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home : sports : college/pro January 24, 2019

Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in
This honor was saved for the one and only Mariano Rivera.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019


1 point away, Serena stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open
Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Rockets trading Carmelo Anthony to Bulls
Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Finally: Bulls snap 10-game losing streak
Somebody was bound to break a long skid Monday — Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls seized the opportunity.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wieskamp scoes 24, No. 23 Iowa routs Illinois 95 to 71
Midway through the second half, an Iowa fan won a half-court challenge with a swish at the buzzer.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Blown call and Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal send LA Rams to the Super Bowl
A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Patriots make third straight trip to the Super Bowl with 37-31 win over Chiefs
It's the dead of winter, meaning the weather in New England can be brutal. And that the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Underdog Patriots face top seed KC. Yes, you read that right
It may have been hard to hear him over the noise of the New England fans celebrating an eighth straight trip to the AFC title game, but Tom Brady is feeling disrespected.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches
One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

UCLA, USC meet amid rocky seasons for crosstown rivals
A fired coach. A transfer. Suspensions. Injuries. UCLA and Southern California have experienced it all barely halfway through the season.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Defending champ gone: Sharapova ousts Wozniacki in Australia
Maria Sharapova smacked a forehand winner — the sort she's hit so many times, at so many key moments, over the years — to take control against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open. Sharapova balled up her fists, shut her eyes, threw back her head and let out a yell.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Murray, Jokic lead Nuggets to 135-105 route of Chicago Bulls
The pledge from Jamal Murray: More effort. The promise from Nikola Jokic: More aggressiveness.
Friday, January 18, 2019

Golf: Dustin Rose makes his 2019 debut with No. 1 ranking
The timing couldn't be better for Justin Rose, or for the Desert Classic.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Illinois snaps a five-game skid and routs Minnesota 95-68
Giorgi Bezhanishvili found a unique way to relay the importance of Illinois' performance Wednesday night against Minnesota.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Irving's 27 points and 18 assists lead Celtics past the Raptors
Kyrie Irving said he regretted criticizing his younger teammates, then he made a call to a former teammate he also owed an apology.
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ball scores 19 as the Lakers hand the Bulls their eighth straight loss
Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers were angry after the NBA's worst team broke a long losing streak on their home floor. They weren't about to let the league's second-worst team do the same thing on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Warriors use NBA-record 1st quarter to rout Nuggets
Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors weren't trying to send any sort of message or make any kind of statement against a team they were chasing in the Western Conference.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Filppula lifts Islanders past Blues 2-1
Even when they aren't playing great, the New York Islanders are managing to keep winning.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll over Timberwolves
Jimmy Butler's final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

New Jersey Devils tally 8 beating Chicago
The New Jersey Devils' highest-scoring game of the season came on a night the Chicago Blackhawks may have played one of their worst games.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Blues beat Capitals for first three-game win streak of season
Three's a relief for the St. Louis Blues.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Saints rally past Eagles, will host NFC title game
When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Messi scores record 400th goal
That's 400 and counting.
Monday, January 14, 2019

On bad hip, Murray out in 1st round of Aussie Open
If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself — and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother — quite a gutsy goodbye, the type of never-give-in performance he's famous for.
Monday, January 14, 2019

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28
Tom Brady recognizes that there are some who believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success.
Monday, January 14, 2019

NHL tests puck, player tracking in regular-season
LAS VEGAS (AP) — On one screen live video was showing how many feet per second Erik Karlsson was skating. On another was a video-game-like visualization of the game on the ice below between Vegas and San Jose. Nearby screens flashed prop bets — where the next goal would be scored from? would Max Pacioretty skate 3 miles tonight? — as odds were updated by the second.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Betts, deGrom and Davis get big-money one-year deals and avoid arbitration
NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on track for hearings.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Probe of IOC's Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Four Alabama players skipping final season to enter the NFL draft
ALABAMA (AP) — Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Fernando and Cowan rally Maryland past No. 22 Indiana 78-75
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland gave up the game's first nine points, trailed by 14 with 13 minutes elapsed and faced a double-digit deficit early in the second half.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Tearful Murray: Australian Open could be the last for the emotional Murray
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray is still hoping to make it to one more Wimbledon tournament before his problematic hip forces him into retirement. For now, he's only committing to the Australian Open.
Friday, January 11, 2019

