Regional Daily News Sports 20 Latest Sports Articles 2014-07-29T03:41:06Z ESPN's Smith: Rant Was "Most Egregious Error Of My Career" ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is apologizing for what he says is "the most egregious error" of his career.  During Friday's appearance on "First Take," Smith insisted victims of domestic violence need to be mindful of "the elements of provoc... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Bears Continue Training Camp The Bears continue training camp practices in Bourbonnais this morning.  Practice gets underway at 9:00 a.m. and is open to the public.  The team has a scheduled off day tomorrow before it holds Ladies Day on Wednesday.  Family Fest at... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Illinois, Northwestern Set For Big Ten Media Days Illinois and Northwestern are both set for today's start of Big Ten Media Days.  Head coaches will take the podium during the event, which runs through tomorrow.  Both teams start the season August 30th.  Illinois hosts Youngstown Stat... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Six Inducted Into Baseball's HoF There are officially six new members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  The 2014 class was inducted on Sunday.  Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine [[ GLA-vin ]], first baseman Frank Thomas, and managers Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and J... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z White Sox Downed By Twins Scott Carroll pitched six innings of one-run ball but the White Sox were edged 4-3 by the Twins yesterday in Minnesota.  Ronald Belisario took the loss while Adrian Nieto hit a solo homer.  Chicago failed to cap the four-game sweep.  T... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Holliday's Homer Enough As Cards Drop Cubs Matt Holliday's first-inning homer was all Adam Wainwright needed as the Cardinals blanked the Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field.  Wainwright improved to 13-and-5 after seven shutout innings and Trevor Rosenthal notched his 32nd save.  St. Louis ha... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z More Than 212-Thousand Job Postings In June There are a couple-hundred-thousand job openings in Illinois.  Employers posted more than 212-thousand help-wanted ads on the internet in June.  Eighty-five-percent of the postings were for full-time workers.  Anyone looking for work c... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Harvick Takes Pole Position at Brickyard Kevin  Harvick will start on the pole for the Brickyard 400 after a dominating performance  in Saturday's qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick, in  his  first season  as  driver  of the ... 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Baseball Hall of Fame Tweaking Ballot Rules Recently retired players will remain on the ballot for induction for 10 years, not 15, under a rule change announced by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall's board of directors announced the change on the eve of the... 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Packers Give Nelson Contract Extension The  Green  Bay Packers  signed  wide  receiver  Jordy  Nelson to  a  contract extension  on Saturday.  According to  multiple reports,  Nelson and  the team agreed on a ... 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Cardinals Double Up Cubs Matt Adams drove in four to help the Cardinals to a 6-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.  A.J. Pierzynski went 3-for-4 with an RBI in his debut with St. Louis, which stopped a four-game slide.  Shelby Miller allowed two runs over five-an... 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Sale Sparkles As White Sox Blank Twins Chris Sale struck out 12 over eight shutout innings as the White Sox blanked the Twins 7-0 at Target Field.  Sale improved to 10-and-1 while allowing five hits and two walks.  Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer while Conor Gillaspie went 3-... 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z NFL News and Notes The  Baltimore Ravens  signed free safety Will Hill on Friday. Hill was waived by  the New York  Giants last month following his third violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy and must sit out the first six games of... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Furyk Leads Canadian Open Jim  Furyk fired a 7-under 63 on Friday and  he joined  Tim Petrovic  atop the leaderboard  after two  rounds of  the Canadian Open. Petrovic,  who shared the first-round  lead with  Michael... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z White Sox Drop Twins Jose Abreu set the tone early with a three-run homer as the White Sox picked up a 9-5 win over the Twins at Target Field.  Tyler Flowers and Alexei Ramirez each belted a solo shot and Dayan Viciedo went 4-for-5 with an RBI for Chicago, which had... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Cubs Edge Cardinals On Valbuena's Homer Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer in the seventh to lift the Cubs to a 7-6 win over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.  Ryan Sweeney added a three-run shot and drove in four for Chicago, which had lost five out of six since the All-Star break.&nbsp... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Pierzynski To Join Cardinals A.J. Pierzynski appears to have found a new home.  The catcher is expected to join the St. Louis Cardinals according to the "Post-Dispatch."  Pierzynski was released by the Boston Red Sox a few weeks ago.  The Cards are expected to be ... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Bears Open Camp Practices Friday The Bears report to training camp today and begin practices tomorrow at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.  It's the 13th straight year Chicago will hold camp there.  The Bears begin preseason play August 8th against the Philadelphi... 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Report: Bulls Offering Package For T'wolves' Love The Chicago Bulls are making a strong push to trade for Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love. reports the Bulls are offering a package of Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott for Love.  The Clevelan... 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Royals Edge White Sox In Ninth Mike Moustakas scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning when Tyler Flowers dropped the throw to the plate as the Royals edged the White Sox 2-1 at U.S. Cellular Field.  Moustakas came around on Nori Aoki's bloop single to center.&n... 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z