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  • • Don C Talks AF1 Hi ‘Just Don’ Collab with American Express & More
    On the eve of All-Star Weekend, Don C and American Express partnered to create a limited-edition sneaker release made exclusively for card members. The AF1 Hi “Just Don,” which sold out in three minutes, is an ode to the Windy City that features premium leather of university blue and hints of red. “The inspiration was […] The post Don C Talks...2020
  • • Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler: A return to the Bulls a 'definite possibility'
    In Chicago to play in the 2020 All-Star game, Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler said it’s a “definite possibility” he could suit up for the Bulls once again later in his career, according to Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore. Butler spent his first six seasons in the Windy City, transforming from a 30th overall pick into a perennial All-Star. Chicago traded ...2020
  • • DEAR CHI: A Love Letter to Basketball in the Windy City
    As the first All-Star Weekend in Chicago since 1988 nears, we’re rolling out a bunch of content focused on the rich history and current state of hoops in the Windy City. Chi-Town, stand up.  Previous stories: LIVE FROM MADISON STREET: Zach LaVine Talks Playing in Chicago ALL OF THE LIGHTS: Remembering 1988 All-Star Weekend in Chicago [...2020
  • Orlando’s Aaron Gordon joins NBC’s Tom Haberstroh for live podcast Friday from Chicago
    • Orlando’s Aaron Gordon joins NBC’s Tom Haberstroh for live podcast Friday from Chicago
    CHICAGO — Aaron Gordon is going through a shock to the system. He had to leave Orlando — where it was 87 degrees Thursday — to come to Chicago, where I’m watching the freezing wind whip the falling snow outside my hotel room window as I write this. Gordon will be in the Windy City...2020
  • • 2020 NBA All-Star Game Tickets Are Most Expensive In Last 10 Years 🎟️
    When the NBA All-Star Game returns to Chicago on February 16, 2020, it will be the third time the Windy City has hosted the event, but the first time in more than 30 years. Where To Buy NBA All-Star Game & Weekend Tickets Primary market tickets for the NBA All-Star game, set for Sunday, February […] The post 2020 NBA All-Star Game Tickets...2020
  • • HOMECOMING: Kendrick Nunn’s Journey from Chicago to the NBA
    As the first All-Star Weekend in Chicago since 1988 nears, we’re rolling out a bunch of content focused on the rich history and current state of hoops in the Windy City. Chi-Town, stand up.  Previous stories: LIVE FROM MADISON STREET: Zach LaVine Talks Playing in Chicago ALL OF THE LIGHTS: Remembering 1988 All-Star Weekend in Chicago [...2020
  • • BORN & RAISED: Allie Quigley Has Been Repping Chicago Since Day 1
    As the first All-Star Weekend in Chicago since 1988 nears, we’re rolling out a bunch of content focused on the rich history and current state of hoops in the Windy City. Chi-Town, stand up.  Previous stories: LIVE FROM MADISON STREET: Zach LaVine Talks Playing in Chicago ALL OF THE LIGHTS: REMEMBERING 1988 ALL-STAR WEEKEND IN CHICAGO [...2020
  • • Common, Chance the Rapper to captain All-Star Celebrity Game teams
    With the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, the league opted to go with two native sons of the Windy City to headline the All-Star Celebrity Game teams. Common and Chance the Rapper have been officially announced as captains of the two celebrity squads in the game that will officially tip off NBA All-Star Weekend festivities on Friday, Feb. 14. The...2020
  • • ALL OF THE LIGHTS: Remembering 1988 All-Star Weekend in Chicago
    As the first All-Star Weekend in Chicago since 1988 nears, we’re rolling out a bunch of content focused on the rich history and current state of hoops in the Windy City. Chi-Town, stand up. Previous stories: LIVE FROM MADISON STREET: Zach LaVine Talks Playing in Chicago — Freezing. That’s the best way to describe Chicago […] The post AL...2020
  • • LIVE FROM MADISON STREET: Zach LaVine Talks Playing in Chicago
    As the first All-Star Weekend in Chicago since 1988 nears, we’re rolling out a bunch of content focused on the rich history and current state of hoops in the Windy City. Chi-Town, stand up. — The merchandise mart in downtown Chicago is the largest privately held commercial building in the United States. It’s a building […] The post LIVE...2020

