Decatur group saves lives through golf

WAND Sports - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 22:21
DECATUR -- He was on the couch and depressed. Decatur's Ernie Jones was told he'd never play golf again. The stroke he suffered had caused him to lose too much function in his right hand. But then his brother Dale Jones stepped in. He modified clubs to give him more loft. He researched one-handed golf. They practiced for a year. Most importantly, Dale gave his older brother Ernie words of encouragement. Ernie's spirits were immediately lifted as he returned to the game he loved, an...
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Wolves' Gibson says he didn't realize license was suspended

WAND Sports - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 22:54
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson says he didn't realize his Illinois driver's license had been suspended until his arrest last week for a traffic violation in New York.
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Maroa's Koslofski reflects on homerun off Nolan Ryan

WAND Sports - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 22:31
MAROA -- It's been 25 years since Kevin Koslofski took Nolan Ryan deep, but he remembers every single detail about the at-bat like it was yesterday. The former Maroa-Forsyth Trojan turned Kansas City Royal takes us inside the legendary moment - click the video above to watch!
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Cubs' Hendricks pitches 3 1/3 innings in rehab appearance

WAND Sports - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 21:14
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks gave up one run in 3 1/3 innings Monday while making a rehabilitation appearance in the Double-A Southern League for the Tennessee Smokies.
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Maddon only one from World Series champs at All-Star Game

WAND Sports - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:34
World Series champions usually get to keep on celebrating at the following year's All-Star Game.
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Bulls sign guard Justin Holiday

WAND Sports - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 17:41
The Chicago Bulls say they have signed guard Justin Holiday.
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White Sox option OF Willy Garcia to Triple-A Charlotte

WAND Sports - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 17:28
The Chicago White Sox have optioned outfielder Willy Garcia to Triple-A Charlotte.
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Oakwood's Pierce wins again at Highland

WAND Sports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 22:47
HIGHLAND -- Just a couple days after successfully defending his H&R 100 title at Macon Speedway, Oakwood native Bobby Pierce picked up another win at Highland Speedway Saturday night. Pierced earned a $10,000 payday for the win
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Steve Torrence races to fifth Top Fuel victory of season

WAND Sports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 19:20
Steve Torrence won the NHRA Route 66 Nationals on Sunday for his fifth Top Fuel victory of the season, beating Antron Brown in the final.
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Freeland loses no-hit bid in 9th, Rockies top White Sox 10-0

WAND Sports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 18:44
Hometown rookie Kyle Freeland came within two outs of the first no-hitter by a Rockies pitcher at Coors Field before surrendering a sharp single to Melky Cabrera as Colorado beat the Chicago White Sox 10-0 on Sunday.
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Rockies' Freeland has no-hitter through 6 innings vs Chicago

WAND Sports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 16:56
Colorado Rockies rookie Kyle Freeland is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Chicago White Sox.
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Pirates score 10 in 1st, beat Cubs 14-3

WAND Sports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 16:36
Francisco Cervelli and Andrew McCutchen capped Pittsburgh's 10-run first inning with consecutive homers off Jon Lester, helping the Pirates pound the Chicago Cubs 14-3 on Sunday.
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Pirates jump on Lester, Cubs for 10 runs in 1st

WAND Sports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:20
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 10 runs in the first inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs, chasing Jon Lester in the shortest start of his career.
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Pirates RHP Taillon scratched due to flu-like symptoms

WAND Sports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 13:08
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Chicago Cubs due to flu-like symptoms.
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Anderson homer in 9th lifts White Sox past Rockies 5-4

WAND Sports - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 00:43
Tim Anderson homered off Colorado closer Greg Holland leading off the ninth inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox past the Rockies 5-4 on Saturday night.
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Vandersloot has 26 points, Sky beat WNBA-leading Lynx 100-76

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 22:35
Courtney Vandersloot scored a season-high 26 points, added seven rebounds and the Chicago Sky won at home for the first time this season, 100-76 over the WNBA-leading Minnesota Lynx on Saturday night.
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Gregory Polanco, Ivan Nova power Pirates over Cubs 4-2

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 22:27
Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning and Ivan Nova pitched three-hit ball into the seventh, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
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Brittany Force top qualifying in NHRA Route 66 Nationals

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 22:15
Brittany Force held onto the Top Fuel lead Saturday at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals for her first No. 1 qualifier of the season.
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Sky Ice Belgium Showcase takes over Eisenhower

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 21:50
DECATUR -- Eisenhower High School is playing host to the Sky Ice Elite Belgium Showcase this weekend. Thirty-seven teams, boys and girls, from multiple states are participating, as well as a 9th grade boys team all the way from Belgium.
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Timberwolves' Taj Gibson arrested after NYC traffic stop

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 15:42
New Minnesota Timberwolves player Taj Gibson was arrested for a traffic violation in New York City.
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