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  • newFor NFL hopefuls, the exhaustive draft process can 'seem like horse trading'
    Christian Kirk counted the number of steps inside his head — one, two, three all the way to 12 — before he faked to the sideline, froze for a millisecond, then flashed to the middle of the field, where a soaring football awaited him. But it was t…
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 1:10pm -
  • new'Super' Bears have more comic book characters in store
    Here’s a question for the Bears: What do you call the Packers’ radioactive cheese monster? Gorgonzola? You could say the Bears got the jump on the Avengers last week when they rolled out their own comic-book-style heroes and villains in a video t…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 12:35pm -
  • newDon't be surprised if Bears GM Ryan Pace trades up to draft this guy
    Ryan Pace’s first-round pick seems so obvious that I wouldn’t be surprised to see him trade up to make it happen. Yes, the Bears have a need at edge rusher – “need’’ is being charitable; more like a pending apocalypse — but more importa…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 12:25pm -
  • newNFL draft position preview: Cornerbacks
    As the NFL draft nears, we’re taking a 10-day position-by-position look at what’s out there and what the Bears need. Here’s our assessment of the cornerbacks. Bears status The Bears re-signed their top four cornerbacks in free agency — Kyle F…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 12:15pm -
  • new2018 NFL draft previews
    Position-by-position previews, mock drafts and more leading up to the 2018 NFL draft on April 26-28 in Arlington, Tex.
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 12:12pm -
  • Bears honor Devin Hester and Matt Forte in retirement ceremony
    Devin Hester drove to Halas Hall countless times during his eight remarkable seasons with the Bears. On Monday, en route to the retirement ceremony honoring him and former teammate Matt Forte, there was a new element to that old road. “Normally whe…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 3:45am -
  • Every Bears first-round draft pick since 1975
    From Hall of Famers to outright busts, the Bears have had a mixed bag of success in the first round of the NFL draft. Here is every Bears first-rounder since Walter Payton was selected with the No. 4 pick in 1975. (Note: The Bears did not have first…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 12:47am -
  • Bears players Matt Forte and Devin Hester say goodbye
    Former Bears players Devin Hester and Matt Forte say goodbye to the game of football in a retirement ceremony at Halas Hall on April 23, 2018. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:40pm -
  • Matt Forte and Devin Hester retire as Bears
    Former Bears players Matt Forte and Devin Hester sign one-day contracts with the team as part of a retirement ceremony at Halas Hall on April 23, 2018.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:32pm -
  • Bears GM Ryan Pace can't forget his biggest needs as draft unfolds
    Over the last four months, Ryan Pace has steered the Bears through a coaching transition and the latest free-agency binge. Now the general manager comes to the stretch of road he considers the most important for getting the team to its destination. P…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:30pm -
  • Offense or defense at No. 8?
    Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer. Listen below or subscribe and listen on iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play Rich and Dan bring the Bear Download podcast and the Tribune's big draft board to Dan's house to…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:44pm -
  • Giants at No. 2 hold the key to an early run on quarterbacks — the ideal scenario for Ryan Pace and the Bears
    The first hour of the draft Thursday night will be fascinating theater for the Bears as the decision-makers at Halas Hall watch it unfold while waiting for their turn at No. 8. Will four quarterbacks come off the board in the top seven picks, giving…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:30pm -
  • NFL draft position preview: Safeties
    As the NFL draft nears, we’re taking a 10-day position-by-position look at what’s out there and what the Bears need. Here’s our assessment of safeties. Bears status Eddie Jackson returns after starting all 16 games in a strong rookie season. He…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 1:50pm -
  • It's a quarterback-heavy NFL draft, but the three best players aren't QBs
    There are some non-quarterbacks available in this NFL draft. Who knew? It will be, pretty much, all about the quarterbacks when the NFL draft begins Thursday night. Quarterback-needy teams are lined up at the top of the first-round draft order with t…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 12:40pm -
  • Fill in the blank: Bears writers address four topics before NFL draft
    Last year, Ryan Pace might as well have had an action photo of Mitch Trubisky as the wallpaper on his cellphone. A picture on his nightstand, too, and another in his wallet for good measure. The Bears general manager was dead set on drafting the Nort…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 11:30pm -
  • Will the 2018 quarterback draft class be memorably great or memorably disappointing?
    Every year is, in essence, the year of the quarterback when it comes to the NFL draft. Having the right quarterback means so much, and teams that lack one are so desperate to get one, that each year's draft is an exercise in figuring out whether that…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 8:50pm -
  • Bears fans are going to love this draft if Ryan Pace plays it safe and stays at No. 8
    Find somebody who looks at you the way America looks at the NFL draft. We stare longingly 12 months a year, our gaze getting deeper and more intense in the weeks preceding the big event, which finally arrives Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Te…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 3:25pm -
  • Bears have a golden opportunity to get defensive with the No. 8 pick
    Certainly Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks is in the minority in Chicago, a football-minded grinder in a football-crazed city with little to no interest in the upcoming NFL draft. Asked Tuesday whether he at least takes a glance at the ubiquitous prog…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • What does 2018 Bears schedule mean for Matt Nagy & Co.?
    Time to free up your fall Sundays. And a Monday night. And to make your Thanksgiving Day plans. The NFL released the regular-season schedule Thursday night, offering new coach Matt Nagy and the Bears a detailed look at their path through the 2018 sea…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • While Shaquem Griffin took on football with one hand, his twin brother always had his back
    She put the knife away, climbed into bed with her 4-year-old son and massaged his left hand until her own fingers felt numb. Then she prayed. A few minutes earlier, Tangie Griffin had awaked to screaming; she was used to young Shaquem crying when he…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 9:50pm -
  • Accepting rights award, Colin Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'
    Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job. Onetime San Francisco 49er…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 5:40pm -
  • Brad Biggs' NFL mock draft 2.0
    Tribune NFL writer Brad Biggs takes his second crack at projecting who will go where in Thursday's first round.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 11:43pm -
  • Matt Nagy gets to work
    Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer. Listen below or subscribe and listen on iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play Rich and Dan are back to offer their observations on Matt Nagy after the Bears' 3-day voluntary m…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:49pm -
  • NFL's 2018 schedule produces winners and losers
    The NFL released the 2018 regular season schedule, and for the 40th straight year, everyone landed on an even 16 games. Amazing! Some were likely happy with the way the schedule set up, while others perhaps fired off a fist-shaking email to Roger Goo…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 5:20pm -
  • 'Super agents' rep 75 percent of NFL players. It's a competitive fight to sign the rest.
    It's the first day back from spring break and, as undergraduates in shorts and sundresses loll on the lawn outside, three Tulane football players are seated around a U-shaped table in a small meeting room. With marker in hand, sports agent Martin Fis…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 2:25pm -
  • NFL draft position preview: Inside linebackers
    As the NFL draft nears, we’re taking a 10-day, position-by-position look at what’s out there and what the Bears need. Here’s our assessment of inside linebackers. Bears status The Bears are confident that if they can keep Danny Trevathan on the…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:25pm -
  • Bears 2018 schedule: Tribune writers make their week-by-week picks
    The Bears will kick off the 2018 season against the rival Packers in prime time on Sunday, Sept. 9.
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:04pm -
  • Mitch Trubisky benefiting from old and new assistant coaches
    Building the Bears around quarterback Mitch Trubisky entails much more than simply hiring a former pro quarterback in coach Matt Nagy. Adding longtime college coach Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator and retaining quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone a…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 3:00am -
  • New head of NFL safety committee questioned CTE in 2016 paper
    The NFL named a new chair to its head, neck and spine committee on Thursday, a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who co-authored a paper two years ago titled, "Football and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: How Much Evidence Actually Exists?" Nicholas Theod…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 2:40am -
  • Mitch Trubisky oozes enthusiasm to work with Bears’ ‘brilliant offensive minds’
    Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky locked into the most basic elements of new coach Matt Nagy’s offense over three days at the Walter Payton Center this week. But now and then during the Bears veteran minicamp in Lake Forest, Nagy would stop Trubisky…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 1:40am -
  • NFL season kicks off with Super Bowl champion Eagles hosting Falcons
    Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jet…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:50am -
  • What to watch for in every 2018 Bears game
    Matt Nagy was hyperfocused this week on the Bears’ three-day new-coach minicamp. Getting his players to line up in the proper spots was critical to installing the offense and beginning his program as a whole. While Nagy locked in on the job in fron…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:15am -
  • Bears open the 2018 season in Green Bay, host Seahawks a week later — both in prime time
    Matt Nagy will have the opportunity to do something the previous four Bears coaches accomplished in his first game – win at Lambeau Field. The Bears will kick off the 2018 season against the rival Packers in prime time on Sunday, Sept. 9. It’s th…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:00am -
  • NFL draft tries air game with Fox and ABC; ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. talks Bears pick at No. 8
    Imagine four to 10 minutes between pitches, then having to wait months and often years to know whether it was a hit or whiff, a popup or a passed ball, a home run or a balk. No one who watches the NFL draft has any right to complain that baseball gam…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 11:55pm -
  • Under wraps: Browns GM John Dorsey keeping draft plans private
    Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He's not tipping his hand. "You know," Dorsey said, "a man once told me: Don't show all your cards at once." Dorsey kept…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:10pm -
  • NFL draft position preview: Edge rushers
    As the NFL draft nears, we’re taking a 10-day position-by-position look at what’s out there and what the Bears need. Here’s our assessment of edge rushers. Bears status Leonard Floyd returns as the Bears’ top edge rusher after recording 4½ s…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:25pm -
  • NFL schedule 2018: Games to watch for every team
    We know the most important date, and one of the teams involved. That's Sept. 6, when the NFL season begins in Philadelphia, with a prime-time game starring the defending champion Eagles. What we don't yet know is how the rest of the NFL schedule will…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:05pm -
  • Bears Q&A: Best draft scenarios for the first round? Why didn't the Bears bring back receiver Dontrelle Inman?
    Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. What would be best for Bears? Three or four quarterbacks go in top seven picks and thus a stud is available at No. 8. Or only one or two QBs go in the top seven so two are still available and the Bears…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Halas Hall Pass: How does Tarik Cohen best fit into Matt Nagy's offense?
    The Tribune's Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss how Bears running back Tarik Cohen can best fit into new coach Matt Nagy's offense.
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 4:22am -
  • Zach Miller on military veteran who lost her leg: ‘That’s a special human’
    To say Kirstie Ennis’ story hits home with Zach Miller would be an understatement. Ennis, a former Marine sergeant, underwent more than 40 surgeries and had her left leg amputated above the knee after surviving a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:35am -
  • Matt Nagy relishing ups and downs of Mitch Trubisky's introduction to Bears offense

    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:00am -
  • Former Bears partake in Merging Vets and Players event
    Former Bears coach John Fox and players Zach Miller, Olin Kreutz and James "Big Cat" Williams were on hand to participate in Merging Vets and Players, an MMA training and mentoring event in partnership with Bellator MMA and Paramount Network that he…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 11:37pm -
  • Tarik Cohen under the microscope as new Bears offense takes shape
    Shortly after Matt Nagy was hired to become the Bears coach in January, running back Tarik Cohen latched on to a nugget. Last season’s Chiefs, with Nagy as their offensive coordinator, had two 1,000-yard receivers (Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce) plu…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:35pm -
  • Bears voluntary minicamp at Halas Hall
    Photos from Bears voluntary minicamp at Halas Hall on April 17-18, 2018.
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:25pm -
  • Speculation begins anew as Kevin White returns to Bears practice
    Tarik Cohen remembers the first time he saw Kevin White in person on the football field last year during Bears offseason seven-on-seven drills. “He ‘Moss-ed’ somebody,” Cohen said. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is what the NFL is? Oh, yeah.’ S…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:15pm -
  • Devin Hester and Matt Forte to sign 1-day contracts to retire as Bears
    Former Bears return man Devin Hester and running back Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts Monday at Halas Hall so they can retire as members of the Bears. Hester was a four-time Pro Bowler over eight seasons with the Bears from 2006 to 2013. He se…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 7:40pm -
  • 'A clean, motivational start:' Pernell McPhee ready to move forward with the Redskins
    The past two years were not what Pernell McPhee envisioned when he signed a five-year deal worth nearly $40 million with the Chicago Bears in 2015. Knee and shoulder injuries limited the linebacker to just five starts the past two seasons and he wasn…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 5:05pm -
  • Say it, Matt Nagy: You expect the Bears to make the playoffs
    Here’s a public proclamation from Bears rookie head coach Matt Nagy: “I want them to know that we want to win now.’’ Nice. But not enough. Wanting to win now is different from expecting it. And wanting to win is different from something else…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 1:10pm -
  • NFL draft position preview: Defensive ends
    As the NFL draft nears, we’re taking a 10-day position-by-position look at what’s out there and what the Bears need. Here’s our assessment of defensive ends in a base 3-4 front. Bears status Akiem Hicks sets the standard for this role for the B…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Matt Nagy looks and sounds ready to put the fun back in football for Bears and Chicago
    Before the Bears opened their minicamp practice Tuesday at the Walter Payton Center, coach Matt Nagy called reporters together along the sideline. Grinning with excitement, Nagy asked the group for flexibility and understanding as he learns the vario…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 3:10am -

Tribune Chicago Bulls

  • newDerrick Rose is showing that some bloom remains in his game
    The commercial series was released so many knee surgeries ago — and its premise not initially realized — that it’s easy to forget the intensity with which the memorable last line is delivered. “I would die on that court,” Rose said emphatic…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 3:15pm -
  • newDraft deadline gone, now it's time to wait on NBA decisions
    The deadline has passed for college players to declare early for the NBA draft. Now it's time to wait for the draft entries who didn't hire an agent to decide whether they're staying in or heading back to school. The early-entry deadline was Sunday n…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 3:15pm -
  • Ranking the NBA's new Nike-designed uniforms
    The NBA rolled out a trunkload of new Nike-designed uniforms this season, with some teams sporting as many as five distinct styles. We asked a panel of experts — Tribune data visualization editor Jonathon Berlin, Tribune sports editor Amanda Kaschu…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 1:55pm -
  • Ranking the NBA's new uniform designs
    The NBA rolled out a trunkload of new Nike-designed uniforms this season, with some teams sporting as many as five distinct styles. We asked a panel of experts to review and rank each team's kit.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 12:36pm -
  • One-on-one with sports design expert Tom O'Grady
    You won’t see Tom O’Grady’s designs on the red carpet, but he has outfitted his share of superstars. O’Grady founded Chicago-based sports branding agency Gameplan Creative in 2003. Previously, he worked for the NBA as the league’s first ful…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 12:35pm -
  • The Big3 league is coming back to Chicago in June. And so is Carlos Boozer.
    No playing second fiddle to the Music City this year. Chicago is one of three cities where Ice Cube’s Big3 league scheduled a return engagement this summer. During the 3-on-3 basketball league’s inaugural season last year, UIC Pavilion served as…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:25pm -
  • Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm in Arkansas
    Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff's Office says two tractors were stolen from…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:40pm -
  • Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies
    The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday. The team didn't provide further details. "We mourn the loss of Erin," Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. "She was…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:55am -
  • From Jimmy Butler to Dwyane Wade, former Bulls making their mark in the NBA playoffs
    How inconsiderate of the Timberwolves and Pelicans to finish one game apart in the regular season and thus avoid a first-round playoff matchup. It would have consolidated the craziness that is watching all the former Bulls this postseason. And we’r…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 4:35pm -
  • G League salaries increasing to $35,000 for most players and up to $385,000 for 2-way contracts
    G League salaries are going up next season, to $35,000 for most players and up to $385,000 for those on two-way contracts. Salaries also can be enhanced through bonuses and call-ups. NBA teams called up 50 players a total of 60 times last season, gen…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 8:35pm -
  • Allen Iverson has grown to appreciate his crossover of Michael Jordan — the Bulls great, not so much
    What's most striking every time retired NBA players tell old Michael Jordan stories is not the Bulls legend's physics-defying athleticism. It's his bluntness. And it's on full display in a recent anecdote from Allen Iverson, the former 76ers great wh…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 6:20pm -
  • Bulls Q&A: What position will they address in the draft? How will Zach LaVine's contract talks go?
    Here’s a Bulls’ post-season — not postseason — mailbag. I’ll be filing these regularly during the offseason. So if your question isn’t answered below, that doesn’t mean it was deleted. But it might have been, as I have no idea what Mich…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 6:20pm -
  • The Draymond Green flagrant foul tracker is underway
    Draymond Green was called for his first flagrant foul of the 2018 NBA playoffs Monday night when he caught Davis Bertans in the face with an elbow as the two were tied up for a rebound beneath the basket late in the fourth quarter of what became a 11…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 4:35pm -
  • If you hated the Bulls' version of Dwyane Wade, then you'll really hate this playoff version of Dwyane Wade
    The forecast calls for chilly temperatures and scattered snarkiness: With the Heat about to blow every bit of a 16-point lead and fall to a two-games-to-none deficit in the playoffs Monday, Dwyane Wade, playing this season on a contract paying less t…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 12:55pm -
  • 'Insulted' pro-Trump Spurs fans feel forced to choose between their team and the president
    Not long ago, Cassandra Casanova would plan her weeks around the NBA playoff schedule. She would wear her San Antonio Spurs gear and spend days talking about her favorite team, dissecting its postseason matchup. Not this year. "I have no idea when th…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 2:05am -
  • John Paxson hits 15-year mark with 11 postseasons but work left to achieve title
    John Paxson stepped to the dais and made his priorities for the Bulls clear. “We want to win,” Paxson said. “When you’re a young team, sometimes you have built-in excuses and complain about not getting officials’ calls or a poor road record…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Apr 18, 1:15pm -
  • John Paxson's best — and worst — moves from the last years
    John Paxson and Gar Forman always have worked collaboratively. So even if Forman’s voice proved loud in some of these moves, Paxson’s title always has ranked higher. So here’s a look at the Bulls’ three best and three worst front-office moves…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 7:52pm -
  • B.J. Armstrong talks Derrick Rose and doing business for — and with — the Bulls
    Fifteen years ago, B.J. Armstrong had just finished his third season as a special assistant to Jerry Krause, scouting and learning the nuances of management. “I learned a lot in those years working for Jerry,” Armstrong said Friday by phone in a…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 6:55pm -
  • Bulls win tiebreaker with Kings for sixth position in May's draft lottery
    The Bulls won their tiebreaker with the Kings and now also own the 22nd pick from the Pelicans after the NBA conducted random drawings Friday to break ties for draft order. The Bulls and Kings each own an 18.25 percent chance to move into the top thr…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 12:10pm -
  • Diamond DeShields: 5 things to know about the Sky draft pick
    Sky draft pick Diamond DeShields said Chicago food will be a ”major key” in her life. “I'm going to bring a little flavor to the team, just off top,” the former Tennessee and Turkish league guard said. “I plan on knowing and being in the kn…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:45pm -
  • Bulls roster outlook heading into the offseason
    Year 1 of the Bulls rebuild is in the books, and for the purpose of judging each player's 2017-18 season in that context — as well as their future with the team — we've given each a rating of horns up or horns down.
