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Guest Blog: "I was part of first Women's Red Sox Fantasy Camp"

Guest Blog: "I was part of first Women's Red Sox Fantasy Camp"
by A.J. Amtullah Richard “Some of you have been waiting your whole life to be treated like a ballplayer.” Justine Siegal   (Editor’s Note: A.J. Amtullah Richard wrote this first-hand account of the Boston Red Sox’ first-ever  all-woman Fantasy Camp  for Token Female. Great thanks to her!) Last week I played on a baseball team... Read more »

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14
A note from our friend, Lauren Niemura, of the Chicago Sky: Led by the WNBA’s reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne, back-to-back Sixth Woman of the Year Allie Quigley and six-time WNBA All-Star Cappie Pondexter, the Sky begins the 34-game regular season against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 14 at Allstate Arena. Led by returning... Read more »

To My Sister. on her Birthday

To My Sister. on her Birthday
Dearest Sister Linnea- You may not be among us physically this year, but by golly, I feel your presence. This is the first birthday you haven’t been around, dear sister, after passing away earlier this year. You might be surprised I’m writing this, given our relationship, but I miss you and wish you were here.... Read more »
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Chicago Red Stars Return to Toyota Park in 2016

Chicago Red Stars Return to Toyota Park in 2016
Last season, the Chicago Red Stars earned their first playoff berth in the NWSL, on the strength of Women’s World Cup gold medalists Christen Press, Lori Chalupny, and Julie Johnston, playing to sellout crowds at Benedictine University/Village of Lisle Sports Complex, their home since 2011. On December 11, General Manager Alyse LaHue announced the Red... Read more »

iFLY-ing my way through fear

iFLY-ing my way through fear
Driving north on LaGrange Road in Hickory Hills, just south of I-55, a distracting sign on the left side of the road features a smiling parachutist, thumbs up, declaring “Why Drive When You Can Fly?’ It’s an ad for iFLY, an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, without having to jump out... Read more »

DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend

DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend
One of the most under-reported and under-appreciated stories in Chicago sports is the continued excellence of DePaul’s women’s basketball team, coached by NCAA basketball legend Doug Bruno, who’s now entering his 30th season as coach of the Lady DePaul Blue Demons. Let’s take a look at their record, shall we? Consider these accomplishments: NCAA Tournament... Read more »
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The WNBA: Wings and a Prayer for the 20th Season

The WNBA: Wings and a Prayer for the 20th Season
The WNBA will look and sound just a little different in 2016. No more Tulsa Shock, for one. And now, a new president will take the helm, following the resignation of Laurel Richie after five years. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will oversee the WNBA on an interim basis, and a search for a new... Read more »

Season ends for Chicago Sky in first round of playoffs

Season ends for Chicago Sky in first round of playoffs
No WNBA Finals for the Chicago Sky, after all. The Chicago Sky’s season ended Monday night with a 100-89 loss to their fierce Eastern Conference rival Indiana Fever in Game 3 at Allstate Arena, in front of a wildly cheering announced crowd of 2,882. Elena Delle Donne put in an MVP effort, leading all scorers... Read more »

Chicago Sky clinches home court advantage

Chicago Sky clinches home court advantage
From our friends at the Chicago Sky: The Chicago Sky has clinched home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After securing the second seed in the Eastern Conference, the Sky will face the number three seed (Indiana/Washington) in the first round of the 2015 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile. The first game of the Eastern... Read more »
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Skydiving Flight Called Off, Reporter Later Learns The Horrifying Reason Why

Skydiving Flight Called Off, Reporter Later Learns The Horrifying Reason Why
Note: This story first appeared in the Des Plaines Valley News Editor’s note: Reporter Alison Moran was at the Gary Airport on Saturday at the invitation of the Army to fly with the Golden Knights parachute team when Sgt. Corey Hood was involved in a mid-air collision that would take his life. Here is her... Read more »
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