New Wizards telecast opens door to sports betting through television
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home.
Friday, January 11, 2019

#2 Michigan beats Illini 79-69 to improve to 16 and 0
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Zavier Simpson scored 16 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 15 and No. 2 Michigan beat Illinois 79-69 on Thursday night to improve to 16-0.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Temple hands No. 17 Houston 1st loss of season
Ernest Aflakpui drives his Temple teammates crazy in practice by constantly taking charges.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

McCollum scores 24 points, Trail Blazers beat Bulls 124-112
The Trail Blazers are taking advantage where the schedule allows.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Big Ten basketball preview
A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten:
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Forsberg's second goal lifts Predators over Blackhawks, four-three in overtime
Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

With Cook out, freshman Weiskamp leads Iowa over Northwestern 73-63
With leading scorer Tyler Cook out of the lineup, someone had to step up for Iowa to fill the void.
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Packers confirm hiring new coach
Matt LaFleur has been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Tuesday night, confirming multiple reports from a day earlier.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A&M jumps on ALAH
Central A&M used a 10-point advantage in the first quarter and turned it into an 18-point lead at the half and eventually a 29-point win for the Raiders on the night with a 71-42 final score.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Orange Crush: Clemson topples number 1 'Bama for national title
Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this Clemson team the greatest of all time.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Nick Foles leads Eagles to 16-15 upset of Bears at home
The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs, and Chicago provided it.
Monday, January 7, 2019

Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of NFL playoffs
He gets another shot next weekend.
Monday, January 7, 2019

AP All-Pro team has Kansas City accent
From a breakthrough quarterback to a unanimous choice. From two brothers to four rookies for the first time — two from the same club, no less. The Associated Press 2018 All-Pro Team has something for everyone.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

QB Fields confirms transfer to Ohio State from Georgia
Quarterback Justin Fields confirmed Friday night he is transferring to Ohio State following one season as Georgia's backup.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Chambers suspended for shoving player
Penn State has suspended basketball coach Patrick Chambers for one game for shoving a player during a timeout Thursday night in a loss at No. 2 Michigan
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Tulowitzki to play shortstop for Yanks until Didi returns
The Yankees view Troy Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

UConn's 126-game win streak ends
Geno Auriemma knew that top-ranked UConn couldn't keep winning every regular-season game it played, even though the Huskies had won 126 in a row.
Friday, January 4, 2019

Harden rallies in OT, edges Warriors
A defender on either side of him, James Harden let it fly one last time for an improbable game-winner in the waning seconds of overtime before falling backward and hitting the floor.
Friday, January 4, 2019

Lawson's double-double, No. 5 Kansas holds off Oklahoma
The mantra at Kansas is "faces change, expectations don't."
Friday, January 4, 2019

Langford scores 28, No. 21 Indiana defeats Illinois 73-65
Indiana appeared to be in trouble against Illinois in its return from an 11-day layoff.
Friday, January 4, 2019

