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The Big Ten on Thursday announced it will go to a conference-only season for all fall sports

The Ivy League announced Wednesday that it has ruled out playing all sports this fall, becoming the first Division I conference to say it will not hold sports this upcoming semester because of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The Big Ten on Thursday announced it will go to a conference-only season for all fall sports, including football, amid "unprecedented times" during the coronavirus pandemic. "We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, and others associated with our sports programs and campuses remain our number one priority," the Big Ten said in a statement.

 

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(Columbus-cf)-- The House of ‘Paign hit the hardwood this afternoon against the Red Scare(Dayton). Tip is at 3pm this afternoon. 

 

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(New York-cf)-- The Jersey swap has become a staple in professional sports after the completion of a game between family, friends, or fans. The NFL however is the first professional sports league to put a ban on the jersey swap for this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

E.I Baseball 

This is the first full weekend of EI Baseball,

Royal @ Buckley-1pm

Paxton @ El Paso-1pm

Buckley @ Royal 3:30pm

El Paso @ Paxton 3:30pm 



 

It’s a regular night for racing at the FarmerCity Raceway.  See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and Hornets. Gates open at 4pm, Hot laps at 6:30pm, Qualifying at 7pm and racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans get in for $5, and kids 12 and under are free. Next Friday night is the Baum Chevrolet Buick UMP Summer Nationals with $10 thousand dollars to win for Late Models plus full show. 


 

Tonight on WPXN we’ll be broadcasting from the Fisher Fairgrounds. The Fisher Community Fair committee will be collecting canned goods for their food pantry and then they will have a parade through town.

 

Then we have Xfinity Racing starting tonight at 6pm from the Kentucky Motorspeedway. 


 

Sunday on WPXN its Nascar Cup Series with the Quaker State 400 from Kentucky Motorspeedway with a 1:30 start time. 

 

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House of 'Paign defeats Carmen's Crew 76-68

(Columbus-cf)-- The House of ‘Paign took down the Number one seed in The Basketball Tournament Yesterday afternoon. The Illini Alumni team beat Carmen's Crew(Ohio State) 76 to 68. The House of Paign will play The Red Scare(Dayton Alumni) Friday at 3pm 


 

(Chicago-cf)-- $350 dollars is the price you’ll have to pay to watch the Chicago Cubs. From the Rooftops. The City of Chicago has approved the rooftop seating at 25% capacity following the Phase 4 guidelines. Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber told reporters yesterday “I’m going to have to launch baseballs onto the rooftops and give them a good little shimmy dance out there.” The Cubs season kicks off at Wrigley Field July 23rd against the Milwaukee Brewers. 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Nascar Xfinity Series Racing from Kentucky Motorspeedway with a 6pm start. 

 

Tomorrow on WPXN its Nascar Xfinity Series Racing from Kentucky Motorspeedway at 6pm 

 

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PGA to Cancel 2020 Ryder Cup

The decision has loomed for weeks, and the PGA of America will make it official Wednesday when it postpones the Ryder Cup for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. A source who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter told ESPN on Tuesday that the event, scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, will be delayed until the same time frame in 2021.

 

House of Paign which is the alumni team for the University of Illinois will play at 3pm this afternoon in the Basketball Tournament on ESPN. They will face #1 seed Carmen’s Crew which consists of former Ohio State players. Former Illini players on the House of Paign team include Andres Feliz, Malcolm Hill, Nnanna Egwu, Michael Finke and Leron Black. 

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MLB has released schedules for the 2020 season

(Bloomington-cf)-- The IHSA has released football schedules for all state schools Monday afternoon. The season will kick off Aug 28 and end Oct 23rd. PBL will kick their season off against GCMS at home. 


 

(Kansas City-cf)-- Patrick Mahomes is now the richest athlete in the world. Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a 10 year deal that is worth up to $503 Million dollars. Mahomes is expected to get 21.4 Million this season. 

 

 

(New York-cf)-- The MLB has released schedules for the 2020 season. The Chicago Cubs will open up the year against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Chicago White Sox will open against the Minnesota Twins, and the St. Louis Cardinals will open against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

 

 

(NHL-cf)-- The NHL and the NHLPA have agreed to terms on the return to play guidelines. The NHL will return to the ice August 1st, and have also agreed to add years to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The CBA now expires after the 2026 season. 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s NASCAR Live, get the latest news in NASCAR from 6 to 7pm.

