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Local Sports Roundup 2/5/12
Silver Streaks Boys Lose, Girls Win, and more.
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Bus the Only Problem for Giants
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Other than a problem with a team bus, the New York Giants' final walkthrough before the Super Bowl went smoothly Saturday.
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5 Make up NFL Hall of Fame Class
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Running back Curtis Martin and four linemen have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with one senior committee choice.
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Deng Scores 21 in Bulls Victory
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 26 points and had 13 assists and Luol Deng added 21 points in his return after missing seven games due to injury, as the Chicago Bulls easily beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-90 Saturday night.
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Predators Top Blues
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Pekka Rinne made 41 saves, and Martin Erat had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
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Oakland, Michigan Edges WIU in 2OT
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Reggie Hamilton hit nine 3-pointers and scored 40 points as Oakland, Mich., defeated Western Illinois 74-70 in double overtime Saturday night.
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ISU Routs Bradley
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Tyler Brown scored 21 points and Illinois State rolled past Bradley 78-48 Saturday night.
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SIU Edges Evansville
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Jeff Early stole the ball and sank a free throw with 2 seconds left, sending Southern Illinois to a 53-52 victory over Evansville on Saturday.
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Iowa Beats Penn St.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Matt Gatens scored 18 points as Iowa beat Penn State 77-64 on Saturday.
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Teams Welcome End of Armstrong Probe
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Officials from cycling teams at the Tour of Qatar welcomed the end of a U.S. federal investigation into Lance Armstrong and were hopeful Sunday that the seven-time Tour de France champion could now move on with his life.
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Local Sports Roundup 2/4/12
Silver Streaks Boys lose to Quincy Friday, take to the Chicago area for a Saturday game.
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Flames Beat Blackhawks
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist to help Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Friday night.
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Halak Makes 22 Saves in Blues' Win Over Kings
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 shots and Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the second period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
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1B Dan Johnson Joins White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- First baseman Dan Johnson, whose dramatic home run on the final night of the regular season helped Tampa Bay reach last year's playoffs, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.
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Prosecutors Close Lance Armstrong Investigation
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say they are closing a criminal investigation of Lance Armstrong and will not charge him over allegations the seven-time Tour de France winner used performance-enhancing drugs.
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Indy's Homespun Charm Wins Over East Coast Fans
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- There could have been a culture clash when Northeast fans converged on the Midwest for Super Bowl weekend.
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Goodell Says No Plans to Expand Anytime Soon
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Sorry, Los Angeles. The only NFL expansion happening anytime soon is to next season's schedule of Thursday night games.
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Garza, Cubs Agree to $9.5 Million, 1-Year Deal
CHICAGO (AP) -- Right-hander Matt Garza has agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, just before the scheduled start of a salary arbitration hearing in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Gagner has 4 Goals, 4 Assists in Oilers' Win
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Sam Gagner had four goals and four assists in the NHL's first eight-point game in 23 years, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 8-4 on Thursday night.
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Rose Scores 32 Points, Bulls Beat Knicks 105-102
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 32 points to outduel fellow All-Star starter Carmelo Anthony, and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 105-102 Thursday night.
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SIUE Snaps 6-Game Skid, Beats Morehead State 61-53
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Mark Yelovich scored 20 points and Corey Wickware had 19 as SIU Edwardsville defeated Morehead State 61-53 Thursday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
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Western Illinois Holds Off IPFW for 62-52 Victory
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Terell Parks scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots, helping Western Illinois pull off a season sweep of IPFW with a 62-52 victory Thursday night.
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Monmouth QB Gets Shot at All-Star Game
MONMOUTH, Ill. (AP) -- Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney spent his college career playing in Division III but this weekend he'll take the field on a team likely to include future pros.
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NIU Signs Recruits for Offensive, Defensive Lines
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois football coach Dave Doeren says he hope five to seven of the men who committed to the Huskies will play as freshmen.
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Ohio, Offutt Topple Northern Illinois 67-58
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Walter Offutt scored 19 points and Ohio started the second half on a 12-1 run in a 67-58 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.
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No. 13 Creighton Routs Illinois State 102-74
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Doug McDermott scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half to lead six Creighton players in double figures and the 13th-ranked Bluejays rode a fast start to a 102-74 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday night.
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Iguodala Leads 76ers Past Bulls, 98-82
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Andre Iguodala helped the Philadelphia 76ers stamp themselves as a rising threat in the East, scoring 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds in a 98-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
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Road Beckons for Blues, Among Best at Break
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Well past the halfway point of the season, the St. Louis Blues are in great shape. They return from the All-Star break with a record that's close to the NHL's best.
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$124 Million in St. Louis Dome Upgrades Proposed
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission is proposing $124 million in improvements to the Edward Jones Dome in hopes of keeping the Rams in St. Louis.
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Wednesday Deadline for St. Louis Dome Plan
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The plan to improve the Edward Jones Dome and ensure that the Rams stay in St. Louis is due to the team on Wednesday.
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