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WIQI Sports Report August 8, 2018


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Montgomery pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning and David Bote drove in a career-high three runs, leading the Cubs to the 5-0 shutout win OVER THE ROYALS. Montgomery (4-4) picked up his first win since June 29. He is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in four appearances against the Royals. Kansas City rookie Brad Keller (4-5) was removed after six innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. The Royals have lost six straight and are 14-43 since May 30.


MIAMI -- Matt Carpenter hit his 30th homer for St. Louis, a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning to give the cardinals a 3-2 win over the marlins. Carpenter connected for the fourth time in five games and increased his career high for home runs. He also extended his streak of reaching base safely to 26 games, the longest active string in the majors. Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 12. Miles Mikolas (12-3) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits. Derek Dietrich had three hits for the Marlins, who have lost seven of eight. Elieser Hernandez (2-6) got the loss.


CHICAGO -- Miguel Andujar hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 13th inning, sending the Yankees to the 4-3 victory. Andujar also led off the seventh with his 15th homer. Sonny Gray (9-8) pitched three scoreless innings to get the win in his first appearance since losing his spot in the starting rotation. New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th, but Jose Abreu hit a two-run shot in the bottom half for Chicago. Adam Engel robbed the Yankees of a homer with an outstanding catch in center for the second straight night. Luis Avilan (2-1) got the loss.







Matt Carpenter has four homers in five games heading into St. Louis' series finale against Miami. Carpenter hit his 30th home run in a 3-2 win Monday, becoming the first left-handed Cardinal to hit 30 home runs since Jim Edmonds hit 42 in 2004, according to ESPN Stats & Info.


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Bartolo Colon became the top-winning pitcher born in Latin America, gaining his 246th career victory as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night. The 45-year-old Colon, from the Dominican Republic, made his sixth start since earning his 245th win on June 30 that matched the mark held by Dennis Martinez from Nicaragua. Colon (6-10) gave up four runs in seven innings. The portly and popular right-hander struck out one and walked none.


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is recovering from his second major operation of the season. Seager underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Tuesday. The 2016 NL Rookie of the Year had Tommy John surgery in May. The 24-year-old Seager is expected to be at full strength for the start of spring training in February. Manager Dave Roberts says dealing with Seager's lingering hip issue right now "made sense" with the two-time All-Star already sidelined by the elbow operation. Seager batted .267 with two homers and 13 RBI in 26 games this season.


CHICAGO — Stan Mikita, the hockey great who helped the Chicago Blackhawks to the 1961 Stanley Cup title while becoming one of the franchise’s most revered figures, died Tuesday. Mikita’s family announced his death in a statement released by the team. No further details were provided, but the Hall of Famer had been in poor health after being diagnosed with a brain disorder called Lewy body dementia. Mikita spent his entire career with Chicago, beginning with his NHL debut in 1959 and running through his retirement after playing 17 games in the 1979-80 season. He is the franchise’s career leader for assists (926), points (1,467) and games played (1,394), and is second to former teammate Bobby Hull with 541 goals. Mikita remains the only NHL player in history to win the Art Ross (scoring champion), Hart (MVP) and Lady Byng (sportsmanship) trophies in the same season, and he accomplished the feat in consecutive years in 1967 and 1968. He became the first player to have his jersey retired by the Blackhawks in 1980, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame three years later. Stan Mikita was 78.


NEW YORK — For the first time in WNBA history, a team has forfeited a game. The league ruled that Las Vegas will get a loss for its game against Washington that was canceled when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of travel. The Aces needed more than a day to get to Washington from Las Vegas because of flight delays and cancellations Friday. By the time the team reached its hotel it was 3:45 p.m. — about four hours before the scheduled tip. The Aces players talked things over and spoke by phone with the union Friday. They called the league to say they did not want to play. The league said it “worked extensively” with both teams to find a “workable solution.” The WNBA added it delayed the start of the game until 8 p.m. to give the Aces as much time as possible after their arrival.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons' basketball team. The donation announced Tuesday is the school's largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player. School officials say it will assist a project to expand and enhance the men's and women's locker rooms, and the men's locker room will be named for him.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan basketball coach John Beilein underwent a double-bypass heart procedure and is expected to make a full recover, the school said Tuesday. The procedure was performed Monday by Dr. Francis Pagani at the University of Michigan's Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Athletic director Warde Manuel described the operation as "proactive" and said Beilein was resting comfortably with his family by his side. He is expected to leave the hospital in a few days.


This was supposed to be the year FORMER ST. THOMAS MORE STANDOUT Tori McCoy finally got to play basketball at Marquette. The plan in May 2017 when she transferred from Ohio State was to suit up in blue and gold this fall following a redshirt season. For now, basketball is on hold. A rare kidney disease led doctors to diagnose McCoy in December with end-stage renal failure. She gets dialysis treatments three times a week. Her physicians have determined that the best chance for long-term survival is to have a kidney transplant. Initially reluctant to talk about her condition, McCoy is now speaking out following a lengthy medical evaluation process this past spring. While on a transplant list, McCoy said in a letter posted on social media that "finding a live donor is the best option available and would be an answer to my prayers." Two notable cases in the NBA give McCoy hope after former stars Alonzo Mourning and Sean Elliott both returned to play after kidney transplants. She hopes to also raise awareness for organ donation overall.


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CHICAGO -- Matt Carpenter's streak of consecutive games with home runs ended at six as Jose Quintana (9-6) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings as the cubs beat the cardinals 7-2. Kyle Schwarber hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Mike Mayers (2-1) with two outs in the sixth. St. Louis has lost seven of 11. the cubs expanded their lead in the nl central to 3.5 games.


SEATTLE -- Ryon Healy hit a pair of three-run homers for a career-best six RBI, as seattle beats the whites sox 8-2. Healy homered in a five-run first off Reynaldo Lopez (4-8) and in the eighth against Hector Santiago, giving him 20 homers and 53 RBI this season. Marco Gonzales (11-5) won his fourth consecutive start, allowing two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. He did not give up a hit or a walk in the first five innings.



Boston beat Detroit 9-1 on Sunday for their 19th win in 23 games.




After an outstanding run heading into the All-Star break, Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt looks to snap out of a 1-for-12 slump since the midseason game when the Diamondbacks open a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Goldschmidt struck out out a whopping nine times in a three-game series against Colorado, including three times on Sunday.


Yankees ace Luis Severino (14-2, 2.31 ERA) tries goes for his major league-leading 15th win in the opener of a series at Tampa Bay. Severino is 6-0 with a 2.41 ERA over his last six starts


Daniel Poncedeleon will make his major league debut for St. Louis in the opener of a series at Cincinnati. The right-hander underwent surgery last year to relieve pressure around his brain after he was hit in the head by a line drive while pitching for Triple-A Memphis.


NEW YORK (AP) – In the latest bizarre medical development for the baffling New York Mets, ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard is headed back to the disabled list after contracting hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The team figures it’s likely Syndergaard caught the contagious virus when he made an appearance at a baseball camp for kids last Thursday during the All-Star break. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that probably explains why Syndergaard weakened and his velocity decreased during Friday night’s victory at Yankee Stadium.


CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid another crazy ending at Carnoustie and won the British Open to become Italy’s first major champion. Tiger Woods took the lead in the final round at a major for the first time in nine years and lost it with one bad swing. Jordan Spieth cost himself another chance in a major by failing to make a single birdie. Seven players had a share of the lead at some point. Six were still tied on the back nine. Through all that suspense, Molinari never flinched. He closed with a 2-under 69, playing the final 37 holes on the toughest links in golf without a bogey to become british open champion.


MONTREAL (AP) – Johnny Manziel is headed to the Montreal Alouettes in a reunion with the coach who recruited him to Texas A&M. The Canadian Football League team acquired the former Heisman Trophy from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a blockbuster trade Sunday that reunites him wifh first-year Montreal coach Mike Sherman.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants have signed rookie first-round pick running back Saquon Barkley to a contract. barkley was the second overall pick in this years draft.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died Sunday at the age of 56. The team announced Sparano’s death in a statement that did not provide a cause. Sparano had been the Vikings’ offensive line coach since 2016. Sparano had stints as a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. Sparano also spent time with the Browns, Redskins, Jaguars, Cowboys and 49ers.

penn state

Rene Portland, who built Penn State into a women's basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, has died after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 65.


CARCASSONNE, France (AP) – Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark sprinted away from two other challengers to win Stage 15 of the Tour de France, while Geraint Thomas had no trouble holding the overall lead for a fourth consecutive day


MORRISON, Colo. (AP) – John Force raced to his first victory of the season and record-extending 149th career Funny Car win in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Force drove the John Force Racing Camaro past Matt Hagan in the first round, Cruz Pedregon in the quarterfinals and daughter Courtney Force in the semifinals en route to his first victory since the Gatornationals in March 2017.


LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch with seven laps left to win a thrilling battle of two of NASCAR’s dominant drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick aimed his Ford bumper at the right side of Busch’s Toyota and nudged the leader out of the way for the move of the race in another stellar showing for the leader of the Big Three. Harvick raced to his sixth victory of the season and went 1-2 in some order with Busch for the ninth time this year. Busch has five wins and Martin Truex Jr., who was fourth on Sunday, has four.


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SAN DIEGO -- Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Cubs completed a three-game series sweep WITH A 7-4 WIN OVER SAN DIEGO. The Cubs jumped to a 5-0 lead after two innings against rookie left-hander Eric Lauer (5-6), who came within one out of his first complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in his previous start. It was more than enough for Lester (12-2), who struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings. The All-Star lefty allowed three runs and six hits while improving to 10-1 in his last 12 starts. Brandon Morrow pitched the ninth for his 22nd save, helping Chicago open a 2 1/2-game lead over slumping Milwaukee in the NL Central.


ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered for St. Louis, making interim manager Mike Shildt a winner in his first game AS THE CARDINALS GET PAST THE REDS 6-4. Shildt took over for Mike Matheny, who was fired late Saturday after six-plus seasons at the helm. John Gant (3-3) picked up the win with four hitless innings. Jordan Hicks got three outs for his second save. Cincinnati had won four of five. It is 35-26 since beginning the season 8-27. Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (4-2) was tagged for six runs in 3 1/3 innings.


CHICAGO -- Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada homered, Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the White Sox won 10-1 for the third time in four games. Moncada had three hits and scored three times a day after leaving Saturday's 5-0 loss with a bruised right knee. Palka also had three hits and drove in two runs. Adalberto Mondesi homered leading off the eighth for the last-place Royals, who are 2-11 in July. Burch Smith (0-1) allowed two runs and three hits in two innings. Giolito (6-8) permitted just two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings.






LONDON (AP) – Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday. Anderson nearly managed to extend the match, holding five set points to force a fourth set. Djokovic held steady, saving all five of those, then was as superior in the tiebreaker as he was most of the sun-drenched afternoon. It is Djokovic’s 13th major trophy, the fourth-highest total in the history of men’s tennis. But it’s also his first in more than two years.

LONDON (AP) – Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Kerber played cleanly as can be, covering the court so well and picking her spots for big shots, in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Williams in Saturday’s final. It is the 30-year-old Kerber’s third Grand Slam title. She also beat Williams in the Australian Open final in 2016, then won that year’s U.S. Open. Williams is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and her 23 major trophies rank second all-time to Margaret Court.


MOSCOW (AP) France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for . Teenage forward Kylian Mbappe scored his fourth goal of the tournament for France and the team’s fourth in the 65th minute, about 12 minutes after play resumed at the Luzhniki Stadium. Mbappe, who is 19, is only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final. Pele was 17 when he scored two goals for Brazil in the 1958 final. Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock group that rose to global prominence with their daring outdoor performances critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2012, claimed responsibility for the second-half disruption on Twitter.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years. Pacquiao said he worked hard but was surprised by the swift win in the World Boxing Association welterweight title fight. Pacquiao rebounded from his disappointing loss last year to Australian Jeff Horn and his victory could extend his boxing career that had taken a backseat to his political life as a Filipino senator.


LAS VEGAS (AP) – Indianapolis resident John Cynn is the champion of the World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold `em main event. The 33-year-old won the famed tournament Sunday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He’s now $8.8 million richer and the owner of a coveted gold bracelet with diamonds and other gemstones. Cynn eliminated Tony Miles, of Lake Mary, Florida, on the 442nd hand of the final table. Miles takes home $5 million. Houston resident Michael Dyer was eliminated Saturday in third place.


Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Hamilton Police said Emery was identified as the victim of a swimming accident Sunday morning. Nicknamed ”Razor” for his aggressive style, Emery played parts of 11 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks from 2003-2015. He helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2007 and won it as a backup with the Blackhawks in 2013.


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) – Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday. Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time defending champion Mark Mulder and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, the leader after the first two rounds. Romo tapped in for par, worth one point, on the 18th hole to finish with 71 points, three ahead of Mulder, the former major league pitcher. Pavelski had a 7-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th that could have tied Romo, but it slid by. He finished with 66 points, tied for third with Ray Allen, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 7.

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) – Michael Kim shot a final-round 66 on Sunday to win the John Deere Classic by a record-setting eight strokes and pick up his first victory on the PGA Tour. Kim, who turned 25 on Saturday, finished at 27-under 257 – breaking Steve Stricker’s tournament record from 2010 by one shot. He also qualified for next week’s British Open at Carnoustie. Bronson Burgoon, Francesco Molinari, Joel Dahmen and Sam Ryder all finished at 19 under. Kim took all the drama out of the final round with birdies on his first three holes and secured the largest margin of victory during the tournament’s stay at TPC Deere Run, which began in 2000.


SPARTA, Ky. -- Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch late on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night. Truex's No. 78 Toyota Camry appeared even more dominant than last July as he led five times for 174 of 267 laps and swept the first two stages from the pole. The defending Cup champion was always in contention in the 400-mile race, even while trailing. He proved it at key moments late, overtaking Keselowski on lap 201 and Busch 23 laps later to become Kentucky's first back-to-back winner, earning his fourth victory this season and 19th of his career. Ryan Blaney and Keselowski were next in Fords, followed by Kyle Busch (Toyota) and Kevin Harvick (Ford).


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SAN FRANCISCO -- Victor Caratini hit an RBI double during a decisive seventh inning, helping Chicago back Jose Quintana in a 2-0 win. Quintana (8-6) allowed three hits in six scoreless innings to beat the Giants for the first time in his career. Addison Russell's one-out double in the seventh chased Giants starter Derek Holland (5-8). Russell advanced on Sam Dyson's wild pitch and scored on a bad throw by catcher Nick Hundley trying to get Russell at third. Caratini later doubled. Carl Edwards Jr. struck out the side in order in the seventh, Justin Wilson followed with a perfect eighth and Steve Cishek closed it out for his third save after taking the loss Monday.


CHICAGO -- Dexter Fowler broke out of a slump with his fourth career grand slam, Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of three-hit ball and St. Louis routed Chicago 14-2.  Kolten Wong had four hits, including a two-run homer and a double, as every Cardinals starter except All-Star catcher Yadier Molina got at least one hit. Jose Martinez had three hits and two RBI. Fowler's first homer since May 6 capped a seven-run sixth. Mikolas (10-3), selected to his first All-Star team Sunday, allowed two runs and struck out six. White Sox starter Dylan Covey (3-5) lasted five innings, allowing five runs (four earned) and nine hits. The right-hander lost his fourth straight decision and has an 11.70 ERA in his last five starts.

CLEVELAND -- Joey Votto hit a go-ahead three-run double during a seven-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians bullpen wasted a gem from Trevor Bauer in a 7-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.






Kris Bryant flew to the Bay Area on Tuesday night and is hoping to play in the Cubs' series finale against the Giants. Bryant has been out since June 23 with inflammation in his left shoulder. He played rehab games for Double-A Tennessee on Monday and Tuesday before making his way to AT&T Park. The 2016 NL MVP is hitting .280 with nine homers and 36 RBI in 66 games this season. Johnny Cueto will try to bounce back for San Francisco after allowing 10 hits and five runs in his return from the DL last week.


CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. Garcia, an All-Star last season who hit .330 with 18 home runs and 80 RBI, missed two months earlier this season with a more serious strain to the same hamstring muscle. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Garcia's new injury is "in a different location and considered more mild." Hahn hopes Garcia will return after the All-Star break.


NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on players’ rights. The filing met a statute of limitations deadline and will be heard by an independent arbitrator, an NFLPA spokesman said. In May, the NFL approved its national anthem policy at its owners meetings in Atlanta. The policy allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room, but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if they’re on the field or the sidelines. Teams will be subject to fines if players don’t comply and will have the option of punishing players. When the league announced the policy, Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a compromise aimed at putting the focus back on football after a tumultuous year in which television ratings dipped nearly 10 percent; some blamed the protests for such a drop. The union said at that time that it would file a grievance against any change in the collective bargaining agreement.

POMONA, Calif. -- Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home. Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, was arrested Sunday east of Los Angeles. The LA County District Attorney's Office says the 33-year-old was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, first-degree residential robbery and other counts. It wasn't immediately clear if he has a lawyer. Arraignment is scheduled for July 30.


LAS VEGAS (AP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is certain that changes are coming to the league. Some are easy, others, not so much. Speaking after the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting, Silver said he thinks the league is ready to scrap the rule requiring players to be out of high school for a year before becoming eligible to enter the draft. That one should be relatively simple to move forward now, while notions such as how to find more competitive balance are still a puzzler to the league and its commissioner. Silver said he loves `where the league is right now,’ but believe there could be a better system. Part of that, he thinks, will be reverting back to the policy that will allow players to go into the league right out of high school – something that should be in place in time for the 2021 NBA Draft, though that timeline has not been formally announced.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Michele Roberts was unanimously re-elected to another four-year term as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. Roberts first moved into the role in 2014, about two years before the players and the league agreed on the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The extension means that Roberts will almost certainly be deeply involved in negotiating whatever the next CBA will look like. The union was without an executive director for more than a year before Roberts got the job, and she said overcoming the skepticism of players – who were reeling after the way Billy Hunter’s term as director came to a turbulent end – was critical to her success. Her second term will end in 2022, when both the players and the league can decide to opt out of the current CBA. She said the union is already preparing for what the next CBA will look like.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former NBA player Kermit Washington has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that the 66-year-old Las Vegas man was also ordered Monday to pay nearly $970,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in November to making a false statement in a tax return and aggravated identity theft. Washington played for several NBA teams in the 1970s and 1980s. He is best known for throwing a punch that fractured Houston Rockets player Rudy Tomjanovich's face and left him unconscious during a 1977 game. Washington was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers at the time.


LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams came up with a comeback to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon, beating 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Next up for the 36-year-old American is a match against No. 13 seed Julia Goerges of Germany.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $9.5 million in salary and annual bonuses. The two-time All-Star had 39 goals and 100 points with a plus-15 rating last season. He was third in the NHL in points, sixth in assists and tied for ninth in goals.


WIQI Sports Report July 10, 2018


SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending San Francisco over Chicago 2-1. Brandon Crawford loaded the bases when he was intentionally walked by Pedro Strop to bring up Sandoval, who hit a sharp single to left against a five-man infield. Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt started the rally with consecutive one-out singles off Steve Cishek (2-1), who entered with one out in the 10th and immediately gave up Hunter Pence's triple before working out of trouble. Ty Blach (6-5) pitched a 1-2-3 11th for the win. but the cubs lost no ground

MARLINS 4, BREWERS 3, 10 innings




RAYS 10, TIGERS 9, 10 innings

the whites sox and cardinals had the day off. they start a series against each other in chicago tonight beginning at 7:10pm.


LOS ANGELES (AP) It’s official. LeBron is a Laker. The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise on the West Coast. James’ representatives at Klutch Sports Group tweeted a photo of James signing his contract with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. James’ agency already announced last week that the superstar had agreed to a four-year deal worth $153.3 million with Los Angeles. Magic Johnson, the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, called James ”the best player in the world” in a news release.

Carolina Panthers

David Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, L.P., bought the Carolina Panthers from founder Jerry Richardson for $2.2 billion -- the most ever paid for an NFL franchise. Richardson put the team up for sale in December after reports of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace, which the league later confirmed . NFL owners approved of the sale to Tepper on May 22 at the spring meetings in Atlanta. The Panthers also announced Tina Becker, who was appointed as COO by Richardson in December, has resigned.

Brandon Pettigrew

Former detroit lion and NFL free agent Brandon Pettigrew is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, theft of services and public drunkenness after the tight end refused to pay $97 for a limo ride to a downtown hotel early Monday. According to a complaint, when officers arrived Pettigrew became aggressive and punched one officer in the chest three times. Police allege he was visibly intoxicated. The complaint says officers drew their stun guns but Pettigrew, who lives in Flint, Texas, complied and was handcuffed. A message seeking comment from Pettigrew wasn't immediately returned on Monday.


LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams reached her 13th Wimbledon quarterfinal by beating Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-4, 6-2, and never looked likely to join the parade of favorites who have been eliminated. No. 7 Karolina Pliskova became the last of the top-10 seeds to be knocked out, losing to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Since seeds were introduced in the 1920s, it’s the first time none of the top 10 women have reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. It’s also a first for any Grand Slam tournament in the 50-year professional era.

In the men’s tournament, Roger Federer advanced to a record-extending 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino of France. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal also moved on to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011. The Spaniard beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court. Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England Club, has yet to drop a set in this tournament. As play was being suspended on other courts, Novak Djokovic broke Russia’s Karen Khachanov for the seventh time to finish off a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win on No. 1 Court. Ninth-seeded Amerian John Isner, No. 13 Milos Raonic of Canada and No. 24 Kei Nishikori of Japan also advanced.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Giants catcher Buster Posey will miss the All-Star Game because of a lingering right hip issue that needs an injection to calm the inflammation. The hip has bothered him both hitting and catching off and on all season, so Posey is hopeful the time off will allow him to heal. Manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement before the start of the Giants’ three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. The Giants had been discussing the possibility for about a month, Bochy said, and Posey is scheduled to have the injection after Sunday’s Bay Bridge Series game against Oakland.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The Dodgers placed right fielder Yasiel Puig on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique sprain. Puig, who is hitting .265 with 11 home runs, was removed from Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels during a fifth-inning at-bat. Earlier, Puig had homered for the second consecutive game. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Puig might not return until August.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has lost a $30 million lawsuit that claimed he was improperly fired by the school instead of being allowed to seek treatment for alcoholism. An arbitrator last week ruled in favor of the University of Southern California, saying Sarkisian concealed his condition from the school. In a statement Monday, Sarkisian said he was ”disappointed in the decision, but we will respect it and move on.” Sarkisian was fired in October 2015, two months after he slurred his words and swore during USC’s annual ”Salute to Troy” preseason pep rally. Sarkisian blamed his behavior on mixing alcohol with medication before the event. However, Sarkisian also reportedly showed signs of being intoxicated during a game and at a team meeting. He was replaced by current head coach Clay Helton.


WIQI Sports Report July 6, 2018


HOUSTON -Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and Yuli Gurriel's RBI single with one out in Houston's two-run ninth lifted the Astros to a 4-3 win over Chicago. The Astros trailed by 1 when Joakim Soria (0-3) walked pinch-hitter Tony Kemp with no outs in the ninth before advancing to third on a single by pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez. George Springer snapped an 0-for-8 slump and tied it at 3-3 with his RBI single to shallow center field. Alex Bregman walked to load the bases and Altuve struck out before Gurriel sent a ball over second baseman Yoan Moncada's head into right field to give Houston the victory. Justin Verlander bounced back from his last start as He yielded four hits and two runs and struck out 10 in seven innings. Joe Smith (3-1) allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for the win in his first appearance since June 6.


SAN FRANCISCO -- Luke Weaver pitched two-hit ball over eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Giants 11-2. Jedd Gyorko had three hits, including a homer, and drove in five runs to spoil the return of Johnny Cueto after two months on the disabled list. Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader also went deep, while Yadier Molina singled three times. The Cardinals had a season-high 18 hits. Alen Hanson homered for San Francisco, which has scored five runs while losing four straight. Weaver (5-7) faced two over the minimum and had seven strikeouts. He carried a perfect game into the sixth before giving up a single and Hanson's two-run homer. Weaver then bounced back to retire the final seven batters he faced. Cueto (3-1) was rocked in his long-awaited return from the 60-day disabled list. He gave up four runs in the first inning -- one more than he had in 32 innings before going out with right elbow inflammation.




the cubs, pirates, reds, indians and royals all had the day off but are back in action again today


Two weeks ago, the Chicago Cubs suffered through an embarrassing four-game sweep in Cincinnati -- beginning a stretch of six losses in seven games. Chicago has won six straight games since that rough patch, and has the opportunity to make amends with the Reds when the two teams begin a weekend series at Wrigley Field. Mike Montgomery (3-2) starts for Chicago, and Tyler Mahle (6-6) takes the mound for Cincinnati.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins signed first-round draft pick Trevor Larnach just one day before Major League Baseball's deadline. For both sides, the delay was well worth the wait. There were no contentious contract negotiations in the way, only a College World Series championship for Larnach with Oregon State. Larnach's standard minor league deal came with a $2.55 million signing bonus. The slot value set by MLB for the 20th overall selection was $3.12 million, so the Twins put some of that savings toward signing other players in their draft class. Larnach, a corner outfielder who hit .327 with 17 home runs and 65 RBIs this season for the Beavers, batted .417 with five doubles, nine RBIs and 10 runs scored in eight games at the College World Series.


BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Celtics have signed first-round draft pick Robert Williams. Terms were not disclosed. Williams, a forward-center out of Texas A&M, was selected 27th overall last month with the Celtics' lone draft pick. Williams' signing comes days after he received a lecture from the team about accountability following a pair of off-the-court incidents. The 20-year-old slept through a scheduled conference call with reporters the day after the draft and then failed to catch a flight from his native Louisiana to Boston in time for a summer league practice. Williams will wear jersey No. 44.


NEW YORK (AP) - Vegas forward William Karlsson is among 43 NHL players seeking salary arbitration after he finished third in the NHL in scoring with the expansion Golden Knights last season. Two more Golden Knights, defenseman Colin Miller and forward Tomas Nosek, also are on the list of players electing to have an arbitrator determine their contracts, the NHL Players' Association announced. The number was 44 before the Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a $4.6 million, two-year contract with defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, a restricted free agent. Van Riemsdyk will make $2.1 million next season and $2.5 million in the final year of the deal.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed forward Boone Jenner to a four-year, $15 million contract, locking up a player who has been a stalwart presence in the team's emergence as a playoff contender. The contract pays the 25-year-old Jenner $3.75 million annually through the 2021-22 season.

MONTREAL (AP) - Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will be out for an extended period after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The Canadiens said Weber's recovery time is expected to be five to six months, meaning he won't be suiting up until December at the earliest. It's the second surgery this year for Weber, who had a torn tendon in his left foot repaired in March.


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Webb Simpson ran out of sensational shots in the end to keep him from joining an elite group. Simpson shot a 9-under-par 61 for a one-stroke lead over Whee Kim after the first round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in West Virginia on Thursday. Simpson posted his best career score after shaking off a two-hour weather delay with six holes left in his round. He came up short in his bid to shoot the eighth sub-60 round on the PGA Tour. Needing birdies on the par-5 17th and the par-3 18th for a 59, he parred both. Kim had back-to-back bogeys on the front nine on the Old White TPC, and then ran off five birdies over a seven-hole stretch. The South Korean had 10 birdies overall and shot 62.

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) - Defending champion Katherine Kirk shot a 10-under-par 62 to take the first-round lead at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Kirk wasted no time in picking up from where she left off last year, when she snapped a seven-year, 152-tournament victory drought in the inaugural edition of the Classic. Starting on the back nine, Kirk opened with three consecutive birdies and ended her day with a perfect wedge into the par-5 ninth for a tap-in birdie. Kirk needed to keep her foot on the gas because 21 players shot 6-under or better.


Fifty years after Evel Knievel so famously wiped out trying to jump the fountain at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, action sports wild man Travis Pastrana will try to nail the stunt Sunday night in the finale of a triple-header tribute to the late daredevil. It's a daunting proposition even for Pastrana, who is winding down a career in which he's done some pretty crazy things. If he sticks it, what a way to go out. Pastrana will even be dressed like Knievel, in a white jumpsuit with the blue V and white stars. Pastrana's attempt to jump the fountain will cap "Evel Live," a three-hour telecast on the History Channel.


WIQI Sports Report July 2, 2018


CHICAGO -- Jon Lester hit a three-run homer in an eight-run second inning and wound up with his NL-leading 11th victory as the cubs sweep the twins 11-10. Ian Happ also homered for the Cubs. They have scored at least 10 runs in four straight games for the first time since 1930. Chicago swept the three-game series and has won four in a row overall. Lester (11-2) allowed four runs, two of them earned, and nine hits in five-plus innings. Javier Baez, who doubled twice, Happ and Willson Contreras each had three hits. Mitch Garver hit a two-run homer off reliever Dillon Maples in the Twins' five-run eighth. Cubs closer Brandon Morrow got one out in the eighth and pitched a scoreless ninth for his 18th save in 19 chances. Lance Lynn (5-7) was the loser. Brian Dozier hit a two-run homer and Jake Cave also homered for the Twins.


ST. LOUIS -- Mike Foltynewicz threw five shutout innings and Freddie Freeman homered in Atlanta's 6-5 victory over St. Louis. Foltynewicz (6-4) gave up one hit -- a fourth-inning single to Marcell Ozuna. He struck out nine and walked three in an 86-pitch outing. John Gant (2-3) took the loss. A.J. Minter picked up his third save in as many tries by setting the side down in order in the ninth. The Braves outscored St. Louis 22-10 in sweeping a three-game series in St. Louis for first time since May 11-13, 2012. Tommy Pham homered for St. Louis.


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Davidson hit a two-run double in his second straight three-hit game to lead Chicago past Texas 10-5. Avisail Garcia had four hits,and Davidson and Jose Abreu drove in three runs apiece to help the White Sox avoid a sweep to start a 10-game road trip, their longest of the season. Texas' Shin-Soo Choo extended the majors' longest on-base streak this season to 42 games. He returned after missing a game with a strained right quadriceps that the club said will limit him defensively for a few weeks. He was 0 for 4 as the designated hitter with an eighth-inning walk that kept alive the third-longest streak in club history, and longest since 1995. Choo's 12-game hitting streak ended. Reynaldo Lopez (4-5) made it through 6 1/3 innings in the boiling Texas heat. One-time Texas closer Joakim Soria got five outs for his 12th save. Cole Hamels (4-7) was the loser.







Many hitters got off to a smashing start in July as Cleveland socked 11 doubles, Baltimore homered four times and the Cubs combined with Minnesota for 21 runs at Wrigley Field on Sunday. Now, we'll see if the trend continues as the weather heats up and the balls fly. June marked the second time in three months that strikeouts exceeded hits in the major leagues, a pattern that had never occurred until this year. About halfway through the season, there had been 21,090 strikeouts and 20,671 hits.


The Reds try to keep socking grand slams when the White Sox come to Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati leads the majors with nine slams and has already tied the single-season franchise record set in 2002. Jose Peraza hit one Sunday, and pitchers Mike Lorenzen and Anthony DeSclafani recently connected. Eight different Reds have hit grand slams -- Adam Duvall is the only player with two. James Shields, who twice has led the league in homers allowed, starts for Chicago.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar - L.A.-Bron. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league's most storied franchises and switching conferences to try and dethrone the Golden State Warriors and grow his own legacy. For the second time in his career, James is saying goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who drafted the teenage sensation from Akron in 2003 and have to be satisfied with winning just one title in the 11 years they had him. Unlike his two previous forays in free agency, James did not drag out his decision and made the announcement less than 24 hours after NBA free agency opened. His management agency, Klutch Sports Group, announced his agreement with the Lakers with a simple, short release. It was a stark contrast from eight years ago, when a poorly conceived TV special to announce his departure from Cleveland backfired and damaged James' image.

Lance Stephenson is joining LeBron James in Los Angeles. Stephenson agreed to a deal with the Lakers on Sunday night, his agency, Priority Sports, announced on Twitter . That came just hours after James decided he would join the Lakers.

Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons. Robinson returns to the area where he played college basketball. He was on the Michigan team that went to the Final Four in 2013.

Aaron Gordon is staying in Orlando for big money. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Gordon agreed Sunday night to a four-year, $82 million deal to remain with the Magic.


CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to contracts with free agents Chris Kunitz, Cam Ward and Brandon Manning on Sunday, addressing their depth in every position group after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Kunitz got a one-year deal worth $1 million, and Ward's one-year contract is for $3 million. Manning received a two-year deal. The 38-year-old Kunitz gives Chicago another experienced forward, Ward adds to the Blackhawks' depth in goal after Corey Crawford missed most of last season, and Manning joins a mix of aging veterans and intriguing prospects on defense.

TORONTO (AP) - Superstar center John Tavares is going home, agreeing to terms on a $77 million, seven-year contract with his childhood team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares announced his intentions on Twitter on Sunday, posting a picture of himself as a child in Maple Leafs bedding. The team says the deal is worth $11 million a season for seven years.


RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was ''time for the next chapter.'' Chancellor had been awaiting further clarity on his neck, which he injured in a game against the Arizona Cardinals in November. In a posting on his Twitter account Sunday night, Chancellor said his latest scans ''showed no healing.'' Chancellor never used the word ''retirement'' in his statement, which may have been deliberate. Chancellor signed an extension through the 2020 season last August which contained guaranteed money in case of injury. An official retirement could open up the possibility of forfeiting some of that money.


Kyle Busch outdueled Kyle Larson down the stretch Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, earning his fifth victory of the season. Busch moved into the lead on a restart with 58 laps to go, replacing Kevin Harvick at the front of the field. Busch, Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. -- NASCAR's top three teams so far this season -- were up front with about 40 laps left before a hard-charging Larson crashed the party. He powered by Harvick to get into second. He appeared to be in trouble after brushing the wall with seven laps left, but he kept going and Busch was slowed by a couple lapped cars at the back of the field. Busch and Larson then were neck-and-neck on the final lap. Larson bumped into the back of Busch's car and moved into the lead. Busch then raced into the back of Larson's car and sped ahead for the victory. Busch was booed by the crowd when he got out of his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. He playfully rubbed his left eye in a crying motion and waved off the jeering fans. Larson, who was trying for a weekend sweep after winning the Xfinity Series race Saturday, had no complaints. It was Busch's second win at Chicagoland, joining his victory in 2008. He also moved into a tie with Herb Thomas for 14th on the Cup Series' career wins list with 48.


MOSCOW (AP) - Russia shockingly eliminated Spain from the World Cup, surviving two hours of dominance by the 2010 champions in a 1-1 draw and then winning a penalty shootout 4-3.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Edinson Cavani scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo none, giving Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal on Saturday at the World Cup. On the same day Lionel Messi was sent home in Argentina's loss, the other ''GOAT'' at this tournament was also eliminated. It was two weeks ago that Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the same stadium against Spain, stroking his chin after the first goal to imply he was the ''greatest of all time.'' Uruguay, a two-time champion that reached the semifinals at the 2010 World Cup, will next face France on Friday.


WIQI Sports Report June 12th, 2018


MILWAUKEE -- Anthony Rizzo homered down the right-field line on the first pitch of a five-run 11th inning to help Chicago beat Milwaukee 7-2 and jump into first place in the NL Central. Rizzo turned on a fastball from Matt Albers (3-2) for a towering shot that snapped a 2-all tie. The Cubs scored four more runs in the inning with two outs, including a two-run double by Jason Heyward. He had three hits and three RBI, including a tying single in the eighth off lefty reliever Josh Hader. Trailing 2-1 most of the night, the Cubs scored six times over the last four innings against the Brewers' normally lights-out bullpen. Chicago took a half-game lead in the division and won its seventh straight over Milwaukee. Randy Rosario (3-0) retired all six batters he faced.


ST. LOUIS -- Marcell Ozuna and Jose Martinez hit two-run homers, rookie Jack Flaherty pitched into the seventh inning, and St. Louis beat San Diego 5-2 for the 13th time in 18 meetings. Jedd Gyorko added a one-out home run in the eighth, helping drop the Padres to their 46th loss in their last 62 games in St. Louis. Flaherty (3-2) pitched 6 1/3 innings, his second-longest outing this season. He allowed one run and three hits with a walk and six strikeouts. Flaherty retired 14 consecutive batters before issuing a walk in the seventh. John Brebbia relieved and walked the bases loaded before getting two strikeouts to end the threat. Bud Norris earned his 13th save in 15 chances. Jordan Lyles (2-3) gave up 11 hits and four runs in six innings.


CHICAGO -- Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 while pitching two-hit ball over seven innings as Cleveland blanked Chicago 4-0. Michael Brantley hit his 11th homer, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the AL Central leaders took advantage of another wild outing by Lucas Giolito (4-7) to win for the fifth time in six games. The Indians improved to 4-0 against the White Sox. Carrasco (8-4) gave up singles to Kevan Smith and Charlie Tilson in the second before striking out Adam Engel to end the threat. Three relievers completed the two-hitter. Giolito (4-7) threw more balls (47) than strikes (46) in giving up four runs and four hits in five-plus innings.


the reds, tigers, twins and royals all had the day off on monday.


White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte as he works his way back from a strained right hamstring. General manager Rick Hahn said the 2017 All-Star will need at least seven to 10 days before he is activated. Garcia hasn't played since April 23. He is batting .233 with four RBI in 18 games after hitting .330 with 80 RBI last year.


Bartolo Colon (3-3, 4.16 ERA) pitches for the Texas Rangers at Dodger Stadium. The 45-year-old righty is tied with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most wins by a Dominican-born pitcher at 243.


WASHINGTON -- The Stanley Cup-champion Capitals will celebrate the city's first major four pro sports championship in 26 years with a parade down Constitution Avenue this morning. It's the first sports parade in Washington since the NFL's Redskins in 1992. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and his teammates will travel from 17th to 7th on Constitution to a rally on the National Mall by the afternoon. They'll be joined by four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the D.C. Air National Guard who will perform a flyover about 25 minutes in. Season-ticket holders who have remained from the team's eight-win inaugural season in 1974-75, high school marching bands and the D.C. fire department pipes and drums will be among those participating in the parade.


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Calling it a dream come true and with plans to lay down New Jersey's first sports bet Thursday, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to take wagers. Murphy signed the new law four days after the Democrat-led Legislature sent it to him, making New Jersey the second state after Delaware to allow sports wagering since the Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for such gambling. Dennis Drazin, the operator of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, near the Jersey shore, says Murphy will place the first bet on Thursday. A spokesman for Murphy declined to say what wager Murphy would be making.


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Austin Langworthy's home run off Steven Williams' glove in the 11th inning gave overall top seed Florida a 3-2 victory against Auburn in the deciding game of their NCAA super regional Monday night, sending the defending national champion Gators to the College World Series for the fourth consecutive year. Langworthy lined a pitch off freshman All-American closer Cody Greenhill (6-3) to the wall. Williams had a bead on it, but it bounced off his glove and over the fence. It was Langworthy's fourth homer of the season and second in the best-of-three series. Williams dropped to the ground in disbelief as Florida players rushed the field and waited for Langworthy to touch home plate before mobbing him. The Gators (47-19) advance to play Texas Tech in Omaha, Nebraska later this week. Florida is headed there for the seventh time in the last nine years. Auburn (43-23) was trying to get to the CWS for the first time since 1997.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racing's newest superstar. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes walked Justify outside Barn 33. He said the horse traveled well and will be "just taking it easy" for a few days before this weekend's celebration and his return to California. Justify became the 13th Triple Crown champion with Saturday's 1 3/4-length victory in the Belmont Stakes that improved him to 6-0 lifetime. TRAINER BOB Baffert, jockey Mike Smith and Justify's owners will receive engraved trophies for winning the Kentucky Derby during Saturday night's card. The track said details for honoring Justify were still being worked out.


EVANSTON, Ill. -- Former Clemson quarterback and highly touted recruit Hunter Johnson is transferring to Northwestern. Johnson will have to sit out this season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules and have three years of eligibility left. Northwestern has senior Clayton Thorson coming back from a knee injury and set to start at quarterback this season. Johnson, from Brownsburg, Indiana, was considered one of the best quarterbacks in the 2017 signing class. He worked his way up to No. 2 on Clemson's depth chart as a freshman. Johnson's brother, Cole, played for Northwestern from 2013-16, contributing on special teams.


The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident. The death was under investigation, Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun said. Paramedics were called to a home in the upscale enclave of Coto de Caza just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, said Capt. Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority.



WIQI Sports Report June 4, 2018

Class 2A Boys Baseball

At Peoria (Dozer Park) STATE THIRD PLACE

Tuscola 9, Herscher 0 F

class 3a At Ottawa (Twp.) SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Coal City 7, Joliet (Catholic Academy) 3 F

Class 2A Girls Softball

At East Peoria (EastSide Centre) STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) 5, Beecher 2 F

indiana Class 1A girls softball semi-state in Frankfort

Frontier 9, Tri 0

Pioneer 3, Fremont 1

semi-state championship

Pioneer 6, Frontier 3

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class 2a Regional Semifinals at wabash

Lafayette Central Catholic 10, Lewis Cass 1

class 2a Regional Championships at wabash

Lafayette Central Catholic 3, Frankton 1


ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha lost a no-hit bid in the ninth inning when pinch-hitter Colin Moran led off with a single, leaving to a huge ovation and pitching the St. Louis Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Sunday. This was the second time Wacha had a no-hit try broken up in the ninth. As a rookie in 2013, he was one out away from a no-hitter when Washington's Ryan Zimmerman got an infield single. Wacha (7-1) came close to pitching the fourth no-hitter in the major leagues this season. He struck out eight and walked two. Moran fouled off the first three pitches before the Pirates rookie lined a clean single well over the head of second baseman Kolten Wong into right field. That was all for Wacha, and the 26-year-old righty was pulled after 111 pitches. Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam on the eighth pitch of the game from Nick Kingham (2-2).


NEW YORK -- Jon Lester dominated for seven innings and Javier Baez stole home to break a scoreless tie as the Chicago Cubs blanked the Mets 2-0, completing a four-game sweep and winning for the seventh time in eight games. New York has lost four in a row and nine of 11, scoring six runs in this series. Baez and Willson Contreras led off the seventh with back-to-back singles, putting runners at the corners. Steven Matz (2-4) was unaware that Baez was breaking for the plate, stepping off and throwing to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in an attempt to pick off Contreras. Gonzalez threw home but it was too late to get Baez. Lester (6-2) allowed two hits. Brian Duensing got his first save.


CHICAGO -- Daniel Palka and Adam Engel hit back-to-back homers in a three-run sixth inning, and Chicago beat Milwaukee 6-1. The NL Central-leading Brewers dropped two of three against the team with the second-worst record in the majors. They are also 4-14 in their past 18 games against Chicago. Chris Volstad (1-3) got the win. Brent Suter (5-4) took the loss.






OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry hit an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scored 33 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night for 2-0 lead. Kevin Durant found his steady stroke to score 26 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists while also handling a load of the defensive assignment against LeBron James. Klay Thompson added 20 points playing on a tender left leg to put the defending champions two victories from a repeat title they have talked about since the season began last fall. James followed up his 51-point performance in Game 1 with 29 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds in a far tamer finals sequel minus the utter craziness of a drama-packed opener three days prior. Game 3 is Wednesday night in Cleveland.


game four of the stanley cup finals is tonight as the Vegas Golden Knights' storybook inaugural season is teetering on the brink. Trailing 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Golden Knights must find a way to solve the Washington Capitals' defense in Game 4 tonight at Capital One Arena.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Jake Arrieta is demanding the Philadelphia Phillies shift their strategy. Do it right now, too. The Phillies ace criticized his team’s defensive shifting following a 6-1 loss Sunday that completed a three-game sweep for the San Francisco Giants. Arrieta homered for Philadelphia’s only run of the series and pitched well until a stretch in the sixth inning when he allowed five straight hits, capped by Andrew McCutchen’s three-run homer. Three of those hits came on ground balls, including one weak grounder to rookie shortstop Scott Kingery and another single hit through the right side by Joe Panik against a shifted infield. Arrieta’s frustration boiled over after the game. The 32-year-old righty unloaded on an organization that gave him a $75 million, three-year contract, taking aim at the Phillies for not keeping up with a booming baseball trend. ”We’re the worst in the league with shifts, so we need to change that,” Arrieta said.


GRAND CHUTE, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews says he needs surgery on his nose after getting hit in the face with a line drive during a charity softball game. Matthews was pitching during Saturday's game when offensive lineman Lucas Patrick hit the ball directly into Matthews' face, knocking him to the ground. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that Matthews got up, covered his face with his glove, then walked to the dugout. He did not return to the game. Matthews tweeted later that he busted his nose and would have surgery after the swelling subsides. He thanked fans for their well-wishes and expressed gratitude that his injury wasn't more serious.


Lost in the shuffle in a season where Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have turned the Cup Series into a two-driver show, Martin Truex Jr. came to Pocono and gave the field a reminder that he's still a driver to beat in the championship race.  Truex  stayed out on pivotal caution late in the race to take the lead, then pulled away off a restart with seven laps left to win Sunday at Pocono Raceway and thrust himself into title contention. kyle Larson was second, followed by kyle Busch and kevin Harvick. Brad Keselowski was fifth. Busch won the Xfinity Series race Saturday to help Toyota sweep the weekend. But Pocono belonged to Truex and he won his 17th career Cup race. more on today's monday morning race refresher.

indy racing

Ryan Hunter-Reay prevailed at Belle Isle on Sunday, taking over the lead when teammate Alexander Rossi slid off the track at a turn with about seven laps to go. It was Hunter-Reay's 17th career IndyCar victory but his first since Pocono in 2015. Rossi, the pole winner, was struggling to hold off Hunter-Reay before the mishap at a right turn on lap 64 of 70. From there, it was smooth sailing for Hunter-Reay on the 2.35-mile street course. He finished more than 11 seconds ahead of second-place Will Power. Ed Jones finished third, followed by Scott Dixon. Rossi fell to 12th and dropped out of the series points lead. Rossi and Hunter-Reay both drive for Andretti Autosport.


WIQI Sports Report June 1, 2018

class 3a At Ottawa (Twp.) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL

Coal City 3, Lansing (Illiana Christian) 1 F

games today

class 2a At Peoria (Dozer Park) STATE SEMIFINAL

Teutopolis vs Herscher         3:00pm


class 2a At East Peoria (EastSide Centre) STATE SEMIFINAL

Williamsville vs Beecher 5:30pm


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry scored 29 points and the Warriors capitalized on J.R. Smith's mistake that sent the game into overtime, overcoming a 51-point performance by LEBRON James to beat Cleveland 124-114 in Game 1. The game nearly over, James jawed with both Curry and Klay Thompson, then Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green tangled moments later and made contact. After replay review, Tristan Thompson received a Flagrant 2 foul and ejection with 2.6 seconds left. James was in utter disbelief as regulation ended stunningly: George Hill made the first of two free throws with 4.7 seconds left after being fouled by Klay Thompson, but when Smith secured the rebound of the second, he dribbled back toward halfcourt instead of shooting, apparently thinking the Cavs had a lead. Smith insisted he knew the score. Green figured Smith was simply looking for James. The Warriors then took over in overtime.


NEW YORK -- Jose Quintana pitched six shutout innings, Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer and Chicago won the opener of a four-game series WITH THE METS 5-1. Zobrist also doubled and singled in the leadoff spot as the Cubs won for the fourth time in five games. An inconsistent Quintana (6-4) continued his run of strong starts following poor ones. The left-hander allowed three hits and escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third when he threw a called third strike past Jose Bautista and retired cleanup man Michael Conforto on a grounder. Quintana struck out six and walked two on a foggy, misty night in Queens. Brandon Morrow, the fourth Chicago reliever, needed only two pitches to earn his 13th save.


ST. LOUIS -- Yairo Munoz hit a three-run, game-ending homer to cap St. Louis' five-run ninth inning TO BEAT THE PIRATES 10-8. Munoz ripped the first pitch from closer Felipe Vazquez (2-2) over the wall in center field to give St. Louis its sixth walk-off win of the season. Francisco Cervelli hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth to give the Pirates an 8-5 lead. However, Pittsburgh couldn't hold on and lost in St. Louis for the fifth straight time and 12th in the last 14. Josh Bell also homered for the Pirates. Mike Mayers (2-0) picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.





LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have learned how to win for long stretches without Clayton Kershaw and might need to do so again. Jorge Alfaro drove in two runs, Aaron Nola pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1, spoiling Kershaw's first start in almost a month. Kershaw, who returned after spending 30 days on the disabled list for left biceps tendinitis, admitted after the game another DL trip might be necessary - this time for a third back injury in three seasons. He is expected to undergo an MRI and will not travel with the team for this weekend's series at Colorado. Kershaw missed more than two months with a back issue in 2016, and a separate back problem last year cost him five weeks. He called that 2016 injury ''very, very severe'' and said this one feels more like what he dealt with last season. The Dodgers have gone 75-46 in the past three years without Kershaw, good for a .620 winning percentage. This year, the Dodgers were 14-12 without their ace.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The daughter of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen announced her desire to take over the leadership role of the team and was informed she hasn't met the criteria. The Bowlen Trust issued a statement that said Beth Bowlen Wallace ''is not capable or qualified at this time.'' The team was placed in a trust when Pat Bowlen stepped down in 2014 because of Alzheimer's. The trust is overseen by three people, including team president and CEO Joe Ellis, who has final say on day-to-day operations until one of Bowlen's seven children can succeed him as controlling owner.


NEW YORK (AP) - The NCAA is about two weeks away from finally making some substantial reforms to transfer rules. The changes will not be quite as extensive as some had hoped and the work is not complete, but considering previous failed attempts, getting anything accomplished on transfers can be counted as a success. The NCAA's transfer working group, led by South Dakota State athletic director Justin Sell, will reconvene in Indianapolis on June 11 and plans to present a proposal to the Division I Council that will end the practice of schools and coaches blocking an athlete from transferring or dictating where an athlete can go. Currently, an athlete must ask a coach for permission to contact other schools when choosing to transfer. A school interested in recruiting a transferring player also must ask the athlete's current school for permission to recruit the athlete. Without permission from the athlete's original school, the athlete cannot get financial aid from another school. The new model would free athletes to be contacted when they notify their current coaches. The athletes' names would go into a database created and managed by the NCAA, alerting schools of who can be recruited. The changes will come with stricter tampering rules to help appease coaches who worry illegal recruiting could rise.


NEW YORK -- Kenny Smith is an outsider wanting in. The Detroit Pistons could change that. Detroit needs a new head coach and reportedly has plans to interview the TNT NBA analyst, who has no prior coaching experience. The former first-round draft pick out of the University of North Carolina played in the NBA for a decade, making appearances with six teams. He's mainly known for his six-year stint in Houston, where the Rockets won championships in 1994 and `95. He hung up all his jerseys in 1997 and put on a suit for TV. During his final season, Smith made a pit stop in Detroit. He played just nine games for the Pistons.


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz is making his mark in a new sport. Golf. The 51-year-old Smoltz qualified for the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday, emerging from a three-man playoff to take the final spot. Smoltz spent most of his career with the Atlanta Braves. He finished with a record of 213-155 with 154 saves -- making him the only pitcher in baseball history with 200 wins and 150 saves. He was an eight-time All-Star and captured the NL Cy Young Award in 1996. Smoltz also was an avid golfer in his spare time, along with teammates Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux. All three were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot. The 2018 U.S. Senior Open will be held June 28-July 1 at The Broadmoor-East Course in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify has completed a half-mile workout at Churchill Downs in preparation for his Triple Crown bid next month. The 3-year-old colt covered the distance in 46.80 seconds on Tuesday with trainer Bob Baffert and co-owner Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm looking on. It was the fastest among 43 workouts at the distance. Jockey Martin Garcia flew in from Southern California to work Justify, who is ridden in races by Mike Smith. Baffert says Justify performed the way he wanted, and he believes the colt is progressing ahead of the June 9 Belmont Stakes. Justify is expected to have one more workout, possibly on Monday, before he flies to New York next Wednesday.


WIQI Sports Report May 30, 2018



New Lenox (Providence Catholic) 6, Manteno 4 F


Rock Island (H.S.) 4, Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 0 F



Frontier 6, North Vermillion 1


South Bend St. Joseph 2, Twin Lakes 1


Noblesville 6, Harrison (WEST LAFAYETTE) 3



PITTSBURGH -- Anthony Rizzo shook off the boos and sparked a late rally with his ninth home run as Chicago beat reeling Pittsburgh 8-6. A day after his aggressive slide at home plate that took out Pirates catcher Elias Diaz and drew a rebuke from Major League Baseball, Rizzo doubled in the first inning and hit a solo shot off Edgar Santana (2-1) to knot the game at 4. The Cubs then piled on against Pittsburgh's sagging bullpen to hand the Pirates their ninth loss in 11 games. Chicago scored five times against Pittsburgh relievers, including Ian Happ's go-ahead double two batters after Rizzo tied it and Kyle Schwarber's two-run homer off the right-field foul pole in the eighth. Jon Lester (5-2) allowed four runs in six innings but had the second multihit game of his 13-year career by going 2 for 3 with an RBI single in the sixth that drew the Cubs within a run. Jason Heyward went 3 for 5 with an RBI for Chicago. Brandon Morrow gave up a two-run single to Starling Marte in the ninth but got two outs for his 12th save.


MILWAUKEE -- Michael Wacha pitched two-hit ball for 6 2/3 innings and St. Louis connected for three home runs AS THEY DOWN THE BREWERS 6-1. Harrison Bader, Matt Carpenter and Francisco Pena homered to help the Cardinals top the NL Central leaders. Wacha (6-1) combined with two relievers to limit the Brewers to three hits. The Cardinals took control by scoring four times in the second inning off Zach Davies (2-5).


CLEVELAND -- Michael Brantley, Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis each hit a solo home run to lift Cleveland over Chicago 7-3. Brantley was 3 for 4 and extended his hitting streak to 18 games, the longest active streak in the majors. He homered in the third and had an RBI single in the seventh. Mike Clevinger (4-2) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out seven and allowed four hits. Chicago has lost five of six and has the worst record in the majors (16-36). Lucas Giolito (3-6) allowed five runs in six innings.





Alex Reyes is set to return to Cardinals for the first time since his brief-but-stellar rookie season in 2016. The hyped right-handed prospect missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery and he'll come off the DL to make his season debut against NL Central-leading Milwaukee. Reyes struck out 44 in 23 innings during his minor league rehab assignment, including nine straight batters during his final start with Triple-A Memphis -- a first in the 116-year history of the Pacific Coast League.


When Drew Brees heard a 1930s-era Purdue jersey worn by John Wooden was being sold at auction, he saw an opportunity to help his alma mater showcase its ties to a man most known for winning 10 NCAA men's basketball titles as UCLA's coach. Brees says he paid $264,000 to win a late-hour bidding war for the jersey in mid-May and will allow Purdue to display it at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. The jersey is white -- albeit somewhat yellowed by time -- with "Purdue" written across the front in gold letters with black trim. A gold No. 13 with black trim is on the back. Brees and his wife, Brittany, who also attended Purdue, have been heavily involved in fundraising for school, having donated more than $3 million. Brees took possession of the Wooden jersey in the early morning hours of May 18 but kept his winning bid quiet because he wanted to surprise top Purdue athletic officials with the item at an event on Tuesday night.


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon believes Anthony Rizzo's slide that upended Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz at home plate on Monday is still perfectly legal. So does Maddon's superstar first baseman. Major League Baseball? Not so much. MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre informed both clubs on Tuesday that Rizzo should have been called for interference for swiping Diaz's right leg while Diaz attempted to make a throw to first base to complete a potential double play in the eighth inning of Chicago's 7-0 victory on Memorial Day. Diaz's throw ended up sailing into right field, allowing two runs to score. The Pirates challenged the call on the field but replay officials opted not to overturn it. Nearly 24 hours later, MLB believes Rizzo violated Rule 6.01 (i), which states ''if a runner does not engage in a bona fide slide, and initiates (or attempts to make) contact with the fielder for the purpose of breaking up a double play, he should be called for interference.'' Maddon called it the ''perfect play'' on Monday and didn't back down even after what he called a respectful back-and-forth with Torre.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal, including one approved Tuesday that would give childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit in Michigan is generally a minor victim's 19th birthday, which critics say is out of step with the laws in other states and does not account for how many victims are afraid to report abuse or have suppressed it. On a 34-2 vote, the Republican-led state Senate gave final approval to a measure that would allow people who were sexually abused as children to sue until their 28th birthdays or three years from when they realized they had been abused. Nassar victims would get a 90-day window to sue retroactively, leading some state senators from both parties to reluctantly vote for the legislation after the state House scaled backed the retroactively provision to not include other victims abused as children since 1997.


Former NASCAR and IndyCar driver John Andretti announced Tuesday that his cancer has returned and spread. Andretti was diagnosed with colon cancer in January 2017, and the cancer then spread to his liver. He completed chemotherapy treatments for the Stage 4 cancer in November. Andretti, the nephew of Mario Andretti, earned two NASCAR Cup Series victories (at Daytona in July 1997 and Martinsville in April 1999) in a 393-race career that spanned from 1993 to 2010. He has competed 12 times in the Indianapolis 500, with a best of fifth in 1991. He was the first driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, finishing 10th in the 1994 Indy 500, followed by a 36th in the NASCAR race in Charlotte.


WIQI Sports Report May 29, 2018

Class 2A Boys Baseball


Herscher 13, Chicago (University) 0 F

At Lisle (Benedictine U.) SUPER-SECTIONAL monday

Herscher 1, Elmhurst (Timothy Christian) 0 F

class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP saturday

Coal City 2, Manteno 1 F

class 4a At Danville (H.S.) REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 4, Moline (H.S.) 2 F

girls softball


Argenta (A.-Oreana) 3, Dwight     2 F

class 2a At Beecher SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP saturday

Beecher 3, Seneca 2 F

At Seneca SUPER-SECTIONAL monday

Beecher 8, Elmhurst (IC Catholic) 0 F


St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden)          6, Maroa (M.-Forsyth) 2       F

At Athens SUPER-SECTIONAL monday

Williamsville 6, St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 3 F - bottom of the 7th grand slam

class 3a At Kankakee (Sr.) REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP saturday

Oak Forest 5, Kankakee (Sr.) 4 F

class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP saturday

Manteno 13, Chicago Heights (Marian) 0 F-5

class 4a At Normal (Community West) REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 2, Normal (Community) 1 F

indiana baseball  sectionals

class a caston sectionals

northfield 2, south newton 1 - Blake Harner struck out 16 and made two second-inning runs stand up in Northfield's 2-1 victory against South Newton in this Class A championship game. Jay Hammel almost matched Harner strikeout for strikeout, fanning 13 without a walk while allowing five hits. His home run in the sixth inning drew the Rebels within a run. Carson Anderson went 2-for-4 for South Newton.

class a tri county sectionals

Rossville 6, Tri-County 1

class 2a Lafayette Central Catholic sectional

Lafayette Central Catholic 7, Carroll 1

class 3a k3 valley sectional

Twin Lakes' Ethan Luzadder and Jace Stoops had the only two hits off andrean's Clay Thompson  in Andrean's 10-0 victory during the k3 valley Class 3A championship game.



PITTSBURGH -- Mike Montgomery pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBI, and the sleep-deprived Cubs beat slumping Pittsburgh 7-0. Montgomery (1-1), starting for the first time this season in place of injured Yu Darvish, retired the first 13 batters before giving up a sharp single to Corey Dickerson with one out in the fifth. He struck out five and needed just 76 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings. Montgomery struck out five without allowing a walk. Rizzo hit his seventh home run in the second off Chad Kuhl (4-3) to give the Cubs an early lead. Addison Russell gave Chicago breathing room in the seventh with the second pinch-hit home run of his career, a shot to the bleachers in left off reliever Steven Brault that stayed just inside the foul pole. The Cubs arrived in Pittsburgh at 4 a.m. local time following a victory over San Francisco in Chicago on Sunday night. Manager Joe Maddon wondered openly before the game why the start time wasn't pushed until later in the day, but the well-rested Montgomery, who has worked exclusively in the bullpen this season, was more than ready to go.


MILWAUKEE -- Jonathan Villar and Christian Yelich homered, while Ryan Braun had three hits to lead Milwaukee to an easy 8-3 win over the cardinals. Milwaukee starter Brent Suter (5-3) allowed three runs in five innings, but hit a two-run double in the fourth that gave Milwaukee a 4-0 lead. Milwaukee won for the 10th time in 12 games. St. Louis starter Luke Weaver (3-5) lost his third consecutive start, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in four innings.


CLEVELAND -- Edwin Encarnacion homered and had four RBI, and Cleveland took advantage of Chicago's leaky defense to score five times in the fifth inning as the indians knock off the white sox 9-6. Encarnacion tied the game in the fifth with a three-run bloop double. Yonder Alonso's double drove in the go-ahead run later in the inning and Encarnacion hit a leadoff homer in the seventh. Cleveland trailed 5-2 going into the fifth, but errors by catcher Alfredo Gonzalez, shortstop Tim Anderson and second baseman Yoan Moncada made three of the runs unearned. Adam Plutko (3-0) allowed five runs in five innings and has won all three of his starts this season.





The Pirates are upset with Anthony Rizzo after the Cubs star slid hard into catcher Elias Diaz while being forced out at home Monday afternoon, and tensions could spill over as the teams resume their series. Rizzo claimed he "wasn't trying to hurt anyone" when he went leg-first into Diaz, who had already touched home plate for the force out and was a full step in front of the base. Diaz remained in the game after being tended to by trainers, but Rizzo gave him a real scare. "When I saw the replay, I was like `Man, this guy could have ended my career right here," Diaz said. "I understand they called it a legal slide, but out of what I've been trained and what I've been told, that was not a legal slide." Diaz said Rizzo apologized before his at-bat in the ninth inning.


Golden State 101, Houston 92 - Kevin Durant scored 34 points, stephen Curry scored 27 and sparked another third-quarter turnaround, as the golden state Warriors earned a fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals by beating the houston Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. James Harden had 32 points as the top-seeded Rockets' bid to return to the finals for the first time since 1995 fell short without Chris Paul, who was nursing a hamstring injury. The Warriors will host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Thursday night in the fourth straight matchup between the teams.


Game 1: Vegas 6, Washington 4 - Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the expansion Golden Knights surged past the Capitals for a 6-4 victory on Monday night. Golden Knights lead series 1-0. The Game 1 winner has won the last six Cups and 61 of 78 overall. Vegas improved to 11-1 in the postseason when scoring first. game 2 is Wednesday, May 30 at 7pm cst in vegas.

indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- Will Power earned $2,525,454 for winning the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. The overall purse for the 33 drivers in Sunday's race was $13,063,073. Power took the lead with four laps to go when Oriol Servia and Jack Harvey had to pit for fuel. The 37-year-old Australian held off pole winner Ed Carpenter over the final few laps for the victory. Carpenter earned $911,504 for his runner-up finish. Third-place finisher Scott Dixon earned $587,129. Danica Patrick earned $208,305 in the final race of her career. She finished 30th after crashing out. Defending race winner Takuma Sato was also was knocked out. He finished 32nd but pocketed $300,305.


CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway to finally break through with a points-race victory at the only NASCAR Cup track that had eluded him. Busch started on the pole, won every stage in the circuit's longest race and left everyone else fighting for second on the way to his fourth victory of the season. The victory gave Busch a points-race win at every NASCAR track on the schedule. Martin Truex Jr. was second, some four seconds behind. Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Denny Hamlin, was third, followed by Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson. Kevin Harvick's try for a third straight points win this month ended with an early accident. more coming up tonight at 6pm on nascar live. and at noon and 5pm on nascar today.


WIQI Sports Report May 25, 2018

illinois baseball

class 3a At Lemont (H.S.) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Lansing (Illiana Christian) 11, Chicago (Morgan Park) 1 F

class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Manteno 12, Olympia Fields (Rich Central) 2 F


Morris 6, Ottawa (Twp.) 1 F


class 3a At Kankakee (Sr.) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Kankakee (Sr.) 15 , Richton Park (Rich South)0. f

class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Chicago Heights (Marian) 4, Midlothian (Bremen) 3 F-8

track and field

CHARLESTON — Two local athletes qualified for Saturday's IHSA Boys State Track Finals, with a third already finding himself penciled in. Keegan Zack of Watseka qualified in the triple jump when he posted a distance of 42-7.75. Reed-Custer's Zach Weaver qualified in the long jump with a distance of 21-feet-1. Central's Isaiah Ditta will run in the 3200-meter run on Saturday. There was no qualifying event for the race. In total, 11 local athletes and three relay teams participated in Thursday's preliminaries at Eastern Illinois University. Zack also competed in the long jump. Ditta ran in the 1600 run prelims and was far from the only Central Comet who made the trip to the prelims. Jefferson Caspary ran in the 110-meter high hurdles and Kodey Willis threw the shot put. Central also had two relay teams race on Thursday. The 4x200-meter relay team of Caden Perry, Chandler Burrow, Darryl Harris and Kollin Krumweide and The 4x800 relay of Trevor Swanson, Jeremy Snejberg, Dane Thorne and Jeremiah Norris. Aside from Weaver, reed-custer sent three other athletes and a relay team to Thursday's prelims. Tyler Hood and teammate Evan Pickard for pole vault. Reed-Custer's Logan Zacharias threw the discus and Coal City's 4x800 relay of Jackson Crater, Shane Milburn, Nathan Cornelio and Gabe Nagel also competed. Watseka's Rusty Kuhlman competed in both the shot put and discus. Ben Kuntz of Bishop McNamara was in the triple jump. Dwight's Christian Williams competed in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. zack, weaver and ditta will all compete at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University this saturday.

indiana baseball

class a tri county sectional

Frontier vs Rossville sat@ 11a

Pioneer vs Tri-County sat@ 1p

winners play the championship at 7pm

class a caston sectional

North Miami vs South Newton sat @ 12p

Northfield vs Southwood sat @ 2p

winners will play monday for sectional title at 1pm

class 2a hebron sectional

Hebron vs Rensselaer Central sat @ 11a

North Newton vs Boone Grove sat @ 1p

winners will play monday for sectional title at 11 am

class 3a kankakee valley sectional

Andrean vs Wheeler tonight @ 5p

Twin Lakes vs Knox tonight @ 7p

winners will play monday for sectional title at 10 am

indiana softball

class 3a twin lakes sectional championship

twin lakes 3, western 0

class 2a winamac sectional championship

boone grove 5, winamac 3

class a North Miami sectional

South Newton vs Pioneer sat @ 10a

North Miami vs Southwood sat @ 12p

championship set for saturday @ 5p



CHICAGO -- Dylan Bundy struck out a career-high 14 and pitched a two-hitter for his second complete game in the majors, helping the Baltimore Orioles beat the White Sox 9-3. Bundy (3-6) had been roughed up in losing four of five previous starts, but sparkled once again in an afternoon contest. The 25-year-old right-hander improved to 2-1 with 1.32 ERA in five day games. Adam Jones and Trey Mancini hit solo home runs as Baltimore took a 9-0 lead after three innings. They won for just the third time in nine games and improved to 6-21 on the road. Earlier in the day, White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner's office cited use of Erythropoietin (EPO).


Houston Astros 8, Cleveland Indians 2

detroit, minnesota kansas city and the cubs, cardinals and brewers all had the day off


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon was removed from a minor league rehab start Thursday after being hit in the forehead by a line drive. Rodon was pitching for Triple-A Charlotte as he works back from offseason shoulder surgery. He fell to the ground, but bounced up quickly after being struck by D'Arby Myers' comebacker in the third inning. Rodon removed his hat and checked his forehead for blood -- he didn't appear to be bleeding -- as a team trainer ran to the mound. He seemed to want to remain in the game, but was led off by the trainer. The 25-year-old Rondon struck out six in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. It was his second minor league rehab outing and first at Triple-A.


WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the ”The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying that ”maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to ”Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem but allows them to stay in the locker room. Any violations of the new rules would result in fines against teams.


WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. ”I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion,” Trump said Thursday during an Oval Office ceremony. He was joined by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, retired heavyweight titleholder Lennox Lewis and actor Sylvester Stallone, whom Trump credited with championing the pardon. Trump said Johnson had served 10 months in prison ”for what many view as a racially-motivated injustice.” ”It’s my honor to do it. It’s about time,” the president said. Johnson, a prominent athlete who crossed over into popular culture decades ago with biographies, dramas and documentaries, was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for violating the Mann Act for traveling with his white girlfriend. That law made it illegal to transport women across state lines for ”immoral” purposes.”


NEW YORK (AP) – Baseballs really are getting extra lift, and it’s not from the exaggerated upper cuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner’s office. But a panel that includes professors specializing in physics, mechanical engineering, statistics and mathematics struck out trying to pinpoint the cause. Committee chairman Alan Nathan, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says ”the aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to carry farther.” The committee’s 84-page report was released Wednesday by Major League Baseball. There was no evidence of meaningful change in the bounciness of the balls, formally called coefficient of restitution, or alteration in batters’ swings, such as upper-cutting. As for what caused of the change in aerodynamic properties, it remains baseball’s great mystery, the sport’s equivalent of the search for the Loch Ness Monster.


WIQI Sports Report May 24, 2018

illinois baseball

class 1a At Danville (Schlarman) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL

Bethany (Okaw Valley)  13, Crete (Illinois Lutheran) 5 F . . . they will face . . .

Catlin (Salt Fork) 16, Decatur (St. Teresa) 1 F-4

class 2a At Bloomington (Central Catholic) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL

Tuscola 5, Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin) 3 F . . . they will face . . .

Stanford (Olympia) 6, St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 5   F


Herscher 11, Chicago (Harlan) 1 F-5 . . . they will face . . .

Chicago (University) 1, Palos Heights (Chicago Christian) 0 F

class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Coal City 14, Richton Park (Rich South)   0

illinois girls softball

class 1a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Coal City 14, Richton Park (Rich South) 0 F


Somonauk 15, Crete (Illinois Lutheran)   0 F

class 2a At Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL

St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden)  7, Stanford (Olympia) 1 F


Seneca 3, Kankakee (McNamara) 2 f       

class 3a At Mahomet (M.-Seymour) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Mahomet (M.-Seymour) 6, Rantoul 5 F

class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Manteno 17, Calumet City (Thornton Fractional (TF)North) 1 F

class 4a At Normal (Community West) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 10, Normal (Community West) 0 F . . . they will face . . .

Normal (Community) 10, Pekin  0 F

indiana baseball

class 1a Caston Sectional

Jay Hammel's one-hitter allowed South Newton to coast into Saturday's semifinals with a 16-0 victory against Caston. Hammel struck out 10 in the five-inning triumph that earned the Rebels (16-9) a berth opposite North Miami. Tyler Martell went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, and Desmond Costilla was also 3-for-4 with three runs driven in.

Class 3A Peru Sectional

Peru 11, West Lafayette 6

Maconaquah 3, Benton Central 2


class 1a Rossville Sectional

Frontier's 15, Tri County 3 f



CHICAGO -- Adam Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller provided stellar relief work, helping Cleveland beat Chicago 1-0. Plutko (2-0) struck out four and walked four in his second major league start. The right-hander was promoted from Triple-A Columbus to replace the struggling Josh Tomlin in Cleveland's rotation. Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis had two hits apiece as the AL Central leaders won for the third time in four games. The Indians completed a sweep of their two-game set versus the Cubs in their first appearance at Wrigley Field since they lost the 2016 World Series. Chicago's Jon Lester (4-2) allowed six hits, struck out four and walked one while lowering his ERA to 2.37 in his 10th start this year.


ST. LOUIS -- Drew Butera had a two-run single in the 10th to lead Kansas City past St. Louis 5-2. Butera's RBI were his first since May 2. Jon Jay followed with an RBI single as the Royals won their first series since taking three of four from Detroit May 3-6. Blaine Boyer (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win. Kelvin Herrera earned his 10th save with a perfect 10th. Bud Norris (1-1) pitched a perfect ninth, but couldn't record an out in the 10th, giving up back-to-back singles to Jorge Soler and Alex Gordon before compounding the issue by committing an error on Alcides Escobar's sacrifice attempt to load the bases ahead of Butera.


CHICAGO -- Dylan Covey (1-1) tossed seven strong innings for his first major league win, Yoan Moncada and Adam Engel each hit three-run homers and Chicago pounded Baltimore 11-1. Jose Rondon added his first major league homer as last-place Chicago rolled to its fifth win in seven games. Baltimore, last in the AL East, has lost four of five overall and is 5-21 on the road. Alex Cobb (1-6) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since April 19. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits.





Game 7 - Washington 4, Tampa Bay 0 . . . Capitals win series 4-3 WASHINGTON WILL FACE VEGAS FOR LORD STANLEY'S CUP. GAME ONE IS MONDAY IN VEGAS.


BOSTON 96, CLEVELAND 83 F - Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points -- his ninth 20-point game of the postseason -- and Boston beat Cleveland 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday night, with the decisive seventh game back in Boston on Sunday if necessary. The home team has won every game so far in the series, and none has been closer than nine points.


WIQI Sports Report May 22, 2018


ST. LOUIS -- Miles Mikolas pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout, and Tyler O'Neill homered for the third straight game and drove in four runs to lead St. Louis over Kansas City 6-0. Mikolas (6-0) threw 109 pitches and struck out a career-high nine. The Cardinals won for the third time in four games and beat the Royals for the fifth straight time. O'Neill's three-run homer capped a four-run third inning in which the Cardinals strung together five two-out hits. O'Neill's double in the fifth scored Marcell Ozuna, who broke an 0-for-22 slump with an RBI single. Matt Carpenter also homered as part of a three-hit night. Ian Kennedy (1-5) gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings. He has lost his last five decisions and hasn't won since April 7. The struggling Royals have dropped eight of nine.


CHICAGO -- Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo homered, helping Andrew Cashner and Baltimore beat Chicago 3-2. Machado hit his 15th homer, moving into a tie for the major league lead with Boston's Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez. Trumbo connected against Hector Santiago, and Jones went deep after leaving Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Red Sox due to an illness. Cashner (2-5) got his first win since April 5, helped by some terrific relief work from Mychal Givens. Cashner pitched five-plus innings and was charged with two runs and eight hits. The last-place Orioles (15-32) had dropped four of five heading into the four-game series between two of the AL's worst teams. Jose Abreu, Matt Davidson and Leury Garcia had two hits apiece for Chicago (13-31), which had won three of four. Santiago (0-2) went six innings but remains winless in four starts and nine relief appearances this year -- with the White Sox losing all 13 games.



the cubs, reds pirates and indians all had the day off . . . cubs open a two game set at home against cleveland tonight. It's another rematch of the 2016 World Series as Trevor Bauer (3-3, 2.59 ERA) pitches for the Indians after throwing eight shutout innings with 10 strikeouts last Wednesday in Detroit. Tyler Chatwood (3-3, 3.14) goes for the Cubs. Bauer and Chatwood both won when the teams split a two-game series last month in Cleveland.


Matt Harvey makes his home debut for Cincinnati against Pittsburgh. Acquired in a May 8 trade with the Mets, the former ace has started twice on the road for the Reds with mixed results in a pair of no-decisions. He threw four shutout innings of one-hit ball at Dodger Stadium and then was touched up for three runs and seven hits in four innings at San Francisco. One bright spot: Harvey hasn't walked a batter since joining the Reds' rotation, striking out seven. Jameson Taillon gets the ball as the Pirates try to snap a three-game skid. He is 0-3 in his last seven starts.


lebron James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Celtics, who are looking forward to getting home before their adoring fans. Pushed by a raucous crowd that wasn't so confident a few days ago, the Cavs held off Boston's comeback in the fourth quarter and squared a tight series that is now a best-of-three. Game 5 is Wednesday night at TD Center.  James moved past Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) for the most field goals in playoff history. James also recorded his 25th career postseason game with at least 40 points -- his sixth in this postseason.


The Capitals grinded out a physical 3-0 victory Monday night that tied their playoff series with tampa bay and set up a deciding Game 7. T.J. Oshie had a goal on the power play and into an empty net, devonte Smith-Pelly scored a back-breaker and Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots, but it was the bruising style that kept the Capitals alive and could still pay more dividends. Game 7 is Wednesday night at Tampa Bay. The winner faces the Vegas Golden Knights, who are in the Stanley Cup Final in their first season.


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting. Goodell detailed the league’s position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL’s stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by federal law rather than state law. The Supreme Court ruled last week to strike down a 1992 law that barred most state-authorized sports gambling. In suggesting four core principles that should be maintained for any form of legalized sports betting, Goodell stressed that leagues can ”protect our content and intellectual property from those who attempt to steal or misuse it.” He also said guidelines must provide substantial consumer protections; ensure fans will have access to official, reliable league data; and that law enforcement will have the resources, monitoring and enforcement tools necessary ”to protect our fans and penalize bad actors here at home and abroad.” After emphasizing the importance of protecting the integrity of his sport, Goodell noted the NFL has been planning for the potential of legalized sports gambling in states other than Nevada.


PARIS (AP) – French Open organizers will not give Serena Williams a seeding. In a statement to The Associated Press on Monday, the French Tennis Federation says, ”This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women’s seeds based on the WTA ranking. Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week’s world ranking.” Williams, a three-time French Open champion, is expected to play in her first major since returning from maternity leave. While Williams can enter Roland Garros under the WTA’s protected or ”special” ranking rule, it’s up to Grand Slam organizers to give her one of the 32 seeds. While she was No. 1 when she left the tour to give birth to her daughter, Williams is currently ranked No. 453. The WTA is considering a rule change to add protected seeding for highly ranked players returning from maternity leave but the earliest that could take effect is next year. Without a seed, Williams will risk facing seeds in the opening rounds.


WIQI Sports Report May 16, 2018



AT DWIGHT REGIONAL - DwighT 6, Gardner (G.-South Wilmington) 2

At Grant Park REGIONAL - Catlin (Salt Fork) 16, Gilman (Iroquois West) 0


At Bloomington (Central Catholic) REGIONAL

Bloomington (Central Catholic)    11, Paxton (P.-Buckley-Loda) 0

At Fairbury (Prairie Central) REGIONAL

Kankakee (McNamara) 16, Milford [Coop] 0

At Herscher REGIONAL

Herscher 3, Clifton (Central) 0


Seneca 5, Peotone 4  

Palos Heights (Chicago Christian) 5, Wilmington 4


Bradley-Bourbonnais 21, Thornwood 0 (3 innings)

Kankakee 9, Rich Central 3

Coal City 2, Joliet Catholic 1 (10 innings)



St. Anne VS Armstrong 4:30 pm


Grant Park VS Danville (Schlarman) 4:30pm


At Fairbury (Prairie Central) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Fairbury (Prairie Central) VS Watseka  4:30 pm


Streator (Woodland) [Coop] VS Momence 4:30 pm

At Braidwood (Reed-Custer) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Beecher VS Chicago (Carver Military Academy) 4:30 pm


Tolono (Unity) VS Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin) 4:30 pm


Manteno 3, Plainfield North 2

Bloom 12, Kankakee 2 (5 innings)

Bradley-Bourbonnais 16, Thornridge 0 (5 innings)




Catlin (Salt Fork) VS Danville (Schlarman) 4:30 pm


Crete (Illinois Lutheran) VS Grant Park 4:30 pm

 At Ottawa (Marquette) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Ottawa (Marquette) VS Gardner (G.-South Wilmington) 4:30pm



Herscher VS Kankakee (McNamara) 4:30pm


Fairbury (Prairie Central) VS Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin) 4:30pm


Fairbury (Prairie Central) VS Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin) 4:30pm

At Paxton (P.-Buckley-Loda) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Downs (Tri-Valley) VS Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) 4:30 pm


Monticello VS Tolono (Unity) 4:30 pm



ATLANTA -- Cubs catcher Willson Contreras helped Chicago throw out two runners at home plate and another at third base before rallying for two runs in the ninth inning. After Ronald Acuna Jr. homered against Carl Edwards Jr. (2-0) for a 2-1 lead in the eighth, Albert Almora Jr. and Addison Russell hit consecutive doubles and Ben Zobrist came through with a two-out, run-scoring single off Arodys Vizcaino (1-2). Brandon Morrow got three outs for his 10th save.


MINNEAPOLIS -- Bobby Wilson hit his first home run since Sept. 21, 2016, for Tampa Bay, a two-run drive off Luke Gregerson that capped a three-run seventh. Jose Berrios (4-4) surrendered one run on two hits and struck out 10, leaving after hitting Kolten Wong with a pitch with one out in the eighth. Addison Reed struck out both batters he faced and Fernando Rodney retired three straight batters for his eighth save. Brett Cecil (0-1) allowed a double to Logan Morrison starting the seventh, and Morrison scored on Byron Buxton's bunt attempt when Gregerson threw the ball wide of first and into foul territory for an error.


PITTSBURGH -- Trevor Williams (5-2) scattered six hits in seven innings, and Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first. Chicago has lost eight of nine and 12 of 14, dropping to a major league-worst 10-28. The White Sox have matched the poorest 38-game start in team history, in 1948. Reynaldo Lopez (0-3) gave up six runs and seven hits with two walks in two-plus innings.






SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement. Cano tested positive for a diuretic THAT HE SAID was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment.


BOS 107, CLE 94 - Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Boston withstood a 42-point night by LEBRON James to beat Cleveland 107-94 on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Terry Rozier added 18 points, while Al Horford finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Boston improved to 9-0 this postseason at TD Garden. The Celtics have never blown a 2-0 series lead in the playoffs.


CHICAGO (AP) - Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft. Sacramento will pick No. 2 and Atlanta got the No. 3 pick. The top three spots were determined by the lottery, and then spots 4-14 fell in line of reverse order of record. THE BULLS PICK IS 7 . . . The draft is June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2 - Game 3 - Capitals lead 2-1


WIQI Sports Report May 15, 2018

IHSA Class 2A Hoopeston Regional

Bismarck-Henning 2, Watseka 0 - wyatt edwards blasted a 2 run home run in the bottom of the seventh to break the zero zero tie to bring to an end to the watseka warriors baseball season as bismarck-henning gets past watseka 2-0. edwards also got the win on the hill in relief. Ben Lyznicki took the tough luck loss, allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk in a complete-game effort. Lyznicki led the Warriors with two hits, one of them a double. Conner Curry also doubled. watseka season closes out with a 9-18.

IHSA Class 1A Cissna Park Regional

Grant Park 3, St. Anne 2 - Max Markland's RBI single in the top of the seventh pushed the Dragons past the Cardinals, after Travis Fick tied the game with an RBI double in the sixth. Fick, Lane Thiessen, Will Schneider and Clayton McKinstry had two hits apiece. McKinstry earned the win, allowing two earned runs over six innings, while Schneider earned the save with a scoreless seventh. Travis DeYoung allowed three earned runs on 11 hits in a complete game effort for the Cardinals. He also had two hits, including a double and an RBI.

Iroquois West 16, Donovan 6 (5 innings) - The top five hitters in the Raiders' lineup all had at least two RBIs, led by a Austin Saathoff's three-hit, three-run, two-RBI game. Saathoff and Sean Rogers each had two doubles. Justin Kuipers had two hits, three RBIs and a run. Alexis Ramirez and Kaleb Pfeifer each scored twice and drove in a pair. Brodi Winge had two hits and was one of six Wildcats to have an RBI, joined by Andy Onnen, Tate Capiseno, Thomas Talley and Jackson Jansen. Onnen also scored two runs.

IHSA Class 2A Herscher Regional

Reed-Custer 11, Momence 1 (5 innings)

bishop mac 14, central 0

IHSA Class 2A Chicago Christian Regional

Peotone 17, CICS/Longwood 0 (4 innings)

IHSA Class 1A Ottawa-Marquette Regional

Gardner-South Wilmington 11, Dwight 10 (10 innings)

Class 2A Paxton-Buckley-Loda Regional

Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) 8, Bloomington (Central Catholic) 6        F       

Class 2A St. Joseph-Ogden Regional

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 5, Westville 3

Regular Season

Manteno 5, Chicago Christian 0

Herscher 8, Ottawa 2

Coal City 5, Bradley-Bourbonnais 2


IHSA Class 1A Dwight Regional

Gardner-South Wilmington 17, Tri-Point 1 (5 innings)

At Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin)class 2a REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL

Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin)    7, Hoopeston (H. Area)         6       F


Peotone 15, Chicago (CICS/Ellison) 0     F

Class 2A St. Joseph-Ogden Regional

Westville 5, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 4

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 7, Hoopeston Area 6

regular season

Beecher 5, Coal City 2

Kankakee 27, Rich East 0 (5 innings)

manteno 16, bradley bourbonnais 1

St. Joseph-Ogden 5, Charleston 4



CHICAGO -- Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista belted a three-run shot and Atlanta held off Chicago 6-5. Julio Teheran (4-1) pitched six innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NL-leading Atlanta (25-15) won for the sixth time in seven games. The surprising Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 28, 2014. A.J. Minter worked a shaky ninth inning for his second save in the makeup of an April 15 rainout. Minter hit Ian Happ with a pitch to force in a run with two outs, but Kris Bryant lined out to left field to end the game. Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. each hit a two-run homer, but Jose Quintana (4-3) struggled for the Cubs. The 21-year-old Albies drove Quintana's second pitch the opposite way into the bleachers in right for his fourth career leadoff homer. The rookie second baseman also doubled and singled.








Yu Darvish pitches against the Braves aiming for his first victory since signing a $126 million, six-year contract with the Cubs in the offseason. Darvish (0-3, 6.00 ERA) is returning from the disabled list after fighting off a virus and hasn't pitched since allowing three homers and six runs in a loss to Colorado on May 2. The teams are playing in Atlanta a day after a 6-5 Braves' victory in a makeup game at Wrigley Field, making this the first time the Cubs will play an opponent on consecutive days in different cities since April 16-17, 1990.


HOUSTON (AP) – Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference final. Starting a playoff series on the road for the first time since 2014, the Warriors trailed by nine early, but had evened it up by halftime and used a big run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to pull away. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Houston.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots, lifting the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-1 series-tying win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 2 of the Western Conference final. Game 3 is Wednesday night in Las Vegas.


