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Padres Beat Cubs Again
CHICAGO (AP) -- Will Venable hit a two-run single in the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres rallied to beat the Cubs 5-3 Thursday, completing their first four-game sweep of Chicago in their 42-year history.
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Konerko, Buehrle Lead White Sox Past Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul Konerko had five hits and four RBIs and Mark Buehrle pitched seven shutout innings to help the Chicago White Sox slow surging Minnesota with an 11-0 victory on Thursday night.
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QB's in Spotlight During Bears-Raiders Game
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Bears and Raiders might both be using quarterbacks they didn't plan to in their preseason game.
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Hatch Plans to Keep Pushing BCS
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch says his push for reform in the Bowl Championships Series isn't going to change regardless of conference changes for Utah and possibly BYU.
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Olson Speaks First at WB6 Football Coaches Banquet
Galesburg Silver Streaks head football coach Wes Olson was the first to speak at Wednesday night's annual banquet to kickoff the Western Big 6 football season.
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Knoxville Parent Urges Serious Treatment of Cheerleading
Knoxville High School is looking for a new cheerleading coach.
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Report: Feds Plan to Indict Roger Clemens
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times reported on its website Thursday that federal authorities have decided to indict Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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Wolf, Brewers Stymie Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Randy Wolf allowed three hits in 8 1-3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers got just enough offense against 17-game winner Adam Wainwright to send the St. Louis Cardinals to their fourth straight defeat, 3-2 on Wednesday.
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Stairs Helps Padres Beat Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Stairs, taking advantage of a rare outfield start, hit a two-run double and Adrian Gonzalez homered, powering the San Diego Padres to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
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Cubs Trade D Lee to Braves
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have acquired first baseman Derrek Lee from the Chicago Cubs.
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Mauer's Power Helps Twins Beat White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had four hits, two RBIs and his first regular season home run at Target Field, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Wednesday night to increase their season-high lead in the AL Central to five games.
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WIU Looks to Move Past Dismal Last Season
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Mark Hendrickson takes over the reins of Western Illinois after the longtime assistant served as acting head coach for 15 games over the past two seasons.
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ISU QB Issue Up in the Air
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State football coach Brock Spack may relish having 18 returning starters. It's who should be the Redbirds' quarterback that's the nagging question in Normal.
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Salukis Embrace New Digs, High Expectations
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Coach Dale Lennon isn't so worried that his Salukis might buckle under the pressure of being the overwhelming pick to win their third-straight Missouri Valley Conference football title.
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NIU Coach Likes Team's Experience
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois coach Jerry Kill is entering his third season in DeKalb, and he's got plenty of returning experience with 49 letterwinners on both sides of the ball.
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EIU Welcomes Back 15 Starters
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Eastern Illinois last year grabbed the Ohio Valley Conference title, and the expectations are great again this year.
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New Bears QB May Get Thrown Right Into Mix
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears could get quarterback Matt Gutierrez onto the playing field against the Oakland Raiders Saturday after only a few days of work with the offense.
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Sound Familiar? Favre Returns
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Brett Favre says the strong chance of playing in another Super Bowl brought him back to the NFL -- again.
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No Sophomore FB Game for GHS vs. Chicago Academy
There will now be a varsity-only game to open the season for the GHS football team.
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Streaks Boys 5th in Opener
GHS' varsity boys golf team turned in a solid effort Tuesday in their season opener at the Raider/Redbird Classic held at ISU's Weibring Golf Course.
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Brewers Handle Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dave Bush pitched six stingy innings to bounce back from a start in which allowed four consecutive home runs, and Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer in the Milwaukee Brewers' 3-2 victory over the suddenly sliding St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
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Rasmus Out With Calf Injury
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus thinks he'll miss at least a handful of games with a strained right calf, an injury that progressed from a bruise after he fouled off a pitch last weekend.
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Garland's 7 Strong Innings Lead Padres
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Garland pitched seven innings and Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in the game's only run in the first inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Tuesday night.
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Thome's Shot Wins It for Twins Over White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jim Thome hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning against the team that decided not to bring him back this season, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night to stretch their AL Central lead to four games.
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Jenks to Avoid DL, Could Pitch for Sox vs. Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks will stay off the disabled list for now.
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Teenager Wants to Play Basketball With Service Dog
CHICAGO (AP) -- Special Olympics Illinois is reacting to a federal lawsuit that claims a suburban Chicago high school girl with cerebral palsy is being barred from playing basketball with other disabled students.
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Favre Meeting With Vikings Brass
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Brett Favre has returned to Minnesota, stirring hope among Vikings fans that he may be ready to play this season.
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Cardinals Sign 1st Round Pick
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have signed third baseman Zack Cox, their first-round draft pick, to a $3.2 million, four-year contract.
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Padres Get Past Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kevin Correia pitched six scoreless innings and hit an RBI double, leading the San Diego Padres to a 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
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This Bud's for Harvick in 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Budweiser has signed on to sponsor Kevin Harvick in 2011.
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