Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta [[ air-ee-ET-uh ]] has thrown the sixth no-hitter of the season. Arrieta kept the Dodgers hitless in Chicago’s 2-0 win last night in LA. Arrieta struck out 12, walked one and threw 116 pitches in the first no-hitter of his career.
Jason Heyward collected three hits and finished a home run short of the cycle as the Cardinals topped the Giants, 7-5, at AT&T Park. Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Mark Reynolds tagged solo shots, while Yadier Molina drove in two in the win. Jaime [[ HY-may ]] Garcia threw six-and-a-third and worked around 10 hits and four runs to improve to 7-and-4. Kevin Siegrist notched his sixth save in the rubber match of the three-game set.
Tyler Saladino’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th gave the White Sox a 6-5 win over the Mariners. Trayce Thompson scored on an error in the bottom of the ninth to force extras. David Robertson earned the win for the Sox, who salvaged a split in the four-game series.
Japan overcame a big early deficit to beat Pennsylvania, 18-11, in the Little League World Series championship game. Japan fell in an eight-run hole in the first inning, but cranked out 22 hits in the highest-scoring title game in Little League history.
The future of quarterback Robert Griffin the Third appears to be uncertain. ESPN reports team coaches and front-office officials are ready to move on from “RG-Three”, but have been met with resistance from ownership.
The “Deflategate” saga is scheduled to continue this morning. Lawyers for the NFL and the Players’ Association are scheduled to be in front of a judge in New York today. It’s the third district court hearing over the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
The final major of the tennis season begins today with first-round play at the U.S. Open. Top-seeded Serena Williams is looking to complete a calendar grand slam after winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year.
A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found
he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.
Beckman’s firing follows the unexpected resignations this month of the top two officials on campus, revelations that they’d used private emails accounts to avoid public scrutiny of school
business, and a pair of lawsuits in which former women’s basketball and women’s soccer players claim they were mistreated by coaches. And the rocky times may not be over: The investigation that led athletic director Mike Thomas – a defendant named in those lawsuits
– to fire Beckman continues.
Coming up this Friday Night, It’s the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the MacArthur Generals play host to Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 6:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 7:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glen Purvis this Friday night from MacArthur High School with all the action. You can also listen to the game online at www.decaturradio.com.
Coming up Saturday Night on Talk 101, it’s Millikin University Football as the Big Blue play host to the Panthers on Greenville. The Pepsi Pregame Show gets underway at 5:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 6:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale as they Bring you all the action “live” Saturday Night on Talk 101. You can also listen to the game online at www.decaturradio.com.