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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others.

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2020 season with first-place votes in parentheses won-loss record, and total points at right:

LINCOLN, Neb. — The William Penn shotgun sports era began over the weekend and right out of the gate the squads showed they are for real with a strong showing at the Midland Ice Out.



OSKALOOSA — Cameryn Campbell (Sr., Jefferson City, Mo., Elementary Education) provided excellent defense to guide the Statesmen women’s volleyball team to two league wins last week and her efforts garnered her recognition as she was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Voll…

MORAVIA — The Statesmen men’s golf team returned to the links Monday for a 36-hole, one-day event and produced solid results as it competed at The W at The Preserve Tournament hosted by Indian Hills CC.



OSKALOOSA – A spirited affair on Drost Field saw William Penn men's soccer down 2-1 in the second half against the Ravens of Benedictine. Two goals, with the winner coming with just two minutes on the clock, saw WPU complete the comeback and take their first win in Heat of America Athletic C…

OSKALOOSA — In spite of its 3-0 loss to Heart of America Athletic Conference foe Benedictine Saturday, the William Penn women’s soccer team walked off the pitch with a positive feeling moving forward for this year and beyond.



PELLA — Seeking to maximize playing opportunities for its student-athletes while minimizing health and safety risks, Central College, in coordination with other American Rivers Conference institutions, will launch a modified winter sports competition schedules after Jan. 1.

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BONDURANT — Knoxville found themselves in Bondurant on Saturday against some quality teams at the Bondurant-Farrar Tournament. The Panthers would hold their ground and pick up some quality wins, defeating No. 11 (4A) Bondurant-Farrar, Winterset, No. 8 (3A) Nevada and Atlantic after losing to…

NEW SHARON – North Mahaska had a daunting task during their invitational volleyball tourney Saturday. Due to unforeseen circumstances neither of the varsity setters were available. That left the job to sophomore Caitlyn Sanders and freshman Colby Sampson. The pair combined for 24 assists. Sa…

GRINNELL — The Oskaloosa Indians made the trip up north to Grinnell Friday night to take on the Grinnell Tigers in a district encounter. The two long time rivals have had many competitive battles in the past and the Indians have held the recent edge, but on this night it was all Grinnell. Th…

PELLA — For a second consecutive week, a big first half from the Dutch proved to be the difference as they enjoyed a 35-14 victory over visiting North Polk on Friday night.

NEVADA — It was another tough night for Knoxville as they fell to a quality undefeated squad in Nevada, 57-7.

NEW SHARON – For three quarters North Mahaska was in striking distance of the pesky North Tama Redhawks. The final quarter unraveled with penalties and a stolen interception to allow the Redhawks to win 29-12.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes threw six solid innings of four-hit ball, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in Milwaukee's four-run eighth inning and the Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Saturday night.

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DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire mostly maintained his jovial demeanor this season. As recently as Friday night, he was needling a reporter while discussing a strategic decision from the late innings.

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LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece event at…

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The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference’s regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played.

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LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American tribe, or paint one of their wampum bead belts on the frame of the bike that he's ridden for three punishing weeks, ove…

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PELLA — When it looked like I-35’s running attack would tire the Pella Christian defense, the Eagles would come up with a big answer time and time again as they were able to knock off the eighth-ranked Roadrunners 21-18 on Friday night.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years ago would have been unimaginable.

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LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Thursday her requirement that athletes wear masks applies to Big Ten football in Michigan, but a face shield will suffice for players and the administration is open to potentially changing the order.

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Oskaloosa holds a 6-5 advantage in the series since 2009. The Indians have won the last four meetings after dropping six of the previous seven. Osky won last year 35-16.

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Pella is 2-0 against North Polk in the QuikStats era (since 2006). The Dutch won 41-13 in 2016 and 41-0 in 2017.

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These two have a lot of history and in recent history it has been all Pella Christian with the Eagles winning eight of the last nine meetings since 2007.

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Nevada has won both matchups in the QuikStats era (since 2006). The Cubs defeated the Panthers 19-15 in 2016 and 28-14 in 2017.

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2020 season with first-place votes in parentheses won-loss record, and total points at right:

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort, declaring, “I'm the one who got football back.”

OSKALOOSA — Patrick DeRonde ran away with the individual title in the boys race for Oskaloosa at their home invite with a time of 17:48, 17 seconds ahead of second place while helping the team to a second place finish.

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PELLA — The Lady Dutch honored their four seniors before their match against Newton and they were probably relieved they didn’t have a third straight five-set conference match as they swept the Cardinals 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-17) on Tuesday night.

NORWALK — A few points either way can change a match. That was the case for Oskaloosa on Tuesday as the dropped a narrow five-set battle to Norwalk 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 15-12).

PELLA — The Grinnell Tigers visited Eagle Lane Tuesday night for a Little Hawkeye Volleyball tussle and fell before the Pella Christian Eagles in overtime. The match was deadlocked at two games each and the fifth frame was needed to declare a winner.

KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Panthers improved their conference record to 3-0 on Tuesday after going to Bloomfield and coming away with a 3-1 (27-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-18) victory over Davis County.

NEWTON — It’s already been a busy week for the Oskaloosa girls swim team. They competed against strong competition in Williamsburg on Monday before turning around for a double dual in Newton against Fairfield and NCMP.

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