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Local Sports Round Up 6/14/11
A look at local sports news.
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Cardinals Look to Rebound Against the Nats in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals try to rebound from their tough weekend in Milwaukee as they finish out a road trip against the Washington Nationals.
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Barney Scores Lone Run in 8th to Win it for Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Darwin Barney scored on a fielder's choice in the eighth inning for the game's lone run as the Chicago Cubs topped the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 Monday night.
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Surging White Sox Open Six Game Road Trip Against Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A pair of right-handers get the call as the Chicago White Sox open a six-game road trip in Minnesota Tuesday night.
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Porter Signs 1 Year Contract Extension with Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Forward Chris Porter and the St. Louis Blues have agreed to a one-year contract extension.
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Recchi with (Maybe) One more Game to Go
BOSTON (AP) -- One game to go for the Boston Bruins in their quest for a Stanley Cup.
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NFL, NFLPA Negotiators Meeting in DC
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says negotiators for the league and the NFL Players Association are meeting at an undisclosed location in Washington.
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Post 285 Defeats Monmouth Twice
The Galesburg American Legion Baseball team has won four in a row after taking two Saturday from Monmouth, 3-1 and 8-2.
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Greinke Bests Carpenter to Lift Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Rickie Weeks hit a go-ahead, two-run homer and Zack Greinke outpitched fellow Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Saturday night.
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Utley, Lee Lead Phillies to 7-1 Win Over Cubs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chase Utley homered and drove in four runs to back Cliff Lee's eight strong innings and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
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Lillibridge Saves Win for White Sox with Catch
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brent Lillibridge helped make John Danks a winner with a homer-saving catch in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Saturday night.
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Tseng Takes LPGA Tour Lead
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot her second straight 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Mindy Kim in the LPGA State Farm Classic.
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Kurt Busch Wins Pocono Pole
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Kurt Busch had made it back-to-back poles, turning a lap of 171.579 mph at Pocono Raceway.
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"Ruler on Ice" Pulls Surprise to Win Belmont Stakes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ruler On Ice posted a huge upset in the Belmont Stakes, taking the lead from Preakness winner Shackleford in the stretch and winning the final leg of the Triple Crown.
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Legion Defeats Morton
An eight-run 3rd inning helped propel the Galesburg American Legion Baseball team to a 12-1 victory over Morton Friday night.
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Brewers Pitcher Sharp in Win Over Cardinals
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun and Corey Hart homered, Chris Narveson threw eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers kept rolling at home despite a small fire in the ballpark in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
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LaRussa Manages 5,000th Game
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Tony La Russa managed his 5,000th game when the St. Louis Cardinals started a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
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Halladay, Polanco Lead Phillies Over Cubs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Roy Halladay tossed seven masterful innings to become the first nine-game winner in the majors, Placido Polanco hit a grand slam and the Philadelphia Phillies held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 Friday night.
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Sizemore Has 3-Run Double in 9th for A's
CHICAGO (AP) -- Scott Sizemore hit a go-ahead three-run double in the ninth inning to rally the Oakland Athletics past the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Friday night, ending a 10-game losing streak.
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Bradley Will Face Wisconsin, Michigan
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Bradley's men's basketball schedule will include games against Wisconsin and Michigan as well as a date with either BYU or Nevada.
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Cardinals Score 5 Runs in 6th, Rout Astros
HOUSTON (AP) -- Lance Berkman broke a tie with an RBI single and pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso had a two-run double in St. Louis' five-run sixth in the Cardinals' 9-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
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Cubs Rally in Ninth, Win in 11
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Geovany Soto hit a tying homer off Ryan Madson with one out in the ninth and Tyler Colvin scored from second on a throwing error in the 11th to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Thursday night.
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Dunn, Konerko Homer in White Sox's Win Over A's
CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko each hit two-run homers and the Chicago White Sox spoiled the debut of Oakland interim manager Bob Melvin, beating the Athletics 9-4 on Thursday night.
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Late Game Collapses Dooming Heat in NBA Finals
MIAMI (AP) -- So far in these NBA finals, the Miami Heat have been in position to win all five games. A series of late-game collapses instead has the Heat on the brink of elimination.
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Mindy Kim Shoots 64 to Take 1st Round Lead at LPGA
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Mindy Kim shot a career-low 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round lead of the LPGA State Farm Classic Thursday.
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Blues Sign Defenseman Nikitin to 1-Year Extension
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues continue to take care of their own players, signing defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a one-year contract extension Thursday. Terms were not disclosed.
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Fighters Lining Up for Defending Champ Pacquiao
NEW YORK (AP) -- The hottest divisions in boxing keep heating up.
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MLB Draft Selects Two GHS Grads
Two former Galesburg High School baseball players were chosen Wednesday in the Major League Baseball Draft.
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Norris Stifles St. Louis, Astros Top Cardinals
HOUSTON (AP) -- Bud Norris took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and teamed with Mark Melancon hold the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits in the Houston Astros' 4-1 win Wednesday night.
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Pena, Ramirez Power Cubs to Win Over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez hit home runs on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning to back Ryan Dempster's pitching and the Chicago Cubs snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
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