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  Chicago Fire FC sign midfielder Federico Navarro to five-year contract

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 27, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC announced that the club has signed midfielder Federico Navarro to a new contract. Navarro is now under contract with the club through the 2027 season with a club ...


  U.S. women earn 27th consecutive win at FIBA World Cup

Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and the United States routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Sept. 27 to break the team record for consecutive wins at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup ...


  SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall; Cubs win; White Sox continue slide

The visiting Chicago Red Stars fell to the Portland Thorns 3-0 on Sept. 25. A brace from Morgan Weaver and a goal from Taylor Porter secured all three points for the Thorns, SBNation noted. The Thorns ...


  SPORTS Bears beat Texans, former coach Lovie Smith

On Sept. 25 at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears (2-1) defeated the Houston Texans (0-2-1)—and former Bears coach Lovie Smith—23-20. Roquan Smith set up Cairo Santos' 30-yard game-ending field goal ...


  SPORTS Cubs, White Sox and NU all lose but Fire win

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Chicago Cubs (66-86) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-96) 6-0 at PNC Park, snapping a four-game win streak. Pittsburgh's Johan Oviedo tied his career high with seven strikeouts in seven innings, ...


  Sky provide update regarding the FIBA Women's World Cup

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 23, 2022) — The 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup continued its Group Phase play in Sydney, with four Chicago Sky players taking action with their respective countries: Kahleah Copper (USA), Emma Meesseman and ...


  Chicago Fire FC's Gabriel Slonina named to BODYARMOR's 22 Under 22 List for 2022

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Chicago Fire FC goalkeeper Gabriel "Gaga" Slonina was named to the 22 Under 22, presented by BODYARMOR, the League announced today. The 18-year-old Homegrown comes in at fourth in the rankings. The voting panel was ...


  Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women launch strategic alliance

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (Sept. 20, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women, of the German Frauen-Bundesliga, today launched a strategic alliance that will see the two clubs collaborate and coordinate technical and business resources ...


  Chicago Fire FC sign midfielder and Chicago native Brian Gutierrez to new contract

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Chicago Fire FC announced that the club has signed homegrown midfielder Brian Gutierrez to a new four-year contract. Gutierrez, a Chicago native who was born in Berwyn, is now under contact with the club through the ...


  SPORTS Las Vegas Aces take WNBA championship

On Sept. 18, the Las Vegas Aces beat the Connecticut Sun 78-71 to win the WNBA Finals 3-1—giving the city of Las Vegas its first major professional sports championship, ESPN reported. "We didn't like that feeling ...


  SPORTS Packers beat Bears (again); White Sox win while Cubs lose

On Sept. 18, the Chicago Bears (1-1) lost to their hated archrival, the Green Bay Packers (1-1), 27-10 in Wisconsin in front of a national audience. Aaron Jones rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown and ...


  LOCAL SPORTS Soccer teams fall; MLB teams have mixed results; NU stunned

Sept. 17 was a down day for most of Chicago's sports teams. —At Soldier Field, the Chicago Fire FC (9-15-8, 35 points) fell 3-2 to Charlotte FC (12-17-2, 38 points). With the loss, the Fire were ...


  Biden meets with Brittney Griner's wife

On Sept. 16, President Joe Biden met with Cherelle Griner, wife of Brittney Griner, and reassured her that he is working to gain the WNBA star's freedom, ESPN reported. Biden sat down in the Oval Office ...


  Sky's Parker named to All-WNBA First Team

The Chicago Sky's Candace Parker was named to the 2022 All-WNBA First Team. This is Parker's seventh time being named to the All-WNBA First Team, previously being named in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2020. ...


  IHSA to make history when two Black women football coaches face off

When DuSable and Fenger high schools face off on the football field on Thursday, Sept. 15, the game will make IHSA (Illinois High School Association) history. Fenger's Jouscelyn Mayfield and DuSable's Konesha Rhea will be the ...


