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Cards win, Cubs and Sox were off

IHSA Scores: 

St. Joe Ogden def Decatur St. Teresa 25-16, 20-25, 25-20

Addie Roesch had 8 kills

Becca Steibach had 30 assists and 12 digs

 

Milford def Donovan 25-12, 25-9

 

Judah Christian def Armstrong Potomac 25-23, 25-24

 

MLB Scores: 

St. Louis Cardinals def Cincinnati Reds 3-1

Chicago Cubs and White Sox are off 

 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Indianapolis Colts have placed three players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list which includes QB Carson Wentz. Wentz returned from injury less than two weeks ago, will have to sit 10 days after entering protocol Monday Afternoon. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Much like last week, the MLB Power Rankings look the same. The San Francisco Giants come in at number one, followed by the Dodgers. The Chicago White Sox sit in 7th, and the St. Louis Cardinals 15th. The Chicago Cubs come in this week at 23rd up two spots. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Only one Nascar Cup Series Driver can say they have Michael Jordan as a boss. Driver Bubba Wallace says that working and driving for Jordan is a dream… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Bubba Wallace 


MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Minnesota Twins 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds 

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago White Sox


 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

PBL vs GCMS

Champaign Central at Unity 

Cissna Park at St. Joe Ogden

Tri-Point at Beecher 


 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news in NASCAR with NASCAR Live from 6 until 7. 

 

Following NASCAR Live, It’s IHSA Volleyball as the Panthers of PBL host the Falcons of Gibson City Melvin Sibley.

 

Ryan Blaney wins at Daytona

IHSA Football Scores: 

PBL def IVC 28-8

Monticello def SJO 43-8

Olympia def Rantoul 28-26/OT

Unity def Prairie Central 41-28

Iroquois West def Hoopeston 31-14

Villa Grove def Fisher 26-14

Mahomet Seymour def Canton 14

 

Saturday 

St. Thomas More def Milford Cissna Park 34-0

Carlinville def GCMS 27-6

 

Volleyball

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

Milford def Cissna Park 25-19, 25-14

Milford def GCMS 25-15, 25-8

 

Cissna Park earned runner up with a 25-12, 25-23 win over GCMS

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago White Sox def Chicago Cubs13-1

Pittsburgh Pirates def St. Louis Cardinals 4-3

 

(Daytona-cf)-- For the second week in a row, Nascar Cup Series Driver Ryan Blaney is a winner. Blaney avoided the “big one” on the last lap which allowed him to overtake Tyler Riddick in overtime.  M-R-N radio was there…

 

 



 

(WPXN-cf)-- The Playoffs are just over a month away in Major League Baseball. Taking a look at the standing for the NL and AL Central: The Chicago Cubs dropped 2-3 against the White Sox over the weekend which puts them at 22.5 back from the Milwaukee Brewers at 57-75. The St. Louis Cardinals sit third or 12.0 back at 66-63. In the AL Central, the White Sox still hold a ten game lead over Cleveland at 76-56. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini won their first game at Memorial Stadium since 2019 30-22 against Nebraska Saturday Afternoon. Illini Head Coach Bret Bielema says that you only get one chance to win your opener and that this will help with recruiting with a Big Ten West win… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

IHSA Volleyball Tonight: 

Armstrong Potomac at Judah Christian 

Iroquois West vs IL Lutheran

St. Joe Ogden at Decatur St. Teresa 

Streator(Woodland) at Tri-Point

Monticello at Meridian 


 

MLB Tonight: 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds 

Cubs are off 

White Sox are off 

 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news in Nascar with Fast Talk from 6 until 7

 

IHSA and College Football Week 1 Friday and Saturday

IHSA Volleyball

PBL def Urbana 25-8, 25-16

Addison Oyer had 7 kills

Aubry Busboom had 10 assists

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 25-14, 18-25, 25-13

Kennedi Burnett had 12 kills Becca Steinbach had 16 assists

 

Iroquois West def Tri Point 19-25, 25-18, 25-20

Addy Gray had 9 kills

Maggie Thorne had 14 assists

 

MLB Scores: 

Pittsburgh Pirates def St. Louis Cardinals 11-7 

Chicago White Sox def Toronto Blue Jays 10-7

Cubs were off 

 

New

(St. Joseph-cf)-- Hall of Fame IHSA Football Coach Dick Duvall lost his battle with cancer Thursday Afternoon. Duvall is the all-time leader in wins as a Head Coach for SJO. Duvall retired with 28 winning seasons, which included a 251-75 record, 26 postseason appearances, and 5 state runner up finishes. Duvall was 64. 

