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  • Manny Pacquiao's thoughts are on typhoon, Brandon Rios, trainer says

    Manny Pacquiao's thoughts are on typhoon, Brandon Rios, trainer says
    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....
  • Chase leader Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race in Phoenix

    Chase leader Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race in Phoenix
    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,...
  • UCLA's Bob Larsen, John Godina elected to U.S. track hall of fame

    Bob Larsen, who coached UCLA’s men’s track team to two NCAA outdoor titles and guided Bruins alumnus Meb Keflezighi to a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon, and shot putter John Godina, a two-time Olympic medalist and three-...
  • Clippers dealing with injuries

    Clippers dealing with injuries
    All the injuries are starting to become an issue for the Clippers. It has affected their depth, made them smaller and forced players to play out of position. Backup small forward Matt Barnes was the first to go down on the three-game trip. He has been...
  • Jesse Owens' name restored to South Side school

    Jesse Owens' name restored to South Side school
    The Chicago school board Wednesday agreed to restore the name of track star Jesse Owens to a South Side elementary school. The name was removed when the district closed 47 elementary schools this summer. While Jesse Owens Community Academy in the West...
  • School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name

    School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name
    A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month, officials said Wednesday. Chicago...
  • Scrappy alderman looks back with pride

    Scrappy alderman looks back with pride
    Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, first elected to represent his Northwest Side ward in 1975, is an unabashed believer in political patronage and charismatic leader of one of the city's most powerful Democratic organizations — an operation he hopes to...
  • South L.A. health clinic draws hundreds

    South L.A. health clinic draws hundreds
    Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle. "Is it gonna hurt?" she asked. "You'll feel it, but you look like a strong girl," said Yadira Guerra, a licensed vocational nurse. "Just turn the other way." When Cota...
  • Art Donovan, vocal ex-Colts defensive tackle, dies at 89

    Art Donovan, vocal ex-Colts defensive tackle, dies at 89
    Art Donovan played pro football for 12 years. The rest of his life, he spent telling everyone about it. Donovan, 89, who died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice, played and talked a great game. He was a Hall of Fame defensive tackle...
  • Jesse Owens family objects to proposed closing of Jesse Owens Community Academy

     
    Story. Jesse Owens was a great and inspirational figure and a wonderful namesake for a school, but sentiment like this should not be part of the debate over school closings. Maybe one of the newly combined schools could drop its......
  • Champion

     
    Between the blog and my column, I've written several times about poet/playwright/composer/educator Edwin Romond of Wind Gap. I'm no poetry expert, but his themes and his words have touched me, over and over. I had the honor of introducing Romond......