1. Chicago Fire: Scorching Offense Helps the Fire Torch the New York Red Bulls 3-1

    Going into the game against the New York Red Bulls, the Chicago Fire were looking for a good start. Within only four minutes into the first half, a goal by forward Patrick Nyarko gave the energetic crowd of 18,526 something to celebrate...

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  2. Now That LeBron James Won the NBA Title, Will Fans Forgive Him?

    In sports, villainy is a much-needed entity. It helps fans decide who to root for and who to root against. On July 8, 2010 LeBron James decided to “take his talents to South Beach ...

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  3. Adam Dunn Could Change the AL MVP Race

    Adam Dunn has been hammering away home runs for the Chicago White Sox all season long. While Dunn is an early odds-on favorite to win the AL Comeback Player of the Year award, his ...

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  4. Three Trade Ideas for the Chicago Bulls to Ponder

    With the NBA draft less than two weeks away, several teams, including the Chicago Bulls , have some decisions to make...

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  5. Why the Chicago Bulls Must Make an Offseason Move

    During the 2012-13 NBA season, Chicago Bulls starting point guard Derrick Rose ’s salary will be $15.5 million...

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  6. James Harden: Time to Fear the Beard

    James Harden is known for his “old school” 1990s playing style. The third-year, 6’5” guard has played a vital role in the Thunder’s success this season...

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  7. NBA Playoffs 2012: Which Team Has the Better "Big Three"

    Get your popcorn ready; the NBA Finals is finally upon us! The matchup between the Heat and Thunder is a tantalizing one that features several story lines...

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  8. NBA Playoffs 2012: Which Cast-off Team Would You Rather Be This Offseason?

    The NBA Finals matchup is set with the Miami Heat facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in what will most likely become the most-watched NBA Finals in the 21st century...

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  9. Chris Sale's Dominance Reshapes the Pitching Hierachy in the AL

    When you think of the top pitchers in the American League, the names that come to mind are the Tigers ' Justin Verlander, the Rays ’ David Price and C.C. Sabathia of the Yankees ...

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  10. White Sox Announcer "Hawk" Harrelson Has His Place in Baseball

    I am a White Sox fan. I figured that I should get that out of the way before I write any further. When I watch the games, I mimic announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson word for word when the White Sox belt out home runs...

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  11. Chicago White Sox: The Rise of Dayan Viciedo

    Dayan Viciedo was one of the biggest question marks for the White Sox going into the season. For the first month or so, “The Tank,” as Hawk Harrelson calls him, was providing puny offensive numbers...

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  12. How a Loss in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Can Help the Chicago Fire?

    Heading to Michigan to face the Michigan Bucks on Tuesday, the Chicago Fire did not expect to lose. But after a 3-2 loss in the third round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, I must say that it could serve as a blessing in disguise...

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  13. Time for Baseball Fans in Chicago to Get Behind the White Sox

    Being a sports fan is a very fickle thing. It is also a proposition. Teams want their fans to have faith in the entire product from the ownership to the players. Hell, even the hot dog vendors have to be shown a little love here and there...

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  14. Why the Chicago White Sox Are White Hot

    The White Sox are scorching hot and headed into this week as winners of nine out their last 10 games. After scoring at least nine runs in their last four games, the White Sox's swagger at the plate could not be more evident...

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  15. Paul Konerko vs. Josh Hamilton: Two AL MVP Candidates Chasing Immortality

    Paul Konerko has been Ted Williams-like. Konerko, in my opinion, has had the best career past the age of 34 in the last 25 years. After reaching 34, players have a tendency to decline...

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  16. Poor Starts to Blame for Chicago Fire's Offensive Struggles

    After a 2-1 loss this past Saturday to the Columbus Crew , Austin Berry (second career goal) and the Chicago Fire have to be licking their wounds. The biggest problem the Fire has is getting off to better offensive starts...

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  17. Chicago Fire Enjoys a 2-1 Win Versus FC Dallas in MLS Action

    Chicago Fire midfielder Rafael Robayo wanted more playing time and he got his wish when he was inserted in the starting lineup. As a result, the Fire went on to defeat FC Dallas 2-1 while shaking off a somewhat lethargic first 25 minutes or so...

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  18. Lakers Must Trade Kobe Bryant, Not Andrew Bynum, in Order to Compete

    With the Lakers being bounced by the Thunder in the playoffs it saddens me to say this… It is time for Kobe Bryant to move on. I am not saying retirement...

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  19. Chicago White Sox: What We Learned About Their Sweep of the Cubs

    The Chicago White Sox may have righted their season after sweeping the Chicago Cubs in the first meeting of the annual Crosstown Classic...

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  20. Potential Solutions That Can Fix the Chicago Bulls Going Forward Part 1

    The Bulls have been eliminated from the NBA Playoffs by the 76ers and now the soul searching will soon to begin...

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  21. Chicago Fire to Take on Sporting Kansas City After Tying with Real Salt Lake

    The Chicago Fire completed their second of three games in 11 nights after tying with Real Salt Lake 0-0 on Wednesday. At halftime, the Fire inducted former star and current Real Salt Lake assistant coach C...

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  22. Chicago Fire's Upcoming Week Presents Challenges and a Familiar Face

    The Chicago Fire expect to be very busy this week with two MLS games on the docket. Real Salt Lake visits Toyota Park on Wednesday while the Sporting Kansas City invades on Saturday...

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  23. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Will the Bulls' Lack of Adjustments Cost Thibodeau His Job?

    Cancel the parade in Grant Park. The Chicago Bulls are unofficially done. An 89-82 loss the 76ers in Game 4 has the Bulls scrambling for answers...

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  24. NBA Playoffs 2012: Injuries and a Young 76ers Team Shows Chicago Bulls' Flaws

    The Chicago Bulls are doomed! As a fan, I remain optimistic about the Bulls' chances to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers in a best-of-seven series...

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  25. Chicago Fire Team News and Notes

    According to www.chicago-fire.com , Fire midfielder Marco Pappa will throw out the first pitch for the White Sox in their game against the Indians today...

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