11:04 AM EST, Sun December 16, 2018
10 hours ago

Fan allegedly attacks Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk after Friday night's game

In an incident captured on video that has gone viral on social media, a fan allegedly attacked Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk after Friday night’s game against the Jets at the United Center, according to Chicago Police. The man “fled the scene” before police arrived, and no arrest had been made as...
20 hours ago

After rough start to career, Dylan Strome is making a home for himself with the Blackhawks

It didn’t take long for Dylan Strome to realize he couldn’t live with Alex DeBrincat and his girlfriend forever. The maxim that holds true on the ice also holds true for friendships: sometimes it’s better to take a short shift. So a week or so after coming to the Blackhawks in a trade, Strome made...
Dec 15, 2018

Week 15 NFL picks against the spread: Will Tom Brady reset the Patriots against the Steelers, and do the Vikings still have a pulse?

Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are picking against the spread and each other this season. Campbell has finally pulled even, but both are simultaneously in the red for the first time. Here are their Week 15 selections. (10 points for a win, minus-10 for a loss) Season scoreboard:...
Dec 15, 2018

Scouting report on Packers running back Aaron Jones: 'If they commit to him, he’s no doubt a 1,000-yard guy'

Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts. Aaron Jones (5-foot-9, 208 pounds) is in his second season with the Packers, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2017 out of UTEP. Despite not getting a solid workload until Week 8, Jones leads the team with 720 rushing yards and eight...
Dec 15, 2018

As Bears near playoffs, it's time to play to the defense's strength and make Mitch Trubisky a game manager

With the Bears closing in on their first NFC North title in eight years, it’s worth wondering if the time has come for coach Matt Nagy to push the pause button on Mitch Trubisky’s development and essentially make him a game manager for the remainder of the season. The Bears would clinch the division...
Dec 14, 2018

Blackhawks tie it late in third, lose it early in OT in 4-3 defeat against Jets

The last time the Blackhawks put together a two-game winning streak, the airplane only had recently been invented, dodos were not yet extinct and Joel Quenneville was their coach. Well, one of those things is true. The Hawks took the ice against the Jets on Friday night at the United Center with...
Dec 14, 2018

Blackhawks vs. Jets

Photos from the Blackhawks' 4-3 loss to the Jets on Friday night, Dec. 14, 2018 at the United Center. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Dec 14, 2018

'Our job is to change that': Khalil Mack hopes Bears defense can put an end to Aaron Rodgers' record streak

Khalil Mack was reminded Friday of Aaron Rodgers’ current run without an interception, a streak that has been building since September — 9½ games, 368 passes. Mack just shrugged. “One of the best in the league,” the Bears outside linebacker acknowledged after practice at Halas Hall. “That’s kind...
Dec 14, 2018

Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov nears return — but won't watch huge hit that sidelined him

Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov still hasn't watched the hit he took from the Canadiens' Shea Weber last Sunday that put him into the NHL’s concussion protocol. And he doesn't plan to. “Why would I want to watch how the guy hammer me on the boards?” he said. Anisimov missed Tuesday's game in Winnipeg...
Dec 14, 2018

Matt Nagy & the Gadget Factory: How trick plays are giving the Bears more than just points on the scoreboard

Dirty diapers don’t wait for Daddy to score a touchdown, especially when Daddy is a backup offensive tackle. So when the Bears-Rams field-goal fest Sunday night at Soldier Field mercifully reached halftime, Brad Sowell’s wife, Jessica, took their 5-month-old son from the stands down to the Bears...
Dec 14, 2018

Why keep decked-out Packers fan off field at Bears game? Because it’s their show, not his

This Bears’ court fight with a Packers backer who wants to wear his team’s garb on the field before Sunday’s game at Soldier Field isn’t about football or preserving some perceived competitive advantage. It’s show biz, baby. Imagine you’ve won a charity auction and paid to be an extra in the musical...
Dec 14, 2018

That air-raid siren at Soldier Field? It will be back for Sunday's Bears-Packers game after Matt Nagy calls it ‘great’

There’s good news for fans who enjoyed the Bears’ use of a piercing air-raid siren before important defensive plays in Sunday’s 15-6 victory over the Rams. The siren is expected to be back Sunday at Soldier Field as the Bears take on the Packers with a chance to clinch their first NFC North title...
Dec 14, 2018

Jon Gruden created 2 playoff teams in his 1st year back in the NFL, but neither is the Raiders

As the NFL season winds down and Jon Gruden's first year back in coaching comes to a close, the Oakland Raiders still matter. Unfortunately for them, it's for all the wrong reasons. "We're 3-10," the Raiders' Mark Davis said at this week's owners' meeting in Dallas, "but for some reason we're still...
Dec 14, 2018

Matt Nagy has done best coaching job in NFL this year, AP panel says

Matt Nagy is making an impressive first impression as an NFL head coach. Nagy has helped develop second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky into a solid NFL starter, convinced Vic Fangio to stay on as defensive coordinator, and has the Chicago Bears in position to earn their first playoff berth...
Dec 14, 2018

3 keys for the Bears against the Packers: Will Aaron Rodgers' record streak without a pick come to an end?

The Bears are on the verge of earning their first playoff berth in eight years and would love nothing more than to check that box Sunday with a win over the Packers at Soldier Field. Who would have imagined those words being written 14 weeks ago when Matt Nagy’s team left Green Bay with a crushing...