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Cardinals Win Home Opener; Astros Still Winless
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols homered and drove in four runs, leading Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals over winless Houston 5-0 Monday in their home opener and dropping the Astros to 0-7.
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Cubs Power Surge Topples Brewers in Opener at Wrigley
CHICAGO (AP) -- Xavier Nady, Jeff Baker and Aramis Ramirez homered Monday as the Chicago Cubs put on a power display for new owner Tom Ricketts and beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 in their home opener.
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White Sox Come Back to Beat Toronto; Spoil Jays Home Opener
TORONTO (AP) -- Mark Teahen tripled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 on Monday night, snapping Toronto's five-game winning streak and spoiling the Blue Jays' home opener.
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Walk Off Home Run Beats Cardinals
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Casey McGehee homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-7 victory over St. Louis after the Cardinals rallied against closer Trevor Hoffman Sunday night.
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Cubs Bats Quiet in Loss to Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mike Leake pitched into the seventh during his wild major league debut, Ramon Hernandez drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk and the Cincinnati Reds rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Sunday.
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White Sox Throw Out Hardy at Plate to End Game; Beat Twins
CHICAGO (AP) -- J.J. Hardy was nailed at the plate for the final out when he tried to score on pinch-hitter Jim Thome's long drive, and the Chicago White Sox held off the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Sunday.
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Bulls Beat Raptors to Take Over 8th Spot in East
TORONTO (AP)-- Derrick Rose scored 26 points, Joakim Noah had 18 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists and the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 104-88 Sunday night to take over eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
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Redwings Beat Blackhawks; Loss Costs Chicago #1 Seed
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brad Stuart scored at 3:11 of overtime Sunday as the Detroit Red Wings prevented Chicago from winning the Western Conference by beating the Blackhawks 3-2.
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Masterful Mickelson Wins Third Green Jacket
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson is wearing the green jacket again.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/10/10
GHS Baseball and Softball have mixed results in WB6 Conference play, United Softball gets loss, and there were some high scoring affairs locally Saturday.
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Cards Rough Up Galladro, Beat Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer and Yovani Gallardo struggled in his first outing since signing a big contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers, giving up six runs in five innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-1 victory Saturday.
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Baker's Home Run Leads Cubs Over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Carlos Zambrano recovered from his horrific opening day start by pitching seven solid innings, and pinch-hitter Jeff Baker hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning Saturday, sending the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
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Kubel, Baker Lead Twins Over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Kubel hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning and Scott Baker pitched seven sharp innings, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.
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Mickelson Electrifies Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Lee Westwood is the leader going to the final round of the Masters after shooting a 4-under 68. That leaves him one stroke ahead of Phil Mickelson.
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It's the Tiger Woods Invitational on CBS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Masters coverage on CBS feels like the Tiger Woods Invitational.
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Predators Beat Blues in Shootout
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Martin Erat scored the lone goal of the shootout, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night.
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Newman Makes Late Charge to Win at Phoenix
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ryan Newman broke a 77-race Sprint Cup winless streak Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, taking the lead after a late caution and holding off Jeff Gordon in a two-lap shootout.
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47-Year Old Holyfield Stops Botha in 8th Round
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Evander Holyfield stopped Frans Botha in the eighth round to win the WBF heavyweight title Saturday night.
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Texas Stadium Imploded By Over 1-Ton of Dynamite
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Texas Stadium is nothing but a memory now.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/9/10
Rowva baseball, Abingdon softball keep rolling along; Streaks girls track and field team dominates at own meet.
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Stavinoha the Hero as Cards Beat Hoffman; Brewers in 9th
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Nick Stavinoha's two-run homer off Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the ninth inning sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night.
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Cubs Bullpen Disappoints Again Against Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Drew Stubbs tripled and hit his first career grand slam off Esmailin Caridad in the eighth inning Friday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
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Twins Hand White Sox Third Straight Loss
CHICAGO (AP) -- J.J. Hardy drove in Joe Mauer with a single in the 11th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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Bulls Blow Chance to Gain Ground on Playoff Spot Against Lowly Nets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)-- Devin Harris hit a go-ahead jumper early in the second overtime and the New Jersey Nets prevented the Chicago Bulls from taking over the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 127-116 victory Friday night.
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OSU's Turner Wins Wooden Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ohio State's Evan Turner has won the John R. Wooden Award, claiming yet another trophy as the nation's top basketball player.
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Red Hot Blackhawks Dump Avs; Can Clinch West Sunday with Win
DENVER (AP) -- Colin Fraser scored twice, Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist and the Chicago Blackhawks moved closer to clinching the top seed in the Western Conference with a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche Friday night.
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Masters Roundup -- 4/9/10
Woods positioned for weekend charge, 16-year-old makes the cut

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Monmouth College's Higgins Sets Record; Wins Conference Award
Monmouth College javelin thrower Dan Higgins hit two milestones last weekend and was rewarded with the Midwest Conference Men's Field Performer of the Week honor.
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CSC Signs Galesburg High School's Pacheco
POSTED 11:34 a-m 4/9/10 Carl Sandburg College's women's basketball team is adding one of the best all-around players in the area.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/8/10
Abingdon softball team wins again, Rowva's big inning leads Tigers to victory; North Fulton softball and baseball teams win; Carl Sandburg College softball and baseball teams split doubleheaders; GHS girls soccer team loses at East Moline.
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