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Chicago: All shook up

Baseball

Red Stars had a tight opening game of the Challenge Cup

April 12, 2021
Source: Matt Patterson/AP
Source: Matt Patterson/AP

⚽️NWSL: Besides the aforementioned disappointing off-field events, on the pitch the Red Stars had a tight opening game of the Challenge Cup, tying the Dash in the scoreless effort. Chicago’s next match against the Portland Thorns on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT will be another tough one, but you know we love a Challenge. 

⚾️MLB: The 4-5 Cubs won one of three against the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend, and the 4-5 White Sox split their two games with the Kansas City Royals. The North Siders suffered pitching woes and an uninspired offense, while the South Siders’ relief pitchers struggled, allowing a Royals home run in the ninth inning yesterday to lose the game. Sigh. 

🏒NHL: The Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4–3 on Saturday, marking only the second win in their last five games. It was an important win for Chicago’s playoff chances though, as they teeter on the edge of making the postseason

  • While we’re expecting the Hawks to be relatively quiet ahead of this afternoon’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline (especially after a big trade with the Florida Panthers last week), at least the team gave us these photos of players and their pets to keep us entertained. S’cute. 

🏀NBA: The Bulls lost 121–117 to the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. It was a disappointing performance from Chicago, especially since we thought rookie Patrick Williams being left off ESPN’s 25 under 25 ranking would fire up the squad. A missed opportunity.