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Zambrano Earns First Win Since July; Cubs Sweep Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Carlos Zambrano won for the first time since July 22 by limiting the slumping-again Pirates to two runs over six innings, and the Cubs finished off a three-game sweep by beating Pittsburgh 8-5 on Wednesday.
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United Football Team State Ranked in Class 1-A
FIRST AIRED AT 11:52 a-m 9/9/09 Several high school football teams from the area are represented in the latest Associated Press Top 10 poll.
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Galesburg Repeats as Champs of Limestone Soccer Tourney
Having a stranglehold on a tournament is the type of habit a team doesn't want to break.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/8/9
Galesburg boys golf team wins triangular, Knoxville boys finish second in Prairieland meet, Blue Bullet girls claim dual victory, CSC volleyball team suffers non-conference loss.
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Holiday Homer in 9th Leads Cardinals Past Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer off Trevor Hoffman in the top of the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night.
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Cubs Open with Eight Straight Hits to Blast Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Aramis Ramirez, Geovany Soto and Kosuke Fukudome had two-run hits in a record-tying first inning and the Chicago Cubs handed the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates their 11th loss in 12 games, 9-4 Tuesday night.
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A's Big First Inning Dooms White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jack Cust hit a three-run homer and Mark Ellis followed with a solo shot, fueling a five-run first inning and leading the Oakland A's to an 11-3 victory Tuesday night over the Chicago White Sox.
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Phillies Slug Way Into Record Books
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are the 12th team in major league history to have four players to hit 30 home runs in a season.
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Cal Ripken Monument Stolen from Maryland Ballpark; Four Arrested
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police say four young men stole an aluminum No. 8 that commemorates Orioles great Cal Ripken outside the Camden Yards ballpark.
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BYU Moves Into Top 10 in AP College Football Poll
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the first regular season Top 25 poll by The Associated Press, No. 9 BYU has jumped 11 spots and No. 4 Alabama has received two first-place votes.
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Knox Basketball Shooting School Still Taking Applications
POSTED 11:13 a-m 9/8/9 Galesburg High School girl's basketball coach Evan Massey and Knox College men's basketball coach Rob Purlee say the Knox Basketball Shooting School, which starts September 13th, is still accepting applications for enrollment.
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Streak Girls Swim Team Starts Strong
POSTED 10:57 a-m 9/8/9 Galesburg High School's swim team is off to a great start as it competes in a dual meet Tuesday evening at Western Big Six rival Rock Island.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/7/9
Monmouth-Roseville posts boys soccer and volleyball wins, Monmouth College women's soccer team falls.
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Carpenter One-Hits Milwaukee for 16th Win
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chris Carpenter pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a double to Jody Gerut in the fifth inning, and struck out 10 as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Monday.
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Chicago's Lee Helps Put Dismal Pirates in Record Book
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs assured the Pittsburgh Pirates of a record-breaking 17th consecutive losing season, getting two homers from Derrek Lee and an effective start from Ted Lilly while winning 4-2 on Monday.
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Buehrle Finally Wins as ChiSox Beat Boston
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mark Buehrle won for the first time since pitching a perfect game on July 23rd, ending his eight-start drought by leading the Chicago White Sox over the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Monday.
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Bears Legend Points to Defense As Key in '09
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The way Dick Butkus sees it, Jay Cutler would be "in Canada somewhere" had he tried to force George Halas to trade him.
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Bears' Tillman Could be Ready for Opener Against Packers
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Cornerback Charles Tillman practiced for the first time after undergoing back surgery and hopes to be ready for the Chicago Bears' season opener at Green Bay.
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Coach Says Oklahoma Star QB Won't Need Surgery
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford is not expected to need surgery on his sprained right shoulder and the quarterback could play again for Oklahoma in two to four weeks.
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Miami Wins Wild Game Against Rival Florida State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Ailing shoulder and all, Jacory Harris put on a show that Miami won't soon forget Monday night.
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Peoria's Indoor Football Team Folds
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- The Peoria Pirates indoor football club is no more.
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Western Illinois University Mourning Death of Head Baseball Coach
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Western Illinois University says head baseball coach Stan Hyman has died after a monthlong battle with leukemia.
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High School Football Player Dies Following Game
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) -- An autopsy has found that a Chicago high school football player who collapsed during a game died after mucus blocked the airways to his lungs.
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Pirates Avoid Record Loss in Victory Over Cardinals
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Garrett Jones hit a game-ending RBI single to cap a two-run rally in the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided a record-setting loss at least for one day, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Sunday to stop a nine-game skid.
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Mets Hitter, Just Shy of Cycle, Helps Mets Beat Cubs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Daniel Murphy homered, tripled and drove in four runs to back Mike Pelfrey's eight efficient innings in the New York Mets' 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
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Shutout Innings Propel Red Sox Past White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Lester allowed four hits over seven shutout innings and Mike Lowell and Victor Martinez homered Sunday as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1.
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Local Sports Wrapup - 9/5/09
Scots open season, new stadium with win...Knox falls in opener...Illini torched in border battle...Top 25 College Football Results...Cards, Cubs, Sox weekend winners
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Week 2 High School Football Scores
Galesburg came up a little short in its season opener against Peoria Richwoods, A&R and Knoxville win big, United perfect after two weeks and Monmouth-Roseville earns its first win of the season.
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Local Sports Wrap-Up 9/4/09
Streaks battle, Knoxville, United stay undefeated, Cards, Sox win, college football kicks off today...
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Streaks Trying to Halt Richwoods Dominance
Galesburg will see an entirely different offensive approach Friday night when the Silver Streaks play their home opener against Peoria Richwoods.
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