SPORTS DIGEST: Calumet College Sprint Football Wins In OT

Calumet edging Fontbonne: Jonathan Flemings’ 14-yard touchdown streak in overtime sent Calumet College 13-6 past hosts Fontbonne in the Midwest Sprint Football League in St. Louis on Saturday. Elijah Antis scored the first TD for the Crimson Wave (2-1, 2-1) on a 3-yard run in the third quarter. Flemings ran seven times for a game-high 71 yards for Calumet. The Crimson Wave bid farewell next weekend and return to Quincy on October 15th.

Badgers fire Chryst: Wisconsin has fired head coach Paul Chryst after a 2-3 start to his eighth season at the helm of his alma mater. The surprise move comes a day after Wisconsin lost 34-10 at home to Illinois and former Badgers coach Bret Bielema. Chryst has been 67-26 years old since he became the Badgers’ coach in 2015. But the program is in decline. Chryst had double-digit winning seasons in four of his first five years in Wisconsin and has since gone 33-19, including 15-12 in his last 27 games. Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard, another former Badgers player, has been named interim coach.

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Lynn and Sox beat Padres: Lance Lynn threw a five-hit ball through seven innings and the White Sox defeated the Padres 2-1 in San Diego on Sunday. Despite the loss, the Padres secured a postseason berth with the Brewers’ loss to the Marlins. The Padres had a chance to win in ninth place when they set up two runners with two outs against Liam Hendriks, but pinch-hitter Jorge Alfaro landed on the floor. Lynn (8-7) and Blake Snell (8-10) were locked in a scoreless duel when Elvis Andrus hit the San Diego left-hander with an out in the sixth, his 16th. Lynn skipped five and walked one.

COLLEGE HOCKEY Purdue Northwest Cruises in the opener: Craig Herman had two goals and an assist on Saturday as Purdue Northwest opened its season with a 7-0 win over Aurora at The Kube in Hammond. Freshman Cooper Olson had 14 saves to earn the shutout. The Pride hosts Illinois on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Valpo beats Bradley in five sets: Miranda Strongman had hit 15 kills on .405 as Valparaiso passed Bradley 25-22, 26-24, 25-27, 24-26, 15-9 in Saturday’s Missouri Valley Conference action in Peoria, Illinois. Elise Swistek (LaPorte) added 14 kills for the Beacons (15-2, 3-2).

Valpo falls to the state of Missouri: Missouri State scored in the 52nd minute and held in a 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference win over Valparaiso on Sunday in Springfield, Missouri. Nikki Coryell had five saves for the Beacons (4-6-2, 3-1-0).

PRO GOLF Hughes wins in the playoffs: Mackenzie Hughes birdied Sunday’s third game on the 18th hole and it earned him a playoff win over Sepp Straka at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi. Hughes had to make two tough par saves on the final hole at the Country Club of Jackson, usually from 100 feet from the green for a 3-under 69 to force a playoff and from a difficult spot in a bunker, to go on. Straka just missed his birdie putt on the second playoff hole from 18 feet on the edge. Hughes hit his approach to 8 feet and made the winning putt.

Hull claims LPGA victory: Charley Hull scored four birdies on the back nine with a 7-under-64 win Sunday in The Colony, Texas, to win The Ascendant LPGA by one shot. Hull won on the LPGA Tour for the first time in almost six years, and the 26-year-old from England surpassed $1 million in season earnings.


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