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Gary Woodland Captured His First Major Golf Championship With the U.S. Open

MLB

The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2.

 

The Cardinals managed just three hits and still beat the Mets, 4-3 on Paul Goldschmidt’s  two-run homer and Paul DeJong’s tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning.

 

The New York Yankees cruised past the Chicago White Sox 10-3.

 

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(Undated--jc) -- The Gifflats of Gifford scored two runs in the top of the 9th inning on Sunday at Schiewe Field in Buckley to take the first game 3 to 2.  In game two, the Gifflats scored in the top of the first to take a one to nothing lead. The home Dutchmasters scored two in the bottom of the 2nd and took a comfortable lead into the 7th with a 7 run 5th inning. Gifford came back in the top of the 7th with 5 runs, but the Dutchmasters won game two 9 to 6.

 

The Paxton Swedes beat the El Paso Warriors 10-2 & 5-4.

 

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) _ Gary Woodland has captured his first major golf championship by holding off the two-time defending U.S. Open champion.

Woodland closed with a 30-foot putt for birdie to finish three strokes ahead of Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kah) in the Open at Pebble Beach. The Kansas native shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday for a 13 under total.

 

 

Friday night at the Farmer City Raceway saw Mike Glasscock win Late Models, Donovan Lodge won the Modified event, Pro Lates was won by Logan Moody, Jason Maier won Street Stocks, Jeremy Hancock won Hornets. This week features the the Vintage Series of Illinois. Check out the cars of yesteryear and visit with some of your favorite retired drivers.

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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Toronto Raptors Win First ever NBA Championship

MLB

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3.

 

Leury García hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 5-4.

 

The Mets and Cardinals were tied 4-4 after 8 ½ innings before the game was suspended because of rain. Play will resume tonight before the Mets and Redbirds play their scheduled game.

 

NBA

The Toronto Raptors are celebrating the first NBA championship in their 24-season history after taking Game 6 of the finals, 114-110.

 

E.I. Baseball

Gifford Flatville at Buckley at Schiewe Field

El Paso Warriors at Paxton at Memorial Field

Game 7 Legacy at Royal at Frazen Field in Gifford

All Double Headers start at 1pm

 

Dirt track racing at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and Hornets. Gates open at 4pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans get in for $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

 

 

Saturday morning on WPXN it’s our Live Action Auction from 8-9:30. Bid Buy and Save on Gift Certificates and items from area businesses.

 

Then it’s Summer Fun Tour Stop number 4 as Joel Cluver will be broadcasting Live from 10am til noon from Buckley Lake for Buckley Fun Day.

 

On Sunday it’s Xfinity racing from Iowa Speedway at 4pm.

 

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St. Louis Blues Win First Ever Stanley Cup

MLB

Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1.

 

The Marlins blasted the Cardinals, 9-0 to end a six-game losing streak.

 

St. Louis has reason to celebrate for the next few days after the Blues won the Stanley Cup for the first time since becoming an NHL franchise in 1967. Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots and the Blues took Game 7 of the final by defeating the Bruins, 4-1 in Boston.

 

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Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Sign Another Big Man

MLB

The Colorado Rockies won their 10th straight at home by beating the Cubs 10-3.

 

Rookie Dakota Hudson allowed one run in a career-high seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 7-1.

 

Welington Castillo hit a grand slam and top rookie Eloy Jiménez homered at home for the first time, powering the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 win over the Washington Nationals.

 

Illini Men’s Basketball coach Brad Underwood has filled another roster spot for 2019-2020 season. Benjamin Bosmans Verdonk a 6-7 forward from Belgium has officially signed. He adds more length and size in the front court. Underwood said that he is a versatile player that can handle the ball, shoot and pass. He joins big men Kofi Cockburn and Bernard Kouma.

 

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Joey Logano Wins at Michigan

MLB

The Rockies came back from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Cubs 6-5.

 

Michael Wacha threw six scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory at Miami.

 

The Nationals beat the White Sox 12-1.

 

 

The IHSA has approved changes to the way the boys and girls state tournament  will be played. Beginning in 2021, all classes of girls will be played in a 3 day period and the boys will do the same the following week. Venues will have to put bids in to host the tournaments in the new format.

