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QB's Struggle in Illini Spring Game
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois junior running backs Mikel Leshoure and Jason Ford combined for 228 rushing yards to lead the Orange squad to a 24-6 win over the Blue in the Illinois Orange and Blue Spring Game.
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James: Cavaliers Will Benefit From Loss to Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) -- A little adversity? Bring it on, LeBron James says.
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Bears Draft CB in Fifth Round
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears continue to try to bolster their defense on Saturday's final day of the draft by selecting their third straight player on that side of the ball, cornerback Joshua Moore from Kansas State, in the fifth round.
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Bears Select DE in Fourth Round
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears continue to try to bolster their defense on Saturday's final day of the draft by selecting Northwestern defensive end Corey Wootton in the fourth round.
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Westbrook Has Physical With Rams
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Free agent running back Brian Westbrook, released by the Eagles in February after an injury-plagued 2009 season, had a physical with the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.
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Daytona Set to Repave Track Before 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Daytona International Speedway will be repaved for the second time in history and is expected to be ready to host next year's Daytona 500.
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Chicago Beats Houston in Soccer
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- Midfielders Baggio Husidic and Peter Lowry scored goals and Andrew Dykstra stopped six shots for second shutout of the season in the Chicago Fire's 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/23/10
Rainouts were a part of the Friday sports schedule, and could be on Saturday, too.
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Lincecum Gets Gians Back on Track in Win Over Cardinals
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tim Lincecum struck out eight to win his initial four starts for the first time in his career, San Francisco scored runs on a pair of errors and a wild pitch, and the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak.
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Cubs' Dempster Stops Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Dempster beat Milwaukee for the fourth consecutive time and Kosuke Fukudome and Tyler Colvin homered to help the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 win over the Brewers on Friday night.
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Bradley Returns to Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- After a tumultuous season with the Chicago Cubs, Milton Bradley returned to the city that he rather forget about.
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Jones Wins it in 9th for Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Andruw Jones hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning and also homered in the first, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
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NASCAR Plans to Stay on Saturday Schedule
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- The Nationwide Series race and Sprint Cup qualifying are still scheduled for Saturday even as a threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms loom at Talladega Superspeedway.
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Rams' Workout Prepped Bradford for NFL
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Before the St. Louis Rams took Sam Bradford with the first pick of the draft he had a pretty good idea of what practices would be like.
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Rams Take Offensive Tackle in Second Round
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams opened the second day of the NFL draft by taking Indiana offensive tackle Rodger Saffold.
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Bears Use First Pick in Draft on Safety
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have chosen Florida safety Major Wright with their first pick in the NFL draft.
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Illini Look for New QB; Scheelhaase Stands Out
CHAMPIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The coaches who have a hand in the decision say they haven't settled yet on Juice Williams' successor at Illinois.
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NCAA Approves Slate of Bowl Games
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA has approved 35 bowl games for the next four years, including two new ones: the Dallas Football Classic and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York.
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Illini's Weber Likes Expanded NCAA Tourney
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Bruce Weber has done his time at mid-major Southern Illinois, and his Illini this year were a bubble team that didn't quite make it to the NCAA Tournament.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/22/10
Galesburg baseball routs Woodruff, United and M-R win; United's Bertelsen tosses another shutout, Farmington blanks Titans; Streaks girls soccer team falls to Moline
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Met's Santana Shuts Down Cubs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Johan Santana fought through mild trouble for six innings to keep the game scoreless before David Wright came through with an RBI double, and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Thursday night for their first series win of the season.
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Rays Beat Peavy; White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Pena drove in four runs and the Rays took advantage of Jake Peavy's wildness to beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Thursday night, capping the winningest road trip in Tampa Bay history.
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Bulls Hang on to Beat Cavaliers
CHICAGO (AP) -- LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers can forget about sweeping the Bulls out of the playoffs.
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Blackhawks Beat Preds; Series Tied 2-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Patrick Sharp scored his first two goals of the postseason, and the Chicago Blackhawks finally found their offensive form Thursday night in beating the Nashville Predators 3-0 to tie their opening series at 2-2.
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Knoxville Sports Budget Cuts Tabled
The Knoxville School District hasn't yet made a decision on whether or not some of the district's sports programs could take a hit due to the ongoing state budget uncertainty.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/21/10
Big slam lifts Galesburg baseball team against Richwoods, Abingdon victimized by longball against Brimfield-Elmwood, North Fulton wins; G-W blanks Mercer County; Abingdon and North Fulton split softball twinbill, Ridgewood sweeps ROWVA; Monmouth College and Knox College softball teams lose non-conference games; Scots men's tennis team downs Knox.
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NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney: 65 to 68 Team Field
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --The NCAA is on the verge of expanding the men's basketball tournament from 65 to 68 teams beginning next year and has a new, $10.8 billion TV deal that will allow it to show every game live.
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2011 Madden NFL Video Game Cover to Feature Saints QB Brees
UNDATED (AP) -- Drew Brees has another prize to put next to his Super Bowl MVP trophy: He's the cover model for this year's edition of the ``Madden NFL'' video game.
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Cardinals Break Out Long Ball Against Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) -- Colby Rasmus homered twice, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 Wednesday night.
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Silva, Soriano Help Cubs Snap Losing Streak; Beat Mets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carlos Silva added six crisp innings to his surprising comeback, Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 9-3 Wednesday night to snap a four-game skid.
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