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Muller: Illinois State Coach Job Ideal for Him
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- New Illinois State basketball coach Dan Muller says returning to his alma mater to take over a team with strong talent is an ideal way to start his head-coaching career.
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Kentucky Derby TV Viewership Up from Last Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Kentucky Derby's television viewership is up from last year.
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Illinois State Hires Vandy Assistant Muller
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State has hired longtime Vanderbilt assistant Dan Muller, a former Illinois State player, to be its next men's basketball coach.
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Thibodeau Says Noah 'Game-time Decision'
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says center Joakim Noah is a ''game-time decision'' for Tuesday's playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a sprained left ankle.
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Bulls Try to Dig Out of Big Hole Against 76ers
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- It seemed almost unthinkable the Chicago Bulls would be in this spot.
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Indiana Beat White Sox 3-2, Sweep Doubleheader
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Shelley Duncan's RBI double in the eighth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a soggy 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader.
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Cubs Back Samardzija with 3 HRs in Win over Braves
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija allowed five hits and a run over seven strong innings, and Bryan LaHair, Ian Stewart and Geovany Soto each homered Monday night to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-1.
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Lynn Goes to 6-0, 5 Cardinals Homer in 9-6 Victory
PHOENIX (AP) -- Lance Lynn gave up three hits through five scoreless innings to become the majors' first six-game winner and the St. Louis Cardinals held on for a 9-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
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Witnesses Sought in Churchill Downs Slaying
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Homicide detectives investigating a slaying at Churchill Downs just hours after the Kentucky Derby say they have no suspects but stressed the death had nothing to do with the iconic horse race.
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On to the Preakness for I'll Have Another
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another is off to Maryland for the second leg of the Triple Crown, and the chestnut colt isn't wasting any time heading to Maryland.
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LA Kings Sweep St. Louis, Advance to West Finals
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings finished an improbable four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues with a 3-1 victory Sunday, advancing to the conference finals for just the second time in club history.
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Angels' Pujols Ends Longest HR Drought of Career
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Albert Pujols has hit his first regular-season home run since joining the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest drought of his 12-year career after 33 games and 139 at-bats.
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Bases-loaded Walk in 11th Leads Cubs Past Dodgers
CHICAGO (AP) -- David DeJesus drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
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Fielder Homers, Tigers Beat White Sox 3-1
DETROIT (AP) -- Prince Fielder homered and Rick Porcello pitched impressively into the seventh inning to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
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Cardinals Beat Astros 8-1
HOUSTON (AP) -- Tyler Greene hit a career-high two homers and drove in four runs, Adam Wainwright continued his dominance of the Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals got an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday.
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76ers Top Bulls 89-82 for 3-1 Series Lead
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Spencer Hawes scored 22 points and Jrue Holiday had 20 to help the surprising Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 89-82 on Sunday and take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
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Local Sports Roundup 5/6/12
GHS Baseball takes Western Big 6 title, and other finals.
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Grand Slam Helps Astros Top Cardinals
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Johnson hit his first career grand slam, Bud Norris continued his dominance of the Cardinals and the Houston Astros beat St. Louis 8-2 on Saturday night to win a fifth consecutive game for the first time since late 2010.
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Garza Scratched Again Due to Virus
CHICAGO (AP) -- Travis Wood will start Sunday for the Chicago Cubs in place of Matt Garza, who was scratched for a second consecutive day due to a virus.
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Dodgers Top Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chris Capuano threw seven shutout innings and drove in two runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
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Dunn Homer Gives White Sox Win Over Tigers
DETROIT (AP) -- Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer deep into the right-field seats off Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox turned the tables on Detroit, beating the Tigers 3-2 Saturday.
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Noah Doubtful with Ankle Sprain
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says forward Joakim Noah is doubtful for Game 4 on Sunday against the 76ers because of a sprained ankle.
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Logano Beats Busch at Finish of Nationwide Race
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Joey Logano nipped Kyle Busch at the finish line to win the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
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I'll Have Another Wins Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby.
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Police: Body Found at Derby Track
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Police say they are investigating a body found in the stable area of Churchill Downs the morning after the Kentucky Derby as a homicide. But there is no connection to Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another.
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Mayweather Wins Unanimous Decision Over Cotto
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision Saturday night over a game Miguel Cotto in one of his toughest fights ever.
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Sports Recap for 5/5/12
Recap includes softball scores for today.
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Local Sports Roundup 5/4/12
GHS Track Teams do well Friday.
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Astros Defeat Cardinals
HOUSTON (AP) -- Jose Altuve put the Houston Astros on top with a three-run homer in the second inning and they held on for a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
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Maholm Wins Again as Cubs Top Dodgers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Maholm pitched six crisp innings for his third consecutive win and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.
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