| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:21 PM
The New York Jets got ya’ down? The Giants too? How ‘bout those Knicks? Chicago Bears fans, are ya’ ready to burn your hat in the fireplace? Yankees, Red Sox and Mets fans on the ledge? Don’t jump! If you’re a sports fan...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Cheating, getting an edge, pushing the boundaries, skirting the intent of a rule ... it only seems like the Patriots invented the art form. But it has been going on for years. Here's how in various sports, with contributions from Courant staff writers...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 8:07 PM
The Baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee announced last month that it had elected no one to the Hall. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills were the candidates,...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 3:34 PM
In 1999-2000, Pedro Martinez went 41-10 with a 1.90 ERA and 597 strikeouts.
BOSTON — As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The sports fan in me died Sept. 9, 1972. Forty two years later, it isn't difficult to make such an admission. The hard part is admitting the sports fan in me returned from the dead in the waning days of 2014.
Growing up in the 1960s as a fan of the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A few questions to ponder as we depart 2014 for 2015:
Will the UConn men's basketball team take momentum and mojo into March, when the Huskies would be defending their title?
Have UConn women's basketball fans made hotel reservations in and around...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:19 PM
NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as the new pitching ace of the Red Sox.
Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit organization focused on vision-saving research, hosted its biennial Visions Ball Oct. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
Rob Stafford of WMAQ-Channel 5 served as master of ceremonies. Musician...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Late Tribune sports columnist Steve Daley once wrote "Baseball has no offseason in Chicago. Interest only starts to wane when the teams start to play their games."
We do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing baseball in the winter, perhaps to...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The Giants' season may not be going anywhere, but Odell Beckham Jr. and his impressive rookie campaign give fans reason to be excited for the future. The wideout is averaging more than 100 receiving yards per game through his first 11 games, a feat no...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:37 PM
Vinny Rottino has not appeared in the majors since Oct. 2, 2012 as a member of the Cleveland Indians. He'll turn 35 on April 7, just after the start of the regular season. He's hoping to celebrate in South Florida as a member of the Miami Marlins....