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Local Sports Roundup 12/17/11
Silver Streaks lose again, other Friday results, and Saturday's schedule.
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Illini Put Perfect Start on Line Against UNLV -- Broadcast Saturday on WGIL
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- No one seemed to know quite what to expect out of this year's Illini, a young team that lost four of last year's starters.
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UCLA, Illinois Put New Face on NCAA Volleyball Championship
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The NCAA women's volleyball championship has some faces this time around.
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Emery Makes 24 Saves, Lifts Blackhawks Over Ducks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ray Emery stopped 24 shots, and Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa each had a goal and an assist for the Chicago Blackhawks, who beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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Bulls Beat Pacers in Preseason Opener
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 16 points to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 95-86 on Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
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Bulls Waive Bogans
CHICAGO (AP) -- Guard Keith Bogans was waived by the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
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Kobe Bryant's Wife Files for Divorce
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, has filed for divorce from the Los Angeles Lakers star.
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High School Boys Basketball
Tough night for the Silver Streaks on the road
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Bears Cut Hurd; Bond Set
CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge in Chicago has set bond at $100,000 for former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd, who was cut from the team after being accused of trying to set up a drug-dealing network.
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Penn St. Hearing Judge Reviews Paterno Testimony
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania judge who will decide if two Penn State administrators can be tried on perjury charges has halted their preliminary hearing so he can read their grand jury testimony and that of former head coach Joe Paterno.
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Bradley Edges George Washington 67-66
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Walt Lemon Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 46 seconds left to snap a tie and Bradley held on for a 67-66 win at George Washington on Thursday night.
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NY Students Suspended for Organizing 'Tebowing'
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two New York high school athletes have been flagged for organizing several ''kneel-downs'' in tribute to Tim Tebow.
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Ryan, Abraham Lead Falcons to 41-14 Rout of Jags
ATLANTA (AP) -- Rookie Julio Jones caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan, Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal and the Atlanta Falcons led the Jacksonville Jaguars 10-0 through one quarter on Thursday night.
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Defense Attorney: Hurd will 'Fight' Drug Case
CHICAGO (AP) -- The defense attorney for Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd says the player is ready to fight a charge accusing him of trying to set up a drug-dealing network in the Chicago area.
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Bonds to be Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds is facing a sentencing range of probation to 21 months in prison for his obstruction of justice conviction.
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White Sox Manager to Appear in 'Christmas Carol'
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura is set to take the stage during a performance of ''A Christmas Carol'' at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
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High School girls basketball
A hard fought Western Big 6 win for the Streaks
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Bears' Hurd Facing Drug Charges
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is facing federal drug charges.
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Illinois' Mercilus is AP All America First-Teamer
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus has been named a first-team member of the AP All America team.
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Penn St. Engineering School Gets $10 Million Gift
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A $10 million donation to Penn State is believed to be the largest such gift to the university since child sex abuse charges were filed last month against a former assistant football coach. The money will be used to bridge research projects in engineering with those in other disciplines.
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Melvin Leads DePaul Over Northern Illinois 75-52
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Cleveland Melvin led a balanced attack with 19 points as DePaul used a dominating second-half performance to top Northern Illinois 75-52 on Wednesday night.
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IndyCar to Announce Wheldon Investigation
AP Auto Racing Writer (AP) -- IndyCar officials plan to announce Thursday their initial findings from the investigation into Dan Wheldon's fatal accident.
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Toews, Kane Lead Blackhawks Past Wild 4-3 in SO
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Patrick Kane's goal in the second round of a shootout clinched the Chicago Blackhawks' fifth straight victory on the road, 4-3 over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
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Hornets, Clippers Agree on Chris Paul Trade
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern says his only consideration during trade talks concerning Chris Paul was getting the best deal for the New Orleans Hornets.
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Richard Hamilton Signs with Bulls
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Veteran guard Richard Hamilton has signed with the Chicago Bulls, joining MVP Derrick Rose in what figures to be a deep backcourt.
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Cardinals, SS Furcal Finalize 2-year Deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals finalized a two-year, $14 million free agent deal with shortstop Rafael Furcal, a trade deadline pickup who helped them in their run to the World Series title.
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Ramirez and Brewers Finalize $36 Million Deal
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Brewers have finalized a $36 million, three-year contract with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, adding a much-needed big bat to their lineup.
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Oregon State Defeats Illinois-Chicago 95-53
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Roberto Nelson had 19 points to lead Oregon State to 95-53 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday night.
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Prosecutor: No Charges in College Basketball Brawl
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A southwest Ohio prosecutor says there won't be any criminal charges from an on-court brawl involving University of Cincinnati and Xavier basketball players.
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Prosecutors in NY Oppose Disclosure in Fine Probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say disclosure of information used to obtain search warrants for the home and office of former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine would jeopardize their ongoing investigation ''into the sensitive area of child abuse and molestation.''
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