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Local Sports Roundup 9/30/12
Knox College Football loses 19th straight, and more area sports.
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Nationals' Magic Number at 1 After Edging Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Morse circled the bases for a grand slam after taking an imaginary swing, and the Washington Nationals cut their magic number for winning the NL East to one Saturday night, beating St. Louis 6-4 on Kurt Suzuki's two-run double in the 10th inning.
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Diamondbacks Rout Cubs
PHOENIX (AP) -- Trevor Cahill threw a four-hitter in his third career complete game, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks added to Chicago's futility in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night.
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4 HR's for Rays in Win Over Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched one-hit ball into the sixth, Matt Joyce homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays stayed three games behind in the chase for the second AL wild card Saturday by beating the sliding Chicago White Sox 10-4.
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Europe Needs Historic Comeback to Win Ryder Cup
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) -- Backed by the deafening roar of the crowd, Bubba Watson has led off the Ryder Cup for an American team carrying a 10-6 lead.
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Penn State Opens Big 10 with Win Over U of I
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Matt McGloin threw for 211 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead Penn State to a 35-7 win over Illinois Saturday in the schools' Big Ten opener.
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ISU Edges South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- Darrelynn Dunn ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Illinois State won its fifth straight game, defeating South Dakota 34-31 on Saturday.
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Colter Leads Northwestern Past Indiana
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Kain Colter ran for 161 yards and four touchdowns, and Northwestern set a school record with 704 yards of total offense in a 44-29 victory over Indiana on Saturday in both teams' Big Ten Conference opener.
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Indiana State Tops SIU
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Shakir Bell ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Indiana State pull away for a 24-3 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday night.
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NIU Defeats Central Michigan
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Leighton Settle ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns, and Northern Illinois ran its home winning streak to 18 games Saturday with a 55-24 victory over Central Michigan in both teams' Mid-American Conference opener.
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NFL Refs Approve Deal, Scramble for Sunday Return
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- NFL referees have voted and approved a new eight-year deal with the league. Now they all can get back to the business of calling games.
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Cardinals Rout Nationals, Reduce Magic Number to 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Allen Craig matched his career best with four hits to go with two RBIs, Yadier Molina hit a two-run home run and the St. Louis Cardinals punished Edwin Jackson and the Washington Nationals early in a 12-2 victory Friday night to win a matchup of teams on the cusp of clinchers.
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Diamondbacks Beat Cubs
PHOENIX (AP) -- Justin Upton and Cody Ransom homered to power the Arizona Diamondbacks past the slumping Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Friday night.
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Rios Homers to Help White Sox Cool Off Rays
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alex Rios hit his career-high 25th homer and the Chicago White Sox gave their fading playoff hopes a boost, beating Tampa Bay 3-1 on Friday night to end the Rays' eight-game winning streak.
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Americans Poised for Another Big Day at Ryder Cup
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) -- Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson are leading the way in what is shaping up to be another big session for the Americans.
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Packers Look to Win with Shift in Style
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers coach Mike McCarthy has long talked about the importance of a team establishing its identity and playing to it.
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Motorsports Journalist Chris Economaki Dies at 91
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Chris Economaki, a journalist regarded as the authoritative voice in motorsports for decades, died Friday. He was 91.
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High school football scoreboard
Local area high school football scores
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Local Sports
Here is a look at your Local Sports Schedule
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LaMahieu Has 3 Hits as Rockies Top Cubs 10-5
DENVER (AP)--DJ LeMahieu had three hits and finished a home run short of the cycle, Wilin Rosario went deep and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 10-5 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night.
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Cardinals Win 4th Strainght. 4-0 over Astros
HOUSTON (AP)--Jaime Garcia pitched seven sharp innings and Jon Jay drove in two runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals improve their playoff chances with a 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
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White Sox Stumble with 4-3 Loss to Indians
CHICAGO (AP)--The Chicago White Sox gave Detroit an opening to tie for the AL Central lead when Gordon Beckham hit into a game-ending forceout with the potential tying run on second base Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
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Kozma's Homer Helps Cards to 6-1 Win Over Astros
HOUSTON (AP)--Lance Lynn pitched seven innings to earn his 17th win, rookie Pete Kozma hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals strengthened their grip on a playoff spot with a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
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Dunn's 2 Homers Lead White Sox
CHICAGO (AP)--Adam Dunn homered twice, including a clutch three-run shot in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Monday night to maintain their one-game lead in the AL Central.
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Quad Cities River Bandits Affiliate with Houston Astros
The Quad Cities River Bandits and Houston Astros signed a two-year Player Development Contract on Monday.
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Monday's Local Sports Schedule
Here's a look at the Sports around town.
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Weaver Wins 19th by Beating White Sox; Angels Close in Wild-Card Race
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)--Jered Weaver kept the Los Angeles Angels within striking distance in the AL wild-card chase, posting his league-leading 19th victory on Sunday with a 4-1 decision over the struggling Chicago White Sox.
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Cardinals Win for 6th Time in 7 Games, Hold Lead
CHICAGO (AP)--Kyle Lohse and the St. Louis Cardinals won for the sixth time in seven games, holding their lead in the NL wild-card race with a 6-3 win Sunday over the Chicago Cubs.
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Wright Returns INT for TD. Bears Beat Rams 23-6
CHICAGO (AP)--Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Chicago Bears beat the St. Louis Rams 23-6 on Sunday.
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Saturday Sports Scores
Monmouth Roseville Soccer and Track Results
Carl Sandburg College Men's and Women's Cross Country
Knox College Football
Monmouth College Football
Western Illinois University Football
Knoxville Volleyball Tournament

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