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White Sox prospect report: Yoan Moncada will face higher scrutiny in majors


As the wait for top prospect Yoan Moncada continues on the South Side, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was coy Monday when asked "when the road leads to Chicago." "There are planes there every day," Hahn joked. Hahn is not tipping his…

Monday, Jun 26


Fox Sports cuts web writing staff to invest more in online video

21st Century Fox Inc.'s sports department is overhauling its online operations, eliminating the writing staff to invest in more-lucrative video production. Fox Sports will eliminate about 20 writing and editing positions in Los Angeles and…


At tight end, Daniel Brown could push Zach Miller for job on Bears

Even if the Bears put a greater emphasis on more two tight-end formations this season, and the investment of resources leads you to believe that shift is coming, they have too many of them to keep. They're quick to point out his…


Armstrong: Well-traveled Ryan Boatright still chasing NBA dream


New Orleans' Ryan Boatright shoots over the Los Angeles Lakers' Jamil Wilson during an NBA summer league basketball game in 2016. John Locher/AP (John Locher / AP). Rick Armstrong · Privacy Policy. Ryan Boatright is devoted to the chase,…


John McEnroe: Serena Williams world's best female tennis player but would rank 'like 700' among men

Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 28, 2017. (Aaron Favila / AP). Scott AllenThe Washington Post. Retired…


Jimmy Butler a piece of the puzzle rather than straw that stirs the drink

Off vacationing in Europe or doing whatever it is NBA millionaires do with their down time, Jimmy Butler was not present at the Bradley Center on Friday night as Marquette University capped a yearlong celebration of its basketball…

Saturday, Jun 24


Bulls' winners and losers from NBA draft night


It was an eventful draft night for the Bulls on Thursday. A Chicago focused-look at the winners and losers. Looks like Chicago's starting to Finnish. Yeah, that's terrible, but the Bulls and Blackhawks did draft a couple of imports from…


Brandon Saad thrilled about return to Blackhawks: 'I didn't think it would happen this soon'

The Blackhawks decide to trade defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson and winger Artemi Panarin and bring back winger Brandon Saad to the team. (Chicago Tribune). Chris KucContact ReporterChicago Tribune. On the day two summers ago when Brandon ...


Tribune/WGN-9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Year: St. Viator's Cole Kmet

It was time for Mike Manno's big moment, the one most high-school coaches never get to experience but every one envisions. His St. Viator baseball team shortly would take the field for the Class 3A state championship, and it was time for…


Devils make Nico Hischier first Swiss player to go No. 1 overall in NHL draft


The moment Nico Hischier's name rang through the United Center as the first pick of the NHL draft, Nolan Patrick had one thought. "I hope I go second," Patrick said. And he did, thanks to the Flyers. It was considered a coin flip between…


Blackhawks trade down, select defenseman Henri Jokiharju with 29th pick in NHL draft

With the Blackhawks hosting the NHL draft for the first time, general manager Stan Bowman was reported to be was taking calls to move up and excite the hometown crowd at the United Center. But on a day in which he was full of surprises,…


Blackhawks blockbusters: Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin traded, Brandon Saad returns

Chicago Tribune

After the Predators swept the Blackhawks out of the playoffs in the first round, general manager Stan Bowman vowed to make significant changes for next season. And with Marian Hossa out for the season because of a skin disorder, Bowman…

Will Bulls find creative way to keep veteran point guard Rajon Rondo?

Rajon Rondo looked his typically talkative self as he ran up and down the Advocate Center court before the NBA draft media accommodations took over Thursday night. Will he still be practicing there after June 30? According to sources, one…


Wait over, Valparaiso's Alec Peters ready to start NBA career in Phoenix


Phoenix Suns draft picks Josh Jackson, Alec Peters and Davon Reed, from left, hold their jerseys at a Friday press conference. (Matt York/AP). Michael OsipoffPost-Tribune. Privacy Policy · Alec Peters waited. And waited. And waited. Waited…

Friday, Jun 23


Winners (Knicks) and losers (Bulls) from the 2017 NBA draft

The 2017 NBA draft was supposed to be wild and unpredictable. Instead, it turned out to go almost exactly according to plan. Playing alongside Ben Simmons, Fultz should give Philadelphia another creative player off the dribble, as well as…


