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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • Daily Southtown Local Scoreboard for Sunday, April 26

    SUNDAY'S RESULTS HIGH SCHOOLS BASEBALL Joliet Catholic 8-3, Notre Dame 2-5 Marian Catholic 9-3, St. Viator 1-4 LOCAL COLLEGES BASEBALL Lewis 1-1, St. Joseph's (Ind.) 0-4 (First game, 9 innings) WOMEN'S GOLF GLVC CHAMPIONSHIP, at...

    Today in History

    Today is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2015. There are 248 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On April 27, 1865, in America's worst maritime disaster, the steamer Sultana, carrying freed Union prisoners of war, exploded on...

    Not just Armenia: Other little known 20th century massacres

    This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...

    Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

    Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday. The alleged foiled plot, known to...