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.

Naomi Osaka wins 2020 US OPEN

Naomi Osaka won the 2020 US OPEN in a come-from-behind victory over Victoria Azarenko, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. This is the second US Open title for Osaka, who won a tantrum-scarred match against Serena in 2018. She is truly vindicated.

Slammers end the season in First Place

The Joliet Slammers ended their City of Champions Cup season with a victory, edging the NERDS Herd 4-3. The Slammers bullpen played a crucial role in the win, combining for six shutout innings, and catcher Brian Parreira crushed a no-doubt ...

Joliet Slammers defeat NERDS Herd 4-0

The Joliet Slammers beat the NERDS Herd 4-0 in Sunday afternoon's contest to officially clinch first place in the 2020 City of Champions Cup. The game featured a sensational pitchers' duel between Slammers starter Cam Aufderheide and NERDS Herd starter ...

Lienhard’s one-hitter leads Tully Monsters to 8-0 win against NERDS Herd

The Joliet Tully Monsters, led by Joe Lienhard’s dominant performance on the mound, defeated the NERDS Herd 8-0 in the first leg of Tuesday night’s City of Champions Cup doubleheader. Each batter in the Tully Monsters lineup reached base in ...