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  • Cubs look to make big leap into contention

    CHICAGO – Standing in the shade on a beautiful afternoon in Arizona, Jon Lester embraced the question that hovers over the Chicago Cubs these days.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Big additions spur big expectations for White Sox

    CHICAGO – A decade removed from their most recent championship, the Chicago White Sox once again are eyeing a big season.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Pujols hits 3-run homer, Angels beat Cubs

    MESA, Ariz. – Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and Jered Weaver struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Thursday.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Kershaw whiffs 8 in 1st outing since taking liner off jaw

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Clayton Kershaw will have to avoid certain foods for at least a few more days. Everything else seems to be right on track for the Lo ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Off the ledge, Chicago Bears fans, Pace knows what he's doing

    Have we all had a chance to take a few deep breaths and calm down?I ask because, with the controvers ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • High school softball: Kaneland routs Dixon

    MAPLE PARK – It was unclear whether the Kaneland softball team was going to play Thursday’s nonconference softball game against Dixon because of the w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Injury to Bouagnon puts Harris Jr. with starting rotation in spring

    DeKALB – The past two seasons, Northern Illinois running back Keith Harris Jr. has been plagued by injuries.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Philadelphia Flyers roll past Chicago Blackhawks

    PHILADELPHIA – Kimmo Timonen heard the familiar chant from one more appreciative Flyers' crowd."Kim- ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago Bulls beat Toronto Raptors for 5th straight time

    TORONTO – The Chicago Bulls are feeling good about themselves as they head toward the playoffs.Jimmy ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • NIU women's track sweeps MAC awards

    Courtesy of three home runs, the Northern Illinois University softball team picked up a big non-conference win Wednesday in Normal, with a 6-3 victory ...
    March 25, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Behind the numbers: Where MAC athletic departments rank in spending, profit

    While the Mid-American Conference sits in the same general geographic area as the Big Ten – and its football teams have scored wins over big brother i ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • NIU baseball: Ben Neumann emerging as ace of Huskies pitching staff

    DeKALB – Well before the season, the Northern Illinois baseball coaches knew Ben Neumann's role had to change.
    March 25, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Severson: Time flying for Huskies

    DeKALB – The realization came midway through covering the Northern Illinois football team’s eighth practice of the spring season – spring ball is more ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Gut says rip McDonald, Bears, but is that right?

    I’ve had an interesting day. The phone rang at 12:45 Tuesday morning. It was our son-in-law. Our dau ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Hinckley-Big Rock’s Audrey Harrod looking for more success after strong freshman season

    HINCKLEY – During cross country season, Hinckley-Big Rock sophomore Audrey Harrod had every reason to quit.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:53 pm
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