| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:32 PM
Of all the teams in town likely to hurt themselves by skipping a step on the way to a championship, the Blackhawks would be at the bottom of the list.
Yet there the Hawks were Wednesday night at the United Center, in front of a home crowd for the...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:39 AM
If Derrick Rose is fine with missing the rest of the season, then so am I.
In fact, I’d declare him done right now. Look, the Chicago Bulls aren’t winning anything this season even if Rose does make it back from surgery on his left knee.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Not every athlete feels like going home and sulking after a tough loss. Some need a good distraction to take their mind off the disappointment.
The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg, Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Brandon...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Every time the Kings have had to be resilient during a sometimes-turbulent playoff journey this spring, they've bounced back emphatically.
They faced elimination six times in the first two rounds and not only escaped but thrived, gaining confidence as...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:38 AM
Stevie Wonder called Chicago “my second home” as he strolled onstage Friday at the United Center, arm-in-arm with singer India.Arie.
The 64-year-old Motown veteran wasn’t just paying lip-service to his Midwestern neighbor. He...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Now, the Kings know how they made the San Jose Sharks feel after the first round of the playoffs and the regrets they left the Ducks to brood over just a couple of weeks ago, in the second round.
The Kings, who staged an epic comeback after losing their...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Bad enough that the Bulls couldn’t get past LeBron James in the Eastern Conference.
Now they won’t get past him in the Central Division, either.
Beep, beep, drive home safely.
James made his choice Friday and made his announcement far...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:02 AM
In the Memphis music documentary "Take Me to the River," which arrives Friday in Chicago, generations sometimes uneasily merge in the gray area between soul and rap, the past and the future. The tension is played out in tight smiles and raised eyebrows....
| Jan 21, 2010
How to look like a Blackhawks fan -- without looking like a lunatic?
For some Chicago Blackhawks boosters, there is no such thing as too much. In case you doubt that statement, show up at any home game for a look at serious fanatics dressed to the max....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:45 AM
How did the Cubs’ Kerry Wood spend the night before his team’s season opener against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field?
By decorating cupcakes.
Wood — all 6-foot-5 of him — squeezed the cream cheese frosting out of a...