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Windy City injury and suspension

  • • Bulls SG Max Strus out for remainder of season
    Chicago Bulls shooting guard Max Strus underwent surgery on Jan. 10 to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. He originally sustained the injury on Dec. 21, 2019 in the Windy City Bulls game against the Lakeland Magic at the G League Showcase. The Bulls say Strus is expected to make a full recovery and [...]...2020
  • • Bulls guard/forward Max Strus suffers major injury, out 8-12 months
    Chicago Bulls guard/forward Max Strus sustained a torn ACL and bone bruise to his left knee on Dec. 21 in the Windy City Bulls game against the Lakeland Magic at the G League Winter Showcase. The diagnosis was confirmed today by an MRI and a physical exam. Strus will undergo surgery in approximately three weeks [...]...2019
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Thankful in the Windy City
    DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 27: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a goal against the Edmonton Oilers with his bench at the Pepsi Center on November 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Who’s ready for a matinee? Opponents: Chicago Blackhawks (10-9-5)Where: United Center - Chicago, ...2019
  • • Watch: Derrick Rose receives MVP chants in Chicago
    Fans at the United Center showered Derrick Rose with “MVP!” chants during his return to the place he called home for seven seasons. Rose last played for the Chicago Bulls in 2016. However, he still receives love when he comes back to the Windy City, and Wednesday was no different. During the Bulls’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rose rece...2018
  • • Report: Bulls to sign JaKarr Sampson to two-way deal
    The Bulls are signing forward JaKarr Sampson to a two-way contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sampson has been playing with their G League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls. Sampson has played a total of 169 NBA games with Philadelphia, Denver and Sacramento. The 6-foot-9 Sampson appeared in 22 games, including six starts, with the...2018
  • • Mike Ditka thinks Bears could be Super Bowl bound
    Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka knows a thing or two about successful NFL football in the Windy City. Having coached the Chicago Bears from 1982-1992, Ditka led this organization to its last Super Bowl title and seven playoff appearances in 11 seasons. Chicago has earned exactly five postseason appearances in the 27 years since Ditka moved on...2018
  • • Rob Gronkowski out for Week 7?
    Rob Gronkowski is listed as questionable on the Patriots’ injury report. That designation may soon change. The Patriots departed for Chicago, and the Boston Globe’s Jim McBride reports Gronkowski was not with the team. Thus, he stands to miss New England’s Week 7 game. Gronk is listed on the Pats’ injury report with ankle and back maladies, with NF...2018
  • • Aaron Lynch hopes old coach brings out personal revival in Chicago
    While franchise tag situations understandably dominated the day, here’s a look at one of the teams that didn’t take part in a summer standoff. Latest out of the Windy City: Kyle Long‘s dealt with a string of injury problems in recent years. He underwent three more surgeries this offseason, but the Bears expect their top offensive lineman to be cle...2018
  • • Jabari Parker now officially a member of the Chicago Bulls
    That didn’t take too long. Rumors on Friday regarding a potential reunion between Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls gave in to some more concrete reports Saturday morning that indicated Chicago was on the verge of signing the restricted free agent to an offer sheet.Now, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the 23-year-old Parker is officially ...2018
  • • Antonio Blakeney out for season with wrist fracture
    Bulls guard Antonio Blakeney will miss the rest of the season after an MRI revealed a non-displaced scaphoid fracture in his left wrist, the team announced in a press release.Blakeney, 21, sustained the injury in Monday’s loss to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. He was initially diagnosed with a left wrist sprain before Thursday’s MRI revealed ...2018

