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  • Comedian Frank Caliendo, coming to Bethlehem, ready to riff on Philly sports

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so says the musty 19th century phrase. Frank Caliendo begs to differ. The veteran ace sports impressionist isn't beloved by all, particularly athletic figures he pokes at with his inventive and...
  • Friends remember ex-Bear Doug Buffone: 'Hell of a football player, hell of a guy'

    Friends remember ex-Bear Doug Buffone: 'Hell of a football player, hell of a guy'
    Doug Buffone, a former Bears linebacker who made a seamless transition from a prominent football career to a successful second life as a popular Chicago sports radio personality and businessman, was found dead in his Chicago home Monday, according to...
  • Dan Hampton, fellow ex-Bears mourn the loss of Doug Buffone

    Dan Hampton, fellow ex-Bears mourn the loss of Doug Buffone
    When Dan Hampton joined the Bears as a first-round draft pick in 1979, Walter Payton was all the rage going into his fifth season. Someone else caught Hampton's attention right away, a veteran who was still hobbled somewhat from a previous Achilles...
  • Bears' class the class of the heralded 1983 NFL draft

    Bears' class the class of the heralded 1983 NFL draft
    In a lifetime filled with NFL draft experiences, the longest and most anxious wait for Bill Tobin came in 1983 when the Bears were without a pick from the fifth through seventh rounds. Richard Dent's name loomed as large as his 6-foot-5, 265-pound frame...
  • After 50 years, barber not quite ready to cut ties with customers

    After 50 years, barber not quite ready to cut ties with customers
    When Tom Grochowski became a barber, flattops and crewcuts were all the rage. He survived the long hair of the late 1960s and 1970s, rode the gravy train of the economic boom during the '80s, now has a steady clientele and is ready to celebrate a...
  • Chicago sports' comforting unchanging landscape

    Chicago sports' comforting unchanging landscape
    As I was saying … Some things you suspect, some things you guess at and some things you just know. The wonderful and enduring thing about Chicago sports is that so little changes. Generations are comforted knowing that what is now is as it...
  • Maryland football notes: Brad Craddock taking honors in stride

    Maryland football notes: Brad Craddock taking honors in stride
    Over the course of his Maryland football career, kicker Brad Craddock has accumulated some pretty impressive honors. After winning last season's Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top collegiate kicker, the rising senior will have plenty of eyes on...
  • Sheldon Russell rides four winners at Laurel Park

    Sheldon Russell rides four winners at Laurel Park
    Jockey Sheldon Russell, who earned his 1,000th career victory last weekend, rode four winners on Laurel Park's 10-race program Saturday. Russell rode the early double aboard Middletown Gal ($2.80) in the first and Dragon Attack ($12.40) in the second....
  • Otis Wilson producing '85 Bears documentary

    Otis Wilson producing '85 Bears documentary
    Did you think we were done celebrating the ’85 Bears? The 30th anniversary of that memorable season which culminated with a Super Bowl victory is this year. And the way Chicago lawyer Rich Lenkov sees it, that might be the last timely...
  • Become a fantasy sports guru at Vegas summer conference

    Become a fantasy sports guru at Vegas summer conference
    An estimated 41 million Americans and Canadians take part in fantasy sports every year, at least according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Those fans shell out an estimated $1.71 billion in league fees in America. So it makes sense that there...
  • Loyola men fall to Holy Cross in Patriot League first round

    Loyola men fall to Holy Cross in Patriot League first round
    Four Holy Cross players scored in double figures Tuesday night and the Crusaders beat visiting Loyola Maryland, 62-45, in the first round of the Patriot League men's basketball tournament, advancing to face No. 1 seed Bucknell on Thursday. Matt Husek,...