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  Sky win on Ring Night; Cubs soar; White Sox routed by Red Sox

On May 24, the Chicago Sky (4-2) defeated the Indiana Fever (2-7) 95-90 at Wintrust Arena. Prior to the game, the Sky held its Championship Ring and Banner Night for winning the WNBA championship last year ...


  NBA coach/former Chicago Bull pleads for gun control after Texas shootings

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr discussed something besides basketball in his pregame news conference heading into Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks on Many 24, ESPN noted. "Since we left ...


  Chicago Red Stars to celebrate Pride Night on May 28

The Chicago Red Stars will host their annual Pride Night Saturday, May 28, at SeatGeek Stadium when the club takes on the Portland Thorns. Leading up to the match, fans will have the opportunity to bid ...


  Yankees player suspended for comment about White Sox's Anderson

Major League Baseball issued a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine to New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson for what the league calls "inappropriate comments" to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson during a May 21 ...


  SPORTS Sky, Red Stars, Cubs and White Sox all win

Candace Parker gave a historic performance as the Chicago Sky (3-2) defeated the Washington Mystics (5-2) 82-73 on May 22 in D.C., a press release noted. Parker—who made her 361st career start—finished with 16 points, 13 ...


  Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's live stream

Johnny Weir envisions his dream of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest's live stream by Jerry Nunn Out figure skater Johnny Weir is an award-winning Olympian and an LGBTQ+ champion. This gay media spokesman brings past experience ...


  Chicago Sky activate Copper, release Krajisnik

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 20, 2022) — The Chicago Sky activated Kahleah Copper and released Tina Krajisnik from her hardship exemption contract, the team announced today. Copper joins the Sky after returning from Spain, where she won the ...


  Sky Comeback falls short in road loss to Storm; 74-71

-- From a press release

Chicago Sky (2-2) @ Seattle Storm (2-3) May18, 2022: Final score CHI 71, SEA 74 <∫> TEAM HIGH POINTS HIGH ASSISTS HIGH REBOUNDS ≤/∫≥ CHI STEVENS (18) VANDERSLOOT (12) PARKER ...


  Cubs blank Pirates; White Sox win

On May 16, the Chicago Cubs (14-20) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20) 9-0 at Wrigley Field. Willson Contreras hit a first-inning grand slam—the 100th home run of his career—as the Cubs scored eight runs in that ...


  SPORTS Red Stars fall; mixed MLB results; Bucks out of playoffs

On May 15, the Chicago Red Stars fell to the San Diego Wave 2-1 in the Red Stars' first trip out west to face the new club. Rookie and Michigan State University alum Ava Cook scored Chicago's lone goal, making this ...


  SPORTS Cubs and White Sox win; Sky prevail; Fire fall

Most of Chicago's pro sports teams who played on May 14 came out victorious. —The Chicago Cubs (12-20) defeated the host Arizona Diamondbacks (18-16) 4-2. Veteran catcher Yan Gomes batted cleanup for just the 14th time ...


  Griner's detention in Russia extended by a month

The lawyer for Brittney Griner said May 13 that the WNBA star's pretrial detention in Russia has been extended by one month, ESPN reported. Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he believed the relatively short extension ...


  Chicago Bears release schedule; Yankees pound White Sox

After alternating home and road games throughout the entire 2021 season for the first time in franchise history, the Chicago Bears have a more conventional schedule in 2022, according to a press release. It features three ...


  Chicago Sky crush NY Liberty; Cubs win; Sox game postponed

On May 11, the Chicago Sky (1-1) set a franchise record in margin of victory (33 points) by crushing the New York Liberty (1-1) 83-50 at Wintrust Arena in a Commissioner's Cup game, according to a ...


  Former White Sox head trainer alleges sexual orientation-based bias

Brian Ball, a former head trainer for the Chicago White Sox, has filed suit against the organization and General Manager Frederick Hahn. In the lawsuit, Ball alleges he was unjustly terminated in October 2020 without explanation, ...


  Cubs win while White Sox blow six-run lead

On May 9, one Chicago MLB team halted its losing streak while the other had its winning streak snapped. In San Diego, the Chicago Cubs (10-18) blanked the Padres (19-11) 6-0 as the North Siders racked ...


  Chicago Sky activate Rebekah Gardner, waive Kaela Davis

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 9, 2022) — The Chicago Sky has waived Kaela Davis, the team announced today, allowing them to activate Rebekah Gardner. Gardner joined the team Feb. 10 after signing her first WNBA training camp. After ...


  Fire lose and Cubs drop doubleheader; White Sox win again

Ronaldo Cisneros netted three goals (a hat trick) in the first half and Atlanta United (4-4-3) snapped their four-match MLS winless streak, defeating Chicago Fire (2-3-4) FC 4-1 at Georgia's ...


