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IceHogs win third straight

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Collin Delia made 27 saves and notched an assist during his "Billionaire Strut" bobblehead night to lead the Rockford IceHogs past the Cleveland Monsters 4-1 at the BMO Harris Bank Center Saturday. The 'Hogs opened…

Eisenhower boys headed to state basketball tournament

Staff Report VERNON HILLS – The Eisenhower Eagles moved to 23-4 on the season by beating Lake In The Hills Marlow 44-34, Wednesday night in the IESA Class 4A eighth-grade sectional finals at Vernon Hills Hawthorn North. The Eagles…

IceHogs complete mid-week road sweep

Staff Report WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Three different skaters notched multi-point games for the Rockford IceHogs to push them past the Manitoba Moose 5-2 at Bell MTS Place on Thursday evening. The IceHogs opened scoring near the end of the…

Spring training: Baseball emerges from winter

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The crack of the bat at spring training camps replaced the sound of trash can lids banging in homemade YouTube videos as baseball emerged from its winter of cheating scandals and…

Usher in a new guard: Interior OL a Bears’ soft spot

By: Robert Zeglinski Contributor Offensive line construction, like offensive line play, is simple. A common convention of building a successful wall is working your way from the outside in. Tackles are placed at a premium. They are…

NBA changes All-Star 3-point contest

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer The NBA is changing the format to this season's 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday Night in Chicago by adding a pair of deep shots that will be worth three points apiece. That change means each…

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs rally to win Super Bowl LIV

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes needed just the waning minutes of Super Bowl 54 to end a whole lot of frustration. A championship 50 years in the making for the Kansas City Chiefs.…

Kobe’s second act cut tragically short

By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Columnist Kobe Bryant was barely a few years into his post-NBA life when it was suddenly cut short in a helicopter crash so unimaginable that we had to keep reminding ourselves it actually did happen. The…

The same, tired lessons of January

By Robert Zeglinski Contributor To most, January is a fresh start. It's a conscious acknowledgement of all the rights, wrongs, and missteps of the last 12 months. A representation of where one's life stands, and what must be, or could…