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Pujols, Westbrook Lead Cards Past Mets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the first and Jake Westbrook had the Mets pounding the ball into the ground over eight excellent innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat New York 6-2 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
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Cardinals RHP Lohse Having Finger Examined
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cardinals right-hander Kyle Lohse has inflammation in the middle finger on his pitching hand and was sent back to St. Louis to have it examined.
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Illini West FB Coach Resigns After 25 Years
CARTHAGE, Ill. (AP) -- One of Illinois' most successful high school football coaches is calling it quits.
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Shooting Event Commits to Southern IL
SPARTA, Ill. (AP) -- The granddaddy of U.S. shooting events will stay put at a sprawling southern Illinois complex for quite a bit longer.
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Mets Rally Past Cardinals
NEW YORK (AP) -- Angel Pagan homered with one out in the 10th inning and the New York Mets rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the sputtering St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Wednesday night.
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Royals Win 11th on Santos' Wild Pitch
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sergio Santos threw a wild pitch in the 11th inning that allowed Alex Gordon to score, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.
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Worley Dominates as Phillies Beat Cubs 9-1
CHICAGO (AP)--Vance Worley dominated over eight innings, Jimmy Rollins homered from both sides of the plate and the Philadelphia Phillies pounded Ryan Dempster and the Chicago Cubs 9-1 on a scorching Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

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Illini Say They Have New Chemistry With 6 Freshmen
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)--After a season of on- and off-court turmoil, Illinois' basketball players say they have a new attitude as they prepare for an August trip to Italy.
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EX-Bears QB McMahon Injured After Limo Crash
RENO, Nev. (AP)--Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon has been released from a Nevada hospital after he was injured in a crash in a limousine on the way from Lake Tahoe to the airport.
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No Player Vote Wednesday on NFL Deal
WASHINGTON (AP)-- A person familiar with the NFL negotiations tells The Associated Press that players will not vote Wednesday on a deal to end the lockout.
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Woods Gets Rid of Steve Williams As a Caddie
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)--Tiger Woods has decided to get rid of Steve Williams as his caddie.
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Reyes, Beltran Spark Mets Beat Cards
NEW YORK (AP) --Jose Reyes made a huge impact in the field in his return from a hamstring injury, turning a difficult double play with the bases loaded in the eighth inning after making a diving stop that saved a run, and the New York Mets welcomed back their two All-Stars with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.



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Martinez Lifts Phillies Over Cubs, 4-2
CHICAGO (AP)--Michael Martinez hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two out in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Tuesday night.
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Bears Not Reporting to Camp This Week
CHICAGO (AP) --Two people familiar with the situation say the Chicago Bears won't report to training camp this week even if there is a new labor agreement because they need more time to prepare.


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Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane Has Left Wrist Surgery
CHICAGO (AP)--Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had surgery to repair a broken bone in his left wrist.
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Local Sports Roundup 7/18/11
Tournaments and more on tap this week.
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Former NFL Star McMahon Injured in Limo Accident
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon is being treated at a hospital after the limousine he was riding in crashed through a fence south of Reno.
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Dobbs Powers Marlins Past Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Greg Dobbs hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, leading the Florida Marlins to 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
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Reds Rally to Beat Garcia, Cardinals
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Zack Cozart hit his first major league homer on Sunday, and the Cincinnati Reds used a disputed call and a pair of wild pitches by Jaime Garcia to rally for a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Tigers Avoid Sweep, Beat White Sox
DETROIT (AP) -- Carlos Guillen hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth inning, capping a three-run rally and leading the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
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Newman Edges Stewart to Win at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Ryan Newman has held off his boss and teammate Tony Stewart to win his first race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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Clarke Wins British Open for 1st Major Title
SANDWICH, England -- Darren Clarke has won his first major title at the British Open.
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Local Sports Roundup 7/17/11
ASA Softball, All-City results, and more!
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Clarke Holding Off Mickelson in Open Finale
SANDWICH, England (AP) -- Darren Clarke is holding off an impressive charge by Phil Mickelson, making the turn with a two-stroke lead at the British Open.
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Pujols HR Leads Cards Over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer -- his second in two days -- and Chris Carpenter stymied the NL's most prolific offense again, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
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Marlins Rout Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike Stanton hit two home runs, Javier Vazquez struck out 10 and the Florida Marlins routed the Chicago Cubs 13-3 Saturday.
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Jackson, White Sox Shut Down Tigers 5-0
DETROIT (AP) -- Edwin Jackson pitched his first complete game since his no-hitter last year, and Juan Pierre added four hits to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
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AP Source: Judge Expected in NY for NFL Talks
A person familiar with the NFL labor negotiations says talks will continue Monday in New York instead of Minneapolis.
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Local Sports Roundup 7/16/11
Legion baseball, Cal Ripken baseball, and ASA Softball from Friday.
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2-Run HR Lifts Reds Over Cards
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Fernando Salas on Friday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in another wild finish to the NL Central's nastiest rivalry.
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