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AP - Illinois Public Media News - June 26, 2014

U.S. Loses To Germany, Still Advances

By The Associated Press

Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing.

Categories: Sports


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 24, 2014

Big Ten Leaders Issue Statement Opposing Athlete Unions, Propose Reforms

By Jeff Bossert

Administrators of all 14 Big Ten schools have asked the NCAA to implement reforms to college athletics, while opposing unions or compensation for college athletes.

Categories: Sports



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 17, 2014

U Of I To Bid Once More To Host High School Basketball Tournament

By Jim Meadows

Nearly 20 years after losing out to Peoria, Champaign-Urbana hopes to once again host the Illinois state high school boys basketball tournament. And a bid will be made for the girls basketball tournament as well.

Categories: Community, Sports


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 05, 2014

Last Living World Series Cub Returns To Wrigley Field

By Jeff Bossert

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Lennie Merullo and his son, Len ‘Boots’ Merullo at Wrigley Field.

Barring an unlikely turnaround this season, the Chicago Cubs are mired in another long year. But this weekend, the Cubs and their fans will be reminded of a time their team was at the top, getting a visit from their oldest living former player.

Categories: History, Sports

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 05, 2014

Baseball Man Don Zimmer Dies, Ending An Epic Sports Career

By Bill Chappell

Don Zimmer before the 1990 All-Star Game

His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Along the way, the word "beloved" was often attached to his name. Baseball – the players, the fans, seemingly the sport itself – is mourning Don Zimmer today, after he died at age 83 Wednesday.

Categories: Sports


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