Heat’s LeBron James is likely to wear a clear mask on Saturday – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comDid you get enough of LeBane James Thursday night when the Miami Heat destroyed the New York Knicks? Hopefully you did because we may not see LeBron James wearing the…

Gibson Leads Bulls Past Mavs, 100-91 – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportTaj Gibson had 20 points and 15 rebounds off the bench and the surging Chicago Bulls scratched and clawed their way to a 100-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks…

AT&T plans national tech trial – Sun-Sentinel

Sun-SentinelAT&T has proposed a region of Palm Beach County for a years-long trial that would switch customers to new Internet-based technologies for services ranging from phone service to broadband and…

NFL-Tight end Pitta signs five-year deal with Ravens – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneFeb 28 (Reuters) – Tight end Dennis Pitta, who is a favored target for quarterback Joe Flacco, has signed a five-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, the National Football…

Snow, then more cold. Isn’t this supposed to be over? – Chicago Tribune

Snow, then more cold. Isn’t this supposed to be over?Chicago TribuneThe snow begins lightly tonight, with maybe an inch by the morning, according to the National Weather Service. Then a…

Cuban man accused in Miami gold heist arrested in Belize – Chicago Tribune

Cuban man accused in Miami gold heist arrested in BelizeChicago TribuneMIAMI (Reuters) – After a 14-month manhunt in four countries, a Cuban man accused of a $2.8 million Miami gold…

Super Bowl-winning QB Wilson to suit up for Rangers – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe Texas Rangers will add a player with a championship pedigree to their spring training roster Monday with Super Bowl-champion quarterback Russell Wilson set to join the club in…

Paula Deen compares her struggles to ‘that black’ openly gay NFL prospect … – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribunePaula Deen’s $100 million empire crumbled last year after she admitted to using a racial slur in her everyday life, and as she continues campaigning to repair her public…

The Dating Game Host Jim Lange Dies at 81 – Parade

ParadeJim Lang, an early pioneer of reality TV romance and host of The Dating Game, passed away on Tuesday. According to his wife, Nancy Fleming, Lange died of a heart…

Bulls interested in signing Caron Butler – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe Bulls continue to cast a wide net in the stronger-than-usual pool of bought-out and waived players and have contacted the representatives for Caron Butler, who completed his buyout…

This winter has its sunny side – Chicago Tribune

This winter has its sunny sideChicago TribuneThe warmest day in the 7-day forecast is next Wednesday with a high of 24 degrees — 15 degrees below average, according to the…

Drop a few social media pounds before summer – Chicago Tribune (blog)

Drop a few social media pounds before summerChicago Tribune (blog)I’m closing in on 10,000 Twitter followers, and that’s an important milestone. But one number we don’t often pay close attention…

Ice-covered lakes may be bottling arctic cold for spring – Chicago Tribune

Ice-covered lakes may be bottling arctic cold for springChicago TribuneWeather forecasters and other scientists who study the Great Lakes and their effect on the climate of surrounding areas said the…

Super Bowl in Arizona gets relief after veto – Chicago Tribune

Super Bowl in Arizona gets relief after vetoChicago TribuneNext year’s Super Bowl in Glendale was in jeopardy because of a bill in the Arizona legislature that would allow businesses to…

Baseball-Angels reward young Trout with million-dollar salary – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneFeb 26 (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Angels agreed to a record $1 million, one-year contract for 22-year-old center fielder Mike Trout on Wednesday, setting a positive tone for…

End of winter? We have records to break, more snow to shovel – Chicago Tribune

End of winter? We have records to break, more snow to shovelChicago TribuneThis has been the third coldest winter in 143 years of recorded Chicago weather history, Skilling said, with…

Paralympian Pistorius murder trial to be conditionally televised in S. Africa – Xinhua

XinhuaJOHANNESBURG, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The upcoming murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be partially broadcasted in South Africa, a high court ruled on Tuesday. Pistorius is scheduled to…

‘Big story’ Caris LeVert teams with Nik Stauskas as new Michigan dynamic duo – The Detroit News

The Detroit NewsAnn Arbor — Last season, Michigan had the 1-2 punch of national player of the year Trey Burke, along with Tim Hardaway Jr. In tight games, they presented…

