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When 64 percent of the country consumes one or more cups of coffee daily, every day could be considered coffee day in the United States. But, apparently, there is a real — or at least social-media real — National Coffee Day to celebrate this nation's favorite morning beverage, and it's Thursday....

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  • ‘Adventure Time’ sets the series finale, but you still have time

    ‘Adventure Time’ sets the series finale, but you still have time

    You might want to sit down. Or grab your friends. “Adventure Time” is ending. Cartoon Network, where in 2010 Pendleton Ward's strange and beautiful creation came to regularly scheduled life, has announced its departure. Production will shut down after completion of the ninth season — we are currently...

  • Brian Urlacher's advice to U.S. Ryder Cup team: 'Play hard, man'

    Brian Urlacher's advice to U.S. Ryder Cup team: 'Play hard, man'

    Brian Urlacher did not want to select a favorite player on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. "All of them," he said. "If you're on the U.S. team, I like you." Urlacher spent time at Medinah during the week of the U.S. meltdown in 2012, and he was at Hazeltine National on Wednesday, mainly to promote a show...

  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews is doing whatever it takes for Team Canada

    Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews is doing whatever it takes for Team Canada

    It is not often that Jonathan Toews has had to play against Marian Hossa. Hossa has played with Toews, and on the same line, for most of Toews' NHL career. The only times they get to do battle is in a format like the World Cup of Hockey, which has pitted Toews' Team Canada against Hossa and Team...

  • Cubs give Theo Epstein a five-year extension

    Cubs give Theo Epstein a five-year extension

    President Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have agreed on a five-year contract extension. Epstein, who has overseen a mass rebuild of a franchise in serious contention to win its first World Series since 1908, and Chairman Tom Ricketts were in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night to announce the new...

  • Lance Briggs cracks QB joke in comedy cameo

    Lance Briggs cracks QB joke in comedy cameo

    Lance Briggs cracks a joke about intercepting a quarterback while making a cameo on Wednesday's episode of an online comedy show (Jay Cutler cynics, insert your own one-liner here). "Now We're Talking," a new streaming series on Verizon's go90 mobile TV network, pairs two fictional former NFL quarterbacks...

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda to host 'Saturday Night Live'

    Lin-Manuel Miranda to host 'Saturday Night Live'

    Alexander Hamilton is coming to "Saturday Night Live." NBC said Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda will host "SNL" on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary. Twenty One Pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be the show's musical...

  • Amy Schumer most dangerous celebrity online

    Amy Schumer most dangerous celebrity online

    Amy Schumer is the most dangerous celebrity on the internet — and not just because of her no-holds-barred personality. Intel Security announced Wednesday that the actress-comedian topped its 10th annual list of the most dangerous celebrities online. A search for the "Trainwreck" and "Inside Amy...

  • Is a remarkable Bears turnaround truly out of the question?

    Is a remarkable Bears turnaround truly out of the question?

    After a winless September – the franchise’s second straight and sixth since 1997 – the Chicago Bears find themselves with a daunting task, needing to find meaning and motivation in the final three months of another lost season. No, John Fox’s team is not yet mathematically eliminated from playoff...

  • Kris Bryant believes 2016 Cubs would 'crush' last year's 97-victory version

    Kris Bryant believes 2016 Cubs would 'crush' last year's 97-victory version

    Kris Bryant has no doubt how much better the Cubs are than last year's 97-victory team that advanced to the National League Championship Series. "We'd crush that team," Bryant replied after being asked what would happen in a seven-game series between the two. To prove his point, Bryant compared...

  • 6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    A love story set in Ikea, a one-day comedy festival and more shows to see in Chicago this week, Sept. 29-Oct. 5.

  • Jason Heyward thinks Cubs can reach bigger goals than 100 victories

    Jason Heyward thinks Cubs can reach bigger goals than 100 victories

    As a member of consecutive 100-win teams, right fielder Jason Heyward understands the significance of that milestone as it relates to bigger goals. "Any time you get above 95 (wins), it's pretty special," Heyward said. "It's awesome, but what's cool about it is we're not looking up at it as if,...

  • Chris Sale beats Rays to tie career high in victories with No. 17

    Chris Sale beats Rays to tie career high in victories with No. 17

    Chris Sale maneuvered through the White Sox clubhouse Tuesday afternoon with a brown bag swinging from the handlebars of his scooter. Before what likely will be his final start this season — and what could be his last in a White Sox uniform if the team chooses to shop Sale during the offseason...

  • Team Canada tops Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup final

    Team Canada tops Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup final

    Earlier in the World Cup of Hockey, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews wanted to assure everyone that Team Canada was not going through the motions in its domination of opponents. "Everyone wants to talk as if we're just cakewalking through every game," Toews said. "I wouldn't say that's necessarily...

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