Category: Sports News

Golf – Tour Championship: 9/23/18

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Image result for tiger woodsTiger Woods Wins Tour Championship – Tiger Woods‘ half-a-decade wait is over. The former Stanford golf star broke out his Sunday red and won his first PGA Tour event in five years and his 80th overall, after winning the Tour Championship Sunday. Woods finished the tournament 10-under par, and one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Billy Horschel. Woods opened the tournament with a blistering 65 on Thursday, and shot another 65 Saturday after he birdied five consecutive holes on the front nine. The 42-year-old shot a 71 on Sunday, and held on to win despite bogeying twice on the back nine. He improved to 54-4 when holding a share of the 54-hole lead, and 24-0 when leading by three-or-more shots entering the final day of competition. In addition, Woods just missed out on a major payday. He nearly finished as FedEx Cup champion, which would’ve paid him $10 million, but Justin Rose birdied the 18th hole to win the title.

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Chicago Football Classic: 9/22/18

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Saturday’s Game:

  • Morehouse College 23 – Miles College 21

Highlights:  Michael Sims found Tremell Gooden for a 39-yard touchdown on a Hail Mary on the game’s final play to lead Morehouse to a 23-21 victory against Miles in the Chicago Football Classic on Saturday in front of 21,093 fans at Soldier Field. The left-handed quarterback, who threw for 217 yards, dropped back, took three steps to his right and launched a pass that hit Gooden in stride between two Miles defenders. The Maroon Tigers from Atlanta improved to 4-0, while the Golden Bears from Fairfield, Alabama, fell to 0-4. Leading 14-10 at halftime, Miles went up 21-10 when Daniel Smith threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Leonard Tyree. Tre’Vion Baker had a two-yard touchdown run to cut Morehouse’s deficit to 21-17 with 14:55 left in the game. Smith led miles to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with a 49-yard touchdown run just 80 seconds into the game before finding Tyree for a 27-yard touchdown pass late in the quarter. Santo Dunn (150 yards) had a four-yard touchdown run with 3:54 left before halftime to bring Morehouse to within 14-10. This was the 21st annual CFC, which pits Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Chicago Sports News Extra

7th Annual Peace Basketball Tournament – Saturday, September 15th at 1 pm

 

Peace League Basketball Tournament - Saturday, September 15th at 1 pm

Welcome Home Jabari Parker!!

Guest include:

  • Isiah Thomas
  • Sonny Parker
  • Bobby Simmons
  • Antoine Williams
  • Joakim Noah
  • Mark Davis

Referees:  Danny Crawford, NBA Referee, Jim Capers, NBA Referee

Special Appearances by:  IncrediBulls Entertainment, Jesse White Tumblers, DJ Armando

Location:  Ark of Saint Sabina Gymnasium, 7800 S. Racine, Chicago, IL 60620

2018 WNBA Finals: 9/12/18

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Wednesday’s Game – Game 3:

  • Seattle Storm 98 – Washington Mystics 82  (SEA win series 3-0)

Highlights:   Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. She scored 17 points in the first half as the Storm raced to a 47-30 lead. Natasha Howard added career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm and first-year coach Dan HughesSue Bird, also a member of a Seattle’s championship teams in 2004 and 2010, had 10 points and 10 assists. assists. Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points for the Mystics. Kristi Toliver had 20 points. Washington starting center LaToya Sanders sprained her left ankle diving for a loose ball in the third quarter. She was carried to the locker room and did not return.

Tennis – US Open 2018: 9/9/18

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Men’s Finals:

 Highlights:  Novak Djokovic produced an impeccable performance to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final and win his 14th Grand Slam title. The 31-year-old Serb won 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 to earn his third triumph in New York and equal American great Pete Sampras’ haul of major trophies. Djokovic, who won Wimbledon in July, will climb to fourth in the world after back-to-back Grand Slam victories. Only great rivals Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17) have won more. Argentine third seed Del Potro, 29, was playing his first Grand Slam final since winning the 2009 US Open, having almost quit the game in 2015 because of multiple wrist injures.

 

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2018 WNBA Finals: 9/9/18

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Sunday’s Game – Game 2

  • Washington Mystics 73 – Seattle Storm 75  (SEA leads series 2-0)

Highlights:  Breanna Stewart scored nine of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Storm held off the Washington Mystics 75-73 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA Finals. Stewart went nearly 18 minutes of game time without scoring, but was responsible for six of Seattle’s final seven points as the Storm held off Washington’s late rally. Washington’s Kristi Toliver made two difficult jumpers in the final 90 seconds to keep Washington within one, but the Mystics were unable to get a shot up on their next possession trailing 74-73, when Toliver lost the ball going baseline and a mad scramble led to a jump ball Seattle won. The ensuing jump ball between Natasha Howard and Tianna Hawkins ended up in the hands of Jewell Loyd. Seattle was able to run seven seconds off the clock before Alysha Clark was fouled and her free throw gave Seattle a two-point lead. Washington was out of timeouts and couldn’t advance the ball into the front court. Ariel Atkins‘ desperation half-court shot at the buzzer was well off. Elena Delle Donne led the Mystics with 17 points but was scoreless in the fourth quarter, taking just one shot. Toliver and Ariel Atkins both added 15 points for Washington. But the Mystics missed all 16 3-point attempts. Loyd finished with 13 points. Seattle will head to Washington for Game 3 on Wednesday night needing only a split back east to claim the third title in franchise history.

Tennis – US Open 2018: 9/8/18

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Women’s Finals:

Highlights:  Naomi Osaka claimed her first Grand Slam title on Saturday after defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4, in the final of the U.S. Open. With the victory, Osaka became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam singles title. Williams was looking to win her 24th Grand Slam singles title, which would have tied her with Australia’s Margaret Court for the all-time record. Williams lost after receiving multiple penalties from Chair Umpire Carlos Ramos, including a point penalty for breaking her racket, and then a game penalty for arguing with Ramos and calling him a “thief.” The game penalty came as a culmination of an on-going argument between Williams and Ramos. Earlier in the match, Ramos handed down a warning for coaching following hand gestures from Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou.