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WAND Conversation: Hartleb helps Illini fans prep for bulk of Big Ten play

WAND Sports - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 01:11
CHAMPAIGN -- Six years ago, Illini baseball coach Dan Hartleb and Gordon Voit spoke several times a week while Voit was the student reporter for the Daily Illini. Back together again, they preview the start of Big Ten play by talking makeup, losing 16 players to the MLB Draft within two years, red-hot freshman pitcher Ty Weber and who has a drier sense of humor between Hartleb and Lovie Smith. The Illini (10-16) are on a four-game win streak after sweeping Indiana State and taking do...
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Underwood adds big name to Illini staff; Walker retained

WAND Sports - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 20:54
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois head coach Brad Underwood's staff officially grew by two on Wednesday. The biggest news came when the school announced Orlando Antigua will be on the bench for the Illini next season. Antigua earned a national reputation as a talented recruiter when he helped Kentucky land five straight No. 1 national recruiting classes from 2009-14. He also spent a year with John Calipari at Memphis in 2008-09. Antigua's background also includes a playing career at Pittsburgh ...
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Rain postpones Tigers-White Sox game to May 26

WAND Sports - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 13:14
The game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain.
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Bad weather forecast prompts postponement of Cubs-Cards game

WAND Sports - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:58
The finale of the three-game, season-opening series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs has been postponed.
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Akron hires former Illinois coach Groce to replace Dambrot

WAND Sports - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:26
Akron has hired former Illinois coach John Groce to take over its program.
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Rain postpones Tigers at White Sox game to May

WAND Sports - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:14
Rain has forced the postponement of Wednesday's game between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers.
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Gritty catcher Fritz leading Okaw Valley to hot start

WAND Sports - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:16
BETHANY -- Okaw Valley is chasing a third straight regional title, and the Timberwolves (7-1) appear well on their way to contend for a third. Two-sport star Garrett Fritz brings the same toughness to the catcher position as he does as a scrappy forward for the basketball team, and he's got one of the hottest bats in the area to boot. But head coach Andrew Hagerman is working with a stable of hot bats -- including cousins Tanner Coleman (a junior) and Taylor Coleman (a senior). Clic...
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Johnson scores winner in OT as Avs beat Blackhawks 4-3

WAND Sports - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:01
Erik Johnson went coast-to-coast to score at 1:57 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Tuesday night.
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Arrieta, Cubs rebound with 2-1 win over St. Louis

WAND Sports - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 23:37
Albert Almora Jr. robbed Matt Adams of a home run and Javier Baez made a terrific sliding stop on Kolten Wong's game-ending grounder, sending Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory against the St. Louis...
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Anthony helps Knicks beat Bulls 100-91

WAND Sports - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 22:33
Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, and the New York Knicks snapped the Chicago Bulls' four-game win streak with a 100-91 victory on Tuesday night.
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St. Louis' Piscotty taken out after being hit in head

WAND Sports - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 22:21
St. Louis outfielder Stephen Piscotty has left the Cardinals' game against the Cubs after he was hit in the head by a ball while sliding into home.
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Verlander fans 10 as Tigers beat White Sox 6-3 in opener

WAND Sports - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 18:01
Justin Verlander struck out 10 to match the most by a Detroit pitcher on opening day since Mickey Lolich in 1970, and the Tigers backed him with three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.
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