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  • 18 holes with ... Teddy Greenstein

    18 holes with ... Teddy Greenstein
    [EDs note: With the British Open teeing off Thursday, it seemed like the perfect time to talk golf. Here's golf writer Teddy Greenstein on the ultimate self-invented assignment...] It hit Brian Kelly midway through our round, after we had chatted about...
  • Destroyers a chance for Schottenheimer to teach again

    Destroyers a chance for Schottenheimer to teach again
    Some days he is a teacher, and his classroom measures 120 yards x 53 1/3 yards. Some days he is a youngster again, carrying a football on the slanted field next to the golf course near his western Pennsylvania home. On his best days he is both, when...
  • Ravens agree to deal with Ricky Williams

    Ravens agree to deal with Ricky Williams
    The Ravens filled their void at back running back, agreeing to a deal with Ricky Williams. The former Heisman Trophy winner ran for 673 yards and two touchdowns for the Miami Dolphins last season. Williams, though, totaled 1,121 yards and 11 touchdowns...
  • Cutler stays up, but Bears' offense a downer

    Cutler stays up, but Bears' offense a downer
    On his first chance in the exhibition season, Roy Williams dropped a third-and-10 pass that would’ve picked up 16. While he gets into football shape, can he also get into catching shape? No, wait, I think one of the guys with a reputation for drops...
  • From the Tarpit: Hit and Myth: Is criticism of Jeff Pearlman's book on Walter Payton justified?

    From the Tarpit: Hit and Myth: Is criticism of Jeff Pearlman's book on Walter Payton justified?
    Author Jeff Pearlman is the latest to find himself in the Shoot the Messenger Dunking Booth, for his comprehensive and unsparing biography of the late Walter Payton. Mike Ditka said he'd spit on Pearlman. Ex-teammates are critical and skeptical of his...
  • New NFL Keepr lets people relive Johnny Unitas moments

    New NFL Keepr lets people relive Johnny Unitas moments
    Although many Johnny Unitas plays are seared in Baltimore's collective memory, the NFL is betting folks might want a refresher. The organization has introduced a collectible it's calling the Keepr. People plug it into their computer and can revel in...
  • Chicago's schizo streets

    Chicago's schizo streets
    Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...
  • MJ-signed golf ball going on display on Michigan Ave., Pippen throwing out first pitch at Sox game, 'Rampage' parties at Board Room

    MJ-signed golf ball going on display on Michigan Ave., Pippen throwing out first pitch at Sox game, 'Rampage' parties at Board Room
    Michael Jordan is lending his support (and signature) to the next outdoor art exhibit coming to Michigan Avenue. The five-time NBA MVP signed a 3-foot golf ball Monday at Michael Jordan’s Steak House that will be on display in September on...
  • Teel Time: Set to renew rivalry with Virginia Tech, Pitt enduring hard times

    Less than a month after two alums were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Pitt Panthers lost to a Championship Subdivision opponent for the first time. Those two events illustrate the opportunity and challenge confronting rookie head...
  • Pre-game shows debate Joe Flacco's status as an elite quarterback

    Pre-game shows debate Joe Flacco's status as an elite quarterback
    Quarterback Joe Flacco has completed 14 of 17 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown en route to helping the Ravens take a 17-7 lead against the Philadelphia Eagles at halftime. Flacco, who is enjoying a 108.8 rating and has connected with eight different...
  • Readers Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Readers Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    If Brandon Marshall is cleared of charges in New York, can Roger Goodell still suspend him? Ray Gliwa I think you can stop worrying about Marshall not being available for the season opener because of a suspension. I have been told it is unlikely Marshall...