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ISU discussing big makeover

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State is exploring construction of a multi-use “arts, culture and community district’ between Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium. The school announced the plan Tuesday, saying athletic director Jamie Pollard and Iowa State Research Park ...

Cyclones have work to do

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State has some cleaning up to do if it wants to become the team it hoped to be back in August. Iowa State (1-1) had a chance to field a punt and move within field-goal range with less than two minutes left in Saturday’s 18-17 loss to Iowa. ...

Game day in Ames

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Coach Matt Campbell has done just about everything Iowa State could have hoped for in his three-plus seasons in charge — except beat Iowa. Campbell is 0-3 against the 19th-ranked Hawkeyes (2-0, 1-0 Big Ten), including a 42-3 whipping in 2016 that ...

Hawkeyes shut out Rutgers

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa made Rutgers’ first trip to Iowa City as miserable as possible. Senior Nate Stanley had 236 yards passing and three touchdowns and No. 20 Iowa rolled past Rutgers 30-0 Saturday in its Big Ten opener, notching its third shutout in its ...

Cyclones relying on new faces at WR

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State lost star wide receiver Hakeem Butler to the NFL a year earlier than expected. Graduate transfer La’Michael Pettway joined the Cyclones in hopes of joining Butler in the pros in 2020. The 6-foot-3 Pettway led Arkansas in catches a ...

No timetable for Kimbrel’s debut

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Craig Kimbrel said Thursday there is no timetable for when he will join the Cubs and he will listen to his body before his expected promotion to beleaguered Chicago bullpen. Kimbrel, who reached a three-year, $43 million deal with Chicago ...

Dallas brings Gustafson back on board

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Wings re-signed AP Player of the Year Megan Gustafson on Thursday. Gustafson was drafted 17th by the Wings, but was one of the final cuts from the roster before the season started. With injuries depleting Dallas’ roster, the Wings were able to sign the former ...

Beathard making waves

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — While Jimmy Garoppolo recovered from a torn left ACL, his backups took center stage during the 49ers’ minicamp. The 49ers coaching staff allowed Garoppolo to participate in seven-on-seven passing drills but not 11-on-11 team drills. So backup quarterbacks C.J. ...

Chastain a grinder

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer NEWTON — Ross Chastain seems like the busiest driver in NASCAR. Chastain opened the season with 36 consecutive starts across the Cup, Xfinity and Truck series and has logged a staggering 7,501 laps since February, a streak that only came to an end when he ...

No shortcut for Iowan Nurse

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. — Whenever Toronto coach Nick Nurse needed inspiration this season, he merely needed to look at his office wall. Hanging there is a big photo, a finish-line shot of the 2015 Travers Stakes at historic Saratoga Race Course. There are two ...

Active offseason for Hawkeyes

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery’s tradition of quiet offseasons was shattered this spring. It does not mean the Hawkeyes are in trouble next season. Iowa (23-12, second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19) lost star Tyler Cook to the NBA ...

Gustafson going with the flow

By MEGAN GUSTAFSON For The Associated Press IOWA CITY — When I say that I have probably spent more time in the past couple of months flying in an airplane than on ground, I’m not kidding. When I also say that my life lately could be classified as a crazy roller coaster, I am telling you ...

Sutherland prevails in playoff

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — This time, Kevin Sutherland only needed two extra holes to finish off Scott Parel. Two months after beating Parel in Mississippi on the seventh playoff hole, Sutherland birdied the second extra hole Sunday at Wakonda Club to win the Principal ...

Parel ties course record at Wakonda

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Scott Parel matched the course record with a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a two-shot lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Principal Charity Classic. Parel tied the Wakonda Club mark set by Billy Andrade in 2016. Chris DiMarco shot 65, Andrade ...

Iowa Central hoop recruit Deng has a unique story to tell

STORM LAKE (AP) — Five siblings gathered in Storm Lake this weekend to watch their youngest brother graduate from high school, decades after their parents emigrated from war-torn Sudan to the United States. Cham Deng received his diploma Sunday from Storm Lake High School with a 3.4 grade ...

Iowa’s Bohannon to undergo hip surgery

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon is out indefinitely with a hip injury that could put his senior season in jeopardy. Bohannon, who suffered the previously undisclosed injury early in 2018-19, will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team said. ...

Harrison does it again

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Keni Harrison cruised to her fourth straight win in the 100-meter hurdles on Saturday at the Drake Relays, joining Lolo Jones as the only women in meet history to do so. Harrison crossed in a wind-aided 12.65 seconds on a miserable day at ...

Iowa tight ends the talk of the NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it’s ...

Hawkeyes ready to find next reliable targets

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Two of the best tight ends in Iowa history have left for the NFL. The Hawkeyes might finally have the wide receivers it needs to revamp its offense. With T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant expected to be taken in the first round of next week’s ...

Gustafson shares her perspective

By MEGAN GUSTAFSON For The Associated Press NEW YORK — Picture this: a little girl growing up in a town with a population of 164 people shooting hoops at the town hall outdoor court has now arrived in New York for the 2019 WNBA draft. Who would have thought? I certainly didn’t. To say ...