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Valanciunas Leads Raptors Over Bulls 85-79
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Chicago Bulls 85-79 on Tuesday night.
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SIU's Hinson Returns To Practice, Thanks Fans
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Southern Illinois basketball coach Barry Hinson returned to practice Tuesday, releasing a statement thanking Saluki fans and staff for their support following the death of his son-in-law on Christmas Day.
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Local Sports 12/31/13
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Butler Scores 26 As Bulls Beat Grizzlies 95-91
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 26 points in the third quarter, Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 95-91 on Monday night.
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Raanta, Saad Lead Blackhawks Past Kings 1-0
CHICAGO (AP) -- Antti Raanta made 26 saves in his first NHL shutout and Brandon Saad scored as the Chicago Blackhawks beat Los Angeles 1-0 on Monday night and sent the Kings to their first three-game losing streak in a year.
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12/30/13 Local Sports
Here's a look at tonight's sports scheudle
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Shattenkirk Lifts Blues Over Stars 3-2 in OT
DALLAS (AP)--Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal 4:49 into overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
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Rogers, Cobb Lead Packers Over Bears, 33-28
CHICAGO (AP)--Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship.
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Seahawks Clinch Top Seed with 27-9 Win Over Rams
SEATTLE (AP)--Malcolm Smith returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown, Marshawn Lynch added a 2-yard scoring run and the Seattle Seahawks clinched the NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a 27-9 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
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Creighton Breaks Away From Chicago State 90-58
OMAHA, Neb. (AP)--Doug McDermott scored 24 points, and Ethan Wragge made four 3-pointers in a row to break open the game in the second half to help Creighton beat Chicago State 90-58 on Sunday.
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Miami(Ohio) Edges Southern Illinois 67-65
OXFORD, Ohio (AP)--Willie Moore and Geovonie McKnight each scored 14 points as Miami (Ohio) edged ahead with 22 seconds remaining and defeated Southern Illinois 67-65 on Sunday.
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Local Sports 12/29/13
Saturday's local sports finals
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Bears Sign FB Fiammetta to 2-Year Extension
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears signed fullback Tony Fiammetta to a two-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season.
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Packers WR Cobb Activated, Questionable for Bears
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers receiver Randall Cobb has been activated from injured reserve and has been listed as questionable for Sunday's crucial game against the Chicago Bears.
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Mavericks Rout Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) -- Monta Ellis had 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks took control early in coasting to a 105-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
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Blues Beat Blackhawks in Shootout
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored 1:17 apart late in regulation to tie it and Kevin Shattenkirk netted the deciding goal in the fifth round of a shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
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Illinois Gets Past UIC
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rayvonte Rice led a furious second-half comeback on Saturday, scoring 28 points as the University of Illinois beat the University of Illinois-Chicago 74-60.
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UTEP Comes Back for Win Over WIU
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Vince Hunter hit a jump shot with 43 seconds remaining and C.J. Cooper made two free throws with five seconds left to give UTEP a 67-64 come-from-behind victory over Western Illinois at the Sun Bowl Invitational Saturday night.
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Georgia Blows Past Illinois Women
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Shacobia Barbee had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead No. 19 Georgia over Illinois 82-60 on Saturday.
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Local Sports 12/28/13
Friday's scores and Saturday's Schedule
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Sharp, Toews Lead Blackhawks Past Avalanche
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Sharp scored three goals for his third career hat trick and set up one of Jonathan Toews' two scores to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Colorado Avalanche 7-2 on Friday night.
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Bears Agree to 4-Year Extension With Gould
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract extension with kicker Robbie Gould through the 2017 season.
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Veras Agrees to 1-Year Deal with Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs say they have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Jose Veras that includes a club option for 2015.
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SIU Coach to Miss Game After Son-in-Law's Death
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson will miss the Salukis' road game against Miami (Ohio) on Sunday following the death of his son-in-law.
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12/27/13 Sports Scores
Scores from Friday's local tournament basketball games.
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#24 NIU Loses in Poinsettia Bowl
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brian Suite intercepted Jordan Lynch's pass and recovered a fumble by the Heisman Trophy finalist to help Utah State beat No. 24 Northern Illinois 21-14 Thursday night in the Poinsettia Bowl.
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IL Teen Heads to U.S. Figure Skating Championships
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- A 13-year-old Illinois boy is heading to the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
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Bulls Assign G Marquis Teague to D-League
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls have assigned guard Marquis Teague to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.
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Spotlight on Cutler with Bears Eyeing Playoffs
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers is returning from a collarbone injury for the Packers, but there will be no shortage of eyes on Jay Cutler on Sunday.
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Packers' Rogers Back, to Start Bears Game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) 00 Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to start Sunday's game for the NFC North title against the Chicago Bears.
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