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'Got my jacket and left': 6 Chicago athletes on their worst first dates

Just because you make your chosen sport look easy doesn't mean the dating scene is a piece of cake. In honor of the weird and awkward we've probably all experienced on Valentine's Day, six Chicago athletes shared stories of their worst first dates.   "I almost crashed into her garage" In high school,...

Bulls

Kobe Bryant revels in the experience of his last All-Star Game

Kobe Bryant revels in the experience of his last All-Star Game

Surrounded by a crush of reporters, alternating between introspection and playfulness, Kobe Bryant revealed plans for his first day of retirement. "I'll probably wake up and have some coffee and go back to sleep," Bryant said. There you go. Bryant's legendarily defiant competitiveness is so deep...

Blackhawks

Artemi Panarin back in lineup for Blackhawks vs. Ducks

Artemi Panarin back in lineup for Blackhawks vs. Ducks

Winger Artemi Panarin will play tonight for the Blackhawks against the Ducks after missing the last two games because of an illness, coach Joel Quenneville said Saturday.The Hawks held an optional skate with Panarin as one of the participants. The Hawks struggled to score without Panarin in lineup...

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  • Notre Dame's amateur Bengal Bouts boxers on a mission

    Notre Dame's amateur Bengal Bouts boxers on a mission

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A 76-year-old priest instructed winded Notre Dame students how to land effective jabs and hooks. A few feet away in a sweat-saturated basement workout space known as "The Pit," young men heaved at punching bags and another pair danced around a ring with four years of blood stains...

  • Notre Dame's Bengal Bouts

    Notre Dame's Bengal Bouts

    Notre Dame students prepare for the annual Bengal Bouts fundraiser.

  • Agent: Kain Colter 'extremely hungry' to win a job with L.A. Rams

    Agent: Kain Colter 'extremely hungry' to win a job with L.A. Rams

    Will the day come when Kain Colter is better known as a football player than a union activist? Could be. The Los Angeles Rams have signed Colter and his Chicago-based agent, Mike McCartney, said the former Northwestern star is “extremely hungry” to compete for a job as a slot receiver. The Vikings...

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  • Jimmy Butler appears in Mountain Dew ad, his first national TV spot

    Jimmy Butler appears in Mountain Dew ad, his first national TV spot

    Bulls guard Jimmy Butler makes his national TV ad debut in a Mountain Dew spot, entitled "Make an Introduction." Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Lakers forward Julius Randle also star in the commercial.  Butler signed on as a Mountain Dew pitchman in January 2015, and has since appeared on...

  • Blackhawks set White House visit for Feb. 18

    Blackhawks set White House visit for Feb. 18

    The Blackhawks are headed back to the White House. On Feb. 18, President Obama will host the Hawks at the White House for the third time.The Hawks earned another trip to Washington after they defeated the Lightning in June to win their third Stanley Cup in the last six seasons. The Hawks play in...

  • Inside Ben Higgins' date at Wrigley Field on 'The Bachelor'

    Inside Ben Higgins' date at Wrigley Field on 'The Bachelor'

    Three days after the Mets finished their National League Championship Series sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley Field, another spectacle took place at the ballpark. Indiana native Ben Higgins, who calls himself a die-hard Cubs fan, went on a one-on-one date with Texas real estate developer JoJo Fletcher...

  • In Derrick Rose assault case, accuser's ex-roommate calls abuse claims a 'sham'

    In Derrick Rose assault case, accuser's ex-roommate calls abuse claims a 'sham'

    The civil lawsuit against Bulls guard Derrick Rose continues to wind its way through federal court in Los Angeles, with lawyers arguing about the cooperation of the accuser and a series of text messages released by the accuser's former roommate. The former roommate characterized the allegations...

  • Jimmy Butler previews new Jordan Brand collection

    Jimmy Butler previews new Jordan Brand collection

    When Mark Wahlberg wore a "Jimmy Buckets" shirt to watch his friend Jimmy Butler take on the Lakers in January, fans wondered where and when they might snag similar apparell. Butler offered an answer on Instagram Wednesday ... sort of.  Butler posted a picture of some "Jimmy Buckets" shirts and...

  • Bears win the Super Bowl? Oh, Brie Larson ...

    Bears win the Super Bowl? Oh, Brie Larson ...

    You figure "Room" actress Brie Larson isn't the biggest football fan in the world when she told Jimmy Kimmel she didn't know who won Super Bowl 50 and her best guess was the Chicago Bears. But you question if the Oscar nominee even knows what football is when her next stab at it was the Cubs. Larson...

  • Finally! Michael Jordan reacts to the crying meme

    Finally! Michael Jordan reacts to the crying meme

    Michael Jordan has seen the Crying MJ meme -- and he's OK with it. Estee Portnoy, Jordan's spokesperson and senior vice president of JumpDC, confirmed that the former Bulls great has taken notice of the viral trend in an email late Tuesday. "I don't recall when we first started noticing it — everything...

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