 

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP)  Joey Logano has earned his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, fending off Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in overtime at Michigan International Speedway.

Logano was trying to hold on to a dwindling lead over Truex and Busch with five laps remaining before Erik Jones went into the grass, prompting a caution flag that forced overtime. It was a dominant visit to Michigan for Logano, who won the pole in qualifying and then led a track-record 163 laps in the race.


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

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Cubs Sweep Cards, Sox Win

MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over St. Louis, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals.

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eloy Jiménez launched a 471-foot home run, Reynaldo López bounced back with six effective innings and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2.

 

EI Baseball..from Sunday

The Buckley Dutchmasters used a 5 run 7th inning to overcome an early lead by the Royal Giants in Gifford to win the first game of the doubleheader 11 to 5 at Franzen Field in Gifford. The Giants won the nightcap by a score of 2 to nothing.

 

Paxton Swedes def Game 7 Legacy 5-1 and lost the second game 9-7

Gifford Flatville took two from El Paso 14-4 & 5-3

 

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears held their 100th anniversary celebration over the weekend in what was billed as the franchise's largest gathering of stars past and present. And for Virginia McCaskey, it was "like a happy dream." She recalled the struggles her father George Halas experienced trying to keep the NFL franchise going in its early days.

 

(Undated--jc)-- WPXN will carry the remainder of the the Monster Energy Firekeepers Casino 400 NASCAR race from Michigan International Speedway.

The race was postponed from Sunday. The broadcast begins at 4 this afternoon.


 

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Cards Win, Cubs Lose

MLB

The Colorado Rockies beat the Cubs 3-1.

 

Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’) hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning of the Cardinals’ 3-1 win against the Reds.

 

The White Sox were off.

 

Tonight it’s Dirt track racing at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and B-Mods and Kids Mods. Gates open at 4pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans get in for $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

 

Saturday on WPXN it’s Xfinity racing with a noon start time.

 

Sunday on WPXN it’s the Monster Energy Firekeepers Casino 400 NASCAR race from Michigan International Speedway. With a noon start time.’

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Today is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

(Undated--jc)  Today is the 75th remembrance of D-Day. Joel Cluver has the story...

 

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a nearly $40 billion state budget along with a measure that could lead to enacting a graduated income tax in Illinois. The Democrat inked the measures Wednesday afternoon at state government offices in downtown Chicago. He calls the package a "new era of fiscal responsibility" for Illinois…

 

 

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

 

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A lawsuit is accusing the University of Illinois of violating its students' free-speech rights. Virginia-based Speech First filed the lawsuit last week against Illinois in U.S. District Court in Urbana. It accuses the university of squelching free speech by requiring "prior approval" for posting leaflets. It also claims the university uses bias response teams that intimidate students into silence. A spokeswoman says the university hasn't received official notice of the lawsuit.

 

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A lawyer for a Chinese family attending the U.S. trial of an ex-University of Illinois student charged with killing their daughter says he has been explaining to them how the American justice system works. Wednesday is the third day of jury selection at Brendt Christensen's federal death-penalty trial. Attorney Steve Beckett says the  proceedings can be confusing and he tries to help the family "understand why things are happening."

 

(Paxton-jc)  -- Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce officials continue to look for pop up businesses to set up on June 22nd. The event runs from 10am until 4pm. The pop up business area will be along Market Street and State Street in downtown Paxton. More information is found by contacting the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce.


 

(Springfield--ba)  -- Some new business reforms and expansion  are coming to the state of Illinois. 106th District State Representative Tom Bennett says that state leaders are serious about the plan....

 

 

106th District State Representative Tom Bennett Republican from Gibson City

 

(GIbson CIty--dg)  -- The Gibson City Through the Years Historical Walk is set for Sunday, July 2st, in the pavilion at Gibson City’s North Park, with proceeds going toward the city’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2021. The event features historical local characters and businesses being portrayed, including Dale W. McMillen from Central Soya, Stephen S. McCall from Gibson City Canning, Henry Hager from Hager Lumber, Elmo Meiners from M&W Gear and a lifeguard from the Gibson City pool. Tickets cost $10 each, with free entry for children age 15 and younger. Ticket sales start July 1 and are available for purchase at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.

