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Local Sports Roundup -- 1/11/10
Abingdon and Knoxville girls basketball teams win; Williamsfield and North Fulton boys teams fall in first day of ICAC Tournament.
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Packers' Woodson Wins NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award
NEW YORK (AP) -- Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson has won The Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
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Illini Hope to Keep Penn State in its Place
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Before it puts its undefeated Big Ten mark to the test against Michigan State and Purdue, Illinois has what you might think would be an easy home game Tuesday against Penn State.
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Eastern Illinois Falls to Murray State in OVC Play
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Isacc Miles scored a season-high 21 points, including hitting four 3-pointers, leading Murray State in a 75-59 win over Eastern Illinois Monday night.
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Bulls Bury Detroit; Pistons Losing Streak Grows to 13
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 27 points on 13-of-18 shooting and the Chicago Bulls handed the Detroit Pistons their 13th consecutive loss, 120-87 Monday night.
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Greg Maddux Joins Cubs Front Office
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pitching great Greg Maddux has rejoined the Chicago Cubs as an assistant to general manager Jim Hendry.
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BREAKING NEWS: McGwire Admits Steroid Use
POSTED 2:19pm 1/11/10 NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998.
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McGwire Says Telling Family Toughest
POSTED 2:37pm 1/11/10 NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark McGwire's voice repeatedly cracked with emotion during a telephone interview with The Associated Press as he recounted telling his wife, parents and son that he had used steroids.
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Green's Stay in St. Louis Brief
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that free agent infielder Khalil Greene had agreed to a one-year contract to fill a utility role for the Texas Rangers.
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Michigan Signs Beilein to Contract Extension
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension to lead the Wolverines through the 2015-16 season.
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DePaul Fires Men's Basketball Coach Wainwright
CHICAGO (AP) -- DePaul has fired basketball coach Jerry Wainwright and replaced him on an interim basis with assistant Tracy Webster.
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Super Bowl Ad Prices Fall, Still Cost Millions
UNDATED -- (AP) The economic slump has prices for the Super Bowl falling for only the second time in its history. But commercial time during the world's biggest marketing spectacle is still the most expensive on television.
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Cardinals Win Shootout Against Packers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown in overtime gave the Arizona Cardinals a 51-45 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history.
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Ravens Crush Patriots; Top Seed Indy Up Next
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- From the very first play, Ray Rice and the running Ravens made the team of the last decade look like the pushovers of the new one.
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Jets Confident Going Into Second Round of Playoffs
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Jets have gone from lucky flukes to a team to be reckoned with.
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Oregon State Coach Gets Contract Extenion; Not Going to USC
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State football coach Mike Riley has agreed to a three-year contract extension through 2019.
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#1 Kansas Falls at Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --Scotty Hopson had 17 points and No. 16 Tennessee, with a lineup thinned by suspensions, dismissals and injuries beat No. 1 Kansas 76-68 Sunday night.
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Northwestern Rallies to Beat Michigan for First Big Ten Victory
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Drew Crawford scored 25 points and made go-ahead free throws with 1:14 left, lifting Northwestern to a 68-62 comeback win over Michigan Sunday afternoon.
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Hawks Can't Close Out Anaheim
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonas Hiller was spectacular in goal for Anaheim, making 42 saves in the Ducks' 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 1/9/10
GHS Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball teams post victories Saturday, while the GHS Freshman Boys win a tournament in Burlington; Knox and Monmouth College Basketball Teams lose Saturday.
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Illinois Rallies to Win at Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- D. J. Richardson's 17-footer with 1:10 to go gave Illinois its first lead in more than 36 minutes, and the Illini held on for a 66-60 victory at Indiana on Saturday.
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Drake Lifted Over Southern Illinois
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Ryan Wedel hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds left and Adam Templeton had a double-double as Drake defeated Southern Illinois 70-65 on Saturday night.
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UNI Defeats ISU
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Jordan Eglseder scored 16 points to lead Northern Iowa to a 59-44 victory over Illinois State Saturday.
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Missouri State Breezes Past Bradley
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Kyle Weems scored 30 points, including 24 in the first half, to lead Missouri State to an 88-69 win over Bradley University Saturday.
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Cowboys End Long Playoff Skid
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- These aren't the same old disappointing Dallas Cowboys. If anything, they're starting to play like some of the really old versions.
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Jets Beat Bengals for Playoff Victory
CINCINNATI (AP) -- With their rookie quarterback playing mistake-free, the New York Jets turned their surprising playoff appearance into a long-running production.
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Minnesota Beats Blackhawks in Shootout
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mikko Koivu and Owen Nolan scored in the shootout after Minnesota scored four unanswered goals in the third period, and the Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 in a shootout on Saturday night.
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Blues End 7-Game Skid, beat Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brad Winchester scored 14 seconds into the game after St. Louis started the wrong lineup, and the Blues snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 1/8/10
Abingdon defense too much for Farmington, Knoxville takes down Lewistown and Williamsfield beats Elmwood in high school boys basketball games played Friday night.
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Mora Out, Carroll Next Coach in Seattle?
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks fired Jim Mora after just one season, leaving the former NFC West champs without a coach, general manager and president less than four years after they appeared in the Super Bowl.
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