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  SPORTS Bulls improve to 3-0 for first time since 2016

The Chicago Bulls improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2016, thanks to a 97-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 23. DeMar DeRozan led six Bulls in double figures with 21 points.Nikola Vucevic ...


  NATIONAL Trans women in sports, Grindr crime, 'Berlin Patient,' trans death

Sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women's Soccer Team Co-Captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA stars Layshia Clarendon and Brianna Turner joined more than 150 fellow athletes in women's sports to support ...


  SPORTS Chicago Fire FC defeat Real Salt Lake 1-0

Playing its final home match of the 2021 season, Chicago Fire FC (9-16-7) defeated Real Salt Lake (12-12-6) 1-0 in front of 31,308 fans at Soldier Field on Oct. 23. As the Fire celebrated their supporters ...


  SPORTS Chicago Bulls win season opener

On Oct. 20, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons 94-88 in the Motor City to win the team's first season opener since 2016, according to It's also the first time the team (1-0) has ...


  Lightfoot, Chicago to celebrate WNBA champion Chicago Sky Oct. 19 with parade, rally

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The City of Chicago will celebrate the 2021 WNBA Champion Chicago Sky on Tuesday, Oct. 19, with a downtown parade and rally. The parade will begin at 11AM when the team departs from Wintrust ...


  Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship

The sixth-seeded Chicago Sky defeated the fifth-seeded Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals on Oct. 17 to close the series and secure the franchise's first WNBA championship in front of a ...


  SPORTS Red Stars top KC 2-1 on Fan Appreciation Night

On the team's Fan Appreciation Night (Oct. 16) at SeatGeek Stadium, the Chicago Red Stars (10-8-5) defeated Kansas City (3-13-6) 2-1 in NWSL action. The Red Stars scored behind an own-goal from Kansas City's Kristen Edmonds ...


  SPORTS Sky one win from first WNBA title after routing Phoenix

On Oct. 15 at Wintrust Arena, the Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury by 36 points (86-50)—the largest margin of victory in a WNBA Finals game—to take a two-to-one series lead in the best-of-five series. The ...


  SPORTS Sky's Vandersloot named to All-WNBA Second Team

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot has been named to the 2021 All-WNBA Second Team, per a team press release. This is the fourth consecutive season and fifth time overall Vandersloot is an All-WNBA honoree. It also ...


  SPORTS Blackhawks drop season opener against Colorado

On Oct. 13, the Chicago Blackhawks fell in an early hole and couldn't recover, falling 4-2 to the Colorado Avalanche in the season opener. Colorado scored thrice in the first 10 minutes of play, which proved ...


  SPORTS Chicago Red Stars power past Orlando 1-0

The Chicago Red Stars, behind an early Kealia Watt goal and a clean sheet from Cassie Miller, defeated the Orlando Pride at home (Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium) Oct. 13 by a score of 1-0. During the game's ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky lose in OT to Phoenix; finals tied at 1-1

On Oct. 13, the Chicago Sky fell to the Phoenix Mercury 91-86 in overtime in game two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Phoenix's Footprint Center. Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot dished out a team-high 20 points ...


  SPORTS White Sox eliminated from playoffs

The Chicago White Sox's season has ended. The Houston Astros advanced to their fifth consecutive American League Championship Series on Oct. 12 by defeating the White Sox 10-1 at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field in game four ...


  SPORTS Raiders coach resigns after anti-LGBTQ, racist emails surface

Following recent articles in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times detailing the use of racist, homophobic and misogynistic terms by Jon Gruden in emails reportedly dating back to 2010, he has resigned as Las ...


  SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall to OL Reign 3-2

Mallory Pugh returned to the scoresheet with a first half goal and Tatumn Milazzo scored her first career NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) goal in the second. However, the Chicago Red Stars fell to the OL ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky win first game of WNBA finals

The Chicago Sky are going into game two of the WNBA finals with a 1-0 series lead after defeating the Phoenix Mercury 91-77 in an away game on Oct. 10. The Sky had six players in double figures (all five starters ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky win, advance to first finals since 2014

The Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014, as the team defeated the Connecticut Sun 79-69 in game four of the 2021 WNBA playoff semifinals on Oct. 6 to win the series three to ...


  Chicago Sky player named to WNBA All-Rookie Team

Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans has been selected to the 2021 WNBA All-Rookie Team. Evans is joined on the squad by Aari McDonald (Atlanta Dream), Michaela Onyenwere (New York Liberty), Charli Collier (Dallas Wings) and DiDi ...


  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season. In March, best-selling author Andrew Maraniss published a thoughtful biography called Singled Out: The True Story ...


