Cardinals recall OF Sierra from Double-A Springfield

WAND Sports - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:19
The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled outfielder Magneuris Sierra from Double-A Springfield.
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Latest Illinois sports

WAND Sports - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 03:03
Adam Wainwright hit a two-run homer off Brandon McCarthy and pitched six innings of four-hit ball, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Thursday for a four-game split.
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Honoring the legacy of Springfield's Andre Booker

WAND Sports - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:15
SPRINGFIELD -- Andre Booker's loss cuts through Central Illinois, not just Sangamon County. When the 19-year-old was gunned down at Comer Cox Park, it was felt deeply by members of the area's sports fraternity -- but not because of the former Southeast basketball and football player's prolific stats or flashy plays. Quite the opposite, in fact. Andre Booker's legacy is the moments he did the dirty work, the moments when he celebrated others' accomplishments with enthusiasm. In this ...
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Teutopolis baseball rides power wave to State

WAND Sports - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 23:10
TEUTOPOLIS -- The way head coach Justin Fleener talks about his team's trip to Peoria, you'd think it was his first time. Enthusiastic, not taking anything for granted. He feels the buzz, and so do his players. But that's a function of his humility and love for the game -- not lack of experience. In reality this Wooden Shoe is an old hat. Fleener and Co. are making their fifth trip to the state tournament in the past eight years. That includes 2A state titles in 2010 and 2011. The S...
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Local stars flood Shrine Game rosters

WAND Sports - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 22:55
The 42nd annual Illinois High School Football Shrine Game will have a distinctly '217' flavor come June 18 when the East takes on the West at Illinois Wesleyan's Tucci Stadium. Below are the rosters for the all-star game, which is set for 1 p.m. For more information visit the Illinois Shrine Game website.   East Squad Full Name School Coach Position Caleb Hanson Monticello Culley Welter QB Tyler Jones Herscher Dan Wetzel Q...
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Diana Taurasi hits 8 3-pointers, breaks WNBA career record

WAND Sports - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 22:39
Diana Taurasi tied a career high with eight 3-pointers and broke a tie for the WNBA's career record, leading the Phoenix Mercury to a 99-91 victory over the Chicago Sky on Thursday night.
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Shawn Thornton hired as Florida Panthers' business executive

WAND Sports - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 10:34
Shawn Thornton is now a Florida Panthers executive.
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Latest Illinois sports

WAND Sports - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 03:06
Rookie Franchy Cordero tripled in the eighth and scored on Yangervis Solarte's fielder's choice and the San Diego Padres beat Chicago 2-1 Wednesday, the Cubs' season-high sixth straight loss.
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Glenwood, Champaign Central advance to sectional final

WAND Sports - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:35
CLICK THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR HIGHLIGHTS FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S 3A BASEBALL SECTIONAL IN CHATHAM! Scores Champaign Central 8, Sacred Heart-Griffin 4 Glenwood 5, Effingham 0 Sectional Final: Glenwood vs. Champaign Central, 11 a.m. Saturday at Chatham's Community Park
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Le Roy's Chastain to transfer to ISU

WAND Sports - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:11
NORMAL -- It's a 20.5-mile drive from Le Roy High to Redbird Arena in Normal. That path up I-74 will get a whole lot more wear and tear on it now that Le Roy's native son will be suiting up for Illinois State. ISU announced today that 6-foot-6 wing Matt Chastain will join the Redbird program after leaving Loyola this spring. Chastain will sit out the 2017-18 season per the NCAA's transfer rules, and will suit up for head coach Dan Muller as a walk-on starting with the 2018-19 season...
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Sandoval gets 3 hits as Pomeranz, Red Sox top White Sox 4-1

WAND Sports - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 23:30
Pablo Sandoval hit a tiebreaking single in Boston's four-run sixth inning and Drew Pomeranz struck out eight in his second straight win, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night.
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Oklahoma wins NCAA golf title, beating Oregon 3-1-1

WAND Sports - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:05
Brad Dalke held off Sulman Raza to give Oklahoma its second NCAA golf championship, 3-1-1 over defending champion Oregon on Wednesday at Rich Harvest Farms.
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Bears sign fullback Burton

WAND Sports - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 19:45
Fullback Michael Burton has signed with the Chicago Bears after being waived by the Detroit Lions.
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White Sox broadcaster Harrelson to retire after next season

WAND Sports - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 19:01
White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson says he will retire after working 20 games next year in his 34th season in the booth.
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