Mark Carlson was involved in sports throughout his youth, including two years behind the plate at Parkland College in Champaign. But the former college baseball player and Joliet native recognized by his 1989 graduation that he wouldn’t have a career as an athlete.
A longtime backer of Chief Illiniwek says he is happy with an agreement on the continued use of the controversial former symbol of the University of Illinois.
Just a few years ago, Dennis Kimetto was a farmer, tending corn and cattle in Kenya. Now, he's shattering marathon records.
Bomb sniffing dogs, surveillance cameras and undercover officers will help make Sunday's Chicago Marathon the most monitored race in the city's history.
Manager Joe Girardi has signed a four-year contract extension to stay with the New York Yankees.
Coaches in Illinois are required by state law to remove from a game or practice any athlete suspected of suffering a concussion. But responding quickly after a hard hit isn't enough for a former football player from the Chicago area who now advocates nationwide to prevent injury to still-developing brains.
Despite years of being denied entry into the Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader says he holds no ill will towards Commissioner Bud Selig.
The NCAA has denied a hardship waiver for Illinois senior guard Ahmad Starks. That means he'll sit out the upcoming basketball season.
The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Dale Sveum after finishing last in the NL Central for the first time in seven years.
The Fighting Illini scored mounted 601 yards of total offense en route to a 50-14 rout of Miami (Ohio) Saturday at Memorial Stadium.