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  • Heat on Bowman as Blackhawks miss playoffs for second straight year

    CHICAGO – It’s been three years since the Blackhawks won a playoff game and four years since they won a series. Despite peak-of-career performances from Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews – the core centerpieces of the Hawks’ new hockey renaissance – there won’t be any relevant April hockey. On Sunday, with one of the more simultaneously strange and frustrating seasons in franchise history behind them, it sounded like the Blackhawks understood their plan to assume their top mantel again. Though, […]

  • Walt Lemon Jr. sees dream come true, signs with Bulls

    Bulls sign Walt Lemon Jr.

  • Winners and losers from Bears free agency 2019

    CHICAGO β€” The Bears entered the offseason with a mission of continuity and they stayed true to their word. Despite losing Adrian Amos and Bryce Callahan, the Bears will return 20 of 22 starters from a team that won the NFC North. But just because the Bears are bringing back most of a squad that won a division title, it doesn’t mean they didn’t have places to improve upon. Here are the Bears’ biggest winners and losers after a hectic […]

  • Orr Academy completes rare three-peat, wins 2A state title

    PEORIA – Prior to Saturday, only three Illinois high school basketball teams had ever won three straight state titles –Β  Simeon, Peoria Manual, and East St. Louis Lincoln. With a 50-36 drubbing of Nashville in the Class 2A state championship game, the Orr Spartans completed their own three-peat to join the illustrious list. πŸ€ 2019 #IHSA BOYS #BASKETBALL CLASS 2⃣A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP πŸ€ βš”οΈ Orr 5⃣0βƒ£πŸ Nashville 3⃣6⃣ πŸ† @OrrSpartanBBall wins Class 2A @IHSAState, Nashville places 2nd πŸ† πŸ’š Orr's […]

  • 3 Bears takeaways from the 2019 Scouting Combine

    INDIANAPOLIS β€” The Bears’ road to Super Bowl LIV in Miami next February officially started with the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this past week. Here are the main takeaways from Lucas Oil Stadium: 1. Matt Nagy’s goal to avoid self-satisfaction A galvanizing force behind the Bears’ success in 2018 was the culture established. More than most NFL teams, it seemed like the Bears relished playing with one another and developed a chemistry bonding them as one. It was […]

  • Blackhawks should be sellers at NHL trade deadline

    CHICAGO β€” While it would be foolish to write them off completely, the Blackhawks dropping two games to the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars should put matters back in perspective. After defeats to two teams directly ahead of them in the NHL’s postseason picture, a once-surging team now sits five points out of a Wild Card playoff spot. Even with 20 games remaining, this latest turn of events proves the Blackhawks should be active sellers at Monday’s NHL trade deadline. […]

  • Blackhawks back Patrick Kane for MVP

    CHICAGO – Now 30-years-old, Patrick Kane has seemingly done it all. His NHL career got off to a blazing start in 2008 and he’s never looked back. Over the course of almost 12 years, the illustrious Blackhawks’ top winger has captured a Calder Trophy, an Art Ross Trophy, a Conn Smythe, eight All-Star selections, and of course three Stanley Cups. It speaks volumes that one of the most decorated American-born NHL players ever is playing the best hockey of his […]

  • Otto Porter Jr. proving everything can come up Bulls

    CHICAGO – In the classic American sitcomΒ 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 […]

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