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Derby winner Country House out of Preakness due to illness

(AP) – After being declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby by disqualification, Country House will not run in the Preakness because of illness, ending any chance of a Triple Crown this year. Trainer Bill Mott said Tuesday the long shot winner of horse racing’s biggest event was no longer being considered to run in the second…read more »

Cubs option Russell to Triple-A after completing suspension

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa after he completed his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs transferred closer Brandon Morrow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Thursday. Russell was eligible to rejoin the Cubs…read more »

Stars switch top lines and beat Blues 4-2 to even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) — The first-year coach for the Dallas Stars switched up his top two lines, a move that put rookie Roope Hintz skating with captain Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov. Tyler Seguin, the top-line center who had Benn and Radulov on his side, instead started with Jason Dickinson and Mats Zuccarello. Hintz scored his…read more »

Cardinals go for series sweep of Nationals

St. Louis Cardinals (20-10, first in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (12-17, fourth in the NL East) Washington; Thursday, 4 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (2-1, 5.63 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 19 strikeouts) Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (2-1, 3.82 ERA, .98 WHIP, 48 strikeouts) LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8…read more »

Judge orders life sentence for Iowa coach who abused players

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge has sentenced an influential Iowa youth basketball coach to an effective lifetime prison sentence for secretly collecting sexual images of 440 boys and fondling more than a dozen over a 20-year period. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams on Thursday sentenced former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen to 180…read more »

Mikolas, Cardinals down Nationals 5-1 for 5th win in row

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and the St. Louis Cardinals caught an early break against Max Scherzer, and wound up with a five-game winning. Ozuna got three hits, including an RBI double that was misplayed, as Miles Mikolas and the Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 Wednesday night. The Cardinals touched up Scherzer (1-4) for…read more »

SEMO Signs Local Transfer

John A. Logan Guard Chris Harris has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Redhawks next season. He played in 32 games last season. He averaged 9.8 points and 4.2 rebounds for the Volunteers last season. He started 14 games for a team that finished the season at 27-5. The Volunteers won…read more »

SIU Sighs Northwestern Transfer

The Southern Illinois University basketball team has signed a transfer player from Northwestern University. Barrett Benson comes to SIU after earning his degree in three years from Northwestern. He will be eligible to play this season. Benson played in a total of 96 games at Northwestern. Benson Scored a total of 194 points, and grabbed…read more »

SEMO’s Forbes Drafted in Sixth Round

A Southeast Missouri State Lineman was taken in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns selected Drew Forbes. He was pick number 189 of 256. Forbes played left tackle for SEMO last season and was a first team ALL-OVC selection. One SEMO player was drafted last year by the Packers in the…read more »

Jackson Indians Win Class 4 District Title

The Jackson Boys Golf team has won back to back Class 4 district 1 golf titles. Case Englehart had a final total of 70 shots on Monday to finish at two shots under par. The district golf tournament was held at Crown Pointe Golf Course in Farmington.  All of Jackson’s top golfers finished the tournament…read more »

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