  WORLD South Africa, Greek ruling, soccer items, singer attacked

South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa praised his country for creating a conducive environment for LGB people to practice same-sex marriages and partnerships, according to Erasing 76 Crimes. Speaking at a Freedom Day celebration in Mpumalanga, ...


  Chicago Sky lose opener; White Sox win; Cubs game postponed

The defending WNBA champion Chicago Sky lost their season/home opener 98-91 to the Los Angeles Sparks in overtime at Wintrust Arena. The game was the Sky's first season-opener at home since 2016. It was a career-high ...


  All WNBA courts to honor Brittney Griner

The WNBA announced plans to acknowledge the importance of Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner to the league, according to a press release. During the 2022 season that tips off Friday, May 6, Griner's initials and jersey ...


  Red Stars vs. Spirit rescheduled

CHICAGO (May 5, 2022) — The Chicago Red Stars' match against the Washington Spirit, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 7, has been rescheduled due to Washington advancing to the Challenge Cup final. The teams will now ...


  Chicago Sky also waive Kaba, Doyle and Tahane

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 5, 2022) — The Chicago Sky waived Masseny Kaba, Kathleen Doyle and Emmanuelle Tahane, the team announced today. Kaba was signed by the Sky on April 16 after going undrafted in the 2022 WNBA ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky waive several players

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 4, 2022)—The Chicago Sky waived Anneli Maley, Kaela Davis, Tina Krajisnik, Sparkle Taylor and Kysre Gondrezick, the team announced. Maley joined the Sky on March 11 after signing a training camp contract. Maley was ...


  White Sox take both Wrigley Field games in Crosstown Classic

On May 4, the Chicago White Sox (11-13) edged the Chicago Cubs (9-15) 4-3 in the second of the two-game Crosstown Classic series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had a 3-1 lead going to the third ...


  White Sox beat Cubs in first game of Crosstown Classic

In the first game of this year's Crosstown Classic series between the Chicago White Sox (10-13) and the Chicago Cubs (9-14), the South Siders won 3-1 at Wrigley Field on May 3. The White Sox's Tim ...


  Brittney Griner gets new designation; Black LGBTQ+ group responds

The United States is now saying lesbian WNBA player Brittney Griner is wrongfully detained in Russia, NPR reported. The shift in language indicates the United States will work more aggressively to secure her release. The State ...


  Illinois Supreme Court denies ex-Bear Richard Dent chance to identify accusers

The Illinois Supreme Court recently denied former Chicago Bear Richard Dent the chance to learn the names of the people who accused him of sexual harassment and drunken disorderly conduct in 2018, SW Iowa News reported. ...


  Chicago Sky waive Pulliam, prepare for May 6 season opener

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (May 2)—The Chicago Sky waived Lindsey Pulliam, the team announced today. Pulliam joined the Sky on April 16 after signing a training camp contract and was selected by the Atlanta Dream with the 27th overall ...


  Bears release QB Foles; Cubs win while White Sox come up short

Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Poles made four trades April 30—the final day of the NFL Draft—but could not find a taker for veteran quarterback Nick Foles, The Chicago Tribune noted. That led the team to ...


  Chicago Red Stars win; Cubs get hammered; White Sox also win

At home, the Chicago Red Stars—behind goals from Ella Stevens and Bianca St-Georges—defeated Racing Louisville FC 2-1 on April 30. Both Stevens and St-Georges scored their first regular-season goals; Stevens' goal came within the first t ...


  Blackhawks end season with loss; Cubs, White Sox also fall

The Chicago Blackhawks (28-42-12) ended their season with a loss on April 29, falling to the Buffalo Sabres (32-39-11) 3-2 in overtime in New York. Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Strome scored in regulation, with Buffalo tying ...


  Chicago and defending champion Sky to host 2022 WNBA All-Star festivities

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022 will be played in Chicago at the Wintrust Arena, home of the defending WNBA champion Chicago Sky, on Sunday, July 10, according to a press release from the WNBA. The game—which will ...


  Bulls' season ends; Cubs, White Sox and Blackhawks win

The Chicago Bulls' season is over. In Wisconsin, Chicago lost to the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks 116-100 on April 27. The Bucks won the best-of-seven series four games to one. The Bucks jumped to a ...


  WOMEN'S SOCCER U.S. team dominates; Houston coach suspended

The U.S. U-17 Women's Youth National Team finished first in Group G at the 2022 Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship with a convincing 5-0 win against Costa Rica to take another step closer to qualifying for the ...


  Calls to free Brittney Griner increase after prisoner release

As some people celebrate the April 27 announcement that Texas Marine veteran Trevor Reed would be released from a Russian prison, there were others urging the U.S. government to continue working behind the scenes—particularly regarding the ...


  Gay football player to be part of NFL Draft

The third-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals at the 2022 NFL Draft will be announced by a gay flag football player from the Phoenix area, Outsports reported. Joel Horton has been a member of the Phoenix ...


