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  • Tribune's Jauss remembered as 'complete sportswriter'

    Tribune's Jauss remembered as 'complete sportswriter'
    Bill Jauss was a pioneering sports journalist whose enthusiastic manner encompassed newspapers, radio and television long before that media trifecta became more common in recent decades. Jauss died from natural causes Wednesday. He was 81. Born Feb. 8,...
  • 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...
  • John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position

    John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69. Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal...
  • Under Armour All-America: Monsignor Pace safety Jabari Gorman picks Florida over Ohio State, Miami

    Under Armour All-America: Monsignor Pace safety Jabari Gorman picks Florida over Ohio State, Miami
    Monsignor Pace four-star safety Jabari Gorman verbally committed to Florida on Wednesday night during the first quarter of the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game at Tropicana Field. Gorman was one of eight high school football stars from across the...
  • Summer celebrity spotting about to heat up

    Summer celebrity spotting about to heat up
    Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting. Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
  • 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...
  • Men's Library Club of Glencoe

    Men's Library Club of Glencoe
    Our book club: has been meeting at least quarterly for the last 10 years. Author we'd most like to meet:Keith Richards Worst excuse anyone's given for not reading a book: There are no bad excuses. Five books we loved:; "Coach John Wooden: 100 Years...
  • Ten @ 10: Celebrity booze

    Ten @ 10: Celebrity booze
    From Fess Parker to Greg Norman to Mike Ditka, plenty of famous folk have gotten into the wine game. But what about the hard stuff? No lack of star power there. The draw of earning extra cash has lured a number of celebrities to lend their names to a...
  • Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh learned his trade working for his dad

    Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh learned his trade working for his dad
    At first blush, Jim Harbaugh's career arc appears familiar: Star player migrates to coaching, works as a college assistant, dabbles in the NFL, returns to campus as a mid-major head coach and parlays success there into a headliner gig. But wait. How...
  • Ravens sign Ricky Williams to be No. 2 running back

    The Ravens filled their big-back void with one of the biggest enigmas in NFL history. Ricky Williams, who is as powerful as he is offbeat, agreed to a two-year contract with the Ravens on Monday that has a maximum value of $4 million. The 34-year-old...