Tuesday Sports Update

Tuesday Sports Update

Last night the Sox took down the Brewers 6-4 in Milwaukee.  Nick Madrigal walked in the go-ahead run with the bases loaded in the eighth inning.  Ross Detweiler picked up the win in relief.  The White Sox are 6-and-4.

 

The Sox versus The Cardinals for Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa has been canceled.  The game was scheduled to take place next Thursday.  The game is being canceled due to logistical reasons, not COVID-19 reasons.

 

Alec Mills threw seven scoreless innings as the Cubs blanked the Royals 2-0 at home.  Rowan Wick recorded his second save for Chicago. The Cubs are 8-and-2.

 

 The St. Louis Cardinals’ series against the Tigers has been postponed.  The Cardinals now have 13 positive tests as the team battles the virus. The Cards will have a total of seven games in a row postponed until they’re tentatively scheduled to play again.  

 

 The Blackhawks were pounded 6-3 by the Oilers in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton. Connor McDavid recorded a hat trick for the Oilers.  The best-of-five series is tied 1-1 and Game Three is Wednesday.

 

Bears safety Jordan Lucas is opting out of the upcoming NFL season.  Lucas signed a one-year deal with Chicago in the offseason after playing for the Kansas Chiefs. The new deadline for players to opt out of the season is 3 p.m. on Thursday. 

 

23 University of Illinois athletes have tested positive for COVID-19.  The school announced that 18 of those were football players who tested positive since returning for workouts in June.  

Northwestern football is pausing their workouts.  The team announced workouts are being put on hold after one player tested positive for the coronavirus.  The player is self-isolating while those that have come in contact must test negative before returning to action. 

 

 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the new owner of the XFL.  The former WWE wrestler has partnered with Red Bird Capital and Dany Garcia to buy the league.  The XFL made its return this year, but the coronavirus pandemic quickly put a stop to the season.  

 

Director of Oak Ridge Golf Club in La Salle Cullie Hawthorne reports that on July 28th, Steve Martin scored a hole in one on the eighth hole. Martin used a 7 wood club to make the impressive 152 yard shot.