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IceHogs announce training camp schedule

The Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday announced their 2018 Training Camp schedule. The IceHogs begin their 20th season of professional hockey, and 12th as the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, with their first official practice of the…

Cubs get big bat in Daniel Murphy deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Cubs know all too well what Daniel Murphy can do at the plate. So they are very much looking forward to playing alongside him for a change. The Cubs bolstered their struggling lineup by acquiring Murphy in a trade…

Bears camp cliches: The Bourbonnais 2018 Academy Awards

An NFL training camp is the first sign that football activity's on the horizon. It's the warmup to the warmup for the regular season, and therefore is the foundation towards a successful season. What an NFL training camp also acts as is a…

New men’s flag football league starting in September

ROCKFORD - The Rockford Park District will host a new men's flag football league this fall. The league will run from Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at Southwest Community Park. Teams of up to 15 players are welcome. Players must be at least 18. Team…

Bears Notebook: For now, Bears not centered on Daniels

BOURBONNAIS - In a game like football where it's easy to watch the ball and ignore everything else, a center isn't normally the center of attention. Ironically, even as they're the only person to touch the ball every play, a center is…

Blackhawks legend Stan Makita dies

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward. He became a team ambassador, and then got a bronze…