 

 

(Springfield--ba)-Officials are asking for the public’s cooperation in dealing with record breaking flooding along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Local leaders urge Illinoisans not to go on a sightseeing trip to see all the flooding, since it’s hard enough with road closings to get residents to their homes in some cases. State police director Brendan Kelly says people should also listen to law enforcement.

 

 

State police director Brendan Kelly


 

(Springfield-ba)  -- USDA’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural Producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. To be considered, a producer must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The Form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at your local F-S-A office.

 

 

(Paxton--jc)  -- Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran has released the activity numbers for his office. The Ford County Sheriff’s department  received just over 76 thousand 400 dollars in boarding prisoner fees for the month. Ford COunty police handed out 27 speeding tickets, handled 19 civil complaints, 8 welfare checks and three theft investigations.

 

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Will County officials say a developmentally disabled man wore a monster mask and played horror movie music when he stabbed a caretaker more than 30 times. Will County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chief Dan Jungles says 24-year-old Ederaldo Frantz allegedly was upset with the Plainfield Township group home caretaker because she took away his cellphone. Jungles says Frantz then went to his room, put on the mask Jungles described as "demonic" and started playing music from "Halloween." Jungles says Frantz grabbed a large butcher knife and stabbed the caretaker, who was hospitalized with deep puncture wounds. Frantz is charged with attempted murder and held on $500,000 bond. His attorney, Jordan Kielian of Joliet, said he had no comment pending a court-ordered evaluation to assess Frantz's fitness for trial.

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FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are investigating alleged animal abuse after an animal rights group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular destination for school field trips.Animal Recovery Mission said that an investigator for the Miami-based animal rights group secretly recorded the disturbing footage last year while working for several months at Fair Oaks Farms, which Food & Wine magazine has called the "Disneyland of agricultural tourism."

 

 

(Springfield--jc) -- In addition to math, science, reading, and gym class, Illinois high school students will soon have a financial aid requirement to graduate high school. Every high school senior in the state of Illinois will have to apply for federal student aid before they can graduate.  Lawmakers approved the new law last week. Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign it. Under the plan, high schools in the state will be required to have seniors fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and if eligible a state student aid application as well.

 

(Rantoul--jc)  A chamber lunch and learn is set for mid-day today in Rantoul. Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Belynda Allen says the subject is “quickbooks”...

 

 

Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Belynda Allen

The number for the chamber is 893-3323.

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Trucking Association  is pleased that lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement to invest in the state’s highways & bridges, while also reducing fees on the trucking industry. The newly passed Capital Bill repeals a hidden sales tax on truck license plates known as the Commercial Distribution Fee, or CDF. The CDF adds as much as $400 to the cost of a semi-truck license plate, all of which was swept into the General Revenue Fund.  By repealing the CDF, Illinois has actually lowered fees on truck license plates, opening the door and inviting trucking companies to locate their company in the state. Savings to truckers should be 300 dollars with the new deal

 

 

(Rantoul-jc)  --”The potential in this room is unlimited . Each of you can do whatever in life you want to do ... I warn you ... life is hard and full of choices .. and sometimes you are going to make the wrong choice. But remember. You already made the best choice. You chose to be here. “ That was the message the Illinois State Representative Republican Mike Marron of the 104th District told the cadets at  Lincoln’s Challenge on Wednesday. The 52nd class of Lincoln’s Challenge is set to graduate next Friday.

 

 

(Roberts--jc)  -- Roberts Village leaders have made the decision to move forward with a water tower painting and restoration project at an investment of 115 thousand dollars. The town will borrow the money from the Vermilion Valley Bank at a rate of 3 point 7 percent over ten years.

 

 

(Gibson City--jc)  The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at The Sand Trap in Gibson City.  The local chamber will hear from a representative of Gibson City-based McNutt Consulting Services.

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Several with Local Ties, Taken in MLB Draft

MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Javier Báez homered, Kyle Hendricks was solid again through seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Colorado 6-3.

 

The Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1.