Golder's half-court shot lifts Valparaiso over ISU
Markus Golder put up a leaping, one-handed shot from half court , the ball snapping through the net at the buzzer as Valparaiso completed a wild last-minute comeback to defeat Illinois State 58-56 in a Missouri Valley Conference opener Wednesday night.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Ovechkin skipping NHL All-Star Game
Alex Ovechkin will skip the NHL's All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and serve an automatic one-game suspension.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Ward scores 21, No. 8 Michigan State tops Northwestern 81-55
Nick Ward was so dominant in the first half he didn't have to score after halftime to help No. 8 Michigan State stay undefeated in Big Ten play.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Smith hits late layup, Maryland beats No. 24 Nebraska 74-72
Nebraska's final attempt to score had gone awry, and as the buzzer sounded, Maryland's players rushed to the middle of the court to celebrate the team's most significant victory of the season.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Ohio State tops Wash. in Meyer's Rose Bowl finale
Urban Meyer says he decided to end his remarkable coaching career at Ohio State partly because of the stress inherent in this high-intensity job.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Iowa rallies past Mississippi State in Outback Bowl
The Iowa Hawkeyes lost a yard on the last play of the Outback Bowl, pushing their final rushing total to minus 15 yards, and didn't mind a bit.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Nadal withdraws from Brisbane to focus on Open
Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Brisbane International on Wednesday to focus on being ready for the Australian Open, which will be his first competitive tournament since a knee injury forced him to retire from the U.S. Open semifinals in September.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bruins beat Blackhawks in Winter Classic
David Pastrnak delivered once again. Patrice Bergeron showed off his all-around game, and Tuukka Rask made a couple of big stops.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Ehlinger's 3 TDs lead Texas past Georgia 28-21 in Sugar Bowl
Bevo's pregame strategy was to run right at the Bulldogs.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Mayweather promises entertainment in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Floyd Mayweather is promising entertainment when he fights Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in three rounds of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve, but not necessarily a knockout.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Rose returns to Chicago, leads T-Wolves over Bulls 119-94
JOHN JACKSON
Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — For much of his seven seasons with the Bulls, Derrick Rose was a favorite son of Chicago. He was native born and virtually universally beloved.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim took full advantage of holes his teammates created to burst through the line or get to the outside.
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Knicks in Christmas debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was so eager to make a rim-rocking Christmas debut that he overshot the basket on his first attempt, a dunk from one side that ended with the ball all the way in the opposite corner.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Blackburn Grad played on Rose Bowl team a century ago
Joseph Foley was Member of Great Lakes Training Team in Wartime
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Athletics bring back righty Fiers on 2-year, $14M deal
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Free agent right-hander Mike Fiers agreed to a two-year contract worth more than $14 million to stay with the Oakland Athletics, who were determined to find an experienced starter this offseason to help lead a young rotation.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Barring ties, NFC playoff picture clear, AFC muddled
AP — Barring ties in Week 17 — and there are some wild scenarios should certain games end in draws Sunday — the road to the playoffs is quite straight in the NFC. The path to a first-round bye in the AFC has a bunch of curves in it.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Lakers lose LeBron to groin injury, rout Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James prides himself in his durability, being available night after night, game after grueling game.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Bears clinch No. 3 seed with 14-9 win over 49ers
With a dominant defense behind him, Mitchell Trubisky knows the Chicago Bears' offense doesn't have to do too much to keep winning.
Monday, December 24, 2018

Missouri ends losing streak to Illinois, wins 79-63
Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is from Illinois, and he has stocked his roster with five scholarship players from his home state. They will enjoy their trips home for Christmas a little more after the Tigers beat Illinois 79-63 Saturday night.
Monday, December 24, 2018

Rodgers leads Packers to wild 44-38 overtime win over Jets
Aaron Rodgers refused to sit this one out, even with the playoffs out of the question. And he willed the Green Bay Packers from setting some dubious franchise history.
Monday, December 24, 2018

Collin Delia makes 35 saves, Blackhawks beat Avs 2-1
Collin Delia's first start against Colorado was forgettable. He made his second one against the Avalanche memorable.
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Cards reach $25M deal with Miller
When healthy, Andrew Miller has been one of baseball's top relievers. The St. Louis Cardinals are banking on a return to form.
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Former Miami WR Jeff Thomas transferring to Illinois
Former Miami wide receiver Jeff Thomas is headed to Illinois.
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Bears' Kyle Long returns to practice from foot injury
Guard Kyle Long felt whole again Friday after returning to practice with the Chicago Bears for the first time since late October.
Saturday, December 22, 2018

LeBron James gets triple-double, Lakers top Pelicans 112-104
LeBron James got plenty of attention this week for his comments about Anthony Davis, prompting allegations of tampering and ramping up speculation about the two superstars playing together for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Markkanen scores thirty-two points as Bulls beat Magic 90-80
Whether it was driving inside for a poster-worthy dunk or burying 3-pointers, Lauri Markkanen did exactly what the Chicago Bulls needed him to do.
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Daniel Murphy, Rockies reach deal
The Colorado Rockies have brought in Daniel Murphy to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting average.
Friday, December 21, 2018

