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SAN DIEGO —The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

SAN DIEGO —Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

OSKALOOSA — Head Men’s Volleyball Coach Luke Bentley will be presenting at the 2019 American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention (AVCA) from December 18-22 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The annual event is the largest gathering of volleyball coaches in the world for education, networkin…

OSKALOOSA—Eduardo Bonatto (Sr., Rio Grande, Brazil, Business Management) was picked as one of the top players in the nation as the NAIA announced its Men’s Soccer All-America teams Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn men’s basketball team has the most potent offense in the nation and that has helped it in the ratings as the NAIA released its second Division I top-25 poll Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn men’s soccer team will go into the offseason a top-20 program as the NAIA released its postseason top-25 poll Wednesday.

PELLA — His impact was in no need of further validation but nonetheless, iconic former Central College football coach Ron Schipper is included on a list of the 150 greatest coaches in 150 years of college football released by ESPN Tuesday.

GRINNELL—Another robust offensive outburst from Central College forward Caden Mauck (junior, Kansas City, Mo., Blue Springs South HS) and guard Adam Flinn (junior, St. Louis, Mo., Lafayette HS) couldn’t overcome Grinnell College’s rapid-fire attack in a 134-102 men’s basketball loss Wednesday.

SAN DIEGO —Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday.

PELLA—After leading Central College to a share of an American Rivers title and an NCAA Division III playoff berth, five Dutch players were named to the D3football.com All-West Region team.

OSKALOOSA—Karmari Newman (Jr., Detroit, Mich., Digital Communication) is knocking down long balls at a frantic pace, and for that great play, he was named Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Monday.

PELLA—For the second consecutive year, Central College kicker Jon Alberts (senior, Huntley, Ill.) is a first-team pick on the Division III Academic All-America Division III football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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OSKALOOSA—Iowa is home to the largest state dance competition in the nation.

OSKALOOSA—It was raining threes at Oskaloosa Gymnasium Tuesday night. The Indians came ready to play, and ready to shoot, against Centerville in their home game matchup. Oskaloosa ran away with an 83-36 victory against the Big Red, who dropped their record to 2-2.

OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa freshmen boys won handily 54-18 against Centerville Tuesday, pushing their season mark to 3-0.

PELLA—A 5-0 week by Central College’s 133-pound wrestler Shandon Akeo (junior, Honolulu, Hawaii, Kapolei HS) earned the junior the American Rivers Conference male athlete of the week honors.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland —Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer’s Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors.

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AMES —No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a loss at Iowa State.

OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa boys varsity basketball team treated their fans to a thrilling home-opener Friday night, but the Grinnell Tigers were able to outlast the Indians 56-52 in overtime.

OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa girls basketball team hosted Grinnell for their season home-opener Friday night. There were plenty of fans on hand to cheer on the home team, and the student section was packed and enthusiastic.

OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa boys swim team was one of six teams at Newton on Saturday for the Cardinal Invite, along with Decorah, Grinnell, Indianola, Newton and Vinton Shellsburg.

OSKALOOSA—The Statesmen women’s basketball team gutted out a gritty win Saturday, taking down Heart of America Athletic Conference foe Evangel 78-75 in overtime.

AMES —Senior Michael Jacobson scored 19 points on 8 of 9 shooting and Iowa State beat Kansas City 79-61 on Wednesday.

OSKALOOSA—Congratulations to Oskaloosa sophomore Faith DeRonde on being selected for the 2019 Class 4A Girls Volleyball All-District and All-State Teams by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

OSKALOOSA—William Penn men’s soccer players Eduardo Bonatto (Sr., Rio Grande, Brazil, Business Management) and Joe Minton (Sr., Stoke-on-Trent, England, Physical Education) both reached top scholar-athlete status as they were named NAIA Academic All-Americans as part of CoSIDA’s Academic All…

OTTUMWA—Two softball skills camps have been scheduled for January at Indian Hills Community College. One is for youth in grades 4 through 7; the other is for those in grades 8 through 12.

PELLA—Central College kicker Jon Alberts (senior, Huntley, Ill.) became the school’s 15th player named to the American Football Coaches Association Division III All-America team Wednesday.

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