CHICAGO – After nearly a year of being detained in Russia, Brittney Griner is finally coming home after ten months.

That story has been at the top of sports news all of Thursday and has drawn reaction here in Chicago from a few members of the Chicago Sky.

Meanwhile, Cubs and White Sox fans continue to watch the Winter Meetings to see if any moves will be made to help their teams as the 2023 season approaches. Meanwhile, a former Cubs outfielder has found a new home for next season.

Those stories are at the top of this Thursday’s “The Afternoon Lineup” on WGN News Now as we take a look at what’s happened, what’s happening, and what’s going to happen in the world of Chicago sports on December 8, 2022.

We’ll also hear from the Bulls after their “Big Three” got them a victory at home on Thursday, see how you can still get in the Chicago Marathon if you didn’t get selected in the non-guaranteed entry lottery on Thursday.

Plus you’ll want to see another unique Michael Jordan auction item that is up for sale this week.

Larry Hawley has all that in “The Afternoon Lineup” at 6 PM in the video above.