August 30, 2015 |
CHICAGO - When the sightseeing was over and the business of football began, Malvern Prep was ready to open the season with a bang. The Friars rocked St. Rita's (Ill.), 37-0, at Soldier Field on Friday night. Junior quarterback Nick Maras completed 13 of 15 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Maras connected with Rashon Lusane for a 67-yard score. Linebacker Riley Ammerman, who had a sack and a strip in the second quarter, led the way defensively along with Lusane, a cornerback, and linebacker Pat Finley.
July 6, 2015 |
Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bobby Weir, and Mickey Hart were on stage at Soldier Field, 650 miles away in Chicago, jamming one last time (with friends and feeling) on gems from the 50-years-deep-and-wide Grateful Dead catalog of rootsy Americana rock, blues, and country tunes - "Box of Rain," "Bertha," "Roll Away the Dew" . . . But at the Ardmore Music Hall on Lancaster Avenue on Friday, Deadheads in tie-dyes seemed equally in the moment and part of the community, turning on and tuning in to a polished, closed-circuit video feed of the purportedly last Grateful Dead hurrah, called "Fare Thee Well.
November 15, 2012
The NFL has fined Houston linebacker Tim Dobbins an eye-popping $30,000 for the helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked Chicago's Jay Cutler out of Sunday's game with a concussion - and likely sidelined the quarterback for at least one more game. The hit came in the second quarter of the Texans' 13-6 win when Dobbins hit a scrambling Cutler after he had released the ball - and had crossed the line of scrimmage. Cutler was called for an illegal forward pass, and Dobbins was flagged for unnecessary roughness.
August 7, 2011
Barcelona lived up to its reputation as the best club team in the world by beating Mexico's Club America, 2-0, Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas in the final game of the Spanish team's U.S. tour. David Villa scored on a header in the first half, and Seydou Keita added a goal in the 90th minute. The win was the first for Barcelona in three tries in the World Football Challenge, an exhibition tournament featuring top teams from the European leagues, Major League Soccer, and Mexico's first division.
April 9, 2009 |
The U.S. bid committee hoping to stage the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 sent initial letters last week to public officials and stadium operators of 70 potential sites in 50 markets for soccer's showcase tournament. Among those contacted was Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles' interest in hosting matches is unclear, but the stadium has been used for international soccer events in the past and will host a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal doubleheader July 18. Six of the stadiums used for the 1994 tournament were contacted, including Soldier Field in Chicago; the Cotton Bowl in Dallas; the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando; the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
September 29, 2008 |
CHICAGO - Correll Buckhalter, valiant warrior that he is, faced the questions head-on, the way he tried to crack the Chicago Bears' line on the final, most frustrating episode of an evening defined by the Eagles' offense short-circuiting and frittering away what should have been a victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. "I did the best I could, the linemen did the best they could," said Buckhalter, who gained 66 yards on 16 carries, but needed 1 more. "We just came up short . . . It hurts bad. They just executed better than we did. " Four late fourth-quarter cracks at the goal line from the Bears' 4, three from the 1. No points.
June 24, 2003 |
The politicians persuaded the Chicago Bears not to sell the naming rights to the team's newly-rebuilt stadium. But the Bears figured out how to get the big bucks anyway. Yesterday, they sold the name of the team, or came pretty close. No longer will the old franchise, which was there at the NFL's creation, refer to itself exclusively as the Chicago Bears. From now on, whenever possible, it will be "Bears football presented by Bank One. " The bank, which is based in Chicago, paid an undisclosed amount to be the team's "presenting partner" for the next 12 years, the first such arrangement in NFL history.
June 11, 2003 |
When the Chicago Bears play the Green Bay Packers, their blood rivals, in their September home opener on Monday Night Football, the ferocity of the battle may pale in comparison to the one that has raged since plans were announced to reconstruct historic Soldier Field. And the lingering animosity between the sides underscores the fact that incendiary issues remain. The Illinois legislation, which was approved in November 2000, was controversial in part because Soldier Field is a war memorial whose name is as sacred as the structure itself.
January 18, 2002 |
If the Eagles have their way, tomorrow will be the final game in Soldier Field - as we know it. The historic home of the Chicago Bears is set to undergo a complete transformation, becoming a modern, state-of-the-art facility by the start of the 2003 season. The $587 million project, which will force the Bears to play 135 miles from Chicago at the University of Illinois in Champaign next season, could begin immediately after the Bears' season ends. That could come as soon as tomorrow, depending on the outcome of the team's NFC playoff game against the Eagles.
January 18, 2002 |
The Bears' defensive backs yesterday were running through a routine drill: a few quick crossover steps along the sideline, a cut toward midfield, and a pass to intercept or knock down. But the grass field at their suburban practice facility was frozen so slick that, at one stretch, four of five players fell. Field conditions could be a problem again tomorrow, when the NFC divisional playoff between the Bears and Eagles will take place about 30 miles south of Lake Forest at Soldier Field.