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- The number of players on the roster is always important when it comes to IHSA football, especially locally. The PBL Panthers have right around 60 players on the roster which is a huge benefit according to PBL Panthers Head Coach Josh Pritchard… 

 

 

PBL Panthers Head Coach Josh Pritchard 

 

 

IHSA Football Tonight:

Paxton Buckley Loda at Illinois Valley Central-Chillicothe

Rantoul at Olympia

Unity vs Prairie Central

Monticello at St. Joseph-Ogden 

 

Iroquois West vs HoopestonArea/Armstrong Potomac

 

Fisher vs Villa Grove

 

Mahomet Seymour at Canton

 

Saturday

GCMS vs Carlinville 2pm

Milford/CP at St. Thomas More 7pm

 

MLB Tonight: 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates 

Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox 

 

Tonight on WPXN: 

It’s Week 1 of the IHSA Football Season. Tune in at 6 for the first pregame of the 2021 season as the Panthers of PBL visit Chillicothe IVC. Kickoff is scheduled at 7pm. 

 

Saturday on WPXN: 

Saturday Morning it’s more Football as the Fighting Illini host the Nebraska Huskers for Week 1. The broadcast gets underway at 11 with kickoff scheduled for noon. 

 

Saturday Afternoon it’s Nascar Cup Series Racing from Daytona Raceway. The broadcast gets underway at 5pm

 

Cards win, Sox Lose, Cubs Split

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

Milford def Central Clifton 22-25, 25-12, 25-14

Caley Mowrey had 12 kills

Jahni Lavicka had 27 assists

 

Milford def Kankakee Bishop Mac 25-17, 20-25, 25-20

Caley Mowrey had 7 kills

Jahni Lavicka had 11 assists

 

Other

St. Joe Ogden def Georgetown Ridgefarm 24-14, 25-3

Shayne Immke had 8 kills

Taylor Hug had 11 assists

 

Armstrong Potomac def Heritage 25-21,16-25, 25-21

Bri Struck had 19 kills

Mary Roland had 30 assists

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def Colorado Rockies 5-2 

Rockies def Chicago Cubs 13-10 in 10 innings

St. Louis Cardinals def Detroit Tigers 3-2

Toronto Blue Jays def Chicago White Sox 3-1


 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- After being on the 14 day Injured List, Chicago White Sox Pitcher Carlos Rodon will start tomorrow afternoon against the Blue Jays. Rodon has been on the injured list with shoulder fatigue. 


 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini football program enters the season Saturday afternoon with only three players that aren’t fully vaccinated. The Illini take special steps with those players that don’t have both shots, says Head Coach Bret Bielema… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 


 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

Iroquois West at Tri-Point

Unity at Mattoon HS

Cissna Park Volleyball Tip Off Tournament

 

MLB Tonight: 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates 

Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays 

Chicago Cubs are off

 

Sox win, Cards Lose

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

Cissna Park def Fisher 20-25, 25-18, 25-22

Emma Morrical had 12 kills and Mikayla Knake had 26 assists

 

Fisher def Grant Park 25-23, 25-21

Kallie Evans had 4 kills

 

Cissna Park def Grant Park 25-15, 25-16

Emma Morrical had 8 kills 

Mikayla Knake had 18 assists

 

Other

PBL def Hoopeston Area 25-17, 25-19

Addison Oyer had 7 kills

Aubrey Busboom had 23 assists

 

Donovan def Iroquois West 25-21, 23-25, 26-24

 

MLB Scores: 

Detroit Tigers def St. Louis Cardinals 4-3

Chicago White Sox def Toronto Blue Jays 5-2

Chicago Cubs were postponed 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini football team picked up another commit for the 2022 class. Three Star defensive lineman Brian Allen from Joliet chose the Illini over Iowa and Wisconsin. Allen’s commitment marks the 16th for Bret Bielema’s staff for 2022. 


