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

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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Scooter Gennett's sacrifice fly drove in Joey Votto from third to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, and Billy Hamilton singled in a run in the ninth as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night. After Votto walked for the third time and advanced to third on Adam Duvall's single off reliever Pedro Strop, Gennett smacked a line drive to right that Jason Heyward caught on the run.

CHICAGO (AP) - The committee that's hoping to bring the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Mexico and Canada is seeking bids from 44 cities that may be interested in hosting matches. The United Bid Committee is considering 49 stadiums in those regions for inclusion in the official bid that will be sent to soccer's international governing body, FIFA, in March.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say a fight inside the United Center during a youth basketball tournament prompted officials to shut down the arena. Police say the shutdown Monday evening was to ensure public safety. No injuries were reported. West Haven's Safe Summer League says about 8,000 to 9,000 people were hand for the event.

CHICAGO (AP) - Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will be out three to six weeks after he broke a bone in his left foot. Mesoraco, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list, was hit by a pitch from Chicago Cubs starter Jose Quintana in the second inning of a 15-5 loss at Wrigley Field.

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