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Bulls Near Sweep vs. Scrappy Pacers
NDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of sweeping the Indiana Pacers in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
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Whole New Series: Hawks Try to Tie Up Canucks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Even when the Chicago Blackhawks were trailing Vancouver 3-0 in their opening-round playoff series, captain Jonathan Toews was convinced the Canucks were a beatable team.
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NIU LB Will Miss 2011 After Gunshot
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- A Northern Illinois linebacker who was wounded in a drive-by shooting earlier this month says he faces a lengthy recovery and will not play in 2011.
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Local Sports Round Up 4/22/11
Silver Streaks defeat Richwoods in baseball, plus more!
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Blackhawks Rout Canucks to Cut Deficit to 3-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Defenseman Duncan Keith had two goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks stayed alive in their Stanley Cup title defense, routing Vancouver 5-0 Thursday night to cut the Canucks' lead to 3-2 in the first-round series.
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Rose Leads Bulls Past Pacers for 3-0 Lead
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 23 points, including the go-ahead layup with 17.8 seconds left, to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 88-84 Thursday night and take a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.
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Matthews Scores 25 and Blazers Beat Mavs
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Wesley Matthews had 25 points and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Mavericks 97-92 on Thursday night to narrow Dallas' lead in the first-round playoff series to 2-1.
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Heat Beat 76ers Take 3-0 Lead
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dwyane Wade had 32 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James finished with 24 points and 15 boards and the Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead in their first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 100-94 victory Thursday night.
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Lohse Pitches 2-hitter, Cardinals Blank Nationals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Lohse threw a career-best two-hitter and Matt Holliday kept his average near .500 with a two-run homer and single as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-0 Thursday.
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Floyd, White Sox Bats Help End 7 Game Slide
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Omar Vizquel, A.J. Pierzynski, Carlos Quentin and Paul Konerko each drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox stopped a seven-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night.
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Final Scores 4/21/11
A look at local and national scores from Thursday night's action.
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Local Sports Round Up 4/21/11
The latest updates of area sports action, plus what's on the docket Thursday.
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Nationals Win; but Cardinals Take Game 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Berkman had three hits and two RBIs and the St. Louis Cardinals got four innings of one-hit relief in a 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals, giving them a doubleheader split Wednesday night.
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Strong Pitching as Cubs, Padres Split Doubleheader
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Ludwick had three hits, including one of the Padres' three home runs, and San Diego beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Wednesdsay night to split a doubleheader.
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Davis Allows 1 Run in 7 Innings of Rays' Win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Wade Davis pitched seven solid innings, John Jaso homered and the Tampa Bay Rays won for the eighth time in nine games with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night.
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Pacers Return Home Down 2-0 vs. Bulls
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers are close to having a 2-0 lead against the Chicago Bulls. And now they could be short-handed going into Game 3 Thursday.
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Lakers Grind Past Hornets, Even Playoff Series
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Lamar Odom scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers survived poor games from their two biggest stars to even their first-round playoff series with an 87-78 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in Game 2 on Wednesday night.
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Thunder Dominate Nuggets
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder built a huge first-half lead on their way to a 106-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 on Wednesday night.
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Ginobili's Return Sparks Spurs to Even Series
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Manu Ginobili scored 17 points in the All-Star's return after missing Game 1 with an elbow sprain, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-87 on Wednesday night to even the first-round series.
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Shot NIU Football Player Released From Hospital
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- A Northern Illinois linebacker who was wounded in a drive-by shooting earlier this month has been released from the hospital.
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Did Cubs Throw 1918 World Series vs Red Sox?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Did the Chicago Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?
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Final Scores 4/19/11
A look at local and national scores from Tuesday's action.
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Local Sports Round Up 4/19/11
Galesburg sweeps Quincy in Baseball plus more scores and schedules.
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Rose Scores 36, Bulls Beat Pacers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 36 points, Carlos Boozer added 17 points and 16 rebounds, and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls pulled out another dramatic victory over Indiana, beating the Pacers 96-90 last night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
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Cubs Win in 10th on Pinch-Hit Double by Colvin
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Tyler Colvin doubled home Geovany Soto with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres Monday night.
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Price Goes 8 Innings, Rays Beat White Sox
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- David Price allowed four hits in eight dominant innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the slumping Chicago White Sox 5-0 Monday night.
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Bucs Set to Play Bears in London in October
LONDON (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Chicago Bears at London's Wembley Stadium in October if the NFL season isn't altered by a labor dispute.
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Blackhawks' Seabrook Says Torres Hit Him in Head
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brent Seabrook says he's OK after a hard hit from Vancouver's Raffi Torres.
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U of I Hopes Assembly Hall Work Starts in 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois has taken preliminary steps toward renovating the Assembly Hall and says it hopes to start construction in 2013.
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Boston Wants Mutai's 2:03:02 to Be World Record
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon officials say they will apply to the international track governing body to have Geoffrey Mutai's winning time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds certified as a world record.
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