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Hall of Famer Sparky Anderson Dead at 76
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson has died. He was 76.
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NCAA Penalizes Michigan for Major Violations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The NCAA has added a third year of probation to Michigan's football program for rules violations related to practice and training time.
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Weber Unsure What to Expect from Illini in Opener
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- With the college basketball season getting underway in four days, Illinois coach Bruce Weber admits he doesn' know what he'll see when 13th-ranked Illini take the floor against UC-Irvine.
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Devils Goalie Injured in Win Over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Bradley Mills scored his first NHL goal with 3:51 left in the third period to snap a tie, and the New Jersey Devils got past the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Wednesday night.
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Cubs Say Sandberg Will Not Manage Triple-A Iowa
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cubs say Ryne Sandberg will not return as manager of Triple-A Iowa next season.
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Ramirez Exercises Option; Will Stay With Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs say third baseman Aramis Ramirez has exercised his $14.6 million option and will return to the team next season.
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Local Sports Roundup 11/3/10
Monmouth-Roseville to lose football coach, and a new organization is formed at Knox College.
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Proposal Given to IHSA Would Allow Games In Event of Teachers Strikes
(IRN) -- The Illinois High School Association is considering a proposal that would allow student-athletes to play in games and practices in the event of a teachers' strike.
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Tisdale Leads #13 Illinois Over Southern Indiana
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Center Mike Tisdale scored 21 points to lead No. 13 Illinois to a 76-67 exhibition victory over Southern Indiana on Tuesday night.
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Voters OK Funding for New Cubs Spring Facility
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Voters in Mesa have approved funding for construction of a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs.
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Vizquel, White Sox Agree to 1-Year Deal
CHICAGO (AP) -- Veteran infielder Omar Vizquel is sticking around for another year with the Chicago White Sox.
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Warner: Cutler Struggling With New System
CHICAGO (AP) -- The way he's been getting battered around, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler could probably use some survival tips.
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AP Sources: Moss Hits the Waiver Wire
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two people with knowledge of Randy Moss' status tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings have waived the receiver.
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NASCAR Remembers Jim Hunter at Darlington Service
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- The racing family has gathered to remember and celebrate former Darlington Raceway president and NASCAR executive Jim Hunter.
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Local Sports Round Up 11/1/10
Read about the successes of local athletes in high school and college action
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Bumgarner Pitches Giants to Brink of Series Crown
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits in eight innings, Aubrey Huff and Buster Posey homered and San Francisco beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 World Series lead and move within one win of the Giants' first title since 1954.
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Double Honors From Big 10 for Illini QB
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The Big Ten has named Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase its offensive player and freshman of the week for his four touchdown passes and 118 yards rushing in the Illini's win over Purdue.
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Woods Not Surprised to Lose No. 1 Spot in Rankings
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Tiger Woods says he wasn't surprised to lose golf's No. 1 ranking to England's Lee Westwood after a disappointing year.
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Bowyer Edges Harvick Under Caution at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Clint Bowyer edged Richard Childress Racing teammate Kevin Harvick to win at Talladega Superspeedway.
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