Markstrom's 29 saves help Canucks beat Blues 5-1
Jacob Markstrom turned in another solid start Thursday night, and then moved on.
Friday, December 21, 2018

Williamson helps Duke top unbeaten Texas Tech
Zion Williamson was the must-see player to watch on an NBA stage. The Duke star was heckled when he missed a dunk in warmups and had Blue Devils diehards — and casual hoops fans and NBA stars — roaring each time he touched the ball.
Friday, December 21, 2018

Kane scores twice, adds assist as Blackhawks beat Stars 5-2
This time, the Chicago Blackhawks got off to a fast start and held on for the victory.
Friday, December 21, 2018

49ers get to see what they missed when they face Mack, Bears
Back before the season started and Khalil Mack was on the trading block from Oakland, the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers were two of the teams in hottest pursuit of the star pass rusher.
Friday, December 21, 2018

OSU gets first W for new coach on signing day
Zach Harrison is one of the most highly touted recruits in the country, and he goes to high school 15 miles from Ohio State.
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Rockets set NBA record with 26 threes in 136-118 win
The Houston Rockets were on the cusp of NBA history, just one 3-pointer away from setting the league record for most 3s in a game.
Thursday, December 20, 2018

NC State upsets No. 7 Auburn 78-71
North Carolina State has another big win against a ranked opponent under Kevin Keatts.
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Nets hang on to beat Bulls 96-93, extend winning streak to 7
A few weeks ago, the Brooklyn Nets were mired in an extended losing streak mainly because of shortcomings on the defensive end late in games.
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Rivera uncertain if he will shut down ailing Newton
Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down quarterback Cam Newton for the season because of a sore right throwing shoulder.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Ward makes 30 saves as Blackhawks beat Predators
Cam Ward gave the Chicago Blackhawks exactly what they needed in the wake of another concussion for Corey Crawford.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Blues break tie on replay review in 3rd, beat Oilers 4-1
A long look at a close call helped the St. Louis Blues take two points Tuesday night and left the Edmonton Oilers scratching their heads.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

With North in hand, Bears going for bye
Coach Matt Nagy is saving the big celebrations for later.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Saints' D puts clamps on Newton, Panthers
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league's top-scoring offenses, but lately it's the defense that's been carrying the NFL's most complete team.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

George, Westbrook lead Thunder past anemic Bulls 121-96
Paul George's performance late in the first half was all the Oklahoma City Thunder needed against Chicago Bulls.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Kansas, Duke, Tennessee remain 1-2-3 in men's AP Top 25
Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Bears clinch NFC North with victory
The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North and helped knock Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers out of playoff contention.
Monday, December 17, 2018

Edinburg falls to Sangamon Valley Storm
NIANTIC — The Sangamon Valley Storm’s full court press caused problems for the Edinburg boys basketball team on Friday night as the Wildcats turned the ball over 19 times in a 64-56 loss.
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Chicago's Nagy picked by AP writers top coach in 2018
(AP) — Matt Nagy is making an impressive first impression as an NFL head coach.
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Orioles hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles hired Brandon Hyde to be their new manager Friday, hoping his experience as Cubs bench coach will help the team move forward while in rebuilding mode.
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Scheifele sends Jets past Blackhawks four-three in overtime
CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Scheifele and the Winnipeg Jets just keep rolling along.
Another long night was no big deal.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Blues' O'Reilly nets short-handed winner after obscure call
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After the St. Louis Blues caught the short end of the stick on an obscure NHL rule, Ryan O'Reilly bailed them out with a breakaway winner.
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Vucevic leads Magic over Bulls 97-91 in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Bulls had the fans, but Nikola Vucevic and the Magic got the win.
Friday, December 14, 2018

Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arrowhead Stadium was already emptying by the time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers jogged to the locker room, triumphantly waving his hand as a satisfying cascade of boos washed over him.
Friday, December 14, 2018

Huskers rally, beat Illini in NCAA volleyball semis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No matter how good Mikaela Foecke is, a little luck doesn't hurt.
Friday, December 14, 2018

