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Strasburg Vows Strong Return from Tommy John Surgery
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg says it stinks that his season has to end because of an elbow injury.
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White Sox Batter Burnett, Beat Yankees
CHICAGO (AP) -- A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run double in Chicago's four-run first, Freddy Garcia threw seven solid innings and the White Sox roughed up A.J. Burnett and the New York Yankees 9-4 on Friday night.
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White Sox Awarded Waiver Claim on Dodgers' Ramirez
CHICAGO (AP) -- Manny Ramirez could soon find himself in another AL pennant race.
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Hawaii Advances to U.S. Title Game at Little League World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- The Little League World Series final four is set after Hawaii's 12-5 win over Georgia on Friday.
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Bradford to Finish Preseason as Rams' Starter
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sam Bradford will finish the preseason as the St. Louis Rams' starting quarterback, at least partly because veteran A.J. Feeley might not be ready to play.
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Busch Holds off Bodine in NASCAR Trucks Race at Chicago
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Kyle Busch withstood two late challenges for the lead from Todd Bodine, and hung on to win the NASCAR Camping World truck series race at Chicagoland Speedway in overtime Friday night.
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Sheltra Wins ARCA Race at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Patrick Sheltra has won the ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway, his second straight victory in the stock car racing series.
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Local Sports Scoreboard 8/27/10
High School football season kicks-off
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Local Sports Roundup 8/26/10; 8/27/10 Schedule
Golf continues, while high school football kicks off Friday night on WGIL!
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Weber Optimistic Illini Could Be "Very, Very Good"
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber isn't quite predicting a Big Ten title, but he says his team could be "very, very good."
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Allstate to Sponsor College Football at Wrigley
CHICAGO (AP) -- Northwestern University has announced that Allstate Insurance Co. will sponsor its Nov. 20 college football game at Wrigley Field.
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Briscoe Wins Pole for Chicagoland IndyCar Race
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Ryan Briscoe has won the pole position for the IndyCar series race at Chicagoland Speedway, turning a lap average of 216.346 mph in qualifying.
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Nats Beat Cards in 13 Despite Pujols' #400
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ian Desmond singled home Nyjer Morgan in the bottom of the 13th inning and the Washington Nationals overcame Albert Pujols' 400th home run Thursday night in an 11-10 roller-coaster win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Pujols Hits #400
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Albert Pujols has hit his 400th home run, becoming the 47th major league player to reach the milestone.
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Jackson Leads White Sox Past Orioles
CHICAGO (AP) -- Edwin Jackson struck out 10 in eight dominant innings, Alex Rios hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 Thursday night for their first series victory in three weeks.
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Hawkeyes Aren't Expecting Wegher Back
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa isn't expecting running back Brandon Wegher to return any time soon.
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Packers Rout Colts
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers extended his sharp start to the preseason, throwing for 195 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of the Green Bay Packers' 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field on Thursday night.
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Cardinals to Start Anderson Against Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- It's Derek Anderson's turn. For how long? That's to be determined.
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Urlacher Will Miss Arizona Game
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals as he nurses a left calf muscle strain.
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New Look Knox College Football Team Strives for Consistency
Knox College's new head football coach knows what it takes to win, which he's proven on the field as a standout defensive back for his alma mater and on the sidelines as a head coach.
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Local Sports Update 8/26/10
High school action from Wednesday and Thursday's schedule.
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Illini Loses Starting Safety
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois head coach Ron Zook says starting safety Supo Sanni will miss the football season after tearing an Achilles tendon.
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Iowa Lobbies to Maintain Border Rivals in Big 10
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes have identified Wisconsin, Nebraska and Minnesota as three rivals they'd like to play as much as possible in a realigned Big Ten.
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Pirates Beat Cardinals
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Daniel McCutchen pitched six shutout innings for his third victory as a major league starter, Neil Walker tripled with the bases loaded and the Pittsburgh Pirates dealt the St. Louis Cardinals another damaging loss by winning 5-2 on Wednesday night.
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Cubs Break Through in 8th to Win Pitcher's Duel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Starlin Castro hit a run-scoring double in the eighth inning to break a scoreless tie and Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
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Sharp Pitching Leads O's Over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brian Matusz pitched seven impressive innings and Brian Roberts homered as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night.
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Sox GM Shakes Off Controversy With Guillen's Son
CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox general manager Ken Williams shook off another Twitter controversy involving manager Ozzie Guillen's son Wednesday.
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White Sox Place Thornton, Puts on DL
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have placed relievers Matt Thornton and J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list, leaving their bullpen a bit short on experience.
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Discover to Sponsor Orange Bowl in 4-Year Deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Discover Financial Services will be the new sponsor of the Orange Bowl from 2011 to 2014, ending Fedex Corp.'s longstanding sponsorship of the college football game.
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Urlacher Sits Out Practice Game Again
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has missed his third straight practice with a strained left calf, and his status for this week is in question.
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