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Windy City trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler: A return to the Bulls a 'definite possibility'
    In Chicago to play in the 2020 All-Star game, Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler said it’s a “definite possibility” he could suit up for the Bulls once again later in his career, according to Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore. Butler spent his first six seasons in the Windy City, transforming from a 30th overall pick into a perennial All-Star. Chicago traded ...2020
  • • White Sox sign two-time All-Star SP Gio Gonzalez
    The White Sox are in agreement with left-hander Gio Gonzalez, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets. Gonzalez represents Chicago’s first major pitching acquisition of the offseason, after the Sox were widely expected to target rotation help. While the White Sox have thus far been linked to several big-name hurlers on the free agent and trade fronts, the ...2019
  • • Bol Bol quickly blocking shots in the G League
          View this post on Instagram         A post shared by Windy City Bulls (@windycitybulls) on Nov 18, 2019 at 3:11pm PST Denver Nuggets rookie Bol Bol is signed to a two-way contract, which means he’ll be spending most of the 2019-20 season playing in the G League. The Nuggets, of course, get to dec...2019
  • Bulls, Wizards Agree To Tomas Satoransky Sign-And-Trade
    • Bulls, Wizards Agree To Tomas Satoransky Sign-And-Trade
    The Chicago Bulls have agreed to acquire Tomas Satoransky in a sign-and-trade with the Washington Wizards, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Satoransky will sign on in the Windy City, to a three-year, $30 million contract. The Wizards will in turn get a series of draft assets, including the reduction of protections on a previously traded […...2019
  • • Carlos Zambrano signs with Chicago indy ball team
    Former big league hurler Carlos Zambrano is launching a comeback bid, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The longtime Cubs hurler will kick things off by returning to the Windy City for a stint with the American Association’s Chicago Dogs. Zambrano was at times one of the game’s best pitchers, having thrice finished in the top five...2019
  • Bulls sign Sampson to 10-day contract
    • Bulls sign Sampson to 10-day contract
    The Bulls have signed forward JaKarr Sampson to a 10-day contract as a Call-Up from Chicago’s G League affiliate the Windy City Bulls, pu...2019
  • • Eagles get the steal of the NFL offseason in Jordan Howard
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been doing everything in their power to add a true starting running back to the mix this offseason. Initial temptation in the likes of Le’Veon Bell and Tevin Coleman netted the team nothing. With the NFL draft less than a month away, most figured Philadelphia would look to add a running back through that avenue. While t...2019
  • • Report: Broncos, Dolphins request to interview Bears DC Vic Fangio
    Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has long been a top-level defensive leader, but a head coaching job has eluded him in 30-plus seasons in the NFL. That may change. The Broncos and Dolphins have submitted interview requests for the Bears’ defensive coordinator, NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports (on Twitter). The Broncos have received such permis...2018
  • • Report: Bulls to sign JaKarr Sampson to two-way deal
    The Bulls are signing forward JaKarr Sampson to a two-way contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sampson has been playing with their G League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls. Sampson has played a total of 169 NBA games with Philadelphia, Denver and Sacramento. The 6-foot-9 Sampson appeared in 22 games, including six starts, with the...2018
  • • Report: Knicks have expressed interest in Bulls' Jabari Parker
    Mere months after signing a lucrative short-term deal with the Chicago Bulls, former lottery pick Jabari Parker seems to be on the outs in the Windy City. He’s been taking completely out of the rotation, and the Bulls are currently looking to move the former Milwaukee Bucks star. According to this report from Ian Begley of ESPN, the New York Knicks...2018

Windy City stats

  • • Friday NBA Roundup: Are Lakers or Sixers Better off in Rebuilding Process?
    2016
  • • Week 15 NFL Picks: Predictions, Advice for Latest Vegas Spreads, Odds and Props
    2016
  • • John Danks to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction
    2016
  • • Friday NBA Roundup: Are Cavaliers Coasting or Is There Cause for Concern?
    2016
  • • Clippers vs. Cavaliers: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season
    2016
  • • Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade Have Chicago Bulls Blowing Away Expectations
    2016
  • • MLB MVP 2016: Predictions for AL and NL Awards
    2016
  • • Dwyane Wade Making Himself at Home in Chicago and Thursday NBA Takeaways
    2016
  • • World Series 2016: Remaining Dates, Schedule, Ticket Info and Prediction
    2016
  • • Chicago Bulls Complete 2016-17 Season Preview
    2016

