| Jun 26, 2014
America's sporting obsessions are reserved for prime time and/or weekends. Pro football, college football, NASCAR, the World Series of Poker.
Oh, there are exceptions. Early-round NCAA basketball tournament games on Thursday and Friday afternoons....
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Give Tom Coughlin a break.
He's just 68. The kid made a mistake.
What happened to Coughlin last week was just as much the fault of the NFL as it was his error. Yes, Colts QB Andrew Luck hurriedly threw what proved to be a touchdown pass. And, yes,...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Wow. Just ... wow.
So what's next?
Will it turn out Mother Teresa was a pornographer?
Or Mr. Rogers a meth head?
Is Billy Graham running a prostitution ring?
Why not? Such ridiculous scenarios seem far less so in the wake of recent news. Namely,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:18 PM
It is time for Oscar De La Hoya's two-year checkup. Not the medical kind, the public kind.
It was two years ago this week that boxing's Golden Boy suffered through the longest 18 holes of his life. Golf wasn't the problem. Hooked drives and missed putts...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 4:27 PM
Mack Lewis wanted to save them all.
All those kids with hard eyes who grew up poor and fatherless and heard the call of the street corner and easy money — those were the ones he thought boxing could save.
They'd come around the old gym at the...
| Jun 12, 2010
| 1:35 PM
- Jerry Forrest dreams of Olympic and professional success
- He dabbled in football and basketball at Woodside
- Forrest reached the Golden Gloves national tournament
Jerry Forrest was an aspiring architect. He earned good grades at Woodside High,...
| Aug 8, 2009
Vincent Bugliosi has moved on, but the world hasn't. Forty years after the impossibly grisly Tate-LaBianca murders, he is still "the Manson prosecutor." This, in spite of his many books since, arguing with magisterial fury about the JFK assassination, the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:49 AM
WWE bad guy David Otunga feels left out when publications cover sightings of his fiancee, Oscar winner and fellow Chicago native Jennifer Hudson, but don’t mention that he was at the restaurant or store as well – at least that’s what...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
It's over, right? The U.S. Open is now the U.S. Closed. Rory McIlroy is torching the course at Congressional and making the rest of the field look like the C-flight at the Stoneybrook West member-guest. McIlroy is...
| Mar 8, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Like that other long-haired, bare-chested hero with the initials J.C., John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) arrives just in time to calm heated alien tempers and save Mars from laser-powered destruction.
OK, maybe the biblical allegory only...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 1:26 PM
It's not every day you see a guy with a huge tattoo on his face. On TV? Maybe (thank you, Mike Tyson and Gucci Mane). But not right in front of you. And yet, there was this imposing tatted up figure in front of me while I was out for a jog the other day....