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Scott Dixon wins pole for IndyCar race in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Scott Dixon will start from the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway. Dixon will be joined on the top line by Target Chip Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan following single-car qualifying on Friday. Helio Castroneves will start third, followed by Ryan Briscoe, Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais. Team Penske

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2014 State Track & Field – Local Results

Des Moines, Ia – The State Track and Field Championships came to a close this weekend at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Here is a list of our area placewinners: Dallas Weiss placed fifth in the long jump and finished second in the 100 meter hurdles in Class 1A, Koltin Pfaffle from New Hampton placed

Minor leaguer’s 1st home run caught by dad

(AP) – A 22-year-old Houston Astros prospect’s first home run of the season was caught by a familiar fan: his father. Quad Cities first baseman Conrad Gregor launched a go-ahead, three-run shot in the sixth inning of the Class-A River Bandits’ 5-2 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa,

Field of Dreams owner says no pro baseball in 2014

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The president of the group that owns the Field of Dreams in Dyersville says the site won’t host professional baseball this year. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1iTSLjd ) that Denise Stillman, who leads the group Go the Distance Baseball, says the Northern League won’t have teams ready to play this

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Iowa struts its stuff in West Des Moines

By LUKE MEREDITH – AP Sports Writer WEST DES MOINES — Iowa’s coaching staff has at times raved about its crop of redshirt freshman wide receivers. Hawkeyes fans in central Iowa on Saturday got to see why the unit appears to have such a bright future. Newcomer Andre Harris caught a pair of long touchdown

Iowa State suspends Nader after DUI arrest

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has suspended Abdel Nader from the basketball team after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend. The Iowa State Police arrested Nader around 11:40 p.m. Saturday on suspicion that he was operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Nader is a 6-foot-6 small forward who sat out

Frustrating finale for Cyclones

By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — DeAndre Daniels’ UConn teammates were going to keep passing him the ball until he cooled off. By the time that happened, it was a little too late for Iowa State. Daniels scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half, and the Huskies hung on

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