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White Sox win first game of AL Wild Card

MLB Scores

Chicago White Sox def Oakland A’s 4-1 in the American League Wild Card Game

 

(Charlotte-jm) -- Chad Knaus won’t be on top of the pit box next season. Hendrick Motorsports promoted Knaus to vice president of competition. Knaus won seven championships with Jimmie Johnson before becoming crew chief for William Byron in 2019.

 

(Undated-jm) -- Three Cup Series crew chiefs and four Xfinity crew chiefs were fined for lug nut violations following this weekend’s races at Las Vegas. Cup Series Crew Chiefs for Kurt Busch, Matt DiBenedetto and John Hunter Nemechek were each fined $10,000. Xfinity Crew Chiefs for Ross Chastain, Riley Herbst, Harrison Burton and Austin Cindric were each fined $5,000.

 

MLB Today

National League Wild Card Game 1

Miami Marlins @ Chicago Cubs - 1pm

St. Louis Cardinals @ San Diego Padres - 4pm

 

American League Wild Card Game 2

Chicago White Sox @ Oakland A’s - 2pm

 

NBA Finals Game 1 Tonight

Miami Heat vs L.A. Lakers - 8pm

 

Nick Foles announced as Bears starter Sunday against the Colts

(Chicago-cf)-- Could the Mitch Trubisky era in Chicago be over? Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy made the announcement today that Nick Foles will be the starter for this Sunday against the Colts. Trubisky threw an interception against the Falcons in the 2nd quarter in week 3 which led to him being pulled for Foles. Foles has a record of 26-22 in his career. 

 

 

(Rosemont-cf)-- The Big Ten won’t be back on the field until Oct. 24, but they are back in the polls. In the latest poll rankings there are 4 Big Ten Teams ranked in the top 25, without playing a single game so far this season. The highest ranked Big Ten team is Ohio State at 6. Also ranked is Penn State(10) Wisconsin(19) and Michigan(23). 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini Sophomore Wide Receiver, Edwin Carter has entered the transfer portal. Carter, who played just 11 snaps in his career in Champaign in 2018, caught two touchdowns and announced his decision via Twitter late last night. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The NCAA basketball schedules have not been released yet, and there has not been a decision made on how the schedules will look. Fighting Illini Men’s basketball Head Coach Brad Underwood gives details as to what the schedule could look like…. 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men's basketball Coach Brad Underwood




MLB Playoff Action- A.L Wild Card Game 1

Chicago White Sox @ Oakland Athletics-2pm 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live. Get the latest news in Nascar from 6 to 7pm. 

 

Bears, Packers, Colts win

(Undated-jm) -- The Major League Baseball regular season wrapped up over the weekend and the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox are all making a return to the postseason. The White Sox take on the Oakland A’s in the AL Wild Card game 1 on Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs host Miami Wednesday in their NL Wild Card game 1. Also Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Padres in their NL Wild Card game 1. The Chicago White Sox will play their Wild Card game 2 on Wednesday.

 

(Atlanta-jm) -- Nick Foles replaced Mitch Trubisky in the 3rd quarter and led the Chicago Bears back to a 30-26 come from behind victory against the Atlanta Falcons.

 

(Atlanta-jm) -- The Chicago Bears fear running back Tarik Cohen tore his right ACL in Sunday’s game. Cohen suffered the injury on a punt return.

 

Aaron Rodgers passed for 283 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Packers beat the Saints 37-30.

 

(Indianapolis-jm) -- Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Phillip Rivers threw his 400th career touchdown pass as the Colts routed the New York Jets 36-7.

 

(Undated-jm) -- The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat have punched their ticket to the NBA finals. Game 1 of the finals starts Wednesday.


 

(Las Vegas-jm) -- Chase Briscoe picked up his 8th Xfinity Series win at Las Vegas Saturday night. Kurt Busch picked up the win in the Cup Series. Matt DiBenedetto, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr and Alex Bowman round out the top 5.

 

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 Tonight

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars (Tampa Bay leads the series 3-2)


 

Monday Night Football

Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs take on MVP Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens tonight

 

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

 

Then it’s the Fighting Illini Coaches show from 7-8.

