• Hijab-Wearing Hoops Team Makes History

    by Chicago Daily Herald December 2016

    Last week, the MCC Academy girls basketball team made history at the Illinois Elementary School Association's regional finals game in Ford Heights as the first and only team to wear hijabs on the court.

  • Philly Columnist: Firing 'Pistachio Girl' Was Right Call

    by Michael Smerconish December 2016

    Emily Youcis has been fired by Aramark for her political speech off the job. She said she was told her "social media doesn't align" with Aramark's values.

  • WIAA and NFHS Launch #MyReasonWhy Campaign

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association has partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations to help launch a social media campaign highlighting the benefits of participation in high school extracurricular activities and sports.

  • Ex-US Football Player Killed in Shooting

    by Joey Kaufman December 2016

    Joe McKnight, who played for the Trojans for three seasons, had four seasons in the NFL and played in the Canadian Football League this fall, was shot and killed at 2:43 p.m. local time at the intersection at Berman Highway and Holmes Boulevard in Terrytown, a New Orleans suburb near his hometown of River Ridge. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Mourners Gather to Honor Athletes Killed in Plane Crash

    by Mauricio Savarese and Stephen Wade December 2016

    The accident Monday in the Colombian Andes claimed most of the team's players and staff as it headed to the finals of one of Latin America's most important club tournaments. Seventy-one of the 77 people on board died, including 19 players on the team.

  • Wilson Out at Indiana After Player Mistreatment Claims

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Athletic director Fred Glass of Indiana University announced in a press conference Thursday that six-year Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson has resigned.

  • Model Pleads Not Guilty to Locker Room Body-Shaming

    by Howard Gensler November 2016

    Dani Mathers, 29, faces a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy for secretly snapping and Snapchatting a photo of a woman changing at an LA Fitness club in July.

  • Las Vegas NHL Franchise Unveils Name, Logo

    by The Associated Press November 2016

    Owner Bill Foley and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Las Vegas expansion franchise's official name and revealed its logo and colors Tuesday night at a gala ceremony for about 5,000 fans.

  • Kent State Players Invite Fans on Court for Anthem

    by Theresa Cottom November 2016

    At Wednesday night's home opener against the Delta Devils, Kent State fans got a glimpse of something they've never seen before at a game: the American flag straight from the basketball court, standing alongside people of all walks of life.

  • Some NFL Players Seek Action Beyond Protests

    by Lindsay H. Jones November 2016

    In what Malcolm Jenkins, a safety with the Philadelphia Eagles, considers to be the second phase of the national anthem protests, he and four other NFL players, the Detroit Lions' Anquan Boldin and Glover Quin and the Cleveland Browns' Josh McCown and Andrew Hawkins, spent Tuesday in Washington meeting with lawmakers to learn more about how to enable policy changes.