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Rangers Snap White Sox Win Streak
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas catcher Matt Treanor had a solo homer and a two-run double for his first extra-base hits of the season and former releiver C.J. Wilson had another solid start for the Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night.
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Lakers Roll Past Thunder to Regain Upper Hand in Series
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pau Gasol had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bynum added 21 points and the Los Angeles Lakers vigorously rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 111-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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Butler, Haywood Keep Save Mavs from Elimination
DALLAS (AP) -- Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood gave the Dallas Mavericks the energy, toughness and scoring they needed, in other words, everything the Mavs expected when they traded for them a few months ago.
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Celtics Eliminate Heat in Game Five
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics are heading to the second round of the NBA playoffs and a potential matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Cleveland Beats Chicago; Wins Series in Five
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Antawn Jamison scored 25 points, LeBron James just missed a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to a playoff date with Boston by beating Chicago 96-94 in Game 5 Tuesday night in perhaps Vinny Del Negro's final game as Bulls coach.
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Rose Ready for Game Five Against Cavaliers
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says his injured right ankle has improved and he will play in Game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Longtime Brewers Announcer Uecker to Have Surgery
MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on Friday and is expected to need two to three months to recover.
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United Wins Orion Girls Track & Field Invitational
United's girls track and field team held off the host school to claim the title at the Orion Invitational.
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Monmouth College's Hinkle Named MWC Performer of Week
Monmouth College's Robbie Hinkle was in a zone last Saturday and earned the Midwest Conference Position Player of the Week award.
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Scots' Williams Earns First Conference Award
Monmouth College freshman pitcher Kelsey Williams had a week most pitchers only dream of and was named the Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week for softball.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/26/10
Galesburg baseball splits with Quincy, Rowva beats Abingdon; Ridgewood softball team defeats Knoxville; GHS track and field teams win; CSC softball splits with Spoon River College
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Molina, Cardinals Beat Slumping Braves
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Yadier Molina's RBI double snapped an eighth-inning tie and Colby Rasmus homered in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-3 victory over the Braves Monday night, sending Atlanta to its sixth straight loss.
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Cubs Defeat Nats on Bases Loaded Walk; Win Fourth Straight
CHICAGO (AP) -- Aramis Ramirez walked with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals Monday night, their fourth straight win.
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Knox Basketball Shooting School Scheduled in May
Young basketball players from the area who need some work on their shot can still sign up for a camp that exclusively teaches the art of shooting the basketball.
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Blackhawks Eliminate Predators with Win; Vancouver Up Next - Again
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal to cap a wild first period, and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 5-3 victory Monday night over Nashville and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the second straight year.
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NBA Playoffs -- 4/26 Roundup
Orlando sweeps the Bobcats, Bucks even things up and Suns up 3-2
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Rose, Deng Banged up for Game Five Against Cavaliers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's Derrick Rose missed practiced Monday to have an MRI performed on his right ankle and Luol Deng sat out with a sore knee.
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Report: Altman Leaving Creighton for Oregon
UNDATED (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that longtime Creighton coach Dana Altman will be named as Oregon's new head basketball coach.
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Penny, Pujols Help Cardinals Avoid Sweep in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brad Penny, Jason Motte and Ryan Franklin combined on a nine-hit shutout, Albert Pujols hit his team-leading seventh home run and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.
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Cubs Hit Four Homers; Sweep Brewers with Victory
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Derrek Lee hit a towering 445-foot home run, Ryan Theriot had five hits and the Chicago Cubs smacked four homers to complete a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 12-2 win on Sunday.
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Konerko Homers; Sox Sweep Mariners
CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Konerko hit tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning for his major league-best eighth homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep.
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NBA Playoffs -- 4/25/10
Heat stay alive against Boston; Cavs, Spurs and Jazz one win away from advancing to second round
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ESPN Draft Viewership Sets Mark
NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN broadcast of the NFL draft has drawn the most viewers ever.
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Blackhawks Up 3-2, Eager to Move on to Semifinals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The Nashville Predators are being optimistic, just as they have all season in their improbable run to the playoffs.
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Keselowski Wins at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski won the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in a wild end to a NASCAR doubleheader.
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Harvick Nips McMurray for Talladega Victory
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) _ Kevin Harvick has snapped a 115-race winless streak by nipping Jamie McMurray at the finish line at Talladega Superspeedway.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/24/10
Rain washes out much of the Saturday sports schedule; United softball team continues its domination of opponents, Galesburg boys tennis team wins.
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Zito Dazzles in First Win Over Cardinals
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Zito struck out 10 over eight crisp innings, pinch-hitter Andres Torres singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth and the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Saturday night.
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Lilly & Zambrano Pitch Cubs Past Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ted Lilly threw six shutout innings in his season debut, Carlos Zambrano was effective in his first appearance out of the bullpen in eight seasons and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 Saturday.
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Rios Hits Second Straight Winning HR for White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alex Rios hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth after Paul Konerko homered, and the Chicago White Sox overcame a controversial call that led two runs in the in the top half of the inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Saturday.
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