Thursday August 31st Local Sports

IOWA CITY — He is listed in the two-deep as Nathan Stanley but Iowa’s new starting quarterback told reporters this week he prefers “Nate”. The native of Wisconsin says he will have more jitters heading into Saturday’s opener against Wyoming than he did last season when an injury to starter C.J. Beathard forced him into action against North Dakota State.

Stanley will lean on a veteran offensive line and a deep corps of running backs.

Stanley says an aggressive Wyoming defense will try to force him to make plays.

After a close competition with junior Tyler Wiegers Stanley knows he needs to produce to hang on to the job.

The Iowa-Wyoming game takes place Saturday at 11 o’clock, with the pre-game show starting at 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO.

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jose Berrios pitched seven scoreless innings, Brian Dozier had four hits and Eddie Rosario homered twice on Wednesday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-1.

Berrios (12-6) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts, including seven of the last nine batters he faced. He walked one and gave up just four hits to win his seventh straight start at Target Field.

The Twins, who entered the night with a one-game lead over the Angels for the second AL wild card spot, ran their August record to 19-10, the most wins in the major leagues this month.

Mitch Garver and Ehire Adrianza each had three hits for the Twins. Adrianza tripled twice and drove in four runs, while Garver scored three runs and was a home run short of the cycle.

 

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Southwestern 3-0 NIACC (25-12, 25-19, 25-16)

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Maya Moore scored 18 points, Sylvia Fowles had 12 points and 13 rebounds for her 19th double-double, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 80-69 on Wednesday night.

Minnesota (25-7) won its 25th game for the sixth time in seven years and moved a game in front of Los Angeles for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

Seimone Augustus added 14 points for Minnesota, which beat Indiana by a WNBA record 59 points when the two teams met on Aug. 18.

Moore’s layup late in the second quarter capped Minnesota’s 10-0 run for a 40-32 lead. Moore, Fowles and Augustus combined for 30 of the Lynx’s 42 first-half points.

Fowles blocked a shot and her outlet pass led to Natasha Howard’s layup, capping an 11-0 run to extend Minnesota’s lead to 74-61. It came during the Lynx’s 19-5 run to open the fourth quarter.

Erica Wheeler scored 17 points for Indiana, and Candice Dupree had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Indiana (9-24) lost its seventh straight game and set a franchise record for losses in a season.

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have named Scott Roth as the coach of the inaugural Iowa Wolves G-League team.

The Timberwolves announced the hiring on Wednesday. Roth will oversee coaching of the team after the Timberwolves purchased the minor league team in Des Moines.

Roth was a player on the original Timberwolves team in 1989-90 and has been an assistant coach for seven different NBA teams. He spent last season as a scout for the Timberwolves.

Roth will be charged with installing a system in Iowa that mimics the one coach Tom Thibodeau runs with the Timberwolves. That way any young player who spends time in Iowa will be better prepared when he is called up to play for the NBA team.

It will be Roth’s second stint in the G-League. He coached Bakersfield in 2008.

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