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  Courtney Vandersloot named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CHICAGO—Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced. This marks the seventh time in Vandersloot's 12-year career to receive the honor. Vandersloot is the ...


  Russian trial for Brittany Griner to begin July 1

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for alleged cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date for the trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for Friday, July ...


  Sky, Cubs and White Sox all score narrow victories

On June 26, the Chicago Sky (13-5) defeated the Minnesota Lynx (5-14) 88-85 at Wintrust Arena. The matchup was the 23rd head-to-head meeting between the Sky's Candace Parker and the Lynx's Sylvia Fowles—the No. 1 overall ...


  U.S. House passes resolution urging Griner's release

The U.S. House passed a bipartisan resolution calling on the Russian government to immediately release WNBA star Brittney Griner, CNN reported. "Not a day goes by that we aren't thinking of Brittney and working to get ...


  Chicago Wolves win Calder Cup; Cubs, White Sox lose

The Calder Cup (for minor-league professional ice hockey teams) has been awarded again—and the Chicago Wolves are back on top of the American Hockey League, TSN reported. The Wolves secured their first Calder Cup championship since ...


  'Hawks to hire new coach; Cubs blank Cardinals; White Sox lose

Luke Richardson is expected to become the new head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, an NHL source confirmed to ESPN. Richardson would replace interim coach Derek King, who went 27-33-10 after taking over for Jeremy Colliton ...


  Rugby league bans trans women from international competition

Rugby has banned transgender players from women's international competition until further notice, following global swimming's decision to restrict trans athletes' participation at the elite level, Reuters reported. The International Rugby ...


  Chicago Red Stars hire Morinao Imaizumi as assistant coach

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 24, 2022) — Today, the Chicago Red Stars announced the addition of Morinao Imaizumi to the club's coaching staff as an assistant coach. Imaizumi joins the club for the remainder of the 2022 ...


  Gov. Pritzker expands state license plate options to include Chicago Sky, Red Stars and Fire

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4434 into law today, expanding the options of professional sports team license plates Illinoisans can choose from at the Secretary of State. The change, which adds the Chicago Fire, the ...


  Parker makes history in Sky victory; Cubs, White Sox lose

On June 23, Chicago Sky player Candace Parker made history as the first WNBA player with three career triple-doubles in Chicago's (12-5) 82-59 win over the Los Angeles Sparks (6-10) at Arena. An audience of ...


  Human Rights Campaign celebrates 50-year Anniversary of Title IX

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued a press release recognizing the 50-year anniversary of Title IX. HRC Interim President Joni Madison said in a statement: "Title IX has had a transformative impact on our ...


  Candace Parker named 2022 WNBA All-Star starter; Griner named honorary All-Star

Candace Parker has been selected as a starter for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022, the league announced. She will once again take a frontcourt spot in the star-studded match-up, this year at her team's home arena in ...


  Sky erase 28-point deficit to win; White Sox prevail; Cubs continue slide

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky (11-5) came back from 28 points down to defeat the Las Vegas Aces (13-3) 104-95 at Michelob Ultra Arena on June 21. This game—a preview of the Commissioner's Cup match-up ...


  White Sox unveil details for Pride Night, June 23

-- From a press release [UPDATE]

White Sox's Pride Night is presented by Vizzy and will be held Thursday, June 23, when the Chicago White Sox take on Baltimore at 7:10 p.m. CT at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first 10,000 fans (ages ...


  Fever rally to beat Sky; Cubs and White Sox also fall

At Indiana Farmers Coliseum on June 19, the Indiana Fever (5-13) overcame a 15-point deficit to edge the Chicago Sky (10-5) 89-87. Kahleah Copper led Chicago (playing without Candace Parker for the second consecutive game) with ...


  Governing body restricts trans swimmers; HRC responds

On June 19, swimming's world governing body, FINA, voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in women's events and will look into creating an "open competition" category, Yahoo! News reported. FINA members voted 71.5% in ...


  Red Stars tie Kansas City; White Sox and Cubs win

The Chicago Red Stars extend their unbeaten streak to six matches after tying the Kansas City Current 2-2 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas on June 18. The Red Stars walked away with one ...


  Sky outlast Dream in OT; Cubs end two streaks; Sox lose big

On June 17, the Chicago Sky (10-4) defeated the Atlanta Dream (7-8) 104-100 in overtime at Wintrust Arena. Kahleah Copper had 23 points to lead Chicago. The Dream's Cheyenne Parker, who spent her six seasons as ...


  WNBA player and lesbian icon Sue Bird to retire

WNBA legend Sue Bird, who's with the Seattle Storm, will retire after this season, NPR noted. "I've decided this will be my final year," Bird said in a post on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. "I ...


