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Simple Rules for New Year 2014

Simple Rules for New Year 2014
As we all look forward to the new year 2014, I credit my family and friends for creating a safe haven and support network that carried me through 2013 and helped me realize what a treasured life I have. One of my lifelong friends (from age 12), Tasha Malinchoc Federinko, posted these golden nuggets on... Read more »

Sports 2013: Four Stories of a Changing America

Sports 2013 hinted at some major-league changes in our society, including increasing gender and sexual equality, a plea from the new Pope Francis to be less judgmental of each other, and a wider acceptance of  mankind.  Even ageism is less acceptable. (Thank you, Gary Player!) With that, here are my top four stories of national... Read more »

Women's Sports 2013: Five Great Moments for Women...and Chicago

1) Chicago Sky Makes Playoffs Led by WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne , the Chicago Sky had its best season ever (24-10) and made the playoffs for the first time in its eight-year history. Armed with the Jordan-like ability to make the players around her better, Delle Donne earned every Rookie of the Month... Read more »
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DePaul Lady Blue Demons Win the Duel in the Desert

DePaul Lady Blue Demons Win the Duel in the Desert
Jasmine Penny led four DePaul Lady Blue Demon players in double-figures and a 79-57 win over Louisiana-Monroe in the championship game of the Duel in the Desert on Saturday at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion. DePaul has won four straight and improves to 8-3, while Louisiana-Monroe falls to 4-8. The Lady Blue Demons used a balanced attack in which 11... Read more »

Larry Lujack, Denny's, Peach Pie, and Me

Larry Lujack, Denny's, Peach Pie, and Me
When I was growing up, the only deejay I felt really understood what I went through to get up in the morning was Larry Lujack, when he was on WLS-AM 890, “The Big 89″ and WCFL AM-1000, or “SuperCFL.” The Superjock, a phrase he patented, was cranky in the morning, just like me.  He sounded... Read more »

DePaul Lady Blue Demons Gamble on 'Duel in the Desert'

DePaul Lady Blue Demons Gamble on 'Duel in the Desert'
Even though DePaul Lady Blue Demons Coach Doug Bruno‘s grandchildren call him “Grandpa Demon, “ Las Vegas and the DePaul Blue Demons, despite the imagery, are generally not synonymous with each other. But there they are, in Sin City, and for good reason. They’re gambling that this tournament will make them winners once again. The five-day trip... Read more »
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Will USWNT's Alex Morgan Join Expansion Houston Dash?

Will USWNT's Alex Morgan Join Expansion Houston Dash?
U.S. women’s national soccer team and Portland Thorns star forward Alex Morgan broke hearts around the world by announcing her engagement to  longtime boyfriend Servando Carrasco of the MLS’s  Houston Dynamo. And now, an interesting scenario is developing in the wake of the news that the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced the founding of its ninth club and... Read more »

Delle Donne, Fowles And Da Coach Say 'It's Never Too Late For A Flu Shot'

Delle Donne, Fowles And Da Coach Say 'It's Never Too Late For A Flu Shot'
Through the end of this month, Chicago Sky Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne, center Sylvia Fowles, the WNBA’s Defensive Player of the Year and will be staring at you from billboards, print ads and other media as the featured athletes in the Chicago Department of Public Health’s flu prevention ad campaign.As December chills creep... Read more »

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball, After All?

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball, After All?
“Including softball in the Olympic Games will help to inspire millions of girls to use the Games and the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence to strive for their best on and off the field. This will be good for girls, and good for society and it will make the Olympic Movement more relevant to... Read more »
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Nelson Mandela and My Dad

Nelson Mandela and My Dad
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” –  Nelson Mandela The death of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 brought a physical end of life to yet another one of my heroes. President Mandela’s belief that he and his followers, the Black African Congress,... Read more »
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