 

Yadier Molina collets 2,000th hit in Cardinal Victory

MLB Scores: 

The Cubs lost to the Pirates 7-0

 

Rookie Dylan Carlson homered and had 3 RBI to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Brewers 4-2. Yadier Molina singled twice to reach 2,000 career hits. 

 

The Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4.

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Big Ten Football is a month away. The Fighting Illini will open the season at Wisconsin on October 24. The rest of the season will consist of: 

Purdue at home 

Minnesota at home 

At Rutgers 

At Nebraska 

Ohio State at home 

Iowa at home

 At Northwestern to end the Big Ten season.

Every game will be broadcast on WPXN, your home for Illini Athletics.

 

(Urbana-cf)-- NCAA basketball will be able to tip off practice starting October 16th. Fighting Illini Men’s basketball head coach gives us insight to how the team has looked in summer camp… 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. 

 

(Charlotte-jm) -- Hendrick Motorsports has been fined $100,000 for exceeding the amount of wind tunnel testing allowed in a year. The Motor Racing Network reported the group will also lose 10 hours of wind tunnel testing time from their 2020-2021 allocation. The Hendrick organization self-reported the violation to NASCAR. NASCAR officials say the team went over by less than an hour.

 

 

(Las Vegas-jm) -- The NASCAR Cup Series heads west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the South Point 400 Sunday evening. It’s a home track for driver Kurt Busch where he finished 25th in the spring race. He talks about using some of his notes from the spring race this weekend…

 

 

NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch. Busch currently sits 12th in points.

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox- 7:00 

Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals-7:15

 

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 tonight 

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics (Heat lead series 3-1)

 

NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 Saturday

Denver Nuggets vs L.A. Lakers

 

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Saturday

Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning

 

NFL This weekend: 

Chicago Bears @ Atlanta Falcons 12pm 

New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts- 3:05pm

Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints-7:20pm 

 

This weekend on WPXN we have a Nascar double Header: 

 

Saturday Night on WPXN its The Alsco 300 Xfinity Series Race from Las Vegas Motorspeedway at 6pm 

 

Sunday afternoon on WPXN its the Southpoint 400 Cup Series Race from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  

IHSA Votes to Extend Golf and Cross Country State Series

MLB

The Pirates beat the Cubs 2-1.

 

The Royals beat the Cardinals 12-3.

 

The Indians beat the White Sox 3-2.


 

(Undated-jm) -- The IHSA Board of Directors voted to expand the IHSA State Series for boys and girls golf, as well as boys and girls cross country. Both sports were initially set to culminate their seasons after the IHSA Regional meets, but they will now end their seasons after the Sectional round. With boys and girls golf, the top two teams and top four individuals in each Regional meet will advance to sectional play. With boys and girls cross country, five teams will advance from Regionals to Sectionals. Golf Sectionals are set to take place October 12th through 17th, while cross country Sectionals are set to take place October 29th through 31st.

 

(Las Vegas-jm) -- Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for Sunday’s South Point 400 Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch will join him on the front row.

 

MLB Today

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates - 12:35

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians - 5:10

Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals - 7:15

 

Thursday Night Football

Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars

 

NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4 

L.A. Lakers vs Denver Nuggets (Lakers lead series 2-1)

 

Cards win, Cubs and Sox lose

MLB

The Pirates beat the Cubs 3-2.

 

Dylan Carlson was a home run shy of the cycle and Austin Gomber threw 6 innings of 4 hit ball to lead the Cardinals over the Royals 5-0.

 

The Indians beat the White Sox 5-3 in 10 innings.

 

(Chicago-jm) -- ESPN is reporting the Chicago Bulls have hired former Oklahoma City Thunder Coach Billy Donovan as their next head coach. Donovan has taken the Thunder to five straight trips to the Western Conference playoffs. Before coming to the NBA Donovan led the Florida Gators to two NCAA national championships.

 

(Indianapolis-jm) -- The Indianapolis Colts have placed wide receiver Parris Campbell and safety Malik Hooker on injured reserve.

