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Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win

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Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. More>>

FULL INTERVIEW: First Lady of Iowa Football Mary Ferentz Video included

Mary Ferentz, in her interview with KWWL's Teal Jennings Mary Ferentz, in her interview with KWWL's Teal Jennings
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You could call her the First Lady of Football in Iowa, but many fans would not be able to identify her. It's rare to see her in the spotlight -- but tonight, she gave us an interview.
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Former Iowa Hawkeye chosen as honorary captain Aug. 30

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Former University of Iowa offensive lineman Dace Richardson will serve as honorary captain when the Hawkeyes host the University of Northern Iowa on Aug. 30 in Kinnick Stadium. More>>

'Million Robot March' targets Hawkeye visitors' pink locker room

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University of Iowa professor Kembrew McLeod has dressed as a robot to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann. Now he's targeting his own school over its controversial pink visitors' locker room at Kinnick Stadium. More>>

Iowa Barnstormers make the move from the AFL to IFL Video included

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In a move that can be considered strange at best, the Iowa Barnstormers completed a move that takes the franchise from the Arena Football League to the lower-tiered Indoor Football League, which includes the Cedar Rapids Titans. More>>

Klieman ready to lead Bison against Iowa State on Saturday Video included

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This Saturday's game between North Dakota State and Iowa State is a homecoming of sorts for Waterloo native and new Bison head coach Chris Klieman. More>>

Former Cedar Falls star second on depth chart at Alabama Video included

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A former Cedar Falls High School star will be a snap away from the starting lineup when the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide takes on West Virginia in their season opener Saturday afternoon. More>>

Rain to cause parking problems at first Hawkeye football game

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Rainy weather may cause headaches for Hawkeye fans trying to find a place to park at the first game of the season this weekend. More>>

Chiney Ogwumike of Sun wins WNBA rookie of year

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Chiney Ogwumike always enjoyed following her sister's path. Now the Connecticut Sun player joins her as a winner of the WNBA rookie of the year award. More>>

Game Day Train: Preseason inspection of the Hawkeye Express Video included

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Kirk Ferentz is the engine that drives Iowa's football program, but the train that carries Hawkeye fans can be found in Waterloo.

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NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

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Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril. More>>

New football coach looking to turn around Waterloo East Video included

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A visit to Waterloo East's Football practice Tuesday found new Trojan head coach Richard Carter was putting his young team through a tough session. More>>

Barnstormers move from AFL to IFL

The Iowa Barnstormers have relegated themselves. More>>

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

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Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season. More>>

Women talk about sports on CBS Sports Network

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By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they're set to make television history. More>>

Hawks expect another battle with UNI Video included

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Five years ago, it took a pair of blocked field goals for the Hawkeyes to escape the Panthers. Two years ago in another competitive game Iowa needed 3 Mark Weisman touchdowns to pull out an 11 point win. Now with the Panthers at full strength Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz knows his team's in for another battle. “When these guys are healthy and ready to go, they're going to be a challenging opponent,” said Ferentz, “and we'd better be at our best, I know that.” The Hawkeyes expect some big things as... More>>

Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

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Mike Krzyzewski's big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain's imposing frontcourt. More>>

Experienced Hawkeyes full of optimism

Iowa's biggest concern could be at kicker. And punter. More>>

Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

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By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a... More>>

U. Iowa president stands by firing of hockey coach

University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she stands by the controversial firing of women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum. More>>

Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

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Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. More>>

Kollmorgen named starter as UNI gets set for Iowa

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Mark Farley decided on a starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Iowa, and that will be Sawyer Kollmorgen -- Kollmorgen, a junior, won the starting job over senior Brion Carnes. He'll be entering his third season as the Panthers regular starting quarterback. Carnes, however, is expected to get time under center as well. Coach Mark Farley says he will play this weekend against the Hawkeyes, but specifically when that happens is up in the air. “It's more who's got the hot hand, who's m... More>>

Cyclones looking for better start to 2014

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Iowa State is looking for something different as they open the season on Saturday against 3-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State.A year ago, the Cyclones opened the season with a 28-20 loss to Northern Iowa. The Cyclones went on to lose 9 of their first 10 games, with the only win coming at Tulsa.Head coach Paul Rhoads believes that opening loss was a factor in Iowa State's performance in the next few games."I would argue that the start of our season beyond the opener and the first ... More>>

Jets suspend CB Dimitri Patterson 'indefinitely'

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Dimitri Patterson ended his puzzling absence after 48 hours, but his future with the New York Jets is now uncertain. More>>

Kernels fall at Quad Cities, still clinch playoff berth

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The Cedar Rapids Kernels fell 8-6 to the Quad Cities on Sunday with a chance to secure a playoff spot. Despite the loss, the Kernels still picked up a bid after Peoria eliminated themselves from contention with a 4-3 loss at Clinton.With the game tied 4-4 in the 8th inning, the Kernels looked like they might get it done as Logan Wade knocked an RBI base hit in to right field for the advantage.However, it quickly went away in the bottom half of the inning. The River Bandits responded with 4 ru... More>>

Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

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In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate. More>>

Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

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Joey Logano is looking more and more like a Sprint Cup title contender. More>>

UNI's Williams set for big season

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Just by taking the field, UNI senior Xavier Williams makes the entire Panther defense better. "If he's not double teamed, he's making the play,” says defensive line Coach Bryce Paup, “When he gets double teamed, the linebackers make the play." Known as the X-Man, Williams recorded 12 tackles for loss last season, just one year after picking up just 2 as a sophomore. If you ask him what caused that improvement, he'll tell you it was the chance to play for an NFL veteran and former league defen... More>>

