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  • Looking back on Cubs history of bad trades Jun 17, 2014 5:18 AM
    Mike North can’t tell you when he fell in love with sports, but he does remember when he first noticed the controversy it created. It was right after the Cubs trade that sent Lou Brock to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ernie Broglio, which just marked 50 years ago Sunday.

  • USA soccer needs to believe it can win Jun 13, 2014 5:18 AM
    USA soccer's head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, doesn’t seem to think his team can win, and Mike North believes he should be fired with that attitude. After all, the Miracle on Ice coach never took that approach.

  • Why horse racing should pay attention to boxing Jun 10, 2014 5:18 AM
    After hearing Steve Coburn, the owner of California Chrome, apologize for his post-Belmont Stakes statements, Mike North has some advice for the racing industry: "I don’t know what will be done to change things — my guess is nothing — but I find it puzzling that horse racing is always slow on the uptake. For example, when two boxers fight and bring in spectacular numbers or there is a major controversy, the first thing any good promoter does is talk rematch!" A match race with Tonalist and California Chrome at Arlington International Racecourse, North says, would be a huge draw.

  • Jordan’s Bulls still better than LeBron’s Heat Jun 6, 2014 5:18 AM
    Mike North scoffs at the comparisons of Michael Jordan and LeBron James; why skip over other greats such as Magic Johnson, Tim Duncan, Larry Bird, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar?

  • Mike North video: Cubs make big news Jun 5, 2014 11:35 AM
    Mike North talks Chicago Cubs news, from Ricketts and the rooftops, to leaving WGN radio, to the passing of Don Zimmer.

  • Mike North video: Chicago baseball landscape on both sides of town Jun 4, 2014 10:31 AM
    Mike North thinks former White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle would still look good on the South Side, while the Cubs’ president of business operations Crane Kenney decides he deserves a raise.

  • A difficult loss, but Kings deserve some credit Jun 3, 2014 5:18 AM
    The Chicago Blackhawks lost in Game 7 to the Los Angeles Kings and Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said it was the toughest game he ever coached. And the Kings, says Mike North, deserve from credit.

  • Mike North video: Will Hawks win 4 titles in 10 years? Jun 2, 2014 11:08 AM
    The Blackhawks might have lost to the L.A. Kings, but Mike North still expects great things from them over the next several years.

  • Rose’s injury gave Heat an easier path May 30, 2014 6:28 AM
    With Derrick Rose out of the picture, the Miami Heat’s dominance in the NBA became a lot easier, but Mike North believes it could have been much different story over the last couple of years with a healthy Rose.

  • Mike North video: Former Sox players still making a difference May 29, 2014 9:45 AM
    As Mike North looks around the league at former White Sox players such as Mark Buehrle, AJ Pierzynski and Carlos Quentin, he wonders if the South Siders could be contending more with the first place Detroit Tigers if these players were still with the team.

  • Mike North video: Do the Kings want it more? May 28, 2014 9:42 AM
    As the Blackhawks face elimination against the Los Angeles Kings, Mike North wonders if they can rise to the occasion and come through like they did last year.

  • Ramirez hiring spotlights Cubs’ organizational mess May 26, 2014 8:18 PM
    Mike North column: Mike North can't believe the Cubs brass scoured the landscape for a player-coach for their Triple -A team in Iowa and came up with Manny Ramirez as the best candidate for the job.

  • Hawks will bounce back in Los Angeles May 23, 2014 5:18 AM
    Mike North expects a victory on Saturday for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Los Angeles Kings, with Hawks goalie Corey Crawford bouncing back with a good game.

  • Mike North video: Rangers vs. Hawks? May 22, 2014 9:32 AM
    Mike North thinks but it might come down to two of the Original Six — the New York Rangers and their stellar goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, against the Blackhawks and Corey Crawford.

  • Mike North video: Jackson should give Jerry Krause a call May 21, 2014 9:26 AM
    Phil Jackson is looking for a coach for the New York Knicks — maybe he should give former Bulls GM Jerry Krause a call for some advice. Mike North believes Krause should be in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • No doubter: Blackhawks will reign supreme May 20, 2014 5:18 AM
    The Blackhawks superstars of the 1960s, such as Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, will always be heroes in Chicago, says Mike North, but future players will have to measure up to today’s stars such as Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.

  • Jackson must move on without Steve Kerr May 16, 2014 5:18 AM
    Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson’s choice for next coach of the New York Knicks, took the job at Golden State, leaving Jackson with an unexpected dilemma. Mike North says Jackson's next decision will have huge ramifications.

  • Mike North Video: A smorgasbord of Chicago sports May 15, 2014 10:47 AM
    As Mike North reviews the status of our Chicago sports teams, he applauds the Blackhawks and predicts another championship.

  • What if Bears had gambled on McCown and Manziel? May 13, 2014 5:18 AM
    How different would the Bears' NFL draft picks look today if the team hadn’t signed Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract and a $50 million guarantee? Mike North shares his thoughts on two bold moves he wishes the Bears had made.

  • Mike North video: Hawks up 3-2 against Wild May 12, 2014 11:37 AM
    The Blackhawks came through again as they beat the Minnesota Wild to gain the edge on the series 3-2.

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