Thursday, August 1, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Summer Sports Minute…..
Cubs lost to the Brewers 6 – 1 after an hour-long rain delay in the 6th inning.
the Pirates beat the Cardinals 5 – 4 and extended their NL Central lead over St. Louis to 2.5 games.
the White Sox lost to the Indians 6-5 on a Carlos Santana walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th .
The Washington Wizards have agreed to a 5-year, $80 million contract extension with point guard John Wall
The NFL is overhauling the Pro Bowl, eliminating the AFC-NFC format in favor of captains picking 43 players per team regardless of conference.
In addition, kickoffs will be eliminated from the pro bowl game as a safety measure.
former Chicago Bear and Dallas Cowboy Dennis McKinnon will make a special appearance in Hoopeston on Monday, Aug. 5 at the Hoopeston Hornet youth football field on S. 6th Ave. McKinnon is visiting Hoopeston to help the Hornet youth football program raise funds. He will offer photos and autographs as part of the fundraiser. The Hornets will have an obstacle course, food, and other fun events from 4-8pm on the 5th as part of McKinnon’s visit.
In his eight seasons, McKinnon caught 194 passes for 3,012 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also returned 129 punts for 1,191 yards and three touchdowns, and scored a rushing touchdown. He caught 31 passes for 555 yards and seven touchdowns during the Bears’ championship season in 1985. His best season was in 1988, when he caught 45 passes for 704 yards and three touchdowns, while also returning 40 punts for 405 yards and a franchise record two touchdowns (this record was later surpassed by Devin Hester in the 2006 season). At the time of his retirement, McKinnon’s 1,191 punt return yards were the second highest total in Chicago franchise history.
That’s your Summer Sports minute….I’m Kevin Jett