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Eagles Notch First Win

IVCC Sophomore Mya Hewitt and Freshman Sabrina Poole lead the Eagles to a 2-1 victory over Kishwaukee College in the season opener of the 2019 women’s soccer season.  Hewitt and Poole tallied a goal and an assist each in the victory.  Eagles Keeper Mia Preciado stopped 13 Kougars shots in ...Read more

Cubs Make it Five in a Row

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0 for their fifth straight victory. Anthony Rizzo hit an RBI single to help the NL Central leaders complete a three-game sweep. The Giants lost ...Read more

Sox Return Home and Handle Rangers

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoán Moncada lined a two-run homer his return from the injured list, Ross Detwiler struck out a career-high eight and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 6-1. James McCann hit a solo shot and doubled, and Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson and Matt Skole each had an RBI as ...Read more

Morrow Will Not Pitch This Season

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow is out for the year following another setback in his recovery from right elbow surgery, according to team president Theo Epstein. Morrow, who hasn’t pitched in a game since July 2018, had the arthroscopic procedure last November. ...Read more

Bryant’s Homer Lifts Cubs over the Giants

Kris Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San Francisco Giants in a wild, back-and-forth game at Wrigley Field. Nicholas Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber also connected for Chicago, which has won four straight despite ...Read more

Peters Wins Illini Starting Job

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters has been named the starter for the season opener Aug. 31 at home against Akron. Peters, a graduate transfer, is a former Mr. Football in Indiana who played 10 games with four starts at Michigan, passing for 680 yards and four ...Read more

Long Apologizes for Actions

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Veteran guard Kyle Long removed a teammate’s helmet and began using it as a weapon last week in practice, and after apologizing to his teammates Long also apologized to Bears fans and media members for his behavior. Bears coach Matt Nagy said the incident is in ...Read more

Hamels Picks Up Win

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Anthony Rizzo homered twice and Nicholas Castellanos also went deep as Chicago earned its third straight victory. ...Read more

Twins Beat Up the Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and drove in three runs on four hits for Minnesota in his second game back from a wrist injury, yet another powerful performance at the plate by the 39-year-old designated hitter for the Twins in a 14-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Max Kepler hit a ...Read more

Freshman Done for the Season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois freshman defensive back Marquez Beason is out for the season with a knee injury. Coach Lovie Smith announced Beason would have surgery after getting hurt in practice last week. Beason was a consensus four-star recruit from Duncanville, Texas, and the ...Read more