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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.
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CSC Fitness Center Offers Free Trial Membership in May
The Carl Sandburg College Fitness Center is offering a free trial membership next month.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/20/10
Galesburg baseball team wins third straight, ROWVA loses second straight, Ridgewood mounts stunning comeback to win
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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