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  DiBernardo leaving Chicago Red Stars

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (December 6, 2022) - Vanessa DiBernardo, Chicago Red Stars midfielder and team captain, has informed the team that she does not plan to re-sign with the club. The Naperville native has been a part ...


  Santa Speedo Run returns with plenty of holiday cheer

The 11th annual Santa Speedo Run took place at Sidetrack Video Bar Dec. 3. The event, a fundraiser for Center on Halsted, has grown exponentially year after year and has managed to take on a life ...


  Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks all lose; NU wins; Illinois in bowl game

The streaks continue for the Chicago Bears (3-10). The Bears fell short against the archrival Green Bay Packers (5-8) 28-19 at Soldier Field on Dec. 4. It was Green Bay's eighth straight series win over Chicago, ...


  Blackhawks end losing streak; UChicago makes soccer history

On Dec. 3, the visiting Chicago Blackhawks (7-12-4) defeated the New York Rangers (11-10-4) 5-2, snapping an eight-game losing streak. With an assist on Taylor Raddysh's goal to put the team up 4-1 in the third period, ...


  Chicago Red Stars lose three to free agency

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (Dec.1, 2022) - Midfielders Danielle Colaprico and Morgan Gautrat as well as forward Rachel Hill have informed the Chicago Red Stars that they do not plan to re-sign with the club. The three became ...


  Bulls, Blackhawks lose; Lightfoot-Fire FC link

The Chicago Bulls (9-12) fell to the Phoenix Suns (15-6) 132-113 in Arizona on Nov. 30, dropping the Bulls to 12th in the Eastern Conference. Phoenix now leads the Western Conference. Devin Booker scored 51 for ...


  Chicago Sky announces 2023 schedule

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — The Chicago Sky announced its schedule for the 2023 season, the WNBA announced on Wednesday. It marks the 27th season for the WNBA and the 18th for the Chicago Sky franchise. The WNBA ...


  Chicago Bulls beat Jazz; Abreu leaves White Sox

In Salt Lake City on Nov. 28, the Chicago Bulls (9-11) beat the Utah Jazz (12-11) 114-107. The Bulls' DeMar DeRozan led the team with 26 points as the Jazz suffered their fifth consecutive loss, according ...


  Bears, Blackhawks lose big

The Chicago Bears (3-9), without starting quarterback Justin Fields, lost to the New York Jets (7-4) 31-10 on Nov. 27 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Jets quarterback Mike White threw three touchdown passes in his first ...


  WORLD Church of England, World Cup news, court rulings, Justin Trudeau

The Church of England is defending the scrutinized guidance for its 4,700 primary schools on LGBTQ+ issues, claiming that it doesn't allow students as young as 5 to self-identify as the opposite sex, The Christian Post ...


  Illinois thumps NU in Wildcats' season finale

In college football, Northwestern University (1-11) concluded a woeful season by losing to the University of Illinois 41-3 on Nov. 26, finishing with an 11-game losing streak after edging Nebraska in Dublin, Ireland in the Wildcats' ...


  Fields hurt as Bears lose; 'Hawks fall; NU field hockey; Loyola

Nov. 20 was a long day for Chicago sports teams. In Georgia, the Chicago Bears (3-8) fell to the Atlanta Falcons (5-6) by a score of 24-21 on Nov. 20 as the Bears' dynamic starting quarterback, ...


  Blackhawks get crushed; NU's futility streak continues

Taking on the nearly invincible Boston Bruins (16-2-0) at their home, the Chicago Blackhawks (6-8-3) were routed 6-1 on Nov. 19. Boston's win extends the Bruins' home winning streak to start the season at 11 games, ...


  Bulls lose to Magic as LaVine is benched; NU women's field hockey

On Nov. 18 at the United Center, the Chicago Bulls (6-10) lost to the Orlando Magic (5-11) by a score of 108-107. Coach Billy Donovan benched Zach LaVine (who only had four points) for the final ...


  Chicago debuts new rugby team

On Nov. 17, officials from Major League Rugby announced that a new franchise named the Chicago Hounds will begin play in February 2023, per a press release. At the news conference in downtown Chicago, the league ...


  Red Stars update roster; Blackhawks, Bulls lose; Hossa's thoughts

The Chicago Red Stars have updated the status of the club's roster as the team prepares for the 2023 season. With 13 players already under contract at least through next season, ...


  Wright re-signs with Red Stars; NU wins; Cubs' offer rejected

The Chicago Red Stars announced the re-signing of defender Arin Wright to a two-year contract. ...


  AG Raoul files amicus brief supporting transgender athlete's rights

AG Raoul files amicus brief supporting transgender athlete's rights Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul was one of an interstate coalition of attorneys general filing an amicus brief challenging an Indiana ...


