Fighting Illini plans for performance center instead of much-needed Memorial Stadium renovations

Illinois’ Memorial Stadium is seen before the start of the NCAA college football game against Charleston Southern Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Champaign, Ill. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says plans for a $132 million renovation at Memorial Stadium are on hold and instead the school will More...

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By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Blackhawks’ Hossa to miss all next season with skin disorder

Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Manchester United boss José Mourinho subject of Spanish tax fraud investigation

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United’s boss may be following those of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar in a similar fashion as the other three: a summons to appear in court. Manchester More...

By Associated Press On Monday, June 19th, 2017

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Sam Hananel Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017

UPDATE: Matt Hughes Awake and Responsive One Day Following Truck-Train Collision

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A report from former UFC welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ long-time manager confirms that Hughes has improved since his truck-train collision Friday. Monte More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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UFC Hall of Famer & Former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes Airlifted To HSHS St. John’s Hospital After Morning Accident With Train

RAYMOND/SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Welterweight Champion was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield following an accident that involved his vehicle’s More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Saluki pitcher prepares to put on pinstripes

Southern Illinois University baseball fans should keep an eye on starting pitcher Chad Whitmer, who was drafted by the New York Yankees recently. Whitmer was taken in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft and becomes More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor August 26

Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in an August 26 boxing match that will feature two of the top-selling fighters in More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, from left, guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant celebrate after Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, More...