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Giants Deny Cubs Sweep in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Matt Cain pitched eight scoreless innings, Eli Whiteside had a pair of RBI doubles and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Sunday.
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Sports Roundup -- 9/26/9
Nationally ranked Scots roll again, Prairie Fire lose fourth straight, Major college football results, Cardinals nail down NL Central crown, Sunday NFL schedule.
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Sports Roundup -- 9/25/9
Streaks injuries and turnovers doom homecoming effort...Quincy, Orion, and United stay perfect...Cardinals can't clinch NL Central, Cubs still alive...today's local and college football schedule
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WIU Head Football Coach Steps Down, Citing Health Concerns
In his 11th season with the Western Illinois football program, head coach Don Patterson has announced he will step down from his head coaching role due to personal health concerns, Friday, Sept. 25th.
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WEB BONUS: GHS Sports Represented in Homecoming Parade
POSTED 6:08pm 9/25/09 Click here for photos of the GHS athletic teams participating in Friday afternoon's Homecoming Parade in downtown Galesburg.
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A Family Affair: A&R Hosts Stark County
Two brothers who have been around football all of their lives will see the teams they coach face off Friday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/24/9
Galesburg boys and girls golf teams post wins; Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, North Fulton and B-PC-A volleyball teams victorious.
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Cubs Beat Giants to Postpone Cardinals' Celebration
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeff Baker hit a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs staved off elimination in the NL Central for a day by handing the San Francisco Giants a blow to their postseason hopes with 3-2 victory Thursday night.
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Red Sox Closer to Playoffs After Win Over K-C
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- David Ortiz homered and drove in three runs, and Clay Buchholz took a shutout into the seventh inning to help the Boston Red Sox move closer to the postseason with a 10-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday night.
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Dodgers Give Nats 100th Loss; Reduce Magic Number to One
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rafael Furcal hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning Thursday night, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Washington 7-6 to hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season.
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NL Wildcard Leader Colorado Blows Lead, Loses to San Diego
DENVER (AP) -- Nick Hundley homered to start the comeback and drove in the tiebreaking run with an eighth-inning single off Rafael Betancourt, and the San Diego Padres dealt the NL wildcard-leading Colorado Rockies a disheartening 5-4 loss Thursday night.
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Tigers Sweep Tribe; Increase AL Central Lead Over Minnesota
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched the Detroit Tigers closer to a division title and pushed the Cleveland Indians within one loss of matching a franchise record for futility with a 6-5 win Thursday night.
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Patrick to Stay with IRL
MOTEGI, Japan (AP) -- Danica Patrick has reached an agreement on a three-year contract to remain at Andretti Green Racing and stay in the IndyCar Series.
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Seattle's Hasselbeck Could Sit Sunday Against Bears
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, linebacker Lofa Tatupu and fullback Justin Griffith all were spectators and did not participate in practice.
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Penn State Stepping Up Security at Football Games
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State says it will employ enhanced security measures at football games the rest of the season, and that fans should give themselves an extra 30 minutes to get to their seats for games.
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TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South Carolina Suprises #4 Ole Miss
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Mississippi wasn't ready for the Top 5, or South Carolina's defense.
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Galesburg Awaits Balanced Rock Island
POSTED 11:49 a-m 9/24/9 Rock Island comes in to Van Dyke Field trying to ruin Galesburg's homecoming game while the Silver Streaks will try to wake up a previously potent offense.
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Scots Football Team Expects Another Tough Challenge at Carroll
Monmouth College football coach Steve Bell has built a successful program by focusing on one game at a time, and that philosophy won't change on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. when the Fighting Scots meet Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis.
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Week Five Area High School Football Schedule
United and Knoxville are among a hand-full of undefeated football teams from the area hoping to secure a win Friday night to become eligible for the playoffs.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/23/9
Rockridge sweeps Knoxville golf teams, United and Monmouth-Roseville win volleyball matches, Ricketts having an impact at Knox.
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Cardinals Party Put on Hold with Shutout Loss at Houston
HOUSTON (AP) -- Bud Norris and the Houston Astros put the St. Louis Cardinals' celebration on ice.
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Fielder Homers, Brewers Beat Cubs
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Prince Fielder hit his 42nd homer to give him a majors-best 131 RBIs and rookie Chris Narveson struck out 10 for his first win as a starter, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Wednesday night.
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Twins Complete Sweep of White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brian Duensing won his fifth straight decision and the Minnesota Twins stayed on the heels of first-place Detroit in the AL Central with their ninth victory in the last 10 games, beating the Chicago White 8-6 Wednesday night.
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White Sox GM Unhappy with Team's Play
CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox general manager Kenny Williams reiterated his displeasure with the effort his team has put forth this season.
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Cubs' Bradley Apologizes for Comments, Actions
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Suspended Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley has apologized for behavior that led to general manager Jim Hendry's decision to banish him for the rest of the season.
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Monmouth College Football Team Among Nation's Best
The Monmouth College football team remained just outside the top 10 in one national poll and debuted in the top 15 in another while climbing up the NCAA's statistical charts.
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United, Rocky, Alleman Move Up in AP High School Football Poll
A local high school football team is moving up in its class and two Western Big Six teams are doing the same in the latest Associated Press High School Football Poll.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 9/22/9
Galesburg High School's volleyball team falls to undefeated Moline, GHS girls golf team splits double-dual meet at ISU, Streaks girls tennis team wins second straight, Galesburg girls swimming and diving team beats Pekin, Lombard and Churchill 7th grade football teams off to 2-0 starts.
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Redbirds Reduce Magic Number to Two
HOUSTON (AP) -- Joel Pineiro allowed five hits in seven effective innings, Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals inched closer to the NL Central title Tuesday with an 11-2 win over the Houston Astros.
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Lee Continues Assault on Pitchers; Leads Cubs Past Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Derrek Lee hit his 35th homer and drove in two runs to set a new career mark with 109 RBIs, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night.
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