Chicago Inside Slant for Breaking Sports


November 10, 2016 View email in browser

Hi, remember me?

Dwyane Wade? Pat Riley. Pat Riley? Dwyane Wade. Oh, you two know each other? Their relationship has frosted a bit since Wade left the Heat after 13 seasons for the Bulls. “If you’re not with him, you’re against him,” Wade said of Riley. “That’s just the way he is.” Tune in tonight (7 p.m., TNT) to see how it all unfolds. And maybe see the Bulls play some defense after last night’s non-showing: The Hawks scored 115 points and were the Bulls’ fourth opponent in eight games to shoot 50% or better. “We have to man up and guard,” Jimmy Butler said. “Take it personal when you’re scored on.” Guys, take a cue from Robin Lopez (maybe just not in the hair department).

Attention grabber

Theo Epstein is always watching. He saw Jake Arrieta’s political tweet, and “I’m still processing.” No word if he saw Anthony Rizzo‘s singing performance or Kyle Schwarber‘s TV date.

Expiration date

If (and that’s a big if) the White Sox do a rebuild, it’s not just Chris Sale that could be traded. And then there’s still the issue of manager for Steve Rosenbloom. Namely: Why.

‘Big dogs bite’

That’s what Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said before the Hawks won their 7th straight. And before “big dog” Artemi Panarin scored the game-winner in OT and got into a fight. Bark bark.

Inside the game

Jonathan Bullard is using his hands better, and that’s helping the defense get off the field. Tracy Porter should send him a gift basket. And Bucs QB Jameis Winston should pay attention.

Wait, come back

The Ilini were left at the altar (again) after Jeremiah Tilmon, the No. 1 player in the state, didn’t sign in the early period. Season opens Friday: College hoops previews here.

One guarantee

Northern Illinois won’t go to a bowl game this year, but they do have the distinction of playing in the first football game at White Sox Park (yes, that’s what we’re calling it).

Because even when you can’t be there, we are

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