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  • Lester makes nifty play, but loses again as Padres top Cubs

    CHICAGO – Jon Lester believes he is getting close to pitching like the ace the Cubs signed in the offseason.
    April 19, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Quintana allows 2 HRs to Cespedes as Tigers top sox

    DETROIT – Whatever Jose Quintana is trying against Yoenis Cespedes, it isn't working.Cespedes hit a ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Blackhawks take 2-1 series lead

    CHICAGO – Marian Hossa was everywhere. Jonathan Toews powered Chicago to a big second period, and Brandon Saad had a key play for the Blackhawks.
    April 19, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Photos: Huskies volunteer in Fairdale

    Images from the Northern Illinois University football team cleaning up in Fairdale on Saturday. ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Abreu, LaRoche lead White Sox past Tigers

    DETROIT – Despite their early season struggles, the players who make up the middle of the White Sox batting order knew what they could do.
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bryant gets 1st hit, reaches 5 times as Cubs beat Padres 7-6

    CHICAGO – On his second day with the Cubs, Kris Bryant played like the top prospect Chicago was expecting.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Rose scores 23, Bulls beat Bucks in Game 1

    CHICAGO – Through three long years of knee surgeries and recoveries, the Chicago Bulls waited for this. And when the moment arrived, here is what Derr ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Rookie G Darling to start for Blackhawks in Game 3 vs Predators

    CHICAGO – Blackhawks rookie Scott Darling will start in goal in place of Corey Crawford for the Blackhawks against the Nashville Predators in Game 3 o ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Brown tears ACL before Illini spring game

    After spending the spring moving up the Illinois depth chart at running back, the Illini's spring game had the chance to be a major statement for Dre ...
    April 18, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Prep roundup: Grimm powers G-K to sweep

    Ashley Grimm scored every Genoa-Kingston goal as the Cogs won a pair of home games Saturday, beating Plano 2-0 and Elgin Harvest Academy 3-0.
    April 18, 2015 - 8:04 pm
  • Soccer: Indian Creek splits at Barbfest, H-BR goes 0-2

    DeKALB — After the opening game of Barbfest, the Indian Creek girls soccer team lost two players to red cards and were 0-1 after a 1-0 loss to Belvide ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Soccer: DeKalb bounces back with strong showing at Barbfest

    DeKALB — It was almost the perfect day for the DeKalb girls soccer team and it was a great response after falling in a midweek fixture to Northern Ill ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Burks stepping down as H-BR girls basketball coach

    With two state championships under his belt, Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball coach Greg Burks decided it was time for a change.
    April 18, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • NIU football team helps relief effort in Fairdale

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois defensive lineman Ty Harmston said he saw part of his own hometown in Fairdale.
    April 19, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Nashville Predators pound Chicago Blackhawks, even series at 1 game each

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith scored the first two playoff goals of his career and added an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago ...
    April 18, 2015 - 12:05 am
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