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 5:52pm -
  • Gabby Williams: 5 things to know about the Sky draft pick
    Sky draft pick Gabby Williams says if you have watched her play, “you've probably felt that I'm a little unusual. I kind of play point guard from the center position. I definitely think once I really develop my outside shot, get some confidence in…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 4:10pm -
  • Lauri Markkanen's banner rookie season creates hope for the Bulls' future
    Here’s the list of players who posted at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 145 3-pointers during the 2017-18 NBA season: LeBron James. Dario Saric. Lauri Markkanen. “I probably haven’t spoken enough about Lauri today,” executive vice presi…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 1:10pm -
  • The Golden State Warriors should be on upset alert as playoffs begin
    The NBA playoffs, especially the opening round, typically hold true to form. Since 2015, the first year under the current format, the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds have a combined 48-11 record in the first round and all advanced to Round 2. Just one team, th…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Sky select Diamond DeShields and Gabby Williams in the WNBA draft
    The Sky drafted Diamond DeShields and Gabby Williams with the third and fourth picks in the WNBA draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-1 DeShields comes with question marks. She transferred from North Carolina to Tennessee after one season, and after decl…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 2:20am -
  • Bulls' negotiations with Zach LaVine on long-term deal could be tricky
    Multiple times, the Bulls have publicly said they didn’t trade Jimmy Butler to lose Zach LaVine in restricted free agency. At last summer’s news conference introducing LaVine, his agent, Bill Duffy, expressed confidence a long-term deal will be r…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 8:55pm -
  • John Paxson believes in Bulls' direction
    Executive vice president John Paxson mandated the move toward player development — or pingpong-ball combination enhancement — that defined the Bulls’ 7-18 record after the All-Star break. It’s the same Paxson who developed a reputation as a h…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:55pm -
  • Bulls season of insufferable losing finally over so John Paxson's focus can return to winning
    At the end of Thursday’s season-ending Bulls news conference, John Paxson revealed that league rules prevented Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt — Loyola’s lovable 98-year-old team chaplain — from representing the team at the NBA draft lottery. “…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:25pm -
  • 2018 NBA playoff odds: Title favorites? It's not the Warriors or the Cavs right now.
    The Houston Rockets essentially went wire-to-wire as the best team in the NBA. Coach Mike D'Antoni guided his team to win streaks of 17, 14 and 11 games, and James Harden emerged as an MVP candidate while showing he could share the court with Chris P…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 4:50pm -
  • NBA playoff matchups: Who's playing whom in the first round
    The bracket for the NBA playoffs is set. We're here to break down all eight first-round matchups for you. The action starts Saturday. Eastern Conference matchups 1. Toronto Raptors vs. 8. Washington Wizards How Toronto Got Here: After being swept in…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 3:35pm -
  • Bulls' first-round draft picks from the last 11 years
    From Lauri Markkanen to Joakim Noah: The Bulls' first-round picks from 2007-2017.
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 2:38pm -
  • Any questions about this Bulls season? Blame Nikola Mirotic
    When in doubt, blame Nikola Mirotic. The frustrating forward hasn’t played for the Bulls since Jan. 28, but no matter, it’s his fault. He hurt the Bulls when he was here, he hurt the Bulls after he left, he might hurt the Bulls for a while into t…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 12:35pm -
  • Timberwolves back in the NBA playoffs after a 14-year absence
    The toughness that Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and the rest of the veterans brought to the Minnesota Timberwolves this season was on display from start to finish. Finally, after a 14-year absence, the long-languishing franchise is back in the playoffs.…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 4:55am -
  • Bulls cap 27-55 season with loss to Pistons — and an eye on draft lottery
    How you view this Bulls’ season that ended with Wednesday’s 119-87 loss to the Pistons and a 27-55 record depends on whether your glass is half-full or half-empty. On the plus side, Lauri Markkanen, who broke Kirk Hinrich’s rookie franchise rec…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 4:50am -
  • Pistons 119, Bulls 87
    Photos from Wthe Bulls season finale against the Pistons at the United Center on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 3:32am -
  • LeBron James plays all 82 games for the first time in his career
    LeBron James capped his 15th regular season with yet another record. James played in his 82nd game on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks, completing an end to end run that underscores the 33-year-old's remarkable consistency. The four-time M…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 2:50am -
  • Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy calls tanking huge issue for NBA
    Ever-quotable Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has some thoughts on tanking. “We have about 10 teams that have gone out of their way to try to ensure they have a better chance to lose,” Van Gundy said. “To me, the essence of sports is two teams pla…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 1:15am -
  • Wednesday's matchup: Pistons at Bulls
    TV/radio: 7 p.m. Wednesday, NBCSCH, WIND-AM 560. Storylines: Fade to black. And yes, draft-lottery positioning is at stake. The Pistons listed Blake Griffin and Reggie Bullock as out and Andre Drummond as doubtful. They started Anthony Tolliver, Eric…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 1:08pm -
  • Shawn Respert views coaching as selfless way to repay game he loves — and almost lost
    The first attempt at asking Shawn Respert to tell his story came during training camp. He didn’t so much refuse as politely ignore it, which sounds contradictory unless you meet him. The second request came months later. This time, there was acknow…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 12:15pm -
  • NBA teams paying closer attention to players' wingspan
    Not until Nate McMillan began being fitted for custom-made suits a few years into his NBA career three decades ago did he understand just how far his arms reached. When Bill Walton dominated at UCLA in the 1970s, no one ever measured his wingspan —…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 11:30pm -
  • Brotherly love spreading for Holidays in the NBA
    Tuesday was National Siblings Day. Next season, it could be every day for the Holidays. UCLA junior guard Aaron Holiday has hired an agent, which means no turning back on his decision to follow older brothers Jrue and Justin into the NBA. “He took…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 10:05pm -
  • Final days of NBA's regular season will settle what six months could not
    The first six months — and 2,442 games — of the NBA's regular season weren't enough to complete its playoff picture. In fact, it is going to take until the final buzzer of the season's 2,460th and final game Wednesday night - the Portland Trail B…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 4:45pm -
  • Bulls move into 7th in draft lottery standings with 114-105 loss to Nets
    On the February night he first addressed being removed from the starting lineup as the Bulls publicly stated their post-All-Star-break shift to player development, Robin Lopez offered a classic response when asked about tanking. “I’m not familiar…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:50am -
  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen on scoring 1,000 points and grabbing 500 rebounds as a rookie
    Lauri Markkanen on becoming first Bulls rookie since Elton Brand to post 1,000 points/500 rebounds. (K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune)
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:42am -
  • Sean Kilpatrick focused on future, not Nets' release
    Despite averaging 13.1 points in just 25.1 minutes over 70 games last season, the Nets waived Sean Kilpatrick in December when they received Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas in the Trevor Booker trade. “Absolutely,” Kilpatrick answered, without hes…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:10am -
  • Nets 114, Bulls 105
    Photos from the Bulls-Nets game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, April 9, 2018.
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 1:41am -
  • Monday's matchup: Bulls at Nets
    TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Monday; NBCSCH, WSCR-670 AM. Storylines: This is a huge game for the draft lottery standings and concludes a home-and-away series that featured the Nets prevailing on Saturday at the United Center. The Nets have no first-round pic…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 9:30pm -
  • Cristiano Felicio admits he tried to live up to contract
    After 80 games, Cristiano Felicio finally is unburdening himself. He’s putting the poor play that defined his season’s start behind him, playing passable minutes in his gift-wrapped opportunity as a starter. And he’s finally admitting that he f…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 9:20pm -
  • Bulls honor Loyola for its thrilling run to the NCAA's Final Four
    The Bulls honored Loyola’s Final Four team Saturday night for its captivating run in the NCAA tournament, sitting team members in a luxury suite and introducing them to a standing ovation during a second-quarter timeout in the game against the Nets…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 2:35pm -
  • Nets blow out Bulls 124-96 as Lauri Markkanen rests again
    The Bulls continue to say all the right things about competing hard and playing the right way. And the players who are allowed to play certainly are, despite Saturday’s 124-96 loss to the Nets. But the true tone of this home-and-away series with ma…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 2:20am -
  • Nets 124, Bulls 96
    Photos from the Bulls-Nets game at the United Center on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 2:15am -
  • By outdueling the Cavaliers, the 76ers announced their arrival with authority
    In the minutes after his Philadelphia 76ers pulled off a 132-130 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the latest stunning triumph in what has been a season beyond the wildest dreams of everyone here in the City of Brotherly Love, coach Brett Brown s…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 3:20pm -
  • Lauri Markkanen shines again as Bulls fall to Celtics
    The Celtics rested Jayson Tatum for Friday’s 111-104 victory over the Bulls, who may do the same with Lauri Markkanen for Saturday’s home game against the Nets that has major draft-lottery ramifications. The rookies are obviously resting for diff…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 2:05pm -
  • Celtics 111, Bulls 104
    Photos from the Bulls-Celtics game at the TD Garden on Friday, April 6, 2018.
