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>>Illinois Faces Off With Missouri

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Illinois is getting set for a meeting with Missouri on the hardwood tomorrow.  The two
will meet at Scottrade Center in St. Louis with tip set for 5 p.m.  The
10th-ranked Illini improved to 12-and-0 by beating Eastern Kentucky on Sunday. 
Mizzou is 9-and-1 following Monday night's win over South Carolina State.  The
Tigers are ranked 12th in the country. You can hear coverage of this game starting at 4:30 on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM.

>>Bears Clash With Cardinals In Desert

(Glendale, AZ)  --  The Chicago Bears look to stay in the playoff hunt when they head to the desert to
take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.  The
Bears were beaten 21-13 at home by the Packers last weekend.  Chicago has lost
three straight to fall to 8-and-6.

>>Rams, Bucs Battle In Tampa

(Tampa, FL)  --  The St. Louis Rams are on the road this Sunday to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.  The Rams' slim playoff hopes took a hit with a 36-22 home loss to the
Vikings last Sunday.  St. Louis is now 6-7-and-1, including a 2-3-and-1 mark on
the road.  The Bucs were blasted 41-0 at New Orleans in Week 15.

>>Cubs Reportedly Agree To Four-Year Deal With Jackson

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Cubs are adding Edwin Jackson to their starting rotation. 
According to FoxSports.com, the Cubs have agreed to a four-year,
52-million-dollar contract with the 29-year-old right-hander.  The deal is
pending a physical.  Jackson was 10-and-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 starts last
season for the Washington Nationals.  Starting pitcher Carlos Villanueva's
contract has also been finalized, pending a physical.

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