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Jury: Guilty Verdict in Ex-Bear's Girlfriend's Death
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) -- A jury has found a Chicago woman guilty in the slaying of the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bears player Shaun Gayle.
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Bulls Win 7th Straight, Alone Atop East Race
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 23 points in Chicago's seventh straight win, a 98-79 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night that moved the Bulls into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.
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Obama: #1 Seeds Will Rule in NCAA Tournament
WASHINGTON (AP) -- March Madness is back at the White House, and President Barack Obama is picking the top seeds to advance to the Final Four.
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UNC Asheville Opens NCAA Tourney With OT Win
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Matt Dickey led a late run that brought overtime, and J.P. Primm hit five free throws and had a decisive steal in the closing seconds Tuesday night, sending North Carolina-Asheville to an 81-77 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in a dramatic opening game for the NCAA tournament.
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Clemson Off to Good Start in NCAA's
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Jerai Grant scored a career-best 22 points and fast-starting Clemson built a double-figure lead and never backed off in beating Alabama-Birmingham 70-52 on Tuesday night in an NCAA First Four game at the University of Dayton Arena.
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Blackhawks' Hendry Has Surgery to Repair Torn ACL
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jordan Hendry has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
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NBA Referee Sues AP, Sports Writer, Over Twitter Post
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An NBA referee has sued The Associated Press and a sports writer over comments made on the social networking site Twitter.
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Final Scores 3/15/11
Click here for scores from Tuesday night's area action!
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Local Sports Round Up 3/15/11
Area sports action as well as NCAA action.
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Hossa Nets a Pair as Blackhawks Beat Sharks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored two power-play goals less than 3 minutes apart to ignite a five-goal outburst by Chicago in the second period, and the Blackhawks rolled to a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.
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Bulls' Boozer Remains Day to Day
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer remains day to day even though his sprained left ankle continues to improve.
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Impressive Lakers Roll Past Orlando in 2nd Half
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pau Gasol scored 23 points, Kobe Bryant added 16 while playing on a sprained left ankle, and the Los Angeles Lakers roared away in the second half for their 10th win in 11 games, 97-84 over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
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Kirilenko Scores 7 in OT to Lift Jazz Past Sixers
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Andrei Kirilenko scored seven of his 16 points in overtime to lead the short-handed Utah Jazz to a 112-107 victory against Philadelphia on Monday night.
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Garza on His Game in Cubs' Loss to Mariners
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Garza had a positive outing for his new team, pitching four solid innings Monday in the Chicago Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
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Peavy Works 4 Innings, but ChiSoX Lose to Padres
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jake Peavy felt good over four innings of work against his former team Monday, but the Chicago White Sox fell to the San Diego Padres 7-6.
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Alpine Skiers Pledge Prize Money to Japan
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) -- Skiers at the World Cup finals are donating some of their prize money to relief efforts in Japan.
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Local Sports Round Up 3/14/11
A check of local sports news in the area.
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Illinois Faces UNLV, Former Coach Kruger
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois will face UNLV and former Illini coach Lon Kruger on Friday in Tulsa, Okla., in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
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OSU, KU, Pitt and Duke Get Top Seeds for Tourney
Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and defending champion Duke have been awarded the top seeds in this year's NCAA tournament, an expanded version of March Madness that will include 68 teams.
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Knuble's Goal Gives Caps OT Win Over Chicago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Knuble scored with 1:09 left in overtime to give the Washington Capitals their eighth straight victory, a 4-3 decision over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
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Hansbrough Scores 29 as Pacers Rout Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tyler Hansbrough scored a career-high 29 points, Dahntay Jones added 18 in place of leading scorer Danny Granger, and the Indiana Pacers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 106-93 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.
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Celtics Stifle Bucks in Boston
BOSTON (AP) -- Ray Allen scored 17 points in just three quarters and the Boston Celtics set a franchise record for fewest points allowed in the shot clock era, routing the Milwaukee Bucks 87-56 on Sunday.
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Looper Looking to Make Cubs' Rotation
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Braden Looper pitched into the fourth inning in his first start of spring training and allowed a run on five hits as a Chicago Cubs split squad beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Sunday.
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Baker has Game Winning RBI for Cubs
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jeff Baker had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in a game between split squads.
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Danks Throws 5 Scoreless Innings in White Sox Win
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- John Danks pitched five scoreless innings, Omar Vizquel hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat a Los Angeles Dodgers split-squad 6-1 on Sunday.
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Illini Gets NCAA Tourney Bid; To Face UNLV, Former Coach Kruger
POSTED 5:44pm 3/13/11 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois will face UNLV and former Illini coach Lon Kruger on Friday in Tulsa, Okla., in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
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Newark Wins Class 1A Title
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Newark had four players in double figures as it ran away with the Class 1A state title game, beating Winchester West Central, 57-35, at the IHSA Boys Basketball finals.
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Woodlawn Wins Class 1A 3rd Place
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Dawson Verhines scored 19 and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Woodlawn to a 52-37 win over Deer Creek-Mackinaw in the Class 1A third-place game at the IHSA Boys Basketball finals.
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Hales Franciscan Beats Murphysboro for 2A Title
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Aaric Armstead had 18 points, Eddie Alcantara 15 and Aaron Armstead 12 as Hales Franciscan won the Class 2A championship 61-47 over Murphysboro on Saturday night.
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Rockford Christian Gets 3rd Place in Class 2A
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Brayden Tuescher scored 20 points and Art Ford added 12 as Rockford Christian bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 44-38 victory against Pittsfield Saturday in the Class 2A third-place game of the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals at Carver Arena.
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