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9th Inning Homes Lifts Tigers Over Sox
DETROIT (AP) -- Jhonny Peralta's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
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White Sox Moving Sale to Closer Spot
DETROIT (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox are moving Chris Sale back to the bullpen to be the team's closer.
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76ers Top Bulls in Game 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Spencer Hawes scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and hit the go-ahead jumper late in the fourth quarter to help the Philadelphia 76ers rally to beat the Chicago Bulls 79-74 on Friday night and take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series
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Chicago Fire Slip Past Chivas USA
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Marco Pappa scored in the second minute of stoppage time to send the Chicago Fire to a 2-1 victory over Chivas USA on Friday.
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Hot Pace, Talented Field for 138th Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A hot pace, a muggy day, and one of the deepest, most talented fields in years all add up to an unpredictable 138th Kentucky Derby.
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NASCAR Focus Moves to Talladega After Last Week's Drama
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- NASCAR has moved on to Talladega Superspeedway, where the focus on Friday was on everything it takes to race around the fast Alabama track.
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911 Call: Woman Found Seau with No Signs of Life
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A 911 call from the home of Junior Seau records the voice of a woman who is horrified to find her boyfriend and former star NFL linebacker in a spare bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest.
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Seau's Death Ruled a Suicide
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego County medical examiner's office has ruled Junior Seau's death a suicide.
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Bears Waive S Venable
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Safety Winston Venable has been waived by the Chicago Bears.
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Torres Appealing Length of 25-game Suspension
TORONTO (AP) -- Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres is appealing the length of his 25-game suspension.
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LA Kings Beat Blues 4-2, on Brink of Series Sweep
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Drew Doughty had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves and the Los Angeles Kings moved to the brink of an unlikely second-round sweep with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 on Thursday night.
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Beleaguered Bulls Try to Move on Without Rose
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls took flight for Philadelphia without both a series lead and superstar guard Derrick Rose.
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Kipnis Powers Indians Past White Sox 7-5
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer and finished with a career-high four RBIs, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
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Reds Rally vs Marmol, Beat Cubs 4-3 in 10
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Wild Cubs closer Carlos Marmol helped Cincinnati rally for three runs in the ninth to tie it, and Scott Rolen hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning that swept the Reds to a 4-3 victory Thursday and two-game split.
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Bedard, Pirates Beat Cardinals 6-3, Avoid Sweep
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
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Conference Champs Get Preference in 1 Playoff Idea
CHICAGO (AP) -- Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says a model being considered for a four-team college football playoff would give preference to conference champions ranked in the top-six nationally.
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Notre Dame QB Rees Jailed in Police Confrontation
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Police say Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees knocked the wind out of an officer who chased him down after an off-campus house party early Thursday and was pepper-sprayed while being arrested.
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Independent Counsel: Bounty Payments Were Made
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program says the evidence shows payments were handed out and received for some hits on targeted opponents.
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One Victory Later, Sixers are Thinking Upset
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia 76ers are no longer just a mere stepping stone for the Chicago Bulls on their way to tougher battles in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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Cubs Activate Dempster, Wood
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cubs activated Ryan Dempster off the 15-day disabled list to start the final game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.
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Santana, Hafner Homer as Indians Beat White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Santana and Travis Hafner homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
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LaHair, Stewart Homer to Lead Cubs Over Reds 3-1
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers, a major outburst for the power-challenged Chicago Cubs, and Jeff Samardzija pitched into the eighth inning on Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
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Beltran Powers Cardinals to 12-3 Rout of Pirates
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Beltran drove in a career-best seven runs with a pair of three-run home runs and RBI single in the first three innings, leading the way as the St. Louis Cardinals punished A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-3 on Tuesday night.
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Pickneyville Chosen for New Ill. Prep Hoops Hall
PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum is headed to southern Illinois.
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Police: Junior Seau Found Dead at California Home
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Police say former NFL star Junior Seau has been found dead in an apparent suicide at his home in Southern California.
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Kentucky Derby has 21 Horses Entered, 1 Above Max
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Twenty-one horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, one more than the maximum allowed field of 20.
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NFL Suspends 4 Players for Saints' Bounties
(AP) -- New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished for participating in a pay-for-pain bounty system.
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Bears Agree to 4-year Deal with Second-round Pick
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with second-round draft pick Alshon Jeffery.
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76ers Pull Away in 3rd, Beat Bulls 109-92
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Lou Williams added 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Chicago 109-92 on Tuesday night to even their first-round series in the Bulls' first game since Derrick Rose's season-ending knee injury.
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Cubs' Series Opener vs Reds Postponed
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The opener of a series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds has been postponed because lines of thunderstorms moved through the area. The game wasn't immediately rescheduled.
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