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Cubs' Lester allows 9 runs before exiting in 2nd vs. Reds

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:38
Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester left Thursday's game against Cincinnati in the second inning with left lat tightness after allowing nine runs by the Reds.
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Puig's double in 9th lifts Dodgers past White Sox 5-4

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:30
Yasiel Puig's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night for their second comeback win in as many games.
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Piatti scores twice, Impact beat Fire 3-0

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:58
Ignacio Piatti scored twice and the Montreal Impact beat the Chicago Fire 3-0 on Wednesday night for their first three-game winning streak of the Major league Soccer season.
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Dodgers beat White Sox 6-1 to move 50 games above .500

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 01:40
Joc Pederson got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in a five-run eighth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
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Two-a-Days: Mattoon

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 01:36
MATTOON - The Green Wave rolled into the 5A playoffs each year from 2012 through 2015, then qualified at 5-4 last season before getting left out of the field in the at-large conversation. The Green Wave welcomes back a talented, experienced offensive line that started three sophomores last season. Gunner Runyon, Payton Smith and Josh Blood are three of the leaders in the unit. This year Mattoon will turn over the keys to junior Jack Pilson, a quarterback who logged time as a safety...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Charleston

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 00:34
CHARLESTON - Tyler Hanner is working to build Charleston back to its 2011 and 2012 status when it won a combined 20 games. Prior to his takeover in 2016, the Trojans had won just two games in three seasons combined. His weapon of choice as he embarks on a mission to rebuild the program? Enthusiasm. Click the video above to see how the second-year head coach is conducting his practices as the Trojans try to improve on last year's 3-6 record. Charleston is perhaps strongest up front...
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Gennett, Castillo lead Reds past Cubs 2-1

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:40
Scooter Gennett's sacrifice fly drove in Joey Votto from third to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, and Billy Hamilton singled in a run in the ninth as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night.
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Reds C Devin Mesoraco out 3-6 weeks with broken foot.

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:24
Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will be out three to six weeks after he broke a bone in his left foot Monday.
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World Cup committee seeks bids from 44 cities

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:16
The committee that is hoping to bring the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Mexico and Canada is seeking bids from 44 cities that may be interested in hosting matches.
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United Center shut after fight during youth basketball event

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 06:19
Chicago police say a fight inside the United Center during a youth basketball tournament prompted officials to shut down the arena.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Clinton

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:15
CLINTON -- There's a new regime leading the Maroons program. Nick Blackburn takes over after serving as an assistant at Cerro Gordo-Bement and his alma mater, St. Teresa. Blackburn has four returning starters on the offensive line and the lines on both sides of the ball might be the team's strength. Seniors Kyle Hammer and Garrett Hayden are among the standouts Junior Christian Reynolds assumes the starting quarterback job, while sophomore Tyrese Petty will push senior Br...
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Homers by Bryant, Rizzo power Cubs to 15-5 rout of Reds

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:14
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back homers to cap a five-run fourth inning, and the Chicago Cubs continued their recent dominance of the Cincinnati Reds with a 15-5 victory Monday night.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Argenta-Oreana

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:55
ARGENTA -- The Bombers were one of the most explosive teams around in 2016, averaging 41.2 points per game. Several key play makers return this season, which should make first year head coach Steve Kirk's squad one of the teams to beat in the Little Okaw. 
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US to host South Korea twice in October exhibitions

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:50
The U.S. women's soccer team will host South Korea in a pair of exhibitions in October.
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Notre Dame, Wisconsin to meet at Lambeau, Soldier fields

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:14
Notre Dame and Wisconsin will play at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2020 and Soldier Field in Chicago in 2021.
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Two-a-Days: Tuscola

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 23:05
TUSCOLA -- The numbers say it all. 22 playoff appearances in 24 years. 5 title game appearances. 2 state championships. Tuscola football is one of the strongest programs in central Illinois. The Warriors look poised to continue their winning ways in year three of the Andy Romine (32-3 record) era.
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ILLINI TRAINING CAMP: Week two observations

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 21:49
CHAMPAIGN -- There is plenty to talk about as the Illini get ready for the third and final week of training camp.  WAND's Noah Newman was joined by Armchair Illinois head writer Ryan Evan after Saturday's practice to discuss some of their big takeaways from camp thus far. 
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Two-a-Days: Arcola

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 21:38
ARCOLA -- Former Tolono Unity assistant Nick Lindsey takes over as head coach of the Arcola Purple Riders.  The Riders are strong up front, athletic in the backfield, and with only six seniors, are one of the younger teams in the Little Okaw. 
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Arrieta tops D-backs 7-2; Cubs reopen 1-game NL Central lead

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:01
Jake Arrieta won consecutive starts for the first time since early April, Javier Baez and Ian Happ hit consecutive home runs in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Sunday.
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Merrifield powers Royals past White Sox 14-6

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 18:05
Whit Merrifield hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs, and the Kansas City Royals pounded the Chicago White Sox 14-6 on Sunday.
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