Actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is best known for his Freddie “Boom Boom” Washington character from Welcome Back, Kotter. Fewer people know him from the popular black cinema classic Cooley High. Hilton-Jacobs’ character in the movie, Richard “Cochise” Morris, was a tragic figure from the Cabrini-Green housing projects. He was a high school basketball star in 1964 Chicago. His best friend was nicknamed “Preach.” I’ll leave it at that. I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it.
(Getty/Jonathan Daniel) A former White Sox scouting executive and two former scouts allegedly took about $400,000 from signing bonuses and contract buyouts. David Wilder, Jorge Oquendo Rivera and Victor Mateo were part of a White Sox program scouting for players in Latin America. The men allegedly lied to the White Sox about the money necessary to sign certain players.
Published: Nov. 7, 2010 at 9:58 PM CHICAGO, Nov.
Buffalo Bills’ defender Reggie Torbor chases Chicago Bears’ running back Matt Forte in Toronto on Sunday. (AP Photo/Todd Parmington) The Chicago Bears pulled off a win against the Buffalo Bills over the weekend.
Mike Ditka is carried off the field after the ’85 Bears Super Bowl win (AP File Photo) They were a team unlike any other. The players were icons.
I own the injured Dallas quarterback Tony Romo (notes) in my three most competitive leagues. And those squads already had vultures circling overhead by Monday night.
Blake Griffin (notes) is giving the Los Angeles Clippers hope. It’s a season later than expected, but the beleaguered franchise may not care.
Fortunately for LeBron James (notes) and his new Miami Heat superfriends, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh (notes) , the most glaring problems in their debut loss to the Boston Celtics can be fixed. The lax defense, bad shooting, poor spacing and absence of easy baskets— those are all bugs that coaching, practice and playing together will eventually iron out.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP)—The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for the Detroit Lions .