Dewitt Daily News Sports 20 Latest Sports Articles 2014-04-24T05:57:03Z Single Run Downs Sages in Classic With Argenta-Oreana <a href=";id=123669" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>As heard on 95.9 FM WEZC Wednesday afternoon, the Monticello Sages fell to the Argenta-Oreana Bombers 1-0 in 8 innings of Okaw Valley Conferance action. The Sages were led by Daniel Caldwell and Jacob Burton. Burton went 2 for 4 with a double and a ... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Sages Meet Argenta-Oreana Wednesday <a href=";id=123576" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Monticello Sages will take a hot streak into Argenta-Oreana this afternoon as the Bombers host the Sages this afernoon at 4:30 pm. The Sages are coming an 11-4 victory Monday over Maroa-Forsyth. The Sages have won 12 of their last 13 and are 14-... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Redbirds Drop Illinois Wesleyan <a href=";id=123574" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Will Headean struck out a career-high 13 batters to guide Illinois State (25-12, 7-5 MVC) to a non-conference victory over Illinois Wesleyan (16-14) Tuesday night in the annual Horenberger-Bass Classic. The Redbirds are now 85-70 all-time versus the ... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Illinois Drops Eastern Illinois <a href=";id=123573" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Illinois picked up its fourth straight win behind a strong pitching performance in a 3-2 victory over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday. Starter Rob McDonnell improved to 3-0 with two hits and two runs allowed in five innings, redshirt-sophomore Andrew Mam... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Illini Basketball Player Paul Arrested <a href=";id=123572" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor. Police say they arrested the 20-year-old sophomore early Tuesday on campus. Capt. ... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Cubs, Cards Win <a href=";id=123571" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>>>Cubs Stomp Diamondbacks (Chicago, IL) -- Jason Hammel turned in another stellar pitching effort for the Cubs as Chicago rolled Arizona 9-2 at Wrigley Field. Hammel finished with seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits with four strikeo... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Bulls Down 2-0 To Washington <a href=";id=123570" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Washington rallied from 1... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z NHL Playoffs Notes <a href=";id=123567" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Montreal Canadiens are the first team into the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Habs got a late goal to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 and complete a four-game sweep on Tuesday. Elsewhere, the San Jose Sharks now have a commandin... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z NFL Notes <a href=";id=123565" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>>>Seahawks, Sherman Working On Lucrative Extension (Renton, WA) -- Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman could soon be the NFL's highest-paid cornerback. reports the two sides are progressing on a contract extension for the 26-year-old defen... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Maroons Pick Up First Win of Season <a href=";id=123394" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It took nine innings, but the Clinton Maroons pulled out a victory over the Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals Monday night in Warrensburg. Hunter Heusner allowed the game tying run in the 7th inning forcing the game to extra-innings, but finished with tw... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Crook Leads Sages Over Maroa-Forsyth <a href=";id=123392" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Matt Crook did it all once again for the Monticello Sages who picked up a Monday victory against Maroa-Forsyth Monday 11-4. Crook went six innings and struck out 10. Nick Stokowski closed things out with a clean 7th inning. Crook moves to 5-1 on the... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z llini Freshman IF Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week <a href=";id=123390" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Illinois third baseman Ryne Roper was tabbed Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the first time in his career, announced the conference office Monday. Roper led the Illini with a .417 average (5-for-12) during the sweep of Penn State in Happy Valley. Th... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Sox, Cubs Win; Sale To DL <a href=";id=123385" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>>>White Sox Rally Past Tigers (Detroit, MI) -- The White Sox used a three-run seventh to down the Tigers 3-1 at Comerica Park. Jose Abreu doubled in a run and scored on a double by Dayan Viciedo [[ DIE-on vee-see-AY-doh ]]. Alexei Ramirez then singl... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Blackhawks Blank Blues <a href=";id=123377" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>>>Blackhawks Blank Blues Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout, and the Chicago Blackhawks got back into their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night. Jonathan Toews scored... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Noah Wins Defensive Player of the Year <a href=";id=123375" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>>>NBA Playoff Recap (Undated) -- Two series out west are tied up at one after Monday night's action. Memphis grabbed a 111-105 overtime victory in Oklahoma City withstanding an incredible late fourth quarter comeback that extended the game. The Clip... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Bears Sign WR; Raiders Trade Prior <a href=";id=123374" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>>>Bears Sign WR Morgan The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with receiver Josh Morgan. The move was announced on Monday. In six seasons with San Francisco (2008-11) and Washington (2012-13), Morgan has199 receptions for 2,488 yards... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Shuffle Highlights Latest World Golf Rankings <a href=";id=123373" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Matt Kuchar holed out from a bunker at the final hole to win the RBC Heritage by a stroke on Sunday, and that victory inched Kuchar to fifth in this week's world golf rankings. Kuchar's seventh career victory on the PGA Tour moved him up from No. 6 ... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Illinois Sweeps Penn State <a href=";id=123232" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Illinois made it interesting in the ninth but held on for a 7-6 victory, capping off the sweep at Penn State on Easter Sunday. The Nittany Lions scored two in the final inning and had the winning run on first base before a 6-4-3 double play ended the... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z ISU Takes Weekend Series With Missouri State <a href=";id=123230" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Brian Rodemoyer doubled, homered and walked three times to help power Illinois State (24-12, 7-5 MVC) to a 7-1 Valley win Sunday afternoon at Missouri State (17-19, 6-6 MVC). The victory secured a series-win for Illinois State and pushed the Redbirds... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Sox Win; Cards, Cubs Lose; Brawl Mars Game In Pittsburgh <a href=";id=123229" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>>White Sox Rout Rangers To Avoid Sweep (Arlington, TX) -- Marcus Semien went 4-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored to lead the White Sox to a 16-2 rout of the Rangers in Arlington. Jose Abreu added a two-run homer and drove in three, while Jorda... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z