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Recent articles by Phil:

Miss ‘The Last Dance’? ABC will air the Michael Jordan documentary the next 5 Saturdays.

ABC plans to broadcast "The Last Dance," ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary, on free TV over the next five Saturday nights. → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Episode 10 recap: 'We could have won seven,’ says Michael Jordan after the Chicago Bulls break up

ESPN’s 10-part “The Last Dance” documentary concluded with Michael Jordan’s sixth championship, the Chicago Bulls opting to rebuild rather than pursue a seventh and coach Phil Jackson being OK with walking away, but Jordan disappointed. → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Episode 9 recap: Michael Jordan eats some bad pizza and is ‘lightly’ shoved by Reggie Miller

Michael Jordan overcomes food poisoning — not the flu — en route to the Chicago Bulls’ 1997 championship over the Jazz, then gets past Reggie Miller and the Pacers to set up 1998 NBA Finals rematch in Episode 9 of ESPN’s “The Last Dance.” → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ winners and losers: Michael Jordan, cigars and sports media fared well — while Jerry Krause and Isiah Thomas did not

Michael Jordan got the last word on just about every controversy highlighted in "The Last Dance," ESPN's 10-part Bulls documentary. Would he have had it any other way? Jerry Krause, meanwhile, was an easy mark as a villain. → Read More

Bill Murray reflects on ‘The Last Dance’ and making ‘Space Jam’ with Michael Jordan: ‘People forget I got the assist on the game-winning basket’

Bill Murray tells ABC's Jimmy Kimmel he's closely watching "The Last Dance." “I've actually seen myself in the background (and shouted): ‘There! I'm in the background! Right there!" he says. → Read More

TV ratings for Episodes 7 and 8 of ’The Last Dance’ up marginally in Chicago

Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls showed resilience both on the court and in the hometown TV ratings with an eventful two hours of “The Last Dance.” → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Episode 7 recap: Michael Jordan retires after his father’s murder, while Scottie Pippen refuses to enter a playoff game

In Episode 7 of "The Last Dane," Michael Jordan quits basketball for minor-league baseball after his father’s murder. And Scottie Pippen sits out the final 1.8 seconds of a playoff game. → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Episode 8 recap: Michael Jordan finds any fuel he can to ignite the Chicago Bulls’ 2nd 3-peat

Michael Jordan excels at many things, but one area in which he is unmatched is giving himself reasons to push much harder than anyone else. “The Last Dance” repeatedly shows that he’ll take any slight — big or small, real or invented — to ignite his afterburners. → Read More

ESPN’s Tony Really apologizes to Mitch Trubisky and makes a charitable donation after joking he ‘didn’t want to Trubisky it’ on ‘Around the Horn’

ESPN’s “Around the Horn” host Tony Reali coined a phrase for a lack of accuracy near the end of Monday’s show, but felt guilty soon after and apologized to Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky. → Read More

Chicago TV ratings for ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ dip in the 3rd week

If Michael Jordan had bet on Chicago TV ratings for ESPN’s “The Last Dance” continuing to rise in week 3, he’d be sending someone a cashier’s check. → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Episode 6 recap: Michael Jordan defends his gambling and grows weary of constant media scrutiny

Michael Jordan, with growing irritation, defends his gambling as the 1992-93 Chicago Bulls work to secure their first three-peat, a quest that culminates in downing Charles Barkley’s Phoenix Suns, in Episode 6 of ESPN’s “The Last Dance.” → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Episode 5 recap: Michael Jordan takes a teenage Kobe Bryant under his wing

A recap of — and takeaways from — the fifth hour of “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s long-awaited 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 championship season that brought his era with the Chicago Bulls to a close. → Read More

Steve Stone recalls the crowdless White Sox-Orioles game 5 years ago in Baltimore: ‘It was almost a surreal experience’

Between the lines, it was major-league baseball as usual. Yet the crowdless White Sox-Orioles game on April 29, 2015, in Baltimore is properly remembered as anything but normal. → Read More

Dozens of Chicago sports stars are scheduled to appear Wednesday night on NBC Sports Chicago’s telethon for coronavirus aid

NBC Sports Chicago is presenting “Be Chicago: Together We Can,” a four-hour telethon in support of the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. → Read More

Chicago TV ratings for ‘The Last Dance’ increase in its 2nd week on ESPN

Chicago TV ratings rose slightly for Michael Jordan-Chicago Bulls documentary series in its second week. → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Episode 4 recap: Chicago Bulls win their 1st NBA title — the 1st of 6 for Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson

A recap of — and takeaways from — the fourth hour of “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s long-awaited 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 championship season that brought his era with the Chicago Bulls to a close. → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ Episode 3 recap: How Dennis Rodman joined the Chicago Bulls

A recap of — and takeaways from — the third hour of “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s long-awaited 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 championship season that brought his era with the Chicago Bulls to a close. → Read More

NFL draft winners and losers: Kids, Roger Goodell, Aaron Rodgers, Tristan Wirf, Kliff Kingsbury’s digs, whatever was going on at Mike Vrabel’s house and more

Reviewing the first round of the virtual NFL draft: The kids are all right. Roger Goodell asked for it. Aaron Rodgers must hope the Packers can't hurry Love. And what was going on at Jeff Vrabel’s house? → Read More

Marc Silverman of ESPN 1000′s ‘Waddle & Silvy’ reveals he has cancer on the air. The response ‘blew me away,’ he says.

Count Marc Silverman among those surprised he didn't cry while sharing with WMVP-AM 1000 listeners that he has non-Hodgkin lymphoma. But the response? That got to him. → Read More

‘The Last Dance’ ratings open strong in Chicago, but nowhere near those for peak Michael Jordan and his Bulls in the late 1990s

Chicago TV ratings for "The Last Dance," the ESPN docu-series on Michael Jordan and the Bulls, may not have matched expectations or peak MJ, but parts 1 and 2 still won the night here. → Read More