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Bears no match for Super Bowl champ Bucs in 38-3 loss

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Whatever hopes the Chicago Bears had of upsetting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the second straight season were long gone before the first quarter ended. Poor protection for rookie quarterback Justin Fields, defensive breakdowns and turnovers contributed to the Bears (3-4) falling behind by three touchdowns…

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Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State 20-18 in NCAA’s 1st 9OT game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Over the course of an unprecedented nine over- times, Illinois survived Penn State’s botched attempt at a trick play, lost its quarter- back and a powerful running back to injury, and failed to gain just three measly yards again and again. When Casey Washington finally came down with the winning…

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Correction

In the story about the Pana Panthers football game on Friday night, a couple of errors appeared. Coach Trevor Higgins is the fourth Pana head coach to have a 9-0 perfect sea- son. In addition to the other two mentioned, the 1998 Panthers under then head coach, the late Gerald Tidwell. Also, defensive back Brenden…

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THS takes on XC Regionals, Advances to Sectionals

JACKSONVILLE—The THS Cross Country team poses for a post-race photo. Lead by Coach Steve Walters and seniors Kim Howard, Evan Morgan and Daniel Sloan the Tornadoes get past Regionals and advance to Sectionals. Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Photo Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE—The Taylorville Tornado cross country team visited Jacksonville to run in the IHSA…

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Tornadoes fall to Eagles in final regular season match

TAYLORVILLE—Senior to senior connection. Quarterback Kamren Heimsness passes to his target Wide Receiver Jaden Mathon for the completion. Mathon finished the game with 2 catches for 15 yards in the Tornadoes 56-12 loss to Civic Memorial. Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer TAYLORVILLE—In their final game of the 2021 football season the Taylorville Tornadoes faced off…

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PERFECTION — Pana Panthers undefeated regular season

CARLINVILLE — Pana junior receiver Ace Armstrong is all alone in the middle of the field as he gets ready to catch a 67- yard touchdown from quarterback Max Lynch. Armstrong’s score gave Pana an18-13 lead at the time in the fourth quarter. Pana went on to win the game, 20-13, and go undefeated and…

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Red Sox run out of fight, fall to Astros in ALCS Game 6

HOUSTON (AP) — Backs against the wall — occa- sionally by their own doing — these Boston Red Sox proved hard to pin down. The Houston Astros final- ly got them for good Friday night. Boston’s bats went quiet for the third straight game and the Red Sox bowed out of the AL Championship Series…

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PHF strikes women’s hockey streaming deal with ESPN+

NEW YORK (AP) — The Premier Hockey Federation has reached an agreement to make ESPN+ the exclusive home for watching games in this U.S. this season, a major step forward for the women’s hockey league in putting all of its games on a single platform. The deal covers 60 regular-season games for the newly renamed…

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Taylor hits 3 HRs, Dodgers beat Braves 11-2 to extend NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a guy who dislikes drama, Chris Taylor sure provided plenty of it. Taylor hit three homers and drove in six runs, joining the likes of Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth in October base- ball lore, as the Los Angeles Dodgers broke loose at the plate to beat Atlanta 11-2 on…

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Panthers tear into Comets for final regular season win

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer GREENVILLE—The Pana High School volleyball team traveled to Greenville to take on the Comets for their final game of the regular season. Taking place on Thursday, the conference match only took two games for the Panthers to come away with the victory, 25-9, 25-15. After the Pana freshman and junior…

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