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Iowa State Stuns #2 Oklahoma State
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Backup running back Jeff Woody scored on a 4-yard run in the second overtime and Iowa State stunned second-ranked Oklahoma State 37-31 on Friday night, derailing the Cowboys' national title hopes.
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Nowinski Hopes Former Players Lend Hand
CHICAGO (AP) -- Already at the forefront research on the effects of repeated blows to the head, Chris Nowinski is trying to raise awareness at a grassroots level and he hopes former players will lend a hand.
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Penn State Faculty Want Independent Investigation
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Faculty members at Penn State are calling for an independent investigation of how the university handled allegations of child sexual abuse.
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OSU Cancels Women's Games After Crash Kills Coach
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma State women's basketball team will not play its games over the weekend after the team's head coach and assistant coach were killed in a plane crash.
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Sveum Introduced As Cubs' 52nd Manager
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dale Sveum has been introduced as the Chicago Cubs' new manager, rejoining Theo Epstein to attempt to end a 103-year World Series championship drought.
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Backes Scores Twice, Blues Beat Panthers 4-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Backes scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Thursday night.
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Syracuse Puts Fine On Leave After Police Inquiry
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor says the school won't turn a blind eye to child molesting allegations against longtime assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.
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Penn State Abuse Scandal Likely To Spawn Lawsuits
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Legal experts say it's probably going to take civil litigation to get out the full story about what occurred in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.
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No. 17 Michigan Holds Off Western Illinois 59-55
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and Trey Burke added 14 to help No. 17 Michigan hold off Western Illinois 59-55 on Thursday night.
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Oglesby, Gatens Lead Iowa Past N. Illinois 88-55
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Josh Oglesby scored 16 points off the bench and Matt Gatens had 15 as Iowa beat Northern Illinois 88-55 Thursday night.
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Richardson Helps Illinois Hold Off Lipscomb, 79-64
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- D.J. Richardson scored 17 points, and Illinois used a 14-0 second-half run to put away Lipscomb 79-64 Thursday in the second round of the Cancun Challenge.
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Illinois WR Knight Pleads Not Guilty To Battery
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois wide receiver Kenny Knight has pleaded not guilty to charges of battery and resisting a police officer.
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Bears Sign G Ricky Henry Off Practice Squad
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed guard Ricky Henry.
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Galesburg Girls Top Metamora 89-64
The Galesburg Silver Streaks girls basketball team moves to 2-0 as they beat the Metamora Redbirds 89-64 Thursday night.

Cubs Hire Sveum as Manager
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have hired Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum as their new manager.
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MLB Approves Astros Sale, Price Cut $65 Million
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Baseball owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane. The Astros will move from the NL Central to the AL West beginning in the 2013 season, giving each league 15 teams.
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McGwire, Duncan Stay With Cardinals Under Matheny
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals coaches Mark McGwire and Dave Duncan are staying with St. Louis under new manager Mike Matheny.
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Blackhawks Beat Canucks For 4th Straight Win
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Andrew Brunette and Patrick Kane scored power-play goals midway through the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from an early deficit to win their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
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Pa. Chief: Grad Assistant Didn't Tell Us Of Abuse
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A police chief says his department didn't receive reports from a Penn State graduate assistant who testified to a grand jury that he saw a former defensive coordinator raping a boy in the team showers in 2002.
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Canucks G Luongo Sidelined With Upper-Body Injury
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Goaltender Roberto Luongo has an upper-body injury and will miss the Vancouver Canucks' game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Blues Shut Down Red Wings Power Play In 2-1 Win
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alex Steen scored unassisted for the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the St. Louis Blues held the Detroit Red Wings to single-digit shots in all three periods of a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
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2 Late FGs Give N. Illinois 41-38 Win Vs. Ball St.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Mathew Sims hit two field goals in the final 2:46 and Northern Illinois piled up 710 yards of offense to defeat Ball State 41-38 on Tuesday night.
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Former Players Revel In Coach K's Record Victory
NEW YORK (AP) -- Grant Hill was among the three decades of former Duke players and understood why his former coach was setting the career wins record.
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Penn State Board Member Named Acting AD
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State has named Dr. David M. Joyner, a member of its board of trustees and a former wrestler and football player for the Nittany Lions, as its acting athletic director in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
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Email Outlines Reaction To Alleged Sandusky Attack
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A day after the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexual abuse of boys declared his innocence in a television interview, an email surfaced from a key witness against him that says he stopped an alleged attack in the team's showers.
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Paterno In Line For Six-Figure Annual Pension
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An Associated Press analysis shows former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is in line for a huge pension, thanks to six decades of service and recent salary of more than $500,000 a year.
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Bears Climb Into 2nd Place Tie In NFC North
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears are crediting more aggressive defensive play for sparking their four-game winning streak.
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2 Illinois State Basketball Players Suspended
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State basketball coach Tim Jankovich says two of his players have been suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team rules.
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Illinois Tops Souther Illinois-Edwardsville 66-46
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- D.J. Richardson scored 20 points and Tyler Griffey and Meyers Leonard had career nights in the paint to lead Illinois to a 66-46 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday night.
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Sandusky Proclaims Innocence In NBC Interview
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former Penn State football assistant coach has denied abuse allegations and says he is not sexually attracted to young boys.
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