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Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Abreu hit a towering three-run homer in Chicago’s four-run second inning, helping Iván Nova and the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4. Nova allowed 10 hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Abreu connected for his 27th homer, driving a Kyle Gibson offering deep to the second deck above…Read more »

SOFTBALL: Shepherd takes 2 of 3 last week

UNDATED – Shepherd split a doubleheader with Mendota Holy Cross on Wednesday. The Lady Rams won the opener, 8-7, with Peyton Bryson and Sophie Fernandez (double) recording two hits and two RBIs each. Bryson (2-1) pitched 4 2/3 innings of five-run relief to earn the victory. Holy Cross fought back with a 13-3 win in…Read more »

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — José Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 in the MLB Little League Classic. Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward also connected for Chicago MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Justin Thomas had more stress than he needed Sunday before regaining…Read more »

ROUNDUP: Baker medalist for Newark-Serena at Sandwich Invite

BOYS GOLF Newark-Serena’s Baker takes medalist at Indian Invite SANDWICH – Newark-Serena finished fifth in the 15-team tournament Thursday at Edgebrook Golf Course. Playing under Stableford rules, Connor Baker tallied 78 strokes and 32 points to lead the Norsemen, then birdied the first hole of a sudden death playoff to take medalist honors. Ottawa places…Read more »

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 for a three-game sweep. Harper delivered his biggest hit yet in his first season with the Phillies, celebrating while running around the bases and then…Read more »

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel’s first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels’ return home. Manuel was back in red pinstripes in his old dugout exactly six years to the day the franchise icon…Read more »

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Shepherd, Serena earn softball wins

SOFTBALL Shepherd 9, Putnam County 7 UNDATED – Marlie Orlandi went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the Lady Rams (1-1), while Hailey Larsen also had a double among her two hits and drove in three on the day. Peyton Bryson struck out six in the complete game victory. Serena 5,…Read more »

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Greinke’s second start with the Houston Astros has been postponed by rain. The Astros were scheduled to begin a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox, but the rain started to pick up in the afternoon and the game was quickly called. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday. UNDATED…Read more »