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  • Defense sparks rallies to lift Newman past Princeton

    STERLING – There were runs to put Newman briefly in the lead on Thursday, then there was the run in the fourth quarter to put the Comets in front for ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Dixon, Sterling rack up the strikes in first dual of season

    DIXON – Only 1 week removed from Thanksgiving, the Dixon Duchesses still have turkeys on their mind.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Warriors win on road

    After falling behind 12-0 to start a NIB-12 crossover match on the road, the Sterling Golden Warriors rattled off four pins and received a forfeit in ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Girls basketball: Wilhelm leads Clippers past Broncos

    Delaney Wilhelm stuffed the stat sheet to lead the Amboy Clippers to a 54-29 victory over Orangeville in an NUIC East road game Thursday night. Wilhe ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

    Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger for a while. Hardly looking like a player who had not competed in 466 da ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • NFL: Cowboys hold on against Vikings for 11th straight win

    MINNEAPOLIS – Dez Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Dallas Cowboys win their 11th s ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • NHL: Hossa's 12th goal gives Blackhawks 4-3 OT win over Devils

    CHICAGO – Marian Hossa scored his team-leading 12th goal through a screen at 1:31 of overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Wade a breath of fresh air

    Providing everything but dental X-rays, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, D.D.S., announced at the team shootaround Wednesday at the Advocate Center that Dwya ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal

    IRVING, Texas – Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the s ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • College football: Nittany Lions, Badgers benefiting from unheralded D-lines

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – When Sean Spencer became Penn State's defensive line coach in 2014, he nicknamed his group of tackles and ends the "Wild Dogs", a ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Panthers split nailbiters against Rockets, Hubs

    ROCK FALLS – Tod McCullough will be looking for some hazardous duty pay if this keeps up.The Erie-Pr ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Attitude needs adjusting

    During one of several embarrassments in a 4-8 season full of them, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly defended his style by referring to himself in the thir ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Woods makes return to PGA after back surgeries, 15-month absence

    NASSAU, Bahamas – Everyone is watching, everyone is curious, and Jordan Spieth had the perfect view of Tiger Woods for his return to golf.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Warriors fall at home

    The Sterling wrestling team came up short in its home opener Wednesday, falling to Moline 41-27.Turn ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Huskers fall short on road

    Jaron Blossomgame had 15 points, and Donte Grantham hit a tie-breaking free throw as Clemson held off a late Nebraska push for a 60-58 victory in the ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:48 pm
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