 

(WPXN-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series has officially entered the playoffs. The Series heads to Daytona Raceway this Sunday, and for the first time Driver Austin Dillon is trying to get back into the chase. Dillion says that he has earned points with stage wins, but not an actual win… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Austin Dillon 


 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

Armstrong at Heritage Highschool

St. Joseph-Ogden at Georgetown Ridge Farm 

Cissna Park Tip Off tournament

5pm Milford vs Central Clifton

6pm Central Clifton vs  Kankakee Bishop McNamara

7pm Milford vs Kankakee Bishop McNamara

 

MLB Tonight: 

Colorado Rockies @ Chicago Cubs

Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays 

 

Tonight on WPXN it's the first edition of the Bret Bielema Show. Get the latest news in Illini Football from 7 until 8.

 

Tony Finau ended a 5 year winless drought with a win at the Northern Trust Championship

IHSA Volleyball

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

GCMS def Kankakee 25-19, 25-17

GCMS def Watseka 25-22, 25-13

Watseka def Kankakee 25-20, 25-12

 

Other

PBL def Centennial 25-22, 25-23

Addison Oyer had 11 kills

Aubrey Busboom had 15 assists

 

St. Joe Ogden def Maroa Forsyth 23-25, 25-20, 25-18

Kennedi Burnett had 13 kills]

Becca Steinbach had 32 assists

 

Blue Ridge def Iroquois West 25-9, 25-13

 

Armstrong Potomac def Schlarman 25-10, 25-10

Lily Jamison had 15 assists

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def Colorado Rockies 6-4

Toronto Blue Jays def Chicago White Sox 2-1

St. Louis Cardinals were off

 

(Chicago-cf)-- After having a tough weekend, losing the series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Chicago White Sox enter the week as the 7th ranked team in the MLB. The Sox will face the Blue Jays through Thursday and end the weekend with the Cubs. 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy announced that Andy Dalton will be the Week 1 starter. The Bears will travel to LA to take on the Rams on the first Monday Night Football Game of the season. The Bears are paying Dalton $10 million for one season. 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- After play was postponed due to Hurricane Henri hitting the East Coast, the Northern Trust Championship resumed play on Monday Morning. Tony Finau ended his 5 year winless drought with a win in a playoff. Finau defeated Cameron Smith in 3 holes. Finau went on a birdie-birdie-eagle to get into a tie for the lead. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini football team opens their season against Nebraska Saturday Afternoon in Champaign. Before the team got to this week and started preparing, the Illini were able to hit the practice field one more time on Sunday, says Head Coach Bret Bielema… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

You can hear from the Illini Head football coach on all newscasts today


 

 

IHSA VB:Tuesday August 24 

Paxton Buckley Loda at Hoopeston Area

Donovan at Iroquois West 

 

Cissna Park Tip Off Volleyball Tournament

Cissna Park vs Fisher

Fisher vs Grant Park

Grant Park vs Cissna Park


 

MLB Tonight: 

Colorado Rockies @ Chicago Cubs 

Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays 

 

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

 

Ryan Blaney wins at Michigan

MLB Scores: 

Kansas City Royals def Chicago Cubs 9-1

St. Louis Cardinals def Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0

Tampa Bay Rays def Chicago White Sox 9-0

 

 

(Michigan-cf)-- Ryan Blaney stole the win from William Byron Sunday afternoon at Michigan Raceway. Blaney worked his way to the top after a restart penalty where he was able to hold off Byron for the final seven laps. The Nascar Cup Series playoffs get underway next weekend.  The M-R-N network had all the action…

 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bulls have announced official jersey numbers after this year’s draft and free agent signings. Guard Lonzo Ball will wear #2, Forward Alex Caruso #6,  Guard DeMar Derozen #11, and Ayo Dosunmu #12. 

