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  • Corey Crawford still missing from Blackhawks practice

    CHICAGO – Another day, another Blackhawks practice without Corey Crawford. Crawford has been missing in action since two days before Christmas, when he was pulled in the second period of a lopsided loss to the New Jersey Devils. Reports surfaced this week, the 33-year-old netminder may be suffering from vertigo. Blackhawks senior adviser Scotty Bowman told Canadian radio station CJCL-AM 590 he believes Crawford isn’t dealing with vertigo, but rather post-concussion syndrome. Head coach Joel Quenneville wouldn’t confirm either ailment. […]

  • Cubs avoid arbitration with Bryant, Hendricks, Russell, Wilson and La Stella

    CHICAGO – No Cub has ever gone to arbitration with Theo Epstein in charge and it doesn’t look like that will change this year. Five of the six players eligible for arbitration reportedly agreed to deals with the team Friday with only Justin Grimm on the outside looking in. #Cubs Bryant's $10.85 million tops Ryan Howard's record salary for a 1st year arbitration eligible player. Howard, who, like Bryant, earned NL Rookie and MVP honors, received $10 million in 2008 […]

  • Report: Vic Fangio expected to return as Bears defensive coordinator

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – New Bears head coach Matt Nagy appears to have all of his coordinator positions filled. According to the Chicago Tribune, Vic Fangio is expected to return as defensive coordinator after an agreement was reached Friday. The deal is believed to be three years in length. New Bears’ HC Matt Nagy has successfully recruited DC Vic Fangio, convincing him to stay in Chicago on a three-year contract, per source. Agreeement just reached. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January […]

  • White Sox reportedly avoid arbitration with Jose Abreu, settle on $13 million

    CHICAGO – According to multiple reports, the White Sox avoided arbitration with first baseman Jose Abreu Friday. The two sides reportedly agreed on a $13 million salary for the 2018 season. Sources: #WhiteSox, Jose Abreu settle at $13 million, avoiding arbitration. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayFRS) January 12, 2018 Jose Abreu getting big payday with #WhiteSox, signing for $13 million — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 12, 2018 Abreu decided to make the final three years of his six-year deal eligible for […]

  • Cold, snow par for the course at 55th Eskimo Open

    LEMONT, Ill. – They’re not crazy. They’re just golf nuts. Although, the families of the 60-plus participants at the 55th Eskimo Open may beg to differ. “They think we need to be committed and put in a funny farm,” laughed Ken Scales during his second run through the Cog Hill classic. It’s also tournament number two for Scales’ partner, Ron Laurent. So what are his thoughts the second time around? “My thoughts are I’m insane,” joked Laurent. “No. It’s invigorating. […]

  • No glass ceiling for Blackhawks 32-year-old rookie goaltender

    CHICAGO – Big breaks are hard to come by north of 30 in the NHL. But, Jeff Glass is making the most of his opportunity to mind the Blackhawks net after spending his career in the minor leagues.   “I spent a lot of time over in Russia, where you’re a long way away from family and friends and your support group. Maybe games don’t go your way or situations aren’t quite the way you planned it. You’ve got to […]

  • Northwestern beats Kentucky in Music City Bowl for 8th straight win

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Northwestern has been playing sanctioned intercollegiate football games since 1882, but the Wildcats had never won consecutive bowl games until today. Northwestern stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 37 seconds remaining to preserve a 24-23 win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl. Justin Jackson ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns as Northwestern finished 10-3 while Kentucky ended up 7-6. The champs 🏆#B1GCats — NorthWWWWWWWWestern Football (@NUFBFamily) December 30, 2017 Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson was […]

  • Markkanen scores 32 as Bulls beat Pacers 119-107

    CHICAGO — Nikola Mirotic came in and started firing away. Lauri Markkanen took over for Chicago in the second half. The sharp-shooting big men just overwhelmed the Indiana Pacers. Markkanen scored a career-high 32 points, Mirotic finished with 28 and the surging Bulls beat the Pacers 119-107 on Friday night for their third consecutive win. “We just keep believing in each other and playing for each other,” Markkanen said. Led by Mirotic and Markkanen, Chicago made 18 of 39 3-point […]

  • Bears head coach John Fox once got a pet monkey for Christmas

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Bears head coach John Fox doesn’t share a whole lot about the team’s game plan heading into Sundays, but every once in a while he surprises you. Friday was one of those days. Fox went into great detail about a Christmas present he received as an 11 or 12-year-old that can only be described as wild – Gidget the monkey. “Oh yeah. That was a little bit interesting, but that’s a real story. I actually have […]

  • Bettinardi Golf has the Antidote for your short game

    TINLEY PARK – Bob Bettinardi’s milling operation used to have a Defense Department contract, manufacturing nose cones for military armaments. Now, they use that milling expertise in hopes of helping golfers make a different kind of bomb. Dan Roan has more in this week’s Lexus Long Drive.