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Rodgers maintains 2-stroke lead at John Deere Classic

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 18:17
Patrick Rodgers shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to maintain a two-stroke lead in the John Deere Classic.
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AP source: Pelicans agree to terms with Rajon Rondo

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 14:13
By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer A person with knowledge of the situation of tells The Associated Press that the New Orleans have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo.
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Former Mt. Zion wrestler Schlosser wins medals in Israel

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 00:26
BEERSHEVA, ISRAEL -- Former Mt. Zion wrestler Bo Schlosser took home two medals at the 20th World Maccabiah Games, his first competing for Team USA. Schlosser, who has family still in the Decatur area, won the bronze medal in the 143-pound freestyle event and silver medal in Greco-Roman. The Maccabi Games is for athletes of Jewish heritage and brings teams from all across the world to Israel to compete. Schlosser transferred to Bettendorf High in Iowa after his sophomore year at Mt...
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Toughest Holes Episode 3: South Side Country Club

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 23:58
Every Wednesday and Friday in July, WAND's Gordon Voit tackles the most challenging golf holes in Central Illinois. Episode 3 finds him at South Side Country Club in Decatur, where 11 is a par 5 with attitude. Episode 3: South Side Country Club (Decatur) - Pro: Nick Taute (once shot 59 on the course; has posted an eagle on No. 11) - Hole 11 - Par 5 - 545 yards (blue), 536 (white), 443 (red) - Challenges: length, skinny fairway, dog leg right, uphill green, creek Episode 1: Red Ta...
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Russell's 9th-inning homer lifts Cubs past Orioles 9-8

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 23:48
Addison Russell hit a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 after squandering an eight-run lead on Friday night.
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Cano powers Mariners to 4-2 win over White Sox

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 23:20
Robinson Cano hit a three-run drive on his first swing since connecting for the winning homer in the All-Star Game, helping James Paxton and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Friday night.
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Dolson's big game lifts Sky to 78-68 win over Liberty

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:32
Stefanie Dolson scored 23 points and Chicago beat New York 78-68 on Friday night for the Sky's third consecutive win.
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Mariners promote Nasusel Cabrera to interim bullpen coach.

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:24
The Seattle Mariners have promoted Nasusel Cabrera to interim bullpen coach.
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Patrick Rodgers takes 2-stroke lead in John Deere Classic

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:52
Patrick Rodgers shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the John Deere Classic.
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Bulls claim G Nwaba off waivers

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:48
The Chicago Bulls have claimed guard David Nwaba off waivers.
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Bulls sign former LSU guard Blakeney to two-way contract

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:14
The Chicago Bulls have signed former LSU guard Antonio Blakeney to a two-way contract.
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Blackhawks, D Erik Gustafsson agree to 1-year contract

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:04
The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year deal with defenseman Erik Gustafsson.
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Rebuilding White Sox moving on without Quintana

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 16:59
Jose Quintana is the first July goodbye for the Chicago White Sox. There could be several more.
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Decatur's Heathcock fights thanks to second chance

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 22:24
Click the video above to hear from Decatur mixed martial arts fighter Brynn Heathcock as he shares his story of faith, redemption, struggles and the sport he loves. Heathcock, a Meridian High graduate, is 4-4 as an amateur fighter and will go for his fifth win on Friday night in Missouri.
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Howell, Schniederjans shoot 63 to share John Deere lead

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 19:50
Charles Howell III and Ollie Schniederjans each shot 8-under 63 in perfect morning conditions Thursday to share the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic.
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White Sox reliever Nate Jones has season-ending surgery

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:38
Chicago White Sox reliever Nate Jones has undergone season-ending arm surgery.
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Lincoln's Alexander arrives on campus, talks Underwood

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 00:58
CHAMPAIGN -- Lincoln Railer legend Geoff Alexander played for Brad Underwood at Western Illinois and then coached on his staff at Daytona Beach Community College. Now he's back in Central Illinois on Underwood's staff at Illinois, and within striking distance of his native Lincoln. It's been a whirlwind series of events for the son of Hall of Fame coach Neil Alexander, as Alexander is staying at a hotel and working on making the permanent move from his previous home of Evansvill...
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Toughest Holes Episode 2: Eagle Creek

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 00:09
Every Wednesday and Friday in July, WAND's Gordon Voit tackles the most challenging golf holes in Central Illinois. Episode 2 finds him at Eagle Creek in Findlay, where 14 has a very difficult mix of narrowness, hills and a 90 degree dog leg! Episode 1: Eagle Creek (Findlay) - Pro: Jackson Krauter - Hole 14 - Par 4 - 395 yards (black), 378 (blue), 351 (white), 185 (white), 265 (red) - Challenges: 90 degree dog leg left, very tight window to get to the elbow, water on left side, hill...
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Sky beat Wings 90-84 for 1st back-to-back victories

WAND Sports - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:37
Allie Quigley made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Jessica Breland had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 90-84 on Wednesday.
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Decatur doubles local team's fundraising goal for nationals

WAND Sports - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:38
DECATUR -- When the 'Moe Dampeer Dream Team' qualified for the national AAU basketball tournament in Orlando, the group of second and third graders from around the Soy City celebrated. Then reality set in: they'd have to raise at least $1,500 to get to the Orlando-based tournament. That's when Decatur stepped up. Donors ranged from individuals to businesses, small amounts to large chunks. And it all added up in a big way, twice the original goal of $1,500 in fact. Thanks to the su...
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