  Russia extends Brittney Griner's detention again

On June 14, prosecutors in Russia were granted another extension in the case of U.S. women's basketball player Brittney Griner, ESPN reported. The extension is a procedural move that was expected and should have little effect ...


  Sky and Red Stars win; Yankees crush Cubs; White Sox lose

In WNBA action, Courtney Vandersloot and Emma Meesseman each scored 20 points to lead the Chicago Sky (9-4) to an 88-86 win over the New York Liberty (5-9) in the Big Apple on June 12. It ...


  Cubs lose in 13 while White Sox win; Sky edge Sun

Facing the New York Yankees (42-16) on June 10 at Yankee Stadium, the Chicago Cubs (23-34) fell 2-1 in 13 innings. Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo was zero for four in his first game against the ...


  Red Stars tie; Sky's win streak snapped; White Sox lose

On June 8, the Chicago Sky tied the Washington Spirit in a scoreless game in Bridgeview, Illinois. In what felt like an evenly fought match, the Red Stars were outshot by Washington 13 to eight. However, ...


  Cubs, White Sox and Sky to hold Pride nights in June

In keeping with Pride Month, Chicago's pro sports teams will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in June. The Chicago Cubs will hold its Pride Night on Wed., June 29 as well as Out at Wrigley on Sunday, ...


  Sky top Mystics; Cubs lose again; White Sox beat Rays

On June 5, Kahleah Copper had 15 points to lead the Chicago Sky (7-3) over the Washington Mystics (7-5) 91-82 at Wintrust Arena. The Sky remain undefeated in Commissioner's Cup games this season (4-0), and it's ...


  Cubs split doubleheader; White Sox win; Red Stars prevail

On June 4, the Chicago Cubs (23-31) split a doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals (31-23) at Wrigley Field. Chicago won the opener 6-1 but lost the nightcap 7-4 in 10 innings. In the first game, ...


  Vandersloot makes history in Sky win; Cubs, White Sox lose; NU softball

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky (6-3) defeated the Atlanta Dream (6-4) 73-65 on June 3 in College Park, Georgia. The Sky are still undefeated (4-0) in Commissioner's Cup games. Courtney Vandersloot passed Allie Quigley to ...


  Red Stars tie again; Cubs win, White Sox lose; NU softball; ex-Bear dies

The Chicago Red Stars battled the Washington Spirit to a 1-1 tie on June 1 at SeatGeek Stadium. The Red Stars' previous game, against the Portland Thorns, also resulted in a tie (2-2). An early header ...


  Sky edge Phoenix; Cubs win while White Sox lose

In WNBA action, Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points as the Chicago Sky (5-3) edged the Phoenix Mercury (2-7) 73-70 at Wintrust Arena on May 31. The game was a rematch of the 2021 WNBA Finals in ...


  Trans swimmer Lia Thomas answers critics in interview

Two months after becoming the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship, transgender former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas responded to some of the criticism she has received for competing in ...


  White Sox edge Cubs; NU women's lacrosse team falls

This year's Crosstown Classic resulted in the Chicago White Sox winning three of four games from their North Side counterparts. On May 29, the White Sox (23-23) edged the Cubs (19-27) 5-4 in 12 innings. Jake ...


  WNBPA renews calls for Brittney Griner's release

The Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) marked the 100th day of Brittney Griner's detention in Russia by renewing calls for her release, CNN reported. "Brittney Griner is our teammate, our friend, and our sister. She ...


  Chicago Sports Alliance, McCormick donate $300K to anti-gun violence groups

The Chicago Sports Alliance—a collaboration between the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox—along with the support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, announced it will commit $300,000 to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation ...


  Cubs beat White Sox; Sky fall; Red Stars tie Portland on Pride Night

Continuing the Crosstown Classic at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 28, the Chicago Cubs topped their South Side counterparts. A Patrick Wisdom bloop double and a Frank Schwindel single set the tone early for the Cubs, ...


  Sky win on Ring Night; Cubs soar; White Sox routed by Red Sox

On May 24, the Chicago Sky (4-2) defeated the Indiana Fever (2-7) 95-90 at Wintrust Arena. Prior to the game, the Sky held its Championship Ring and Banner Night for winning the WNBA championship last year ...


  NBA coach/former Chicago Bull pleads for gun control after Texas shootings

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr discussed something besides basketball in his pregame news conference heading into Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks on Many 24, ESPN noted. "Since we left ...


  Chicago Red Stars to celebrate Pride Night on May 28

The Chicago Red Stars will host their annual Pride Night Saturday, May 28, at SeatGeek Stadium when the club takes on the Portland Thorns. Leading up to the match, fans will have the opportunity to bid ...


  Yankees player suspended for comment about White Sox's Anderson

Major League Baseball issued a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine to New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson for what the league calls "inappropriate comments" to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson during a May 21 ...


