Monday July 29th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — A world record highlighted the final day of the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines. Olympic gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad smashed the 16-year-old world record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52-point-20 seconds.Muhammad broke the record about two weeks after suffering a mild concussion after a fall in practice.Muhammad admits the record has been on her mind this year.Sioux City native Shelby Houlihan was a double winner for the second straight year. Houlihan took command on the final lap to win the 5000 meter run after winning the 1500 on Saturday. Des Moines native Karissa Schweizer finished second.Houlihan stayed with the leaders before taking control on the final lap.The USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up on Sunday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Sanó hit a three-run homer in Minnesota’s five-run first inning, and the Twins pounded Dylan Covey and the Chicago White Sox 11-1 to strengthen their hold on the AL Central. Jorge Polanco, Jonathan Schoop and Max Kepler also connected as Minnesota ran its major league-leading total to 205 home runs. The Twins went deep 11 times while taking three of four in the series and moved two games ahead of second-place Cleveland, which lost 9-6 at Kansas City. == 2A quarterfinals today11:00 — #2 North Linn 38-5) vs. West Branch (20-7)1:30 — Central Lee (21-2) vs. Des Moines Christian (28-8)4:30 — #7 New Hampton (28-9) vs. West Sioux (21-5)7:00 — #5 Van Meter (31-3) vs. Underwood (26-4) NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Chase Briscoe passed Christopher Bell with seven laps to go and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for his first victory of the year.Briscoe’s only other Xfinity victory came last season on Charlotte’s oval.Bell led a career-high 235 out of 250 laps, but old tires allowed Briscoe to take over and clinch a playoff berth in the No. 98 Ford.John Hunter Nemechek was third, followed by Noah Gragson and points leader Tyler Reddick. Cole Custer, who entered the race in third place, got loose and crashed into the wall with 90 laps to go. CHICAGO (AP) — The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran reliever Sergio Romo in a trade with Miami, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. The deadline for making deals to have players eligible for the postseason is Wednesday. The Twins got the 36-year-old Romo, minor league pitcher Chris Vallimont and a player to be named for minor league first baseman Lewin Diaz. Romo was 2-0 with 17 saves and a 3.58 ERA in 38 games this season. Romo joined the Minnesota Twins in Chicago on Sunday after he was acquired in the trade. The Twins begin a three-game series in Miami on Tuesday night, but the veteran reliever wanted to get started right away with his new team. CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake senior Jaylen DeVries has verbally committed to Southern Illinois University to play football. DeVries threw for 1828 yards and 22 touchdowns without an interception in his junior year with the Lions. In a tweet, DeVries thanked his family for everything they’ve done, shaping him into the person he his today. He also thanked his teammates for pushing him every single day, as well as the programs that believed in his abilities and morals as a person. The Salukis were 2-9 last year, finishing 1-7 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. DES MOINES — After escaping Pekin on Friday afternoon, the Newman baseball team now knows all the details about the semifinal round of the Class 1A state baseball tournament. The Knights survived a comeback attempt by Pekin, holding on for an 8-7 victory, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Knights will now face 6th-ranked Don Bosco at 11 o’clock on Thursday morning at Principal Park in Des Moines. Don Bosco beat Coon Rapids-Bayard 3-1 in the first quarterfinal on Friday. In quarterfinal round games played on Saturday, 3rd-ranked Alburnett beat South Winneshiek 13-4, while 10th-ranked St. Mary’s of Remsen beat 2nd-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys 4-2. Alburnett and St. Mary’s of Remsen will play the second semifinal game at about 1:30 on Thursday.last_img read more


Mallorca tests the streak at home with the ‘new’

first_imgEspanyol hopes not to relive agonizing seasons and hence to achieve the first victory in Cornellà-El Prat of the season is essential to get a little calm. There is confidence in the face of Sunday’s duel against Mallorca and the truth is that, since only three teams descend to Second and three ascend to First, the Blue and Whites have never lost all three home games against the newly promoted. positive thinking. This is what should prevail in the Espanyol costumes in a key week for their future. receive Mallorca, a direct rival in the fight for permanence, and, in addition, a newly promoted. This course has not been much fortune in the duels before teams that have risen to Primera in Cornellà-El Prat because they fell against Granada (0-3) and Osasuna (2-4) and on Sunday they have to receive the vermilion team. The data are on the blue and white side because in the last 12 years there has always been at least one duel at home against teams recently promoted to Primera.The whole of Abelardo wants to continue with the story. And not at all repeat what happened on 2007-08 (Ernesto Valverde was the parakeet coach). Valladolid, Almeria and Murcia were the clubs that managed to climb the previous year and the three took points from Espanyol when they played, at that time, in Montjuïc. The biggest loot that was achieved was a single point, which was obtained in the duel against the Murcia team because on day 10 it was tied to zero. Against Valladolid (0-1) and Almeria (1-3) fell. But this evil done before newly promoted was not exclusive to that campaign because a previous one, 2006-07, lived the same story. On that occasion it was tied against Levante (1-1) and lost to Nàstic (0-1) and Recre (0-1). As a curiosity, that course keeps a parallel with the current one because the Europa League was also being played, then UEFA, and the parrots reached the final they ended up losing to Sevilla.last_img read more


Fiorentina boss confirms Chelsea’s signing of Cuadrado

first_img1 Juan Cuadrado Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has confirmed Juan Cuadrado has signed for Chelsea.talkSPORT told you on Thursday that the 26-year-old winger had agreed a move to Stamford Bridge after the clubs settled on a fee on €32 million, with Mohamed Salah moving the other way in a loan deal.“It was a sale that had to be done,” Montella told Fiorentina’s official website on Friday.“The club has done the right thing because we are also getting a very good player.“Naturally, we need to understand how long he [Salah] will need to adapt to our football as it’s different from the English and Swiss leagues.“From a defensive standpoint, Cuadrado guarantees us a lot more than Salah.“Cuadrado is a player that has always arrived with a smile and given everything to Fiorentina.“I am convinced that if he could have played tomorrow he would have.“I’m happy for him because he is going to a big club.”Montella’s announcement could mean Andre Schurrle will complete a move to Wolfsburg, after reports suggested the German international had agreed personal terms with the Bundesliga outfit.last_img read more