Blackhawks end 8-game slide, beat Penguins
The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night.
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Raptors rout Warriors 113-93 without Kawhi
Minus their top player and with their coach still mourning his mother's death two days earlier, the Toronto Raptors put an emphatic stamp on a season sweep of Golden State.
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Bears seek to bolster ground game
Jordan Howard picked the perfect time to break through for the Chicago Bears.
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hornets beat Pistons 108-107 in wild win
The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren't sure if they'd be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players.
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Connor scores twice for Jets, Blackhawks drop 8th straight
Kyle Connor wasn't too disappointed about falling short of his first career hat trick.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Maddon turns to book for millenial help
Joe Maddon will be managing by the book next year, and the book is "Managing Millennials for Dummies."
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings
Bobby Wagner leaped over the line of scrimmage, swatted Dan Bailey's field goal attempt and sparked the Seattle Seahawks to two late touchdowns.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fox sparks second-half rally as Kings beat Bulls 108-89
De'Aaron Fox put together another impressive offensive display on Monday night. And all he wanted to talk about was defense.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kansas back to number 1 in AP poll
Kansas is back where it started the season.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Goldman and dominant defense lead Bears
The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams' high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL's best record.
Monday, December 10, 2018

Drake Escape: Miami's score on final play beats Pats 34-33
The celebratory mob scene in the corner of the end zone broke out far from Ryan Tannehill, leaving him in the open field, running and screaming as he waved his arms. Since he couldn't find anyone to hug, he flopped to the grass on his back, the job done and the game won.
Monday, December 10, 2018

Cards' Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season
Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Bears remove Trubisky from injury report, ensuring start
The Chicago Bears removed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky from their injury list Friday, clearing the way for a start Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Number 6 Nevada rallies past Number 20 Arizona State 72-66
Sixth-ranked Nevada played what might be its only ranked opponent of the regular season. The Wolf Pack knew a win could help bolster their case come March.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Colton Parayko goal, Jake Allen shutout leads Blues past Jets 1-0
Jake Allen wasn't relieved to have his first shutout in a year. In fact, he didn't even remember when he had his last shutout.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

OU's Murray named AP Player of the Year
Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998.
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Rams looking to grab bye against Bears
With a second straight division title in hand, Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams would love to grab a few more prizes.
Friday, December 7, 2018

Golden Knights down Blackhawks 4-3
Two days after beating the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals for their biggest win of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights weren't about to let themselves slip up against slumping Chicago.
Friday, December 7, 2018

No. 19 Ohio State rallies in 2nd half, beats Illinois
After going scoreless in the previous game, Keyshawn Woods was determined to make a positive impact Wednesday night.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from D-backs
The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, acquiring slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

McDavid's shootout goal lifts Oilers past Blues 3-2
Connor McDavid hasn't always looked like a natural in shootouts.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ducks extend streak over Blackhawks
Daniel Sprong didn't waste time making a positive first impression on the Anaheim Ducks.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Derek Fisher to coach Sparks
Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher has been hired to coach the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl
As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

No. 5 Michigan holds off Northwestern 62-60
Jordan Poole and Michigan finally faced some adversity Tuesday night.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Auburn's first half tames Pana's push
The Auburn Trojans picked up 36 of their final 66 points in the first half of their win over the Pana boys team on Saturday. Pana exploded for a 20-point third quarter, but the Trojans made eight of their 11 free-throws in the fourth to win 66-58.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Rosas' FG the winner as Giants stun Bears
The New York Giants finally have a signature win to carry them through the rest of the season and maybe beyond.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Cardinals stun fading Packers at Lambeau; McCarthy fired
The lowly Arizona Cardinals pulled off an upset at Lambeau Field that was so much a stunner that the Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy after the game.
Monday, December 3, 2018

Chiefs cut RB Kareem Hunt after video of assault surfaces
The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hamilton, Garcia, Schoop cut loose; Cubs keep Russell
Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game domestic violence suspension that extends until May.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Washington beats Utah for Pac-12 title
On a night when neither offense could do much of anything, it was only fitting that a pass that bounced off a receiver's hands and leg turned into the winning play.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Ehlers has hat trick, Jets beat Blackhawks 6-5
Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers and the Winnipeg Jets were in full flight — again.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Cowboys stifle Brees, end Saints' 10-game win streak, 13-10
Dak Prescott desperately scrambled for a first down in a game of fourth-quarter keepaway, then took three knees starting from the New Orleans 1 to run out the clock by the narrowest possible margin.
Friday, November 30, 2018