 

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 Tonight

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat (Heat lead series 2-1)

 

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Tonight 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars (Series tied at 1-1)

 

MLB Tonight

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians - 5:10

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates - 6:05

St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals - 7

 

Cubs Win, Cards and Sox Lose

MLB Scores

Jon Lester pitched 6 effective innings to lead the Chicago Cubs over the  Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0.

 

The Royals beat the Cardinals 4-1.

 

The Indians beat the White Sox 7-4

 

(Chicago-jm) -- The Chicago Cubs are expected to activate left handed pitcher Jose Quintana today from the injured list and start tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Quintana has been out with a lat injury.

 

(St. Louis-jm) -- Dexter Fowler and Giovanny Gallegos have returned to the St. Louis Cardinals lineup after being out with injuries. 

 

(Charlotte,NC-jm) -- NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin is starting his own race team in partnership with NBA legend Michael Jordan with Bubba Wallace behind the wheel. Wallace announced earlier this year he was leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. Hamlin will continue to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing.

 

(Charlotte, NC-jm) -- Ross Chastain will drive the number 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing next season. Chastain is 8th in the Xfinity series points standings after a runner up finish Friday night. 

 

(Indianapolis-jm) -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway will allow a limited number of fans to attend the doubleheader October 3rd and 4th. Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed to attend the two days of racing with 5,000 fans each in turns 1 and 4.

 

NBA Western Conference Finals Game #2 L.A. Lakers vs Denver Nuggets


 

MLB Tonight

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians - 5:10

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates - 6:05

St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals - 7:05

 

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

 

Bears, Packers, Colts win

MLB Scores: 

The Chicago Cubs lost to the Twins 4-0. 

 

The White Sox lost to the Reds 7-3

 

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pirates for their fourth straight win 2-1. 

 

NFL Scores: 

Mitch Trubisky went 18-28 with two touchdowns as the Bears beat the Giants 17-13. The Bears are now 2-0 on the year. 

 

The Packers beat the Lions yesterday 42-21. Aaron Rodgers threw 240 yards for 1 touchdown. 

 

Jonathan Taylor rushed 101 yards for a touchdown on 26 carries for the Colts yesterday who went on to beat the Vikings 21-11. The Colts are now 1-1 on the year. 

 

(Wingedfoot-cf)-- Bryson DeChambeau won the 120th US Open Sunday afternoon with a total score of 6 under par for the weekend. That was DeChambeau’s first major win in his PGA Tour career. 


 

(Bristol-cf)-- Kevin Harivck slammed the door on Kyle Busch’s playoff win Saturday night at Bristol. Harvick held Busch off for the final 40 laps to secure his spot in the second round of the Nascar Cup Series Playoffs. 

 

MLB Games tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates-6:05 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals-7:05

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland-7:05

 

Monday Night Football:

New Orleans Saints @ Las Vegas Raiders-7:20

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news in Nascar from 6 to 7. 

 

After Fast Talk, it’s The Fighting Illini Coaches Show from 7 to 8. 

Cards lose, Sox win

MLB Scores: 

The Cardinals lost last night to the Pirates 5-1. 

 

The Chicago White Sox clinched the American League Central yesterday with their win over the Twins 4-3. The White Sox are the first team to have a play spot in the American League. 

 

The Chicago Cubs were off. 

 

 

(New York-cf)-- Justin Thomas is the day one leader at the 120th US Open from Wingedfoot Golf Clubs. Thomas shot a 65 for a total of 5 under par. The second round gets underway today at 6:30 CT. 

 

MLB Games Tonight: 

Minnesota Twins @ Chicago Cubs-7:15

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates- 6:05

Chicago White Sox @ Cincinnati Reds-6:05

 

NFL Games this weekend: 

New York Giants @ Chicago Bears- Sunday 12pm

Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers- Sunday 12pm 

Minnesota Vikings @ Indianapolis Colts- Sunday 12pm 

 

Tonight on WPXN it's the Food City 300 Nascar Xfinity race with a 5:30 start time from Bristol Motorspeedway. 

