VALPARAISO | The first pieces of the new ValPLAYso playground equipment began arriving Sept. 26, and it didn't stop until many tons and tens of thousands of parts later in preparation for this week's big build by volunteers.
Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league.
CHICAGO | Ian Kennedy struck out nine in six strong innings and Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer to lead the San Diego Padres past the White Sox 4-1 on Friday night.
CHICAGO | Moises Sierra drove in the winning run with a single in the ninth inning, and the White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
CHICAGO | Andre Rienzo faced Derek Jeter three times, and it did not go very well for the young right-hander.
ST. LOUIS | First baseman Anthony Rizzo says the Cubs have a positive attitude.
CHICAGO | In Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s system, youth is served when productive.
At the beginning of Jess Walter's best-selling "Citizen Vince" he writes: "One day you know more dead people than live ones...Start with grandparents. Two sets..."
GARY | Vacant homes and weed-ridden lots seem to outnumber houses people still live in on some residential streets in Gary.
ST. LOUIS | Everyone's still chasing Tavon Austin.
It's so easy to kick professional sports teams when they're down, and their athletes, too.
St. Louis Cardinals pitchers Joe Kelly, left, and Michael Wacha chat as they walk in from the bullpen last Friday in St. Louis.
She’s back at it again.
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.
Summer is a time when travel is taken to places near and far to take a break from the everyday grind and experience new things. In addition to the couples heading off for romantic trips to the tropics or parents heading out on road trips with their kids are many multigenerational groups taki…
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | The Los Angeles Kings have been in all types of jams during the past two postseasons. Just a few weeks ago, they even escaped the same 0-2 deficit they're now facing in the Western Conference finals.
VALPARAISO | The lights were out, doors were locked and all was quiet at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Janell Burley Hofmann honored her 13-year-old son's "maturity and growth" at Christmas with his first iPhone, but it came with strings attached.
Lauren Seim can't remember the first time she baked a cake, but she has known for awhile that she wants to go to culinary school and open her own bakery.
It's the time of year when the men are separated from the boys in the NFL.
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