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Brett Lawrie makes behind the back play
To say the Chicago White Sox defense is good this season is an understatement. It's been significantly better this offseason thanks to some key additions in the infield. One of those key additions showed why the White Sox defense has improved in one …

Meet Christopher Kamka, Chicago's Ultimate Sports Stats Guru
The stats coordinator at Comcast SportsNet Chicago uses his lifetime of sports knowledge with a passion for finding historical and other hidden nuggets on Chicago's teams. "I've consumed so much sports stuff over the years, and I know what I've seen …
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Previewing the Chicago Blackhawks series with the St. Louis Blues
Once again, the Chicago Blackhawks will kick off another Stanley Cup chase in a first-round meeting against hated divisional rival St. Louis. Let's get to it. Any discussion of the Blues starts with 24-year-old Vladimir Tarasenko, who's sure to be a …

The Chicago Fire remind us that sports aren't a fairytale

The Chicago Fire remind us that sports aren't a fairytale
The Chicago Fire proved once again this past weekend that sports are horrible and you have to be a masochist to be a sports fan. Life-long Fire supporter Harry Shipp was drafted out of college by the club and one of their best players. A fan-favorite …
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Sports to watch on Chicago TV this weekend
Phil ThompsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Scouting the best games and sports specials on TV this weekend. Friday. Public League semifinals, 5:30 p.m., WCIU-26.2: Rubber match between Morgan Park and Simeon follows at 7:30 after Curie takes on …
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Another Giannoulias Opens a West Loop Sports Lounge in Karyn's Space
When Green Street Local opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, the new West Loop spot will prove a radical departure from its predecessor. The interiors, TVs and meat-friendly menu leave no clue that it's the space vegan-friendly Karyn's On Green once occupied.
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Report: Chicago teams interested in Dexter Fowler
It's the end of January, spring training is just a few weeks away, and free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler still has yet to sign with a team. According to Bruce Levine with CBS Chicago, however, Fowler is getting heavy interest from both of the Chicago …

Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are reporting a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in the city's bloodiest January for at least 16 years. It's another blow to a department that has struggled to regain public trust following the …
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Mustangs hang on for 3-2 NA3HL win over Chicago
Romeoville — Peoria's defensive play a key factor in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Bulldogs Saturday night in a NA3HL league mathcup. The Mustangs' defense limited the Bulldogs to 14 shots on goal. Austin Wisely, Hason Hoehn and Chance Homerin each …
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Even Bulls mystified by their up-and-down ways
Saturday's victory against the Cavaliers pushed the Bulls' record to 8-0 against five of the six teams ahead of them in the NBA standings. But the Bulls, who are 0-2 against the league-leading Warriors, also own puzzling home losses to such bottom …
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Obit of lifelong Bears fan trolls Jay Cutler
The obituary for Elizabeth Porter Bowman of Northbrook, Illinois, reflected a passion for Chicago's sports teams, except for one polarizing figure. The obit described the 78-year-old elementary school teacher as a “woman of loyalty, integrity, opinion …
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Observations from the Blackhawks' 4-0 loss to the Panthers
For the second straight night, the Blackhawks did not look like they had much in the tank. The Panthers jumped all over them for three first-period goals on their way to a 4-0 victory on Friday night. After the game, the Hawks hinted their schedule …
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U. of I. alumni vent over sports woes
If Barbara Wilson didn't understand the unhappiness of University of Illinois sports fans when she took over as interim chancellor in August, the emails that flowed to her over the next three and half months provided an education. Wilson took over …
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Chicago's highest-paid athletes

Chicago's highest-paid athletes
To compile Crain's inaugural list of the highest earners in Chicago sports, we combined income from playing contracts with industry expert estimates of how much players made in 2015 (or 2015-16) from endorsements, promotional deals and appearance fees …
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Chicago Bears hire Dave Ragone as quarterbacks coach
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired Dave Ragone as quarterbacks coach to work under new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. The team announced the move Friday. Loggains was promoted from quarterbacks coach to coordinator …
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Marian Hossa: Chicago's Best Free Agent of All-Time?
He's been one of the centerpieces of a modern NHL dynasty in Chicago. Has he been the dynamic offensive threat he was early in his career? Not always. But he is still one of the premiere defensive forwards in the game and, while skating with Jonathan …
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Ryan Pace has confidence in quarterback Jay Cutler

Ryan Pace has confidence in quarterback Jay Cutler
It was just last offseason that the new Chicago Bears regime didn't put any security in Jay Cutler's job with the team. Now after an improved season from the quarterback, General Manager Ryan Pace has ensured his trust in Cutler. Pace highlighted …

Emma: Giving Holiday Gifts For Chicago Sports
(CBS) Happy holidays and season's greetings! On this not-so-white Christmas, we are reminded of the blessings that we have, while receiving gifts from loved ones. But giving presents can be just as rewarding as receiving them, and this is the season of …
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Sports dominate Chicago's top Google searches of 2015
It's easy to forget just how crazy the last year has been for Chicago's sports teams. Both good and bad, the city's favorite teams have thrilled fans from January through December. While there are hundreds of memorable games, Chicago fans survived some …
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2016 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears to select 11th
After a few weeks of flip-flopping in and out of the top 10, the Chicago Bears finally know where they will pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. By finishing 6-10 on the season, the Bears will select No. 11 in the upcoming draft falling outside of the top 10 …

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Report: Adam Gase on Philadelphia Eagles radar
While the Chicago Bears have to make a big decision on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery this offseason, they could lose another important part of their offense. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase was a hot name in the coaching market last season before he …

Letters: Money maker: Tax fantasy sports
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante are expected to announce a five-step “de-escalation” approach to handling potential conflicts and standoffs, including making sure every “operational” on-duty officer is equipped with a …
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And the 2015 Chicago Sports Stud and Dud of the Year are …
Much like she did to opponents this season, Elena Delle Donne dominated the voting for 2015 Chicago Sports Stud of the Year. The Sky star, who won the WNBA's MVP award in her third season, ran away with RedEye's annual poll recognizing the year's …
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Five things that happened in Chicago sports during Patrick Kane's streak

Five things that happened in Chicago sports during Patrick Kane's streak
December 16, 2015 6:38pm EST December 16, 2015 7:00am EST Patrick Kane's 26-game run garnered headlines and attention in Chi-Town, but that doesn't mean the Windy City's other sports teams went on vacation. Five things that happened in Chicago …

Hey-Hey! Bid On Jack Brickhouse's Trove of Chicago Sports Memorabilia
1, they have the greatest sports fans in the nation, and No. 2, he just felt they were the most wonderful, friendly people on earth," Pat Brickhouse told DNAinfo Chicago. The collection of items tells the fascinating story of Jack Brickhouse's life …
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Mike Ditka's Finger and Other Awesome Chicago Sports Gifts
Run out of gift ideas for the Chicago sports superfan in your life? The Patch team found a few Chicago curiosities on that could fit under any sports fan's tree this Christmas. The Blackhawks sneaker-slippers pair well with the Derrick Rose …

Which Chicago team has the biggest fan base?
The Chicago Cubs ended a four-year streak of dwindling fan engagement and the Chicago Blackhawks maintained their second-place spot in the latest release of fan base data from market research firm Nielsen Scarborough. Surveys of nearly 3,700 …
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