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Twins put Castro on 7-day DL with concussion, recall Granite

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 16:17
The Minnesota Twins have put catcher Jason Castro on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion and recalled outfielder Zack Granite.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Unity

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 00:49
TOLONO -- Every year since Scott Hamilton took over Unity in 1994, the Rockets have made the playoffs. In fact, it hasn't even been close -- the team hasn't even hit the 5-4 bubble and had to hope for an at-large bid. Accordingly, the legendary coach was honored with a Hall of Fame nod this offseason, a testament to his impact on the program. Hamilton's Rockets went 9-3 in 2016 with a very young offense and that youth has since turned into experience. Ten Rocket starters return on t...
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Tim Anderson's hit in 9th gives Chicago 4-3 win over Twins

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 23:16
Tim Anderson singled with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Avisail Garcia from second base and give the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
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Schwarber homers, Cubs stay hot with 9-3 win over Reds

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 22:12
Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer in the ballpark near his home, Tommy La Stella added a two-run shot while subbing for Kris Bryant, and the Chicago Cubs kept their second-half surge going with a 9-3 victory over the...
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Sebastien Bourdais to race 14 weeks after Indy accident

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 19:36
Sebastien Bourdais will return to IndyCar competition this weekend after a three-month recovery from an accident at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Twins call up right-handed reliever John Curtiss

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:48
The Minnesota Twins have promoted right-handed reliever John Curtiss from Triple-A Rochester.
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Bears sign offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. to extension

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:20
The Chicago Bears have signed offensive lineman Charles Leno Jr. to a contract extension.
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MacArthur fends off scrappy Eisenhower for opening night win

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 00:59
DECATUR -- MacArthur's gym was packed on Tuesday night as the 2017 volleyball season kicked off for the Generals and crosstown foe Eisenhower. Despite the Generals' size advantage, a scrappy Panther squad overcame an early 7-2 deficit in the first set to gain a 13-12 lead before MacArthur regained control for a 25-22 win. In the second set, MacArthur's size up front prevailed, and the Generals finished the 2-0 sweep with a 25-13 win. MacArthur's kills were spread highly evenly, with...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Williamsville

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 00:22
WILLIAMSVILLE -- The fight for the top of the Sangamo Conference was heated in 2016, and 2017 is guaranteed not to disappoint. Williamsville put up more than 46 points per game this past season and shared the league title with Maroa-Forsyth and North Mac. This year the Bullets lose All-State running back Jace Franklin to Minnesota State after the game breaker broke the school record with nearly 4,000 career rushing yards, plus three of his starting linemen. But this is far from a re...
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Bryant nicked, lefty Rizzo plays 3B, Cubs beat Reds 13-9

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:38
Cubs star Kris Bryant exited after being hit in the left hand by a pitch, and lefty Anthony Rizzo wound up playing third base as Chicago beat the Cincinnati Reds 13-9 Tuesday night for their seventh win in nine games.
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Polanco stays hot as Twins top White Sox 4-1

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:06
Jorge Polanco homered for the third time in two days, smacking one of the Minnesota Twins' three long balls in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
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Effingham's Gardewine called up to majors

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 02:15
EFFINGHAM -- The Effingham High major league fraternity just grew by one more. Flaming Hearts 2012 graduate Nick Gardewine was called up to the Texas Rangers' big league club on Monday evening -- a move that caps off a whirlwind year for the 24-year-old reliever. Gardewine was in Class A as recently as 2016, and was pitching at Double-A Frisco when he got the call up to the majors. He will skip the Triple-A level and pitch out of the Rangers' bullpen. In Frisco this year the r...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Pana

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 01:27
PANA -- The Pana Panthers have won at least a share of the South Central Conference title in each of the past two seasons. Last year's defense shut teams out five different times for an average allowed score of 14.1 points per game. Now the challenge begins for third-year head coach Trevor Higgins: replace nine of those defensive starters. On offense, Pana welcomes back a trio of All-Conference picks in quarterback Jacob Beeson plus fullbacks Ian Harbert and Jack Clark. The offensi...
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Sanchez, Abreu power White Sox past Twins 7-6 in 1st game

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:20
Yolmer Sanchez homered and drove in four runs, Jose Abreu hit his 25th of the season and the Chicago White Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.
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Twins put Sano on DL with shin injury, recall Vargas

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:52
The Minnesota Twins have placed All-Star third baseman Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left shin bone.
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Stewart leads Storm to 103-66 win over Sky

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:31
Breanna Stewart had 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Jewell Loyd and Alysha Clark scored 17 points apiece and the Seattle Storm never trailed in a 103-66 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday night.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Sacred Heart-Griffin

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:29
SPRINGFIELD -- You'll be hard pressed to find a better one two punch on offense than Brian Adams and Tremayne Lee. The Missouri Valley bound running backs return for their senior seasons, and they'll give opposing defenses fits in the CS8. Lee is committed to Southern Illinois, while Adams is committed to Illinois State.
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Millikin football family comes together following death of teammate

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:20
DECATUR -- The Millikin football team hit the practice field with heavy hearts Saturday night, after the tragic death of sophomore wide receiver David Jackson. Jackson passed away Thursday almost a week after nearly drowning at Fugitive Beach in Missouri. As a freshman Jackson was second on the team in receiving, with 606 yards.
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Gonzalez pitches 6 scoreless, White Sox hold off Rangers 3-2

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:59
Miguel Gonzalez escaped early trouble and pitched six scoreless innings, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Sunday.
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Cubs sweep Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:27
Alex Avila capped Chicago's three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, and the Cubs swept the Toronto Blue Jays with a wild 6-5 victory on Sunday.
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