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Blog posts July 2019

Phillies Fear They’re Out on Bryce Harper, Giants Take a Second Meeting, I Feel Steam in My Ears (UPDATE)

The Dodgers are so gonna get Bryce Harper, aren’t they?

The latest on the Harper free agency drama – which does not involve the Cubs because reasons – has the Phillies fearing they won’t land him and the Giants getting more serious, both of which would be consistent with the Giants maybe getting …

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Planned Loop Tower Two Stories Shorter, and 40% Closer to Reality

BULLS SIGN HARRISON AND KORNET

The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Shaquille Harrison and center Luke Kornet. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contracts were not announced.

Harrison (6-4, 190) initially signed with Chicago on Oct. 21, 2018, before being waived on July 6, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, he appeared in…

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Helping Yu-Self – Yu Darvish With an RBI Single to Give the Cubs the Lead (VIDEO)

I imagine that Mets lefty Jason Vargas figured the damage was done when he allowed Albert Almora to drive in Javy Baez on a groundout in the bottom of the second inning. Although there was a runner at third, the opposing pitcher was coming to the plate.

Inning over, right?

Nope. Yu Darvish slapping si…

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Skyscraper Central: Why Are So Many of Chicago's Tallest Buildings Located Downtown?

If you fly into Chicago, it’s hard to miss that recognizable cluster of skyscrapers that rise up from downtown, creating the skyline that is often depicted on postcards and other souvenirs.

There are some pretty tall buildings in other Chicago …

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Bulls vs. Pacers final score: Chicago gets swept in season series with 105-96 loss

The Bulls entered Tuesday night’s game against the Pacers winners of their last four road games and owners of a red-hot offensive attack in general, but the offense laid a clunker in Indy. While the Bulls were able to erase a 16-point first-half deficit to take a one-point lead midway through the …

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Anonymous Nationals Veteran Calls Out Bryce Harper’s Hustle and Preparation

I guess Nationals players don’t think Bryce Harper is going to be returning to Washington.

I can’t speak to the column itself, which reads like your standard wishcasting upon the departure of a superstar – we’re better without him because now we can be fundamentally sound! – but it’s interesting th…

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Getting to Know: Louis King

BIRTHDAY: April 6, 1999
HOMETOWN: Secaucus, New Jersey
COLLEGE: Oregon (Freshman)
HEIGHT: 6'8"
WEIGHT: 205 lb
POSITION: SF
18-19 AVERAGES: 13.5 PTS, 5.5 REB, 1.3 AST, 0.9 STL

ABOUT LOUIS KING: King is an ultra-athletic small forward who, as a McDonald's All American in 2018, possesses elite-level basketba…

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CSA continues quest to decrease city's violence

CHICAGO -- White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf doesn't remember exactly what prompted his original idea eventually turning into the Chicago Sports Alliance, bringing together five Chicago professional sports teams in support of solutions to decrease violence i…

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Cubs 9, Rangers 5: Willson Contreras homers, throws out a runner, is awesome

Willson Contreras had somewhat of a down year in 2018. His slugging percentage was down over 100 points from his 2017 season, which at the time looked like it might be a breakout year.

Contreras, who turns 27 in May, looks like he wants to make up for lost time. He hit his second home run of the spr…

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