Gold-medal updates: Canada lead 3-0 in third – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThree Chicago Blackhawks were assured of winning gold medals and three would be settling for silver when Canada and Sweden squared off Sunday to determine the men’s hockey champion…

“DWTS” co-host Tom Bergeron replied to Brooke’s Tweet, hinting he was … – Access Hollywood

Access Hollywood“Weird day, indeed. Won’t be the same without you,” he wrote. “Dinner soon. No spray tanning required.” @brookeburke Weird day, indeed. Won’t be the same without you. Dinner soon.…

Oscar juggernauts a rarity at Academy Awards – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOscar’s best-picture race already is considered a nail-biter. But it could also launch a film into the history books. With 10 nominations apiece, American Hustle and Gravity enter the…

Flood warnings for parts of Des Plaines, DuPage rivers – Chicago Tribune

Flood warnings for parts of Des Plaines, DuPage riversChicago TribuneUp to an inch and a half of rain has fallen across the Chicago area since Thursday, and the National Weather…

LeBron James sticks nose into Kevin Durant’s MVP party – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOKLAHOMA CITY — Before the Miami Heat’s regular-season revenge was even over, you just knew the narrative that surrounds the Oklahoma City Thunder would be swirling and growing like…

Nets work out Collins with 10-day contract in mind – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSAN FRANCISCO — The trade deadline passed with the Nets still needing to fill a frontcourt spot. And that potential signing could be landmark event. The Nets…

Storms responsible for tornadoes, dense fog and pileup on I-57 – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune“It’s looking like it was very weak as it went through Chicago.” The last batch of storms is moving through Chicago and was to move out by 7:30 p.m.,…

Violence in Ukraine Creates Deepening Clash Between East and West – New York Times

New York TimesProtesters on Wednesday burned documents after trying to take over a government office in Ternopil, Ukraine. The violence in the country has killed at least 25 people this…

EU calls meeting of bloc’s 28 foreign ministers on Ukraine violence, weighing … – Fox News

Fox NewsBRUSSELS – The European Union is calling an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers to decide the 28-nation bloc’s reaction including possible sanctions to the recent escalation of violence in…

Temperatures climb into upper 40s as thaw begins – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune28, according to the Chicago Weather Center. The southerly winds are also expected to bring showers and some thunderstorms Thursday, adding to the snow melt and raising the danger…

Tina Maze wins giant slalom; Mikaela Shiffrin fifth in debut – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Teen sensation Mikaela Shiffrin’s first Olympic race wasn’t remarkable but was totally respectable, as she finished fifth in the women’s giant slalom Tuesday that was…

Chicago does its best Washington, DC impression in ‘Crisis’ trailer – Chicago Tribune

Chicago does its best Washington, DC impression in ‘Crisis’ trailerChicago TribuneDon’t recognize Chicago in the trailer for NBC’s “Crisis”? You’re not supposed to. The political thriller featuring Gillian Anderson (“X-Files”)…

Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s gasp-inducing performance in winning win ice … – Washington Post

Washington PostCOLUMN| As Meryl Davis and Charlie White glided around on the bright haze of ice, what with all their elaborate footwork and gasp-inducing lifts, at times you forgot they…

Watch Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Whip Past Earth – National Geographic

National GeographicArtwork showing an asteroid zipping by the Earth moon system. Credit: ILLUSTRATION COURTESY P. CARRIL, ESA. A giant space rock three times the size of football field is about…

Jimmy Fallon’s 10 Most Hilarious Moments of All Time (Warning: You Will Laugh … – E! Online

E! OnlineTonight is your night, Jimmy Fallon! Now that Jay Leno has officially passed the torch and wished his viewers a heartfelt goodbye in his final Tonight Show broadcast, it’s…

JK Rowling to publish second novel as Robert Galbraith – The Guardian

The GuardianRowling news … A second novel is due under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters. The new novel from JK Rowling, written under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will…

Renzi poised to form Italian government, promises rapid change – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi received a mandate on Monday to form a new government, promising rapid tax, labor and institutional reforms to revive a deeply troubled…