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New York Times Picks Cubs To Win World Series

New York Times | Tyler Kepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are the clear favorites in the N.L. Central, with Milton Bradley added to balance a right-leaning lineup that looked feeble in a play...

The Duplicity of March Madness

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Byron Williams

The most recent data concludes that over half of the young men we cheer and bemoan because of the havoc wreaked on our brackets will not graduate.

MLB to Start Steroid Hall of Fame

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Henry Sterry

According to a reliable source near the top of Major League Baseball, the Steroids Hall of Fame will be modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Michael Vick's Bankruptcy Plan Rejected By Judge

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — Michael Vick's plan to emerge from bankruptcy simply didn't add up. The uncertainty surrounding the aging, suspended NFL star's...


AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Fallen NFL star Michael Vick told a bankruptcy judge Friday that he became a changed man in prison and is determined to do a...

Jay Cutler Ready For Fresh Start With Bears

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Jay Cutler grew up rooting for the Chicago Bears in Santa Claus, Ind. Now, after a stormy exit from Denver, he's the franch...

Temptations To Sing At Final Four

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DETROIT — The NCAA says Motown legends The Temptations will sing the national anthem Monday night before the men's basketball national champions...

Dallas Cowboys Band: "FREE REIGN": Players ROCK (VIDEO) | Preston Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yeah ... hard to know what to make of this one. It was suggested that I check out Dallas "metal" band Free Reign, so I dutifully Googled the group's M...

Plaxico Burress Released By Giants 4 Months After Shooting

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants released Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress in a stunning move on Friday, a little more than four month...

Does Jay Cutler Make Bears Contenders Again?

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A top young quarterback. An elite offensive lineman. And, maybe, one big playoff push. The Chicago Bears showed they're serious about...

Jay Cutler Trade: Bears Getting Quarterback From Broncos

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Jay Cutler got his wish Thursday: a ticket out of Denver. And the Chicago Bears have a franchise quarterback for the first ti...

New Ballpark Food: White Sox Getting A Wine Bar

Chicago Tribune | Phil Vettel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

And wine by the glass at the Cell? Believe it; a wine bar (actually a free-standing cart) on the lower level, along the first-base line, will dispense...

Afghan Cricket Team Close To Qualifying For World Cup

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan beat Bermuda by 60 runs a day after defeating Denmark in their opening game of the World Cup qualifying tournament in South Africa. The e...

The "Late Show" Does Spring Training (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

David Letterman sent comedian Andy Kindler down to Florida for Yankees Spring training which led to some heckling, some awkward interviews, and a lot ...

Getting More Aggressive with Clavicle Fractures

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

Although these fractures are very painful, the majority can successfully be treated with conservative measures, particularly non- and minimally-displaced fracture.

Wrigley Field Advertising: Under Armour Ads Not Going Anywhere

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs baseball team and athletic apparel maker Under Armour Inc (UA.N) have reached a deal for the company to continue as the only advertis...

Severance Packages and Steroids

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

It is really not complicated: cheating is wrong. But more importantly, once you get caught there are negative consequences.

Staying Away from South Africa's World Cup

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Wallechinsky

I attended the last four World Cups. After South Africa barred the Dalai Lama from entering its country last week, I have decided to stay home from the next one.

"Like We Were Dogs": The Story of Ryan Moats

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Zirin

NFL player Ryan Moats experienced one of the uglier cases of driving while black -- his money and fame couldn't insulate him. A police dashboard video camera, however, shedded light on a practice all too common.

Ivory Coast: Stampede At Soccer Match Kills At Least 22

AP | BENOIT HILI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — A stampede at a World Cup qualifying soccer match in the Ivory Coast killed at least 22 people and wounded 132 Sunday, au...

Athletics Owner Wants Baseball in Oakland to Fail

Stephen Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephen Kaus

The ownership of the Oakland Athletics does not really want fans to come to the ballpark. There is no other way to explain the systematic downgrading of the experience of attending a game.

Colleges Must Stop Killing Student Athletes' Dreams

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Over the past year, 169 players have "disappeared" from the rosters of the teams in the men's basketball tournament. This means they disappear from enrollment rolls at the same time.

International Olympic Torch Relay Barred By I.O.C.

New York Times | Lynn Zinser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After a protest-marred torch relay preceding the Beijing Games last summer, the International Olympic Committee has decided to bar future organizing c...

LeBron James Sinks Incredible Shot (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

WOW! LeBron James gave an interview to Steve Kroft, airing this Sunday on "60 Minutes," and sunk an incredible throwaway shot on his first try. ...

Nate Silver Predicts The Cubs And White Sox 2009 Records And Stats

Chicago Magazine | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Our statistical wunderkind predicts the booms and busts of the 2009 Cubs and White Sox....