HS Basketball

Highland Tournament

(Ewing, Mo)-- Last night, Sports Director Bill Shuler called the Championship games from the Highland Tournament.  Palmyra girls defeat Macon 55 to 36, while Canton boys defeat Highland 81 to 74.  Hear Bill Shuler's Tournament Wrap: 

Clopton Tourney

Hannibal Pirates pick up 3rd place, defeating Clopton 68 to 63.

Championship Game:  Warrenton 66  Silex 47

Consolation Game: Louisiana 53  Monroe City 33

College Basketball-MEN

Missouri edges Bucknell at home yesterday.

Missouri 66,  Bucknell  64  Phil Pressey powered the Tigers to the win by scoring a career high 26 points.  He scored 7 consecutive points in the second half.

Illinois 74, Ohio St. 55

Local College MEN

Benedictine Springfield 75  HLGU 62

McKendree 67  QU 59

Culver St 88  Baker 75

COLLEGE WOMEN

HLGU 66  Bened Sprfld 51

QU lady hawks 75  MC Kendree 56

Culver 60  Baker 57

NATIONAL SPORTS

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL and the players' association have announced a tentative labor agreement that will save the hockey season.   A marathon negotiating session that lasted more than 16 hours and stretched from early Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning produced a deal that will ultimately end the lockout that reached its 113th day on Sunday.

Packers and Texans move on...

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night. The Packers overwhelmed the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that sent Green Bay to the next round of the divisional playoffs at San Francisco.

HOUSTON (AP) - It wasn't pretty, but the Houston Texans will take it. Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and a touchdown, and the Texans used a stifling defense for a 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC wild-card playoff game to advance to play at New England next weekend.

BALTIMORE (AP) - The final two wild card games kick off Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens are hosting Indianapolis in the first game, a homecoming for Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who is making his first appearance in the postseason after being sidelined most of the regular season while undergoing treatment for leukemia.

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Washington Redskins are hosting their first home playoff game since 1999 when they play Seattle in an NFC wild card game. It's a battle of rookie quarterbacks with the Redskins led by their outstanding first-year signal-caller Robert Griffin III and the Seahawks led by Russell Wilson, who's had a great first season as well.