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Offensive lineman Gannon returns to Iowa State

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Iowa State senior defensive lineman Jacob Gannon returned to Iowa State's roster just under 2 weeks after leaving the team. At the time, Gannon cited personal reasons for his departure.In a statement announcing his return, Gannon elaborated on his reason for leaving."I have been recently diagnosed with anxiety," said Gannon, "I am receiving treatment for my condition and I am looking forward to being a part of the football team. I want to thank Coach Rhoads and my teammates for their support.... More>>

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

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The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

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Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL. More>>

Netten, Morrissey Earn Big 12 Honors

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Iowa State's Cole Netten and Cory Morrissey each earned Big 12 honors for their contributions in the Cy-Hawk rivalry over the weekend.Netten was a bit of a no-brainer for the special teams player of the week. The sophomore kicker hit a career long 47 yard field goal in the first half, but it was his second kick that got the most attention. Netten split the uprights from 42 yards with 2 seconds remaining pushing Iowa State to a 20-17 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes.Morrissey earned the confere... More>>

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

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The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. More>>

TCU, West Virginia and Iowa St show Big 12's depth

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer TCU, West Virginia and Iowa State weren't expected to do much in the Big 12 this season. More>>

Iowa State's Dunning, Harris likely out for year

Iowa State offensive lineman Jacob Dunning and wide receiver P.J. Harris are likely out for the season. More>>

UNI Panthers fall short against Hawaii

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It wasn't quite paradise for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in their match against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Saturday in Honolulu. More>>

Champion of women’s equity in college sports to be honored

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The first women's athletics director, Christine H. B. Grant, at the University of Iowa will be recognized for her efforts in women intercollegiate sports. More>>

ISU trumps IA in heated Cy-Hawk battle Video included

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The Iowa State Cyclones fought back late in the game to take the Cy-Hawk trophy at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. More>>

AGWSR tackles Grundy Center, 46-21

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In Class A District 4, AGWSR traveled to Grundy Center to see if they could keep their undefeated record. More>>

Top-ranked IC Regina rolls by Sigourney-Keota, 49-6 Video included

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The test of many great teams is how they respond to adversity. Iowa City Regina has responded well since their first game lost to Solon.
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Dubuque Senior roughs up Cedar Rapids Prairie, 34-28 Video included

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Unbeaten Dubuque Senior hosts Cedar Rapids Prairie in a showdown of former conference rivals.
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West Delaware rallies to beat Waverly-Shell Rock, 29-18 Video included

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Six weeks ago, Waverly-Shell Rock and West Delaware battled for a berth in the state baseball tournament. More>>

Dike-New Hartford runs past Denver, 27-9 Video included

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Dike-New Hartford took advantage of turnovers and a strong running game to get past Denver 27-9. More>>

Hempstead beats East, 45-0, for first victory of the season Video included

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Dubuque Hempstead held Waterloo East scoreless Friday night, on route to a 45-0 Class 4A victory over the Trojans on Homecoming night at Waterloo's Memorial Stadium. More>>

West Delaware tops Waverly-Shell Rock, 29-18

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Six weeks ago Waverly-Shell rock and West Delaware battled for a berth in the state tournament.
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Center-Point Urbana tops North Fayette Valley, 14-12 Video included

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Center Point Urbana used 14 unanswered points in the second half to come back and beat the Tigerhawks of North Fayette Valley Friday night. More>>

New Hampton sails over Waterloo Columbus, 55-3 Video included

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In 2-A District 3, it's third-ranked New Hampton playing host to winless Waterloo Columbus. More>>

Don Bosco rolls Grandview Christian, 62-7

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The defending state champion Dons have rolled through its first two opponents by an average of 54-7, but Grandview Christian is no slouch --winning its first two games by an average of 48-20. More>>

Hudson rallies late to beat Sumner-Fredericksburg, 21-18 Video included

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In Class 1A District 4 action, the Hudson Pirates traveled to Sumner to take on the unbeaten Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougars. More>>

Wapsie Valley whoops North Tama, 40-7 Video included

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Wapsie Valley hosted North Tama in a Class A District 4 match-up. More>>

Cedar Rapids Xavier shuts out Solon, 28-0 Video included

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It was a big, early season match-up in Class 3-A assecond-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier played host to third-ranked Solon. More>>

House Divided: Cy-Hawk rivalry heats up ahead of big game Video included

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Carter Pottebaum lives in a house divided. His daddy's a diehard Hawkeye fan, but mommy cheers for the Cyclones. More>>

UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii

UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii Video included

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Wednesday morning--the Northern Iowa Panthers left the mainland for their long trek in search of a victory. More>>

The Mark Farley Interview: Hawaii Trip

The Mark Farley Interview: Hawaii Trip Video included

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"I'm here with UNI Football Coach Mark Farley right before the big trip to Hawaii this week ..an exciting trip not only for football purposes but also historical purposes-- Stan Sheriff the former football coach and athletic director at Northern Iowa who built the UNI-Dome also went out to be athletic director at Hawaii and built that program up too. And he recruited--well you were a walk-on but he let you into the program and you continued that Panther Legacy..""That's right he was the footb... More>>

Jim Parker, son of Norm Parker, to be honorary Iowa captain

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Jim Parker, the son of former Hawkeye defensive coordinator Norm Parker, will serve as honorary captain during Saturday's game against Iowa State on Saturday. More>>

NFL owners explain Rice probe roles

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The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public. More>>

Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

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By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a... More>>

Chuck Long pegged to head Iowa Sports Foundation

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The Iowa Sports Foundation announced Thursday that former Hawkeye quarterback Chuck Long has been named Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. More>>

Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy. More>>

Hawks look to improve run game against Cyclones Video included

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There is more than a trophy on the line when the Iowa Hawkeyes host Iowa State in the annual Cy-Hawk game at Kinnick on Saturday.
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Luther football team honors service members

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The Luther College football team will honor military personnel at a coming game against Grinnell College. More>>

U. of Iowa, Iowa State police tweet jokes to each other

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The University of Iowa's department of public safety had some fun on social media at the expense of its Iowa State counterparts. More>>

Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

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Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player. More>>

49ers CEO wants to give McDonald 'due process'

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San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. More>>

Seahawks unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Pro32

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1. More>>

Dike-New Hartford beats Waterloo Columbus 3-0

Dike-New Hartford beats Waterloo Columbus 3-0 Video included

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Dike-New Hartford beat the number one ranked team in the country from Kansas over the weekend. On Tuesday night--the Wolverines had little trouble beating Waterloo Columbus in straight sets, 25-13, 25-7, 25-10. Dike-New Hartford improves to 3-1 on the season. More>>

Former CF star Ike Boettger set to start for the Iowa Hawkeyes

Former CF star Ike Boettger set to start for the Iowa Hawkeyes

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With an injury to Outland Trophy candidate Brandon Scherff, former Cedar Falls star Ike Boettger is primed to start for the Iowa Hawkeyes at left tackle against the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday at Kinnick.  More>>

Northern Illinois sweeps UNI in Volleyball Video included

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Northern Illinois upset the Northern Iowa women's volleyball team in the Panthers' home opener 3-0.NIU won for the first time ever in Cedar Falls with a 25-21, 26-24, 25-23 victory. The Panthers had won 12 straight matches over the Huskies before Tuesday night's match. The Panthers fall to 2-5 with the loss, their fourth straight defeat. More>>

Domestic violence advocates say athletes, coaches have voice Video included

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The situation surrounding former NFL player Ray Rice is sparking conversations across American about domestic violence. More>>

Scherff unlikely to play as Hawks prepare for Cyclones Video included

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Kirk Ferentz wouldn't confirm reports of Brandon Scherff's meniscus surgery, calling the All-American's status as day to day, but the players made available to the press on Tuesday fully expect him to not be in the line-up Saturday. Scherff was also seen entering the Iowa football complex on crutches. For the Hawkeyes, that means it's the next man in, and that's likely Ike Boettger, the Cedar Falls native, who would get his first start in Kinnick Stadium. "I'm sure Ike will do a great job,” s... More>>

Hawkeye player Drew Ott injured on scooter, is expected to play Saturday Video included

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Despite being hit by a car while riding his scooter, Hawkeye defensive lineman Drew Ott is expected to recover in time to play on Saturday against Iowa State. More>>

Ames spoils Pat Mitchell ceremony for Cedar Falls 24-10

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A big game in the UNI-Dome as Ames would pay a visit to Cedar Falls. More>>

Waterloo East loses to Des Moines Hoover, 49-14

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Waterloo East hosted Des Moines Hoover for their home opener as both teams looked to notch their first win of the season. More>>

Baltimore Ravens terminate Ray Rice's contract

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The Baltimore Ravens tweeted Monday afternoon that they have terminated Ray Rice's contract. More>>