  Cubs sweep one of MLB's top teams; White Sox lose; Red Stars rout Current

The Chicago Cubs (61-82) won't be in the playoffs, but they're relishing their role as spoiler. The Cubs defeated the New York Mets (89-55) 6-3 in New York to sweep one of the top teams in ...


  NBA team criticizes player's anti-gay video

The NBA team the Minnesota Timberwolves said in a statement it was "disappointed" in guard Anthony Edwards for anti-gay comments he made in an Instagram video, ESPN reported. "We are disappointed in the language and actions ...


  Fire FC falls to CF Montreal; Cubs and White Sox win

On Sept. 13, the Chicago Fire FC (9-14-8) fell 3-2 to CF Montreal (17-9-5) at Stade Saputo. Chicago's three-game unbeaten run (1-0-2) was snapped. Designated player Xherdan Shaqiri converted two penalty kicks on the night, but ...


  Bears start season with win; Chicago's MLB teams fall

=In the middle of a swirling rainstorm, the Chicago Bears (1-0) started their season on the right foot by defeating the visiting—and heavily favored—San Francisco 49ers (0-1) 19-10 on Sept. 11. The Bears erased a 10-point ...


  Chicago Fire continue unbeaten streak; White Sox win but Cubs lose

Chicago Fire FC (9-13-8, 35 points) defeated Inter Miami CF (10-13-6, 36 points) 3-1 at SeatGeek Stadium on Sept. 10 as the club celebrated its annual Kick Childhood Cancer match. Jhon Duran (who's all of 18 ...


  Red Stars score tie with OL Reign, Rapinoe; White Sox, Cubs win

On Sept. 9, the Chicago Red Stars scored a 2-2 tie with the OL Reign (and onetime Red Stars player Megan Rapinoe) in Seattle. In a back-and-forth contest, Chicago's Ella Stevens and Danielle Colaprico found the ...


  Chicago Sky bounced out of playoffs

There will be a new WNBA champion this year. Even with home-court advantage, the defending champion Chicago Sky couldn't quite take the next step to the WNBA finals as they fell to the Connecticut Sun 72-63 ...


  Blackhawks single-game tickets to go on sale Sept. 14 [UPDATE]

The Chicago Blackhawks announced single-game tickets for the team's 2022-23 regular-season home games at the United Center will go on sale on Wed., Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. to the general public. The team will also ...


  Sky lose big in playoffs; Cubs win but White Sox are shut out

On Sept. 6, the Chicago Sky were hoping to wrap up their semifinal series with the Connecticut Sun with a win. However, the Sun had other plans. In a game Chicago never led, Connecticut crushed the ...


  Chicago Sky take 2-1 lead in WNBA semifinals

At Mohegan Sun Arena on Sept. 4, the Chicago Sky defeated the Connecticut Sun 76-72 to take a two-to-one lead in their best-of-five series. Candace Parker (16 points and 11 rebounds) recorded her 27th career playoff ...


  WORLD India ruling, Hong Kong dismissal, fatal attack, Mr. Gay Europe

In India, a Supreme Court ruling affirmed that same-sex couples and other non-traditional families are entitled to social benefits—a decision that stands in stark contrast to recent moves by Singapore to exclude LGBTQ+ people from the ...


  Fire settle for another tie; Cease almost gets no-hitter; Cubs fall

On Sept. 3 in Ohio, the Chicago Fire FC settled for a 0-0 draw with the Columbus Crew. Chicago Fire FC Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson said of goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, "He came up with another great ...


  Serena Williams' remarkable career likely over after US Open loss

After a career that includes a modern-day record 23 Grand Slam titles, tennis legend Serena Williams likely played her last match after a three-hour, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 loss to Australian player Ajla Tomljanovic in the ...


  Chicago Sky prepare for game three of semis; Fire settle for draw

The defending WNBA champions the Chicago Sky will travel to Uncasville, Connecticut for Game 3 and Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals against the Connecticut Sun. Game 3 is on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 12 p.m. ...


