South Side basketball players Demarque Perkins, left, and Mikale Stevenson stepped off the basketball court to help the Archers in football. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of

Hoops can wait: South’s Stevenson, others make impact in football

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South Side High School quarterback Mikale Stevenson takes off scrambling and hears all about it later. “Everybody tells me my jukes and moves are basically basketball moves,” Stevenson said. “Everybody tells me that.” That’s an understandable analysis. Stevenson is a point guard. ...

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17), Jon Jay (30), Anthony Rizzo (44), Ian Happ (8) and Jason Heyward (22) celebrate after Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

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CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed. As breakthroughs go, this was a big one. Just in time to keep the season going for the defending champs. Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis ...

The Pigskin Prophet is ready for the postseason.


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The Pigskin Prophet doesn't want to sound brash or anything, but he sure is feeling it right about now. And with the playoffs beginning this week, it's just in time. Your beloved soothsayer of prep football is a combined 33-3 in picks the last two weeks, showcasing his skills to the ...

Injured Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck watches as players warm up before an NFL football game between the Colts and the Tennessee Titans Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

REGGIE HAYES: More uncertainty for Colts as Luck suffers setback

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Andrew Luck’s shoulder soreness has put him back in a no-fly zone. The Indianapolis Colts' season might never get off the ground. Is this 2017’s pivotal moment? The unsatisfying answer: Not yet. Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporters Wednesday that Luck received a cortisone ...

Former Purdue University men's basketball coach Gene Keady laughs at a joke from former his Indiana University counterpart, Bob Knight, during their appearance this spring at the Embassy Theater. (By Blake Sebring of

TOM DAVIS: Indiana University should honor, ignore Bob Knight

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Recently, as I attended a high school football practice, I listened as an assistant coach degraded the players with a slew of profanities, as well as a homosexual slur directed at one player in particular, and I thought about how repulsive the situation was. My feeling on the matter reached ...

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly watches his team go through drills in training camp earlier this season at Culver Academy. (By Tom Davis of

Notre Dame report card: Brian Kelly is earning his due in 2017

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It was just 11 months ago that Notre Dame and its heated-rival USC met on the football field and the outcome wasn’t pretty for the Fighting Irish, as Notre Dame fell 45-27 in Los Angeles. The defeat closed out a 4-8 debacle of a season for veteran coach Brian Kelly and he set about the ...

From left to right, moderator Tarik Turner Moderator; Creighton coach Greg McDermott; Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski; Butler coach LaVall Jordan; Providence coach Ed Cooley and Villanova coach Jay Wright chat during Big East media day in New York Wednesday. (By The Associated Press)

Butler coach not worried about recent hoop scandals

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INDIANAPOLIS – First-year Butler University men’s basketball coach LaVall Jordan will be under intense scrutiny over the next 48 hours as he endures the Big East Conference Media Day in New York City Wednesday and another session with the media Thursday back home at Hinkle Fieldhouse. ...

Christian Covington is one of the top senior running backs in the state. Does Snider have enough to advance deep in 6A? (News-Sentinel file photo)

NS VIDEO: Prep Football Regular Season Awards

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News-Sentinel Multimedia Editor Justin Kenny and Reporter/Columnist Reggie Hayes discuss the best of the best in area high school football during the regular season with the playoffs kicking off this Friday.

Chicago Cubs fan reacts after Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 6-1. (Associated Press photo)

Chicago Cubs fall 6-1 to Los Angeles Dodgers, face elimination

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CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough lineup, a talented pitching staff and a manager making all the right moves. Yup, it's beginning to look a lot like 1988. Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Dodgers beat the Chicago ...

North Carolina's Michael Carter (8) runs while Notre Dame's Shaun Crawford looks to tackle him during the first half of a recent game in Chapel Hill, N.C (By The Associated Press)

Notre Dame report card: Irish defense is good – finally

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Southern Cal was thought to be one of the top college football teams in the nation entering the 2017 season, however the Trojans got off to a shaky start in a harder-than-it-should-have-been win over Western Michigan and has been inconsistent at times ever since. Notre Dame is the hotter team ...

A look from behind home plate at one of the fields at the new World Baseball Academy complex at the ASH Centre, 1701 Freeman St. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of

World Baseball Academy baseball complex blooming

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Caleb Kimmel’s dream of fields was years in the making, so for him to be taken aback speaks volumes about the (almost) end result. Kimmel knew what he hoped to see when he began spearheading the World Baseball Academy’s facility transformation at ASH Centre, 1701 Freeman St., in 2013. He ...

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush drops back to pass during the first half of a game against Temple last month in South Bend. (By The Associated Press)

Notre Dame Notes: Irish QB healthy and quietly productive

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For the first time since 2009, Notre Dame and USC will meet as ranked teams nationally when they meet Saturday (7:30 p.m., NBC) in South Bend. The 13th-ranked Fighting Irish (5-1) have been dominant throughout most of their season, while the 10th-ranked Trojans (6-1) have been inconsistent ...

Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Avery Williamson (54) strips Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) for a forced fumble during the Titans' 36-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Nissan Stadium. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)

REGGIE HAYES: The five hardest parts of being a Colts fan

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After the latest frustrating loss by the 2-4 Indianapolis Colts, it’s time to ask: What is the hardest part about being a Colts fan? Here are five answers, although the possibilities are truly endless: 1. FALSE HOPES Game after game after game, the Colts show flashes of being an average ...