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Buehrle Imperfect This Time Against Rays
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Wade Davis outpitched a very imperfect Mark Buehrle and Sean Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs Wednesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 12-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

CSC Fitness Center Offers Free Trial Membership in May
The Carl Sandburg College Fitness Center is offering a free trial membership next month.

IHSA Promotes Gibson to Associate Executive Director
POSTED 1:58 p.m. 4/21/10 The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors has promoted IHSA Assistant Executive Director Kurt Gibson to the position of Associate Executive Director.

Reds Add Hall of Famer Joe Morgan as Advisor
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has rejoined the Cincinnati Reds as a special adviser for baseball operations.

LeBron James Professes Love for Chicago
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) _ LeBron James loves vacationing in Chicago. He just has no interest in doing it anytime soon.

Michael McCaskey to Retire as Bears Chairman
FIRST REPOTED 11:50 a.m. 4/21/10 CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bears chairman Michael McCaskey will retire after the 2010 season, and his brother George McCaskey will take over his role.

Local Sports Roundup -- 4/20/10
Galesburg baseball team wins third straight, ROWVA loses second straight, Ridgewood mounts stunning comeback to win

Diamondbacks Rally to Beat Cardinals; End Skid
PHOENIX (AP) -- Pitcher Dan Haren had a career-high four hits to overcome a shaky start and help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-7 Tuesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.

Pelfrey, Reyes Lead Mets Past Slumping Cubs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey followed up his save Saturday with seven scoreless innings Tuesday night and Jose Reyes returned to the starting lineup and had a two-run triple among his four hits, leading the New York Mets to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Danks Solid; Sox Get Home Runs from Jones & Konerko to Beat Tampa Bay
CHICAGO (AP) -- John Danks pitched eight strong innings and Paul Konerko hit a solo home run and drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox ended the Tampa Bay Rays' seven-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

Preds Take Game Three Against Blackhawks in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- David Legwand scored the go-ahead goal and had two assists, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Tuesday night for the franchise's first 2-1 lead ever in an opening-round series.

Local Sports Roundup -- 4/19/10
Abingdon baseball team surprises Orion, Brimfield-Elmwood beats ROWVA in battle of teams among area's best, Ridgewood wins, Knoxville falls short against A-W; Struggling Galesburg softball team loses to Geneseo while Knoxville, United and Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon win; GHS girls soccer team ends match in tie and B-PC/A-WP track and field teams claim invite.

Holiday Homers; Cardinals Beat D-Backs in Series Opener
PHOENIX (AP) -- Matt Holliday went 3 for 5 with his fourth home run of the season, Brad Penny had his third strong outing and the St. Louis Cardinals opened a six-game road trip by handing the Arizona Diamondbacks their fifth loss in a row 4-2 Monday night.

Davis Makes Debut in Mets Win Against Cubs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning for New York's first extra-base hit since Friday and top prospect Ike Davis had an RBI single in his debut for the Mets as they beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Monday night.

LeBron's Big Game Leads Cavs Past Bulls; Chicago Down 0-2
CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James scored 40 points and took over in the fourth quarter as the Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by a rabid home crowd that booed every move by Chicago's Joakim Noah, maintained home-court advantage by beating the Bulls 112-102 Monday night night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Big Ten Expansion Talks Appear to be on Agenda
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The Chicago Tribune is reporting that high-ranking representatives of the Big Ten were to discuss accelerating the timetable for a decision on possible expansion.

Cards Beat Mets on Ludwick Home Run
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright threw a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and scored on Ryan Ludwick's tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the New York Mets Sunday night.

Feliz Sacrifice Fly Helps Houston beat Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pedro Feliz hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th inning after Geoff Blum tied it with an RBI double in the ninth, and the Houston Astros rallied to defeat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Sunday.

Indians Complete Sweep of White Sox
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Niemi Shuts Out Predators, Chicago Gets Even
CHICAGO (AP) -- Antti Niemi made 23 saves for a shutout in his second career playoff game, Dave Bolland and Patrick Kane scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 Sunday night to tie the first-round series 1-1.

Nascar Doubleheader on Monday
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Rain forced NASCAR to postpone its scheduled Sprint Cup and Nationwide doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway until Monday.

NBA Postseason Wrapup -- 4/18/10
Mavs maintain intensity into postseason; Lakers, Magic, Blazers also win openers; Garnett suspended for game two against Miami for elbow


Local Sports Roundup -- 4/17/10
Galesburg baseball team sweeps United Township to take Western Big Six lead, Abingdon splits with Lewistown, Monmouth-Roseville picks up Olympic Conference split; Abingdon softball team routs South Fulton in twinbill, Galesburg blown out in doubleheader against East Moline; Monmouth College sweeps Knox in key conference doubleheader.

Cardinals Fail to Take Advantage of Opportunities; Lose to New York in 20 Inning Marathon
ST. LOUIS (AP) _Fans at Busch Stadium got their money's worth Saturday, getting more than two games for the price of one.

Oswalt Strong in Astros Win Over Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Roy Oswalt allowed five hits over seven scoreless innings for his first win, J.R. Towles homered, and the Houston Astros hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 Saturday.

Indians Continue White Sox Slump
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a run-scoring double that capped a two-run eighth inning and lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

LeBron & Shaq Lead Cavaliers Past Bulls in Playoffs Series Opener
CLEVELAND (AP) -- United for only one goal, LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal took their first step together toward an NBA title.

Local Sports Roundup -- 4/16/10
Errors cost Galesburg baseball team against Metamora, Abingdon softball team beats West Central, Streaks boys track and field team wins A-B-C Invitational, Monmouth College softball squad sweeps Knox in MWC South Division matchup.

Lopez Slam Beats Mets
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Felipe Lopez hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to back Chris Carpenter's sterling outing, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied against the New York Mets bullpen before holding on for a 4-3 victory Friday night.

Lee Homers to Lead Cubs Past Houston
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrek Lee hit a three-run homer and Carlos Silva pitched seven strong innings Friday, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros.

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