Sports news: The Madison High School Trojans boys track and field team from Madison, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, advanced six entries into finals of the Class 1A IHSA state meet in Charleston, IL.
Sports news: A Mascoutah High School Indians tennis player from Mascoutah, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, competed at the IHSA boys state tennis tournament in suburban Chicago, IL.
Sports news: German-born Juergen Huettner, the girls soccer coach for the Althoff Catholic High School Crusaders in Belleville, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, has turned his team into one of the top programs in the state.
Sports news: The Althoff Catholic High School Crusaders girls soccer team from Bellevlle, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, will play the Quincy Notre Dame High School Lady Raiders from Quincy, IL, at the IHSA state tournament.
Romanian police arrest former tennis player Ilie Nastase twice in the same day, first on suspicion of drunken driving and refusing to take a breathalyzer test, then for riding a scooter without a license.
Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98-94 win by the Houston Rockets to put them up 3-2 in the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.
The most liberal, socially active professional sports league in the country is the NBA, a league that has a rule that players must stand for the national anthem. So those criticizing NFL owners for relatively caving to a knucklehead in the White House and his lemmings by passing a rule that mandates players also must stand for the anthem – or stay in the locker room – are missing the point.
Because your trusted correspondent here is such an empathetic, fair-minded sort, I can understand the mixed emotions about the new construction across the street from the Globe. The not-so-old place harbors most of the Rangers' fondest memories. Just the same, the new digs should be cool. Especially come July.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for the comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the NFL's new national anthem policy, as players began to process the new mandate from the league's owners.