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Bees Open Midwest League Season Thursday Night

THURSDAY IS ANOTHER BUSY DAY FOR SPORTS IN THE KBUR LISTENING AREA…  

IN THE MIDWEST LEAGUE THURSDAY NIGHT, BURLINGTON WILL OPEN THE SEASON AT HOME AGAINST CLINTON. HEAR THE BEES GAME ONLINE ONLY AT GOBEES.COM AND KBUR.COM… ON THE¬†HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCENE THURSDAY… ROWVA VISITS WEST CENTRAL, WHILE ILLINI WEST IS AT WEST HANCOCK. Continue Reading

Women’s College Hoops: Final Four Now Set

THE WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR IS SET AFTER TWO REGIONAL FINALS WERE PLAYED TUESDAY NIGHT…  

NOTRE DAME BEAT DUKE TUESDAY, WHILE LOUISVILLE TOOK DOWN TENNESSEE… THAT SETS UP THE WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR… LOUISVILLE WILL PLAY CALIFORNIA IN ONE NATIONAL SEMIFINAL, WHILE THE OTHER SEMI WILL FEATURE CONNECTICUT AGAINST NOTRE DAME.   Continue Reading

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Men’s College Hoops: Iowa Beats Maryland, Moves To NIT Final

THE IOWA MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM IS NOW JUST ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE N-I-T CHAMPIONSHIP…  

THE HAWKEYES DEFEATED MARYLAND 71-TO-60 TUESDAY NIGHT AT NEW YORK’S MADISON SQUARE GARDEN… IOWA ADVANCES TO PLAY BAYLOR THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE N-I-T TITLE GAME… BAYLOR DEFEATED BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY EARLIER THURSDAY TO EARN THEIR SPOT IN THE TITLE MATCHUP. HEAR THURSDAY NIGHT’S GAME ON NEWS RADIO 1490 KBUR. Continue Reading

MLB: Harper Blasts Two Homers For Nationals

WASHINGTON NATIONALS OUTFIELDER BRYCE HARPER HIT TWO HOMERUNS TO HELP HIS TEAM WIN ON OPENING DAY…  

THE NATIONALS DEFEATED MIAMI 2-0 THANKS TO HARPER’S TWO BLASTS…  

IN OTHER OPENING DAY NEWS OF NOTE… THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM BEAT THE REDS 3-TO-1 IN 13 INNINGS… BOSTON BLASTED THE YANKEES 8-TO-2 IN NEW YORK CITY… Continue Reading

MLB: Strong Pitching Gets Wins For Cubs, White Sox

THE CHICAGO CUBS AND CHICAGO WHITE SOX BOTH EARNED WINS IN THEIR OPENING DAY GAMES MONDAY THANKS TO STRONG PITCHING PERFORMANCES…  

JEFF SAMARDZIJA THREW EIGHT SCORELESS INNINGS FOR THE CUBS AS THEY DEFEATED PITTSBURGH 3-TO-1 MONDAY… FIRST BASEMAN ANTHONY RIZZO HAD A TWO-RUN HOMER TO START THE OFFENSE FOR THE CUBBIES… WHILE THE WHITE SOX RECEIVED SEVEN-PLUS INNINGS OF SCORELESS BASEBALL FROM ACE CHRIS SALE ON THEIR WAY TO A 1-0 WIN OVER KANSAS CITY. TYLER FLOWERS HIT A SOLO HOMER FOR THE SOUTH SIDERS IN MONDAY’S GAME, AND THAT ENDED UP BEING ENOUGH FOR THE VICTORY. Continue Reading

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Minor League Baseball: Bees Announce Opening Day Roster

THE BURLINGTON BEES HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR OPENING DAY ROSTER FOR THE 2013 MIDWEST LEAGUE SEASON…  

THE BEES HAVE CHANGED AFFILIATION FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON, WITH THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM COMING IN AS THE NEW PARENT CLUB. BURLINGTON WILL FEATURE A PAIR OF FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICKS: PITCHER CAM BEDROSIAN AND OUTFIELDER CHEVY CLARKE…  

TWO ROOKIE LEAGUE ALL-STARS WILL ALSO MAKE THEIR BEES DEBUT AT THE START OF THE SEASON… INFIELDERS WADE HINKLE AND WENDELL SOTO WERE SOLID PLAYERS LAST SEASON IN THE PIONEER LEAGUE, WITH HINKLE BELTING 15 HOMERS IN JUST 72 GAMES WHILE SOTO HAD A .329 BATTING AVERAGE. Continue Reading

Men’s College Basketball: NCAA Final Four Set

THE N-C-A-A TOURNAMENT’S FINAL FOUR HAS BEEN SET AFTER REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY…  

SATURDAY’S CONTESTS SAW SYRACUSE AND WICHITA CLAIM SPOTS IN THE FINAL FOUR… THEN LOUISVILLE AND MICHIGAN EARNED WINS SUNDAY TO EARN THEIR SPOTS IN NEXT WEEKEND’S FINAL FOUR… THAT EVENT WILL BE HELD IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA.  

GOLF –

D.A. POINTS WAS THE WINNER OF THE SHELL HOUSTON OPEN SUNDAY, CLAIMING A SPOT IN THE UPCOMING MASTERS WITH A ONE-SHOT WIN. Continue Reading

MLB: Season Opens For Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox

MONDAY IS OPENING DAY FOR MOST OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL…  

THE CHICAGO CUBS WILL BE IN ACTION MONDAY AFTERNOON ON THE ROAD AGAINST PITTSBURGH, WHILE THE WHITE SOX WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST KANSAS CITY. LATE MONDAY NIGHT, THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WILL BE ON THE ROAD AT ARIZONA.  

NHL –

THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DOMINATED DETROIT SUNDAY, SCORING THREE GOALS IN THE FIRST SEVEN MINUTES ON THE WAY TO A 7-1 WIN OVER THE RED WINGS. Continue Reading

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College Baseball: SCC Claims Four Wins

THE S-C-C BASEBALL TEAM WON FOUR GAMES THIS PAST WEEKEND…  

THE BLACKHAWKS BEAT ELLSWORTH SATURDAY 7-3 AND 6-2… THEN TOOK A DOUBLE-HEADER AGAINST THE SAME TEAM ON SUNDAY BY SCORES OF 10-6 AND 4-3…  

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL –

NORTHERN IOWA LOST TO WEBER STATE 59-56 SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE SEMI-FINAL ROUND OF THE COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT… NORTHERN IOWA’S SEASON ENDS AT A RECORD OF 22-AND-14… Continue Reading