Windy City kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • Blue Jackets bond with their fathers on Dads Trip to Chicago
    • Blue Jackets bond with their fathers on Dads Trip to Chicago
    CBJ dads have enjoyed visiting Windy City with their sons....2019
  • • Brian Urlacher: From simple man to Hall of Famer
    When Brian Urlacher arrived at Chicago Bears headquarters hours after being selected ninth overall in the 2000 draft, he seemed a bit surprised by his surroundings."I didn’t realize there was this much water (around here)," Urlacher said, in reference to Lake Michigan’s proximity to the Windy City.Perhaps geography wasn’t Urlacher’s best subject in...2018
  • • Chip Kelly coached 49ers following death of his father
    The on-field results for the San Francisco 49ers Sunday against the Chicago Bears were about as bad as it gets. Now losers of 11 consecutive, San Francisco dropped this game by the score of 26-6 while putting up a grand total of six net passing yards. It was a bad all-around day for the struggling football team, but it in no way compares to what he...2016
  • • Dwyane Wade, Isiah Thomas Comment on Gun Violence in Chicago
    2016
  • • Derrick Rose, New York Knicks Finding Their Form and Friday NBA Takeaways
    2016
  • • Cubs Parade 2016: Twitter Reaction, Photos, Videos and More
    2016
  • • Cubs Fanatic Dan Shapiro Shares Love of Sports with His Boss, Barack Obama
    2016
  • • Dwyane Wade Comments on Making Bulls Home Debut
    2016
  • • Cubs vs. Indians: TV Coverage, Start Time for 2016 World Series Game 2
    2016
  • • Chicago Bulls Complete 2016-17 Season Preview
    2016

Top Windy City news

  • • Derrick Rose Discusses Injury Concerns, Life After Basketball
    2014
  • • Brandon Marshall to Jets: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
    2015
  • • Pau Gasol preparing for big second season in the Windy City
    By Sam Smith | 7.31.2015 | 8:10 a.m....2015
  • • Chicago Bears fire Marc Trestman
    Marc Trestman's tenure in the Windy City is over after just two seasons. The Chicago Bears parted ways with their coach Monday morning, Michael Silver reported Monday....2014
  • • Jimmy Butler Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Bulls Star
    2016
  • • Frustrated Derrick Rose: ‘It Seems Like We’re Not Even Competing’
    2015
  • • Nikola Mirotic Reportedly Expected to Start Bulls Season Opener Over Joakim Noah
    2015
  • • Dwyane Wade Reportedly to Sign with Bulls: Contract Details and Reaction
    2016
  • • Impending Storm Creates Breathtaking Photo at Wrigley Field
    2015
  • • Jared Allen to Panthers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
    2015

Windy City fantasy rankings and news

  • • NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 9 in Las Vegas
    2016
  • • Bears Have Offensive Firepower to Light Up the NFL in 2016
    2016
  • • 1 Reason to Get Excited About Every NBA Lottery-Bound Team's Future
    2016
  • • Thursday NBA Roundup: Have the Raptors Finally Earned '2nd Best' Label out East?
    2016
  • • Fantasy Football Week 8 Rankings: Flex and PPR Outlook for Each Position
    2015
  • • Fantasy Football Week 4 Rankings: Projections and Matchups to Love
    2015
  • • Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings: Breaking Down Each Position
    2015
  • • Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: Best MLB DraftKings Picks, Advice for July 18
    2015
  • • Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: NBA DraftKings Strategy for May 8
    2015
  • • How 2015 MLB Spring Training Has Changed the Regular-Season Landscape
    2015

