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  • Michigan’s Peppers shocked to be Heisman Trophy finalist

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Jabrill Peppers pressed a phone against his right cheek, head bowed, and swayed from side to side.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, December 9, 2016

    MLBFowler eyes move to St. LouisUnable to find a trade that would satisfy their needs and their want ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield still has fire

    NORMAN, Okla. – Baker Mayfield arrived on Oklahoma's campus as an unpredictable gunslinger with a chip on his shoulder.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Westbrook takes small-town skills to big stage

    NORMAN, Okla. – Dede Westbrook looked like a contortionist at the end his 29-yard touchdown grab against Baylor.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • College football: Peterson joins group of playoff veteran coaches

    ATLANTA – Chris Petersen chatted up Nick Saban while they waited to pose with the championship trophy, looking for any bit of insight that might help ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

    WOMEN’S BASKETBALLGiddings earns league honorJordan Giddings, a senior forward at the University of ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Watson's trip to Heisman Trophy stage bumpier than 2015

    CLEMSON, S.C. – He doesn’t flash that easygoing smile as frequently. His play gets scrutinized and picked apart more, because many of the folks who gu ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • The spotlight isn't always easy for Jackson

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lamar Jackson’s breakout into a Heisman Trophy favorite on the field has also required coming out of his shell when he’s away from i ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    Two area girls basketball teams are ranked in the AP preseason basketball poll. In Class 1A, AFC is No. 3 and received one first-place vote. Eastland ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Illinois survives Jaguars

    CHAMPAIGN – Malcolm Hill made sure Illinois didn't repeat past mistakes in the final minutes of the team's 85-77 win over IUPUI on Tuesday night.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

    WRESTLINGOregon hosting 20th anniversary reunionThe Oregon wrestling team will recognize the 20th an ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, December 5, 2016

    VOLLEYBALLSauk duo earns All-American honorsSauk Valley Community College placed a pair of volleybal ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Penn State overcomes 21-point deficit to win title

    INDIANAPOLIS – Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes Saturday nigh,t and No. 8 Penn State stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31, rallying from a 21-point ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:10 am
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