 

 

(New York-cf)-- The Northern Trust Championship at Liberty National Golf Club was postponed Sunday afternoon due to Hurricane Henri hitting the East Coast. The round is expected to resume Monday Morning. Cam Smith, and Jon Rahm, are tied for first at -16. The Northern Trust is the first match of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Colorado Rockies @ Chicago Cubs 

Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays 

St. Louis Cardinals are off 


 

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

 

Cards win, Sox lose

MLB Scores: 

St. Louis Cardinals def Milwaukee Brewers 8-4

Oakland Athletics def Chicago White Sox 5-4

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini quarterback Brandon Peters was named to his first watchlist in his tenure at Illinois. Peters made the Golden Arm Watchlist announced by the Johnny Unitas Foundation Thursday afternoon. To make the watchlist, you must be a senior and on pace to graduate with your scheduled class. 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Football program has officially hit game week. The Illini ended another week of Fall Camp Thursday afternoon. Head Coach Bret Bielema says that they worked on special situations at last night's practice… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Kansas City Royals @ Chicago Cubs 

Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Chicago White Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays 

 

 

NFL Pre-Season

Saturday

Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears Noon

NY Jets at Green Bay Packers 3:25 pm

Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings 7pm

 

 

This Weekend on WPXN: 

 

Saturday Morning it’s the second live Action Auction of the month. Bid Buy and Save with Becky Puetz from 8 to 10

 

Saturday Afternoon it’s Xfinity Series Racing from Michigan Raceway with the New Holland 250. The broadcasts get underway at 2.

 

Sunday Afternoon on WPXN it’s Nascar Cup Series Racing from Michigan Raceway with the Firekeepers Casino 400. The broadcast gets underway at 1pm. 

Former Fighting Illini Guard Ayo Dosunmu is officially a Chicago Bull

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def Cincinnati Reds 7-1

Milwaukee Brewers def St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 in 10 innings

Chicago White Sox def Oakland A’s 3-2

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Former Fighting Illini Guard Ayo Dosunmu is officially a Chicago Bull. Dosunmu inked his 2 year $2.4 million contract Wednesday afternoon. Dosunmu will wear #12 for the Bulls as recently acquired DeMar DeRozen will wear #11. 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago Bears Rookie quarterback Justin Fields will not practice the remainder of the week, but should be available for Saturday's preseason game against the Bills. Fields is suffering from groin tightness. Rookie right tackle Tevon Jenkins is also expected to miss the first 4 to 6 weeks of the season after undergoing back surgery. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Outside of selecting captains for this upcoming football season, the Fighting Illini also selected an “Illini Counsel” which consists of one player from each position group to lead the other players. Head Coach Bret Bielema details how the council works… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Kansas City Royals @ Chicago Cubs 

Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Oakland A’s @ Chicago White Sox

 

Cubs and White Sox Win, Cards Lose

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def Cincinnati Reds 2-1

Milwaukee Brewers def St. Louis Cardinals 2-0

Chicago White Sox def Oakland A’s 9-0

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago White Sox will soon get their gold glove catcher back in the lineup. Yasmani Grandal is scheduled to start with the Birmingham Barons this evening. Grandal could be back in the lineup as soon as next weekend. 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds will go head-to-head in the 2022 Field of Dreams game in Dyersville Iowa. The MLB announced the two teams Tuesday Afternoon. 

 

(Michigan-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series will head to Michigan this weekend for the first and only time this season. Driver Austin Dillion says that he and his team have had great success at the track in the past, and are looking to win this weekend to get into the playoffs… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Austin Dillion 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds 

Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox 

 

Sox win, Cubs Lose

MLB Scores: 

Cincinnati Reds def Chicago Cubs 14-5

Chicago White Sox def Oakland A’s 5-2

St. Louis Cardinals were off

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Less than a week after being released by the Chicago Cubs, former Cy Young Winner Jake Arrietta has been signed by the San Diego Padres. Arrietta will join former Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish in San Diego on Wednesday. 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Football program held their final scrimmage Monday morning before starting their game preparation for Nebraska. Head Coach Bret Bielema says that game was all live, but the kicking teams did not play tackle football… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 


 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds 

Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Oakland A’s @ Chicago White Sox 


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Nascar Live, get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7.

