News Buzz: Sports Edition

Jun 13, 2014

The World Cup kicked off yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The USA team is slated to compete with Ghana on Monday (June 16). Here with us to preview the events is Tanya Keith, who has spent the last two decades avidly following the World Cup, quite literally, from country to country, as a super-fan. Tanya is from Des Moines, Iowa.

Guest: Tanya Keith, Author of Passionate Soccer Love, soccer fan, writer, Des Moines resident

Yesterday kicked off the 28th Iowa Senior Games - an Olympic-style sports festival for men and women who are at least 50 years of age. The games will continue to Sunday, June 15, in West Des Moines. There are more than 80 events with the games, including sports like archery, cycling, basketball, softball, racquetball, and a triathlon. IPR reporter Amanda Horvath joins to talk about her latest feature on the events.

Guest: Amanda Horvath, News Intern at Iowa Public Radio

For the first time in 17 years, the NBA is coming to Des Moines’ Wells Fargo Arena. This October, the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors will play a pre-season game in Iowa. The announcement was made yesterday, and it was also mentioned that expected to be in attendance of the game is Ames native and Golden State forward, Harrison Barnes. Here with us to talk about the announcement is Des Moines Register reporter, Tommy Birch.

Guest: Tommy Birch, Non-fiction sports writer for the Des Moines Register