Former Kohawk Jackson stymies Bears

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Fred Jackson's age isn't a factor. The NFL's oldest running back still made the biggest play of the game as the Buffalo Bills won for the first time ever in Chicago, 23-20 in overtime.With the Bills driving for the game winning score, the 33 year old Coe College alumnus took the handoff, broke through the line, headed for the sideline and rumbled 38 yards to the one yardline. Two plays later, Dan Carpenter would hit the game-winning walk-off field goal."I'm old, but I can still play,"said Jac... More>>

A-P dominates Columbus 48-12

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Aplington-Parkersburg opened the season losing 27-7 to arch rival Dike-New Hartford in the Ag-Bowl.  More>>

Center Point-Urbana hammers Union 32-12

Center Point-Urbana hammers Union 32-12

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Ninth ranked Center Point-Urbana using a strong running attack led by Brandon Kinsey jumped to a 12-2 first half lead over Union and the Stormin' Pointers whip the Knights 32-12. Kinsey aided a grinding 16 play 69 yard drive in the first half that lasted 6 minutes--quarterback Alec Burke scored on a one yardfourth down run to give CP-U a 6-0 lead. Kinseyscored on an 8 yard touchdown run late in the first half to complete a 7 play 50 yard drive and Center Point-Urbana never looked back. More>>

South Winn womps Wapsie Valley

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It was the battle of the Warriors at Upper Iowa University between South Winneshiek and Wapsie Valley.



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Gladbrook-Reinbeck upsets Dike-New Hartford

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Dike-New Hartford entered the night riding a 21-game regular season winning streak dating back to 2011. Gladbrook-Reinbeck stumbled out of the blocks losing its season opener to Union.  More>>

Late rally lifts Iowa past Ball State 17-13 Video included

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Iowa scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 3 minutes to rally past Ball State for a 17-13 win.Several fans had already left Kinnick Stadium without seeing Jake Duzey haul in the game winning 12 yard touchdown pass from Jake Rudock with one minute remaining.Iowa appeared to be headed for a devastating loss. Ball State scored the game's only touchdown of the first 3 quarters as Blake Dueitt returned a Jonathan Parker fumble for a score in the first half. The Cardinals led the Hawkeyes 13-3 w... More>>

ISU upset bid of #20 Kansas State falls short

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Iowa State erased an early 13 point deficit, but didn't have enough in the end as the Cyclones fell 28-26 to #20 Kansas State. Wildcat quarterback Jake Waters scored the game winning touchdown with 1:30 remaining in the game.In the early going, this looked like another blowout in the making. Charles Jones put Kansas State up 7-0 with a short touchdown run just 2 minutes in to the game. The Wildcats hit field goals on their next 2 drives to take a 13-0 lead.That's when the Cyclones woke up wit... More>>

Nashua-Plainfield wins triple overtime thriller over Denver Video included

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Reece Reams scored in the third overtime as Nashua-Plainfield pulled off a thrilling victory taking down Denver 41, 33.It was a back and forth game throughout. Reams opened the scoring with a 9 yard off tackle run for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Denver struck right back as Isaac Barrett took a sweep and zoomed past the defense as the game sat tied 7-7 going to the second.The teamskept the scoring up before halftime. The Huskies' Zade McCall scored on a one yard run, but Nashua-Plainfield... More>>

The Mark Farley Interview

The Mark Farley Interview Video included

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"I'm here with head coach Mark Farley of the Northern Iowa Panthers fresh off their game against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday and Coach that was a great college football ..a great game for the state. "I thought it was a great game..It was well played by both teams-- very physical football game and ultimately went down to the last series." "I know after the game you were disappointed not because your team didn't play well but because you didn't win the game... You know I was looking at some n... More>>

Gill will be Hawkeyes honorary captain on Saturday

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Former University of Iowa running back Owen Gill will be the honorary captain when the Ball State Cardinals come to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. More>>

Kansas State-Iowa State Preview Capsule

By The Associated Press KANSAS STATE (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) at IOWA STATE (0-1, 0-0), noon (Fox Sports 1) More>>

Packers take on Super Bowl champ Seahawks tonight on KWWL

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The regular NFL season kicks off tonight.The Green Bay Packers take on the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks at 7:30 p.m. at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. More>>

CF Coaching Legend Mitchell to be honored this weekend

CF Coaching Legend Mitchell to be honored this weekend Video included

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Hall-of-Fame football coach Pat Mitchell will be honored at halftime of the Cedar Falls game this Friday night against Ames at the UNI-Dome. Mitchell retired after 47 as the Tigers' head coach earlier this year --so this will be the first Cedar Falls varsity football game in the Dome without him coaching on the sidelines. There will also be a retirement party for coach Mitchell on Saturday at the Amvets post 49 in Cedar Falls at seven o'clock. Pat Mitchell's 344 career wins ranks fourth in th... More>>

Kernels drop game one of first round playoff series to the Bees.