 

AJ Almendinger wins at Indy Road Course

MLB Scores: 

Miami Marlins def Chicago Cubs 4-1 

St. Louis Cardinals def Kansas City Royals 7-2

New York Yankees def Chicago White Sox 5-3


 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- AJ Almendinger was Sunday's Nascar Cup Series winner from the Indy 500 road course in chaotic fashion. Two major wrecks on turn 14 sent the race into double overtime which put Chase Brisco and Denny Hamlin in the top two spots, both who wrecked on the final lap which sent Almendinger to the lead for his first Cup Series win of the season. 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Taking a look at the MLB Standings as the season hits the middle of August: The Chicago Cubs after the fire sale at the trade deadline sit at 52-68 on the season and 20.5 back from the Milwaukee Brewers. The St. Louis Cardinals sit in third in the NL Central at 61-56. The Cards are two games back from the Reds and 10 back from the Brewers. The Chicago White Sox still hold on to a 10 game lead over Cleveland after losing this weekend's series to the Yankees. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini football season opener is right around the corner. The Illini will open the 2021 NCAA Football season with their week 0 game against Nebraska in Champaign. Head Coach Bret Bielema says that the team is excited, and that camp is going well to this point leading to the opener… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Bret Bielema 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds 

Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox 

Cardinals are off 

 

Tonight on WPXN, get the latest news in Nascar with Fast Talk from 6 until 7.

 

Cards and Sox Win, Cubs Lose

MLB Scores: 

Milwaukee Brewers def Chicago Cubs 17-4

St. Louis Cardinals def Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6

Chicago White Sox def New York Yankees 9-8 in the first MLB game played in Iowa as the game was played at the newly built field at the Field of Dreams.

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Cubs announced a roster move Thursday afternoon. The North Siders cut starting Pitcher Jake Arrietta. Arietta started the season with 2.45 ERA, in the month of April, but has ballooned to 8.76 since. Arietta has not pitched more than 5 innings since May 12. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Football program is two weeks away from opening the season with the Week 1 game against Nebraska. The Illini are planning to scrimmage at the upcoming practice on Monday. Head Coach Bret Bieleama says that the coaching staff is treating the scrimmage just like they would a game… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema 

More comments from the coach on later newscasts today on WPXN

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins

St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals 

New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox 

 

NFL Preseason This Weekend: 

Saturday-Miami Dolphins @ Chicago Bears-Noon 

Sunday-Carolina Panthers @ Indianapolis Colts-Noon 


 

This Weekend on WPXN: 

Saturday afternoon its Nascar Xfinity Series Racing with the Pennzoil 150 from Indianapolis Motorspeedway’s road course. The broadcast gets underway at 2:30. 

 

Sunday afternoon on WPXN it’s Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Verizon 200 from the Brickyard. The broadcast gets underway at 11am.

 

Cards Win, Cubs and Sox Lose

MLB Scores: 

Milwaukee Brewers def Chicago Cubs 10-0

St. Louis Cardinals def Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0

Minnesota Twins def Chicago White Sox 1-0 


 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series is back in action Sunday afternoon on the Indianapolis road course. Driver Chase Elliot details why the Indy road course is so much different than the others, meaning that there's a magnitude of other races ran on the track… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Chase Elliot 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Yankees @ Chicago White Sox(Field of Dreams Game) 

 

Cards Win, Cubs and Sox Lose

MLB Scores: 

Milwaukee Brewers def Chicago Cubs 4-2 and 6-3

St. Louis Cardinals def Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1

Minnesota Twins def Chicago White Sox 4-3

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Longtime Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Tony Esposito died at the age of 78 Tuesday afternoon. Esposito is the all time leader in wins for the Hawks. Esposito spent 15 of his 16 seasons in Chicago. 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Another Fighting Illini Football player made a preseason award watch list. Long Snapper Ethan Tabel was named to the Patrick Mannelly Watch List, which is given to the best long snapper in the NCAA. This is Tabel’s second time being on the list, and he was named as the last member on Tuesday afternoon. 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series works just like every other professional  sport, drivers change teams, or owners throughout the course of their careers. Driver Tyler Riddick will now be teammates with Austin Dillion. Riddick says that the two guys are going to work with each other, but also compete, and that the strategy talks have already begun… 

 


Nascar Cup Series Driver Tyler Riddick

 

MLB Tonight: 

Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates 

Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

 

Sox win

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers were postponed

Chicago White Sox def Minnesota Twins 11-1

St. Louis Cardinals were off 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Former Fighting Illini Point Guard and current Chicago Bull Ayo Dosunmu made his NBA Summer League debut in Las Vegas Monday afternoon. Ayo started for the Bulls and scored 6 points on 2-8 shooting. 

