Updated: 2014-10-30 12:30:10
RICK TELANDER: All eyes were on Derrick. Yes, there was Spike Lee decked out like an orange tree. And the Blue Man Group hammered away during the intros. And the wristbands worn by the entire Madison Square Garden crowd flashed synchronized blue, white, and orange lights. But Rose was the color. The name. The fascination.
The Cubs were poised to make their biggest free-agent splash in the Theo Epstein era Wednesday night, closing in on a multiyear deal to hire Joe Maddon as their manager, according to several sources.
MARK POTASH: Bears coach Marc Trestman missed his cue. The slipshod condition of Soldier Field’s grass surface during the Bears’ loss Oct. 19 to the Miami Dolphins — with players on both teams slipping and falling — led to the inevitable question for Trestman last week: Does the condition of the surface affect his game-planning?
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The Cubs were poised to make their biggest free-agent splash in the Theo Epstein era Wednesday night, closing in on a multiyear deal to hire Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The San Francisco Giants had the Kansas City Royals right where they wanted – leading them by a run in Game … Read More
Updated: 2014-10-30 12:32:01
MARK POTASH: Bears coach Marc Trestman missed his cue. The slipshod condition of Soldier Field’s grass surface during the Bears’ loss Oct. 19 to the Read More
NEW YORK — Forty-five million dollars can buy a lot of things these days. As Carmelo Anthony learned on Wednesday, victories aren’t necessarily one of … Read More
OTTAWA — Brad Richards is a highly accomplished hockey player. He’s won a Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe Trophy. He’s been an All-Star. He’s … Read More
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jaylon Smith’s phone died Tuesday night. So the Notre Dame linebacker didn’t find out where the Irish stood in the College … Read More
When retiring midfielder Logan Pause received a standing ovation as he left the Fire’s 2014 finale Friday against the Houston Dynamo in the 78th minute, … Read More