NBAE via Getty Images Since the Sky’s first trip to the WNBA playoffs in 2013, the franchise has missed the postseason only twice (2017 and 2018). It’s a testament to the organization’s longest-tenured players. Every Sky playoff run has featured Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot. The Sky’s first trip to the playoffs came in 2013. Then-coach Pokey Chatman had … [Read more...] about Sky leaning on veteran leadership to reach semifinals
Goldman had missed just 13 games, most of them because of ankle trouble in 2016, before his 2020 opt-out. | AP Photos Sunday will be his third game missed due to injury since returning to the Bears after his 2019 opt-out. Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman’s long-awaited return is delayed again. Goldman, who hasn’t played since 2019, was scratched Saturday and did not … [Read more...] about Bears NT Eddie Goldman scratched again, out vs. Browns in Week 3
Cody and Cole Silzer at football practice in Lockport. | Kevin Tanaka/For the Sun-Times After moving from offense to defense, linemen loom large in team’s first 4-0 start since 2004. Cody and Cole Silzer are twins who are getting more identical every year. “People said as we’ve grown older we look more alike,” Cody said. It used to be Cole had shorter hair, but, Cody … [Read more...] about Silzer twins are sizzling for Lockport
Woman craves some freedom and some respect from her mom and dad. DEAR ABBY: I am a 25-year-old woman. My fiance is 26. Both of us live at home with our parents but have decided to move out in a few months to an apartment. Although his parents have given their blessing, my parents are against it and keep trying to change my mind. Abby, I have been wanting to leave for years. … [Read more...] about Dear Abby: I’m 25 and engaged, but my parents don’t want me to move out
Bears linebacker Roquan Smith (58) sacks Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) last Sunday at Soldier Field. The Bears had five sacks and four takeaways in a 20-17 victory. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images After a mistake-riddled opening game against the Rams and a five-sack/four-takeaway performance against the Bengals, Sunday’s game against the Browns could be an … [Read more...] about Will the real Bears defense please stand up?
Paul Stone, ranked the No. 1 college football handicapper, launched a podcast this year. | courtesy Paul Stone When placing wagers, it’s about numbers, not teams. LAS VEGAS—The college football game laced with the most intrigue Saturday is No. 12 Notre Dame against No. 18 Wisconsin at Soldier Field. The Badgers and Fighting Irish last played in 1964, and the only … [Read more...] about Stone cold outlook: College handicapper says bet with your head, not your heart
Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan said the game against Wisconsin will be “weird.” | Michael Conroy/AP Coan will see lots of familiar faces when he lines up against his old school SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jack Coan has a certain stoicism that should serve him well Saturday at Soldier Field against No. 18 Wisconsin. While matching up against former coaches and teammates could … [Read more...] about Quarterback Jack Coan faces former team when Notre Dame plays Wisconsin at Soldier Field
Guy Price and his son Shawn (driving) circle jumping silver carp into nets at on the Illinois River. | Dale Bowman A ride-along with Illinois’ assistant fisheries chief Kevin Irons and Aquatic Nuisance Species program manager Brian Schoenung to watch contract netters of invasive carp gave much to consider. OTTAWA, Ill.—Kevin Irons noticed a new tattoo on John Beasley’s … [Read more...] about Holding advance of invasive carp: A ride-along seeing contract netters manning the front lines
Georg Heitz | Courtesy of the Fire The Fire will miss the playoffs again with Heitz as sporting director and likely need another rebuild to compete after most of his moves haven’t panned out. Once again, the Fire need a rebuild. That’s not a question. The better question: should sporting director Georg Heitz execute that rebuild? With eight games left, the Fire are … [Read more...] about Should Georg Heitz get another chance to build the Fire after two failed seasons?