The Supreme Court cleared the way for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry. The first bets could be placed within weeks. Despite opposition from the major sports leagues and the Trump administration, the high court struck down a federal law that had barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. States that want to take advantage of the ruling now will generally have to pass legislation to allow sports books to open. Some, including New Jersey, which brought the case to the Supreme Court, have a head start. Sports leagues had expressed concerns about any expansion of sports gambling. Their huge businesses could be badly harmed if people thought the outcome of games could be altered by someone who had wagered money on a certain result. However, the ruling also could be seen as merely bringing an activity out of the shadows that many people already see as a mainstream hobby.


CHICAGO (AP) – Ben Zobrist was joined by Chicago Cubs teammates Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek in wearing black spikes on Monday despite a warning from Major League Baseball that he was in violation of the sport’s uniform regulations. Zobrist posted a letter from MLB on Instagram on Saturday that cited him for violating regulations requiring at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player’s shoes be the club’s designated primary shoe color. For the Cubs, that color is blue. The letter said Zobrist will be subject to discipline, including a fine, if he continued to wear non-compliant shoes. Zobrist said he planned to contract Joe Torre, MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer.


INDIANAPOLIS -- Actor Chris Hemsworth will wave the green flag to start this year's Indianapolis 500. The honorary starter might be best known to racing fans for his portrayal of former Formula One James Hunt in the movie "Rush." But movie fans probably know Hemsworth best for his roles in the Marvel's "Avengers" series. The newest installment, "Avengers: Infinity War," recently set a box office record of $640.9 million worldwide opening weekend. The Indianapolis 500 will be held May 27 on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval. Practice begins TOday, with qualifying set for Saturday and Sunday.


WIQI Sports Report May 7, 2018

South Newton   12, 17 -      Cissna Park 5, 10 - After trailing 6-0 after two innings, the Timberwolves cut it close, scoring five unanswered, before allowing a six-run sixth inning and dropping the opener 12-5. Keegan Boyle went 2-4 with an RBI for the Timberwolves, who also got a two-run double from Bailey Sluis. jay hammell led the way for the rebels going 2-4 with a homer and 4 rbi's. carson anderson was 4 for 5 with a pair of rbi's and 3 runs scored. brody derflinger was 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 2 rbi's and nick babcock was 3-3 with a pair of doubles and 2 rbi's. in the nightcap . . . After trailing 6-1 after two innings, the rebels exploded with 16 runs over the next five innings to pick up their second svc win of the day, 17-10. hammell led the way for the rebels once again going 3-4 with another home run, he scored 4 times and had 2 rbi's. tyler martell drove home three runs, and anderson had his second 4 hit game of the day scoring twice and driving home 2. rudy king led cissna park going 4 for 5 with 3 rbi's, while conner lober was 2 for 4 with an rbi and 3 runs scored. sn improves to 9-8 and 9-6 while cissna park falls to

Central 13, St. Anne 3 - Leadoff hitter Andrew Boudreau set the table all day for the Comets, finishing with a 4-4 day at the plate that included three doubles, three runs and two RBIs to lead Central to the easy 13-3 victory. Austin Boudreau had a three-hit game, scoring twice and driving in four for the Comets, who also got a pair of RBIs from Jason Kelly. The Cardinals got two-hit, RBI performances from both Travis DeYoung and Jacob Nicholson, while Malachi Mabins also had an RBI.

Central 18, St. Anne 8 - Andrew Boudreau has his second four-hit game of the day in the nightcap, this time doubling twice, scoring five times, and driving in three runs as the Comets swept the Cardinals. Canyon Burrow hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run for the Comets, who got RBIs from nine different players, five of those players recording at least a pair. Juan Artega had a two-run double for the Cardinals, who also got a two-RBI performance from Jacob Nicholson. Tommy Boudreau had a pair of hits, a run and an RBI.

Manteno 14, Momence 3

Terre Haute, Ind

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 7, North Vermilion (Ind.) 1

Peru (Ind.) 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 1

Rantoul 4, Herscher 3

Beecher 10, Crete-Monee 1

Kankakee   17     7       Rich East

Peotone     3, 8   10, 11        Evergreen Park

Prairie Central 4, Chillicothe IVC 1


Watseka 10, Hoopeston Area 9. Magan Harris launched a two-out grand slam in the top of the seventh inning as the Warriors (14-6) stunned the Cornjerkers (12-10) in nonconference play. Watseka trailed 8-6 at the time of Harris' knock. Summer Cramer scored three times for the Warriors, while Mallory Drake and Kennedy Bauer each drove in a run. The Cornjerkers were led by two RBI from Mercy Linder, as well as two runs apiece from Linder and Ariel Reeves. Lady Warrior softball game at home on Monday 5/7 vs. STM will start early at 4:00pm.

LeRoy 15, Iroquois West 1. Kiera Spratt drove in three runs and Hailie Hahn tossed a complete game with six strikeouts to lift the Panthers (17-10) to victory against the Raiders in Danville. Lauren Cultra brought home IW's lone run.

Manteno 20, Momence 1

Clifton Central    1       11     Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley

St. Anne     7       9       Clifton Central

Dwight 8,6 -  Coal City 1, 1

LeRoy         11     1       Schlarman

Georgetown-Ridge Farm 2, 8,       North Vermillion 5, 2

Andrew                         Bishop McNamara

Prairie Central    11     7       Tri-Valley

Herscher 15, Bloomington Central Catholic 5


Dexter Fowler's game winner lifted St. Louis to a 4-3 victory over Chicago, doing so in a twice rain-delayed game that appeared to be all but finished when Javier Baez put the Cubs up by a run with his solo home run in the top of the 14th. The victory was the Cardinals' fifth straight, matching their season-best winning streak. It also improved St. Louis to 4-1 on the season against the rival Cubs, a year after Chicago won 14 of the 19 games between the two. After Chicago took a 3-2 lead on Baez's solo shot in the top of the 14th, Luke Farrell (1-2) struck out the first two Cardinals batters he faced before allowing an infield single to Harrison Bader. Fowler then lifted a 2-2 pitch down the right-field line and just over the glove of Chicago outfielder Jason Heyward. The loss was the season-high fifth straight for Chicago, the team's worst losing stretch since a six-game skid in late May last season. The Cubs have now failed to score more than three runs in 10 of their last 11 games.


CHICAGO -- Chicago's James Shields pitched a no-hitter into the seventh inning before the Twins rallied late for a victory over the White Sox. With the Twins trailing 2-0, Eduardo Escobar broke up the no-hitter with a one-out single in the seventh. Zach Duke (2-1) got the win with Fernando Rodney pitching the ninth for his fifth save. Bruce Rondon (1-2) took the loss.




 New York a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians


GS 118, NO 92 - golden state leads series 3-1

HOU 100, UTAH 87 - houston leads series 3-1


Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1 - Game 5 - Lightning won 4-1

Vegas 3, San Jose 0 - Game 6 - Golden Knights won 4-2


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old. The colt that began his racing career in February improved to 4-0 and gave Bob Baffert his fifth Derby victory. That snapped a tie and left the 65-year-old trainer trailing only Ben Jones with six. Mike Smith earned his second Derby victory. The 52-year-old jockey crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs with only a few specks of mud on his white and green silks in the rainiest Derby in the race’s 144-year history. Nearly 3 inches fell on the crowd of 157,813 throughout the day.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Jason Day birdied two of his final three holes Sunday for a 2-under 69 and a two-shot victory over Aaron Wise and Nick Watney in the Wells Fargo Championship, his second victory this year.


Kevin Harvick dominated a race interrupted by rain and drove to his Cup Series-high fourth victory of the season Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Harvick reeled off three straight wins at Atlanta, Las Vegas and Phoenix earlier this season and now has the 60-pound Miles the Monster trophy to add to his collection. Harvick swept the first two stages and easily chased down Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer in the third for the lead after a 41-minute delay. Harvick's 41st career Cup victory gives him a stout nine top-10 finishes and eight top-fives in 11 starts this season. Bowyer was second. Daniel Suarez, Martin Truex Jr., and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five.


WIQI Sports Report May 4, 2018


Cissna Park 10, Watseka 0 - Mario Renteria did a little bit of everything for the Timberwolves on Thursday as he threw six innings of five-hit, shutout ball and went 2-3 with a pair of RBIs in his team's 10-0 conference win over the Warriors. The Timberwolves also got multi-hit games from Bailey Sluis, Tenner Benoit, Rudy King and Will Petry, while Jaden Downs and Reese Inman recorded hits for watseka.

PBL 8, Iroquois West 0 - Kaleb Pfeifer had a pair of hits in three at-bats Thursday for the Raiders, which matched the rest of the lineup's output as the raiders drop an svc match-up to pbl 8-0. Tibaldo Alvarez and Sean Rogers also had a hit each for the Raiders.

Central 17, South Newton 7 (five innings) - Austin Boudreau hit a pair of homers, scored three times and drove in four runs Thursday, as the Comets made light work of their Sangamon Valley Conference foe south newton 17-7. Canyon Burrow, Tyler Pelehowski and Trevor Meier had three hits apiece, while Meyer drove in four runs and Burrow drove in three. Pelehowski and Matt Balthazor joined Boudreau with three runs each. Jay Lemenager went the distance on the mound for the Comets, allowing seven runs (four earned) on four hits, four walks and 11 strikeouts. nick babcock went 2-3 for the rebels with a pair of doubles and two rbi's. carson anderson also went 2-3 with an rbi. central improves to 12-6 on year and 10-2 in the svc while south newton drops to 7-7 and 7-6 in the svc.

Seneca 11, Gardner-South Wilmington 5

Beecher 13, Peotone 3

Lockport              7              0              Bradley-Bourbonnais

St. Joseph           5              6              Bishop McNamara


Central 13, South Newton 12 - The Comets rallied back from an 8-0 third-inning deficit in dramatic fashion, when Gabriella Griffith's bases-loaded walk scored Kaylie Warpet. The Comets put up six runs in the fourth, and then seven more in the final three innings, including three in the bottom of the seventh, an inning in which they started off down 12-10. Eight of the Comets' nine starters scored and/or drove in a run. Kaylee Ketcherside scored three times, while four other Comets scored twice. Griffith drove in three runs for the Comets, who got two-RBI games from three other players as well. south newton's shanelle embry went 4 for 5 with 2 rbi's, elizabeth garing was 5 for 5 with two runs scored and hayley warren was 2 for 5 with 4 rbi's as the lady rebels fall to 10-5 on the year. comets improve to 8-11.

Bismarck-Henning 5, Milford 3 - Five Milford errors ended up proving costly, as the Bearcats dropped a tight one despite a strong pitching performance from Britney Bailey. Bailey allowed two earned runs on nine hits and three walks, one less earned run than BH starter Laynee Dickison allowed. Kaylee Warren had a solo homer for the Bearcats, who also got a two-run double from Maya McEwen. Jordan Fritch led the Bearcats with two hits.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda     16           6              Iroquois West

Seneca 8, Manteno 3

Beecher 7, Peotone 6 (eight innings)

Salt Fork               32           0              Armstrong


PBL Invitational - Watseka finished one point away from a win at the PBL, as its 91.00 points was just behind the host school. Keegan Zack won three different events, winning the triple jump (40'07.25"), 100M dash (11.79 s) and 200M dash (23.25 s). Rusty Kuhlman took first place in both the shot put (46'03.50") and discus (128'07.00"), while the Warriors' 800M relay team of Lucas Lee, Drew Hagen, Cameron Wonch and Darrell Collins took second with a time of 1:36.24.

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DELPHI — Austyn Nevitt broke a 7-7 tie in the top of the eighth with a RBI double and Brock Langley added a crucial insurance run on a RBI single as Tri-County stunned state-ranked Delphi 9-8 in a extra-inning road win on Thursday.



CHICAGO -- Trayce Thompson homered with two out in the ninth, and the White Sox stopped a four-game slide with a 6-5 win over the twins. Thompson connected against former White Sox reliever Addison Reed (0-2), driving a 3-1 pitch 403 feet to left. It was Thompson's third homer in 43 at-bats this season and third game-ending shot of his career. Chicago trailed 5-1 in the fourth inning. Nate Jones (2-0) got the win, retiring his only batter. Logan Morrison went deep in his first three-hit game for the Twins.washington beat pittsburgh 3-1


INDIANS 13, BLUE JAYS 4, GAME 2kansas city beat detroit 10-6



the cubs, reds, cardinals and brewers all had the day off


SEATTLE (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki was released Thursday by the Seattle Mariners and is shifting into a front office role with the team, although he is not completely shutting the door on playing again. The Mariners announced that Suzuki was becoming a special assistant to the chairman effective immediately. The team said Suzuki will have an active presence with the team and assist with outfield play, base running and hitting. But nowhere in the announcement do they say the 44-year-old is retiring, although Suzuki is precluded from returning to the active roster in 2018.


Albert Pujols has 2,999 hits as Los Angeles opens a series at Seattle. Pujols got three shots at 3,000 after reaching striking distance with a two-run double in the second inning, but he couldn't get the hit before the Angels began a five-game road trip. He'll try to reach 3,000 against Seattle's Mike Leake.


CLE 128, TOR 110 - leads 2 games to 0

BOS 108, PHI 103 - leads 2 games to 0


FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Jason Witten is retiring after 15 years with the Dallas Cowboys, choosing the TV booth just as friend and longtime teammate Tony Romo did a year ago. Witten says the ''time has come to pass the torch.'' Just days from turning 36, Witten walks away as the leader in games, catches and yards receiving for a franchise with five Super Bowl wins, but none since the 1995 season. He and Tony Gonzalez are the only tight ends in NFL history with at least 1,000 catches and 10,000 yards.


WIQI Sports Report May 1, 2018


PBL 9, Watseka 0 - Keaton Krumwiede tossed a three-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts to pace PBL to a 9-0 Sangamon Valley Conference triumph over Watseka, the Panthers' second win over the Warriors in as many outings. Five of the nine runs the Warriors allowed were unearned, as Watseka had a tough day in the field and committed five errors. Levi Foster allowed three earned runs in 3.2 innings to take the loss for Watseka. Offensively, Foster had one of the Warriors' three hits on the day, joined by Jaden Downs and Caden Giroux. the Panthers improve to(14-5) the Warriors fall to (8-11) will travel to to cissna park to face the t-wolves today at 4:30pm.

Iroquois West 8, Central 5 - Tibaldo Alvarez collected the win for the Raiders in 3.2 innings, giving up only three hits and punching out five batters. He also went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Kaleb Pheifer finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Justin Kuipers went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Sean Rogers was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. IW (7-11)

Milford 10, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 2 - Alex barney collected the win in six innings of work, allowing five hits, two earned run and fanning nine batters.  Caleb Atwood finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Klaytin Hunsinger went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Tyler Schmidt was 2-for-3 with an RBI while Tyler Buhrmester had a hit and an RBI. Bearcats (7-10)

HERSCHER — Herscher's Tyler Stuart struck out 14 batters in five innings on Monday, and his pitching might not have been the most dominant part of his game. Stuart tattooed a pair of home runs, one that traveled some 100 feet over the left-center field fence, as part of a monstrous five-homer effort from the Tigers (19-5) in their 12-2 victory in five innings over Reed-Custer (8-8). Luke Cross, Luke Engelman and Tyler Jarnagin all added homers as well.

Dwight 15, Cissna Park 5. Bailey Sluis and Tanner Benoit both collected a pair of hits in a Sangamon Valley Conference loss for the visiting Timberwolves (9-11).

Bishop McNamara 1, St. Ignatius 0

Coal City 7, Westmont 4

Beecher 10, Illinois Lutheran 9 (8 innings)

Manteno 8, Peotone 4

Trinity 15, Grace Christian 5 (five innings)

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 12, Armstrong-Potomac 0

Hoopeston Area 10, Schlarman 1

Monticello 2, Prairie Central 1

St. Jospeh-Ogden 5, Olympia 0

St. Thomas More 9, Pontiac 7


Watseka 11, PBL 4 - Magan Harris threw all seven innings, allowing just two hits and struck out nine batters. She also finished 3-for-4 at the dish with three RBIs. Kennedy Bauer went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs while Summer Cramer also was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Baylee Cosgrove swiped three bases for the Panthers (5-12). Warriors (11-6)

Georgetown-Ridge Farm 14, Milford 4 (6 innings) - Lacey Steinbaugh (3 for 4), Whitny Harper (3 for 5) and Kylie Johnson (3 for 4)combined to drive in 10 runs as the Buffaloes (12-7) dumped the Bearcats (6-9) for a VVC win. Jakki Mowrey collected three hits for Milford. Jaiden Lafond finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs while Brittney Bailey and Kendall McCalla each had an RBI.

Grant Park 19, Donovan 4 (6 innings) - Madison Meherg pitched all six innings and struck out eight batters. Erica Reyes had two hits and collected four RBIs.

St. Anne 16, Gardner-South Wilmington 3

Herscher 7, Reed-Custer 5

bradley-bourbonnais 3, kankakee 0

Manteno 6, Peotone 5 (8 innings)

Trinity 19, Grace Christian 0

Coal City 16, Westmont 4 (5 innings)

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 25, Armstrong-Potomac 2.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 9, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 1

St. Joseph-Ogden 11, Olympia 1

Girls Track & Field

Watseka girls finished in fourth place at the Twin Valley Meet with 59 points. Asia Benson took first place in the shot put with a distance of 36-feet-1. Emily Bunting took second in discus with a distance of 110-feet-5 and second in in the high jump with a distance of 4-feet-8. The 3200 relay team of Brianna Hanners, Baylor Cluver, Arika Stanley and Teagan Wuethrich finished second with a time of 12:42.22. The 1600 relay of Hanners, Cluver, Megan Martell and Haylee Ketchum also finished second with a time of 4:51.50.



CHICAGO -- Jon Lester pitched effectively into the sixth inning, continuing an impressive stretch for Chicago's rotation and helping the Cubs beat the Colorado rockies 3-2 for their season-high fifth straight victory. Lester allowed two runs and five hits, struck out five and walked three. Luke Farrell (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief for his first career win, and Steve Cishek got two outs for his first save. The Rockies put runners on first and second with two outs in the ninth before Cishek struck out Nolan Arenado. Lester extended the streak for Chicago's starting pitchers to 33 2/3 innings without giving up an earned run. The Cubs have permitted just four runs and 21 hits during their last five games. Colorado wasted a solid start by Kyle Freeland (1-4) in its third straight loss. The left-hander pitched seven innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits with five strikeouts and one walk.







the white sox and the cardinals had the day off. they will face each other tonight as the sox visit the redbirds . . . James Shields vs Michael Wacha.


ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function. The 60-year-old Millen told the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, a life-threatening illness that may force Millen to seek a heart transplant. Millen has been receiving chemotherapy once a week to treat a condition that his left his heart functioning at just 30 percent. Millen played 12 seasons as a linebacker in the NFL for the Raiders, 49ers and Redskins -- and won four Super Bowl rings. He later served as Detroit's general manager and has also spent three decades as a broadcaster. Millen told the Morning Call that he plans to return to the booth in the fall.

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed cornerback Terence Newman, bringing the NFL’s oldest active defensive player back for a 16th season that will begin five days after he turns 40.


PHOENIX — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ difficult April got a lot worse with news that two-time All-Star shortstop and 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the operation will be performed Friday in Los Angeles to repair a right ulnar collateral ligament sprain. The 24-year-old infielder had been bothered by a sore elbow since the middle of last season but had tried to deal with the problem with rest and rehabilitation rather than surgery. Seager spoke to reporters in the dugout before the Dodgers played NL West rival Arizona on Monday night. He said he felt pain and numbness after a couple of throws in the recently completed series at San Francisco. There was no doubt surgery was needed, Seager said, calling it “cut and dried.”

SAN FRANCISCO — Hoping for clearance to begin a throwing program, San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is headed to Arizona to meet with the same doctor who performed surgery on his left pinkie. Bumgarner was scheduled to leave the Bay Area for a checkup with Dr. Donald Sheridan, who inserted three pins into Bumgarner’s pitching hand one day after the 2014 World Series MVP was hit by a line drive late in spring training. If Bumgarner is cleared to start throwing, the four-time All-Star is still likely a month away from rejoining the big league club. The Giants also said second baseman Joe Panik underwent surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and will miss at least six weeks. Panik had flown to Los Angeles to get a second opinion before opting for surgery.


PLANO, Texas — Tony Romo didn’t get out of the opening stage in another failed attempt to play in the U.S. Open. Romo three-putted his opening hole at Gleneagles Country Club, made only two birdies and shot a 5-over 77 in the 18-hole local qualifier. The top eight finishers from Gleneagles advance to 36-hole sectional qualifying on June 4. Romo, the retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback and NFL analyst for CBS Sports, failed to get through local qualifying for the second straight year. He was tied for 24th among the first half of the field, meaning he would miss advancing by at least five shots. Romo played his first PGA Tour event in March in the Dominican Republic and had rounds of 77-82, missing the cut.


WIQI Sports Report April 26, 2018


Herscher 8, Watseka 0 - good pitching, timely hitting and costly errors proved to be the recipe for disaster for the watseka warriors as they were shut out by herscher 8-0. kayden hubley went 3-3 with a double, anthony koranda and reese harrod were both 2 for 3 for the victorious tigers. watseka could only muster up a pair of hits in the non-conference loss. watseka drops to 7-9 on the season and remain at 2-5 in conference.        

Bismarck-Henning 15, Milford 2 - Hunter Keith (3 for 3, four RBI) and Chase Rademacher (3 for 3, two RBI) keyed the five-inning VVC win for the host Blue Devils (11-7-1). Tyler Schmidt and Tyler Buhrmester each had two hits for the Bearcats (6-8).

Manteno 7, Beecher 3

Lisle 7, Peotone 6

Armstrong 11     8       Westville

Dwight       2       14     Coal City

Gardner-South Wilmington 6       1       Grant Park

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman       12     2       Schlarman

Bradley-Bourbonnais   0       1       Lincoln-Way West

Peotone     6       7       Lisle

Wilmington         5       0       Reed-Custer       

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 10, Rantoul 3

St. Joseph-Ogden 7, Unity 2


Watseka 8, PBL 3 - Magan Harris pitched all seven innings for Watseka, allowing four hits, three earned runs and fanning 11 batters. Kennedy Bauer finished 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Mallory Drake went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Kadyn Stevens was (3 for 3). as the host watseka Warriors move to (8-5) on the season with an 8-3 win over Sangamon Valley Conference foe pbl. Sindra Gerdes and CJ Nuckols each had an RBI for PBL (4-10).

Bismarck-Henning 11, Milford 1 - Aniston Myers had three hits and three RBI to pace the Blue Devils (10-4) to a Vermilion Valley Conference home win, and Laynee Dickison struck out eight. Jaiden Lafond finished 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Bearcats.

Bradley-Bourbonnais 18, Thornwood 1

Reed-Custer 10, Wilmington 0

manteno 17, central 6

beecher 13, kankakee 1

Armstrong 14     19     Westville

Fenwick     5       10     Bishop McNamara

Clifton Central    6       17     Manteno

Illinois Lutheran  7       10     Donovan

Gardner-South Wilmington 11     19     Grant Park

Georgetown-Ridge Farm      11     0       Schlarman

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6, Olympia 5

Oakwood 9, Salt Fork 8

indiana baseball

North Newton 22, South Newton 13 - Logan Jenczalik homered and drove in six runs to give North Newton bragging rights and a 22-13 victory against South Newton. Mason Hively also had a home run for the Spartans. Kendall Arsenau went 5-for-5 with four RBIs, and Jay Hammel had a home run for South Newton.                  

Delphi's 3-0 loss to Lebanon.

Harrison gets a 12-3 North Central Conference victory against Lafayette Jeff.

Benton Central completes a Hoosier Conference sweep of West Lafayette, 11-6.

McCutcheon completed a North Central Conference baseball sweep of Kokomo 7-1


north newton 8, north judson-san pierre 6

Twin Lakes to a 13-3 Hoosier Conference victory against Benton Central.

Central Catholic to a 19-0 Hoosier Conference softball victory against West Lafayette.

kankakee valley 11, hobart 2



CLEVELAND -- Indians reliever Andrew Miller exited with tightness in his hamstring in the 4-1 win over Chicago and could miss a few days. Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throwing two pitches to Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning. Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion hit sixth-inning home runs off Jon Lester (2-1). Miller relieved Trevor Bauer (2-2) with a runner on first and Cleveland leading 3-1. Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his fifth save.


ST. LOUIS -- Marcell Ozuna hit a tiebreaking two-run single and Michael Wacha won his fourth straight start for St. Louis as they whip the Mets 9-1. Jedd Gyorko added a two-run homer for the Cardinals, which has won nine of 11. Ozuna had just one hit in his previous 24 at-bats prior to a bases-loaded single to cap a three-run third inning. Wacha (4-1) gave up one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out eight and walked one. Steven Matz (1-2) gave up seven runs, just three earned, over 3 1/3 innings. The Mets have dropped six of 10 after an 11-1 start to the season.


CHICAGO -- Mike Zunino homered and scored twice to back Seattle starter Felix Hernandez in his 4-3 win over the white sox. Zunino doubled and scored in a two-run third and gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead with a solo drive against James Shields (1-3) in the sixth. Nelson Cruz added three hits and two RBI. Hernandez (3-2) settled down after a shaky start, scattering three runs and seven hits over six innings. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner struck out six and walked two. Edwin Diaz tossed a perfect ninth for his 10th save. Chicago's Yoan Moncada hit his first career leadoff homer. At 5-16, the White Sox are off to their worst start since 1950.


tigers 13, pirates 10 game 1





CLEVELAND -- LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Moments after blocking Victor Oladipo's possible go-ahead driving layup, James caught the inbounds pass, took two dribbles and dropped the winner over Thaddeus Young. James finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and went 15 of 15 from the line. Kyle Korver added 19 points and Cleveland's much-maligned defense tightened just in time as the Cavaliers seized their first lead in the first-round series after being down 1-0 and 2-1. Cleveland can close out Indiana with a win Friday night in Indianapolis. Domantas Sabonis scored 22 points, and Young had 16 for the Pacers.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent commission, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the group was formed by the NCAA in response to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. Ten people, including some assistant coaches, have been charged in a bribery and kickback scheme, and high-profile programs such as Arizona, Louisville and Kansas have been tied to possible NCAA violations. It’s not yet clear how the governing body would pay for some of the proposals, and some of the panel’s key recommendations would require cooperation from the NBA, its players union and USA Basketball. The commission offered harsh assessments of toothless NCAA enforcement, as well as the shady summer basketball circuit that includes AAU leagues and brings together agents, apparel companies and coaches looking to profit on teenage prodigies. It called the environment surrounding college basketball ”a toxic mix of perverse incentives to cheat,” and said responsibility for the current mess goes all the way up to university presidents. The group recommended the NCAA have more involvement with players before they get to college and less involvement with enforcement. It also acknowledged the NCAA will need help to make some changes and defended its amateurism model, saying paying players a salary isn’t the answer.


WIQI Sports Report April 27, 2018

illinois baseball

Iroquois West    7       9       Watseka - watseka scored 8 runs in the first two frames and managed to hold on against iroquois west 9-7. iroquois west committed 6 errors in the loss. watseka committed three but conner curry made a great grab at the fence to save some runs for the warriors. nick albright drove in 3 runs going 1-3 with a double, levi foster was 1-3 with 3 rbi's. austin saathoff homered for the raiders. watseka improves to 8-9 and 3-5 in the svc.

Central 5, Cissna Park 3 - The Comets got a pair of hits, including a double, from Matt Balthazor to help stave off a late rally from Cissna Park. The Timberwolves picked up three runs in the sixth to narrow the gap, but weren't able to pull off a comeback.

South Newton   9       4       Momence - Leadoff hitter Carson Anderson went 3-for-4 in South Newton's 9-4 victory against Momence, Ill. The Rebels scored early and often, picking up two in the first, four in the second, one in the third and another pair in the fourth to run away and hide from Momence and take home a Sangamon Valley Conference win. Ben Wogan picked up two hits for Momence and Joe Roberson drove in two runs.

St. Anne     5       11     Kankakee Trinity Academy

Westmont 7       6       Beecher

Westville   4       3       Schlarman

Peotone     6       4       Grant Park

Oakwood   10     5       Hoopeston

Olympia     0       2       Prairie Central

Coal City    8       4       Herscher

Salt Fork    0       1       Armstrong

Bishop McNamara       8       15     Montini Catholic

Bradley-Bourbonnais   0       9       Andrew

Manteno    6       9       Lisle

Charleston 10     5       St. Joseph-Ogden

Kankakee   6       19     Bloom

illinois softball

Watseka 20, Iroquois West 1 - Magan Harris tossed a five inning no-hitter with 11 strikeouts she also banged out three hits, including a home run. Kennedy Bauer had four hits in the win and drove in a whopping six runs, while Mallory Drake and Summer Cramer each added four hits of their own.

Reed-Custer 13, Central 5 - Reed-Custer piled up 17 hits and took advantage of four Central errors to rattle off 13 runs in a road win. Antoinette Hill earned the win for R-C, while Kaylee Ketcherside was hit with the loss for Central.

Herscher 10, Newark 0 - Morgan Scivally and Molly Cann teamed up in the circle to collectively toss a two-hit shutout of Newark in five innings. Gabby Schultz and Chloe Jefferson each hit one home run and knocked in two runs apiece in the win.

Momence  4       5       South Newton

pbl              26     16     Armstrong

Schlarman 1       4       Westville

Manteno    15     0       Lisle

gcms          3       1       Hoopeston

Olympia     2       1       Prairie Central

Moline                 2       7       Beecher

Bradley-Bourbonnais   12     1       Oak Forest

Kankakee 15, Rich South 5

Marshall 12, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 9

North Vermillion (Ind.) 1, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 0

indiana baseball

Twin Lakes' a 8-7 victor against Maconaquah.

Central Catholic's 12-0, five-inning victory at Northwestern.

Fountain Central's 11-0 Wabash River Conference victory against Covington.

indiana softball

Benton Central to a 10-7 Hoosier Conference  victory against Rensselaer.

West Central held on for a 5-4 victory against Tri-County.

Delphi's 7-1 victory against Central Catholic.

Frontier's 19 hits in a 15-1 victory against North White.



CHICAGO -- Kyle Hendricks (2-1) allowed four hits in seven innings to outpitch Chase Anderson (2-2), who allowed Kyle Schwarber's sixth-inning homer, and Chicago stopped Milwaukee's eight-game winning streak 1-0. Carl Edwards Jr. worked the eighth and Brandon Morrow finished the six-hitter for his fifth save. Kris Bryant missed his third straight game after he was beaned during a victory at Colorado last weekend.


ST. LOUIS -- Dexter Fowler hit a winning single in the 13th off Paul Sewald (0-1), and Tommy Pham had four hits and scored twice as the cardinals win against the mets 4-3. John Gant (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Memphis before the game, pitched three perfect innings of relief for his second big league win. St. Louis trailed 2-0 in the seventh and 3-2 in the 10th before Jose Martinez's tying double off Jeurys Familia.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Davidson hit two of Chicago's five home runs, leading the White Sox to their second win in 11 games as the handle the royals 6-3. Yoan Moncada homered to open the first inning for Chicago for the second straight night, and Yolmer Sanchez and Trayce Thompson also went deep against Jakob Junis (3-2). Junis gave up six runs and six hits with two walks over 5 2/3 innings. Lucas Giolito (1-3) earned his first victory, allowing two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings. His only hiccup was Jorge Soler's two-run homer in the fourth. Joakim Soria worked a scoreless ninth for his third save in four chances.



Atlanta 7, Cincinnati Reds 4



Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game after he was beaned during a victory at Colorado last weekend. Bryant visited with a team doctor on Thursday, and the Cubs said Bryant hasn't been diagnosed with a concussion. "I don't anticipate anything awful or bad. We're just waiting for everybody to be on board and once we do that he'll be back out there playing," manager Joe Maddon said. The 26-year-old Bryant is batting .319 with two homers and 11 RBI in 19 games.


Cleveland reliever Andrew Miller has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of his strained left hamstring but hopes it's a very short road back. Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throwing a pitch to the Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning Wednesday night and was removed from the game. Miller struck out 17 and walked four over 10 scoreless innings in 11 games this year.


ARLINGTON, Texas — Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can’t pass on taking a passer — even a flawed one — in the draft. The Browns, Jets, Bills and Cardinals heeded that notion, even as more highly rated players at other positions remained on the board. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield became Cleveland’s latest attempt to find its franchise quarterback at No. 1. Sam Darnold of Southern California went to the Jets at No. 3, while in upstate New York — where the Bills gave up on Tyrod Taylor — the future belongs to Wyoming’s Josh Allen. Just after Buffalo traded up to grab Allen at No. 7, Arizona moved up to No. 10 to get UCLA’s Josh Rosen, a potential replacement for the retired Carson Palmer. Four quarterbacks in the first 10 selections. Never mind that the best players were considered Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (second overall to the Giants) and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb (fifth to Denver). The last pick of the first round was a fifth quarterback: 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson, chosen by Baltimore.


WIQI Sports Report April 25, 2018

girls softball

Watseka 12, Iroquois West 0 (5 innings) - Magan Harris tossed a one-hit shutout for the Warriors with nine strikeouts. At the plate, she went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Summer Cramer finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs while Kadyn Stevens was 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Courtney Thompson scored two runs.

Momence 12, South Newton 2 (6 innings) - Brooke Kelly went the distance in the circle, allowing an earned run with four strikeouts. Sadie Singleton and Carissa Chouinard finished with 3 hits & 3 RBIs each while Matti Lanie added four hits, including two doubles. Hayley Warne went 2 for 3 with south newtons 2 rbi's.

Dwight 7, PBL 5 - Macey Rodosky claimed the victory in 6.2 innings with 11 strikeouts. She added two RBIs at the dish. Kat Harms finished with three hits and two RBIs.

St. Anne 10, Tri-Point 2

St. Anne 18, Tri-Point 6

Wilmington 10, Peotone 7

Reed-Custer 1, Streator 0

Lockport 20, Bradley-Bourbonnais 14

Kankakee 8, Crete-Monee 4

Manteno 15, Herscher 3 (5 innings)

Illinois Lutheran 12,  Grant Park 8

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 7, Prairie Central 4      

Armstrong-Potomac 17, St. Thomas More 12

St. Joseph-Ogden 16, Unity 8      


Central 6, Cissna Park 0 - Davy Zell tossed 6.2 innings and gave up only four hits with six strikeouts. He was hitless on the day, but added an RBI. Tyler Pelehowski finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs while Matt Balthazor and Jack Jarvis had an RBI each.

Iroquois West 3, Watseka 2 (8 innings) - Tibalo Alvarez finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs for the Raiders while Kaleb Pheifer went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Ben Lyznicki pitched eight innings with 12 strikeouts for the Warriors while Brock Horner went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Jaden Downs led the Warriors (7-8) with two hits.

Momence 9, South Newton 8 - Noah Bramer came up with the clutch hit to send Momence home as winners. Cole Holloway and logan king each had two RBIs. jay hammell drove in 2 runs for south newton while Brody Derflinger was 3 for 5 with a couple of runs scored and an rbi.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 8, Dwight  1                             

Wilmington 11, Peotone 8

Families of Faith 15, Grace Christian 5

Coal City 11, Seneca 0 (5 innings)

Bloom 12, Kankakee 2                   

Manteno 5, Herscher 2 

Hoopeston 7, Blue Ridge 1                           

Salt Fork 7, Oakwood 6

Bradley-Bourbonnais 10, Thornton 0

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 13, North Vermillion (Ind.) 0

St. Joseph-Ogden 12, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 1

Schlarman 13, Judah Christian 1



ST. LOUIS -- Jay Bruce hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Yoenis Cespedes launched a majestic, three-run shot and New York rallied to beat St. Louis. Bruce began the game batting .194 but broke out of his slump with three hits, including an RBI triple. His go-ahead drive to center field came off former Mets farmhand Matt Bowman (0-1), and the NL East leaders (15-6) closed it out for their 10th comeback victory of the season. Cespedes' homer off starter Luke Weaver tied it 4-all in the fifth. The drive traveled an estimated 463 feet to left field, the third-longest by an opposing player in the history of Busch Stadium III. Bruce's eighth-inning single sent Todd Frazier from first to third before Adrian Gonzalez tied it at 5 with a sacrifice fly. Robert Gsellman (3-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win, and Jeurys Familia earned his ninth save. Tommy Pham hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals.


CLEVELAND -- Kyle Schwarber hit two solo home runs and Chicago defeated Cleveland in the first meeting between the teams since their classic 2016 World Series. The Cubs won three games in Cleveland's ballpark during the 2016 Series and continued the trend against Josh Tomlin (0-3), who allowed all four homers. Schwarber connected leading off the second and fourth. Willson Contreras went deep in the third and Ian Happ homered in the fourth. Tyler Chatwood (1-3) won for the first time with the Cubs, allowing one run in six-plus innings. He was pulled after a leadoff single in the seventh.


CHICAGO -- Marco Gonzales and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Mitch Haniger singled home the only run and Seattle beat Chicago. At 5-15, the rebuilding White Sox are off to their worst start since the 1950 season. Gonzales (2-2) was in control almost from the start, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out eight in six-plus innings. The left-hander snapped a run of three starts in which he lasted no more than 4 2/3 innings. Seattle broke out on top against fill-in starter Chris Volstad (0-1) in the fourth when Kyle Seager doubled and scored on Haniger's base hit, both with two outs. Edwin Diaz worked the ninth for his ninth save in as many tries.




due to a Steady rain at PNC Park on Tuesday the Pirates and the Tigers become 28th postponement in the majors this year. Detroit and Pittsburgh will make up the game with a straight doubleheader today starting at 4:05 p.m.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Pelicans say they’ve voided around 2,500 playoff tickets that were purchased improperly during a pre-sale event for the second round of the NBA playoffs. The club says the event was designed exclusively for season-tickets holders, but that codes provided for online purchases were shared with people who were not eligible for the promotion. The Pelicans say they have not previously had a problem with the improper sharing of promotional codes for ticket sales, but that an ”unprecedented demand for playoff tickets resulted in tickets being purchased by non-season ticket or partial season ticket holders.” The club says it conducted a review of the presale and voided all purchases from unqualified buyers. The Pelicans say they have sought to notify those whose tickets have been voided, as well as business which sell Pelicans tickets on the secondary market.

NEW YORK (AP) – Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday. The league made the announcement Tuesday. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard came onto the court as a substitution following a stoppage with 7:55 remaining in the fourth quarter of a 113-96 Game 4 loss to the Jazz. He intervened in an incident between Gobert and Oklahoma City backup point guard Raymond Felton. Westbrook committed four fouls in the first half and finished with five. He had 23 points and 14 rebounds, but had just three assists and made 7 of 18 shots. The Thunder trail the Jazz 3-1 and host Utah on Wednesday in an elimination game.


WIQI Sports Report April 24, 2018

Cissna Park 10, Armstrong-Potomac 9. The host Timberwolves (8-8) came out victorious over the visiting Trojans (2-11) in a nonconference game that was called after five innings due to poor weather. Mario Renteria notched a three-run homer and four RBI for Cissna Park, which received two RBI apiece from Tanner Benoit and Dawson Savoree. A-P, which tallied eight times in the fifth frame, saw Dalton Loschen record two hits.

Salt Fork 13, Milford 6. Matthew Wrzosek launched a grand slam and finished with five RBI as the visiting Storm (10-5) blitzed the Bearcats (6-7) in a VVC tilt. Gage Romack knocked four singles for Salt Fork, and both Gavin Chew and Josh Weller drove in two runs. Tyler Buhrmester finished with a trio of RBI for Milford.

Beecher 9, Momence 2

Illinois Lutheran 11, Donovan 1   

Westville 4, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 3

St. Thomas More 6, Bloomington Central Catholic 0

Prairie Central 4, St. Joseph-Ogden 3

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6, Heyworth 5

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 11, Schlarman 0

St. Anne 8, Grace Christian 4

Herscher 5, Manteno 0

Lincoln-Way West 4, Bradley-Bourbonnais 3

Gardner-South Wilmington 9, Grant Park 0  

Wilmington 9, Peotone 3    


Salt Fork 11, Milford/Cissna Park 1. Reighan Barr had a banner day for the Storm (14-1), recording three hits, three runs and two RBI in the program's 14th straight victory. Carlee Richardson added two hits and two RBI for visiting Salt Fork, while Jordan Jones tossed six innings of four-strikeout ball. Sam Conley drove in the lone run for M/CP (6-5) in the VVC setback.

Prairie Central 21, Iroquois West 2

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 8, Heritage 7

Morris 3, Dwight 2     

Illinois Lutheran 11, Donovan 2   

Beecher 5, Tri-Point 0

Manteno 14, Herscher 13   

Westville 9, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 8

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 2, Heyworth 2

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 12-10, Schlarman 2-17

Wilmington 3, Peotone 2

Minooka 4, Bishop McNamara 1 

Grant Park 11, Gardner-South Wilmington 9

Seneca 10, Coal City 4

Reed-Custer 12, Streator 3

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South Newton 3, North White 0 - South Newton's Nick Babcock no-hit North White, striking out 10 while walking 2 in a 3-0 victory. Jay Hammel homered, doubled and drove in all three runs on a 3 for 3 day at the plate. brody durflinger also added a pair of hits while improving to 4-3 on the season.

Koltin Tucker had two of Benton Central's three hits, and the Bison relied on strong pitching from Blake Morin and Alex Stout to edge Fountain Central 4-2. Morin allowed seven hits and one earned run over five innings. Stout earned the save by allowing just one hit in two innings of relief.

Logansport 11, Twin Lakes 1

Central Catholic's 16, Renssealer 3

West Lafayette 5, North Montgomery 4

laville 11, winamac 5

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Samantha Warren struck out 16 and pitched a five-hitter in South Newton's 4-0 triumph against Renssealer. Jaimie Diedam hit a two-run double in the second inning and had three hits for the Rebels, as did Malyah Embery. Morgan Moore went  2-for-3 for Rensselaer.

A seven-run fifth inning allowed Benton Central to pull away for a 12-2 victory against Central Catholic. Lexi Tompkins and Stephanie Cummings each had three hits for Benton Central. Sydney Rose doubled for Central Catholic.

Lafayette Jeff 15, West Lafayette 5



CHICAGO -- Jose Abreu had four hits, including two home runs, Yoan Moncada was a single shy of the cycle and Chicago beat Seattle 10-4 to stop a seven-game losing streak. The White Sox became the first big league team to open a game with seven straight hits since Colorado against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 17, 2014, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Moncada's leadoff triple was followed by five straight singles and Matt Davidson's double off Mike Leake (2-2) in a five-run first inning. After getting outscored 27-2 in three losses to Houston, Chicago had a season-high 18 hits. Starting on short notice because Miguel Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list, Carson Fulmer (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits in a season-high six innings. He retired 12 straight before Mitch Haniger doubled in the fifth and Mike Zunino homered. Chris Beck, called up from Triple-A Charlotte before the game, finished for his first major league save.




the cubs, cardinals, pirates, brewers, tigers and royals all had the day off


Cleveland opens an 11-game homestand with an interleague series against the Cubs, the first meeting between the teams since Chicago won the 2016 World Series in seven games to end a 108-year championship drought. Josh Tomlin (0-2) pitches for the AL Central-leading Indians against Cubs newcomer Tyler Chatwood (0-3).

