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  • Pro athletes should speak out on controversial issues

    Pro athletes should speak out on controversial issues
    When top NBA players took the court for warm-ups sporting their now-famous "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts, they were clearly violating the NBA attire rules, but they also evoked the American tradition of civil disobedience championed by Henry David Thoreau. Ironically, though, our pro athletes may actually have a greater obligation to speak up than they have a technical right to do so.
  • Local athletes to attend 'Unbroken' screening to honor fellow Olympian

    Local athletes to attend 'Unbroken' screening to honor fellow Olympian
    After Louis Zamperini was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2008, the Near West Side museum said his story could "very easily be the screenplay for a blockbuster hit." Now a group of Chicago-area Olympians is gathering...

    William Hurt Heads Cast of AMC-Channel 4-Kudos Co-production 'Humans'

    CANNES -- William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson ("The Honorable Woman"), Tom Goodman-Hill ("Mr Selfridge"), Colin Morgan ("The Fall"), Rebecca Front ("The Thick Of It"), Neil Maskell ("Utopia") and Gemma Chan ("Fresh Meat") have joined the cast of "Humans,"...

    Watch: First Trailer for Will Smith's 'Focus'

    Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the con artist pic "Focus," starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa wrote and directed the film. The movie follows a veteran grifter who takes a young, attractive woman under...

    William Hurt Joins Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race'

    William Hurt has joined Jesse Owens biopic "Race" opposite Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten and Stephan James. Focus Features also has set the release for April 8, 2016. "Race," directed by Stephen Hopkins from a script by Anna Waterhouse...