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Sky win; mixed results for MLB teams; Duncan Keith retires
2022-07-13

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The Chicago Sky improved their record to 17-6 after beating the Atlanta Dream (10-13) 90-75 at Wintrust Arena on July 12.

Candace Parker led Chicago with 31 points and passed Lisa Leslie (6,264) for ninth on the all-time points list in the first quarter. Kahleah Copper added 23.

Chicago tied a season-high with 11 steals in a game.

The Sky will next travel to play Parker's former team, the Los Angeles Sparks, on Thursday, July 14. The tipoff at Crypto.com Arena is at 9:30 p.m. CT and will be air on Spectrum SportsNet and CW 26.

—Chicago's MLB teams had mixed results on July 12.

The Chicago Cubs (34-53) fell 19 games below .500 after a 4-2 home loss to the Baltimore Orioles (44-44).

The Orioles have now won nine consecutive games (the team's longest such streak since 1999), according to CBS Sports. The Orioles—now just two games out of wild-card position in the American League—haven't been at .500 this late in the season since Sept. 9, 2017.

The teams resume the series Wed., July 13.

The Chicago White Sox (42-45) had a different result, blanking the Cleveland Guardians (43-43) 7-0 in Ohio.

Dylan Cease struck out nine batters over 5 2/3 innings in his first start since being left off the AL All-Star team, ESPN noted. Cease (8-4) allowed five hits while continuing his bid to become an injury replacement for the July 19 Midsummer Classic at Dodger Stadium.

Jose Abreu, Luis Robert and Josh Harrison homered for Chicago, which had dropped four of six before its sorely needed victory in the nightcap.

The series concludes Wed., July 13.

—On July 12, Duncan Keith—who skated with the Chicago Blackhawks for 16 seasons before playing one season with another team—officially announced his retirement from the NHL, per a press release.

The decision to hang up his skates after 17 NHL seasons came exactly one year to the day after his trade to the Edmonton Oilers in an effort to be closer to his son, Colton. The veteran blueliner skated one season in Edmonton, appearing in 64 regular-season games and another 16 playoff contests before the Oilers fell to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche.

Keith—a three-time Stanley Cup champion, 2015 Conn Smythe Trophy winner, two-time Norris Trophy recipient and three-time National Hockey League All-Star—is second all-time in Blackhawks history for games played (1,192). He is one of just four Chicago blueliners in franchise history to eclipse the 100-goal plateau, and his 520 assists and 625 points trail only Doug Wilson among defensemen in club history.


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