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Sandy Alomar Jr. Interviews With Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. interviewed for the Chicago Cubs managerial opening Friday.
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Toews Scores 2, Blackhawks Top Jackets 6-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks' struggling power play scored twice in a 6-3 victory over the stumbling Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
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Carimi Undergoes Arthroscopic Procedure On Knee
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Bears rookie right tackle Gabe Carimi was undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday morning.
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Illinois Opens Season At Home Against Loyola
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois will start finding out whether its young roster is ready to compete when it opens basketball season at home against Loyola.
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Crazy OT Loss Haunts Illini With Michigan In Town
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- While Michigan spent the past week trying to put an upset loss at Iowa behind it, Illinois prepared to face the Wolverines by reliving a nightmare from 2010.
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Rams Active WR Mark Clayton From PUP List
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams got a lift for their struggling offense, activating wide receiver Mark Clayton from the PUP list.
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QB Blames Mental Mistakes For Offensive Woes
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With or without Sam Bradford behind center, the St. Louis Rams can't score.
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Bears WR Bennett Fined $5K For Bright Orange Shoes
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett has drawn a $5,000 fine from the NFL for wearing bright orange shoes in Monday night's 30-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Bears QB Cutler Doesn't Want To Jinx His Line
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is finding that he likes standing upright.
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NBA and Players To Talk Again Thursday
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players are done talking, just for the night.
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Neb Regent Fears For Player, Fan Safety At PSU
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A University of Nebraska regent says he fears for the safety of the Cornhuskers' football traveling party and fans at Saturday's game at Penn State. He wants assurances a security plan is in place to protect them.
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NCAA Defers To Authorities In Penn St. Case
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA says watching developments in the Penn State case but will defer to criminal investigators for now.
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Bradley Replaces Paterno As Penn State Coach
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- New Penn State coach Tom Bradley says he is replacing Joe Paterno with ''very mixed emotions.''
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Paterno To Retire At End Of Season
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season, his long career brought down by his failure to do more about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.
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AP Source: NBA Players, Owners Set Afternoon Talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the plans says NBA owners and players will meet before Commissioner David Stern's deadline to accept the league's latest proposal or face a worse one.
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Blues Beat Blackhawks 3-0 In Hitchcock's Debut
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jaroslav Halak shrugged off his shaky start to the season, making 29 saves as the St. Louis Blues won coach Ken Hitchcock's debut with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
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Offensive Line Keys Bears' Resurgence
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) -- Hours after Chicago completed a gutsy win at Philadelphia, running back Matt Forte and cornerback Charles Tillman started studying again. Only this time the subject was finance, part of a community service program at a local high school.
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Northern Illinois Tops Bowling Green 45-14
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Chandler Harnish threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 151 yards and another score to lead Northern Illinois to a 45-14 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night.
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Slow Starts Doom Illini To 3-Game Skid
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois is like a lot of teams that script their first 10 or 12 plays each week. The well-rehearsed opening has gone all wrong during a three-game losing skid.
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AP Source: Cardinals Interview Francona
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has interviewed with the St. Louis Cardinals for their manager opening.
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Paterno News Conference Canceled
STATE COLLEGE (AP) -- Penn State administrators have canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference in which he was expected to field questions about a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach.
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Source: Sandusky Was On PSU Campus Last Week
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A person familiar with Jerry Sandusky's relationship with Penn State says the former coach accused of child sex abuse long maintained an office in the east locker room of the Penn State football team's building, and was on campus as recently as a week ago working out.
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SC Federal Judge Sanctions Boxer Mayweather
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered prizefighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. to perform 40 hours of community service for dodging a deposition in a dispute with a South Carolina man.
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Ali Says He'll Remember Frazier With Respect
(AP) -- Muhammad Ali says he will always remember Joe Frazier with admiration and respect.
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Family: Frazier Dies After Fight With Cancer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.
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Cutler Rallies Bears Past Eagles 30-24
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Matt Forte bounced back from two costly turnovers and Jay Cutler rallied the resilient Chicago Bears to a 30-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.
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Obama Congratulates Cardinals On World Series Win
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals kept him up late during an extra-inning thriller that helped lead the team to victory.
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Sedin Lifts Canucks To 6-2 Win Over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Henrik Sedin had a goal and three assists and Vancouver converted five of six power plays to lift the Canucks to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
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Blues Fire Payne, Hire Hitchcock
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have changed coaches after a disappointing 6-7 start, firing Davis Payne and hiring Ken Hitchcock to a contract through next season.
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Peterson's 99-Yard Return Gives Arizona 19-13 Win
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Rookie Patrick Peterson returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Arizona Cardinals a stunning 19-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
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