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Past articles by Josh:

Chicago White Sox, Cubs react to new MLB rulebook

MESA, Ariz. — New White Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is not only getting used to his new teammates but the new MLB rulebook, too. “I honestly don’t know the rules fully yet,” Benintendi admitted ahead of the team’s first full-squad practice on Monday. “We have 30 (spring training) games to get used to them, so […] → Read More

After bulking up “backfired”, a leaner Lucas Giolito looks to regain All-Star form

GLENDALE, Ariz. — A much leaner Lucas Giolito arrived at Camelback Ranch this spring training, down more than 30 pounds from where he started last season, with a focus on getting back to the most athletic version of himself. “Last year I bulked up and got really big, strong and I thought it would help […] → Read More

Bellinger hopes to recapture MVP form joining Cubs outfield

MESA, Ariz. — Cody Bellinger brings something to the Cubs no other player on the roster can equal—an MVP trophy. But the 27-year-old is now four years removed from reaching the peak of his powers and trying to re-start his career after signing a one-year deal this winter. “It’s a hard game we play, even […] → Read More

Working back from injury, Kyle Hendricks keeps his focus on the long game

MESA, Ariz. — Working back from injury, Kyle Hendricks keeps his focus on the long game. For the last three Cubs Opening Days, Kyle Hendricks has taken the mound. That won’t be the case this spring, as the longest-tenured Cub is still working his way back from a capsular tear in his right shoulder. “I’m […] → Read More

Brent Sopel using life experience to guide young hockey players on and off ice

CHICAGO — Brent Sopel feels like a kid again. “I’m 46 going on 6,” Sopel said. The former Blackhawks Stanley Cup defender is out on the ice with the Wolfpack Hockey Club in Hoffman Estates four times a week, teaching these young players about more than just stick handling and skating. “All I’m trying to […] → Read More

Chicago Hope Academy aims for historic state championship

Nearly one in five students at Chicago Hope Academy are a part of the football program. → Read More

Fire FC star Gaga Slonina’s world-class work ethic begins at home

Gaga Slonina joined the Fire youth academy at 10 years old. → Read More

Pickleball takes over Highland Park for APP Chicago Open

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — In what other sport than pickleball could you play professionally alongside your kids? “I can’t think of one, it’s amazing,” said Julie Johnson, the number one ranked senior women’s pickleball player in the world. The Johnsons are the first family of pickleball with mom Julie, 19-year-old son JW—the second ranked men’s […] → Read More

Cubs top prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong headed to All-Star Futures Game

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Pete Crow Armstrong is headed home for this year’s MLB All-Star Weekend. The Chicago Cubs No. 3 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will represent the team at the 2022 All-Star Futures Game July 16 at Dodger Stadium in his hometown of Los Angeles. “That will be another fun little adventure,” Crow-Armstrong said. […] → Read More

Bulls past & present line up to get lined up by Razor Red

CHICAGO – On a recent Bulls game day, the pregame buzz can be heard one mile southwest of United Center. “In my opinion this is best shop in Chicago,” said Bulls’ broadcaster Stacey King. King trusts his ready-for-TV trim to the steady hands of Terrance Wills, and his barbershop Razor Red Grooming Solutions in the […] → Read More

Lane Tech wrestlers compete in inaugural IHSA girls wrestling state series

Girls from more than 200 schools will compete at the inaugural state tournament. → Read More

Northwestern’s Joe Spivak could be ‘next in line’ for WWE and NFL

Spivak learned football from his father but before that, came wrestling. → Read More

Zach Miller takes center stage in post-football career

CHICAGO – Former Bears tight end Zach Miller nearly lost his leg—and his life—in a horrific, freak injury at the Superdome in New Orleans more than four years ago. The play ended Miller’s athletic career, and he still lives with permanent nerve damage. But through his pain, Miller found one of his first loves again—music. The Nebraska native started writing songs […] → Read More

White Sox legend Minnie Miñoso voted into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, New York – Orestes ‘Minnie’ Miñoso was a White Sox legend, a trailblazer, and an icon for Latino ballplayers. He was once perceived as one of the Hall of Fame’s most glaring omissions. However, Sunday, Miñoso was voted in to the Class of 2022. Minnie’s story embodies the American dream. From cutting sugar cane on […] → Read More

Joakim Noah’s love story with Chicago continues to flourish through foundation

CHICAGO – Joakim Noah arrived in Chicago 14 years ago with his big hair and even bigger energy—quickly becoming a fan favorite. “I would have never thought in my life that would have given me so much and it’s mostly because of the city of Chicago,” Noah said this week, when reflecting on his nine […] → Read More

Bears announce Justin Fields will start Sunday vs Lions

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears did not wait until Sunday morning to make their quarterback decision. Justin Fields will start his second straight game after the team downgraded Andy Dalton to doubtful, Saturday evening. Dalton missed last Sunday’s game at Cleveland with a knee injury he suffered in Week 2 against the Bengals. In Fields […] → Read More

Humboldt Park Gators win Baseball For All national championship

HUMBOLDT PARK – The only all-girls baseball team in Chicago can now call themselves national champions. After playing against boys throughout the summer, the Humboldt Park Gators went undefeated in the Baseball For All tournament last week in Maryland to bring home the 12U title. The team, which adopted the name Chicago Scouts for the […] → Read More

Field of Dreams becomes reality for White Sox, Yankees

DYERSVILLE, Iowa — The famous field carved into the corn of Dyersville, Iowa may not be heaven, but for 32 years its beckoned baseball fans to America’s heartland for their own piece of paradise. “It’s just mesmerizing. It’s really cool,” Michael Bowers, who was visiting the Field of Dreams from Janesville, Wisconsin with his brother […] → Read More

Kris Bryant rediscovers MVP form with help from dad

CHICAGO – Between battling injuries and fighting through a pandemic-shortened season, Kris Bryant experienced something the last few years he wasn’t used to. Failure. So, this offseason, he worked with his dad Mike to try and find a fix. “We identified some issues and we attacked them. We were at it all winter,” Mike explained. […] → Read More

After accident left him paralyzed, former Illini Bobby Roundtree fights to walk again

Every push has a purpose. Every movement a motivation. Every extra rep a reason. Bobby Rountree’s mission has changed but the work never stopped. “I just got to keep the same mindset even if not working out to get to NFL right now, it’s getting back to old me,” Roundtree said. “Knowing it’s going to […] → Read More