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The season ended the exact same way it did last season. The glaring difference this time: This season was over before the first half ended. Last year, at least they fought until the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Anderson talked smack, flipped bats and became the coolest thing about a Sox team seemingly headed for great things. Then it all went “poof.” In town with the Marlins, he discussed it on Thursday.
Kamilla Cardoso and Angel Reese will fill seats, but their games need further development.
The very concept that a Bulls team frozen in borderline irrelevance, let alone a Hawks squad that’s even worse, could eventually give the top-seeded Celtics any sort of difficulty in a best-of-seven series is farcical.
We all love sports teams, but regular people don’t own the buildings or the land they frolic upon. We just pay homage to the teams — and to the power-laden who own them.
Not to tell new Sox general manager Chris Getz how to do his job, but he probably should go out and find at least one superstar talent who actually can stay on the field. You know, just a thought.
After being fired for the first time in his career, Holtmann wanted to unplug from basketball. Instead, he plugged back in.
The legacy Orenthal James Simpson leaves behind is painful, a study of what truly drives American culture.
Has there ever been an athlete — I could almost say, has there ever been a man? — who rose to such a peak in life and then descended into such a valley?
The Cubs and White Sox return to Apple TV+ this month, but fans might not get the bang for their buck. However, a few other streamers that air our teams are worth the money.
Bad players and an owner who doesn’t care are a recipe for disaster.
The Big Ten’s national-title drought is nearing the quarter-century mark, but the conference has seen lots of elite teams since young Tom Izzo led the Spartans to the mountaintop. Here are the top 10.
Records come, records go. Clark is deserving of plaudits, but an explanation of the scoring record requires a deeper dive.
Not since Magic vs. Bird has the sport been so redefined.
Despite the team’s horrible start, Sox veterans say the group’s mindset is about as good as it can be.
Davidson said Saturday he expects the Hawks to begin ascending next season after this season’s meager 23-win effort. Coach Luke Richardson said Davidson told him he plans to be active in free agency this summer to help make that happen.
There was a lot of tough talk from Karnisovas on Saturday, especially with the Bulls out of the playoff picture again. It all sounded good, but the Bulls have reached the point where words must be turned into action.
Gutierrez has not started the last two games even though the offense has struggled.
Bet on it: Don’t expect Pedro Grifol’s team, which is on pace to challenge the 2003 Tigers for the most losses in a season, to be favored much this year.
Evidence points to doping by unscrupulous trainers and owners.
Teri family finding a shed antler and bagging a turkey during the second weekend of youth turkey season and a record turkey harvest during Illinois’ youth spring turkey seasons are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
The Heat jumped on the Bulls midway through the first quarter and never let go the rest of the night. With this Bulls roster falling short yet again, there’s some serious soul-searching to do, starting with free agent DeMar DeRozan.
The Sox get shut out for the seventh time and fall to 3-16 on the season.
Ball hasn’t played since the 2021-22 season. Since that time, Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu have emerged as legit scorers. Has the guard room gotten too crowded? Donovan doesn’t think so.
Maldonado took a woeful .061 batting average into the White Sox’ weekend series against the Phillies.
“He’s going to be huge for us, and he’s huge for our team morale and locker room in general,” second baseman Nico Hoerner said.
Williams also said he hopes to play for the team for 20 seasons and eclipse Tom Brady’s seven championships.
Hoyer commended the team for persevering through a long road trip, blown leads, an overworked bullpen and injuries.
Tobin was a longtime Bears executive who served as the team’s de facto general manager from 1986 to 1992.
Other poll questions: Do you wish Tim Anderson were still with the White Sox? And how sure are you that Caleb Williams is the best QB in next week’s NFL Draft?
An NFL-style two-minute warning was also OK’d.
From Connor Bedard to Lukas Reichel, from Alex Vlasic to Arvid Soderblom, from leadership to coaching, the Hawks’ just-finished season was full of good and bad signs for the future.
Matt Eberflus is under more pressure to win than your average coach with the No. 1 overall pick. That’s saying something.
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