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Palko Comes Back, Leads Chiefs Over Bears 10-3
CHICAGO (AP) -- Tyler Palko shook off two miserable starts and threw for 157 yards and a touchdown even though he was briefly lifted for Kyle Orton, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat Chicago 10-3 Sunday on a day when the Bears lost Matt Forte to a right knee injury.

UCLA to Play Illinois In Fight Hunger Bowl
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- UCLA and Illinois will bring interim coaches into their matchup at the Fight Hunger Bowl.

Local Sports Roundup 12/4/11
Local high school and college action from Saturday, and some good news to come out of a serious injury at Friday's GHS/Moline game.

#15 Wisconsin Wins Big Ten Football Title
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Montee Ball ran for three touchdowns including the decisive 7-yard score with 3:45 to go, leading No. 15 Wisconsin past No. 11 Michigan State 42-39 in the inaugural Big Ten championship game.

Illinois Upsets #19 Gonzaga
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Meyers Leonard scored 21 points and helped Illinois hold No. 19 Gonzaga's Robert Sacre to two second-half points Saturday in an 82-75 upset.

South Dakota State Beats WIU
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Nate Wolters had 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and South Dakota State survived a frantic final minute to beat Western Illinois 67-66 on Saturday.

Wyoming Defeats Bradley
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Luke Martinez made 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range and scored 20 points to lead Wyoming to a 66-49 victory against Bradley on Saturday night in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge.

UNC Wilmington Tops ISU
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Adam Smith had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists Saturday as UNC Wilmington won its first game of the season, 63-54 over Illinois State.

Hossa Scores Twice as Blackhawks Beat Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored twice and the Chicago Blackhawks solved streaking St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott in a 5-2 victory Saturday night.

Official: 13 Hurt When Fans Storm OK State Field
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- An emergency medical official says 13 people have been injured, two critically, when thousands of fans stormed the field to celebrate Oklahoma State's 44-10 victory against rival Oklahoma.

GHS boys basketball
Metamora - 47
Galesburg - 43

Galesburg - 66
Metamora - 55

Illini win to go 8-0
Myers Leonard scored 21 points and helped Illinois hold number 18 Gonzaga's Robert Sacre to 2 second half points in an 82-75 win Saturday afternoon. D.J. Richardson added 19 points for the undefeated Illini. He hit 2 free throws and a 3 pointer with 5:35 to play that put Illinois up 67-60. Sacre fouled out 2 minutes later. He finished with 16 points but went scoreless for more than 20 minutes. Elias Harris led 5-1 Gonzaga with 19 points. Brandon Paul added 13 for the Illini.

Knoxville girls win
The Knoxville gilrs basketball team defeated BPC Saturday afternoon 69 to 50. Coach Matt Gibson's squad is now 6-3 on the season.

Unbeaten Northwestern Hammers MVSU
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Nick Fruendt scored 21 points as unbeaten Northwestern rode a hot first half to a 92-67 rout of Mississippi Valley State on Friday night.

Toews Scores SO Goal, Lifts Blackhawks Over Isles
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews netted the only goal in the shootout, after posting a short-handed goal and assist in regulation, and the Chicago Blackhawks outlasted the New York Islanders 5-4 on Friday night.

Avs Beat Blues in Shoot Out
DENVER (AP) -- Ryan O'Reilly scored the tying goal and then added another in the shootout to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Chris Bosio Says He's Cubs' New Pitching Coach
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chris Bosio says he is leaving the Milwaukee Brewers' organization to become the Chicago Cubs' pitching coach.

Spring Signs Extension With NASCAR's Top Series
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sprint has signed a contract extension with NASCAR to remain the title sponsor of the elite Cup Series through at least 2016.

Sandusky Talks About Paterno, Case
NEW YORK (AP) -- In an interview with the New York Times, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky says Joe Paterno never spoke to him about any suspected misconduct with minors.

Sandusky Accuser Says Police Knew of Recent Dinner
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An attorney for a man who says he was abused by ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky is taking aim at the accused molester's lawyer for questioning alleged victims.

NBA Says Heat to Open Season in Dallas
MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh is already looking forward to Christmas Day and another Miami Heat matchup with the Dallas Mavericks.

Magic-Thunder, Clippers-Warriors Set for Christmas
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oklahoma City will host Orlando before Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers visit Golden State on Christmas night, running the NBA's planned opening-day schedule to five games.

Lynch Carries Seahawks to 31-14 Win Over Eagles
SEATTLE (AP) -- Marshawn Lynch ran for 148 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns and David Hawthorne returned Vince Young's third interception 77 yards for a clinching score with 4:24 remaining as the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 on Thursday night.

Penn State Trustees Reaffirm Personnel Actions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The executive committee of Penn State University's board of trustees needed just a brief conference call to reaffirm last month's shake-up of top university personnel in the wake of child sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach.

Western Illinois Defeats North Dakota State 55-51
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Terell Parks had 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Western Illinois scored the game's last five points in a 55-51 victory against North Dakota State on Thursday night.

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