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  • Family: Teen likely brain-dead after near-drowning at public pool

    The family of a 17-year-old who nearly drowned in a public swimming pool over the weekend told a TV station he is on life support and likely brain-dead. The incident occurred about 4:10 p.m. Sunday at Jesse Owens  Community Regional Park in South Los...
  • Defensive surge lifts Loyola lacrosse back in hunt for repeat bid

    Defensive surge lifts Loyola lacrosse back in hunt for repeat bid
    When Nick Liddil scored with nine seconds left in Ohio State's 9-4 loss to Loyola in an Eastern College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse showdown Saturday, it was a footnote in a contest that had been decided much earlier. Try telling that to the...
  • Glendale's Frank Wykoff, Frank Albert, Hoover's Jack Davis among CIF's 100 greatest

    Glendale's Frank Wykoff, Frank Albert, Hoover's Jack Davis among CIF's 100 greatest
    With an eye on the future, the CIF Southern Section remembered its past when it unveiled its “100 Athletes for 100 Years” on Saturday at a reception in Los Angeles. The list featured three former local standouts who helped blaze trails...
  • 'Inside the NBA' host Kenny Smith talks race and sexuality in sports

    'Inside the NBA' host Kenny Smith talks race and sexuality in sports
    NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay continues to be the biggest news of the week -- a story amplified by the comments of basketball analyst Chris Broussard on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to...
  • CTU teachers, parents march to protest closings

    CTU teachers, parents march to protest closings
    About 100 people, including local teachers, parents and students, marched Saturday morning on the South Side in protest of the proposed closing of 54 schools. The protest, organized by the Chicago Teachers Union, kicked off at 10 a.m. at Jesse Owens...
  • 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...
  • Jesse Owens 1936 Berlin Olympics celebrates 75th anniversary

     
    It was 75 years ago today that Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and shamed Nazi leader Adolph Hitler....
  • FSU sprinter/jumper Ngoni Makusha earns Bowerman Award

     
    Florida State has some new hardware coming soon to Tallahassee. Sprinter and long-jumper Ngoni Makusha on Wednesday night earned collegiate track's highest individual honor when he was given the Bowerman Award at an event in San Antonio, Texas. Named...
  • Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS

     
    Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We've been doing some pretty heavy-duty Olympic viewing around Casa de Capitol Ideas these last few days, so as we head into the final furlong before the weekend, it seemed only appropriate to look backward......
  • 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......