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When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
Chicago Tribune reporterThe Earl of Old Town was a saloon at 1615 N. Wells St. that closed more than three decades ago but, like a song that you can't get out of your head, it remains alive today. Long after the Earl had become a pleasant bar named the Last Call (it is now...
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap. On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into. The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
Debates may rage regarding the Hall of Fame merits of former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo. Yet the more poignant story is the lifelong friendships nurtured by his teammates. Santo will be enshrined posthumously July 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with...
Where exactly to start? Cesar Juarez has had such a full and interesting life that one might begin telling his story during any of the 64 years he has spent on this planet. But let's start with the present, or, precisely, one recent late afternoon, as...
Fifty years ago this week, only 595 fans showed up at Wrigley Field for the opener of the Cubs-Mets series, the last time two teams with 100-plus losses faced each other. The '62 Cubs — with future Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Billy...
WGN NEWSThe U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams are holding their first day of practice rounds at Medinah Country Club on Tuesday. Meantime, the golf course is also hosting its first-ever Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble golf event on Tuesday. Captains of...
The first-ever Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble golf event will have some serious star power. Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Michael Phelps, George Lopez, Ernie Banks, Richard Dent, Stan Mikita and Scottie Pippen are scheduled to play. The...
The temptation is to define the man, or at least his body of work, by 140 character messages. Yes, the Colts' owner is an active and wildly popular tweeter with more than 180,000 followers. But the owner of the Colts is Jim Irsay, not @JimIrsay. That...
The Hartford CourantOnce upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness. Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
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Tribune reporterCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in a pastoral setting on the edge of this quaint village, Ron Santo's family and friends – along with thousands of Cub fans who considered him a friend even if they never met him -- came to pay tribute...
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