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.
At a glance, The New York Times of June 12, 1978, doesn't seem like a collector's item.If anything, stories of Jimmy Carter and the Soviets and a letter to the editor decrying "skewers of uneaten beef" from the Puerto Rican Day parade seem utterly familiar.But in the sports section that day
The Big 12, an athletic conference composed of 10 colleges from the Central U.S., may soon need to rebrand itself as the Big 8. The possible departure of two of its members — Texas A&M and the University of Oklahoma — may destabilize not only the Big 12, but also the college football landscape."
In 2009, Serena Williams threatened to shove a racket down a referee's throat during a semifinal. Two years later, she's calmer, but still shouting at umpires, most recently at the U.S. Open on Sept. 11.
The White Sox, yes the Chicago White Sox, could have a shot at the playoffs this year. They just won five in a row so, with a little luck and some decent play, the South Siders could see postseason action. Meanwhile, Thursday the Bears wrap up their preseason business.