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DARE TO DREAM: MLB’s return to Dyersville a rousing success

DYERSVILLE — After the Griffeys played catch in Iowa, Drew Smyly took over. Smyly struck out nine in five scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Thursday night in Major League Baseball’s second annual “Field of Dreams” game. Seiya Suzuki reached three ...

Where should baseball’s next special location be?

DYERSVILLE (AP) — Egypt. Australia. A hot dog place in Pennsylvania. A junior college in Chicago. If Major League Baseball is looking for another place for a game, oh man, do we have some fun ideas. The second “Field of Dreams” game is Thursday night in the cornfields of eastern Iowa, ...

Magic still prevalent as MLB comes back to Dyersville

DYERSVILLE (AP) — David Bell’s grandfather, father and brother played in the majors. Bell spent 12 years in the big leagues himself and worked as a coach and front office executive before taking over as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. So yeah, “ Field of Dreams,” a movie about family ...

Hutchinson ready to make the most of fresh start

AMES (AP) — A broken thumb suffered last season may prove to be a blessing for the Iowa State football team and receiver Xavier Hutchinson. The Jacksonville, Fla., native established himself as one of the Big 12’s premier pass catchers in 2020 and 2021, but his hopes of entering the NFL ...

Newgarden crashes, collapses; O’Ward pulls through in Newton

NEWTON (AP) — Josef Newgarden collapsed in the motorhome lot following his late crash Sunday at Iowa Speedway and was taken to a Des Moines hospital by helicopter for evaluation. IndyCar medical director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said Newgarden was transported by helicopter to Mercy One Des ...

Barta: more immediate Big Ten changes unlikely

IOWA CITY (AP) — The Big Ten has no additional expansion plans even though schools interested in becoming members have reached out to the conference in the week since the additions of Southern California and UCLA were announced, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said. “I know the Big Ten ...

Iowa’s Campbell ready to make the most of senior year

IOWA CITY — Wearing a T-shirt and shorts instead of a uniform and pads, Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell paced the field during the Hawkeyes’ open practice in April. It’s the way he was dressed the whole spring, when he was held out of practices as he rested and rehabilitated nagging ...

HAWKEYE HISTORY: Murray drafted 4th by Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings selected Iowa forward Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft. A first-team All-American as a sophomore, Murray was the Big Ten’s leading scorer at 23.5 points a game and averaged 8.7 rebounds while playing alongside twin ...

Otzelberger gets raise, extension

AMES (AP) — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger received a contract extension and a $500,000 raise Wednesday after leading the Cyclones to the NCAA Sweet 16 and the third-best turnaround in major college basketball history. “I’m grateful that we are able to reward that success with this ...

Jets snag ex-Cyclone Hall

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets moved up in the NFL draft again and added another speedy playmaker to their offense. Iowa State running back Breece Hall was taken with the 36th overall pick Friday night after the Jets acquired it from the Giants for their second-round selection — ...

Iowa’s Linderbaum lands in Baltimore

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens did it again, trading a key player and picking up an extra first-round selection in the NFL draft for the second straight year. This time it was Marquise Brown, a 1,000-yard receiver last season, who was dealt away by the Ravens. General manager ...

Brecht finds his rhythm as Hawkeye dual-sport athlete

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Brody Brecht’s schedule is so full, sometimes he writes notes to himself to make sure he’s where he needs to be and when. The Iowa freshman is working double-duty this spring. He’s a pitcher on the baseball team and a wide receiver ...

QB race between Petras, Padilla continues for Iowa

IOWA CITY — When a team is coming off a season in which it had one of the worst offenses in the nation, all options are open to fix it. For Iowa, that means opening the competition at quarterback. The battle this spring is between veteran starter Spencer Petras and Alex Padilla. Petras, who ...

Brock ready for his time at ISU

AMES (AP) - Jirehl Brock arrived at Iowa State ranked as a four-star recruit and one of the nation’s top running back prospects. For three seasons he waited his turn behind Breece Hall. Such patience is rare now with the transfer portal readily available to any player looking to bolt to ...

Transfers making a difference for Sweet 16 teams

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There will be quite a reunion when Kansas and Providence join Iowa State and Miami at the Sweet 16 in Chicago this week, and it perfectly demonstrates the transient nature of college basketball these days. The top-seeded Jayhawks, who face the Friars in the first ...

From maligned to magnificent: Cyclones aren’t done yet

No one saw these Iowa State Cyclones coming, not after they won just two games and went 0-18 in the Big 12 last year. For all the NCAA Sweet 16 storylines this year, save for Saint Peter’s, there aren’t any more compelling than the No. 11 seed that was picked last in the conference again ...

Iowa women stunned, ousted by Creighton

IOWA CITY — Lauren Jensen found a new place last spring when she transferred from Iowa to Creighton. She came back into her former home on Sunday and knocked her ex-teammates out of the women’s NCAA tournament. Jensen scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds left ...

Cyclone women are Sweet 16 bound

AMES — Lexi Donarski scored 20 points and third-seeded Iowa State raced to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2010 with a 67-44 win over sixth-seeded Georgia on Sunday night. Emily Ryan had 15 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Cyclones (28-6), and Ashley Joens added 12 points ...

Sweet dreams for Cyclone men

MILWAUKEE — Gabe Kalscheur made a handful of big shots for Iowa State, and he helped the Cyclones put together another stellar defensive performance. No Minnesota nice for Kalscheur. Not in Wisconsin, anyway. Kalscheur scored 22 points and 11th-seeded ISU surprised Wisconsin in the ...

Cyclone women survive, advance

AMES (AP) — Ashley Joens scored a season-high 36 points and the third-seeded Iowa State women rallied to beat No. 14 seed UT Arlington 78-71 on Friday night in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The Mavericks were bidding to be the first 14-seed to ever win a game in the ...