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Former Central, ISU standout Highland signs with Saints

Former Central, ISU standout Highland signs with Saints

Chris Highland has grown accustomed to taking an upside down view of the world. Such is life for a football long snapper.

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Kindred: Zobrist special for what he does, who he is

Kindred: Zobrist special for what he does, who he is

Ben Zobrist is too classy to jump up and down and raise his hands to the heavens, thanking God for an escape from Oakland. The Eureka High Sch…

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Belters end homestand with loss

Belters end homestand with loss

NORMAL — Aaron Dudley and Cameron Monger each had two hits, but the Normal CornBelters dropped a 5-2 decision to the Gateway Grizzlies in a Fr…

July 26, 2015 8:00 pm Photos

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Davenport outduels Erb in Prairie Dirt Classic thriller

FAIRBURY — "These ain't no show cars, these are race cars," said Jonathan Davenport, his folksy, Blairsville, Ga., drawl somewhat belying the …

July 26, 2015 12:30 am(0)

Dudley homer sparks Belters past Grizzlies

NORMAL — Normal first baseman Aaron Dudley's left-handed swing is capable of producing some majestic fly balls.

July 25, 2015 9:45 pm(0)

Philadelphia ace Hamels tosses first no-hitter at Cubs in 50 years

Philadelphia ace Hamels tosses first no-hitter at Cubs in 50 years

CHICAGO (AP) — Phillies ace Cole Hamels became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years Saturday in a 5-0 w…

July 25, 2015 6:01 pm Photos

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St. Louis sports columnist Miklasz leaving newspaper

St. Louis sports columnist Miklasz leaving newspaper

ST. LOUIS — Longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Bernie Miklasz has announced that he is leaving the newspaper after 26 years.

July 25, 2015 11:00 am(0)

Weaver shines on Prairie Dirt Classic opening night

FAIRBURY — The event attracted the nation's top dirt late model drivers and teams, but it was a local favorite who stole the show as the World…

July 25, 2015 1:15 am(0)

Brown's blast in ninth sinks Belters

NORMAL — Normal had held Blake Brown tightly in check for four at-bats Friday at the Corn Crib.

July 24, 2015 10:15 pm(0)

Sox's Quintana goes the distance in shutout win

Sox's Quintana goes the distance in shutout win

CLEVELAND — Jose Quintana sprinted to the mound before pitching the ninth inning. He wanted to finish what he started.

July 24, 2015 9:57 pm(0)

Cubs give up lead in 9th, lose in 10th to Phillies

Cubs give up lead in 9th, lose in 10th to Phillies

CHICAGO — Locked in a battle for the National League's second wild-card spot, the Chicago Cubs know they don't have much room for error.

July 24, 2015 8:31 pm(0)

Thunder add Watt as assistant coach, trade for defenseman

Thunder add Watt as assistant coach, trade for defenseman

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington Thunder have hired former NHL forward Mike Watt as an assistant coach for the upcoming USHL season.

July 24, 2015 3:00 pm Photos

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Belters spot Joliet early lead, charge to big win

NORMAL — That "here we go again" feeling didn't last long for the Normal CornBelters on Thursday.

July 23, 2015 10:15 pm(0)

Cards' Garcia helps Chiefs no-hit Clinton

PEORIA — St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia shined in his rehab outing Thursday with the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park. Relievers Steven Sab…

July 23, 2015 9:18 pm(0)

Yentes: Pierce's dirt experience pays off in 'trucks' debut

Yentes: Pierce's dirt experience pays off in 'trucks' debut

A perfect scenario at the outset ended in a near-perfect result at the close of the evening for Oakwood's Bobby Pierce on Wednesday night.

July 23, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Cubs' Bryant No. 2 in MLB jersey sales

Cubs' Bryant No. 2 in MLB jersey sales

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are playing better baseball these days and it's showing up in merchandise sales.

July 23, 2015 2:00 pm(1)

Molina's clutch triple rallies Cardinals past White Sox

Molina's clutch triple rallies Cardinals past White Sox

CHICAGO — With a solid pitching staff and deep lineup, the St. Louis Cardinals can beat you in a variety of ways. This time, it was a rare tri…

July 22, 2015 10:25 pm(0)

Joliet uses big third inning to roll past Belters

NORMAL — Normal catcher and No. 9 hitter Jim Vahalik did not bat until the third inning Wednesday at the Corn Crib.

July 22, 2015 9:45 pm(0)

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA, Ga. — The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.

July 22, 2015 9:04 pm(0)

Kindred: Parents owe a 'thanks' to British Open champ Johnson

Kindred: Parents owe a 'thanks' to British Open champ Johnson

Attention parents. You might want to post the following on social media or go old-school and say it out loud: “Thank you, Zach Johnson.”

July 22, 2015 6:30 am Photos

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Schwarber homers in 9th, 13th innings to lift Cubs

Schwarber homers in 9th, 13th innings to lift Cubs

CINCINNATI — Kyle Schwarber grew up cheering for the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park, hoping to someday get a chance to be there a…

July 21, 2015 11:20 pm(0)

Holliday, Cards slam Rodon, Sox

Holliday, Cards slam Rodon, Sox

CHICAGO — Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday hadn't homered in 10 weeks, but he knew immediately he really nailed one.

July 21, 2015 10:21 pm Photos

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Blanc deals in debut for first-place Belters

NORMAL — Rob Blanc surrendered five earned runs in an aborted start of just 1 2/3 innings on July 11, leading to his release from the Lake Eri…

July 21, 2015 9:45 pm(0)

Cards' Garcia to pitch for Chiefs on Thursday

PEORIA — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will make a rehab start with the Peoria Chiefs on Thursday.

July 21, 2015 8:39 pm(0)

Reds' Bruce connects off Grimm in 6th, Cubs lose

Reds' Bruce connects off Grimm in 6th, Cubs lose

CINCINNATI — Justin Grimm came on with two outs, nobody on and the Cubs holding a one-run lead in the sixth. All the left-hander had to do was…

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Cubs catcher Schwarber right at home in Reds' park

Cubs catcher Schwarber right at home in Reds' park

CINCINNATI — Catcher Kyle Schwarber was back home, batting second for the Chicago Cubs in the ballpark where he always dreamed of playing. It …

July 20, 2015 6:37 pm(0)

Dahlberg: Spieth hardly a loser despite coming up short in Open

Dahlberg: Spieth hardly a loser despite coming up short in Open

When it was over, Jordan Spieth stood off the 18th green and applauded the fans who had spent much of their day applauding him.

July 20, 2015 6:24 pm Photos

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GM confirms Cardinals to call up outfielder Piscotty

GM confirms Cardinals to call up outfielder Piscotty

ST. LOUIS —St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed Monday that outfielder Stephen Piscotty is being promoted to the Cardin…

July 20, 2015 6:00 pm(0)

Johnson wins British Open; Spieth's bid for Grand Slam dashed

Johnson wins British Open; Spieth's bid for Grand Slam dashed

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers.

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