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Social media makes Jada Williams a face of high school NIL

La Jolla Country Day high school point guard Jada Williams, center, drives to the basket during a basketball game Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Chatsworth, Calif. Williams’ videos of crazy basketball shots first got her noticed on social media and ultimately led to endorsement deals. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s the middle…

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Banged-up Bears lose receiver Darnell Mooney for the season

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had no one on their injury report just over a month ago when they played the New England Patriots. Times have changed — painfully. A handful of players joined quarterback Justin Fields on the sidelines with injuries in the Bears’ 31-10 loss to the New York Jets…

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Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year deal with Astros

FILE – Chicago White Sox’s Jose Abreu hits an RBI-double during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Minneapolis. Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year contract Monday, Nov. 28 adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup. HOUSTON (AP) — José…

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Tornadoes lose Holiday Tournament overtime thriller; 2nd place finish 

TAYLORVILLE — The Three Taylorville Tornado players selected to the All Tournament team. Left to right: Aubrey Kietzman, Kyleigh Heimsness and Addison Tarr.    Lucas Domonousky  Breeze-Courier Sports Editor  TAYLORVILLE — The 28th annual Taylorville Holiday Tournament concluded on Saturday, Nov 26. After more than a week filled with varsity girls basketball the championship game…

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THS girls bowl into 7th place tournament finish 

TROY — The Taylorville High School Varsity Girls Bowling team competed in the 2022 Triad Invitational Tournament on Saturday, November 26th and finished in seventh place out of sixteen teams. The ladies team from Collinsville High School was the champion of the six game tournament with an overall score 5125. THS freshman bowler Kierstyn Diehl…

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Lincolnwood Lancers snag 6th in Turkey Tourney

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Editor NEW BERLIN — The Lincolnwood boys basketball kicked off their Winter season by playing in the 2022 Gene Bergschnider Turkey Tourney. The tournament featured eight different teams split into two different pools. In the Blue Pool were the Lancers, New Berlin Pretzels, North Mac Panthers and Meridian Hawks. The Orange…

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Bears fizzle on offense with Fields out, Siemian in vs. Jets

Chicago Bears quarterback Trevor Siemian (15) is sacked by the New York Jets during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Justin Fields was ruled out and Trevor Siemian was prepared to step in as the Chicago Bears’…

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Meetings

Taylorville City Council The Taylorville City Council will meet Monday, November 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Agenda includes: Approval of minutes of previous meetings from the regular session meeting, Nov 14, 2022. Payrolls – December 2, 2022. Disburements – Nov. 18, 30, Dec. 2, 2022. Treasurer’s Report – October 2022. Attorney: Second presentation of “An…

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Iowa State topples No. 1 North Carolina 70-65

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Caleb Grill has followed T.J. Otzelberger from South Dakota State to UNLV and now back to Iowa State hoping the pair could share a moment like they did Friday. Taking down the No. 1 team in the country was another bookmark moment in a long journey for the pair. “I’m actually…

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