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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 Saturday, Feb. 28

    SATURDAY'S RESULTS HIGH SCHOOLS DUAL TEAM WRESTLING STATE FINALS (at U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington) CLASS 3A Oak Park-River Forest 39, Sandburg 16, championship Glenbard North 42, Lockport 24, third Semifinals Oak Park-River Forest 51,...

    New Catholic Bishop brings ancient rituals, contemporary spirit

    New Catholic Bishop brings ancient rituals, contemporary spirit
    The Most Rev. Donald Hying stood for more than an hour to greet parishioners waiting in line to shake his hand, kiss his ring or bend his ear. Each believer wanted their coveted time with Hying, who marks his two-month anniversary this week as the new...

    Vatican's finance czar defends spending by his office

    Pope Francis' finance czar has defended the expenditures of his office following reports it had racked up a half-million euros ($575,000) in bills in the last six months. Australian Cardinal George Pell's office has been insisting on a spending review...

    Daily Southtown Local Scoreboard for Friday, Feb. 27

    FRIDAY'S RESULTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Andrew 56, Lincoln-Way Central 52 (OT) Bolingbrook 73, Sandburg 35 Crete-Monee 76, Rich South 47 Eisenhower 109, Richards 64 Evergreen Park 57, Oak Lawn 47 Hillcrest 68, T.F. South 55...