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Wild Beat Blues
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Wednesday night in an exhibition game.
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Cardinals Sweep Nats to Close in on Title
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday.
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Sveum Waits to Hear About His Future
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dale Sveum doesn't know if he'll be coming back for a third season as manager of the Chicago Cubs.
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Local Sports 9/25/13
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Cards' Wacha Loses No-Hit Bid With 2 Outs in 9th
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha lost his no-hit bid on Ryan Zimmerman's infield single with two outs in the ninth inning, and St. Louis beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to close in on the NL Central title.
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Cubs, White Sox Close Out Losing Seasons
CHICAGO (AP) -- When it comes to baseball in Chicago, this has been one awful summer.
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Cole, Pirates Take Wild-Card Lead, Beat Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gerrit Cole threw six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates took over the NL wild-card lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-2 Tuesday night.
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Giambi's 2-Run Homer Gives Indians Win Over White Sox
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Jason Giambi belted a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a stunning 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race.
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White Sox INF Keppinger to Have Shoulder Surgery
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chicago White Sox infielder Jeff Keppinger will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.
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Rams Distance Selves from Anti-Military Tweet
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams say an anti-military Tweet by former offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe is reprehensible, and coach Jeff Fisher also weighed in on the comment.
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Ohio State Still Looks Formidable in Big Ten
(AP) -- The Big Ten has already started conference play -- Wisconsin beat Purdue 41-10 last weekend -- but this Saturday night is the first marquee game between league opponents.
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Local Sports 9/24/13
Tuesday's local sports schedule.
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Cardinals Eliminate Nationals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Beltran homered, Adam Wainwright earned his 18th win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Washington 4-3 on Monday night, eliminating the Nationals from playoff contention.
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Pirates Clinch 1st Playoff Berth in 21 Years with Win Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.
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Quintana Leads White Sox Over Blue Jays
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jose Quintana threw 7 1/3 strong innings, Marcus Semien hit a two-run home run and Avisail Garcia added a solo shot to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
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Bears DT Melton Out for Season with ACL Injury
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have lost starting defensive tackle Henry Melton for the season due to a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.
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NIU Will Play Northwestern in 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois's football team will play Northwestern in 2014, the first matchup between the two teams since 2005.
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Deep Blackhawks Hoping for 2nd Straight Title
CHICAGO (AP) -- The last time Chicago won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and the title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.
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Penguins Top Blackhawks in SO
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- James Neal scored in the shootout to give the Penguins a 3-2 preseason win over the Blackhawks after Chicago's Bryan Bickell and Pittsburgh's Kris Letang scored two goals apiece in regulation on Monday night.
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Blues Sign F Morrow to 1-Year Deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have added depth at forward, signing veteran Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract.
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Local Sports 9/23/13
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Bears Stay Unbeaten with Win Over Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Chicago Bears are unbeaten. The Pittsburgh Steelers can't stop beating themselves.
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Murray, Romo Lead Cowboys to Rout of Rams
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- DeMarco Murray rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown, Tony Romo threw for three scores and the Dallas Cowboys beat the St. Louis Rams 31-7 Sunday.
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Froese's 2 Goals Lead Blackhawks Past Wings
DETROIT (AP) -- Byron Froese scored his second goal 3:25 into the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in a preseason game Sunday.
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Brewers Beat Cardinals in Home Finale
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Norichika Aoki scored three times and doubled home a run, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat sloppy St. Louis 6-4 on Sunday night, hours after the Cardinals clinched a playoff berth.
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Braves Grab NL East Title; Beat Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves clinched the NL East title on Sunday, and then rode two homers by Andrelton Simmons to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
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No Clincher for Detroit; White Sox Beat Tigers
DETROIT (AP) -- Erik Johnson pitched into the seventh inning in his fourth career start, and the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 6-3 to end any chance of the Tigers clinching the AL Central title in their home finale Sunday.
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Derrick Rose Ready to Lead Bulls Again
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose believes he's ready to dominate again and help the Chicago Bulls contend for a championship.
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Catchings Leads Fever Past Sky
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tamika Catchings had 18 points and 12 rebounds and the Indiana Fever advanced to the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals by completing a best-of-three series sweep of the Chicago Sky with a 79-57 victory Sunday.
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Kenseth Leads 2nd Chase Race at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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