But unlike HBO and “Game of Thrones,” WGN and the Cubs aren’t hyping their final season together after 72 years.,In my first year as Cubs beat writer in 1997, WGN televised 144 games.,The following January, the Cubs owners — Tribune Co. — decided to reduce the WGN schedule to 92 games, placing 62 games on CLTV, the company’s local cable news channel.,Fans gradually grew accustomed to watching more games on cable, and in 2003 the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks began their own sports channel, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which is now NBC Sports Chicago.,WGN will televise the Cubs' season opener — likely for the last time »

'I have more confidence than last year': A healthy Yu Darvish eyes his return to dominance with the Cubs » read more

• The Sooners snapped ISU winning streak last year in Norman with a 21-point victory to close the regular season

• Oklahoma is the only school in the country with a win over a team from every major conference (Power Five + Big East).,• OU has three players ranked in the top 10 in rebounding in the Big 12: Christian James (sixth, 7.1), Kristian Doolittle (eighth, 6.6) and Brady Manek (ninth, 6.5).,• Oklahoma’s opponents are averaging 32.0 points in the first half.,• Graduate guard Miles Reynolds continues to make the most of his lone season with the Sooners, earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for games played Dec. 17-25.,Reynolds averaged 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in Oklahoma’s two most recent wins (Creighton and at Northwestern) to earn the honor for the first time read more

Sports bars across Macomb County were filled Sunday with fans munching on hot chicken wings, drinking cold beer and enjoying the spectacle known as Super Bowl LIII.,+2 

Debbie Graham was multi-tasking during the Super Bowl, shooting some pool while keep track of the game.,She said the club received word Saturday that a few more people were coming up to Kapone's for the Super Bowl, so she and her staff stayed after closing Saturday to prepare.,DAVE ANGELL -- FOR THE MACOMB DAILY  read more

The first iPhone (2007) had no app store and was originally conceived as an iPod that made phone calls – although since "crackberry" had just been named the word of the year by Webster's New World Dictionary, perhaps we should have seen what was coming.,Fran Monks But late last year, I decided to do something more radical: to deploy everything I knew about economic theory and behavioural science, along with a few hard-won practical discoveries, to rebuild my relationship with the digital world from scratch.,For this reason, digital sceptics such as Cal Newport and Jaron Lanier suggest that the first step in a reassessment of your digital habits should be a sharp temporary break.,Newport suggests a briefer but broader ban: not only no social media, but no Netflix, no Google Maps, no smartphones – no digital tools at all for 30 days, apart from whatever is professionally essential.,Jdigital sceptics such as Jaron Lanier suggest that the first step in a reassessment of your digital habits should be a sharp temporary break.

ATLANTA - Not one of the 18 commonly acknowledged Los Angeles Rams fan or booster clubs is anywhere near Georgia, but Rams fans will still be welcomed by local bars when they play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Feb. 3 at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.,Between these extra Rams-friendly spots and the bevy of Super Bowl 53 watch parties scheduled for fans of either team (and fans of Super Bowl mayhem in general), Rams fans are covered.,With a solid crowd of Rams fans to view the last win, they'll be packed with Rams fans on Super Bowl Sunday.,A really nice aspect of the bar: It's 32 miles outside of Atlanta in Duluth, which is a little easier to reach than some of the downtown spots with an extra couple hundred thousand people in town Super Bowl weekend.,With its "first come first served" motto that allows whoever sits there first to tune into the NFL game of their choice on any television in the place, Industry Tavern knows it's got a burgeoning crowd of Rams fans in its current mix.

The Punisher’s second season begins with Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) grabbing a beer at a dive bar in some nondescript Michigan town.,In the first three episodes of its second season, The Punisher delivers some of the best television the soon-to-be-discontinued Marvel-Netflix enterprise has made in years.,Granted, the Punisher was always going to be a tricky character to adapt to the screen: The show’s first season was delayed in 2017 after the mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people.,Even so, The Punisher deserves credit for its initial conceit: The violence was there, but it was expressed through the lens of Frank, Billy, and other characters’ service in the military and the displacement they all felt returning home without any resources to start their postwar lives.,So while The Punisher offered some good through two seasons—namely, impressive fight scenes, an empathetic approach to veterans, and a nuanced lead performance by Bernthal—its presumed cancellation on Netflix isn’t just strategic cost-cutting by a company that knows it can’t compete with Disney’s impending Marvel roster.

Even for the buffalo wing sauce, we use Frank's Red Hot but we use a lot of other ingredients in there to kind of add to the flavor.",The Buffa-Blues are "super crispy" wings tossed in both buffalo and blue cheese sauce, creating a wing that is perfectly coated in everyone's favorite wing side sauce.,Just don't be surprised if you still find yourself craving the tang of their house barbecue sauce or the satisfying feeling of a wing evenly coated in buffalo sauce and blue cheese without having to give it a single dunk.,Whether sitting at the bar and sampling beers or having a nice sit-down meal with friends or family, guests can choose between a variety of wing flavors, including Buffalo New York Style, Garlic Parmesan, Sweet Chili Glaze and their new Maple BBQ, which owner Shane Nunes said is already their most popular.,The combination of maple and barbecue blends together perfectly and each wings is generously coated with this magnificent sauce, creating that rare flavor that can stand on its own without any assistance from blue cheese or ranch dressing...though it certainly still adds to it.

In the NFC, it’s Drew Brees and Sean Payton, whose pairing doesn’t go back as far as the Brady/Belichick match game but nevertheless has been a rare constant in an NFL that is obsessed with constant change.,There aren’t many folks in the country who would mind seeing the Saints get back to the sport’s biggest game one last time.,FOURTH PLACE: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams

You know, a lot of people are hoping for this one, because it would be a rematch of the most insane Monday Night Football game of all time.,THIRD PLACE: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams read more

When: Jan. 26-27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach read more

Larry Langford, who scratched his way out of the poverty and violence of a Birmingham housing project to become a charismatic politician who won the highest elective offices in Birmingham and Jefferson County only to lose it all when convicted of public corruption, is dead.,In October of 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrongdoing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.,Yet, that self-declaration of honesty beaten into Langford as a boy flies in the face of the description of the man that a federal jury found accepted almost a quarter of a million dollars in cash and luxury items in exchange for using his office to guide millions of dollars in Jefferson County bond business to old friends.,Larry Langford found guilty on all 60 counts The irony of Langford’s life is, that for a man who reached the heights of politics in Alabama’s largest city and county, his fall fulfilled his greatest fear as a kid growing up in the projects.,In October 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrong doing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.