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Devin Hester and Matt Forte both signed one-day contracts with their original team Monday at Halas Hall so they could retire as Bears, and an emotional ceremony capped careers rich in highlight-reel material for the former second-round draft picks. For Hester it may mean a spot someday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. No other player is in the Hall based solely on returns, but Hester's league record of 20 TD returns could make him a candidate. He had 14 punt return TDs, five on kickoffs and one on a missed field goal. Not included in those 20 returns is his most well known, because it came during his rookie year and in the postseason -- the 92-yard return for a TD in 2007 on the opening kickoff of Super Bowl 41. Like Hester, Forte is a player whose impact may soon be a rarity. In an age when many teams use multiple backs, Forte retired after 10 years with 14,468 yards from scrimmage, the most by any NFL player during the past decade. Forte's consistency was so great, he managed to finish second only to Walter Payton in franchise rushing with 8,602 yards. After eight Bears seasons and two with the Jets, Forte had 9,796 yards rushing, 4,672 receiving and 75 TDs.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dwight Freeney mastered the art of spinning long before he reached the NFL. He kept his body low, his head up and his eyes focused on the quarterback. It made him different, and it made him one of the NFL's great pass rushers. After 16 seasons of chasing quarterbacks and making offensive linemen look silly, the former Indianapolis Colts star returned to his adopted hometown to sign a one-day contract to retire with the Colts.


WIQI Sports Report April 19, 2018

In baseball

Iroquois West 3, Momence 2. A walk-off single by Austin Saathoff in the eighth inning delivered a Sangamon Valley Conference home win for IW (4-7). Ethan Martinez pitched well for the Raiders (4-7, 2-3 SVC), allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk in six innings of work. Tibaldo Alvarez earned the win in relief of Martinez with two excellent innings on the mound. Alvarez tossed two scoreless innings and struck out five while allowing just one hit. Noah Bramer took the loss for Momence (4-6, 2-5 SVC), surrendering Saathoff's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Bramer also went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

St. Thomas More 6, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 0. Jake Walters struck out 11 in a two-hit shutout to lead the visiting Sabers. Cole Jones (4 for 4, RBI) led the offense for STM (6-7). Trey VanWinkle and Drake Schrodt had the two hits for PBL (8-5).

Salt Fork 14, Hoopeston Area 4. Dakotah Broeker (3 for 3, four RBI) and Matthew Wrzosek (4 for 5, two RBI) contributed for the host Storm (8-3) in a VVC win. Lucas Hofer had two RBI for the Cornjerkers (8-3).

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 16, Westville 3

Amstrong-Potomac 4, Schlarman 3

Seneca 5, Manteno     4                

oakwood 10, geaorgetown-ridge farm/chrisman 0


Kaitlyn Piekarczyk had a banner day for Momence in her team's 18-3 rout of Iroquois West on Wednesday in Gilman. Piekarczyk banged out five hits and drove in five runs in the runaway Sangamon Valley Conference win. Matti Lanie and Brooke Kelly also added three hits apiece in the win. Momence improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the SVC with the win, while the Raiders fell to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 16, St. Thomas More 6 - Baylee Cosgrove, CJ Nuckols and Kelbie Hayden each hit home runs for the visiting Panthers (3-6), while Lauren Banke had a home run and three RBI for STM (0-9).

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 11, Westville 4

Fisher 6, Heyworth 4

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 8, Oakwood 4

St. Joseph-Ogden 21, Mount Zion 6

Schlarman 29, Armstrong-Potomac 7.

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Rensselaer gets a 6-5 Hoosier Conference victory against Twin Lakes.

lafayette Central Catholic beats West Lafayette 10-0

fountain central 20, seeger 4

mccutcheon 3, harrison 2

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Twin Lakes' 13-2 victory against Delphi.

lafayette Central Catholic's gets a 15-3 victory against West Lafayette.

lafayette jeff 4, frankfort 3



OAKLAND, Calif. -- Matt Olson singled in Marcus Semien with two outs in the 14th inning, lifting Oakland to the wild 12-11 victory. The A's trailed 6-1, 9-4 and 10-8, then gave up a tying run in the ninth before scoring the winning run off James Shields (1-1) five innings later. The teams combined for 33 hits and 18 walks -12 by Chicago pitchers -- in a game that lasted 5 hours and 48 minutes. Semien singled with two outs in the 14th and stole second. After Shields walked Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis, Olson lined an 0-1 pitch deep to left, and Nicky Delmonico watched it go over his head. Lou Trivino (1-0) pitched three innings for his first major league win.


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Eddie Rosario scored the winning run in his homeland in the 16th inning, coming around on Ryan LaMarre's single to lift the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Wednesday night for a split of their two-game series in Puerto Rico.





The cubs and cardinals were postponed again yesterday but will try again this afternoon as Luke Weaver takes on Jon Lester.


CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Dazzling from the start, James scored the game's first 16 points and had 29 at halftime, dominating the way he has in so many previous postseasons. But in a season in which nothing has been easy for the Cavs, Cleveland was lucky that Indiana's Victor Oladipo missed a wide-open 3-pointer that would have tied it with 27 seconds left. Kevin Love scored 15, but Cleveland's All-Star center injured his left hand, the same one he broke earlier this season, with 3:43 left. Love's status could affect the remainder of this series -- and perhaps Cleveland's season. Oladipo scored 22 -- he was in early foul trouble -- and Myles Turner 18 for the Pacers, who shocked the Cavs with an overpowering win in Game 1. Game 3 is Friday night in Indianapolis.





SAN ANTONIO (AP) The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich’s death Wednesday. The team didn’t provide further details. The Popovichs have two children and two grandchildren. They met at the Air Force Academy in THE 1970s when he was an assistant coach for the Falcons. Erin’s father, Jim Conboy, was Air Force’s head athletic trainer. Gregg Popovich has coachED San Antonio since 1996, leading the Spurs to five NBA titles. San Antonio will face Golden State on Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Popovich ran the Spurs’ practice Wednesday. They Warriors lead the series 2-0.


The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: ”How can you sleep at night?” Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn’t happen again? The figure skater was one of four Olympic-sports athletes who testified to a Senate subcommittee Wednesday about abuse they suffered while training and competing under the purview of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the national sports organizations that controlled their Olympic dreams. Their testimony provided yet another reminder of the way leaders at the USOC, US Figure Skating, USA Gymnastics and other federations failed to protect them over a span of decades. At a USOC board meeting held later in the day, acting CEO Susanne Lyons outlined a six-part ”Athlete Action Safety Plan” the federation is developing as a response to the abuse cases. But the abuse victims, including Olympic gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzscher and speed skater Bridie Farrell , cast doubt on the USOC’s motivation to solve this problem.


LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada boxing regulators gave Canelo Alvarez a reduced penalty for doping violations Wednesday, potentially allowing him to return to the ring in September against Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez was given a six-month suspension instead of the standard one year for first-time violators. His May 5 fight with Golovkin was called off earlier because of the doping, but with the Nevada Athletic Commission suspension retroactive to February he would be available for a possible fight with Triple G on the traditional Mexican Independence Day weekend in September. Golovkin, meanwhile, announced Wednesday he would fight Vanes Martirosyan in Carson, California, on the May 5 date he was supposed to meet Alvarez.






WIQI Sports Report April 18, 2018


Watseka 6, Dwight 0 - Ben Lyznicki went the distance, allowing just five hits along with five strikeouts. He also had a hit with an RBI. Jaden Downs finished 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Tim Wright went 1-for-3 with two RBIs while Caden Giroux was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Hoopeston Area 13, Milford 1. Ryan Drayer's 4-for-5, two-RBI outing paced the Cornjerkers (8-2) as they rolled to a Vermilion Valley Conference triumph over the host Bearcats (4-5). Other key players for Hoopeston included Logan Walder, who drove in two runs, and Brady Gaddis, who fanned nine batters while allowing four hits in seven innings. Tyler Buhrmester collected an RBI for Milford.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 10, Cissna Park 5. Ben McClure finished 2 for 4 with a double and four RBI as the visiting Panthers (8-4) climbed past the Timberwolves (7-6) in a Sangamon Valley Conference tilt. McClure's two-base knock drove in a trio of runs. Keyn Humes swiped five bases as well for PBL, while Dalton Busboom fanned six in six innings of mound work. Conner Lober notched three hits and Rudy King added two for Cissna Park.

South Newton 15, Iroquois West 5 (5) - SOUTH NEWTON EXPLODED WITH 9 RUNS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH TO WALK AWAY WITH A 15-5 WIN AGAINST IROQUOIS WEST. Sean Rogers took the loss in four innings, giving up 10 hits and five earned runs. Alexis Ramirez finished with a hit and two RBIs. NATE VISSERING WENT 4 FOR 4 WITH 4 RBI'S AND 3 RUNS SCORED . . . LEVI SAMPLE WAS 2-3 WITH A DOUBLE AND AN RBI. JAY HAMMELL WAS 1 FOR 3 WITH 2 RBI'S AND DESMOND COSTILLA WAS 1 FOR 3 WITH 3 RBI'S AND A RUN SCORED.

Central 7, Momence 6 - Tyler Pelehowski earned the win in 1.2 innings of relief with three strikeouts.  Canyon Burrow was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Austin Boudreau, Davy Zell and Brayden Bailey each collected a hit and an RBI. Cole Holloway suffered the loss in 6.1 innings with four strikeouts for Momence. Noah Bramer collected two hits and two RBIs.

Grace Christian 10, Donovan 9

Herscher 10, Peotone 0  (6)

Oakwood   3       12     St. Joseph-Ogden

Westville   9       10     Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman

Wilmington         14     1       Reed-Custer

Beecher 4, Gardner-South Wilmington 3

Bishop McNamara 18, Leo 0


Dwight 15, Watseka 0 (5) - Abby Edwards wasted no time assuring her dominance and tossed a no-hitter with seven strikeouts in the Trojans' five inning win. Kaitlyn Mashing finished 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Macey Rodosky went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI while Lynndee Hale was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Milford 6, Hoopeston 0 - Kaylee Warren notched the complete game shutout in the circle with three strikeouts. Jordan Fritch finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs while Brittney Bailey was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Clifton Central   7       0       Momence - CLIFTON — Central Starter McKenna Goldtrap confounded Momence for seven strong innings en route to a five-hit shutout and a 7-0 Sangamon Valley Conference win at home on Tuesday.

Bradley-Bourbonnais   12     3       Lincoln-Way West

St. Joseph-Ogden         6       0       Prairie Central

Kankakee   14     0       Rich East

Manteno    5       0       Streator

Trinity 14, Families of Faith 4 (6)

Reed-Custer 10, Wilmington 7

Herscher 10, Peotone 2

Coal City 7, Lisle 2

Beecher 14, Gardner-South Wilmington 0 (5)


Adam Dienhart struck out seven in a complete game effort that guided Central Catholic to a 7-3 Hoosier Conference victory against West Lafayette.

Ethan Luzadder's run-scoring double highlighted a five-run second inning that propelled Twin Lakes to an 11-1 Hoosier Conference victory against Rensselaer.


McCutcheon 5, HARRISON 2

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Malyah Embery's three-hit day included a two-run homer in South Newton's 14-4 victory against Iroquois West.

Alex Stevens hit three home runs and drove in five to lead Rensselaer past Central Catholic 13-5.

Frontier's 10-1 victory against West Lafayette.

McCutcheon to a 4-0 victory against Benton Central.

Attica's 9-3 loss at Bismarck-Henning (Ill.).

Seeger defeated Fountain Central 11-4.

North White to a 9-7 victory against Tri-County.



CHICAGO -- Adam Wainwright (1-2) outpitched Tyler Chatwood in frigid conditions at Wrigley Field, where the gametime temperature was 35 degrees and a 10 mph wind made it feel like 29. Wainwright allowed an unearned run and four hits as St. Louis won 5-3 FOR its fifth straight WIN, and he improved to 11-2 in 24 games at Wrigley. Matt Carpenter had two hits and three RBI. Chatwood (0-3) issued seven walks in 4 2/3 innings, one off his career high, and yielded two runs and one hit.


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jed Lowrie marked his 34th birthday with a go-ahead home run off Miguel Gonzalez (0-3) in a five-run first inning and Trevor Cahill (1-0) pitched seven scoreless innings in his season debut. Oakland celebrated the 50th anniversary of the A's first game at the Coliseum by making admission and parking free. The crowd of 46,028 was a big spike from the 7,479 announced attendance Monday.






the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1


WIQI Sports Report April 17, 2018


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Daniel Mengden carried a shutout into the ninth inning in his best start of the season and Oakland won 8-1 before another sparse crowd at the Coliseum. Matt Olson homered, Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and Stephen Piscotty had two hits and an RBI for the A's. Oakland has won consecutive games for the first time this season. Mengden (2-2) had allowed three earned runs or more in each of his first three starts but was dominant against Chicago. Reynaldo Lopez (0-2) allowed a leadoff homer to Olson in the fourth and gave up two runs over six innings.



the cubs vs cardinals and kansas city vs toronto were both cancelled while cleveland, detroit and minnesota all had the day off.


The Twins and Indians begin a two-game series in Puerto Rico, a day after several players spent the off day with kids on the storm-ravaged island. Cleveland star Francisco Lindor went back to his first school in his hometown, and Minnesota pitcher Jose Berrios visited a children's hospital in San Juan with many of his teammates.


TORONTO (AP) – Even moving indoors couldn’t get the Blue Jays back on the field. Toronto postponed Monday’s series opener against Kansas City after chunks of ice crashed down from the nearby CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain, including one that punctured a hole in the Rogers Centre roof. Andrew Miller, the Blue Jays’ executive vice president of business operations, was standing in the infield with two colleagues around 10:00 a.m. Monday, examining existing damage, when a falling piece of ice tore a hole about three feet by five feet in the PVC roof over right field, sending ice and pieces of insulation crashing onto the turf. It’s the first postponement at Rogers Centre since a game against the Royals was called off following a collision between two panels of the stadium’s moving roof on April 12, 2001. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday.


Kyle Busch has won the rain-delayed Cup Series race on a cold, dark day at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch passed Kyle Larson with five laps remaining to win his second straight Cup Series race. It is Busch's 45th career Cup win and marks the fifth time in his career that he has won back-to-back races; he won last week at Texas. It also was Busch's seventh victory at Bristol. Larson finished second while Jimmie Johnson finished third to claim his first top-five finish of the season. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fourth and Alex Bowman finished fifth. Larson led 200 of the 500 laps but had to hold off Busch and Stenhouse after a restart with 22 laps remaining in the race.


BOSTON (AP) Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to win the Boston Marathon, the first victory for an American woman since 1985. The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill to win in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That was more than four minutes better than second-place finisher Sarah Sellers – one of seven Americans in the top 10 – but the slowest time for a women’s winner in Boston since 1978.  Yuki Kawauchi passed defending champion Geoffrey Kirui as they passed through Kenmore Square with a mile to go to win the men’s race in 2:15:58 and earn Japan’s first Boston Marathon title since 1987.


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – Defensive lineman Aaron Donald has skipped the start of the Los Angeles Rams‘ voluntary offseason workouts. The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year wasn’t at the Rams’ training complex Monday while most of his teammates began strength and conditioning work. Last season, Donald was absent from most of the Rams’ offseason program, all of training camp and the preseason while seeking a new contract. He also missed the first game of the regular season after ending his holdout one day beforehand, yet still produced another dominant season for the NFC West champions. Coach Sean McVay says Donald’s current absence particularly doesn’t concern him compared to last year. The Rams and Donald’s representatives have been discussing a lavish new contract for many months.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to one of the most feared players in the league. Harrison, 39, posted a collage of pictures of his two sons and noted he’s ”missed way too much for way too long … and I’m done.” Harrison played nearly his entire career with the Steelers, collecting 80.5 of his 84.5 career sacks while wearing black and gold, a franchise record. He spent the 2013 season in Cincinnati and signed with New England late last season, appearing in all three playoff games for the Patriots, including their Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia.

CLEVELAND -- Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will make $790,000 next season after signing with the club as an exclusive rights free agent. Gordon returned to the Browns and played five games last season following an NFL suspension and a lengthy rehab stint. Gordon, 27, is expected to report for the team's offseason workout program Monday. He's eligible to be a restricted free agent in 2019. Gordon has cost himself multi-million dollar contracts because of his addictions to drugs and alcohol. He led the league with 1,646 yards receiving in 2012 and was an All-Pro in 2013, but he's played just 10 games over the past four seasons. The Browns are hoping Gordon can stay clean, contribute and pair with newly signed Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who signed a five-year, $75 million contract Friday. After being re-instated last season, Gordon caught 18 passes for 335 yards and one touchdown.


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr. is leaving for the NBA Draft after one season in college. Carter announced his decision Monday through the school, and team spokesman Mike DeGeorge says Carter plans to hire an agent. Carter averaged 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and a team-best 2.05 blocks as part of a one-two punch in the low post with fellow freshman Marvin Bagley III. Carter becomes the fourth member of Duke’s freshman class to turn pro this offseason, joining Gary Trent Jr., Trevon Duval and Bagley. He becomes the 16th one-and-done in program history. His decision means the Blue Devils must replace the entire starting five from their regional final loss to Kansas.


WIQI Sports Report April 16, 2018

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Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6-8, South Newton (Ind.) 1-1. The host Panthers posted five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie in the first game before breaking away in the second game with five runs again in the sixth to earn a Sangamon Valley Conference sweep. Mason Ecker only allowed one hit and struck out nine in a complete-game effort during the first game for PBL, while Ben McClure (2 for 3, four RBI) led the Panthers (7-4) in their second game win. levi sample managed the lone hit and rbi for the rebels in game one. jay hammell went 5 1/3 allowing 2 runs while striking out 12 in the hard luck loss. carson anderson got the only two hits for the rebels in the nightcap as nick babcock suffered the loss. rebels fall to 1-3 on the season as well 1-3 in the svc while pbl improves to 7-4 and 3-1 in conference.

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Paxton-Buckley-Loda 13-14, South Newton (Ind.) 2-7. The visiting Panthers won their first two games of the season thanks to a Sangamon Valley Conference doubleheader sweep. Sindra Gerdes went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI and Jolee Hastings drove in two runs for the Panthers in the first game, while Kelbie Hayden (2 for 2, RBI) and Maddy Foellner (2 for 5, RBI) also contributed multiple hits. Shanelle Embery was 1-2 with an rbi. Mallorie Ecker (3 for 4, three RBI, Baylee Cosgrove (3 for 4, RBI), Jaden Bender (2 for 4, two RBI) and CJ Nuckols (2 for 4, RBI) led the offense for PBL (2-6) in its second game win. while  Jacquelyn Iliff  went 3 for 4, embry went 2-3 with 2 runs scored while sister Malyaha Embery drove in a pair. pbl improves to 2-6 and 2-2 while south newton drops to 2-2 ans 2-2.



CINCINNATI -- Carlos Martinez struck out a season-high 11 batters in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader's two-run home run helped St. Louis complete its first four-game sweep in Cincinnati since 1949 with a 3-2 win. Martinez (2-1) allowed two hits and four walks while helping send the Reds to their eighth consecutive loss, one short of matching their longest losing streak of last season. The Reds scored 10 runs in the series while being swept in four games at home by St. Louis for the first time since July 8-10, 1949. The Reds haven't enjoyed a lead in 32 innings, going back to the fourth inning on Thursday. They are 2-13 for the first time since the 1931 Reds won two of their first 19 games. Bud Norris allowed Adam Duvall's ninth-inning leadoff homer and the Reds got a runner to second with nobody out. Norris struck out Alex Blandino and Phillip Ervin and got Billy Hamilton to line out to clinch his third save. Homer Bailey (0-3) allowed four hits and three runs with four strikeouts and two walks in a season-high seven innings.



lots of postponments and cancellations yesterday . . . cubs and atlanta, the white sox and minnesota, cleveland and toronto, la and kansas city and the yankees and tigers had a pair cancelled yesterday.


HOUSTON (AP) Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night. The 44-year-old Colon turned back the clock and dominated the defending World Series champions for seven innings, retiring his first 21 batters in an entertaining pitchers’ duel with Astros ace Justin Verlander. Colon walked Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to start the eighth before Josh Reddick lined an 0-2 delivery down the right-field line for a double that put runners at second and third, spoiling the no-hit bid as well. Opposing fans in Houston gave Colon a standing ovation, and he clapped his bare hand softly against the outside of his glove. Two outs later, he was pulled with the score tied at 1.


CLEVELAND (AP) – Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s second-half rally for a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, handing LeBron James and the Cavaliers‘ their first loss in the opening round in eight years. Indiana was in control from the outset, opening a 21-point lead in the first quarter and leading by 23 in the third. The Cavs stormed back and got within seven, but Oladipo hit a big 3-pointer and Bojan Bogdanovic helped put Cleveland away with a 3 to make it 88-71.


BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR drivers dodged the rain for 204 laps Sunday in the Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the weather eventually won. After the scheduled 500-lap race had been stopped three times because of rain showers, NASCAR postponed the remainder of the event until Monday at 1 p.m. ET (Fox). The race will resume on the 205th lap with Kyle Larson in front. Weather forecasters predicted the likelihood of a total washout Sunday, but a break in the weather allowed the race to start shortly after 1:30 p.m. Showers surrounded the track much of the day, however, and rain eventually dampened the surface, leading to three red flags (plus one to clean up a crash). Larson dominated the closing portion of Sunday’s racing. He led Denny Hamlin by seven seconds — an eternity on a short track — when rain forced a caution flag and then a red at 4:07 p.m. Third through fifth on the track were Paul Menard, Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. MORE FORTHCOMING ON TODAY'S MONDAY MORNING RACE REFRESHER.


PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team's practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he became combative. The report also said a gun was found in Worley's vehicle. The team first issued a statement that it was investigating Worley's arrest and later announced he was cut.

NEW YORK -- The NFL has suspended free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez for the first four games of next season for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances. The league announced the punishment Friday. He is eligible to participate in offseason and preseason practices and games.


WIQI Sports Report April 16, 2018

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Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6-8, South Newton (Ind.) 1-1. The host Panthers posted five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie in the first game before breaking away in the second game with five runs again in the sixth to earn a Sangamon Valley Conference sweep. Mason Ecker only allowed one hit and struck out nine in a complete-game effort during the first game for PBL, while Ben McClure (2 for 3, four RBI) led the Panthers (7-4) in their second game win. levi sample managed the lone hit and rbi for the rebels in game one. jay hammell went 5 1/3 allowing 2 runs while striking out 12 in the hard luck loss. carson anderson got the only two hits for the rebels in the nightcap as nick babcock suffered the loss. rebels fall to 1-3 on the season as well 1-3 in the svc while pbl improves to 7-4 and 3-1 in conference.

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Paxton-Buckley-Loda 13-14, South Newton (Ind.) 2-7. The visiting Panthers won their first two games of the season thanks to a Sangamon Valley Conference doubleheader sweep. Sindra Gerdes went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI and Jolee Hastings drove in two runs for the Panthers in the first game, while Kelbie Hayden (2 for 2, RBI) and Maddy Foellner (2 for 5, RBI) also contributed multiple hits. Shanelle Embery was 1-2 with an rbi. Mallorie Ecker (3 for 4, three RBI, Baylee Cosgrove (3 for 4, RBI), Jaden Bender (2 for 4, two RBI) and CJ Nuckols (2 for 4, RBI) led the offense for PBL (2-6) in its second game win. while  Jacquelyn Iliff  went 3 for 4, embry went 2-3 with 2 runs scored while sister Malyaha Embery drove in a pair. pbl improves to 2-6 and 2-2 while south newton drops to 2-2 ans 2-2.



CINCINNATI -- Carlos Martinez struck out a season-high 11 batters in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader's two-run home run helped St. Louis complete its first four-game sweep in Cincinnati since 1949 with a 3-2 win. Martinez (2-1) allowed two hits and four walks while helping send the Reds to their eighth consecutive loss, one short of matching their longest losing streak of last season. The Reds scored 10 runs in the series while being swept in four games at home by St. Louis for the first time since July 8-10, 1949. The Reds haven't enjoyed a lead in 32 innings, going back to the fourth inning on Thursday. They are 2-13 for the first time since the 1931 Reds won two of their first 19 games. Bud Norris allowed Adam Duvall's ninth-inning leadoff homer and the Reds got a runner to second with nobody out. Norris struck out Alex Blandino and Phillip Ervin and got Billy Hamilton to line out to clinch his third save. Homer Bailey (0-3) allowed four hits and three runs with four strikeouts and two walks in a season-high seven innings.



lots of postponments and cancellations yesterday . . . cubs and atlanta, the white sox and minnesota, cleveland and toronto, la and kansas city and the yankees and tigers had a pair cancelled yesterday.


HOUSTON (AP) Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night. The 44-year-old Colon turned back the clock and dominated the defending World Series champions for seven innings, retiring his first 21 batters in an entertaining pitchers’ duel with Astros ace Justin Verlander. Colon walked Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to start the eighth before Josh Reddick lined an 0-2 delivery down the right-field line for a double that put runners at second and third, spoiling the no-hit bid as well. Opposing fans in Houston gave Colon a standing ovation, and he clapped his bare hand softly against the outside of his glove. Two outs later, he was pulled with the score tied at 1.


CLEVELAND (AP) – Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s second-half rally for a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, handing LeBron James and the Cavaliers‘ their first loss in the opening round in eight years. Indiana was in control from the outset, opening a 21-point lead in the first quarter and leading by 23 in the third. The Cavs stormed back and got within seven, but Oladipo hit a big 3-pointer and Bojan Bogdanovic helped put Cleveland away with a 3 to make it 88-71.


BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR drivers dodged the rain for 204 laps Sunday in the Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the weather eventually won. After the scheduled 500-lap race had been stopped three times because of rain showers, NASCAR postponed the remainder of the event until Monday at 1 p.m. ET (Fox). The race will resume on the 205th lap with Kyle Larson in front. Weather forecasters predicted the likelihood of a total washout Sunday, but a break in the weather allowed the race to start shortly after 1:30 p.m. Showers surrounded the track much of the day, however, and rain eventually dampened the surface, leading to three red flags (plus one to clean up a crash). Larson dominated the closing portion of Sunday’s racing. He led Denny Hamlin by seven seconds — an eternity on a short track — when rain forced a caution flag and then a red at 4:07 p.m. Third through fifth on the track were Paul Menard, Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. MORE FORTHCOMING ON TODAY'S MONDAY MORNING RACE REFRESHER.


PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team's practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he became combative. The report also said a gun was found in Worley's vehicle. The team first issued a statement that it was investigating Worley's arrest and later announced he was cut.

NEW YORK -- The NFL has suspended free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez for the first four games of next season for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances. The league announced the punishment Friday. He is eligible to participate in offseason and preseason practices and games.


WIQI Sports Report April 11, 2018

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South Newton (Ind.) 6, Watseka 0. The Warriors were blanked in a home loss 6-0 as jay hammell picks up the win for south newton in their first game of the season. hammell struck out 13 of the 14 recorded outs in his 4 2/3 innings of work. brody derflinger started the scoring with a 2-run dinger off watseka starter ben lyznicki. hammell added a solo shot an inning later and south newton cruised from there. Joey Jaskula smashed a double for Watseka's lone hit as they drop to 4-3 on the year. these two teams do battle again on thursday at south newton.

Iroquois West    10           4              Cissna Park

Momence 7, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6

Dwight  0              10           Clifton Central

Salt Fork 4, Milford 1 - Salt Fork's Gage Romack struck out nine batters in nearly five innings on the mound in leading the Storm to a home win. Alex Barney scored the lone run of the game for Milford.

Gardner-South Wilmington         13           3              Donovan

St. Anne               1              7              Illinois Lutheran

Hoopeston Area 18, Armstrong-Potomac 3

DePaul College Prep       0              6              Bishop McNamara

Peotone              2              7              Reed-Custer

Manteno             4              3              Wilmington

Coal City               11           0              Sandwich

St. Thomas More 17, Judah Christian 7

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South Newton (Ind.) 11, Watseka 9 - In an eight-inning battle with their conference foes to the east, the Warriors went down in SVC action to south newton 11-9. Magan Harris hit two home runs and drove in three runs going 3-4 on the day, while Mallory Drake also went 3-5 on the day including a home run in the eight-inning loss. jamie deidam was 2-4 with a double and an rbi and shanelle embry was 2-4 for the victorious lady rebels. samantha warren picked up the win in the circle as south newton moves to 1-0 on the season. watseka falls to 4-2

Momence 10, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 9

Clifton Central   0              10           Dwight

Salt Fork 8, Milford 2

Illinois Lutheran 6              17           St. Anne

LeRoy 10, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 2    

Rich South          1              20           Kankakee

Streator               2              7              Herscher

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Central Catholic's gets a 3-2 Hoosier Conference baseball victory against Benton Central

Twin Lakes takes an 8-4 win over west lafayette

 Covington's record's a 12-0 victory against Attica.

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Renssealer gets a 16-11 victory against West Central.

Benton Central Bison get an 18-8 victory against West Lafayette.

Tri-County subdues Faith Christian 19-0.

Twin Lakes' gets a 10-0 victory against Peru.

Delphi loses to Pioneer 7-0



ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter hit a two-run home run with no outs in the 11th inning to lift St. Louis over milwaukee 5-3. Carpenter turned around a pitch from J.J. Hoover (0-1) for the third game-ending homer of his career. It capped a night in which St. Louis rallied from one-run deficits in the ninth and 10th innings. Domingo Santana singled in Eric Thames to put Milwaukee ahead 2-1 in the ninth inning, but Tommy Pham scored from second on a pair of wild pitches by Jacob Barnes to tie it in the bottom of the inning. After Orlando Arcia singled in a run in the top of the 10th, Greg Garcia made it 3-3 with his own RBI single a half-inning later. Dominic Leone (1-2) pitched a clean 11th inning before Paul DeJong set up Carpenter's winner with an infield single.


CHICAGO -- Ivan Nova pitched seven solid innings, Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer and Pittsburgh ruined Chicago's home opener 8-5. Not even the presence of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola basketball team, could help the Cubs. She threw out a ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field. Corey Dickerson had three hits and two RBI and Starling Marte also connected as Pittsburgh won for the fourth time in five games. The Pirates' 8-2 record is their best 10-game start since 1992. Javier Baez homered twice for the Cubs, and Willson Contreras collected three hits. Tyler Chatwood (0-2) was tagged for five runs and nine hits in five innings in his first home start since signing a $38 million, three-year contract with Chicago in the offseason.


Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been put on the 10-day disabled list because of tightness in his lower back. The slugger, who's had exactly 32 home runs and 109 RBI in each of the last two years, hasn't played since last Thursday. The Cubs made the move Tuesday and manager Joe Maddon put Ben Zobrist at first in an 8-5 loss to Pittsburgh.


CHICAGO -- Blake Snell pitched one-hit ball and struck out 10 through six innings and Tampa Bay kept Chicago winless at home this season with a 6-5 road victory. The White Sox dropped to 0-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field. They have never lost their first six at home in franchise history dating to 1901. Snell (1-1) didn't allow a hit until Tyler Saladino's double in the fifth. Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer off Rays closer Alex Colome, capping a four-run rally in the ninth. Colome held on for his third save in five chances. Carson Fulmer (0-1) struggled with his control, allowing four runs over 4 2/3 innings while walking six and hitting two batters.






NEW YORK (AP) Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball. A rewritten indictment released Tuesday in New York alleges that an Adidas representative, who no longer works for the company, arranged for payments to parents of athletes willing to commit to the schools. The refreshed indictment came several months after 10 men were charged in an alleged scheme to bribe assistant coaches in exchange for steering top-flight NBA prospects to a particular agent or financial adviser. Four assistant coaches have been prosecuted and the scandal has led to the end of coach Rick Pitino’s career at the University of Louisville. The new indictment expands the scope of the charges, alleging a wire-fraud conspiracy that included alleged payments to families of six student-athletes being recruited by four schools, prosecutors said. The court papers portrayed the shoe executive and some coaches as bad actors, saying the conspiracy included hiding payments and signing forms falsely asserting that no payments had been made. The indictment paints a picture of transactions that were concealed to allow athletes to make it through eligibility reviews.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Richie Incognito is abruptly calling it quits on an 11-season NFL career, three years after the Buffalo Bills gave the offensive guard a second chance at playing following his role in the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal. The NFL Players Association announced Incognito had contacted the union with his plans to retire. The announcement on the NFLPA’s Twitter account came after Incognito revealed his intention to retire through a series of tweets and comments made to several publications throughout the morning. Incognito told The Buffalo News he’s retiring because of health reasons.


WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump hailed the University of Alabama football team’s ”win for the ages” in their latest championship season. Trump hosted Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and his players at the White House on Tuesday to honor their fifth national title in nine years.



WIQI Sports Report April 10, 2018


Watseka 5, Kankakee Grace 0. Ben Lyznicki drove in a pair of runs to support seven one-hit innings tossed by Tim Wright as the Warriors (4-2) thrived in nonconference action. Caden Giroux notched an RBI as well for Watseka.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 7, Milford 5. Garrett Latoz recorded three hits, three RBI and two runs scored as the host Buffaloes (5-0) stayed perfect on the season by topping the Bearcats (4-1) in VVC play. Dylan Howard piled up three runs while driving in another for G-RF/C. Tyler Buhrmester and Klaytin Hunsinger each totaled two RBI for Milford.

Monticello 14, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1

Hoopeston Area 10, Schlarman 2

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 2, Blue Ridge 1

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 8, Armstrong-Potomac 0

Rantoul 7, St. Joseph-Ogden 2

St. Thomas More 4, Olympia 0


Watseka 18, Kankakee Grace 0. Kennedy Bauer launched a home run and recorded three RBI as the Warriors (4-1) scored seven first-inning runs and never looked back in a five-inning, nonconference home triumph. Natalie Schroeder and Summer Cramer each knocked in two runs apiece for Watseka, which received five one-hit innings from Bauer on the mound.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 15, Milford/Cissna Park 5. The Buffaloes (6-1) used a 10-run fourth frame to overwhelm the visiting Bearcats (3-1) over six innings in VVC play. Taylor Stal and Maddy Roach each hit a homer and drove in three runs for G-RF/C.

Urbana 12, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2

Hoopeston Area 14, Schlarman 3

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3, Blue Ridge 1

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 13, Armstrong-Potomac 2

Salt Fork 11, Westville 4

Olympia 18, St. Thomas More 0

St. Joseph-Ogden 13, Rantoul 1

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West Lafayette pull away from Twin Lakes 13-2

winamac 11, west central 1

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Freshman Myah Alberts homered in her varsity debut, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs in Tri-Countys 7-4 victory against Covington.

Kylee Senesac, Audrey Boudreau and Kimberly Cummings hit RBI doubles during a nine-run second inning that powered Benton Central to a 15-5 victory against Seeger. Winning pitcher Stephanie Cummings allowed one hit and struck out six over 4 1/3 shutout innings. She also went  3-for-3 at the plate.

Despite outhitting Logansport 15-10, Twin Lakes fell 9-8.

Morgan Moore struck out 13 and homered for Rensselaer in its 3-2 loss in nine innings to Winamac.



ST. LOUIS -- In his St. Louis debut, Greg Holland walked four batters in the 10th inning and forced home the go-ahead run as milwaukee defeats st. louis 5-4. The 32-year-old Holland, who tied for the NL lead with 41 saves for Colorado last season, was signed as a free agent on opening day. He pitched two innings at Class A before joining the Cardinals earlier in the day. Holland (0-1) walked two batters to begin the 10th. After a sacrifice bunt, an intentional walk loaded the bases. The three-time All-Star closer then walked Orlando Arcia and was pulled. Matt Albers (2-0) gave up the tying run in the ninth. The Cardinals loaded the bases with no outs, and Dexter Fowler's sacrificed fly tied it at 4. Brewers newcomer Lorenzo Cain tripped over the foot of Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez on a play in the ninth, and both exited. Martinez bruised his right Achilles.


CHICAGO -- Mallex Smith matched a career high with four hits, Joey Wendle hit his first homer and Tampa Bay stopped an eight-game losing streak by beating the white sox 5-4. A bullpen that blew late leads in two of the three games at Boston last weekend got the job done after a shaky start by Chris Archer (1-0). Alex Colome escaped a second-and-third jam in the ninth by getting three straight groundouts, retiring Leury Garcia on a game-ending bouncer to first. Miguel Gonzalez (0-2) gave up four runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. The White Sox are still winless at home this season. They've opened 0-4 at Guaranteed Rate Field, and haven't lost their first five home games since 1975 at Comiskey Park. Carson Fulmer starts for Chicago against Tampa Bay lefty Blake Snell.


The Chicago Cubs try again to play their home opener, a day after a winter scene at Wrigley Field forced a snowout. The Cubs are only team in the majors that hasn't had a home game. The forecast is for clear skies and temperatures in the low 40s when Tyler Chatwood starts against Pittsburgh.






NETS 114, BULLS 105

NEW YORK -- Allen Crabbe scored 20 of his career-high 41 points in the first quarter and the Nets beat the Bulls 114-105 for their first three-game winning streak this season. D'Angelo Russell had 21 points and 11 assists, and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 points for the Nets, who had not won three straight since April 1-4, 2017. Former Net Sean Kilpatrick was one of seven players for the Bulls to score in double figures, tallying 16 points. Cameron Payne had 15 for Chicago, which has lost its last three games. Brooklyn hit 18 3-pointers in its first game since falling one shy of the NBA record with 24 in a rout of Chicago on Saturday. Crabbe celebrated his 26th birthday by going 8 of 11 from deep Monday.


 dETROIT (AP) – Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy’s future with the franchise. Gores met with reporters during halftime of Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Van Gundy will finish his fourth season as coach and president of basketball operations on Wednesday night at Chicago. He’s failed to lead Detroit to the playoffs for the third time.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are supporting legislation that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation. Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber says the measure could help protect women from abuse. Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill says roughly 120 doctors are placed on probation every year in California for infractions such as sexual misconduct or medical errors. Patients can find information online about which doctors are on probation if they know where to look. The measure would require doctors to disclose that information. Versions of the proposal have died twice before. This year, Hill is pointing to increased attention around sexual assault in advocating for the measure.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building. Speaking on a conference call Monday, Shurmur said he hadn’t yet talked to Beckham, whose name has been mentioned in trade speculation in recent months. The coach didn’t know how many of the voluntary activities Beckham planned to attend or the condition of his left ankle. The ankle was broken in the fifth game of a 3-13 season that led to the firing of coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese .


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A woman who attends Michigan State University filed a federal lawsuit against the school alleging that three former men’s basketball players sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment in 2015 and that she was discouraged from reporting what happened. The woman and players are not named in the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. It seeks compensatory and punitive damages.


WIQI Sports Report April 9, 2018


Herscher 10, Hoopeston Area 4. Max Conn doubled twice and drove in a run, while Brady Moore had two hits and two RBI, but the Cornjerkers (3-2) lost on the road.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 11, Schlarman 1

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Oakwood 18, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 13, Schlarman 3

Schlarman 11, St. Teresa 1

Bishop McNamara 15, Loyola Academy 7

Bishop McNamara 4, Loyola Academy 2                 


ST. LOUIS -- Arizona manager Torey Lovullo set off a benches-clearing incident by maintaining eight-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina was earning unwarranted strike calls with his pitch framing. Lovullo was ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons in the second inning. Lovullo was arguing a called third strike on A.J. Pollock and got into a shouting match with Molina. The catcher appeared to lunge at Luvollo and made contact as players ran onto the field. David Peralta hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Dominic Leone (0-2) in the eighth and A.J. Pollock went deep later in the inning as Arizona beat the cards 4-1 matching its best start at 7-2 . Yoshihisa Hirano (1-0) pitched a perfect seventh for his first major league win, and Brad Boxberger got three outs for his fourth save.


MILWAUKEE -- Jose Quintana (1-1) threw three-hit ball over six innings, Ben Zobrist homered and the cubs beat the brewers 3-0. Chicago finished 5-4 on its longest opening trip since going 7-5 in 1899. Brandon Morrow pitched a perfect ninth for his second save. Ben Zobrist's solo shot off the foul pole in right in the fourth gave the Cubs the only run they would need against Chase Anderson (0-1), who allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.


Weather-permitting, the Chicago Cubs finally get to play their home opener when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. The Cubs closed out a 5-4 trip with a 3-0 win at Milwaukee on Sunday. There is a chance for snow for the team's return to Chicago, and first baseman Anthony Rizzo also is questionable. The slugger has been sidelined by back tightness.


CHICAGO -- Mike Fiers combined with four relievers on a three-hitter that completed a three-game sweep with a 1-0 win over the white sox. On an afternoon with a first-pitch temperature of 36 degrees and a 10 mph wind blowing straight in, the teams combined for just five hits -- all singles -- and none after the third inning. Fiers (1-0) made his season debut after recovering from a lumbar strain and allowed three hits in six innings. and Shane Greene got three outs for his second save. Leonys Martin blooped a single off Reynaldo Lopez (0-1) starting the game, stole second, advanced on Welington Castillo's passed ball and came home on Miguel Cabrera's sacrifice fly.



the twins and the mariners were postponed


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Domantas Sabonis scored a career-high 30 points, Victor Oladipo had 27 points on 12-of-15 shooting and the Pacers beat the Hornets 123-117 to keep alive their slim hopes of winning the Central Division title. Lance Stephenson, a former Hornet, had 10 rebounds, 10 assists and eight points for the Pacers, who have won seven of their last nine games. Rookie Malik Monk led the Hornets with 22 points in their final home game of the season. For Indiana (48-33) to win the Central and earn home-court advantage for the first round of the NBA playoffs, it needs to beat Charlotte on Tuesday night and have the Cleveland Cavaliers (49-31) lose their final two games against the New York Knicks. The Pacers have the tiebreaker advantage over the Cavaliers after taking three of four in the season series, including a 124-107 win in November.


AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Patrick Reed won his first major championship with a thrilling one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler at the Masters. Reed pulled ahead of Jordan Spieth with an 8-foot birdie putt at the 14th hole Sunday, saved par with a 6-foot putt at No. 17 and pulled off a testy two-putt at the final hole to win with a 1-under 71. His total was a 15-under 273. Fowler made quite a run at his first major title, making six birdies over the final 11 holes for a closing 67. Spieth began the day nine shots behind and turned in one of the greatest final rounds in Masters history with an 8-UNDERR 64. But a disappointing bogey at the last hole, when his tee shot struck a limb, ended his hopes of improbably catching Reed. Rory McIlroy went into the round three shots off the lead, in good position to make a run at the career Grand Slam. But he stumbled to a 74 and finished six shots behind Reed.


A runner-up finish in the 2017 season finale kept KYLE Busch from winning another NASCAR Cup Series championship, something he had to contemplate the entire offseason. Then he had three runner-up finishes in the first six races this year, including two that Kevin Harvick won. On Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, points leader Busch finished ahead of Harvick and the rest of the field for Joe Gibbs Racing's first victory this season. Busch stayed in front of Harvick the last 24 laps after the final restart, getting his third win at Texas and 44th of his career. Jamie McMurray finished third, ahead of Erik Jones. Ryan Blaney was fifth a day after winning the Xfinity Series race. MORE COMING UP ON THE MONDAY MORNING RACE REFRESHER.


