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How can I still love the Cubs when they traded for Aroldis Chapman?

It's been a productive month for the Cubs' front office, especially when it comes to pitching. After swooping up a nice crop of talent from the 2016 draft, the organization got left-hander Mike Montgomery from Seattle. Then came the big one. On Monday, the Cubs traded for closer Aroldis Chapman. ...

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Tom Thibodeau returns to Chicago this week with USA Basketball

Tom Thibodeau returns to Chicago this week with USA Basketball

A very familiar face will be stalking the United Center sidelines Friday night. Anyone who watched Tom Thibodeau guide the Bulls to a 255-139 record over five eventful seasons knows his focus will be on Team USA's exhibition against Venezuela, not what might have been. "It will be great for me to...

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Blackhawks' Seabrook lists Roscoe Village house for $1.35 million

Blackhawks' Seabrook lists Roscoe Village house for $1.35 million

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook and his wife, Dayna, on Tuesday listed their longtime all-brick five-bedroom, 4,300-square-foot house in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood for $1.35 million. The Canadian-born Seabrook, 31, has spent his entire 11-year career with the Blackhawks....

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  • Lovie Smith's message to Illinois fans: 'Come back'

    Lovie Smith's message to Illinois fans: 'Come back'

    Since his hiring as Illinois football coach in March, Lovie Smith has been on a campaign to sell the program and re-engage fans disillusioned by the years of losing. "You are an ambassador for the university. And why wouldn't you want to be?" the former Bears coach said Tuesday at his first Big...

  • Photos: Lovie Smith

    Photos: Lovie Smith

    Photos of Lovie Smith, the new Illinois and former Bears coach.

  • Day 2 at Big Ten media days: Coaches fire back over negative recruiting flap

    Day 2 at Big Ten media days: Coaches fire back over negative recruiting flap

    Things turned a little nasty Tuesday at Big Ten media days. A little negative. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer reacted strongly after being told about a Q&A from late June in the Reading (Pa.) Eagle in which Penn State coach James Franklin seemed to accuse Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and...

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  • Cubs bet on Aroldis Chapman to lead them to World Series despite off-field issues

    Cubs bet on Aroldis Chapman to lead them to World Series despite off-field issues

    Cubs President Theo Epstein described Aroldis Chapman as a "game changer" who might complete the transformation of the team's direction and image. In acquiring the flamethrowing left-handed closer from the Yankees, the Cubs made their biggest statement about their will to win the World Series by...

  • Michael Jordan makes pair of $1M donations in wake of nationwide violence

    Michael Jordan makes pair of $1M donations in wake of nationwide violence

    Michael Jordan is many things—basketball superstar, successful businessman, all-star trash-talker—but he rarely has been outspoken about social issues.  On Monday, however, the Bulls legend and Charlotte Hornets owner issued a statement via the The Undefeated on the recent swath of violence that...

  • Chance the Rapper is having a South Side music fest

    Chance the Rapper is having a South Side music fest

    The long-awaited Chicago date for Chance the Rapper's national tour is known. September 24. Billed as the "first ever music festival at U.S. Cellular Field on Chicago's South Side," the "Magnificent Coloring Day" event will feature Chance the Rapper, along with Skrillex, John Legend, Alicia Keys,...

  • White Sox suspend Chris Sale five days for uniform outburst

    White Sox suspend Chris Sale five days for uniform outburst

    Chris Sale wasn't at U.S. Cellular Field to speak for himself Sunday. The White Sox suspended the All-Star left-hander for five days and fined him an undisclosed amount after he destroyed some 1976 throwback jerseys the team was supposed to wear for his start Saturday. That left some teammates...

  • White Sox reportedly left Seattle without leaving tips for clubhouse attendants

    White Sox reportedly left Seattle without leaving tips for clubhouse attendants

    Clubhouse attendants are common in baseball. They often run errands and do other favors for players, who in turn often tip them for their help. Acccording to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the White Sox failed to do that during a recent road trip to Seattle because the team disagreed with the Mariners’...

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