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Week 2 Area High School Football Schedule
Galesburg hosts highly touted Peoria Richwoods in the Streaks' home opener Friday night at Van Dyke Field as both teams go for their second straight wins; Week 2 area high school football match-ups.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/3/9
Streaks volleyball team falls in season opener at Dunlap, Galesburg girls golf team remains undefeated following win against Quincy, Knoxville boys cross country team rolls at Rockridge.
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WIU Breaks Out Passing Game in Season-Opening Victory
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Western Illinois' Dre Gibbs rushed for 101 yards and the decisive touchdown, and the Leatherneck defense made a goal-line stand in the closing seconds to defeat Sam Houston State 35-28 Thursday in the season opener for both teams.
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EIU Dominates ISU in Season Opener
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Jake Christensen fired three touchdown passes to pace Eastern Illinois to a 31-6 victory over Illinois State Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
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Bears Beat Browns in Final Presason Game
CHICAGO (AP) -- Eric Mangini apparently didn't need another look at Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson. Cleveland's coach gave his quarterbacks a night off rather than one more audition.
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Rams Minimize Big Plays; Beat Kansas City
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- In his first preseason game calling the plays, Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley had just as much trouble finishing off drives as the man he replaced.
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Brewers Beat St. Louis to Avoid Sweep
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Thursday afternoon to avoid a three-game sweep.
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Peavy Still Not Ready to Pitch for ChiSox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Peavy is frustrated that he can't seem to get healthy enough to pitch for the Chicago White Sox.
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White Sox Rookie Shuts Out Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Carlos Torres threw seven crisp innings, Dewayne Wise made a great throw to cut down a runner at the plate and the White Sox beat the Cubs 5-0 Thursday in a makeup game between two city rivals whose seasons have gone awry.
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Illinois Favored for Change in Missouri Opener
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- For once, Illinois is bringing all the star power to the neutral-site opener against Missouri this year. For the first time in a long while, it's the Tigers who are untested and unappreciated.
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FIRST ON WGIL: Plans Moving Forward for New Soccer/Sports Complex at Knox County YMCA
POSTED 11:36 a-m 9/3/9 Big plans are in the works at the Knox County YMCA in Galesburg.
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Highly Touted Scots Football Team Ready for Loras
Saying they're ready mentally, the Monmouth College football team opens the 2009 season at home Saturday at 1 p.m. on new artificial turf against last year's opening opponent, Loras College.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/2/9
M-R boys golfers third in Macomb, M-R and United volleyball teams victorious, Monmouth College men's soccer falls in season opener at home.
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Cardinals Hammer Brewers
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter won his 10th straight decision despite laboring at times, Skip Schumaker was 4 for 4 with two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals clobbered the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 Wednesday night.
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Lilly Shines as Cubs Blank Houston
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ted Lilly pitched eight shutout innings to reach the 10-win mark for the seventh consecutive season and Derrek Lee hit a two-run homer Wednesday, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros.
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White Sox Rally in 9th to Beat Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Nathan gave up back-to-back home runs to Gordon Beckham and Paul Konerko with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox got to Minnesota's four-time All-Star closer to win 4-2 Wednesday afternoon.
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Judge Orders MLB Drug Evidence Preserved
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals judge has ordered the preservation of all evidence that allegedly shows 104 Major League Baseball players tested positive for steroids in 2003.
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Vikings Sitting Favre in Last Preseason game
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will not play in the preseason finale on Friday night against Dallas.
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Scots Impressive in Cross Country Openers
A pair of Monmouth College cross country runners will have a hard time bettering their performance from Tuesday's Titan Opener dual meet at Illinois Wesleyan.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/1/9
POSTED 6:58 a-m, UPDATED 8:46 a-m, 9/2/9 Galesburg High School boys and girls golf team continue their solid play; Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville and North Fulton volleyball teams earn wins.
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Holiday, Cardinals Beat Milwaukee
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday's three-run homer snapped a seventh inning tie, lifting Joel Pineiro to his eighth straight win and the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night.
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Rookie Wells Wins 10th for Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Randy Wells became the first Cubs rookie in 11 years to reach 10 wins with another strong outing against the Houston Astros, and Milton Bradley homered in Chicago's 4-1 victory Tuesday night.
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Twins Big Hit in Ninth Beats White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pinch hitter Jose Morales singled home Nick Punto with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night.
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Zorn Memorial Stadium Dedication Sept. 5
Since mid-August, the Monmouth College Fighting Scots football team has been on the new synthetic FieldTurf at April Zorn Memorial Stadium on an almost daily basis, including a scrimmage last weekend that was played under the facility's new lights.
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Dufrene Could be Out in Fighting Illini Opener Against Mizzou
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois football coach Ron Zook says Daniel Dufrene is questionable for Saturday's season-opener against Missouri with an ankle injury.
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