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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/20/10
GHS Track takes top honors at the indoor track meet they hosted Saturday, while weather cuts short GHS Baseball's opening weekend.
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UNI Sends Top Seed Jayhawks Home Early
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- In a tournament noted for upsets, No. 1 overall seed Kansas is going home early, victim of a 69-67 beating by little-heralded Northern Iowa.
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Hillcrest Beats Richwoods for First State Title
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Country Club Hills Hillcrest stunned top-ranked Class 3A Peoria Richwoods 58-55 to win its first ever state championship.
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Simeon Beats Whitney Young for 4A Title
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Simeon went on a 13-0 run to start its Class 4A championship game against Chicago Whitney Young and never looked back, easily beating the defending champs 51-36 to win its third state championship in the last four years.
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Bulls Snap 10-Game Losing Streak
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his return from a a sprained left wrist, and the Chicago Bulls snapped their losing streak at 10 games with a 98-84 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
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Shootout Goal Lifts Coyotes Over Blackhawks
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Radim Vrbata scored the lone goal of the shootout and the Phoenix Coyotes rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Saturday night for their eighth straight win.
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Conklin's 29 Saves Leads Blues Past Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Ty Conklin made 29 saves in his fourth shutout of the season and the St. Louis Blues kept up their late-season playoff push with a 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
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Gotay Homer in 9th Leads Cards Past Mets
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Former Mets infielder Ruben Gotay hit a walk-off home run off Kiko Calero in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 win over New York.
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Cubs Split Squad Loses to A's
PHOENIX (AP) -- Ben Sheets threw four solid innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday in a split-squad game for both teams.
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Theriot, Zambrano Lead Cubs Split Squad Past Royals
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Ryan Theriot had a three-run double and Carlos Zambrano pitched five scoreless innings Saturday, leading a Chicago Cubs split squad to a 4-0 victory over a Kansas City Royals split squad.
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Guillen Says He Asked His Son to Resign
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says he asked his son to resign from his position with the team because the younger Guillen had made a mistake.
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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Roundup -- 3/19/10
Add Cornell to the list of team that pulled major upsets in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which concluded first-round games on Friday.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/19/10
Silver Streaks baseball team comes from behind to beat L-P in season opener, Abingdon gets stellar pitching performance in win over Annawan-Wethersfield, Commandos softball team starts season 2-0.
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IHSA Class 3A and 4A Semifinal Scores - 3/19/10
UPDATED 11:00 p-m 3/19/10 Peoria Richwoods and Hillcrest will meet in the Class 3A state championship game after posting wins in the semifinal round.
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Two More Boys Basketball Teams to be Crowned State Champs This Weekend in Peoria
The Class 3A and 4A high school boys basketball semifinals begin Friday afternoon in Peoria. Champaign Centennial looks to repeat in Class 3A while last season's 3A champ, Chicago Whitney Young, is among the talented Class 4A teams in this year's semifinals.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/18/10
United and Bertlesen show the Red Storm will be a force to be reckoned with, Knoxville softball team wins second straight to start season, Abingdon stops Galesburg from two straight wins to open season, new Galva-Williamsfield baseball team dominates in season opener, Monmouth College baseball team rolls past Robert Morris-Springfield.
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NCAA Tournament First-Round Results 3/18/10; Schedule 3/19/10
There were big time upsets, near misses and dominating performances bythe two top seeds in action Thursday as the NCAA men's basketball tournament got into full swing. Another 16 games are on top Friday to determine who moves into this weekend's second round games.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/17/10
Carl Sandburg College baseball team splits twinbill for first win of the new season; GHS soccer standout officially signs with Greenville College.
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Illinois Wins NIT Opener, Illinois State & Northwestern Out in First Round
A road game didn't derail Illinois in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament, NCAA bubble team Rhode Island knocks out Northwestern, Dayton cruises past Illinois State.
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Bulls Losing Streak Now Nine Straight
DALLAS (AP) -- Caron Butler scored 27 points, Dirk Nowitzki had 26, and J.J. Barea scored 10 straight when things tightened up in the fourth quarter, helping the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 113-106 Wednesday night.
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Sports Notes -- 3/17/10
Streaks' Davis earns all-state recognition, former Knoxville boys basketball standout turned coach leading his team in NJCAA Division II national tournament in Danville.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/16/10
Galesburg High School and Knoxville softball teams win season openers, United baseball team blanks Knoxville in first game, the Class 3A and 4A boys basketball final fours are set for this weekend in Peoria.
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MLB Spring Training Roundup -- 3/16/10
Cubs get solid start from newcomer Silva, White Sox beat Colorado and St. Louis loses to Nats split squad.
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Illinois State Men's Basketball Player Suspended; Charged with Sex Offenses
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State has suspended a member of its men's basketball team after he was charged in an alleged sexual assault.
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Arkansas-Pine Bluff Kicks Off NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney with Win
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Arkansas-Pine Bluff finally found a road trip to its liking.
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Bulls Lose to Memphis; Losing Streak Grows to Eight
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 24 points, going 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and the Memphis Grizzlies sent the undermanned Chicago Bulls to their eighth straight loss with a 104-97 victory Tuesday night.
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Former Bear Grossman Signs with Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Quarterback Rex Grossman has signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Redskins.
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Chargers' Sewell Named All-Region in Men's Basketball
Carl Sandburg College men's basketball player Jeremy Sewell has been named a member of the NJCAA Region IV Division II All-Region Second Team.
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Tiger Woods Announces Return at Masters
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods will return to golf at the Masters next month.
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Sports Notes -- 3/16/10
Another Gillen chooses St. Ambrose, NCAA men's basketball tournament officially begins with Tuesday night play-in game, NIT gets started Tuesday evening - Illinois, ISU and Northwestern play Wednesday.
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