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>>Illinois Holds Off Norfolk State

(Champaign, IL)  -- As heard on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM, Illinois got a scare from Norfolk State last night at Assembly Hall before taking down the Spartans, 64-54.  Brandon Paul led the way for the 10th-ranked
Illini with 14 points and eight rebounds.  Illinois improved to 11-and-0 on the
season  The Illini host Eastern Kentucky on Sunday evening.

>>Cardinals Send Schumaker To Dodgers

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Cardinals have traded utility infielder Skip Schumaker to the Los Angeles
Dodgers in exchange for minor league shortstop Jake Lemmerman.  The "St. Louis
Post-Dispatch" reports the deal is pending the outcome of a physical.  The
32-year-old Schumaker has spent his entire eight-year career in St. Louis and
batted .276 with a homer and 28 RBI in 107 games last season.

>>Clippers Grab Bulls By Horns

(Chicago, IL)  --  Blake Griffin had 22 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Clippers in a 94-89 win over the
Bulls.  Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 13 boards while Joakim [[ joe-keem ]]
Noah added 10 points with 11 boards and six assists in the loss.  Marco
Belinelli finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Chicago,
which had won its previous three.  The Bulls fell to 11-and-9 with the loss and
battle the 76ers tonight in Philadelphia.

>>Bears Place Gould On IR; Sign Mare

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  The Bears placed kicker Robbie Gould on injured reserve yesterday and signed veteran
Olindo Mare to a one-year contract.  Gould injured his left calf muscle in
pregame warmups before Sunday's 21-14 loss in Minnesota.  Mare has made just
over 81 percent of his kicks over his 15-year career.

>>Bears Make Several Other Moves

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  The Bears made several other
roster moves on Tuesday.  The team placed cornerback Sherrick McManis and safety
Craig Steltz on injured reserve, signed linebacker Jerry Franklin to a two-year
contract and elevated wide receiver Joe Anderson from the practice squad.  The
Bears also signed guard Chris Riley to the practice squad and waived offensive
lineman Andre Gurode.

>>Rams Back To Practice Field

(Earth City, MO)  --  The Rams are back on the practice field today in preparation for Sunday's home game against the Vikings.  St. Louis has won three straight contests to improve to 6-6-and-1
on the season.  This week will mark the final home game of the season for the
Rams before closing the season at Tampa Bay and Seattle.


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