 

The Washington Nationals rallied past the Chicago White Sox 9-5.

 

Fighting Illini infielder Michael Massey was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Outfielder Jack Yalowitz went in the 10th round to the Colorado Rockies. Former Champaign Central pitcher Tanner Gordon went in the 6th round to the Atlanta Braves.

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Cubs Win Behind Lester

MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester returned to form, allowing one run in seven innings, and the Chicago Cubs' offense came alive in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

 

Former Illinois defensive football stars, Simeon Rice and Moe Gardner are back on the 2020 ballot for induction into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Both have been longtime nominees following their great careers at Illinois.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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Cards Sweep Cubs, Sox Win

MLB

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched eight shutout innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 for a three-game sweep.

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito tossed five-hit ball into the eighth inning and Tim Anderson homered, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

 

 

E. I. Baseball

Saturday

Buckley def Paxton 6-1 and 14-1

Gifford Flatville def Royal 5-2 and 4-1

Game 7 def El Paso 22-14 and 11-7

 

Sunday

El Paso def Buckley 5-4 and Buckley def El Paso 2-0

Royal def Paxton 8-2 and 3-0

Gifford Flatville def Game 7 8-7 and Game 7 def Gifford Flatville 8-3

 

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) _ Kyle Busch has pulled even with Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list by taking Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Erik Jones, Chase Elliott and Clint Bowyer

 

Pocono Raceway, one of the trickiest tracks to find victory, challenged several drivers Sunday. MRN had all the drama from the Tricky Triangle…

 

 

 The Motor Racing Network will have full coverage next Sunday of the “FireKeepers Casino 400” from Michigan International Speedway starting at 1pm Eastern.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

 

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Illinois Baseball Plays Clemson in the NCAA Tournament Today

MLB

The Chicago Cubs had Thursday off

St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3

Chicago White Sox 10, Cleveland 4

 

EI Baseball this weekend…

Saturday...make up double headers from last Sunday’s rainouts

1pm Start two 7 inning games

Paxton Swedes at Buckley Dutchmasters...Schiewe Field

Gifford Gif-flats at Royal Giants  Franzen Field Gifford

El Paso at Game 7 Lexington

Sunday Regular season double headers

Buckley Dutchmasters at El Paso South Point Park El Paso

Royal Giants at Paxton Swedes Memorial Park Paxton

Game7 Legacy at Gifford-Flatville Franzen Field in Gifford

 

MLB today

Chicago Cubs Yu Darvish (2-3) at St. Louis Miles Mikolas( 4-5), 7:15 p.m. Busch Stadium

Cleveland Trevor Bauer (4-4) at Chicago White Sox Dylan Covey 0-4), 7:10 p.m. Guaranteed Rate Field

 

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(Undated--jc)  The Fighting Illini Men’s Baseball team starts play in the N-C-A-A tournament later today. The Illini take on Clemson at 3 this afternoon.  Oxford Mississippi, Ole Miss University’s Swayze Field.




 

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Champaign-- Illinois Mens Basketball Head Coach Brad Underwood announced Thursday that Bernard Kouma has signed a Big Ten Tender of Financial Aid with the University of Illinois. Kouma is a 6-foot-10, 240-pound frontcourt player from N'Djamena, Chad. He moved to the United States for high school, currently living in the Bronx while attending Our Savior Lutheran school. Kouma averaged 14.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this past season as a senior, earning Great Atlantic Conference North Division I second-team accolades. He had a standout performance at the Kyrie Irving Invitational at Barclays Center, totaling game highs of 29 points and 17 rebounds against Roselle Catholic

 

Dirt track racing at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and Hornets. Gates open at 4pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans get in for $5. Kids 12 and under are free.


 

Saturday on WPXN it’s Our Live Action Auction from 8-10. Bid, Buy and save on Gift Certificates and items from area Businesses.

 

Then it’s Xfinity racing with the Pocono Green 250 with an 11:30 start time.

 

On Sunday it’s the Monster Energy Pocono 400 with a noon start time.

 

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Cubs and Cardinals set to Play in London in 2020

MLB

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help the Chicago Cubs avoid a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros.

