The NFL and more than 4,500 retired players have reached an agreement calling for the league to contribute $765 million to a fund that will pay "medical and other benefits, as well as compensation" to those who suffered concussions and related injuries during their careers.
Illinois will open its Big Ten basketball season on New Year's Eve at home against Indiana.
The Illinois High School Association has approved a policy to make sure its members are complying with a new law requiring them to get catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes.
This sports news got our attention this week:
University of Illinois wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden will have a chance at history this fall.
President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people this year, including Former Sen. Richard Lugar, Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, and Oprah Winfrey.
The Danville Dans’ playoff hopes ended Wednesday night, with a 5 to 2 loss to the Quincy Gems at Danville Stadium.
The Quincy Gems defeated the visiting Danville Dans 4 to 3 in 11 innings Tuesday night at QU Stadium. The game opened the Prospect League West Division title series.
Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case.
A new law says student athletes with disabilities can be exempt from gym class if they play other sports.