| Oct 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's the most anticipated NBA season in Los Angeles history, so what are we waiting for?
Oct. 30 — The Lakers defeat the Dallas Mavericks by 55 points in the season opener. At least, this is the rumor. Nobody actually sees the game after it is...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:48 PM
RECENT CHAMPIONS: RAGS TO RICHES
The New York Giants' improbable run to the NFL championship after an uneventful regular season reflects recent history in sports.
2010 — Green Bay Packers: Found themselves at 8-6 after a Dec. 19...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 11:16 PM
There were so many people standing and taking photos with their phones, I couldn't see the Lakers warming up.
There were so many people cheering the procession of All-Stars hopping and dancing on to the floor, I couldn't hear the Lakers introductions....
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:19 PM
As Derrick Rose lay grimacing in pain on the United Center floor for several excruciating minutes Saturday, the fans in the crowd of 21,943 who weren't hyperventilating shouted encouragement.
"M-V-P! M-V-P!" the chants rang.
The louder the chorus...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 3:00 PM
LONDON — Go ahead, admit it. You like this LeBron James.
You like our country's best basketball ambassador at the Olympics, the greatest all-around player in the world already proving it at these Games.
You like how James defers to elder statesman...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:14 PM
MANCHESTER, England — Amid the chaos at the bottom of a mound of joy that formed after Alex Morgan's goal in the 123rd minute gave the U.S. women's soccer team an epic 4-3 Olympic semifinal victory Monday night over Canada at Old Trafford, Abby...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:49 AM
While the Bulls wait for word on Richard Hamilton’s latest injury, I have two words for them:
The Bulls waited most of the season for Hamilton to get healthy, and now they’re waiting for that again. Of course they are.
| May 11, 2012
| 6:37 PM
In early February, you could have made a convincing argument for the Philadelphia 76ers to reach the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals.
If you had tried to make that same argument a few weeks ago, however, you might've had your sanity questioned....
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:03 PM
A show of hands for anyone thinking the Orlando Magic are having seller's remorse over Dwight Howard?
Another show of hands for anyone who thinks Andrew Bynum would look pretty good in a Magic uniform today?
Bynum, the injury-prone and mercurial...
| May 18, 2012
| 12:51 AM
In a move to get the hometown crowd excited about the Indiana Pacers in their first home game against the Miami Heat in round two, the Pacers followed the motto of most playoff teams these days and draped every chair at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a free...