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Cubs Win Home Spring Opener
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija made a strong spring debut and the Chicago Cubs scored four unearned runs in the first inning against San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain, then held on for a 4-3 victory Sunday at HoHoKam Stadium.
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Garza Feeling No Pain from Pulled Muscle
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza says he has no pain from the pulled side muscle that prevents him from throwing.
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Dodgers Tie White Sox
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zack Greinke pitched two clean innings in his Dodgers debut and Los Angeles tied the Chicago White Sox 2-2 in a Cactus League game that was called after nine innings.
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Thunder's D Helps Rout Bulls
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 23 points, Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka both contributed double-doubles and the Oklahoma City Thunder held Chicago to the worst shooting performance in the NBA this season, beating the Bulls 102-72 on Sunday night.
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Johnson Wins 2nd Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick finished eighth.
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Local Sports 2/24/13
Here's a look at Sports Scores
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Dozens Hurt After Crash Debris Hits Daytona Stands
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)--With the start of the Daytona 500 just hours away, NASCAR officials still have some cleaning up to do amid growing questions about fan safety.
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Shawn's 18 points, 11 Boards place Utah State 80-71
LOGAN, Utah (AP)--Jarred Shaw recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds to pace Utah State to an 80-71 victory over Illinois State in a BracketBusters game on Saturday night.
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Blues End Home Slump with 2-1 Win over Columbus
ST. LOUIS (AP)--David Perron scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the St. Louis Blues ended a five-game home losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
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Central Arkansas Slips Past SIU-Edwardsville 80-78
CONWAY, Ark. (AP)--LaQuentin Miles scored 20 points, including 10 of Central Arkansas' final 11 points, and the Bears held on to beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 80-78 on Saturday.
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Bradley Tops UIC
CHICAGO (AP)--Jake Eastman's basket with nine-tenths of a second to play Saturday gave Bradley a 63-62 nonconference victory over Illinois-Chicago.
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Valbuena Homers, Cubs Beat Angels 11-2
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)--Luis Valbuena got off to a great start in his bid to win more playing time with the Cubs, hitting a home run that helped Chicago beat a Los Angeles Angels split squad 11-2 Saturday in the spring training opener for both teams.
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Eastern Illinois 59 Holds off Northern Illinois 47
DEKALB, Ill. (AP)--Morris Woods had 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and Eastern Illinois held off Northern Illinois for a 59-47 BracketBuster victory Saturday.
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Blackhawks Set NHL Record with 2-1 Win Over Sharks
CHICAGO (AP)--The Chicago Blackhawks set an NHL record for the best start to a season, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to give them at least one point in their first 17 games.
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Balanced Scoring Leads Bulls Past Bobcats
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)--Taj Gibson scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting and the Chicago Bulls beat Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats 105-75 Friday night.
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Young Rosenthal Gets 1st Start for Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. (AP)--Trevor Rosenthal says he is excited to get the start when the St. Louis Cardinals open their Grapefruit League schedule against Miami on Saturday.
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Hitting on Deck This Season for Cubs' Castro
MESA, Ariz. (AP)--The Chicago Cubs are convinced Starlin Castro can hit. They showed that much when they signed their All-Star shortstop to a 7-year, $60-million extension last summer.
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High School Basketball Scoreboard, 2/22/13
Galesburg ends the regular season with a win against Alleman
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Local Sports 2/22/13
Here's tonight's sports scheudle
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James Scores 26, Heat beat Bulls 86-67
CHICAGO (AP)--LeBron James scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 86-67 Thursday for their season-high ninth straight win.
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Rose Says He Believes Bulls Trying to Win Title
CHICAGO (AP)--Bulls star Derrick Rose says he believes the organization is trying to win a championship.
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Bulls' Hinrich Sidelined by Elbow Problem
CHICAGO (AP)--Kirk Hinrich is sidelined again for the Chicago Bulls.
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Harvick Makes it 2-for-2 With Win in 1st Duel
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)--Kevin Harvick is now 2 for 2 at Speedweeks after winning the first Daytona 500 qualifying race.
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Ace or Near Ace, Chris Sale Ready for White Sox
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)--Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is more than ready for the 2013 season.
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Illinois Holds on for 64-59 Over Penn State
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)--D.J. Richardson started slow Thursday but finished with 18 points and hit a pair of key free throws late in Illinois' ugly 64-59 win over Penn State.
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Local Sports 2/21/13
Here's a look at tonight's Sports schedule
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Ryan's 31 Leads Evansville Past Illinois State 79-62
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP)--Colt Ryan continued his climb up the scoring charts, pouring in 31 points as Evansville defeated Illinois State 79-62 Wednesday night.
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Tennessee State Beats SIU-Edwardsville 83-73
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP)--Kellen Thornton scored 22 points and Robert Covington and Jordan Cyphers added 18 each to lead hot-shooting Tennessee State to an 83-73 victory against SIU-Edwardsville on Wednesday night.
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Drake Rallies Past Bradley in Overtime, 92-84
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)--Seth VanDeest made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to force overtime, and Drake dominated the extra session to beat Bradley 92-84 on Wednesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.
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Cubs' Garza to Miss One Week with Side Injury
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Cubs starter Matt Garza is expected to miss one week with a side muscle injury he sustained while throwing live batting practice.
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