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  • Bowl picture changes drastically in the 1990s, leading to BCS to crown one national champion

    Florida State moved into the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Penn State joined the Big Ten. South Carolina landed in the Southeastern Conference. The B ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • D-lineman’s comfort with Fox’s style makes him key cog

    LAKE FOREST – Mitch Unrein is finally comfortable. Well, as comfortable as someone can be in the NFL on a 2-year contract. That’s the way he describe ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Sport Shorts for Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

    The White Sox have activated outfielder Avisail Garcia off the 15-day disabled list. Chicago made room on the 25-man roster Tuesday by optioning outfi ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Packers receiver gets cheers as he runs routes in practice

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Jordy Nelson's return to practice was greeted with big cheers as the Green Bay Packers got one of their big playmakers back.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Ascent hasn’t been easy for the Cubs’ 2015 draft picks

    Despite the quick ascents of Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber, there's often a gradual growing process for virtually all of the Cubs' minor league playe ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • White Sox veteran grew up with hockey in his blood

    When he was a kid, there was something about having an object hurtling toward him at 100 mph that appealed to Justin Morneau.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Junior Drew prepared to take over as AFC quarterback

    For the past 3 years, one of the constants for the AFC football team was who would be taking snaps.J ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Dixon soccer switching to 4-4-2 diamond midfield

    The Dukes have left behind the 4-3-3 they played in the first season under coach Josh Brigl, opting to play a variation of a 4-4-2 with a diamond midf ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Sterling golfers down Cardinals

    Ryan Blackburn and Nate Olson each carded 1-over-par 37s as the Sterling boys golf team defeated Stillman Valley 159-201 on Monday at Emerald Hill.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • College football: Florida's Jim McElwain enjoying 'the chaos' of coaching

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Coach Jim McElwain insists he enjoys a little chaos. If that's the case, then he really must be relishing his time at Florida.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • The simple fix for golf in the Olympics may not be so simple

    RIO DE JANEIRO – For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better. The easy fix is to intro ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • IndyCar: Will Power wins IndyCar race at Pocono; closes points gap

    LONG POND, Pa. – Will Power chalked up his latest milestone to experience. There's nothing like it with a championship on the line.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

    Shady Oaks Country Club near Amboy will hold its annual Top Gun Scramble on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Jeffery’s improvement a key for Bears’ offense

    The Bears practiced at Halas Hall on Sunday and took Monday off before diving into a regular season-like routine for their third exhibition game.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

    Cole Ruckman and Jackson Jeffery combined to shoot a 71 to take top honors in the Rockford Jefferson Invitational on Saturday at Atwood Golf Course in ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:49 pm
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