  SPORTS Chicago White Sox hold Pride Night

On Sept. 29, the Chicago White Sox held Pride Night. LGBTQ+ activist Gary Chichester threw the first pitch of the game—which featured the White Sox taking on the Cincinnati Reds—at Guaranteed Rate field. BMO Harris invited ...


  SPORTS Muguruza wins Chicago Fall Tennis Classic

On Oct. 3, Garbine Muguruza strengthened her qualifying chances for the Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara after coming back from a set and a break down to win the last 10 games to defeat Ons Jabeur, 3-6, ...


  SPORTS Women's soccer commissioner resigns in wake of scandal

National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Commissioner Lisa Baird resigned after approximately 19 months on the job amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct, NPR reported. ...


  SPORTS Sky edge top seed Sun to take 2-1 playoff lead

In a game that featured 16 lead changes and 10 ties, the Chicago Sky made clutch shots down the stretch and edged the Connecticut Sun in game three of the 2021 WNBA playoff semifinals 86-83 at ...


  WORLD Movie items, tennis survey, German politics, Thai court

Kenya's Film Censorship Board (KFCB) banned I Am Samuel, claiming the documentary—which has a gay protagonist—contravenes Kenyan values, Human Rights Watch noted. In a statement, the KFCB denounced the film ...


  Four Chicago players score double figures as Sky lose; WNBA semifinal series tied at 1-1

--From a press release. Video below

The Connecticut Sun outscored the Chicago Sky 21-9 in the fourth quarter as the Sun took Game #2 of the five-game series with a final score of 79-68 over the Sky at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday evening. Tonight's officials ...


  SPORTS Chicago Fall Tennis Classic in gear with pro women players

The Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, a part of the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tour, is in town through Oct. 3. Just a few of the players in the first round, or round of 64, are top seed and Ukrainian player Elena ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky score another playoff win, beating Minnesota

The sixth-seeded Chicago Sky (2-0) defeated the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx (0-1) 89-76 at the Target Center in Minneapolis in round two of the 2021 WNBA playoffs on Sept. 26. With the win, the franchise moves on ...


  SPORTS Chicago Red Stars edge Portland 2-1

The Chicago Red Stars, behind goals from Kealia Watt and Rachel Hill, defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 at home on Sept. 25. In the game's 24th minute, Portland's Christine Sinclair's curling shot from outside the box ...


  SPORTS Chicago White Sox clinch playoff spot

For the first time in 13 years, the Chicago White Sox are the American League Central champions. The team defeated Cleveland 7-2 on Sept. 23 as it split a doubleheader that officially eliminated the Guardians (formerly ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky win playoff game against Dallas Wings

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky defeated the Dallas Wings 81-64 in the first round of the 2021 playoffs, at Wintrust Arena on Sept. 23. Under current head coach and general manager James Wade, the team ...


  Proceeds from 30th Annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago to help 26 HIV/AIDS organizations

--From a press release

CHICAGO — On Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m., more than 1,700 advocates and supporters will gather safely at Soldier Field to participate in the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago (ARWC) to support individuals ...


  RECREATION Metropolitan Club's BigShots Golf Lounge

BigShots Golf Lounge is part of the Metropolitan Club's rebranding. Despite the perceived exclusivity of the Metropolitan, the lounge—on the 67th floor of Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr.—is a state-of-the-art area that is accessible to ...


  SOCCER U.S. women win big over Paraguay again

Five days after Carli Lloyd scored five goals against Paraguay, Alex Morgan scored a hat trick (three goals) as the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT) downed the same country 8-0 on Sept. 21 in Cincinnati, ...


  SPORTS Sky end regular season with win, get ready for playoffs

The Chicago Sky ended their regular season on a positive note, beating the Indiana Fever 98-87 at Chicago's Wintrust Arena on Sept. 19. Diamond DeShields tied her career-high point total, scoring 30 while shooting 61.5% from ...


  SHOWBIZ 'Genera+ion' axed, sports items, Wilson Cruz, k.d. lang, Lil Nas X

HBO Max did now renew Genera+ion, its OC-high-school-set dramedy, noted. "We will not be moving forward with a second season of Genera+ion," a spokesperson for HBO Max said in a statement. "We are very proud ...


  SPORTS Aces rout Sky 103-70

In WNBA action, the Las Vegas Aces routed the Chicago Sky 103-70 at Wintrust Arena on Sept. 17. A day after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared Sept. 16 to be "Candace Parker Day," the Sky forward ...


  SOCCER Lloyd scores five goals as U.S. women rout Paraguay

Scoring five goals in a soccer match can be called a glut or even a "repoker." Whatever it's called, Carli Lloyd accomplished that incredible feat as the U.S. women's national team routed Paraguay 9-0 in Cleveland ...


