Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Touted prospect Nico Hoerner had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut and made some nice plays at shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, who beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 to snap a three-game losing streak. The 22-year-old Hoerner, the Cubs’ first-round draft pick out of Stanford in 2018, was promoted from Double-A Tennessee earlier in the day because All-Star shortstop Javier Báez and Addison Russell are sidelined by injuries.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs could get All-Star shortstop Javier Báez back if they reach the playoffs. Báez saw a hand specialist in Chicago who confirmed the slugger has a hairline fracture of his left thumb. With Báez and Addison Russell sidelined, touted prospect Nico Hoerner was promoted from Double-A Tennessee and got the start at shortstop against the Padres.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has lost after leading in the second half in five of 14 games under second-year coach Scott Frost. The Cornhuskers blew a 17-point halftime lead in losing 34-31 in overtime at Colorado on Saturday. It was Nebraska’s biggest blown lead since the Bo Pelini-coached team squandered a 21-3 advantage in the second quarter against UCLA in 2013. Nebraska hosts Northern Illinois this weekend. The Huskies won in Lincoln in 2017.

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has rescinded a technical foul against Chicago forward Astou Ndour, who was ejected for making contact with an official during the Sky’s loss to Washington on Sunday. With 3:02 left in the second quarter, Ndour, whose first language isn’t English, reached out to try to talk to referee Kevin Fahy, gesturing with her right arm and stopping him. Video shows Fahy looking shocked at being touched gently in the side, then emphatically giving Ndour a technical and ejection.

CHICAGO (AP) — Dan Flynn will retire as chief executive officer and secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Sept. 16. While the search for a successor continues, the USSF says Brian Remedi will serve as chief administrative officer. Remedi is listed as third on the federation staff directory, behind Jay Berhalter, who is chief commercial and strategy officer. Jay Berhalter is the brother of men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter.