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Thursday July 22nd Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO, — 2A state softball third-place game — Central Springs vs. Wilton — pre-game 5:45, first pitch 6:00

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels — joined after Central Springs softball


FORT DODGE — Central Springs fell to North Linn in the Class 2A semifinals of the state softball tournament on Wednesday 8-5 as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and Central Springs coach Belinda Nelson says North Linn was a quality team offensively.

The Panthers tried to battle back after falling behind 3-0 after three innings but just could not overtake the Lynx. Nelson credits her team for not giving up.

All five of Central Springs’ runs came from home runs. Madisyn Kelley had two, two-run homers while Emme Dietrich had a solo homer. The Panthers fall to 30-7 and will face Wilton in the 2A third-place game at 6 o’clock this evening, with the pre-game starting at about 5:45 on KGLO. North Linn will face Earlham in the 2A championship game tonight. Earlham beat Wilton 9-6 in Wednesday’s other 2A semifinal


— 1A semifinals Wednesday
Newell-Fonda 7, Southeast Warren 3
Lisbon 4, Wayne 3

— 3A semifinals Wednesday
Davenport Assumption 12, Atlantic 0 (4 innings)
Mount Vernon 6, Williamsburg 2

— 4A semifinals Wednesday
Boone 4, Winterset 2
Western Dubuque 8, ADM 1

— 5A semifinals Wednesday
Ankeny Centennial 8, Pleasant Valley 1
Fort Dodge 8, Waukee 3


WEST DES MOINES — After Mason City tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the second, 4th-ranked Dowling took control to beat the Mohawks 6-2 in a 4A substate baseball championship game last night in West Des Moines, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and Kellar Malek scored on a passed ball with Carter Thomas having an RBI single in the second inning for Mason City. Dowling then brought freshman Blake Larson in to pitch, with Larson striking out 11 Mohawks. After Dowling scored single runs in the bottom of the second and third, Larson helped his own cause with a two-run single to give the Maroons the final four-run margin. Mason City finishes the season with a record of 24-17.


CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered in his second straight game, Jorge Polanco also went deep, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Twins beat the AL Central leaders for just the fourth time in 16 games. They bounced back after Chicago rallied late to win Tuesday’s game and came out on top after losing five of six. Michael Pineda (4-5) went five innings, allowing one run and four hits, in his first win since May 26. The Twins return home to Target Field for the first time since the All-Star Break with a week-long homestand that starts with a four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels. We’ll join tonight’s game on AM-1300 KGLO after Central Springs softball.


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two people familiar with the proposal say the University of Iowa plans to name the field at Kinnick Stadium for Duke Slater. He was a trailblazing Black player who was an All-American tackle a century ago. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the plan to honor Slater hasn’t been announced. The Iowa Board of Regents is set to consider and approve “a proposed facility naming” at a meeting next week. No details about the agenda item have been released.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first increment of the $1.5 billion sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez has been approved by the NBA. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor issued a statement confirming the transaction and welcoming Lore and Rodriguez to the organization. The deal includes the WNBA team Minnesota Lynx. It was structured to begin with an initial transfer of 20% of the club this year. Lore and Rodriguez will then have the right to purchase an additional 20% share in 2022 and an additional 40% share in 2023, when they would become controlling owners.


UNDATED (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen has tried to quickly pivot to his next opportunity after letting a major title slip away for the third time this year. He’s hoping the disappointment of losing the final-round lead last weekend were left behind at the British Open. The South African is in Minnesota this week for the 3M Open. The tournament begins Thursday at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, a suburb of Minneapolis. Oosthuizen is ranked ninth in the world. He’s one of six players in the 3M Open field who turned down a spot in the Olympics.

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