| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:09 PM
It will be an unbelievable, inconceivable feat if he can somehow win The Arnie.
It would tie one of the great accomplishments in golf history if Tiger Woods could hold on today and win his eighth championship at Bay Hill.
It would mean...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Duke has won 29 games this basketball season. None like this. Foul trouble: check. Frigid shooting: check. Stars MIA: check. Rookies tested like never before: check.
The Blue Devils experienced all of the above Sunday night against Creighton in the NCAA...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Tears are part of the NCAA tournament. They flow when teams win and flow when they lose.
The tears shed for Louisville guard Kevin Ware on Sunday, though, were different. They almost spontaneously gushed in response to Ware's gruesome leg break during...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Sixteen reasons to love the Sweet 16:
1.Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast University. Florida is aristocracy. Florida Gulf Coast is in its second year of tournament eligibility. Florida won successive national championships. Florida Gulf Coast lost...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Chris Collins dined in the Chicago area Wednesday with Northwestern President Morton Schapiro, sources told the Tribune.
Here's guessing they raised a glass and spoke of their sweet expectations -- to end the Wildcats' 75-year run of missing the NCAA...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Chris Collins and Pat Fitzgerald both grew up as sports stars in suburban Chicago.
Both Collins and Fitzgerald are 38 and born in 1974 — Collins eight months earlier in April. Both enthusiastically view each day as an opportunity to improve and...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 2:43 PM
After seven holes, it was time to launch a full-scale investigation.
Chris Collins, a supposed 10-handicap, had recorded four pars, two bogeys and a birdie. So Northwestern's new basketball coach was on pace for a 74 or 75 at Sunset Ridge in Northfield,...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Duke faithful used to worry that coaching the pros would lure Mike Krzyzewski away from the Blue Devils. The Celtics called, the Lakers called, and heaven knows who else.
Never mind the notion that a college basketball lifer wouldn’t translate...
| Mar 12, 2013
Miami won the ACC regular season outright and went a combined 7-1 against teams in the top half of the standings. Duke is 18-0 when at full strength and fresh off a road victory over neighborhood rival North Carolina.
Yet the top two seeds for this...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Our family moved from the Jersey Shore to Baltimore in the summer of 1970. The following winter, an irresistible character began frequenting our television.
Lefty Driesell was equal parts coach, salesman and showman, and through sheer force of...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The hours before Selection Sunday are what Lakers announcer Chick Hearn used to call "nervous time."
Defending national champion Kentucky might want to chew on some of Jerry Tarkanian's old towels after probably blowing its bubble bid with an early...