| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Alonzo Mourning will carry a part of Jason Cooper into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, when the former Miami Heat center is inducted in Springfield, Mass.
That will make it more than a basketball story.
But from a storyteller's...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Dear Orlando Magic: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your window of opportunity has closed before it even opened.
Now that NBA superstar Kevin Love is set to join fellow NBA superstars LeBron James and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Let it go, Pat.
Let it all go, people.
Deep breath in, deep breath out, if that helps. But let LeBron James go to Cleveland with an appreciation of his good work here, and let go of this infectious notion the Heat were boo-hoo wronged in their break-...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:18 PM
You can expect the fifth annual Wade's World Weekend to have a different feel to it this year.
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade — the host of the Wade's World Foundation fundraiser taking place Thursday-Sunday — is coming off of a win over the...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:50 AM
The start of the NFL season is around the corner and you know what that means: Bears sightings. Lots of them.
The Bears players who live elsewhere during the off-season have joined the teammates who live in the Chicago area year-round. Together, the...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Bowling for charity is hardly a new idea in the Chicago area. The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade hosts a bowling night during his annual Wade's World Weekend and the Cubs' Kerry Wood will host his Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling tournament for the seventh time...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Michael Jordan is lending his support (and signature) to the next outdoor art exhibit coming to Michigan Avenue.
The five-time NBA MVP signed a 3-foot golf ball Monday at Michael Jordan’s Steak House that will be on display in September on...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:47 AM
When the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster hosts his annual Casino Night fundraiser, he and his teammates come decked out in white tuxedos with black bow ties. When fellow Cub Randy Wells hosted his benefit concert with Texas Red Dirt singer Stoney LaRue at Joe&...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:54 AM
The sixth season of “Jersey Shore” isn’t scheduled to begin filming until the summer and its spinoff, “The Pauly D Project,” isn’t filling the void like you had hoped, so this might be your only chance to get your...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Raise your hand if you also wondered who the balding man with gray hair was standing on the podium Sunday night in San Antonio as the Spurs celebrated their NBA title.
Spurs owner Peter Holt even delayed an interview with ESPN to allow his players to...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:23 AM
Longstanding NBA truth: Nobody good ever comes to the Bulls and nobody knows why, but if you think the Bulls landed a good player, then he turns out to be Carlos Boozer.
Recent NBA truth: The Heat can be made to look like the Cavaliers. The Pacers...