Windy City schedule, game

  • • Eagles get the steal of the NFL offseason in Jordan Howard
    2019
  • How the Windy City Bulls positioned themselves for the playoffs
    • How the Windy City Bulls positioned themselves for the playoffs
    There's nothing like a pro basketball playoff drive coming down to the last games of the regular season....2019
  • • Mike Ditka thinks Bears could be Super Bowl bound
    2018
  • • Six teams on upset alert in NFL Week 10
    There are only eight weekends of football remaining before the playoffs begin. NFL Week 10 marks the start of the second half, and from here things really are going to get wild. The contenders and pretenders have begun to establish themselves, but the NFL is still a league of extraordinary parity. This means that pretenders oftentimes come up with ...2018
  • • Biggest winners, losers from NFL’s first quarter
    The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams dominated the beginning of the 2018 NFL season, but the Pittsburgh Steelers highlighted the disappointments.As the AFC North franchise dealt with the absence of Le’Veon Bell and the New England Patriots had another quiet start, the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs asserted themselves as the AFC’s team to beat.O...2018
  • • Trubisky: Media 'don't really know what they're talking about'
    Second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and his Chicago Bears reported to training camp on Thursday. The team did so with with a new head coach in Matt Nagy creating buzz around the Windy City. Is this finally the year Chicago becomes relevant once again?Trubisky himself showed well during the team’s off-season programs and has been propped by te...2018
  • • 10 biggest free agent busts in MLB this season
    The MLB free agency period prior to the 2018 season was filled with busts, particularly when it comes to pitchers.Despite the fact that the All-Star break has only just passed, it’s obvious which celebrated acquisitions haven’t lived up to their contracts. There are 10 players — and six of them are pitchers — who stand out among the worst open-mark...2018
  • • Aaron Lynch hopes old coach brings out personal revival in Chicago
    2018
  • • UFC 225 fight card: Complete prelims, undercard schedule for latest PPV event
    UFC's return to the Windy City could be one of its better shows of the year...2018
  • • ‘Wheel of Fortune’ atones for previous snub with White Sox shout-out
    “Wheel of Fortune” appeared to offer up a mea culpa of sorts over a snub that had the Chicago White Sox up in arms earlier this year thanks to what transpired during a recent airing of the iconic game show. It all started back in February when “Wheel of Fortune” aired a tribute to Chicago as part of its “Great American Cities” week. One crossword-s...2018

Windy City rumors, scandals

  • • Lauri Markkanen has reportedly put on 14 pounds of muscle
    Outside the buzz of Donovan Mitchell, Lonzo Ball and others — Lauri Markkanen proved himself in his first season in the Windy City. But, as he continues to develop in the offseason — he is looking to get much better.According to what Markkanen told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the second year forward has put on nearly 14 pounds of muscle du...2018
  • • Trubisky: Media 'don't really know what they're talking about'
    2018
  • • Theo Epstein on Manny Machado trade talk: ‘Spasm of media frenzy’
    Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein on Thursday threw cold water on the blazing Manny Machado trade rumors, referring to the rampant speculation as nothing more than a "spasm of media frenzy.” “I can say with regards to this particular spasm of media frenzy, it is outrageously outsized when you compare it to the reality of the situation,” Epstein s...2018
  • • Cubs trying to avoid noise from Manny Machado trade rumors
    Much like Manny Machado himself, the Chicago Cubs, linked to trade rumors involving the Baltimore Orioles superstar shortstop, are attempting to avoid all the noise related to the rampant speculation.Things came to a head from the Cubs’ perspective this week as Machado and the Orioles are in the Windy City for a four-game set with the crosstown Whi...2018
  • Post Up: Windy City Winning
    • Post Up: Windy City Winning
    The Bulls stay hot with a W in Milwaukee, the Suns beat the buzzer with a Tyson Chandler alley-oop & more! The post Post Up: Windy City Winning appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • Twitter reacts to John Fox's hilarious challenge
    Chicago Bears head coach John Fox isn’t necessarily the most liked man in the Windy City. Despite being more competitive than most imagined, this is still a losing team. And that’s been the case during his near three years as Chicago’s head coach.This came rearing its ugly head again Sunday against the division-rival Green Bay Packers. With his tea...2017
  • • Doug Collins leaving broadcast job for reunion with Bulls
    Doug Collins’ original stint with the Chicago Bulls lasted all of three seasons and included the start of Michael Jordan’s eventually iconic career in the Windy City. Now, 30 years after he was let go by the organization, Collins is leaving his ESPN broadcasting job to rejoin the Bulls as a senior advisor to John Paxson. “In an out-of-the-blue anno...2017
  • • Derrick Rose, New York Knicks Finding Their Form and Friday NBA Takeaways
    2016
  • • NFL Trade Rumors: Analyzing Buzz on Sheldon Richardson, Alshon Jeffery and More
    2016
  • • Dwyane Wade Making Himself at Home in Chicago and Thursday NBA Takeaways
    2016