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IceHogs eliminated from playoff contention

The Rockford IceHogs had little room for error, needing to win their remaining two games heading into Friday's clash with the Chicago Wolves. Their intra-state rivals ended their playoff hopes and also took the Illinois Lottery Cup with a 5-3 win at the BMO.  More>>

Rangers pound White Sox, 12-0

Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night. More>>

Snappers avoid no-hitter but get shut out by Lansing

Beloit fell to the Lansing Lugnuts by a score of 5-0 but it wasn't just an ordinary game. The Lugnuts starting pitcher, Kendall Graveman, had the pitching performance of his life. More>>

Cubs drop series opener to Reds

Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field. More>>

Brewers beat Pirates, 5-3

Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night. More>>

NIU baseball falls to Central Michigan in series opener

Against arguably the top Major League Baseball pitching prospect in the Mid-American Conference Jordan Foley, the NIU Huskies (9-27-1, 5-8 MAC) outhit Central Michigan (25-14, 11-2 MAC), 7-6, but fell one run short as Northern Illinois dropped game one of the series, 3-2. More>>

NIU extend's Montgomery's contract

Northern Illinois University has extended the contract of men's basketball head coach Mark Montgomery by two years, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Friday. More>>

Snappers break seven game losing streak

The Snappers have started off their three game home series against the Lansing Lugnuts with a much needed win by a score of 7-2. More>>

Red Sox hold off White Sox in pitcher's duel

Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. More>>

Pirates explode late to beat Brewers

Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night. More>>

RVC's Blankenship named NJCAA DIII Pitcher of the Week

Rock Valley College's Amanda Blankenship has been named NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division III Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 7-13. More>>

Christian Life's Klemm signs with UWGB

Christian Life senior diver Michael Klemm signed his letter of intent to continue his career at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. More>>

East's Sean Miller signs with Western Illinois

East High School senior Sean Miller signed a letter of intent to play golf at Western Illinois University. More>>

Bulls drop season finale, will face Wizards in playoffs

Kemba Walker scored eight of his 22 points in overtime to help the Charlotte Bobcats defeat the Chicago Bulls 91-86 Wednesday night and finish the season with eight wins in their final nine games. More>>

Cubs shut out in both games of doubleheader with Yankees

Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987. More>>

Cubs drop game one of doubleheader to Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Monday, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the opener of Monday's day-night doubleheader. More>>

Brewers avoid sweep with win over Cardinals

Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that ended a two-game losing streak. More>>

Blackhawks recall Carruth from Rockford

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Mac Carruth from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. More>>

Brewers drop second straight to Cardinals

Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. More>>

April proclaimed as RVC basketball month

Rock Valley College's national basketball championship continues to resonate in the community. April was proclaimed as Rock Valley basketball month at Monday's City Council meeting. More>>

Bulls win as they chase the number three seed

Joakim Noah had 18 points and 10 rebounds and eight assists, Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points and the Chicago Bulls pulled away late for a 108-95 victory over the Orlando Magic Monday night. More>>

Brewers' win streak snapped at nine

Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings, Jon Jay hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory Monday night. More>>

Lena-Winslow baseball player signs with Roosevelt

Lena-Winslow senior catcher Jon Stockton signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Roosevelt University in Chicago. More>>

RVC's Doty and Mayes earn more accolades

The Division III awards both went to Rock Valley College as Jared Mayes was named NJCAA Division III Player of the Year and Craig Doty was named NJCAA Division III Coach of the Year. More>>

Michael Phelps coming out of retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. More>>

IceHogs can't get past Wolves, playoff hopes in danger

The IceHogs couldn't overcome a late two-goal deficit, falling 4-2 to the Chicago Wolves. Rockford has two games left, but will need help to sneak into the Calder Cup playoffs. More>>

Bubba Watson wins second green jacket at Augusta

Bubba Watson becomes the 17th golfer to win multiple Masters tournaments, finishing -8 at Augusta to win his second green jacket in three years. More>>

Bulls' seven-game win streak snapped against Knicks

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points and the New York Knicks, a night after being eliminated from playoff contention, beat the Chicago Bulls 100-89 on Sunday. More>>

Ramirez, White Sox walk off against Indians

Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer off John Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago White Sox over the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on a rainy Sunday. More>>

Brewers run win streak to nine games

The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. More>>

Cubs fall to Cardinals in rubber game

Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, leading Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 6-4 Sunday. More>>

Guns and Hoses game brings police and firefighters together Video included

Rockford area police and firefighters played in their annual "Guns and Hoses" charity hockey game at the BMO Harris Bank Center. All proceeds went to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund. More>>