Kernels drop game one of first round playoff series to the Bees.

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The Cedar Rapids Kernelslost 2-0 to the Burlington Beestonight in game one of their best of 3 first roundplayoff series at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Kernelsnow travel to Burlington's Community Field on Thursday night looking to extend their season and force a decisive game three in the best of three series.Burlington plated single runs in the sixth and seventh innings for the victory. The Kernels collected seven hits while the Bees recorded eight hits, but bo... More>>

Waverly-Shell Rock's Ryan Sprain Profiled

Waverly-Shell Rock's Ryan Sprain Profiled Video included

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He's not the biggest guy on the field -- but Waverly-Shell Rock junior Ryan Sprain makes up for it with intensity.Go-Hawk head coach Mark Hubbard said, :"He's like dynamite. Comes in small packages and packs a punch." And that was especially true in his first real varsity action. Last Friday against Waterloo West -- Sprain tallied a team high 12 tackles -- and scored two touchdowns -- which included a 65 yard free kick return.Sprain said, "First I just focused on catching the ball, which is k... More>>

New Hawkeye Football Facility almost complete

New Hawkeye Football Facility almost complete Video included

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Construction crews are working up against a tight deadline to complete the second phase of the $55 million nearly 220-thousand square foot Iowa Hawkeye football operations facility. The second phase project funded entirely with private donations and athletic department money will feature strength and conditioning space, athletic training facilities, team meeting rooms, position group rooms, equipment rooms and locker rooms, as well as offices for coaches and staff members. The facility which ... More>>

Packers-Seahawks a spicy start

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Fail Mary. More>>

Sam's 2nd chance comes on Dallas practice squad Video included

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Michael Sam waded through a crowd of reporters and was settling in front of yet another bank of cameras when someone asked if this was what it was like in St. Louis. More>>

UNI's Pudwill MVC Player of the Week

UNI's Pudwill MVC Player of the Week Video included

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Northern Iowa sophomore outside hitter Leigh Pudwill has been named the Missouri Valley Conference's women's volleyball player of the week.  More>>

DeWitt boy to be Hawkeyes Kid Captain for Ball State game

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An eight-year-old boy from DeWitt with a brain tumor will be the Hawkeyes Kid Captain for the game against Ball State on Saturday. More>>

Seahawks stay atop AP Pro32 power rankings

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By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Seattle Seahawks are still on top. Soon, they'll have to start proving it again. More>>

Iowa defense struggles in opener

The hope for Iowa was that a deep and talented defensive line would help mask its inexperience at linebacker and in the secondary. More>>

NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

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The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded... More>>

'Madden 15' glitch shrinks former Hawkeye linebacker

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If you're playing the new 'Madden 15' video game, you may notice a little glitch. More>>

Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open

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Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. More>>

49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

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San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. More>>

Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready

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Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday. More>>

Lone surviving 'Ironman' to appear at Kinnick on Saturday

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The lone surviving member of the 1939 Iowa Hawkeyes "Ironmen" team will be honored at Saturday's game against Ball State. More>>

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  • Panther rally falls short at Hawaii

    Panther rally falls short at Hawaii

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:51:49 GMT
    Steven Lakalaka rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown as Hawaii beat Northern Iowa 27-24 Saturday.The Rainbow Warriors (1-2) rushed for 148 yards against the Panthers (0-2) and also saw their defense and special teams put points on the board.Defensive lineman Beau Yap opened the scoring by recovering a UNI fumble in the end zone and Tyler Hadden had a field goal in each half.Lakalaka shouldered the load with standout Joey Iosefa out with a fractured ankle suffered in a loss to Or...More >>
    Steven Lakalaka rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown as Hawaii beat Northern Iowa 27-24 Saturday.The Rainbow Warriors (1-2) rushed for 148 yards against the Panthers (0-2) and also saw their defense and special teams put points on the board.Defensive lineman Beau Yap opened the scoring by recovering a UNI fumble in the end zone and Tyler Hadden had a field goal in each half.Lakalaka shouldered the load with standout Joey Iosefa out with a fractured ankle suffered in a loss to Or...More >>
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