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No mind games as Hawks try to keep it simple in playoff prep

No mind games as Hawks try to keep it simple in playoff prep

CHICAGO | Psychologist/Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville doesn’t overload his players with too much food for thought to change their games with the playoffs looming in a week.

April 08, 2014 4:45 pm
Blackhawks top division-leading Blues

Blackhawks top division-leading Blues

CHICAGO | In Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s system, youth is served when productive.

April 06, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Indiana leads Head Health Challenge

The NFL and GE announced 16 winning groups in the first round of their $20 million “Head Health Challenge” just six days ago. Looking at the list of winners, three are from outside the United States. Among the American groups, 12 states are represented.

January 27, 2014 6:30 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Athletes shouldering quite a burden

While the snow piles up around us, here’s a happy thought to sustain you: spring training is just more than a month away at the professional level.

January 20, 2014 5:15 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Are injury prevention priorities misplaced?

For all the ongoing angst involving concussion, the injury is almost always far less debilitating than a torn ACL in the knee.

January 06, 2014 6:15 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Fitness foundation necessary for athlete success

If you saw the Sunday Special in this section two days ago, you learned how unwise it is to specialize in one sport at the youth and high school levels. As reported by Times sports writer Hillary Smith, the data is pretty clear.

December 09, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Don't fear the training table

Multiple conversations with high school, college and pro sports certified athletic trainers over the last three weeks has come up with one revelation: no one likes the doctor.

December 08, 2013 9:00 pm
Cutler has ankle sprain, Tillman out 2 months

Cutler has ankle sprain, Tillman out 2 months

LAKE FOREST | If the Bears are going to make a playoff run, it will be without cornerback Charles Tillman and possibly quarterback Jay Cutler.

November 11, 2013 9:00 pm
Texans' head coach collapses as Colts rally to win

Texans' head coach collapses as Colts rally to win

HOUSTON | The Houston Texans' once-promising season has devolved into a disaster.

November 04, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Diamond difficulties demand decisions

With the end of the baseball season last week, fans of the game are now looking forward to a 2014 season which will introduce expanded video review of close and controversial calls. In 2013, umpires were allowed to see video only to review home run calls — whether the ball actually cleared t…

November 04, 2013 7:30 pm
REGION COLLEGIANS: L.C.’s Rachel Zajac cruises at Notre Dame Invitational

REGION COLLEGIANS: L.C.’s Rachel Zajac cruises at Notre Dame Invitational

She’s back at it again.

October 06, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Luck outshines Kaepernick in Colts' upset of 49ers

Luck outshines Kaepernick in Colts' upset of 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO | Trent Richardson practiced all of twice with his new team before helping lead Indianapolis to what Colts coach Chuck Pagano already considers a signature win.

September 23, 2013 6:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Donny Osmond back to Vegas and Chicago for Xmas

OFFBEAT: Donny Osmond back to Vegas and Chicago for Xmas

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
No. 22 Northwestern beats Cal in opener

No. 22 Northwestern beats Cal in opener

BERKELEY, Calif. | The starting quarterback went down with a concussion on the first drive. The defense was gassed after being on the field for 99 plays.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm
Colts respond to owner; Giants have injury woes

Colts respond to owner; Giants have injury woes

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Maybe Colts owner Jim Irsay should complain before every game.

August 19, 2013 9:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Traditions die hard, failure lives on in big leagues

Last week in this space, I wondered why youth baseball leagues didn't uniformly use reduced injury factor baseballs and why they don't have automated external defibrillators on hand at each field.

July 29, 2013 9:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Taking ankle lightly can be heavy burden

Athletes affected by head, heat and heart injuries or conditions attract immediate attention in the media.

July 15, 2013 5:45 pm
New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

LONDON | Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.

June 30, 2013 7:30 pm
Federer stunned in 2nd round by Stakhovsky

Federer stunned in 2nd round by Stakhovsky

LONDON | Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years.

June 26, 2013 6:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Shrinkage may be salvation of NFL

Amid the hysteria permeating Major League Baseball's Biogenesis scandal, the media largely continues to ignore the 600-pound gorilla sitting in the room.

June 17, 2013 5:30 pm
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