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Padres Get Quentin from White Sox for 2 Prospects
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have acquired two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox in an attempt to bolster their anemic offense.
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Howard, Red Wings, Shut Out Blues 3-0
DETROIT (AP) -- Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots for his ninth career shutout and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Saturday night.
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Indiana State Beats Bradley 77-66
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Jake Odum scored 24 points to lead Indiana State to a 77-66 victory over Bradley on Saturday.
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Barlow's 14 Points Lead Purdue over Illinois 75-60
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Kelsey Barlow scored 14 points, including 11 in the second half, to lead Purdue over Illinois 75-60 on Saturday.
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Illinois Beats UCLA 20-14 in Fight Hunger Bowls
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois' first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA 20-14 in the Fight Hunger Bowl.
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Aggies Get 33-22 Win over Northwestern
HOUSTON (AP) -- Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for two more scores to lead Texas A&M to a 33-22 win over Northwestern on Saturday in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
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Cubs Hire Buckner as Minor League Hitting Coach
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have hired former star Bill Buckner as a minor league hitting coach.
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Bulls Pull Away in 4th Quarter to Beat Clippers 114-101
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Derrick Rose had 29 points and 16 assists, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 114-101 Friday night.
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Blackhawks Edge Rival Wings 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brent Seabrook scored a goal to break a tie early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Friday night.
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Predators Slip Past Blues 2-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Martin Erat scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
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No. 19 Oklahoma Beats Iowa 31-14 in Insight Bowl
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Blake Bell ran for three touchdowns to help No. 19 Oklahoma survive a late rally and a crashing camera to beat Iowa 31-14 in the Insight Bowl Friday night.
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IUPUI Uses 16-2 Run to Down Western Illinois 75-68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Stephen Thomas scored 18 points and IUPUI opened the second half with a 16-2 spurt en route to a 75-68 victory over Western Illinois on Friday night.
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Wilson Leads Murray State Over Eastern Illinois
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Stacy Wilson scored 16 points to lead No. 20 Murray State to an easy 73-40 win over Eastern Illinois on Friday night.
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Burlington-Area Community College Forfeits Basketball Season; Details Scarce
The Southeastern Community College men's basketball season is done.
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GHS Takes Taylorville Tournament
Galesburg High School Wins First Ever Taylorville Holiday Tournament
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ISU Holds Off UNI
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Jackie Carmichael had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Illinois State withstood Northern Iowa's late 12-0 run and prevailed 65-61 in a Missouri Valley opener Thursday night.
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Evansville Handles SIU
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Colt Ryan's 25 points led Evansville to a 78-60 victory over Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley opener Thursday night.
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White Sox, Danks Agree to Deal
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher John Danks have agreed on a five-year, $65 million contract through 2016.
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Chiefs Quarterback Sues Former Chicago Lawyers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Attorneys for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton have filed a lawsuit claiming bad advice from his former lawyers cost him and and others millions of dollars related to energy investments.
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UCLA to Face Illinois in Fight Hunger Bowl -- LIVE COVERAGE ON WGIL
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For critics of the bowl system who believe the proliferation of games has only served to reward undeserving teams, this year's Fight Hunger Bowl could serve as a prime exhibit.
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Briggs Solidifies Spot Alongside Great LB's
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Lance Briggs came into the season asking the Chicago Bears for a new deal. He ends it in select company.
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Local Sports Scores 12/29/11
Click here for scores from area girls and boys basketball tournaments!
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#2 Ohio State Beats Northwestern
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- William Buford had career-highs of 28 points and five 3-pointers as No. 2 Ohio State showed off its perimeter shooting in an 87-54 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
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Purdue Beats Iowa in Big 10 Opener
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Robbie Hummel scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his return to Big Ten play and Purdue opened the conference season with a 79-76 win at Iowa Wednesday night.
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L.A. Defeats Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Quick made 38 saves to earn his NHL-leading fifth shutout, and Trent Hunter and Jarret Stoll scored to lead the Los Angeles Kings past the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Wednesday night.
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Bears, Edwin Williams Agree to 2-Year Extension
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears and offensive lineman Edwin Williams have agreed on a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season.
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Roy Williams Hopes to Re-Sign With Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Roy Williams figures the Chicago Bears are in for some changes. He hopes he's part of their plan.
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Packers' Lineman Has "No Hard Feelings" Toward Suh
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith says he got an apology via telephone from Ndamukong Suh a few days after the Lions defensive lineman's infamous Thanksgiving Day stomp.
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Packers TE Finley Sits Out Practice with Sore Knee
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley says he sat out Wednesday's practice after he woke up with his left knee bothering him.
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Local Sports Scores 12/28/11
Check here for final scores from local sports, including the Silver Streaks boys and girls basketball teams in tournament action.
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