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Brian Sandalow is a sports contributor at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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After almost 600 days away, Wolves excited for Allstate Arena return

The Wolves last played in Rosemont on March 8, 2020, and much has happened to the franchise since.

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While disappointed about switch, Fire goalie Bobby Shuttleworth aiding Gabriel Slonina

The Fire have decided to get the young Slonina playing time as the season ends, relegating Shuttleworth to the bench.

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Why the end of the Fire’s lost season can still be productive

Unlike the team as a whole, Gabriel Slonina, Federico Navarro and Stanislav Ivanov can get something from the last few games of the year.

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Frank Klopas, Francisco Calvo know Raphael Wicky wasn’t only one responsible for Fire’s woes

"You always look at the coach, but there’s responsibility on everyone," Klopas said after the Fire lost 3-1 to Toronto. "It’s not just on one person."

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Bob Bradley among coaches Fire should pursue

Whether it’s Bradley, Luchi Gonzalez or a well-regarded assistant, the next Fire coach should have MLS experience.

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White Sox beat Tigers as excitement for postseason builds

After a season of waiting for the inevitable, it’s finally October, and the playoffs are close. And if things go the way the Sox want, the postseason will be the ultimate payoff after years of rebuilding.

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Tim Anderson explains why he pushed umpire Tim Timmons

During the on-field scrum with the Tigers, Anderson said Timmons was pushing him. Anderson pushed back, not knowing he was pushing an umpire because Timmons was so close to him. And when Anderson realized who it was, it was too late.

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Fire dismiss coach Raphael Wicky, but hard questions remain for Joe Mansueto and Georg Heitz

Wicky wasn’t blameless for the Fire’s issues, but other decisions have put the team in a difficult spot.

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Why should Georg Heitz pick another Fire coach?

Through almost two full seasons, it’s hard to see what Heitz has done to deserve another chance after building a poor team, which led to Raphael Wicky’s dismissal.

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SeatGeek Stadium a fitting temporary home for Fire, who beat NYCFC to end winless skid

Robert Beric and Federico Navarro scored as the Fire played their first game in Bridgeview in exactly two years.