Sports » Page 3

timberwolves

Wolves hit lottery

The NBA's biggest losers were the big winners in the draft lottery.

nfl

Snaps coming from 15-yard line this season

The NFL is making extra points a bit more challenging.

11-overlay4

NHL Preview: Lightning hopes to strike Rangers

Here's a look at Game 3 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

rockets

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, May 20.

bannister

Roger Bannister’s 4-minute mile shoes to go on auction block

Bannister became the first runner to break the fabled 4-minute barrier.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs.

Patriots won’t appeal ‘Defaltegate’ penalties

Team owner Robert Kraft says the team won't protest its $1 million fine and loss of draft picks.

kylebusch

Oh, baby: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is now a father

The birth date of 5-18 marks both car numbers Busch has driven in the Sprint Cup Series — No. 5 at Hendrick Motorsports and No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing.

nfl

Raiders, Chargers tap ex-49ers exec for LA-area stadium push

The two teams are moving forward with plans to build a join $1.7 billion stadium in the L.A. area.

bostonmarathon

Judge expected to set date for Tsarnaev sentencing hearing

Bombing survivors will be allowed to give victim impact statements at the hearing, as will convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

17-overlay4

NHL Preview: Ducks battle Blackhawks

Here's a look at Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals.

maypac

Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Boxing fans are calling the hyped-up fight a fraud and they want their money back.

lightning

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, May 19.

japanolympics

Japan plans to scale back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium

The government is running out of time and money.

dixon

Dixon takes Indy pole

Scott Dixon had a four-lap average of 226.760 mph in qualifying Sunday to claim his second Indianapolis 500 pole.

rockets

Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Monday, May 10.

11-overlay1

NHL Preview: Rangers take on Tampa Bay

Here's a look at Game 2 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

rocketsclippers

This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

AP246416676035_2

This weekend’s top sports shots

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

odinlloyd

Aaron Hernandez appeals; lawyers cite jury’s ‘guesswork’

Lawyers for the former New England Patriots star say he was convicted based on "improper speculation, conjecture and guesswork."

tombrady

NFL commissioner to hear Brady’s Deflategate appeal

Despite protests, Roger Goodell will personally hear the QB's appeal of his four-game suspension.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

gay_marriage

The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

in Local

Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

afscme

The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

in Local

Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

springfield fire dept

Springfield has an interim fire chief.

in Local

Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

in Local

Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

rauner

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.