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WHPO Summer Sports Minute

Monday, August 5, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Summer Sports Minute…..

MLB…

the Cubs lost to the Dodgers 1 – 0

the Cardinals pounded the Reds 15 – 2

the White Sox lost to the Tigers 3 – 2 in 12 innings, their 10th straight.

also today we await MLB’s announcement on suspensions for players who tested positive or admitted use of PEDs.  Alex Rodriquez is one – and some reports have him receiving up to a 2 year suspension from the league.

NASCAR….

Kasey Kahne pulled past Gordon with two laps left Sunday to win at Pocono Raceway.

Golf….

Tiger Woods pared 16 holes for an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event.  After a second-round 61 in which he flirted with 59, Woods ended up with a 15-under 265


Local…

former Chicago Bear and Dallas Cowboy Dennis McKinnon will make a special appearance in Hoopeston tonight 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 tonight 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

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