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 12:12am -
  • Saturday's matchup: Nets at Bulls
    TV/radio: 7 p.m. Saturday; NBCSCH, WSCR-AM 670. Storylines: This is a huge game for the draft-lottery standings and starts a home-and-away series that concludes Monday in New York. The Nets won the first meeting at home in February. Trending: The Bul…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 9:30pm -
  • LeBron James, Kevin Durant but no Bulls in 35-player U.S. Olympic basketball team pool
    LeBron James is putting himself in position to play in a fourth Olympics, and Kevin Durant and Chris Paul a third. The NBA stars were among the headline names on the list of 35 players chosen Friday for USA Basketball's national team pool of players…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 9:25pm -
  • Friday's matchup: Bulls at Celtics
    TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Friday; WGN-9, WIND-560 AM. Storylines: The Celtics have won two of the three meetings this season, although they’re dealing with the blow of losing Kyrie Irving for four to five months — and the playoffs — to have screws re…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 9:10pm -

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  • newABC7's Evelyn Holmes slowly but surely learning to play hockey: 'I'm not going to quit'
    You know that saying about getting the name of the truck that hit you? Evelyn Holmes never did get the name of the hockey goon who leveled her at Johnny’s IceHouse West. “He’s got to be easily 250. He’s got to be, what, 6-4? I mean, he’s li…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 4:35pm -
  • NHL suspends Predators forward Ryan Hartman for Game 5
    The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman for Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche for an illegal check to the head of Carl Soderberg. The league's Department of Player Safety issued the suspensionThursday after a hearing. Hartm…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:15pm -
  • Flames fire coach Glen Gulutzan after 2 seasons
    The Flames fired coach Glen Gulutzan on Tuesday after two years with the club. Assistant coaches Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard were also relieved of their duties. Gulutzan led the Flames to the playoffs in his first season in Calgary, eventually bein…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 10:50pm -
  • Former Blackhawk Richard Panik arrested in Arizona
    Former Blackhawks forward Richard Panik was arrested for trespassing last week in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to ABC15-TV. Panik, 27, reportedly refused to leave the entrance of Bevvy, a sports bar, on April 8 and appeared to be intoxicated, police…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 6:25pm -
  • Blackhawks sign Notre Dame defenseman Dennis Gilbert
    Notre Dame junior defenseman Dennis Gilbert has agreed to a three-year contract with the Blackhawks, the team said Friday. Gilbert, a third-round draft pick (91st overall) in 2015, will immediately join the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey Lea…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 3:45pm -
  • Eddie Olczyk on NHL playoff results: 'Whatever would come up, I wouldn’t be surprised'
    This is when we find out who the real hockey fans are in Chicago, with the Stanley Cup playoffs underway and the absent Blackhawks under repair. But if nothing else, the NHL postseason on NBC Sports and cable outlets such as NBCSN offers a chance to…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:35pm -
  • The Blackhawks' summer shopping list should include a sniper for Patrick Kane
    Last offseason, you’ll recall, it was Jonathan Toews who got a new playmate. Brandon Saad was brought back to the United Center to make the Blackhawks captain better, a move that came at the stiff cost of the best winger Patrick Kane ever had. And…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews doesn't sound like he has any answers
    Jonathan Toews keeps repeating himself, and not in a good way. Oh, he’s still taking the blame. That’s the way he always has been. That’s what captains do. But when the same things are said after repeated Blackhawks failures, it calls into ques…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Patrick Kane to captain Team USA at world championships
    Patrick Kane’s NHL season is finished, but his hockey season will continue. He was named captain of the United States national team for the IIHF World Hockey Championship that runs May 4-20 in Denmark. When Kane was asked Monday at his Blackhawks e…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:10am -
  • After off year, Jonathan Toews wonders: 'Where does my game have to grow?'
    Pain. Hardship. Failure. Jonathan Toews cited those elements of this Blackhawks season Monday. Those are the lasting impressions weighing on him as he prepares to watch the postseason from home for the first time since the first year of his decorated…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:00am -
  • NHL moves up All-Star skills competition, game in 2019
    The NHL is moving up its All-Star skills competition and game next season. After years of holding the skills competition on Saturday night and the All-Star Game on Sunday, the NHL is moving each event up a day for the 2019 weekend hosted by the San J…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 9:45pm -
  • Four takeaways from Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman's season-ending news conference
    The snow falling outside the United Center on Monday was one last indication of how unusually early this Blackhawks season ended. Not that they needed the reminder. The Hawks have long been headed for this disappointing ending, well before the March…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 8:35pm -
  • Blackhawks roster outlook heading into the offseason
    After missing the playoffs for the first time in 10 years, the Blackhawks could be in for some significant roster changes this offseason. But with several players locked into long-term contracts with no-movement clauses, big moves won't be easy to ma…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 8:01pm -
  • Blackhawks prospect Dylan Sikura is experienced and confident on his developmental path
    As tears ran down Dylan Sikura’s face that day in January 2015, he had a choice. His frustration as a struggling freshman at Northeastern University in Boston was devolving into despair. His ice time had diminished. Suddenly, his career arc, a prom…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 2:05pm -
  • Whether or not Blackhawks are right to keep status quo, reasons for decision are sound
    Passion compelled typically mild-mannered Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman to proclaim from the podium that getting swept in the 2017 playoffs by the Predators was “unacceptable.” Bowman channeled that frustration by letting his heart overr…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 7:30pm -
  • Debating the Blackhawks' future: The roster, possible trades and more
    The Blackhawks’ disappointing season ends Saturday night against the Jets in Winnipeg, Manitoba. There will be no playoffs. There are, however, plenty of issues facing the team. Our hockey experts hash it out. Joe Knowles: The Hawks will be sitting…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 5:30pm -
  • Blackhawks Q&A: Patrick Sharp looked back — and ahead — after the final game of his NHL career
    Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp played his 939th and final NHL game Saturday night, and did so in his birthplace. Only 24 hours after an emotional farewell tribute in front of fans in Chicago, he finished a 14-year career that includes three Stanley…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 4:45pm -
  • Blackhawks' 4-1 loss to Jets begins offseason turnaround effort
    The final horn sounded at Bell MTS Place on Saturday night, mercifully ending the Blackhawks season. Their 4-1 loss to the Jets was a mere formality for both clubs, the Hawks with one last obligation to cross off their calendar, and the Jets enjoying…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 1:45am -
  • Jets 4, Blackhawks 1
    Photos from the Blackhawks-Jets game at Bell MTS Place on Saturday, April 7, 2018. 
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 1:39am -
  • Blackhawks mourn victims of tragic bus crash involving Canadian junior hockey team
    The Blackhawks joined a shaken hockey world Saturday in mourning the deaths of at least 15 members of a junior league team in a bus crash in Saskatchewan on Friday night. The Humboldt Broncos’ bus collided with a tractor-trailer en route to a playo…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 11:15pm -
  • Maple Leafs coach grieves Saskatchewan bus victims, along with Canada and NHL
    Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock stood at the podium and fought back tears, the grief resonating across Canada and the NHL. A bus crash in his home province of Saskatchewan left 14 dead and 15 injured, three critically. A junior hockey team, th…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 9:35pm -
  • Blackhawks honor Stan Mikita through grandsons in 'One More Shift'
    Billy Gneiser never saw his grandfather play hockey. Even his YouTube searches for Stan Mikita don’t turn up enough results to satisfy him. But the 13-year-old still gets the gist. “All I know,” Gneiser said, “is he was pretty good.” Gneise…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 2:20pm -
  • Patrick Sharp savors Blackhawks' home finale, says after 4-1 loss he 'probably' will retire
    Patrick Sharp skated alone. The moment belonged to him. His Blackhawks teammates made sure of that. So did the organization and its fans after the home finale Friday night. Around the rink Sharp glided, waving to the crowd, soaking in his last skate…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 12:55pm -
  • Michal Kempny wasn't a blockbuster get for the Capitals, but he could help like one
    Michal Kempny arrived in Washington unsure what to do with his furniture, or whether he should get an apartment. He had never been traded, this being just his second season as an NHLer. He acknowledged he would need some time to adjust. He wasn't a s…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • Blues 4, Blackhawks 1
    Photos from the Blackhawks-Blues game at the United Center on Friday, April 6, 2018. 
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 3:04am -
  • NHL says Flyers, Panthers could play rare tiebreaker game for postseason berth
    If the Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers are even in points, regulation and overtime wins, and goal differential at the end of the season, they will play a one-game tiebreaker to determine who goes to the playoffs. The NHL announced the unlike…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 1:05am -
  • Friday's matchup: Blues at Blackhawks
    TV/radio: 7:30 p.m. Friday, NBCSCH, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: After team President John McDonough announced Thursday that coach Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman will return next season, the Blackhawks can exhale and simply play out the final two games.…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 3:30am -
  • Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and GM Stan Bowman will return next season
    The three newest Stanley Cup championship banners at United Center hang above the ice not only to commemorate the Blackhawks dynasty of the last decade but also as a ubiquitous reminder of how those teams re-established the organizational standard. T…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 11:55pm -
  • Blackhawks made right move in bringing back Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville
    Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville get a do-over. The Blackhawks’ general manager and coach will keep their jobs. That’s good. That’s good for them, certainly. That’s a good decision by President John McDonough, who declared it so Thursday. Tha…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 6:10pm -
  • Duncan Keith's goal completes Blackhawks comeback in 4-3 victory over Blues
    As the Blackhawks finished March and entered April without the customary buildup to the postseason, they have had to get their big-game fix from opponents. For a franchise used to contending for the Stanley Cup, the spoiler role is a total letdown. T…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 4:20am -
  • Blackhawks 4, Blues 3
    Photos from the Blackhawks-Blues game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. 
