PGA Tour announces partnership with NNPA on National Golf Day

In December, the PGA Tour made a $500,000 donation to five Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including $100,000 to Prairie View A&M’s men’s and women’s golf teams. The PGA Tour made the Prairie View A&M donation in the name of ...

U.S. Supreme Court sounds ready to pay student athletes

The business of college sports, which includes millions in television contracts and sponsorships, resulting in a world of lucrative payouts for everyone other than the players, may have met its match at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Slammers 2021 schedule, lowest season ticket prices ever

The Joliet Slammers are excited to announce that spring and warmer weather is on the way with the release of their 2021 schedule. The Slammers will open at the Windy City ThunderBolts on Thursday, May 27th, and will play their ...

Slammers announce 2021 coaching staff

The Joliet Slammers are excited to announce the three coaches that will join first year Slammers manager Aaron Nieckula for the 2021 season. Wes Anderson will act as Nieckula's pitching coach. Anderson currently serves as the Minooka High School baseball ...

Boston Red Sox hire Bianca Smith as first Black woman coach in baseball history

Bianca Smith, an African American woman, has made baseball history. Smith, who most recently served as an assistant baseball coach and hitting coordinator at Wisconsin’s Carroll University, was named a coach in the Boston Red Sox minor league system.

Slammers hire Chicago area native as new manager

The Joliet Slammers has announced Aaron Nieckula as the new field manager of the team. Nieckula joins the Slammers after a seventeen-year coaching career with the Oakland Athletics, where he began in 2004 as the hitting coach of the Kane ...

Slammers gifts give back to community organizations

thetimesweekly.com The Joliet Slammers announced on Giving Tuesday that they are partnering with United Way of Will County throughout December. During the month, the Slammers will donate 20% from all merchandise sales to United Way.

Wolves Women’s Cross Country makes history at national meet

The Joliet Junior College cross-country teams made history at the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division III National Championship Meet in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Nov. 14. The women's team scored 41 points to win the school's first-ever women's team ...

Plainfield North HS Athletic Director earns highest AD certification

Plainfield North High School Athletic Director Ron Lear recently received the highest possible athletic director’s certification from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association – Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA) Designation. “I am really proud to be one of the few ...

French Open stunner: Rafael Nadal defeats World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for 20th Grand Slam title

Nadal now has more French wins than any man or woman in pro tennis

Sloane Stephens bounced from French Open

Serena nemesis in unceremonious exit from French Open

JTHS Girls Golf wins 2020 SPC Tournament, finishes first overall in SPC

The Joliet Township High School Girls Golf Team won the 2020 SPC Tournament on Oct. 1, at Inwood Golf Course. The team also finished first overall in the SPC Conference (15-0). This is the third consecutive season the JTHS Girls ...

French Open Day Four a day of upsets for black female stars

Serena out for 2020, 16 year old Coco sees Paris dream vanish

Serena Shocker: She's out of the French Open

Serena Williams withdraws from 2020 French Open citing Achilles injury. Sloane Stephens, Coco Gauff advance

Sports Dominic Thiem wines 2020 US OPEN

Dominic Thiem of Austria wins the 2020 US OPEN singles men's title becoming the first in 71 years to come-from-behind to win.