Malcolm Hill had 22 points and 10 rebounds as Illinois ripped Rutgers, 82-66. Maverick Morgan added 17 points for the Illini, who improved to 14-and-12 on the year. Illinois travels to Wisconsin on Sunday.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo is calling it a career. The 29-year-old is retiring after eight NFL seasons, all with New England. The move will save the Pats seven-million dollars in cap space. Mayo recorded 47 tackles and one sack in 16 games last season.
The Bears are parting ways with offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod. The 31-year-old made only four starts in 12 games last season. He had signed a five-year deal that included nearly 18-million in guaranteed money in 2013.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned more than 34-million dollars in salary in 2014. That’s according to the most recent league tax records released on Tuesday. Goodell’s haul is actually slightly down from the 35-million he earned in 2013.
Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey says she thought about taking her own life after her loss to Holly Holm. Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, the 29-year-old says she sat in the medical room after the loss thinking about killing herself last November.
Kevin Shattenkirk [[ SHAH-tehn-kuhrk ]] scored on the power play just over a minute into overtime to lift the Blues over the Stars 2-1 at the Scottrade Center. Jaden Schwartz [[ JAY-duhn SHWOHRTZ ]] got the scoring started early in the second period while Brian Elliott made 17 saves for St. Louis, which won its third straight game. The Blues host the Kings tomorrow night.
One of the best rivalries in sports is renewed tonight as fourth-ranked North Carolina hosts number-19 Duke. The Tar Heels hold a 133-107 edge in the all-time series that dates back to 1920. However, the Blue Devils have won the last three meetings.
The cast is off the surgically repaired left thumb of St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier [[ YAH-dee-air ]] Molina. The seven-time All-Star is one of a handful of Cardinals players already at spring training ahead of Thursday’s first official workout. Molina is hoping to be ready for Opening Day. He injured the thumb making a tag at the plate in late September and played in the postseason wearing a protective device. Molina had two surgeries on the thumb after the playoffs. St. Louis has added veteran backstop Brayan [[ Brian ]] Pena, who could fill in until Molina is ready.
Coming up Friday night on Talk 101FM, it’s High School Basketball as the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports makes it’s way to Eisenhower High School as the Panthers play host to the Lincoln Railsplitters. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 7:15p.m. and the tipoff follows at 7:30p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glenn Purvis with all the action Friday night from Eisenhower High School on Talk 101, and online at decatur radio dot com.
Saturday afternoon it’s a College Basketball double header on Talk 101FM as the Millikin Men and Millikin Women end their seasons against Carthage College. The Women Tip at 5:00p.m. and the Men follow at 7:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with all the action Saturday afternoon on Talk 101FM, and on your smartphone by using the free to download, free to use I-GO radio app.