  Blackhawks beat Flyers

On April 25, the Chicago Blackhawks (27-42-11) beat the Philadelphia Flyers (25-44-11) 3-1 at the United Center. Erik Gustafsson, Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat all scored while Kevin Lankinen made 32 stops in the win. Toews ...


  Chicago Red Stars lose to Kansas City Current 2-1

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—The Chicago Red Stars ended Challenge Cup play with a 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Current on April 24. KEY MOMENTS: '6 Alyssa Naeher stops a dangerous shot from Kansas City '35 Kansas City gets ...


  SPORTS Bulls now down 3-1 in playoffs

On April 24, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points to lead that team to a 119-95 win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. With the loss, Chicago is now down 3-1 in ...


  Cubs score 21 in blowout win; White Sox and Blackhawks lose

In what resulted in more of a football score than a baseball one, the Chicago Cubs (7-8) blew out the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-8) 21-0 on April 23 at Wrigley Field. With the runaway win, the Cubs ...


  Bulls crushed in Game 3; Cubs and White Sox lose again

The Chicago Bulls are now 1-2 in their playoff series against Milwaukee after the Bucks crushed them 111-81 on April 22 at the United Center. Grayson Allen made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Milwaukee ...


  Blackhawks, White Sox and Cubs all lose

April 21 was not a good day for any Chicago sports team that competed. ...


  Wimbledon banning Russian, Belarusian players

Russian and Belarusian tennis players will be banned from competing in Wimbledon (which starts June 27) because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Belarus' support of the ongoing war, USA Today noted, citing a New York ...


  Bulls even series with Bucks; Cubs fall; Sox lose twice; Blackhawks win

April 20 was a busy day for most of Chicago's pro sports teams, with mixed results. —Chicago Bulls player DeMar DeRozan scored 41 points as the team secured a 114-110 win over the defending champion Milwaukee ...


  Chicago Red Stars assistant coach Julianne Sitch to join UChicago as men's soccer head coach

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 20, 2022) — The Chicago Red Stars today announced the departure of assistant coach Julianne Sitch who will be joining the University of Chicago as the head coach of their men's soccer team. ...


  HRC: Real threat to women's sports not trans athletes but underfunding, lack of resources

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC—As states across the country continue to debate and pass anti-transgender sports bans — bills that would prevent transgender girls from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity — a new Human ...


  Gay Games 2023 announces updated sports list

Gay Games 11 Hong Kong announced an all-new line-up of 23 sports for the November 2023 Games—a global multisport, arts and culture event founded in 1982 that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Co-hosted with Guadalajara, Mexico, the ...


  Blackhawks lose again; Cubs win; former Cub retires

On April 18, the Chicago Blackhawks (25-40-11) lost to the Calgary Flames (47-20-9) 5-2 at the United Center. Chicago, which lost for the 10th time in 11 games, allowed three goals in the first period. However, ...


  Bulls lose first playoff game; Cubs win; White Sox lose

In all fairness, the odds are against the Chicago Bulls winning its best-of-seven series with the Milwaukee Bucks. (According to gay analyst Steve Kornacki, the Bulls only have a 14-percent chance, according to NBC.) The Bucks ...


  Chicago Red Stars tie Racing Louisville FC 1-1

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (April 16, 2022) — Arlington Heights native Amanda Kowalski scored the Chicago Red Stars' lone goal tonight as the team tied Racing Louisville FC 1-1. The team now stands in second place in the central ...


  Kansas governor vetoes anti-trans sports bill

On April 15, Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill that would have banned transgender athletes from girls' sports and another that would have required schools to let parents challenge classroom curriculum — a measure ...


  Independent review of NHLPA handling of Beach's allegations finds no wrongdoing

An investigation that the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) independently commissioned has found no "individual wrongdoing or institutional failures of policy or procedure" by its executive director, Donald Fehr, or others ...


  Blackhawks end losing streak, Cubs win and White Sox fall

At the United Center on April 14, the Chicago Blackhawks (25-38-11) ended an eight-game skid by defeating the San Jose Sharks (29-33-11) 5-4 in a shootout. Alex DeBrincat scored the lone goal in the shootout after ...


  Chicago Sky builds training camp roster with addition of Emmanuelle Tahane

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (April 14, 2022) — Chicago Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade continues to bolster the team's training camp roster, it was announced today, with the signing of former Rhode Island Rams star Emmanuelle ...


  Chicago Sky add two players ahead of training camp

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (April 13, 2022) — The Chicago Sky today announced that the team has signed undrafted rookies Lexi Held and Kayla Wells to training camp contracts. Held, a 5'10" guard, spent her entire collegiate career playing ...


