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Panthers the Team to Beat in MVC Men's Basketball
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Northern Iowa is the overwhelming choice to win the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball title in 2009-10.
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Fan Poll: Yankees Beat Phillies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball fans say it's the Yankees year.
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Weather Iffy for World Series Game One
NEW YORK (AP) -- There could be more soggy weather in the Bronx for Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday night.
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Lakers' Bid to Repeat Gets Off to Good Start Against Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There was no championship hangover for these Lakers.
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Pierce Powers Celtics Past Cavs
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The reunited Big Three, and Rasheed, are one up on the Big Two.
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Rockets Kick Off New Season with Win Against Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Reserve Travis Outlaw scored 23 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets 96-87 in the season opener Tuesday night.
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Washington Opens NBA Season with Win
DALLAS (AP) -- Gilbert Arenas had 29 points and nine assists, helping stake the Washington Wizards to an early lead over the revamped Dallas Mavericks and keeping them ahead throughout the final three quarters on their way to a 102-91 victory Tuesday night.
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Sale of Cubs, Wrigley Field Complete
POSTED 10:03 a-m 10/27/9 CHICAGO (AP) -- The sale of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and other assets from the Tribune Co. to the Ricketts family is complete.
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Monmouth College Volleyball Team Fighting for MWC Tourney Spot; Rooting for Rival Knox Down Homestretch
POSTED 9:56 a-m 10/27/9 Monmouth College's volleyball team concludes regular season play in the Midwest Conference with a match Tuesday night at Illinois College.
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MC's Goranson Honored by Midwest Conference
Monmouth College defensive end Anthony Goranson had one of his best games this season and earned this week's Midwest Conference Defensive Performer of the Week honor.
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Angels Hoping to Stay Together After Playoff Loss
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels' season began with a tragedy and ended in bittersweet defeat.
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ESPN Suspends Griese for Remark
UNDATED (AP) -- ESPN broadcaster Bob Griese has been suspended one week for a remark he made about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
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Kane Leads Blackhawks Past Wild
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Kane scored a spectacular third-period goal just 3:25 after Minnesota had made it a one-goal game and the Chicago Blackhawks went on to win 3-1 Monday night, dropping the Wild to 0-8 on the road.
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Eagles Bounce Back with Win Over Redskins
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- DeSean Jackson scored on a 67-yard reverse and caught a 57-yard touchdown pass, and the Philadelphia Eagles converted three turnovers into points Monday night in a 27-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
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Bears Coach Smith Wants to See Harris Practice
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Bears coach Lovie Smith wants to see defensive tackle Tommie Harris practicing more often before he puts the Pro Bowler into a game.
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High School Volleyball Regionals Begin Wednesday
POSTED 12:11 p-m 10/26/9, UPDATED 9:20 a-m 10/27/9 The "second season" for area Class 1A high school volleyball teams begins Wednesday, followed by the 2A and 3A teams on Thursday.
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FIRST ON WGIL: Big Mac Back with Cardinals; LaRussa Returning for 15th Season
POSTED 11:28 a-m 10/26/9 ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mark McGwire is returning to baseball as hitting coach under St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.
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IHSA Football Playoffs - First Round Matchups
updated 9:39 a-m a-m 10/30/9 The dates and times for the first round of the playoffs are set for area high school football teams.
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Lee Gets Starting Nod for Phillies in World Series Game One Against New York
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Yankees.
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Yankees Beat Angels in Six Games; Win AL Pennant
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees are the American League champs for the 40th time in team history.
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NFL Roundup - Colts, Saints Still Undefeated
UNDATED (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts kept their perfect seasons intact Sunday while the Minnesota Vikings absorbed their first loss.
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Benson Dominates Former Team As Bengals Crush Bears
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cedric Benson got his revenge on Chicago, all right. The rest of the Bengals' offense had a sweet time, too.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 10/24/9
Knox falls in Homecoming game, Monmouth rolls at Lake Forest, Illinois' struggles continue at Prudue, Iowa Hawkeyes on top of the Big Ten, IHSA local playoff football pairings, Sunday's football schedule.
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Monmouth College Remains Unbeaten
Nick Wright and Kramer Matzen caught two touchdown passes each and the Monmouth College offense rolled up 613 yards - second only to the 679 yards the 1972 team racked up against Carleton - in a 51-14 win over Lake Forest.
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Illini Struggles Continue Versus Boilermakers
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Joey Elliott passed for 166 yards and ran for 62 yards and a touchdown, and Purdue beat Illinois 24-14 Saturday to avoid a letdown after upsetting Ohio State last week.
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Knox Falls To Carroll on Homecoming
Knox College failed to earn their first victory of the year on their homecoming as the Prairie Fire fell to Carroll College Saturday.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 10/23/9
Galesburg High School boys soccer earns historic win, Streaks football team ends the season on a winning note and Knox College football hopes to pick up first win of the season on Homecoming.
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Illini Heads to Purdue Looking for Rebound -- HEAR THE GAME LIVE ON WGIL
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- When Illinois opened its season back in September, the game at rebuilding Purdue looked like a winnable contest.
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NBA Referee Lockout Ends
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA and its referees union have reached agreement on a two-year contract, ending a lockout of more than a month.
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Victory for Bulls in Preseason Finale
CHICAGO (AP) -- Tyrus Thomas scored 19 points, Brad Miller added 18 and the Chicago Bulls overcame a poor start to beat the Washington Wizards 93-70 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
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