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Chara Opens NHL All-Star Draft by Picking Datsyuk
GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) -- Zdeno Chara went with offense in taking Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk with the No. 1 pick in the NHL All-Star draft. Daniel Alfredsson stuck closer to home, choosing Ottawa Senators defenseman and teammate Erik Karlsson with his club's first selection.
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Licht gets second Interview for Bears GM Job
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht got a second interview Thursday for the Chicago Bears' general manager's job.
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Tributes to Burke begin before X Games
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- As much as the jumps, flips and twists, this week's Winter X Games will, indeed, be about freestyle skier Sarah Burke.
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Granger, Hibbert lead Pacers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Danny Granger scored 22 points Wednesday night and the Indiana Pacers became the first visiting team to win on Chicago's home floor this season, beating the Bulls 95-90.
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Illinois State beats Missouri State 76-69 in OT
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Jackie Carmichael had 26 points and 16 rebounds and Illinois State defeated Missouri State 76-69 in overtime Wednesday night.
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Kent State Crushes Northern Illinois 90-56
KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Kris Brewer had 15 points to pace five in double figures for the Golden Flashes in a 90-56 rout of Northern Illinois Wednesday night.
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Players can use Twitter at Pro Bowl
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- The NFL is relaxing its social media policy and allowing players to tweet before and during Sunday's Pro Bowl.
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Talks over Rams Leave have St. Louis on Edge
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A deadline is approaching for a plan to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome and fans wonder if football in St. Louis might be at stake.
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Champaign Considers Minor League Baseball Stadium
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- An exploratory committee is working on plans for a minor league baseball stadium in Champaign.
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Daniels, Southern Illinois Paste Bradley 77-60
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Dantiel Daniels had a double-double and Southern Illinois shot nearly 60 percent in beating Bradley 77-60 on Tuesday night.
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Western Illinois Defeats Nebraska-Omaha 81-70
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Obi Emegano scored 24 points and Ceola Clark added 20 to lead Western Illinois to an 81-70 victory against Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday night.
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Penguins Beat Blues 3-2 in SO for 7th Straight Win
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Kunitz scored the deciding goal on a backhander in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins took a seven-game winning streak into the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
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Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pekka Rinne made 24 saves for his ninth straight win and the surging Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Tuesday night in the teams' final game before the All-Star break.
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Blackhawks Captain Toews Placed on Injured Reserve
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has been placed on injured reserve because of a left wrist injury.
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Deng Hopes to Avoid Surgery on Left Wrist
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng hopes he won't need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.
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Hamilton, Rose lead Bulls over Nets 110-95
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose and Richard Hamilton each scored 22 points to lead the banged-up Chicago Bulls to an easy 110-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday.
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Blackhawks F Toews out with Injury
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (tayvz), leading the team with 27 goals this season, will miss Tuesday night's game against Nashville with an upper body injury.
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Reinsdorf says Guillen had his Blessing
CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf says Ozzie Guillen had his blessing to leave the team before the season was over.
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Rookie QBs Replacing Manning, Brady in Pro Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rookies Cam Newton and Andy Dalton are replacing Super Bowl quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tom Brady for Sunday's Pro Bowl in Honolulu.
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Bears to Interview Emery, Licht again
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears say they will bring back Kansas City college scouting director Phil Emery and New England pro personnel director Jason Licht for second interviews for their general manager job this week.
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Former Illini Richmond gets Probation
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) -- Former University of Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond received an 18-month probation sentence after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon.
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Local Sports Roundup 1/23/12
Local schedules for Monday.
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Pats-Gians in Super Bowl Again, 4 Years Later
Talk about a super sequel.
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Giants Top 49ers in OT to Reach Super Bowl
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Lawrence Tynes booted the Giants into the Super Bowl again.
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Last Minute Failures End Ravens Season
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- A drop and a hook ended the Baltimore Ravens' shot at the Super Bowl.
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Bears' Tillman Among Finalists for Payton Award
NEW YORK (AP) -- San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers, Baltimore center Matt Birk and Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman are finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.
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Wisconsin Downs #22 Illini
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Jordan Taylor scored 19 points and Jared Berggren added 18 to help Wisconsin upset No. 22 Illinois 67-63 on Sunday.
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Minnesota Cruises Past Northwestern
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rodney Williams had 11 points and four steals and flustered the Big Ten's leading scorer to help Minnesota to its third straight win, 75-52 over Northwestern on Sunday.
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#10 Ohio State Women Top Illini
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Samantha Prahalis scored eight straight points down the stretch for No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday, leading the Buckeyes past pesky Illinois 96-84.
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Rose Says Toe Might Be Issue Rest of Season
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says his sprained left big toe might bother him the rest of the season.
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