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Evan Fencik has the talent to play Division I soccer. If she didn't, Francis Parker probably wouldn't have played for the school's first state championship in any sport Saturday night. But the daughter of former Bears great Gary Fencik chose Division...
Tags: Soccer, Sports, College Sports
The family of a veteran National Hockey League player has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Chicago, alleging the league was responsible for his being supplied with excessive amounts of painkillers during six seasons as an "enforcer." The lawsuit, filed...
The family of the Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the National Hockey League, claiming the league is responsible for the brain damage the player suffered during six seasons as an "enforcer" and for his addiction to painkillers....
The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity. Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
On Friday, a mother and her four children will drive to South Bend, Ind., to place flowers by a mausoleum. They will say a prayer. They will drive away, break bread, and then they will turn the page. That is how Alicia Duerson and her children —...
Mark Carrier has lost two former teammates to suicide — Dave Duerson and Junior Seau — over the last 15 months. A hard-hitting 1990 first-round draft pick of the Bears out of USC, Carrier succeeded Duerson after the veteran was released...
With all that college beef on parade this week, the NFL draft is a wonder of sports marketing, a televised pageant for the multibillion-dollar American football industry. But there's something football fans should know: Football is dead in America....
Without hesitation or apology Thursday at Halas Hall, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted again that he would lie about having a concussion to stay in a game. The irony was you admired Urlacher's honesty. In the midst of Chicago's weeklong...
DigitalPlus members now can revisit the tragic story of a late football star who had helped the 1985 Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl victory. The Chicago Tribune’s latest e-book, “Duerson: Triumph, Trauma and Tragedy in the NFL,” tells the...
— "This is as much fun as I will have as president of the United States." All presidents resort to hyperbole now and again. But one had the sense President Barack Obama meant it as he stood on the South Lawn of the White House on a sunny Friday...
The chilling news that Chicago Bears star Dave Duerson suffered brain damage from repetitive blows to the head raises an obvious question for parents of young athletes: How can we protect our kids? One free strategy is to “dramatically reduce the...
Tags: Human Interest, Parenting, Athletes
One afternoon in early January, I took a tour of the refurbished Memorial Stadium in Berkeley with a pair of architects from the firm HNTB. For me it was a visit brimming with nostalgia: I grew up about three miles north of the stadium, in the Berkeley...
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