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  • Harold Baines, Lee Smith honored to get call to Hall of Fame

    LAS VEGAS — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted. In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. “I wasn’t sitting around thinking about it to be honest,” the career .289 hitter said. “But, I’m very honored to be here. It’s a very special day. A lot of my […]

  • Report: Bulls debate attending practice following historic loss

    CHICAGO – When new Bulls head coach Jim Boylen benched his starters for good three minutes into the second half of what ended up being the worst loss in franchise history, players and fans alike wondered why? “Why have them play in a game that is very difficult to win when the benefit to me is to practice tomorrow and get better. “We lose tonight and we can’t practice tomorrow – we double lose.” A few guys got some shots […]

  • NHL approves Seattle expansion team for ’21-22 season

    SEATTLE – Fans at a downtown Seattle bar erupted with cheers following the announcement that the city was being awarded the 32nd NHL franchise. There was a hint of disappointment since the date to start play was pushed back to 2021-22. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan took a bit of the suspense away by making the announcement to the crowd about 10 minutes before the official word came from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Congratulations, @NHLSeattle_! 👏🏼 The NHL's 32nd franchise will begin […]

  • Chicago Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

    CHICAGO – The Fred Hoiberg era is over. Effective immediately, Jim Boylen will take over as head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson announced the decision Monday morning in a written statement: “Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time. After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind. As […]

  • Green Bay Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – A December game against a warm-weather team with snow falling usually means an automatic victory for the Packers. That wasn’t the case Sunday. Aaron Rodgers and company lost to the Arizona Cardinals 20-17 and it cost head coach Mike McCarthy his job. Joe Philbin will take over in the interim. President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy announced the coaching change. “The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay […]

  • Lauri Markkanen likely to make Bulls season debut Saturday night

    HOUSTON – A little more than nine weeks after spraining his right elbow, Lauri Markkanen is poised to make his season debut. The Bulls upgraded his status to probable for Saturday’s showdown with the Rockets in Houston. Markkanen was targeting a return Tuesday night against the Pacers, but he appears to be ahead of schedule. UPDATE: @MarkkanenLauri has been upgraded to probable for tonight’s game against Houston. — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) December 1, 2018 “He’s passed every hurdle that […]

  • Mitchell Trubisky doubtful for Bears game Sunday

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky threw for the first time this week after being cleared by team doctors, but is now listed as doubtful for the Giants game Sunday. Trubisky spoke about his injured throwing shoulder for the first time Thursday, saying he trusts the Bears plan. “I have to be honest with the trainers, the docs, coach and myself. Just making sure we handle this thing the right way, staying positive and making sure when […]

  • Addison Russell apologizes to ex-wife; Cubs to tender non-guaranteed contract

    CHICAGO — Addison Russell has been given a second chance by the Cubs. The team tendered Russell a non-guaranteed contract ahead Friday’s deadline, in the wake of a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s Domestic Violence Policy. Russell released the following statement: “I offer my heartfelt apology to my family and my former wife Melisa for my past behavior. I also want to apologize to Cubs fans, the Cubs organization, and my teammates for letting them down.  Since accepting my suspension, […]

  • Bears legend Mike Ditka hospitalized after heart attack

    NAPLES, Fla. — Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is recovering in a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier this week. Sources tell WGN he was playing golf Wednesday before he was hospitalized. Doctors inserted a pacemaker and he is expected to head home in three or four days for rehab. The report that Mike Ditka is in the hospital is true and just got confirmation he is doing well. He’s Iron Mike…what would you expect. #Bears #DaBEARS […]

  • LaVine, Archidiacono help Bulls edge Cavs 99-98

    CHICAGO — Zach LaVine scored 24 points, rookie Ryan Arcidiacono added 15 and the Chicago Bulls rebounded after blowing an early 16-point lead to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-98 on Saturday night. Wendell Carter Jr. also had 15 points as Chicago won for the second time in six games. LaVine has scored 20 more points in each of Chicago’s 13 games this season and in a career-high 14 straight overall, dating to his final game of 2017-18. The last Bulls […]