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Joe McConnell, who was the radio voice for Purdue’s football program from 1994 through 2009, died Sunday following an extended illness. McConnell enjoyed a long and distinguished career. He helped chronicle the resurgence of the Boilermaker program under Joe Tiller, who guided Purdue to 10 bowl games in 12 seasons, including the Rose Bowl following the 2000 season.  In November, McConnell was elected to the Indiana Broadcasters Pioneers Hall of Fame. He was named AP/UPI Play-by-Play Sportscaster of the Year five times and was Indiana Sportscaster of the Year in 2000. He won Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 1981. McConnell, a 1962 graduate of Franklin College, worked 23 seasons in the NFL as the voice of the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings (1971-76 and 1985-87), Chicago Bears (1977-84), Indianapolis Colts (1992-94) and Tennessee Oilers (1997-98). He also did play-by-play for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns (1970-72) and Indiana Pacers (1972-77). He served as the voice of MLB’s Minnesota Twins (1978-79) and Chicago White Sox (1980-84). He broadcast three Super Bowls, the NBA and ABA championships, the NBA All-Star Game and the American League Championship Series. McConnell also broadcast Northwestern football (1988). He called men’s basketball games for Indiana State (1978-79), DePaul (1984-88), Illinois (1987-88), Notre Dame (1987-88) and Northwestern men’s basketball (1989-94).  Joe McConnell was 79.


WIQI Sports Report April 3, 2018


Villanova has its second national championship in three years after a 79-62 victory over Michigan. The Wildcats went 31 years between their first title in 1985 and their second one two years ago in Houston. Coach Jay Wright and Villanova didn't have to wait very long for another one. Donte DiVincenzo had 31 points for the Wildcats, the most scored against the Wolverines this season. Villanova guard Jalen Brunson, the AP Player of the Year, was in foul trouble and finished with nine points. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led michigan with 23 points. Moritz Wagner added 16 points. Villanova won all six games by double digits over this tournament run, joining Michigan State (2000), Duke (2001) and North Carolina (2009) in that rare air.


CINCINNATI -- Rookie Tyler Mahle pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Raisel Iglesias struck out Anthony Rizzo with the bases loaded to end the eighth, and the Reds edged the Cubs 1-0 for their first win of the season. Eugenio Suarez tripled in the fourth and scored on Adam Duvall's groundout for the game's only run. Cincinnati was swept at home by Washington, falling to 0-3 for the first time since 2003. It also trailed in all 27 innings -- the Nationals scored in the first inning each time. Mahle (1-0) earned the victory in only his fifth major league start, outpitching Tyler Chatwood (0-1) in his Cubs debut. Iglesias got four outs for the save. Chicago has been blanked in back-to-back games for the first time since last May 26-27, when the Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-0 and 5-0.


MILWAUKEE -- Pitcher Miles Mikolas hit a home run and got the 8-4 win in his return from a three-year stint in Japan, as the Cardinals spoiled the Brewers' home opener. St. Louis shortstop Paul DeJong connected for the second straight game, hitting his third homer this season. Milwaukee had opened the season with a three-game sweep at San Diego. Mikolas (1-0) gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings in his first big league start since Aug. 25, 2014, when he pitched eight innings for Texas in a 2-0 win over Seattle. He also got his first major league hit in the fifth -- a two-run homer off Zach Davies (0-1) that broke a 2-2 tie. Eric Thames, Lorenzo Cain and Manny Pina homered for Milwaukee.


TORONTO -- Russell Martin, Josh Donaldson and Aledmys Diaz connected, powering Toronto to its third straight victory as they beat the white sox 4-2. All six runs in the game came on homers. Welington Castillo went deep twice for the White Sox for his sixth career multihomer game and third straight against Toronto. Castillo hit five home runs against the Blue Jays in 2017, his highest total against any opponent. Martin erased a 2-1 deficit with a two-run drive off Danny Farquhar (1-1) with two out in the seventh. Seung Hwan Oh (1-0) got the win despite allowing Castillo's second homer, a tiebreaking shot in the top of the seventh. Roberto Osuna worked the ninth for his second save.

TIGERS 6, royals 1




LOS ANGELES -- Victor Oladipo scored 30 points, Myles Turner added 24 and Indiana rallied for its fifth straight victory A 111-104 WIN OVER THE CLIPPERS. Oladipo shot 11 of 17 from the field and had 12 assists for the playoff-bound Pacers, who have won four in a row over the Clippers. Neither team led by more than seven points in the fourth quarter, when the Pacers scored on nearly every possession over the last five minutes. They've won 12 of their last 16. Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 21 points. Lou Williams added 20 and Montrezl Harrell had 19 off the bench. Austin Rivers scored 18 and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 12 rebounds.


CHICAGO -- Rookie Lauri Markkanen scored 23 points and connected on 5 of 8 3-pointers to lead Chicago PAST THE WIZARDS 113-94. Bobby Portis had 18 points and hit 4 of 5 from long range, and Sean Kilpatrick added 14 points. Chicago shot 52.4 percent overall from the floor and was 18 for 34 on 3s -- matching its season high -- as Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg missed the game with an upper-respiratory infection. Hoiberg returned home before tipoff, leaving associate head coach Jim Boylen to direct Chicago to its second straight win following a seven-game skid. Otto Porter Jr. led the Wizards with 17 points as five-time All-Star John Wall rested. Bradley Beal scored 15 points and reserve Mike Scott added 14.


UTICA, N.Y. -- The family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart's sprint car has apparently reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the former NASCAR star. According to a notice posted in federal court records on Monday, Judge David Hurd set an April 12 settlement hearing in Utica, New York. Kevin Ward Jr. was killed in August 2014 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park after he exited his car following a crashed into the wall lining the dirt track in upstate New York following a bump from Stewart's vehicle. Ward was walking in the direction of Stewart's car when he was struck and killed by the veteran driver. The family claimed Stewart caused the collision by improperly maneuvering toward the victim after the race was placed under caution. A trial had been scheduled to begin May 7.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has a broken right ankle that will require surgery and end his season, right before the start of the playoffs. The Wild announced the diagnosis before their 3-0 victory over Edmonton, when Suter’s streak of 242 consecutive regular-season games ended. That’s the third-longest in franchise history. Suter was hurt on Saturday at Dallas when he crashed leg-first into the end wall and needed help off the ice, and according to his teammates he was downcast on the bus afterward. An MRI on Monday confirmed the fear that an operation would be needed to fix the fracture. Suter already set a career high this season with 45 assists, which also beat his own franchise record for defensemen. Almost half of those assists came on a power play. Suter is also second in the NHL with an average ice time per game of 26:46.


CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James believes Alabama’s football program is offside. James contends the Crimson Tide has lifted ”ideas, concepts and format” from a program on ”Uninterrupted,” the digital media platform the three-time NBA champion co-founded with business partner Maverick Carter. Last year, ”Uninterrupted” aired ”The Shop” a forum where James, Golden State forward Draymond Green, retired player Charles Oakley and others have conversations while getting their hair cut in a barber shop. Alabama recently released a trailer on Twitter for ”Shop Talk” that shows Tide coach Nick Saban and former Alabama star wide receiver Julio Jones in a barber-shop setting. The video says the first episode is ”coming soon.” On Monday, ”Uninterrupted” sent a letter to Alabama, citing ”exploitation” and concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property. In the letter, which was obtained by The Associated Press, Josh Tarnow, the head of business and legal affairs for ”Uninterrupted”, tells Alabama he would prefer not getting into a ”battle of legal letters” with the school and asks for a copy of the first ”Shop Talk” episode to be sent for a review. Tarnow hopes the sides can ”address Uninterrupted’s concerns amicably.” A school spokeswoman told the AP that Alabama is ”in the midst of reviewing this matter, which just came to our attention this morning.” Although James is a huge Ohio State fan, he has attended Alabama games in the past. And every year Alabama has won the national championship since 2010, James has captured an NBA title. It happened in 2012 and 2013 when James played in Miami, and again in 2016 when he guided the Cavaliers to a title, the first for any Cleveland major sports team since 1964. Alabama won its fifth title under Saban in January.




WIQI Sports Report April 2, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – The Final Four is down to two teams: Villanova will play for its second national championship in three years when the Wildcats face Michigan on Monday night. Villanova advanced to the title game by beating Kansas 95-79 in the Final Four. Michigan topped 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago 69-57. Two years after Jalen Brunson and coach Jay Wright’s Wildcats triumphed in Houston, they’ll be the favorites to do it again in the Lone Star State. Their final obstacle is a Wolverines team currently led by German center Moe Wagner, a nightmare matchup for most opponents. But Villanova is a 3-point shooting machine that tests the depth and defense of every opponent. The Wolverines have scrapped and clawed for most of their victories during March Madness, but that resourcefulness should be fully tested by the No. 1-seeded Wildcats. Michigan is in the title game for the second time under coach John Beilein(bee-line), who has never won a national championship. His 2013 Wolverines lost to Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals in Atlanta.
NEW YORK -- Paul DeJong had the first multihomer game of his big league career, Luke Weaver held the Mets to one run in five innings and St. Louis avoided an opening three-game sweep with a 5-1 win over the mets. DeJong went deep in the second inning, making him 3 for 3 with two homers in his career against Steven Matz (0-1). DeJong hit his second solo homer in the eighth against Jacob Rhame. DeJong hit .285 with 25 home runs and 65 RBI as a rookie last year, earning a $26 million, six-year contract. Marcell Ozuna broke out of an 0-for-9 start with three hits, including an RBI double and a run-scoring single. Yadier Molina also homered for the Cardinals. Weaver (1-0) struggled through a 27-pitch first inning but settled in and wound up allowing five hits, four of them singles.
MIAMI -- Dillon Peters threw six scoreless innings, Brian Anderson hit a three-run double to highlight a five-run fifth and Miami split its opening four-game series with Chicago with a 6-0 win on sunday. Peters (1-0) helped a well-worked bullpen out in a big way, rarely getting himself into any trouble. He threw 89 pitches, 56 for strikes, striking out two and walking only one. Jose Quintana (0-1) gave up six hits and six runs in six innings. 
the sox and royals were postponed . . . milwaukee had the day off
LOS ANGELES -- Victor Oladipo scored 30 points, Myles Turner added 24 and Indiana rallied for its fifth straight victory . . . a 111-104 win over the clippers. Oladipo shot 11 of 17 from the field and had 12 assists for the playoff-bound Pacers, who have won four in a row over the Clippers. Neither team led by more than seven points in the fourth quarter, when the Pacers scored on nearly every possession over the last five minutes. They've won 12 of their last 16. Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 21 points. Lou Williams added 20 and Montrezl Harrell had 19 off the bench. Austin Rivers scored 18 and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 12 rebounds.
CHICAGO -- Rookie Lauri Markkanen scored 23 points and connected on 5 of 8 3-pointers to lead Chicago over the wizards 113-94. Bobby Portis had 18 points and hit 4 of 5 from long range, and Sean Kilpatrick added 14 points. Chicago shot 52.4 percent overall from the floor and was 18 for 34 on 3s -- matching its season high -- as Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg missed the game with an upper-respiratory infection. Hoiberg returned home before tipoff, leaving associate head coach Jim Boylen to direct Chicago to its second straight win following a seven-game skid. Otto Porter Jr. led the Wizards with 17 points as five-time All-Star John Wall rested. Bradley Beal scored 15 points and reserve Mike Scott added 14.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw has been released from a hospital following a terrifying fall to the floor during Saturday’s game at Sacramento. The team also said Sunday that preliminary tests showed McCaw has no structural damage or problems with his nervous system after the freak injury. McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after a thud to the court following a foul by Sacramento’s Vince Carter in the Warriors’ 112-96 win.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill are among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Saturday before the NCAA Final Four semifinals. The inductees also include Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Tina Thompson, coach Lefty Driesell, Charlie Scott, longtime executive Rick Welts, NBA executive Rod Thorn, Katie Smith, the late Ora Mae Washington and Croatian star Dino Radja. Nash and Kidd were two of the greatest point guards of their generation. Nash is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player from Canada and an eight-time All-Star. Kidd earned 10 All-Star selections. Hill won two NCAA titles at Duke and seven NBA All-Star selections. Allen is the most prolific 3-point shooter in NBA history and a two-time league champion.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid (jo-elle em-beed)had surgery Saturday to repair a broken bone around his left eye. The team says there is no timetable for Embiid’s return. He is scheduled to have a post-operative examination late next week, and further updates will be provided then. Embiid also suffered a concussion and remains in the NBA’s concussion program.


WIQI Sports Report March 27, 2018


St. Anne                        4       5       Beecher

Prairie Central              1       11     Coal City

Kankakee                      4       15     Manteno


Illinois Lutheran           12     2       Iroquois West

Beecher                         11     1       St. Anne

Bradley-Bourbonnais   14     0       New Trier


CHICAGO -- Kevin Labanc scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of a shootout and San Jose beat Chicago 4-3 for its eighth straight victory. Labanc almost pulled to a stop in front of Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg, faked and then lifted in a nifty backhand. Logan Couture also connected in the tiebreaker for the surging Sharks, whose winning streak is their longest in seven years. Chicago's Patrick Sharp tied it at 3 with 2:22 left in the third period. Tomas Hertl had put the Sharks ahead 3-2 just 1:57 earlier. San Jose's Evander Kane scored his 28th goal -- his eighth in 13 games since being acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. Marcus Sorensen also had a goal for the Sharks. Rookie forward Alex DeBrincat scored his 26th goal and had an assist, and Connor Murphy scored his second for the last-place Blackhawks, who have lost six of seven. Martin Jones made 28 saves through overtime and stopped three of four Blackhawks in the shootout.


Toronto prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., son of the former Montreal Expos great, got to wear his father's No. 27 at Olympic Stadium. The 19-year-old Guerrero was given a standing ovation by Montreal fans when he entered in the seventh inning and finished 0 for 2. St. Louis right-hander Michael Wacha prepped for his expected start Saturday against the Mets at Citi Field by blanking the Blue Jays on three hits through three innings, striking out six. Marcell Ozuna launched his fifth home run as st. louis gets past toronto 5-3. Marcus Stroman pitched 4 2/3 innings for Toronto and fanned six.


Rick Porcello worked five innings in his final spring tuneup for Boston, giving up seven hits and two earned runs. Chicago newcomer Yu Darvish went three innings and allowed one earned run but the bullpen wouldn't hold as the cubs lose to boston 4-2.


Reynaldo Lopez shut out Chicago's Triple-A team over the first 2 2/3 innings. Avisail Garcia had two hits and smacked a two-run homer for the White Sox as they beat the charlotte knights 9-5. Adam Engel hit two doubles.







clint Bowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak dating to 2012 with a dominating victory at Martinsville Speedway. Monday's win continued the strong start to the NASCAR season for Stewart-Haas Racing, which has won four of the first six races to start the year. Bowyer's victory was his first driving for SHR, the team he joined as Tony Stewart's replacement last year. The move to SHR was supposed to turn Bowyer's fortunes around, but his struggles continued through his first year in the No. 14 Ford. Bowyer had led just 145 combined laps the last four years and bettered that Monday with 215 laps led and his first career Martinsville victory. It was the ninth career victory for Bowyer, but first since he was a legitimate title contender in 2012 before the bottom fell out. He was snared in a cheating scandal with Michael Waltrip Racing, that team never recovered and folded, and Bowyer has been trying to find his footing since. He thanked Gene Haas and Stewart for bringing him to SHR.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The women’s Final Four is set, and it’s one exclusive party. UConn, Louisville, Mississippi State and Notre Dame are headed to Columbus, Ohio, marking the fourth time in tournament history that four No. 1 seeds made it to the national semifinals. It’s the 11th consecutive Final Four appearance for the Huskies, breaking a tie with John Wooden and the UCLA men’s team for the Division I record. UConn is into the national semifinals for the 19th time overall, snapping a tie with Tennessee for the most in women’s basketball history. The Huskies will face former Big East rival Notre Dame on Friday night. The Cardinals will play the Bulldogs in the other game.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams, joining All-Pro Aaron Donald on a potentially fearsome defensive front. Suh’s deal in Los Angeles is worth $14 million, according to the NFL Network and ESPN.


NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees are on track to open the season this week with baseball’s seventh-highest payroll, their lowest ranking since 1992, according to projections by The Associated Press. The Boston Red Sox will top the major leagues at about $223 million, ending the Los Angeles Dodgers’ four-year run as the top spender. San Francisco will be second at around $203 million, and the Chicago Cubs are set to be third at about $183 million. The Dodgers and Washington Nationals will each be at approximately $180 million, and the Los Angeles Angels will be next at about $170 million. The Yankees will be at around $167 million – their lowest payroll since 2003.


WIQI Sports Report March 26, 2018

PACERS 113, HEAT 107, OT

INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo had 23 points and five assists to help the Indiana Pacers beat the heat 113-107 in ot to clinch a playoff berth. Thaddeus Young had 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who secured their seventh appearance in the postseason in the last eight seasons. Tyler Johnson made five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, James Johnson had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Bam Adebayo added 14 points for the Heat, who split the four-game season series.


Washington starter Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 in his final tuneup, pitching 5 2/3 innings and giving up two runs on three hits and three walks as the nationlas defeat the cardinals 4-2. Michael A. Taylor and Matt Adams homered for the Nationals. Bryce Harper went hitless in three trips and is batting .283. Tommy Pham had two hits, scoring twice for St. Louis. The Cardinals said pitcher Adam Wainwright will begin the season on the disabled list after injuring himself during conditioning drills earlier this week. Manager Mike Matheny said rookie Jack Flaherty will move into the rotation.


Kyle Hendricks pitched four scoreless innings in his final tuneup for Chicago, allowing one hit and issuing two walks as the cubs beat the royals 5-3. Ben Zobrist had a pair of doubles for the Cubs, scoring a run. Kansas City starter Ian Kennedy gave up one run in five innings.


Eddy Alvarez homered for Chicago. Nick Franklin hit his third home run for Milwaukee. as the white sox ripped the brewers 16-1.






over in college basketball's final four there are Three teams that need no introduction and One that came from out of nowhere. Though the 2018 NCAA Tournament produced the biggest upset in the history of the event along with a seemingly endless string of wild finishes and unexpected results, the Final Four will look very much like it has over the last handful of seasons. In one of next Saturday's semifinals, it's a barnburner of a matchup between top-seeded programs with rich histories: Villanova vs. Kansas. In what will quickly become known as the ''other'' semifinal, it's an upstart vs. another school that knows this road: No. 11 Loyola-Chicago vs. No. 3 Michigan . Remarkable as Loyola's run - and this tournament - have been, this marks the fifth time over the last six seasons that three teams seeded 1 through 4 have been joined by another seeded 7 or higher. The four previous times, the underdog has bowed out in the semifinal.

CHICAGO (AP) -- Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt and Loyola-Chicago got quite a reception as they returned to campus on Sunday. Fans serenaded the 98-year-old team chaplain and newfound celebrity with chants of ''Sister Jean! Sister Jean!'' as she was wheeled into the arena. They roared and screamed ''LUC! LUC!'' as the team walked toward the stage on the court. Some players held up their phones and scanned the crowd, taking it all in a day after securing a spot in the Final Four. The Ramblers' improbable run continues thanks to a convincing victory over Kansas State in the South regional final in Atlanta on Saturday night.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Optimistic as always, Stephen Curry is ready to prove Steve Kerr wrong and return from a left knee injury for the first round of the playoffs. Not that it's entirely up to him. Kerr on Sunday ruled out the two-time MVP for the best-of-seven Western Conference first round. The Warriors are expected to be the No. 2 seed. ''There's no way he's playing in the first round,'' Kerr said. An MRI exam Saturday showed a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament and the team said Curry would be re-evaluated in three weeks - that would be April 14 and a possible Game 1 of the playoffs for Golden State. On Sunday, Curry limped up a couple of stairs to the podium for his news conference but didn't need crutches, saying, ''It's nice that I'm walking and not limited with crutches or anything like that, so that's a positive.

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton says he wishes he ''could have done better'' in making postgame comments during an awkward exchange with a reporter following the Seminoles' Elite Eight loss to Michigan. In a statement posted on the program's Twitter account Sunday, Hamilton said he was ''impacted'' by the emotions as he answered questions from reporter Dana Jacobson following the 58-54 loss Saturday. Jacobson had asked why his Seminoles didn't foul after Michigan's Duncan Robinson grabbed a defensive rebound with Michigan up 4 and just 11 seconds remaining, allowing the clock to run out. Hamilton was immediately defensive and dodged Jacobson's question for a while before getting around to an answer, though he almost walked off before returning. Hamilton said Sunday Jacobson was ''doing her job'' in asking the questions.


The Philadelphia Phillies are banking on young Scott Kingery. A prized prospect who has never played in the majors, Kingery reached a six-year deal with the Phillies on Sunday that takes him through the 2023 season. The contract includes three team options running through 2026. Multiple media reports said Kingery was guaranteed more than $23 million. The 23-year-old Kingery is batting .392 in 20 spring training games and is tied for the Grapefruit League lead with 20 hits. Kingery hit a combined .304 with 26 home runs and 29 steals as a second baseman for Triple-A Lehigh Valley and Double-A Reading last year. He was a second-round pick in the 2015 draft from the University of Arizona.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to miss at least the first two months of the season after undergoing surgery Saturday to have three pins inserted into the broken pinkie on his pitching hand. The 28-year-old lefty was injured Friday when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's Whit Merrifield in a spring training game. The outing was supposed to be the final tuneup for Bumgarner before starting on opening day. ''We're looking at a couple months, give or take,'' manager Bruce Bochy said before San Francisco's exhibition game against its Triple-A club in Sacramento. ''It's going to take a while. I guess the good news we got this morning is they really felt good about the surgery.'' Bumgarner will have the pins in his pinkie for a month, according to Bochy. It will take another two weeks after that before the 2014 World Series MVP can resume throwing. ''We're hoping by early June he'll be pitching for us,'' Bochy said.


WIQI Sports Report March 22, 2018

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 18 8 Heyworth
Dwight 1 15 Seneca
Oakwood 3 5 Fisher
Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 10, St. Joseph-Ogden 2
Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 10, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2
Fisher 7, Oakwood 1
LeRoy 16, Armstrong-Potomac 3
CHICAGO -- Nikola Jokic had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists on "Serbian Heritage Night," and Denver routed Chicago 135-102. Denver shot 61.4 percent (51 for 83) from the field and had seven players score in double figures. Paul Millsap had 22 points and eight rebounds in 27 minutes, and Wilson Chandler made five of the Nuggets' 20 3-pointers on his way to 19 points. The Nuggets (39-33) improved to 1-2 on a seven-game trip and pulled within 1 1/2 games of idle Utah for eighth in the Western Conference playoff race.
NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis capped a 28-point, 13-rebound, five-block performance with a 15-foot baseline fade, a gritty put-back and two free throws in the final minute, and New Orleans outlasted Indiana 96 - 92. E'Twaun Moore scored 23 points for New Orleans, which had to overcome a scrappy defensive effort by Indiana to win its third straight. The Pacers shot only 36.6 percent (34 of 93), but kept the game close with 15 offensive rebounds and 17 second-chance points.
Yu Darvish struck out seven in six innings, allowing three hits that included Juan Centeno's leadoff homer in the third. Steve Cishek and Carl Edwards Jr. combined for hitless relief. Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber homered.
Marcell Ozuna, Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong all homered for St. Louis. Cameron Maybin and Garrett Cooper doubled for Miami.
Eric Hosmer hit his fourth homer, a two-run drive in the fifth. Padres starter Luis Perdomo gave up one run and five hits in five innings, and Chicago's Reynaldo Lopez allowed three runs and five hits in five innings. Matt Skole and Yermin Mercedes homered.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Indianapolis 500, an American staple on ABC for 53 years, will have a new television home next season. In fact, the entire IndyCar package is moving to NBC in 2019 in what could turn out to be an exceptional deal for the series because of promised increased exposure across multiple platforms. That's secondary, though, to another network ending ABC's stranglehold on the "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." The Indy 500 on ABC is the second-longest partnership in television and sports events behind only the Masters, which has been on CBS since 1956. It's a jewel ABC did not particularly want to give up, and IndyCar wasn't unhappy with the network's production of its most important asset. But IndyCar badly wanted its races on one network and made that clear in negotiations with both ABC and NBC. The networks have been sharing the series for several years, with ABC owning the Indy 500 and the broadcast rights. NBC got the leftovers and was allowed to air IndyCar only on cable. IndyCar CEO Mark Miles worked out a three-year deal assigning all media rights to NBC. The agreement announced Wednesday comes with an increased number of races on broadcast (NBC) and a subscription-only channel for IndyCar's diehard fans.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Big East has recommended replacing one-and-done with a two-or-none policy in college basketball, along with NCAA regulation of agents and the creation of an elite player unit to focus on ''players with realistic aspirations of playing in the NBA.'' The Big East's recommendations come a week after a similar report by the Pac-12 for the NCAA's commission on college basketball, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The commission was created in response to a federal investigation into corruption in college basketball. The Big East's plan calls for the elimination of the NBA's one-and-done rule, which prohibits its teams from drafting players until they are at least 19 or a year removed from high school. Two-or-none would be an NCAA policy requiring basketball players who decide to go to college to commit for at least two seasons. Meanwhile, high school players who declare for the NBA draft would forfeit future college eligibility.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee. One of the first orders of business when the league's annual meetings begin Monday in Orlando, Florida, will be a proposal by the committee to clarify what is a catch. Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the week of the Super Bowl he would urge simplification of the rules. ''Catch/no catch is at the top of everyone's minds,'' Troy Vincent, the NFL's football operations chief, said Wednesday before outlining the committee's recommendations. The owners will be asked to vote on clarifications that eliminate parts of the rule involving a receiver going to the ground, and that also eliminate negating a catch for slight movement of the ball while it is in the receiver's possession. No calls in the last few years - not even pass interference - have caused more consternation than overturned catches in key situations, including those by Dez Bryant, Jesse James and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The baseball Hall of Fame says it no longer will use the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo logo for plaques of new members. In a statement, the Hall said Wednesday that it ''concurs with the commissioner's sentiment and acknowledges the shifting societal view of Native American logos in baseball.'' Former Cleveland slugger Jim Thome was elected in January and said he wanted a block C logo on his plaque when it is unveiled in July. Thome said it was ''the right thing to do.'' Major League Baseball announced earlier this year the Chief Wahoo logo won't appear on Cleveland uniforms starting in the 2019 season. The decision came after discussions between Commissioner Rob Manfred and team owner Paul Dolan. For years, groups of Native Americans and their supporters have protested outside Cleveland's stadium before the home opener, saying Chief Wahoo is an offensive depiction of their race. The Hall said that while the Chief Wahoo logo appears on Early Wynn's 1972 bronze plaque and other exhibits in the museum, it won't be used on future plaques.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Lois Goodman was in court six years ago, she stood accused of murder for allegedly bludgeoning her elderly husband with a coffee mug. On Wednesday, she was the accuser, blaming a medical examiner of falsifying an autopsy report that led to her arrest, tarnished her reputation and left her in financial trouble. Goodman, a tennis umpire who was on her way to officiate a U.S. Open tennis match in New York in 2012 when police handcuffed her in front of news cameras, wants at least $100,000 for legal expenses and the ordeal she suffered for months before prosecutors dropped the charges. Attorney Todd Thibodo told jurors in federal court that Deputy Medical Examiner Yulai Wang in the Los Angeles coroner's office provided no justification when he determined Alan Goodman's death was a homicide not an accident. Wang had omitted important elements about the death and ignored the office's rules about including evidence of other possible causes of death in his report, he said.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester United has applied to set up a professional women's team for the first time in the club's history. If the English Football Association accepts the request, United would enter its team in the second tier of the Women's Super League. Ed Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, says the women's team ''must be built in the same image and with the same principles as the men's first team.''


WIQI Sports Report March 21, 2018

CHICAGO -- Nathan MacKinnon had two assists, extending his point streak to a career high-tying 13 games, and Colorado beat Chicago 5-1. Alexander Kerfoot scored twice and Semyon Varlamov made 44 saves as Colorado won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 8-1-3 in their last 12. Mikko Rantanen and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and an assist, and Erik Johnson added an empty-netter. The Avalanche (40-25-8) snapped a tie with Anaheim for the top spot in the Western Conference wild-card race and moved within two points of Minnesota for third place in the Central Division. Chicago (30-35-9) lost for the sixth time in seven games. Defenseman Brent Seabrook scored his fifth goal of the season for the Blackhawks, and Anton Forsberg made 35 stops in his first start since he was pulled in the first period of Thursday night's 6-2 loss at Winnipeg. The last-place Blackhawks were eliminated from postseason contention with the loss. They had made the playoffs in nine straight seasons, winning three Stanley Cups.
Adrian Gonzalez hit his first spring homer, and Wilmer Flores and Travis d'Arnaud also connected for New York as the mets handle the cardinals 8-7. Starter Matt Harvey gave up a run and five hits over 5 1/3 innings. Marcell Ozuna doubled and singled for St. Louis.
Chicago starter Lucas Giolito pitched two-hit ball for 6 1/3 innings and Yoan Moncada had two hits and drove in three runs as the white sox shutout the rangers 10-0. Free agent signee Doug Fister was lifted after 2 1/3 innings of his start for Texas.
REDS 3, PADRES 3, 10 innings
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have matched the Green Bay Packers' offer sheet for cornerback Kyle Fuller and signed him to a four-year contract. The Bears announced Tuesday they are retaining Fuller. Fuller had 22 passes defensed and two interceptions last season. He emerged as a key player after struggling in 2015 and sitting out 2016 because of a knee injury. General manager Ryan Pace says the Bears "could not be happier to have Kyle under contract for four more years." Chicago finished last in the NFC North at 5-11 last season.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent offensive lineman Matt Slauson. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The addition of the 6-foot-5, 315-pound Slauson may finally help solidify the interior of a line that has struggled to protect Andrew Luck since he entered the league in 2012. He has played both guard and center. Slauson has started 108 games since being selected by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. He spent his first four seasons with the Jets, joined the Chicago Bears in 2013 and then wound up with San Diego in 2016. He played two seasons with the Chargers, who moved to Los Angeles last season.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars unceremoniously dumped the longest-tenured player on their roster Tuesday, and he wasn't happy about it. The Jaguars released veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis after 12 seasons to save $3.5 million in salary-cap space. The move came the same day Jacksonville parted ways with receiver Allen Hurns to save $7 million. Both players are now free agents and can sign with any team that wants them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has been arrested in Los Angeles following a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones. A police spokesman says the player, whose legal name is Isaiah Avery Jones, was arrested Monday night after officers responded to a disturbance in downtown Los Angeles. Officer Luis Garcia says Jones was breaking glass doors and windows when officers arrived and was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism. The arrest was first reported by TMZ, which posted video of a nude Zay Jones pushing his brother in what appeared to be the hallway of an apartment building. Jail records showed Jones was being held Tuesday on $20,000 bail. The Bills said in a statement they were still gathering information about the incident and declined further comment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was charged Tuesday with threatening two former teammates who had harassed him in the NFL and with threatening his former prep school classmates, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Martin pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of making criminal threats and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a loaded firearm, district attorney's office spokesman Greg Risling said. A post on Martin's Instagram page last month showed a shotgun and referred by name to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles that he once attended. The post also included mentions of the Instagram usernames of former Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey and said suicide and revenge were the only options for a victim of bullying.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver has been excused from the team to be with family following the death of a younger brother. The team issued a statement late saying Korver's brother, Kirk, died earlier in the day. Korver is expected to miss Wednesday's home game against Toronto. Kyle Korver, who is in his second season with Cleveland, left the Cavs last week after his 27-year-old brother became seriously ill in Iowa. Korver played in Monday night's home win over Milwaukee, scoring 12 points.


WIQI Sports Report March 20, 2018

Fisher 6, Cissna Park 3. The visiting Bunnies scored three runs in the top of the seventh to break a 3-3 tie and hold on for their first win of the season. Chris Hess hit a two-run home run in the seventh to spark the Bunnies (1-0-1), while Jacob Horsch added two hits. Jed Chow threw a complete game for Fisher, striking out eight. Tanner Benoit hit a two-run home run for the Timberwolves (1-1) and Mario Renteria went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
Iroquois West 1 11 Milford - MILFORDS Tyler Buhrmester  SCATTERED 6 HITS AND GAVE UP ONE RUN HE WALKED ONE WHILE STRIKING OUT 7 RAIDERS AS THE BEARCATS 10 RUN IROQUOIS WEST 11-1 IN 6-INNINGS. The host Bearcats (2-0) received two RBI apiece from Brady Marshino and Klaytin Hunsinger. IROQUOIS WEST DIDN'T PROVIDE THEIR PITCHERS WITH SOME SOLID D AS THEY COMMITT 6 ERRORS IN THE LOSS. Alexis Ramirez had a double for IW (0-2).
Hoopeston Area 5, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 17 5 Armstrong F
Prairie Central 8 9 Roanoke-Benson
LeRoy 6, Salt Fork 1
Grace Christian Academy 14 4 Kankakee Trinity Academy
Bradley-Bourbonnais 2 10 Morris
Manteno 16 0 Bloom
Gardner-South Wilmington 1 11 Coal City
St. Joseph 10 7 Wheaton Academy
watseka at grant park was cancelled due to a wet field
Milford 10, Iroquois West 0. The host Bearcats earned the five-inning win thanks in large part to a three-hit shutout tossed by Kaylee Warren, who struck out five. Brittney Bailey led the Bearcats (2-0) at the plate by going 3 for 4 with four RBI. Meara Tilstra went 2 for 2 and stole a base to pace the Raiders (0-2).
St. Anne 1 9 Kankakee
Fisher 14, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1
St. Joseph-Ogden 10, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0.
Unity 17, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 2
NEW YORK -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points and Michael Beasley added 17 as New York beat Chicago 110-92. Enes Kanter had 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Troy Williams added 11 for the Knicks. Cristiano Felicio scored a career-high 17 points for the Bulls, who were missing their top three scorers and went 3-for-30 from 3-point range. Bobby Portis and Antonio Blakeney scored 16 points apiece.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo sparked a decisive run and finished with 20 points, Myles Turner had 21 points and Indiana recovered from a poor start for a 110-100 victory over Los Angeles. The victory snapped Indiana's two-game losing streak. Los Angeles was led by Kyle Kuzma with 27 points and Brook Lopez with 23, but the Lakers still lost their third straight. Oladipo and Darren Collison got Indiana going with back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the third quarter for a 77-70 lead.
Jon Lester exited after 6 2/3 innings with six strikeouts and a second-inning RBI single in the 5-4 Cubs win over the reds. Addison Russell added a two-RBI single and Albert Almora Jr. drove home a run. Cincinnati designated hitter Scooter Gennett was 3 for 3 with a double and run scored.
Matt Davidson, who homered, and Adam Engel each had three hits for Chicago and leadoff man Yoan Moncada got two hits and drove in three runs as the white sox pounded the living daylights out of arizona 15-2. Carson Fulmer pitched four hitless innings for the White Sox. Arizona relievers Neftali Feliz and Kris Medlen both got roughed up.
Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke will start this season in the dugout. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Monday that Greinke won't pitch on opening day because of what's perceived to be a minor health issue. Greinke exited his latest start after one inning because of tightness in his groin. He's scheduled to pitch again in spring training Wednesday.
Justin Turner has a broken left wrist after being hit by a pitch during Los Angeles' 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. IT IS NOT known yet how long Turner would be out, but it should be a matter of at least a few weeks.
MESA, Ariz. -- Right-hander Trevor Cahill and the Oakland Athletics have finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract. As part of the deal announced Monday, Cahill would get a $250,000 assignment bonus if traded.
CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep. Lue said in statement that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is and offered no timetable for his return. The coach said he feels he needs to step away “and focus on trying to establish a stronger and healthier foundation” from which to coach the rest of the season. Associate head coach Larry Drew will run the team in Lue’s absence.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A winter storm expected to hit the Northeast is forcing at least one college basketball team to alter its travel plans for the third round of the NCAA Tournament. West Virginia’s athletic department announced the Mountaineers will leave a day early for Boston. WVU says it will depart Morgantown on Tuesday instead of Wednesday. Fifth-seeded West Virginia meets top-seeded Villanova in the East Region semifinals at TD Garden on Friday night.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts finally made a splash in free agency by signing tight end Eric Ebron. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Ebron was released last week by the Detroit Lions, the team that made him a first-round pick in 2014.
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is working to finalize a two-game series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 in 2019, the sport’s first regular-season games in Europe. The Red Sox have the option of having both games be Boston home games. 


WIQI Sports Report March 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- Myles Turner scored 25 points, including two clutch free throws with 21.5 seconds remaining, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-98 on Tuesday night in a possible Eastern Conference playoff preview. Thaddeus Young added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the surprising Pacers (40-28), who overcame an off shooting night by leading scorer Victor Oladipo to win their third straight and improve to a season-high 12 games over .500. They were coming off a 99-97 victory at Boston on Sunday night. Joel Embiid had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Ben Simmons finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers (36-30), who had won 13 straight home games.
CHICAGO -- DeAndre Jordan dominated with 29 points and 18 rebounds, leading the Clippers to the 112-106 road win against the bulls. Lou Williams scored 26 and Tobias Harris had 18 points for Los Angeles, which took control late in the third quarter on the way to its fifth win in six games. Bobby Portis led Chicago with 19 points and nine rebounds. Kris Dunn added 18 points and six assists. But with Lauri Markkanen sidelined by lower back spasms, the Bulls lost for the eighth time in 11 games.
ncaa tourney first four
Travis Fields Jr. and Ed Polite Jr. each scored 13 points to lift Radford to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 71-61 over LIU Brooklyn in the First Four on Tuesday night. Jashaun Agosto finished with a game high 16 Pts for  LIU Brooklyn. 
Courtney Stockard returned from an injury and scored 26 points, and Jaylen Adams made a jumper and three free throws in the final minute Tuesday night, rallying St. Bonaventure to a 65-58 victory over UCLA and its first NCAA Tournament win since 1970. Aaron Holiday led the way for the bruins with 20 Pts.
Carlos Asuaje had three hits, including a double and a home run, and Jordan Lyles gave up four runs and five hits in three innings. Mike Montgomery allowed two runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings. Wilson Contreras hit a two-run homer but it wasn't enough as the cubs lose a split squad game against the padres 7-5.
Addison Russell hit his first home run of the spring over the left-field bullpen, and Ian Happ clocked his fifth for Chicago in front of a Cactus League-record 15,849 fans as the cubs split squad beat the giants 2-1. Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood struck out nine in five innings of one-hit ball. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner fanned seven in five innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs.
Miami starter Jose Urena got just one out, giving up six runs and six hits as the cardinals beat up the marlins 11-4. Carlos Martinez struck out five in four innings and gave up four hits. Marcel Ozuna had two hits, including his third double of spring training, and raised his batting average to .188. Jose Martinez drove in three runs with a double and a single. Cameron Maybin tripled and drove in two runs.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Venus Williams defeated Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-6 (8), 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday as the oldest woman in the draw. The 37-year-old American was coming off a straight-set victory over younger sister Serena a night earlier, ending a three-match skid against her sibling. After early losses in her first two tournaments of the year, Williams hasn’t dropped a set at Indian Wells, where she has yet to reach the final in six previous appearances. Awaiting Williams in the quarterfinals is 27th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, who beat American wild card Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-4.
NEW YORK (AP) – Kristaps Porzingis thought he would go right back into the game when he hurt his knee last month. Now he’s not sure when he can play again. Porzingis said Tuesday there is no timetable for his return from a torn left ACL that will keep him out the remainder of this season and at least some of the next. The 7-foot-3 All-Star forward was hurt upon landing after a dunk against Milwaukee on Feb. 6. He said there was sharp pain when the injury happened, but that he quickly felt better. but bad news came at the hospital, where tests confirmed the torn ligament. He underwent surgery and said he is keeping a positive mindset in his recovery, already working on his upper body strength while rehabilitating the knee.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) – Tim Tebow was reassigned by the New York Mets to their minor league camp after he went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in an exhibition against the Houston Astros. The former NFL quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner hit .056 (1 for 18) with 11 strikeouts in seven big league exhibition games. The 30-year-old, who is not on the Mets’ 40-man roster, has been hampered by a left ankle sprain. Tebow’s only hit was a hard single to center off Washington’s Erick Fedde on March 2. He has been used solely as a designated hitter or pinch hitter because of the injury. Earlier in spring training, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he thinks Tebow will be in the major leagues . . . . . . . . one day. 
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Adrian Beltre is long past going to spring training trying to make the team. The five-time Gold Glove third baseman with more than 3,000 career hits is quite a rarity. Going into his 21st big-league season, Beltre is one of only two current players who have played at least 20 MLB seasons. The other is his new teammate with the Texas Rangers, 44-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon. Of the 19,183 players listed by baseballreference.com as appearing in a big league game, only 156 have played at least 20 seasons . That is about one-thousandth of 1 percent of all players. Carlos Beltran, like Beltre and Colon, played his 20th season last year. But the 40-year-old outfielder retired after finally being part of a World Series title with the Houston Astros. Nolan Ryan pitched a record 27 seasons before retiring in 1993, nearly a century after Cap Anson was the only other to play 27 big-league seasons (1871-97). Tommy John pitched 26 seasons from 1963-89, missing all of 1975 after being the first to have ulnar ligament reconstruction in his elbow, the surgery that now bears his name.