  SPORTS Sky, Red Stars, Cubs and White Sox all win

Candace Parker gave a historic performance as the Chicago Sky (3-2) defeated the Washington Mystics (5-2) 82-73 on May 22 in D.C., a press release noted. Parker—who made her 361st career start—finished with 16 points, 13 ...


  Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's live stream

Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's live stream by Jerry Nunn Out figure skater Johnny Weir is an award-winning Olympian and an LGBTQ+ champion. This gay media spokesman brings past experience ...


  Chicago Sky activate Copper, release Krajisnik

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 20, 2022) — The Chicago Sky activated Kahleah Copper and released Tina Krajisnik from her hardship exemption contract, the team announced today. Copper joins the Sky after returning from Spain, where she won the ...


  Sky Comeback falls short in road loss to Storm; 74-71

-- From a press release

Chicago Sky (2-2) @ Seattle Storm (2-3) May18, 2022: Final score CHI 71, SEA 74 <∫> TEAM HIGH POINTS HIGH ASSISTS HIGH REBOUNDS ≤/∫≥ CHI STEVENS (18) VANDERSLOOT (12) PARKER ...


  Cubs blank Pirates; White Sox win

On May 16, the Chicago Cubs (14-20) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20) 9-0 at Wrigley Field. Willson Contreras hit a first-inning grand slam—the 100th home run of his career—as the Cubs scored eight runs in that ...


  SPORTS Red Stars fall; mixed MLB results; Bucks out of playoffs

On May 15, the Chicago Red Stars fell to the San Diego Wave 2-1 in the Red Stars' first trip out west to face the new club. Rookie and Michigan State University alum Ava Cook scored Chicago's lone goal, making this ...


  SPORTS Cubs and White Sox win; Sky prevail; Fire fall

Most of Chicago's pro sports teams who played on May 14 came out victorious. —The Chicago Cubs (12-20) defeated the host Arizona Diamondbacks (18-16) 4-2. Veteran catcher Yan Gomes batted cleanup for just the 14th time ...


  Griner's detention in Russia extended by a month

The lawyer for Brittney Griner said May 13 that the WNBA star's pretrial detention in Russia has been extended by one month, ESPN reported. Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he believed the relatively short extension ...


  Chicago Bears release schedule; Yankees pound White Sox

After alternating home and road games throughout the entire 2021 season for the first time in franchise history, the Chicago Bears have a more conventional schedule in 2022, according to a press release. It features three ...


  Chicago Sky crush NY Liberty; Cubs win; Sox game postponed

On May 11, the Chicago Sky (1-1) set a franchise record in margin of victory (33 points) by crushing the New York Liberty (1-1) 83-50 at Wintrust Arena in a Commissioner's Cup game, according to a ...


  Former White Sox head trainer alleges sexual orientation-based bias

Brian Ball, a former head trainer for the Chicago White Sox, has filed suit against the organization and General Manager Frederick Hahn. In the lawsuit, Ball alleges he was unjustly terminated in October 2020 without explanation, ...


  Cubs win while White Sox blow six-run lead

On May 9, one Chicago MLB team halted its losing streak while the other had its winning streak snapped. In San Diego, the Chicago Cubs (10-18) blanked the Padres (19-11) 6-0 as the North Siders racked ...


  Chicago Sky activate Rebekah Gardner, waive Kaela Davis

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 9, 2022) — The Chicago Sky has waived Kaela Davis, the team announced today, allowing them to activate Rebekah Gardner. Gardner joined the team Feb. 10 after signing her first WNBA training camp. After ...


  Fire lose and Cubs drop doubleheader; White Sox win again

Ronaldo Cisneros netted three goals (a hat trick) in the first half and Atlanta United (4-4-3) snapped their four-match MLS winless streak, defeating Chicago Fire (2-3-4) FC 4-1 at Georgia's ...


  WORLD South Africa, Greek ruling, soccer items, singer attacked

South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa praised his country for creating a conducive environment for LGB people to practice same-sex marriages and partnerships, according to Erasing 76 Crimes. Speaking at a Freedom Day celebration in Mpumalanga, ...


  Chicago Sky lose opener; White Sox win; Cubs game postponed

The defending WNBA champion Chicago Sky lost their season/home opener 98-91 to the Los Angeles Sparks in overtime at Wintrust Arena. The game was the Sky's first season-opener at home since 2016. It was a career-high ...


  All WNBA courts to honor Brittney Griner

The WNBA announced plans to acknowledge the importance of Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner to the league, according to a press release. During the 2022 season that tips off Friday, May 6, Griner's initials and jersey ...


  Red Stars vs. Spirit rescheduled

CHICAGO (May 5, 2022) — The Chicago Red Stars' match against the Washington Spirit, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 7, has been rescheduled due to Washington advancing to the Challenge Cup final. The teams will now ...


