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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

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  • Tennessee-Martin-Kentucky Preview

    Tennessee-Martin-Kentucky Preview

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:37:17 GMT
    Patrick Towles isn't about to let nerves spoil the opportunity he has waited for his whole career. Kentucky's new starting quarterback has encountered many bumps, from being thrown into action as a freshmanMore >>
    Patrick Towles isn't about to let nerves spoil the opportunity he has waited for his whole career.More >>
  • Indiana St.-Indiana Preview

    Indiana St.-Indiana Preview

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:45:40 GMT
    After spending an entire offseason revamping the defense, the Indiana Hoosiers are ready to face their first big test Saturday. On paper, Indiana State might not look like much of a measuring stick. TheMore >>
    After spending an entire offseason revamping the defense, the Indiana Hoosiers are ready to face their first big test Saturday.More >>
  • Rice-Notre Dame Preview

    Rice-Notre Dame Preview

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:42:11 GMT
    Notre Dame won't be at full strength when it opens the season against Rice and might not be all season. It marks the second straight season the Irish are being hampered by academic problems. A year afterMore >>
    Notre Dame won't be at full strength when it opens the season against Rice and might not be all season.More >>

CHICAGO (AP) - Justin Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, leading the Detroit Tigers past Chicago 7-1 Friday night. The contending Tigers won for the fifth time in six games. Chicago has lost nine of 10. Scott Carroll (5-9) took the loss but didn't get much support in the field.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night. The Cardinals lost in the return of star catcher Yadier Molina. He had been out since July 9 because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, and went 0 for 3 and was hit by a pitch.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears have waived former Northern Illinois star quarterback Jordan Lynch. A Heisman Trophy finalist for the Huskies last season, Lynch was trying to make the Bears as a running back after being signed as an undrafted free agent. He could still wind up on their practice squad if he's not picked up by another team.

CHICAGO (AP) - DePaul says forward Raymond Doby has enrolled at a prep school and will not play for the Blue Demons next season after signing a letter of intent in the spring. The 6-foot-7 Doby averaged 10.7 points for Montrose Christian Academy in Rockville, Maryland, last season.

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