 

Tomorrow Morning  on WPXN it's the second live-action auction of the month, Bid Buy and Save at 8am on WPXN. 

 

Tomorrow  afternoon it's the Bass Pro NRA Nite Race with a 5:30 start time from Bristol Motorspeedway.

 

Cubs win, Cards split, Sox lose

MLB Scores: 

Javy Baez hit a walk off single to right field last night in the bottom of the tenth inning. The Cubs beat Cleveland 3-2. The Cubs are 30-20 on the year.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Brewers yesterday afternoon. The Cards took game one 4-2 with the help of  Tyler O’Neil and Brad Miller home runs. The Brewers took game two 6-0. The Cards are 22-23 on the year.

 

Jose Abreu was responsible for the only run for the Whie Sox last night. Abreu hit a homer in the 4th inning, as the Sox fell to the Twins 5-1. The White Sox are 32-17 on the year. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- With all three MLB clubs in the WPXN listening area(Cubs, White Sox, Cardinals) each has around 11 games remaining for the season. As it sits right now, The Chicago Cubs remain in first place with a 5 game lead in the NL Central, St. Louis is 5 games back, tied with the Reds for second place. The Chicago White Sox are the A.L Central Division Leaders with a three-game lead over Minnesota. The only team to clinch a playoff spot as of now is the L.A Dodgers. 

 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted yesterday afternoon to start the 2020 football season October 23rd. There will be an 8 game schedule played, with a chance of a Big Ten school getting into the college football playoff. Each team will undergo rigours and COVID-19 testing, as well as cardiac surveillance. If there is a positive test, there will be a 21-day quarantine period. The NCAA Division 1 Council also announced that college basketball is on track for a November 25 start date. The final decision has not been made, but the “bubble” concept that the NBA and NHL have used has been a point of emphasis. 


 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Allen Robinson told the media yesterday afternoon that his camp did not “demand” trade from the Bears organization. The Bears have not revealed if they will trade Robinson or sign him to an extension even with Robinson telling the media he “feels at home” in Chicago. 

 

 

(New York-cf)-- Today is the start of the 120th US Open from Wingedfoot Golf Course in New York State. The event was supposed to happen June 18-21st, and will be completed on Sunday. The total purse is $12.5 million, with $2.5 million going to first place. 

 

Thursday Night Football: 

Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns-7:20


 

MLB Games Tonight: 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates-6:05

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins- 1:10

The Chicago Cubs are off 

 

Tomorrow night on WPXN it's the Food City 300 Nascar Xfinity race with a 5:30 start time from Bristol Motorspeedway. 

 

Saturday on WPXN it's the second live-action auction of the month, Bid Buy and Save at 8am on WPXN. 

 

Saturday afternoon it's the Bass Pro NRA Nite Race with a 5:30 start time from Bristol Motorspeedway.

Cubs and White Sox Win, Cards Lose

MLB Scores: 

Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were hit with consecutive pitches to force in the winning run as the Cubs beat the Indians 6-5.

 

The Brewers pounded the Cardinals 18-3.

 

Rookie Dane Dunning pitched 7 effective innings as the White sox beat the Twins 6-2. 

 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Big Ten has not yet made an announcement on the future of Big Ten football. It was leaked yesterday afternoon that it was supposed to make a decision on the announcement of football this fall.

 

 

(Chicago-cf) Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Allen Robinson has asked the Chicago Bears for a trade. Robinson has deleted all affiliation of the Chicago Bears off his social media, speculating the organization to force a trade. 

 

MLB Games tonight: 

Cleveland @ Chicago Cubs-7:15

St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers- 4:10 and 7:10 

Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox- 7:10 

 

Cards Split, Sox Win

MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brew Crew took the first game 2-1. The Redbirds came back with a 3-2 win in game 2. 

 

Adan Engel delivered a tie breaking pinch-hit single in the eighth inning to lead the White Sox over the Twins 3-1. 

 

The Cubs had the day off.

 

(Undated-jm) -- The IHSA loosened COVID-19 restrictions Monday. The changes include the removal of a two-game per week limit for winter, spring and summer sports, allowing schools to abide by normal IHSA season game limitations. In addition, the IHSA summer season can start two weeks earlier than initially allowed, with practices allowed to begin on April 19 and games starting on May 3.  

