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  • 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,...
  • 'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'

    'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'
    Was there ever a "Golden Age of Chicago Sports"? Many Chicagoans would cite the 1990s, when the legendary Michael Jordan-led Bulls won six NBA championships in eight years. Those Bulls were certainly Chicago's best ever, but it was hardly a golden age,...
  • Joliet Catholic coaching legend Gordie Gillespie dies at 88

    Joliet Catholic coaching legend Gordie Gillespie dies at 88
    The numbers tell quite a story about Gordon "Gordie" Gillespie: 2,402 coaching wins in three sports over 61 years, four national titles in college baseball, five state titles in high school football. But Gillespie, who died at age 88 at his Joliet...
  • Booms and busts from past Bears drafts

    Booms and busts from past Bears drafts
    Past drafts have been filled with booms and busts for the Bears. 5 best value picks LB Mike Singletary, Round 2, Pick 38, 1981: After selecting offensive tackle Keith Van Horne with the 11th overall pick, the Bears eyed Singletary and traded up two...
  • Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti doesn't mind a political fight

    Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti doesn't mind a political fight
    Bob Fioretti will tell you he doesn't mind a good political fight. The 2nd Ward alderman has battled Mayor Rahm Emanuel  - with mixed outcomes. Fioretti recalls the success of pushing to restore the water fee exemption enjoyed by some nonprofits and...
  • John Fox brings rare experience, confidence into Bears head coaching job

    John Fox brings rare experience, confidence into Bears head coaching job
    If the Bears do as well as John Fox did in his opening salvos, it will be a pretty quick turnaround. The man who oversaw rapid improvements in previous head coaching stops in Carolina and Denver was calm, confident and offered a healthy dose of humor...
  • Mike Ditka, 1985 Bears players detail team's excessive painkiller use

    Mike Ditka, 1985 Bears players detail team's excessive painkiller use
    There have been numerous stories about the 1985 Chicago Bears, but none quite like this. The upcoming edition of “Real Sports” (9 p.m. Tuesday, HBO) will feature a report by Bryant Gumbel that chronicles the players on that team using ...