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  • Locals looking forward to Rock Falls Regional

    The on-court intensity, the noisy crowd, the general atmosphere of the postseason is something every athlete feeds off of. But throw in a rival or two ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Smid loves Oregon exchange rate

    Living in the United States has been quite an experience for Petr Smid. The Oregon senior foreign ex ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • ugby background paying off in football

    Bouncing off defenders like a pinball or slipping out of tackles as if covered in grease, running back Reggie Corbin's escape-artist moves are becomin ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Chase Elliott seeks playoff-saving victory at Talladega

    TALLADEGA, Ala. – Chase Elliott has been inching toward his first career Sprint Cup victory all year, only to come up short time and time again.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • NFL: Bears keep on losing quarterbacks along with games, now 1-6

    LAKE FOREST – The Chicago Bears keep losing games – and quarterbacks. After quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a broken left arm against the Green Bay ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Retiring Wrigley scoreboard operator has seen it all

    CHICAGO – Fred Washington has been surrounded by numbers and cities for decades. Seasons full of ones and twos and zeroes. Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • College football: Five things Notre Dame must do in second half to qualify for bowl game

    Notre Dame began the season with College Football Playoff aspirations. Now the Irish just hope to qualify for any bowl game.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • No. 10 Badgers look to keep division hopes alive at Iowa

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – In just 3 weeks, Wisconsin might go from being the toast of the Big Ten West to, well, toast in the Big Ten West. The 10th-ranked B ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Cubs return to Wrigley with 3-2 series lead

    CHICAGO – All that’s left for the Chicago Cubs to do is make history.The Cubs come home to Wrigley F ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • Winds of change are blowing in

    As I eased into my climbing stand Thursday morning, it was obvious that the hard turn to full-out fall is just about to take place.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, October 22, 2016

    The WNBA said officials missed a shot clock violation in the deciding Game 5 on Thursday night in which the Los Angeles Sparks beat the defending cham ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • Rock Falls refuses to quit in finale

    ROCK FALLS – In a season of ups and downs for the Rock Falls volleyball team, the six Rockets seniors wanted to end their regular-season homestand on ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • MLB: Big innings have Cubs on brink of pennant

    LOS ANGELES – Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first Worl ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Comets, Bruins square off for TRAC division crown

    Mike Papoccia has been a part of some very memorable games during his 37 seasons as Newman’s football coach. He thinks tonight’s game against Peru St. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Rodgers, Packers finally find rhythm

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery emerged as playmakers in the second half, an ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:07 am
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