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  • Scottish Open prepares Lefty for challenge of links golf

    ABERDEEN, Scotland – From Darren Clarke in 2011 to Phil Mickelson in 2013, the last three winners of the British Open have honed their links-course ga ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • changes lead to big results

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Just four years ago, JR Motorsports shuffled 10 different drivers through its No. 88 Chevrolet. The organization won just one Nation ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Almirola reflects on first win

    RICHMOND, Va – Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Cincinnati rallies to sweep Cubs

    Jay Bruce homered in the opener, and then helped the Cincinnati Reds pull off their biggest comeback of the season for a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Melo may be wating on LeBron

    The Bulls believe the longer Carmelo Anthony takes to decide, the better their chances of signing the scoring monster. The Bulls can’t offer all the m ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Unknowns battling for final backfield vacancy

    This is the second in a series of Bears position breakdowns by the Chicago Football staff, leading u ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Brazilian beatdown

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Two friends linked by links

    SOUTHPORT, England – The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Tour De France: Vincenzo Nibali keeps the yellow jersey

    LILLE, France – Back on the race's home turf after 3 days in England, the Tour de France faces a first possible shakeout Wednesday over the bone-rattl ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Van Persie could miss semifinal due to stomach ailment

    SAO PAULO – Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is in doubt for the World Cup semifinal against Argentina after succumbing to a sto ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Brittny Olson, a junior at North Central College in Naperville double majoring in accounting and mathematics, was one of 54 athletes to earn selection ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Another round of idiocy

    The All-Star Game is an exhibition. It is meaningless. Except that it means home-field advantage in something that actually matters, the World Series.
    July 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Bears breakdown: Battle to back up Cutler worth watching

    This is the first in a series of Bears position breakdowns by the Chicago Football staff leading up to the start of training camp July 25 in Bourbonna ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Watered-down Coke Zero

    When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed t ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • German rider getting up to speed

    LONDON – At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel.Marcel Kittel, ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:36 pm

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    The seventh annual Whiteside County Barn Tour, featuring 11 barns near Sterling, is July 12-13. Have you ever gone on the tour?
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