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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”...

WATCH: Austin Theory almost kills Montez Ford

WATCH: Austin Theory almost kills Montez Ford

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2020

NXT newcomer Austin Theory made his main roster debut on the March 30 edition of Monday Night Raw, replacing United States Champion Andrade, who is reportedly out with a rib injury. Theory teamed with...

Ranking the greatest matches in Wrestlemania history

Ranking the greatest matches in Wrestlemania history

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2020

From Hulk Hogan’s groundshaking body slam to Seth Rollins’ infamous Money in the Bank cash-in, iconic moments and legendary contests helped morph Wrestlemania into the must-see, nostalgia-driven spectacle...

How Ryan Pace once again whiffed on securing the Bears franchise quarterback

How Ryan Pace once again whiffed on securing the Bears’ franchise quarterback

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2020

Entering the 2020 NFL offseason, the Chicago Bears desperately needed help at the quarterback position. With the winds of regression dancing around incumbent starter Mitchell Trubisky, the Bears appeared...

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