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Matt Kenseth Wins Pole for 1st Chase Race
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth will open the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole at ChicagoLand Speedway.
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Keselowski Wins Nationwide Series Race at Chicago
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski has won the Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway with a dominating run.
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Scoreboard for 9/17/11
Local college football scores
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Local Sports Roundup 9/17/11
GHS Football loses again, plus other local scores from Friday.
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Chambers' First Major League Hit Lifts Cardinals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Adron Chambers drove in the go-ahead run with his first major league hit and Tyler Greene added an RBI double in the 11th inning to help St. Louis beat Philadelpha 4-2, keeping the Cardinals' playoff push alive while putting the Phillies' title celebration on hold.
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Byrd's Single Lifts Cubs Past Astros in 12
CHICAGO (AP) -- Marlon Byrd's 12th-inning infield single lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday.
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Hosmer Lifts Royals to 7-6 Win Over White Sox
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer had three hits and doubled in the winning run in the ninth inning to lift Kansas City to a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night that extended the Royals' winning streak to six games.
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Thome Returns to Minnesota with the Indians
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jim Thome is back in Minnesota, a place where he only spent a short time but still managed to leave a lasting impression.
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On the Bus, Illini Fans Hear a Devil of a Message
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illini fans who climb aboard a bus near Memorial Stadium around game time Saturday are likely to hear a surprising message.
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Johnson Starts 6th Bid for Title Under the Radar
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- There's not a lot of buzz surrounding Jimmie Johnson as he heads into the first race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
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Wilson, Rose Tied for Lead at BMW
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Mark Wilson and Justin Rose are tied for the lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship.
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Stricker Withdraws With Recurring Arm Problem
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Steve Stricker has withdrawn from the BMW Championship because of recurring pain in his neck that first bothered him nine months ago.
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New NFL Pat-Downs Will Take Longer
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has "enhanced" its security pat-down procedures for fans entering stadiums.
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Kane, Sharp on Schedule to Recover for Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks say Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp are both on schedule in their recovery from surgery.
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Scoreboard for 9/16
Area high school football scores and more
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Gordon Alleges RCR Orders Altered Richmond Finish
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeff Gordon wonders if Richard Childress Racing intentionally caused a caution at Richmond to help Kevin Harvick win the race.
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Source: NBA, Referees Agree On 5-Year Deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the NBA and its referees have agreed to a new five-year deal, just two years after a contract dispute nearly caused the league to open the season with replacements.
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Rams RB Jackson May Play Vs Giants
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Steven Jackson has not ruled himself out for the St. Louis Rams' Monday night game against the New York Giants.
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Rams Get Extra Day To Address Mistakes
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams are getting over those opening-day jitters.
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Cabrera, Butler Lead Royals Over White Sox 7-2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Melky Cabrera had four hits, including a home run, and Billy Butler hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
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Bruce Homers In 11th, Reds Beat Cubs
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning that lifted the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
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Brian Urlacher Returns to The Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to practice Thursday after the death of his mother and is expected to play at New Orleans this weekend.
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Area High School Football Schedule
Week 4 of the high school football season continues...
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Tigers Rally Past White Sox For 12th Straight Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Guillen singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Detroit Tigers extended their longest winning streak in 77 years, rallying past the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday for their 12th straight victory.
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Hernandez Homer Helps Reds Overcome Loss Of Cueto
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ramon Hernandez hit a three-run homer to help Cincinnati overcome the loss of pitcher Johnny Cueto and beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Wednesday night.
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Bears LB Urlacher Leaves Team After Mother's Death
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team following the death of his mother.
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Verlander Leads Tigers Past White Sox 5-0
CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings to earn his major league-best 23rd win and the Detroit Tigers blanked the Chicago White Sox 5-0 on Tuesday night for their 11th consecutive victory.
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Phillips Homers To Back Leake, Reds Beat Cubs 2-1
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips homered again, helping Mike Leake and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Tuesday night and end a three-game losing streak.
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Cardinals Keep Pace With 6-4 Win Over Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Nick Punto hit a go-ahead double in the ninth inning and the surging St. Louis Cardinals overcame three errors by first baseman Albert Pujols to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Tuesday night.
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Carpenter Signs 2-Year Deal With Cardinals
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher Chris Carpenter have agreed to a $21 million deal that will keep the former Cy Young Award winner with the club through the 2013 season.
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