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- Martin Truex Jr brought the Bass Pro Shops #19 car home in 2nd place in the Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday night at Richmond. Truex talks about the game plan for the rest of the races in the playoffs…

 

 

NASCAR Driver Martin Truex Jr. Next up, its the final race in the first round of the playoffs. Four drivers will be eliminated Saturday night at Bristol following the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. You can hear that race here on WPXN.

 

NBA

Eastern Conference Finals Game #1

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics

 

Western Conference Semi Finals Game #7

Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers

 

MLB Tonight

St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers - 6:40

Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox - 7:10

Cleveland Indians @ Chicago Cubs - 7:15

 

NHL Tonight

Eastern Finals Game #5

New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning

 

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

Alec Mills Pitches No-Hiiter in 12-0 Cubs win

MLB Scores: 

Alec Mills pitched the first no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs since Jake Arretia’s outing in 2016. The Cubs beat the Brewers 12-0. 

 

The Cincinnati Reds won the rubber match yesterday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5.

 

Eloy Jimenez homered yesterday afternoon for the White Sox who bet the Tigers 5-2. 

 

NFL Scores From Sunday: 

The Chicago Bears came back in the fourth quarter yesterday against the Detroit Lions. Mitchell Trubisky threw 3 TD’s and the Bears won 27-23. 

 

Aaron Rodgers threw for 364 yards and 4 TD’s yesterday afternoon as the Packers beat the Vikings 43-34.

 

The Indianapolis Colts came up short against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Phillip Rivers threw for 363 yards and 1 TD as the Colts lost 27-20.

 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Big Ten did not vote yesterday afternoon at their meeting on the decision of starting the football season. It was released on Saturday that Big Ten presidents could potentially vote within the next 72 hours to start the season. That vote could be released this afternoon. We will have the latest information on WPXN. 


 

(Richmond-cf)-- Brad Keselowski punched his ticket to the next round of the Nascar Cup Series Playoffs with a win at Richmond Raceway Saturday evening. Keselowski led 192 laps. 


 

MLB Games Tonight: 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers-4:10 and 7:10

Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox- 7:10

The Chicago Cubs are off. 

 

Monday Night Football: 

Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants-7:10

Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos-9:20

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk, get the latest news in Nascar from 6-7 pm

 

Then it’s the Fighting Illini Coaches Show from 7-8.


 

Cubs win, Cards Split

MLB Scores: 

Wilson Contreras had 4 hits and rookie Nico Hoerner had 3 RBI  to lead the  Chicago Cubs over the Reds 8-5 after a lengthy rain delay. 

 

The St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader yesterday against the Detroit Tigers. The Red Birds had 12 hits in game 1 to beat the Tigers 12-2. Tommy Edman homered in game two as the Cardinals lost 6-3. 

 

The Chicago White Sox were off. 


 

NFL Thursday Night Football 

The Reigning Super Bowl Champs have begun their quest for a repeat. The Kansas City Chiefs out scored the Houston Texans 34-20 in the opening night of the new football season.Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes threw for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns. 

 

 

(Champaign-jm) -- The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting college athletics as the Fighting Illini football team should be preparing for their season opener against Ohio State this week. Coach Lovie Smith talks about what the team is allowed to do right now…

 

Illinois Football Coach Lovie Smith.

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Nascar Driver Bubba Wallace will not be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports next season. The driver of the 43 car announced in a Twitter Post yesterday afternoon “it’s not an easy decision, but its time that someone else takes the reigns of the No. 43.” Wallace has not won a Cup Series Race in three seasons while driving for RPM, but has five top 10 finishes. It is not clear what Wallace’s next step will be. 

 

 

(Richmond-jm) -- The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond for the second race in the first round of the NASCAR playoffs. Austin Dillon talks about racing at Richmond…

 

 

NASCAR Driver Austin Dillon. Dillon is currently 8th in the playoff standings.

