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The Boston Bruins collected their first victory of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night by checking the Blackhawks relentlessly and wearing them down.
CHICAGO | Hockey is more docile than it was in the 1970s.
CHICAGO | Beyond the glitz of the spotlights and the glittering Stanley Cup, the championship series between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins for the battered old bowl comes down to something very basic:
JOLIET | It figures Mount Carmel would use the running game, even in the first week of June.
CHICAGO | Forget the “Madhouse on Madison” moniker for the United Center.
SPEEDWAY | Don’t let that yellow flag at the end of the 97th Indianapolis 500 fool you.
SPEEDWAY, Ind. | Sunday was Katelynne Taborski’s 25th Indianapolis 500.
SPEEDWAY | Carlos Munoz must have high standards.
SPEEDWAY, Ind. | Two rookies in the first two rows. The defending champion starting in the middle of the field. A Hoosier favorite on the pole. An Andretti on the front row. Nobody from Team Penske starting better than fifth. And unheralded Simon Pagenaud, who qualified in the seventh row, f…
At 14, Ray Nichels was helping build midget race cars in his father’s auto repair shop. Within a decade, he was running his own shop, building cars to run in the Indianapolis 500 and elsewhere on the championship trail, plus on the fledgling NASCAR stock car circuit.
It was 1909, and automobiles were still toys for super wealthy Americans like Ira Cobe, a Chicago financier and the president of the Chicago Auto Club.
There are two goals left to accomplish in Grant Nykaza’s high school running career.
SPEEDWAY | It almost seemed an indignity.
SPEEDWAY | Given his family background, many in Indy car racing believe Ed Carpenter will run the Indianapolis Motor Speedway someday.
SPEEDWAY, Ind. | Foyt. Andretti.
FLOSSMOOR | "Another ticket!" one of Tifonte Hunt's teammates said to him after the Thornton Township senior qualified for the state 300-meter hurdles in Class 3A Thursday night.
CALUMET CITY | Marvel Thompson didn’t like track. Not in seventh grade, not in eighth grade. He didn’t like his coach, didn’t like anything about what can be a lonely sport.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Dorian Simmons is a perfectionist, a trait that comes in handy during a one- or two-mile run.
Huey Johnson goes back to the days of cinder tracks and stopwatch timing.
When the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, the result was as much about chemistry off the ice as it was cohesion on the ice.
LEMONT | It's the time of year for high school seniors when the days dwindle down to a precious few.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Technique brought Crete-Monee's Tineja Foy to the precipice of victory in the 100-meter hurdles in Tuesday's Southland Conference girls track championship at Bloom's Sarff Field.
HARVEY | Ivory Cassell has high standards.
ORLAND PARK | Many things can go wrong in a 300-meter hurdle race. A runner can trip over a hurdle, run into the wrong lane on the curve, get a bad start, or fade at the finish.
CHICAGO | There was a time when goaltender Corey Crawford tried to be one of the boys in the Blackhawks locker room.
PALOS HILLS | Jauan Wesley says he can tell when he wins a race, even though he’s looking straight ahead and the fellow next to him is nearly even with him.
There was a pattern to Gina Narcisi’s athletic life.
CRETE | Track meets aren’t won by 84 points. Not even on a chilly, windy day in late March.
“Variety is actually good,” says Chardae Greenlee.
Thornridge’s best finish at a state track championship is third place, achieved in 1980.
BLOOMINGTON | Illiana Christian’s boys cross country team finished sixth in last fall’s Class 2A championship.
ORLAND PARK | Sandburg coach Todd Allen's message to his players before playing Homewood-Flossmoor was simple.
LOCKPORT | T.F. North did not start Tuesday's game the way Tim Bankston envisioned.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Mike Taylor was right.
RIVER FOREST | Kevin Green wasn't the biggest fan of Seton Academy's first quarter against Walther Lutheran, when the Sting fell behind by a dozen points. But the Sting coach was really perturbed by the third quarter, given that Seton had rallied to force a halftime time.
FRANKFORT | The turnaround was thorough.
SOUTH HOLLAND | There will be a Class 2A supersectional berth on the line Thursday when St. Francis de Sales meets Seton Academy on the Sting's home court.
CHICAGO | The ice was crunchy and sometimes slushy, but the atmosphere tremendous, especially if you were one of the 300 or so Mount Carmel fans at Soldier Field to watch the Caravan play Glenbrook South on Saturday afternoon.
CHICAGO | Trying to control Marian Catholic junior Tyler Ulis, Marist came out in a box-and-1 on Friday night.
Mount Carmel senior Dylan Klouda was in Wrigley Field for the Winter Classic hockey game between the Blackhawks and Detroit on Jan. 1, 2009.
CHICAGO | Tyler Brown-Henderson has had one athletic quest since walking through the doors of St. Francis de Sales as a freshman.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Hawkins won the opening tip — but Seton Academy won everything else on its home court.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | In the end, it probably didn't matter that Leo had to give up its home-court advantage against Bloom Township because of other activities at the South Side school.
PARK FOREST | Bloom Township junior Jared Johnson fancies himself a shooter.
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS | Tom Cappel said it wasn't about him, it was about his kids.
CHICAGO | A 10-point lead on the road in the Catholic League late in the third quarter is an advantage to be cherished.
VILLA GROVE | With two minutes remaining and Marian Catholic nursing a short lead against Bolingbrook, Spartans forward Megan Walsh picked up her fourth foul in the 23rd annual McDonald's Shootout.
TINLEY PARK – There's good news for Thornwood and other foes of Andrew in the SouthWest Suburban Red.
LISLE | Mike Taylor knew the script would play out to the final scene.
CHICAGO | Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender didn't mind that Marist opened in a zone defense in Saturday's showdown.
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