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Al Hamnik Column

AL HAMNIK: Bears searching for a nasty side at training camp

AL HAMNIK: Bears searching for a nasty side at training camp

BOURBONNAIS | Rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller forgot all about Friday's two early interceptions of backups Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen, and that's good.

July 26, 2014 9:15 pm
Kyle Fuller working out

Kyle Fuller working out

Bears rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) works with an exercise ball as teammates look on during training camp Friday at Olivet Nazarene University.

July 26, 2014 4:02 pm
AL HAMNIK: Rebooted Bulls not thinking Grant Park rally just yet

AL HAMNIK: Rebooted Bulls not thinking Grant Park rally just yet

CHICAGO | It might not be reason to break out in dance, but seeing Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau smile for extended periods of time is so refreshing.

July 19, 2014 5:15 pm
Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau welcomes forward Nikola Mirotic, and free agent forward/center Pau Gasol at a news conference Friday in Chicago,

July 19, 2014 2:32 pm
AL HAMNIK: Hobart's Steve Balash fighting against a cowardly foe

AL HAMNIK: Hobart's Steve Balash fighting against a cowardly foe

Steve Balash is a lifelong Hobart guy and you know all about these Brickies. They're born making a fist.

July 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Steve Balash, Hobart wrestling/football coach

Steve Balash, Hobart wrestling/football coach

Steve Balash is a long-time coaching fixture in the football and wrestling programs at Hobart.

July 15, 2014 3:06 pm
AL HAMNIK: Melo's 10-day shopping spree nothing more than ego trip

AL HAMNIK: Melo's 10-day shopping spree nothing more than ego trip

 Carmelo Anthony lied. What, you're surprised?

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm
AL HAMNIK: Meet 2 local ladies living life to the X-Treme

AL HAMNIK: Meet 2 local ladies living life to the X-Treme

I once wrestled a black bear at Southlake Mall. His name was Victor. He stood 7 feet tall, weighed 600 pounds and his breath could stop a train.

July 12, 2014 5:30 pm
AL HAMNIK: Callahans already planning a second 9-1-1 Slugfest in Hammond

AL HAMNIK: Callahans already planning a second 9-1-1 Slugfest in Hammond

The black eyes are no longer purple and puffy. The fat lips have healed. The bloody noses have stopped.

July 08, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

Photos

9-1-1 Slugfest knockout

9-1-1 Slugfest knockout

A referee stops the fight after Munster police officer Erik Holloway is knocked out by Hammond firefighter Jeremy Patton during the inaugural 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.

July 08, 2014 4:16 pm
9-1-1 Slugfest at Hammond Civic Center

9-1-1 Slugfest at Hammond Civic Center

Hammond firefighter and retired boxer Jack Callahan talks with fans at last April's 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.

July 07, 2014 7:49 pm
Hammond High distance trio

Hammond High distance trio

From left, Rudy Chapa, Tim Keough and Carey Pinkowski were the No. 1, the No. 2 and No. 4 high school 2-milers in the nation, respectively, in 1975.

July 07, 2014 3:20 pm
AL HAMNIK: Mariners strive for 'Mac' attack mode

AL HAMNIK: Mariners strive for 'Mac' attack mode

CHICAGO | White Sox manager Robin Ventura says Seattle Mariners' counterpart Lloyd McClendon has a "fun" side.

July 05, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

Photos

Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott

Creighton's Doug McDermott holds up his AP College Basketball Player of the Year trophy. The Bulls made a trade to pick up the prolific scorer during Thursday's NBA draft.

June 28, 2014 3:36 pm
AL HAMNIK: Pierre Thomas won't let fear knock him off his game

AL HAMNIK: Pierre Thomas won't let fear knock him off his game

Admit it. You love watching the National Football League because it's a brutal ballet of uncanny skill, bloodlust and fingernails-in-the-couch drama.

June 24, 2014 6:30 pm Video Photos

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Drew Brees, Pierre Thomas

Drew Brees, Pierre Thomas

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hands off to Pierre Thomas in a game against the Seahawks last season.

June 24, 2014 3:28 pm
AL HAMNIK: 'Mello' learning glory trumps dollars in today's NBA

AL HAMNIK: 'Mello' learning glory trumps dollars in today's NBA

We all want to leave some sort of legacy.

June 23, 2014 5:15 pm
Carmelo Anthony, Alani "La La" Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Alani "La La" Anthony

NBA star Carmelo Anthony, left, poses with wife Alani "La La" Anthony, a cast member in "Think Like A Man Too," at the June 9 premiere in Los Angeles.

June 23, 2014 3:54 pm
AL HAMNIK: VU's Bryce Drew preparing to rock and throw

AL HAMNIK: VU's Bryce Drew preparing to rock and throw

You've seen the sequence over and over.

June 21, 2014 6:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Glenn Robinson III out to show he's an all-around guy

AL HAMNIK: Glenn Robinson III out to show he's an all-around guy

Glenn Robinson III spent Monday in Memphis, suitcase opened but not unpacked, having just worked out for the Grizzlies.

June 17, 2014 6:00 pm
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