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Bears, Steltz Agree to 2-Year Deal
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent safety Craig Steltz.
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Ross Leads Washington Past Northwestern in NIT
SEATTLE (AP) -- Terrence Ross scored a career-high 32 points and top-seeded Washington beat fourth-seeded Northwestern 76-55 on Friday night in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
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Biffle Wins Pole at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Greg Biffle has won the pole for Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, maintaining his strong start to the season.
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Kurt Busch Hoping to Snap Streak of Bad Luck
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- It's been a rough start to the season for Kurt Busch.
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Titans GM: Manning Works Out for Team on Saturday
Titans general manager Ruston Webster says that Peyton Manning has worked out for the team in Knoxville.
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Poll: Renaming PSU Stadium for Paterno Favored
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A new poll shows stronger support than opposition for renaming Penn State's football stadium in honor of longtime coach Joe Paterno, who died in January.
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Woods Says He'll be at Masters
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tiger Woods plans to return to practice and says he will be at the Masters.
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Ward Gets 200th Career Win as Hurricanes Top Blues
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Chad LaRose and Jeff Skinner scored, Cam Ward recorded his 200th NHL victory and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 2-0 on Thursday night.
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Cubs Send Minor Leaguer to Boston in Epstein Deal
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have sent a minor league pitcher to Boston as part of the compensation deal for hiring executive Theo Epstein.
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Bard Hit Hard, Cardinals Beat Boston
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Daniel Bard was hit hard, with Shane Robinson's bases-loaded triple in the eighth inning chasing the Boston pitcher Thursday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Red Sox 9-6.
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Bears, Idonije Agree to 1-year Deal
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Free-agent defensive end Israel Idonije has agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears.
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GM: Too Soon to Say if Marshall to be Suspended
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bears general manager Phil Emery says it's too soon to say if recently acquired Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall will be suspended because of allegation that he struck a woman at a New York City nightclub.
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Illinois Baseball Raises $10K for Tornado Victims
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois baseball team has raised more than $10,000 and nearly 7,000 pounds of food to benefit victims of the tornado that hit Harrisburg on Feb. 29.
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Illinois State Tops Mississippi 96-93 in OT in NIT
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Tyler Brown scored 26 points, Nic Moore added 24 and Illinois State put on record-setting shooting display in a 96-93 overtime victory over Mississippi on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.
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Lucas III Scores 24, Bulls Beat Heat 106-102
CHICAGO (AP) -- John Lucas III scored 24 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 106-102 without Derrick Rose in a charged showdown between the Eastern Conference's top two teams Wednesday night.
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Pujols Homers Twice, Santana Hit by Liner
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit his first two homers for the Angels and Ervin Santana exited after being hit by a line drive in Los Angeles' 9-7 loss the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
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Kottaras has Two Doubles, Five RBIs for Brewers
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- George Kottaras doubled twice and drove in five runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
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Cards' Lynn Strong in 1st Start in Loss to Astros
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis starter Lance Lynn retired the final eight batters he faced in the Cardinals' 4-3 loss to Houston on Wednesday.
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Bears WR Marshall Accused of Punching Woman in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say a woman has accused NFL star receiver Brandon Marshall of punching her in the face at a nightclub.
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Bears Agree to 3-year Deal with Weems
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a three-year contract with special teams star Eric Weems.
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Carpenter Plays Catch, Says He Feels Stronger
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis pitcher Chris Carpenter played catch with teammate Jake Westbrook on Wednesday morning, a step the Cardinals' ace hopes gets him closer to prepared for the season.
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Blackhawks Rally, Beat Blues in Shootout
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Kane had the only score in a shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat NHL-leading St. Louis 4-3 Tuesday night, ending the Blues' five-game winning streak.
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Bulls' Rose Involved in Minor Car Accident
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bulls star Derrick Rose was involved in a minor car accident in Chicago.
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Bulls' Rose Fined $25,000
CHICAGO (AP) -- The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose $25,000 for criticizing officiating.
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Bears Acquire Pro Bowl WR Marshall from Miami
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have acquired Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins.
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Judge Denies Sandusky Bid for More Particulars
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The judge in former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case says a defense request for more information regarding when and where the alleged crimes occurred is moot because prosecutors can't produce additional detail.
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Obama, Cameron to Attend NCAA Tournament Game
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Basketball fan-in-chief President Barack Obama is showing British Prime Minister David Cameron some March Madness, taking his U.K. counterpart to an NCAA tournament basketball game in Ohio, an election swing state.
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Rose Scores 32 to Lead Bulls Past Knicks 104-99
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 32 points and the Chicago Bulls beat New York 104-99 on Monday night, handing the Knicks their sixth straight loss.
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Bears Tender Qualifying Offer to RB Bell
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell.
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Robbins, Brown, Bannan Released
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams released three veterans a day ahead of free agency, center Jason Brown and defensive tackles Fred Robbins and Justin Bannan. The release of a fourth veteran, defensive end James Hall, was being finalized.
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