| May 6, 2015
| 7:30 PM
After more than 14 weeks, the NFL investigation of the Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots ended with the release of a 243-page report Wednesday that left little doubt Tom Brady had a role in deflating footballs.
The results of the probe into...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 7:30 PM
Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have added their final Super Bowl piece in Tim Tebow, what they do in next week's NFL Draft is basically irrelevant, especially on the last day with their sixth and seventh picks.
But seriously, in this next-to-last...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 6:32 PM
When Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu announced his retirement, few people were happier than Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. With Ravens safety Ed Reed not playing last season and Polamalu headed to the sidelines, Lewis' life has become a...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 2:44 PM
Highland Christian Academy, 2250 W. Highland Avenue in Elgin, celebrating 31 years of ministry to children and their families in the Fox Valley area, welcomed more than 400 guests to their 5th annual "Make a Difference Banquet" at The Seville in...
| May 3, 2015
| 6:01 PM
The three-day NFL draft and its related fan activities drew 200,000 people, drawing praise from league and city officials even as questions arise about whether the event will return to Chicago next year.
Fans and pundits lit up social media and took to...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 8:53 PM
PHILADELPHIA — This wasn't on the scale of the loss to Tampa Bay in the 2002 NFC title game.
It wasn't on par with Super Bowl defeats to the Raiders and Patriots.
It wasn't the couldn't-see-it-to-believe-it loss to the Bears in the Fog Bowl in...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Elysian Brewing co-founder Dick Cantwell was watching the Super Bowl with some of his brewers when a new Budweiser commercial flickered onto the screen.
The one-minute ad declared Budweiser as "not brewed to be fussed over" as the screen showed a man in...
| Jan 30, 2015
Pennsylvania, and the Lehigh Valley in particular, has always been a region where sports have been taken seriously. At one time it was a "way out" for young scholastic athletes to go to college on a scholarship or to sign a professional contract so that...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 8:56 PM
Maybe NASCAR has it right after all.
Maybe it should hold its version of the Super Bowl first on the schedule instead of last.
By the time NASCAR's Sprint Cup series ends in November only the racing die-hards seem to pay much attention considering we'...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:39 PM
Among the enduring reminders from the latest Super Bowl: Scouting quarterbacks is an imperfect science.
Seattle's Russell Wilson was a third-round pick, and Tom Brady lingered until the sixth round before the New England Patriots grabbed him with the...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:35 PM
Looks like Brandon Bostick won't get a chance to make up for his major gaffe during the NFC championship game.
And that Green Bay's lasting impression of him will be the football -- along with the Packers' Super Bowl aspirations -- slipping through...