Trail Blazers hire Billups on Dawn Staley and Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon (right, with Las Vegas owner Mark Davis)picture: Getty Images Becky Hammon and Don Staley were literally there. But instead of making history by being the first NBA team to hire a woman as a head coach, the Portland Trail Blazers chose former point guard Chauncey Billups — and led them to one of … Read more

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer retires

Happy Tracks, Rog.picture: Getty Images I wouldn’t be alone in saying that Roger Federer was the first winner that I always cheered for. Part of that was growing up in Chicago, when I was a kid, being a fan of a consistent winner wasn’t much of an option (as now. And everything shifts, turns, turns…). … Read more