WIQI Sports Report March 13, 2018

milford lady bats
the Milford Lady Bats made a statement in their first game against Lockport Taft with a 25-2 victory then cruised to a 25-12 win in the second game to become class 2a 8th grade Sectional Champs on Monday night. milford was led by the mowrey twins as caley had 8 kills and 5 blocks while sister cassidy had six aces and 13 assists. tiffany schroeder added 5 kills as The Lady Bats move on in their quest for a state title and will play on Friday night at 8:15pm in Auburn Illinois against 23-1 champaign st. matthew. milford improves to 14-2.
8th grade class 1a at crescent city
Thornton Wolcott def. Cissna Park , 25-14, 25-20 Thornton Wolcott record now 13-0-0
8th grade class 3a at bishop mcnamara
Paxton-Buckley-Loda def. Beecher , 17-25, 25-22 , 25-13
pbl will play friday at 4:30 at tolono unity jr. high school against 20-2 princeville
mlb - the cubs and the cards both had the day off
Chicago leadoff man Adam Engel hit a home run on the first pitch of the game and added another in the ninth inning for his fourth of the spring as the white sox beat seattle 4-2. Seattle's Jean Segura smashed a line drive into the right-field corner for a triple, scoring Ichiro Suzuki after a leadoff walk. Nelson Cruz missed his third consecutive game for the Mariners.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Jake Arrieta and the Philadelphia Phillies finalized a $75 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons.
Neil Walker became the latest free agent to take a big pay cut as opening day approaches, joining the New York Yankees on Monday with a one-year deal for $4 million. The veteran infielder made $17.2 million last season while playing for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. He can earn $1 million in performance bonuses this year. Walker likely will start at second base and Brandon Drury, acquired from Arizona last month, will play third.
Starting pitcher Lance Lynn got right to work with Minnesota after finalizing his $12 million, one-year deal. He turned down a $17.4 million offer to stay with St. Louis, and looked for a richer contract in free agency. Lynn limbered up with the Twins on a practice field, and was set to start Tuesday against Baltimore. Right-handed starter Alex Cobb and reliever Greg Holland are among the free agents still available. All 30 teams open on March 29.
The Colorado Rockies finalized a $5 million, one-year deal to bring back three-time All-Star and popular clubhouse leader Carlos Gonzalez. His agreement includes $3 million in potential bonuses based on days on the active roster.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics landed a new starting catcher, finalizing a $6.5 million, one-year contract with free agent Jonathan Lucroy. The 31-year-old two-time All-Star batted .265 with six home runs and 40 RBIs in 123 games last season for Texas and Colorado.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Hall of Famer and New York Yankees special adviser Reggie Jackson is on the disabled list. The 71-year-old Jackson will have knee surgery Tuesday after tripping and falling during a walk Monday morning. The Yankees said Jackson, an instructor at spring training, was in "good spirits."
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) - Venus Williams defeated younger sister Serena 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open, her first win in the sibling rivalry since 2014. Serena still owns a 17-12 advantage overall, although Venus evened their WTA Tour head-to-head meetings at 7-7.
NEW YORK (AP) -- UConn is back in a familiar place - the No. 1 overall seed in the women's NCAA Tournament. Joining the Huskies as top seeds are Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State. The Huskies enter as the lone unbeaten team and will be vying for their 12th national championship. It's the ninth time that UConn has entered the NCAAs undefeated, including last year when the Huskies went in as the overwhelming favorite before their 111-game winning streak ended with a loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four. This year's Final Four is in Columbus, Ohio, and will take place on March 30. The national championship game is on Sunday, April 1.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored twice to reach 600 goals as the Washington Capitals moved back into first place by beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in overtime. Ovechkin scored in each of the first two periods to get to 42 this season. The Russian winger became the 20th player and fourth-fastest in NHL history to 600 goals and is on pace to lead the league in goals for the seventh time. The only players to score 600 faster were Wayne Gretzky (718 games), Mario Lemieux (719) and Brett Hull (900).


WIQI Sports Report March 12, 2018

Annawan 48 F
Okawville 59
CLASS 1A At Peoria (Carver Arena) STATE THIRD PLACE
Sterling (Newman Central Catholic) 65 F
Goreville 50
Winnebago 49 F
Chicago (Orr) 76
CLASS 2A At Peoria (Carver Arena) STATE THIRD PLACE
Pinckneyville   61 F
Bloomington (Central Catholic) 69
Chicago Heights (Marian) 61 F
Kankakee (Sr.) 50
The No. 1 seeds for the NCAA Tournament are Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier with the top-ranked Cavaliers getting preferential seeding in the South Region. The first four games in Dayton, Ohio, will be LIU-Brooklyn against Radford and St. Bonaventure against UCLA on Tuesday night, and North Carolina Central against Texas Southern and Arizona State against Syracuse on Wednesday night. Among the intriguing early matchups is No. 8 seed Creighton and its star, Marcus Foster, against ninth-seeded Kansas State. Foster began his career with the Wildcats. The Final Four is March 31 and April 2 in San Antonio. Southern California, Notre Dame, Baylor and Saint Mary’s are the No. 1 seeds for the National Invitation Tournament.
IN THE NBA . . . BULLS 129, HAWKS 122
ATLANTA -- Zach LaVine scored 21 points, including four free throws in the final 17 seconds to stop Atlanta's comeback, and the Chicago Bulls beat the injury-depleted Hawks 129-22. Bobby Portis also had 21 points for Chicago. The Hawks, already playing without injured point guard Dennis Schroder, lost Kent Bazemore to a right knee sprain and Jaylen Morris to a left ankle injury in the second quarter. Taurean Prince led Atlanta with a career-high 38 points. Mike Muscala also set a career high with 19 points.
BOSTON -- Victor Oladipo scored 27 points, then committed a dead-ball offensive foul with 1.5 seconds left that gave Boston a shot to win the game at the buzzer, but the Indiana Pacers held on to beat the depleted Celtics 99-97. Myles Turner scored 19 points, including the game-winning basket with 21 seconds to play, and added 10 rebounds for Indiana, who survived the crazy ending to win for the fifth time in six games. Boston led by 10 at halftime before point guard Kyrie Irving left the game with a sore left knee, joining absent big man Al Horford, who was home sick, and Jaylen Brown, who is in the concussion protocol.
CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:16 left in the third period and had an assist to lead Chicago OVER BOSTON 3-1. Kane scored on a screened shot from just inside the left point to put Chicago ahead 2-1 with Boston's Zdeno Chara off for high-sticking Brandon Saad, getting a double-minor for drawing blood. Brent Seabrook added a goal from the right circle on a screened shot with 1:05 remaining as the Blackhawks ended Boston's six-game winning streak and their own two-game slide. Chicago's Artem Anisimov scored his 20th goal, reaching that mark for the third straight season since the Blackhawks acquired him from Columbus. Anton Forsberg made 31 saves, and Jonathan Toews had three assists.
Yu Darvish breezed through the first three innings before running into trouble in the fourth. He left after Jed Lowrie doubled and scored on Matt Olson's single AS OAKLAND BEAT THE CUBS 7-2. Kyle Schwarber and Chris Gimenez hit back-to-back home runs off Oakland starter Sean Manea.
Luke Weaver pitched four perfect innings and struck out four in his third start for St. Louis AS THE CARDINALS GET PAST THE NATIONALS 4-3. Jose Martinez had two hits for the Cardinals, driving in a pair with a home run. Anthony Rendon doubled and scored for Washington, while Matt Reynolds homered for the first time. Tanner Roark started for the Nationals, pitching four innings and allowing three runs on five hits and two walks.
Chicago top prospect Eloy Jimenez had two more hits, giving him two home runs and a triple in his first four at-bats of the spring AS THE WHITE SOX TRIP UP ARIZONA 6-5. Jose Abreu homered for the second time and Yoan Moncada hit his first for the White Sox. Chicago starter Reynaldo Lopez pitched 4 1/3 shutout innings. Patrick Corbin allowed three runs on five hits and two walks, going four innings in a start for Arizona.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – free agent ace Jake Arrieta and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a three-year deal worth $75 million. The 32-year-old righty was among several top free agents who didn’t get a deal for six or seven years in a changing market. The Phillies, who have plenty of money to spend, waited until the price was right for them. Arrieta won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Chicago Cubs and helped them win the World Series the next season. He was 14-10 with a 3.53 ERA in 30 starts last year.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Star cornerback Richard Sherman signed a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, two days after being released by the rival Seattle Seahawks. The deal reportedly is worth up to $39.15 million.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants cut veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Sunday. Rodgers-Cromartie and the team failed to rework his contract, which called for him to make $6.5 million in salary and a cap hit of $8.5 million.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Pro Bowl cornerback Casey Hayward agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers and Hayward’s agent, David Mulugheta, confirmed the deal Sunday. NFL.com first reported the extension, which includes $20 million guaranteed.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Eric Winston has been unanimously re-elected as president of the NFL players union, earning his third straight three-year term. Winston, who is scheduled to become a free agent, ran unopposed for the position. The NFLPA Board of Player Representatives announced the result Sunday at the NFLPA’s annual meetings. New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich was elected as the union’s treasurer.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) Paul Casey closed with a 6-under 65 and won the Valspar Championship after watching Tiger Woods come up one putt short of a playoff. A highly charged PGA Tour event ended with one player ending a long victory drought, just not the one most fans came to see. Casey ran off three straight birdies early on the back nine to take the lead, and he closed with tough pars to post at 10-under 274. No one caught him, giving Casey his first PGA Tour victory since the 2009 Houston Open. Woods charged up the record crowd with a birdie putt from just inside 45 feet on the 17th hole to get within one shot. He laid well back off the 18th tee and hit his approach from 185 yards to just inside 40 feet. The birdie chance to force a playoff was 2 feet short. Woods closed with a 1-under 70 and tied for second, his highest finish in an official tournament since he tied for second at The Barclays in 2013.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Vijay Singh got up-and-down for birdie with a putter from off the green on the final hole for a one-shot victory in the Toshiba Classic on Sunday. The 55-year-old Hall of Famer edged Tommy Tolles, Tom Pernice Jr. and Scott McCarron to win for the first time as an individual on the PGA Tour Champions. He teamed with Carlos Franco to win last year’s Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. Singh has played a limited schedule on the 50-and-over tour while continuing to compete on the PGA Tour, where he has 34 career victories.
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kevin Harvick is at his best when he's mad, so much so that former crew chief Gil Martin used to try to rile him up during races. Harvick was running extra hot when he got to ISM Raceway after penalties for technical violations marred his victory last week at Las Vegas. When he finally cooled off Sunday afternoon, he celebrated his third straight NASCAR Cup victory and record-extending ninth at the mile oval southwest of Phoenix. 
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Sebastien Bourdais won IndyCar’s season-opening race in St. Petersburg on Sunday, a victory handed to him when Alexander Rossi and Robert Wickens crashed racing for the lead. Wickens was heading to a victory in his IndyCar debut until two late cautions gave Rossi a chance to take it away. On a restart with two laps remaining, Rossi tried to dive inside of Wickens entering the first turn. The two cars made contact and Wickens spun off course. Bourdais slid by both cars from third for the victory. It is the 37th career victory for the Frenchman, who ranks sixth on IndyCar’s all-time list. Bourdais trails Al Unser by two wins for fifth on the list.


WIQI Sports Report March 8, 2018

Kankakee (Sr.) 72
Park Forest (Rich East) 71 F
Corey Tharp - Kankakee, 23 points/Vashawn Sims - Rich East-15 points
Julian Stadeli - Cissna Park Christian Stadeli  -  Cissna Park
Woodrow Hubbard - Momence Lamar Lillard  - Momence
Lamarius Lillard  - Momence Austin Gooden  - PBL
Carson Anderson  -  South Newton Jay Hammel  - South Newton
Blake Castonguay  -  Watseka Brendan Fletcher  -  Watseka
Darryl Harris  - Central Tanner Benoit - Cissna Park
Brian Fehr - Cissna Park Michael Hartke  -  Iroquois West
Tyler Pichon  -  PBL Drew Hagen  -  Watseka
Andrew Boudreau  -  Central Dakota Wahl  - Dwight
Austin Saathoff  -  Iroquois West Kobey Mazur  - Momence
Mason Ecker  -  PBL Brody Derflinger  -  South Newton
Ben Lyznicki  -  Watseka
Gabby Wessels  -  Cissna Park Rose Ritter  -   Clifton
Melissa Stewart -  Dwight Meara Tilstra  -   IW
Matti Lanie  -   Momence Ariana Gentzler  -   PBL
Liberty Jamison  -   PBL Jaimie Diedam  -   South Newton
Kennedy Bauer  -   Watseka Summer Cramer  -   Watseka
Mallory Drake  -   Watseka
Anna Jennings  -  Cissna Park Jasmine Stock  -   Cissna Park
Mackenzie Bruns  -   PBL Cassidi Nuckols  -  PBL
Magan Harris  -   Watseka
Olivia Powell  -  Cissna Park Cassidy Gerdes  -   Clifton
Leah Flynn  -   Dwight Maya Sanchez  -  IW
Brooke Kelly  -   Momence Baylee Cosgrove -  PBL
Shanelle Embery  -  South Newton Emily Bunting  -  Watseka
CHICAGO -- Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn added 21 apiece and Chicago handed Memphis its 15th straight loss 119-110. Memphis' Dillon Brooks scored 20 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Donovan Mitchell added 20 points and six assists in Utah's 104-84 victory over Indiana. The Jazz improved to 15-2 over their last 17 games. Ricky Rubio had 18 points and seven assists for Utah, and reserve Jae Crowder added 16 points. Myles Turner led Indiana with 24 points.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two momentum-swinging 3-pointers in the third quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-99 on for their 17th straight win. The Rockets passed the Boston Celtics for the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. Houston hasn't lost since Jan. 26 at New Orleans.
Slimmed-down Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber hit his first home run of the spring after Chicago had already gotten to Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer for eight runs as the cubs beat the indians 11-6. Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr. and Tommy La Stella each had two hits for Chicago. Cleveland first baseman Yonder Alonso hit his second homer of the spring after signing with Cleveland as a free agent.
Adam Wainwright worked 3 2/3 innings in his second start of the spring for St. Louis as they down the nationals 4-3. Cardinals closer Luke Gregerson is expected to be sidelined for at least a couple of days with tightness in his oblique. Washington starter Max Scherzer struck out four and gave up a home run to Greg Garcia.
Yoan Moncada had three hits and scored twice for Chicago as the white sox get past the reds 14-12. Starter Miguel Gonzalez got just two outs, giving up five runs on four hits and two walks. Reds starter Homer Bailey was tagged for six runs and seven hits in three innings. Scott Schebler got four hits.
Now that Ichiro Suzuki is back with the Seattle Mariners, he hopes to stick around a while. The 44-year-old outfielder rejoined his former team Wednesday with a $750,000, one-year contract. Suzuki was the AL MVP and Rookie of the Year with Seattle in 2001. He was traded to the New York Yankees during the 2012 season and spent three years in Miami. Suzuki has a .312 career average and 3,080 hits, not including the 1,278 hits he totaled in Japan. He played 136 games last year for the Marlins and hit .255 with a .318 on-base percentage. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said discussions about Suzuki's return intensified about a week ago, when the club's outfield injury situation became a greater concern.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Eagles acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle gets wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick, while Philadelphia also receives a seventh-round pick. Bennett had 8 + sacks last season and 54 in his nine-year career.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Rams agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks. Los Angeles gets the Giants' fourth-round and sixth-round picks in the 2018 draft. The NFC West champion Rams also will send a seventh-round pick in 2019 to the Giants along with Ogletree, their defensive captain and last season's leading tackler.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Jones agreed to pay the NFL more than $2 million in legal fees resulting from two disputes the Dallas Cowboys owner had with the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell held an appeal hearing with Jones on Monday. That came a few days after Goodell assessed the financial penalties for Jones' lawsuit to overturn the suspension of Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott, and for a lawsuit Jones threatened to stop Goodell's newly approved contract.
DENVER -- Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Papa John's spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa John's franchisee. Manning will remain Papa John's celebrity spokesman and brand ambassador. He wasn't immediately available for comment. The NFL and Papa John's ended their deal Feb. 27, and the league announced a multiyear marketing deal with Pizza Hut the following day. The NFL's relationship with Papa John's was strained last year when company founder John Schnatter criticized the league's leadership about national anthem protests by players.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kevin Harvick has been stripped of the playoff points he earned for winning at Las Vegas because of violations discovered on his Ford. NASCAR ruled Wednesday that Harvick's No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team violated the rule requiring rear window support braces holding the rear window glass rigid, as well as a rule requiring the right side rocker panel extension to be aluminum. The penalty is the loss of the seven playoff points Harvick earned for winning Sunday's race and both stages. It was Harvick's second consecutive win of the season. Harvick also was docked 20 points. Harvick now has six playoff points instead of the 13 he had earned through three races. Crew chief Rodney Childers was fined $50,000, and car chief Robert Smith was suspended two races. Images of Harvick's popped up on social media with fans wondering if the car was legal because the window appeared altered. Childers has maintained a brace failed.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The head of the Iditarod's drug testing program, who is challenging his termination from a university job over allegations of bullying and sexual harassment, has been accused of threatening a musher just before the start of this year's race - another black mark for the beleaguered, world-famous sled dog race. Iditarod officials said they are reviewing the allegations and will determine the future role of Dr. Morrie Craig within the next few days. Craig is a contractor for the Iditarod, who is paid an annual $2,500 stipend. The Iditarod's policy against sexual harassment also covers bullying.


WIQI Sports Report March 7, 2018

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the milford lady bats 8th grade girls volleyball team won their regional in elwood by beating elwood in straight sets 25-19, 25-17. they will now play in the ford heights cottage grove sectional on monday march 12 at 6:30 against an undetermined opponet.
CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews scored nine seconds into overtime and had an assist in regulation to lead Chicago past Colorado 2-1. The game-winner was generated directly from the faceoff at center ice. Toews pulled the draw to Duncan Keith, who fed Patrick Kane on the right side. Kane fed Toews on a 2-on-1 and the Chicago captain chipped his 18th goal past Semyon Varlamov from the low edge the right circle. Chicago's Jean-Francois Berube stopped 33 shots and Erik Gustafsson connected in the first, as the fading Blachawks won for the second time in five games. 
Yu Darvish struck out four over two hitless innings in his first game with the Cubs. Albert Almora Jr. hit his first home run of the spring and Javier Baez doubled, singled and drove in two runs as the cubs handle the dodgers 9-5. Logan Forsythe and Matt Kemp each doubled for Los Angeles.
St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty struck out seven and Yadier Molina doubled as the marlins and cardinals played to a nine inning 4 all tie. Miami prospect Lewis Brinson, acquired in the Christian Yelich trade and looking to secure a roster spot, hit a two-run homer.
Reynaldo Lopez worked three innings in his second start for Chicago, walking three and striking out three as the sox beat the brewers 6-4. Milwaukee starter Wade Miley worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out four. Travis Shaw hit two home runs. for the Brewers.
DALLAS (AP) -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is denying a 2011 allegation of sexual assault after a weekly alternative newspaper in Oregon published details of a case that prosecutors didn't pursue, saying they didn't believe there was evidence to support the claim. The report in the Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon, came two weeks after a Sports Illustrated account that portrayed a hostile work environment for women in the front office of the Mavericks. The woman claimed Cuban reached inside her pants and assaulted her while they were taking a picture in a Portland nightclub. In an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Cuban wrote, ''It didn't happen.'' In a report explaining why they weren't pursuing the case, prosecutors wrote that ''there is no evidence to corroborate the complainant's statement and there is evidence contradicting the claim.'' The report also said the woman didn't want to proceed with the allegation.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks are bringing back the bullpen cart. The Diamondbacks announced the team will use an OnTrac bullpen cart to transport relief pitchers from both bullpens at Chase Field prior to entering a game. The last known use of a motorized vehicle in Major League Baseball was in 1995, when the Milwaukee Brewers used a motorcycle with a sidecar. Mike Fetters, Arizona's bullpen coach, was the closer for the Brewers that season. Baseball historians have tracked the use of bullpen carts to 1950, when the Cleveland Indians first used a ''little red wagon.'' The first official use came in 1951 with the Chicago White Sox. The Kansas City A's added one in 1955 and by the 1960s, the carts could be found across the majors and minors.
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Kansas City Royals have plugged a hole in center field by agreeing to sign Jon Jay. Jay agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract Tuesday, and could earn another $1.5 million in performance bonuses. Jay has a .996 career fielding percentage, the highest of any active major league outfielder with a minimum of 500 games. He has appeared in 648 games in center during his eight-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs. Jay did not commit an error in 141 chances last season and enters this season with a 189-game errorless streak.
Five NFL players have been given the franchise tag, with only Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell getting the exclusive tag. Bell, who has been adamant about not playing under the tag for a second straight season, can't negotiate with any other teams. Pittsburgh must offer him the average of the top five running backs' salaries. Both sides plan to continue negotiating. Also getting franchise tags were Miami wide receiver Jarvis Landry, Detroit defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, Dallas DE DeMarcus Lawrence, and Los Angeles Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner. They can talk with other teams, but their current team would get compensation if they leave. The only player given the transition tag was Chicago cornerback Kyle Fuller. The tag, guarantees Fuller $12.9 million next season. Fuller can sign an offer sheet with another team, but the Bears get a chance to match it and they are expected to seek a multiyear deal. The team gets no compensation if they choose not to match.
CHICAGO -- Matt Forte plans to retire as a member of the Chicago Bears. The two-time Pro Bowl running back told NBC Sports Chicago on Monday that he will sign a one-day contract so he can officially go out as a Bear. Forte announced last week he is calling it a career after 10 seasons.
NEW YORK -- NFL referees Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette are retiring. One of the replacements will be former back judge Shawn Hochuli, Ed's son. The other is former side judge Alex Kemp. The two new referees each joined the NFL in 2014. Ed Hochuli, among the most recognizable of NFL officials because of his muscular build, joined the league in 1990. Triplette came aboard in 1996. 
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he won't force his players to stand for the national anthem, even though he believes kneeling is a counterproductive way to promote social justice. Ross' comments in a statement released by the Dolphins came after the New York Daily News reported that he said all of the team's players will stand for the anthem in 2018. Ross was in New York on Monday to be honored by the Jackie Robinson Foundation and receive its ROBIE Lifetime Achievement Award. ''I have no intention of forcing our players to stand during the anthem, and I regret that my comments have been misconstrued,'' Ross said in his statement. ''I've shared my opinion with all our players: I'm passionate about the cause of social justice, and I feel that kneeling is an ineffective tactic that alienates more people than it enlists.''
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former on-air personality at ESPN has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subjected to sexual harassment at the cable television sports giant and then ostracized for complaining about it. The lawsuit filed Sunday in federal court in Connecticut by Adrienne Lawrence describes an atmosphere in which male employees openly watch pornography on their computers and keep ''scorecards'' naming female colleagues they are targeting for sex. The network said in a statement that it investigated the allegations raised by Lawrence and they are without merit. Lawrence, who served a fellowship at ESPN, said in the lawsuit that she was subjected to unwelcome advances from anchor John Buccigross. She says he sent her unsolicited shirtless photos and used inappropriate nicknames like ''doll'' for her.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - IAAF president Sebastian Coe says Russians could be stopped from competing as neutral athletes if the country fails to shows ''dramatic progress'' in the fight against doping. Russia has been suspended since 2015, when the World Anti-Doping Agency found evidence of widespread doping. The only Russians allowed to compete at IAAF events since then have been designated as neutral athletes. Coe says ''unless dramatic progress is made we, and we genuinely hope it is being made, then we will have to review at our council meeting in July the status of the neutral competitors and the potential for the congress to decide upon the ultimate sanction, I guess, which is expulsion.'' Coe says the world needs to know Russian athletes are in a ''system of confidence and trust.''


WIQI Sports Report March 6, 2018

CHICAGO -- Jaylen Brown scored 21 points and Boston pounded Chicago 105-89 even though Kyrie Irving sat out because of a sore left knee. Even without their All-Star guard, the Celtics took control right from the start and led by as many as 37 en route to their fifth win in six games. Jayson Tatum added 14 points, while Al Horford and Terry Rozier scored 13 apiece for Boston. The Bulls lost for the 14th time in 17 games. Denzel Valentine scored 20 points and nailed four 3-pointers for Chicago, but that was about the only positive for the Bulls.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bojan Bogdanovic tied his season high with 29 points and grabbed a key jump ball late to lift Indiana over Milwaukee 92-89. Milwaukee's Khris Middleton stole Victor Oladipo's pass with 10 seconds left and Indiana leading 90-89. He rushed to the basket, but Cory Joseph chased him down and got a hand on the basketball before Middleton could attempt a shot. The ball rolled out of bounds, and referees called a jump ball after video replay. Bogdanovic came down with the tip off the jump ball and added a pair of free throws with six seconds left. Thaddeus Young had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Oladipo finished with 14 points, five assists and five rebounds along with 10 turnovers.
Tanner Roark pitched four shutout innings for Washington, allowing one hit. Joaquin Benoit followed and had a rough outing, giving up two doubles and a single in one inning as the cards take care of the nationals 2-1. Andrew Stevenson, a second-round pick by the Nationals in 2015 out of LSU, homered off starter Luke Weaver, who permitted three hits over three innings and struck out four.
Ian Happ hit his fourth spring homer, doubled and singled for Chicago and Anthony Rizzo hit his second home run. Kyle Hendricks struck out four in his three-inning start as the cubs beat the rockies 5-4. Charlie Blackmon, batting third for Colorado, hit a home run.
Yoan Moncada got two hits and scored three runs for Chicago. Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless inning. Jed Lowrie homered for Oakland. A's reliever Santiago Casilla gave up five runs and got just two outs as the white sox and the oakland a's played to a 9 all tie.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Shortstop Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $26 million, six-year contract, a deal that includes team options for 2024 and 2025. The 24-year-old made his major league debut last May 28 and hit .285 with a team-high 25 homers and 65 RBIs in 108 games. He was selected by St. Louis from Illinois St. in the fourth round of the 2015 amateur draft. DeJong is 3 for 14 with a double and two RBIs in spring training this year. His deal covers up to four years of arbitration eligibility and one-to-three years of free agent eligibility.
NEW YORK (AP) – Veteran play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist will not be calling NCAA Tournament basketball games this year. CBS and Turner Sports announced the commentator teams Monday for the men’s basketball tournament, which starts next week. Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will continue to announce the Final Four and championship game. Those games, along with the tournament selection show on Sunday, will be televised on TBS. Lundquist, 77, has been calling tournament games for CBS since 1998. He stopped calling the Southeastern Conference football game of the week on CBS after the 2016 season, but still did the NCAA Tournament and Masters golf in 2017. CBS spokeswoman Jennifer Sabatelle said Lundquist had back surgery last fall and decided to step away from doing this year’s tournament.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders released pass rusher Aldon Smith after his latest run-in with the law. The Raiders retained Smith’s contractual rights even as he spent the past two seasons on the NFL’s suspended list. But the team decided finally to cut ties one day after San Francisco police said authorities were searching for Smith in connection with a domestic violence allegation. San Francisco police said an arrest warrant has been obtained for Smith stemming from allegations that Smith assaulted a woman on Saturday night. Smith left before police arrived to respond to the 911 call and authorities are working with Smith’s attorney to arrange a time for him to surrender. Smith is facing misdemeanor charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism, according to Sgt. Michael Andraychak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez has tested positive for a banned drug, and his promoters blame contaminated meat. A voluntary test showed Alvarez had traces of clenbuterol. A statement from Golden Boy Promotions said the amount was consistent with meat contamination that has impacted athletes in Mexico and China. Daniel Eichner, director of the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory that conducted the test, wrote: ”These values are all within the range of what is expected from meat contamination.” Alvarez is scheduled for a rematch with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on May 5 in Las Vegas, a highly anticipated fight after their draw last year.
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MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester is trying a new approach when it comes to his biggest weakness. One bounce at a time. Lester is working with new third base coach Brian Butterfield on bouncing his throw to the bases when he has to make a play on defense. He got a chance to use the technique during Sunday's 2-0 loss to Arizona in spring training, and the ball skipped past minor league first baseman Efren Navarro for an error. Lester has struggled with throwing to bases for years, but the three-time World Series winner remains one of the game's most effective pitchers. The 34-year-old left-hander is slated to start on opening day on March 29 at Miami.


WIQI Sports Report March 5, 2018

class 1a At Danville (Schlarman) SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
St. Anne 52 F
Colfax (Ridgeview) 57
Great Sectional championship game that went back and forth all night but in the end st. anne just couldn't keep up as ridgeview gained a 57-52 win over the cardinals. St. Anne was led in scoring by Mico Sullivan with 19 pts. Ridgeview was led in scoring by Jacob Donaldson and Justin Myers with 25 pts each.
class 2a At Clifton (Central) SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Momence 43 F
Chicago (Corliss) 67
momence had one of their lowest scoring outputs of the season and dropped the clifton central sectional championship to chicago corliss 67-43. Gabriel Bossi and George Condit (Corliss) 16 pts each. Dhashon Dyson and Kobe Mapp (Corliss) 15 pts. each to lead the way for corliss. Woodrow Hubbard (Momence) 14 pts. Lamar Lillard (Momence) 11 points in defeat.
class 2a At Maroa (M.-Forsyth) SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Bloomington (Central Catholic) 56 F
Monticello 34
Herscher 52 F
Pontiac 57
Kankakee (Sr.) 54 F
Plano 33
indiana sectional championships
class 1a
66 Covenant Christain, 63 Tri-County
class 2a 
39 Covington, 35 Seeger ot
class 3a
58 West Lafayette, 36 Northwestern
53 Calumet, 39 Twin Lakes
big ten
Zavier Simpson was a catalyst on both ends of the floor, running Michigan's efficient offense and leading its lock-down defense, and back-up big man Jon Teske scored 14 as the 15th-ranked Wolverines beat No. 8 Purdue 75-66 Sunday to repeat as Big Ten tournament champions. Simpson finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds. Moe Wagner led Michigan with 17 points and was named most outstanding player of the tournament. Issac Haas led Purdue with 23 points, but Purdue's top-two scorers, Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards, combined for 16 points on 6-of-22 shooting. Carsen Edwards scored 53 points in the first two games here, but just 12 against Michigan, shooting 4 for 16. The Wolverines will enter the NCAA Tournament on a nine-game winning streak. Unable to complete a three-game sweep of the wolverines, purdue probably watched any chance of grabbing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament go away.
Victor Oladipo scored 33 points, Bojan Bogdoanovic added 20 and the Indiana Pacers defeated Washington 98-95 on Sunday night to overtake the Wizards by a half-game in the crowded Eastern Conference standings. Myles Turner added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, which almost gave away a 17-point lead but never trailed. Bradley Beal scored 22 points and had a career-high 11 assists for Washington.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jakob Silfverberg and Corey Perry each scored twice and Anaheim earned points at home for the eighth game in a row, beating Chicago 6-3. Rickard Rakell scored for the third straight game, Marcus Pettersson had his first career goal, and John Gibson made 37 saves. The Ducks moved into third place in the Pacific Division, a point ahead of Los Angeles. They improved to 6-0-2 in their last eight games at home and 6-1-1 in their last eight overall. Nick Schmaltz had two goals, and Tomas Jurco scored for the Blackhawks. They are 1-7-1 in their last eight road games. Anton Forsberg gave up four goals on 21 shots before getting pulled midway through the second period.
AL MVP Jose Altuve hit his first home run -- a solo shot off St. Louis starter Michael Wacha -- and Carlos Correa had two hits for Houston as they beat the cardinals 4-1. Wacha pitched three innings and allowed two runs on five hits.
Taijuan Walker pitched three perfect innings, striking out four, in his second start for Arizona as the shutout the cubs 2-0. Jon Lester pitched 2 2/3 innings in his second start for Chicago and gave up a home run to Nick Ahmed.
Top San Diego prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. had four hits and five RBI. He also stole his third base this spring as a split-squad san diego team beat the sox 7-6. Chicago starter Carson Fulmer, hoping to earn a back-of-the-rotation spot, lasted just one inning in his second start. He gave up four runs on four hits and four walks. Welington Castillo and Adam Engel homered for the White Sox.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for ”Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016. He’ll add it to an already jammed trophy collection that includes five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals, NBA Finals most valuable player awards, a league MVP award and four All-Star game MVP awards. As executive producer of the six-minute film, Bryant accepted his golden Oscar statue from ”Star Wars” star Mark Hamill on Sunday night. He shared the award with Disney animator Glen Keane.
LONDON (AP) – Bradley Wiggins used a banned powerful corticosteroid to enhance his performance while preparing to win the Tour de France in 2012, a British parliamentary committee said in a doping investigation report that accuses Team Sky of crossing an ”ethical line” after preaching zero tolerance. The legislators said they received evidence that shows Team Sky sought a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for Wiggins to take triamcinolone ”not to treat medical need” – asthma – ”but to improve his power to weight ratio.” In a statement, Wiggins denied ”any drug was used without medical need.” Team Sky defended its reputation in a statement criticizing ”the anonymous and potentially malicious claim” by members of parliament.
LONDON (AP) – A report published by British legislators has accused IAAF President Sebastian Coe of misleading a parliamentary inquiry into doping. The digital, culture, media and sports committee’s report was critical of Coe’s responses to questions regarding how much he knew about doping within track and field before the problems were revealed by investigative journalists and whistle-blowers. The committee suggested Coe could have acted sooner to clean up the sport while he served as vice president of the international track and field federation until 2015, when he won an election to succeed Lamine Diack as president. Coe appeared before the committee in December 2015.
Kevin Harvick's air of inevitability increased with each lap around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, and the rest of the NASCAR Cup field must be a bit worried about how they're going to catch up this year. Harvick raced to his second straight NASCAR Cup win with a dominant performance in Vegas on Sunday, earning his 100th career win across the three national series. Harvick followed up his stellar performance last weekend in Atlanta with another victory in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. He led a track-record 214 of the 267 laps, won all three stages and capably held off Kyle Busch's late hometown charge to win in Vegas for the second time in four years. Kyle Larson finished third after winning the Xfinity Series race on Saturday, while defending champion Martin Truex Jr. was in fourth and pole-sitter Ryan Blaney in fifth. more on this race coming up on today's monday morning race refresher.
LONDON (AP) – Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. On a windy late afternoon in Oxford on May 6, 1954, Bannister ran four laps on a cinder track in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds to crack the mythical 4-minute mile – a feat many had thought humanly impossible. A few months later in 1954, Bannister beat Australian rival John Landy in the ”Miracle Mile” or ”Mile of the Century” at the Empire Games in Vancouver, British Columbia as both men ran under 4 minutes. Bannister then gave up running to pursue a long and distinguished medical career. Roger Bannister was 88.


WIQI Sports Report March 1, 2018

class 1a At Danville (Schlarman) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Colfax (Ridgeview) 76, Decatur (D. Lutheran) 59 F
class 1a At Danville (Schlarman) SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
St. Anne vs Colfax (Ridgeview) 7:00pm
class 2a At Clifton (Central)SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Chicago (Corliss) 60, Minonk (Fieldcrest) 49 F
class 2a At Clifton (Central) SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Momence vs Chicago (Corliss) 7:00pm
class 2a At Maroa (M.-Forsyth) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Monticello 47, St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 39 F
class 2a At Maroa (M.-Forsyth)SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Bloomington (Central Catholic) vs Monticello 7:00pm
class 3a At Herscher REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Pontiac 61, Streator (Twp.)54 F
Herscher vs Pontiac 7:00pm
Plano 56, Normal (University) 40 F
Kankakee (Sr.) vs Plano 7:00pm
indiana basketball
class 3a lebanon sectional
Crawfordsville 47 Benton Central 37
class 2a FOUNTAIN CENTRAL sectional
Seeger 67 Carroll (Flora) 40
Fountain Central 57 Rossville 42
class 1a TRI-COUNTY BRACKET sectional
Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 72 West Central 49
Caston 46 North White 45
ATLANTA -- Dennis Schroder scored seven of Atlanta's final eight points to finish with 14, and the Hawks held off a late Indiana comeback for the 107-102 win. John Collins had 16 points for the Hawks, who led by 23 before holding on late to end their four-game losing streak. Bojan Bogdanovic led Indiana with 26 points while making four 3-pointers in the final period. Domantas Sabonis had 14 points.
big ten
The Big Ten opened a five-day run at Madison Square with Jordan Bohannon leading Iowa past Illinois 96-87 on Wednesday night in the first game of the conference tournament.  Bohannon scored 25 points and had six assists, including a bounce pass to Luka Garza for a jam with 34 seconds left to keep the Illini at bay. The 12th-seeded Hawkeyes (14-18) got solid work inside from Tyler Cook (19 points, five rebounds) and Garza (20 and eight). Kipper Nichols scored a career-best 31 points for 13th seed Illinois (14-18), which closed out Underwood's first season with two wins in its final nine games. 
Corey Sanders scored 23 points and last-place Rutgers won a Big Ten Tournament game for the second straight season, beating Minnesota 65-54 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Minnesota (15-17) ended an awful season, filled with off-court issues and injuries, by losing 14 of its final 16 games. Isaiah Washington, a freshman from Harlem, led the Gophers with 18 points. The 14th seed Scarlet Knights (14-18) play sixth-seeded Indiana on Thursday night. Rutgers upset Ohio State as the 14th seed in last year's Big Ten Tournament. 
Manny Machado hit a grand slam and singled for Baltimore. Chris Davis added a three-run shot but it wasn't enough as st. louis sneeks in for a 10-9 win. Yairo Munoz homered twice in the seventh inning and drove in four runs for St. Louis. The Cardinals got the 23-year-old shortstop/outfielder in the winter trade for Stephen Piscotty. Munoz got three hits for the second straight day.
Kyle Hendricks gave up two unearned runs in a two-inning start for Chicago. Anthony Rizzo had two hits and scored a run for the Cubs. Khris Davis hit a two-run homer for Oakland. cubs get the 7-5 win over the A's.
Jose Abreu hit his first Cactus League homer of the spring, a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth for Chicago as they pick up the 5-4 win over texas. Jurickson Profar doubled in a run and scored for Texas. Rangers starter Matt Moore allowed one hit in two shutout innings.
32 -year-old Matt Forte announced his retirement from playing after 10 NFL seasons in a humble and heartfelt statement to Sports Spectrum that he also sent on Twitter and Instagram. "It's time for the workhorse to finally rest in his stable," Forte wrote. He had one year remaining on his contract with the Jets, but knee issues during his two seasons in New York, as well as his age, made him a likely salary cap casualty this offseason. Instead, Forte went out on his own terms.The move saves the Jets $3 million on their salary cap -- the same amount if they had released him. Forte's 9,796 yards rushing rank him 33rd on the NFL's career list. He also had 554 receptions, including setting the league record for running backs with 102 catches in 2014. The two-time Pro Bowl selection's 14,468 yards from scrimmage over the past 10 years are the most of any NFL player during that span.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears hired former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad "sling blade" Childress as an offensive consultant. 
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Chicago Bears will release quarterback Mike Glennon once the new league year begins on March 14, general manager Ryan Pace announced at the scouting combine Wednesday. Pace also announced that the team planned to release linebacker Willie Young. The Bears made that move official later Wednesday. The team also declined the option on offensive lineman Josh Sitton's contract, making him a free agent.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Running back Frank Gore came to Indianapolis with Super Bowl aspirations. Three years later, he's leaving without a ring or an assurance he'll ever play another football game. General manager Chris Ballard announced Wednesday the Colts do not intend to re-sign the 34-year-old, soon-to-be free agent, who is ranked No. 5 in career rushing.


WIQI Sports Report February 27, 2018

Coal City 70   vs Kankakee (McNamara) 68 F
Pontiac 96   vs Fairbury (Prairie Central) 79 F
Sandwich 58     vs Morris 54 F
class 3a At Park Forest (Rich East) REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL
Richton Park (Rich South)  48  vs  Manteno  39 F
class 4a At Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL
Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 66 vs Calumet City (Thornton Fractional North) 62 F
Palos Heights (Shepard) 58  vs  Blue Island (Eisenhower) 55 F
today's games
class `1a At Danville (Schlarman) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Champaign (Judah Christian)   vs  St. Anne  7:00pm
class 2a At Clifton (Central) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Seneca vs Momence  7:00 pm
class 3a At Herscher REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Herscher     vs Coal City 7:00pm
Kankakee (Sr.) vs   Sandwich 7:00pm
class 4a At Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais)REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Chicago (Brother Rice) vs   Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 7:00pm
NETS 104, BULLS 87
Alan Crabbe scored 21 points and Brooklyn snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 104-87bwin over Chicago. Jarrett Allen and DeMarre Carroll each had 18 points for the Nets, and Joe Harris added 15. Kris Dunn led the Bulls with 23 points and Lauri Markkanen had 19. Chicago has lost four straight and 13 of 16.
DALLAS -- Harrison Barnes scored 21 points, J.J. Barea added 19 and Dallas beat Indiana 109-103. The Mavericks ended a four-game losing streak and stopped Indiana's four-game winning streak. They also swept the two-game season series. Doug McDermott had 15 points for Dallas, and Dwight Powell added 10 points and 14 rebounds. Myles Turner led Indiana with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Victor Oladipo scored 21 for the Pacers despite playing only 23 minutes because of foul trouble.
mlb spring training
Minnesota starter Phil Hughes allowed one hit in two innings. Erick Aybar got two hits for the Twins as they defeat st. louis 5-4. Michael Wacha threw two hitless innings for St. Louis.
Chicago starter Tyler Chatwood opened with a scoreless inning. Dee Gordon homered for Seattle as chicago and seattle played to a nine-inning 9 all tie.  Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was hit in his pitching arm by a line drive off the bat of victor caratini Monday and forced to leave his spring training debut. The Mariners said a precautionary X-ray of his right forearm was negative. Hernandez was listed as day-to-day. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
Michael Kopech struck out three in two shutout innings for Chicago as they gain a 7-6 win over oakland. Oakland starter Kendall Graveman gave up four hits in two innings. Stephen Piscotty, traded from St. Louis to the A's over the winter, hit a double.
nfl news
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have released oft-injured linebacker Pernell McPhee and safety Quintin Demps. The first major free agent signing by general manager Ryan Pace, McPhee had trouble staying healthy in three seasons with the Bears. He had 90 tackles and 14 sacks in 36 games for Chicago after playing his first four years with the Baltimore Ravens. McPhee missed the first six games in 2016 following surgery on his left knee and had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in July. He also sat out three games late last season because of a shoulder ailment and finished the season on injured reserve. A broken arm limited Demps, who signed with Chicago in March, to three games. The Bears announced the moves on Monday.
HAMPTON, Ga. -- NASCAR legend Richard Petty says after "accumulating stuff" for 80 years, it's time to sell some of his most famous cars, trophies and other items. Petty's iconic day-glow red and Petty blue 1974 Dodge Charger is going on sale at an auction on May 12 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, along with other cars, his 1981 Daytona 500 trophy and other items. Petty drove the '74 Charger to 31 wins, including his fifth Daytona 500 championship. Petty said he has more cars and memorabilia than he can showcase in his museum in Level Cross, North Carolina. Petty won a record 200 races, including seven at the Daytona 500, and seven Cup championships.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Open is changing to a two-hole aggregate playoff, the last of the four majors to do away with an 18-hole playoff. The change is takes effect immediately and would be used at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island in June if there is a tie after 72 holes. The U.S. Golf Association also decided to make its other three open championships two-hole playoffs — the U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Senior Women's Open. The U.S Open has had 33 playoffs in its 117 years, all decided by 18 holes or more. The last U.S. Open playoff was 10 years ago at Torrey Pines, where Tiger Woods beat Rocco Mediate in 19 holes for his 14th major. The Masters was the first major to abandon the 18-hole playoff in 1976 when it changed to sudden death. The PGA Championship did the same a year later, and Lanny Wadkins won the first sudden-death playoff in major championship history in 1977 at Pebble Beach. The PGA later changed to a three-hole aggregate. The British Open changed to a four-hole aggregate in 1986
NEW YORK -- An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7. HBO has said the film will focus on Paterno dealing with fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The all-time winningest coach in major college football history was fired days after Sandusky's 2011 arrest and died two months later at age 85. A report commissioned by the university and conducted by a team led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh concluded Paterno and three administrators hushed up the allegations against Sandusky. The three administrators were sentenced to jail. Former university President Graham Spanier is appealing his conviction.


