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Nationals Rally Again, Beat Cubs 7-4
CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.
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Hart Homers Twice, Brewers Beat Cardinals 6-0
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Corey Hart homered twice, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball for seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 on Saturday.
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Sports Recap for 4/7/2012
Scores from CSC Baseball, South Fulton vs. Lewistown Baseball, ROWVA Softball, Orion Baseball and Galesburg Softball vs United
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Tim Tebow to Deliver Easter Speech at Texas Church
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) -- A central Texas church spokeswoman says New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is set to speak to an expected 20,000 people on Easter Sunday.
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Couples Leads and Woods has Work to Do at Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Fred Couples has the lead and Tiger Woods has a lot of work to do heading into the weekend at the Masters.
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Coyotes Beat Blues 4-1, Take Pacific Lead
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mike Smith made 31 saves in another stingy start, helping the Phoenix Coyotes take the Pacific Division lead with a 4-1 victory over the suddenly beatable St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
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2-time AL Champ Texas Opens with 3-2 Win over WSox
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Colby Lewis struck out nine in his first opening day start, Ian Kinsler homered and the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers began the season with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
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Dunn Hits 8th Opening-day HR to Match MLB Record
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adam Dunn has tied a major league record with his eighth opening-day home run.
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Cards Hit 4 HRs off Gallardo, Pound Brewers 11-5
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- David Freese hit a two-run drive for one of four St. Louis homers off Yovani Gallardo, and the Cardinals spoiled the Milwaukee Brewers' opener with an 11-5 victory on Friday.
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Cardinals Place RHP Linebrink on Disabled List
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Scott Linebrink on the 15-day disabled list because of a problem in his right shoulder.
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EIU Hires Jay Spoonhour as Head Coach
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Eastern Illinois has hired Jay Spoonhour as its new head men's basketball coach.
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BC, Ferris State Skate for National Hockey Title
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Boston College is accustomed to playing for a national championship. Ferris State is not.
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Couples leads and Woods has work to do at Masters
Fred Couples made seven birdies to shoot 5-under 67 and surge into a tie for the lead on Friday.

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GHS Girls Track & Field Invitational
Two Streaks set meet records as Galesburg places 2nd in Invitational.
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Cardinals 11, Brewers 5
The Cardinals spoiled the Milwaukee Brewers' opener with an 11-5 victory on Friday.
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Westwood Works Way Up Leaderboard at Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- In search of his first major title, Lee Westwood made seven birdies and finished at 5-under par 67 to grab the first-round lead at the Masters.
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Deng, Noah Lead Rose-less Bulls Past Celtics
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and Joakim Noah added 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 93-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
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Bulls' Rose Misses 12th Straight Game
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose missed the Chicago Bulls' game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night due a strained groin, the 12th consecutive contest he's missed because of the injury.
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Hawks Blow Late Lead in 2-1 Shootout Loss to Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Cal Clutterbuck's tying tip-in with 3:12 left in regulation and Devin Setoguchi's shootout goal lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
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Bears Agree to 1-year Deal with CB Hayden
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kelvin Hayden.
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Rangers Unveil Statue of Fan Who Died at Game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have unveiled a statue of the fan who died after falling over an outfield railing at a game last summer.
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Venutra Debuts for White Sox at Ryan's Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Robin Ventura hasn't spoken to Nolan Ryan since charging the mound against the Hall of Fame pitcher 19 seasons ago.
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Faces Change, Stakes the Same for Brewers, Cards
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- During the run-up to last year's NL championship series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers openly acknowledged something most people already knew: The two division rivals didn't like each other very much.
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Strasburg Dominates as Nationals Beat Cubs 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- After Stephen Strasburg dominated for seven innings, Ian Desmond singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth Thursday to give the Washington Nationals a season-opening 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.
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Local Sports Roundup 4/5/12
Wednesday's scores and Thursday's schedule.
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Cardinals Spoil Marlins' Debut in New Ballpark
MIAMI (AP) -- Kyle Lohse didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth Wednesday night to help the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals spoil the Miami Marlins' debut in their new ballpark, 4-1.
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Cubs Claim Valbuena Off Wavers
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have claimed infielder Luis Valbuena off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and outrighted right-hander Frankie De La Cruz to Triple-A Iowa.
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Astros & White Sox Tie in Exhibition Finale
HOUSTON (AP) -- J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and Brian Bogusevic added a solo shot for the Houston Astros, who played the Chicago White Sox to a 5-5 tie on Wednesday in the final exhibition game for both teams.
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Groce: Not Sure Yet How to Replace Leonard
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- New Illinois coach John Groce says he hasn't decided yet how he will deal with the loss of 7-1 center Meyers Leonard to the NBA draft.
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Rams Honor 7-Time Pro Bowler
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Wide receiver Torry Holt signed a one-day contract so he could retire with the St. Louis Rams, where he was a key part of a Super Bowl champion and the Greatest Show on Turf.
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