America's first auto race was run on this date in 1895--right through the streets of Chicago.In 1895 automobiles were a new invention. They were small, open, and delicate. The year before there'd been an open-road race in France.
The world of Chicago sports had its ups and downs over the weekend: The Cubs named Dale Sveum as the new manager, the Blackhawks lost twice and the Bears won their fifth-straight game with a victory against San Diego Chargers.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's anti-concussion crusade continued this week with a warning. To players who break new rules banning violent hits to the head, Goodell said, we're watching.The NFL has taken numerous steps to make the game safer.
Game 2 of the WNBA finals is set for Wednesday night in Minneapolis, as the Minnesota Lynx face the Atlanta Dream. The Lynx lead the series after winning Game 1 on Sunday, where they played in front of a near-record crowd.