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Memorable LeBron James moments as he closes in on NBA record

FILE -Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, celebrates with teammates after Game 7 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 19, 2016. LeBron James is about to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s career scoring leader. The AP is looking back at some of his top games along…

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Tornadoes fizzle in OT on Senior Night, 42-34

TAYLORVILLE — The lone upperclassman, Alyvia McCullough (right) poses next to Taylorville girls Head Coach, Hayden Eldred (left) on her Senior Night. Lucas Domonousky  Breeze-Courier Sports Editor  TAYLORVILLE — Calling the Apollo conference match that took place on Friday, Feb 3 an “emotional rollercoaster” would be undercutting it. Taylorville hosted the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs to a…

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South Fork Ponies pop off on Senior Night, 71-20

KINCAID — The South Fork girls basketball team’s senior members. From left: Brianne Drnjevic, Kennady Watson and Gianna Pop. Lucas Domonousky  Breeze-Courier Sports Editor  KINCAID — The South Fork girls varsity basketball team hosted the Ramsey Rams for Senior Night on Thursday, Feb. 2. These girls had no problem at all with their opponent thanks…

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Iowa voids Illini students’ tickets when it discovers prank

FILE – The Illinois Orange Krush student section uses large heads to heckle Chicago State’s Clarke Rosenberg (35) as he tries for a foul shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Nov. 22, 2013, in Champaign, Ill. The Illinois student spirit group “Orange Krush” had its order for 200 tickets…

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Eagles reserve lineman accused of rape ahead of Super Bowl

FILE – This is a 2022 photo of Josh Sills of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team. Josh Sills, a reserve offensive lineman for the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles, has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges that stem from an incident in Ohio just over three years ago, authorities said Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.…

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Brother vs brother: Kelces prepare for Super Bowl showdown

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrates after the NFL AFC Championship playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 23-20. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out…

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Lancers take back to back wins

RAMSEY  RAMSEY — The Lincolnwood basketball team kept their win streak alive on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The Lancers faced off against the Rams from Ramsey for the non-conference matchup. They took the game by a final score of 48-23, extend their win streak to 7 games and improve to 17-7 on the season. Senior Braden…

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Peebles; Panthers will their way to victory 

PANA — Pana High School senior Devon Peebles stands in the way of his opponent and the basket during the Tus- day night boys basketball contest. Peebles finished the non-conference match with 25 total points. Cathy Jones Photo PANA — The Pana Panthers hosted Windsor/Stewardson Stasburg boys basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The non-conference…

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Tokyo Olympic bribery scandal rolls on; company apologizes

YURI KAGEYAMA and STEPHEN WADE Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese company embroiled in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic corruption scandal said Thursday it would strengthen oversight to prevent further wrongdoing. Kadokawa “seriously betrayed public trust,” company president Takeshi Natsuno said. He bowed deeply with two other executives to show remorse in a news conference.…

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Tom Brady retires, again, this time it’s ‘for good’

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement. Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted the announcement on social media Wednesday morning, a brief video lasting just under…

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