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White Sox Give Manager Ventura Extension
CHICAGO (AP)--The Chicago White Sox say they have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with manager Robin Ventura.
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Cubs, Wood Avoid Arbitration
CHICAGO (AP)--The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with All-Star pitcher Travis Wood, avoiding arbitration.
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Local Sports 1/24/14
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Chicago State Steals a Win at CS Bakersfield, 71-63
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP)--Clarke Rosenberg scored 21 points as Chicago State stole a 71-63 win at Cal State Bakersfield Thursday night.
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Tennessee-Martin Tops Eastern Illinois 84-77
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)--Mike Liabo scored 20 points and Terence Smith added 19 as Tennessee-Martin defeated Eastern Illinois 84-77 on Thursday night.
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SE Missouri Beats SIU-Edwardsville 82-78
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)--Jarekious Bradley had 18 points and Southeast Missouri State held on for an 82-78 win against SIU-Edwardsville Thursday night.
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Wild Hold Off Blackhawks for 2-1 Victory
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)--Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored first-period goals and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night.
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No. 22 Purdue Cruises by Northwestern 90-65
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP)--Liza Clemons scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 22 Purdue handled Northwestern 90-65 on Thursday night.
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Local Sports 1/23/14
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Jon Harris Leads Cleveland State Past UIC 74-64
CHICAGO (AP)--Jon Harris had 18 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday night as Cleveland State beat Illinois-Chicago 74-64.
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Bradly Defeats Northern Iowa 69-65
PEORIA, Ill. (AP)--Walt Lemon, Jr. scored 28 points, shooting 50 percent from the field, to lead Bradley to a 69-65 victory over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night.
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Red Wings Beat Blackhawks 5-4 in Shootout
DETROIT (AP)--Darren Helm scored on Detroit's sixth attempt in the shootout and Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaw's shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
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Drake Defeats Southern Illinois 57-54
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)--Aaron Hawley scored 19 points and Richard Carter added 12 as Drake snapped a five-game losing streak with a 57-54 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night.
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Early and No. 5 Wichita St. Beat Illinois St 70-55
NORMAL, Ill. (AP)--Cleanthony Early scored 23 points at No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State 70-55 Wednesday night.
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Agustin, Gibson Lead Bulls Over Cavs
CLEVELAND (AP)--D.J. Augustin scored 27 points in a start for Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson matched a career high with 26 filling in for Carlos Boozer as the Chicago Bulls improved to 7-2 since trading Luol Deng with a 98-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
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Local Sports 1/22/14
Here's a look at tonight's sports schedule
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Northwestern Beats Purdue 63-60 in Double OT
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP)--Drew Crawford scored 19 points and blocked the potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead Northwestern to a 63-60 double-overtime victory over Purdue hours after a shooting on the Boilermakers' campus on Tuesday.
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Fayne, Carter Spark Devils Over Blues 7-1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP)--Mark Fayne and Ryan Carter scored 24 seconds apart early in the first period to spark the New Jersey Devils to a 7-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
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Northwestern RB Mark Granted Fifth Year
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP)--Northwestern says running back Venric Mark has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten and is eligible to return for a fifth season in 2014.
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Bulls Trade G Teague to Nets for F Shengelia
CHICAGO (AP)--The Brooklyn Nets have acquired guard Marquis Teague from Chicago for Toko Shengelia.
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Kane Scores in SO As Blackhawks Top Bruins
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Kane scored in a shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup finals.
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Broncos, Seahawks Super Bowl-Bound
UNDATED (AP) -- It will be the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48 at the Meadowlands.
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Oddsmakers Looking at Evenly Matched Super Bowl
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Oddsmakers in this gambling city believe this Super Bowl is one of the most evenly matched ever.
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Davis, Feely, Tillman Finalists for Payton Award
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis, Arizona kicker Jay Feely and Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman have been selected as finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
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Noah, Bulls Rout 76ers 103-78
CHICAGO (AP) -- Joakim Noah had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 13 boards, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-78 on Saturday night.
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No. 4 Michigan State Pushes Past Illinois, 78-62
CHAMAPIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Gary Harris scored 23 points and Denzel Valentine pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Michigan State past Illinois 78-62 on Saturday.
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Illinois St Takes Big Lead, Downs Drake 77-63
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Daishon Knight scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench as Illinois State made a big first-half lead stand up for a 77-63 win over Drake Saturday night.
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Blackhawks Cool Off Ducks With 4-2 Victory
CHICAGO (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored two goals, and Kris Versteeg and Bryan Bickell also tallied to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past Anaheim 4-2 on Friday night to end the Ducks' eight-game winning streak and hand them only their second loss in the past 20 games.
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Wall Leads Wizards Over Bulls 96-93
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Wall had 23 points and 11 assists, and the Washington Wizards reached .500 for the third time this season with a 96-93 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
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Tanaka Bid Looms Large Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- The most anticipated player at the Chicago Cubs' fan convention this weekend probably isn't on the roster or in the farm system. A case could be made that he's in Japan.
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