  Chicago Sky also waive Kaba, Doyle and Tahane

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 5, 2022) — The Chicago Sky waived Masseny Kaba, Kathleen Doyle and Emmanuelle Tahane, the team announced today. Kaba was signed by the Sky on April 16 after going undrafted in the 2022 WNBA ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky waive several players

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 4, 2022)—The Chicago Sky waived Anneli Maley, Kaela Davis, Tina Krajisnik, Sparkle Taylor and Kysre Gondrezick, the team announced. Maley joined the Sky on March 11 after signing a training camp contract. Maley was ...


  White Sox take both Wrigley Field games in Crosstown Classic

On May 4, the Chicago White Sox (11-13) edged the Chicago Cubs (9-15) 4-3 in the second of the two-game Crosstown Classic series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had a 3-1 lead going to the third ...


  White Sox beat Cubs in first game of Crosstown Classic

In the first game of this year's Crosstown Classic series between the Chicago White Sox (10-13) and the Chicago Cubs (9-14), the South Siders won 3-1 at Wrigley Field on May 3. The White Sox's Tim ...


  Brittney Griner gets new designation; Black LGBTQ+ group responds

The United States is now saying lesbian WNBA player Brittney Griner is wrongfully detained in Russia, NPR reported. The shift in language indicates the United States will work more aggressively to secure her release. The State ...


  Illinois Supreme Court denies ex-Bear Richard Dent chance to identify accusers

The Illinois Supreme Court recently denied former Chicago Bear Richard Dent the chance to learn the names of the people who accused him of sexual harassment and drunken disorderly conduct in 2018, SW Iowa News reported. ...


  Chicago Sky waive Pulliam, prepare for May 6 season opener

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 2)—The Chicago Sky waived Lindsey Pulliam, the team announced today. Pulliam joined the Sky on April 16 after signing a training camp contract and was selected by the Atlanta Dream with the 27th overall ...


  Bears release QB Foles; Cubs win while White Sox come up short

Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Poles made four trades April 30—the final day of the NFL Draft—but could not find a taker for veteran quarterback Nick Foles, The Chicago Tribune noted. That led the team to ...


  Chicago Red Stars win; Cubs get hammered; White Sox also win

At home, the Chicago Red Stars—behind goals from Ella Stevens and Bianca St-Georges—defeated Racing Louisville FC 2-1 on April 30. Both Stevens and St-Georges scored their first regular-season goals; Stevens' goal came within the first t ...


  Blackhawks end season with loss; Cubs, White Sox also fall

The Chicago Blackhawks (28-42-12) ended their season with a loss on April 29, falling to the Buffalo Sabres (32-39-11) 3-2 in overtime in New York. Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Strome scored in regulation, with Buffalo tying ...


  Chicago and defending champion Sky to host 2022 WNBA All-Star festivities

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022 will be played in Chicago at the Wintrust Arena, home of the defending WNBA champion Chicago Sky, on Sunday, July 10, according to a press release from the WNBA. The game—which will ...


  Bulls' season ends; Cubs, White Sox and Blackhawks win

The Chicago Bulls' season is over. In Wisconsin, Chicago lost to the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks 116-100 on April 27. The Bucks won the best-of-seven series four games to one. The Bucks jumped to a ...


  WOMEN'S SOCCER U.S. team dominates; Houston coach suspended

The U.S. U-17 Women's Youth National Team finished first in Group G at the 2022 Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship with a convincing 5-0 win against Costa Rica to take another step closer to qualifying for the ...


  Calls to free Brittney Griner increase after prisoner release

As some people celebrate the April 27 announcement that Texas Marine veteran Trevor Reed would be released from a Russian prison, there were others urging the U.S. government to continue working behind the scenes—particularly regarding the ...


  Gay football player to be part of NFL Draft

The third-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals at the 2022 NFL Draft will be announced by a gay flag football player from the Phoenix area, Outsports reported. Joel Horton has been a member of the Phoenix ...


  Blackhawks beat Flyers

On April 25, the Chicago Blackhawks (27-42-11) beat the Philadelphia Flyers (25-44-11) 3-1 at the United Center. Erik Gustafsson, Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat all scored while Kevin Lankinen made 32 stops in the win. Toews ...


  Chicago Red Stars lose to Kansas City Current 2-1

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—The Chicago Red Stars ended Challenge Cup play with a 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Current on April 24. KEY MOMENTS: '6 Alyssa Naeher stops a dangerous shot from Kansas City '35 Kansas City gets ...


  SPORTS Bulls now down 3-1 in playoffs

On April 24, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points to lead that team to a 119-95 win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. With the loss, Chicago is now down 3-1 in ...


  Cubs score 21 in blowout win; White Sox and Blackhawks lose

In what resulted in more of a football score than a baseball one, the Chicago Cubs (7-8) blew out the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-8) 21-0 on April 23 at Wrigley Field. With the runaway win, the Cubs ...


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