Peters Wins Illini Starting Job

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters has been named the starter for the season opener Aug. 31 at home against Akron. Peters, a graduate transfer, is a former Mr. Football in Indiana who played

Long Apologizes for Actions

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Veteran guard Kyle Long removed a teammate’s helmet and began using it as a weapon last week in practice, and after apologizing to his teammates Long also apologized to Bears fans and

Hamels Picks Up Win

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Anthony Rizzo homered twice and Nicholas Castellanos also went

Twins Beat Up the Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and drove in three runs on four hits for Minnesota in his second game back from a wrist injury, yet another powerful performance at the plate by the 39-year-old designated hitter

Freshman Done for the Season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois freshman defensive back Marquez Beason is out for the season with a knee injury. Coach Lovie Smith announced Beason would have surgery after getting hurt in practice last week. Beason was a

Cubs Option Bote

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have optioned infielder David Bote to Triple-A Iowa. Bote hasn’t played very much in August, batting .400 (8 for 20) in 14 games. He also committed a costly error while playing

Angels Beat Up on Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani, Kole Calhoun, Matt Thaiss and Anthony Bemboom all homered to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Ohtani hit his first home run since

Eddy Pineiro Wins Kicking Job

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have released Elliott Fry and made Eddy Pineiro the winner for now of the kicking competition to replace Cody Parkey. Pineiro, who was with the Raiders last training camp

Cubs Win a Road Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — José Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 in the MLB Little League Classic. Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward also

Trout Leads Angels Over Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout hit his 40th homer while going 4 for 4 and scoring four runs in the Los Angeles Angels’ 8-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Trout stayed even with the Dodgers’

Tiger Needs Good Week at BMW

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Woods is playing the BMW Championship at Medinah, where he twice won the PGA Championship. But the Masters champion might miss out

Poulter Returns to Medinah

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Ian Poulter returns to Medinah for the BMW Championship and feels at home after reliving memories of the 2012 Ryder Cup. Poulter birdied the last five holes in a fourballs match that swung

Amukamara Having a Good Camp

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara has had a solid training camp and both he and the Chicago Bears secondary look to add to their league-leading interception total of last year despite the changes

McCann’s Slam The Difference

CHICAGO (AP) — James McCann hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Houston Astros 13-9 to win the season series from the runaway AL West leaders. Rookie Eloy