| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:53 AM
The son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka was arrested early Sunday and charged with aggravated DUI after a bottle of Hydrocodone was found in his car early Sunday about a block from his Deerfield home, authorities said.
Mark E. Ditka, 49, was...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Bill Jauss was a pioneering sports journalist whose enthusiastic manner encompassed newspapers, radio and television long before that media trifecta became more common in recent decades.
Jauss died from natural causes Wednesday. He was 81.
Born Feb. 8,...
| Oct 12, 2012
The girl and the firefighter lived in the same part of town, the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Far Southwest Side of Chicago, a neighborhood of cops, firefighters and city workers.
The Mayoskis live there. And so do the Beazleys, and although there...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:46 PM
If Brandon Marshall is cleared of charges in New York, can Roger Goodell still suspend him? Ray Gliwa
I think you can stop worrying about Marshall not being available for the season opener because of a suspension. I have been told it is unlikely Marshall...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Hard to imagine Lovie Smith going toe to toe with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli at halftime of an important Bears game.
Of course, Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan famously had to be separated in the locker room at halftime of the...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Going into his ninth season with the Bears, lean and healthy Lovie Smith sure appears to have staying power.
If he wins this season — which he should — Smith is likely to last at least as long as Mike Ditka as head coach of the Bears....
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Less than a month after two alums were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Pitt Panthers lost to a Championship Subdivision opponent for the first time.
Those two events illustrate the opportunity and challenge confronting rookie head...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 9:07 PM
The weapon of choice in the NFL is the helmet.
The safety-improved helmet, as well as other advanced protective equipment players wear today, can make them feel invincible and perhaps more reckless in blocking and tackling techniques.
"That's why we...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 7:25 PM
This is how ugly starts.
The aging star has one year left on his contract. He wants a new deal. The team doesn't want to give him one. He talks up the merits of free agency.
Next thing you know, Brian Urlacher is a Cardinal.
Or a Seahawk.
| Feb 1, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Connor Mahoney wins the prize. The guard from Pennsylvania was the first member of Northwestern’s 2012 recruiting class to fax his letter of intent to the school.
That’s according to @CoachFitz51, Pat Fitzgerald’s twitter handle.