| Apr 16, 2012
April is a good month to be a sports fan in Chicago. The Blackhawks are in the playoffs, the Bulls are heading into the postseason vying for the NBA's best record, and the Cubs and White Sox have opened their seasons under new management, fostering...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 12:52 PM
During my appearance on Comcast SportsNet’s “Chicago Tribune Live” years ago, the show’s host, David Kaplan, asked what I thought about the subject being discussed because I hadn’t said a word the entire segment. That’s...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The Cubs will leave town and then figure to call up Anthony Rizzo, and that’s the right order.
The headache-inducing rules regarding free agency forced the Cubs to wait until a certain number of days had expired during the season. Don’t ask....
| Nov 11, 2011
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. Dr. Kevin Most tells Greg Jarrett what he knows about an amazing new study that finds ‘willpower can be strengthened like a muscle — and is a key predictor of success...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 8:17 PM
It was a week sports fans will never forget.
Many around here would love to forget it, of course, but the wall-to-wall images we've seen on ESPN, Comcast SportsNet, various Philadelphia news outlets and many other places have left an indelible impression...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 6:01 PM
During halftime of last Saturday's Penn State-Nebraska game, ESPN's Mark May said: "This story is just beginning. It's not going to end."
Judging by the night-after-night coverage now into its second week, May was probably right. It seems as if this...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 12:10 PM
With Theo Epstein and Co. firmly ensconced in the Cubs offices at Wrigley Field, Tuesday was time for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to finally discuss the process that he followed in wooing Epstein away from his hometown Boston Red Sox. Ricketts shed some...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Two powerful modern rock bands will burst into Norfolk, guitars blazing, in March. An announcement made Monday, Dec. 5, said that the American band Black Keys will team with England's Arctic Monkeys for a show March 23 at the Ted Constant Center....
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Suspended lunatic Carlos Zambrano said he has been “climbing mountains, running on the beach and exercising hard so that I can arrive at spring training in optimal shape.’’
Now? Now he’s focusing on getting in shape? Why didn&...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:30 AM
It’s hard to predict what we can expect from Chicago’s celebrity scene in 2012. There could be another blockbuster movie coming our way (like “Man of Steel” in 2011) or one passing us over (“The Dark Knight Rises”). And...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:50 PM
The Colonial Athletic Association announced a five-year deal with the NBC Sports Group that will increase national exposure for its basketball and football programs.
"We are extremely excited about this opportunity," CAA commissioner Tom Yeager said....