 

(urbana-cf)-- The NCAA made a rule change to fall football camp two seasons ago, only allowing two scrimmages per camp. The Fighting Illini used one of their scrimmages Monday morning. Fighting Illini Head Coach Brett Bielema says that the team worked on the early downs, the red zone scheme, and also that everyone finished fairly healthy… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Football Head Coach Bret Bielema 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs 

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates 

Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins 

 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news in Nascar with Nascar Live from 6 until 7.

 

Paxton Swedes are the 2021 E. I. Baseball Tournament Champions

E.I. Baseball Scores:

The Paxton Swedes are this Year’s E. I. League Tournament Champions. 

Paxton won the first game of the series on Saturday 9-3

Royal won the second game of the series 12-4 on Sunday 

Paxton came from behind in the third game to win 18-13 capture the Championship Sunday Evening

 

MLB Scores: 

Chicago White Sox def Chicago Cubs 9-3

Kansas City Royals def St. Louis Cardinals 6-5

 

(Watkins Glen-cf)-- Kyle Larson found victory lane once again Sunday afternoon, winning Watkins Glen. Larson held off fellow Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliot off the last couple laps to earn his 5th victory of the season. MRN had flag-to-flag coverage… 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball program announced an in-house promotion. Zach Hamer was announced as the assistant to the Head Coach. Hamer spent the last two seasons as the video coordinator for the basketball team. Before coming to Champaign, Hamer worked as a video coordinator in the NBA. 


 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini football offensive lineman Doug Kramer was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watchlist. The Rotary Lombardi Award is given to the best Offensive/Defensivelineman in the NCAA. The winner has to show outstanding performance and ability, and best exemplifies the character of NFL Hall of Fame Coach Vince Lombardi. This is Kramer’s third watchlist thus far. 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The first real hot day of Fall Camp for the Fighting Illini, the team was in full pads. Fighting Illini Head Coach Bret Bielema says that the team did well in the heat, and it was injury free… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Bret Bielema


MLB Tonight: 

Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs 

Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

St. Louis Cardinals are off 

 

Tonight on WPXN, get the latest news in Nascar with Fast Talk from 6 until 7

 

Cubs, Cards, and Sox Lose

MLB

Colorado Rockies def Chicago Cubs 6-5

Atlanta Braves def St. Louis Cardinals 8-4

Kansas City Royals def Chicago White Sox 3-2


 

EI Baseball Championship weekend

All games played in Paxton at Memorial Field

Saturday 2pm Royal versus Paxton

Sunday 1pm  Royal versus Paxton with a potential game three for the post season championship. The Royal Giants were the regular season champion

 

Saturday morning on WPXN its our Live Action Auction starting at 8am.

 

NASCAR Xfinity race The Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 at the Glen at 2:30pm

 

On Sunday the NASCAR Cup Series race The Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins Glen has a 1pm start time.

 

Cubs Win, Cards and Sox Lose

MLB Scores: 

Chicago Cubs def Colorado Rockies 3-2

Atlanta Braves def St. Louis Cardinals 7-4

Kansas City Royals def Chicago White Sox 9-1


 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bears made a roster move Wednesday afternoon. The Bears signed linebacker Alec Ogletree to a one year deal. Ogletree played last season with the New York Jets, but his best seasons were with the LA Rams. 