Only thing missing from the Jimmy Butler trade was a handful of magic beans

Chicago Tribune

John Paxson and Gar Forman traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, brought in young players, and bet their jobs on the rebuild. Yes, kids, the GarPaxalypse is upon us. The Bulls management wonks who have been largely risk-averse just risked…


Bulls do right thing, realize time to move on and trade Jimmy Butler

Chicago Tribune

An amazing thing happened Thursday night at the Advocate Center. And the Bulls traded All-Star guard Jimmy Butler too. But before the Bulls completed what will go down as the biggest transaction of the 2017 NBA draft, they had to clear a…


Cubs decide Kyle Schwarber can return to form better with stint in minors

The Cubs remain steadfast in their belief in struggling slugger Kyle Schwarber. But their patience at the major-league level has worn out for now as they optioned Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. Schwarber, who started the season as…

Thursday, Jun 22


Winners and losers from the NHL expansion draft

The Vegas Golden Knights drafted their inaugural team Wednesday night, selecting a player from each of the 30 other NHL clubs as part of an expansion draft. The Golden Knights were able to negotiate with the other teams, agreeing to avoid…


Bulls remain in holding pattern on Jimmy Butler as NBA draft looms

A year ago, the Bulls were debating internally whether to move Jimmy Butler as they exchanged proposals with the Celtics. Now, the energy is focused merely on gauging the merit of the offers coming in for the three-time All-Star. That's…


'It got worse and spread:' Skin condition forced Ex-Hawk Tom Reid to retire


If anybody can relate to what Marian Hossa is going through, it's former Blackhawks defenseman and current Wild broadcaster Tom Reid. In 1978, Reid was forced to retire from the NHL at age 31 because of an allergic skin reaction to his…


Melisa Reidy-Russell files for divorce from Addison Russell

Addison Russell's wife has filed for divorce less than two weeks after domestic abuse allegations were made against him on social media. Melisa Reidy-Russell has hired attorney Thomas T. Field of Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP,…

Blackhawks' Marian Hossa will miss 2017-18 season with 'progressive skin disorder'

Chicago Tribune

Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa, 38, will not play in the 2017-18 season because of a "progressive skin disorder" and the "severe side effects" of the medication used to treat it. If Hossa has played his last game, he will finish with Hall…


Skin conditions similar to Marian Hossa's not uncommon for athletes

Chicago Tribune

Former Red Wings goalie Gilles Gilbert described a debilitating skin condition that eventually drove him to retirement as something he wouldn't wish on "my worst enemy." "Maybe broken legs, but not the rash," he told the New York Times in…

Blackhawks could get salary-cap relief from Marian Hossa's absence

Marian Hossa's absence for the 2017-18 season will have major implications on the Blackhawks' complicated salary-cap situation — and it might end up providing them with some cap relief, although they'd rather have a healthy Hossa playing…


Ten years ago, the Blackhawks got lucky — and it changed the franchise

Top draft pick Patrick Kane tries on his new Blackhawks jersey while standing with then-GM Dale Tallon as he is introduced at the United Center on June 25, 2007. (Charles Cherney / Chicago Tribune). Chris KucContact ReporterChicago Tribune…

Wednesday, Jun 21


Barring a trade, here are the most likely options for the Bulls at No. 16

History hasn't been very kind to either the Bulls or the league when drafting 16th. Barring a trade, that's the first-round pick the Bulls own in Thursday's NBA draft. They also own the 38th pick in the second round, 10 slots higher than…


Not long ago Dwight Howard was a face of the NBA. Now he's a salary dump.

It wasn't long ago that Dwight Howard was the marquee free agent on the NBA's open market, shaking the foundations of the league by bolting from the Los Angeles Lakers to join the Houston Rockets. Just four years later, Howard found…


Golden Knights mock draft: Steve Rosenbloom and Chris Hine make their picks

The exercise: Draft as if you're running the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. The actual expansion draft is Wednesday night. The rules: The Golden Knights will select 30 players, one from each established team, and must select a minimum of…


Anthony Rizzo does it again with leadoff home run in Cubs' 4-0 victory

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo talks about his leadoff success and pitcher Mike Montgomery. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune). Mark GonzalesContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Anthony Rizzo continued to set a positive tone for an reinvigorated Cubs…