Column: Hall of Fame is becoming a crowded place
Edgar Martinez got in just as his chances were running out, meaning baseball's Hall of Fame will have yet another designated hitter. Three pitchers are in the newly elected class, too, including one whose credentials weren't good enough in the decade his name came before baseball writers.
Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox agree to media rights deal
CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA's Chicago Bulls, NHL's Blackhawks and baseball's White Sox have announced a multiyear media rights deal with NBC Sports Chicago that starts with the 2019-20 season.
The agreement announced Wednesday is pending approval by the NBA, NHL and MLB.
Losing taking toll on Hahn, White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf recently got a subscription to minor league baseball TV. That's how things are going for Chicago at the major league level.
Speeding up games on MLB agenda for next season
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Puffing on a cigar, Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said what many fans believe.
For NBA, Chicago is slam dunk for 2020 All-Star festivities
CHICAGO (AP) — For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game.
The city will host the showcase event for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game.
Commissioner Adam Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday for the announcement on the United Center floor.
Jerry Krause, Bulls’ GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77
CHICAGO (AP) — Respected and reviled in his hometown, this much can't be argued when it comes to Jerry Krause: He helped take the Chicago Bulls to heights few teams have reached.
Krause, the general manager of the Bulls during a 1990s dynasty that included six NBA championships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way, has died. He was 77.
Rauner names members of Illinois Bicentennial Commission
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed more than three dozen people to lead the planning for Illinois' 200th birthday celebration.
Among the Illinois Bicentennial Commission members named Friday are former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, Springfield Mayor James Langfelder and Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn.
Iverson, Shaq headline emotional Hall of Fame ceremony
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — When Shaquille O'Neal was 10 years old, his father made a prediction.
Friday night when his son became a Hall of Famer, it was realized.
Shaq, Iverson, Yao headline ‘extraordinary’ Hall class
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will soon welcome two of the sport's game-changing stars — one big and one small.
O’Neal, Iverson, Yao headline basketball Hall of Fame class
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts (AP) — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will soon welcome two of the sport's game-changing stars — one big and one small.
Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson headline the Class of 2016 to be enshrined on Friday. Joining them in the 10-member class will be Chinese star Yao Ming, WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes, longtime Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and NBA executive Jerry Reinsdorf, along with four posthumous inductees.
White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field
CHICAGO (AP) — Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium.
No guarantees, though.
The ballpark currently called U.S. Cellular Field will become known as Guaranteed Rate Field starting in November. The team and the mortgage company announced a 13-year naming rights deal Wednesday.