 

(Watkins Glen-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series is back in action after a two week break due to the Olympics. The series will pick up at Watkins Glen and Driver William Byron details what makes the road course stand out from the others… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver William Byron 


 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies 

Atlanta Braves @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox 

Cubs and Cards lose, Sox win

MLB Scores: 

Colorado Rockies def Chicago Cubs 13-6

Atlanta Braves def St. Louis Cardinals 6-1

Chicago White Sox def Kansas City Royals 7-1


 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bulls made another roster move Tuesday afternoon, trading for DeMar DeRozen. The Bulls reportedly sent Thaddeus Young, a future first-round pick, and two second-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs. 

 

 

(Tokyo-cf)-- The USA Men’s basketball team held off Spain Tuesday morning 95-81 to advance to the Semi-Finals. The men’s team has a chance to medal in their 4th straight Olympics. Team USA takes on Australia tonight at 11:15pm for a chance to advance to the gold medal game. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Football Camp is in full swing for the Fighting Illini as the season opens later this month. Illini offensive coordinator Tony Peterson says during the first few days of camps, the offense has been working on fundamentals and plays in the book… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Football Offensive Coordinator Tony Peterson. 


 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies 

Atlanta Braves @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

 

Chicago Bulls very active on the first day of NBA Free Agency

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bulls were very active on the first day of NBA Free Agency Monday night. The Bulls signed Point Guard Lonzo Ball to a 4 year $85million deal, and Power Forward Alex Caruso to a 4 year $37 million deal. There are still rumors that the Bulls could sign DeMar DeRozen during free agency. 

 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Indianapolis Colts have placed quarterback Carson Wentz on the Injured List. Wentz suffered a foot injury on the first day of training camp. Wentz will have to undergo surgery to remove a bone, it is estimated that he will miss 5 to 12 weeks. 

 

(Urbana-cf)--The Fighting Illini football program started Summer Camp Monday Morning. Fighting Illini Head Coach Brett Bielema said that the Illini had a great first practice, and that the evening practices will be used for an “install” from the morning… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brett Bielema 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies 

Atlanta Braves @ St. Louis Cardinals 

Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox



 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news in Nascar with Nascar Live from 6 until 7.

 

Cubs lose, Cards and Sox win

E.I. Baseball Scores: 

Royal def Gifford Flatville 4-3

Paxton def Buckley 5-3

 

Royal and Paxton will play a best of 3 series this weekend

 

E. I. Awards were announced yesterday.

The Ralph Loschen Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding player, went to Drake Schrodt of the Buckley Dutchmasters.

 

The Virgil Scheiwe Award, which goes to the most outstanding pitcher, went to Adam Carver of the Paxton Swedes.

 

The Dick Franzen Award which is awarded to the Batting Champion went to Colton Carr of the Royal Giants. It should be noted that Luis Rodriquez of the Buckley Dutchmasters had the highest batting average on the year, but fell short of the plate appearances required by league rules to qualify for the award. 

 

The E. I. Regular season Champions were the Royal Giants. 


 

MLB Scores: 

Washington Nationals def Chicago Cubs 6-5

St. Louis Cardinals def Minnesota Twins 7-3

Chicago White Sox def Cleveland Indians 2-1

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Blackhawks have found their next goaltender. The Chicago Blackhawks announced that Marc Andre-Fluerry will sign a contract for the 21-22 season. Fleury has one year left on his current deal worth $7 million. 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- It took all but two games for former Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo to join Joe DiMaggio in Yankees history. Rizzo homered in his first two games as a Yankee with more than 5 runs scored and 2 RBI’s in his first two games with the organization.

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Taking a look at the MLB Standings: The Chicago Cubs trail the Milwaukee Brewers by 12.5 games, meanwhile the St. Louis Cardinals trail by 9.5. The Chicago White Sox have a 9 game lead in the AL Central over Cleveland. The South Siders have the 7th best record in the MLB entering this week. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Outside of Ayo Dosunmu, the Fighting Illini basketball program has little to no luck recruiting the city of Chicago. Head Coach Brad Underwood hired Tim Anderson as his third assistant who has deep ties in Chicago. Underwood says it was one of the reasons to bring Tim on, but not the main factor… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood 

 

 

MLB Tonight: 

Cardinals, Cubs, and White Sox are all off. 

 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news in Nascar with Fast Talk from 6 until 7

 

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