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Mesa Trying to Keep Cubs from Leaving Arizona
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Mayor Scott Smith says the city needs to build a new stadium to keep the Chicago Cubs in Mesa for spring training.
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Cubs Take Advantage of Milwaukee Walks; Win 13-7
CHICAGO (AP) -- Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of 12 walks to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 13-7 Tuesday night.
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Soriano Goes on DL After Surgery
CHICAGO (AP) -- Outfielder Alfonso Soriano has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs after season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
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Pierzinski Go-Ahead Hit Leads White Sox Past M's
SEATTLE (AP -- A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run, go-ahead single in the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 Tuesday night.
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Peavy to Start for ChiSox on Saturday
SEATTLE (AP) -- Jake Peavy is set to make his first start for the Chicago White Sox.
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North Chicago Football Program Reinstated
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- One day after reinstating North Chicago Community High School's freshman and sophomore football program, the Illinois High School Association reinstated the varsity team.
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Offense Meets Defense When Galesburg and Alleman Clash Friday Night
UPDATED 1:05 p-m 9/15/9 Something has to give when the top scoring offense clashes with the stingiest defense in the Western Big Six opener for Galesburg and Rock Island Alleman.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/14/9
UPDATED 8:43 a-m 9/15/9 Galesburg volleyball team falls at Geneseo, GHS boys and girls golf teams win again, CSC men's and women's golf teams triumph at Bunker Links.
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A Shocking Defeat for Federer at U.S. Open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Juan Martin del Potro ended Roger Federer's run of dominance at the U.S. Open, stunning the top-ranked Swiss great in five sets to win in his first Grand Slam final.
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Longtime Broadcaster Ernie Harwell to be Honored by Tigers
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers will honor Ernie Harwell at Comerica Park.
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T.O. Has Little Impact in Bill's Debut
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Terrell Owens wasn't much good to the Bills in his Buffalo debut.
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Patriots Stun Bills with Late Rally
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in a 1:16 span late in the fourth quarter, rallying the New England Patriots past the Buffalo Bills 25-24 in the star quarterback's regular-season return.
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Rivers Leads Chargers Past Raiders
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers opened the season doing what they do best: beating the Oakland Raiders.
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Bullpen Helps Cardinals Beat Marlins
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday drove in three runs to top 100 RBIs for the third time in his career and the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen rescued struggling Todd Wellemeyer in an 11-6 victory over the Florida Marlins Monday night.
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Dempster Stymies Brewers in Cubs Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Dempster pitched eight shutout innings and Derrek Lee homered for the seventh time in 10 games Monday night, carrying the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
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New Yankee Stadium A Launching Pad for Sluggers
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankee Stadium record for home runs in a season has been broken with eight games to spare.
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Giants Get Much Needed Win Agianst Wildcard Leading Rockies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tim Lincecum pitched seven strong innings in his return from a balky back, Eugenio Velez drove in four runs and the San Francisco Giants gained ground on the NL wildcard-leading Colorado Rockies with a 9-1 victory Monday night.
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Part of North Chicago Football Program Reinstated
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois High School Association has reinstated part of the North Chicago High School football program that was suspended following a brawl with an opposing team.
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Scots Cross Country Runners Set Personal Bests at Bradley
With three of their four upperclassmen running personal bests, the Monmouth College men's cross country team placed fifth in 12-team 8K college division field at last weekend's Bradley Open at Detweiller Park in Peoria while the women finished fourth of 11 in the 5K race.
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Big Ten Announces Start Time for Illinois/Ohio State Football Game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Illini and Buckeyes can sleep in.
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Bears Linebacker Urlacher Out for Season
UPDATED 11:46 a-m 9/14/9 LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated right wrist, a major blow for a team with high expectations.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/13/9
Local college soccer teams endure a rough weekend, Knox College volleyball team loses two in Dubuque.
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Michigan Newest Team to Crack Associated Press Top 25 College Football Poll
UNDATED (AP) -- Michigan is back in the Top 25 for the first time since 2007.
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Poor Debut for Cutler; Packers Tame Bears 21-15
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers brought the Packers back late in the fourth quarter, heaving a 50-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings with 1:11 remaining to give Green Bay a 21-15 victory over the Chicago Bears in the season opener Sunday night.
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Rams No Match for Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) -- Matt Hasselbeck, playing his first game since Thanksgiving Day, overcame two interceptions in his first three throws Sunday to connect with John Carlson for two touchdowns in Seattle's 28-0 romp past St. Louis.
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Week One NFL Scoreboard
Drew Brees had a memorable day at quarterback for New Orleans while Carolina QB Jake Delhomme's first game of the season was a disaster. The first week of the NFL season concludes Monday night with New England playing Buffalo and San Diego squaring off against Oakland.
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Braves Complete Sweep of Cardinals in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Javier Vazquez took a shutout into the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Chris Carpenter in a 9-2 victory on Sunday over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Lilly, Lee Lead Cubs Past Reds
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ted Lilly pitched six scoreless innings and Derrek Lee homered and singled twice Sunday, helping the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
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Giants Win; Gain Ground on Dodgers, Rockies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brad Penny kept his emotions in check and pitched seven strong innings to beat his former club, Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants avoided a sweep by rival Los Angeles with a 7-2 victory over the first-place Dodgers on Sunday.
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San Diego Beats Marquis, Rockies
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tony Gwynn drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in a three-run sixth inning, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 7-3 win over Jason Marquis and the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
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