NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that former FBI director Robert Mueller will lead an investigation of the way the league handled the Ray Rice case and he said at the end of the process it will implement new conduct policies.
A former Illinois prosecutor and University of Illinois football standout accused of suffocating his wife eight years ago has hired two attorneys and will appear with them during his approaching arraignment.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the National Football League has been putting profits ahead of doing what’s right on domestic violence. Bruce Rauner, a team minority owner, is also critical.
The Minnesota Vikings announced early Wednesday morning that they had placed running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list.
Illinois says starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, the school said Thursday.
Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.
A leaked video of the altercation between football star Ray Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer that took place earlier this year has led the Baltimore Ravens to terminate Rice's contract.
Quarterback Wes Lunt threw for three touchdowns and Taylor Barton returned an interception for a late score to secure an Illini comeback win over Western Kentucky Saturday, 42-34.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated stemming from his arrest after a traffic stop in March.
Danville's annual Finest Vs. The Bravest softball tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 6th, at Danville Stadium, after being rained out August 23rd.