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How Expanding The Practice Squad Effects The Bears

The National Football League has allowed all 32 teams to have 10-man practice squads for the 2014 season.   The National Football League and the NFL Players Association on Tuesday agreed to expand the practice squad rosters from eight players to 10 for the 2014 season. This decision is only temporary as this matter will be revisited in 2015. When that time comes, both sides will choose whether to keep ...

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The Week 3 Watch List

Over the first two weeks of the preseason we have started to see the 2014 Bears roster take shape, we have seen different story lines emerge, injuries have started to become a factor, and problem areas have started to reveal themselves. In week 3 we will see the closes thing to a real game, with real Bears players playing significant time. What better place than one of the more difficult stadiums in the NFL ...

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Northern Illinois Still Undecided On Starting Quarterback Position

NIU will open the 2014 season at Huskie Stadium (pictured) against FCS school Presbyterian on August 28th (photo taken by Gabe Salgado/Chi City Sports).   DE KALB- With just 10 days remaining until the opening kick off of the season, the Northern Illinois Huskies are still trying to put things together on the football field. The team has been undergoing some position battles in training camp over the l ...

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Red Stars Fall Just Short of Playoffs

The Chicago Red Stars looked to be in a good position for a playoff berth just weeks ago, but were officially eliminated Sunday when the defending champion Portland Thorns FC defeated Seattle Reign FC in the regular season finale. The Red Stars and fourth place Washington Spirit (the Thorns finished third) finished dead even at 35 points in 24 games in the National Women's Soccer League's second season of p ...

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Fire Sign Forward Robert Earnshaw

The Fire announced Friday the signing of forward Robert Earnshaw, adding to a mix of players at the position that already includes reigning MVP Mike Magee and Quincy Amarikwa. The Zambian-born Welsh international comes to Chicago at age 33, beyond his prime but with something left in the tank.  Earnshaw has spent most of his career in England, but also has experience with clubs in Scotland, Israel and Canad ...

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The Evolving Depth Chart Week 2

Week 2 saw a fairly uninspired effort against Jacksonville, which seemed to be taking the game a little more seriously than the Bears. But from the uninspired effort things can still be observed and learned. QB: Cutler, Clausen [2] -Nothing changes here. Clausen was fine against better competition and seemed to handle losing his contact with the sideline well. He just simply has more physical upside than Pa ...

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Fire Blown Out of Open Cup, Fall 6-0 in Semis

No team still in existence has more U.S. Open Cup titles than the Chicago Fire, who have won four titles in their 17-year history.  Bested only by Maccabi Los Angeles and the storied Bethlehem Steel, the Fire are tied with Greek American AA, the Philadelphia Ukrainians and the dominant Fall River Marksmen on the all-time list. Of the five teams with three titles, two are still alive and well in MLS.  D.C. U ...

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Chicago Blackhawks tickets on sale Monday

Single game tickets for the 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks season will go on sale Monday, the team announced. The demand will be very high for tickets, similar to the past few seasons where they have sold out. The tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. and there are three ways to purchase: By phone: 800-745-3000 Online: Ticketmaster.com In person: Ticketmaster retail outlets Let us know which games you are looking ...

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Potential free-agent pitchers Cubs can court in 2015

Fans at Wrigley Field are getting a little taste of the future here lately with the call-ups of Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendricks and the latest being Javier Baez. The Chicago Cubs still have plenty of talent awaiting in the minor league organizations, with Kris Bryant being the one Cubs fans want to see now. Other top prospect's on their way up are Addison Russell, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler and Kyle Sch ...

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Five Key Offensive Players for Northwestern in 2014

Northwestern is glad last year is over and they can finally start over. With very high expectations in 2013 coming off the win in the Gator Bowl in 2012, they went 1-7 in conference play and were not bowl eligible at the end of the season. This season is starting off the same way, with high expectations to at least get back to a bowl game. NU is returning 17 starters (9 offense, 8 defense) and with Kain Col ...

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