| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:44 PM
For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming.
Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why?
Phelps sounded fairly certain he...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:47 AM
At last, a place in Chicago that pays attention to sports!
Not buying it? A little overwhelmed at times — especially during the playoffs — by all the city's sports chatter? Tired of the seemingly unceasing hum that forces even the most...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:51 PM
As part of the NBA's sweeping sanctions against Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his controversial racial remarks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is urging the league's other owners to push for the Clippers' sale.
Silver said that if three-quarters...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:24 AM
James Michael McAdoo’s decision last week to forgo his senior basketball season at North Carolina makes him the fourth Tar Heel from Boo Williams’ summer program to declare early for the NBA draft. Which led to an exercise that again...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:04 PM
When the Clippers face the Thunder on Wednesday night at Staples Center, they will face the unenviable task of trying to slow down Oklahoma City all-star and likely NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
Durant leads the NBA in scoring, averaging 32 points per game, and...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:41 AM
LeBron James, who has won the MVP award the last two seasons, thinks the honor should go to Kevin Durant this year.
“I would say he’s the most consistent basketball player as far as the MVP this year, man,” James said Wednesday, via...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Disney World embraced the D. That is, they made a little bit of history as Super Bowl XLVIII MVP and Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith visited the Magic Kingdom today to make good on his postgame promise of "I'm Going to Disney World."...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The Lakers had plenty of talent when Bill Sharman showed up as their new coach in the summer of 1971.
The Hall of Fame lineup included a towering Wilt Chamberlain at center, flanked by Jerry West and Gail Goodrich. What the team lacked — after...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Jason Maxiell will change his look at some point in the next few weeks.
Because he underwent surgery late last season to repair a detached retina, Maxiell has worn protective eyewear during Magic practices.
Maxiell has worn a relatively fashionable...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Celebrities like winners. And because the Bulls won six titles in the 1990s, celebrities really seemed to like the Bulls back then.
With former Bulls players getting together Wednesday at the Montgomery Club in River North for the Chicago Bulls...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:50 AM
There were bottles of Champagne waiting for Cubs players in the basement of Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap at Lincoln and Armitage avenues when they were five outs away from advancing to the 2003 World Series, Donnie Kruse recalls. The co-owner of Stanley&...