  Chicago Fire offer free transportation options for Columbus, Cincinnati

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Aug/ 29, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC announced transportation options for season ticket holders and fans to attend two upcoming Fire away matches. Free round-trip bus rides will be available for the Fire's road match ...


  Sky lose Game 1 vs. Sun; Cubs and White Sox both fall

At Wintrust Arena on Aug. 28, the defending-champion Chicago Sky fell to the Connecticut Sun 68-63 in the WNBA semifinals. It was a season low for points for Chicago. The teams are playing against each other ...


  Aaron Rodgers said he intentionally misled public about vaccination status

Appearing on Joe Rogan's podcast Aug. 27, Aaron Rodgers—the quarterback of Chicago Bears archrival the Green Bay Packers—admitted to misleading the media about his COVID-19 vaccination status last season, CNN ...


  Red Stars, Fire FC, NU football, baseball teams

In an impressive performance, the visiting Chicago Red Stars routed Racing Louisville FC 4-0 on Aug. 27. Yuki Nagasato and Mallory Pugh scored two goals each for Chicago; in fact, one of Pugh's goals occurred just ...


  Chicago Fire FC, Dawn to host Aug. 31 volunteer community event at Greater Chicago Food Depository

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (August 25, 2022) — Chicago Fire FC will host a volunteer event, alongside dish-liquid company Dawn® at the Greater Chicago Food Depository Club on Wed., Aug. 31, at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W. ...


  Chicago Sky advance to semifinals; coach gets honor

Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley each scored 15 points as the Chicago Sky defeated the New York Liberty 90-71 in Brooklyn—allowing Chicago to advance to the WNBA ...


  Pro-LGBTQ+ organization You Can Play hit with allegations of transphobia, abuse

The pro-LGBTQ+ sports organization You Can Play—with aims "to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by developing a culture of respect, in every player, coach and fan," per its website—has been accused of ...


  Dennis Rodman planning to visit Russia for Brittney Griner

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman is reportedly planning to visit Russia to help imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner, NBC News reported. "I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl," Rodman told NBC News ...


  SPORTS Red Stars routed; Cubs win in 11; White Sox also win

The Chicago Red Stars fall to the North Carolina Courage 4-0 on Aug. 20. Despite the loss the Red Stars still find themselves in playoff contention, hanging on to the sixth spot on the National Women's ...


  WORLD Trans activist, COVID surveys, Michael Sam, Saudi Arabian sisters

Some people in London, Ontario, Canada's LGBTQ+ community reacted strongly to how a popular trans activist was treated by London Police Services earlier this month, CBC reported. Clara Sorrenti, 28, known as Keffals on the online ...


  SPORTS Sky exact revenge, stretch series to three games

The Chicago Sky certainly didn't panic Aug. 20. Playing at Wintrust Arena and facing elimination, the Chicago Sky paved the way to a third and deciding game by defeating the New York Liberty 100-62—the largest margin ...


  Utah judge halts law banning trans girls from playing on girls' sports teams

In Utah, transgender kids will not be subjected to sports-participation limits at the start of the upcoming school year after Judge Keith Kelly delayed the implementation of a statewide ban passed earlier this year, WGEM reported. ...


  Sky stumble in playoffs; Cubs win but White Sox lose

On Aug. 17, the Chicago Sky relinquished a late lead—and are now facing elimination from the playoffs. The defending WNBA champions fell to the New York Liberty 98-91 at Wintrust Arena as the seventh seed scored ...


  In a first, gold-medal Olympian comes out as transgender

During the Aug. 16 opening address of the international LGBTQ+ rugby competition The Bingham Cup, taking place in the Canadian capital of Ottawa through Aug. 21, Ellia Green came out as trans—and is the first Olympian ...


  Skaters from Chicago BIPOC queer collective froSkate release Nike SB shoe

Members of froSkate—an organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for BIPOC queer skateboarders—recently became the first Black women to design a colorful sneaker with Nike SB, and the shoe was recently released. Two of froSkate's le ...


