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  • Mike North video: Carmelo or Love to the Bulls?Jun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mike North agrees with Derrick Rose that maybe Kevin Love would be a better fit for the Bulls than Carmelo Anthony.

  • American fans had plenty to cheer about with the World Cup win over Ghana. Next up is a game with Portugal on Sunday.

    No lull in the sports world right nowJun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Even though this time of year tends to be a bit slow in sports, Mike North knows another controversy is just around the corner. There's no such thing as a dull week in the sports world

  • Mike North video: Where will LeBron end up?Jun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    If LeBron James came to the Chicago Bulls, Mike North would become a fan. But shouldn’t LeBron just stay with the Miami Heat?

  • Associated Press/2002 file For Mike North, the deal that hurt the Cubs the most was not giving up Lou Brock for Ernie Broglio 50 years ago, but rather not paying Greg Maddux to stay in Chicago and losing him to the Atlanta Braves.

    Looking back on Cubs history of bad tradesJun 17, 2014 12:00 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.

  • United States’ head coach Juergen Klinsmann has said his team has no chance of winning the World Cup and should just focus on advancing in group play.

    USA soccer needs to believe it can winJun 13, 2014 12:00 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.

  • After finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes, jockey Victor Espinoza cools down California Chrome. Mike North says there should be a match race in two months with California Chrome and Tonalist.

    Why horse racing should pay attention to boxingJun 10, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Michael Jordan’s Bulls team would be able to handle LeBron James and the Miami Heat, says Mike North, but don’t even bother to compare James to Jordan.

    Jordan’s Bulls still better than LeBron’s HeatJun 6, 2014 12:00 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 newsJun 5, 2014 12:00 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 townJun 4, 2014 12:00 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.

  • While Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford won't get to defend the Stanley Cup he helped to win last season, Jonathan Quick will try to help the L.A. Kings win their second title in three years.

    A difficult loss, but Kings deserve some creditJun 3, 2014 12:00 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 12:00 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.

  • With a healthy Derrick Rose leading the Bulls the last few seasons, Mike North is convinced that Miami Heat forward LeBron James wouldn’t have so much championship hardware.

    Rose’s injury gave Heat an easier pathMay 30, 2014 12:00 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 differenceMay 29, 2014 12:00 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 12:00 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.

  • Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, right, shown here with general manager Jed Hoyer, caused an incredulous Mike North to laugh when he heard the team hired Manny Ramirez as a player-coach at Triple A Iowa.

    Ramirez hiring spotlights Cubs’ organizational messMay 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will try to bounce back when the Hawks play the Kings in Los Angeles on Saturday.

    Hawks will bounce back in Los AngelesMay 23, 2014 12:00 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 12:00 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 callMay 21, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Michal Handzus stands his ground during Sunday’s 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. Game 2 is Wednesday.

    No doubter: Blackhawks will reign supremeMay 20, 2014 12:00 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.

  • With Steve Kerr no longer an option, Phil Jackson, the new president of the New York Knicks, is still looking for a head coach.

    Jackson must move on without Steve KerrMay 16, 2014 12:00 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.

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