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Late Spurt Lifts Rose and Bulls Over Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls held off a fourth-quarter surge by Orlando to beat the Magic 97-83 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
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Avalanche Blank Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves to earn his second shutout, and T.J. Galiardi had a goal and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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Injuries Hobble Illinois Ahead of Nebraska Game
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois could be without two of its starting guards when it hosts Nebraska.
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NIU, Arkansas St. Meet in GoDaddy.com Bowl
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Northern Illinois and Arkansas State bring productive quarterbacks and long winning streaks into the GoDaddy.com Bowl on Sunday.
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Penn State Hires Bill O'Brien as Football Coach
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State has hired New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien as its head coach, the first change in leadership for the storied football program in nearly a half-century.
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Paterno Congratulates O'Brien
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno has congratulated New England Patriots coordinator Bill O'Brien following reports that O'Brien will be Penn State's next head coach.
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Tiger's Ex-Wife Building New Home in Florida
NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The oceanfront mansion Tiger Woods' ex-wife purchased for $12.3 million has been demolished and she is planning to build a new home.
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Bears Promote Tice to Offensive Coordinator
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have promoted offensive line coach Mike Tice to offensive coordinator, replacing the departed Mike Martz.
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BCS Media Day: LSU, Alabama Counting Down the Day
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Alabama won the BCS title game just two years ago, but coach Nick Saban says it's natural for the team to have some anxiety before Monday night's championship against No. 1 LSU.
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Patriots' O'Brien, Penn State Finalizing Contract
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's first new head football coach in nearly a half-century.
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Clark, Western Illinois top Oakland, Mich, 71-61
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Ceola Clark scored 19 points Thursday night and keyed a late 11-0 run that propelled Western Illinois to a 71-61 victory over Oakland, Mich.
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James van Riemsdyk Leads Flyers over Blackhawks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- James van Riemsdyk's second goal on the power play with 32.8 seconds remaining lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
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Cardinals' World Series Trophy Going on Tour
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals fans still basking in the glow of the World Series will get a chance to see the championship trophy up close.
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Cardinals' Duncan Taking Leave of Absence
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is taking a leave of absence to attend to wife Jeanine as she recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor.
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Former Bears, Cowboys Receiver Hurd Indicted
DALLAS (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd on drug conspiracy and possession charges after he and another man were accused of trying to establish a drug-dealing network.
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Bulls Beat Pistons 99-83 in Hamilton's Return
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Richard Hamilton scored 14 points in his return to The Palace, and the Chicago Bulls shut down the Detroit Pistons in a 99-83 victory Wednesday night.
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Blackhawks' Carcillo Suspended 7 Games
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo was suspended seven games by the NHL for boarding Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert.
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West Virginia Routs Clemson 70-33 in Orange Bowl
MIAMI (AP) -- Geno Smith tied a record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes, including four to Tavon Austin, and No. 23 West Virginia set a bowl scoring record by beating No. 14 Clemson 70-33 on Wednesday in the Orange Bowl.
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Seck, Southern Illinois Turn Away Bradley 74-65
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Mamadou Seck had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Southern Illinois past Bradley 74-65 on Wednesday night.
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Eastern Illinois Turns Back SIU-Edwardsville 73-59
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Joey Miller scored 24 points and Eastern Illinois led wire to wire in a 73-59 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Wednesday night.
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Illinois State Beats Missouri State 68-60
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- John Wilkins scored 15 points and Illinois State never trailed Wednesday night in defeating Missouri State 68-60.
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Illinois Rallies, Holds on Vs. Northwestern 57-56
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Myke Henry made one of two free throws with 6 seconds left and Meyers Leonard blocked a shot just before the buzzer as Illinois pulled out a 57-56 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.
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Lose the Game, Win a Title? Maybe for LSU
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- LSU and Alabama will play for the BCS national championship, but many voters who cast ballots in the AP Top 25 are not committed to voting the winner of the game No. 1 in the final rankings.
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Michigan Beats Va. Tech in Sugar Bowl, 23-20
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime to lift Michigan to a 23-20 victory over Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night.
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Western Illinois Rolls over South Dakota 67-44
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Obi Emegano had 20 points and Western Illinois outscored South Dakota by 22 points in the second half of a 67-44 victory Tuesday night.
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Deng's Layup with 3.7 Left Leads Bulls Past Hawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng's layup with 3.7 seconds to play lifted the Chicago Bulls to a 76-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
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Blackhawks' Carcillo Suspended Indefinitely by NHL
CHICAGO (AP) -- Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL following his ugly hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert on Monday night.
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Cubs Agree to $1.15M Deal with Reed Johnson
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs and outfielder Reed Johnson have agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract.
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Bears: Smith Will Stay as Coach
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Lovie Smith is keeping his job as coach of the Chicago Bears.
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Martz Out as Bears Offensive Coordinator
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Mike Martz is out after two seasons as the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator.
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