  Gay NFL player to rejoin Tampa Bay

Super Bowl contender the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive end Carl Nassib—pro football's first openly gay, active player—bringing him back to where he delivered two of his most productive seasons, NBC News reported. Last year, Nassib ...


  Brittney Griner appealing conviction

Russian news agencies have reported that attorneys for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, according to PBS Newshour. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with ...


  10th biennial Bingham Cup taking place through Aug. 21

The LGBTQ+ rugby tournament known as the Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament—or the Bingham Cup—is taking place in Ottawa, Canada, through Sunday, Aug. 21. According to a press release, "The Bingham Cup is the largest amateur ...


  Sky snag #2 seed in playoffs; Red Stars, Cubs fall; White Sox win

In Phoenix's Footprint Center, the Chicago Sky (26-10) defeated the Mercury (15-21) 82-67 on Aug. 14 in WNBA action to end the regular season on a high note. By winning, the Sky—the defending champions—secured the number-two ...


  Chicago Fire FC fall; Cubs, White Sox both win

In Chester, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 13, the Chicago Fire FC fell to the Philadelphia Union 4-1. The away defeat snapped the Fire's five-game unbeaten run, including consecutive away wins, as the team moved three points below ...


  Cubs win 'Field of Dreams' game; White Sox, Sky lose

In the "Field of Dreams" game on Aug. 11, the Chicago Cubs (46-65) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (44-67) 4-2 in Dyersville, Iowa. True to the nature of the classic 1989 movie, the game was played by ...


  Sky lose historic game; Cubs fall; White Sox split

In what was openly lesbian WNBA legend Sue Bird's final regular-season game against the Chicago Sky (25-9), things certainly were memorable for her and the Seattle Storm (21-13). The Storm defeated the Sky 111-100 at Wintrust ...


  Sky, Red Stars, Fire and White Sox all win; Cubs do not

The Chicago Sky (25-8) extended their franchise record with their 25th victory, defeating the Connecticut Sun (22-11) 94-91 on Aug. 7 at Wintrust Arena in a game that was nationally televised on ABC. Courtney Vandersloot led ...


  WORLD Zelensky, French position, UK drag-queen shows, triathlons

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed he will ask Ukraine's government to look into legalizing same-sex marriage after the war with Russia ends, PinkNews reported. Ukraine's constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Last ...


  Sky, Cubs and White Sox all win

The Chicago Sky (24-8) defeated the Washington Mystics (20-13) 93-83 at Wintrust Arena on Aug. 5. The Sky tied a franchise record with 24 wins in a single season—a record set during the 2013 WNBA regular ...


  Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to nine years

On Aug. 4, a Russian court found out WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of drug smuggling and possession charges—and sentenced her to nine years in prison. The widely expected verdict came after a monthlong trial ...


  The Chicago Sky launch The Net: A Mental Health Initiative

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Aug. 3, 2022)—As issues of mental health make headlines in sport—and women's sports in particular—the WNBA championship team Chicago Sky launched "The Net," (A Network of Mental Health Support in ...


  Cubs keep Contreras, Happ; White Sox win; Sky lose

In the wake of a 6-0 loss at the St. Louis Cardinals (55-48) on Aug. 2, the Chicago Cubs (41-61) did not trade catcher Willson Contreras or outfielder Ian Happ, WGN-TV noted. Both were listed in ...


  Chicago Sky's James Wade named WNBA Coach of the Month for second straight time

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (Aug. 2, 2022)—Chicago Sky General Manager/Head Coach James Wade has been selected as the WNBA Coach of the Month for July, the league announced. This is the second month in a row Wade has won ...


  Courtney Vandersloot named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—The Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced. This marks the second time this season and eighth time in Vandersloot's 12-year career to receive the honor. Vandersloo ...


  Vandersloot reaches mark in Sky win; MLB teams split

Courtney Vandersloot dished out 12 assists—passing Lindsay Whalen to become number three all-time on the WNBA assists list—as the Sky (23-7) edged the Connecticut Sun (20-10) 95-92 in overtime at Mohegan Sun Arena on July 31. ...


