| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:40 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs' 2014 promotional schedule features 10 bobblehead doll giveaways and a replica Chicago Federals jersey to commemorate 100 years at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs will distribute a 2014 magnet schedule to the first 30,000 fans on...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Abe Woodson, a five-time All-Pro selection and former University of Illinois All-American running back, died Feb. 8 at 79.
Woodson attended Austin High School before starring in football and track at Illinois. A two-time Big Ten sprint champion, Woodson...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:00 PM
The Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots on Sunday for the first time in the last eight tries.
That prompted high-fives in Denver, high anxiety in San Diego . . . and an extremely low word count in Tom Brady's postgame news conference.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Resourceful kick returners always plead for any tiny opening, a crease, a momentary opportunity to burst free for a long run.
Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers used to refer to such a modest request as "18 inches of daylight" to make a mad dash to the end...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Mike Ditka wants me to get a flu shot.
I learned this while sitting in traffic the other day. A CTA bus glided up alongside my car, its long banner billboard filling the passenger-side window. Its message: "Don't let the flu beat you. Get a flu shot."...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Dick Butkus is ducking me. Won't return my calls, my e-mails.
The name's Lithuanian, you know — a verb, a proper noun, an act of war. You don't say it, you bark it. Like a big, flatulent truck backfiring up a hill.
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Nobody with the Bulls can say whether Derrick Rose will miss closer to one month or six months with a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. Yet Chicago embraced that Saturday as the good news.
Rose returned home from the West Coast to undergo...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:54 AM
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....
| Sep 13, 2013
Bitterness is as much a part of the Bears' storied tradition as the T-formation and a bone-crushing defense.
Pick an era and it's not hard to find former Bears who've enjoyed slinging mud at the organization with which they gained national fame. Brian...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Ron Rapoport decided there only was one fitting place to have a signing for his new book on Chicago sportswriters. At 5 p.m. Thursday, he will be at Billy Goat
Tavern underneath Tribune Tower, the famous newspaper haunt where the ghosts still linger....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:55 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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....