Pittsburgh Pirates taken hostage by Somali pirates

After attacking numerous ships along the Somalia coast, a large group of Somali pirates staged their most daring attack yet when they overtook baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates.

Del Negro defends use of hairstyle after Game 2 loss

A day after losing Game 2 to the Celtics in their first-round playoff series, Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro faced tough criticism from the media, but vehemently defended his use of hair style during the game.

Bulls fan leaves game after Celtics take late 8-point lead

Downers Grove resident Keith Oglewicz was pumped to get a ticket to Thursday's Game 6 of the Bulls' playoff series against Boston. But the disgruntled Bulls fan left in disgust after the Bulls blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter and trailed the Celtics, 99-91.

The Heckler Pledge: No more Joakim Noah jokes for at least a month

Editors at The Heckler late Thursday night made a pledge: No more Joakim Noah jokes for at least a month following his career game in a stirring three-overtime playoff win against Boston.

Rondo signs contract with Packers

After Thursday night's triple overtime loss to the Bulls, reviled Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo announced he had signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers.

Thousands tearfully mourn end of Joey Gathright era

While he only had 20 ABs as a Cub, the Joey Gathright legacy will live on forever in the hearts of thousands of fans, who were saddened to learn the speedy outfielder was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles Friday night for Ryan Freel.

Manny tests positive for ‘Crazy Juice’

The red-hot Dodgers and their fans are reeling today after news broke that slugger Manny Ramirez will be handed a 50-game suspension for testing positive for what insiders are calling "Crazy Juice."