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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

In softball

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                 

DIAMONDBACKS 4, CARDINALS 1

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.

CUBS 3, BREWERS 0

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.

AT LAST

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.

TIGERS 1, WHITE SOX 0

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.

PIRATES 5, REDS 0

INDIANS 3, ROYALS 1

the twins and the mariners were postponed

PACERS 123, HORNETS 117

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.

GOLF

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.

NASCAR

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.

JOE McCONNELL

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.

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