| Mar 9, 2015
| 1:59 PM
The Bears agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Pernell McPhee, and collectively, much of Bears Nation asked, "Who?" McPhee had 7 1/2 sacks last season (tied for 31st), and he's far from an NFL household name.
Here are five random facts about the...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 8:31 PM
Last summer, representatives of the San Diego Chargers approached the Starwood Capital Group to learn more about the 168-acre site of a former landfill in Carson.
By late January, the team had a binding deal to buy it.
In mid-February, the day...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Officials here are accustomed to doing civic business with a high degree of caution and deliberation, careful to avoid political conflict and legal wrangling whenever possible.
But the Chargers' surprise announcement that the team may abandon San...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 1:27 PM
My colleagues Bill Plaschke, Bill Shaikin and Meg James are reporting that for the second year in a row, Los Angeles Dodger games may be blacked out for TV viewers in Southern California, except for subscribers to Time Warner Cable.
Why? Because TWC,...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:10 PM
The Ravens have several roster decisions to contemplate and NFL draft prospects to consider as the scouting combine begins Wednesday.
With the draft still months away, the Ravens' greatest needs are in the secondary, where injuries to Jimmy Smith and...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:41 PM
The San Diego Chargers can hear the clock ticking, and they don't have the luxury of time.
With the St. Louis Rams mulling a relocation to Southern California, the Chargers are turning up the heat on the city of San Diego to determine whether they can...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Stuffed pizza before a game? The Washington Wizards’ John Wall did it and so do more athletes than you think. Here’s that sighting and a few more from around the Chicago area:
- Wall dined Monday at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone...
| Mar 5, 2015
Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.
Submission of the ballot initiative to the city of Carson, California, marks an...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:15 PM
In a bold move to undercut an NFL stadium at Hollywood Park, the sports and entertainment firm AEG commissioned a study by former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge that found the Inglewood project would be a tempting target for terrorists and...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 8:04 PM
HAMDEN — Thirteen months ago, Michael Sam was a college football star about to embark on an NFL career.
But on a Sunday night in February 2014, Sam shifted from an athlete known only to ardent sports fans to cultural symbol when he came out as...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 8:45 PM
HAMDEN — On a snowy night in early March bound to hear Michael Sam speak at Quinnipiac University, all I could think about was Curt Schilling.
Given their lifestyles, their backgrounds, many of their views, most people would probably put those two...