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No short-term memories of Bears long shots

Even though they weren’t draft-day stars, these players made major impacts with Bears

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College Football Playoff matchups: Ohio State-Clemson, LSU-Oklahoma

Ohio State, Clemson, LSU and Oklahoma will battle for this year’s national title.

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Thanksgiving pheasant, brook trout, filing suits, hawking come around Chicago outdoors

Notes around Chicago outdoors range from a Thanksgiving pheasant to brook trout thoughts, filing suits and hawking.

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Jason Lieser: How will the 2019 season end for the Bears?

A look at what the Bears’ recent resurgence means, whether Mitch Trubisky has bought himself any security and the big question: What will their final record be, and will it enough to make the playoffs?

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Highlights, analysis and scores from Saturday’s best games.

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Jermaine Loewen scores in Manitoba homecoming to spark Wolves’ victory

Loewen was born in Jamaica but was adopted by a family in Arborg, Manitoba, when he was 5,

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Chikere Nwosu’s clutch free throws seal Lincoln Park’s win against upstart Kenwood

It took some timely defense and two clutch free throws from sophomore Chikere Nwosu to give the No. 10 Lions a 49-48 win against Kenwood.

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Lions fined for injury report shenanigans before Bears game

Quarterback Matthew Stafford, who broke bones in his back the week beforehand, was ruled inactive 90 minutes before the Bears game.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

All the scores from around the area.

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Top White Sox priority this winter: starting pitching

A White Sox rotation full of question marks and youth begs for one or two proven veteran additions

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High school runner Katelynne Hart is in a league of her own

Glenbard West senior has strong case as best female distance runner in Ilinois high school history

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CJ Sapong hoping to make history with Fire

Sapong figures to be a big part of the 2020 roster and represent some stability for the team, which is undergoing major alterations on and off the field.

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This You Gotta See: AFC slugfests, Bulls-Clippers and college football’s playoff selections

Here’s one guess: No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Utah in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, and No. 2 LSU vs. No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. Because sending the Western semifinalist to the South and the Southern semifinalists to the West would just be so totally college football.

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After winning $275K earlier this year, Chicago amateur bowler set to challenge pros for another shot at big prize

After Chicagoan Luis Gonzalez won 237-226, Kyle Troup, who has been a pro since 2008, told Bowlers Journal it was "the toughest loss of my career."

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Defenseman Connor Murphy, the Blackhawks’ part-time locker-room DJ, discusses music and more in this week’s Chat Room

Murphy discussed music, shopping for his new apartment and why a meathead YouTuber is out to get him in this week’s Chat Room.

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Sky guard Kahleah Copper embraces bigger role with overseas team

Kahleah Copper hopes the Sky and other WNBA teams take notice in her overseas production.

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Blackhawks notebook: Penalty kill’s drastic improvement an overlooked positive

The Hawks’ PK was historically terrible last season; it’s been mediocre this season, and objectively good lately. Plus, injury news on Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw, and a check-in on how recently traded Hawks are faring on their new teams.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Highlights, analysis and scores from Friday’s best games

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Moose knock off visiting Wolves 3-1

Moose’s 5-on-3 advantage leads to go-ahead goal in third period

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Jakobi Heady shoots Hillcrest past Oak Lawn

Heady, a 6-6 junior, hit all four of his three-point attempts in the first half Friday to get Hillcrest rolling en route to a 72-65 win.

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Bulls lose heartbreaker as Zach LaVine misses three-pointer just before buzzer

For the second time in a little more than a week, the Bulls lost to the Warriors (5-19).

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Evanston locks in, takes down Notre Dame in early statement win

Blake Peters scored 21 and Jaylin Gibson added 15 to lead the Wildkits, who never trailed.

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Blackhawks edge Devils as Alex DeBrincat’s long-awaited awakening takes second step

After a demoralizing 12-game goal drought, DeBrincat scored for the second time in as many days Friday to help the Hawks to a 2-1 shootout victory.

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Football Trivia 100

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

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Electric former Bears return man Devin Hester named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

The former Bears star, who had an NFL-record 20 touchdown returns in his career, was named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team on Friday.

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Bulls veteran Otto Porter Jr. wearing boot as foot injury lingers

The forward will be examined by a specialist and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

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Bears coach Matt Nagy keeps door open for LB Danny Trevathan’s return vs. Packers

A roundup of the Bears’ many injury situations, with key players coming in and out.

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Cubs add another pitcher, sign Illinois native Dan Winkler as low-cost depth for bullpen

Winkler, 29, has a 3.68 career ERA over the past five seasons with the Braves but finished the 2019 season in the minors after a trade to the Giants.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

All the scores from around the area.

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New York Knicks fire coach David Fizdale after 4-18 start

Fizdale never found a way to establish an offensive identity, with the Knicks often becoming stagnant and slow on that end of the floor.

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Bears film review: Breaking down QB Mitch Trubisky’s runs in win vs. Cowboys

A look at four Bears offensive plays from Thursday night’s sudden scoring explosion — and what worked in the 31-24 win against the Cowboys.

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White Sox claim pitcher Tayron Guerrero off waivers from Marlins

According to FanGraphs, Guerrero’s average fastball velocity of 99.4 led all major-league pitchers with a minimum of 40 innings, but he also issued 36 walks and allowed 42 hits.