WESTFIELD, Ind. -- Maybe it was the heat. Or the familiarity. Or just the naturally violent rhythms of professional football.
CHAMPAIGN — A year's worth of experience, intensive strength training and an emerging leader at quarterback could combine to give Illinois a realistic shot at winning some games.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Sharpie in hand, Purdue offensive tackle Grant Hermanns scribbled signature after signature on the Boilermaker football posters during Saturday's fan day. For a minute, don't look at what he wrote. Instead, look at where.
ST. LOUIS — John Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory.
ST. LOUIS — Paul DeJong handed the Washington Nationals a second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with a game-ending solo homer in the ninth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 7-6 victory Monday night.
CHICAGO — Ryan Zimmerman hit two home runs off a shaky Jon Lester and tied a career high with six RBIs, sending the Washington Nationals over the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Saturday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue cornerbacks coach Derrick Jackson is always talking. His raspy voice can be heard all over the practice field. A tip here. A criticism there. After every play, there's some coaching point or piece of information he needs to relay.
CHICAGO — Jason Heyward broke up a no-hitter with a tying two-run single in the sixth inning, Anthony Rizzo drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Chase Claypool was being asked about the upcoming season when teammate Miles Boykin, who also had a fair amount of media members asking him questions a few feet away, asked Claypool a question across the aisle.
ST. LOUIS — Gary Woodland fell in love with Bellerive when he first played it a month ago. It’s a big golf course that would play into the hands of a power player. It would be soft from the stifling heat and humidity of summer, allowing him to be aggressive.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — One of the questions many seem to have regarding Indiana football is why are the Hoosiers opening the season for the second time in three years at Florida International?
MIAMI — Matt Carpenter hit a tiebreaking homer for the second consecutive night, and the St. Louis Cardinals won their fourth series in a row Wednesday by beating Miami 7-1.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- After completing six open practices, the Purdue football team will close the gates to its practice facility for the remainder of camp.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Jared Sparks walked onto the practice field with Purdue wide receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard last summer, with a season of change on the horizon.
WESTFIELD, Ind. -- As the photographer approached, Jacoby Brissett walked up beside Phillip Walker and draped his arm across his teammate's back Monday morning.
CANTON, Ohio — One of the great leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech to call for more enlightened leadership in our country.
BOURBONNAIS — If training camp and the preseason opener have indicated anything positive to the Chicago Bears, it’s young talent at key positions could be deeper than anticipated.
AKRON, Ohio — Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy have become friends more by location than youth. They live near each other in South Florida and said they spent last weekend practicing together at The Bear's Club.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm watched deep ball after deep ball hit the turf during the first day of fall camp Wednesday. At first, he wasn’t happy. That turned to frustration. Finally, he’d seen enough.
CANTON, Ohio — The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL's preseason Thursday night.
CHICAGO — Austin Hedges hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, Robbie Erlin pitched two-hit ball over five innings in a spot start and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Thursday night to end a season-high, seven-game losing streak.
PITTSBURGH — Cole Hamels had little trouble in his return to the National League, keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in check over five innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night.
ST. LOUIS -- Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez each went deep, Jon Gray pitched into the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon spent the hours before the trade deadline doing some detective work. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher scoured Twitter for updates, asked team trainers if they were scanning medical records and touched base with acquaintances of potential targets for a brief rundown…
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- Police probe home invasion, shooting
- DHS teacher charged with sexual assault
- New boutique opens at Towne Centre
- Shared space
- Employee being investigated
- Hill resigns from DACC board, finalist for DACC post
- Arrest made in restaurant robbery
- Police investigating jail death
- Show choir parents voice concerns to D118 board
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