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Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?

11/21/2013

Rocky Clark was paralyzed playing football at Eisenhower High School. (CBS)

Quinn Signs Law Inspired By Paralyzed High School Football Player

Governor Quinn went to Eisenhower High School in Blue Island this afternoon and signed a bill inspired by a former Eisenhower football player, Rocky Clark, who was paralyzed from the neck down after he was tackled during a game in 2000.

08/04/2013

Sudan natives (left to right) Wal Khat, Mangisto Deng, Makur Puou, and Akim Nyang transferred to Moosehart, a boarding school in Batavia last year. (Credit: Mooseheart)

Sudanese Athletes Can Play Basketball At Mooseheart, IHSA Rules

The three young men, and a fourth teen from Sudan, transferred to Mooseheart — a boarding school for troubled youth in Batavia — last year.

12/10/2012