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 3:31am -
  • Joel Quenneville still hasn't discussed his future with Blackhawks brass
    Joel Quenneville has experienced numerous unfamiliar aggravations during his first losing season in 21 years as an NHL head coach — like the repeated questions about his job status beyond this season, the latest of which he faced Wednesday morning…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 12:15am -
  • Top 5 candidates to win NHL's Norris Trophy
    The Norris Trophy tends to carry an air of inevitability; the winner is almost always someone who was tagged as the favorite in the preseason. This year, that’s Victor Hedman of the Lightning, but there are several other worthy players who could ch…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 4:06pm -
  • Stanley Cup saying goodbye to names such as Bobby Hull and Gordie Howe
    So long, Gordon Howe. Bye-bye, Robert Hull. Au revoir, M. Richard. Those Hockey Hall of Famers and the rest of the players who won an NHL championship from 1954-65 are being stripped off the Stanley Cup this spring to create room for a new layer of n…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 12:25pm -
  • Wednesday's matchup: Blackhawks at Blues
    TV/radio: 7 p.m, NBCSN, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: After four days without a game, the Blackhawks begin their three-game push to the season finish line. The next two games are against the Blues, who trail the Avalanche by one point for the last wild-car…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 12:16pm -
  • Blackhawks prospect Victor Ejdsell learning to adjust big body on the fly
    It’s impossible to miss Victor Ejdsell when he skates in on goal. The 6-foot-5, 214-pound Swede has size that immediately translates to the NHL. As the Blackhawks prospect continues his audition this week, though, his central focus is effectively u…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 2:30am -
  • Jonathan Toews not cleared to play Wednesday after all
    Jonathan Toews isn’t returning to the Blackhawks lineup Wednesday, after all. Although the captain practiced Tuesday for the second straight day, the upper body injury that has kept him out five straight games remains problematic enough to delay hi…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 5:45pm -
  • Where is Scott Foster? Blackhawks emergency goalie backs out of the spotlight
    Just as quickly as Scott Foster burst onto the national — check that, international — scene with his turn as an emergency Blackhawks goaltender, the 36-year-old Oak Park accountant has stepped out of the spotlight. Since Friday, Foster has declin…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 4:55pm -
  • Blackhawks' goalie shuffle shows Corey Crawford's value
    The Blackhawks finally can see the finish line to their season, and it’s all but official that goaltender Corey Crawford won’t be back for the final three games this week to help them cross it. As they made another goalie transaction Monday, reca…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 12:50am -
  • Canucks' Sedin twins to retire after this season
    Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin say they will retire at the end of the season. The 37-year-old twins announced their plans Monday in a letter on the team's website . The Sedins are in their 17th season in the NHL, all with Vancouve…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • Jonathan Toews prepares to return as Blackhawks season nears end
    The Blackhawks expect to have captain Jonathan Toews back this week to help steer them to the finish line of this lost season. Toews practiced Monday in preparation for Wednesday’s road game against the Blues. After missing the last five games with…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • More Blackhawks losses mean a better spot in the NHL draft lottery on April 28
    Not much has gone right for the Blackhawks this season, so maybe they’re due for some good luck. The NHL on Wednesday released the odds for this year’s draft lottery. Based on the standings entering Saturday’s play, the Hawks are in a three-way…
    - 25 days ago, 31 Mar 18, 1:35pm -
  • Blackhawks routed 5-0 by Avalanche
    Semyon Varlamov stopped everything — including a hard-crashing Blackhawk late in the third period. The collision took its toll, sending the Avalanche goaltender flying into the net and knocking him out of the game. Varlamov stopped 30 shots before…
    - 25 days ago, 31 Mar 18, 5:15am -
  • A police officer, a bank manager and an accountant: NHL emergency goalie stories are the best
    Sports reporters are drawn to NHL emergency goalie stories like food bloggers to sliced ketchup. Because NHL emergency goalie stories have everything: the drama of waiting to see whether a drywall installer-slash-refrigerator-repairman will actually…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 8:35pm -
  • From beer league to big league: 36-year-old goalie Scott Foster makes emergency debut in Blackhawks' 6-2 win
    Collin Delia was hoping he would get a chance to play in the NHL sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner. Scott Foster figured his chance might never come. It came out of nowhere. Delia got the start in goal Thursday night against the Jets after…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 4:20pm -
  • Blackhawks 6, Jets 2
    Photos from the Blackhawks-Jets game at the United Center on March 29, 2018.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 3:13am -
  • Friday's matchup: Blackhawks at Avalanche
    TV/radio: 8 p.m, NBCSCH, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: The Avalanche are trying to stay in the hunt for a wild-card playoff spot while the Blackhawks are playing out the string. Newly signed defenseman Blake Hillman could make his Hawks and NHL debut in th…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 12:40am -
  • Blackhawsks rookie Dylan Sikura on making NHL debut: 'I'm excited to see what it's like'
    Blackhawks rookie Dylan Sikura talks to reporters after Thursday's  practice.
    - 27 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 5:16pm -
  • Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith hawk Gatorade's new flavors
    Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith’s on-screen chemistry in a new ad for Gatorade can be summed up in two words: “real smooth.” That’s because the Blackhawks teammates say “real smooth” five times between them. It keeps their acting demands co…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 1:50pm -
  • As stars age and decline, Blackhawks' short-term plan seems more like a prayer
    The Blackhawks’ core players got old in the same way Mike Campbell, a character in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” famously went bankrupt: Gradually, then suddenly. Here’s how the last three seasons have ended for the Blackhawks: 2…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 8:10pm -
  • Blackhawks send goalie J.F. Berube to minors, call up rookie replacement
    The Blackhawks assigned backup goalie J.F. Berube to their minor-league affiliate in Rockford on Wednesday and added Collin Delia to the active roster. In 24 games with Rockford this season, Delia posted a record of 14-6-4 with a 2.68 goals against a…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 5:30pm -
  • Defenseman Blake Hillman signs with Blackhawks, will join team immediately
    Another freshly signed rookie will be joining the Blackhawks as they continue auditions for future long-term roles with the team. Defenseman Blake Hillman signed a two-year contract Tuesday and will join the team immediately. He’ll wear No. 55 and…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 11:00pm -
  • NHL rookie of the year candidates
    The NHL is a young man’s league. Don’t think so?  Last year, then-18-year-old Patrik Laine scored 36 goals as a rookie and lost out in the Calder Trophy voting to then-19-year-old Auston Matthews and his 40 goals. This year’s competition for t…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 8:13pm -
  • Sharks 4, Blackhawks 3
    Photos from the Blackhawks-Sharks game at the United Center on Monday, March 26, 2018.
