Category Archives: Local Sports

NCAA board hands call on fall championships to each division

(AP)-The NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday directed each division of the association to decide independently by Aug. 21 whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic. The association’s highest governing body had been considering what to…read more »

UConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic, after other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow players to travel to states with high infection rates. “After receiving guidance from state…read more »

Baseball teams try to adapt, find safe options on road trips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gone for now are the days of baseball players, often dirt-stained and still in uniform, gathering in the clubhouse to scarf down a late night meal before heading their separate ways until doing it all again some 24 hours later. The coronavirus pandemic has changed that cherished time when players could…read more »

Big 12 to Allow Teams to Play 1 Nonconference Football Game

(AP)-Big 12 schools agreed Monday night to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered 2020 season continued to fall into place. The Big 12′s university presidents signed off on a 10-game schedule, adjusted to deal with potential disruptions from COVID-19 that lets…read more »

Penske reverses course, closes Indianapolis 500 to fans

(AP)-Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be the first without spectators, who showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression. It was a flip for Penske, who purchased…read more »

Early returns say so far, so good for NBA bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — So far, so good. The NBA’s bubble remains intact. The extraordinary health protocols put into place to try and save this season seem to be working. The mission shared by coaches and players to use their platform and continue the conversation about racial injustice is off to a strong…read more »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson acquires XFL

(AP)-Former wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he has acquired the XFL. The 48-year-old Johnson made the announcement Monday on Twitter. The price reportedly is $15 million. The XFL had eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule before canceling the remainder of its season in March because of the…read more »

Madrigal’s First 4 Hits Help White Sox Top KC

KANSAS CITY – White Sox prospect Nick Madrigal had the first four hits of his big league career to help Chicago beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 and finish a three-game sweep. Two of Madrigal’s hits came during a seven-run seventh inning in which he scored the go-ahead run. Yasmani Grandal added three RBIs and…read more »

Báez’s Single Gives Cubs 2-1 Win Over Pirates

CHICAGO (AP)- Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the 11th, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by Major League Baseball’s extra-inning…read more »

IDHS LAUNCHES THREE NEW MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS IN ILLINOIS

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced three new mental health programs designed to provide additional support for Illinois residents. These new resources will be provided by community organizations through the Living Room Program (LRP), Transitional Living Centers (TLCs), and the Transitional Community Care and Support Programs (TCCS) throughout the state. To achieve…read more »

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