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers-7:10

Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox 7:10

Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals-7:15

 

NBA Playoffs Tonight: 

Denver Nuggets @ LA Clippers-5:30

Boston Celtics @ Toronto Raptors-8:00

 

NFL Week 1:

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions-Noon 

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings-Noon

Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars-Noon 

 

Tonight on WPXN its the Go Bowling 250 Xfinity Series Race from Richmond Raceway at 5:30 

 

Saturday on WPXN we have a Nascar Double Header starting at 12:30 with Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 Xfinity Series race from Richmond Raceway. Then the Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway will follow. 

 

Sunday on WPXN its the Indy Car Series with The Honda Indy 200 from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington Ohio. 

 

Cubs lose, Sox win

MLB Scores: 

Mike Moustakas hit a 3 run home run last night in the first inning off of Yu Darvish to take a quick 3-0 lead. It was a pitchers duel for the remainder of the game as the Cubs couldn’t get a runner across the plate. The Reds beat the Cubs 3-0. 

 

James McCann hit another long ball last night for the Chicago White Sox in the 5th inning as the Sox went on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1. 

 

The St. Louis Cardinals were off. 

 

 

(Green Bay-cf)-- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is fine with him and the team “flying under the radar” this preseason. With Tom Brady heading to Tampa Bay, and Rodgers former coach Mike McCarthy becoming the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, there hasn’t been much buzz around the Packers who are returning the same defense as last season. The Packers were one win short of heading to the Super Bowl last season finishing 13-3 in the regular season.  

 

 

(Phoenix-cf)-- Former Fighting Illini Basketball player Brian Randle has been hired as a  Phoenix Suns assistant coach. Randle, who graduated from Peoria Notre Dame High School, agreed to take the position yesterday afternoon. Randle played for the Fighting Illini from 2003 to 2008, after taking a medical redshirt in the ‘04-’05 season. Randle was an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. 


 

(Kansas City-cf)-- Tonight is the start of the NFL football regular season. The Houston Texans are in Kansas City to take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs at 7:20. The Chicago Bears play the Detroit Lions in Detroit at 12:00 Sunday, the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings also at Noon and the Indianapolis Colts will play the Jacksonville Jaguars at noon on Sunday. 

 

MLB Games Tonight: 

Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs-7:15

Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals-1:15 and 4:15 

Chicago White Sox are off 

 

 

This weekend on WPXN: 

 

Tomorrow night on WPXN its the Go Bowling 250 Xfinity Series Race from Richmond Raceway at 5:30 

 

Saturday on WPXN we have a Nascar Double Header starting at 12:30 with Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 Xfinity Series race from Richmond Raceway. Then the Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway will follow. 

 

Sunday on WPXN its the Indy Car Series with The Honda Indy 200 from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington Ohio. 

 

Cubs win, Cards split, Sox lose

MLB Scores: 

The Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 last night with help from a David Bote triple in the 5th inning. 

 

The St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader yesterday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins. The Red Birds lost game one 7-3, but took game two 6-4. 

 

The Chicago White Sox White Sox lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 last night. The South Siders are now tied with Cleveland for the A.L Central Division lead. 


 

(Chicago-jm) -- The Chicago Cubs added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton to their active roster Tuesday and optioned slumping slugger Jose Martinez to their alternate training site. Hamilton was claimed off waivers from the New York Mets on Monday. Martinez, an infielder/outfielder, is 0-for-14 since coming over in a trade with Tampa Bay on August 30. 

 

(Undated-jm) -- The Miami Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 to advance to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

 

 

(Champaign-jm) -- The Fighting Illini football season should be getting underway this weekend against Ohio State however the Coronavirus pandemic has put a halt on the Big Ten football season. Coach Lovie Smith talks about the training his team has been doing…

 

 

Fighting Illini Football Coach Lovie Smith.


 

(Darlington-jm) -- Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer will be without their crew chiefs this weekend at Richmond. NASCAR suspended their crew chiefs one race each after two lug nuts were either loose or missing following the race at Darlington.

 

MLB Tonight

Chicago White Sox @ Pittsburgh Pirates - 6:05

Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs 7:15

St. Louis Cardinals are off 

 

Harvick wins at Darlington

MLB

Kyle Hendricks pitched 8 effective innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the  St. Louis Cardinals

5-1.

