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NBA preparing to approve ‘rest rule’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 2:55pm
Fans get upset when a healthy superstar sits out a game for a day of rest, and the NBA apparently plans to do something about it this season. In September, the NBA owners are expected to approve...
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Watch: IndyCar tests 2018 aero kit at Iowa Speedway

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 1:25pm
NEWTON — The Verizon IndyCar Series was at Iowa Speedway for a second time in the 2017 season on Thursday — this time for a two-car test. While it wasn’t the enthralling action...
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Riley McCarron is chasing NFL roster spot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 10:33am
The last former Iowa wide receiver to catch a pass in an NFL regular-season game was Tim Dwight in the 2007 season. Many tight ends from Iowa have caught many passes in that time. Dallas Clark, Tony...
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What we learned from UNI football's new assistant coaches: Defense

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 9:30pm
Editor’s note: Last in two-part series looking at UNI’s football coaching staff and their thoughts on their players. Part I featured the offense. CEDAR FALLS — Each of Northern...
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Brother’s death motivates Prairie golfer Ian Johnston to help those battling addiction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 6:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ian Johnston hopes his tragedy results in someone else’s triumph. The Cedar Rapids Prairie junior is using his gift for golf to help others battle substance abuse after...
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Watch: ‘Inside Track’ talks with IMCA Modified racer Tyler Droste

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 4:36pm
Inside Track Live presented by Albert Auto Service welcomed IMCA Modified driver Tyler Droste this week to discuss his season so far, his run of bad luck last week and breaking through at...
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Iowa State cornerback Arnold Azunna ‘gained a lot’ during redshirt season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 3:20pm
AMES — Every week, the Iowa State football coaching staff had to weigh the pros and cons. Would it be worth the price of burning cornerback Arnold Azunna’s redshirt if they were in a...
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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: Aug. 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 2:46pm
Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions. Think the list...
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2017 Fall golf teams and individuals to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 12:58pm
A look at area teams and golfers to watch this fall.     Individuals Connor Neighbors, C.R. Washington, jr. — First-team all-state and all-Metro pick, MVC Valley Division co-Athlete of the...
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University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital announces 2017 Kid Captains

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 10:48am
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Wednesday announced its 2017 Kid Captains lineup. Thirteen current and former patients at the hospital have been...
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Hlas: Glen Campbell, North Korea, past, present

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 10:33am
Tuesday was sure newsy. President Trump tossed verbal “fire and fury” North Korea’s way. Glen Campbell died. And it took me back … I was a preschooler during the Cuban...
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Chris Simpson rebounds to dominant win at West Liberty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 9:46pm
WEST LIBERTY — In 2016, Chris Simpson swept the pair of Open Late Model races at Farley Speedway and West Liberty Raceway, capped by a Tornado Tuesday victory. His attempt at a repeat of the...
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Where Big Ten men's basketball teams ranked in attendance in 2016-17

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 5:20pm
The Big Ten led the country in men’s basketball attendance for the 42nd consecutive season, averaging 12,235 fans per game in 2016-17, according to an NCAA report released Tuesday. Eight Big...
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Watch Live: Previewing the Corn Belt Clash at West Liberty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
Before tonight’s Corn Belt Clash Open Late Models race at West Liberty Raceway, take a tour around pit road with Inside Track Live. It’s $10,000 to win in the second of this two-night...
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Iowa has something in Anthony Nelson

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 4:39pm
IOWA CITY — Reese Morgan has coached football since 1973. He’s taught three Outland Trophy winners and a host of former Hawkeyes who’ve made their mark in the NFL. When the cameras...
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Iowa opens European tour with win over German All-Stars: Video and box score

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 4:16pm
HEIDELBERG, Germany — Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures to help the Iowa men’s basketball team run past the German All-Stars, 99-65, on Tuesday. The game was scheduled mainly for...
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Iowa women's basketball non-conference schedule released

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 3:48pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes didn’t make the NCAA women’s basketball tournament last year. But next season, they’ll face 11 teams that did, including seven in the...
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Hawkeyes pitcher C.J. Eldred signs with Royals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 1:53pm
His college baseball career was star-crossed, but C.J. Eldred of Mount Vernon has a chance to write a happier story in pro ball. Eldred, a redshirt junior for the University of Iowa’s baseball...
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Chase Allen, Iowa State tight ends take methodical approach to position

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 12:21pm
AMES — Chase Allen always has been interested in the mechanics of things. As a kid, Iowa State’s redshirt freshman tight end was methodical and captivated by taking things apart and...
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Boys’ state swimming meet moving from Marshalltown to Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2017 - 12:05pm
The boys’ state swimming meet is returning to Iowa City after a 13-year run in Marshalltown, the IHSAA announced Tuesday. The IHSAA Board of Control approved a three-year contract for the...
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