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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Summer Sports Minute….

New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murdering his friend after the two had a dispute during a trip to a nightclub.
Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the now former Patriot’s home.  Hernandez was released by the Patriots less than two hours after his arrest. 


The Cubs held on to beat the Brewers 5 – 4

The Cardinals lost to the Astros 4 – 3

and the White Sox were blanked by the NY Mets 3 – 0


Seven-time Wimbledon champion and 17-time Grand Slam champ Roger Federer was knocked out in the 2nd round of Wimbledon yesterday. 


Larry Bird, the former NBA star who left his job last season after rebuilding the Indiana Pacers and winning the league’s executive of the year award, will be reintroduced today as the president of basketball operations for the Pacers. That’s the same job Bird held from 2003-12

That’s your Summer Sports minute….I’m Kevin Jett


• Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire will host a camp for ages 3-high school July 8-12 right here in Hoopeston.  This unique opportunity brings professional soccer players and coaches to Hoopeston for individualized instruction.  The camp fee includes a dri-fit t-shirt, ball, and a free ticket for the player to a Chicago Fire game. The cost is one-third the cost of area 4 day soccer camps at local colleges.  Look up Hoopeston Area Youth Soccer on Facebook or contact Kathy Harding or Kevin Jett for more information.

• Cornjerker football camp:  New Year, New Team, One Dream.

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