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Local Sports 10/1/13
Here's a look at tonight's sports scheudle
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Ill. State Opts for Less Practice Ahead of Season
NORMAL, Ill. (AP)--NCAA rules will let college basketball coaches start practices earlier this year than in years past. But Illinois State head coach Dan Muller is worried about extra fatigue.
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Blackhawks Begin Title Defense Against Capitals
CHICAGO (AP)--The Chicago Blackhawks began last season in Los Angeles, where they watched the Kings celebrate their Stanley Cup title, and then cruised to an emphatic 5-2 victory that set the tone for their own championship run.
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After All These Yeats, Illini Focus on Tight Ends
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)--Illinois has recruited strong talent at tight end for years. But those big receivers were seldom features of the game plan.
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Illini's Bailey Name Big 10 Freshman of the Week
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP)--Illinois backup quarterback Aaron Bailey's big afternoon against Miami of Ohio has made him the Big Ten's freshman of the week.
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Local Sports 9/30/13
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Cubs Fire Sveum
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Dale Sveum after finishing last in the NL Central for the first time in seven years.
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Chicago Blackhawks Receive Championship Rings
CHICAGO (AP)--The Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks now have their championship rings.
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Cardinals Clinch Home Field in NL Postseason
ST. LOUIS (AP)--Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals clinched home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs when they beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 Sunday for their sixth straight win.
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Chen Pitches Royals to 4-1 Victory Over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP)--Bruce Chen pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and Kansas City beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Sunday in the finale of the Royals' best season in 24 years.
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Lions Score 27 in 2nd Quarter, Beat Bears 40-32
DETROIT (AP) -- Reggie Bush's 37-yard touchdown run helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter and he accounted for 173 yards of offense to help the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 40-32 on Sunday.
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Shaw's OT Goal Lifts Blackhawks Past Caps 4-3
CHICAGO (AP) -- Andrew Shaw knocked in a rebound at 1:47 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night in the teams' preseason finale.
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White Sox Slip Past Royals 6-5
CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie each hit two-run homers and the Chicago White Sox earned a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
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Wainwright Wins 19th, Cardinals Beat Cubs 6-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright earned his 19th victory in a tuneup for the NL division series opener and Matt Holliday homered again as the St. Louis Cardinals showed no letup after clinching the NL Central, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Saturday.
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Illinois Blows By Miami (OH), 50-14
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns and Illinois used a 29-point second quarter to blow by Miami of Ohio 50-14 on Saturday.
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Monmouth-Roseville Boys win Cross Country Invitational
Results from today's (9/29/13) Monmouth-Roseville Titan Cross-Country Invitational
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Shields Leads Royals Over White Sox 6-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- It was a night of individual achievements for the Kansas City Royals and another step closer to a dubious distinction for the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
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Cardinals Clinch NL Central, Beat Cubs 7-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals clinched their first NL Central title in four years, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-0 Friday night behind the strong pitching of Lance Lynn and home runs by David Freese and Matt Holliday.
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Bears' Tillman Questionable For Lions Game
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman is questionable for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions because of knee and groin problems.
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Local Sports 9/27/13
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Area High School Football Schedule for Friday September 27th
Week 5 of the high school football season gets underway this evening.
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With Big Ten Looming, Illini Focuses on Miami
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois is a week away from a big game at Nebraska to open the Big Ten.
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At 3-0, Bears Trying to Stay Focused
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Despite what the record says, coach Marc Trestman isn't buying into the idea that the Chicago Bears are 3-0 and leading the NFC North.
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Guithrie, Laugh Lead Royals Over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven strong innings, and David Lough hit a two-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
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49ers Regain Footing, Rout Rams
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the San Francisco 49ers' defense stepped up without some of their stars in a 35-11 rout over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.
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Illinois Opens Basketball Practice with Youth
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois will start preparing for the upcoming basketball season Friday with its first practice.
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Illinois, North Carolina Schedule Games for 2015, 2016
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois and North Carolina have some basketball history but the schools will face each other in a home-and-home football series in 2015 and 2016.
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Local Sports 9/26/13
Thursday's local sports schedule.
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Pirates Fall to Cubs, Blunting NL Central Hopes
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates' hopes of catching up in the NL Central took a big hit Wednesday when Darnell McDonald launched a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win.
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Indians Beat White Sox for 14th Straight Time
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie Danny Salazar gave Cleveland a much-needed quality start and Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer as the Indians tightened their grip one of the AL wild-card spots with their 14th straight win over the Chicago White Sox, 7-2 on Wednesday night in their home finale.
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