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No. 22 Northwestern Beat Cal 44-30 in Opener
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP)--Collin Ellis returned two interceptions after deflected passes for touchdowns to help No. 22 Northwestern spoil Sonny Dykes' debut as California coach with a 44-30 victory on Saturday night.
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Garoppolo's 3 TD Passes Sink San Diego St. 40-19
SAN DIEGO (AP)--Jimmy Garoppolo completed 31 of 46 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns _ two to Erik Lora _ to help Eastern Illinois beat San Diego State 40-19 Saturday night.
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Peavy Helps Red Sox to 7-2 Win Over White Sox
BOSTON (AP)--Jake Peavy pitched seven strong innings against his former team, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.
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Pirates Beat Cardinals 7-1, Take NL Central Lead
PITTSBURGH (AP)--A.J. Burnett scattered four hits over seven innings, Russell Martin hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 on Saturday night to regain sole possession of the NL Central lead.
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N. Illinois Stuns Iowa 30-27
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)--Mathew Sims hit a 36-yard field goal with four seconds left and Northern Illinois rallied to beat Iowa 30-27 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
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Castro Helps Cubs Beat Phillies 4-3
CHICAGO (AP)--Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
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Bears Trim Roster to 53
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP)--The Chicago Bears have waived injured safety Brandon Hardin and parted ways with four other players while trimming their active roster to 53 players Saturday.
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Scheelhaase, Illini Breeze by SIU 42-34
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)--Nathan Scheelhaase threw for career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. But the Illini had to hang on late to beat the Football Championship Subdivision school.
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Jones, Liriano, Pirates Beat Cards for Central Tie
PITTSBURGH (AP)--Slumping Garrett Jones hit his 100th career homer and drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis 5-0 Friday night and moved into a tie with the Cardinals for the NL Central lead
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Dempster Works into 7th, Rex Sox Top White Sox 4-3
BOSTON (AP)--Ryan Dempster returned from his suspension for hitting Alex Rodriguez and pitched into the seventh inning, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Friday night for their fifth win in six games .
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Phillies Rally for 6-5 Victory Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP)--Michael Young had four hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday in Ryne Sandberg's return to Wrigley Field.
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Local Sports 8/30/13
Here's a look at tonight's sports schedule
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Ball St Balanced Attack Beats Illinois 51-28
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP)--Keith Wenning passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Ball State defeated Illinois State 51-28 in the season opener for both teams.
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Rams Subs Rally to Beat Ravens Subs 24-21
ST. LOUIS (AP)--Bobby Rainey scored his first two touchdowns of the preseason, leading a cluster of backups fighting for jobs on both sides in the St. Louis Rams' 24-21 victory to close the preseason on Thursday night.
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Hoyer Leads Comeback as Browns Beat Bears 18-16
CHICAGO (AP) _ Brian Hoyer threw for 307 yards and came on down the stretch and Cleveland closed out the preseason with an 18-16 victory over Chicago on Thursday night.
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Keenum, Yates Toss TD's Texans Top Cowboys 24-6
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)--Case Keenum and T.J. Yates each threw a touchdown pass in their battle for the backup job, and Cierre Wood and Dennis Johnson combined for 187 yards rushing, leading lead the Houston Texans past the Dallas Cowboys 24-6 in a preseason finale Thursday night.
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Illinois Guard Karras Will Miss Opener
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)--Illinois says starting right guard Ted Karras will miss Saturday's season opener against Southern Illinois due to injuries.
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Local Sports 8/29/13
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Bears Stars to Get Breather for Pre-Season Finale
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bears got the balance they sought on offense last week. Now, their starters are getting a breather.
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Reds Rout Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jay Bruce homered and had five RBIs and the Cincinnati Reds got a dominant effort from Homer Bailey to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 on Wednesday night and avoid a three-game sweep.
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Dodgers Beat Cubs
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier hit solo homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday.
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Sale Strikes Out 12 as White Sox Beat Astros
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chris Sale struck out 12 over eight-plus dominant innings and Avisail Garcia hit a three-run homer to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
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Ex-White Sox Scout Sentenced in Kickback Scheme
CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a former Chicago White Sox scouting executive to two years in prison for accepting about $440,000 in kickbacks from Latin American players the team had signed.
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Illinois Opens Big 10 Basketball Against Hoosiers
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois will open its Big Ten basketball season on New Year's Eve at home against Indiana.
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B10 Allowing Stadiums to Show Unlimited Replays
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- The Big Ten is allowing an unlimited number of replays to be shown on video boards in football stadiums.
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Local Sports 8/28/13
Here's a look at today's sports scedule
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Cubs Defeat Dodgers 3-2 Behind Wood
LOS ANGELES (AP)--Travis Wood outpitched Clayton Kershaw in a matchup of All-Star lefties, and Dioner Navarro and Starlin Castro had run-scoring singles to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night, snapping an eight-game skid against first-place Los Angeles.
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Kelly, Holliday Lead Card to 6-1 Win Over Reds
ST. LOUIS (AP)--Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings and Matt Holliday drove in a run for a seventh straight game, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
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Danks Leads White Sox to 4-3 Win Over Astros
CHICAGO (AP)--Jordan Danks hit a clutch two-run single in Chicago's three-run eighth inning, leading the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
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DA: Charges Won't be Filed Against Scottie Pippen
LOS ANGELES (AP)--Los Angeles County prosecutors are declining to bring charges against former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen after a fight with an autograph seeker outside a Malibu sushi restaurant.
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