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    July 11, 2019 1:34 AM PDT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- No. Nike Air Max 97 Ireland . 1 Notre Dame passed its first road test.When things got close, the Irish turned to their pesky defense and balanced scoring attack to thwart any thoughts of an upset.Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 14 and Notre Dame held off Iowa 73-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.Lindsay Allen had 11 points, eight assists and five steals for the Irish (7-0). They had 42 points in the paint and scored 21 points off 23 Hawkeyes turnovers.Notre Dame led by as many as 14 points in the first half and looked like it could turn the game into a blowout, but Iowa cut it to 50-48 with 2 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. The Irish responded with an 11-1 run to pull away.That lapse in the second half irked Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw. She said the Irish lost focus and got too complacent.We werent containing the ball, we werent guarding, we werent boxing out, we werent making layups and we werent making good decisions, McGraw said. We just couldnt wait for the buzzer to go off. We just wanted the game to be over -- at least thats what it looked like.Ally Disterhoft led Iowa (5-3) with 18 points and Megan Gustafson had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Hawkeyes hosted the top-ranked team for the first time since 1999.Turner became the 36th in Notre Dame history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark.Iowas 23 turnovers were a season-worse. Notre Dame forced 15 of those in the first half and then held the Hawkeyes to nine fourth-quarter points.Too many turnovers resulted in too many easy points for Notre Dame, Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. We have to value the ball more.BIG PICTURE Notre Dame: The Irish responded well under some pressure in their first road game -- the latest theyve played their first true road game of a season since 1993. Notre Dames offense sputtered at times, but the defense had 15 steals and held Iowa to 4-of-19 shooting on 3-pointers.Iowa: The young Hawkeyes have lost three out of their last four games, but 10 players logged at least 8 minutes in a fairly competitive game against the nations top-ranked team. That experience should help Iowa later in the season.TIP-INS Turner, Ogunbowale and Allen were named to the Naismith Trophy watch list on Wednesday. The Irish are 4-0 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Iowa shot only 6 of 15 (38 percent) from the foul line. The Hawkeyes entered the game shooting 72 percent on free throws.COURTSIDE: Iowa mens coach Fran McCaffery and his wife, Margaret, watched the game from a few rows behind the Hawkeyes bench.Margaret McCaffery, the former Margaret Nowlin, played basketball at Notre Dame from 1988-92 and was a team captain. She later served on McGraws staff as a graduate assistant.Fran McCaffery was an assistant at Notre Dame from 1988-99. His Hawkeyes lost to Notre Dame 93-78 in South Bend on Tuesday.POLL IMPLICATIONS The double-digit win should be enough for Notre Dame to hold onto the top ranking ahead of next weeks No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup.UP NEXT Iowa: Starts a two-game home stretch against in-state rivals Sunday against Northern Iowa.Notre Dame: Gets a final tuneup Sunday with Valparaiso before next Wednesdays against No. 2 UConn. The Irish have lost five straight against the Huskies -- including the NCAA title game the last two seasons. Air Max 2 Uptempo Ireland . 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Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning as the Indians, revived by Seattle fielding errors in the final two innings, beat the Mariners 10-8 on Monday to complete a four-game sweep and continue a season thats shaping into one to remember in Cleveland. Gomes, who also homered in the second, drove a 3-2 pitch from Charlie Furbush (0-3) over the wall in left, giving the Indians their fifth straight win, third walk-off over the Mariners in four days, and one of the most improbable victories in memory. As Gomes reached the plate, he was mobbed by his teammates following the comeback that became necessary after Clevelands bullpen gave up homers in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings. "You dont look up very often and see your opponent score three straight innings and you win," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "That was interesting." Incredible, really. It was the Indians first four-game sweep of Seattle since 1981, and the rally gave Cleveland its 18th win in 22 games. Joe Smith (2-0) won despite giving up a go-ahead homer to Justin Smoak in the 10th and the Indians improved to a major league-best 21-7 since April 20. Ryan Raburn hit a three-run homer for Cleveland, which opened a 2 1-2 game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. The teams play a two-game series starting Tuesday. The Mariners got a tying homer by Kyle Seager in the eighth off Vinnie Pestano and a go-ahead shot by pinch-hitter Endy Chavez in the ninth off Perez, but couldnt close it out because of their own miscues. "It was another weird game," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "Were just on the south side of things right now." The Indians were an out away from losing in the ninth when Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen dropped an underhanded toss while covering first, allowing the Indians to tie it at 7. After Smoak homered in the 10th, the Indians were three outs away from losing when the Mariners helped them again. Michael Brantley singled and Drew Stubbs followed with a bunt that Furbush, seeking his first career save, fielded but bobbled. The left-hander rushed his throw to first and would have had Stubbs -- umpire Tim Timmons called him out -- but Smoak dropped the ball. Gomes then delivered his game-winning homer, taking an unexpected trip around the bases after it looked as if the Indians were finished. "Moments like that, you just want to get back to your teammates," said Gomes, "just run around and make sure yyou dont miss a base. Cheap Nike Air Max Ireland. It was exciting. You just dont know what to do with your hands. I was like, Wow, this games done." It was another sign of resiliency by the Indians. "Youre supposed to play til they send you home," Francona said. "Its a good feeling. Once you do it a few times I think that breeds some confidence. Whether its picking each other up, its getting contagious, and thats good." The final three innings bordered on the absurd as the Mariners took the lead only to give it away with bone-headed plays. "We kept coming back and kept taking the lead," Wedge said. "We werent able to make plays or make pitches when we needed to late. We werent able to finish things off." Wilhelmsens error in the ninth not only cost the Mariners a certain win, but it allowed Perez to escape a loss after he gave up the homer to Chavez. It was another bad outing for Perez, who allowed back-to-back homers in the ninth on Saturday but wound up getting a win. "I didnt my job today, but you cant feel sorry for yourself or hang your head," said Perez, who has managed to keep his sense of humour despite the rough outings. The only runs Ive given up this year have been solo home runs. Maybe if I can walk the leadoff hitter, wed be all right." With Seattle trailing 6-5 in the eighth, Seager homered off Pestano, who recently came off the disabled list, into the Mariners bullpen for his fifth homer. The Indians took a 6-5 lead in the seventh off Yoervis Medina without hitting the ball beyond the infield grass. Starter Hisashi Iwakuma was tagged by the Indians for five runs in four innings, but the right-hander settled in and retired the final seven hitters he faced. He gave up seven hits and struck out six in six innings. Indians starter Scott Kazmir didnt get out of the fourth as the teams combined for 10 runs and 14 hits through four innings. Raburn and Gomes hit back-to-back, two-out homers in the second, when the Indians caught a break to take a 4-2 lead. With Carlos Santana on with a one-out double, Mark Reynolds just missed a homer, flying out to the track in left. Brantley walked and Raburn fell into an 0-2 hole and appeared to take strike three, but plate umpire Laz Diaz called Iwakumas pitch a ball to give Raburn new life. He made the most of it, connecting for his fifth homer to make it 3-2. Gomes followed with a shot onto the pedestrian porch in left. NOTES: The Indians are 10-1 against the AL West. ... Indians RHP Brett Myers (elbow) will make his second rehab start on Wednesday at Double-A Akron. ... Indians RHP Justin Masterson was chosen AL pitcher of the week. He pitched 16 scoreless innings in wins over the Yankees and Mariners, allowing just seven hits and striking out 20. ... The Indians have won 13 of their last 15 at home. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '