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LSU, Oklahoma State Take Lead In BCS Race
(AP) -- LSU and Oklahoma State took control of the race to the BCS championship game, but don't count out Alabama yet.
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Penn St. Officials Heat To Court On Perjury Charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Hours after stepping down, two top Penn State officials charged with perjury are set to surrender on allegations they failed to alert police, as required by state law, about claims of sexual abuse by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
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Curley, Schultz Step Down Amid Penn State Scandal
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schultz have stepped down amid allegations of an explosive child-sex abuse scandal and cover-up in Happy Valley.
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NBA Owners, Players End Talks For The Night
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players have ended negotiations for the night after meeting for more than eight hours.
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Harding Wins 4th Straight, Wild Beat Blues 2-1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Josh Harding stopped 30 shots to win his fourth straight start, and Dany Heatley and Guillaume Latendresse each scored for Minnesota as the Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night.
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Illinois State Runs Past Western Illinois 31-7
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Matt Brown ran for a 50-yard touchdown and added a touchdown pass Saturday to lead Illinois State to a 31-7 victory over Western Illinois.
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South Dakota St. Holds Off Southern Illinois 45-34
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Austin Sumner threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns as South Dakota State held off Southern Illinois 45-34 on Saturday.
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LSU Beats Bama In Battle of Field Goals, 9-6 In OT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman's 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone Saturday night.
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Phillies Sign Veteran Slugger Thome To 1-Year Deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jim Thome and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.
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High School Football Playoff Scores from Saturday
A couple of area teams moved on Saturday into the third round of the IHSA Football Playoffs
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Caddie Causes Stir With Racial Interference To Woods
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Tiger Woods' former caddie has caused another sensation, this time by using a racial slur to disparage his old boss during a caddies award roast in Shanghai.
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Blues Beat Canucks 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist and David Backes got the go-ahead score early in the third period of the St. Louis Blues' 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.
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Stamkos Powers Tampa Bay To OT Win Against Chicago
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Stamkos posted his fourth career hat trick, Vincent Lecavalier scored at 4:06 in overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Friday night.
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Mackanin Makes Pitch For Cubs Manager
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pete Mackanin fielded so many questions during his interview for the Cubs' managing job that he probably could have used a mitt.
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Cup Leader Edwards Qualifies 7th, Behind Stewart
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Sprint Cup points leader Carl Edwards has qualified seventh for Sunday's race at Texas and will start just behind Tony Stewart.
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Union Meets, Says More Talks With NBA Owners Ahead
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Players' Association leaders met Thursday in New York, and this weekend they say they'll be negotiating with owners again.
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Kane Scores In Shootout, Blackhawks Beat Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Patrick Kane scored the only goal in a shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Thursday night.
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Maddux Given Permission To Talk To Boston, Cubs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has been given permission to interview for the manager openings with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.
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AP Source: Cubs To Interview Mackanin
CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the search says the Chicago Cubs will interview Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for their vacant manager's job on Friday.
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Sandberg On List Of Candidates To Replace La Russa
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ryne Sandberg, ruled out earlier this week for the Chicago Cubs' managing vacancy, is among the candidates who will be interviewing with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Kelly Slater Wins 11th ASP World Title
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Florida surfing star Kelly Slater wrapped up his 11th ASP world title Wednesday when he advanced to the fourth round of the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.
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Northern Illinois Suspends Linebacker Jamaal Bass
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois suspended freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass for one game Wednesday for bowling over a member of Toledo's marching band when the Huskies took the field before their 63-60 road victory Tuesday night.
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NBA Asks NY Judge To Clear Obstacle In Talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- An NBA lawyer has urged a judge to help end a stalemate with the NBA players union by agreeing to consider the legality of its lockout.
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Boston GM Cherington Says Clubs Agree To Extension
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says Boston and Chicago have agreed to extend by at least a week their deadline for settling on compensation for Theo Epstein's departure to become the Cubs' president last month.
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Cubs Fire Manager Quade
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade will not return next season.
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Pujols Statue Unveiled outside Star's Restaurant
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out for the unveiling of an Albert Pujols statue outside his restaurant.
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Ex-Cubs Player Will Have Civil Commitment Hearing
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- An outfielder who played for the Chicago Cubs in the 1960s is in jail in northeastern Minnesota, awaiting a civil commitment hearing.
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Illinois Suspends Sophomore Guard Head
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has suspended sophomore guard Crandall Head for four games over an unspecified violation of team rules.
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No Movement On Day NBA Season Would Have Started
NEW YORK (AP) -- No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas.
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Vick To Challenge Bears' Secondary, Rookie Safety
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Facing the Philadelphia Eagles and Michael Vick will easily be the biggest challenge to date for Bears rookie free safety Chris Conte.
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