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Rick Telander

Sports columnist

Rick Telander is a sports columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

‘Air’ film shows how MJ’s deal with Nike transformed sports and fashion simultaneously — and why he still holds sway
Chicago didn’t host a World Series — or a playoff game, for that matter — in 2022, but a new season provides fresh hope.
We all love upsets in the NCAA Tournament, but let’s show some compassion to Purdue big man Zach Edey.
The Bears valued the quarterback over the top draft pick. If they’re wrong, there’s absolutely no living it down.
Despite seeming evidence, the righty can continue to pitch for the White Sox.
It’s long past time to end the charade and pay ‘‘student-athletes’’ like the employees they are.
NFL
Playing quarterback in the NFL — and excelling at it — is the hardest thing anybody can do in sports. Nothing compares.
The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Eagles and Chiefs.
The Hall of Fame linebacker, now 80, is at peace with his career and what he accomplished.