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Forward Lauri Markkanen muscles up in Bulls’ comeback win over Cavs

Zach LaVine was brilliant in scoring 42 points — including 21 in the fourth quarter — but the Bulls know this rebuild only works if Markkanen delivers, too.

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Football Trivia 100

Answer our daily football trivia question for your chance to win awesome prizes.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, scores and highlights from the best games of Saturday, Jan. 18. 2020

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No. 24 Illinois hangs on to beat Northwestern

Sophomore sinks bucket, two free throws in last 18 seconds, Trent Frazier scores 16 points, including four three-pointers, as Illini beat Wildcats 75-71.

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What’s next for Carlos Zambrano? ‘I want to be a manager’

The former Cubs ace ended his comeback as a player last summer with the Chicago Dogs.

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Another ‘Dom game’ as Glenbrook South beats Mundelein

Dom Martinelli scored 36 points to lead the No. 16 Titans to a 71-63 win against No. 18 Mundelein in the semifinals of the Lake Zurich Martin Luther King Tournament.

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Big win in Big East: DePaul stuns No. 5 Butler

Blue Demons knocked off a top-five team for the first time since beating No. 5 Kansas on Dec. 2, 2006.

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Robert Beric shouldn’t be lone Designated Player Fire add this offseason

With Beric in the fold, the Fire still have two Designated Player spots to use.

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Marshall’s Dorothy Gaters is still going strong

Dorothy Gaters has been coaching girls basketball at Marshall since 1974.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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Sky forward Cheyenne Parker shares ‘unimaginable’ journey to WNBA in hopes to inspire CPS students

Cheyenne Parker thought her WNBA dreams were over after she was kicked off her team two months before the 2015 draft. But then the Sky called and offered her a second chance.

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Fergie Jenkins says it’s time Cubs welcome Sammy Sosa back

Fergie Jenkins knows how much Sammy Sosa meant to Cubs fans. He hopes that the two parties can find some common ground in the near future.

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2020 NWSL Draft takes Camryn Biegalski back to where it all began

Growing up 20 miles northwest of SeatGeek stadium, which she’ll soon call home, Biegalski played every sport, but soccer was different.

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Adopt-A-Dog important to Don Levin, Chicago Wolves

Through Adopt-A-Dog events that started during the 2001-02 season, the Wolves have gotten 1,484 dogs adopted and are expected to reach the 1,500 mark by the end of the season.

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Fire defender Jonathan Bornstein looking forward to playing for former teammate Raphael Wicky

Bornstein was disappointed that the two didn’t get to play together much, during the 2008 season but Wicky still left a mark.

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This You Gotta See: NFL playoffs, NHL All-Stars and some good-for-the-soul high school hoops

Patrick Kane makes his ninth All-Star appearance, the most among active NHL players. Alas, he’s the only Hawk in this here shebang. Times have changed.

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Navy Pier Marina: How will fishing work at Navy Pier after construction

A look comes at what the construction of Navy Pier Marina will mean to fishing the north side of Navy Pier.

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Lessons the Bears can learn from the NFL’s final 4 teams

For the 12th time in 13 years, the Bears are spending championship weekend on the couch. Here’s what they can learn from the four teams — the AFC’s Titans and Chiefs and the NFC’s 49ers and Packers — set to play for Super Bowl berths Sunday:

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Cubs in World Series? David Ross triples down

Maybe it should be Grandpa Rosy: Manager likes Cubs’ chances, loves team’s talent

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, scores and highlights from the best games of Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

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Darius Burford, Bolingbrook knock off Lincoln-Way East

Darius Burford had his third 30-point game of the week, finishing with 31 in a 78-66 SouthWest Suburban Blue win.

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Jaehshon Thomas, Sangolay Njie help Young cruise past North Lawndale

From the outside, it appeared that Jaehshon Thomas’ transfer from Aurora Christian to Young went smoothly. The junior was an immediate starter and impact player for the Dolphins this season.

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Another Bulls loss — and another disappearing act for Lauri Markkanen

The third-year forward scored 12 points in the first half, giving the Bulls the lead going into the locker room. But he went scoreless in the second half, taking only two shots as the Bulls were overwhelmed in Philadelphia.

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Cubs’ Yu Darvish wants to know if Astros were stealing signs in 2017 World Series

In light of the recent news about the Astros using technology to steal signs, Darvish wants to know the truth about the 2017 World Series.

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Cubs plan to make trades before opener but seek improvement in-house to win in 2020

Standing pat is a realistic possibility for a team that has been kept quiet so far this winter by budget restrictions. "I understand the [fans’] frustration," team president Theo Epstein said.

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Cubs’ Albert Almora pained by update on 2-year-old fan hit by foul ball: ‘That should never happen on a baseball field’

When center fielder Albert Almora saw the report that the little girl who was hit by his foul ball last May in Houston suffered a "permanent brain injury," his heart sank.

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Flu prevents Kris Bryant from offering thoughts on his fuzzy future with Cubs

Theo Epstein says there’s " a really good chance’’ the third baseman will be with the team in 2020. Really?

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Bulls guard Zach LaVine playing the waiting game for All-Star Weekend

LaVine still isn’t committing to competing in the dunk contest until he hears whether he will be an All-Star.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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George Ryan on Chicago Bears training camp move: ‘Time marches on’

Ryan was hugely instrumental in the Bears moving their training camp from Wisconsin to downstate Illinois in 2002.

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Brandon Saad ‘ready to go,’ could return for Blackhawks against Maple Leafs

Saad has missed almost a month with an ankle injury, and his return would make a big difference for the already-surging Hawks.

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Fire sign Mauricio Pineda to Homegrown deal

Pineda, 22, is the younger brother of former Fire Homegrown Victor Pineda.