 

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Kevin Harvick wins the Brickyard 400

House of ‘Paign got its first ever win in the Basketball Tournament Saturday night in a 76-53 first round blowout victory over War of Tampa. Mike Daum finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Andres Feliz scored 20 points. House of Paign will face Carmen’s Crew at 4pm on Wednesday. 

 

(Farmer City-dg)-It was a great night for racing Friday night at the Farmer City Raceway and the fans were given a great fireworks show afterwards. Allen Weisser won the Late Model Feature, Mike McKinney won Modifieds, Aaron Heck won Pro Lates and Lance Evans won Street Stocks. This Friday is a full show with Hornets. 

 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kevin Harvick turned up the pressure on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400. And on a cooling track, Hamlin's worn tires simply gave out.

As the sun set Sunday over Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Hamlin seven laps from one of the few victories that has eluded him, he went careening into the first-turn wall with a flat right-front tire, and Harvick beat Matt Kenseth off the final restart to win his second straight Brickyard.

 

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

 

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The Basketball Tournament will tip off over the Fourth of July Weekend

(Orlando-cf)-- The NBA season is set to resume late this month at ESPN Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. However nine more NBA players have tested positive for the coronavirus today, totaling 25 players. Even with the positive tests, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he “is pretty confident” that the league will return to action as scheduled. 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- Nascar has run 12 races since the restart of live sports. Nascar will go undergreen at Indianapolis Motorspeedway this weekend for the Brickyard 400. Driver Kevin Harvick describes the working relationship between Nascar Drivers and Indy Car Drivers meaning that fans just want to see a good race…

 

 

Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick. The Nascar Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at the Brickyard will go green at 2pm Sunday afternoon on WPXN. 

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- The Basketball Tournament will tip off over the Fourth of July Weekend. Head Coach and General Manager Mike LaTulip of the House of ‘Paign describes the players that can play in the tournament… 

 

House of ‘Paign Head Coach and General Manager Mike LaTulip
 

 

It’s Fan Appreciation Night at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, and Street Stocks.  Gates open at 4pm. Hot laps at 6:30, Qualifying at 7pm,  Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $5 for adults, and kids 12 and under are free. There will be a Driver autograph session at intermission and a Firework Show to follow the night of Racing.


 

This weekend on WPXN its the first Live Action of the month, Bid Buy and Save, Saturday Morning at 8am on WPXN. 

 

Saturday Afternoon is Nascar Xfinity Series racing with the Pennzoil 150 from the Brickyard at 1:30. 

 

Sunday on WPXN is Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at the Brickyard with a 2:30 start time. 

 

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Cardinals to replace Yankees in game against White Sox at Field of Dreams in Iowa

NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa, a source confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Major League Baseball hopes to announce its new schedule next week. Each team will play 60 games, 40 against division rivals and 20 against teams in the corresponding regional division in the other league.

 

 

NFL

The NFL has shortened its 2020 preseason to two games, a source said, part of a larger acclimatization plan for players after an unprecedented virtual offseason program during the coronavirus pandemic. In essence, the league canceled Weeks 1 and 4 of its original preseason schedule. Most players will still report to training camp on July 28, but the first preseason games won't be played until Aug. 20-24. 

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If coronavirus cases continue to rise, the NBA season could come to a halt

NBA

With coronavirus cases on the rise in the United States and some teams recently closing their facilities due to positive cases, NBA commissioner Adam Silver remains "pretty confident" about the NBA's plan to safely resume play but admits that a spread in the NBA community could bring the league to a halt again.

 

It’s Fan Appreciation Night at the Farmer City Raceway on Friday. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, and Street Stocks.  Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $5 for adults, and kids 12 and under are free. There will be a Driver autograph session at intermission and a Firework Show to follow the night of Racing.

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NBC will carry the 120th US Open this season at Winged Foot. 

(New York-cf)-- The U.S Open will have a new home on TV this season. Fox Sports has asked to terminate it’s 12 year contract of running the event. NBC will carry the 120th US Open this season at Winged Foot. 

