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April 4, 2012 | RedEye
There have been a lot of injuries, suspensions and absences in Chicago sports for one reason or another in recent days and weeks. Here's a scorecard on the status of some of the players involved.   IN Duncan Keith He'll return from suspension Thursday when the Blackhawks visit Minnesota.   OUT Jonathan Toews The injured Blackhawks captain is traveling with the team but not playing Thursday.   IN Richard Hamilton The Bulls guard returned to action Monday night in the team's loss to Houston.
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August 7, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein, @readjack and For RedEye
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-founder of OverDog, a mobile app that allows athletes to challenge their fans to video games. The app is still in its early development stage and is currently free for both fans and players. Hillenmeyer gives RedEye his rundown on Chicago athlete gamers, from the regular winners to the guys who need some more time with the sticks.
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March 14, 2012 | RedEye
There's no escaping March Madness. Thursday's real launch of the NCAA tournament - who really counts those play-in games - will send hard-core and casual fans alike into hysterics as four TV channels bombard the senses with buzzer-beaters, Cinderellas and blowouts all day long. Chances are, most people's brackets will be busted by noon, but that's all part of the fun. RedEye asked some local sports stars, media personalities and our very own staffers to make a few predictions about the tournament and share them with our readers.
SPORTS
April 4, 2012 | RedEye
There have been a lot of injuries, suspensions and absences in Chicago sports for one reason or another in recent days and weeks. Here's a scorecard on the status of some of the players involved.   IN Duncan Keith He'll return from suspension Thursday when the Blackhawks visit Minnesota.   OUT Jonathan Toews The injured Blackhawks captain is traveling with the team but not playing Thursday.   IN Richard Hamilton The Bulls guard returned to action Monday night in the team's loss to Houston.
SPORTS
November 22, 2011 | RedEye
It's one of the weirdest sports stories we've heard in a while: Homeless man breaks into White Sox general manager Kenny Williams' townhouse, drinks beer, eats pizza, defrosts a lobster and uses the computer before leaving dressed in Williams' clothes and wearing his 2005 White Sox World Series ring. Wayne L. Field III was arrested Monday and charged with residential burglary in connection the break-in that occurred over the weekend. Enough with that, now on to the fun stuff.
SPORTS
February 26, 2012 | RedEye
Linsanity continues, for better or for worse. And for Ben & Jerry's, it was for the worse. The ice cream-maker had to apologize to N.Y. Knicks star and cultural phenomenon Jeremy Lin for its "Taste the Lin-Sanity" yogurt offered in Cambridge, Mass., featuring fortune cookies. In case you've missed the link: Lin is of Asian descent. "We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor," the store said on its Facebook page. "We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities and we are huge...
SPORTS
August 7, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein, @readjack and For RedEye
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-founder of OverDog, a mobile app that allows athletes to challenge their fans to video games. The app is still in its early development stage and is currently free for both fans and players. Hillenmeyer gives RedEye his rundown on Chicago athlete gamers, from the regular winners to the guys who need some more time with the sticks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Don't be afraid, "The Neighbors" means you no harm. ABC's new aliens-among-us sitcom traveled to our TVs simply to be silly. Created by Dan Fogelman (the "Cars" movies), "The Neighbors" ( 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC; 2 stars out of 4 ) revives an old storyline used in everything from the the "SNL" Coneheads sketch to "Third Rock from the Sun. " It just doesn't do it as well. Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie Weaver (Chicago native Jami Gertz) move with their three kids from New York to the gated suburban community of...
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May 23, 2013 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
It appears we have a job opening in Chicago. With Brian Urlacher's retirement official, I am afraid that we need to officially post "the guy who owns Chicago" job on Craigslist. This is a tough one, because we can't just pass it out to anyone. Past holders of this position have included: Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Mike Ditka, Ryne Sandberg and Urlacher. Take a look around, I'm seeing zero candidates. It's a complex screening process. But Urlacher had it. Tough, loyal, played a position adored by Chicagoans.
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April 15, 2014 | By Emily Brown, @emily_brown88 and RedEye
The time: Early 21st century. The place: An extra bedroom in an Elmhurst family home. The stakes: It never even mattered. Mike Magee and Jackie Santacaterina have always tried to beat each other. From soccer to board games at family barbecues, neither wanted to lose. Now, more than a decade later, the Chicago soccer-star cousins still find themselves attempting to one-up each other. "Our family is highly competitive," Magee said. "I'm sure Jackie and I have crossed paths in spoons or playing a board game.
SPORTS
March 14, 2012 | RedEye
There's no escaping March Madness. Thursday's real launch of the NCAA tournament - who really counts those play-in games - will send hard-core and casual fans alike into hysterics as four TV channels bombard the senses with buzzer-beaters, Cinderellas and blowouts all day long. Chances are, most people's brackets will be busted by noon, but that's all part of the fun. RedEye asked some local sports stars, media personalities and our very own staffers to make a few predictions about the tournament and share them with our readers.
SPORTS
February 26, 2012 | RedEye
Linsanity continues, for better or for worse. And for Ben & Jerry's, it was for the worse. The ice cream-maker had to apologize to N.Y. Knicks star and cultural phenomenon Jeremy Lin for its "Taste the Lin-Sanity" yogurt offered in Cambridge, Mass., featuring fortune cookies. In case you've missed the link: Lin is of Asian descent. "We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor," the store said on its Facebook page. "We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities and we are huge...
SPORTS
November 22, 2011 | RedEye
It's one of the weirdest sports stories we've heard in a while: Homeless man breaks into White Sox general manager Kenny Williams' townhouse, drinks beer, eats pizza, defrosts a lobster and uses the computer before leaving dressed in Williams' clothes and wearing his 2005 White Sox World Series ring. Wayne L. Field III was arrested Monday and charged with residential burglary in connection the break-in that occurred over the weekend. Enough with that, now on to the fun stuff.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2014 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
In “Divergent,” the Chicago-set adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel that's also the most-anticipated movie of early 2014, society is divided into factions emphasizing bravery (Dauntless), honesty (Candor), intelligence (Erudite), selflessness (Abnegation) and peacefulness (Amity). A person inconclusively split between them is called Divergent, and one unable to join a group is Factionless. With that in mind, let's look at the most notable movies opening between now and April and to which “Divergent” faction they might belong.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
The increasingly bland, widely accessible pop-rock of the Brits in Coldplay have made them international stars. Relatively close by in Wales, Future of the Left has delivered three fantastic records - including this year's “The Plot Against Common Sense” - of sharp, aggressive indie rock wrapped around lyrics both cutting and hilarious. Consequently: The more acclaimed but less popular band works day jobs, and, says singer Andy Falkous, don't make much of a living from their work.
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