Millikin football family comes together following death of teammate

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:20
DECATUR -- The Millikin football team hit the practice field with heavy hearts Saturday night, after the tragic death of sophomore wide receiver David Jackson. Jackson passed away Thursday almost a week after nearly drowning at Fugitive Beach in Missouri. As a freshman Jackson was second on the team in receiving, with 606 yards.
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Gonzalez pitches 6 scoreless, White Sox hold off Rangers 3-2

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:59
Miguel Gonzalez escaped early trouble and pitched six scoreless innings, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Sunday.
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Cubs sweep Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:27
Alex Avila capped Chicago's three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, and the Cubs swept the Toronto Blue Jays with a wild 6-5 victory on Sunday.
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C Rene Rivera joins Cubs, gets start against Blue Jays

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:22
Veteran catcher Rene Rivera has joined the Chicago Cubs and is in the starting lineup for their series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Thompson's 109-yard return highlights Bears victory

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 02:14
Deonte Thompson returned a missed Arizona field goal 109 yards for a touchdown as the first half ended and the Chicago Bears held on to beat the Cardinals 24-23 in a preseason game Saturday night.
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Odor hits 2 HRs as Rangers rally for 17-7 win over White Sox

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 00:10
Rougned Odor homered twice, Mike Napoli also went deep, and both had five RBIs as the Texas Rangers overcame an early five-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 17-7 on Saturday night.
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Nicolas Hasler breaks tie, Toronto FC beat Fire 3-1

WAND Sports - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:38
Nicolas Hasler scored his first goal of the season off a header to give Toronto FC the lead for good in a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Saturday night that ended the Fire's 11-game home unbeaten streak.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Rochester

WAND Sports - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:09
ROCHESTER -- The defending class 4A champions have their starting quarterback and center back, and that's it on offense. Head coach Derek Leonard's high powered offense will feature nine new starters this season. Reloading is nothing new for the six time state champs. "2011 I think it might've been the same - I had Wes Lunt and Zach Grant both starting, and maybe Cody 8 out of the 11 there," Leonard said.
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Cubs claim C Rivera off waivers from New York Mets

WAND Sports - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:01
The Chicago Cubs have claimed veteran catcher Rene Rivera off waivers from the New York Mets.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Sangamon Valley/Tri-City

WAND Sports - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 02:02
NIANTIC -- There are more towns in the Sangamon Valley/Tri-City program (six) than there are players with meaningful varsity experience (four to five). Despite the fact the Storm has just two seniors, head coach Michael Lee has dealt with roster fluctuations before and his program has rattled off 7, 9 and 6 wins in the past three seasons. This year Sangamon Valley will be anchored by lineman Marcello Gonzalez (a three-year starter), plus Luke Stacey, Nick Finley, Angel Fuentes, Cale...
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Friday Frenzy Preview: Scrimmage Highlight Zone

WAND Sports - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 01:08
Click the video above to see scenes from Friday night scrimmages at Maroa-Forsyth, St. Teresa, Mt. Zion, Eisenhower and Sacred Heart-Griffin!
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Delmonico's inside-park HR lifts White Sox over Rangers 4-3

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:47
Nicky Delmonico lined an inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning, his second go-ahead homer of the game, and the Chicago White Sox stopped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday...
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Ogwumike, Parker lead Sparks in 115-106 2OT win over Sky

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:32
Nneka Ogwumike scored 32 points and Candace Parker added 29 in the Los Angeles Sparks' 115-106 double-overtime victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:52
ARTHUR -- With only three seniors and nineteen freshman, The Knights of Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond are one of the youngest teams in the Little Okaw. The good news - numbers are way up. Head coach Dale Schuring says he has 37 players. That's the most they've had in a long time, and will allow for inexperienced players to develop through the JV ranks. Their trio of seniors include QB/DB Will Cohan, RB/LB Marcus Vanausdoll, and RB/DB Kobe Wells. Vanausdoll led the team in rushing...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Sullivan-Okaw Valley

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:20
SULLIVAN -- It's Kerley time in Sullivan. Former Cerro-Gordo Bement head coach Andy Kerley takes over for Hall of Famer Gerald Temples. In his first year at the helm the jovial coach will have one of the youngest teams in the Central Illinois Conference.
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Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez lead Cubs over Blue Jays 7-4

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:51
Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday in a rare interleague matchup.
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Bears sign free-agent LB Sheppard, waive rookie Ekpe

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:59
The Chicago Bears have signed veteran free-agent linebacker Kelvin Sheppard.
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Cubs place LHP Jon Lester on 10-day disabled list

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:59
The Chicago Cubs have placed ace left-hander Jon Lester on the 10-day disabled list with left lat tightness and shoulder fatigue.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Lincoln

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:28
LINCOLN - The Lincoln Railsplitters haven't had a winning season since 1985 -- a drought of which no fan needs to be reminded. But there's hope under second-year head coach Matt Silkowski, who took the job after stints with some of the premier programs in the Chicago suburbs, including most recently 8A powerhouse Homewood-Flossmoor. For one, Lincoln is moving from the Central State 8 to the Apollo Conference, where it will play similarly sized communities (population ...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Taylorville

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:02
TAYLORVILLE - Jeb Odam's Tornadoes have rattled off an average of better than nine wins in each of the past four years. They made it to the second round of the 4A playoffs before losing to a potent Belleville Althoff Catholic squad that many pegged as a statewide favorite. This year Odam welcomes back a robust nine starters on offense, including junior quarterback Brandon Odam (his nephew), running backs Justin Wright and Evan Champley, along with a deep group of receivers that incl...
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