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#13 Michigan State Tops Illini Men
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Keith Appling led a pivotal run early in the second half and finished with 24 points and seven assists to help No. 13 Michigan State beat Illinois 80-75 on Thursday night.
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Late Run Lifts Illini Women Past #24 Iowa
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Karisma Penn scored 18 points, Adrienne GodBold and Amber Moore added 17 apiece, and Illinois closed with a 14-2 run over the final 5:11 to knock off No. 24 Iowa 74-62 on Thursday night.
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Man Gets 2 Years for Stabbing Former NIU Player
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) -- A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison for stabbing former Northern Illinois University linebacker Devon Butler.
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Early Blitz Carries Blues to 4-1 Win Over Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Barret Jackman, Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Tarasenko each scored in the opening 14 minutes, Brian Elliott made 24 saves and the St. Louis Blues won their fourth straight game with a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
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Cullen, Wild Hand Blackhawks 1st Loss 3-2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)--Matt Cullen scored 90 seconds into the game and again in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, handing the Blackhawks their first loss in seven games this season.
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Robinson Scores 24 to Lead Bulls Past Bucks
MILWAUKEE (AP)--Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
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Local Sports 1/30/13
Tuesday's highlights and Wednesday's schedule.
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Lemon, Jr. Leads Bradley Past ISU
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Walt Lemon Jr. scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting Tuesday night, helping Bradley snap its losing streak against intrastate rival Illinois State with an 83-77 win.
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Bears Hire Tibesar as Linebackers Coach
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have hired former Purdue defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar as their linebackers coach.
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Rams Opt Not to Hire Ryan, Name Bush LB Coach
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams have decided not to hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and stepped in a new direction by hiring Frank Bush as linebackers coach.
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Arguments in NFL Concussion Suits Slated for April
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal court in Philadelphia will hear arguments this spring on motions to dismiss lawsuits filed by thousands of former National Football League players about concussions.
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Lewis Tells Harbaugh "Nothing To" Report
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ravens coach John Harbaugh says star linebacker Ray Lewis assured him "there's nothing to" a magazine report linking him to a company that makes deer-antler spray containing a banned performance enhancer.
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Super Bowl Advertisers Tease Viewers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Super Bowl advertisers are learning the art of the tease.
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Dr. Phil: Te'o Was Victim of Girlfriend Hoax
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Phil McGraw says Manti Te'o was not involved in setting up the dead girlfriend hoax that became a sensation when it was exposed this month, and that the man who masterminded the scheme did so because he was "deeply, romantically" in love with the Notre Dame linebacker.
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Local Sports 1/29/12
Scores from Monday's action and Tuesday's schedule.
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Butler Scores 19 to Lead Bulls Past Bobcats
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 on Monday night.
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Bears Hire Harris as Quality Control Coach
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have hired former safety Chris Harris as a defensive quality control coach.
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Treeing Walkers, Russell Terriers Set for Dog Show
NEW YORK (AP) -- America's top dog show is ready to welcome two new breeds this year.
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Local Sports 1/28/13
Here's a look at tonight's sports schedule.
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NFC Blows out AFC 62-35 in Pro Bowl in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP)--Sack-happy defensive end J.J. Watt went out for a pass as a wide receiver, retiring center Jeff Saturday snapped to two Mannings on opposite teams and the NFC blew past the AFC 62-35 in a Pro Bowl that could be the league's last.
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Local Sports 1/26/12
GHS coach not happy after Friday Night WB6 loss.
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Hinrich Scores 25 to Lead Bulls Past Warriors
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 25 points, hitting six of seven three-pointers in the Chicago Bulls' 103-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
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GM Rick Hahn Says White Sox Poised to Make Jump
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have made no flashy additions to their roster this winter and even lost a link to their championship team, so general manager Rick Hahn understands the perception that the club hasn't improved.
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White Sox Agree to Deal with RHP Lindstrom
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox say they have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Matt Lindstrom that includes a club option for 2014.
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In New Orleans, an Unwelcome Mat for Goodell
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans Saints fans are celebrating the return of coach Sean Payton from his suspension following last year's "bountygate" scandal.
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Local Sports Roundup 1/25/13
Thursday's scores and Friday's local sports schedule.
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Hossa Lifts Blackhawks Over Stars in OT
DALLAS (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored his NHL-leading fifth goal on a power play 1:41 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
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WIU Holds On to Beat IPFW
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Ceola Clark scored 11 points and Western Illinois, despite not scoring in the last 8 minutes of the game, held on to beat IPFW 43-40 Thursday night.
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#15 Purdue Women Edge Northwestern
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Courtney Moses scored 26 points and No. 15 Purdue held on to beat Northwestern 77-73 Thursday night.
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Bears Snag Offensive Line Coach
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears hired Montreal Alouettes offensive coordinator Pat Meyer on Thursday as an offensive line coach.
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