 

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

 

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Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin win at Pocono

E.  I. Baseball

At Buckley

Beecher def Buckley 4-0

Bloomington def Buckley 8-0

E. I. Regular season starts on July 12

 

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(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn is one of many GM’s around the league looking to get his team to the postseason. Hahn’s revamped roster, full of youth, could make a postseason run when the season kicks off in July. Hahn, looking at the fact that this season is vital whether shortened or not for getting his players ready for the “long haul” in hopes of lifting a commissioner's trophy. 

 

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(Cromwell, CT-cf)-- Dustin Johnson was this weekend's winner of the Travelers Championship finishing 19 under this weekend. Johnson also shot a personal record 61 on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Farmer City Raceway 

It was a beautiful night for racing at the Farmer City Raceway. Allen Weiser of Peoria won the Late Models feature, Mike McKinney of Plainfield won Modifieds, Torin Mettille of Cullom  won Pro Lates, Matt Maier of Thomsaboro won in Street Stocks and Dalton Ewing of Decatur won in B-Mods. This Friday night is Fan Appreciation night where all adults get in for $5 and kids are free. It will be a full show with an autograph session with the drivers at intermission and fireworks to follow the races.


 

 

(Pocono-cf)-- Denny Hamlin was the star of race number two, under the temporary lights at Pocono Raceway.  Hamlin led a majority of the race after the lengthy rain delay in race two, making it his second win of the season. Kevin Harvick came in second in the second race. Hamlin and Harvick have finished at the top of the leaderboard in a majority of the races since the restart, making them favorites for the Cup Series Championship. 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news of NASCAR from 6pm to 7pm.

 

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A Triple Header this weekend for NASCAR fans

(Urbana-cf)-- The University of Illinois Men’s Basketball Team picked up a commit from Deerfield. 7 Foot big man Brandon Lieb, committed to Coach Brad Underwood and staff less than 48 hours after being offered by Illinois. The in-state commit averaged 13.5 PPG, 9.3 RPG, and 2.3 Blocks per game last year. Leib chose the Illini over OK State, Oklahoma, DePaul and Utah. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The MLB is set to open the 2020 season July 23rd. Both the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago White Sox are hoping to have a few fans in the stands this season. Under the Phase 4 Guidelines set to take place today, outdoor sporting venues can have 20% of the maximum capacity. Cubs President Crane Kenny also hopes to have fans on the Wrigleyville rooftops as well. 

 

 

(Winged Foot-cf)-- The U.S Open had to change the plans for qualifying for the event his year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place Sept. 17-20 of this year at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. The top 70 golfers according to the Official World Golf Ranking as of March, 15 will be eligible to play in the 120th U.S. Open. 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- There are a lot of benefits to the IHSA Boys State Finals moving back to Champaign Urbana for the next three years. Illinois AD Josh Whitman says one of the benefits is having some of the states top talent play at the state's flagship university… 

 

 

University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman. 


 

 

(Pocono-cf)-- Nascar will have a Triple Header this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Driver Brad Keslowski describes the challenges of running a Triple Header without practice… 

 

Nascar Driver Brad Keslowski. 

 

Watch Dirt Track racing at its best tonight at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and Pro Modifieds.  Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans $5, and kids 12 and under are free. 


 

Saturday on WPXN will be Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Pocono Organics 325 with a 1:30 start. 

 

Sunday on WPXN it's a Nascar Double Header starting with the Pocono Green 250 Xfinity Race at 11am after the Sunday Morning Services. Then at 2 P.M. We have the Pocono 350 Nascar Cup Series Race. 

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Chicago Blackhawks forward, Marian Hossa elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020

(Chicago-cf)-- Marian Hossa has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2020. Hossa, who played forward in the NHL for 19 years won three Stanley Cups in Chicago. Hossa scored over 1,134 points in over 1,300 career games. This was Hossa’s first year on the Hall of Fame Ballot. 

