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Illinois Blows Out Purdue
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)--D.J. Richardson scored 18 points and Illinois opened up a big first-half lead that buried Purdue 79-59 on Wednesday night.
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Southern Illinois Beats Evansville 65-56
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)--Jeff Early scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and Southern Illinois won for only the third time since the calendar turned to 2013 with a 65-56 victory over Evansville on Wednesday night.
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Scaife Leads Ball State By Northern Illinois 56-52
DEKALB, Ill. (AP)--Jauwan Scaife scored 23 points, including four free throws in the final 35 seconds, to help Ball State hold off Northern Illinois 56-52 on Wednesday night.
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Celtics Hold on For 71-69 Win Over Bulls
BOSTON (AP)--Kevin Garnett scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics overcame poor shooting to beat the Chicago Bulls 71-69 Wednesday night.
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Johnny Knox Says He's Giving Up Football
CHICAGO (AP)--Former Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox says he's giving up football.
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Local Sports 2/13/13
Here's a look at tonight's sports schedule and stories
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Fasth Leads Ducks to 3-2 SO Win over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP)--Viktor Fasth made two stops in the shootout to remain perfect in six starts and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
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Bulls Travel to Boston without Hinrich
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP)--The Chicago Bulls left injured guard Kirk Hinrich at home when they traveled to Boston to face the Celtics in their final game before the All-Star break.
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Northwestern's Swopshire to Miss Rest of Season
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP)--Northwestern says forward Jared Swopshire will miss the remainder of the season after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday.
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Danks Eager for Bounceback Season with ChiSox
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)--Having a healthy John Danks in the rotation means everything to the Chicago White Sox.
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Bulls' Rose Says He's 'Far Away' from Returing
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP)--Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he's "far away" from returning from knee surgery.
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Investment Firm Hired to Help Keep Rams
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority has hired the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs to help find a way to keep the Rams in the Edward Jones Dome or, if that isn't possible, at least in St. Louis.
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Local Sports Roundup 2/12/13
Monday's scores and Tuesday's schedule.
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Carpenter Hasn't Given Up on Pitching Again
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter hasn't ruled out pitching again, including this year.
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Bears Part With WR Knox
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have terminated the contract of receiver Johnny Knox after he missed this past season recovering from a back injury.
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Bears Sign CB LeQuan Lewis
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis.
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Thrilling Finishes, Upsets Fuel Big Ten
(AP) -- The Big Ten could be the best league in the nation. It might also be the most fun to watch.
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Kings Beat Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jeff Carter scored twice for the first time since the Stanley Cup clincher, helping the Los Angeles Kings keep the slumping St. Louis Blues down with a 4-1 victory on Monday night.
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Short-Handed Spurs Beat Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 26 points and Danny Green scored 18 on Monday night, helping the short-handed San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 103-89 without their three biggest stars.
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Wrestling Body Reacts to Olympic Rejection
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The governing body of wrestling says the IOC's move to drop the sport is an "aberration" against a founding event of the Olympics.
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Local Sports Roundup 2/11/13
More high school tournament basketball this week.
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Illinois' Richardson Shares Big 10 Award
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois senior guard D.J. Richardson shares this week's Big Ten Player of the Week award for his key role in the Illini's two season-changing wins over Top 25 opponents.
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Illinois Takes Down #18 Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tyler Griffey capped a terrific week for Illinois with 16 points, and the Fighting Illini went 11 for 23 from 3-point range in a 57-53 win over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday night.
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Northern Iowa Beats Bradley
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Marc Sonnen scored 15 points and Northern Iowa held on to beat Bradley 68-65 on Sunday.
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Chicago Beats Predators for 4th Straight Win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Marcus Kruger and Jonathan Toews each scored 66 seconds apart in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks remained the NHL's lone undefeated team in regulation by beating the Nashville Predators 3-0 Sunday night.
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Blues Activate Halak from Injured Reserve
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have activated goalie Jaroslav Halak from injured reserve, a signal that struggling Brian Elliott is headed for some time on the bench.
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Freese Gets $3.15M Under 1-Year Deal with Cards
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former World Series MVP David Freese will earn $3.15 million under his one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, nearly six times the $518,000 he made last year.
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Hairston, Cubs Finalize $5M, 2-Year Contract
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Outfielder Scott Hairston and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a two-year contract.
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Local Sports Roundup 2/10/13
Streaks Boys Swim Team Places 3rd in WB6 Meet Saturday, plus other scores.
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ISU Surprises #16 Creighton
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Tyler Brown scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half and Illinois State took advantage of Creighton's dismal shooting to beat the 16th-ranked Bluejays 75-72 Saturday night.
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