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Skip Bayless goes on angry HORSE rant against LeBron James, Zach LaVine

Skip Bayless goes on angry HORSE rant against LeBron James, Zach LaVine

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2020

Skip Bayless missed the memo about HORSE. You see, a game thrown together by executives desperate to produce original content quickly devolved into the equivalent of an elderly man yelling at children...

Von Miller, Denver Broncos issue statements on coronavirus diagnosis

Von Miller, Denver Broncos issue statements on coronavirus diagnosis

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2020

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller announced Thursday that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, making him the second NFL player to test positive for the virus. Rams center Brian Allen...

The rise, fall and resurrection of Derrick Rose

The rise, fall and resurrection of Derrick Rose

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2020

It may be difficult to believe now, but when the Chicago Bulls drafted Derrick Rose with the first overall selection of the 2008 draft, he wasn’t the consensus top prospect. In fact, many draft analysts...

Critics accuse Bulls, White Sox owner of racism. Heres why they are wrong.

Critics accuse Bulls, White Sox owner of racism. Here’s why they are wrong.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2020

When the Chicago Bulls hired Lithuanian-born Arturas Karnisovas to replace John Paxson as the franchise's executive vice president of basketball operations, it was a move applauded by NBA analysts and...

Chicago Bulls should inquire about feuding Jazz All-Stars

Chicago Bulls should inquire about feuding Jazz All-Stars

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2020

Reports indicate that the relationship between Utah Jazz All-Stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert "doesn't appear to be salvageable," opening the door for new Chicago Bulls VP of Basketball Operations...

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REPORT: NBA to consider rapid-response testing to resume season

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2020

The NBA and NBAPA are considering the effectiveness of rapid-response testing in hopes of resuming the regular season, according to sources. The tests are reportedly capable of detecting the presence of...

Remembering the greatness of Ed Farmer, on and off the field

Remembering the greatness of Ed Farmer, on and off the field

Daniel J. Lane, Writer April 5, 2020

Ed Farmer has been relieved.  The Evergreen Park native entered the game in 1949 with a huge lead and never relinquished it. He began his love affair with the National Pastime during a trip to Comiskey...

Wrestlemania Night One: Results, Grades and Analysis

Wrestlemania Night One: Results, Grades and Analysis

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2020

Cesaro vs. Drew Gulak (kickoff show) Summary: Gulak overwhelmed Cesaro early with his submission prowess, though Cesaro's strength soon evened the scales. Gulak relaxed his in-ring parameters, ascending...

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Wrestlemania 36: Final predictions for biggest matches

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2020

The Undertaker vs AJ Styles (Boneyard Match) This match goes to the Undertaker. Had Styles challenged the Undertaker a few years back when Styles was in the midst of ascent to the WWE Title scene,...

President George W. Bush is presented with a Chicago White Sox jacket and baseball jersey, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 by White Sox players Jermaine Dye, left, and Paul Konerko in the East Room of the White House, where President Bush honored the 2005 World Series Champions. White House Photo by Eric Draper)

Chicago White Sox: 6 biggest draft busts since 2005

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2020

After a painful rebuild that saw the White Sox limp to a 100-loss campaign two seasons ago, the Pale Hose appear primed for a return to postseason contention. Unfortunately, a novel pandemic postponed...

REPORT: Bulls to begin front office overhaul

REPORT: Bulls to begin front office overhaul

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2020

The Chicago Bulls are actively searching for a new general manager, according to Bulls senior writer Darnell Mayberry. Mayberry reports the Bulls requested permission to interview Indiana Pacers general...

Todd McShay lists only one player as “Tier 1” draft prospect

Todd McShay lists only one player as “Tier 1” draft prospect

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2020

According to ESPN Senior Writer Todd McShay, the 2020 NFL Draft features only one “Tier 1 prospect.” McShay grades Ohio State defensive end Chase Young as a 95 on the strength of his “special”...

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