 

Chicago White Sox were off

 

GOLF

Dustin Johnson shot a  final round 68 for a three stroke victory to win his first FedEx Cup title at the Tour Championship.

 

 

(Undated-jm) -- Kevin Harvick punched his ticket to the next round of the NASCAR playoffs winning this past weekend at Darlington. He talks about preparing for the next two races with his crew chief…

 

 

NASCAR Driver Kevin Harvick. Next up is the Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond Raceway. You can hear that race here on WPXN Saturday at 5:30.

 

 

MLB Today

Minnesota Twins @ St. Louis Cardinals 2:15 and 5:15

Chicago White Sox @ Pittsburgh Pirates 6:05

Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs 7:15

 

 

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

 

Sox win, Cubs Lose

MLB Scores: 

The Chicago Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2.

 

Luis Robert, Edwin Encarnacion, and Tim Anderson homered to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Royals 11-6.

 

Tonight at the Farmer City Raceway it’s the 2nd night of the Farmer City 74 Presented by Casey’s General Stores and Douglas Dodge, with 5 thousand to win for MARS Late Models, $2,500 to win for Modifieds, and 1 thousand to win for Pro Lates. Gates open at 4pm, Hot laps at 6:30pm, Qualifying at 7pm and racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $20 for adults, and kids 12 and under are free. 

 

(Darlington-jm) -- The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Track too Tough to Tame in Darlington this weekend. It’s the first race in the playoffs. Denny Hamlin was asked if his approach to the playoffs is any different than his approach during the regular season…

 

 

NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin.


 

This weekend on WPXN: 

 

Saturday will be the first Live Action Auction of the month, bid buy and save at 8am on WPXN. 

 

Saturday at 11am on WPXN is the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Xfinity Race from Darlington Raceway.

 

Sunday at 3pm on WPXN its the Cook Out Southern 500 Cup Series Race from Darlington Raceway. 

Cubs Win, Cards and Sox Lose

MLB Scores: 

Javier Baez hit a 3 run homer last night to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2

 

The St. Louis Cardinals dropped game two in the series against the Cincinnati Reds last night 4-3.

 

The Chicago White Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins 8-1.


 

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(New York-cf)-- 3 time Cy Young Winner and New York Mets legend Tom Seaver died yesterday at the age of 75. Seaver was a member of the 1969 “Miracle Mets” Seaver was also a five-time 20 game-winner and 12-time All-Star. 

 

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(Chicago-cf)-- The NFL season will start one week from today. The Chicago Bears will open their season on the road against the Detroit Lions. There is still one large question surrounding the Bears organization, who the starting quarterback will be. Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy doesn’t have an immediate answer to that question either and told media that “that decision will be made prior to the first game against the Lions.” 

 

Tonight at the Farmer City Raceway it’s day 1 of the Farmer City 74 Presented by Casey’s General Stores and Douglas Dodge, with 5 thousand to win for MARS Late Models, $1,500 for American Modified series, $1,000 for Pro Late Models. General Admission is $20, kids 12 and under are free.


 

MLB Games Today: 

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates-12:35 

Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals-7:05

 

This weekend on WPXN: 

 

Saturday will be the first Live Action Auction of the month, bid buy and save at 8am on WPXN. 

 

Saturday at 11am on WPXN is the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Xfinity Race from Darlington Raceway.

 

Sunday at 3pm on WPXN its the Cook Out Southern 500 Cup Series Race from Darlington Raceway. 

Cards and Sox Win

MLB Scores from last night: 

Paul DeJong  hit a game-tying homer in the 5th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5. 

 

Luis Robert hit a go-ahead double in the ninth inning to lead the Chicago White Sox past the Twins 8-5.

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Cubs made a big splash at the trade deadline yesterday. The North Siders acquired DH Jose Martinez from Tampa Bay, Outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Tigers, and left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin from the Diamondbacks. 


 

MLB Tonight 

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates-6:05

Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins-7:10

St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds 7:05


 

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

 

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