• Illinois all-state girls basketball teams for Class 1A, 2A

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Here are the all-state high school girls basketball teams for Class 2A and Class 1A in Illinois, as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by John Radtke of the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald. Players received 5 points for a first team vote and 4 points for a second team vote. A player must have been mentioned on a minimum of two ballots to receive honorable mention.

  • White Sox to retire pitcher Mark Buehrle’s number

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to retire No. 56, the uniform worn by former ace Mark Buehrle.

  • Loyola-Chicago’s balanced attack downs Drake 80-65

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Richardson, Milton Doyle, and Aundre Jackson each scored 16 points, and Donte Ingram scored 14 points to go along with 11 rebounds and Loyola of Chicago beat Drake 80-65 on Wednesday.

  • Chicago Bears hire Azzanni as receivers coach

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired University of Tennessee receivers coach and passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni as their receivers coach.

  • No. 25 Wichita State rolls right through Evansville, 109-83

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Shaq Morris had 18 points, Connor Frankamp and Markis McDuffie added 13 apiece and No. 25 Wichita State announced its return to the Top 25 with a 109-83 blitz of Evansville on Tuesday night.

  • Northern Illinois keeps Marcus Keene in check, beats CMU

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Levi Bradley scored 18 points, Marin Maric had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Northern Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with an 89-66 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.

  • Lincoln museum to showcase Cub-Cardinals rivalry

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum plans to unveil an exhibit chronicling the history of the rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • How long should injured pro athletes get workers comp?

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago sports franchises and national players’ advocates are squaring off over whether injured professional athletes should be allowed to earn certain worker compensation benefits like other workers.

  • Big hit for Bulls, ‘Benny’s Day Off’ connects online

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dancing on the roof, microphone in hand as he lip-synched to “Twist and Shout,” Benny the Bull was putting on quite a performance as his tricked-out black van rolled through downtown Chicago.

  • North Dakota St tops Western Illinois 100-91 in 2OT

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Carlin Dupree scored six of his season-high 22 points in the second overtime and North Dakota State remained tied for the Summit League lead with a 100-91 win over eighth-place Western Illinois on Saturday.