Toughest Holes Episode 1: Red Tail Run

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 00:10
Every Wednesday and Friday in July, WAND's Gordon Voit tackles the most challenging golf holes in Central Illinois. Episode 1 finds him at Red Tail Run in Decatur, where 17 gives golfers such fits that course designer Raymond Floyd refuses to play it! Episode 1: Red Tail Run (Decatur) - Pro: Kurt "Turtle" Rogers - Hole 17 - Par 3 - 231 yards (white), 205 (blue), 185 (white), 142/108 (red) - Challenges: distance for Par 3, poison ivy, green is both elevated and protected by ...
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Arenado drives in 5 runs as Rockies rout White Sox 12-4

WAND Sports - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 00:07
Nolan Arenado homered and drove in five runs, German Marquez tossed seven strong innings and had two hits, and the Colorado Rockies' slumbering offense awoke in a 12-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
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Oakwood's Cameron Lee set for big opportunity with Bengals

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 22:03
OAKWOOD -- Cameron Lee's NFL dreams got a major boost late last month when the Cincinnati Bengals came calling.The former Illinois State walk-on turned starter is now just weeks away from his first NFL training camp.
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Bryant hits 2 HRs, Rizzo connects as Cubs beat Pirates 6-1

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 18:21
Kris Bryant hit two homers and drove in four runs, Anthony Rizzo went deep and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Friday.
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US women to play New Zealand twice in September exhibitions

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 17:49
The U.S. women's soccer team will play a pair of exhibitions against New Zealand in September,
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Bobby Pierce wins the unique H&R 100

WAND Sports - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 00:26
MACON - Ask any driver, from weekend warrior to former NASCAR star Kenny Wallace to up-and-coming star Bobby Pierce. There's just something special about Macon Speedway's H&R 100. The 1/5th-mile track, the 100 laps, the dirt. There are few like it in the country, and that makes for situations that Pierce calls "messy" with a laugh. For the second consecutive year, the 20-year-old Pierce is the champion. The Oakwood native locked up the title after 11 p.m. Thursday nig...
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Costa Rica-US World Cup qualifier to be in New Jersey

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 16:27
The U.S. Soccer Federation finalized plans to play its Sept. 1 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
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Kristik hired to run North American World Cup bid

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 16:23
John Kristick, a managing director of the failed U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup, has been hired as executive director for the United Bid Committee of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 tournament.
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US drops 12 spots to 35th, near low in FIFA rankings

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 14:09
The United States dropped 12 spots to 35th in the FIFA rankings, one above the Americans' low in July and August 2012.
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Schwarber back with Cubs, batting 5th in return vs. Brewers

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:23
Kyle Schwarber has returned to the Chicago Cubs following a two-week stint in the minor leagues to work on his offensive struggles.
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Fire run unbeaten streak to 11 with 2-2 draw in Portland

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:50
Sebastian Blanco scored in the 70th minute and the Portland Timbers salvaged a 2-2 draw against the surging Chicago Fire on Wednesday night.
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Glenwood cranks out baseball talent at unmatched clip

WAND Sports - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:08
From the Central State Eight to the college ranks to the Major Leagues with recent San Diego Padres call up Phil Maton, the Glenwood Titan baseball program has been cranking out talent at a level matched by few programs of any sport in the state. Click the video above as WAND's Noah Newman asks Sliders pitcher Jacob Siebert about the Glenwood tradition and pitching in the Prospect League with two of his fellow Glenwood alumni!
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A's beat White Sox 7-4 to move Melvin closer to miletone

WAND Sports - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 19:14
Sonny Gray pitched six mostly sharp innings to beat Chicago for the second time in two weeks and the Oakland Athletics defeated the White Sox 7-4 on Wednesday.
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Cubs rally for 7-3 win over Rays

WAND Sports - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:46
Jon Jay connected for his third career pinch-hit homer and Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single an inning later, helping the Chicago Cubs rally for a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
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Valparaiso hires Emanuel Dildy as new assistant coach

WAND Sports - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:38
Valparaiso coach Matt Lottich has hired Emanuel Dildy as an assistant.
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Bulls sign No. 7 pick Lauri Markkanen

WAND Sports - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:34
The Chicago Bulls have signed No. 7 overall draft pick Lauri Markkanen.
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Saief has injured groin, replaced by Pontius on US roster

WAND Sports - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:51
Midfielder Kenny Saief will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of a groin injury and will be replaced by Chris Pontius on the U.S. roster.
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Barreto's game-ending homer sends A's past White Sox 7-6

WAND Sports - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 19:30
Franklin Barreto homered in the ninth inning, Yonder Alonso went deep twice and the Oakland Athletics snapped a season-high six-game losing streak by beating the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Tuesday.
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Rays win reunion with Maddon, beat Cubs 6-5

WAND Sports - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 18:02
Tim Beckham homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays won their reunion with Joe Maddon, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Tuesday.
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Carolina picks up C Marcus Kruger in trade with Vegas

WAND Sports - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 13:33
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights, the forward's second trade in three days.
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