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  • Local roundup: AFC basketball moves on to regional final

    The AFC boys basketball team advanced to the Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional final with a 63-53 win over Somonauk in a semifinal Wednesday.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Men's basketball: White scores 29, as Iowa beats Illini

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – Aaron White scored a career-high 29 points to lead Iowa to a 68-60 win over Illinois on Wednesday night.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Bang went Patrick Kane.Snap went Derrick Rose.Crash went the title hopes of the United Center.Both t ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Sportshorts for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

    AFC's Bret Gittleson and Allison Prestegaard, and Eastland's Lexis Macomber have been selected to play in the Rising Stars All-Star Classic basketball ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Surgery, decisions loom for Bulls, Rose

    Just 15 months after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee, sidelining him for most of a season, the point guard and his ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • NBA: Hornets beat Bulls at United Center

    CHICAGO – Joakim Noah's emotions after he heard Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery could be summed up in two words.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Ricketts optimistic after productive offseason

    MESA, Ariz. – Tom Ricketts says he thinks the Chicago Cubs are set to take big steps this year toward ending their century-plus of failure.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Boys basketball: BV rides hot start to victory over Fulton

    FULTON – Bureau Valley boys basketball coach Jason Marquis was worried during Tuesday's bus ride to Fulton that his team would be a little jittery in ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Boys basketball: Prophets finish job against Erie

    ERIE – Squaring off for the third time, the Prophetstown Prophets and Erie Cardinals – with best friends going against each other – looked to keep its ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Rose has torn meniscus

    The hand-wringing over and scrutiny of Derrick Rose’s up-and-down play as he attempted his second comeback from season-ending knee surgery defined thi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Wrestling; Rockets grounded by Eagles at team sectional

    POLO – There was good news and bad news for the Rock Falls wrestling team Tuesday night at the Class 1A Polo Dual Team Sectional.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Marcos seal deal with surge surrounding halftime

    ERIE – In the first 2 minutes of the third quarter of the 1A Erie Regional contest between Polo and Annawan, the Marcos scored four straight baskets o ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • College basketball: Storming the court after big wins can be dangerous proposition

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Dukes set program win record

    The Dixon Dukes boys basketball set a program record with its 26th win of the season after beating Rochelle 65-44 Tuesday on the road.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Men's basketball: Maryland stuns Badgers

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off fifth-ranked Wisconsin 59-53 Tuesday night, ending the Badgers' 10-game w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:13 am
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