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04/19/2014, 11:06 pm ST. LOUIS (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman ...
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04/19/2014, 11:05 pm CHICAGO (AP) Rick Renteria prefers positive reinforcement, usually taking the approach of building up his players. But following ...
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04/19/2014, 10:51 pm DAVENPORT — Lack of preparation hurt any chance that the Quad Cities River Bandits had of salvaging one game against ...
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04/19/2014, 10:37 pm Held out of his first extended spring-training game on Saturday afternoon, Thomas Lindauer was asked to speak with his coaches ...
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04/19/2014, 10:10 pm EAST MOLINE – The United Township and Rock Island girls' soccer squads each got a look at one another before ...
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04/19/2014, 9:33 pm ROCK ISLAND — Even without the services of one of the Western Big 6's top athletes, the Rock Island girls' ...
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04/19/2014, 9:29 pm The best thing going in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year has been that the racing aspect has been ...
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04/19/2014, 8:45 pm DAVENPORT -- For a guy who doesn't race at the Davenport Speedway regularly, Bloomington's Jason Feger sure looks to have ...
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04/19/2014, 8:47 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Youth served the Rock Island baseball team well during Game 2 of its Western Big 6 doubleheader ...
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04/19/2014, 7:17 pm EAST MOLINE -- Courtney Markin had been struggling this spring. The United Township senior hit just .167 in last ...
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04/19/2014, 7:14 pm MOLINE – Brett Newberg didn't mind taking the mound with the pressure on for the Moline baseball team in Saturday's ...
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04/19/2014, 6:13 pm ROCK ISLAND -- When it came time to schedule the photo, Alleman girls' basketball coach Jay Hatch's lone request was ...
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04/19/2014, 6:09 pm GALESBURG -- The Moline softball team made it a priority to have a more disciplined approach at the plate after ...
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04/19/2014, 5:58 pm MOLINE – The destiny control in Western Big 6 Conference softball changed hands from one brother to another on Saturday ...
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04/19/2014, 5:48 pm A milestone win came a lot easier than many others for Black Hawk College softball coach Carrie Calderon on Saturday. ...
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04/19/2014, 5:44 pm If Thomas Heemskerk was back home today in Canada, the requisite Easter Egg Hunt would be on tap for the ...
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04/18/2014, 11:31 pm ALLEN, Tex. -- A quick turnaround turned into an even faster series start Friday night for the Quad City Mallards. ...
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04/18/2014, 11:20 pm DAVENPORT — Teetering on the edge of an implosion all night, the Quad Cities River Bandits bullpen could not escape ...
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04/18/2014, 10:59 pm Prep baseball Rockridge 18, Amboy 1 (5 innings): The Rockets (10-4) scored 11 runs in the fourth inning to roll ...
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04/18/2014, 9:41 pm HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of ...
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04/18/2014, 9:39 pm I can only imagine what it must be like being a small mom-and-pop business trying to compete against the big-box ...
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04/18/2014, 8:36 pm Eight years ago, Kirk Clark was a senior playing for the Moline High School baseball team. Cousin Seth Albright was ...
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04/18/2014, 7:49 pm The Ridgewood co-op athletic program will be looking to fill three coaching vacancies for the 2014-15 school year and all ...
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04/18/2014, 5:16 pm QUINCY -- Hoping to make history by snagging a program-first win when it trekked to Quincy on Thursday evening, the ...
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04/18/2014, 3:45 pm Western Big 6 standings School W-L-T Conf. Moline 7-2-0 2-0 Quincy 5-5-0 2-0 Alleman 5-3-1 1-1 UTHS 1-7-0 1-1 Rock ...
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04/17/2014, 11:50 pm ST. LOUIS (AP) Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues ...
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04/17/2014, 11:08 pm PORT BYRON — Two nights after clearing 5-feet, 7-inches to both win the Bureau Valley Invitational high jump title and ...
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04/17/2014, 11:03 pm DAVENPORT — The Quad Cities River Bandits bats were silent on Thursday against Arizona Diamondbacks 2013 first-round pick Braden Shipley. ...
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04/17/2014, 10:57 pm Prep baseball United Township 6, Rock Island 2: After splitting their conference doubleheader on Saturday, the United Township Panthers took ...
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04/17/2014, 10:34 pm Jordan Mayer failed to start the Quad City Mallards' first-round playoff series. However, the 22-year-old rookie helped finish off ...
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04/17/2014, 10:20 pm EDGINGTON — Knowing she would face two state-caliber athletes in the triple jump on Thursday evening during the Lady Rocket ...
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04/17/2014, 8:04 pm Easter Weekend is full of the usual egg hunts for kids. Only one, though, runs alongside a road race Saturday ...
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04/17/2014, 6:26 pm The University of Illinois' men's basketball program badly wants Lincolnshire Stevenson all-stater Jalen Brunson. The Fighting Illini ...
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04/17/2014, 6:23 pm ROCK ISLAND — People would sometimes ask Alleman senior Kevan O'Hanlon if she liked running or soccer more. "For ...
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04/17/2014, 8:57 am There is little, if any, question that the Children's Therapy Center Charity Bass Tournament, which will reach the ripe old ...
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  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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