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  • Carr’s strong fourth lifts Raiders in Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY – Derek Carr woke up a struggling Oakland offense by throwing two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as the Raiders capped a successfu ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Dukes run and gun their way past St. Bede

    OREGON – There was a new look to the Dixon boys basketball team in its season opener against St. Bede, but the result was the same as in the recent pa ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    Sterling quarterback Trey Morse was named offensive MVP of the Northern Illinois Big 12 and three Golden Warriors were co-MVPs on defense. Defensive t ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Men's basketball: Northwestern upsets Longhorns

    Northwestern came into the Legends Classic in New York off a last-second loss to Butler. It didn't seem to bother the Wildcats as they beat No. 22 Te ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Cutler hurt again; Freeman suspended

    The Chicago Bears will have a major decision to make in regards to Jay Cutler at the end of this year – but now the quarterback’s 2016 season could be ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • NASCAR: Win puts Johnson in good company

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The congratulatory messages started rolling in long before Jimmie Johnson had finished his obligatory championship photos. Larry Bir ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Johnson scores 38 as Winthrop upsets Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Keon Johnson scored 38 points and Winthrop upset Illinois 84-80 in overtime on Monday night.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • NHL: Hawks blanked

    EDMONTON, Alberta – This time there was no comeback.Two nights after erasing a three-goal deficit ag ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Senior becomes first Sterling diver to medal, placing third at state

    EVANSTON – Sterling diving coach Mary Sue LeMay always believed that Kallie Zuidema could place among the state's best, but she didn't want to put too ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Forreston crushes Marquette to advance to state title game

    OTTAWA – After squeaking past three NUIC playoff foes en route to the 1A semifinals, Ottawa Marquette ran into the undisputed kingpin of the league Sa ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Roundup: Wilhelm breaks school record in Amboy win

    Delaney Wilhelm broke Amboy’s school scoring record and the Clippers went on to beat Genoa-Kingston 50-48 in overtime to claim fifth-place in the Oreg ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • NFL: Chicago Bears lose another, and the injuries keep mounting

    Jay Cutler described the Bears’ injury epidemic as “crazy.”It got worse Sunday.Chicago lost 22-16 to ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson seizes record-tying 7th NASCAR championship

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson had the commemorative helmet and a photographer chronicling his every move. He had even planned to run a symbolic sev ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, November 21, 2016

    Three area football players were named to the Illinois Football Coaches Association All-State teams. In Class 2A, Eastland-Pearl City quarterback and ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • AFC pulls away from host Fillies to win at Morrison

    MORRISON – The AFC girls basketball team has some high hopes and aspirations this season, and that journey began in fine fashion with a title at the M ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 8:52 pm
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