| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Heading overseas is a way of life for many WNBA players as they supplement what they earn in the United States.
Over the years, two of the more lucrative places have been Israel and Russia, each torn by political strife that may not stop WNBA players...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Mount Carmel (Ill.) graduate Tyra Buss, who broke the state career scoring record with 4,897 points last season, was named girls basketball player of the year by the National High School Coaches Association on Monday.
Buss is one of 20 student-...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The camp worker asked Jahlil Okafor a few biographical questions for his introduction to the young children he would be speaking to Wednesday morning.
It was standard stuff, but the last one made the 6-foot-11 giant chuckle a slightly embarrassed...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Trying to relax in the players' lounge at Allstate Arena after another late June loss, Sky forward Elena Delle Donne's frustration was starting to show.
She has been battling debilitating headaches and exhaustion. The Sky have dropped eight of their...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:01 PM
UNCASVILLE — She was gone by dawn. Sue Bird had a chance to see Geno Auriemma's wife, Kathy, and their family. She saw Maria Conlon and Morgan Valley.
And, pffft, just liked that after winless Seattle lost 71-59 to the Sun on Friday night, Bird...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's worth noting when a school building reaches 50 years of educating students, but it's a point of pride when many graduates go on to become famous athletes, performers or successful businesspeople.
A celebratory picnic after school on Friday paid...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:03 PM
He led his team to the Class 4A state championship, is a McDonald’s All-American and national player of the year, a Parade All-American and is ranked the No. 1 player in his class.
She was named Ms. Basketball of Illinois in 2013, is a Parade All-...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Breanna Stewart is just the third sophomore to win the Associated Press player of the year award.
Stewart has played in two Final Fours and was most outstanding player both times. The last back-to-back winner was Tennessee's Candace Parker in 2007-08....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Candace Parker, who plays for the L.A. Sparks, and her husband, pro basketball player Shelden Williams, have listed their home in Playa Vista at $1.499 million.
The Mediterranean-style three-story house, built in 2007, features a den/office, a bar, four...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Pop and classical singer Josh Groban has listed his gated house in Malibu at $5.475 million.
The crooner put the Tuscan-inspired home up for lease a few years ago at $23,000 a month after it failed to sell at $6.1 million. Perhaps this time around it...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
The two national high school records Olivia Smoliga set at the girls state swimming meet in November were only three weeks old, but Smoliga wasn't an Illinois high school swimmer anymore.
She was at the Short Course World Swimming Championships in...