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  • Packers in recovery mode after late playoff meltdown

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Safety Micah Hyde stayed away from watching TV.Receiver Randall Cobb felt as if he ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

    The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapol ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Girls basketball: Nothing easy in Amboy's win over AFC

    ASHTON – Nothing came easy Saturday night in a raucous matchup between Amboy and Ashton-Franklin Center, two of the top Class 1A girls basketball team ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Sportshorts for Monday, Jan. 19, 2014

    NFLBears add Lucas to front officeThe Chicago Bears have hired Josh Lucas as director of player pers ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • NFL: Seahawks rally stuns Packers

    SEATTLE – The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • NFL: Belichick, Brady to 6th Super Bowl with 45-7 rout of Colts

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more – the Super Bowl.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • NHL: Hawks fall to Stars

    CHICAGO – Cody Eakin, Erik Cole and Shawn Horcoff scored in the third period, leading the Stars to a 6-3 victory over the slumping Blackhawks on Sunda ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Men's basketball: Record crowd sees Illini fall to Hoosiers

    CHAMPAIGN — In a game of runs, Indiana sprinted to the finish ahead of Illinois.The Hoosiers beat Il ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Boys basketball: Fast start keys Dukes past Warriors

    STERLING – On the Dixon Dukes’ first possession Saturday night, Cal Jarrett pulled up for a jumper and found nothing but net. 
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • Plenty of positives in win, loss

    STERLING – Textbooks or instructional videos probably couldn't have displayed the way offense should look like any better than the way the Dixon Dukes ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Girls basketball: Rockets turn away Hawks

    OREGON – Is Emy Wright worth 30 points a game to the Oregon girls basketball team? If numbers don’t lie, she sure is.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Boys roundup: Dukes bowl to second at Freeport Regional

    The Dixon Dukes bowling team placed second Saturday at the 11-team Freeport Regional, earning a trip to next weekend’s Stevenson Sectional in Lincolns ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Girls roundup: Prophets stay undefeated in TRAC West

    The Prophetstown Prophets won the battle of Three Rivers West unbeatens Saturday, beating Sherrard 53-45 in a makeup game from Jan. 5 at Prophetstown.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Sauk edges Kennedy King by one point

    The Sauk Valley Skyhawks used a strong second half to pull out an overtime win in Chicago, beating Region IV foe Kennedy King 76-75.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • Boys basketball: Sterling, Dixon set to clash in tide-changing MLK tournament

    When talking about Martin Luther King basketball tournaments, Jason Mead remembers one horror story from early in his coaching career.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:32 am

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