 

The Phillies beat the Cardinals 11-4.

 

José Abreu hit a three-run homer, Yoán Moncada also connected and the White Sox swept a three-game series for the first time this season with an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play at London next season in a two-game series at West Ham's Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14. St. Louis will be the home team for both games, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press.

 

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Sox win 2, Cubs and Cards Lose

MLB

The Houston Astros beat the Cubs 9-6.

 

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3.

 

UNDATED (AP) _ Yolmer Sanchez provided the closing act in his two-day performance, hitting an RBI single in the ninth inning that sent the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Tuesday in the resumption of a suspended game.

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito struck out 10 while winning his fifth straight start and the Chicago White Sox posted their second victory of the day, beating the Kansas City Royals 4-3.

 

The Fighting Illini leave today for Oxford, Mississippi as they will take on Clemson, Friday in the NCAA Tournament.

 

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Former Cub and Batting Champ Bill Buckner Has Died

MLB

The Astros beat the Cubs 6-5.

 

The White Sox and Royals were tied 1-1 in the fifth inning when their game was suspended by rain.

 

BOSTON (AP) _ Bill Buckner was among the finest hitters in his day, but he also committed one of the most memorable errors in World Series history. Buckner’s family said in a statement that the former outfielder and first baseman died Monday at 69 following a long battle with dementia. 

Buckner was a 1981 All-Star and a 1980 batting champion while with the Chicago Cubs. But he is better known as the first baseman who allowed Mookie Wilson’s slow roller to go underneath his glove to end Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, allowing the Mets to beat the Red Sox before capturing the Fall Classic in seven games. 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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Area Athletes Advance to State Finals in 1A Boys Track & Field

IHSA Boys Track & Field State Advancers
100 
Aiden Laughery of GCMS
Dalton Burk of Fisher

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Aiden Laughery of GCMS

400
Jameson Cluver of Watseka

1600
Lucas Chittick of Fisher
Austin Bridgman of Armstrong Potomac

400 Relay
St. Joe Ogden-Brady Buss, Kaleb Harshbarger, Dwight Colvin, Lane Gaskin

800 Relay
GCMS-Caleb Bleich, Tyler Ricks, Ryland Holt, Aiden Laughery

1600 Relay
GCMS-Caleb Bleich, Tyler Ricks, Ryland Holt, Aiden Laughery
Watseka-Keegan Zack, Blake Castonguay,Justin McTaggart, Jameson Cluver

 

MLB

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 9-7 for a split of the four-game series between division leaders.

 

HOUSTON (AP) — Lucas Giolito pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout, rookie Eloy Jiménez hit his third homer in two games and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 4-0.

 

Tonight at the Farmer City Raceway it’s the 2 Thousand Dollar to win American Modified Series, Plus Full Show of Late Models, Pro Lates and Street Stocks. Gates open at 4pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans get in for $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

 

Saturday on WPXN it’s Xfinity racing with the Alsco 300 with an 11:30 start time.

 

On Sunday it’s the 103rd Indy 500.

 

Then it’s the Monster Energy Coca Cola 600 at 4pm from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Tony Stewart Headlines Hall of Fame

IHSA Softball

1A Sectional

Villa Grove def Fisher 3-2

 

2A Sectional

Olympia def St. Joe Ogden 4-2

 

IHSA Baseball

1A Sectional

Mt. Pulaski def Cissna Park 7-6

 

2A Sectional

St. Joe Ogden def Central Catholic 16-8

 

3A Regional

Charleston def Mahomet Seymour 7-1

 

MLB

Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Chicago Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4.

 

The Cardinals and Royals split a double-header with the Royals taking game 1, 8-2. Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nuh) and Matt Carpenter went deep as part of a four-homer barrage in the Cardinals’ 10-3 win in game 2.

 

Eloy Jiménez homered twice and the Chicago White Sox turned the first triple play in the majors this season during a 9-4 victory over the Houston Astros.

 

Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs racing trio that has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte (lah-BAHN’-tee) . Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in. Stewart won 49 Cup Series races during his 17-year NASCAR career.

