— State baseball
== 2A Quarterfinals – Monday, July 29
#2 North Linn 8, West Branch 1
Des Moines Christian 9, Central Lee 7
West Sioux 7, #7 New Hampton 2
#5 Van Meter 17, Underwood 7 (6 innings)
== 3A Quarterfinals – Tuesday, July 30
11:00 — #1 Xavier of Cedar Rapids (38-2) vs. ADM (13-17)
1:30 — #4 Marion (32-5) vs. Bishop Heelan of Sioux City (29-10)
4:30 — #3 Central DeWitt (36-3) vs. #9 Centerville (24-6)
7:00 — #2 Assumption of Davenport (31-4) vs. Boone (20-12)
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — No pair of teammates in 2018 totaled more than the 215 catches amassed by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. With Thielen and Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings were one of only four teams with two members of the 1,000-yard club last year. The necessity of a third receiver in this passing-oriented NFL, however, was evident during a second-half fade by the offense. Whether Chad Beebe, Jordan Taylor, Laquon Treadwell, Brandon Zylstra or one of the rookies, the Vikings need someone else to emerge.
AMES — Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton expects to have more of a leadership role as the Cyclones prepare for next month’s trip to Italy. Haliburton started 34 games this past season and is part of an ISU team that will count on several newcomers.
Haliburton gained international experience earlier this summer when he was part of the USA squad that won the Under 19 World Cup Tournament.
Iowa State will play three games in Italy between August 10th and the 20th.