  Blackhawks lose on Pride Night; White Sox win home opener; Cubs also win

On Pride Night at the United Center, the Chicago Blackhawks (24-38-11) fell to the Los Angeles Kings (39-26-10) 5-2. It was Chicago's eighth consecutive loss, the longest such stretch under interim head coach Derek King. Taylor ...


  Bulls, White Sox win; Cubs, Blackhawks lose

It's that time of the year when sports seasons intersect, as some leagues (NBA, NHL) speed toward the ends of their regular seasons while others (MLB) are just starting theirs. —In a game that featured mostly ...


  White Sox drop season opener; Bulls lose big again

On April 7, the Chicago Cubs won their season opener 5-4; however, on the following day, the Chicago White Sox dropped their season opener to the Detroit Tigers by the same score. The Sox allowed two ...


  TPAN named beneficiary of Pride Night at Blackhawks game April 12

-- From a press release

Chicago, IL - TPAN, Chicago's own nonprofit that is in its 35th year of serving people living with HIV has been selected as the beneficiary of Pride Night at the April 12 Blackhawks game against the ...


  SPORTS Cubs win season opener; Blackhawks fall to Kraken

On April 7, the Chicago Cubs started their season the right way—with a 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. The Cubs' Ian Happ had three hits, including a tie-breaking two-run double in the ...


  Human Rights Campaign and WarnerMedia release 'Let Us Play' video featuring trans youth

-- From a press release, video below

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced a collaboration with WarnerMedia to launch a video called "Let Us Play." The video, which features transgender youth playing sports with their friends, calls on leaders and ...


  SPORTS Bulls stumble against Celtics; Hossa to retire a Blackhawk

The playoff-bound Chicago Bulls is ending its regular season by taking on some of the NBA's best—and the team is showing the growing chasm between it and the league's elite. On April 6 at the United ...


  Chicago Bulls lose by 21 but still clinch spot in playoffs

The good news is that the Chicago Bulls have clinched their first playoff spot since 2017. The bad news is that the Bulls still have a long way to go to match the elite teams in the NBA—as evidenced by a ...


  News coverage of trans athletes reflects partisan biases, data show

-- From a press release

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA — News coverage of transgender athletes, including the history-making NCAA Division I champion swimmer Lia Thomas, often reflected the ideological biases of news outlets, which presented readers ...


  NCAA Former Illinois coach steers Kansas to championship win over UNC

In New Orleans on April 4, the Kansas Jayhawks (34-6) overcome a 16-point first-half deficit to beat North Carolina (29-10) 72-69 for the program's fourth national basketball title—and first since 2008. The 16-point deficit was th ...


  Chicago Red Stars sign Amanda Kowalski

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 4, 2022) — Today, the Chicago Red Stars announced the signing of Amanda Kowalski to a three-year contract with a fourth-year option. The Arlington Heights native joined the Red Stars this preseason as ...


  South Carolina beats UConn to win national women's b-ball title

On April 3, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks handled the University of Connecticut Huskies 64-49 in Minneapolis to win the Division I women's national basketball championship. Destanni Henderson scored a career-high 26 points while Aliyah ...


  Blackhawks lose fifth straight; Toews honored before game

The Chicago Blackhawks (24-35-11) lost their fifth straight game—this time, 3-2 in overtime to the Arizona Coyotes (22-42-5) on April 3 at the United Center. Dylan Strome and Patrick Kane found twine in regulation for the ...


  Chicago Red Stars take down the Dash 2-0

CHICAGO (April 2, 2022) — The Chicago Red Stars closed a three-game homestand with a win against the Houston Dash tonight behind a brace from Mallory Pugh. KEY MOMENTS: '13 cross from Pugh finds St-Geroges in ...


  Chicago Bulls lose to Miami Heat, fall to sixth in conference

With only four more games in the regular season for the Chicago Bulls, every game counts regarding where they'll contend during the playoffs. Unfortunately for Chicago, there was yet another stumble as the Bulls (45-33) fell ...


  British transgender cyclist banned

Outsports has reported that transgender cyclist Emily Bridges has been barred from competing in the British National Omnium Championship after the UCI—the sports' international governing body—said Bridges is still registered ...


  Blackhawks fall again in Florida

On April 1, the Chicago Blackhawks (24-35-10) lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning (43-18-6) 5-2 in Florida. It was Chicago's second consecutive setback in the state, following a loss the previous night to the Florida Panthers. ...


  Bulls win in OT; Blackhawks get blanked

As the NBA season rapidly approaches its end for 2022, the Chicago Bulls (45-32), on March 31, defeated the Los Angeles Clippers (37-40) 135-130 in overtime at the United Center as DeMar DeRozan had a monster ...


  U.S. men's soccer team returning to World Cup

After missing the World Cup in 2018, the U.S. men's soccer team is returning to the global tournament that will take place in Qatar—despite losing its March 30 game against Costa Rica. The United States lost ...


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