• Illini plan performance center, not stadium renovations

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says plans for a $132 million renovation at Memorial Stadium are on hold and instead the school will break ground next year on a stand-alone football performance center.

  • Pope meets with NFL delegation, urges ‘culture of encounter’

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with an NFL Hall of Fame delegation and urged them to translate values of teamwork and fair play from the football field to the broader community and help build a “culture of encounter.”

  • 2-year, $192 million renovation begins for Hawks’ home arena

    ATLANTA (AP) — A $192.5 million renovation of Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, has begun a day after funding was approved by the Atlanta City Council.

  • Supreme Court pushes Redskins’ name fight back to society

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins aren’t in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can’t block trademarks on the basis that they’re offensive.

  • Cost of Ole Miss baseball stadium renovation rises to $19.8M

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The cost of renovating the University of Mississippi’s baseball stadium is going up.

  • New Clippers arena being discussed by Inglewood city council

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Inglewood Mayor James Butts and the five-member City Council will meet to review an exclusive negotiating agreement between the city and the Los Angeles Clippers that could lead to building a new arena for the NBA team.