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Monmouth College Cross Country Duo Named MWC Performers of the Week
Leading from start-to-finish at last weekend's Olde English Classic Invitational in Beloit, Wis., resulted in Monmouth College's Mary Kate Beyer and Geoff Bird earning this week's Midwest Conference Performer of the Week honor in women's and men's cross country, respectively.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 10/5/9
Rowva, North Fulton volleyball teams win, Knoxville boys cross country team finishes third at Elmwood-Brimfield Invitational, Galesburg girls tennis team sweeps Kewanee.
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Talk Show Giant Limbaugh Interested in Co-Owning St. Louis Rams
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh says he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams.
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Rockies Surge into MLB Playoffs
DENVER (AP) -- Just like they did in 2007, the Colorado Rockies open the playoffs in Philadelphia as the hottest team in the National League.
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Glaus On, Green Off Cardinals' Postseason Roster
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Troy Glaus will be on the St. Louis Cardinals' roster for their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers despite missing most of the season while rehabbing from shoulder surgery.
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IHSA Assistant Executive Director Gannaway Retiring
Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Assistant Executive Director Dave Gannaway announced Tuesday that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2009-10 school term, his 11th on the IHSA staff.
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Favre Burns Packers in 30-23 Win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brett Favre proved to the Green Bay Packers he has plenty of fire left inside, and in his right arm.
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Monmouth College Football Kicker Earns MWC Honor
Monmouth College freshman kicker Matt Batton had a day to remember in Saturday's 59-0 win over Grinnell and earned his first Midwest Conference Special Teams Performer of the Week honor.
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Judge Releases Alleged ESPN Reporter Stalker
CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say the suburban Chicago man accused of making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews apparently uploaded videos of other women to the Internet as well.
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Cardinals' Carpenter NL Comeback Player of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Carpenter has been voted NL comeback player of the year and Aaron Hill has won the AL award.
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Man Accused of Stalking ESPN Reporter Expected in Court
CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago judge is expected to decide whether a man accused of stalking and secretly videotaping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews should be released on bail.
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Cardinals Lose to Milwaukee; Limping into Postseason
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Prince Fielder homered twice and Jody Gerut's two-out infield hit drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers sent the St. Louis Cardinals scuffling to the postseason with a 9-7 victory on Sunday.
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Cubs Demote Hitting Coach
CHICAGO (AP) -- The disappointed Chicago Cubs wasted little time making a change, dropping hitting coach Von Joshua after Sunday's season finale while offering him a similar spot at Triple-A.
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Diamondbacks Beat Cubs in Finale of Miserable Season
CHICAGO (AP) -- Doug Davis gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a win over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of disappointing seasons for both teams.
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Twins Beat K-C; Set Up One Game Playoff Against Detroit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hang on to those Homer Hankies: The Metrodome isn't ready to close for baseball just yet.

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Tigers Extend Season with Win Over White Sox
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander and Ryan Raburn gave the Detroit Tigers at least one more game.
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Former Illini Star Mendenhall Shines in Steelers' Win
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes on fast-starting Pittsburgh's first two drives, Rashard Mendenhall surpassed his previous career total with 165 yards rushing and two scores and the Steelers opened a 28-point lead, then held on to beat the San Diego Chargers 38-28 Sunday night.
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NFL Week Four Scores
Four NFL teams in action Sunday afternoon are still undefeated after winning their week four games.
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Cutler Leads Bears Past Lions
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and the Chicago Bears pulled away in the second half to beat the Detroit Lions 48-24 Sunday after they snapped their 19-game losing streak last week.
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Florida State Official Says Legendary Coach Bowden Should Go
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The chairman of the Florida State University trustees wants Bobby Bowden to retire at the end of this season.
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Illinois Benching Juice Williams
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has decided to bench senior quarterback Juice Williams and will start backup Eddie McGee on Saturday against Michigan State.
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Scots' Barnard Named All-Conference Women's Golf
Monmouth College senior golfer Lynsey Barnard ended her Midwest Conference career the way she started it - with an all-conference performance.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 10/3/9
Monmouth College rolls to fifth victory of the season, Knox College loses big at St. Norbert College, GHS freshman football team wins its third straight.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Penn State Blows Out Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Evan Royster and Stephon Green each ran for more than 100 yards and Darryl Clark added a pair of rushing touchdowns to lead No. 15 Penn State to a 35-17 win at Illinois on a wet, windy Saturday.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Iowa Gets By Arkansas State
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Ricky Stanzi threw for a season-high 296 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 Iowa slipped past Arkansas State 24-21 to give the Hawkeyes their best start since 1995.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Southern Illinois Beats Western Illinois
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Deji Karim's 92-yard touchdown run less than three minutes into the game helped ignite Southern Illinois to a 30-10 victory over Western Illinois in Missouri Valley Football Conference play on Saturday.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Northern Illinois Whips Western Michigan
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Chad Spann rushed for three touchdowns while quarterback Chandler Harnish threw for another on Saturday as Northern Illinois opened its Mid-American Conference season with a 38-3 victory over Western Michigan.
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Brewers Beat Slumping Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ryan Braun reached 200 hits for the first time on a two-run homer in the first inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday to ensure the NL Central champions will open the postseason on the road.
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Wells Pitches Cubs to Victory Over Arizona
CHICAGO (AP) -- Randy Wells allowed three hits in seven strong innings and struck out a career-high 10, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 Saturday afternoon.
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Tigers Lose to White Sox Again; Tied with Minnesota in AL Central
DETROIT (AP) -- The AL Central has come down to the final day.
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