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Yu Darvish, Chicago Cubs agree to 6-year deal worth $126 million

The Chicago Cubs and free-agent ace pitcher Yu Darvish have agreed to a six-year, $126 million deal, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jesse Rogers.

The deal, which includes an opt-out clause and no-trade protection, contains escalators that could push the value as high as $150 million over the life of the contract, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.


Hawkeyes Travel to Ohio State Saturday

All five Ohio State starters scored in double figures in a 92-81 win over Iowa on Jan. 4, 2018, on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.
•    After trailing by double digits for most of the first half, Iowa cut the deficit to five (46-41) with 17:10 remaining in the second half. However, the Buckeyes scored the next 10 points and ultimately went on to win by 11 points.
•    Jordan Bohannon registered his fourth career double-double and first of the season, posting 15 points and 10 assists. 
•    Sophomore Tyler Cook led the team in scoring and rebounding, recording 21 points and nine rebounds against the Buckeyes.
•    Both teams made seven 3-pointers and Iowa made one more free throw than Ohio State; the difference in the game was the Buckeyes' shooting accuracy from the field (53 percent), making six more than the Hawkeyes (43 percent).
•    Iowa grabbed 15 offensive rebounds and scored 24 points on those second chance opportunities.
•    The Ohio State-Iowa all-time series is now even at 79-79 after 158 games played.
•    Keita Bates-Diop led all scorers and rebounders with 27 points and 13 rebounds, respectively. Jae-Sean Tate contributed 18 points, while Kam Williams had 13, C.J. Jackson netted 12, and Kaleb Wesson tallied 10.


Iowa Puts Scare in No. 4 Spartans

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa men's basketball team put a scare in the fourth-ranked team in the country Tuesday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
But Michigan State survived, defeating the upset-minded Hawkeyes, 96-93, in front of an energized crowd of 11,350.  The Spartans shot 56.1 percent and made 24 free throws, including six in the final minute to win their 23rd game of the season.
"I am proud of the way the guys came out and competed tonight," said sophomore Tyler Cook. "Everybody, regardless of the mistakes we made throughout the game, we played our behinds off. We competed against a great team, so I am proud of that.


Iowa Drops Road Game at Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State shot 54.7 percent from the field to hand the University of Iowa men's basketball team an 82-58 defeat Saturday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Nittany Lions scored 50 of their 82 points in the paint to complete the season sweep of the Hawkeyes. Iowa falls to 12-13 overall and 3-9 in Big Ten action.
Iowa shot 38.2 percent, making 21-of-55 field goals, but it made a season-low one 3-point field goal in 10 attempts and that came in the first minute of the game. 


Iowa Heads to Happy Valley

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- It was two months ago when the University of Iowa men's basketball team opened Big Ten Conference play against Penn State.  The rematch happens Saturday in Happy Valley.

"They're different, that was a long time ago," Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said during a Friday teleconference. "Three guys in particular -- Tony Carr, Lamar Stephens, and Mike Watkins -- are playing at a high level, and Shep Garner has always been dangerous. 
"Josh Reaves has emerged; he was out for four games, but he's back and is a difference-maker. It's a very good team; it's why they have 15 wins."


Men's Hoops Plays at Penn State Saturday Night

Iowa (12-12, 3-8) hits the road this weekend with a contest at Penn State (15-9, 5-6). Tipoff is set for 5:07 p.m. (CT) on Saturday inside the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Iowa games are broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Gary Dolphin handles the play-by-play, along with color commentator Bob Hansen. The network includes more than 40 stations that blanket the state of Iowa and include portions of Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Hawkeye Radio Network coverage includes a 60-minute pregame show.
TV: Saturday's game will be televised nationally on BTN (BTN2GO). Wayne Randazzo and Jon Crispin will call the action.


Iowa-Minnesota basketball: Recap, analysis from the Hawkeyes’ rivalry victory

IOWA CITY, Iowa — With a relentless offensive surge in the second half, the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten) picked up their third Big Ten victory by beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-10, 3-8) 94-80 on Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Six different players scored in double figures for the Hawkeyes. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery earned his 400th career victory.


Iowa shot better than 60 percent in the second half to stretch a four-point halftime advantage into a 14-point victory.

What it means?

Well, the Hawkeyes have won their last two home games by double figures against longtime border rivals. In a season where things haven’t been perfect, it is a major positive.


Iowa Preps for Gophers

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa men's basketball team will have to contend with a lightning quick point guard when Minnesota comes to Mediacom Court on Tuesday night.
The Gophers' Nate Mason averages 15.8 points , 4.5 assists, and 3.9 rebounds, and he will lead visiting Minnesota (14-9, 3-7) into Carver-Hawkeye Arena for an 8:07 p.m. (CT) start.


No. 3 Purdue Defeats Hawkeyes, 87-64

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa didn't have an early answer for No. 3 Purdue's hot hand during an 87-64 men's basketball loss Saturday on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Boilermakers (19-2 overall, 8-0 Big Ten) won their 15th consecutive game by shooting 56 percent from the field for the game, including an arena record 20 3-point field goals. Purdue made 20 of 29 field goals in the first half.
Iowa (10-11, 1-7) received 19 points in 20 minutes from freshman Luka Garza. Garza scored nine points over the first 3:27 of the second half and finished with 15 points during the final 20 minutes. He was 6 of 6 from the field (2 of 2 from 3-point range) in the second half and he was 8 of 10 from the field for the game.