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  • Pistons score easy bucket late to sink Bulls in home opener

    CHICAGO — Blake Griffin had 33 points and 12 rebounds, Ish Smith scored all 15 of his points in the second half, including the game-winning basket, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Bulls 118-116 on Saturday night in Chicago’s home opener. Griffin was 12 for 23 from the field, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers, as Detroit won its second straight to start the season. Zach LaVine had 33 points on 12-of-22 shooting for Chicago, which dropped its second consecutive […]

  • Bulls star Lauri Markkanen out 6 to 8 weeks with sprained elbow

    CHICAGO – The injury bug bit the Bulls again. The team announced Friday Lauri Markkanen is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a high grade lateral elbow sprain. He had an MRI after hurting his right elbow in practice Thursday. Markkanen is coming off a strong rookie campaign, during which he averaged over 15 points and 7 rebounds a game. Denzel Valentine will also be out for Sunday’s preseason opener against the Pelicans. Valentine was diagnosed with a […]

  • Cubs’ Russell responds to accusations of abuse by ex-wife

    CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell responded late Friday after he was placed on administrative leave in response to accusations of physical abuse by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy-Russell. “The allegations are completely false,” he said in a statement.  “I made that clear to Major League Baseball last year and reiterated it to the Cubs today.  I’m confident any full and fair investigation will fully exonerate me.  The protection of my children is foremost in my mind so I will have no […]

  • White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hospitalized with ingrown hair infection

    CLEVELAND – Jose Abreu can’t catch a break. The White Sox slugger missed close to three weeks following testicular torsion surgery. Six games back with the team and Abreu is out again with an ingrown hair infection in his right thigh. He is currently at a Cleveland hospital recovering. Sox skipper Rick Renteria says he’ll be sidelined for the team’s three-game series with the Indians. “Been a tough year. Obviously, a few different things. He’s dealing with it as best […]

  • Corey Crawford sits out Blackhawks practice, still dealing with concussion symptoms

    CHICAGO – Corey Crawford is back on the ice. Just not with the rest of the Blackhawks. Crawford ran through individual drills before the Hawks first day of training camp – skating side to side, blocking shots, clearing the puck – but did not participate in practice. His upper body injury used to be a mystery. Friday Crawford admitted he has been battling concussion issues for the past eight to nine months. “I’m still getting over symptoms. Most of them […]

  • White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech likely needs Tommy John surgery, could miss 2019 season

    CHICAGO — White Sox fans probably won’t see Michael Kopech pitch again until Spring Training in 2020. General Manager Rick Hahn announced Friday tests revealed a tear in Kopech’s UCL that likely will require Tommy John surgery. Kopech is getting a second opinion in the coming days, but he’s expected to miss the rest of this year and the entire 2019 season. Michael Kopech will likely undergo Tommy John surgery after tests revealed a tear in his UCL. He is […]

  • Bears sign nose tackle Eddie Goldman to 4-year, $42 million extension

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – One of the most undervalued players on the Bears defense is cashing in. Eddie Goldman signed a four-year contract extension through 2022 Friday worth a reported $42 million with $25 million guaranteed. “This is a key extension for the future of the Bears and an anchor for our defense,” Bears GM Ryan Pace said. “We are excited to be able to reward one of our own in Eddie. We put pride in drafting and developing players […]

  • ‘Celebrity Waiter Night’ helps Sam Acho serve Nigerians in need

    CHICAGO – Mitchell Trubisky can be your waiter for the night. A lot of Bears can. Akiem Hicks, Tarik Cohen, Ryan Pace and even George McCaskey are at your service for the third annual “Celebrity Waiter Night.” “As professional athletes were used to getting served. People waiting on us. People at our beck and call.” “To have guys like that not being served, but serving, I think it says a lot.” Bears linebacker Sam Acho and his family have tried […]

  • Counsell, Maddon weigh in on Cubs “rivalry” with Brewers

    MILWAUKEE – He hasn’t been here long, but Cole Hamels is already making waves with the Cubs. Hamels is 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in seven starts for the North Siders and was just named the National League Pitcher of the Month. But his neighbors to the north might not be his biggest fans. Hamels laid into the Brew Crew faithful Monday after his first taste of “Wrigley North.” “When you have majority Cubs fans in the stands, I don’t […]

  • Khalil Mack shocked to move on, itching to play for Bears

    LAKE FOREST, Ill.  — Armed with a record extension after a blockbuster trade, Khalil Mack is looking forward to a fresh start with the Chicago Bears. The two-time All-Pro said he is “glad I’m here” and “blessed” after a contract holdout with the Oakland Raiders ended with the star pass rusher getting dealt in a massive move on Saturday. “It’s been a whirlwind, but it’s been exciting,” Mack said Sunday. “It’s new and I’m looking forward to it. I really […]