 

 

(Connecticut-cf)--PGA golfer  Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the travelers tournament scheduled to take place in Cromwell, Connecticut after his Caddy Ricky Elliot has tested positive for COVID-19. Koepka said “I’m going to pull out to protect everybody else, I think it's the right thing to do.” The Travelers tournament gets underway this afternoon. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The return of sports is the biggest question among sports fans. As time progresses and we learn more about the coronavirus, Illinois AD Josh Whitman and staff are increasingly confident that the lights will turn on in the fall… 

 

 

University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman. 

 

(Pocono-cf)--This weekend we have a Nascar Triple Header from Pocono Raceway. Nascar Driver Kyle Busch has won Cup Series Championships in the past, but this track in particular has always been hard to master…. 

 

 

Nascar Driver Kyle Busch. Tune in this Saturday and Sunday on WPXN for all the live action from Pocono Raceway. 

 

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MLB is Back!!

(MLB-cf)-- Baseball is back! The MLB and the MLBPA hashed the final details of the 60 game season yesterday afternoon, meaning all players will return to training camps July 1st. Teams will go through two weeks of workouts, with the season getting underway July 23rd. 

 

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(MLB-cf)-- The Chicago Cubs signed their first round draft pick Ed Howard to a minor league deal that has over 3 million in incentives. The 18 year old Howard from Mount Carmel High School was drafted 16th overall in this year's draft. 


 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The IHSA Boys state finals has moved back to the location where it started in Champaign Urbana. Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman says that the young men playing on the State Farm Center floor will never forget the moment. Much like when he played at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette… 

 

 

University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The IHSA returning to Champaign Urbana has received a lot of positive feedback from not only Champaign Urbana but from surrounding communities as well says IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson… 

 

IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson


 

NASCAR

The FBI has determined that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was not the victim of a hate crime.It was determined through photographic evidence that a pull rope fashioned like a noose had been on a garage door at Talladega Superspeedway since as early as October.

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Ryan Blaney wins at Talladega

The Cup Series was at Talladega Super Speedway and rain forced a postponement until Monday. Like many races at Talladega in the past, the finish came down to the final lap…

 

 

It was Ryan Blaney’s first win of the 2020 season, and 4th of his career. The Motor Racing Network will return next weekend with a  Cup Series doubleheader in Pocono. The Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute will begin at 1:30 PM Saturday, and they’ll race again Sunday in the Pocono 350 at 2:00 PM, you can hear live coverage right here on WPXN.

 

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

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Geico 500 postponed until 2pm Monday afternoon

E. I. Baseball Exhibition games

Royal def Buckley 9-0

Beecher def Buckley 4-0


 

With the NFL still planning to open training camps next month despite rising coronavirus numbers in many states, the league has developed a blueprint for limiting access to players,The new tier system, designed to fight an outbreak of COVID-19, will determine which employees have access to certain areas in the team facilities. Each staffer must wear an identification badge that spells out that staffer’s access.

Although the NFL has not announced camp-opening dates, 26 teams tentatively are scheduled to begin training camp on July 28.

 

 

Farmer City Races 

Dirt Track racing resumed Friday night at The Farmer City Raceway. Mike Spatola of Manhattan won the late Model Feature. Dakota Ewing from Warrensburg won Pro Lates, Mike Maier won Street Stocks, and Allen Weiser of Peoria won Modifieds. This Friday night is another regular show with Pro Modifieds. 

 

 

(Undated--jc)  The Nascar Cup Series race from Talladega Superspeedway will take place this afternoon. The Geico 500 was rained out on Sunday. The broadcast begins at 2 this afternoon on WPXN.

 

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

 

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MLB Season still in limbo

MLB

After a meeting on Wednesday, it was believed that there would be an agreement on a 60 game MLB schedule. Talks resumed Thursday with the players’ association asking for a 70 game season with a few changes. The players Wednesday said they viewed MLB's proposed 60-game schedule as too short. The plan was immediately rejected by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

 

Dirt Track racing gets back to action tonight at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, and Street Stocks. Hot laps at 6:30, qualifying at 7:00, Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans $5, and kids 12 and under are free. 


 

E.I. Baseball in Buckley on Sunday

11am-Buckley vs Royal

1pm-Buckley vs Beecher 

3pm-Royal vs Beecher


 

Saturday on WPXN its the Live Action Auction, Bid Buy and Save at 8am on WPXN. 

