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  • Buckeyes realize MSU provides rare opportunity

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – They feign indifference, and say that they don’t care.Still, make no mistake about ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • NFL: Bears need to run against Packers

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Halfway through the season, the Green Bay Packers’ weakness on the ground has been exposed.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • NBA: Dunleavy leads bulls over 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA – Mike Dunleavy had a hot hand and his unselfish teammates kept feeding him.Dunleavy sc ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Sportshorts for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

    Dixon senior defender Alex Gates was named a unanimous selection the Big Northern West boys soccer team. Also unanimous selections were Oregon senior ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • NHL: Capitals rally to beat Blackhawks

    CHICAGO – Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, and Joel Ward scored in a 4:52 span late in the second period, and the Washington Capitals rallied to be ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Volleyball: Sterling wins first sectional championship since 1981

    CHILLICOTHE – The Sterling volleyball players' minds drifted away from books and Power Points to nets, blocks and kills during school Thursday.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Volleyball: Dixon falls to powerhouse Marian

    ROCHELLE – Considering the length of his team’s eyebrow-raising, successful postseason run, it was hard for Dixon volleyball coach Bunyan Cocar to kee ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Cross country: Grady has improved mental game

    Megan Grady left a trail of tears as a wide-eyed freshman competing at the Class 1A state cross country meet last fall.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Hawks clipped by Indians, again

    PECATONICA – It would be hard to find two more evenly matched 2A volleyball teams than Oregon and Dakota. The difference in Dakota’s 25-17, 25-22 sect ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Volleyball: Eastland can't catch Keith

    HANOVER – It's always tough playing catch-up, but it's nearly impossible in a sectional final against the two-time defending state champions. The Eas ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Cross country: state capsules

    1A GirlsWhen: 9 a.m. SaturdayWhere: Detweiller Park, PeoriaTeams: Alleman, Carterville, Chicago Chri ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Sportshorts for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

    Jordan Giddings, a sophomore Sauk Valley Community College and a Rock Falls High School graduate, was named the MVP for the Arrowhead Conference in wo ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Men's basketball: All-American Okafor leads list of impact freshmen

    Kentucky got to the national championship game last season with five freshman starters. Kansas and Duke were also bolstered by players who made smoot ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Cavaliers not clicking, off to rough 1-3 start

    LeBron James looked over his shoulder, almost in disbelief.This isn’t what he – or anyone else – ima ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Browns shut down Dalton, Bengals in Cincy

    CINCINNATI – Andy Dalton's harried look summed it up. Cleveland's defense was all over him all night long, turning an AFC North showdown into a shocki ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:14 am
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