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IHSA: Masks no longer required for low-risk sports

BLOOMINGTON -- Students competing in low-risk outdoor sports and activities are no longer required to wear masks while competing. In-season Illinois High School Association sports and activities impacted by the latest COVID-19 update…

Blackhawks trade Matthew Highmore to Vancouver

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday that they have traded forward Matthew Highmore to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Adam Gaudette. Gaudette's contract has a salary cap hit of $950,000 and is signed through…

Major soccer tournaments return to Rockford area

ROCKFORD -- Youth and teen athletes will be showcasing their skills and competing for championship as one of the area’s largest soccer tournaments returns to the region. The 2021 Puri Cup College Showcase will happen Friday, Saturday,…

Brandon Pirri continues reign as IceHogs points king

ROCKFORD -- Forward Brandon Pirri recorded a hat trick Wednesday, leading the Rockford IceHogs to a 4-3 decision over the Chicago Wolves at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Pirri's tallies were numbers 71, 72 and 73 as an IceHog, putting him…

Blackhawks formalize purchase of Rockford IceHogs

ROCKFORD -- The Chicago Blackhawks joined the ranks of NHL clubs that own their American Hockey League team Wednesday, formalizing its purchase of the Rockford IceHogs from the Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority (RAVE). The…

MLB All-Star Game relocates to Denver

DENVER -- Major League Baseball announced today that the 2021 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard and its surrounding events will be hosted by the Colorado Rockies. The national broadcast of the All-Star Game on FOX will be held…