Archive for July 2012

Top Five Chicago Sports Stories to Watch: July 3-August 5

Francisco Liriano Makes his White Sox Debut Tuesday Kenny Williams seems to mastered the art of the shocking trade at the deadline. Jose Contreras, Jake Peavy and Edwin Jackson were all acquired under the radar at or near the trade deadline. In the last month, Williams has acquired former All-Stars Kevin Youkilis, Brett Myers and... Read more »

Chicago Athletes to Watch in London

Chicago Athletes to Watch in London
Men’s Baskeball Anthony Davis-USA Davis was the top ranked high school player in the country in 2011 and followed that up with a national championship at Kentucky and being the top player selected in the NBA Draft last month by the New Orleans Hornets. He is the only member of the 2012 Men’s Olympic Basketball... Read more »

The Best Places in Chicago to Watch the Opening Ceremonies British Style

The Best Places in Chicago to Watch the Opening Ceremonies British Style
Everyone will want to feel a bit British and fly the Union Jack as the Games of the XXX Olympiad commence at London’s Olympic Stadium. Chicago has many options of places to watch the Opening Ceremonies. The last few years have seen a rise in British Gastropubs throughout the Chicago Area. Here are some places... Read more »
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The Top Five Stories to Watch 7/23-29

Bears Begin Training Camp The Bears open training camp on Wednesday in Bourbonnais. The 2012 season begin with optimism the highest its been since the Bears last Superbowl appearance after the 2006 season. Question do abound as the Bears begin their tenth season under Lovie Smith. The biggest question is how much the offensive line... Read more »

Five Stories to Watch for the Week Beginning July 16.

Bears Close to Signing Forte to an Extension Multiple reports say that the Bears and Forte are close on a contract extension. If they do re-sign him, it will be close to the 3p Monday deadline for franchise players. If they cannot reach an agreement by the Monday deadline, Forte would be paid $7.74 Million... Read more »

Five Questions for the Cubs in the Second Half

Five Questions for the Cubs in the Second Half
Can Anthony Rizzo Stay Hot? Rizzo has spent his six year professional career in three organizations (The Red Sox, Padres and Cubs). The anticipation of his arrival was messiah like. He had lit up minor league pitching the last three seasons. From A-AAA Rizzo hit 74 home runs and drove in 263 with a .264... Read more »
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5 Questions Facing the White Sox for the Second Half

Can the Rookies Keep It Up? The White Sox rookies are a big reason why they have a three game lead at the All-Star break. This year’s White Sox team can be compared to the 1990 team that had a lot of young contributors. Nate Jones, Hector Santiago and Addison Reed have given the White... Read more »

Five Biggest Sports Stories for the Week Beginning July 9th

Chicago’s All-Stars Chicago is sending six players to the All-Star Game in Kansas City on Tuesday. The White Sox originally landed the triumvirate of Paul Konerko, Chris Sale and Adam Dunn. They easily could have had more. Many feel that A.J. Pierzynski was snubbed. The White Sox announced during the eighth inning on Sunday that... Read more »

Plenty of Reasons For Chicagoans to Pay Attention to All Star Week

Plenty of  Reasons For Chicagoans to Pay Attention to All Star Week
The Futures Game Both the Cubs and White Sox will have a player in the Futures Game. White Sox Third Base prospect Carlos Sanchez is playing on the World Team Representing the Winston-Salem Dash. He is hitting .320 with 1 HR, 39 RBIs and 15 Stolen Bases. Cubs Prospect Korean RF Jae-Hoon Ha is playing in... Read more »
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Five Stories to Watch for the Week of July 2nd

NBA Free Agency Begins NBA free agency began with a bang and slapped the Bulls upside the head. Key reserve Omer Asik agreed to sign a three year $25 Million Offer sheet with the Houston Rockets. He can’t sign the deal until July 11 and the Bulls have three days after that to match the... Read more »
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