Sports News for Friday August 26, 2016

>>Beckman Leaves North Carolina


(Chapel Hill, NC)  —  Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman is leaving his volunteer assistant position with North Carolina.  Beckman was fired from Illinois last year for allegedly mistreating injured players and controversy erupted earlier this week once it became news that Beckman was on the UNC staff.  Beckman released a statement through the school stating he doesn’t want to be a distraction.


>>Mets Outslug Cards


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals fell behind 7-0 and couldn’t recover in a 10-6 loss to the Mets at Busch Stadium.  Adam Wainwright gave up seven runs, only two earned in five innings.  Wainwright is 9-and-8.  Brandon Moss hit two homers as St. Louis lost two-of-three to New York.


>>White Sox Walk-Off Mariners


(Chicago, IL)  —  Todd Frazier hit a walk-off, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the White Sox a 7-6 win over the Mariners at home.  Frazier tied the game during Chicago’s three-run seventh with a two-run single.  Reliever David Robertson picked up the victory in the opener of the four-game series.


>>Cubs At Dodgers


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The Cubs open a three-game series with the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium tonight.  Chicago is coming off a three-game sweep of the Padres, putting them at 81-and-45.  Mike Montgomery makes the start for the Cubs opposite LA’s Bud Norris.


>>Romo Leaves Preseason Opener With Injury


(Seattle, WA)  —  Tony Romo didn’t see much action in the Cowboys’ third preseason game.  The Dallas quarterback left their loss to the Seahawks on his third play with a back injury.  Romo was sacked by Cliff Avril, but could have returned.  It was a coach’s decision to keep him out.


>>Pats Acquire Mingo From Browns


(Foxboro, MA)  —  The Patriots are hoping to breath life into Barkevious Mingo’s career.  New England acquired the outside linebacker from the Browns for a 2017 fifth-round pick.  Mingo was the sixth-overall choice by Cleveland in the 2013 draft.  He has only seven sacks in three seasons.


>>Cal And Hawaii Open Up The College Football Season


(Sydney, Australia)  —  The college football season officially kicks off tonight.  Cal and Hawaii square off in Sydney, Australia.  Most teams get going next week beginning on Thursday, September 1st.


>>Moore Can’t Complete No-Hitter In Giants Victory


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  Matt Moore fell one out short of a no-hitter, but the Giants still came away with a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.  Moore improved to 1-and-3 in eight-and-two-third shutout innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.  Corey Seager broke up the no-hit bid with a bloop single.


>>Dodgers Deal Ellis To Phillies


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The Dodgers and Phillies are exchanging catchers.  Los Angeles acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia for A.J. Ellis.  LA also received one-million-dollars.


>>IndyCar Coming To Gateway Next Year


(Madison, IL)  —  IndyCar is coming to Gateway Motorsports Park.  Gateway will be the host site of the 17th race in the IndyCar series starting next year.  The two sides have agreed to a multi-year deal.  Gateway Motorsports Park was given the thumbs up as a certified test course for IndyCar last year.


>>Sprint Cup Series Gets Going In Michigan


(Brooklyn, MI)  —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series continues on Sunday as the Pure Michigan 400 gets rolling at the Michigan International Speedway.  Kevin Harvick has a 27-point lead over the Brad Keselowski at the top of the driver standings.  In 10th place sits Matt Kenseth, who is hoping to repeat at the Pure Michigan 400.  The race starts at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.


>>Colts Host Eagles


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts play host to the Philadelphia Eagles tomorrow night as the preseason rolls on.  This is the final home preseason game for the Colts, who will visit the Bengals next Thursday.  The regular season opens on September 11th at home against the Lions.


Coming up this Saturday afternoon it’s The Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the MacArthur Generals play host to Eisenhower at Millikin University’s Frank M Lindsey Field.  The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy PreGame Show gets underway at 2:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 3:00p.m.  Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with all the action Saturday afternoon at 2:30p.m. on Talk 101FM, and online listening available at decatur radio dot com.

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