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  • Block starts party for Dixon

    DIXON – Every match the Dixon Duchesses come up with a single-word mantra that keeps each player focused.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 1:41 am
  • Local roundup: AFC volleyball ousts Forreston in three games

    Cassidy Koning had 14 blocks and nine kills to lead the AFC volleyball team to a 25-18, 23-25, 25-16 victory against Forreston on Monday in Ashton.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Cubs handle Milwaukee; Sox sweep

    Anthony Rizzo had three hits and scored three runs, Jorge Soler hit a pinch-hit, 3-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Mo ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Jets’ defense grounds Colts

    INDIANAPOLIS – The New York Jets’ suddenly opportunistic defense did it again Monday night.Calvin Pr ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Strong defensive effort spoiled

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – It was a performance for the ages by the Northern Illinois defense.However, the bri ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Football: By the numbers for Week 4

    Local high school football teams didn't have it good as far as weather was concerned for at least 1 week.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Cutler’s achy hammy adds to litany of Bears’ problems

    LAKE FOREST – The Chicago Bears can breathe a little easier knowing quarterback Jay Cutler suffered no major damage to his hamstring.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

    The Milwaukee Brewers hired 30-year-old David Stearns on Monday to take over as general manager. Stearns replaces Doug Melvin, a baseball lifer who an ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Masters of the midfield

    STERLING – Midfield players often don’t attain the most important soccer stats within their end of the pitch.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Comets going with new QB

    There was a new face under center Friday night for the Newman Comets. But there was a familiar face right behind him in the backfield.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Cutler’s injury overshadows blowout loss

    CHICAGO – Jay Cutler was doing just fine, leading the Bears up and down the field – right until he left the game with a pulled hamstring. Now, Chicag ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Warriors can’t keep momentum against Morris

    MORRIS – For much of the second half Saturday night, the Sterling football team looked like it might be able to pull off a come-from-behind victory ov ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Green Bay sends Seattle packing

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – This time, the Green Bay Packers punched back in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Cardinals salvage one in Chicago

    Cardinals star catcher Yadier Molina exited after spraining his left thumb on a tag, but playoff-bound St. Louis still ended Chicago’s five-game winni ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Hamlin roars back to win as Harvick, Johnson feud

    JOLIET – Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of NASCAR’s playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:12 am
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