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Local Sports 3/1/2013
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Western Illinois Holds On To Beat UMKC 53-50
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Michael Ochereobia scored 14 points and Western Illinois stayed in contention for a share of the Summit League title by rallying past UMKC 53-50 on Thursday night.
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Richardson Quietly Leading Illinois' Resurgence
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- D.J. Richardson joined a stacked lineup at Nevada's Findlay Prep for his senior year of high school.
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Blackhawks Extend Points Streak To 20 Games
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jonathan Toews scored twice, and Ray Emery and Corey Crawford combined on a shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record season-opening points streak to 20 games with a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
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Cubs Rotation Deep Despite The Lack Of True Ace
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs should have enough depth in their starting rotation to make up for the lack of a true ace.
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Local Sports 2/28/13
Here's a look at today's sports scheudle
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Belmont Routs SIU Edwardsville 73-43 to win OVC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)--Blake Jenkins scored 17 points with 11 rebounds as Belmont trounced Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 73-43 Wednesday night to secure its fourth consecutive regular-season conference championship and first Ohio Valley Conference title.
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Eastern Michigan Stifles Northern Illinois 53-41
DEKALB, Ill. (AP)--Glenn Bryant and Derek Thompson scored 14 points apiece and Eastern Michigan's defense stifled Northern Illinois for the second time this season, defeating the Huskies 53-41 Wednesday night.
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Illinois State Routs Missouri State 86-50
NORMAL, Ill. (AP)--Tyler Brown scored 25 points and Jackie Carmichael added 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Illinois State to an 86-50 victory against Missouri State on Wednesday night.
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Southern Illinois Holds Off Northern Iowa 63-57
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)--Desmar Jackson scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds, helping Southern Illinois to a 63-57 Senior Night victory over Northern Iowa on Wednesday.
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Garcia Returns, Cardinals Beat Red Sox
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia returned to the mound for the first time since injuring his shoulder in the playoffs, getting through two scoreless innings Tuesday as St. Louis beat the Boston Red Sox 15-4.
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Jackson Pitches 2 Scoreless Innings in Debut with Cubs
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Edwin Jackson pitched two scoreless innings in his first outing with the Cubs, and Chicago beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2 Tuesday.
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Rangers Lose to White Sox
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out two while retiring all six White Sox batters he faced Tuesday in his first spring start before Chicago scored 11 runs over the next two innings in a 14-8 win over the Texas Rangers.
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Cavs Stop Slide Against Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dion Waiters scored 25 points to help make up for the absence of Kyrie Irving, and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls with a 101-98 victory on Tuesday night.
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Bulls F Taj Gibson Out with Sprained Left Knee
CHICAGO (AP) -- Taj Gibson is expected to miss at least two weeks with a sprained left knee, forcing the Chicago Bulls to play without one of their key reserves at a pivotal point in the season.
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Beckman Rounds Out Staff at Illinois with LB Coach
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois football coach Tim Beckman has finished building his staff by naming Al Seamonson as outside linebackers coach.
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$1 Million Bonus Offered in NASCAR All-Star Race
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR's All-Star race format has been changed again, but this time to discourage drivers from riding around at the back of the field.
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Lowe's Extends with Jimmie Johnson Through 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Lowe's Companies Inc. has extended its contract as primary sponsor of Jimmie Johnson through the 2015 NASCAR season.
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Local Sports 2/26/13
Weather delays some tournament basketball.
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Blackhawks' Streak at 19 After OT Win Over Oilers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored 1:44 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night to stretch their NHL-record opening points streak to 19 games.
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Craig and Holliday Homer in Cards' Win
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.
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Cubs' Willis Hurts Shoulder Against Dodgers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Dontrelle Willis left because of a shoulder injury just seven pitches into his latest comeback try, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the mistake-prone Chicago Cubs 7-6 Monday.
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Giants Tie Chi-Sox
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since the second game of the World Series, postseason hero Marco Scutaro had two hits and drove in a run and the San Francisco Giants played the Chicago White Sox to a 9-9 tie Monday.
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Danica Boosts Daytona's TV Rating from Last Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500's television ratings were much higher than last year's.
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Te'o Finally Gets Chance to Focus on Football
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Manti Te'o's first appearance on a football field since the BCS championship game didn't go as well as planned Monday.
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Local Sports 2/25/13
Boys Basketball tournament play begins Monday night for some schools.
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#7 Michigan Starts Slow, Tops Illinois
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Trey Burke had 26 points and eight assists to help No. 7 Michigan bounce back from a slow start to beat Illinois 71-58 Sunday.
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Purdue Routs Northwestern
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Terone Johnson scored 22 points to help Purdue defeat Northwestern 74-43 on Sunday night and snap a three-game losing streak.
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Crawford, Shaw Stretch Blackhawks' Streak to 18
CHICAGO (AP) -- Corey Crawford made 28 saves, and Andrew Shaw scored the only goal as the Chicago Blackhawks stretched their NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 18 games with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.
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Lester Perfect for Rex Sox in Win Over Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched two scoreless innings in his first start of spring training, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
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