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Stranger things: Wolves to see some old friends on Admirals in next series

After easily eliminating the Rockford IceHogs from the Calder Cup playoffs, the Chicago Wolves turn their attention to the Milwaukee Admirals in the divisional round. This is a team the Wolves know quite well due to a unique partnership that was formed last season. → Read More

Schwindel still hitting, but Cubs fall 3-2 to Pirates

The Cubs lost to the Pirates 3-2 Wednesday at Wrigley Field. → Read More

Robertson off IL, hoping to pick up where he left off with Cubs

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Robertson, who leads the team with 5 saves, was activated off the IL on Wednesday. → Read More

Thompson keeps Cubs roll of great starting pitching going in 7-0 win

Keegan Thompson combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and the Cubs shut out he Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight game, a 7-0 win that extended their winning streak to a season-best four. → Read More

Simmons notches RBI in first start for Cubs

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons made his first start for the Chicago Cubs during their game against Pittsburgh at Wrigley Field on Monday. → Read More

Wolves coast to Game 1 victory over IceHogs 100-point scorer Poturalski notches 2 assists; Noesen scores twice

If the Wolves are to have a successful postseason run they'll have to eliminate the Rockford IceHogs in a best-of-five series. They got off on the right foot Thursday, overcoming an early 1-0 deficit to post a 6-2 Game 1 victory at Allstate Arena. → Read More

Miley getting closer, Cubs eager to get him into rotation

The Cubs have had a tough time getting consistent performances out of their starting pitchers, but the rotation should drastically improve when veteran Wade Miley is ready to go. Miley was impressive during a rehab performance for Triple-A Iowa and could start for the Cubs soon. → Read More

Hawks' home finale ends on a high note

Taylor Raddysh notched a pair of first-period goals, defenseman Caleb Jones also scored, and the Hawks eliminated the Vegas Golden Knight from playoff contention with a 4-3 shootout victory at the United Center on Wednesday. → Read More

Hot-hitting Rivas deserves a spot in Cubs' starting lineup

Here are some suggestions for Cubs manager David Ross as the North Siders begin a daunting stretch against the Braves, Brewers, White Sox, Dodgers and Padres. → Read More

Stroman struggles in Cubs' rain-shortened loss to Tampa Bay

Stroman needed 31 pitches to get out of the first inning of the Cubs' 8-2 loss at Wrigley Field. → Read More

How does Ross spell relief? T-h-o-m-p-s-o-n

Although parts of the Chicago Cubs' starting rotation is struggling a bit of late, manager David Ross is not planning to promote the red-hot Keegan Thompson from the bullpen. → Read More

Suzuki's streak snapped in loss to Rays, Contreras still calls him "best player I've ever played with"

Red-hot rookie Seiya Suzuki had a nine-game hitting streak snapped Tuesday during the Cubs' 6-5 loss to Tampa Bay at Wrigley Field, going 0-for-1 with 3 walks. The streak was the longest by a Cub to begin a major-league career since Andy Pafko's nine-gamer in 1943. → Read More

Hoyer, Ross share fond memories of ace Arrieta

Jed Hoyer and David Ross talk about what Jake Arrieta meant to Chicago Cubs. Arrieta announced his retirement Monday. → Read More

Foley's farewell fitting as Blackhawks notch 5-4 shootout win

The Blackhawks said an emotional goodbye to longtime broadcaster Pat Foley then went on to win in a shootout on Thursday night. Alex DeBrincat scored the lone goal in the shootout after having three assists in regulation and the Hawks snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the San Jose Sharks. → Read More

Kurashev skates with Toews, Kane again in Blackhawks loss as King experiments with lines

As another disappointing season winds down for the Blackhawks, it's time to experiment a little. → Read More

Stroman strong, but bullpen blows it for Cubs as Brewers win 5-4

The big blows were an RBI double by Christian Yelich and a 2-run homer by Rowdy Tellez. → Read More

Cubs' Steele, Thompson sharp against Brewers

Justin Steele and Keegan Thompson combined to throw nearly 8 innings of 4-hit ball against the Brewers on Sunday during the Cubs' 9-0 victory. It was an impressive performance by the two pitchers, who are attempting to establish themselves as go-to guys for manager David Ross. → Read More

Steele sharp, Cubs shut out Brewers 9-0, off to 2-0 start

The Cubs cruised to a 9-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on Saturday, getting 7 of their runs in the first four innings. They are off to their first 2-0 start since 2016. → Read More

Cubs' Ross leaves rotation unchanged despite Friday postponement

The Cubs will keep their rotation intact after Friday's game with Milwaukee was called off due to bad weather. → Read More

'A special place': Hossa officially retires

"This city is like my second home," Marian Hossa told fans Thursday at the United Center. → Read More