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  • Otto Porter Jr. proving everything can come up Bulls

    CHICAGO – In the classic American sitcom¬†The Simpsons, Milhouse Van Houten – the program’s eternal fall guy – rarely has anything go his way. In one episode, a devastating flood strikes the fictional town of Springfield, and in turn, the Van Houten home. Milhouse, a nerdy advocate of the pliability of flood pants of all things, opens the door to his bedroom and a wave of water comes rushing in. This time, though, one of Milhouse’s ridiculous thought processes works […]

  • Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome building on palpable chemistry with Blackhawks

    CHICAGO – In hockey, the best know it takes at least two to tango. Two linemates intertwined and uncommonly in sync, working as a devastating collective force on the ice. A center and a winger metaphorically blazing trails with their skates, peppering goalies with shots and humiliating helpless defensemen. Someone has to be on the other end of your incredible no-look passes. Someone has to know you hockey-wise as well as you know the back of your own hand. Two […]

  • Corey Crawford returns to Blackhawks practice, no timeline for return

    CHICAGO – After suffering a concussion in mid-December, Corey Crawford returned to Blackhawks practice with at MB Ice Arena Saturday. Crawford’s time on the ice wasn’t anything extensive. He practiced for roughly 20 minutes before exiting as the rest of the session continued. Nevertheless, having the veteran back in between the pipes was a significant step in his ongoing and complicated recovery. “Great to see him out there,” said head coach Jeremy Colliton. “Obviously, it’s a process here. He’s not […]

  • Matt Nagy wins AP Coach of the Year

    ATLANTA – He came, he saw, and he flipped the fortunes of the Bears on a dime in one year. After a stellar 12-4 rookie campaign that saw the Bears win the NFC North for the first time since 2010 under his guidance, head coach Matt Nagy has been named the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year. Nagy beat out other prime candidates like the Colts’ Frank Reich and Chargers’ Anthony Lynn to capture the illustrious honor, on George […]

  • Kane and Toews back to their old tricks as Blackhawks surge into playoff race

    For most of the 2018-2019 season, there hasn’t been much to look forward to for the Blackhawks. A team that was once a perennial Stanley Cup contender has instead dwelled near the bottom of the Western Conference for most of the year. Once great goaltender Corey Crawford has an ongoing situation with a concussion that will seemingly never be fully resolved. Meanwhile, a porous defense with Duncan Keith on his last legs can’t stop much of anyone as the Blackhawks […]

  • Bulls’ loss, another win in race for Duke’s dynamic Zion Williamson

    For most, where there’s a will, there’s a way.¬† For the Bulls, where there’s a will, there’s no direction and another dispiriting defeat. At 11-39, the 2018 Bulls are off to their second-worst start through 50 games ever, only surpassed by Tim Floyd’s 2000-2001 team who went 8-42 through the first two thirds of that season. Floyd’s Bulls back then finished with the worst record in franchise history: a hearty testament to the struggles of the modern Bulls. Through those […]

  • Bears bring back Bobby Massie, put pieces in place for Super Bowl run

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Continuity is a wish that’s often never granted in the NFL. In a league that experiences so much parity from year to year – there have been at least four new playoff teams every year since 2000. It’s difficult to stay near the top for too long. Part of what feeds into that inherent randomness is a loss of continuity. Key depth and core players from contenders move on to new adventures, get compensated appropriately in […]

  • How the Bears can emulate the 2019 Championship Sunday teams

    Every year, the teams that play on the NFL’s Championship Sunday give the rest of the league a template of how they can become contenders. This season, some combination of the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots, offer that blueprint. If the Bears, fresh off a Wild Card Game defeat, want to play deeper into next January: they should follow this squad’s example. With eight straight AFC Championship Game appearances, the […]

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