Upper Iowa looking to build on success

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After a successful 2013 campaign, the Upper Iowa Peacocks are back and ready to make some noise. “You're going to get better or you're going to get worse,” says head coach Tom Shea, “We want to get better. It's going to be tough." The Peacocks fueled by an experienced offense, and a much improved defense showed some life last season going 6 – 5, finishing tied for 5th in the 15 team Northern Sun Conference. Six wins may not seem like much until you consider it was the first winning record at ... More>>

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

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An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business. More>>

UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday Video included

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The UNI Women's soccer team is coming off a disappointing 4 and 15 season marred by injuries and a lot of close losses. In fact the Panthers were either tied of had the lead in the second half of 15 of their 19 games last fall. Despite their efforts uni soccer has been picked to finish in last place in the conference this fall--but the Panthers did have one voter pick them to finish in first place.UNI head coach James Price said, "Well that would be me--but I do that every year--i am a little... More>>

Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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At the end of Waterloo Columbus Sailors football practice on Thursdaynew sailor head coach Brad Schmidt got caught up in a bit of a challenge---as the entireSailor football team dropped a couple of buckets of ice water on him for the ALS Challenge. Friday we will have an interview with the new Columbus head coach. More>>

UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC Video included

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The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team has been pegged to finish second in the 2014 preseason Missouri Valley Conference coaches' poll. The Panthers nabbed a pair of first-place votes but came up two points short of favorite Wichita State in the poll.Panther head coach Bobbi Petersen believes the conference will be very competitive again--but she's thankful the MVC Postseason tournament will be held in Cedar Falls. "Very pumped that during one of the most competitive conference races... More>>

160 attend the 3rd annual Ladies' Night Out at the UNI-Dome

160 attend the 3rd annual Ladies' Night Out at the UNI-Dome Video included

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Third annual UNI Ladies Night Out football camp attracted a record 160 women to the UNI-Dome. Northern Iowa stars like All-American tailback David Johnson---Panther quarterbacks Sawyer Kollmorgen and Brion Carnes take the women through various drills while brushing up their knowledge of the game of football. Panther head coach Mark Farley says its a fun way for the women to learn the game while also getting to know theUNI football program. It's our Ladies' night out and it's fun. I think our ... More>>

Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award. More>>

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months

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Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. More>>

Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

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Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series. More>>

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

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Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family. More>>

5 challengers sign up for next America's Cup

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By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer Only five challengers have signed up for the chance to take on software billionaire Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in the 2017 America's Cup. More>>

Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

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Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open. More>>

Rick Coleman: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Rick Coleman: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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"Okay I've accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Bryan Goettel currently living in Washington DC, former KWWL Sports Anchor and Reporter. And I'm asking to accept the challenge --my good friend Brent Matthias current head baseball coach at Denver High School and Joe Surma who will be joning me this Fall on Friday Heroes and also the Hall-of -Famer--the wrestling official--Mike Allen. so guys you have 24 hours to step up to the challenge--right now I am going to accept a bucket over my he... More>>

PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

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Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points. More>>

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

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Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. More>>

Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

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Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. More>>

Kent State starting center dies at 21

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Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday. More>>

Former UNI Panther Ali Farokhmanesh headed to Nebraska

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Former UNI Panther basketball player Ali Farokhmanesh is headed back to the Midwest, but this time in red. More>>

Regina looks to continue record run Video included

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It's become a routine cycle. Opponents come to Iowa City Regina, opponents get dominated, and opponents go home disappointed.The formula has been pretty simple."You've gotta get out on them quick," says senior offensive lineman and UNI recruit Phil Arendt, "and hopefully we get the game over in the first quarter."They've done that a lot beating all 14 opponents last year by an average of more than 30 points. Even more impressive is the streak; 4 straight state championships and 56 straight wi... More>>

All-time wins leader Schultz steps down at Kee

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Kee High baseball coach Gene Schultz is stepping down after 45 years at the helm. Schultz leaves Kee as the nations all-time wins leader with a total of 1,754 in his career. The National Federation of State High School Associations recognizesSchultz's record as1,578 wins as those ones came during the summer baseball season. Under his direction, the Kee Hawks won 9 summer baseball state titles, and 11 total. The school's last state championship came in the 2005 season. More>>

Richardson talks about being named ISU Starting Quarterback

Richardson talks about being named ISU Starting Quarterback Video included

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Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads has nameda starting quarterback for the season-opener against North Dakota Stateand his name isSam Richardson.Rhoads made the announcement after Monday morning's practice.Richardsonentering his junior season was Iowa State's starting quarterback in the first eight games of the 2013 season.However, injuries slowed Richardson's productivity later in the season and he was eventually replaced by Grant Rohach as the Cyclone starter for the final four game... More>>

Jewell set to contribute for the Hawkeyes

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Josey Jewell is ready for his shot in Iowa City.The former Decorah stand-out sits #2 at outside linebacker, but ran some snaps in Saturday's scrimmage with the Hawkeyes' first unit. So far, he's impressed a lot of people, including senior linebacker Quinton Alston."He's very aggressive as you can see," said Alston, "He's just playing fast. That's what I love about Josey."For most spots in the linebacking corps, competition seems to be open following the graduation of 3 all Big 10 linebackers ... More>>

Wolverines look for 4th straight volleyball title

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Winning one state championship is quite the accomplishment. The seniors on the Dike-New Hartford volleyball team will have a chance to go out with 4. "It's just crazy,” says Lizzy Blough, “The tradition here is so strong, and we just feel like it's up to us to keep it going this year." The dominance over the past couple years has been astounding. The Wolverines have won 100 consecutive matches against teams from Iowa. Their only loss in that span came to a team from Lenexa, Kansas, that at le... More>>

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