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Former Villa Grove Coach Takes Football Reigns at West Central
A former football coach in western Illinois who moved north before taking a break is the new head coach at West Central.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 5/20/10
High School baseball and softball regional semifinal game rained out; Galesburg High School girls soccer team eyeing a regional title.
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Cardinals' Wainwright Shakes Off Slow Start
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright dominated after a shaky start and Matt Holliday got his first two RBIs in four games batting third in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-2 victory over the Florida Marlins on Thursday.
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Ibanez RBI Single Caps Phillies Comeback Against Cubs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Raul Ibanez hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
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Angels Hand Slumping White Sox Another Loss
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ervin Santana pitched seven solid inning, Juan Rivera hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the struggling Chicago White Sox 6-5 Thursday night.
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Reds Blow Big Lead, Lose to Braves
ATLANTA (AP) -- Brooks Conrad hit a pinch-hit grand slam to cap a seven-run ninth inning that gave the Atlanta Braves a stunning 10-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.
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Bears Sign QB LeFevour
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ The Chicago Bears have signed rookie quarterback Dan LeFevour to a four-year contract.
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Collins Reportedly Takes 76ers Coaching Job
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to terms with TNT analyst Doug Collins to become their new coach.
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Illinois Assistant Known for Recruiting Staying Put
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois assistant basketball coach given credit for improving the school's Chicago recruiting is staying put in spite of reported interest from Kentucky.
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NHL Playoffs - 5/20/10
Canadiens Trounce Flyers, Cut Philly's series lead to 2-1
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Sports Roundup -- 5/19/10
More surprises in baseball and softball regionals, Streaks girls soccer team headed to regional championship, Cubs win again while Cards and White Sox lose.
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Nelson to Run Cross Country at CSC
The Carl Sandburg College men's cross country program is adding a track gem to next season's squad.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 5/18/10
Baseball and softball postseason upsets aplenty; Dunlap girls soccer team advances to Galesburg Regional championship match
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Local Sports Roundup -- 5/17/10
Rain washes out most regional baseball and softball games; GHS soccer standout signs with Greenville College; Streaks tennis player named WB6 All-Conference
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Suns Perimeter Shooting Cements Game One Loss
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When the Phoenix Suns can't hit a 3-pointer, they realize their chances of winning the Western Conference finals are a long shot.
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Kobe Nets 40 as Lakers Torch Suns in Western Conference Final Opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 40 points, Lamar Odom added 19 points and 19 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers opened the Western Conference finals with ruthless offensive efficiency in a 128-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns Monday night.
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Woods Playing in British Open
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods has added the British Open to his summer schedule.
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Pujols, Cardinals Clean Up Against Nats
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols had three hits and a walk and helped fuel a four-run first inning from the cleanup slot in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-2 victory over the Washington Nationals Monday night.
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Ramirez Homers in 11th to Power Cubs Past Rockies
CHICAGO (AP) -- Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, his first home run in more than a month, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies Monday night.
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White Sox Game in Detroit Washed Out
DETROIT (AP) -- Rain has forced the Detroit Tigers to postpone Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.
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Cubs GM Says Piniella's Job is Safe
CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite the Chicago Cubs' disappointing start, GM Jim Hendry says he's "never given any thought" about replacing manager Lou Piniella.
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Blackhawks Remain Hungry After Game One Win Against Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- If there's any team that should know how tenuous a 1-0 series lead can be in the NHL playoffs it's the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Scots Defend Track Titles
Monmouth College's men's and women's track teams successfully defended their Midwest Conference titles, picking up the men's 10th straight league crown and the women's sixth.
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Reds Bounce Cardinals Out of First Place with Win
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Rolen homered and drove in three runs Sunday, leading the surging Cincinnati Reds to a 7-2 victory that swatted the St. Louis Cardinals off their accustomed perch atop the NL Central.
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Nady's Big Hit Lifts Cubs to Victory Over Pirates
CHICAGO (AP) --Pinch-hitter Xavier Nady lined a go-ahead single in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs rallied to defeat Pittsburgh 4-3 Sunday, their first victory over the Pirates after seven straight losses.
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Bannister, Guillen Lead Royals Past White Sox
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Brian Bannister pitched six strong innings, Jose Guillen drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Sunday.
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Blackhaws Beat Sharks in Opening Game of West Finals
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Dustin Byfuglien scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:45 remaining in regulation, Antti Niemi made 44 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks extended their road dominance in the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in the opener of the Western Conference final on Sunday.
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Flyers Rout Canadiens in East Finals Opener
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- James van Riemsdyk, Danny Briere and Simon Gagne scored in a span of 9:23 in the second period against playoff star Jaroslav Halak, and the Philadelphia Flyers routed the Montreal Canadiens 6-0 in the Eastern Conference finals opener Sunday night.
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Celtics Smother Magic; Win Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic finally met their match in the playoffs.
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Busch Wins Sprint Cup Race at Dover
DOVER, Del. (AP)-- Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway a day after he won the Nationwide Series race.
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