 

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Cubs Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Softball 2A Sectional

Unity def GCMS 5-4

 

3A Regional

Mt Zion def Rantoul 13-3

 

Mahomet Seymour def Effingham 8-6

Julia McNaught had 3 RBI

 

MLB

The Cubs scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 3-2 win against the Phillies.

 

The Astros beat the White Sox 5-1.

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Illinois Defensive End Bobby Roundtree Recovering After Severely Injuring Spine

IHSA Baseball

3A Regional

Mt. Zion def Rantoul 7-3

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 10-3

Rick Bohlen had 3 hits and 3 RBI

 

IHSA Softball

3A Regional

Rantoul def Urbana 8-3

Madisyn Walton hit a 3 run homerun

 

MLB

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4

 

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CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (AP) —Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree was speaking, eating and sitting up after severely injuring his spine in a weekend swimming accident near his Florida home, a school spokesman said Monday. Roundtree had surgery at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor on Sunday, a day after the accident. Illinois coach Lovie Smith and assistants went to Florida.

 

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Brooks Koepka Wins PGA Championship for Second Year in a Row

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and the Chicago Cubs held off the Washington Nationals for a 6-5 victory.

 

The Texas Rangers had a two-run rally in the 10th inning for a 5-4 walk-off win against the Cardinals.

 

The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2.

 

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) was able to win the PGA Championship for the second straight year, but he certainly made things interesting after dominating the first three rounds. Koepka carried a hefty seven-stroke advantage into the final round before completing a two-shot victory over Dustin Johnson. Koepka closed with a 4-over 74 that included four straight bogeys on the back nine.


 

Friday night winners at the Farmer City Raceway were Allen Weiser in Late Models, Allen Weiser in Modifieds, Denny Woodworth in Pro Lates, Austin Simpson in Street Stocks and Tim Hancock Sr. in B-Mods.

 

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race and 1 million dollars on Saturday night. Larson wasn't part of the elite field when the day began, racing his way in, by winning the Monster Energy Open earlier at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick was second, Kyle Busch was third and Joey Logano was fourth.

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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Several Area Class 1A Girls Advance to State Finals

IHSA Softball

Non Tournament

Rantoul def Lincoln 5-1

Lexi Sherrick had 4 hits with 2 runs scored

 

IHSA Baseball

Non Tournament

Mahomet Seymour def Bloomington 5-4

Jordan Veldman had 3 hits and 2 RBI

 

IHSA Baseball Regional

PBL vs Central Clifton today

 

IHSA Girls Track

Class 1A Advancing to State Finals

Maclayne Taylor of St. Joe Ogden in the 100

 

Dalanie Dykes of GCMS in the 400

 

St. Joe Ogden 400 Relay team

Danie Kelso, Maclayne Taylor, Megan Jackson, Ava Milburn

 

St. Joe Ogden 800 relay team

Danie Kelso, Hailey Birt, Atleigh Hamilton, Maclayne Taylor

 

St. Joe Ogden 1600 relay team

Atleigh Hamilton, Rylee Sjuts, Ashlyn Lannert, Maclayne Taylor

 

St. Joe Ogden 3200 relay team

Jillian Plotner, Rylee Sjuts, Ashlyn Lannert, Hannah Rajilch

 

Atleigh Hamilton St. Joe Ogden in the Long Jump

 

Claire Retherford of GCMS in the Discus

 

MLB

The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2.

 

The Braves hammered the Cardinals, 10-2.

 

Yolmer Sanchez raced home from third base with the tiebreaking run on Ryan Cordell's suicide squeeze in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox topped the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2.


 

Dirt track racing tonight at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and B-Mods. Gates open at 4pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans get in for $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

 

 

Saturday on WPXN it’s our Live Action Auction from 8-10. Bid, Buy, and Save on gift certificates and items from area businesses.

 

Then it’s Indy 500 Qualifying from 10-noon.

 

Then it’s the  Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway with a  4:30 start time.

