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  • Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early

    Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early
    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...
  • Laudably, Blackhawks put Corey Crawford out front to explain injury

    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...
  • Have a seat for rest of season, Derrick

    Have a seat for rest of season, Derrick
    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. I...
  • Sighting: Blackhawks hang out at Underground after playoff elimination

    Sighting: Blackhawks hang out at Underground after playoff elimination
    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...
  • Missing desperation factor, Kings miss out on chance to end series

    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...
  • Stevie Wonder right at home in United Center concert

    Stevie Wonder right at home in United Center concert
    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...
  • Once poised for a third-round knockout, Kings are now on the ropes

    Once poised for a third-round knockout, Kings are now on the ropes
    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...
  • Uh-oh: LeBron chooses the Bulls' division

    Uh-oh: LeBron chooses the Bulls' division
    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...
  • 'Take Me to the River' crosses Memphis musical boundaries

    'Take Me to the River' crosses Memphis musical boundaries
    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....
  • Plenty of ways to show your Hawks pride

    Plenty of ways to show your Hawks pride
    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....
  • Kerry Wood raising money for charity with cupcakes, 'Jersey Shore' star Ronnie appearing in Schaumburg, Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga visit Chicago Indoor Racing

    Kerry Wood raising money for charity with cupcakes, 'Jersey Shore' star Ronnie appearing in Schaumburg, Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga visit Chicago Indoor Racing
    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...