  Bears fall to Lions; Bulls get blown out; Hossa celebration

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, the Chicago Bears (3-7) fell to the Detroit Lions (3-6) 31-30 at Soldier Field on Nov. 13. The loss happened despite another stellar performance from Chicago quarterback Justin Fields—and ...


  Blackhawks win; NU loses again

The Chicago Blackhawks (6-5-3) edged the Anaheim Ducks (4-10-1) 3-2 in California on Nov. 12. It was the Blackhawks' first win in regulation since ...


  Nagasato re-signs with Red Stars

The Chicago Red Stars announced the re-signing of Yuki Nagasato to a one-year contract with a one-year option. Nagasato was a member of the Red Stars during 2017-2020 and spent one year in Kentucky as a ...


  U.S. women's soccer makes history after loss to Germany

The United States women's soccer team lost again, falling 2-1 to Germany on Nov. 10 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to The Guardian, it's the U.S. team's first three-game skid since 1993 ...


  Brittney Griner sent to Russian penal colony

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner has been moved from a detention center outside of Moscow to a Russian penal colony to begin serving out her nine-year sentence on drug smuggling charges, NPR reported. A statement from ...


  Bulls exact revenge on Raptors; NU has mixed results; Loyola wins

In the second of back-to-back games against the Toronto Raptors (6-5), the Chicago Bulls (6-6) won 111-97 as Zach LaVine posted his first 30-point game of the season, according to NBC Sports. "They want me to ...


  Bears fall to Dolphins; Bulls lose, too

At Soldier Field on Nov. 6, the Chicago Bears (3-6) suffered a tough loss to the Miami Dolphins (6-3), falling 35-32. However, Chicago quarterback Justin Fields managed to shine. He rushed for 178 yards—including a highlight-reel ...


  Ohio State gets by NU; Blackhawks get shut out

On a blustery, rainy day in Evanston, the Ohio State Buckeyes football team (#2 in the country with a 9-0 record) got by the Northwestern Wildcats 21-7 on Nov. 5. "I've never been around conditions like ...


  Officials visit Brittney Griner for first time in months

Officials from the U.S. embassy in Moscow met with Brittney Griner on Nov. 3, according to Reuters. It was the first visit in months for the out lesbian WNBA star who is jailed in Russia and could soon be transferred to ...


  Chicago Red Stars assistant coach Morinao Imaizumi leaves club

CHICAGO, Ill. (Nov. 3, 2022) - Chicago Red Stars assistant coach Morinao Imaizumi will depart the club after helping lead the team to a seventh-consecutive playoff berth. "Ima is a first-class professional. He made an immediate ...


  Bulls beat Nets and controversial star Irving; Blackhawks lose fourth straight

It wasn't pretty, but the Chicago Bulls (4-4) battled back to beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-99 (2-6) on Nov. 1 in New York City. Zach LaVine had a season-high 29 points (20 in the fourth quarter), ...


  Chicago Red Stars loan two players to Australian A-League women's clubs

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (October 31, 2022) - Two Chicago Red Stars players will spend the offseason on loan to clubs in the Australian A-League Women. Forward, Chelsie Dawber, will return to play with Adelaide United FC until May ...


  Chicago Fire FC announces 2022 roster decisions

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Oct. 31, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC announced roster decisions for five players on the 2022 squad. The Fire have exercised the 2023 contract options for center backs Kendall Burks and Wyatt Omsberg. "We're very ...


  Three Red Stars called up to national teams

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (October 31, 2022) - Three Chicago Red Stars will join their national teams for international friendlies in November. Goalkeeper, Alyssa Naeher, and forward, Mallory Pugh, will join the ...


  Bears lose to Cowboys; Blackhawks have a Wild loss

On Oct. 30, the Chicago Bears (3-5) fell to the Dallas Cowboys (6-2) 49-29 in Texas. Cowboys running back Tony Pollard got his fourth career start with Ezekiel Elliott sidelined with a knee injury—and ran for ...


  Bulls and Blackhawks fall

At the United Center on Oct. 29, the Chicago Bulls (3-4) lost to the Philadelphia 76ers (3-4) 114-109. Philadelphia led by 19 midway through the second quarter before Chicago went on a big run to get ...


  Portland Thorns are the new NWSL champions

The Portland Thorns became NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) champions after a 2-0 win over the Kansas City Current at D.C.'s Audi Field on Oct. 29, NWSL Soccer reported. Portland opened the scoring after just four ...


  DeRozan hits milestone in Bulls loss

The Chicago Bulls (3-3) fell to the San Antonio Spurs (4-2) 129-124 in Texas on Oct. 28—but there was one bright spot. Forward DeMar DeRozan (who finished with 33 points) scored his 20,000th career point across ...


