The Bears’ first win was on Eli Hershkovich’s mind on Sunday’s Sports Feed

CHICAGO – It. Finally. Happened. The Bears won a game during the 2017 season. It really didn’t take that long – just three weeks – but it’s been almost three years since the team won a game in September. Back-to-back 0-3 starts have a 1-2 beginning seeming like progress for fans. The thrilling game, which featured a number of highs and lows for John Fox’s team, was the bulk of Eli Hershkovich’s discussion on Sunday’s Sports Feed with Josh Frydman. […]

Bears beat the Steelers 23-17 in overtime for their first win

CHICAGO – On a day of warm temperatures and feelings at Soldier Field, the Bears decided to put together their best performance so far of the young season. Like usual, John Fox’s team had some head-scratching moments that made their fans wonder what they were thinking against the Steelers at Soldier Field on Sunday. Yet despite a few bad plays, and a major blunder at the end of the first half, the Bears managed to stand toe-to-toe with the perennial […]

Bulls sign forward Nikola Mirotic to a two-year deal: Report

CHICAGO – When his interest from other teams dwindled during the summer, it figured it was inevitable that Nikola Mirotic would return to the Bulls. As the Bulls get ready to open up training camp this week, it appears this is about to happen. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Verticle, Mirotic has agreed to a two-year, $27 millon dollar deal with the team, staying with his first organization in the NBA. Restricted free agent Nikola Mirotic […]

Monster’s Mash: ‘Big Ben’s’ advice to Mitchell Trubisky

LAKE FOREST – As a majority of the fan base calls for him to play, the Bears’ quarterback of the future continues to plug along. Right now he’s just about two months into his NFL regular season education and will again be on the sideline watching Mike Glennon make the start against the Steelers on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. While he continues to gather knowledge from those on his sidelines, he remembers a chance to meet the veteran signal […]

Jonathan Toews notches first preseason goal in Blackhawks loss to Columbus

CHICAGO – An illness kept Blackhawks’ fans from seeing just how much their captain has improved his game from a bit of an off-year in 2016-2017 on Thursday. That wouldn’t be the case Sunday as Jonathan Toews was healthy and ready for the Blackhawks’ third preseason game of the year against the Blue Jackets. While they saw some decent plays throughout the game, fans had to wait a while to see the biggest highlight from the captain at the United […]

Abreu gets his 100th RBI for a fourth-straight year in the White Sox loss...

CHICAGO – Change is the theme of the first year of a new era for the White Sox. One one constant in this process of rebuilding has been a player whose production has been as solid since his rookie year. Hence the latest achievement for Jose Abreu is one worth celebrating even during another lopsided loss for the team on Saturday night. For the fourth-straight season, the first baseman reached the 100 RBI mark with a pair of runs driven […]

Bears OL Kyle Long responds to President Trump’s comments on protesting NFL players

CHICAGO – President Trump’s comments on protesting NFL players have drawn reaction from around the country since they were made on Friday night. One of those includes Bears’ offensive lineman Kyle Long. He took to Twitter to respond to Trump’s call for players who protest during the National Anthem to be pulled off the field and fired by the owners. Taking freedoms away from Americans is unamerican. Ain't it? 👀 — Kyle (@Ky1eLong) September 23, 2017 Long has always been […]

Campus Check-In: Notre Dame says so long to the Spartans – for now

SOUTH BEND – Life as an independent entails saying hello to new rivals and goodbye to others all the time. It’s nothing new for Notre Dame – who’s never joined a conference since they started playing football in the 1800s. This weekend, for a while, they’ll say goodbye to a team they’re used to having on the schedule. Brian Kelly takes the Irish to East Lansing to face Michigan State Saturday night at 7 PM for the last scheduled game […]

Cubs player’s wives are pitching in to raise money for Puerto Rico after devastating...

CHICAGO – Those with ties to Puerto Rico and the Cubs franchise are doing their part of help the island after a pair of destructive hurricanes over the past month. This week Mariel Perez, the wife of catcher Rene Rivera, has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise money for victims of Hurricane Irma and Maria. “The puertorrican Cubs have united forces to help! Puerto Rico needs us more than ever, that is why we have joined forces […]

Gabe Salgado discusses the Bears heading into Week 3 on Sports Feed

CHICAGO – It’s September under John Fox – things don’t usual good too well for the Bears. Every time they’ve played in the first month of the season since 2015, they’ve left with a loss. Many think the Bears will do the same thanks to a lopsided loss to the Bucs last week and a match-up with talented Pittsburgh this weekend at home. On top of that, many are already calling for a quarterback replacement just two games into the […]

Tony Andracki previews a critical Cubs-Brewers series on Sports Feed

CHICAGO – It has come down to the Cubs and the Brewers entering the final ten days of the season. If you showed that to yourself at the beginning of the season, would you have believed it? Probably not. But in a wacky 2017 season, this is the scenario to decide who comes out of the division. The Cubs have won seven-of-eight games over the last week-and-a-half but they can’t shake a determined Milwaukee team that has put themselves in […]

Bears QB Mike Glennon won’t let bad performance, calls for Trubisky faze him

LAKE FOREST – He probably knew the question was coming four days ago. When a quarterback signs with a team after losing his job somewhere else, wasn’t on the field for the better part of two seasons, and takes over for a quarterback who divided a fan base for nearly a decade in part because of turnovers, the first bad game isn’t going to be received well. Hence a trio of first half turnovers put Mike Glennon squarely in the […]

In a Blackhawks’ preseason opener of youngsters, Nick Schmaltz shines

COLUMBUS, Ohio. – As expected, it wasn’t a debut that featured a lineup of familiar faces. It’s the first game of a six-contest preseason. It preceedes an 84-game campaign that goes from October through April. Joel Quenneville, of anyone, knows the importance of pacing your players in a long NHL season. But one of the few regulars from the 2017-2018 season that took the ice at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday night showed what kind of an impact he could make […]

Michael Beller recaps the first two weeks of the NFL season on Sports Feed

CHICAGO – In an era of inconsistency on the field, the Bears seem to be predictable in at least one aspect of their game: Quarterback controversy. It’s already brewing up after a bad second game against the Bucs by Mike Glennon in which he had three first half turnovers that set the trend for a 22-point loss in Tampa. Already people are wanting Mitchell Trubisky to take over the quarterback reigns but so far John Fox is sticking with Glennon. […]

Paul M. Banks talks college football on Sports Feed

CHICAGO – Time sometimes flies when the season begins in late August or early September. Weeks pass quickly as teams either rise or fade in their respective races as the first month of the season comes to an end. That’s the case for the 2017 college football season which has already had it’s share of moments in the first few weeks. Northern Illinois has a major upset while Illinois, Northwestern, and Notre Dame have won two of their first three […]