Illinois Sports 8/8/18

Illinois Sports 8/8/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press:

CHICAGO (AP) — Hockey great Stan Mikita has died at 78. His death was announced by the Chicago Blackhawks, the team he helped lead to the Stanley Cup in 1961. The Blackhawks did not disclose details but said he was with his family. Mikita played for the Blackhawks for 22 seasons, becoming one of the franchise’s most revered figures.

CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Andujar homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, Sonny Gray won in his first relief outing since 2013 and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3. Andujar had three hits, and Giancarlo Stanton added a two-run shot as New York won its second straight following a five-game skid. Gray pitched three scoreless innings in his first appearance since losing his spot in the starting rotation.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery allowed five singles over six-plus innings, David Bote drove in a career-high three runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0. Montgomery (4-4), who the Royals drafted in the first round in 2008, picked up his first win since June 29. Montgomery is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in four appearances against the Royals.

UNDATED (AP) — The Orlando Magic will play a pair of regular-season games in Mexico City in December. The Magic will host the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 13 then play the Utah Jazz on Dec. 15. Both games are designated as home games for the Magic. This is the third straight year that the Arena Ciudad de Mexico has hosted the NBA.

CHICAGO (AP) — Maya Moore scored 31 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 85-64 to end a three-game losing streak. Minnesota started the second half on a 12-0 run for a 51-38 lead and outscored the Sky 29-15 in the third quarter.

NEW YORK (AP) — While most WNBA teams are battling for playoff spots in one of the league’s most competitive postseason races, New York, Indiana, Chicago and Las Vegas are jockeying for the draft lottery position. The league changed the lottery system in 2015 to include teams’ record over a two-year span to avoid teams tanking to get the top draft pick.