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  • Furyk would eagerly accept Ryder Cup captaincy

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • Basketball: Brooke, AFC top Hochstatter, Amboy

    ASHTON — Amboy’s Jordan Hochstatter and AFC’s Stephen Brooke were matched against each other throughout most of their teams’ season opener at the AFC ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Duchesses fall to Cardinals

    Dixon dropped to 1-2 in the Sauk Valley Shootout following its 41-30 loss to Stillman Valley on Monday at Tabor Gymnasium in Rock Falls.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Sterling rallies in final 4 minutes to top Newman at Tabor Gym

    ROCK FALLS – After three mostly sloppy quarters of basketball, the Newman girls basketball team led Sterling by four points as the two teams had combi ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Bothe steps down at Oregon

    John Bothe will continue to be around school athletics in Oregon, but it won't be in the capacity he has become most known for.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • 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
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