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US moves up 9 spots to 26th in FIFA rankings

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:59
The United States climbed nine spots to 26th in the FIFA rankings after winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
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WAND Two-a-Days: LSA

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 01:43
WAND Sports is previewing two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off! DECATUR -- In the three full seasons that LSA had a football program prior to Craig Bundy's tenure, the Lions won four games. Bundy will be the first to admit: things looked bleak in those early days. Just three years later, the Lions are on top of the Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest and gunning for a repeat. How times have changed. Bundy returns three starters on the off...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Mt. Zion

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:46
WAND Sports is previewing two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off! MT. ZION -- Head coach Patrick Etherton's first season at Mt. Zion went off without a hitch. The Braves went 8-1 in the regular season and took home the Apollo Conference crown, then shut out Olney in the first round of the playoffs before losing to eventual 4A state champion Rochester in the next round. This year the Braves lose quarterback Brandon Price and receiver/kicker Charles...
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Anderson, Gonzalez lead White Sox to 7-1 rout of Astros

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 23:27
Tim Anderson homered and drove in three runs, Miguel Gonzalez tossed eight strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Wednesday night, their second straight win over the team with the best...
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Bumgarner gets 2nd win since return as Giants top Cubs 3-1

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:31
Madison Bumgarner allowed four hits over seven innings to win for the second time since returning from a dirt bike accident, helping the San Francisco Giants defeat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Wednesday and complete a winning...
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WAND Two-a-Days: MacArthur

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 01:40
WAND Sports is previewing two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off! DECATUR -- The MacArthur Generals are eager to erase the memory of back-to-back 1-8 seasons. The turnaround could be swift -- head coach Derek Spates' crew boasts some of the most explosive players in the WAND viewing area between twins Amir (quarterback) and Armon (receiver) Brummett, "Example Man" senior running back/kick returner Izaiha Johnson, sure-handed sen...
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Buster Posey's three-run homer helps lift Giants past Cubs

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 01:09
Buster Posey hit a three-run homer in the first that was upheld after review and later stole a base, Ty Blach won his second straight start and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Tuesday night.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Eisenhower

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:49
WAND Sports is previewing two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off! DECATUR -- The Eisenhower Panthers are in a historic era for the program. Drew Wagers' squad won more games in the past two seasons (14) than any other since 1965 and 1966. Should the Panthers win at least 7 games this year, it'll be the most wins in any three-year stretch in program history (which dates back to 1957). But now is a major rebuilding time for Eisenhower, as it n...
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Rookie Smith powers White Sox past Astros 8-5

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:17
Rookie Kevan Smith had a home run and drove in four runs for the Chicago White Sox in an 8-5 win over Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
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Former NHL forward Olczyk diagnosed with colon cancer

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:45
Former NHL forward and coach Eddie Olczyk has been diagnosed with colon cancer.
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NCAA lauds Kentucky, Syracuse, Big Ten for attendance

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:53
Kentucky, Syracuse and the Big Ten recorded three of the top NCAA basketball attendance marks during the 2016-17 season.
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White Sox activate Avisail Garcia, put Davidson on DL

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:28
The Chicago White Sox have activated All-Star outfielder Avisail Garcia and placed third baseman Matt Davidson on the 10-day disabled list because of a bruised right wrist.
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QB Jay Cutler joins Dolphins practice to start comeback

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:43
New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler has practiced for the first time since December, marking the start of his comeback from a brief retirement.
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Javier Lopez's inside-the-park home run helps Arrieta to win

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 01:16
Javier Baez hit an inside-the-park homer to back Jake Arrieta's 11th win and Chicago beat the Giants 5-3 on Monday night in the champion Cubs' first visit to AT&T Park since eliminating San Francisco in Game 4...
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WAND Two-a-Days: St. Teresa

WAND Sports - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:55
WAND Sports is previewing two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off! DECATUR -- The St. Teresa Bulldogs are coming off a 12-win season for the first time since 1979, as well as the program's first state championship appearance since 1986. Head coach Mark Ramsey's squad returns five offensive starters and six on defense, including some of the team's most dangerous assets from the 2016 state runner-up team. National top 100 recruit Jacardia Wright ...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Maroa-Forsyth

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:54
WAND Sports is previewing two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off! MAROA -- The Maroa-Forsyth Trojans are coming off a 12 win season in which they went all the way to the state championship game for the fifth time in eight years.
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Siemian gets 1st start but hasn't nailed down Broncos QB job

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:39
Trevor Siemian hasn't won the Denver Broncos' quarterback job just yet but he has earned the starting nod over Paxton Lynch in Denver's preseason opener at Chicago.
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Gase: Cutler didn't delay retirement to stand on sideline

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:35
New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler won't play in the team's exhibition opener Thursday, but look for him to be starting soon enough.
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Don Baylor, former MVP and manager of year, dead at 68

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:27
Don Baylor, the 1979 AL MVP with the California Angels who went on to become manager of the year with the Colorado Rockies in 1995, has died. He was 68.
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Wieters hits grand slam as Nationals beat Cubs 9-4

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 17:50
Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington's five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday.
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