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Paul M. Banks

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Paul M. Banks is a RedEye special contributor.

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  • 16 things to know about the Sweet 16, bracket-style

    16 things to know about the Sweet 16, bracket-style

    On Friday night, Chicago will host its first NCAA tournament regional final since 2005. That session concluded with the state of Illinois' most iconic moment in recent history: Deron Williams led the Illini to an improbable comeback and overtime win over Arizona in a game at Allstate Arena dubbed...

  • Baseball rules Chicago sports uniform power index

    Baseball rules Chicago sports uniform power index

    We're back in the midst of another sports overlap season as MLB, the NBA, MLS and the NHL are all in action. That makes it a perfect time to rank all the local professional uniforms. Time to play spring fashion police, Chicago sports-style.   1. WHITE SOX Along with the L.A. Kings and Los Angeles/Oakland...

  • What are the odds a Chicago athlete wins Super Bowl 50 MVP?

    What are the odds a Chicago athlete wins Super Bowl 50 MVP?

    Despite the Bears being far from contention, this year's Super Bowl still has Chicago appeal as six players with ties to the city (some stronger than others, we admit) will be on the field. RedEye estimated their odds of winning the Super Bowl 50 MVP award.   OWEN DANIELS, Denver tight end You...

  • 6 things the Cubs must do before spring training

    6 things the Cubs must do before spring training

    It may be the offseason, but the Cubs still have a massive to-do list to address before spring training. Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 19, so the end to another harsh Chicago winter will be here before you know it. “We've got a lot on our plate at the moment,” Crane Kenney, Cubs president of...

  • Bulls have love-hate relationship with Christmas Day games

    Bulls have love-hate relationship with Christmas Day games

    Bulls players have a bit of a love-hate relationship with playing on Christmas. On one hand, it's an honor to be one of the NBA teams selected to play on Dec. 25, as the whole nation is watching. On the other, it also means you must spend the day working instead of with loved ones. "It's a sweet...

  • Bulls: Thumbs-up to latest Christmas uniforms

    Bulls: Thumbs-up to latest Christmas uniforms

    It's "Jingle Bulls" in 2015 as the team again will be featured on the NBA's slate of Christmas Day matchups. The Bulls play at Oklahoma City, meaning they will have to celebrate the holiday with their families another time. Or embrace the situation the way Pau Gasol does. "I'm going to be with...

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