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Brewers Avoid Sweep Against Cardinals with Extra Inning Victory
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rickie Weeks homered early and Corey Hart hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday night.

Wells Struggles Again; Astros Beat Cubs
HOUSTON (AP) -- Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer and Pedro Feliz added a two-run single, helping the Houston Astros to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Quentin Helps Sox Rally Past Indians
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Quentin hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 8-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Big Ten Officials Mum on Expansion
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- The Big Ten did not take formal action during a meeting Sunday about conference expansion, although officials say their timeline may change after the Pac-10 revealed plans for their own expansion.

Hamlin Continues Pocono Dominance
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Denny Hamlin has continued his successful run at Pocono Raceway by beating teammate and pole-sitter Kyle Busch.

Blackhawks on Verge of Cup
CHICAGO (AP) -- It's been 49 years since the Chicago Blackhawks drank from the Stanley Cup, longer than any of the NHL's "original six" teams. They can order the champagne after taking a three-games-to-two lead over the Philadelphia Flyers in the finals.

Celtics Get Even in NBA Finals
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Boston Celtics received very little offensive support from their front court in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night in Los Angeles. Fortunately for the Celtics, they had guards Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo combine for nearly 50 percent of the team's points in a 103-94 win over the Lakers.

Sports Roundup -- 6/5/10
State softball and baseball results; Moline softball team heading to supersectional play

Cubs Beat Astros to End Four Game Slide
HOUSTON (AP) -- Rookie Tyler Colvin hit a two-run home run, Aramis Ramirez homered and had 2 RBIs and the Chicago Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 8-5 victory over the Houston Astros Saturday night.

Cards Use Extra Innings to Beat Brewers
ST. LOUIS (AP) --Colby Rasmus singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 vitory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

Streaks Win East Peoria Sectional
Galesburg High School's baseball team has advanced to the Class 3A Elite Eight.

United Bounces Back for Third Place Finish
POSTED 12:30 p-m, UPDATED 1:17 p-m 6/5/10 United didn't let a rare lopsided loss ruin a special time at state as the Red Storm bounced back to win the third place game.

Sports Roundup -- 6/4/10
United falls to Cobden again, playing for third place trophy; rest of Class 1A and 2A softball and baseball state tournament results from East Peoria and Joliet.

Wainwright Tosses First Complete Game Shutout; Cardinals Hammer Brewers
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Adam Wainwright threw a complete game and Colby Rasmus drilled a two-run homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night.

Astros Beat Cubs, Zambrano for Fourth Straight Win
HOUSTON (AP) -- Felipe Paulino struck out seven in eight effective innings, outpitching Carlos Zambrano and helping the Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

Cleveland's Masterson Beats White Sox for First Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Masterson repeatedly escaped trouble to snap an 11-decision losing streak and Jhonny Peralta hit a pair of two-run doubles as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1 Friday night.

Flyers Win Second Straight Against Blackhawks to Even Finals at 2-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Stanley Cup finals have become a best-of-three after the Philadelphia Flyers knotted the series at two games apiece Friday night.

Legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden Dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The UCLA campus and basketball fans all over the world are mourning the death of legendary college basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden at age 99.

Big Second Inning Lifts Cobden Past United in 1A Semifinals
POSTED 11:45 a-m, UPDATED 2:53 p-m 6/4/10 United was victimized by a bad third inning and lost to Cobden in the Class 1A state semifinals, the Red Storm's third straight defeat against the Appleknockers at state in East Peoria.

Class 1A, 2A Softball State Semifinal Games Feature Teams with State Experience
POSTED 1:50 p-m, UPDATED 2:20 p-m 6/3/10 Three of the four teams in the Class 1A state softball semifinals have been to state frequently the past few years while the other team is experiencing a first. All four of the Class 2A teams have been to state, although it's been a while for one of them.

New Soccer Recruits On Board at CSC
POSTED 1:02 p-m 6/3/10 Carl Sandburg College men's and women's head soccer coach Jim Carothers has announced members of his 2010 recruiting class.

Streaks Baseball Team Trying to Deny Streator Long-Time Sectional Championship
POSTED 10:52 a-m Galesburg gets a couple of days to rest up then prepare for the baseball program's biggest game since the 2006 season.

United Players Dominate Lincoln Trail First Team All-Conference Squad
POSTED 10:50 a-m 6/3/10 Six members of the state-bound United softball team are being recognized by the conference they play in.

Local Sports Roundup -- 6/2/10
Galesburg advances to Class 3A East Peoria Baseball Sectional finals; Streator beats Rock Island to set up match-up with Silver Streaks; GHS hosts Class 4A softball sectional semifinal won by Moline.

Flyers Edge Blackhawks in Game Three of Finals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Claude Giroux scored 5:59 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 overtime victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night, cutting the Blackhawks' series lead to 2-1.

Illini Name Redshirt Freshman Starting QB
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois football coach Ron Zook has decided redshirt freshman Nathan Scheelhaase will start at quarterback this fall.

Carpenter Continues Domination Over Cincinnati; Cards Back in First Place Tie with Reds
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter beat Cincinnati for the eighth straight start, allowing four hits in eight innings as the St. Louis Cardinals pulled into a first-place tie with the Reds in the NL Central with a 4-1 victory Wednesday night.

Rangers Slam White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Treanor homered and drove in a career-high four runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 Wednesday night after losing Vladimir Guerrero to an eye injury during batting practice.

Cubs Rained Out in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Cubs-Pirates game was postponed due to unplayable field conditions along the warning track after a rain delay of 3 hours, 12 minutes Wednesday night.

Santo Returns to Cubs After Brief Illness
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Cubs announcer Ron Santo has returned to Chicago after being released from a Pittsburgh hospital, where he stayed overnight following the Cubs-Pirates game on Monday.

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