Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 2 Sep 2014 04:59:57 EDTTue, 2 Sep 2014 04:59:57 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssInjuries accentuate ISU's woeful starthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576035.htmlAMES - One of the defining qualities of Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads is his ability to generate optimism in lieu of success. It's going to be tough to keep selling hope after another awful start.Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTHouston Astros fire manager Bo Porterhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576038.htmlHOUSTON - The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization.Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTJets sign Iowa's Edds, cut Cyclones' Georgehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576039.htmlNEW YORK - The New York Jets signed cornerback Phillip Adams, adding depth to their thin secondary, re-signed linebacker A.J. Edds and claimed speedy wide receiver Walter Powell off waivers from Arizona.Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTMCC makes quick work of Chargershttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576009.htmlDAVENPORT - The Marshalltown Community College men's soccer team covered more than half the distance in a neutral-site meeting with Carl Sandburg College, and the Tigers did more than their fair share of goal-scoring too.Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTDrake RB nets weekly PFL honorhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576010.htmlST. LOUIS, Mo. - Drake University sophomore running back Conley Wilkins has been named the Pioneer Football League's Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Sunday.Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT