CHICAGO | The look of absolute joy on the little boy's face gave off a warm glow Friday night at the ice pond in the middle of Soldier Field.
Got a pencil? Write this down. April 5. Hammond Civic Center. 911 Slugfest. Bring the family. A great cause.
If any coach had good reason to jump up and down like a madman, scream bloody murder at his players, and ride officials like a golf cart, it's University of Illinois-Chicago's Howard Moore.
GARY | There is a potential gold mine at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, but it will take more than picks and shovels to strike it rich.
MUNSTER | Mike Hackett doesn't buy all that talk about a "good loss" to get teams back on track.
CHICAGO | Taj Gibson, you're starting tonight.
I love pro basketball. Give me the NBA 12 months, 365 days a year. I love the job TNT does and its excellent team of announcers.
CHICAGO | Coach Tom Thibodeau's pre-game media chats are becoming shorter and a bit more confrontational.
CHICAGO | Take a 7-footer who can chew gum and walk a straight line at the same time and a 3-point shooter with range to the VIP seats.
In describing Hall of Fame middle linebacker Dick Butkus, former Bears' teammate Doug Buffone noted the Neanderthal gene is extremely rare.
Dark, dreary, dirty, dog packs everywhere.
New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was shivering alongside team broadcaster Rick Rizzs and general manager Jack Zduriencik during last month's FanFest at Safeco Field.
We should eliminate our exhausted use of the word "best" and apply a rating system like A1, A2 and A3 to signify degrees of excellence.
The Broncos and Seahawks clash for NFL supremacy on Sunday.
CHICAGO | The venerable Palace Grill, a city landmark for years located just up the street from the United Center, has a sign on the window that reads: Sorry, We're Open.
CHICAGO | Inactive? Robbie Hummel inactive, again? Put this kid in the game and he's a spinning top with legs.
Good morning, class. Please open your books to the chapter entitled "True Heroes -- No Kidding."
FORT WAYNE | Ron Howard and wife Reesha don't have cell phones Duct-taped to their wrists, anxiously awaiting "The Call" or a life-changing text.
CHICAGO | There will be no flowers, no hankies for wiping away tears, no heart-felt apologies.
CHICAGO | Bulls' coach Tom Thibodeau and the Lakers' Mike D'Antoni feel each other's pain.
CHICAGO | The once-dominant Los Angeles Lakers visited snowy Chicago on Monday as a running punch line, not an NBA contender.
HAMMOND | Jack Callahan is still throwing haymakers.
CHICAGO | The league used to laugh at the Washington Wizards, who've had five straight losing seasons.
CHICAGO | Bob Knight was a blowhard, a bully at Indiana University and then Texas Tech.
Everywhere you look these days, there are videos shown of people around the world doing the dumbest things you could imagine.
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