 

Saturday Afternoon its Nascar Xfinity Series racing from Talladega Motor Speedway at 2:30 

 

Sunday afternoon Nascar will go green from Talladega at 2:30 on WPXN. 

 

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MLB 60 game season has been approved

(MLB-cf)-- The framework for the MLB 60 game season has been approved, and both the owners of each team, and players have agreed on the 60 game season as well as full prorated pay. Each team would start play on July 20th, and a Sunday opener on July 19th could be added. With this new plan, Players would receive 37% of their expected salaries for the 2020 season, with the regular season ending on Sept. 27. The playoff format would add 6 more teams than the original plan, expanding it to 16 teams, and post season play would conclude in late October. 


 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The IHSA Boys State Tournament will be returning to Champaign Urbana’s State Farm Center on the U of I Campus. University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman explains how exciting it is for the IHSA, the community, and the U of I… 

 

University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- With the IHSA Boys state finals returning to Champaign to the State Farm Center, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson describes how pleased they were with the support during their stay in Peoria…

 

 

IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson


 

(Talladega-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series will go green from Talladega this Sunday. Drivers have not had a practice session so far since Nascar returned back to the track after being halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Driver William Byron says “you have to look past your windshield, especially at Talladega.”... 

 

 

Nascar Driver William Byron. The race from Talladega has a 2:30 start time this Sunday on WPXN. 


 

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida appeals court has granted Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson’s motion to block his former marketing agent’s effort to have the ex-Duke star answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing for the Blue Devils.

The order Wednesday shifts the focus to a separate but related case between the same litigants in federal court in North Carolina. The Florida lawsuit, filed last summer by Prime Sports Marketing and company president Gina Ford, accused Williamson and the agency now representing him of breach of contract and seeks $100 million in damages.

 

Saturday on WPXN its the Live Action Auction, Bid Buy and Save at 8am on WPXN. 

 

Saturday Afternoon its Nascar Xfinity Series racing from Talladega Motor Speedway at 2:30 

 

Sunday afternoon Nascar will go green from Talladega at 2:30 on WPXN.

 

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., the late Mike Stefanik and Red Farmer elected to the Hall of Fame

NASCAR

One of NASCAR's longtime fan favorites received the sport's biggest honor Tuesday, when he was selected to join his father in the series' Hall of Fame. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be inducted in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with the late Mike Stefanik and 87-year-old Red Farmer, who is planning to race on Talladega's dirt track this weekend. Ralph Seagraves was named the Landmark Award winner for his contributions to the sport.

 

Dirt Track racing returns to Farmer City on Friday night. The season finally gets underway after being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates and Street Stocks. Racing starts at 7:30. Admission is $12 for adults, Veterans are $5 and kids 12 and under get in for free. 

 

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IHSA Boy's State Basketball Finals coming back to Champaign

(WPXN-cf)-- The IHSA has made the decision to bring back the Boy’s State Basketball Finals to Champaign. WPXN’s Cale Fleming has the details… 

 

 

 

(New York-cf)-- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred reported the words many people may have speculated. There may not be an MLB season. The cause of the delay is the breakdown in communication between the MLB and the MLBPA not being able to agree on salaries, season length, and more. 


 

 

(Bristol-cf)-- NASCAR  has moved the All Star Race from Charlotte Motor speedway to Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15th. NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track. This is a developing story and WPXN will update as new information arises. 

 

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

 

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Denny Hamlin wins at Homestead-Miami for record tying 3rd time

(Fort Worth-cf)-- The Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth Texas concludes the first PGA event since the cancelation of sports in mid March. Daniel Berger won the Challenge in a playoff against Collin Morikawa notching his 3rd major event win. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Illinois Head Football Coach Lovie Smith added much needed depth at the wide receiver position over the weekend. Florida Native Patrick Byrant on Sunday showcasing his decision on Twitter. Bryant picked the U of I over Virginia Tech. Bryant is Lovie Smith’s seventh commit for the class of 2021. 

 

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Denny Hamlin found the magic at Homestead-Miami Speedway, once again. Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead. Hamlin raced to his third victory of the season and 40th overall.


