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  • Rocks’ catcher drives in five to beat Golden Warriors

    STERLING – Seth Albright saw a lot of pitches.The Rock Island starting pitcher needed 96 pitches to ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Alvarado finds niche with SVCC tennis program

    Something as simple as a change in parking lots made all the difference in the sporting world for Julius Alvarado.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • MLB: Cubs look to make big leap into contention

    CHICAGO – Standing in the shade on a beautiful afternoon in Arizona, Jon Lester embraced the question that hovers over the Chicago Cubs these days.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Dixon senior Laron Carr will continue his basketball career as a member of the Sauk Valley Skyhawks next season. He made that announcement on Monday, ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • NBA: Bulls' recent defensive improvement good sign for playoffs

    Saturday’s victory over the hapless Knicks accomplished two things for the Bulls:• It made Tom Thibo ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • IndyCar: Montoya has swagger back

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Women's basketball: Huskies back in Final Four

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night in Albany, New York, to advance to the national semifinals for ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Men's basketball: Kaminsky, Okafor lead 2014-15 AP All-America team

    Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common – both are in the Fi ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Men's basketball: A year later than expected, Michigan St back in Final Four

    DETROIT – Michigan State's run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that's part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so m ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Bryant sent to minors by Cubs; Union threatens litigation

    MESA, Ariz. – Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Girls local roundup: Staples, Fritz lead Sterling to win

    Lexy Staples did just about everything for the Sterling softball team in its 13-2 run-rule road win over nonconference opponent Freeport on Monday.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Boys local roundup: Rockets hold off Pretzels

    The Rock Falls Rockets scored five runs in the top half of the seventh to take the lead for good in an 11-8 road win on Monday in Freeport.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • NHL: Blackhawks get big victory over Kings

    CHICAGO – Defensemen Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored 1:04 apart in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Wisconsin headed back to Final Four

    LOS ANGELES – Just call him Sam Dagger.Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin’s 10 3-pointers in the second h ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Men's basketball: Spartans Final Four-bound after overtime win over Louisville

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:21 am
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