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Kyle Schwarber single punctuates Cubs' 7-4 comeback victory over Red Sox

Kyle Schwarber broke out from survival mode Saturday to sheer satisfaction with one protective swing.

Schwarber poked a low and outside 0-2 pitch from left-hander Robby Scott into shallow center field for a single to score the go-ahead run in the seventh inning. It was a highlight of the three-run rally that enabled the Cubs to treasure a 7-4 comeback triumph over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.


Iowa Hawkeyes Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

In case you weren’t watching TV or scrolling through Twitter from Thursday until now, here’s the list of Hawkeyes who were picked up:

3rd Round:

QB C.J. Beathard, San Francisco 49ers

4th Round:

DL Jaleel Johnson, Minnesota Vikings

5th Round:

TE George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

DB Desmond King, Los Angeles Chargers


Iowa Football’s 2017 Non-Con Schedule Does Not Suck, But A Lot of Others Do

Despite what some of the talking heads will tell you, Iowa is carrying its weight in 2017 when it comes to its non-conference football slate.

While working on a series of previews of Iowa’s 2017 opponents for this very site, I realized that both Wyoming and North Texas played in bowl games at the end of last season. Additionally, the annual matchup with Iowa State gives the Hawkeyes a Power 5 opponent in the non-conference every season.


Wisconsin running back selects Hawkeyes

Iowa added a running back to its 2018 football recruiting class on Sunday, gaining a verbal commitment from Wisconsin prep Henry Geil.

The 6-foot, 204-pound junior at Preble High School in Green Bay is a versatile athlete, spending time at receiver before shifting back to running back and rushing for 768 yards and scoring 14 touchdowns last fall.

Geil also led the Fox River Classic Conference in punt returns, averaging 14.4 yards per return.


Top-rated 2019 Iowa prep picks Hawkeyes

Ezra Miller got the Iowa football program’s 2019 recruiting class off to a big start on Saturday.

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound sophomore offensive lineman from Ridge View High School in Holstein, Iowa, became the first player from the Class of 2019 to indicate intentions to sign with the Hawkeyes.

“I am extremely excited and honored to announce that I am committing to the University of Iowa. Go Hawks,’’ Miller wrote in making his announcement early Saturday afternoon on Twitter.


Hawkeyes will head into fall with quarterback questions

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa opened spring practice hoping that quarterback Nathan Stanley would seize the starting job.

The Hawkeyes will open fall camp hoping for the same thing.

Stanley and Tyler Wiegers failed to clarify Iowa’s vacancy during spring workouts, which concluded Friday night with a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said earlier this week that Stanley and Wiegers will compete to replace C.J. Beathard through the start of workouts in August.

“The cohesiveness, the timing hasn’t been there all spring, quite frankly, most of the time. At times it’s been there. This week it actually looked a little bit better,” Ferentz said. “We’re not that far off, and I think we’ll get that cleaned up as we move on.”


Milwaukee Brewers can't close out Chicago Cubs in 7-4 loss

CHICAGO — One mighty swing by Addison Russell finished off another comeback win for the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs say they never quit — it’s inscribed on their World Series rings — and they mean it.

Russell hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Neftali Feliz in Chicago’s four-run ninth, sending the Cubs to a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.


Cook leaves QB race as Hawkeyes look to shape offense

IOWA CITY — There is one less candidate in the ongoing chase for Iowa’s starting quarterback position, but as Drew Cook settles into a new role as a tight end, the new-look Hawkeye offense remains a work in progress.

With only two practices remaining this spring, including Friday’s 7 p.m. spring game at Kinnick Stadium, first-year offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz is good with that.


Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

BOSTON -- Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said.

Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement.

The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about an hour later.