Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Patrick Kane’s OT goal ties series for Blackhawks ]]> Lead story image

The Blackhawks had all the momentum, all the control, and all reason to believe they were about to even their first-round series with the Blues. And then they didn’t. And then they did again. Just another night in what’s turning into an epic first-round series. The Hawks gave the Blues a taste of their own medicine Wednesday night, tying Game 3 late on a Bryan Bickell goal and winning it 4-3 on Patrick Kane’s overtime goal at 11:17 of the extra session. After being less than four minutes from being pushed to the brink of elimination, the Hawks have leveled … ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:13:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bears 2014 schedule announced, will open up vs. Bills ]]> Lead story image

The Bears 2014 schedule has been announced. Chicago will play the Lions at Ford Field on Thanksgiving Day this season. The Bears last played the Lions on Thanksgiving in 1999, losing 21-17. In 2004, the Bears lost 21-7 against the Cowboys in Dallas on Thanksgiving. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:52:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bud Selig weighs in on Cubs’ revenue issue ]]> Lead story image

Short on specifics and long on vague pledges of support, baseball commissioner Bud Selig started fighting the Ricketts family’s public-relations battles for them Wednesday during Wrigley Field’s centennial celebration. Selig pressed the Cubs owners’ case against rooftop owners but struggled to defend that position when reminded the rooftops have a contract with the team. He insisted ownership is “very capable economically” but pleaded for its need to make more money to compete. He said that the Cubs’ success on the field is important to baseball but that the long string of losing seasons was “fine” as they rebuild. He seemed … ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:08:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulls don’t have a reliable scorer when going gets tough ]]> Lead story image

Down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series against the Wizards, coach Tom Thibodeau is going to be defiant until the end. And unless Thibodeau can find a fourth-quarter go-to player between now and Friday night, that end could be coming much sooner than expected. A lot has been made of the fourth-quarter deficiencies on offense in Games 1 and 2, specifically why Thibodeau hasn’t looked elsewhere on his bench for scoring help. The sad reality is that Thibodeau has no one else to go to. His best player, Derrick Rose, is in street clothes, and this series has been a reminder … ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:00:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ Paul Konerko passes Frank Thomas for franchise record in White Sox win ]]> Lead story image

DETROIT — Paul Konerko surpassed Frank Thomas’ franchise record for total bases with two singles and a double, Marcus Semien erased a two-run deficit with a grand slam and Jose Abreu cleared the 420-foot sign in center field in the first inning for the second time in two days in the White Sox’ 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Detroit Tigers. Konerko, whose double in the eighth inning off Justin Miller gave him 3,950 total bases as a Sox player — one more than Thomas — also led off the seventh with a single and scored on Semien’s slam against … ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:43:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Michael Pineda ejected for pine tar on neck in Yankees’ loss ]]> Lead story image

BOSTON — The pine tar on Michael Pineda’s neck was a stain for the New York Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman was “embarrassed.” Manager Joe Girardi called it “poor judgment.” And Pineda was “sad” and vowed not to do it again. The Yankees’ right-hander was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night. The previous time, Pineda said he used “dirt” on his right palm to get a better grip in cold weather … ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:22:01 -0500