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Red Stars tie again; Cubs win, White Sox lose; NU softball; ex-Bear dies
2022-06-02

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The Chicago Red Stars battled the Washington Spirit to a 1-1 tie on June 1 at SeatGeek Stadium.

The Red Stars' previous game, against the Portland Thorns, also resulted in a tie (2-2).

An early header from the Red Stars' Ella Stevens found the back of the net, but a late-game equalizer from the Spirit evened up the match.

Chicago next will take on the OL Reign on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium.

—The Chicago Cubs (21-29) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (32-20) 4-3 at Wrigley Field on June 1 in 10 innings.

Cubs rookie Christopher Morel drove in Jason Heyward with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning for the victory, according to ESPN. Willson Contreras singled twice, drove in a run and scored one after hitting home runs in his previous two games.

Chicago opens a five-game, four-day series against St. Louis at Wrigley Field starting Thursday, June 2.

—In Canada, the Chicago White Sox (23-25) again fell to the Toronto Blue Jays (29-20), this time 7-3 on June 1.

Toronto now has a seven-game win streak.

The teams clash again on Thursday, June 2.

—The Northwestern University (NU) softball team is back among the elite.

For the first time since 2007, the team is in the Women's College World Series—and will face the number-one squad, the University of Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 2, The Daily Northwestern noted.

NU (ranked ninth) enters the Women's College World Series off an appearance in Tempe, Arizona, delivering two comeback wins to upset the No. 8 Arizona State Sun Devils at the Tempe Super Regional last weekend.

There are eight teams in this World Series. The Oklahoma/Northwestern winner will take on the winner between Texas and number-five UCLA, per ESPN. On the other side of the bracket, Oregon State will face 14th-ranked Florida while Arizona will take on number-seven Oklahoma State.

—Former Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber III has died at age 38, ESPN reported.

The cause of death is currently unknown.

"The NFL mourns the tragic loss of Marion Barber III and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones," the league said in a statement.

Barber was drafted by Dallas in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft out of Minnesota. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2007 despite not starting a game for a 13-3 team that finished with the best record in the NFC. After he was released by the Cowboys following the 2010 season, he spent one year with the Bears.


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