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 4:32am -
  • As season's end looms, Blackhawks fall to Sharks 4-3 in shootout
    While the rest of Chicago focuses on the Final Four, the Blackhawks are counting down the final five — as in their final five games of the season — after a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks at the United Center Monday night. Their schedule was typi…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 3:20am -
  • Victor Ejdsell makes Blackhawks debut, with Dylan Sikura on deck
    It’s audition week at the United Center. Victor Ejdsell made his NHL and Blackhawks debut Monday night against the Sharks, and fellow rookie Dylan Sikura is expected to do the same Thursday night against the Jets. “It’s good for the kids,” co…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 1:35am -
  • Dylan Sikura signs with Blackhawks, will join team immediately
    Dylan Sikura, one of the top college players in the nation, has signed with the Blackhawks and will join the team immediately. Sikura averaged more than 1½ points per game — 22 goals and 32 assists for 54 points in 35 games — and finished third…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Mar 18, 11:55pm -

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  • newGrandparents explode over pot paraphernalia
    Dear Amy: I am the father of three kids, all boys ranging in age from 11 to 17. The two oldest boys share a room in our unattached guesthouse; my youngest son’s room is in the main house. Recently, my in-laws came to stay with us for a week. We mov…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • newContemporary East Ukrainian Village home: $1.5M
    1850 W. Thomas St. in Chicago: $1,499,500 Listed on April 16, 2018 This five-bedroom plus family room, office and wine cellar home has tall ceilings and natural light throughout. Four bedrooms and laundry up are complemented by the above-garage deck…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • newMorning Spin: Democrats' deadline to override Rauner gun bill veto comes on same day as Second Amendment rally
    Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin Democrats who want to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a bi…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • newOne year ago Semaj Crosby's death sparked outcry, prompted change — but remains unsolved
    One year after Semaj Crosby was found dead under a couch in her home, her mother says she struggles to deal with the loss of her only daughter and awaits answers, even as she remains a person of interest in the investigation. “It’s just been a lo…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • newLINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 4/25/18
    Today's Birthday (04/25/18). Fall in love again this year. Reimagine old dreams and passions for new aims. Revise career goals and ambitions. Summer brings great results for writing, publishing and communications before family joys distract. Schedule…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 9:20am -
  • newFirefighter hurt in extra-alarm fire in Jewelers Row building in Loop
    A firefighter was taken to a hospital while responding to an extra-alarm fire in a Jewelers Row building in the Loop Wednesday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The firefighter was "transported for medical evaluation," the department…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 9:20am -
  • newChicago cop hit over head with vase while responding to domestic fight
    A Chicago police officer was hit over the head with a vase while responding to a domestic argument in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday morning, authorities said. The officer and a partner responded to a call of a "domestic batter…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 9:15am -
  • newSupreme Court's last argument is over Trump travel ban
    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. It's the last case the justices will hear until October.…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:19am -
  • new2-year-old boy shot in Joliet: police
    A 2-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Joliet on Tuesday night, police said. The shooting happened in the 400 block of Landau Street around 7:45 p.m. and is believed to be gang related, Joliet Police Deputy Chief Al Roechner said. The father of the…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 4:45am -
  • new1 dead, at least 10 wounded in Chicago shootings since noon Tuesday
    One man has been killed and at least 10 other people have been wounded in shootings since just after noon Tuesday in Chicago, according to police. A man was fatally shot in the 5100 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Austin neighborhood just before…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 4:00am -
  • newFor Bears to nail this draft, they must find a high-quality player at the top of Round 2
    With little time elapsed between the Bears’ spending spree in free agency and the annual owners meeting last month, general manager Ryan Pace was fresh off making some major acquisitions. As he talked about the work that went into the significant a…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 3:30am -
  • newFirst lady steps into spotlight for state visit with France
    There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight. After ditching her trademark dark sung…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 3:21am -
  • newKyle Schwarber and Ian Happ pace Cubs to 10-3 victory over Indians
    The return to Progressive Field on Tuesday night didn’t possess the same buzz as Game 7 of the World Series did 18 months ago, when the Cubs celebrated their first championship since 1908. But even without the services of Kris Bryant or Anthony Riz…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 3:15am -
  • newParolee who escaped custody on South Side arrested in Glenview
    A man on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for armed robbery escaped custody Tuesday morning during a parole check in the South Chicago neighborhood but was arrested again Tuesday night in Glenview, officials said. A corrections offi…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 2:55am -
  • newFederal judge orders Trump administration to continue DACA program and accept new applicants
    A District of Columbia federal judge has delivered the toughest blow yet to Trump administration efforts to end deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, ordering the government to continue the Obama-era program and - for the first t…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 2:35am -
  • newBy utilizing whole field, Kyle Schwarber putting 2017 slump far behind him
    Manager Joe Maddon likened Kyle Schwarber’s miserable 2017 season to a “sophomore slump” even though the Cubs’ resurgent slugger was in his third season. “They adjusted to him,” Maddon said Tuesday night. “Now he’s adjusting back.”…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 2:15am -
  • newRick Renteria, White Sox's 26th man, ejected in 1-0 loss to Mariners
    Manager Rick Renteria is so popular among White Sox players for acting in their best interests, they call him their 26th man. Some of the Sox thought the Mariners also had a 26th man on the field Tuesday. Only he was wearing a chest protector under h…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 2:05am -
  • new'Avengers: Infinity War' review: When worlds collide, Marvel-style
    “Avengers: Infinity War” is a lot of movie. You can hate it and still say that much with confidence. Its various, overlapping fan bases won’t hold what they don’t like against it, I bet. “A lot,” though, doesn’t mean it’s much fun or…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 1:30am -
  • newPhotos show 2 Great Lakes electric cables were severed
    Officials say underwater photos show two electric cables were severed in what Michigan's attorney general says was a tugboat anchor strike in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. An investigative team led by the U.S. Coast Guard s…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 1:29am -
  • newWith Dreamers' status uncertain, advocates seek funds for scholarships
    At first Citlali Perez was reluctant to apply for the Obama-era program that shields immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, and now she can’t: First-time applications are no longer being accepted. Perez was 16 when the Trump admi…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 1:15am -
  • newAfter a volcanic day of closing arguments, Bill Cosby's retrial is in the hands of the jury
    On Day 12 of his sex-assault trial, deep into a prosecutor's heated closing argument, Bill Cosby was laughing. Some in the jam-packed courtroom might have missed it, but his chuckles and his ear-to-ear smile caught the eye of Assistant District Attor…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 12:38am -
  • newAurora Public Library employee resigns over Muslim poem controversy
    I read the poem. And I do see the satire artist George Miller, a professor at Lewis University, was aiming for in the display at the Aurora Public Library that has garnered so much controversy since the weekend. It took me a couple of read-throughs,…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 12:05am -
  • newU46 board member who made controversial flag comment resigns to pursue social activism role
    Traci O’Neal Ellis resigned from the District U46 school board Monday, saying she plans to pursue a more active role in social justice causes that would conflict with her elected position. The surprise resignation, effective immediately, came at th…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 11:35pm -
  • newTrump rallies behind VA nominee after suggesting he should drop out of 'ugly' process
    The White House rallied around Ronny Jackson's nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs late Tuesday as the president's former doctor was besieged by complaints that he improperly prescribed drugs, created a hostile workplace and became…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 11:32pm -
  • newEverybody has a tree story. What's yours?
    I’ve got a tree story, you’ve got a tree story, everybody’s got a tree story. Tree stories are as universal as love stories, and starting Friday, which is Arbor Day, The Morton Arboretum and Openlands want to hear your stories of Chicago trees.…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 11:25pm -

Tribune Golf

  • Patrick Reed-Rory McIlroy pairing Sunday could be Masterful
    You think Rory McIlroy’s eagle chip-in on No. 8 elicited roars from the Masters patrons? You should have heard how the European media reacted to McIlroy holing out on 18. No cheering in the Press Building? Some of that reaction can be attributed to…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 12:47am -
  • Tiger Woods talks Jackson Park golf project and Barack Obama’s phone call
    Tiger Woods confirmed what had been an urban legend in Chicago golf circles: former President Barack Obama called to ask him to take on the Jackson Park/South Shore golf project. “He actually called me about it,” Woods said Saturday after his thi…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 9:25pm -
  • A ‘momentous decision’ awaits Masters officials at hole No. 13
    Three words uttered more than a half-century ago could determine whether one of golf’s most picturesque par 5s undergoes a major change. A momentous decision, wrote Masters founder Bobby Jones in “Golf Is My Game” in 1960. Jones believed August…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 1:05pm -
  • Patrick Reed goes low to take second-round lead at Masters
    Phil Mickelson strolled to the interview area with a huge smile, asking: “How’s it going, guys?” The temptation was to reply: “Wait, didn’t you just shoot 79?” Mickelson had a rough Friday at the Masters, but he was hardly alone. Tiger Wo…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 18, 1:30am -
  • Thomas Pieters ends a rough Masters by snapping his driver over his knee
    Thomas Pieters runs hot and cold. Or, more accurately, volcanic and cold. So it wasn’t terribly surprising to see the former NCAA champion from the University of Illinois toss his putter Friday after he missed a 13-foot par putt on No. 17. But what…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 11:40pm -
  • Rory McIlroy keeps career Grand Slam in sight at Masters
    Rory McIlroy has the career Grand Slam well within reach at the Masters. Tough conditions at Augusta National could help keep him in the hunt. McIlroy shared the clubhouse lead with first-round leader Jordan Spieth at 4-under 140 when they finished t…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 9:20pm -
  • Arlington Heights' Doug Ghim makes rare eagle on Masters' 18th hole
    As Jeff Ghim walked up the 18th fairway at Augusta National with a smile bigger than Texas, friends shouted, “Great yardage!” What got everyone fired up was how Jeff’s son, Doug, had finished his first round in the Masters. The 21-year-old amat…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 1:55am -
  • Masters Round 1 report: Jordan Spieth's birdie binge, Sergio Garcia's sinking feeling and Tony Finau's miracle recovery
    Why do we love the Masters? It’s not the azaleas or $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches. A main reason is the drama this spectacular golf course provides. Where else on earth could we see the defending champion rinse five consecutive shots on the same…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 1:15am -
  • Masters crowd showers Tiger Woods with love, but he gives them little to cheer on Day 1
    Around the practice green they waited. And waited. Tiger Woods’ caddie, Joe LaCava, appeared first. Observers noticed that LaCava, who lives in Connecticut, had a New York Rangers T-shirt under his white caddie uniform. “Last-place-Ran-gers,” a…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 1:13am -
  • Tiger Woods can't conquer par 5s at Masters, settles for 1-over after first round
    Tiger Woods feels like he played better than he scored at the Masters. Woods shot a 1-over 73 in the opening round Thursday, failing to make up any ground on the four par 5s. Woods has feasted on Augusta National's longest holes over the years, but p…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 8:35pm -
  • Sergio Garcia dunked HOW MANY balls in the water on 15?
