Evergreen Park group charges Jackie Robinson West used illegal players

Chris Janes is crying foul but his grievances appear to be falling on deaf ears.   The vice president of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association is accusing the Jackie Robinson West Little League of cheating by violating residency rules when it put together the team that competed in the 2014 Little League World Series and won the U.S. title.   It doesn’t appear that the team will have... Read more


Life in the fast lane

Speed kills as Bulldogs race past Spartans   In automotive parlance it was like pitting a pickup truck against a Ferrari — and letting the Ferrari have a head-start.  Friday night’s South Suburban Conference Red matchup between cross-town rivals Oak Lawn and Richards pretty much rated that comparison. Here’s how Spartans coach Sean Lucas described his team’s foe:  “They’re not the big Richards teams of the past, but they are fast,” he said. “Our kids battled them and a... Read more

Out and About

Old Brosnan doesn’t bond well with audience in ‘November Man…

By Tony Pinto Pierce Brosnan is back in action as a wannabe James Bond. The man who actually played James Bond in “Goldeneye” nearly 20 years ago, is back trying to be an action star in the movie “The November Man.”      At 61, he’s still got something, but that might just be his appetite for on screen drinking.  Brosnan plays ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux, who, like Bond, is fond of the liquor.... Read more


Is new Cubs pitcher Lester worth $155 mi…


On Oct. 2, 1984, my college buddy Paul Gember bought a used car and was itching to drive. He sat with me in the lounge at Moraine Valley Community College practically begging me to ride with him.   I wouldn’t budge. The Cubs were about to play in Game 1 of the National League playoffs and nothing was keeping me from watching the game. I wasn’t missing a pitch.... Read more