Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Delle Donne leads Sky past the Sun ]]> Lead story image

Sky coach Pokey Chatman doesn’t have a lot of familiar faces she can look to early in the season. She does have Elena Delle Donne and Courtney Vandersloot, and they kept the Sky undefeated. Delle Donne scored 21 points and Vandersloot had 18 and seven assists in the Sky’s 78-68 win Wednesday over the Connecticut Sun. Delle Donne and Vandersloot were the only starters who opened their playoff finale last year, and both allowed the Sky (3-0) to withstand a Connecticut rally that cut a 19-point halftime lead to six in the fourth quarter. “It’s huge,” Chatman said. “[Vandersloot] is … ]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:18:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fire’s Mike Magee wins MLS MVP ]]> Lead story image

Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee was voted the most valuable player in the MLS, the league announced today. ]]> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Wolves’ David Shields achieving his goals ]]>

Over two seasons and 107 games with the Peoria Rivermen, David Shields didn’t score a goal. ]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:18:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fire dismisses coach Frank Klopas, president Javier Leon ]]> Lead story image

Chicago Fire head coach Frank Klopas and team president Javier Leon have been let go, the team announced Wednesday. ]]> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:30:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ex-coach: Chicago Rush has folded ]]> Lead story image

The Arena Football League has spent nearly a year trying to find stable ownership for the Chicago Rush, including once selling the team to convicted felon David Staral Jr. ]]> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 23:39:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ Darren Haydar scores twice in Wolves’ victory ]]>

After seeing Darren Haydar score two spectacular goals to lead the Wolves to a 2-1 victory against the Texas Stars on Saturday night at Allstate Arena, some fans might rejoice, “The ol’ Haydar is back!” In reality, the “ol’ Haydar” never left. The right winger, a 10-year veteran and former American Hockey League most valuable player, remains one of the league’s premier scorers. “It usually takes me a few games to get going,” said Haydar, who scored multiple goals for the 36th time. “But I’m finding my way, starting to move my feet better, getting more confidence and making better … ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 08:39:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Wolves drop another to unbeaten Admirals ]]>

A 2-1 victory against the Wolves at Allstate Arena on Friday night left the Milwaukee Admirals (5-0-0-1) as the only unbeaten team in the American Hockey League. Three of Milwaukee’s wins have come against the Wolves. “That’s why they’re largely unbeaten with the record they have against us,” Wolves coach Craig MacTavish said. “Our performance tonight was OK. We did a lot of things better. “We’re a new group trying to instill a bunch of different and new things and trying to get our systems in place. We’re showing some progress. It hasn’t manifested ­itself in wins yet.” Although Wolves … ]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:10:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ Rush QB Russ Michna loves playing here ]]> Lead story image

Russ Michna was going to play in the NFL. That was his one and only plan. What he didn’t count on was playing in four other professional leagues. The Rush quarterback has toiled in the NFL, the Arena Football League, the Canadian Football League, the United Football League and the Continental Indoor Football League. ‘‘The way everything worked out is kind of crazy,’’ said Michna, who also works for a Schaumburg-based software business. ‘‘I’ve played in five leagues and worked for one company. I would have liked for it to be the other way, where I played in one league … ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:21:42 -0500