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Fire Draw D.C. United 2-2, Still Seeking First Win

Fire midfielder Patrick Nyarko nut-megged D.C. defender Cristian Fernandez in the eighty-second minute before passing to forward Quincy Amarikwa who beat D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid to level the match a two goals a piece.  The equalizer would conclude the scoring in the match that ended as a 2-2 draw. Fire defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado leaped into the air, directing the ball into the upper near side of the g ...

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Two Week Off Season Report Card: Chicago Bears

Last year, the Chicago Bears defense was once again historic. This time, the once dominant defense did a complete 180, going from best to worst. The team gave up an average of 394.6 yards-per-game, that was good for 29th in the league. The most worrisome statistic comes from the team being ranked dead last against the rush, giving up a startling 2,583 yard total. General manager Phil Emery has already locke ...

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Where the hell have they been? Former Chicago Bears Quarterback Henry Burris 2014

Where the hell have they been is a new weekly article here on ChiCitySports.com, finding random Chicago sports athletes and finding out, well....where in the hell have they been? We did our first "Where the hell have they been?" in 2010 with Bears quarterback Craig Krenzel and followed it up with Rex Grossman, but now we are back and ready to provide more memories of lost Chicago sports athletes. For this e ...

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Chicago Cubs Release George Kottaras; Lose Donnie Murphy on Waivers to the Texas Rangers

The Chicago Cubs announced that they have released catcher George Kottaras and lost infielder Donnie Murphy to the Texas Rangers on waivers. The Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 38 players. The Cubs acquired Kottaras on November 26th from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. Kottaras was recently designated by assignment by the Royals at the time. Now with Kottaras out of the mix for the backup r ...

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Chicago Cubs prosect Mike Olt makes Opening Day roster

Chicago Cubs general manger Jed Hoyer announced on Thursday that third baseman Mike Olt has made the Cubs opening day roster. Olt, 25, was acquired by the Cubs from the Texas Rangers last July in the package for Matt Garza. MLB.com had Olt ranked as the 14th prospect in the Cubs system. Although a 14th ranked prospect doesn't seem like much to be excited about, Olt has a lot of potential. In 2012, the Cubs ...

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Bears Sign former Viking DE Jared Allen to a 4-year deal

  Welcome to the Windy City Mr. Allen! The Bears have truly bolstered their defense by bringing in the veteran pass-rusher. Adam Schefter posted on Facebook that "Bears gave DE Jared Allen a four-year, $32M deal that voids down to three years of $24M, of which $15.5M is fully guaranteed."   The Bears on Wednesday bolstered their defense with one of the NFL's most prolific pass rushers, agreeing to ...

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Enter: Teuvo Teravainen

After being called up this week, the Blackhawks hope their Finnish 1st round pick Teuvo Teravainen can fill needed depth at the center position. Teuvo had just finished his hockey season in Finland and the Blackhawks look to get him NHL experience at the end of their season. Come playoff time, Teuvo will probably not see the ice as this call up is mainly an evaluation of his ability rather than a core addit ...

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Fire Strike Early, Tie Home Opener 1-1 with New York

The Fire did not waste any time Sunday before finding their first home goal of the year, as midfielder and captain Jeff Larentowicz headed home rookie midfielder Harrison Shipp's corner kick in the sixth minute.  Dax McCarty would tie the game in the twenty-first minute, but neither team would find the back of the net again as the Fire and Red Bulls finished the match in a 1-1 draw. While the Fire failed to ...

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Fire Acquire Grant Ward on Loan from Tottenham Hotspur

The Fire announced Saturday the team had acquired Grant Ward on loan from Tottenham Hotspur for the remainder of the remainder of the season. "Grant is a young, technically-gifted player," Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop said in a press release. "I watched him play in England, and throughout our preseason training camp, Grant consistently proved that he has what it takes to do well in ML ...

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Chicago Bears release Earl Bennett

Earl Bennett's time in Chicago is officially coming to an end. ESPN's Jeff Dickerson is reporting that the Bears will release the wide receiver after he declining a pay cut the team offered him. Bennett was due $2.5 million this season. Bennett essentially became the fifth option in the Bears offense after the emergence of second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and the signing of tight end Martellus Benne ...

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