Monday August 15th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City — pre-game 6:00, first pitch 6:40



ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tucker Davidson pitched six innings of four-hit ball for his first Angels victory, Luis Rengifo had a two-run double and Los Angeles won back-to-back series for the first time in three months with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. Shohei Ohtani had an RBI single for the Angels, who have won five of six overall. Los Angeles hadn’t won consecutive series since mid-May, when their freefall began from first place in the AL West. Byron Buxton hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the Twins, who went 1-4 this week in Southern California.



IOWA CITY — Expectations are mixed on the outside as Iowa gets ready for a new football season. The Hawkeyes return 16 starters from a team that finished 10-4 and won the Big Ten West Division but do not open the season ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll. It is the first time since 2018 they have not appeared in the preseason poll.

That’s Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz who says their only concern is getting ready for the season.

Junior linebacker Jestin Jacobs says they don’t care about preseason polls.

Senior corner Riley Moss says they are not using it as motivation.

Expectations are high for a defense that returns nine starters. Sophomore defensive back Cooper DeJean.

Sophomore running back Gavin Williams says the Hawkeyes are not following the rankings.

Senior quarterback Spencer Petras leads an offense that is looking for major improvement.

A healthy receiving corps would be a plus. Keagan Johnson showed big play ability as a freshman but he has been limited by injury in preseason camp.

Ferentz and the players made their comments during Iowa’s media day on Friday. Iowa opens September 3rd against South Dakota State




CEDAR FALLS — Spencer Cuvelier realized how much football meant to him in 2021. Northern Iowa’s standout linebacker was putting up big numbers before an injury ended his season after eight games. The Cresco native is now preparing for his redshirt senior season.

Cuvelier is garnering preseason Missouri Valley Football Conference and All-American honors.

UNI’s defense is a mix of newcomers and super seniors, some of who are entering their sixth season.

Hopes are high for a UNI defense that ranked second in the Valley last season by giving up only 18 points per game.

Cuvelier says his first goal for this season is to remain healthy.

The Panthers open September 3rd at Air Force.




LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Mullens completed 7 of 9 passes for 94 yards and one touchdown, and the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings 26-20 in a preseason game. The Raiders moved to 2-0 after a 27-11 win over Jacksonville last week in the Hall of Fame Game. Jarrett Stidham, who started at quarterback for Las Vegas, completed 10 of his 15 passes for 68 yards. He also ran for 16 yards on four carries, including a touchdown. Kellen Mond threw for 119 yards on nine completions, including two touchdowns, in the Vikings’ preseason opener. Sean Mannion finished 8 of 12 for 79 yards.