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  • Comets cruise past Storm

    Landon Vesley doubled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Newman baseball team to a 10-3 victory against Bureau Valley on Monday in Sterling. Tre ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:24 am
  • Doege, Clippers down Kewanee

    Karlee Doege tossed a one-hitter, and also drove in eight runs to lead the Amboy Clippers to an 18-0, five-inning home victory Monday over Kewanee.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    GIRLS BASKETBALLMike Cooper steps down at OttawaAfter more than two decades as the Ottawa girls head ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Bear great Buffone found dead

    Doug Buffone, a former Bears linebacker who made a seamless transition from a prominent football career to a successful second life as a popular Chica ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 2013 winner Lelisa Desisa no afterthought in 2015

    BOSTON – Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. But he didn't have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on B ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Bulls seize 2-0 series lead against Bucks

    CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 on ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Bryant shines again for Cubs

    Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunning, and the star rookie had three hits and th ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Baseball: Comets swept Dukes at home

    DIXON – Needing a series of big pitches to work his way out of a messy situation late in a close game Saturday at Dixon, Sterling Newman’s Trevor Boli ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Boys track: Dukes still strong with little recovery time

    ROCHELLE – For the past few years, it has been either Dixon or Harlem winning the Hub Relays. This year was no different, as Harlem took the title bac ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • NHL: Blackhawks take 2-1 series lead over Predators

    CHICAGO – Marian Hossa was everywhere. Jonathan Toews powered Chicago to a big second period, and Br ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • MLB: Lester's struggles continue in loss

    Jon Lester (0-2) gave up three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings in the Cubs’ 5-2 loss to the Padres at Wrigley Field on Sunday. 
    April 20, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Sportshorts for Monday, April 20, 2015

    A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox are calling up prized pitching prospect Carlos Rodon from Triple-A Charlotte and will ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • NASCAR: Kenseth breaks 51-race losing streak

    BRISTOL, Tenn. – After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.
    April 20, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Vintage Rose shows up for postseason

    Exactly 1,085 days later, Derrick Rose finished a Bulls playoff game – an entertaining 103-91 victory Saturday night over the Bucks at the United Cent ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • NBA: Cavs win in return to playoffs

    Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, LeBron James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in 5 years, and the Cavaliers op ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:58 pm
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