Daniel works with starters with Trubisky hurting
This time Chase Daniel has a little preparation.
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Notre Dame holds off Illinois 76-74 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
His coach called Juwan Durham's performance Tuesday night the 6-foot-11 sophomore's "coming-out party," but Durham said it was more about circumstance than any particular corner he's suddenly turned in his development.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Golden Knights pound Blackhawks 8-3 for fourth straight win
These Vegas Golden Knights are beginning to look like the old Vegas Golden Knights.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Illinois extends Smith's contract 2 years
Illinois extended the contract of coach Lovie Smith for two years through 2023 after the Illini finished his third season with four victories.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Aldridge helps Spurs beat Bulls 108-107
LaMarcus Aldridge showed off his smooth low-post game in the fourth quarter.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Win over Pack set to fuel Vikings' push
The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of work left just to make the playoffs before the championship chase even comes back into the conversation.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Texas Southern shocks No. 18 Oregon 89-84
Trayvon Reed picked the right night to be perfect.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Broncos snap Steelers' winning streak 24-17
For a man who tips the scales at close to 300 pounds, nose tackle Shelby Harris sure gets overlooked a lot.
Monday, November 26, 2018

Cousins, Vikings pass by Green Bay 24-17
Once Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings took the lead on Green Bay, they played with a fierce refusal to let it go.
Monday, November 26, 2018

No. 22 Mississippi State beats Mississippi
Friday, November 23, 2018

Chase Daniel fills in, leads Bears to 23-16 win
DETROIT (AP) — Chase Daniel outplayed Matthew Stafford, proving an NFL journeyman can beat one of the highest-paid players in the league.
Friday, November 23, 2018

No. 20 Northwestern looks to avoid letdown vs. Illinois
The Fighting Illini football team will make the short trip north to take on the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Blues have no timeline for hiring coach after Yeo's exit
The Blues will be casting a wide net in their coaching search.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Lipscomb stuns No. 18 TCU for 1st win over Top 25 team
Kenny Cooper turned a steal into a breakaway layup that put Lipscomb ahead only seconds after halftime at No. 18 TCU.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Rams edge Chiefs 54-51
Even before the fourth lead change of the fourth quarter, well before the 1,001st yard of combined offense was tallied, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams already knew this was a classic.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Gonzaga holds off Illinois 84-78 in Maui
Rui Hachimura scored 23 points, Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 and No. 3 Gonzaga held off Illinois 84-78 in the opening round of the Maui Invitational.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North
No doubt about it now, the Bears really are serious about winning the NFC North.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags
Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions on his first 12 passes. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score in the first half for the first time in more than two years, and they still trailed by 10 approaching the 2-minute warning.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Betts and Yelich win MLB MVP Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he's won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

