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  • Andre Reed gets goose bumps along with a gold jacket as his big weekend begins in Canton

    Andre Reed gets goose bumps along with a gold jacket as his big weekend begins in Canton
    CANTON, Ohio — The gala dinner and ceremony was over at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Friday night and the NFL Network cameras had been turned off. But Andre Reed was in no hurry to go anywhere. Moments earlier, Reed, the former Dieruff High...
  • Pro Football HOF: Bottleneck frustrates worthy candidates

    The Sports Xchange By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange Pro Football HOF: Bottleneck frustrates worthy candidates When seven pro football greats have their legendary status verified this weekend at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, many other former...
  • Anthony Rizzo appreciative of All-Star honor

     Anthony Rizzo appreciative of All-Star honor
    Anthony Rizzo will not soon forget the process of the fans voting him onto the National League All-Star team in the MLB.com Final Vote. "I thanked all of the front office and the people who were working behind the scenes to pump it up and promote it,"...
  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
  • Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    Do you see Jordan Lynch returning kicks if he sticks with the team? -- @Mitlane from Twitter No. I don’t think Lynch has the speed or quickness to excel as a returner. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds at the scouting combine. One of the...
  • For Bears opponents, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines

     For Bears opponents, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines
    With the Bears trailing 7-0 early in the 1963 NFL championship game at Wrigley Field, Giants receiver Del Shofner got behind cornerback Dave Whitsell but dropped a pass from Y.A. Tittle in the end zone. On the next play, linebacker Larry Morris...
  • The football villains of Wrigley Field

     The football villains of Wrigley Field
    Because the Bears won eight of their nine NFL titles during their 50 seasons in Wrigley Field, where 22 of the 26 Bears in the Pro Football Hall of Fame played, villains from those days abound. Don Hutson. The Green Bay receiver was the first of many...
  • WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'

    WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'
    Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration." The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m....
  • Rose needs surgery on torn right meniscus

    Rose needs surgery on torn right meniscus
    LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose had so looked forward to the warm embrace that awaited him on Sunday. With friends and family looking on from where he makes his offseason home, Rose was scheduled to play the Clippers in a matinee at the Staples Center....
  • Gale Sayers sues NFL, claims memory loss from head injuries

    Gale Sayers sues NFL, claims memory loss from head injuries
    Bears legend Gale Sayers sued the NFL on Friday, claiming the league negligently handled his repeated head injuries during his seven-year career. Sayers, a Hall of Fame running back who played with the Bears from 1965 to 1971, said in the lawsuit...
  • Gale Sayers sues NFL, helmet manufacturer over memory loss

     
    Football legend Gale Sayers is suing both the NFL and the helmet manufacturer Riddell for allegedly being intentionally misleading about the dangers of head injuries....
  • Kermit Alexander delivers message

    Kermit Alexander delivers message
    COSTA MESA — There were several messages delivered, and messages within messages, and symbolism wrapped in tragedy and triumph when Kermit Alexander spoke to the Costa Mesa High football team Wednesday afternoon. But before he talked about his...