| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:01 PM
Recovery for Manning
Peyton Manning has everything an NFL quarterback could want: a Super Bowl ring, Hall of Fame credentials and hilarious commercials to show his grandkids.
So what should Santa bring Manning?
| Jul 10, 2011
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99
So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:28 PM
Can you wobble your way to buns of steel?
The popularity of "toning" shoes, whose unstable soles require you to work muscles harder to stay balanced, suggests consumers are banking on it.
Sales of toning shoes, which cost from $70 to upwards of $200 and...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Sportswriting is one of those professions that looks easy – all you do is watch a game and sling an opinion, right? – but is actually quite difficult precisely because of that apparent ease. Opinions are a dime a dozen. Being able to...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 11:06 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Forget Las Vegas. What happened to the Blackhawks in this western Canadian city Saturday night should stay here.
The Hawks, who were scheduled to fly to Sin City following their game against the Oilers at Rexall Center for a little...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:35 AM
With all of the recent discoveries about the dangers of concussions, Tom Brady's father said that he's not sure if he would have let his son play football if knew then what he knows now.
"No, not without hesitation," Brady Sr. told Michael Silver of...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Some associate the Los Angeles Kings with silver and black. I remember Forum Blue and Gold.
Some extol the virtues of Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and Anze Kopitar. My heroes were Marcel Dionne, Rogie Vachon and Butch Goring.
Some get a kick out of...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:46 PM
There comes a point with former athletes when the legacy they created during their playing career virtually trumps any resume they may have developed after that career has ended.
Karch Kiraly, the Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and/or Wayne Gretzky of men's...
| Nov 21, 2012
Here’s the thing about a “Slap Shot’’ night like the Tribune is sponsoring: You can’t stage that kind of evening without a Hanson Brother. Not in my world, anyway.
And so, we’ll be joined by Steve Carlson. If you&...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The one-time home of ex-New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra is back on the market in Thousand Oaks, reduced to $14.995 million from the $18.75 million it was listed for in June.
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky sold the 6.5-acre compound to the former World...