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  • Matt Nagy believes missing all of Bears camp could limit Roquan Smith’s impact

    BOURBONNAIS – Roquan Smith never made it to training camp. The Bears top pick is still holding out as the only player in his class to remain unsigned. Smith was projected to be the starting middle linebacker. But with minimal reps under his belt and no end in sight to his contract stalemate, it could limit his impact come Week 1 – if he’s back in time. “Yeah, I would say so. I think it does,” noted head coach Matt […]

  • Maggie Hendricks plays ‘Truth or Trash’ with Jarrett Payton

    CHICAGO – Sifting through what’s true and what’s trash isn’t easy. USA Today and 670 The Score’s Maggie Hendricks was up to the task. Is the increase in position players pitching ruining baseball? Do the Cubs need another starter? Will Jose Abreu be on the White Sox at the end of the season? Can the Blackhawks keep the championship window open? All that and much more on Tuesday’s episode of Sportsfeed.

  • Forest Park celebrates 16-inch Softball No Gloves Nationals 50th Anniversary

    FOREST PARK –¬†Sixteen-inch softball is Chicago’s game.¬†No gloves. Just a ball and a bat for 130 years. “1887, Farragut boat club, a guy took a boxing glove, true story,” explained George Bliss of the 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame. “Took a broomstick, hit it and that was the beginning of 16-inch no glove softball.” Since then, the sport has blossomed, spreading from the city through suburbs and across the country. Forest Park is hosting the 50th No Glove Nationals tournament […]

  • Michael Cerami on the rise of Rizzo, El Mago mania

    CHICAGO – Nobody beats the Rizz, at least not lately. Entering Monday, Anthony Rizzo was batting over .500 in 8 games since taking over leadoff duties. Joe Maddon isn’t planning on moving him for now. It’s hard to when he just reached base 17 times in one series. Bleacher Nation’s Michael Cerami likes Rizzo in the top spot. He also understands why there was a line around the block for Javier Baez Bobblehead Night at Wrigley. Plenty of Cubs talk […]

  • Phil Thompson breaks down Bears, Hader ovation

    CHICAGO – NFL Football is back in less than two weeks. The Bears and the Ravens kick off preseason play in the Hall of Fame game August 2nd. Four practices into camp, the buzz from Bourbonnais on Matt Nagy’s new-look offense has been mostly optimistic. Chicago Tribune sports columnist Phil Thompson thinks it could be a good fit for Mitch Trubisky. He also has some thoughts on the standing ovation Josh Hader received over the weekend from Brewers fans.

  • Patrick Nolan peers into White Sox future

    CHICAGO – The White Sox rebuild is on. How long it will take is a matter of opinion. Patrick Nolan of the Sox Machine has a few thoughts about the future on the South Side, including who will be around to see it.

  • Jack Silverstein on Bulls dynasty, unretiring Bears numbers & Jabari coming home

    CHICAGO – Jack M. Silverstein knows his history, but he wants some answers. Why did the Bulls dynasty have to end? Why has Gar Forman been in charge ever since? It’s not just basketball either. With another Monster of the Midway headed to the Hall of Fame, should the Bears free up some numbers so Brian Urlacher’s jersey can be retired one day? Jarrett and Jack get into all that and much more on SportsFeed.

  • Phil Barnes expects big things from Cubs in second half

    CHICAGO – The Cubs are ahead of schedule. At least compared to last year. They sit two and a half games ahead of the Brewers for first place in the Central Division and own the best record in the National League. Vine Line senior editor Phil Barnes is expecting more of the same from the Cubs as they start the second half of the season.

  • Tim Baffoe settles score on Bulls Jabari Parker signing

    CHICAGO – Jabari Parker is officially a Chicago Bull. The former Simeon star met the media at United Center Wednesday. His signing has been met with a lot of criticism, mainly over his lack of defense and two knee surgeries. 670 The Score’s Tim Baffoe breaks down how Parker will fit into Fred Hoiberg’s pace and space offense.

  • Josh & Jarrett hot dog around with Chicago Dogs

    ROSEMONT – The Chicago Dogs are professional ballplayers. Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman are not. But they had some fun trying, even though they strayed outside the lines a time or two. Thanks to Matt Dean, Treyson Vavra and pitching coach Stan Cliburn for helping show them the ropes.