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Keegan Rush

Been following Chicago sports for many years. I have ties to Rockford, Illinois however have since been displaced in North Carolina far from Illinois. I am still an avid fan despite the geographical complications in following my teams. I am known as the internet’s #1 Rex Grossman connoisseur

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Chicago Cubs among suitors for Sonny Gray

It's no secret that one of the biggest weaknesses for the 2017 Chicago Cubs has been pitching. The starting rotation hasn't been very good, outside of Jon Lester and Mike Montgomery, and it hasn't been able to stay healthy either. With the struggles, the Cubs are likely to pursue a starting pitcher before the MLB Trade Deadline. A likely candidate comes in the form of Oakland Athletic's starter Sonny Gray. ...

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Chicago Blackhawks trade Niklas Hjalmarsson to Arizona

Another well-liked Chicago athlete is on the move. Just hours before the 2017 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they have traded defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes. In return, the Blackhawks are receiving defensemen Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin. Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman commented on the move via a press release sent out by the team: "Niklas' contributio ...

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Report: Kyle Schwarber will be optioned to Triple A Iowa

Kyle Schwarber's struggles in 2017 continue. According to a report by Comcast Sports Net's David Kaplan, the Chicago Cubs will demote the struggling left fielder to Triple- A Iowa ahead of a long road trip. Kaplan sent out this tweet on Thursday: https://twitter.com/thekapman/status/877915348292345857 The move hasn't been made official and no corresponding move has been set either but it's hard not to imagi ...

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MLB to look into Anthony Rizzo play at the plate

Following the Chicago Cubs 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday, tempers were flared. Padres manager Andy Green was upset with Anthony Rizzo plowing into catcher Austin Hedges on a throw from the outfield. Rizzo was ruled out because Hedges hung on to the ball and tagged him. Green called the play a "cheap shot" but did not say Rizzo was a dirty player. Several other Padres beat writers also chimed i ...

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Report: Jimmy Butler will ‘push’ for a trade to Cleveland

Another day, another Jimmy Butler rumor. This time it has a connection to the report from Monday that the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in acquiring Butler via trade. Chicago Sun-Times beat writer Joe Cowley reported Tuesday that Butler will 'push' for a trade to the Cavaliers in the coming days. Here's what Cowley wrote: One of the sources indicated that Butler would even push his front office to get ...

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Report: Cavaliers, Suns & Timberwolves interested in Jimmy Butler

And. Here. We. Go. With just days until the 2017 NBA Draft, the rumor mill surrounding Jimmy Butler is starting to heat up. Earlier on Monday we wrote about the Philadelphia 76ers turning down a deal for Butler that involved the No. 3 overall pick. With the Boston Celtics reportedly looking to center a package for Butler around the No. 3 overall pick, things are heating up. On Monday afternoon three more te ...

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Chicago Bulls show interest in Andre Iguodala

The Chicago Bulls could be adding another veteran and NBA champion to their roster this Summer. Golden State Warriors forward and Springfield, Illinois native Andre Iguodala is expected to test the free agent market this summer. Iguodala has won two NBA titles with the Warriors, including being named the NBA Finals MVP in 2015. But now he's ready to test the market in a couple of weeks. The Vertical was the ...

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Report: Philadelphia 76ers turned down trade for Jimmy Butler

It appears as if the Chicago Bulls have attempted to move Jimmy Butler ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft. According to Stephen A. Smith, the Bulls sent a trade offer to the Philadelphia 76ers involving Jimmy Butler and the No. 3 overall pick. The 76ers turned down the deal and instead traded the pick in a package for No. 1 overall to draft Markelle Fultz on Thursday. Smith then detailed what the Boston Celtics pl ...

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Matt Davidson goes yard….again

Matt Davidson hitting home runs is starting to be a common occurrence for the Chicago White Sox. The 26-year-old third baseman has hit 14 home runs on the season already, providing a nice spark in the White Sox lineup. But on Wednesday, Davidson gave the White Sox an early lead with his home run off of Baltimore Orioles starter Chris Tillman. Thursday's home run marked the fourth-straight game that Davidson ...

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2017 NBA Draft: Chicago Bulls workout Justin Jackson, Jarrett Allen

With just over a week left until the 2017 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls continue to do their homework on prospects. The latest came on Monday when the team hosted prospects Justin Jackson and Jarrett Allen for workouts. According to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson, both players were in Chicago for workouts and are potential picks for the Bulls in the first round. Chicago holds the 16th and 38th overall pi ...

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