| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:26 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
University of Florida football fans may think the hirings of Will Muschamp and Ron Zook were bad, but they pale in comparison to the worst coaching decision in UF football history — the day former school...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:07 PM
Midway through the fourth quarter, an off-balance Nikola Mirotic surged to the rim and knocked in a difficult layup while getting hacked by Tyler Hansbrough.
In a rare display of emotion, the bearded 24-year-old rookie signaled the "and-one" — and...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 6:17 AM
It’s a recurring headline with Derrick Rose.
It’s also a recurring headache.
And a recurring doubt, frustration, anger, you-name-it.
“Contact next hurdle for Rose,’’ read the top of K.C. Johnson’s piece in Monday&...
| May 16, 2015
| 6:12 PM
A nationally respected college sports figure who lives outside the Chicago area texted a question Friday impossible to answer without cramping my thumbs.
"So why is (Tom) Thibodeau going to leave?" he asked.
The implication, based on subsequent texts:...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:08 PM
The man of the minute, Joakim Noah hoisted the NBA Cares Community Assist award over his head Wednesday night at the United Center and displayed it to the crowd of 21,753 like it was the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
The look in Noah's eye and grin on his...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:20 AM
I think it’s so cute the way some people think college sports matter around here.
It’s an occurrence as regular as busted brackets and vacated titles: The NCAA tournament makes Illinois the poster child for flyover states.
I think it&...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 8:59 PM
There was talk of Kobe Bryant before the game. And Michael Jordan.
That speaks to the outrageous level of Russell Westbrook's play. The Thunder guard is the ultimate playmaker, a man who determines how nearly every possession will go.
| May 14, 2015
| 9:27 PM
With five minutes left Thursday in the Bulls' season-ending 94-73 loss to the Cavaliers, thousands of fans at the United Center started flocking to the exits.
They should have stayed to boo this team into the offseason.
That's what the Bulls...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Craig Sager, the man with sport coats in every color with the possible exception of conventional black and navy, had a choice in mind for his return to an NBA sideline.
After an 11-month battle with leukemia, he planned on an orange selection for TNT&...
| May 15, 2015
| 5:38 AM
LeBron James couldn’t shoot or handle the ball, and made it worse by getting into foul trouble.
Kyrie Irving came up lame and played only 12 minutes.
But in a win-or-walk playoff game with so much falling his way, Derrick Rose, the Bulls’...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:00 AM
When doctors removed the damaged part of meniscus from Derrick Rose’s right knee Friday, did they replace it with extra job security for Tom Thibodeau?
Or is that still bone-on-bone, too?
The Bulls said the timetable for Rose’s return is...