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Former Rockford IceHogs forward Jimmy Hayes dies at 31

ROCKFORD -- Jimmy Hayes, whose eight-year pro career included 120 games with the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League, died Monday at his home in Milton, Massachusetts. He was 31. Hayes began his pro career in 2011 with…

Cleveland’s baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday — effective at the end of the 2021 season — with a video on Twitter narrated…

Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, Turner tests positive

By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have…

Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference…

MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

By Beth Harris Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and…

NASCAR bans Confederate flag

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and properties on Wednesday, formally distancing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism that had been a familiar sight at stock car…

Rockford IceHogs announce 2019-20 team awards

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs announced Wednesday the recipients of the organization’s annual tam awards for the 2019-20 season. Most Valuable Player & Rookie of the Year: Brandon Hagel After sample of professional…