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2021 Illinois AP Class 3A/4A All-State Boys’ Basketball Team

Apr. 22, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here are the Illinois Associated Press Class 3A and Class 4A All-State boys’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. Players received five...

2021 Illinois AP Class 1A/2A All-State Boys' Basketball Team

Apr. 21, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here are the Illinois Associated Press Class 1A and Class 2A All-State boys’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. Players received five...

2021 Illinois AP Class 3A/4A All-State girls basketball team

Apr. 20, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here are the Illinois Associated Press Class 3A and Class 4A All-State girls’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. Players received five...

NFL, iHeartMedia teaming up to launch podcast network

Apr. 20, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

The NFL is making a more aggressive push into podcasting. The league announced Monday it will partner with iHeartMedia in launching a podcast network. iHeart will distribute podcasts currently produced by the league's media division. The two parties will also team up to...

Bob Valvano, brother of Jim Valvano, says he has leukemia

Apr. 19, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Bob Valvano, the brother of late North Carolina State men’s basketball coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, says on social media that he has leukemia, an aortic aneurysm and some kidney damage. Jim Valvano, who died...

World Series of Poker moving from ESPN to CBS Sports

Apr. 19, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Series of Poker is moving from ESPN to CBS Sports. CBS and PokerGO announced Monday that the CBS Sports Network will be the home of World Series of Poker events, including 15 hours of the main event competition, which will take place in...

Winners and losers in Super League plan for European soccer

Apr. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The plan for a Super League is shaping up as perhaps the most polarizing idea in European soccer in more than a generation. The project announced early Monday by 12 breakaway clubs would make winners and losers worldwide if it overcomes...

2021 Illinois AP Class 1A/2A All-State girls basketball team

Apr. 19, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here are the Illinois Associated Press Class 1A and Class 2A All-State girls’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. ...

Column: The Tokyo Olympics will go on, but in name only

Apr. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

In 1964, less than two decades removed from World War II, Japan used the Summer Olympics to showcase its astonishing recovery from a horrific defeat. It was an undeniable triumph for the host nation. This time, the Tokyo Games will be a...

Fast data off fast boats to highlight SailGP's second season

Apr. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

The second season of the SailGP global league will be awash in data that will benefit sailors as well as TV viewers, thanks to its association with tech billionaire Larry Ellison, the cofounder of Oracle Corp. Starting with the opener of the pandemic-delayed season April...