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Galesburg Boys Basketball Team Beats Charleston, Taylorville
UPDATED 11:13 p-m 12/29/09 Galesburg won both of its games, one of them by coming from behind and the other in a blowout.
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High School basketball - 12/29/09
Day 2 of the Charleston Holiday Tournament
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/28/09
UPDATED 8:45am 12/29/09 The Galesburg High School girls basketball team earns a convincing win in its opener at the Charleston Holiday Tournament, the Silver Streak boys lose to state-ranked Edwardsville, several other area tournaments step off Monday.
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Cutler Leads Bears Past Vikings
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jay Cutler threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu in overtime, and the Chicago Bears beat the fading Minnesota Vikings 36-30 on Monday night to give New Orleans Saints homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
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Tillman Injured in Bears-Vikings Game
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bears defensive back Charles Tillman suffered a rib injury making a tackle in the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings and had to be wheeled off the field on a stretcher.
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Bears Rookie Hurt Monday Night
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bears rookie Johnny Knox injured an ankle while returning a kickoff in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night and had to be taken off the field on a cart.
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Free Throws Help UMKC Defeat SIU-Edwardville Men
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Jay Couisinard and Trey McKinney-Jones each scored 14 points to help UMKC defeat SIU-Edwardsville 63-54 Monday night.
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#6 Ohio State Breezes Past Illini Women
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Jantel Lavender scored 31 points and Samantha Prahalis added 14 to lead No. 6 Ohio State to a 76-47 win over Illinois on Monday night.
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#22 Wisconsin-Green Bay Defeats SIU Women
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Kayla Tetschlag had career highs of 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 22 Green Bay to a 75-64 victory over Southern Illinois on Monday night.
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Northwestern Men's Basketball Team Joins Top 25
UPDATED (AP) -- Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press' college men's basketball poll for the first time in more than 40 years.
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Holiday Hoops Tournaments Get Into Full Swing Monday
Several high school boys and girls holiday basketball tournaments step off on Monday and area teams are hoping to bring home some hardware.
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Colts Unbeaten No More - Week 16 NFL Roundup
UNDATED (AP) -- There will be no undefeated teams in the NFL this season.
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Florida's Meyer Calls a Reverse
UNDATED (AP) -- Urban Meyer's resignation lasted less than 24 hours.
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Clemson Beats Kentucky in Music City Bowl
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- C.J. Spiller scored a touchdown and had 172 all-purpose yards in his final college game, leading Clemson to a 21-13 victory Sunday night in the Music City Bowl.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/26/09
Winter and the Christmas holiday don't stop high school tournament basketball Saturday, where Abingdon's girls split a pair of games at the South Fulton Lady Rebel Tournament; Monmouth-Roseville's girls win at the Watkins Cardinal Classic in Eric, while ROWVA and Mercer County boys come up short.
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First Woman to Officiate Bowl Game
DETROIT (AP) -- Sarah Thomas is making history at the Pizza Bowl.
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Bears' Hester Questionable With Strained Calf
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester is questionable to return Monday against the Minnesota Vikings after missing two games with a strained left calf.
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Rams Place Bulger on I.R.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Quarterback Marc Bulger has become the 13th St. Louis Rams player to be placed on injured reserve.
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Healthy Thomas Leads Bulls Past Hornets
CHICAGO (AP) -- Tyrus Thomas returned from injury to score 21 points, Joakim Noah added 17 points and 18 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls capped an eventful week with a 96-85 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night.
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Huet Leads Blackhawks Past Predators
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Cristobal Huet made 25 saves, and Dustin Byfuglien, Patrick Kane, Andrew Ladd and Patrick Sharp scored in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
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Minnesota Beats St. Louis Blues
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Guillaume Latendresse scored twice to help the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Saturday night for their second straight victory.
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Chargers Clinch Bye with 10th Straight Win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Catch the San Diego Chargers before December rolls around.
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Fans Get Full Slate of NBA Games for Christmas
UNDATED (AP) -- In a face-off some say could be the matchup for the NBA championship, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the L.A. Lakers 102-87. That ends the defending champions' five-game winning streak.
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"Sports Machine" Host George Michael Dies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Michael, a mainstay on the Washington, D.C., sports television scene for decades who reached a national audience with "The George Michael Sports Machine" highlights show, has died. He was 70 years old.
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Streaks Will Need "A" Game Against Edwardsville in Charleston Tourney
POSTED 11:58 a-m 12/24/09 Galesburg High School's boys basketball team's stretch of playing high caliber competition continues in the Streaks' first game of next week's Charleston Holiday Tournament.
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AP Sports Story of the Year: Steroids
UNDATED (AP) -- Steroids' blemish on baseball has been picked as the sports Story of the Year by members of The Associated Press.
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TCU's Patternson Named AP's Coach of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- TCU's Gary Patterson was voted The Associated Press College Football Coach of the Year for leading the Horned Frogs to a perfect regular season and their first BCS appearance.
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Utah Rallies to Beat Cal in Poinsettia Bowl
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jordan Wynn threw for a career-high 338 yards and three touchdowns to rally No. 23 Utah from an early two-touchdown deficit to a 37-27 victory over California in the Poinsettia Bowl Wednesday night.
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Mizzou Braggin' This Tims as Tigers Stifle Illinois
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kim English scored 24 points while matching his career best with five 3-pointers, and Missouri hounded Illinois into a season-high 22 turnovers in an 81-68 victory that ended the Tigers' nine-year losing streak in the Braggin' Rights game Wednesday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/22/9
Rowva boys basketball team wins seventh straight, Knoxville comes up short in Kewanee Tournament, Blue Bullet girls basketball team beats Monmouth-Roseville.
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