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Reddick wins at Road America for 1st NASCAR Cup victory

Tyler Reddick reacts after winning the Kwik Trip 250 after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Tyler Reddick needed a little longer than expected to win in the NASCAR Cup…

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Caratini’s HR in 10th gives Brewers 5-2 victory over Cubs

Chicago Cubs’ Seiya Suzuki slides safely home after hitting an inside-the-park home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, July 4, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — With one swing of the bat, Victor Caratini turned a forgettable performance…

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Conference realignment makes another seismic shift

FILE – UCLA guard Jaime Jaquez Jr., right, tries to get by Southern California forward Isaiah Mobley during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on March 5, 2022, in Los Angeles. UCLA and Southern California are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference in a seismic change that could…

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Monday Night Ladies League Results 

TAYLORVILLE — Lakeshore Golf Course played host to the Monday Night Ladies League for the Week of June 27. Nine different two-person teams battled it out right next to Lake Taylorville.  Helen Kennedy and Steph O’Bryan placed first with a score of 157. Neck and neck behind them are Kim DeMichiel/Dorothy Mayer (147) and Nancy…

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Cardinals play the Phillies after Arenado hit for the cycle

St. Louis Cardinals (43-36, second in the NL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (41-37, third in the NL East) Philadelphia; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Matthew Liberatore (0-0); Phillies: Kyle Gibson (4-3, 4.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 68 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -132, Cardinals +112; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The St.…

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Morel homers in 3rd straight game, Cubs beat Red Sox 6-5

Chicago Cubs’ Christopher Morel hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Chicago, Friday, July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Christopher Morel got a belt-high pitch and launched it toward Waveland Avenue for a…

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NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 14 million people watched the Golden State Warriors win its fourth NBA championship since 2015 by beating the Boston Celtics in the sixth game of their series. The series that matched the NBA’s most current dynasty against the one with the most championships overall averaged 12.3 million viewers, which was…

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Bird sets WNBA career wins record as Storm beat Aces 88-78

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird stops as Las Vegas Aces’ Kelsey Plum defends during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird became the WNBA’s leader in career wins with 324 on Wednesday night as the Seattle Storm beat…

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Wisdom’s slam, 6 RBIs lift Cubs over Reds 15-7

Chicago Cubs’ Patrick Wisdom, right, celebrates his grand slam against the Cincinnati Reds with third base coach Willie Harris during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By MARK GONZALES Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a grand slam and a solo homer…

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Bears sign second-round pick Gordon to 4-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed second-round draft pick Kyler Gordon to a four-year contract on Saturday. The cornerback from Washington became the Bears’ first selection when they took him with the No. 39 overall pick. The Bears got a potential starter opposite Jaylon Johnson by taking the athletic and hard-hitting Gordon.…

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