  WORLD Cuban referendum, Gay Games, Berlin attacks, Indian trans men

Cuba's parliament announced that the country will hold a referendum on the legalization of same-sex marriage and surrogate parenthood, Deutsche Welle reported. The referendum on the new family law is scheduled to be held Sunday, Sept. ...


  Lesbian fighter Amanda Nunes recaptures UFC title

On July 30, Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who's considered one of the best mixed martial-arts fighters of all time—recaptured the UFC women's bantamweight title from Julianna Pena in a match in Dallas' American Airlines Center, ES ...


  Red Stars lose; Fire tie Atlanta; Cubs fall but White Sox split

On July 30, the visiting Chicago Red Stars (5-3-5) lost to the first-place San Diego Wave (7-3-4) 1-0. Jaedyn Shaw scored for the Wave. Vanessa DiBernardo took home Star of the Match, per a press release. ...


  Sky notch 22nd win; Cubs, White Sox have mixed results

Kahleah Copper recorded her third career double-double (16 points and 11 rebounds) for the Chicago Sky (22-7) as the team scored an 89-81 win over the New York Liberty (10-18) on July 29 at Wintrust Arena. ...


  Chicago Red Stars midfielder Alyssa Mautz to retire following July 30 match

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 29, 2022)—Alyssa Mautz, a longtime Chicago Red Stars midfielder, announced today her plans to retire following the team's match Saturday, July 30, at Soldier Field. The Red Stars will hold a ceremony prior to ...


  Biden reportedly offers arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

After months of internal debate, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, as part of a potential deal ...


  Sky lose Cup final; Cubs, White Sox win

At Wintrust Arena on July 26, the Chicago Sky (21-7) fell to the Las Vegas Aces (20-8) 93-83 in the final of the Commissioner's Cup. A $500,000 prize pool went to Las Vegas, giving an estimated ...


  Lightfoot offers Soldier Field proposals, but Bears are unmoved

On July 25, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced proposals for renovations of Soldier Field, the current home of the Chicago Bears. These proposals stemmed from considerations and recommendations made by the Mayor's Museum Campus Working Group. ...


  Sky lose; Cubs win; White Sox split; Minoso's Hall of Fame induction

In NYC on July 23, the WNBA's Chicago Sky (21-7) lost to the New York Liberty (10-17) 83-80 at the Barclays Center. Chicago only had 14 points at the end of the first quarter (on a ...


  Registration for the 31st Annual AIDS Run & Walk only $24 for 24 hours on July 24

-- From a press release

(Chicago, IL) AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) announces the return of its popular $24 for 24 promotion on July 24 for discounted registration for the 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago (ARWC) taking place Oct. 2 ...


  Playoff-bound Sky win again; Cubs easily win but White Sox lose

On July 22, the Chicago Sky (21-6)—who clinched a playoff spot earlier this week—scored an 89-83 victory over the Dallas Wings (11-15) at Wintrust Arena. It was the second meeting in less than a week between ...


  Quidditch organizations cite Rowling's anti-trans statements in acquiring new name

Major League Quidditch, the real-life semi-pro league inspired by the magical contests played by wizards in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels and their film adaptations, now has a new name. ...


  Sky score historic win; Chicago's Title IX honorees

On July 20, the Chicago Sky (20-6) defeated the Seattle Storm (17-9) 78-74 at Wintrust Arena. It marked the fourth time Chicago has had 20 wins in one season—and there are still several games left to ...


  U.S. women's soccer team qualifies for Olympics

The U.S. women's soccer team qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics by beating Canada 1-0 in the CONCACAF women's championship final on July 18, NBC Sports reported. The final score was the reverse of the Tokyo ...


  Pro Russian woman tennis player says she's in same-sex relationship

Russia's highest-ranked women's tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, said in a video interview released July 18 that she is dating a woman, according to ESPN. The 25-year-old French Open semifinalist's comments come as the Russian parliament discus ...


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