| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Four years ago, after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, Vice President Joe Biden leaned into the president and whispered “This is a big [effing] deal.”
The remark was caught by a microphone. Some were offended that the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Some Kings fans still haven't forgiven Rob Blake for relinquishing the captaincy in 2000 during a contract stalemate. Blake, now the team's assistant general manager, knows his election to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday likely won't appease his most...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Open your wallets, the Stones are coming to town. The Rolling Stones made it official Wednesday when they announced their first North American tour in seven years, including a May 28 show at the United Center. Tickets will range as high as $600 when...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Stan Bowman is lying, right? Blackhawks fans had better hope so.
It’s pretty much the job of general managers to lie. Lying helps maintain leverage and creates cover for pursuing trades. Sometimes it’s a GM’s only option, and Bowman...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes.
Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:13 PM
On May 28, 2008, Alfonso Soriano's game-winning single in the 10th inning gave the Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. While a crowd of 39,945 jammed Wrigley Field, many more fans throughout the Chicago area were sitting in front of their televisions...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
It's over, right? The U.S. Open is now the U.S. Closed. Rory McIlroy is torching the course at Congressional and making the rest of the field look like the C-flight at the Stoneybrook West member-guest. McIlroy is...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:26 PM
As a child, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter didn't hear many stories about his father, Bob, winning a gold medal as a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
"Every teacher that I had, they were telling me all about it and wanted me to bring...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:44 PM
I was going to write about which players the Blackhawks should trade, and I still might.
But not now.
Not after that third period.
The Hawks were down a goal, they were on Detroit ice, and they were 20 minutes from being booted from the Stanley...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:15 PM
The Bulls couldn’t hit from the floor and couldn’t hit from the free-throw line. What else you got? Nerf basketball, anyone?
Derrick Rose was bad. Carlos Boozer was awful. Luol Deng was useless in the second half. Everybody else followed....