 

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

 

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The PGA Tour returned to action yesterday

(Fort Worth-cf)-- The PGA Tour returned to action yesterday for the first time this season with the Charles Schwab Challenge from Fort Worth Texas. Through the first round Justin Rose and Harold Varner are tied for first. 

 

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(NFL-cf)-- The NFL extended the virtual off season until June 26, but not any further. The NFL has already allowed key personnel such as coaches, General Managers, and players needing rehabilitation treatment to attend facilities in small groups. 

 

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(Urbana-cf)-- A majority of the U of I Men’s basketball team will be returning to campus today to kick off summer workouts. The players returning will have to go through a self isolation period before being permitted to work out in small groups. However, it is unlikely Freshman Andre Curbelo, Coleman Hawkins, and Adam Miller will arrive on campus tomorrow. 

 

 

(Charlotte--cf)-- The Nascar Cup series hits the track for a packed weekend in Miami-Homestead. Nascar Driver Brad Keslowski is in a contract season with Team Penske, and lays out his plans for the rest of his career… 

 

 

Nascar Driver Brad Keslowski. 

 

 

Saturday on WPXN is Nascar Xfinity Series Racing from Miami-Homestead. The race has a 1:30 start time. 

 

Sunday on WPXN it’s a Nascar Doubleheader with the Xfinity Series following the Sunday Morning Church Services, and the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 starting at 3:30. 


 

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Martin Truex Jr. gets first win of the season at Martinsville Speedway

(Bloomington-dg)-The IHSA will vote on Monday to find out who will host the IHSA Boys and Girls Basketball State Tournament series for the next three years. Peoria has held the Boys’ tournament since 1996, when it took control from the U of I after 77 years of state basketball in Champaign-Urbana.


 

NASCAR

On Wednesday afternoon, three days after the Cup Series showed a unified front against racism at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and only a few hours before Bubba Wallace's No. 43 Chevy hit the track at Martinsville Speedway adorned with an image of black and white hands embraced, NASCAR announced it was officially pulling the Confederate Flag off of its racetrack properties. It's the culmination of a one-man campaign by Wallace, who this week appeared across major news outlets and called for NASCAR to finally do what it has wanted to for years. Now it finally has.

 

 

(Martinsville-jjc)  --History was made last night as the NASCAR Cup Series raced under the lights for the first time at the Martinsville Speedway. Martin Truex Junior secured his first win of the season…

 

The Cup series heads to Miami Homestead Speedway on Sunday afternoon at 1pm for the Dixie Vodka 400.. You can hear the race live on WPXN.

 

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NASCAR is set to allow fans back at the track for races this month at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR is set to allow fans back at the track for races this month at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR will allow up to 1,000 Florida service members, representing the Homestead Air Reserve Base and U.S. Southern Command in Doral, to attend the Cup Series race Sunday as honorary guests and view the race from the grandstands. Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama will allow up to 5,000 guests in the frontstretch grandstands/towers for the June 21 Cup race. There will be limited motorhome/camping spots available outside the track.

 

Tonight on WPXN its the NASCAR Cup Series Blu-EMU Maximum Pain Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway. The broadcast has a 5pm start time. 

 

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Players and officials at the MLB Players Association not happy with latest proposal

MLB

Major League Baseball's latest proposal to players on a return-to-play economic package offered a higher potential salary than the last plan but less guaranteed money over a 76-game season. Players and officials at the MLB Players Association quickly scoffed at the proposal, continuing the gridlock that has prevented MLB from returning after a coronavirus-related delay to the beginning of its season.

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Members of the Illinois football team began returning to campus Monday. Illinois' plan for safe return includes initial and ongoing viral and antibody testing, initial quarantining, contact tracing, and arrangements for extended quarantine and care of any student-athlete testing positive for COVID-19, as the Illini plan to start voluntary workouts soon. Per NCAA guidance, all football and basketball workouts in the month of June must be strictly voluntary.

 

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

 

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Harvick wins at Atlanta

NASCAR

HAMPTON, Ga. -- After another dominant performance at one of his favorite tracks, Kevin Harvick relished the past and looked ahead to the future. Harvick cruised to victory Sunday over Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, leading the final 55 laps. Harvick won for the second time since NASCAR returned from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to his emotional victory at Darlington in the first race back.

 

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

 

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