| 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&...
| May 20, 2012
| 8:46 PM
From the moment Brandon Marshall was introduced as a Bear, there was talk of how a strong locker room would play a crucial role in taming the sometimes-volatile wide receiver.
Lance Briggs understood the thinking. But the seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:03 AM
It looks like life-long Cubs fan Eddie Vedder didn’t take his team’s loss to the White Sox in the Crosstown Classic too hard.
The Pearl Jam rocker partied with former Blackhawk Chris Chelios and the now retired Kerry Wood at Stanley’...
| Mar 18, 2012
Brandon Marshall extended his hand with a firm handshake then displayed a glistening smile as if he had encountered a familiar face.
In reality, it was just another stranger trying to unravel the mystery behind the player known for his dynamic ability...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:54 AM
What do retired NFL star Brett Favre and Jonas Brothers singer Nick Jonas have in common?
They were the only two participants at EA Sports’ “Madden NFL ’13” flag football game Friday in Grant Park who were booed. Of course, that&...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 7:39 PM
As Charles Tillman raced past Matthew Stafford, the Lions quarterback turned to no one in particular and threw up his arms in bewilderment.
Tillman was on the way to the end zone with a 44-yard interception return, the second pick returned for a score at...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Brian Urlacher said Caleb Hanie’s athleticism allows him to move around the pocket and even suggested “a little (Tim) Tebow offense maybe.’’
Yes. Well. I’m still hoping for a little NFL offense.
Urlacher mostly talked about...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:14 AM
You could count on at least one high-profile Hollywood film shooting in the Chicago area the last few summers, from “Public Enemies” in 2008 and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 2009 to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
What I learned about the Bearsfrom the Giants-Niners NFC Championship Game:
The Niners reminded me of the Bears who went to Super Bowl 41 and lost to Indianapolis.
The 2006 Bears had a quarterback who could kill you as quickly as he could win a game for...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency.
He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 10:09 PM
GREEN BAY — It wasn't too long ago, back when the Bears were trying to make a go of it with Rex Grossman, that a high-ranking team official said just wait, the balance of power in the NFC North would shift once Brett Favre retired.
Well, the future...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 6:35 AM
I’ve been waiting for a “gotcha,’’ but I guess it’s true and official: Bears coach Lovie Smith named Josh McCown to lose to the Packers on Christmas night.
Smith admitted he hasn’t seen a lot from McCown, and what&...