WIQI Sports Report February 19, 2018

2018 regionals . . . games on monday 2/19/18 
Crete (Illinois Lutheran) vs Dwight  6:00pm
(Tri-Point) vs Donovan 7:30pm
Urbana (University) vs Fisher   7:00pm
Peotone vs Gilman (Iroquois West)6:00pm
Beecher vs Clifton (Central) 7:30pm
class 2a At Hoopeston (H. Area) REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL
Paxton (P.-Buckley-Loda) vs Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin) 6:00pm
Hoopeston (H. Area) vs Champaign (St. Thomas More) 7:30pm
indiana basketball
Lebanon 53 Tri-County 39
Pioneer 79 North White 46
Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 62 Frontier 46
Clinton Prairie 53 Attica 40
Kankakee Valley 74 Hanover Central 66
Lafayette Central Catholic 56 Western 51
Seeger 66 Delphi 49
big ten
illinois (13-15, 3-12 Big Ten)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Close games have not gone well for Illinois this season. The Illini have lost nine games by single digits, including three losses in overtime and one at the buzzer against Nebraska on Jan. 15. But in a rematch Sunday afternoon, the Illini got their revenge in a 72-66 victory over the Cornhuskers, powered by Leron Black.  Black poured in a career-high 28 points and snagged seven rebounds to help Illinois outlast Nebraska. He scored 17 points in 12 minutes in the first half, including a stretch in which he made seven consecutive field goals. Trent Frazier and Kipper Nichols were the only other Illini to score in double figures, finishing with 12 points apiece. Isaac Copeland led the way with 17 points for Nebraska (20-9, 11-5), who lost for the just the second time in its past 10 games. 
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Carsen Edwards scored 27 points to lead Purdue past Penn State 76-73. Dakota Mathias added 18 points and Isaac Haas had 12 points and six rebounds for the Boilermakers (24-5, 13-3 Big Ten), who snapped a season-worst three-game skid. Tony Carr had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists, Shep Garner had 17 points and Lamar Stevens had 13 points and six rebounds for the Nittany Lions (19-10, 9-7). The loss ended a stretch of six wins in seven games. Ryan Cline's 3-pointer with 5:31 remaining gave Purdue a 61-58 lead, and the Boilers never trailed the rest of the way.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jordan Poole scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help Michigan take the lead, and it never trailed in the second half against Ohio State beating the #8 ranked buckeyes 74-62.  The Wolverines (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten) beat a rival and helped out another rival, giving No. 2 Michigan State a one-game lead atop the conference standings with two games left in the regular season. The Buckeyes (22-7, 13-3) have fallen out of first place by losing consecutive Big Ten games for the first time this season. Michigan's Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 17 points, Zavier Simpson had 13 points and Moe Wagner added 12. Jae'Sean Tate had 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Buckeyes.
nba all-star game
LeBron James made a go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and finished with a game-high 29 points to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory against Team Stephen in the NBA All-Star Game. James, who was named the All-Star game MVP for the third time, gave his team a 146-145 lead with the layup and Russell Westbrook added a layup to complete the scoring. Team Stephen couldn't get a good look for a tying 3 at the buzzer as both teams played with more effort than in recent years. In a departure from the traditional East vs. West format, Stephen Curry and LeBron James picked the teams. The players seemed to enjoy the new format. While there were the usual fancy passes and slam dunks, there was also a lot more defense -- blocks, traps that lead to turnovers were all part of this showcase. Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan scored 21 apiece for Team Stephen.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500. Dillon drove the iconic car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt to the win 17 years to the day the Hall of Famer was killed in an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. The win also comes during the 20th anniversary celebration of Earnhardt’s only victory in ”The Great American Race.” Dillon wasn’t a factor in his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet until the final lap in overtime when he got a push from Darrell ”Bubba” Wallace Jr. that helped him get to leader Aric Almirola. Dillon spun Almirola then whizzed on by to give Childress, his grandfather, an iconic victory in that beloved No. 3. As for the aggressive move that wrecked Almirola? Dillon was doing what has to be done to win at Daytona. Wallace, the first black driver in the Daytona 500 field since 1969, finished second in a 1-2 finish for Chevrolet and Childress’ engine program. Denny Hamlin, the 2016 winner, finished third in a Toyota. more on daytona coming up on the monday morning race refresher.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bubba Watson ended two years without winning with his third victory at Riviera. Watson seized control with two par putts and a bunker shot he holed for birdie on the par-3 14th hole. He closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-shot victory over Kevin Na and Tony Finau. It was his first victory since Riviera two years ago – the longest drought of the decade for the two-time Masters champion.He wrapped up another fun-filled week in L.A. on and off the golf course, although winning for the 10th time in his career was far more enjoyable than getting rejected by Tracy McGrady in the NBA All-Star celebrity game. Watson moves into the top 50 and is eligible for the World Golf Championship next week in Mexico.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Christian Coleman broke the world indoor record in the 60 meters in 6.34 seconds Sunday to win his first U.S. title in the final event of the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships.
Sharika Nelvis set the crowd buzzing with an American record in the 60 hurdles at 7.70. Nelvis had to come from behind to win it, surging over the final hurdle to kick it to the finish.
CHICAGO -- A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals. Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago's Connor Murphy when the fans taunted him in the penalty box. An off-ice official sitting next to him notified building security, and the fans were ejected. "We were made aware of an incident at tonight's game involving a small group of attendees who made harmful comments directed at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly," the Blackhawks said in a statement. "The fans were immediately removed and we apologize to Smith-Pelly and the Washington Capitals organization. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for everyone who attends out games and these actions will never be tolerated." The 25-year-old Smith-Pelly is in his first season with the Capitals. He also has played for Anaheim, Montreal and New Jersey.


WIQI Sports Report February 16, 2018

girls bball
class 1a At Colfax (Ridgeview) SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Danville (Schlarman) 60, Lexington 29 F
class 2a At Gilman (Iroquois West) SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Monticello 41, St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 40 ot
Morton 84, Herscher 32 F
class 3a At Olympia Fields (Rich Central) REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Kankakee (Sr.) 59, Country Club Hills (Hillcrest) 54
class 3a At Kankakee (McNamara) REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Kankakee (McNamara) 42,  Richton Park (Rich South) 41
Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 67, Moline (H.S.) 52 F
MADISON, Wis. -- Ethan Happ had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Wisconsin secured its biggest win of a challenging season BEATING #6 PURDUE 57-53. Brad Davison added 16 points for the Badgers (12-16, 5-10 Big Ten), who handed the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3) their third straight loss on the night the program honored one of its best. Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky, who led the Badgers to the national championship game in 2015, had his jersey retired. Carsen Edwards, who finished with 22 points, missed a 3 with 12 seconds left to end Purdue's comeback hopes.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Tony Carr scored 30 points and Penn State routed No. 8 Ohio State 79-56 to sweep the Buckeyes. Mike Watkins added 11 points and 10 rebounds for his tenth double-double of the season, and Shep Garner and Josh Reaves added 13 and 10 points apiece for the Nittany Lions (19-9, 9-6 Big Ten), who won their sixth in seven tries since beating the Buckeyes in Columbus on Jan. 25. C.J. Jackson led Ohio State (22-6, 13-2) with 13 points and Keita Bates-Diop added 10 for the Buckeyes, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.
CHICAGO -- Ondrej Kase had a goal and two assists, Adam Henrique scored in the third period and Anaheim handed Chicago its eighth straight loss 3-2. Nick Ritchie added a goal and an assist and John Gibson made 42 saves as Anaheim improved to 1-1 on a four-game trip. The Ducks had dropped two in a row and four of six, hurting their playoff positioning as they try for a wild card in the Western Conference. Duncan Keith scored his first goal of the season for last-place Chicago, which has lost seven in a row at home. Saad also snapped a long scoring drought, and Forsberg made 29 stops. The eight-game slide for the once-mighty Blackhawks is their longest losing streak since they dropped nine in a row in early 2012.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says proposed rules changes to speed pace of play will be in place by the start of big league exhibition games on Feb. 23. The commissioner has hoped for an agreement with the players' association but has the right to implement last offseason's proposal to install 20-second pitch clocks and institute stricter limits on mound visits. MLB made a proposal to the union last month to abandon a pitch clock for this season as part of a three-year phase-in of new rules. Under baseball's labor contract, unilateral playing rules changes can be made with one offseason of advance notice. That means only the stricter rules could be put in place absent an agreement. While MLB could decide to implement just a pitch clock or harsher mound visit limits and not both, severing part of the proposal could trigger a grievance by the union that would leave a decision to an arbitrator.
PHOENIX (AP) - Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, Houston's Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi won their salary arbitration cases, and Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Minnesota's Kyle Gibson lost. Decisions for all five pitchers had been held for simultaneous announcement to prevent any of the cases from being affected by the rulings. Players have an 11-8 advantage over teams with three more cases possible. The 22 decisions would be the most since players went 14-10 in 1990. McHugh and Odorizzi became the first players to win hearings in consecutive years since Minnesota pitcher Kyle Lohse in 2005 and '06. Stroman lost after winning last winter. Miami pitcher Dan Straily and Kansas City pitcher Brandon Maurer argued their cases Thursday, and Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett awaits a hearing.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles signed right-hander Andrew Cashner to a two-year, $16 million contract after searching for starting pitching all offseason. The 31-year-old Cashner is 42-64 with a 3.80 ERA in eight major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs, San Diego, Miami and Texas, including 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA for the Rangers last year. The deal with the Orioles has an option for 2020. He'll join right-handers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman in the rotation.
MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo left spring training Thursday for his home in Parkland, Florida, to offer support in the wake of a deadly shooting at his former high school. Rizzo had been an early arrival in Arizona, where Chicago's position players aren't set to report until Monday ahead of the club's first full-squad workout. He is expected back by then. A 2007 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the shooting took place Wednesday, Rizzo donated $150,000 to his alma mater in November to help toward lights for the baseball and softball fields. His parents still live in the area.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has named five sites as finalists to host the NFL draft in either 2019 or 2020. Finalists to host either the 2019 or 2020 draft include Denver; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas; Nashville, Tennessee; as well as a combined entry of Cleveland and Canton, Ohio. Canton is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Representatives for each site will offer presentations before the final selections are made in May at the NFL spring meetings in Atlanta.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Roger Penske again went 1-2 at Daytona International Speedway for its second sweep of Speedweeks. This time, Ryan Blaney went to victory lane after winning the first of two night qualifying races that are used to set the Daytona 500 field. Chase Elliott won the second race in a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to put a temporary halt on the Team Penske dominance. Joey Logano finished second to Penske teammate Blaney for the Ford sweep in the first race. Kevin Harvick was second to Elliott in the second race and Harvick was also in a Ford - proving the automaker has the same speed it did a year ago when it swept all four restrictor-plate races.


WIQI Sports Report February 15, 2018

JUAWN Morgan was one of three Hoosiers to score 14 points, posted his eighth double-double this season and blocked a career-high five shots to lead Indiana past the Fighting Illini 78-68. Robert Johnson and Aljami Durham each finished with 14 points. Justin Smith added 13 and Josh Newkirk wound up with 11. It was enough to get Indiana a third consecutive win and a split in the season series with Illinois (12-15, 2-12). Leron Black had 20 points and seven rebounds before fouling out to lead the Illini. Kipper Nichols added 16 AND Trent Frazier scored 12 points and had five assists as Illinois lost iT's fourth straight and for the 10th time in 12 games. The Illini have not won this season when allowing 75 or more points. The Hoosiers shot 64.7 percent from the field in the second half and a season best 59.1 percent for the game. 
Senior co-captains DUNCAN Robinson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each scored 18 points to help No. 22 Michigan beat Iowa 74-59 on Wednesday night. It was a win that both young men looked at as another stepping stone toward greater achievements. With 33 points in the last two games, Robinson appears to be heating up at the right time of year for the Wolverines (21-7, 11-5 Big Ten). Moritz Wagner added 14 points as the Wolverines won for the fourth time in five games. Charles Matthews scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Michigan outscored Iowa 36-6 from three-point range. Luka Garza scored 22 points to pace the Hawkeyes (12-16, 3-12), losers of four straight. Isaiah Moss added 12 points and Tyler Cook scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
CHICAGO -- Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 10 assists, Serge Ibaka also scored 20 points and Toronto cruised into the All-Star break with its seventh straight victory BEATING THE BULLS 122-98. Lowry made four 3-pointers, and he and Ibaka each grabbed seven rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas added 14 points and nine rebounds to help the Raptors complete a four-game sweep against Chicago even though they only got seven points from four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan. Bobby Portis scored 18 points for Chicago. The Bulls have lost nine of 11.
PACERS 108, NETS 103
NEW YORK -- Victor Oladipo scored 25 points, and Corey Joseph added 15 points and 11 assists to help Indiana beat Brooklyn 108-103 for its third straight victory. Allen Crabbe had 23 points for the Nets. They have lost seven in a row.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- His nickname is Bowman the Showman, yet that did little in helping Alex Bowman to get Rick Hendrick to remember his name. Bowman was a journeyman driver who had already washed out of the Cup Series once when he found himself inside mighty Hendrick Motorsports with the opportunity of a lifetime. Perform well in a Hendrick car, and Bowman just might land a full-time job with one of NASCAR's top organizations. He had his work cut out for him: The boss initially believed his new driver was named Alex Baldwin, not Bowman. Bowman's debut as the new driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet got off to a strong start when he won the pole for the Daytona 500. It's a record-tying fourth consecutive year a Hendrick car has won the Daytona 500 pole.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel says he is making a football comeback. Manziel announced Wednesday that he'll participate in the developmental Spring League in Austin, Texas, which will play from March 28 to April 15. The league is designed for players hoping to impress NFL scouts. The league confirmed Manziel will participate. Manziel won the Heisman as a freshman with Texas A&M in 2012 and left school after his sophomore season for the NFL. He was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns, but was cut in 2016 and hasn't played since.
John ''Tito'' Francona, who proudly watched his son Terry follow his footsteps to the major leagues, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday night in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. Francona's passing cast a pall over Cleveland's training camp in Goodyear, Arizona, as pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday. Terry Francona, who has been affectionately called ''Tito'' for years in a respectful bow to his dad, will leave the team for several days to be with family. There will be private services to celebrate the elder Francona's life. John ''Tito'' Francona was 84.
Danica Patrick 
Danica Patrick let it slip Wednesday that she will drive the Indianapolis 500 for Ed Carpenter Racing. Patrick was upset about the error, dropping the microphone at Daytona 500 media day and mumbling in disgust. "Oh, (shoot), did I just say that out loud?" Patrick said. She then put the mic in her lap and cursed somewhat under her breath. It took several seconds for her to compose herself. "I've never done that in my career," she added. She was agitated as she answered a few more questions before saying, "I better shut up and leave. I'm going to be in trouble." Patrick rejoined longtime sponsor GoDaddy to run the final two races of her career, a feat she has dubbed the "Danica Double." She will race the Daytona 500 for Premium Motorsports and previously said she was close to announcing plans for the Indy 500 in May, her finale. But instead of getting a highly anticipated reveal, Patrick accidentally leaked the news in front of about two dozen media members.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Newly elected Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones will serve as an honorary race official for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. As part of his race-day duties, Jones will be introduced at the drivers' meeting, take a lap around Daytona International Speedway in a parade car and participate in question-and-answer sessions with fans. 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Peyton Manning will serve as honorary pace car driver for the 60th running of the Daytona 500. Manning will be behind the wheel of the Toyota pace car and lead the 40-car field to the green flag to start "The Great American Race" on Sunday. Manning joins a list of Daytona 500 celebrities that includes Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (honorary starter), retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. (grand marshal), country-music group Rascal Flatts (infield concert) and Navy Band Southeast (national anthem). Other notable honorary pace car drivers for the Daytona 500 in recent years: Jay Leno (2006), Cal Ripken Jr. (2007), Tom Cruise (2009), Brad Paisley (2011) and John Cena (2016).


WIQI Sports Report February 9, 2018

Class 2A Watseka Regional

Watseka 54, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 28. The top-seeded Warriors defended their own home court by winning a regional title and clinching a spot in Monday's sectional semifinal game at Iroquois West with a convincing victory against the fourth-seeded Falcons. GCMS had no answer for Summer Cramer, who dropped in a game-high 29 points, while Kennedy Bauer compiled a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors (30-1). Mallory Drake added eight points and eight rebounds for Watseka, who will play either Monticello (20-4) or Oakwood (26-3) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in Gilman. Megan Moody scored a team-high 11 points for GCMS (17-3), which trailed 18-4 at the end of the first quarter, while Makenzie Bielfeldt chipped in eight points.

Three-Point Showdown Advancers: Jacey Stiers (Iroquois West), Rachel Carney (Iroquois West), Meara Tilstra (Iroquois West), Mallory Drake (Watseka)

Class 1A Illinois Lutheran Regional

Cissna Park 45, Dwight 33. Gabby Wessels poured in 23 points and made it a double-double with 14 rebounds as the second-seeded Timberwolves (21-9) advanced to play Lexington at 6 p.m. Monday in a Ridgeview Sectional semifinal game. Wessels also produced three assists and hit 6 of 6 free throw bids. Olivia Powell added 10 points and five boards for Cissna Park.

Class 1A Milford Regional

Schlarman 57, Milford 19. Anaya Peoples compiled 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to lift the top-seeded Hilltoppers to a regional title. Teammate Janiah Newell led all scorers with 17 points. Emily Duis finished with six points and eight rebounds for the Bearcats (14-13). The Hilltoppers (28-1) will meet St. Teresa at 7:30 p.m. Monday in a Ridgeview Sectional semifinal game.

Class 2A Reed-Custer Regional

Peotone 43, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 36. The second-seeded Panthers (20-8) saw their season conclude in the title bout. Third-seeded Peotone advances to face St. Joseph-Ogden at 6 p.m. Monday in an Iroquois West Sectional semifinal game.

Class 1A Fisher Regional

Lexington 49, Ridgeview 43.

class 2a At Champaign (St. Thomas More) REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden)          55, Champaign (St. Thomas More) 47  


Pontiac 48, Prairie Central 44

Plano          51     48     Sandwich

indiana boys

Rensselaer Central      64     Benton Central   32    

Winamac   70     North White       32    

Covenant Christian (DeMotte)      70     Victory Christian 57



CHICAGO -- Tyler Seguin scored twice, Ben Bishop made 37 saves and Dallas beat fading Chicago 4-2 for its fourth straight win. Tyler Pitlick connected with 4.5 seconds left in second period, and Stephen Johns also scored for the Stars, who strengthened their hold on the top wild card in the Western Conference and remained one point behind third-place St. Louis in the Central Division. Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago, which lost its fourth straight overall and sixth straight at home. Anton Forsberg blocked 26 shots.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ethan Happ scored 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting to lead Wisconsin to a series record 13th straight win over Illinois, 78-69 Thursday at the State Farm Center. The Illini last defeated the Badgers on Jan. 2, 2011, in Champaign. Brevin Pritzl scored 15 and Brad Davison added 14 points for the Badgers (11-15, 4-9 Big Ten). Happ, who averages 17.4 points per game, also had six rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three blocks. Trent Frazier scored a career-high 32 points for the Illini (12-13, 2-10), and Leron Black added 13 points and 11 rebounds for Illinois. Illinois hosts Penn State Sunday, ending a stretch of five out of six games at State Farm Center.


From Isaiah Thomas to Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, the Cleveland Cavaliers loaded up on big names last summer. None will be there if the Cavaliers get back to the NBA Finals. In what felt like an unprecedented do-over for a contending team, the Cavaliers simply changed the pieces that weren't fitting for new ones on Thursday at the trade deadline. Fans who usually marvel at LeBron James were instead praising his general manager, with Koby Altman using a series of swaps to strengthen a sputtering team and leave open the possibility for more moves. The Cavaliers acquired Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. in a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, who got Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick. George Hill came from Sacramento and Rodney Hood from Utah as the Cavaliers dealt away Rose, Wade, Jae Crowder and Iman Shumpert - changing nearly half their rotation. All that wheeling-and-dealing stole headlines even with nearly two-thirds of the league making deals. Wade returned to Miami, mending fences with Pat Riley and finding a soft landing in a place where he won three championships following the fallout in Cleveland. The Heat struggle to score and used a second-round pick to bring back the player who did that more than anyone else for their franchise.


SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jimmy Garoppolo signed a record-breaking, five-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that will pay him a reported $137.5 million to keep him off the free-agent market without forcing the team to use the one-year franchise tag. NFL Network first reported the terms of the contract, which is worth $27.5 million per season to top the previous record set by Detroit's Matthew Stafford last year by $500,000 per year. San Francisco acquired Garoppolo from New England before the trade deadline for a 2018 second-round pick. As soon as he took the field a few weeks later, he immediately turned around a franchise that started the year with a 1-10 record. Garoppolo took over as starter and led San Francisco to five straight wins to end the season. That solidified the organization's belief in him and the willingness to offer him the largest average per year contract in NFL history.


AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - With Scott Dixon at the wheel, the prototype for a windscreen to help protect IndyCar drivers from flying debris passed its first on-track test, a big step toward requiring such devices, perhaps as early as next year. The only real problem for Dixon was the lack of air flow made things quite warm. But he described that as ''an easy fix.'' The windscreen wouldn't prevent all flying-debris accidents since material still could sail over the front of the screen or come in on top of the driver, who otherwise is protected only by a helmet. Driver Justin Wilson died in August 2015 of injuries he sustained when he was struck by flying debris in an IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. But IndyCar officials see the windscreen as potentially a big improvement in safety. With more testing to be done, the screen probably wouldn't be required on the circuit until 2019 at the earliest.


WIQI Sports Report February 8, 2018

Class 1A Illinois Lutheran Regional
Cissna Park 44, Grant Park 17. The offense of Gabby Wessels and the defense of Jasmine Stock proved to be an effective combination for the second-seeded Timberwolves in a regional semifinal win. Wessels had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead Cissna Park (20-9), while Anna Jennings (11 points) and Stock (seven points, seven rebounds, six steals) contributed to the win.
Dwight 67, Gardner (G.-South Wilmington) 47 F
class 1a Milford regional
Milford 50, Armstrong-Potomac 18. Emily Duis (15 points) and 5 rebounds and Kaylee Warren (12 points) and six rebounds powered the host Bearcats (14-12) to a regional semifinal win against A-P (11-16). Milford improves to 14-12 on the year and will play in the Regional Championship Thursday night against #2 ranked Danville Schlarman.  
Danville (Schlarman) 67, Cullom (Tri-Point) 26 F
Class 2A Reed-Custer Regional
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 58, Beecher 36. Liberty Jamison led the second-seeded Panthers to a regional semifinal win, making four three-pointers en route to a 21-point performance for PBL (20-7). Teammates Mackenzie Bruns and Madi Peden both added 10 points.
Peotone 39, Braidwood (Reed-Custer) 30 F
Class 2A Georgetown-Ridge Farm Regional
Oakwood 47, Westville 21. 
Monticello 33, Bismarck-Henning 23.
In boys' basketball
Oakwood 53, Salt Fork 51
big ten
Keita Bates-Diop (dee-op)scored 18 points, including the decisive putback with 2.8 seconds left, to give No. 14 Ohio State a 64-63 upset at No. 3 Purdue, ending the nation's longest winning streak at 19 games Wednesday night and shaking up the Big Ten title race. Now, suddenly, Ohio State (21-5, 12-1) has the inside track to the conference title with wins over the Boilermakers and No. 4 Michigan State, which is one game behind the co-leaders. And with home games against Iowa and Rutgers and trips to Penn State and Indiana left, the biggest remaining obstacle might be beating archrival Michigan in Ann Arbor on Feb. 18.  the buckeyes Andre Wesson scored 13 points. Jae'Sean Tate and Musa Jallow each had 10. Carsen Edwards finished with a career-high 28 points, had six rebounds and three assists. issac Haas scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half and Vincent Edwards wound up with 11 points, nine rebounds as purdeu drops to (23-3, 12-1 Big Ten).
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Lamar Stevens scored 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting with 14 in the second half to lift Penn State over Maryland 74-70. Tony Carr added 16 points, Josh Reaves scored 14, and Mike Watkins added 11 for the Nittany Lions (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten Conference). Anthony Cowan Jr. led Maryland with 15 points while Kevin Huerter and Bruno Fernando added 13 apiece. Darryl Morsell had 10 points for the Terrapins as they fall to (16-10, 5-8). Maryland hosts Northwestern on Saturday. Penn State visits Illinois on Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed after nearly two-hour delay because of a roof leak that briefly allowed rain water to puddle near one of the foul lines. While Smoothie King Center crews fashioned a fabric catch basin in the rafters to stop water from dripping on the court, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said coaches and players on both teams didn't want to risk an injury in the event the make-shift fix didn't hold up for the duration of Wednesday night's game. Officials have not yet announced when the game will be made up. Rain fell on and off throughout the day in New Orleans, but water on the court did not appear to be an issue during warmups.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss the next three to four weeks recovering from a broken left hand. The Wild announced Brodin had surgery Wednesday. He's one of the top four blue-liners and by far the team's leader with a plus-19 rating.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is making his PGA Tour debut next month in the Dominican Republic. As a player, not a broadcaster. Romo, now the lead NFL analyst for CBS Sports, has received a sponsor's exemption to play in the Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 22-25. The first-year event is held opposite the Dell Technologies Match Play, a World Golf Championships event that attracts the top 64 in the world. He joins a short list of athletes who have tried to compete against those who play for a living.
Mark Rypien, the former Washington Redskins quarterback, played the Kemper Open in 1992. He shot rounds of 80-91 and missed the cut by 27 shots.
Ken Harrelson, an All-Star outfielder for the Boston Red Sox in 1968 and bitter white sox announcer, qualified for the 1972 British Open at Muirfield and missed the cut by one shot. 
John Brodie qualified for the U.S. Open while playing for the San Francisco 49ers and later won on the PGA Tour Champions circuit.
Most recently, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry played a Web.com Tour event outside San Francisco. He shot 74-74 and missed the cut by 11 shots.
PHOENIX -- Infielder Yolmer Sanchez beat the Chicago White Sox in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $546,000 to $2.35 million rather than the team's $2.1 million offer. Players have a 6-3 advantage over teams in arbitration decisions this year.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded -- from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. The MLB's Rangers selected Wilson in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings in December 2013, about two months before he led the Seahawks to a win over Denver in the Super Bowl. On Wednesday, Texas traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations. An infielder, Wilson hit .229 in two seasons in the low minor leagues in Colorado's system in 2010-11. The 29-year-old Wilson is expected to be in the Yankees major league camp in March, where he will participate in pregame workouts and watch games from the Yankees dugout while in Florida. He will be assigned to the Double-A Trenton roster. A two-sport athlete in college, Wilson graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010. In 2011, he left the Rockies organization for football to be a graduate transfer at Wisconsin, leading to the Badgers to a share of the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl appearance before the Seahawks took him in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft. Wilson issued a statement thanking the Rangers for giving him the chance to experience professional baseball again.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. has been all over the country during his brief reign as NASCAR's newest champion. Since winning his first Cup title in November, Truex has celebrated in Las Vegas, New York, Denver, Charlotte, Toronto and last week, Minneapolis, where he watched his beloved Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl. It was the final party for Truex, who goes back to work this week along with the rest of NASCAR to get ready for the 2018 season. The season-opening Daytona 500 is Feb. 18, and qualifying for "The Great American Race" is Sunday. Truex led nearly every statistical category in 2017, including notching a series-leading eight victories. Truex doesn't have a teammate this year as Furniture Row moves back to a one-car operation. 


WIQI Sports Report February 7, 2018

In boys’ basketball
 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 65, Watseka 63. The host Falcons won the nonconference tilt after Mitch McNutt sank two free throws with less than five seconds to play, part of his 22-point production to lead GCMS (21-3). Bryce Barnes (21 points) and Ryland Holt (14 points) were also major contributors on the night for the Falcons. Brendan Fletcher (game-high 25 points) and Justin McTaggart (20 points) kept the Warriors (17-8) in the game.
Blue Ridge 54, Iroquois West 50. Trey Jamison had a team-high 11 points for Blue Ridge (4-19), while Nick Burrow (10 points), Dane Houser (nine points) and Tim Crook (eight points) added to the offensive output. Zach Gerling scored a game-high 14 points for the Raiders (5-18) and teammate Michael Hartke contributed 13 points.
Milford 59, Westville 45. The visiting Bearcats kept the Tigers at bay in a VVC win. Tyler Schmidt scored a game-high 25 points for Milford (17-5), who also received 13 points from Jacob Thompson and 10 points from Zach Castonguay. Tylan Stricklett (13 points), Skylor Elliott (12 points) and Brandt Williamson (11 points) led the way for Westville (8-17).
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 67, La Salette 54. The visiting Panthers ended a 13-game win streak by the Lions with a nonconference win. Tyler Pichon scored a team-high 18 points for PBL (11-11), while Dalton Busboom (17 points) and Mason Ecker (16 points) complemented Pichon. Joel Adese (game-high 27 points) and Caleb Moss (22 points) led La Salette (18-4).
Momence 79 64 Manteno
Herscher 54 44 Sandwich
Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 60 68 Hoopeston
Bloomington Central Catholic 70, Prairie Central 27
Armstrong-Potomac 66, Schlarman 56
Monticello 62, St. Thomas More 47
Oakwood 69, Chrisman 41
St. Joseph-Ogden 79, Rantoul 57
Salt Fork 59, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 38
Bradley-Bourbonnais 67 42 Lincoln-Way West
Peotone 38 40 Plano
Class 2A Watseka Regional
Watseka 65, Clifton Central 29. The top-seeded Warriors cruised into Thursday night’s regional title game with a dominating effort as Watseka led 39-16 at halftime of its regional semifinal game triumph. Mallory Drake (19 points), Summer Cramer (16 points), Natalie Schroeder (12 points) and Kennedy Bauer (10 points) all compiled double-digit scoring totals for Watseka (29-1) in its sixth straight win. watseka set a new school record for wins breaking a record that has stood since 1940. watseka will play against four seed Gibson City/Melvin-Sibley at 7 p.m. Thursday in Watseka for the regional championship.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 37, Momence 28. The fourth-seeded Falcons will vie for an upset of Watseka in Thursday night’s regional title game after relying on steady defense and a strong fourth quarter to win in the regional semifinal game. Makenzie Bielfeldt scored a team-high 16 points for the Falcons (17-12). Matti Lanie had 18 for Momence.
Braidwood (Reed-Custer)
Beecher 51 29 Wilmington F
Champaign (St. Thomas More)
St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 50 25 Argenta (A.-Oreana) F
Champaign (St. Thomas More) 45 35 Heyworth F
Thornwood 54 50 Bradley-Bourbonnais
indiana boys
Harrison (West Lafayette) 65 Westfield 60
Lafayette Central Catholic 78 Crawfordsville 58
some games were postponed . . . north newton, winamac and twin lakes all had games postponed.
CHICAGO -- Michael Stone scored with 3:30 left and Calgary edged Chicago for the second straight game with a 3-2 win. Dougie Hamilton and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary, and Mike Smith made 34 saves in the opener of a six-game trip. The Flames topped the Blackhawks 4-3 Saturday night on Monahan's overtime goal in Calgary. Stone connected on a long slap shot from the right point. It looked as if Johnny Gaudreau might have tipped it by Jeff Glass, but Stone was credited with his third goal of the season. The Blackhawks challenged the play, arguing Gaudreau's stick was above the crossbar. But the officials ruled he didn't touch the puck. Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane scored for last-place Chicago, which has dropped three in a row. Glass finished with 20 stops.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Miles Bridges had 25 points and a crucial steal with five seconds left and Michigan State rallied past lowly Iowa 96-93 for its seventh straight win. Nick Ward added 17 points and Joshua Langford had 15 for the Spartans (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten). But they got a serious scare from the Hawkeyes in what was supposed to be a tune-up for Saturday's huge home game against No. 3 Purdue. Tyler Cook scored 26 points for Iowa (12-14, 3-10), which was coming off a 24-point loss at Penn State.
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Bryant McIntosh tied a season high with 24 points, and Northwestern beat Michigan 61-52. McIntosh scored 14 in the second half to help the Wildcats (15-10, 6-6 Big Ten) win for the fourth time in five games. Scottie Lindsey added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Northwestern returned the favor after losing at Michigan last week. Moe Wagner led the Wolverines (19-7, 8-5) with 20 points and nine rebounds. But Michigan hit just 5 of 20 shots in the second half while missing 9 of 10 3-pointers.
MINNEAPOLIS --Sophomore Isaiah Roby led a balanced attack with a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Nebraska defeated Minnesota 91-85 on Tuesday night. nebraska improves to 18-8, 9-4 Conf. Nate Mason led minnesota with a game high 34 Pts as the golden gophers drop to 14-12, 3-10 Conf.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels' decision in a statement Tuesday night after reports emerged that the Patriots' offensive coordinator had opted to stay in New England with coach Bill Belichick. McDaniels had agreed to contract terms with the Colts to replace the fired Chuck Pagano. A news conference had been scheduled for Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts said McDaniels informed them Tuesday evening that he would not sign the deal. By spurning the Colts after they waited 22 days to hire him, McDaniels leaves the reeling franchise as the only one without a coach. New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia left Belichick's staff a day after the Patriots' Super Bowl loss to become coach of the Detroit Lions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can be heard on a 911 call calmly telling a dispatcher that his home was burglarized while he was at the Super Bowl. Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts, released a portion of the call on Tuesday. He can be heard telling the dispatcher on Monday: "This is Rob Gronkowski calling, and while I was gone my whole house got robbed, while on the Super Bowl trip. And I just got back." A police report says someone broke a window to get in. In a Broadcastify.com recording of a call between responding officers and dispatch, a dispatcher says "multiple safes and possible guns" were taken. The police report redacted all details of what was taken. The report says Gronkowski lives with two roommates, both of whom reported items stolen.
NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis has torn the ACL in his left knee. Porzingis was hurt in the second quarter of New York's loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday night. He dunked with 8:46 left in the half and landed awkwardly, crashing to the court and holding his left knee. He was eventually helped up and taken to the locker room. He left the arena for an MRI exam that revealed the injury.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA's tampering rule again. League officials made the announcement Tuesday in response to an interview team president Earvin "Magic" Johnson did with ESPN. Johnson was discussing the skills of Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo and said the Greek native would put the Bucks "on the map" and bring them an NBA title. It's the third time in less than 12 months the Lakers have been disciplined for tampering.


WIQI Sports Report February 6, 2018

class 1a milford regional
St. Anne 31 39 Tri-Point/cullom - lauren Emerson finished with 11 points and gracie O'Brien had nine points and seven rebounds but st. anne's season came to an end anyway at the hands of tri point 39-31. St. Anne ends its season with a 6-19 record. Tri-Point (10-17) advances to play number two ranked Danville Schlarman at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Milford.
Armstrong 46 17 Donovan - armstrong's Hope Hambleton scored 19 points for the Trojans and Madi Gayheart had 16 as they led their trojans to a 46-17 win over donovan. adrienne adams led donovan with 12 points. The Wildcats end the year with a 4-21 record. A-P advances to play Milford at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
class 1a Crete (Illinois Lutheran)regional
Grant Park 51 20 Crete (Illinois Lutheran)
class 2a Braidwood (Reed-Custer) regional
Beecher Wilmington ppd.
class 2a Champaign (St. Thomas More) regional
Argenta (A.-Oreana) 49 41 Farmer City (Blue Ridge) [Coop]
Heyworth 58 29 Downs (Tri-Valley)
class 2a Georgetown (G.-Ridge Farm) regional
Catlin (Salt Fork) 35 44 Westville F
Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin) 42 10 Georgetown (G.-Ridge Farm)
class 2a Watseka regional
Clifton (Central) 46 32 Hoopeston (H. Area) F - Rose Ritter led Central with 18 points Shelby Symmonds led Hoopeston with 12 points
Momence 33 29 Gilman (Iroquois West) - Matti Lanie led Momence with 20 Meara Tilstra 17 points for Iroquois West
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Bogdan Bogdanovic made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 52 seconds remaining and Sacramento overcame a dismal start with a strong finish to beat Chicago 104-98. The Kings scored just nine points in the first quarter, trailed by as many as 21 and were down by seven with 10 minutes left before rallying to complete a season sweep of the Bulls. Bogdanovic had 15 points, George Hill scored 14 and Garrett Temple added 12 for Sacramento. Zach LaVine scored 27 points and Justin Holiday had 20 for Chicago. The Bulls, who lost center Robin Lopez to an ejection in the first half, have dropped seven straight.
INDIANAPOLIS -- All-Star guard Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 15 to help Washington hold on to beat Indiana 111-102. The Wizards have won five straight overall, all without John Wall, and four in a row over the Pacers. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 29 points for the Pacers, trying to spur a fourth-quarter rally. Joe Young added 17 as Indiana's six-game home winning streak ended. Without starting guards Victor Oladipo (illness) and Darren Collison (left knee surgery), the Pacers were out of sync all night.
big ten
Juwan Morgan had 24 points and eight rebounds and Robert Johnson scored 19 points to lead Indiana past Rutgers 65-43 on Monday night. Deshawn Freeman led rutgers with 13 Pts. Hoosiers improve to 13-12, 6-7 Conf . . . Scarlet Knights drop to 12-14, 2-11 Conf
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women upended the gymnastics world was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. Larry Nassar listened to dozens of victims for two days last week and was almost attacked by a man whose three daughters said they were abused. His final sentence comes after he pleaded guilty to penetrating young athletes with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club that was run by a 2012 U.S. Olympic coach. The sentence is largely symbolic because the 54-year-old is already assured of spending the rest of his life in prison. 
PARIS (AP) — "Grid kids" are replacing "grid girls" in Formula One as the motorsport series makes changes ahead of the new season. F1 says youngsters from motorsport clubs, who are already competing in karting, will stand alongside drivers on the grid before races this season. The announcement Monday comes after the series last week ended the long-standing practice of using women on the grid, and on the podium with the top three drivers, because it no longer fits in with Formula One's values and societal norms. The latest initiative is a joint venture by the FIA — motorsport's governing body — and F1's owners. FIA President Jean Todt says "Grid Kids" gives "future champions of our sport the opportunity to stand alongside their heroes." F1 is owned by Liberty Media, which has been changing how the sport is run since taking over from former commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone in January 2017. The season starts on March 25 at the Australian Grand Prix.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA G League has granted a protest by the Santa Cruz Warriors and ordered the final 17.5 seconds of their loss to Iowa to be replayed. Golden State's affiliate protested its 116-113 loss on Jan. 19 after being incorrectly assessed a technical foul for calling an excessive timeout. The Warriors should have been granted a "reset timeout," a rule in the G League allowing teams to advance the ball without calling time and stopping play. The Wolves made the technical free throw, then two more after Santa Cruz fouled intentionally to take a 114-111 lead. The G League says Monday that the sequence unfairly impacted the game and ordered it to be restarted tied at 111 with Santa Cruz in possession of the ball. The replay will take place March 23 in Santa Cruz before the teams' regularly scheduled game.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American bobsled pilot Justin Olsen hopes to compete at the Olympics despite having had a successful appendectomy on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games. U.S. bobsled officials said Tuesday that Olsen, who is from San Antonio, Texas, went to a hospital in the coastal city of Gangneung on Monday and is trying to recover so he can compete in events starting Feb. 18. USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Darrin Steele says officials are "heartbroken for Justin, but he's shown us over the years that he's capable of overcoming adversity." Officials say they're discussing options if Olsen can't race. Pyeongchang is Olsen's third Olympics. He was on the four-man gold-medal winning team at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Veteran infielder Darwin Barney has signed a minor league contract with the Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training. Barney won a Gold Glove with the Chicago Cubs in 2012, when he had only two errors in 155 games at second base. 
NEW YORK -- Free agent third baseman Todd Frazier is switching sides close to home, set to join the New York Mets and take over a spot that's been in flux since David Wright got injured. Frazier and the Mets have agreed on a two-year contract for $17 million. Frazier, who was a 1998 Little League World Series champion in nearby Toms River, New Jersey, and later starred at Rutgers, finished up last season with the New York Yankees.
DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions hired Matt Patricia on Monday, doubling down on the franchise's hope it can copy the New England Patriots' formula for success. The expected hiring of the defensive coordinator came a day after the Patriots lost to Philadelphia in the Super Bowl. Lions general manager Bob Quinn made the move, reuniting with someone he worked with in New England for more than a decade. The Lions plan to formally introduce him at a news conference Wednesday.


WIQI Sports Report February 5, 2018

Sangamon Valley Conference Tourney
Momence 50, Cissna Park 44. The Timberwolves went down in the title game of the SVC Tournament to momence 50-44. despite having foul trouble from beginning to end Lamar Lillard finished with a game-high 17 points. Lamarius Lillard followed with 13 points and six rebounds while Armoni Campbell added eight points and five rebounds. Christian Stadeli led the Timberwolves, posting a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tanner Benoit was next with 10 points and six rebounds while Bailey Sluis chipped in nine points.
watseka 60, pbl 42   - In the third-place game, Watseka notched a 60-42 victory over PBL. Justin McTaggart carried the team with seven points in the second quarter and seven more in the third. He finished with 16 as did Blake Castonguay. Ben Lyznicki added 10 and Brendan Fletcher nine. Although the Panthers out-rebounded Watseka, the Warriors limited their turnovers to 13 against the pressure defense of PBL. PBL got nine points from Austin Gooden, eight from Tyler Pichon, seven from Colton Coy and six from Drake Schrodt.
South Newton (Ind.) 56, Iroquois West 21. The Raiders were soundly defeated in the fifth-place game of the SVC Tournament, with Jack McMillan's seven-point showing pacing the IW offense. south newton was led by jay hammels 20 points and 12 rebounds while carson anderson and kendall arseneau contributed 14 points a piece.
Clifton Central 48 37 Dwight - Central won seventh place by defeating Dwight 48-37. the score was tied at 34 after three quarters but The Comets broke the game open in the fourth quarter outscoring the trojans 14-3 to get the win.. Cory Hoggins Led the Comets to the win with 14 points.
herscher 59, coal city 46 dbl ot
Loyola Academy 58, bishop mac 41
Rosary 41 58 Bishop McNamara
indy girls
class 1a West Central sectional
South Newton 22 34 North White
class 1a North Vermillion sectional
Rockville 35 Attica 28
class 2a Lafayette Central Catholic sectional
Lafayette Central Catholic 53 Delphi 39
class 2a Boone Grove sectional
North Judson 36 Winamac 16
class 3a Crawfordsville sectional
Benton Central 56 Greencastle 37
class 3a Frankfort sectional
Northwestern 67 West Lafayette 31
class 3a Knox sectional
Knox 45 Twin Lakes 42
class 4a Logansport sectional
Zionsville 73 Lafayette Jeff 46
class 4a Kankakee Valley sectional
Kankakee Valley 64 Valparaiso 55
Benton Central 58 Hammond Science & Tech 46
Clinton Prairie 58 North White 37
Hamilton Heights 73 Twin Lakes 47
Harrison (West Lafayette) 73 Lafayette Central Catholic 51
Hebron 69 North Newton 30
Rensselaer Central 71 Delphi 46
Tri-County 62 Kouts 54
West Lafayette 61 Lafayette Jeff 42
super bowl
super bowl mvp Nick Foles threw the go-ahead 5-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to go and the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl by outscoring Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night. Tom Brady had a chance to lead another comeback. He had thrown TD passes on three straight second-half possessions and picked the NFL's fourth-ranked defense apart to help New England overcome double-digit deficits. But brandon Graham pushed through a blocker, hit Brady, knocked the ball loose and rookie Derek Barnett recovered. The turnover -- New England's first -- led to a field goal that made it 41-33. Brady and the Patriots had one final chance, starting from their 9 with 58 seconds left. But a desperation pass into the end zone fell incomplete and set off a wild celebration in a crowd filled with long-suffering Eagles fans who have desperately waited for a championship since 1960.
big ten
Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 35 points and had 13 rebounds and No. 17 Ohio State held off Illinois 75-67 on Sunday.  Jae'Sean Tate scored 11 points, and Kaleb Wesson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Buckeyes (20-5, 11-1), who have won three straight and 10 of their last 11. They move on to a showdown with No. 3 Purdue on Wednesday to determine first place in the Big Ten. Mark Alstork paced Illinois with 19 points, and Trent Frazier chipped in 12. Fighting Illini 12-12, 2-9 Conf . . . Buckeyes 20-5, 11-1 Conf
Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 23 points, Kevin Huerter added 19 and Maryland squeezed past Wisconsin 68-63 Sunday to stretch the Badgers' losing streak to five games. Ethan Happ led the badgers with 18 Pts.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting linebackers and two big-play receivers highlighted an eight-person class voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Safety Brian Dawkins also received at least 80 percent support from the 47 Hall of Fame voters, along with contributor Bobby Beathard and senior nominees Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile. But the biggest stars of the class are the two linebackers that made it on their first tries, and the pair of lightning-rod receiver who sometimes caused as many problems for their own teams as for the opposition. Moss also made it on his first try, while Owens needed to wait for his third year on the ballot to get enough support.
NEW YORK (AP) – This year’s Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to … tame messages about social causes. After a divisive year, advertisers during the Big Game worked overtime to win over audiences with messages that entertained and strove not to offend. The slapstick humor and sexual innuendo that used to be commonplace during Super Bowl ad breaks were nowhere in sight. Instead, Budweiser , as always the largest advertiser during the game, eschewed the usual puppies and Clydesdales to showcase employees that send water to places in need. Verizon showed people thanking first responders who saved them. And Tide tried to make people laugh (and perhaps forget about its Tide Pod problem ) with a humorous series of ads that starred ”Stranger Things”’ actor David Harbour.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed early Sunday when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway in Indianapolis, the team and police said. The Colts said in a statement Sunday that the team is "heartbroken" by Jackson's death and that the 26-year-old "was loved by all in the Colts organization."