  Tatumn Milazzo, Mallory Pugh named to 2022 NWSL Best XI Teams

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (October 25, 2022) - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) released the list of NWSL players named to the 2022 NWSL Best XI First and Second Teams. Chicago Red Stars forward Mallory Pugh was named ...


  Fire FC goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina called to U.S. men's national team fitness workouts

CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC today announced that Homegrown goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina was called to the U.S. men's national team for a series of fitness workouts on Oct. 25-Nov. 5 in Dallas. Slonina ...


  Blackhawks notch fourth consecutive win

After starting the season with two losses, the Chicago Blackhawks (4-2-0) have won four straight games. The latest victory was 4-2 over the Florida Panthers (4-2-1) on Oct. 25 at the United Center. Chicago led in ...


  Griner's appeal of prison sentence is denied by Russian court

A Russian court has denied an appeal from WNBA player Brittney Griner's appeal of a nine-year prison sentence on drug charges, according to NBC News. Griner had been hoping for a reduction to the sentence after ...


  Bears dominate Patriots; Bulls stage comeback

Days before the matchup between the Chicago Bears (3-4) and the New England Patriots (3-4), longtime New England head coach Bill Belichick—who is tied with the Bears' George Halas with 324 total wins—sang Chicago's praise ...


  Chicago Fire FC to host Annual Locker Room Sale at Fire Pitch Nov. 10-13

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Oct. 24, 2022)—Chicago Fire FC will host its annual locker room sale at the Fire Pitch, 3626 N. Talman Ave., on Nov. 10-13. The multi-day event gives fans the opportunity to take home a piece ...


  Chicago Red Stars open fan voting for end-of-season player awards

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Oct. 24, 2022)—Beginning today, Chicago Red Stars fans can submit their votes for the club's 2022 Player Awards. Fans can visit to cast their vote for players in six categories: Rookie of the Year ...


  Blackhawks get Kraken at United Center

On Oct. 23 at the United Center, the Chicago Blackhawks (3-2-0) defeated the Seattle Kraken (2-3-2) 5-4. It was the Blackhawks' third consecutive game with a third-period comeback. Tyler Johnson recorded his second goal of the ...


  Bulls get thumped; NU loses again

Of all the things the Chicago Bulls (1-2) possibly expected in its home opener at the United Center, it's a safe bet that losing to a team by 32 points wasn't one of them. ...


  Blackhawks beat Red Wings; Bulls fall; Hot Chocolate Run

After being down 3-1 for the majority of the game, the Chicago Blackhawks (2-2-0) were able to make a comeback late in the third to send the game into overtime on Oct. 21 at the United ...


  In historic first, HBCU player comes out as gay

A football player at Virginia's Hampton University has come out publicly as gay—a first for such an athlete at a historically Black college or university, according to an NBC News item that cited Outsports. Byron ...


  Bulls start season with win

The Chicago Bulls (1-0) are starting the season on the right foot. DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points—continuing where he left off after the regular season earlier this year—as Chicago defeated the Miami Heat (0-1) 116-108 in ...


  Chicago Fire FC announces club leadership moves

CHICAGO (Oct. 18, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC today announced a series of moves at the club leadership level. The club has exercised the 2023 contract options for Sporting Director Georg Heitz and Technical Director Sebastian ...


  WNBA Draft Lottery 2023 presented by State Farm to take place Friday, Nov. 11

NEW YORK—WNBA Draft Lottery 2023 Presented by State Farm will be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m. ET, the WNBA announced today. ESPN2 will air a 30-minute WNBA Draft Lottery special leading into its ...


  Chicago Red Stars' playoff run ends with 2-1 loss to San Diego

In California, the Chicago Red Stars' seventh consecutive playoff campaign came to an early end after a 2-1 overtime loss to San Diego Wave FC in the quarterfinal round of the National Women's Soccer League playoffs ...


  LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH Dave Kopay shocked the sports world in 1975

When the NFL's 2022 season began, just one player, Carl Nassib, identified openly as gay. An outside linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Nassib came out in a video posted to his Instagram account in June ...


  Bears, Blackhawks both lose

On Oct. 13 in front of a national audience that could watch the game on Prime Video, the Chicago Bears (2-4) fell at home to the Washington Commanders (2-4) by the low score of 12-7. After ...


  SPORTS Blackhawks' season begins on low note

For their first game of the 2022-23 season, the Chicago Blackhawks had to take on the NHL defending champion Colorado Avalanche—in Colorado. So the result wasn't unexpected: Chicago (0-1-0) fell to Colorado (1-0-0) 5-2 on Oct. ...


  Chicago Sky overseas update: Seven players play with other countries during off-season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Oct. 12, 2022)—Seven Chicago Sky players are taking their talents overseas with their respective teams this off-season. Below are the listed players and their teams and country. Dana Evans ...


