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  • 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......
  • Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'
    Wonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
  • 10 things you might not know about the Olympics

    10 things you might not know about the Olympics
    On Friday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid or Rio de Janeiro. Here are 10 facts about the five-ring circus: 1. Olympic sites are chosen by secret ballot, so...
  • Part 1: 10 things you might not know about the South Side

    Part 1: 10 things you might not know about the South Side
    1. Why is the South Side neighborhood southeast of Pershing Road and Halsted Street called Canaryville? According to the "Encyclopedia of Chicago," the name may refer to "sparrows who populated the area at the end of the 19th century, feeding off...
  • 'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood

    'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood
    When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring. Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
  • Empty lot incubates uncommon film fest

    Empty lot incubates uncommon film fest
    There are more than 175 movies-under-the-stars screenings scheduled for Chicago's parks this summer. Most will feature standard Hollywood fare, from "Meet the Parents" at Fulton River Park July 26 to "Shrek Forever After" at Smith Park Aug. 11. But...
  • Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Bob Costas chat

     
    Click below for a transcript of Bob Costas' joint interview with Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz last night.......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Branch Rickey discusses a new baseball league

     
    Looking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did Adidas get its name from the acronym "All Day I Dream About Soccer"?

     
    SOCCER/FOOTBALL LEGEND: The sport apparel company Adidas got its name from the acronym "All Day I Dream About Soccer" (or, in the alternative, "All Day I Dream About Sport"). STATUS: Both false. In the world of product names, quite often......
  • A belated salute to Bud Greenspan

     
    Between a holiday vacation and total immersion in a story to be published later this winter, I have been absent from this space for several weeks. That means it's time to catch up. There were a number of things worth......