November 4, 2013 |
Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel could be coming back. Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles should be coming back. Manuel, who has sat out a month with a sprained knee ligament, might be ready to return for the Bills' game Sunday at Pittsburgh. By all rights, Foles should be starting for the Eagles, considering he tied an NFL record Sunday with seven touchdown passes in a victory over Oakland. But Philadelphia Coach Chip Kelly declined to name a starter Monday for the upcoming game at Green Bay. "It's going to be based on health," Kelly said.
November 3, 2013 |
Comebacks of the year One superstar's return was widely expected, the other's somewhat surprising. The reactions in Chicago and Cleveland were identical: It's great to see you in something besides an Armani suit. Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum didn't just make their season debuts. They ignited the hopes of two cities by appearing in games for the first time since the spring of 2012. Rose scored 12 points in his first game and then made a gravity-defying, game-winning jumper against the New York Knicks two days later.
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October 25, 2013 |
Thomas F. Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics and second in command at the University of Chicago, will become the new president of Caltech, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently is provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds the position of John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics. On July 1, he will succeed Jean-Lou Chameau, who left Caltech earlier this year to head King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.
October 25, 2013 |
The Washington Nationals will name five-time All-Star third baseman Matt Williams to be their new manager, according to multiple reports. Williams, 47, will replace Davey Johnson, who retired at the end of the regular season. It is Williams' first managerial job at any level. He joined the Arizona Diamondbacks' coaching staff in 2010 as a first base coach but was most recently the third base coach. Williams, 47, starred for the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians in addition to Diamondbacks, for whom he also served five years as a broadcaster.
October 25, 2013 |
It was exotic, it was huge and and it was expensive. It was Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893, a world's fair that brought together objects from all over the world in more than 65,000 exhibits. Visitors now can experience the excitement of 120 years ago in the Field Museum 's "Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair," which opens Friday. A stroll through the galleries will reveal more than 100 artifacts and specimens from the world's fair that have rarely or never been on display in the last 120 years.
October 24, 2013 |
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago , where he also holds the position of John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics. He succeeds Jean-Lou Chameau, who left Caltech earlier this year to head King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. Before becoming Chicago's provost in 2007, Rosenbaum studied the behavior of closely-packed atoms in solids and liquids at the university's Rosenbaum Lab. By experimenting on materials in extreme cold -- temperatures that approached absolute zero -- Rosenbaum and his colleagues were better able to examine the quantum behavior of substances.
October 24, 2013 |
"Spinning Plates" is a foodie phantasmagoria and something more. On one level a series of mini-docs on a trio of wildly different eating establishments, it becomes a group portrait of the restaurant business as well as an involving look at personal dramas that go well beyond the kitchen. This is the first documentary feature for writer-director Joseph Levy (who previously produced the Food Network series "Into the Fire"), and he has been shrewd in the three restaurants he profiles - places that have passionate, articulate key personnel who would all agree that, as one of them puts it, "This is not just our job; this is our life.
October 20, 2013 |
BOSTON - Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life. During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to Dale Sveum, and once broke his right big toe while jumping over the home dugout railing celebrating a win. He returned from Tommy John surgery in time for the final two months of the 2004 collapse, and endured a 96-loss season in 2006 that led to the departure of president Andy MacPhail and Baker.
October 17, 2013 |
An Arkansas man visiting Chicago was shot and killed early Thursday by a man he had asked for directions, according to police and local media reports. Police officials told the Chicago Tribune that Robert Franklin, 55, and a friend were in town to visit relatives when they got lost. Officer Daniel O'Brien, a police spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times that a man got into the pair's car and pulled out a gun to rob them. After the suspect got out, he shot into the vehicle "several" times - hitting Franklin, who was riding in the passenger seat, four times in the back, O'Brien said.