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  • Girls basketball: Comets ready for challenge of replacing strong senior class

    When Brandon Kreczmer took over the Newman girls basketball program last season, he had a strong core of senior leaders who helped him with the transi ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Provos part of Duchesses foundation for new season

    If the Dixon girls basketball team is to improve on last year’s 11-win season, it will likely need its sister act to be clicking on all cylinders.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois looking for junior Hill to be leader on, off court

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois junior Malcolm Hill often brings up a specific game from last season when anyone questions how the Illini will survive a surreal ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • No hard feelings from Renteria

    In the most compelling part of Rick Renteria's first public comments since the Cubs fired him as manager a year ago after just one season, the new Whi ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • NFL: Rex's place: Bills beat Jets in Ryan's return

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rex Ryan's return to the Meadowlands was a successful one – thanks to his pride and joy, the defense.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • College football: Return of Day, Stanley set stage for sixth-ranked Notre Dame

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame defensive tackle Sheldon Day and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley were talking while driving home after practice recently ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • NHL: Kalinin's power-play goal lifts Devils past Blackhawks

    CHICAGO – Sergey Kalinin scored a power-play goal with 2:27 left, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Thursday night for their s ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Sportshorts for Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

    The Dixon boys bowling team beat Mendota, 3,384-3,214, on Thursday in a Big Northern West matchup in Mendota.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • NFL: Sliding Cowboys face question: Is Hardy circus worth it?

    IRVING, Texas – Greg Hardy hasn't played the part of a leader much since Dallas owner Jerry Jones described him that way following the polarizing defe ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Role players key to Cougars’ success

    When watching a volleyball match, it’s easy to pick out the pretty pass, the perfect set, and the monster spike. But if you look between and around an ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Langford not ready to replace Forte yet

    Here’s the thing about Jeremy Langford:He had a great game for a rookie running back. Can we just le ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • QB’s steady hand guides Hawkeyes

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – Judging C.J. Beathard solely by his stats doesn’t do him justice.Fourth in the Big ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Skyhawks boast diverse blend of local talent

    Sauk Valley Community College has been a place for over 50 years where local athletes, who were once high school rivals, can come together to achieve ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • New QB Graham does it all in victory vs. Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Northern Illinois redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Graham is undefeated as a starter for the Huskies.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Volleyball: Class 1A state capsules

    Cissna Park Timberwolves (32-5-1)Enrollment: 113Conference: Sangamon ValleyCoach: Josh Landon (10th ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:53 pm
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