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Japan Makes Case to Keep Gymnastics Championships
TOKYO (AP) -- The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee is asking international gymnastics officials to keep the world championships in Tokyo this fall, saying it would ``uplift'' a country reeling from last month's earthquake and ensuing nuclear crisis.
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Final Scores 4/19/11
A look at Monday's night final scores, both local and national.
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Local Sports Round Up 4/18/11
Local sports scores and schedules.
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Samuelsson, Luongo Lift Canucks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mikael Samuelsson scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Roberto Luongo made 30 saves and the Vancouver Canucks moved within a victory of sweeping defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago, beating the Blackhawks 3-2 Sunday night.
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Kemp's Homer in 9th Sends Dodgers Past Cardinals
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday that ended their five-game losing skid.
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Fowler's Tiebreaking Two Run Double Sparks Rockies
DENVER (AP) -- Dexter Fowler hit a two out, two run double to ignite a four-run eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 Sunday for their eighth victory in nine games.
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Haren Pitches Angels to Win Over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dan Haren pitched into the seventh inning for his fourth win of the season, Maicer Izturis had three hits and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Sunday to complete a three game sweep.
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Fan's Family Tells ESPN Attack Changed Their Lives
The mother of the Giants fan who was attacked outside Dodger Stadium tells ESPN the prognosis for her injured son is unclear.
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Johnson Edges Bowyer by a Whisker to Win Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson has won the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, dipping to the inside and beating Clint Bowyer by 0.002 seconds, matching the closest finish in Sprint Cup history.
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Thunder Ride Durant, Westbrook to Game 1 Win
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) --- Kevin Durant scored 41 points, Russell Westbrook added 31 and the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a 107-103 win against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
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Celtics Beat Knicks on Allen's 3 Pointer
BOSTON (AP) -- Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, Paul Pierce shut down Carmelo Anthony and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the New York Knicks 87-85 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.
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Rose, Bulls Rally Past Pacers 104-99 in Opener
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 39 points, Kyle Korver nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls rallied from a late 10-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 104-99 in their playoff opener on Saturday.
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Cardinals Beat Dodgers 9-2 for 4th Straight Win
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Allen Craig hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-2 on Saturday night to win their fourth in a row and sixth in seven games.
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Coleman, Castro Lead Cubs Past Rockies
DENVER (AP) -- Casey Coleman scattered four hits while working into the sixth inning and Starlin Castro went 4 for 5 with a three-run homer in Chicago's 8-3 win over Colorado on Saturday night that snapped the Rockies' seven-game winning streak.
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Chatwood Pitches Angels Past White Sox 7-2
CHICAGO (AP) -- Tyler Chatwood pitched seven impressive innings for his first major league win and Hank Conger hit a three-run homer to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Saturday.
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Canucks In Command Against Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks are dishing out the hits, knocking the Chicago Blackhawks into the boards, off the puck and maybe out of the playoffs.
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GHS Girls Soccer 4/16
Galesburg Girls Soccer Stats at UTHS Tournament
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Canucks Force Blackhawks Into 2-0 Hole
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Daniel Sedin scored his second goal midway through the third period and added an assist to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
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Chacin Tosses 1st Career Complete Game as Rox Top Cubs
DENVER (AP) -- Jhoulys Chacin tossed a six-hitter for his first career complete game, Chris Iannetta hit a bases-clearing triple and the Colorado Rockies won their seventh straight, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Friday night.
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Izturis Leads Angels Over White Sox 4-3
CHICAGO (AP) -- Maicer Izturis had three hits and drove in two runs Friday to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3.
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Pujols, Berkman Power Cardinals Past Dodgers 11-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman each homered in consecutive at-bats and the St. Louis Cardinals sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their fourth consecutive loss, 11-2 on Friday night.
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Local Sports Round Up 4/15/11
The latest local sports scores and schedules.
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Pujols Homers in Cardinals' Win Over Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Albert Pujols homered for the second time this season and Matt Holliday drove in three runs and scored twice as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 on Thursday night.
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Hot Hitting Rockies Sweep Mets in 4 Game Set
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hot-hitting Troy Tulowitzki belted his major league-leading seventh homer during the second game of a doubleheader, and the Colorado Rockies pounded the New York Mets 9-4 on Thursday to wrap up a four-game series sweep.
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Betemit, Gordon Power KC Past Seattle
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bruce Chen pitched eight strong innings, Wilson Betemit and Alex Gordon drove in two runs apiece and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1 in a rain-shortened game on Thursday night.
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Damon Hits 2 Run HR in 10th, Rays Rally Past Twins
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Johnny Damon hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
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Blackhawks Pledge to Make Life Tougher for Luongo
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks are in a familiar spot, trailing after the first game of a playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks.
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Rose Anxious as Playoffs Start
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls jumped to the top of the Eastern Conference and earned homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs by finishing with the NBA's best record.
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Pacers Embrace Underdog Role
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Reggie Miller tweeted his congratulations when he found out the Indiana Pacers made the playoffs.
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Former Chicago Bears QB Douglass Arrested
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) -- Police say former Chicago Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass faces trespass and criminal damage charges following an incident with an ex-girlfriend at her suburban residence.
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