| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:42 PM
When talk turns to athletic freaks, offensive linemen rarely rate a mention.
The term is usually applied to an NBA greyhound who can dribble around guards as easily as dunk over 7-footers. Or in the realm of football, maybe a quarterback who can...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Trying to compare Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan can spark intense debate.
Their career arcs took very different paths, but where they are undeniably close is in ring count. Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. To date, Bryant has five with...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The National Football League’s increasingly visible injury legacy has become a topic of national debate, one that threatens to cast a lasting shadow over the country’s most popular, and profitable, sport.
Far less attention has been paid...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The AT&T commercials with the little kids gathered around the classroom table answering questions ("Is it better to be bigger or smaller?") from the smarmy focus group leader?
They were cute the first time around.
Maybe the first 10 times around....
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:05 PM
April 20, 2002: The Ravens select Miami safety Ed Reed with their No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the NFL draft. It's the first time the club has failed to get a college player ranked among its top 15 choices.
April 20, 1985: The Skipjacks, Baltimore's...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:47 AM
If you wanted to see someone famous when you went out to eat in Chicago this year, Chicago Cut Steakhouse was your best bet — especially if you know your athletes. While there are a small number of places in the city that hosted bigger names, none...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:47 AM
NBA star LeBron James will make his feature film debut in Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment's "Ballers."
The movie was originally planned in 2009 but was delayed because of James' controversial departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player Jack McBean, the former Corona del Mar High standout, and NFL official Laird Hayes highlight those involved in the inaugural KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament at Aliso Viejo Country Club April 29.
In addition to McBean...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:13 AM
In November 2009, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML. Three and a half years later, he is teaching new patients how to live with the disease. Abdul-Jabbar was in Chicago this...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When can you make an argument that 2 > 5?
You can do it when comparing the careers of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, should James win a second NBA championship with the Miami Heat in the coming weeks.
And you can do the funny math while easily...