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Date Set for Illinois Trout Fishing
SPINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The date's set for the start of the fall trout-fishing season.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/30/9
United volleyball still perfect after challenge from Ridgewood, West Central picks up first win, Knoxville boys golfers come up short in triangular, Ott leads Billtown to dual win, West Central and Mercer County win LTC Railsplitter meets.
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Monmouth College Women's Golf Team Ready for Conference Meet
With the 54-hole Midwest Conference Women's Golf Championships coming up this Friday through Sunday at Aldeen Golf Course in Rockford, Ill., the Monmouth College team couldn't have picked a better time to play their best golf.
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Cleveland to Fire Wedge; Coaching Staff at Season's End
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have fired manager Eric Wedge in the final days of a disastrous season.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Big East vs. Big 12 in Yankee Stadium Bowl Game
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Big East now has a bowl in its backyard.
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Knox/Warren Junior High Soccer Results -- 9/29/9
Scores from Tuesday night's Knox/Warren junior high soccer matches.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/29/9
Knoxville and B-PC-A post volleyball wins, Monmouth-Roseville falls in big Olympic volleyball match-up against Orion, Knox and CSC volleyball teams drop conference matches, Knoxville girls golf team wins and Blue Bullets boys cross country team rolls in Macomb.
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Bears Add Linebacker, Drop Cornerback
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ The Chicago Bears have signed linebacker Darrell McClover to a one-year contract and released cornerback DeAngelo Smith.
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Bruce's Big Night Dooms Cardinals
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Tuesday night.
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Dempster Shuts Down Pittsburgh in Cub Victory
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Dempster pitched a five-hitter for his third career shutout, Jeff Baker had a two-run double and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 Tuesday night.
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Padres Prevent Dodgers from Clinching NL West
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Tony Gwynn Jr. homered and Kevin Kouzmanoff singled in the go-ahead run as the San Diego Padres beat Los Angeles 3-1 Tuesday night, keeping the Dodgers from clinching their second straight NL West title.
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Colorado Beats Milwaukee; Extends NL Wildcard Lead
DENVER (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer off David Weathers in the 11th inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 7-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night.
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Phllies Win; Reduce Magic Number for Clinching NL East
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pedro Feliz hit a grand slam, J.A. Happ pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies moved closer toward clinching their third straight NL East title with a 7-4 victory over the Houston Astros Tuesday night.
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Tigers Retain AL Central Lead in Doubleheader Split with Twins
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander kept the Detroit Tigers on top in the AL Central, pitching eight innings in a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night that salvaged a split of their critical doubleheader.
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Red Sox Clinch Playoff Berth
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox are back in the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years.
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Sox and Indians Game Washed Out
CLEVELAND (AP) _ The game between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed because of rain.
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Tickets Still Available for GHS Varsity Basketball Game at United Center
Galesburg High School officials say tickets remain, but the deadline is fast approaching to buy them, for the Silver Streaks basketball game in February at Chicago's United Center.
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Cowboys Defense Stuffs Carolina
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Terence Newman dove into the end zone, threw the ball into the air and exhaled. The Dallas Cowboys were headed to victory and their maligned defense was the main reason for it.
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Angels Blank Rangers to Clinch AL West Title
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kendry Morales homered and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels wasted no time clinching their fifth AL West title in six seasons with an 11-0 victory over the second-place Texas Rangers Monday night.
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Danks Throws Complete to Lead ChiSox Past Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Gordon Beckham drove in three runs to help John Danks earn his first win in more than a month and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 Monday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/28/9
Streaks girls golf team claims share of Western Big Six title, GHS boys golf team finishes second, Galesburg and Rowva volleyball teams win.
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Monmouth College Soccer Player Named Performer of the Week
A Monmouth College soccer player who led the team to a double-overtime tie over the weekend has been named the Midwest Conference's Performer of the Week.
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CSC Soccer Teams Fall to Heartland & South Suburban
The Carl Sandburg College men's and women's soccer teams had a rough weekend at home against Heartland College and at South Suburban.
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Cutler's Late TD Pass Rallies Bears Past Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) _ Jay Cutler pumped his fists. He hugged his linemen. And he raised both arms triumphantly, all inside the final 2 minutes.
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Packers Deal Rams Another Loss
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and the Green Bay Packers sent the St. Louis Rams to their 13th straight loss with a 36-17 victory Sunday.
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Johnson Wins Chase Race at Dover
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson swept the season races at Dover International Speedway to accelerate his bid for a fourth straight Sprint Cup title.
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Rockies Take Three of Four from Cardinals
DENVER (AP) -- Second baseman Clint Barmes made a diving catch to start a game-ending double play, giving Huston Street his first six-out save in three years as the Colorado Rockies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Sunday.
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Yankees Clinch AL East, Home Field Througout Postseason
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees wrapped up the AL East title and home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a neat bow, beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Sunday for their 100th win of the season.
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Greinke Stifles Twins' Bid to Get Closer to Detroit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Zack Greinke worked out of several jams in seven innings to bolster his AL Cy Young Award chances and Yuniesky Betancourt hit a three-run homer, helping the Kansas City Royals win their home finale 4-1 over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
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White Sox Prevent Tigers from Increasing AL Central Lead
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Quentin hit a three-run homer in his second straight game, rookie Daniel Hudson earned his first major league victory and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Sunday for their third win in 11 games.
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