| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:29 PM
When Clayton Kershaw takes the mound on Tuesday, he'll try to do something accomplished just once in major league history: back-to-back no-hitters.
Johnny Vander Meer threw consecutive no-hitters in 1938, a feat that is revisited with every no-hitter....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
John Lee Hancock is re-teaming with "The Blind Side" producer Gil Netter to direct an untitled movie about former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra.
Details of the project are being kept under wraps.
Dykstra, a key part of the champion 1986 New...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:38 PM
To encourage children's literacy and jump-start creativity, we're once again giving kids the opportunity to be published through the Chicago Tribune Read & Write program.
First, download and fill out a permission slip. Then, choose one of the below...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:53 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chad Willis half expected to be cuffed and frog-marched out of Ohio Stadium on Friday morning. He was trespassing, after all, and perhaps most criminal, he was wearing a Virginia Tech golf shirt.
But the security guard couldn't...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:13 PM
I agree that cars do not stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and there is a law against that -- 14-299 of the Connecticut General Statutes [Aug. 28, letter, "No Turn On Red With Walk Light"].
I see some people in wheelchairs try to cross to CVS on the...
| Aug 8, 2014
I love the photos of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her baby son Otis in the September issue of Glamour.
I would love, even more, photos of Wilde's fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, feeding Otis on the set of "Race," the Jesse Owens movie he's reportedly filming this...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms.
Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:56 AM
A Far South Side community took the first formal steps Wednesday toward restoring the name of Olympic legend Jesse Owens to an area school.
Owens, the African-American track star whose gold medal-winning performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics was...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Manny Pacquiao’s training camp in the Philippines was not disrupted by last week’s Typhoon Haiyan, which has resulted in up to 2,500 deaths, but trainer Freddie Roach said Wednesday the boxer’s thoughts have certainly been distracted....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:25 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson took the first step toward trying to bolster his lead over Matt Kenseth in NASCAR's Chase title playoff by winning the pole for Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Johnson, seeking a sixth championship,...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 11:06 PM
An 18-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after nearly drowning in a Los Angeles County pool, a city fire official said.
The man, who has not been identified, had been swimming at the Jesse Owens Community Regional Park pool on...