IceHogs use big second stanza to defeat Wild

The Rockford IceHogs knocked off the Iowa Wild 3-2 in front of a sold-out BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday. More>>

Predators sneak past Blackhawks in wild finish

The Nashville Predators rallied with five goals in the third period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-5 Saturday night in their home finale. More>>

Villanueva rocked as Cardinals cruise past Cubs

Matt Carpenter drove in two runs and Adam Wainwright saved a tired bullpen by lasting seven innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. More>>

Indians double up White Sox

Ryan Raburn hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 12-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. More>>

Brewers beat Pirates late, win streak at eight

Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer, Jonathan Lucroy drove in the tiebreaking run with an eighth-inning single and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Saturday night for their eighth consecutive victory. More>>

Blankenship throws no-hitter as RVC sweeps DuPage

Belvidere North graduate Amanda Blankenship tossed a no-hitter, striking out 15 batters in game one of a doubleheader sweep for Rock Valley College's softball team over the College of DuPage. More>>

Cubs avoid sweep, bats come alive vs Phillies

Ryan Kalish hit a two-run double and an RBI triple and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep. More>>

De Aza homers twice on Opening Day for White Sox

Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, and Jose Abreu had two hits in his major league debut to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 season-opening victory over the Minnesota Twins. More>>

Wichita State's perfect season ends against Kentucky

Kentucky ended Wichita State's pursuit of perfection Sunday when Fred VanVleet's potential game-winning 3-pointer missed in a 78-76 victory in the NCAA tournament. More>>

Auburn captures 4A sectional title, beats South Elgin, 83-73

The Auburn boys basketball team used a big fourth quarter in a hostile environment against South Elgin, outscoring the Storm 25-12 in the final period to win the 2014 Class 4-A sectional championship, 83-73, at Elgin High School on Friday night. More>>

Black Monday: Multiple NFL coaches fired

Barely 12 hours after the NFL season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. More>>

Bears crush Cowboys on Monday Night Football

Neither the brutal cold nor one of the league's worst defenses could stop Josh McCown and the Chicago Bears. More>>

NIU's Lynch named Heisman finalist

Northern Illinois senior quarterback Jordan Lynch continues to rack up the accolades. Lynch is heading to New York City as one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy. More>>

Illinois suffers 1st loss of season at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss. More>>

IceHogs Top Rampage, 4-2

After struggling on the special teams over the past two games, those same units helped the Rockford IceHogs to a 4-2 win on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bank Center. More>>

Sharp Tallies 4 Assists, Blackhawks Down Stars

Marian Hossa scored two goals and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 Saturday night. More>>

2nd Round IHSA Football Playoffs, Part 1

Scores from around the area in the 2nd round of the high school football playoffs More>>

Stillman Valley Football Gearing up for Round Two

After losing their last two regular season games, the Stillman Valley Cardinals bounced back in a big way on Saturday. More>>

NIU Moves to 8-0 with blowout win over EMU

The Huskies (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) reached their best start as a major program with the victory and never trailed on the way to a season-high in points and second-highest total offense (658 yards). More>>

Lynch Rushes for FBS Record and NIU Downs Central Michigan

Jordan Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and No. 23 Northern Illinois stayed unbeaten Saturday with a 38-17 victory at Central Michigan. More>>

Athlete of the Week - Alyssa Sickler

Harlem senior goalkeeper Alyssa Sickler is our latest OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. To see her story, click on the video player above. More>>

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  • IceHogs eliminated from playoff contention

    IceHogs eliminated from playoff contention

    The Rockford IceHogs had little room for error, needing to win their remaining two games heading into Friday's clash with the Chicago Wolves. More >>
    The Rockford IceHogs had little room for error, needing to win their remaining two games heading into Friday's clash with the Chicago Wolves. Their intra-state rivals ended their playoff hopes and also took the Illinois Lottery Cup with a 5-3 win at the BMO. More >>
  • Rangers pound White Sox, 12-0

    Rangers pound White Sox, 12-0

    Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night.More >>
    Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night.More >>
  • Snappers avoid no-hitter but get shut out by Lansing

    Snappers avoid no-hitter but get shut out by Lansing

    Beloit fell to the Lansing Lugnuts by a score of 5-0 but it wasn't just an ordinary game. The Lugnuts starting pitcher, Kendall Graveman, had the pitching performance of his life.More >>
    Beloit fell to the Lansing Lugnuts by a score of 5-0 but it wasn't just an ordinary game. The Lugnuts starting pitcher, Kendall Graveman, had the pitching performance of his life.More >>
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