| Jul 13, 2012
It seems strange to ask — rude even — given Superman’s long history as a bulletproof champion of American pop ......
| May 18, 2009
DETROIT -- When we last left Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks, they were basking in the glow of a dominating performance in a Stanley Cup playoff-series-clinching victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
After playing his finest game wearing the Indian head on...
| May 20, 2009
DETROIT -- Brian Campbell said he would make the same play "a hundred more times."
Unfortunately for the veteran defenseman and his Blackhawks teammates, it only took one time for the Detroit Red Wings to capitalize on Campbell's turnover in overtime...
| May 25, 2009
All the good news was delivered early.
When the Blackhawks and Red Wings hit the United Center ice for their pregame skate before Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Sunday afternoon, Martin Havlat was skating for the home team while Nicklas Lidstrom...
| May 27, 2009
| 10:14 PM
The journey that took the Blackhawks through two head coaches, a game played outdoors on a baseball diamond and into the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1995 has come to an end.
The Detroit Red Wings eliminated the Hawks from the...
| Apr 11, 2009
| 5:32 PM
On paper, the Blackhawks' victory Saturday over the Detroit Red Wings had very little meaning. The game had no ramifications on the Western Conference playoff race as the Hawks already had wrapped up the fourth spot and home-ice advantage in the first...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 3:19 PM
"Joe Louis: Hard Times Man"
By Randy Roberts
Yale University Press, 308 pages, $27.50
Joe Louis was a titan, the undisputed heavyweight champion for more than twelve years (and a record 23 title defenses) and, probably, the greatest American hero of...
| Jun 4, 2010
GLENDALE — Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan and "Mean" Joe Greene hail from opposite coasts, but hardly come from different worlds and the two undefeated junior middleweight contenders, both 24, have a lot more in common than meets the eye....
| Jun 20, 2010
With Taste of Chicago opening this Friday in a city once described as the "Hog Butcher of the World," let's take a look at 10 culinary curiosities:
Centuries ago, one place along Lake Michigan developed a stinky reputation. Smelly plants (variously...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 4:08 PM
"A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis"
By Matt De La Pena, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Dial, $17.99, ages 6-9
This picture book biography connects the history of the young Joe Louis with the political history of the 1930s, beginning with...
| Sep 17, 2008
Ideally, I should rewrite ESPN's news release about its plans for the final game at Yankee Stadium in my own words. But after all that Mike Francesa transcription and answering 113 questions in my live chat, I don't feel like......