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'I want either Baez or Schwarber'

Torion Rhone

This 12-year-old, who attends Franklin STEAM Academy in Champaign, was the leading participant in last month's Champaign-Urbana Little League Home Run Derby when he smacked five home runs for Campus Sportswear at the annual event.

His pick: Bryce Harper

Prep pulse: July 16, 2018

Mistakes always happen in the world of journalism. There are many different stories and ideas writers are looking to tackle at any given time, and this allows oversights to happen more readily than any writer would be proud to admit.

That being said, I feel the need to offer an additional apology for a severe mistake that was printed in last Tuesday's News-Gazette.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 19, Jamal Milan

Vitals: 6-3, 305, DT

Hometown: Chicago

High School: Al Raby

Top 50 teams in 2018: No. 19, Texas

Coach: Tom Herman

2017 record: 7-6

Projected 2018 record: 9-3

Circle the date: Oct. 6 vs. Oklahoma

Bowl trip: Camping World

Asmussen | Despite loss in Wimbledon final, Anderson earns respect of peers

In the 2004 movie "Wimbledon," Paul Bettany's "Peter Colt" rallies from a huge deficit to beat a heavy favorite for the championship.

That was fiction.

Real life was a lot different for former Illini Kevin Anderson. The South African, who won two titanic matches to get to Sunday, didn't have much left.

Kevin Anderson loses in Wimbledon final

KEVIN ANDERSON VS. NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Wimbledon final, Djokovic wins in straight sets

The magical run at Wimbledon for Kevin Anderson has ended.

The former Illini lost in straight sets to Novak Djokovic during Sunday's championship match in front of a capacity crowd at Centre Court despite a valiant effort in the third set.

Top 50 teams in 2018: No. 20, Boise State

Coach: Bryan Harsin

2017 record: 11-3

Projected 2018 record: 11-1

Circle the date: Nov. 9 vs. Fresno State

Bowl trip: Fiesta

Illini Legends Lists & Lore: July 15, 2018

Forty-nine years ago on this date in Illini history — July 15, 1969 — University of Illinois legend Burt Ingwersen died at the age of 70.

Illinois' first nine letter-winner, the Bryant, Iowa, native won monograms in 1917, '18 and '19 for coach Bob Zuppke as an All-Big Ten and second-team All-America tackle.