school, high school and all those AAU tournaments, Allie Wooldridge had never hit a game-winning shot. “I’ve missed a lot of them,” she...
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Former C.R. RoughRider Adam Gaudette wins Hobey Baker Award for top college hockey player

CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Cedar Rapids RoughRiders player Adam Gaudette was named Friday night the 2018 winner of the Hobey Baker Award for top college hockey player. Gaudette scored 30 goals and...
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Linn-Mar boys’ soccer ‘starting to figure some things out’ after pair of wins

MARION — Last season was the first time in four years that Linn-Mar failed to reach the boys’ soccer state tournament. Longtime Linn-Mar Coach Corey Brinkmeyer is trying to find the...
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Joe Colon posts notable victory in World Cup

IOWA CITY — Joe Colon was named to USA Wrestling’s World Cup team as an alternate. The former two-time Clear Lake state champion and University of Northern Iowa All-American...
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UNI football: 3 things to watch this spring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 7, 2018 - 12:24pm
CEDAR FALLS — The pads have been on for a week, but much is still to be evaluated and decided by Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley and his staff before the Panthers’ annual spring game...
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Bill aims to reduce brain injuries in young student athletes

Student athletes would be better protected against concussions and districts would have an incentive to keep trainers on hand during student events under legislation discussed last week in the...
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Zach Johnson 9 shots back of Masters lead, remains upbeat

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Zach Johnson stands nine shots behind leader Patrick Reed after two rounds at The Masters. The 42-year-old followed up his opening round 2-under 70 with an up and down 2-over 74...
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United World Wrestling World Cup 2018: A closer look at Team USA (57 KG)

Iowa City hosts United World Wrestling Men’s Freestyle World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The dual-meet event begins at 10 a.m. both days. Here’s a glance at Team...
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Iowa’s Thomas Gilman set to spark Team USA at wrestling World Cup

IOWA CITY — Thomas Gilman transformed “Stay clear while machine is use” from a catch phrase into a way of life. His drive prevents satisfaction with silver, which is what he earned...
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Iowa hoping for better punting in 2018

IOWA CITY — In terms of raw numbers, you had to feel going into the 2018 offseason that Iowa punter would get a good look over. The rawest number is 114th in the country with a 38.6-yard...
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5 months later, Iowa's trickery vs. Ohio State still resonates

IOWA CITY — What would you guess was showing Friday afternoon on the big-screen television you see from the staircase to and from the second floor of Iowa’s football...
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Most of the top Iowa high school girls' basketball seniors gather this weekend at Kirkwood

CEDAR RAPIDS — Most of Iowa’s top-level girls’ basketball players will be in attendance for the IGCA/Larry Niemeyer Senior All-Star Games this weekend. Most, but not all. Iowa...
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Conor McGregor arrested after rampage at UFC event

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 6, 2018 - 12:19pm
Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor turned himself in to police Thursday and was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after his role in a fracas...
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A lighter Shane Carrier lifts C.R. Kernels to 2-0 opening-night victory

DAVENPORT — Losing 20 pounds was easy for Shane Carrier. How he lost it was not. “I got the flu in January, and that helped,” the Cedar Rapids Kernels outfielder said with a...
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2 goals from Connor Rains lifts Cedar Rapids Prairie boys' soccer over Linn-Mar

CEDAR RAPIDS — At long last, the Cedar Rapids Prairie boys’ soccer team was able to take the field against someone in a different uniform. The Class 3A fifth-ranked Hawks overcame a slow...
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USA Wrestling ready to face all challengers

IOWA CITY — USA Wrestling was a heavy favorite to remain perched atop world freestyle ranks, even before a couple perennial powers declined to compete in United World Wrestling’s World...
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Iowa City West boys’ soccer gets back on track with 2-1 victory over Cedar Rapids Xavier

CEDAR RAPIDS — Brody Schilling knew another yellow card meant he would miss the next game due to multiple penalties. To shield the sophomore defender from further trouble, Iowa City West...
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