WIQI Sports Report February 2, 2018

illinois girls
Dwight 45 68 Watseka - summer cramer had 21 points, megan harris had 14 points and mallory drake had 13 points in watseka's 28th win of the season to go with 1 loss.
Cissna Park 45 52 Paxton-Buckley-Loda - the Panthers' Ariana Gentzler scored 16 points and corralled 12 rebounds. Gabby Wessels led Cissna Park with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Iroquois West 58 67 Clifton Central - meara tilstra had 24 points and 16 rebounds but the lady raiders came up short to the lady comets. rose ritter scored 18, cassidy gerdes 14 and katie speckman 12 points for central.
Milford 45, Hoopeston Area 28. The Bearcats roared to a VVC win, with Emily Duis pouring in 18 points andEmma Morts chipping in seven more. For the Cornjerkers, Shelby Symmonds paced the offense with nine points.
Donovan 11 43 Tri-Point
Grant Park 38 22 St. Anne
Cornerstone Christian Academy 39 55 Grace Christian Academy
Peotone 52 47 Lisle
Kankakee 56 52 Rich Central
St. Joseph-Ogden 57 62 Bloomington Central Catholic
Gardner-South Wilmington 56 16 Illinois Lutheran
Prairie Central 25 73 St. Thomas More
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 47, Ridgeview 45
Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 53, Armstrong-Potomac 38
tonight at the svc tournament in watseka
at wchs in the championship bracket . . . cissna park plays pbl at 6pm followed by watseka playing momence at 7:30
at glenn raymond jr. high in the consolation bracket . . . dwight takes on south newton at 6pm while central faces iroquois west at 7:30
indiana boys
Attica 52 Turkey Run 48
Caston 40 North White 37 OT
Frontier 54 West Central 48 OT
Hobart 57 Kankakee Valley 52
Lafayette Central Catholic 58 Twin Lakes 47
Logansport 71 Harrison (West Lafayette) 61
McCutcheon 65 Lafayette Jeff 55
North Montgomery 73 Benton Central 39
Tri-County 69 Carroll (Flora) 52
West Lafayette 70 Northwestern 30
Winamac 58 Lewis Cass 54
indiana girls sectionals for friday
class 1a 
WEST CENTRAL sectional
Pioneer [6-14] vs. South Newton [11-14]
Tri-County [10-11] vs. North White [17-4]
Faith Christian [0-20] vs. Attica [19-4]
Covington [8-14] vs. Lafayette Central Catholic [13-10]
Delphi [15-8] vs. Clinton Prairie [20-3]
BOONE GROVE sectional
Hebron [7-13] vs. Winamac [14-9]
class 3a
North Montgomery [7-14] vs. Benton Central [19-6]
FRANKFORT sectional
West Lafayette [13-9] vs. Frankfort [5-18]
Twin Lakes [12-10] vs. Rensselaer Central [14-9]
class 4a
Kokomo [6-16] vs. Lafayette Jeff [21-1]
Michigan City [12-10] vs. Kankakee Valley [19-3]
big ten
Derek Pardon scored 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting, and Northwestern rode a game-opening 18-1 run to beat Wisconsin 60-52 on Thursday night. Khalil Iverson led the way for wisconsin with 15 Pts and 9 rebounds as the badgers fall to 10-14, 3-8 Conf. northwestern improves to 14-10, 5-6 Conf
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Brendan Gaunce scored his second goal of the game late in the third period, and Vancouver overcame an early deficit to beat Chicago 4-2. Daniel Sedin and Bo Horvat also scored for the Canucks. Troy Stecher added two assists, and Vancouver won for the fifth time in eight games after a 2-11-3 stretch. Nick Schmaltz and Alex DeBrincat scored for Chicago, which ended a two-game winning streak. Duncan Keith had two assists.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.
the bulls
the bulls reportedly dealt Nikola Mirotic and a second-round pick to the Pelicans on Thursday. In exchange they received a first-round pick, a future second rounder, Omer Asik, Tony Allen and Jameer Nelson. 


WIQI Sports Report February 1, 2018

big ten
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Isaac Haas had 20 points and nine rebounds, Carsen Edwards scored 17 points and No. 3 Purdue pulled away from Maryland to extend the nation's longest active winning streak to 18 with a 75-67 win. The Boilermakers (22-2, 11-0 Big Ten) also continued their best conference start in school history, broke another school record with their 13th consecutive win over a league foe and still won their 21st straight home game. Only Cincinnati (38) has a longer home-court streak. Bruno Fernando finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Maryland (15-9, 4-7). Kevin Huerter had 16 points and four 3s for the Terrapins, who have lost three straight with the last two coming to top-10 teams.
No. 5 MICHIGAN ST. 76, PENN ST. 68
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Miles Bridges had 23 points and nine rebounds, helping Michigan State come back from a double-digit deficit to beat Penn State 76-68. The Spartans (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) rallied to win after trailing by 12 with 15:23 left after coming back from 13-point deficit to win their previous game at Maryland. Cassius Winston made a go-ahead layup midway through the second half and Michigan State led by as much as 15. The Nittany Lions (15-9, 5-6) had won two straight, including a buzzer-beater at Ohio State, and they didn't give up their winning streak easily. They went on an 11-2 run to pull within six points with 37 seconds left after Tony Carr made consecutive 3-pointers in 6 seconds. Carr just missed a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum scored a franchise-record 28 points in the first quarter and finished with a career-high 50 through three as Portland took advantage of short-handed Chicago 124-108. McCollum's 28 points in the opening quarter were the most in the NBA this season. His final tally was nine points shy of the team record set by Damian Lillard last season. Lillard also sat out the final period after adding 13 points and seven assists for the Trail Blazers, who led by as many as 29. It was Portland's fourth straight win overall, a season high, and the club's eighth in a row at home. Zach LaVine had a season-best 23 points in Chicago's fifth consecutive loss.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Myles Turner had 15 points and 11 rebounds in his return to the starting lineup, and Indiana beat Memphis 105-101 for its third straight win. Turner gave the Pacers a 102-101 lead by hitting two free throws with 34 seconds left. With two seconds remaining, Wayne Selden missed a floater in the lane that would have given the Grizzlies the lead. Indiana came up with the rebound and sealed it at the foul line with less than a second left. All five Pacers starters scored in double digits. Bojan Bogdanovic and Darren Collison each had 21 points, Victor Oladipo added 13 and Thaddeus Young had 10. Marc Gasol had 23 points and nine rebounds for Memphis. Selden led the Grizzlies with 24 points but was ejected with 0.7 seconds remaining after arguing he was fouled on his missed shot.
MINNEAPOLIS —Roger Goodell wants to see the mystery of the NFL’s catch rule solved, and he’s ensured that the process has begun. The commissioner said at his annual Super Bowl news conference that he personally sees that rule as the most obvious to address. Asked about the scrutiny that NFL officiating came under this season, Goodell said “on the catch/no catch rule, we need to find a rule we think will address that. We certainly need to get this rule right so everyone can appreciate.” Goodell recently spent three hours with former players, including Pro Football Hall of Famers, going over 150 plays. He said there were many good ideas offered, but as for the specifics of what should be a catch, there was little consensus. “There were a lot of people with different perspectives and lot of disagreement in the room,” he said.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games. Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league's other network partners. Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes. Fox, which has the Sunday afternoon NFC package, will produce all of the games under the deal, which is worth a little more than $3 billion.
EDEN PRARIE, Minn. -- As expected, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski remained in the concussion protocol Wednesday for New England's first Super Bowl practice in Minnesota. According to a pool report of the workout, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Gronkowski took part in non-contact drills and is "working his way back." The Patriots worked out for two hours in their only full-padded practice of the week leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
NEW YORK — Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday of a rare tumor of the jaw. His second wife, Lovell Woods Gamble, said he was diagnosed with a benign tumor, ameloblastoma, about nine years ago. It became ameloblastic carcinoma in 2016 and he had the first of several operations that August. Gamble, who lived in Montgomery, Alabama, entered UAB Hospital in Birmingham on Jan. 22 and died there early Wednesday. His wife said he never chewed tobacco. Drafted by the cubs in 1968 oscar made his debut in 1969 but was traded to phileadelphia in the offseason with dick selma for johnny callison. A left-handed hitter known for the crouch in his batting stance, Gamble had a .265 batting average and 666 RBIs while playing for seven big league teams. Oscar Gamble was 68.


WIQI Sports Report January 31, 2018

Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament
Watseka 66, Clifton Central 32. Bolstered by playing in front of their home crowd, the Warriors (16-6) downed the Comets 66-32 in Tuesday's quarterfinal matchup. Ben Lyznicki led Watseka's offense with 24 points, while Blake Castonguay added 11 points and justin mctaggart 10 points. darryl harris led central with 10 points. 
Momence 86, Iroquois West 32. lamar lillard had 22 points, brother lamarius lillard had 16 as momence wipesout out iw 86-32. Michael Hartke had 9 points for the Raiders (4-16) 
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 45, South Newton (Ind.) 40. jay hammell had 18, carson anderson had 14 unfortunately they were only 2 of 4 to score at all for the rebels as they fall to pbl 45-40. Leading the PBL charge was Austin Sanders, who tallied 11 points. sn finished with 25 turnovers.
cissna park 59, dwight 26 - bailey sluis had 15 points, julian stadeli had 10 as cissna ran away from dwight 59-26. andrew curl finished with 7 points to lead dwight.
St. Anne 49 58 Herscher -   Sion Lightfoot led St. Anne with 14 points. Travis DeYoung and Connor Cotton added 10 each. but it wasn't enough as the cardinals drop to 11-10 on the season.
Oakwood 59, Hoopeston Area 49. The Comets soared over the host Cornjerkers in a VVC win, with Chase Vinson (19 points) and Bryce Jones (15 points) leading the attack as Oakwood (14-8) won its eighth straight game. Logan Walder paced the Cornjerkers (18-7) with a game-high 22 points.
Salt Fork 73, Schlarman 48. The Storm struck like lightning over the Schlarman, notching a Vermilion Valley Conference win. While the host Hilltoppers were led by Cole Carnahan's 22-point effort, Brady McMasters and Payton Taylor both scored 15 points to clinch the victory.
Westville 71, Armstrong-Potomac 51
Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 72, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 19
Monticello 53, St. Joseph-Ogden 36
Tri-Valley 56, Prairie Central 43
St. Thomas More 64, Unity 44
Tri-Point 62 69 Cornerstone Christian
In girls' basketball
Watseka 55, Beecher 26. Watseka easily brought home their record breaking 27th win of the season, a road victory thanks to 19 points from Summer Cramer and 14 points from Magan Harris as they down beecher 55-26. Mallory Drake scored 12 points in the warrior win. 
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 54, Hoopeston Area 40. The Panthers slashed past the Cornjerkers behind 17 points from Liberty Jamison and Mackenzie Bruns added 13 points and PBL teammate Cassidi Nuckols scored 10. Hoopeston was paced by 11 points from Lexie Breymeyer.
Peotone 72 44 Iroquois West - The Iroquois West High School girls basketball team lost Tuesday in Gilman to Peotone 72-44. The Lady Raiders got 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists from Meara Tilstra. Teammate Jacey Stiers had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. Maya sanchez provided seven points, five rebounds and four assists. Courtney Burks scored 23 points and Peotone teammate Mae Graffeo had 17 points.
Herscher 45 31 Clifton Central - Herscher has a record of 19-5. Central is 10-15.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 41, Tri-Point 26. 
indiana girls
CLASS 1A West Central
South Newton 49 Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 38
CLASS 1A North Vermillion
Attica 22 North Vermillion 19
CLASS 2A Boone Grove
Winamac 56 North Newton 30
CLASS 2A Lafayette Central Catholic
Lafayette Central Catholic 42 Rossville 37
Rensselaer Central 53 Wheeler 29
Hanover Central 32 Calumet 27
CLASS 3A Crawfordsville
Greencastle 48 Lebanon 34
Benton Central 67 Crawfordsville 19
CLASS 4A Kankakee Valley
Kankakee Valley 66 Merrillville 52
CLASS 4A Logansport
Zionsville 71 McCutcheon 32
Lafayette Jeff 63 Harrison (West Lafayette) 52
big ten
Kipper Nichols scored 19 points and Trent Frazier had 17 points to lift Illinois to a 91-60 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. Geo Baker led the scarlet knights with 19 Pts. the Fighting Illini improve to 12-11, 2-8 Conf while rutgers falls to 12-12, 2-9 Conf
Jae'Sean Tate scored 16 points and No. 17 Ohio State took control early in cruising to a 71-56 win over Indiana on Tuesday night. Devonte Green led indiana with 20 Pts. ohio state improves to 19-5, 10-1 Conf while indiana falls to 12-11, 5-6 Conf
Jordan Bohannon led six Hawkeyes in double figures with 20 points and Iowa rolled past Minnesota 94-80 on Tuesday night, its second straight home win. Jordan Murphy led minnesota with 21 Pts as Iowa improves to 12-12, 3-8 Conf. Golden Gophers fall to 14-10, 3-8 Conf
anton Forsberg made 22 of his career-high 42 saves in the third period, helping the Blackhawks beat the nashville Predators 2-1 on Tuesday night. Last-place Chicago, which needs a big finish to get into the playoffs, returned from the All-Star break with its second straight win. Vinnie Hinostroza had a goal and an assist and David Kampf also scored for the Blackhawks.
WASHINGTON — Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. The Senate approved the bipartisan bill by voice vote, a day after the measure cleared the House by an overwhelming margin.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered a criminal investigation into claims that former doctor Larry Nassar abused some of his victims at the Karolyi Ranch, a Texas facility that was the training ground for U.S. women’s gymnastics. Abbott ordered the Texas Rangers, the state’s top criminal investigations unit, to look into ranch, which hosted training camps for more than a decade until earlier this year. The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is already investigating.
WASHINGTON — Kansas City has agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, a move that spells the end of Kirk Cousins’ time with the Redskins and hands the Chiefs’ job to Patrick Mahomes. however, the transaction can’t be completed until the start of the new league year in March. the Redskins are said to have agreed to a four-year extension with Smith, who had one year left on his contract.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski says he expects to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski has been in the league’s concussion protocol after taking a hit from Jacksonville’s Barry Church in the AFC championship game. He made his first public appearance on Tuesday night while playing former teammate and current Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount in a game of “Madden 18” at the Mall of America. Gronkowski said he’s still in the concussion protocol and would leave his status up to those in charge of making medical decisions.


WIQI Sports Report January 29, 2018

Beecher Shootout
Watseka 58, Wilmington 47.Ben Lyznicki and Brendan Fletcher both scored 17 points in leading the Warriors to an 11-point win. Watseka (15-6) was bolstered by a strong first half, as they led 30-18 entering the halftime break.
St. Anne 64 69 Newark
Warren Beecher
Cissna Park 65, Milford 62. Christian Stadeli poured in 18 points and Brian Fehr chipped in 13 more to lead the host Timberwolves (16-5) to a 65-62 nonconference win over county foe milford. Jake Thompson led all scorers with 23 points, with Tyler Schmidt adding 17 more for the Bearcats (15-5).
Donovan 25 50 Tri-Point
Illinois Valley Central 20 71 St. Joseph-Ogden
Watseka High School will be hosting the 2018 SVC Boys Basketball Tournament Tuesday, Friday and Saturday of this week. Games will be played at the Watseka high school gym and Glenn Raymond, the junior high gym Tuesday and Friday. All four games Saturday will be at the high school. Cissna Park received the top seed and will play the eighth seed, Dwight, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Glenn Raymond. The 7:30 p.m. game at the junior high will be fourth seed PBL and fifth seed South Newton. The winners of those two games will play at 6 p.m. at the high school friday. The losers will play at 6 p.m. friday at the junior high. Watseka, seeded second, plays seventh-seed Central at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school. Third seed Momence will play sixth seed iroquois West at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. The winners of those two games will play friday at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. The losers will play at 7:30 p.m. at the junior high. Saturday the seventh-place game will be at 3 p.m. the fifth-place game will be at 4:30 p.m. The third-place game will be at 6 p.m. and the championship game will be at 7:30 p.m.
indiana boys
South Newton 43 66 Covington - Aiden Tanner's 19 points led a balanced offense for Class 2A No. 1 Covington in its 66-43 victory against South Newton. Colton Brown put up 17 points, Spencer Pettit added 15 and A.J. Kline scored nine for the Trojans (15-1), who blew the game open by outscoring the Rebels 21-8 in the fourth quarter. Ty Bever had his second consecutive double-figure assist game, handing out 11. Jay Hammel's game-high 27 points led South Newton (8-5).
Tri-County 69 North Newton 25 - Bryce Cook's near double-double of 21 points and eight rebounds led Tri-Couunty to a 69-25 victory against North Newton.
Benton Central 57 Fountain Central 38
Cloverdale 73 Delphi 60
Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 54 Faith Christian 53
Culver Academy 61 Lafayette Jeff 43
Eastern (Greentown) 46 Frontier 32
Harrison (West Lafayette) 75 Southmont 50
North Montgomery 53 Attica 42
Rensselaer Central 56 Hebron 48
Rochester 64 North White 24
Twin Lakes 53 Western 48 OT
West Lafayette 67 Frankfort 41
West Central 44 North Newton 36
Tipton 72 Frontier 35
CHICAGO -- Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help Milwaukee beat chicago 110-96 and improve to 3-0 since interim coach Joe Prunty replaced the fired Jason Kidd. Khris Middleton added 20 points and seven rebounds. Denzel Valentine scored 18 points for the Bulls.
big ten
Isaac Haas matched his career high with 26 points, Vincent Edwards added 19 and No. 3 Purdue held off Indiana 74-67 on Sunday for its school-record 17th consecutive victory. Juwan Morgan led the way for indiana with 24 Pts. purdue improves to 21-2, 10-0 Conf . . . indiana drops to 12-10, 5-5 Conf
Joshua Langford scored 19 points and led a second-half surge that carried No. 6 Michigan State past fading Maryland 74-68 Sunday, giving Spartans coach Tom Izzo his seventh straight 20-win season. Kevin Huerter led maryland with 17 Pts as they drop to 15-8, 4-6 Conf . . . michigan state improves to 20-3, 8-2 Conf
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tennessee's Delanie Walker caught two touchdown passes, including an 18-yarder with 1:31 remaining, and the AFC beat the NFC 24-23 in a rain-soaked Pro Bowl on Sunday. Oakland's Derek Carr completed 11 of 15 passes for 115 yards and connected with Walker on a skinny post for the winning score. Denver's Von Miller sealed the victory when he caused and recovered a fumble by Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff. Miller posed problems all afternoon for the NFC. The AFC overcame a 17-point halftime deficit and four turnovers to win the annual all-star game. The NFC looked like it would coast to a victory early as two Minnesota Vikings made big plays a week earlier than they wanted (Super Bowl) and a week later than they needed (NFC championship game). Adam Thielen had a touchdown reception on the opening drive, and Harrison Smith returned an interception 79 yards for a score as the NFC opened up a 20-3 lead at halftime. Heavy downpours were partly to blame for the sloppiness. The winning team got $64,000 each, double the losing team's share.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Rickard Rakell had two goals and rookie Brock Boeser, Johnny Gaudreau and Drew Doughty also scored to help the Pacific Division win the NHL All-Star game with a 5-2 victory over the Atlantic Division on Sunday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jason Day and Alex Noren went 77 holes in the Farmers Insurance Open, and it still wasn't enough to decide a winner. Day holed a 6-foot birdie putt in the dark on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday. Noren followed with a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole at Torrey Pines. They had no choice but to return Monday morning to decide the longest playoff in the 67-year history of this event. In only his second PGA Tour event since August 2015, Tiger Woods closed with a 72 and tied for 23rd, seven shots out of the lead.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ronda Rousey's next bout in the ring won't come in mixed martial arts but in the world of professional wrestling. The biggest superstar in women's MMA officially made the jump to WWE on Sunday night with a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. The former UFC bantamweight champion also told ESPN that she's fully committed to wrestling and not just planning cameos at WWE's biggest events, saying: ''This is my life now. Yeah, they have first priority on my time for the next several years.''


WIQI Sports Report January 26, 2018

girls basketball
Watseka 50 36 Paxton-Buckley-Loda - summer cramer had 13 points on the strength of a 9-14 performance at the free throw line, mallory drake grabbed 8 rebounds and dropped in 3-3 pointers to finish with 11 points as watseka gets a little revenge for their lone loss on the season as they defeat svc rival pbl 50-36. With the win Watseka earns at least a share of the conference title. They can win it outright with a win at Dwight next Thursday. ariana gentzler led pbl with 13. watseka improves to 25-1 while pbl drops to 16-6.
Dwight 53 47 Iroquois West - iroquois west's meara tilstra had 23 points and 24 rebounds, mya sanchez had 11 points but the lady raiders came up short and lost to svc foe dwight 53-47. mel stewart led the lady trojans with 16 points while teammate lucy rieke had 10.
Momence 21 46 Cissna Park - gabby wessells had 13 points, anna jennings had 10 points as cissna park gets an svc win over momence 46-21. matti lanie led momence and all scorers with 15 points.
South Newton 33 39 Clifton Central -  Central's Rose Ritter had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead her central lady comets to a 39-33 svc victory over south newton. Caitlyn Gerdes added 11 points and Cassidy Gerdes had seven rebounds. Riley Thompson scored seven points. Malyah Embery led sn with 12 points.  Jaimie Diedam scored 11 in very limited minutes as she works her way back from Monday's knee injury.
Milford 27 42 Bismarck-Henning - Bismarck-Henning won the first and fouth quarters by 8 points a piece to defeat milford 42-27 in an svc match-up. emma morts led milford with 8 points. Milford drops to 12-11 for the season and play Monday night vs Danville-Schlarman in Milford. 
Schlarman 68, Hoopeston Area 18. Anaya Peoples netted 18 points, six assists and seven steals as the Hilltoppers (23-1) compiled their ninth straight win by dumping the Cornjerkers (8-18) in VVC action. Also hitting double figures for Schlarman were Janiah Newell (16 points), Sydney Gouard (14) and Capria Brown (13). Newell and Gouard each added six swipes. Shelby Symmonds led Hoopeston with five points.
Illinois Lutheran 24 34 Donovan
Beecher 37 23 Tri-Point
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 27, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 25
Kankakee 69 25 Rich East
Lincoln-Way West 66 35 Bradley-Bourbonnais
Armstrong-Potomac 49, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 4
Oakwood 52, Westville 28
Seneca 54 47 Manteno
DETROIT -- Alex DeBrincat had his second hat trick of an impressive rookie season and the Chicago Blackhawks chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the first period on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Red Wings. DeBrincat, Anthony Duclair and Vinnie Hinostroza scored in the first 8:47 before Howard was pulled, and the Red Wings never got back in the game. DeBrincat added another goal in the second period and scored an empty-netter in the third, bringing his season total to 17. Anton Forsberg came within 3:51 of his first career shutout before Anthony Mantha scored for Detroit.
big ten
Vincent Edwards scored 30 points, Isaac Haas added 24 and No. 3 Purdue matched a school record with its 16 straight victory, using a late charge to finally get past No. 25 Michigan 92-88 on Thursday night. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led the way for the wolverines with 26 Pts. purdue improves to 20-2, 9-0 Conf . . . michigan drops to 17-6, 6-4 Conf
Tony Carr hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Penn State an 82-79 upset victory over No. 13 Ohio State 82-79 on Thursday night, handing the Buckeyes their first Big Ten loss of the season. Tony Carr led the way for the nitney lions with 28 Pts while Keita Bates-Diop led the buckeyes with 25 Pts. penn state improves to 14-8, 4-5 Conf while ohio state drops to 18-5, 9-1 Conf
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James got Kevin Durant and reunited with Kyrie Irving in the NBA's first All-Star draft. Stephen Curry picked James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA's top two scorers, and grabbed his other two Golden State teammates. The draft was not televised, and neither James nor Curry would reveal who they chose first when they were interviewed on TNT when the rosters were unveiled. However, Durant later said that he had been the No. 1 selection. James was among those who said fans should have watched the proceedings and his decision to draft Irving could have made for a must-see moment. The point guard asked out of Cleveland last summer and the Cavaliers traded him to conference rival Boston.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tiger Woods brought big crowds back to golf, and he even produced a few big roars on his way to an even-par 72 in the Farmers Insurance Open in his return to the PGA Tour. He was steady, and at times spectacular. Woods made three birdie putts that traveled a combined 30 inches. The longest of his birdie putts was from just inside 2 feet. He was one rotation away from an eagle, and inches away from a hole-in-one late in his round on the South Course at Torrey Pines. Woods was seven shots behind Tony Finau, who led after his 65 on the North Course. It was his first PGA Tour event since fusion surgery on his lower back last April.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - The XFL is no longer an ex-football league. The sexed-up, second-rate football league formed as the early 2000s brainchild of WWE ringleader Vince McMahon is set for a surprising second life in 2020. The league that spawned ''He Hate Me'' and placed TV cameras in the bathroom flamed out in 2001 after one wild season. Interest in the league was reignited when ESPN aired the ''This Was the XFL'' documentary that chronicled the spectacular football failure. McMahon is back in charge, pumping $100 million into the XFL through his new private entity, Alpha Entertainment. McMahon, who will continue as chairman and CEO of WWE, offered few other details about the football comeback. The XFL will launch with eight teams, 40-man active rosters and a 10-week regular-season schedule. McMahon said the schedule, designed to fill the seven-month gap without the NFL, could begin as early as the end of January. No cities or TV partners were named.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Sports doctor Larry Nassar is on his way to prison for the rest of his life for molesting scores of young female athletes, but the scandal is far from over at Michigan State University as victims, lawmakers and a judge demand to know why he wasn't stopped years ago. Some are likening Michigan State to Penn State University, where three senior officials, including the school's president, were sentenced to jail last year for failing to tell authorities about a sexual abuse allegation involving coach Jerry Sandusky. Nassar, a 54-year-old former member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, has admitted penetrating elite gymnasts and other athletes with his fingers while he was supposedly treating them for injuries. Some of the more than 150 women and girls who have accused him said they complained to the sports medicine staff, a campus counselor and the women's gymnastics coach as far back as the late 1990s. In Michigan, it is a misdemeanor punishable by up to three months in jail and a $500 fine for certain professionals to fail to report a suspected case of child abuse.


WIQI Sports Report January 25, 2018

HOOPESTON — Sophomore Katelyn Young hit 10 field goals en route to a 23-point performance to help the Oakwood girls’ basketball team post a 62-32 win at Hoopeston Area on Wednesday night in Vermilion Valley Conference action. Young reached 1,000 career points in the win, the eighth straight victory for the Comets (23-2). Paiton Frerichs delivered 13 points and Brenna Durst added 12 points for the Comets. Shelby Symmonds put up a team-high 11 points for the Cornjerkers (8-17).
Manteno 33 31 Wilmington
Tolono Unity 25 53 St. Joseph-Ogden
The Armstrong-Potomac girls’ basketball team relied on a game-high 23 points from Madi Gayheart to defeat VVC foe Westville 55-46 on Wednesday night at home.
The watseka warrior boys basketball game with South Newton that was cancelled last night (1/24) is rescheduled for Saturday, Feb 10th at South Newton.  JV game will start at 4:00pm followed by the varsity game.
PHILADELPHIA -- Ben Simmons had 19 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists for his fifth triple-double of the season to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Dario Saric added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Joel Embiid had 22 points for the 76ers, who have won seven of 10. Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Zach LaVine had 21 for the Bulls. 
PACERS 116, SUNS 101
INDIANAPOLIS -- Thaddeus Young scored 22 points, Victor Oladipo had 21 points and nine assists and the Indiana Pacers pulled away from the Phoenix Suns 116-101. The Pacers have won five of six, blowing out the Suns for the second time in 10 days. Josh Jackson had 20 points, while Greg Monroe had 16 points and a season-high 17 rebounds to lead Phoenix. The Suns have lost two straight and five of six. Devin Booker and Troy Daniels each scored 19 points.
CHICAGO -- William Nylander scored on a penalty shot 6 seconds into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the sagging Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Nylander was awarded the attempt after he broke in alone on Jeff Glass from the opening faceoff in the extra period, but was hooked from behind by Chicago's Duncan Keith. Nylander scored the winner and his 10th goal by faking Glass and then burying a high backhander to send the Blackhawks to their fourth straight defeat. Toronto's Nazem Kadri connected for his 15th goal, a power-play score that snapped a seven-game scoring drought and was just his second goal in 20 games. Mitch Marner also scored for the Maple Leafs, who won the second time in seven games. Brent Seabrook and Nick Schmaltz scored power-play goals for Chicago, which snapped an 0-for-16 drought with the man advantage.
big ten - ILLINOIS 73, INDIANA 71
Trent Frazier and Leron Black each scored 19 points to help Illinois squeeze out a 73-71 victory over Indiana Wednesday night. The two-point victory was the team's first Big 10 Conference win of the season and the first of coach Brad Underwood's career. It also snapped the Illini's six-game losing streak. Juwan Morgan led Indiana with 25 points, his seventh 20-point game of the season, and Zach McRoberts scored a season-high 10 points. Illinois had four players score in double figures. Kipper Nichols had 12 points and Te'Jon Lucas had 11 points. Illinois has nearly a week off until it faces Rutgers at home next Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights have three players averaging over 11 points per game. Indiana plays its next game against Purdue on Sunday. The Boilermakers, ranked No. 3 in the AP poll, are 8-0 in Big Ten play. 
Isaac Copeland scored 23 points and came up with a clutch rebound in the final minute to lead Nebraska to 60-54 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night. James Palmer Jr. added 18 points for nebraska while Glynn Watson Jr. added 10. Corey Sanders  led rutgers with 14 Pts. Geo Baker and Deshawn Freeman added 10 apiece. Freeland also had a game-high 10 rebounds. up next for each . . . Nebraska: hosts Iowa Saturday. while Rutgers plays at Penn State Saturday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar listened silently as a prosecutor deemed him ''possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history'' and a judge sentenced him to decades in prison for molesting some of the sport's top athletes, capping an extraordinary hearing during which more than 150 women and girls described his abuse. ''I just signed your death warrant,'' Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told Nassar, who was sentenced to 40 to 175 years for molesting young female athletes under the guise of giving medical treatment. Many confronted Nassar face to face in the Michigan courtroom, describing abuse in his home, at his Michigan State University office and while he worked for the sport's governing body, USA Gymnastics, which also trains Olympians. ''It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again,'' said Aquilina, who called his actions ''precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable.'' Hours later, Michigan State - which has asked the state attorney general to conduct a review of how the university handled the Nassar case - announced President Lou Anna Simon's resignation amid mounting pressure. Earlier in the day, the U.S. Olympic Committee's CEO announced an independent inquiry.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Designated hitter Edgar Martinez came close after a grass-roots campaign to boost him. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, both tainted by the steroids scandal, edged up but again fell far short. Jones and Thome made it 54 players elected in their first year of eligibility by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Jones was an eight-time All-Star third baseman for the Atlanta Braves. Thome hit 612 home runs, putting him eighth on the career list, and played mostly for the Cleveland Indians. Guerrero was elected in his second try. The nine-time All-Star slugger played half his career with the Montreal Expos. Hoffman was chosen in his third year. The former San Diego Padres closer had 601 saves, second all-time to Mariano Rivera's 652.
MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin dismissed talk of an Olympic boycott on Wednesday despite some of Russia's top athletes being barred from competing at the Pyeongchang Games. Several of the country's top medal hopes, including six-time short-track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, were barred from next month's games amid the country's ongoing doping scandal, which has already forced Russia to compete under a neutral flag. Asked whether the Kremlin might consider a boycott in light of the new restrictions, Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, said ''right now it is important to avoid words like 'boycott.'''
NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL has suspended Boston forward Brad Marchand five games without pay Wednesday for elbowing New Jersey's Marcus Johansson in the head during the Bruins' win over the Devils the previous night. The hit occurred with 1:59 left in the third period of Boston's 3-2 win and knocked Johansson out of the game. There was no penalty called on the play. The Bruins' star has previously been suspended fined times and fined three times in his nine-year career. He will forfeit $373,475.60 in salary.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Police have issued a warrant for a suspect in last weekend's shooting death of a North Carolina college football player. A news release from Winston-Salem police Wednesday said warrants it obtained charge 21-year-old Jakier Shanique Austin with murder and possession of a firearm on educational property. Austin is wanted in the fatal shooting of Winston-Salem State University football player Najee Ali Baker during a party outside an events center at Wake Forest University early last Saturday. Police also said a 16-year-old was arrested and is charged with possession of a handgun by a minor, assault by pointing a gun and possession of a firearm on educational property. He is jailed without bond in the Forsyth County jail. It's not known if he has an attorney.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) - Serena Williams is returning to tournament play for the first time since the birth of her first child. Williams was among the entries released for the BNP Paribas Open, which runs March 5-18 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. It will be the two-time champion's first tournament after 14 months off. Her daughter was born in September. Williams reached the semifinals in 2015 and the finals in 2016 after returning to the event that she had boycotted for years.
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DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- A vandal has caused thousands of dollars in damage to the Field of Dreams by driving a vehicle onto the site made famous by the 1989 movie. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that workers at the site outside Dyersville found the damage Tuesday morning and were still assessing the costs and needed repairs. Owner Denise Stillman says a vehicle made deep gashes in the outfield and damaged a sprinkler system. The damage was especially severe because the ground was soft following warm weather and rain. Stillman says repairs will continue through the summer but that the field will remain open. Thousands visit the eastern Iowa field for free, running around the bases and walking to the surrounding cornfields. It was created for the movie "Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Costner.


WIQI Sports Report January 24, 2018

Salt Fork 52 67 Milford - The Bearcats' trio of Kennedy Kunsch (20 points), Jacob Schmidt (16 points) and Jacob Thompson (14 points) led Milford past Salt Fork in VVC action and kept Milford (15-3) unbeaten in league play. Payton Taylor's 18-point effort wasn't enough to net a win for the Storm (16-5), who suffered their first conference loss.
St. Anne 76 34 Donovan - St. Anne used 33 points from Travis DeYoung Tuesday at Donovan High School for a 76-34 River Valley Conference win. Mico Sullivan added 13 points for the Cardinals in the win. Kolton Lanoue led Donovan with 14 points. St. Anne moves its record to 10-8 overall and 7-1 in the conference. 
Gardner-South Wilmington 57, Clifton Central 43 - Nathan Wozniak netted 28 TO LEAD GSW TO A 62-33 WIN OVER THE CENTRAL COMETS. Ben Robison scored 22 points for the Comets. Darryl Harris added nine points.
Hoopeston Area 49, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 22 - Logan Walder's 20 points and Ryan Drayer's 12 points HOOPESTON AREA IMPROVES TO A (17-6) RECORD
Newark 80 44 Dwight -  JC Santos led Dwight in scoring with 10 Points.
Oakwood 63 52 Armstrong
Parkview Christian Academy 72 43 Grace Christian Academy
Plano 58 44 Manteno
Tolono Unity 55 72 St. Joseph-Ogden
Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 57, Chrisman 45.
Fisher 76, St. Thomas More 64
Prairie Central 29 57 Watseka - THE WATSEKA LADY WARRIORS BOUNCED BACK AFTER THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON OVER THE WEEKEND AS Summer Cramer and Mallory Drake dropped in 24 and 13 points, respectively, to lead the Warriors (24-1) to a home nonconference win. the Hawks (7-12) WERE LED BY Emily Wilson, who scored 12 points. Watseka, ranked third in Class 2A, has a 24-1 record. PC is 7-13.
South Newton 30 58 Milford - Brooke Sobkoviak led Milford (12-10) to a nonconference victory, scoring a game-high 15 points on five three-pointers. Other key cogs for Milford's machine were Emily Duis WITH 13 POINTS AND 10 REBOUNDS FOR A DOUBLE DOUBLE and Hannah Boyer, who HAD 10 POINTS AND grabbed  eight rebounds. Mya Wittenborn led SN with 14 points. Milford improves to 12-10 on the season and plays at Bismark-Henning Thursday.  
Clifton Central 62 28 St. Anne - Rose Ritter led Central with 20 points and eight rebounds. Kamryn Grice added 13 points and seven rebounds. Caitlyn Gerdes netted 11 points AS THE COMETS TAKE DOWN ST. ANNE 62-28.  Gracie O’Brien led St. Anne (6-13) with 19 points and five rebounds. Central IMPROVES TO 8-13. 
Villa Grove/Heritage 71 16 Georgetown-Ridge Farm
Grace Christian Academy 65 25 Parkview Christian Academy
Kankakee 36 65 Bishop McNamara
Lincoln-Way Central 29 65 Bradley-Bourbonnais
Tri-Point 26 58 Lexington
West Lafayette 80 North Montgomery 50
Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 75 Washington Twp. 64
Lewis Cass 54 Pioneer 44
Delphi 51 Tri-County 48
Harrison (West Lafayette) 49 Benton Central 45
Kankakee Valley 73 Rensselaer Central 37
Lafayette Jeff 73 Lafayette Central Catholic 62
Lebanon 58 Frontier 22
McCutcheon 56 West Lafayette 53
North White 45 Carroll (Flora) 22
Winamac 68 Pioneer 39
Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points with a career-high 16 rebounds, Tyler Cook added 17 points and Iowa walloped Wisconsin 85-67 on Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak. Ethan Happ LED WISCONSIN WITH 21 Pts.
Bryant McIntosh and Vic Law scored 18 points apiece for Northwestern, leading a spirited comeback from a 10-point deficit in the first half to beat reeling Minnesota 77-69 on Tuesday night. MINNESOTA WAS LED BY Nate Mason WITH 25 Pts.
- LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points. James had 28 points while becoming the seventh member of the 30,000-point club, yet he couldn't keep the Cavaliers from dropping their 10th in 13 games. At 33 years and 24 days, James is the youngest player to get 30,000. KOBE Bryant was 34 years and 104 days when he got there.
Kobe Bryant is in the running to get an Oscar this year as the subject, writer and producer of an animated short that has taken his awards-heavy career into a different field — because “Dear Basketball,” the animated short he made with veteran Disney animator Glen Keane, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Short. The Academy announced nominations on Tuesday morning, with “Dear Basketball” — in which Keane’s line drawings animated the poem that Bryant wrote to announce his retirement from the NBA — served as the highest-profile entry in its category. 51-time Oscar nominee John Williams, who earned a nod on Tuesday for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” scored the animated short.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The NCAA is examining how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes. Nassar worked at Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Former Spartan athletes are among the more than 150 women and girls who have spoken over the last week at Nassar's sentencing. Women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages resigned last year after she was suspended for defending Nassar over the years. NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said the organization has sent a letter of inquiry to the school "regarding potential NCAA rules violations related to the assaults Larry Nassar perpetrated against girls and young women, including some student-athletes at Michigan State." She declined further comment in an email to The Associated Press. A university spokesman confirmed the NCAA had sent a letter, but said he had not seen it and it is being reviewed to prepare a response.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has established a player-owner committee focusing on social and racial justice initiatives that Commissioner Roger Goodell cautions is just a start, with lots of work ahead. Goodell credited "unprecedented dialogue" for helping players and owners get to the point of Tuesday's announcement. He said the committee will focus on education, economic development, community and police relations and the criminal justice system. The league also said it is beginning a "Let's Listen Together" campaign that includes digital content and commercials highlighting player-led work on equality issues. That platform will include social media support and letters from players and owners.
NEW YORK (AP) — Edgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning. His percentage of the vote more than doubled from 2015 to last year, and he is projected to be around the 75 percent needed for election when this year's voting is announced Wednesday. He could become only the second Hall of Famer who was primarily a designated hitter. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero are likely to be overwhelming picks, and Trevor Hoffman could get in, too, after a near-miss last year.


WIQI Sports Report January 23, 2018

IHSA Girls Basketball
Cissna Park def LeRoy 44-27
Gabby Wessels and Anna Jennings each had 12 points
St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 60-38
Bree Trimble had 18 points
Fieldcrest def Fisher 47-38
Lexington def GCMS 41-30
Tremont def Ridgeview 48-40
Milford def Westville 48-37
Hunter Lange led with 10 points
Schlarman def Armstrong Potomac 76-16
Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin def Hoopeston Area 46-20
Mattoon def Mahomet Seymour 51-49
Big Ten
Michigan St. def Illinois 87-74
Indiana def Maryland 71-68
Ohio St. def Nebraska 64-59
New Orleans Pelicans def Chicago Bulls 132-128 OT
Tampa Bay Lightning def Chicago Blackhawks 2-0
Big Ten tonight
Wisconsin @ Iowa
Northwestern @ Minnesota


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