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  • Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis, seven others elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along...
  • Seau, Bettis, Haley, Brown lead NFL Hall of Fame class of 2015

    Seau, Bettis, Haley, Brown lead NFL Hall of Fame class of 2015
    PHOENIX — Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and...
  • 'Ode to My Father' stirs the box office and debate in South Korea

    'Ode to My Father' stirs the box office and debate in South Korea
    South Korea's path from postwar poverty to modern wealth is a rags-to-riches tale well suited to cinema, and it's intimately presented through one family in "Ode to My Father," the country's latest box office smash. Amid its success, "Ode" has sparked...
  • Tom Brady & Russell Wilson: Different Styles, Similar Results

     Tom Brady & Russell Wilson: Different Styles, Similar Results
    — In his first three seasons as a starting NFL quarterback, the Patriots' Tom Brady won 34 of 46 regular season games and two Super Bowls. He passed for 10,227 yards, 69 touchdowns and 38 interceptions and was 9-0 in the playoffs. At age 26, he...
  • No Sympathy, But Hernandez Is Tragic Figure In So Many Ways

    No Sympathy, But Hernandez Is Tragic Figure In So Many Ways
    — As Aaron Hernandez sits there in a Fall River courtroom, accused of the most heinous of crimes, it might sound both disingenuous and superficial to argue he is our loss. As this son of Connecticut sits there emotionless, his life on trial for...
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • A two-wheel tour down Table Mountain and into Cape Town history

    A two-wheel tour down Table Mountain and into Cape Town history
    "It's not really technical?" Liz asked Axel Zander, our cycling guide, as he shuttled the four of us to our drop-off point a third of the way up Table Mountain. "There's some rocky sections, but I'll warn you," said Zander, the founder of Downhill...
  • Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing 'serious health issues'

    Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing 'serious health issues'
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Two players throughout the 89-year history of the Blackhawks have made such indelible marks on the franchise that they have been immortalized with statues outside the United Center. One of them, Stan Mikita, is foremost in the...
  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • Naval Academy celebrates the 100th birthday of one of its own

    Naval Academy celebrates the 100<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> birthday of one of its own
    More than 4,000 of Rear Adm. Edgar Keats' biggest fans sang "Happy Birthday" to him Friday afternoon. That's what happens when you turn 100 and the entire Brigade at the U.S. Naval Academy turns out for the party. Keats, invited to share lunch with the...
  • For starters: Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat

    For starters: Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat
    A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Friday's 8 p.m. game between the Heat and Mavericks at AmericanAirlines Arena (TV: Sun Sports, ESPN. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM-Spanish), with Wade, Deng out...