    Sergio Garcia turned the Masters into a remake of “Tin Cup.” He arrived at the 15th hole Thursday at 2 over par. He left needing a couch, a counselor and a sleeve of golf balls. Garcia dunked five balls in the pond that fronts the wide but shallo…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 7:50pm -
  • New women’s amateur event at Augusta National marks a new day in golf
    Masters officials did something Wednesday that even Martha Burk would have to salute. The club announced the creation of the Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship, which will debut in 2019 on the week before the Masters. The first two rounds…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 11:55pm -
  • Wild Masters par-3 contest features thrill of victory, agony of de-feet
    A man born in the 1940s birdied six of the nine holes, a grandson of Jack Nicklaus made an ace wearing a caddie jumpsuit and a Masters first-timer might have dislocated an ankle celebrating a hole-in-one. Other than that, not much happened Wednesday…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 11:15pm -
  • An incorrect scorecard, an inappropriate reaction: Why 1968 Masters champ Bob Goalby never got the credit he deserved
    Bob Goalby asks that you speak up a bit. At 89, his mind remains sharp and his body still allows him to play golf every week near his home in Belleville, Ill. But his hearing aids give him fits. We find a couch in a quiet spot in the Augusta National…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 10:45pm -
  • Who will win the Masters?
    We’re all craving a Masters that will give us a story for the ages, as Jim Nantz would put it. C’mon, Tiger, Phil or Rory, is it too much to ask that one of you wins? Or will we be served another Danny Willett or Trevor Immelman? Here are five pl…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 5:45pm -
  • Tiger takeaways: Relaxed and funny, Woods jokes about Phil Mickelson’s shirt and his own ‘crazy’ comeback
    Is this really the same Tiger Woods who intimidated a generation of competitors and froze out an endless array of people outside his inner circle? This Woods, the one who calls himself a “walking miracle” because of his return from spinal fusion…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 1:15am -
  • So you want to buy a Masters ticket from a broker? Here’s what you should know
    Those hawking Masters tickets on Washington Road don’t think in terms of yards, like the players do. They think in feet. Namely, 2,700 feet. Tickets may not be sold, purchased or handed off within 2,700 feet of Augusta National. That’s the law. A…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 11:45pm -
  • Could it be, a Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson bromance?
    An unlikely practice-round pairing yielded a glorious exchange in the interview room. When a reporter asked Phil Mickelson about a “burgeoning bromance” with Tiger Woods, Lefty replied: “I don't know if I would phrase it the way you did. But I…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 9:35pm -
  • Tiger Woods looks ‘pretty awesome’ to Masters practice partner Fred Couples
    The ageless Fred Couples teed it up in a Masters practice round Monday with a man who appears to have found the Fountain of Youth: Tiger Woods. Couples came away impressed, telling reporters, “He hit a few drives that were well worth watching, whet…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 12:30am -
  • Ball marks, luggage tags and key chains: A golf shop like no other feeds my Masters obsession
    Confession time: This is my 10th Masters, which means I’ve dropped nearly five figures at the Masters Golf Shop. I don’t have the receipts to prove it — too embarrassed to keep them — but I have a pretty good idea what my spending average of…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 12:15am -
  • With Tiger Woods roaring, the ‘most anticipated' Masters is upon us
    Just so we have this straight: Phil Mickelson heads to Augusta National having won for the first time in five years. Rory McIlroy arrives in search of the career grand slam after a scintillating final-round 64 at Bay Hill. Two-time Masters champion B…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 6:30pm -
  • Tiger Woods makes a brief run at Bay Hill until a big miss
    Tiger Woods put on a Sunday charge at Bay Hill that looked all too familiar. One swing changed everything at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Coming off three birdies and two pars saves that brought him to within one shot of the lead, Woods hammered a…
    - 38 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 11:05pm -
  • First look at Jon Lester’s appearance on Golf Channel’s 'Feherty' show
    Cross another thing off Jon Lester’s golf bucket list. The Cubs ace, who birdied the second hole at Augusta National, recently shared a couch with funnyman David Feherty. Lester joined 3-point shooting legend Ray Allen and 13-time PGA Tour winner M…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • The new favorite to win the Masters? Tiger Woods
    Real life actually is stranger than fiction: Tiger Woods is the favorite to win the Masters. That status is based on public perception — i.e. wagering. So much money has poured in on Woods that his one-time odds of 80-1 have dropped to 8-1 at the W…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • Tigermania is back: Tiger Woods is surging and so are golf crowds
    Oh, how we've missed the Sundays of spring. Those lazy, heady non-football days when Tiger Woods, wearing a bright red shirt, as in contention and playing well. It didn't matter whether the tournament was a major or one sponsored by a major paint com…
    - 45 days ago, 11 Mar 18, 8:45pm -
  • Tiger Woods surges to the top of a PGA Tour leaderboard for the first time since 2015
    Entering Friday, Tiger Woods had not led a golf tournament since Aug. 22, 2015, when he ascended to the top of the leaderboard during the third round of the Wyndham Championship. Woods would falter with a final-round 70, finishing four strokes behind…
    - 47 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 6:10pm -
  • Phil Mickelson wins playoff in Mexico, earns first victory since 2013
    Phil Mickelson ended the longest drought of his career with a playoff victory Sunday over Justin Thomas in the Mexico Championship, capping off a final round of lustrous cheers in thin air that included Thomas holing a wedge for eagle on the final ho…
    - 51 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 1:00am -
  • 5 female golfers to take part in men's European Tour event
    Five female golfers will compete in a men's European Tour event in May as part of more innovations to the GolfSixes tournament. Suzann Pettersen and Mel Reid will form a European Women's team and Georgia Hall and Charley Hull will combine for an Engl…
    - 57 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 2:10pm -
  • U.S. Open abandons 18-hole playoff, last of golf's majors to do so
    The U.S. Open is changing to a two-hole aggregate playoff, the last of the four majors to do away with an 18-hole playoff. The change is takes effect immediately and would be used at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island in June if there is a tie after 72…
    - 58 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 11:00pm -
  • Golfer Bill Haas, actor Luke Wilson involved in fatal car crash in Los Angeles
    Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW, officials said Wednesday. The two cars colli…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 4:41pm -
  • What’s the latest on Tiger Woods course at Jackson Park?
    Designers of the proposed Tiger Woods golf course on the Jackson Park and South Shore properties think in terms of letters, not numbers. So don’t call their latest plan 2.0. They’ve torn up so many iterations, they’re up to Plan “V” — and…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 9:10pm -
  • Park District, private firm present updated plans for South Side golf course
    The Chicago Park District presented an updated vision for merging the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses at an open house Wednesday night, saying the latest design was modified based on community concerns. While the new design would add more p…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 1:40am -
  • Tiger Woods happy with return to PGA Tour post-back fusion surgery
    Tiger Woods was never in contention in his return to the PGA Tour. He didn't dip into the 60s as he hoped he would on a brilliant sunny — and windy — Sunday at Torrey Pines. He missed three times more fairways than he hit in his four rounds in th…
    - 86 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 12:35am -
  • Tiger Woods in danger of missing cut at Torrey Pines
    Tiger Woods got off to a bad start in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines and things got even worse, leaving him in danger of missing the cut. Woods made the turn at 2-over 38 Friday on the North Course, which was toughened…
    - 89 days ago, 26 Jan 18, 8:57pm -
  • Tiger Woods brings back big crowds, big cheers with a 72
    Tiger Woods has been away from the PGA Tour too long to know for certain when a shot is as good as it looks. This was a 6-iron on the par-3 16th hole on the South Course at Torrey Pines, from 188 yards to a slightly elevated green with a pin tucked b…
    - 89 days ago, 26 Jan 18, 4:18am -
  • Tiger Woods feels better, but will he play better? First answer will come at Torrey Pines
    For virtually all of Tiger Woods’ career, it was the one question that produced the shortest answer. Invariably, someone would inquire about Woods’ expectations for a certain tournament. He’d answer quickly, without a hint of a smile or doubt.…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 12:25am -
  • False alarm on missile creates uneasy moment at Sony Open
    Charles Howell III was eating breakfast in his hotel when the restaurant at the Kahala started buzzing. Everyone had their phones. Everyone received the same push alert. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT…
    - 13 Jan 18, 10:05pm -
  • Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring
    Rory McIlroy says he has a heart ailment that will have to be monitored regularly but is not expected to affect his play. McIlroy said in an interview with The Telegraph that he has a thickening of the left ventricle. He says doctors told him it wa…
    - 13 Jan 18, 4:55am -
  • PGA Tour still tax-exempt, with an assist from Nicklaus
    On the day PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced more than $180 million given to charities last year, he shared how the tour turned to Jack Nicklaus to help protect golf's model for raising money. The tax-exempt status of the PGA Tour and other…
    - 8 Jan 18, 2:25am -
  • Ernie Els invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters
    Ernie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn't an invitation to play in the Masters. Els had to clarify a tweet from Sunday that said: “Thank you for a Great Xmas present! (at)TheMasters Can…
    - 26 Dec 17, 6:30pm -
  • Year after unveiling, what’s latest on Tiger Woods’ Chicago golf project?