  Red Stars name Kim Vender Moffat as board chair and Mike Ernst as interim chief business officer

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—The Chicago Red Stars announced the changes to the board of directors and front office to further the club's efforts to reorganize leadership. Kim Vender Moffat will now serve as the chairwoman on the board of ...


  Fire FC ends season with a tie; Bears fall to Vikings

In Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium in front of more than 14,000 attendees, the Chicago Fire FC (10-15-9, 39 points) drew 1-1 with the New England Revolution (10-12-12, 42 points) on Oct. 9, courtesy of a 92nd-minute equalizer ...


  Thousands take part in Chicago Marathon; non-binary participants noted

Thousands of individuals ran, walked, rode in wheelchairs and relied on other forms of movement as they took part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon throughout the city on Oct. 9. And for the first ...


  AIDS Run & Walk raises approximately $500K

Nearly 2,400 advocates, community partners, runners, walkers, volunteers, staff members and more gathered at Soldier Field on Oct. 2 for the 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event raised approximately $500,000 (although online fundraising ...


  Cubs, White Sox end seasons in different ways

The Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox ended their seasons in very different ways. —The Cubs (74-88) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (62-100) 15-2 in Ohio. Cincinnati lost seven of its last nine games to finish ...


  Red Stars remove Arnim Whisler from board of directors

In the wake of a scathing investigation ("Report of the Independent Investigation to the U.S. Soccer Federation Concerning Allegations of Abusive Behavior and Sexual Misconduct in Women's Professional Soccer") conducted ...


  Chicago Marathon adds non-binary division, albeit quietly

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon—taking place Sunday, Oct. 9, throughout the city—has quietly made a significant change this year. The race will hold a non-binary division for the first time ever, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. ...


  Report finds systemic abuse in U.S. women's soccer

An independent investigation into the scandals that were revealed in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, N ...


  Russian court sets Brittney Griner's appeal date

Brittney Griner's date in front of an appeals court has been set. ...


  Red Stars clinch another playoff spot with latest win

The Chicago Red Stars clinched the final spot in the National Women's Soccer League playoffs with a 2-0 win over Angel City FC on Oct. 2. With the season-ending win, Chicago clinched a spot in the ...


  Fire to celebrate 25th anniversary with season-ender against New England

Chicago Fire FC will face the New England Revolution on Decision Day in the final match of the 2022 MLS regular season at SeatGeek Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 9. The kickoff against the Revolution is slated ...


  Bears fall; Cubs and White Sox win

On Oct. 2 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Chicago Bears (2-2) lost to the New York Giants (3-1) 20-12 as the Monsters of the Midway failed to score a touchdown. The Bears' defense gave up ...


  Cubs roll on; White Sox lose; NU's slide continues; Illinois surprises

The Chicago Cubs (72-86) are on a roll. As the regular season speeds toward ending, the North Siders defeated the Cincinnati Reds (60-98) 2-1 on Oct. 1 as Seiya Suzuki hit a tie-breaking solo homer in ...


  WOMEN'S BASKETBALL U.S. team wins fourth straight FIBA gold medal

On Oct. 1, Team USA won a fourth consecutive World Cup gold and 11th overall behind an 83-61 victory over China in the final of the women's basketball tournament in Sydney in front of a pro-China ...


  SPORTS Soccer legend leaves drug company; women's team in gold-medal game

Lesbian soccer legend Abby Wambach told ESPN that she intends to fully sever ties with a concussion drug company that is backed by former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and is at the center of a Mississippi ...


  31st annual AIDS Run & Walk, with the theme 'Forward Together,' returns this weekend

The 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk returns to Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 2, in order to raise awareness about the disease and funds for the organizations that help people impacted by HIV/AIDS across the city. ...


  Chicago Fire FC sign midfielder Federico Navarro to five-year contract

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 27, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC announced that the club has signed midfielder Federico Navarro to a new contract. Navarro is now under contract with the club through the 2027 season with a club ...


  U.S. women earn 27th consecutive win at FIBA World Cup

Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and the United States routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Sept. 27 to break the team record for consecutive wins at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup ...


  SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall; Cubs win; White Sox continue slide

The visiting Chicago Red Stars fell to the Portland Thorns 3-0 on Sept. 25. A brace from Morgan Weaver and a goal from Taylor Porter secured all three points for the Thorns, SBNation noted. The Thorns ...


  SPORTS Bears beat Texans, former coach Lovie Smith

On Sept. 25 at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears (2-1) defeated the Houston Texans (0-2-1)—and former Bears coach Lovie Smith—23-20. Roquan Smith set up Cairo Santos' 30-yard game-ending field goal ...


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