Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

Last night on 1430 WCMY, The White Sox jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but fell to the Twins 3-2 at Target Field.  Eloy Jiménez drove in both Chicago runs with a first inning double. The series wraps up tonight with Reynaldo López facing Minnesota’s José Berríos. Pre-game at 6:35 with the first pitch at 7:10pm on the home for White Sox baseball 1430 WCMY..

Ian Happ drove in the game winning run in the 11th as the Cubs outlasted the Pirates 8-7 in Pittsburgh.  Happ led the game off with his tenth homer of the season and Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run shot in the 5th.  The North siders have won three of four.  The series resumes tonight with Kyle Hendricks facing Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove.

The Cardinals knocked 23 hits in a 16-2 dismantling of the Reds in Cincinnati.  Brad Miller went 4-for-6 with two homers and a career-high seven RBI for St. Louis.   The Cards go for the sweep today with Johan Oviedo taking the bump against Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle.

The Fire visit Cincinnati tonight.  Chicago fell 3-1 to New York City  at Red Bull Arena this past Saturday. 

The Sky faces the Minnesota Lynx tonight in Bradenton, Florida.  Chicago cruised to a 100-77 win over the Indiana Fever on Monday.

 

 Serena Williams now has more U.S. Open wins than any female in the Open Era.  Serena beat Kristie Ahn in Tuesday’s first round for her 102nd match win at Flushing Meadows.  Her sister Venus lost in straight sets to 20th-seeded Karolina Muchova.

 

President Trump is pushing for the Big Ten conference to resume fall sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. The President said he spoke with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren and he is “pushing very hard” to have football go on.  The conference is considering starting football on October 10th.

 

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The IHSA announced on Tuesday it was implementing a new policy addressing hate speech and harassment.

The IHSA board of directors met Aug. 24 and discussed the policy, which provides the organization a consistent framework to address everyone involved should hate speech or harassment occur during a postseason contest or meet.

The policy defines hate speech or harassment as verbal, nonverbal or physical acts aimed at a person’s sex, gender identification, race, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or disability.