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Storm beats Iowa in Arena thriller

Arena Football

Storm wins thriller

DES MOINES, Iowa — Adrian McPherson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Joe Hills as the clock ran out and the Storm beat host Iowa 65-62 Saturday night.

The former Florida State quarterback was 26-of-39 for 286 yards and six touchdowns passing and ran nine times for 47 yards and three scores. Juan Bongarra's extra point capped the 23-point fourth-quarter rally for the Storm (7-4).

A key play in the comeback was a sack by defensive lineman Pernell Phillips on Iowa quarterback J.J. Raterink for a safety in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter.

McPherson and Hills hooked up eight times for 120 yards and three touchdowns.

It was the first time the Storm played in Iowa in 13 years, and it was the team's first win in Iowa since ArenaBowl X in 1996.

The Storm returns home to face Orlando at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.


Steelers lineman stabbed

Steelers tackle Michael Adams, 23, was stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking in the city's South Side district, police said. Adams said he was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday when he was confronted by three men. He told police the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his keys. He said one man pointed a gun at his face while another stabbed him twice. Adams went into a restaurant for help and later had surgery for wounds to the abdomen and left forearm. He was in stable condition, and police are looking for the suspects.

49ers: Former Browns and Jets coach Eric Mangini agreed to terms to be an offensive consultant.


Beckham raises Fla. buzz

Former England captain David Beckham toured Sun Life Stadium, visited FIU Stadium and met Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, the Miami Herald reported, another sign that the retired star is looking to bring an MLS expansion team back to the city. Beckham has been exploring the city with Marcelo Claure, the billionaire owner of Brightstar Communications.

More soccer: Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart 3-2 to win the German Cup and complete the treble with a domestic league title and the European Cup.

Et cetera

Track: Justin Gatlin, 31, won the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., in a wind-aided 9.88 seconds.

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Final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, June 8, Belmont Park, Elmont, N.Y. TV: 3 p.m., NBCSN; 5 p.m., Ch. 8

Storm beats Iowa in Arena thriller 06/01/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 2, 2013 1:03am]
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