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Newman, Voit take on Ernie and Phil in one-handed golf showdown

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 20:27
DECATUR -- Ernie Jones and Phil Young of the Veterans & Friends Golf Group started playing golf one-handed, after suffering strokes a few years ago. Jones and Young put their skills to the test against the WAND sports department in a one-handed two-hole scramble at Scovill Golf Course in Decatur.
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Smith all in on Crouch at Big Ten Media Day

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 20:22
CHICAGO -- There will be no starting quarterback competition when Illinois begins training camp July 31st in Champaign. "Chayce Crouch will be our quarterback," Smith said during his opening statement at Big Ten Media Day Monday. Smith is all in on Crouch, calling him the unquestioned leader of his football team.
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White Sox end 9-game slide with 3-1 win over Cubs

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:06
Adam Engel and Matt Davidson homered and the White Sox snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the crosstown rival Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday.
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Big Ten announces new TV deals with FOX, ESPN and CBS

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:10
The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS.
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Ohio St, Penn St, Badgers, 'Cats make Big Ten preseason list

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:54
Ohio State, Penn State, Northwestern and Wisconsin each placed two players on the preseason Big Ten all-conference list released Monday.
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Bears' Freeman rushes to save man with Heimlich maneuver

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:26
Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman saved a man from choking at a Texas airport over the weekend.
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Jacksonville State preseason pick to win OVC title again

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:22
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are expected to keep dominating the Ohio Valley Conference as they have the past three seasons.
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AP sources: Free agent Derrick Rose meeting with Cavaliers

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:02
Two people familiar with the negotiations say former MVP Derrick Rose is meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Contreras homers as Quintana, Cubs beat Cards, tie Brewers

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:13
Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Jose Quintana won again and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday night to move into a virtual tie for first in the NL Central.
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Cardinals INF Carpenter leaves with right quad tightness

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 20:57
St. Louis first baseman Matt Carpenter has left the Cardinals' game against the Chicago Cubs with right quad tightness.
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Royals beat White Sox 5-4, extending Chicago's skid to 9

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 18:05
Brandon Moss hit a game-ending double off Tyler Clippard that lifted the Kansas City Royals over the White Sox 5-4 Sunday, extending Chicago's longest losing streak in four years to nine games.
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Hillen captures Soy City supremacy at Rex Spires City Amateur

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:52
DECATUR -- Former Millikin standout Wes Hillen (278) shot a 68 in the final round of the Rex Spires Decatur Men's City Amateur at Hickory Point Sunday, to win the title by three strokes. Former LSA state champion Hunter York (281) and Millikin director of golf Sam Osborne (281) tied for second place.
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Moustakas homers twice as Royals beat White Sox 7-2

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 23:08
Mike Moustakas homered twice, and Salvador Perez, Brandon Moss and Jorge Bonifacio also went deep to lead the Kansas City Royals over the White Sox 7-2 Saturday night, extending Chicago's longest losing streak in two...
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Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:03
Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL...
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Moore leads West past East 130-121 in WNBA All-Star Game

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:47
Maya Moore scored 23 points, reigning league MVP Nneka Ogwumike added 22 points and the West outlasted the East 130-121 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, where most of the attention was on Seattle's Sue Bird.
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Villa, Brillant help NYCFC beat Fire 2-1

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:09
David Villa and Frederic Brillant scored minutes apart early in the second half and New York City FC beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday to extend its home unbeaten streak to seven games.
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Royals beat White Sox 7-6 on Merrifield's sac fly in 10th

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:46
Whit Merrifield's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
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Toughest Holes Episode 5: The Rail

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:44
Every Wednesday and Friday in July, WAND's Gordon Voit tackles the most challenging golf holes in Central Illinois. Episode 5 finds him at The Rail in Springfield where he might have encountered his toughest hole to date! Episode 5: The Rail - Pro: Jesse Noelke - Hole 8 - Par 5 - 541 yards (blue), 494 (white), 477 (gold), 472 (red) - Challenges: sheer length, water all along right side, trees to left, 90-degree dog leg to right, player must hit over water to get to "foot&quo...
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'Moe Dampeer Dream Team' back after earning respect at nationals

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:16
Click the video above to hear from Illinois Warriors Elite 9U basketball coaches Moe Dampeer and Trevor McCoy plus players Sean Lee and Tishawn Clemmons about what made the team's trip to Bigfoot Nationals in Florida special! The team was able to go to Orlando in part thanks to exceeding its fundraising goal in the Decatur community. Hear why former NBA superstar Tracy McGrady took a picture with only IWE!
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Stroke can't keep Macon Speedway's superfan away

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 23:57
MACON -- If you've been to a race at Macon Speedway, odds are you've seen superfan Paula Thomson. Paula is such a big fan that if she's missing from a race, it causes panic among other diehards in the stands. She's such a big fan, in fact, that not even a stroke kept her away from the H&R 100 race this month. She's been to all 37 H&R 100s and has no plans of slowing down. Click the video above to hear from Paula's husband John about her ultimatum to him about attending races...
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