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  • NIU softball: Thacker named MAC West Pitcher of the Week

    Northern Illinois junior Tara Thacker was named the Mid-American Conference West Pitcher of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks' breakout season still sinking in

    Quick. Who are the Cubs’ all-time pitching leaders in postseason games started? First, you have ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Men’s basketball preview: Western Michigan at NIU

    Tipoff: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the NIU Convocation CenterMedia: ESPN3; AM-1360, 98.9-FMRecords: Huskies 1 ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Prep basketball: Kaneland surges past IMSA, into regional semis

    SYCAMORE – Kaneland shook off some early first-game playoff jitters before routing IMSA, 61-39, Monday night in a boys basketball Class 3A Sycamore Re ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Renteria likes situation with White Sox

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It has been two-plus years since Rick Renteria was cast aside after managing the Chicago Cubs for one season. If he is harboring an ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Boys basketball: Mitchell's 3s help DeKalb cruise in regional opener

    ELMHURST – The Glenbard East boys basketball team took an early lead when it rained 3-pointers in the first quarter of the opening round of the Class ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Reports: Chicago Bears will not use the franchise tag on WR Alshon Jeffery

    The Bears will not use the franchise tag on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, according to NFL Network and ESPN, which will likely send the wide receiver ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:36 pm
  • Anisimov scores late to lift surging Blackhawks past Blues

    CHICAGO – The Blackhawks' big-name scorers keep coming through when needed, and the team keeps on rolling.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Three-point barrage keys Illinois' 73-57 victory over Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The 3-point shot has been a lot more miss than hit for Illinois this season, but not Sunday night.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro spor ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Colson leads No. 21 Notre Dame past Georgia Tech

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Matt Farrell's timing was perfect for No. 21 Notre Dame on Sunday night.Farrell's ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • NIU roundup: Women’s basketball makes history in win

    The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team won its 12th Mid-American Conference game of the season Saturday, beating Eastern Michigan, 81-71, to se ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Prep swimming: Lohse takes 10th for DeKalb-Sycamore at state

    DeKalb-Sycamore junior Riley Lohse took 10th Saturday in the 100-yard backstroke at the IHSA State Meet at New Trier.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • Former NIU football coach Jerry Kill ready for challenge at Rutgers

    A year-and-a-half ago, epilepsy forced longtime football coach Jerry Kill tearfully into premature retirement.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • Blackhawks acquire F Tomas Jurco in trade with Red Wings

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Tomas Jurco in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:15 am
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