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Peters Wins Illini Starting Job

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters has been named the starter for the season opener Aug. 31 at home against Akron. Peters, a graduate transfer, is a former Mr. Football in Indiana who played

Cubs Activate Cishek

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated reliever Steve Cishek from the 10-day injured list. The 33-year-old Cishek was sidelined by left hip inflammation.

Long Apologizes for Actions

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Veteran guard Kyle Long removed a teammate’s helmet and began using it as a weapon last week in practice, and after apologizing to his teammates Long also apologized to Bears fans and

Hamels Picks Up Win

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Anthony Rizzo homered twice and Nicholas Castellanos also went

Twins Beat Up the Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and drove in three runs on four hits for Minnesota in his second game back from a wrist injury, yet another powerful performance at the plate by the 39-year-old designated hitter

Freshman Done for the Season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois freshman defensive back Marquez Beason is out for the season with a knee injury. Coach Lovie Smith announced Beason would have surgery after getting hurt in practice last week. Beason was a

Cubs Option Bote

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have optioned infielder David Bote to Triple-A Iowa. Bote hasn’t played very much in August, batting .400 (8 for 20) in 14 games. He also committed a costly error while playing

Abreu’s Homer Helps Sox Over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Abreu hit a towering three-run homer in Chicago’s four-run second inning, helping Iván Nova and the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4. Nova allowed 10 hits and two runs in 5 1/3

Angels Beat Up on Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani, Kole Calhoun, Matt Thaiss and Anthony Bemboom all homered to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Ohtani hit his first home run since

Eddy Pineiro Wins Kicking Job

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have released Elliott Fry and made Eddy Pineiro the winner for now of the kicking competition to replace Cody Parkey. Pineiro, who was with the Raiders last training camp