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BYU too Much for Oregon State in Las Vegas Bowl
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Max Hall threw for 192 yards and three touchdowns in the only bowl game he knows, leading No. 15 BYU past No. 16 Oregon State 44-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl Tuesday night.
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Illinois Looks to Continue Braggin' Rights Against Mizzou
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Illinois' nine-game winning streak in the annual "Braggin' Rights" game is not weighing heavily on Missouri players. Not at all.
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Balanced Offense and Stingy Defense Helps WIU beat Central Arkansas
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- James Granstra and Ceola Clark teamed up to lead Western Illinois to a 55-44 victory over Central Arkansas Tuesday night.
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Redbirds Rout Grambling State
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Osiris Eldridge scored a season-high 23 points Tuesday night to help Illinois State defeat Grambling State, 80-56.
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Eastern Illinois Clobbers Division III Franklin
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Eastern Illinois scored the game's first 12 points and never looked back Tuesday night in routing Franklin College 100-40.
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Northwestern Wins Ninth Straight; Best Start in Nearly 80 Years
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- John Shurna scored a career-high 29 points as Northwestern defeated Central Connecticut State 74-54 Tuesday night for its ninth straight victory and its best start in 79 years.
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Bulls Can't Dig Out of Hole; Lose to Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Lee rattled in the clinching jumper with 5.5 seconds left, finishing with 18 points and a career high-tying 21 rebounds as the New York Knicks held on for an 88-81 victory over the Chicago Bulls Tuesday night.
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Sharks Slip Past Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Evgeni Nabokov made 45 saves and Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist to lead the San Jose Sharks to their third straight win, 3-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night.
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Serena Williams Named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
UNDATED (AP) -- Serena Williams is a landslide choice for Female Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press.
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Sacramento Storms Back from Huge Deficit to Stun Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Tyreke Evans and the Sacramento Kings pulled off an incredible comeback, rallying from 35 points down in the second half to stun the Chicago Bulls 102-98 Monday night.
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Giants Throttle Redskins to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The New York Giants kept themselves in the postseason hunt Monday night with a 45-12 rout of the Washington Redskins.
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Massey Gets 700th as Galesburg Beats Canton; Local Sports Roundup 12/21/9
UPDATED 8:05 a-m 12/22/09 Galesburg High School girls basketball coach Evan Massey got his 700th career win Monday night at historic Ingersoll Gym in downtown Canton as the Silver Streaks defeated the Lady Giants 87-65 as heard on WGIL AM 1400.
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Scots Tanney Adds Another Honor to His Collection: All-American
POSTED 2:33 p-m 12/21/09 Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney capped a stellar year with an All-American award from D3football.com last weekend.
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NASCAR's Johnson Male Athlete of the Year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson has been picked as the Male Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press.
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Galesburg to Square Off Against Formidable Canton
POSTED 12:00 p-m 12/21/09 Galesburg High School's girls basketball team looks to continue its solid non-conference play with a road game Monday night against red-hot Canton.
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Iowa Guard Arrested; Suspended from Team
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa starting guard Anthony Tucker has been suspended after Iowa City Police said he was arrested for public intoxication.
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NFL Week 15 Summary
UNDATED (AP) -- Three NFL teams were able to wrap up division titles Sunday. Another clinched a postseason berth while the defending Super Bowl champs put themselves back in the playoff hunt.
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Bears GM Angelo Says Smith Not Guaranteed to Return Next Season
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo on Sunday said the fate of coach Lovie Smith has not yet been decided.
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Bears Dreadful Again; Lose 31-7 in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Joe Flacco threw a career-high four touchdown passes, and the Baltimore Ravens capitalized on six Chicago turnovers in a 31-7 rout Sunday afternoon.
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Iowa State Pounds Bradley
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Marquis Gilstrap scored a season-high 25 points and Iowa State pounded Bradley 87-68 Sunday in one of its most impressive wins of the season.
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SIU Edges San Francisco
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kevin Dillard's layup with 12.2 seconds remaining was the difference as Southern Illinois defeated San Francisco 67-66 Sunday at the Holiday Hoops Classic.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/19/9
UPDATED 9:56 a-m 12/20/09 Galesburg HIgh School boys basketball team loses to Davenport Assumption at Genesis PSP Iowa/Illinois Shootout; Silver Steaks girls basketball team beats Maine South in a nailbiter to earn Massey 699th career win; ROWVA/Ridewood boys and Knoxville/Abingdon girls tournament winners crowned.
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Rams Appear Over H1N1; Knoxville Poms Perform at Halftime
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams appear to be over swine flu that hit the team earlier in the week.
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Ravens Not Afraid of Matchup With Bears
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens are still in the playoff hunt because of their ability to beat bad teams, a trait that will again be tested Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
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Bears Didn't Make it to Baltimore Before Storm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Chicago Bears tried, but they didn't make it to Baltimore before a snowstorm socked the city.
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Cowboys End Saints' Unbeaten Dreams
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints' dreams of a perfect season have ended in the Superdome.
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Rose Leads Bulls Past Hawks in OT
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored a career-high 32 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a season-high 40 points from Joe Johnson to beat Atlanta 101-98 in overtime Saturday night and snap the Hawks' six-game win streak.
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Free Throws Help Lead Georgia Past Illinois, Snapping Win Streak
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) -- Trey Thompkins hit four straight free throw attempts in the final 22.2 seconds to finish with 21 points and help Georgia beat Illinois 70-67 on Saturday night.
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Northwestern Beats Stanford
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- John Shurna scored 22 points and Northwestern used aggressive defense to beat mistake-prone Stanford 70-62 Saturday, the Wildcats' eight consecutive victory.
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UIC Pastes NIU
CHICAGO (AP) -- Robo Kreps had 25 points and nine rebounds Saturday to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 69-49 victory over Northern Illinois.
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