| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points — adding up to 50.
2 — March 29, 1982: As a freshman at North Carolina, Jordan...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Michael Jordan, today you are 50.
Now, please, Michael Jordan — please call Wilfred Santiago.
Wilfred Santiago lives in Skokie, and when I asked him if he would contact you, he paused for several seconds then said, startled, as...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 10:52 AM
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Basketball great Larry Bird's son has been arrested after police say he tried to run over his ex-girlfriend with a car.
Twenty-one-year-old Conner Anthony Bird faces preliminary charges including intimidation with a deadly...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:48 AM
I figured out what I hate about the NBA’s legendary trash-talking:
I can’t hear it.
That’s what the NBA ought to televise. That’s where they ought to train their parabolic microphones, right there on Nate Robinson and Brandon...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:55 AM
It never should’ve been that difficult, but the Bulls finally put away the dogbreath Charlotte Bobcats at home Monday night.
At least they didn’t lose, right? The Bulls dumped a game to those Charlotte chumps at home earlier this season, and...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:01 PM
It used to be so easy.
Back when I was a kid, all you did was flick on the TV and sit and watch sports.
You were moved, inspired and driven to be just like those guys, those athletes who dazzled you with their brilliance.
They were role models —...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:23 PM
In a week when you thought you might have heard it all, I present to you Bill Walton speaking to USC students and bashing UCLA basketball.
"I never knew they had pretty girls here at USC," began Walton, one of UCLA's all-time greats, after being...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Baltimore Ravens proved last week that they could beat not just the Denver Broncos but the Las Vegas oddsmakers who had predicted their defeat. But can they now beat the Sports Illustrated jinx?
The magazine — whose prestigious cover image is...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:38 AM
BENTON - Bullitt East senior Derek Willis hoped to show that his game had improved during the Marshall County Hoop Fest last weekend. Instead, he could only sit and watch his team beat Hopkinsville because he was serving the final game of a two-...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:04 AM
What's in a number? Well, apparently it depends on what number and how attached a player has become to wearing it during their careers.
When Renee Montgomery played for the UConn women she wore No. 20 and then put it on again when the WNBA's Minnesota...
| Oct 31, 2012
With a nervous chuckle, the most experienced general manager among Chicago's five major professional sports teams pondered his new distinction.
Promoted by the Bulls in May 2009 two months before the Blackhawks elevated Stan Bowman, Gar Forman became...