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All Clear Issued Over Package Near Cowboys Stadium
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Arlington authorities have issued an all-clear after a suspicious package reported near the site of the Super Bowl was deemed safe.
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Final Scores 1/27/11
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Local Sports Round Up 1/26/11
A look at the area's latest sports events.
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Backstrom and Wild Turn Back Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Antti Miettinen scored the go-ahead goal, Niklas Backstrom made 31 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Tuesday night in the teams' final game before the All-Star break.
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Cubs Agree to Minor League Deal with Wellemeyer
CHICAGO (AP) -- Right-hander Todd Wellemeyer, who broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 2003, has agreed to a minor league contract with the team.
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Ochocinco Again Saying He'll Change Name
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is putting his unusual name back in the news.
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Nadal Out Down Under
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Forget all the talk about a ``Rafa Slam.'' Rafael Nadal's bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments ended Wednesday at the Australian Open.
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Raji's Score Sends Pack to Texas; Rush TD next?
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- When B.J. Raji picked off a pass and rumbled into the end zone for what turned out to be the decisive touchdown in Sunday's NFC championship game victory over Chicago, it was another big step in an impressive second season for the big defensive lineman.
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Local Sports Round Up 1/25/11
Round of scores from Monday night and Tuesday's schedule.
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Bulls Slip Past Bucks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kurt Thomas scored 22 points and Derrick Rose added 21 points and 10 assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 92-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
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Bears GM Says Smith in for Extension
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- A year ago, fans were calling for Lovie Smith to be fired. Now, he's in for a contract extension.
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Chicago Car Salesman Fired for Wearing Packers Tie
OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) -- A car salesman in suburban Chicago has been fired for refusing to remove a Green Bay Packers tie that he wore to work the day after the Packers beat the Chicago Bears to advance to the Super Bowl.
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Federer Advances; Wozniacki, Li to Meet in Semis
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win over Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday in a mismatch that had all the intensity of a practice session.
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Dale Tribute: Waltrip to Run No. 15 Car at Daytona
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Waltrip will run a No. 15 car in this year's Daytona 500 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his first Daytona victory, and the death of his late boss and friend, Dale Earnhardt.
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Football Conferences Net Record Take
WASHINGTON (AP) -- College football conferences will get a record take of about $170 million from this year's bowl games, including a new high of $24.7 million for the five conferences that don't get automatic bids to the Bowl Championship Series.
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Final Scores 1/24/11
Scores from local girls' basketball contests as well as the NBA...
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Local Sports Schedule 1/24/11
Light schedule for Monday; one game cancelled.
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Bears' Cutler Sprained MCL in Knee
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a sprained knee ligament and would have been questionable had Chicago made it to the Super Bowl.
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ISU Beats SIU
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Tony Lewis scored 15 points to lead Illinois State to its first Missouri Valley Conference victory of the season, 59-55 over Southern Illinois on Sunday night.
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Evansville Beats Bradley
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Darren Holmes overcame a stomach virus to score 14 points and lead Evansville to a 70-67 victory over Bradley on Sunday.
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Iowa Drills Indiana
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Freshman Melsahn Basabe scored 20 points, Matt Gatens added 19 and Iowa snapped a six-game losing streak by drilling depleted Indiana 91-77 on Sunday.
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Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dead at 96
MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) -- Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron decades before exercise became a national obsession, has died at age 96.
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Carter Scores Twice in Flyers' Win Over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist, and rookie Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves in the Philadelphia Flyers' 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
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Steelers vs. Pack: A Hair-Raisin' Game in Big D
(AP) -- Get ready for a hair-raisin' Super Bowl in Big D.
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Steelers Beat Jets for AFC Title
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their third Super Bowl in six years thanks to a big-play defense that returned a fumble for a touchdown and staged a late goal-line stand in a 24-19 victory over the New York Jets.
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Packers Beat Bears to Take NFC Title
POSTED 5:18pm, UPDATED 5:31pm 1/23/11 CHICAGO (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers ran for a touchdown and made a saving tackle, B.J. Raji returned an interception for a score and Sam Shields had two interceptions to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 21-14 win over the Chicago Bears in the NFC championship game Sunday.
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Local Sports Roundup 1/23/11
GHS Boys and Girls Basketball both post victories Saturday night.
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MN Bar to Roast Bear for Bears-Packers Game
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A sports bar owner in Minnesota is showing his support for the Green Bay Packers in this weekend's game against the Chicago Bears in a very literal way -- by roasting a bear.
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#1 Ohio State Holds Off #23 Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Aaron Craft made two free throws with 15 seconds left and Jon Diebler forced an Illinois turnover with 4 seconds on the clock as No. 1 Ohio State held on for a 73-68 win over the 23rd-ranked Illini on Saturday.
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UMKC Takes Win Over Western Illinois
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Spencer Johnson picked up a double-double, scoring 16 points and snagging 18 rebounds, to lead UMKC past Western Illinois 55-46 on Saturday night.
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