DALLAS (AP) - Patrick Sharp scored twice, extending his domination of the Dallas Stars, and the Chicago Blackhawks cruised to a 6-2 victory last night. Brandon Saad also scored two goals for Chicago, which has won three of the four games between the teams. One victory was in a shootout. The Central Division-leading Blackhawks (22-6-5) reached six goals for the fifth time this season, and second in a row.
CHICAGO (AP) - John Henson had 25 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 78-74 last night in a matchup of injury-riddled teams trying to break out of a slump. Chicago used only eight players after Joakim Noah was sidelined by a bruised right thigh. Carlos Boozer was the only starter in the lineup from the season opener at Miami.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Rayvonte Rice scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer that helped put Illinois up by double digits late, as the Illini held off Dartmouth in a 72-65 win last night. Jon Ekey, Nnanna Egwu and Joseph Bertrand added 11 points each and freshman Malcolm Hill chipped in 10 in a balanced attack by the Illini (9-1).
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels have traded slugging outfielder-first baseman Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Chicago White Sox. Pitcher Hector Santiago moved from the White Sox to the Angels, outfielder Adam Eaton from Diamondbacks to Chicago, and left-hander Tyler Skaggs from Arizona to Los Angeles.
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