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  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

    The Cubs placed outfielder Jorge Soler and right-handed reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Local roundup: Dixon soccer advances to winners' bracket of invite

    The Dixon soccer team earned a win and a draw at the Earlville-Leland invitational.The Dukes tied Ea ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Golf roundup: Hogue, Tegeler lead Morrison to win over Polo

    Noah Hogue and Ben Tegeler helped the Morrison boys golf team squeeze out a road win at Edgewood Golf Course in Polo.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • 2015 boys soccer preview capsules

    Dixon DukesCoach: Josh Brigl (1st season)2014: Lost to Sterling in first round of 2A regional.Roster ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Bryant strikes again

    Chicago’s Jon Lester and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber locked up in a terrific pitchers’ duel.But after t ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Football: Rotation feels right to Thunder

    Another year of West Carroll Thunder football means another rotation on the carousel of lineup changes.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Bears cap good week with win

    Indianapolis was very good to the Bears this week.In their first practice against the Colts on Wedne ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Girls golf: Oregon junior leads local contingent at Rocket Invite

    ROCK FALLS – Coming into Saturday, Oregon golfer Ali Scheidecker had never seen the back nine at Rock River Golf and Pool. Turns out she's a big fan, ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Love earns historic win

    Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods' season came to an abru ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • OSU becomes 1st team to receive every 1st-place vote in preseason poll

    Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The defending national champion Buckeyes received al ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Cubs sweep Braves

    After watching his team's latest homer-fueled win, Cubs manager Joe Maddon took a few minutes to address the most frightening hit of the day.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Driver holds head high to cling to final Chase berth

    BRISTOL, Tenn. – All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer's team know they'll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Sportshorts for Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

    The Dixon Dukes placed fifth out of 15 teams at the Rockford Jefferson Invitational on Saturday at Atwood Golf Course.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Packers lose game to Steelers, Nelson to knee injury

    PITTSBURGH – Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger look ready for the regular season.The immediate fu ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Football: Young players must step up for Wildcatz

    Last fall was a dream season for the Eastland-Pearl City Wildcatz, as the talented senior-laden squad exorcised some recent playoff demons in a run to ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:30 pm
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