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Changes coming to IHSA basketball tournaments

By Scott Bertram The Center Square Contributor BLOOMINGTON - Changes are coming to the state’s high school basketball tournaments. The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors has approved a plan to play all-girls state…

Teen dies in Rockford BMX competition

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A teenage boy died Sunday from injuries suffered while competing in the Midwest Nationals Searls Park. According to USA BMX, Carson Stoffel, of Huntington, Indiana, died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon.…

Fred VanVleet dedicates NBA title to Rockford

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Fred VanVleet gave credit to the Golden State Warriors for being the best in the business after his Toronto Raptors defeated them 114-110 to win the NBA title Thursday. He also dedicated the win to…

Cubs avoid sweep with 2-1 win over Astros

By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help the Chicago Cubs…

VanVleet, Raptors head to NBA’s biggest stage

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Fred VanVleet will be on basketball's biggest stage Thursday night after helping the Toronto Raptors advance to the NBA Finals. The Raptors advanced by winning fours straight against the Milwaukee Bucks…

Bill Buckner forever remembered for World Series error

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer Bill Buckner was an All-Star and batting champion, a gritty gamer who was welcome on any team. A reliable fielder, too. But a little grounder forever changed his legacy. Buckner, who made one of the…