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Sports' top hits for 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 31, 2012, 6:16 pm
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By Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
They might not be the biggest sports stories of the 2012, but they were the most read. Here are the Top 20 sports stories on our website this year based on clickthroughs:

1. Moline's Lindauer suspended for 'four or five games'
2. Stortz to become Rocks football coach
3. Future Iowa football teammates rivals on the wrestling mats
4. Ealy released as Moline wrestling coach
5. Canadians cleared; Mallards ink five others
6. Baby powder on court causes hour delay to start of Rock Island-Alleman game Friday
7. Alleman's basketball-playing Davis family now enrolled at Annawan
8. Sideline skirmish sparks Rocky to win over Moline
9. Report: Cardinals not extending contract with River Bandits
10. Mallards coach resigns; questions about team persist
11. WB6, Mid-State 6 to merge for only football
12. Sant Amour resigns as football coach at Moline High School
13. Jeff Schimmel names Moline boys' basketball coach
14. Moliner's ejection goes viral on YouTube
15. RI football game moved to Saturday
16. Mallards sued by merchandiser
17. Moline Legion wins Regional title, heads to World Series
18. Mallards getting new owner; camp delays tied to deal
19. Rocky tops Alleman 10-7 in OT
20. L-P football program under siege

















 




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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