4:24 AM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014
Northwest Herald 3 hours ago

Hossa hits 1,000 points in Blackhawks' win over Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario – Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had a memorable night in the city where his NHL career began.
Chicago Sun-Times 4 hours ago

Rabid Chicago market provides wealth of media opportunities for Bears

The week Jay Cutler ditched his own radio show, his teammates did theirs. They talked on one of Chicago’s three all-sports stations and on FM stations that play rock, top-40 and country hits. They drove to television studios, too, and did online videos. Fourteen Bears players claim media deals — from five-minute radio hits arranged by the team to hourlong radio shows and half-hour TV sit-downs negotiated by their agents. And Phil Emery is fine with it. “It’s...

Is Jimmy Butler worth $12 million a year?

CHICAGO -- The Jimmy Butler contract situation is one full of questions with no clear-cut answers. The biggest one being: How much money is Jimmy Butler worth? ESPN's Marc Stein reported Thursday night that Butler is one of several players from the 2011 class unlikely to receive extensions by Friday's deadline. Butler's worth is the question is at the forefront of the minds of Bulls general manager Gar Forman and executive vice president John Paxson.
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune 4 hours ago

Marian Hossa reaches 1,000-point milestone

KANATA, Ontario — When he first arrived in Ottawa, Marian Hossa was a teenager living in a strange city.

Marian Hossa reaches 1,000-point milestone

KANATA, Ontario — When he first arrived in Ottawa, Marian Hossa was a teenager living in a strange city.
Chicago Sun-Times 5 hours ago

Stakes rise for Bulls with LeBron James in the building

Who said coach Tom Thibodeau couldn’t have a moment of ­empathy? Asked on Thursday if he could take himself out of his coaching seat and make himself a fan in explaining the importance of the Bulls’ home opener on ­Friday against LeBron James the new-look ­Cleveland Cavaliers, Thibodeau played along. Briefly. “Yeah, when you look at this city, the franchise, the history, the tradition and what basketball means here, it’s a big deal,’’ Thibodeau said....
Chicago Sun-Times 5 hours ago

Joe Maddon: A real ray of hope for Cubs

Finally, after five seasons of bad baseball from the Cubs and superhuman patience from their fans, something real. Something with flesh, bones and a track record of achievement at the major-league level. A proven player? Whoa, whoa. Easy there, Cubs fans. What’s your rush? Provided all the I’s get dotted and the T’s get crossed, what we have here is a top-notch manager, Joe Maddon, a man who has tasted success and can pass on its secrets to his troops. It’s...

Hossa gets No. 1,000, feels like a million in Hawks' shootout win

OTTAWA – The script was written. Marian Hossa appeared to have the game-winning goal in the books Thursday, for career point No. 1,000, in the city where his NHL career began. And then the Ottawa Senators spoiled the party, or at least delayed it. Hossa, the stellar Chicago Blackhawks winger, scored his 466th career goal (and got that 1,000th point) to give Chicago a 4-3 lead late in the third period, a wraparound that beat Illinois native Craig Anderson in the Senators net.
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune 6 hours ago

Blackhawks top Senators 5-4 in a shootout

KANATA, Ontario -- The Chicago Blackhawks kicked off a stretch of four consecutive games against Canadian teams when they faced the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

Blackhawks top Senators 5-4 in a shootout

KANATA, Ontario -- The Chicago Blackhawks kicked off a stretch of four consecutive games against Canadian teams when they faced the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

Rapid Reaction: Hawks 5, Senators 4 (SO)

OTTAWA – Here's a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks' 5-4 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday. How it happened: The Blackhawks finally found their offensive game, and Patrick Sharp netted the shootout winner. After four consecutive games of scoring two goals or fewer, Chicago scored five on the road to outlast Ottawa. The previous time the Blackhawks scored more than two goals was Oct. 21 against the Philadelphia Flyers, a 4-0 victory.
Chicago Tribune 7 hours ago

Former player: Joe Maddon a great fit for Cubs

Joe Maddon will need to get acclimated to a new coaching staff, buy clothes warmer than the light stuff he sports in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area and make sure Javier Baez no longer wants the No. 70 jersey he wore in spring training.

Former player: Joe Maddon a great fit for Cubs

Joe Maddon will need to get acclimated to a new coaching staff, buy clothes warmer than the light stuff he sports in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area and make sure Javier Baez no longer wants the No. 70 jersey he wore in spring training.

Bears defense in doldrums

The second phase of the Bears midseason review examines a defense that has not distanced itself enough from last season's debacle.
Chicago Tribune 7 hours ago

Bears defense in doldrums

The second phase of the Bears midseason review examines a defense that has not distanced itself enough from last season's debacle.

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