  Gay Games XI postponed because of pandemic

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming Gay Games XI have been moved from November 2022 to November 2023, Outsports reported. "Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the state of travel restrictions internationally and in Hong Kong, ...


  USWNT national soccer team slams contract offer

The United States Women's National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) is calling the U.S. Soccer Federation's offer of identical contracts for its women's and men's national teams a publicity stunt, according to Yahoo! Sports. On S ...


  SPORTS Sky come up short vs. Mystics

At Wintrust Arena on Sept. 12, the Chicago Sky lost to the Washington Mystics 79-72. Sky center Azura Stevens scored a season-high 18 points in the Sky's loss. Earlier this season, the former first round pick ...


  Three Red Stars join USWNT for upcoming games against Paraguay

Three Chicago Red Stars will join the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) later this month as the squad takes on Paraguay Sept. 16 and 21. Defenders Casey Krueger and Tierna Davidson will be joined by ...


  SPORTS Blackhawks tickets available Sept. 14; Pride Night on April 12

The Chicago Blackhawks announced that single-game tickets for the team's 2021-22 regular season at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 12 p.m. ...


  Chicago Red Stars open nominations for 2021 #SHEINSPIRESME Award

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Nominations are now open for the Chicago Red Stars' 2021 #SHEINSPIRESME Award. #SHEINSPIRESME is an annual award presented to women who exemplify leadership, practice social responsibility and who inspire and uplift their community. T ...


  SPORTS Sky clinch playoff spot with Sept. 5 win

The Chicago Sky officially secured a ticket to the postseason. By virtue of the team's 92-84 victory over the Las Vegas Aces at Wintrust Arena on Sept. 5, the Sky will advance to the 2021 WNBA ...


  WNBA names 25 greatest players in history

On Sept. 5, the WNBA commemorated its landmark 25th season by announcing the selection of "The W25"—a collection of the 25 greatest and most influential players in WNBA history, according to a press release. The unveiling ...


  Baseball player Bryan Ruby comes out as gay

Bryan Ruby has become the only active professional baseball player at any level to be publicly out, according to USA Today. He's a professional baseball player—a member of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, an Oregon team that's a ...


  Las Vegas Aces defeat Chicago Sky

Against the Las Vegas Aces, the Chicago Sky came up short Sept. 2, losing 90-83 at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. Sky forward Candace Parker finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two ...


  HOCKEY Canada edges U.S. to win women's championships

Marie-Philip Poulin scored the golden goal at 7:22 of the first overtime period to give Canada a 3-2 win over the United States, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) website. It was Canada's first ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky fall to Phoenix Mercury

At Phoenix's Footprint Center, the Chicago Sky fell to the Phoenix Mercury 103-83 on Aug. 31. The loss followed a 32-point win over the Seattle Storm on Aug. 29. Chicago once again had balanced scoring, with ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky have record-breaking win over Seattle

At the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington, the Chicago Sky had a record-breaking win Aug. 29 when they routed the Seattle Storm 107-75. The Sky's 32-point win over the Seattle Storm is the ...


  Chicago Red Stars defeat Kansas City 3-0

Sarah Woldmoe scored a brace (meaning two goals) and Katie Johnson added another to give Chicago a 3-0 victory over Kansas City (2-11-4) on Aug. 28 at SeatGeek Stadium. Woldmoe's performance earned her an emphatic Player ...


  HOCKEY U.S. women's team routs Japan to advance to semis

In Canada, the defending champion United States scored five first-period goals en route to a 10-2 quarterfinal thrashing of Japan on Aug. 28 in Calgary, noted. U.S. scoring leader Hilary Knight led the way with ...


  TENNIS Svitolina wins inaugural Chicago Women's Open title

Top seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine took home her first WTA (Women's Tennis Association) singles title of the season by defeating number-nine seed Alize Cornet of France 7-5, 6-4 to win the inaugural Chicago Women's Open ...


  TENNIS U.S. Open to celebrate Pride on Sept. 1

Rainbow flags will be flying at the USTA (United States Tennis Association) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Wed., Sept. 1, as the USTA celebrates and welcomes the LGBTQ+ community to the first-ever Open Pride ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky defeat Seattle 73-69

Chicago Sky forward Kahleah Copper, just mere hours from her birthday, scored a game-high 26 points en route to the Sky's comeback victory over the Seattle Storm (18-9) on Aug. 27 in Seattle. The Sky (13-12) ...


  U.S. falls to Canada in women's world hockey championships

At the women's world hockey championships, Canada stunned the United States 5-1 on Aug. 26, reported. Jamie Lee Rattray scored twice for the Canadian team as the U.S. squad's win streak ended at 29 games. ...


