CHICAGO — Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and the Chicago Cubs overcame another wild outing from Tyler Chatwood to beat the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Sunday night.Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and Chicago's bullpen was stellar as the Cubs took..
by: Jimmy Golen of The Associated Press — Journal Star 6h
BOSTON (AP) — With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals.The four-time league MVP scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on...
by: digital.media — The News-Gazette 12h
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Alan Griffin accomplished more in a one-month span between Feb. 24 and March 24 than most high school basketball players can expect to do in a career.
by: N/A — Journal Star 15h
MAY 27 IN JOURNAL STAR SPORTS HISTORY 50 YEARS AGO (1968)Manual’s baseball team scores a 3-1 triumph over Bergan in the championship game of the Pekin Regional. Southpaw Tim Anderson pitches a three-hitter and scores a pair of runs to lead the Rams to...
by: digital.media — The News-Gazette 26 May
Our college basketball writer already broke down the top 10 incoming freshmen in the Big Ten. This week he takes a crack at next season's potential dark horse contributors:
by: Stephen Cohn — SB Nation: The Champaign Room 26 May
Player of the Year Who? Also, Troike.
by: N/A — Journal Star 26 May
MAY 26 IN JOURNAL STAR SPORTS HISTORY 50 YEARS AGO (1968)In the Journal Star Tournament of Bowling League Champions, Grace Lutheran Church wins the men’s title and Multi-Ad Services claims the women’s title at Crossroad Lanes. Grace Lutheran Church team.
by: N/A — NCAA: Indiana University Athletics 26 May
OMAHA, Neb. – Despite having a two-run lead in the fifth inning, Indiana baseball (38-17) was walked off on by the Illinois Fighting Illini, dropping the game by a score of 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth. With the loss, the Hoosiers were eliminated from..
by: Brad Repplinger — SB Nation: The Champaign Room 25 May
Illinois heads to Stillwater for their 11th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance
by: Rees Woodcock — Fansided: Writing Illini 25 May
There have been some fun Illinois basketball players to watch in the 2010’s. While there have been three coaches in this time, there always seems to be t...
by: N/A — Journal Star 25 May
MAY 25 IN JOURNAL STAR SPORTS HISTORY 50 YEARS AGO (1968)Final Mid-State Nine baseball stats are revealed, with Bergan’s Jim Moran and Limestone’s Bob Koeppel leading the way. Moran wins the batting championship with a .421 average, beating out Woodruff’
by: markdschaer — SB Nation: The Champaign Room 24 May
It was probably the greatest single-game Illini performance most of us have ever seen.
by: Rees Woodcock — Fansided: Writing Illini 24 May
The Illinois golf team tees off on Friday in hopes of chasing down that title that has been eluding them for years. I don’t believe the pairings have bee...