    On a cold Thursday in December, Mike Keiser took a 240-mile trip from Chicago to central Wisconsin in search of the next great routing at his Sand Valley Golf Resort. This commitment helps explain why the Lincoln Park resident is golf’s premier mod…
    - 18 Dec 17, 9:25pm -
  • Golf tours to eliminate 2-shot penalty for TV call-in reviews
    Players no longer will be penalized two shots for an incorrect scorecard if they were not aware of a rules violation when they signed their card. The USGA and R&A also will no longer respond to most TV viewers' calls during the tournament. The change…
    - 11 Dec 17, 7:42pm -
  • A strong Tiger Woods is a good starting point
    It wasn't the best shot Tiger Woods hit all week. It might have been the most telling. He had 271 yards to the par-5 third hole at Albany Golf Club, a tropical breeze working against him. Woods went with a 2-iron. He held nothing back on the swing an…
    - 4 Dec 17, 4:32pm -
  • Rickie Fowler rallies with 61 to win Hero World Challenge in Tiger Woods' return
    Rickie Fowler was the first player to offer a scouting report on Tiger Woods ahead of his celebrated return to golf, hinting that Woods was hitting it "way by" him in some of their matches in Florida. Fowler's own game apparently was in pretty good s…
    - 4 Dec 17, 12:14am -
  • Hoffman builds 5-shot lead as Woods fades in Bahamas
    Charley Hoffman handled the blustery conditions for a five-shot lead in the Hero World Challenge as Tiger Woods fell 10 shots behind. The wind was the strongest it has been all week at Albany Golf Club, and it showed in the scores Saturday. Hoffman h…
    - 2 Dec 17, 11:50pm -
  • Tiger Woods returns with solid round and good start in Bahamas
    Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left. Playing for the first time since his fourth back surgery, Woods returned from a 10-month layoff with a 3-under 69 on a breezy Thursday in the Bahamas that left him three…
    - 30 Nov 17, 11:15pm -
  • Tiger Woods returns, Take 10
    Tiger Woods is playing the Hero World Challenge this week, making it the 10th time he has returned from layoffs of 10 weeks or longer. The most recent layoff was caused by fusion surgery on his lower back, his fourth back surgery since March 2014. Wo…
    - 27 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • Tiger Woods is back for more, but the old Tiger Woods is gone
    We will indulge memories as long as they stay where we left them. When we left Tiger Woods, the golfer, he was winning the 2008 U.S. Open on a broken leg and torn ACL, in sudden death on the 91st hole, as courageous and foolish a feat as ever in spor…
    - 24 Nov 17, 7:40pm -
  • Tiger Woods to return Nov. 30 at Hero World Challenge
    Jack Nicklaus has won more majors, but Tiger Woods is the PGA Tour’s all-time tease. Woods will attempt to make another professional comeback Nov. 30 at the event he hosts, the Hero World Challenge. He will join Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Ja…
    - 30 Oct 17, 10:15pm -
  • Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, avoids jail
    Tiger Woods pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving in a deal that will keep him out of jail as long as he stays out of trouble, resolving charges from an arrest last spring in which he was found passed out in his Mercedes with prescription drugs a…
    - 27 Oct 17, 8:34pm -

Tribune Soccer (Fire)

  • new'Fantastic' Liverpool surpass Klopp's expectations
    Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool's "fantastic" 5-2 demolition of Roma on Tuesday as the Reds manager soaked up a Champions League semi-final first leg goal spree that was beyond his expectations. Klopp's side are within touching distance of the final a…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 9:35pm -
  • newThree things we learned from Liverpool v Roma
    Liverpool beat Roma 5-2 in a dramatic Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday to take a big step towards the final in Kiev, despite conceding two late away goals. Here are three things we learned from the Anfield showdown: Sublime Salah Aske…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 9:25pm -
  • newSalah superb but five-star Liverpool give Roma lifeline
    Mohamed Salah came back to haunt former club Roma in spectacular style with two goals and two assists as Liverpool stormed towards the Champions League final with a 5-2 semi-final, first-leg win at Anfield on Tuesday. Roberto Firmino also scored twic…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 9:15pm -
  • newBayern wait on Alaba for Real semi-final
    Jupp Heynckes says Bayern Munich are waiting on the fitness of left-back David Alaba for Wednesday's crunch Champions League semi-final, first-leg, at home to Real Madrid. Alaba, a free-kick expert, sat out Bayern's final training on Tuesday with a t…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 2:25pm -
  • newReunions aplenty as Bayern and Real clash in Champions League semis
    Two of Europe's greatest clubs will go head to head in the Champions League on Wednesday as Bayern Munich host Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final. These star-studded teams are hardly strangers to the latter stages of Europe's premier to…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 2:15pm -
  • newLiverpool's Salah aims to shoot down Roma in Champions League semi
    Liverpool are banking on Mohamed Salah and the passion of the Anfield crowd to propel them towards the Champions League final on Tuesday but Roma stand in their way in a mouthwatering repeat of the 1984 title decider. Spearheaded by Salah and inspire…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 2:10pm -
  • Walcott downs Newcastle to boost under-fire Allardyce
    Theo Walcott did his best to boost Sam Allardyce's approval rating as the Everton winger clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday. Allardyce has been under fire for Everton's dour style of play since he was hired in…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 9:25pm -
  • Klopp calls for Roma respect amid Anfield cauldron
    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned the club's fans not to repeat the scenes that saw windows of Manchester City's team bus smashed by thrown cans and bottles ahead of their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday.…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 8:45pm -
  • Salah wins PFA player of the year over De Bruyne, Kane
    Mohamed Salah has been voted player of the year by his fellow professionals in English football in recognition of an incredible scoring return to the Premier League with Liverpool. The Egypt forward collected the Professional Footballers' Association…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 10:45pm -
  • La Liga Recap: Atletico held to scoreless draw by Betis ahead of Arsenal visit
    Second-place Atletico Madrid was held 0-0 at home by Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday in a second straight setback before Diego Simeone's team faces Arsenal in the Europa League semifinals. Atletico, which lost 3-0 at Real Sociedad midweek,…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 7:05pm -
  • Conte: Chelsea 'not favorites' in FA Cup final against Man United
    Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup final. Conte's side cruised to a 2-0 win over Southampton in Sunday's semi-final to set up a heavyweight clash with United at…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 6:05pm -
  • EPL champs Man City rout Swansea in chase for points record
    Manchester City is chasing more records now the Premier League title has been wrapped up. A 5-0 win over Swansea got the champions closer to a few of them. David Silva scored one goal and set up another for Raheem Sterling in the first half, before f…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 5:50pm -
  • Mexico, 'America's team' in Russia 2018
    It’s a Tuesday night in March, 2½ months before the World Cup, and almost 80,000 ticket-buyers are dashing through a day-long thunderstorm to attend an inconsequential soccer match under AT&T Stadium’s closed roof. As part of preparations for th…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
  • Serie A Recap: Napoli beat Juventus, narrow league lead to one point
    Kalidou Koulibaly scored a late winner to help Napoli win 1-0 at Juventus and reignite the Serie A title race on Sunday. Napoli trailed Juventus by six points last weekend but the Bianconeri drew at Crotone midweek, and two straight wins for Maurizio…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 4:40pm -
  • Wenger on protesting fans: 'I am not resentful'
    Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he doesn't resent fan protests but says they didn't reflect how the club is perceived throughout the world. The 68-year-old Frenchman spoke for the first time since announcing Friday that he was quitting Ar…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 4:25pm -
  • Chelsea upend Southampton to face Man United in FA Cup final
    Chelsea will play Manchester United in the FA Cup final after beating Southampton 2-0 in the second semifinal at Wembley Stadium on Sunday with goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata. Giroud, who had been selected ahead of Morata to spearhead Ch…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 4:10pm -
  • Wenger's announcement, FA Cup semis and the best of the soccer weekend
    What looked to be another action-packed weekend in the wide world of soccer was seemingly taken over by Arsene Wenger’s huge announcement. However, this weekend still provided a truckload of high-profile action, including the FA Cup semifinals, the…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 3:50pm -
  • Reports: Neymar expected back in Paris in May
    Brazilian superstar Neymar is expected back in Paris a month before the World Cup begins in Russia, French media reported on Sunday. Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been recovering in his homeland since undergoing surgery on a broken bone in h…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 3:10pm -
  • Elneny carried off the field with apparent injury against West Ham
    Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny was carried off on a stretcher during Sunday's Premier League game against West Ham, less than two months before he is due to play at the World Cup with Egypt. Elneny was treated on the pitch in north London after in…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 3:05pm -
  • Wenger farewell tour begins with Arsenal win over West Ham
    Arsene Wenger saw Arsenal claim a 4-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday in his first game since announcing his 22-year managerial reign will finish at the end of the season. That Arsenal remains sixth in the Premier League is why support for Wenger has…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 2:55pm -
  • Pochettino sparks speculation about his future after FA Cup elimination
    Mauricio Pochettino sparked speculation over his future at Tottenham after Manchester United extended the London club's FA Cup semi-final pain at Wembley. Spurs took an early lead on Saturday through Dele Alli but Jose Mourinho's men hit back with go…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Iniesta: 'a possibility' he played his last final for Barcelona
    Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday. Barcelona captain Iniesta said he would reveal his future plans "this week" as the 33-year-old weighs up an offe…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 3:40am -
  • Barcelona thrash Sevilla to win 4th straight Copa del Rey title
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  • Ronaldo saves Real Madrid from home defeat to Athletic Bilbao
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  • VAR decisions to be shown on big screens at World Cup
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  • Ibrahimovic: 'World Cup without me would not be a World Cup'
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    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:35pm -
  • Simeone: Atletico must show Griezmann 'team can continue to grow'
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    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:15pm -
  • England announce post-World Cup friendlies against United States, Switzerland
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    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:05pm -
  • Retro World Cup: Klose, Ronaldo and the all-time top scorers
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    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 2:10pm -
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