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  • With an eye-popping score, U.S. gymnasts put world on notice

    RIO DE JANEIRO – The nerves were there. Unmistakable. Unavoidable. Standing in the darkened tunnel before entering Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday night, ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Phelps gets 19th gold, Ledecky sets world record

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case.Time to make room for ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Grasu leaves practice with injury that looked ‘fairly serious’

    CHICAGO – Hroniss Grasu suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee that John Fox referred to as appearing to look “fairly serious” during Saturda ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Shields roughed up by Machado, Orioles; White Sox fall, 10-2

    CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have had a roller-coaster season, and James Shields has experienced as many sudden drops as anyone.
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Hendricks' latest gem helps Cubs complete sweep of A's

    OAKLAND, Calif. – With Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester holding down the front end of the rotation, the Chicago Cubs were already in good shape to make a p ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Adam Peaty's grandmother swimming at fast pace on Twitter

    LONDON – Every athlete should have a fan as devoted as #OlympicNan.The grandmother of British swimme ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Former Sycamore softball player continues playing days at last minute

    Former Sycamore and Kishwaukee College softball player McKenna Marcinkowski figured she was hanging up the cleats.
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies open up training camp with non-pads practice

    DeKALB – The sound of coaches yelling out instructions, quarterbacks barking out their cadences and music blasting from the PA system filled the air i ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Jenkins: Rio has given all it can; IOC owes something back

    RIO DE JANEIRO – You can see what a triumph the Rio Olympics might be, as you laze beneath a jucara palm and stare sleepified across the city’s opal-t ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Bears: Larsen gives interior line more than vinegar

    BOURBONNAIS – One of the more physical Bears camps in recent memory has gone two practices without any fights. The reason just might be that new inter ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Soler homers in return to help Lester, Cubs beat A's

    OAKLAND, Calif. – orge Soler hit a three-run home run in his first at-bat following a two-month absence, Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings, and ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • White Sox's Miguel Gonzalez rough up by Orioles

    CHICAGO –For most of his major league career, Miguel Gonzalez watched from the dugout as the Orioles' offense pounded opposing pitchers. On Friday nig ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • NIU women's soccer: Cummings returns to pitch after 16-week stint with NASA

    DeKALB – There’s smart and then there’s NASA smart.Northern Illinois senior midfielder Haley Cumming ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Rio Games an acid test for Olympics' appeal in a grim world

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Even if only for two weeks, can “Faster-Higher-Stronger” overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic Games still offer ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia homer as White sox beat Tigers

    DETROIT – Jordan Zimmermann didn't last long in his return from the disabled list, and it's not clear when he'll be able to pitch again.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:53 pm
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