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Freese, Cardinals Force Game 5, Beat Phillies 5-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Freese homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals tagged playoff nemesis Roy Oswalt and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night, forcing a deciding fifth game in their NL division series.
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Schumaker Leaves With Apparent Injury
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker has left Game 4 of the NL division series after grabbing his hamstring during an at-bat in the fifth inning.
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Squirrel Steals Spotlight
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A squirrel ran across home plate in the fifth inning of the NL division series game between the Phillies and Cardinals on Wednesday night.
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Woods Signs 1st Major Endorsement Deal In 2 Years
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) -- Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour with a new endorsement deal with Rolex.
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Illinois To Give 5-0 Record First Road Test
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois offensive lineman Jeff Allen says there is a special feeling when a road team silences a crowd and takes control of a game.
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Williams Apologizes For Hitler-Obama Analogy
(AP) -- Hank Williams Jr. is apologizing for using an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama that prompted ESPN to pull his classic intro song to "Monday Night Football."
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Beltre Hits 3 HRs; Texas Wins 4-3, Ousts Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Adrian Beltre hit three straight home runs and the Texas Rangers powered themselves back into the AL championship series, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday to win their playoff matchup.
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Francisco's Homer Lifts Phillies Past Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
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Holliday Takes BP But Still Not In Cards' Lineup
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals star Matt Holliday took batting practice before Game 3 of the NL playoffs, but was not in the lineup.
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Cards' La Russa Fined For Criticizing Umpire On TV
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has been fined for criticizing an umpire in a televised interview during a playoff game.
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Holliday Takes BP But Still Not in Cards Lineup
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals star Matt Holliday took batting practice before Game 3 of the NL playoffs, but was not in the lineup.
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Chicago Coaches Removed Over Fight Allegations
CHICAGO (AP) -- Two Chicago football coaches have been removed from their positions amid allegations they were involved in a teen's beating.
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Fate of NBA Season Opener May Be At Stake In Talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Owners and players have arrived for a "very huge day'' in the NBA, with perhaps the fate of the league's 82-game schedule at stake.
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Blackhawks Give GM Bowman 3-Year Extension
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have given general manager Stan Bowman a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season.
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Blackhawks Agree To 1-Year Deal With G Emery
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with goaltender Ray Emery.
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After Big Day In Game 2, Bullpen Rests
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A travel day gave the Cardinals a welcome chance to recharge their bullpen. Six relievers helped St. Louis tie the best-of-five series against the Philadelphia Phillies at a game apiece.
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NBA Negotiators Talking Again In Small Groups
NEW YORK (AP) -- With perhaps days left to avoid further damage to the NBA schedule, negotiators for owners and players are talking again in hopes of ending the lockout.
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Cardinals Rally Against Lee And Phils, Even Series
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- John Jay knocked Carlos Ruiz backward with a hard forearm shiver, then the St. Louis Cardinals flipped this series around.
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Green Has Goal, Assist In Caps' 4-1 Win Over Hawks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Green had a goal and an assist, and Michal Neuvirth stopped 28 shots as the Washington Capitals beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Sunday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
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Illini Jenkins Named Big Ten Player Of The Week
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins is one of the Big Ten's Players of the Week.
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No. 19 Illinois Suspends LB Brown For 1 Game
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- No. 19 Illinois has suspended sophomore linebacker Jonathan Brown for Saturday's game at Indiana after he appeared to intentionally knee a Northwestern player during the Illini's victory over the weekend.
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Hester Sets Record, Bears Beat Panthers 34-29
CHICAGO (AP) -- Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown, Matt Forte ran for a career-high 205 yards and the Chicago Bears beat Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 34-29 on Sunday.
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Torain Carries Redskins Past Rams, 17-10
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ryan Torain ran for 135 yards and a 20-yard score, and the Washington Redskins held off a late rally by the winless St. Louis Rams for a 17-10 victory Sunday.
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Local Sports Roundup 10/2/11
Knox College loses, Monmouth Wins, Streaks Golf Shares WB6 Title.
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Phils Win Game 1 vs. Cardinals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ryan Howard hit a huge home run, Roy Halladay overcame a shaky start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-6 Saturday night in the opener of their NL division series.
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#24 Illini Catch Northwestern
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase scored a 1-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left Saturday to lead No. 24 Illinois to a 38-35 comeback win over Northwestern.
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WIU Beats SIU on Late Touchdown
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Terriun Crump caught a 77-yard touchdown pass from Josh Hudson with 26 seconds remaining as Western Illinois ended a nine-game losing streak to Southern Illinois with a 27-21 victory Saturday.
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N. Dakota State Beats ISU
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- D.J. McNorton ran for one touchdown and caught a pass for another as North Dakota State beat Illinois State 20-10 on Saturday.
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Cent. Michigan Holds on to Beat NIU
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Ryan Radcliff threw for 387 yards and four long touchdowns, Paris Cotton added 110 yards and a score on the ground, and Central Michigan escaped with a wild 48-41 victory Saturday over Northern Illinois.
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SE Missouri Survives EIU
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Matt Scheible threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as well as a career-best 161 yards to lead Southeast Missouri to a 37-30 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday night.
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