Annie Costabile, Chicago Sun-Times

Annie Costabile

Chicago Sun-Times

Jackson, MS, United States

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Recent articles by Annie:

Relive NBA All-Star Weekend, it might not be back for another 32 years

The 2020 NBA All-Star game returned to Chicago after 32 years to a warm reception despite the frigid temperatures. → Read More

Dwyane Wade embraces second act in life with return to Richards High School for debut of ‘D. Wade: Life Unexpected’

Directed and executive-produced by longtime friend Bob Metelus, ‘Life Unexpected’ took 10 years to film and gives a personal look into Wade’s life. → Read More

1988 NBA All-Stars reminisce on the last time the game was played in Chicago in this weeks Chat Room

For the first time in 32 years, the NBA is bringing All-Star weekend back to Chicago. In 1988 there was no Rising Stars challenge or Celebrity Game. It was a quiet weekend in comparison, comprised... → Read More

Sarah Gorden’s evolution as an elite defender in the NWSL started with her mental game

After developing a mental routine that includes meditation, breath work and yoga, everything changed for Gorden. → Read More

White Sox equipment truck packed and ready for trip to spring training

The truck was loaded up Friday morning in preparation for its nearly 1,800-mile trek to Glendale, Arizona, the team’s spring training home. → Read More

Fashion Geek’s Alonzo Jackson designs team jerseys for alma mater, Leo High School

In 2004 Jackson launched Fashion Geek, and today the brand operates out of three storefront locations in Chicago. → Read More

2020 NWSL Draft takes Camryn Biegalski back to where it all began

Growing up 20 miles northwest of SeatGeek stadium, which she’ll soon call home, Biegalski played every sport, but soccer was different. → Read More

Red Stars acquire forward Rachel Hill, select five players in the 2020 NWSL College Draft

In a day full of deals, the Red Stars made USC defender Julia Bingham their first pick. → Read More

New Red Stars forward Kealia Ohai sees clearly Chicago is her kind of town

In the fall, Ohai, who tied for the Golden Boot award in 2016 with 11 goals, met with the Dash and asked to be traded to the Red Stars. → Read More

Fiancé of new Red Stars forward Kealia Ohai calls out Houston station for ‘trash’ tweet

ABC13 Houston headline about NWSL forward Kealia Ohai sparks outrage from J.J. Watt. → Read More

Red Stars acquire Kealia Ohai from Dash before NWSL Draft

The Red Stars sent defender Katie Naughton and the 18th overall pick to Houston. → Read More

Julie Ertz named 2019 U.S. Soccer Female Player of Year

Ertz is the 10th player in the awards history to win multiple times. She beat out Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Chicago Red Stars teammate Alyssa Naeher for the award in 2019. → Read More

Lifelong passion for fashion leads Chicago’s Chelsey Carter to ‘Project Runway’

Her designs have covered the bodies of internationally known artists like Chance the Rapper and SZA. She has been featured in various magazines, most notable is Vogue Italia. Her designs have shown in New York Fashion Week, and still, this moment stands alone. → Read More

Make-A-Wish gives Carter Mitchell chance to create new family traditions after battle with leukemia

A blood test Oct. 1, 2014, showed Carter had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The next three and a half years would be spent in and out of the hospital. → Read More

Make-A-Wish helps Caedyn Waxman reignite her joyful spirit after cancer diagnosis

During the summer of 2017, she was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma at 7 years old. → Read More

Cole Spiegel’s fight against cancer leads him to the game of football

Cole Spiegel has never played an officiated down of football, but he’s scored numerous touchdowns in his young career. Most of the 11-year-old’s time on the football field is spent on the... → Read More

Catching Up With Costabile & Kenney Podcast: Lisa Byington talks NWSL, WNBA and the fight for equal pay in Ep. 7

The seventh episode features special guest Lisa Byington, broadcast journalist, sideline reporter, studio host and play-by-play reporter. → Read More

From first-round pick in MLB Draft to independent ball, Dogs’ Keon Barnum rebuilds his game

After six years in the White Sox’ minor-league system, never making it higher than Class AA, Barnum wasn’t re-signed. → Read More

Chicago soccer fans take off work to support the US women’s national team

The American Outlaws are a global non-profit supporters group of the US national teams and were initially established in Lincoln, Nebraska. → Read More

When it comes to basketball skills training, Basil Evelyn is a name worth knowing

He is in his 15th year training players and getting some ready for the NBA and others ready to make it back. → Read More