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  • Huskers sent home by Penn State

    WASHINGTON – With his cousin rapper Flavor Flav cheering loudly from the third row, Shep Garner scored seven of Penn State’s 16 points in overtime Wed ...
    March 8, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • WBC not so “Classic” without best Americans

    The Cubs' lineup card Tuesday against Team Italy included a Maddon-esque quote from Leonardo da Vinci: "La semplicita e l'ultima sofisticazione."
    March 8, 2017 - 7:48 pm
  • Young talent hopes to make an impact sooner rather than later

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Yoan Moncada is getting used to life with the Chicago White Sox after being acquired in the trade that sent Chris Sale to Boston.
    March 8, 2017 - 7:44 pm
  • Stingy D sinks Sterling

    PEORIA – Whether it was shaky offense, facing great defense, or some combination of both, the result was the same for Sterling – an unceremonious end ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • Rock Falls studying hard for challenge of size, athleticism of No. 4 Bloomington

    ROCK FALLS – With the biggest game the Rock Falls boys basketball program has played in years on the horizon, the Rockets are keeping calm. With a re ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Good memories will last a lifteime

    The tears shed by the Sterling players, coaches and fans Tuesday night at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria were due to the rawness of emotion felt after ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Feels like it’s time for Groce to go

    In one of the most poignant scenes from another disappointing Illinois basketball season, teardrops rolled down the cheeks of senior guard Malcolm Hil ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Candelario making it hard for Maddon, Cubs to overlook him

    Jeimer Candelario’s job is to make his boss’ job more difficult. The 23-year-old switch-hitting third baseman/catcher is trying to eventually land a ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Will Cubs keep Arrieta?

    There's little doubt the Cubs can afford to give Jake Arrieta $200 million or so to remain with the franchise for the rest of his career.
    March 7, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Conference holding wide-open tournament in D.C.

    WASHINGTON – As part of an ongoing effort to broaden its scope, the Big Ten will converge a few blocks from the White House this week to crown a new b ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, March 8, 2016

    Dixon senior Blain Masterson announced that he will continue his track and cross country career at Wisconsin-Parkside. Masterson finished 127th at th ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Seidel's next managing job is at Wichita State

    At least one member of the Sauk Valley Skyhawks men’s basketball team has made plans to be a part of an NCAA Division I basketball team.
    March 6, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Women's basketball: Sauk takes region crown

    FREEPORT — Like the rest of the ladies on Sauk Valley’s women’s basketball team, Dabriona Williams hadn’t won a postseason basketball tournament champ ...
    March 6, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • Warriors must stop streaking Panthers

    Washington has proven it’s among the elite wrestling teams in the state, having recently won its second consecutive Class 2A state title.
    March 6, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Duke’s coaching tree blossoming in Midwest

    MILWAUKEE – The Duke coaching tree is blossoming in the Midwest.Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski ...
    March 6, 2017 - 11:40 pm
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