  SPORTS Blackhawks launch first NFT collection

The Chicago Blackhawks announced the team's first officially licensed non-fungible token (NFT) collection composed of 12 hockey character cards and 2,000 digital tickets, all inspired by retro 8-bit gaming graphics. ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky defeat Atlanta 86-79

On Aug. 24, the Chicago Sky secured its first win on its most-recent five-game road trip with an 86-79 victory over the Atlanta Dream. Those scoring in double digits for the Sky included Candace Parker (18 ...


  SPORTS Venus Williams bounced out of Chicago Women's Open Tournament

Venus Williams was on the South Side for the Chicago Tennis Festival this week, reported. Williams was competing in the Chicago Women's Open Tournament at XS Tennis in the Washington Park neighborhood. However, according to ...


  SPORTS Red Stars teaming with Univision for Sept. 25 game

The Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and Univision Chicago—part of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the country—announced a first-time ...


  Trans woman and cancer survivor makes her debut at SEA BLUE Prostate Cancer Walk & Run

Among all the men, Iris Farley—a prostate cancer survivor and trans woman—will be running in Us TOO's SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk & Run on Sept. 26 in Lincoln Park. Farley, a Chicago resident, is the ...


  SPORTS U.S. blanks Finland in women's hockey championships

In the 2021 Ice Hockey Women's World Championship, the defending champion U.S. team blanked 2019 silver medalist Finland 3-0 in Aug. 22 at Calgary's WinSport Arena, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) website. Power ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky fall to Lynx 101-95

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky fell to the Minnesota Lynx 101-95 at WinTrust Arena on Aug. 21. Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley put on dominant offensive performances, combining for more than half of the Sky's ...


  SPORTS Red Stars tie Racing Louisville 1-1

Kealia Watt scored in the 57th minute as the Chicago Red Stars drew level with Racing Louisville 1-1 in National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) play on Aug. 19. Morgan Gautrat made her return to the Red ...


  GLAAD, RespectAbility highlight at least 23 out LGBTQ Paralympic athletes, a new record

--From a press release

(August 18, 2021) GLAAD is highlighting the participation of out LGBTQ athletes in this year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo. This year, the number of out LGBTQ athletes (23) is nearly double the amount that competed (12) ...


  Chicago Red Stars fall to N.C. Courage

Goalkeeper Emily Boyd returned to the Chicago Red Stars starting core for the first time in two years. However, Chicago fell to the North Carolina Courage in Cary, North Carolina, 1-0 on Aug. 15. Boyd's 2021 ...


  Chicago Sky edge Seattle in overtime

The Chicago Sky defeated the Seattle Storm 87-85 in overtime on Aug. 15—the team's first overtime win this season. It's also Chicago's first overtime win at Wintrust Arena since Sept. 13, 2016. On his birthday, Chicago ...


  SPORTS Red Stars fall to Orlando 2-0

On Aug. 8, the Chicago Red Stars battled, but ultimately fell to the Orlando Pride 2-0 in Bridgeview, Illinois, in women's soccer action. Tatumn Milazzo led the team in touches (58) and interceptions (four), and tied ...


  WORLD Ghana's bill, Pride events, Gay Games, race-car driver

Ghanaian lawmakers are facing backlash over a bill before Ghana's parliament that aims to make LGBTQ-rights advocacy illegal, Voice of America reported. Eight lawmakers are sponsoring the bill, which would impose a maximum 10-year prison sentence ...


  Olympics roundup for Aug. 7-8: U.S. women set the gold standard

At the Tokyo Olympics, the United States ended up edging China for the most gold medals won during the event (39 to 38). Below are a few reasons why, courtesy of how U.S. women performed Aug. ...


  Canadian becomes first out trans athlete to win Olympic medal

Canadian soccer star Quinn became the first openly transgender athlete to ever win an Olympic medal following their team's gold medal-winning win over Sweden on Aug. 6, NBC News reported. Canada's 3-2 win in penalty kicks ...


  Olympics roundup for Aug. 6

—Hoop, there it is: The U.S. men's basketball team captured the gold medal with a tight 87-82 victory over France, avenging an earlier loss in the tournament. Kevin Durant (who, hours before the game, had agreed ...


  Olympics: U.S. women's basketball team advances to semis

At the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. women's basketball team advanced to the semifinals thanks to a 79-55 victory over Australia on Aug. 4. Last month in Las Vegas, the Australians stunned the Americans in an exhibition ...


  Olympics: U.S. women's soccer team wins bronze-medal game

The United States women's national team beat Australia 4-3 to win the Olympic bronze-medal match Aug. 5, with Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scoring twice, reported. It was a record-breaking evening for Lloyd, who ...


  Olympics: Shot-putter's mother dies

Clarissa Saunders—the mother of out silver medal-winning shot-putter Raven Saunders—died Aug. 3, noted. The death was confirmed to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier by her longtime coach and ...


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