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McDonald’s Powerade Jam Fest moved to The Chicago Theatre

The Powerade Jam Fest and 3-pt shooting contest are always one of the many highlights during the McDonald's All-American Games festivities. And this year it just got that much better. On Thursday it was announced that the Powerade Jam Fest and 3-point contest have been moved to a historic location. The event will take place Monday, March 28th and will bring a new experience to the 91-year-old theatre. Via p ...

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Air Jordan XXX officially unveiled in Chicago

The wait is finally over. The Air Jordan XXX was officially unveiled in Chicago on Thursday, marking the latest signature shoe in the Jordan Brand line. Jordan Brand helped a special event to unveil the new shoe with famous designer Tinker Hatfield, responsible for several Air Jordans, was on hand to discuss the new model.Hatfield began his working in February of 2015 said he received his inspiration from a ...

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Nike to host Chicago Marathon Experience

On Sunday, thousands of runners from around the world will descend on Chicago to run the annual Chicago Marathon through the city. To celebrate the big event, Nike+ is hosting a few cool events for runners and and Nike+ members to give everyone at the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon a full experience. Saturday events The first event will take place on Saturday at 9:06 a.m. as Nike is providing a prep ...

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Gatorade to celebrate 50th anniversary at Ole Miss-Florida on Saturday

Gatorade officially turned 50 on Friday but the celebration is just beginning. The company will host a big 50th birthday bash this weekend centered around Saturday's big game between Ole Miss and Florida in Gainesville. The company was founded on Oct. 2, 1965 and has been a staple in sports ever since. Prominent athletes such as former Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods, Bryce H ...

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National Sports Collectors Convention takes over Chicago

If you're a collector of sports memorabilia, then Chicago is the place to be this weekend. The 36th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention will take place this weekend beginning with special sneak peak Wednesday, July 29th. The event will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL and will feature vendors selling the latest in memorabilia. There will be something for everyo ...

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Kevin Hart teams up with Nike for special run

Kevin Hart will bring his WHAT NOW TOUR to Chicago on July 31st  but before he hits the stage Hart is hitting the lakefront. Hart has teamed up with Nike+ Run Club to bring Chicago residents a 5K "Local Run With Hart" Friday morning. The event will begin at 7:36 a.m. at the Field Museum in Chicago with check-in beginning at 6:30 a.m. https://twitter.com/KevinHart4real/status/626507333376606208 The run will ...

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TF South High School graduate hits 10K half court shot

The Chi League All-Star event provided fans with some special entertainment over the weekend as the league heads into the second half of its season. Fans packed Whitney Young High School for another week of action and one lucky fan left $10,000 richer. During the All-Star event, TF South High School graduate Willie Cole hit a half-court shot to win $10,000. The 18-year-old just graduated high school and was ...

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It’s Time to Change MLB’s Replay System: Abolish ‘Call Stands’

There have been objectively incorrect calls from umpires since the beginning of baseball. The number of blown calls across Major League Baseball now in comparison to the rest of the sport's history isn't better or worse, but our society's endless coverage of the sport ensures that we specifically hear about each and every one. The more people see the calls, the more people clamor for reform. It starts to fe ...

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo makes appearance at Nike Training Facility

For Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Nike has always been a staple in his workout apparel and sporting apparel of his choice. "Yeah it's always been Nike for me," said Rizzo with a smile on his face. "I grew up on Nike gear. Shoes, clothes and all of that." On Saturday, Rizzo got his first look at the new Nike Training Facility in the West Loop as part of a training session designed for baseball at ...

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Michael Jordan narrates new Gatorade commercial

Gatorade continues to celebrate 50 years by rolling out some pretty cool commercials. First they brought back "Like Mike" in a remastered version, then they released separate remixed versions. Michael Jordan returns in Gatorade's newest commercial narrating till the end as it features athletes like J.J. Watt, Usain Bolt, April Ross and Serena Williams. Jordan narrates the commercial talking about sweat leav ...

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