Sunday, June 26, 2022

Reader Submission: Blackhawks beat salary cap and re-sign Niemi

The Blackhawks shocked the hockey world late Friday night by working around the salary cap to re-sign Stanley Cup hero Antti Niemi to a three-year, two-part deal that will have him serve the dual role of goalie/Zamboni driver.

Koyie Hill inconsolable following Piniella’s retirement

It has become a tradition for a Cubs manager to have a favorite veteran player or two that he inserts into the lineup nearly every day much to the chagrin of their fans. Dusty Baker had Neifi Perez and Lou Piniella had Koyie Hill.

Cubs managerial candidates: Pros and cons

Since Lou Piniella announced his retirement last month, speculation as to his replacement has reached a fevered pitch. And now that he ended his career six weeks early it's only gotten worse.

Exclusive: Brenly secretly managed from booth this season during Lou’s naps

Sources this week revealed Bob Brenly was at times covertly managing the Cubs, taking over coaching duties during now-former skipper Lou Piniella's in-game naps that occured on an increasingly frequent basis after the manager announced his retirement last month.

Cutler picked off by a tackling dummy

The Bears have a lot to work on trying to improve from last season on both sides of the ball, but with the addition of Mike Martz as the new offensive coordinator, there's been a ton of pressure on the offense to learn the new system.

Wrigley to become white person mecca for Dave Matthews concerts next month

Wrigleyville is currently preparing itself for an onslaught of frat boys, posers and custies when the Dave Matthews Band rolls into town Sept. 17 and 18. The concerts promise to be the largest gathering of white people in Chicago since the downtown Apple Store waiting line for the new iPhone in June.

Lovie apologizes for unsuccessful attempt to lose Sunday’s game

The postgame press conference began the same way so many have at Soldier Field, with a tight-lipped Smith approaching the podium, devoid of emotion.