 

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Cubs and Cards Lose

IHSA Baseball

1A Regional

Cissna Park def Donovan 18-2

Rudy King hit 2 homeruns including a Grand Slam and had 7 RBI

 

Schlarman def Milford 3-0

 

Salt Fork def Armstrong Potomac 12-0

 

2A Regional

GCMS def Prairie Central 6-3

Braden Roesch and Wade Burton each had 2 RBI


St. Joe Ogden def Villa Grove/Heritage 3-2

Adam Rose had 11 strikeouts

 

Hoopeston Area def Olympia 3-2

Lucas Hofer had the game winning RBI in the 8th inning

 

IHSA Softball

2A Regional

GCMS def Tri-Valley 4-0

Madi Eberle had 14 strikeouts and also hit a homerun

 

Wilmington def Watseka 3-0

 

Prairie Central def Lexington/Ridgeview 10-0

Heidi Meister gave up just one hit

 

Non-Tournament

Rantoul def Danville 17-6

Jenna Sanford had 3 hits, 4 RBI and 4 runs scored

MLB

The Cincinnati Reds to a rallied to 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings.

 

The Braves blanked the Cardinals, 4-0.

 

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Cubs & Cards Win, Sox Lose

IHSA Softball

1A

Fisher def St. Anne 11-1

Taylor May had 2 hits including a homerun and 6 RBI

 

Heyworth def Armstrong Potomac 15-0

 

2A

St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 11-0

Bailey Dowling hit 3 homeruns with 6 RBI

 

Herscher def Milford/Cissna Park 1-0

 

Central Catholic def Hoopeston Area 5-0

 

Non Tournament

Mahomet Seymour split a double header with  Mattoon 10-5 & 5-6

Ashley Wheeler had 2 hits and 3 RBI in the win

 

IHSA Baseball

Non Tournament

Normal West def Rantoul 2-0

 

MLB

The Cubs were 3-1 winners over the Reds behind Kyle Hendricks, who was 3-for-4 with a two-run double.

 

Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nah), Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina and Kolten Wong blasted three-run homers in the Cardinals’ 14-3 thumping of the Braves. Dexter Fowler also went deep to back Jack Flaherty.

 

The Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox  9-0.

 

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St. Joe Ogden Softball Standout, Bailey Dowling Breaks Illinois High School Career Homerun Record with her 61st

IHSA Baseball

1A

Armstrong Potomac def St. Thomas More 3-2

Dalton Loschen hit a walk off RBI double in the 10th inning

 

Schlarman def Fisher 5-0

 

2A

Prairie Central def Iroquois West 11-1

 

Hoopeston Area def Watseka 2-1


 

Non Tournament

GCMS def Dee Mack 6-2

Layne Harden had 2 hits and 5 RBI

 

St. Joe Ogden def Tri Valley 11-4

Adam Rose had 3 hits, 4 runs scored and 7 stolen bases

 

IHSA Softball

2A

Hoopeston Area def PBL 15-5

 

Milford/Cissna Park def Iroquois West 2-0

Samantha Conley and Lyndsey Leitz each had an RBI

 

Non Tournament

Rantoul def Centennial 8-6

Kristen Fauser had a homerun


 

Charleston def St. Joe Ogden 15-4

Junior Bailey Dowling hit her 61st career homerun in the loss, breaking the state record of current Illini Stephanie Abello

 

Dwight def Watseka 12-4


 

MLB

Yoán Moncada hit two of Chicago's four solo homers and Reynaldo López pitched 7 2/3 effective innings, leading the White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. José Abreu and Welington Castillo also connected for Chicago, which earned its third straight win.

 

The Cubs and Cards were both off.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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IHSA Baseball and Softball Regionals begin today

MLB

Jon Lester pitched 6 2/3 gutsy innings, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1.

 

The Pirates beat the Cardinals 10-6.

 

Lucas Giolito allowed one run in seven innings, Tim Anderson and Yonder Alonso homered as the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-.

 

IHSA Baseball Regionals

1A Schlarman Regional

St. Thomas More at Armstrong-Potomac

Fisher at Schlarman

 

2A GCMS Regional

Iroquois West at Prairie Central

 

2A Watseka Regional

Watseka vs Hoopeston Area

 

IHSA Softball Regionals

2A GCMS Regional

PBL at Hoopeston Area

 

2A Watseka Regional

Iroquois West vs Milford/Cissna Park

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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