On hot seat? Packers' McCarthy focuses on getting road win
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mike McCarthy knows his job is on the line.
The Green Bay Packers' 13th-year head coach acknowledged he is aware that the team's 4-5-1 record has led to questions about his future.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Petersen, Kings defeat Blackhawks 2-1 in shootout
CHICAGO (AP) — Cal Petersen returned to Chicago for a memorable first NHL start.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wilson, Seahawks rally past GB
SEATTLE (AP) — After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter, Bobby Wagner and Seattle's defense stymied Aaron Rodgers and the Seahawks stayed in the middle of the NFC playoff race.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Iowa looks to exploit porous Illini defense
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois offense can run, but its porous defense can't hide. And Iowa knows it.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Bears, Vikings meet in primetime showdown for NFC North lead
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky understands how high the stakes are.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Michigan routs Villanova in title rematch
Charles Matthews set the tone with a slam and celebrated by flexing to the crowd.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mets' deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL
After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Blackhawks end 8-game skid, beat Blues 1-0
Jeremy Colliton got his first win as an NHL coach when Corey Crawford made 28 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night, stopping an eight-game losing streak
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Freshman Akinjo leads Georgetown past Illinois
Freshman James Akinjo had 19 points, including a key 3-point play, and seven assists, Jamorko Pickett blocked a shot in the closing seconds and Georgetown beat Illinois 88-80 on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Steelers' Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018
Le'Veon Bell's patience on the football field sets him apart.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan hold steady in CFP
The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to LA due to field
The NFL moved the Rams' Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Barnes scores 23, leads Mavericks past Bulls 103-98
The Dallas Mavericks didn't need a big contribution from Luka Doncic to beat the Chicago Bulls. Harrison Barnes and J.J. Barea took care of that.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hurricanes beat Blackhawks 3-2 in OT
The Carolina Hurricanes grew accustomed over the years to seeing Cam Ward in goal and winning games. Both those things happened again Monday night — but this one was different.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bears supporting Parkey after tough day
This time, the Chicago Bears were good enough to overcome a tough day for Cody Parkey.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Trubisky throws 3 TDs, Bears beat Lions
Mitchell Trubisky locked in right from the start, whether he was firing downfield or making the right read underneath the defense.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Molina, Realmuto homers lead MLB All-Stars over Japan
Yadier Molina had three hits, including a three-run homer, and J.T. Realmuto also went deep to lead the MLB All-Stars over Japan 7-3 on Sunday for their first win of the six-game exhibition series after a pair of defeats.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Jones helps Packers run away for 31-12 win over Dolphins
For a change, it was the Packers in a runaway.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Massinburg scores 43, Buffalo stuns No. 13 WVU 99-94 in OT
Maybe that big upset in the NCAA Tournament was only the beginning for Buffalo.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Rookie WR on rise for Pack
Packers receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling turned to Twitter to give a tutorial about how to pronounce his first name.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Bears get Khalil Mack back for Lions
Khalil Mack will save some secrets for the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Soldier Field.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Chad Johnson makes 33 saves, Blues beat Sharks 4-0
St. Louis Blues goalie Chad Johnson swears he wasn't in a special zone or mindset. The San Jose Sharks might disagree.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Wallace aiming to blaze NASCAR trails
Bubba Wallace does not care about the way things used to be done in NASCAR, and he is not interested in how veterans believe he is supposed to drive.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Jordan scores 19 as Illinois rolls over Evansville 99-60
Aaron Jordan scored 19 points and Ayo Dosunmu added 18 as Illinois beat Evansville 99-60 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Mack, Robinson just about ready to return to Bears
Two-time All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack and top receiver Allen Robinson look as if they're just about ready to return after missing the Chicago Bears' past two games because of injuries.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Canes hold on to beat Blackhawks 4-3, spoil Colliton's debut
Jeremy Colliton's NHL coaching debut got off to a shaky start before the Chicago Blackhawks began skating with confidence and made it respectable.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Illinois, Nebraska believe they are moving in the right direction
Even though Illinois and Nebraska have just three Big Ten wins between them, both enter their game Saturday believing they're on the verge of breakthroughs.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Davis, Pelicans end 6-game skid, beat Bulls
Anthony Davis made a 3-pointer, pulled up to hit a 10-foot jumper and threw down a two-handed reverse alley-oop jam in the span of about two minutes late in the first quarter.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

White Sox extend Renteria's contract past 2019
The rebuilding Chicago White Sox have extended manager Rick Renteria's contract.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mitchell Trubisky, Bears' offense maintaining focus
Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears' offense refuse to become mired in mistakes or popular assessments.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

New Orleans signs ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant has found a new team, agreeing to join the already prolific offense of the surging New Orleans Saints.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nebraska like a 'homecoming' for Illini's AJ Bush
AJ Bush finally will get to play a game at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

O'Reilly hat trick leads St. Louis over Carolina 4-1
Ryan O'Reilly saw all the hats flying on the ice and had to think for a moment about what to do.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

College basketball: Duke, Kentucky highlight opening night look around
RJ Barrett scored 33 points and Zion Williamson added 28 in their first college games, leading No. 4 Duke over No. 2 Kentucky 118-84 on Tuesday night in the season-opening Champions Classic.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Blackhawks fire 3-time Stanley Cup winner Quenneville
The Blackhawks have fired three-time Stanley Cup winning coach Joel Quenneville.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

