| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Mike Ditka has weighed in on the Redskins name debate.
Boy, has he ever!
The legendary NFL player and coach didn't hold back in a recent interview, telling the Redskins Historian website in no uncertain terms that Washington's football team...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Just throwing, um, stuff against the wall:
We’re up to four days now since Derrick Rose’s first game, and he still hasn’t practiced or played. And then he’s going to play, what, three games in five days in a tournament nobody...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:36 PM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team was getting ready to go live on ESPN after Sunday's loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game when manager Darold Butler's phone rang.
It was President Obama's...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The Bears believe Martellus Bennett is poised to build on his breakthrough first season with the team but seek a more dependable backup tight end.
Biggest offseason developments: In an 11-day span in March, the Bears re-signed Dante Rosario, released...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Happy National Hot Dog Month, from Mike Ditka and his friends at Al’s Beef.
The Italian beef chain has added the “Spicy, Jumbo Ditka Dog” -- a char-grilled, 1/3 pound Vienna Beef sausage -- to its menu in honor of National Hot Dog...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Earlier Wednesday Mike Ditka made the news with his brash comments in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their controversial nickname.
Now it's time to meet his polar opposite, at least as far as this issue is concerned.
Mike Carey, a recently...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Mike Bargas calls it lightning striking twice.
After the Estancia High football coach took one of his players, Alipa Peters, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2011, he never thought he would be back. But he got a chance to take a current...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
ESPN has a problem. It wants to be in the thick of things, to be part of every major debate pertaining to sports. But its commentators and analysts - rooted as they are in trade deadlines and X's and O's - can be loose cannons, occasionally getting in...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:02 AM
Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnistDavid Haugh.
For openers ...
Nobody will ever know what Tony Stewart was thinking Saturday night as his car approached Kevin Ward Jr. on the dirt track in Canandaigua, N.Y.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A first-round draft pick of the Bears in 1989, cornerback Donnell Woolford enjoyed a 10-year NFL career that culminated with two seasons with the Steelers and Panthers.
Woolford, now 48, owned the Bears record for interceptions by a cornerback with 36...