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Reutimann Wins Pole for Last Race Before Chase
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- David Reutimann picked a heck of a race to win his fourth career NASCAR Sprint Cup pole.
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Scoreboard 9/09/11
High School football week #2 and Major League Baseball scores
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14 Drivers Vying For Final 4 Berths In Chase Field
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Nine drivers have already clinched spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. NASCAR's new wild-card provision has left a variety of possibilities for the final four positions headed into Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway.
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Rodgers Throws 3 TDs, Packers Outlast Saints 42-34
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers came out on top in a memorable opening-night duel with Drew Brees and the Green Bay Packers came up with a goal-line stand on the final play of the game to beat the New Orleans Saints 42-34 on Thursday night.
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White Sox Utility Player Lillibridge Breaks Hand
CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox utility player Brent Lillibridge suffered a broken hand when he was hit by a pitch during Chicago's 8-1 win over Cleveland on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the regular season.
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Morel, Konerko Lead White Sox Past Indians, 8-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brent Morel hit two homers and Paul Konerko had a grand slam, lifting the Chicago White Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
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NBA Owners, Players Back At The Bargaining Table
NEW YORK (AP) -- Negotiators for NBA owners and players are meeting again, the first time they have done so on consecutive days during the lockout.
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For Williams, Time To Make Good Impression
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago wide receiver Roy Williams realizes the questions won't go away until he produces again under the spotlight.
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Court Upholds Conviction In Iowa Coach's Death
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a mentally ill man who shot his former football coach in the school's weight room.
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Carpenter's 4-Hitter Leads Cards Over Brewers
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter pitched a four-hitter to record his first shutout in two years and Rafael Furcal hit a solo home run as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Wednesday night.
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Offense Finally Comes Through For Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Valencia's two-run single snapped Minnesota's 20-inning scoreless streak and rookie Chris Parmelee added a two-run double to help the Twins avoid a sweep with a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
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Cubs Beat Reds On Pena Homer
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Pena hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
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Local Sports Roundup 9/7/11
Volleyball and other action from Tuesday can be found here.
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Russian Jet Carrying Hockey Team Crashes, 43 Dead
TUNOSHNA, Russia (AP) -- Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry says at least 43 people have died in the crash of a Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team.
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Obama Welcomes NASCAR Drivers To White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama welcomes Jimmie Johnson and other drivers from last year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup to the White House on Wednesday.
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Votto Helps Reds Beat Cubs 4-2 In 13 Innings
CHICAGO (AP) -- Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the 13th inning and the Cincinnati Reds rebounded for a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth Tuesday night.
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Peavy, Rios Lift White Sox Over Twins 3-0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jake Peavy struck out a season-high nine and Alex Rios homered to help the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
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Rested Lohse Leads Cardinals Past Brewers 4-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Lohse threw six scoreless innings on eight days' rest and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Jon Jay and Matt Holliday in the third inning, slicing just a bit into the Milwaukee Brewers' formidable NL Central lead with a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night.
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Late Afternoon Loss Frustrates Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A day after Albert Pujols complained about hitting in late-afternoon shadows after a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, his manager backed him up.
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Illinois Had Young Team On Field For Opener
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois had a lot of fresh faces on the field over the weekend.
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Gordon Holds On At Atlanta For 85th Career Win
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon has won the rain-delayed NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway for his third victory of the season and 85th of his career.
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Rams Sign Tight End, Center
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams signed tight end Stephen Spach and center Tony Wragge, players recently cut by NFL West opponents.
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Briggs Wants To Be Dealt If He Can't Get Raise
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Lance Briggs made it clear again he wants to be traded if the Chicago Bears won't restructure his contract at some point.
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Webb Simpson Rallies To Win Deutsche Bank
NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- Webb Simpson made three big putts, the last one giving him an unlikely win Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
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Stewart Gets 1-Hit Shutout, White Sox Sweep Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- White Sox rookie Zach Stewart took a perfect game into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter, and Chicago completed a doubleheader sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 4-0 victory on Monday night.
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Wolf Shuts Down Cardinals In Brewers' 4-1 Win
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Randy Wolf allowed one run over eight innings and Ryan Braun and Nyjer Morgan each homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
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Garza, Ramirez Lead Cubs To 4-3 Win Over Reds
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Garza pitched eight strong innings, Aramis Ramirez had a tiebreaking two-run single, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday.
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Humber Throws 7 Shutout Inning, White Sox Win 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Philip Humber pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Monday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
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Bears, Meriweather Agree To 1 Year Deal
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bears added to their secondary, agreeing to a one-year deal with two-time Pro Bowl safety Brandon Meriweather.
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Tigers Rout White Sox 18-2 To Finish Sweep
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers finished a three-game sweep of Chicago in emphatic fashion, routing the White Sox 18-2 on Sunday night.
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