LaVine gets career-high 41 in double OT win
Zach LaVine decided to take the game into his own hands and finally put an end to this double-overtime affair.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2018 Gold Glove Winners
Gold Glove winners for the 2018 MLB season were announced Monday.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hoosiers fans eager to see Langford's long-awaited debut
Indiana Hoosiers fans spent years envisioning Romeo Langford wearing a crimson-and-cream uniform and those familiar candy-striped warmup pants.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

With division games, Bears get measuring stick
The Chicago Bears are about to find out just where they stand.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Late eagle carries DeChambeau to Vegas win
Bryson DeChambeau saw signs of greatness last season on the PGA Tour when he won three times against the strongest fields this side of the majors.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Chicago Bears rout turnover-prone Buffalo Bills 41-9
Linebacker Khalil Mack broke into a wide grin when it was pointed out the Chicago Bears defense didn't need him for a second straight week.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Indy racing's 'quiet pioneer,' dies at 83
(AP) — Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who ordered drivers to start their engines and was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died Saturday. She was 83.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Busch vying for 2nd Cup title amid uncertain future
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch knows he took his first and only NASCAR Cup Series championship for granted.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Texas pole; all four Stewart Haas cars in top seven
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Clint Bowyer went more than 200 mph like polesitter Ryan Blaney during NASCAR Cup qualifying at Texas.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Kershaw gets $93M; Harper, Machado atop market
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the market.
Monday, November 5, 2018

College basketball: Top teams counting on transfers
(AP) — Acquiring a high-profile transfer isn't necessarily a prerequisite for every Final Four contender, but a look at the rosters of AP Top 25 teams sure makes it seem that way.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Cubs exercise option on Hamels, trade Smyly to TX
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on Cole Hamels on Friday, solidifying their rotation for next year, and traded fellow left-hander Drew Smyly to the Texas Rangers.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Trubisky excelling under Nagy as Bears set to play Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bears coach Matt Nagy need not worry about any R-rated remarks that might have been picked up by the microphone he wore in a win over the New York Jets last week.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Biles wins 4th all-around at worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles attempted to smile but her eyes betrayed her. She was angry, paying little attention to the gold medal around her neck, the one that made history.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Mullens has sterling debut in 49ers 34-3 win over Raiders
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens got several hundred congratulatory text messages, a phone call from Brett Favre and his Twitter account verified.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Sundqvist's 2 rare goals send Blues past Golden Knights 5-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist was concerned about more than just hockey after he sustained serious facial injuries on an illegal hit by Tom Wilson in a preseason game against the Washington Capitals on Sept. 30.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Canucks beat Blackhawks 4-2
Before the Canucks started their season, coach Travis Green said he wanted his team to "score by committee."
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Millsap gives Nuggets OT win over Bulls
Paul Millsap knows nobody is perfect in the NBA. The key to being a good team is finding ways to win when not everything is clicking.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

NFL deadline trades
The NFL's lone undefeated team has just made an already dominant defensive front even deeper.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Illini D coordinator Hardy Nickerson resigns
Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson abruptly resigned Monday, citing personal "health-related circumstances beyond my control."
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Thompson hits NBA record 14 3s as Warriors top Bulls 149-124
Klay Thompson broke teammate Stephen Curry's NBA record with 14 3-pointers and finished with 52 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Red Sox top Dodgers for World Series title
Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside Fenway Park back home.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Illinois basketball is rebuilding
Illinois is counting on a youth movement built around two four-star recruits and the health of highly touted sophomore guard Da'Monte Williams to resurrect a program that last year managed just four Big Ten wins.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Losses have Bears in more familiar spot
The Chicago Bears were riding high, staring down at the rest of the NFC North for the first time in five years.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Chase Elliott eyeing NASCAR championship
Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to stop losing races before he could find his way to victory lane.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

No. 23 Utah, Moss roll over UCLA 41-10
Zack Moss and Utah rushed their way to another big Pac-12 win
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Blue Jackets rally from down 2, rout Blues
Blues coach Mike Yeo expects fingers to be pointed after St. Louis' latest crushing defeat.
Friday, October 26, 2018















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