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December

28
Detroit Pistons set NBA record with 27th straight loss

It’s history not many fans inside Little Caesars Arena were looking forward to experiencing Tuesday night, but the Detroit Pistons couldn’t avoid NBA infamy, dropping their 27th consecutive game with a 118-112 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. It’s the most consecutive losses in a single season in league history. The 76ers have the overall record, losing 28 straight, but that spanned the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Detroit hasn’t won a match since its home opener Oct. 28, versus Chicago, and now is 2-28 on the season. Entering Tuesday’s game, Pistons coach Monty Williams couldn’t avoid the topic of the all-time losing mark — […]

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November

15
Brewers finalizing deal to name Pat Murphy as manager

The Milwaukee Brewers are working to finalize a deal which will promote longtime bench coach Pat Murphy to manager, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Murphy will replace Craig Counsell, who left to become manager of the Chicago Cubs last week. The Athletic was first to report the news of Murphy’s impending hire. Murphy, 64, has been the Brewers’ bench coach since 2016. Prior to that, he worked for the San Diego Padres from 2010 to 2015, including a stint as their interim manager that final season. He also was the head coach at Arizona State and at Notre Dame, where he coached Counsell. Looking for […]

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November

07
Cubs fire David Ross, hire Craig Counsell as new manager

The Chicago Cubs fired manager David Ross and hired Craig Counsell on Monday. The longtime Milwaukee Brewers manager was lured to Chicago with a record-setting five-year, $40 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN. The moves, which the Cubs announced Monday afternoon, stunned the baseball world, which had seen Counsell’s return to Milwaukee or hiring by the New York Mets as the likeliest outcomes. The Cubs had publicly praised Ross, with owner Tom Ricketts saying Oct. 2: “He’s our guy.” When Counsell’s contract with the Brewers expired Oct. 31, the Cubs moved quickly to indicate their interest and offered a deal that shattered the […]

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September

19
Mike Clevinger pitches a 6-hitter as the White Sox beat the Nationals 6-1

Mike Clevinger pitched a six-hitter for his third career complete game, and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Monday night. Luis Robert Jr. hit a three-run homer for Chicago, which improved to 5-12 in September. Tim Anderson had four of the team’s 15 hits. Clevinger was working on a shutout before Dominic Smith hit his 10th homer with two out in the ninth inning. Smith walked slowly to first while watching the shot to right-center, and then flipped his bat. Clevinger (8-8) apparently took exception and exchanged words with Smith, prompting benches to clear in an incident that didn’t escalate beyond shouting. Clevinger then struck […]

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August

17
Cubs are 9-5 favorites in Las Vegas to win the World Series

The Chicago Cubs are the clear-cut favorites to win the World Series, a feat that would end their 108-year championship drought and take a bite out of some, but not all, Las Vegas sportsbooks. The Cubs are 9-5 to win the World Series at the Westgate SuperBook, followed by the Boston Red Sox at 9-2, the Texas Rangers at 5-1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7-1. The Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals are each 8-1, with the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians each listed at 12-1. Chicago is the worst-case scenario for the Wynn race and sportsbook, which, for the past two years, had offered a proposition wager on whether the Cubs would […]

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August

07
White Sox rally for 3 runs in ninth, beat Guardians 5-3 as teams await discipline for nasty brawl

Elvis Andrus knows he’ll one day miss playing at Progressive Field. The Guardians won’t miss him. Andrus, who has tortured Cleveland pitching throughout his career, hit a two-run single after Chicago tied it in the ninth inning on consecutive throwing errors by rookie Bryan Rocchio, sending the White Sox to a 5-3 victory Sunday. Andrus went 3 for 5, raising his career average to .376 (74 for 197) with nine homers, 30 RBI and 36 runs in Cleveland. While he was with Texas from 2009 to 2020, the 34-year-old had a 39-game hitting streak here. “I don’t know, man,” Andrus said […]

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August

04
Max Scherzer settles in, strikes out 9 to win Rangers debut

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer settled down after a shaky start to win his debut for the American League West-leading Texas Rangers, striking out nine over six innings and getting some help from his new teammates as they defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Thursday. Four of Chicago’s first five batters reached base in a three-run first inning when Scherzer (10-4) threw 37 pitches. The White Sox then had three singles in the second, though Scherzer benefitted from a double-play grounder and an inning-ending strikeout to prevent any more runs. Scherzer, acquired from the New York Mets in a trade over the weekend and […]

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May

31
Back from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Hendriks pitches for White Sox

Chicago White Sox reliever Liam Hendriks permitted two runs on three hits and a walk to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, his first outing since recovering from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hendriks, 34, got several standing ovations, both before he took the mound and when he entered the match in the top of the eighth inning. He pitched one inning. “It was definitely emotional,” Hendriks stated after the 6-4 loss. “It was humbling going out there and seeing the amount of people wearing my shirts, the amount of people having signs or flags or anything like that — the amount of people that were chanting when […]

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March

22
LaVine, DeRozan lead Bulls past 76ers in double overtime

Zach LaVine scored 26 points, DeMar DeRozan had 25 and the Chicago Bulls defeated Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers 109-105 in double overtime Monday night to snap their eight-game winning streak. Nikola Vucevic added 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won three matches in a row and five of six. Chicago is jostling for the final playoff spot in the East. “We have a bigger goal in mind,” DeRozan said. “We’re fighting for our life every game. We’re just playing with that desperation right now.” Embiid had 37 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks before fouling out with 3:54 left in the second overtime. It […]

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February

24
Bulls’ Patrick Beverley wants to knock Lakers out of playoffs

New Bulls guard Patrick Beverley already has a pair of games circled on his calendar for his new team — and both are versus the Los Angeles Lakers, his former squad. While discussing his addition to the Bulls during “The Pat Bev Podcast” on Tuesday, Beverley made note that Chicago still has two games left against the Lakers, for whom he started 45 games this season. Those games could be critical in the push for the playoffs, and Beverley made his intentions for those matchups clear. “Knock them out the playoffs,” Beverley said on his podcast. The Lakers traded Beverley to the Orlando Magic ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline, […]

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