US Open: Defending Wimbledon champion Simona Halep stunned by Taylor Townsend

By Wayne Coffey, Special for USA TODAY Sports Taylor Townsend, a 116th-ranked qualifier from Atlanta, scored the biggest victory of her career Thursday, knocking Wimbledon...

New Statue At U.S. Open Honors African American Tennis Pioneer Althea...

By Richard Gonzales, NPR In a long overdue tribute to the first African American to break international tennis' color barrier, a new statue of Althea...

Former NFL player Cedric Benson dies in tragic motorcycle accident

Police suspect speed and poor visibility are the cause of the crash into a minivan By Megan Sims, The Grio Former NFL player, Cedric Benson lost...

Reactions to Chicago Bears new ‘classic’ jersey for 2019

By Matt Eurich, 247Sports After hinting at a new jersey unveiling for the 2019 season, the Chicago Bears gave everyone a look at their new...

Tiger Woods Wins 2019 Masters Tournament

Woods won his 15th major title on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. By Nina Golgowski and Rebecca Shapiro In a spectacular return to...

No More Magic: Johnson Abruptly Resigns From The LA Lakers

By Cat Schuknecht, NPR Magic Johnson isn't having fun anymore. "Today, I'm going to step down as president," the former NBA superstar told a gaggle of...

Philadelphia 76ers Hire First Female Assistant Coach

She was promoted from pro scout to player development coach on Monday. By Jasmine Washington, Ebony The Philadelphia 76ers made history on Monday when the organization...

Public indoor track facility at Gately Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly joined After School Matters, Exelon Corporation, local and state officials and community members...

Bears and NFL criticized over national anthem policy

U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (IL-02), along with U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Congressmen Bobby Rush (IL-01) and Danny Davis (IL-07), sent a letter to...

Chicago State fires women’s and men’s basketball coaches

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Late last week the Board of Trustees at Chicago State University quietly fired the head coaches of both the...