March 25, 2012 |
READ "The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods" Available Tuesday Hank Haney, one of Woods' former coaches, shares what he knows about working with world's most famous golfer, including Tiger's dalliance with Navy SEAL training. Don't expect any dirt of the sexual affair variety, but there might be more than just a detailed breakdown of Woods' swing. At least, we hope there's more. WATCH "UFC: Best of 2011" Available Tuesday on DVD andBlu-ray From the sport's stars - such as Junior dos Santos and Anderson...
March 8, 2012 |
Don't let his name fool you: Chris Tickle doesn't plan on making people laugh. He wants to hurt them. Tickle, of Pontiac, Ill., grew up the "tough guy" in the town about 100 miles southwest of Chicago. That reputation eventually led the 29-year-old to mixed martial arts. Now, with 19 MMA fights under his belt, Tickle is taking the next step in his career and trying to break into the UFC. He's getting that chance on the FX reality competition "Ultimate Fighter Live," premiering Friday.
February 1, 2012 |
My typical weekend does not involve sports bars. This past weekend, however, I went to six. On a self-induced wing-a-thon at some of Chicago's newest sports bars, I spent my evenings popping aspirin for flatscreen-induced migraines and trying to come off as though I know anything about the NBA, NHL or UFC by mimicking the grunts and groans of people near me wearing jerseys. Overall, I think I did pretty well. By the time Monday rolled around, I'd even managed to come out learning a few things: Everyone looks disgusting eating wings.
January 26, 2012 |
It's understandable if you are watching UFC - either live on TV or in person - for the first time Saturday night. The sport hasn't been in Chicago since 2008 and Fox just starting televising UFC bouts late last year. So, what do you need to know as a first-time attendee or viewer? Here's a start. Pre-game: With the event sold out, expect to arrive at the United Center early, just as you would for a Blackhawks puck drop or Bulls tipoff. The first fight starts around 3 p.m. If you are watching at home, FUEL broadcasts the prelims before the main card...
January 25, 2012 |
Mike Russow's life sounds like the stuff blockbuster action movies are made of--on paper at least. By day - er, night actually - the 35-year-old works the beat as a police officer in Chicago's Grand Crossing District on the South Side. But when he's not wearing his Chicago Police Department uniform, you might find him in workout gear as he trains for an upcoming mixed-martial arts fight. That's what he's been doing a lot of recently as the 35-year-old of Mount Greenwood prepares for his big hometown debut in the UFC on Saturday night at the United Center.
January 24, 2012
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