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6 days ago

Drug do-overs nab Olympians

The International Olympic Committee has announced a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years.

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6 days ago

Sharks shut out Blues, level West finals

Brent Burns did not need to study the San Jose Sharks' postseason history to know going down 0-2 in a series is not desirable.

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6 days ago

Sixers win top pick in draft lottery

The Philadelphia 76ers landed their first No. 1 overall draft pick in 20 years on Tuesday at the NBA’s Draft Lottery. Philadelphia have endured a dreadful three-year stretch that was a part of a rebuilding plan to restock the franchise with top picks.

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6 days ago

Cavs rout Raptors in Eastern opener

As 3-pointers fell at historic rates through the first two rounds of the postseason, LeBron James' message never changed: The Cleveland Cavaliers are not just a team of jump-shooters.

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6 days ago

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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6 days ago

City Council Approves Giving Money to Golf Tournament

Lincoln Land Charity Championship Gets $30,000

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7 days ago

NBA: Let the money roll in

The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms.

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7 days ago

Tiger still has work to do

Tiger Woods has told reporters that there is still no timetable for his return to competitive golf.

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7 days ago

Crosby ends slump in OT as Pens even East finals

Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in nine games 40 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday to even the series.

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7 days ago

Golden State is Thunderstruck

Oklahoma center Steven Adams converted an errant pass by team mate Russell Westbrook into two critical free throws with 1:01 left on Monday to short-circuit a Golden State rally and help the Thunder to a 108-102 Game 1 victory in the Western Conference finals.

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7 days ago

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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1 week ago

School Board Hires Crum as SHS B-Ball Coach After All

The Springfield Public School Board Monday night voted 7-0 to hire Joby Crum as Springfield High School head Boys Basketball Coach.

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1 week ago

NBC to stream over 6,000 hours of Olympics content

The 2016 games begin on Aug. 5.

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1 week ago

AP Source: Towns takes top rookie honors

A person with direct knowledge of the award says the Minnesota Timberwolves center has won the honor after posting the best rookie season for a big man since Tim Duncan.

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1 week ago

Shia LaBeouf cast as tennis bad boy John McEnroe

"Borg/McEnroe" will chronicle the longtime rivalry between McEnroe and Swedish tennis ace Bjorn Borg, and 29-year-old LaBeouf insisted he's the perfect choice to play the temper-tantrum throwing American.

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1 week ago

Jason Day continues streak with four-shot Players Championship win

World number one Jason Day drew comparisons with Tiger Woods after an emphatic four-stroke victory at the $10.5 million Players Championship in Florida on Sunday.

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1 week ago

Raptors beat Heat in Game 7, earn showdown with Cavaliers

Led by 35 points from Kyle Lowry and 28 from fellow guard DeMar DeRozan, the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 at home on Sunday in the seventh and deciding game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

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1 week ago

Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today.

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2 weeks ago

The weekend sports schedule

Here’s a look at some of the sporting events taking place this weekend.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer is doused after the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Washington. Scherzer struck out 20 batters, tying the major league nine-inning record. The Nationals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

2 weeks ago

The best sports shots this week

A look back at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

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11 hours ago in Local

Rauner Repeats: Budget Can Still Be Passed

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Rauner: Keep up the good work and come to a compromise, lawmakers.

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Industry Reacts to Rauner News Conference

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

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Lawmaker: Stop Telling People “Illinois Sucks”

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Lawmaker says too many people say "Illinois sucks."

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No Appeal — Again — for Blago Corruption Convictions

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.

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SOS: No Extra Cost for Drivers License Changes

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The Illinois Secretary of State's office says a plan to issue driver's licenses and state identification cards in Illinois that are more secure won't require additional state funding.