Author Archives: Tony Bianchi

Friday Sports Update

NBA The Chicago Bulls hold off a fourth-quarter rally on the way to a 133-130 victory over the Washington Wizards.  The win was the second straight for the Bulls this season after dropping three-in-a-row to open the year.  Seven Chicago players scored in double-figures, led by Otto Porter Junior’s 28-points, Zach LaVine, who had 22-points,…Read more »

Thursday Sports Update

In the Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Wisconsin outscored Wake Forest 42-28.. After the game the Badgers Graham Mertz was dancing with the Mayo Bowl trophy when he dropped the football-shaped piece of Lenox crystal on top and it shattered on the locker room floor. “No matter what age boys will be boys” Number-six Oklahoma rushed for…Read more »

Wednesday Sports Update

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the start of training camp because of an unspecified illness, and there is no timetable for his return. The 32-year-old Toews says he has been experiencing symptoms that have left him feeling “drained and lethargic.” The veteran center is a three-time Stanley Cup winner with the Blackhawks. Toews…Read more »

Tuesday Sports Update

Big news coming out of baseball last night. The Cubs are finalizing a seven-player deal that will send ace Yu Darvish to the Padres.  Multiple reports say Chicago will be receiving right-hander Zach Davies and four prospects in exchange for Darvish and catcher Victor Caratini.  The package of prospects coming to the Cubs are a…Read more »

Monday Sports Update

The Bears scored 28 straight points to start the second half as they hammered the Jaguars 41-17 in Jacksonville.  Mitchell Trubisky threw for 265 yards with two touchdowns both to tight end Jimmy Graham and Trubisky ran for a score in the win.  The kickoff for the Bears’ regular-season finale against the Packers at Soldier…Read more »

Thursday Sports Update

Last night the Bulls lost their season opener to the Atlanta Hawks 124-104 at the United Center.  Zach LaVine led Chicago with 22 points. This weekend the Bulls will host the Indiana Pacers on Saturday and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday   Ayo Dosunmu scored a game-high 30 points to lead 18th-ranked Illinois to…Read more »

Wednesday Sports Update

The Bulls open the season tonight by hosting the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center.  Chicago is beginning its first season with new head coach Billy Donovan.  The Bulls finished the preseason 3-and-1.    Last night Northern Illinois lost on the road to Toledo 78-55. The Huskies are now 1-6. Missouri’s Jeremiah Tilmon’s three-point play with…Read more »

Tuesday Sports Update

Last night on Monday Night Football,  Ryan Finley threw for a touchdown and rushed for another as the Bengals upset the Steelers 27-17 in Cincinnati. The Bengals improve to 3-10-and-1.  Ben Roethlisberger threw for just 170 yards, a touchdown and a pick for the Steelers.  Big Ben had just 19 passing yards in the first half. …Read more »

Monday Sports Update

The Chicago Bears hung on to beat the Vikings in Minnesota 33-27.  David Montgomery rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns for the Bears who are still in the hunt for the playoffs at 7-7. The Vikings fell to 6-8 and saw their postseason chances all but vanish.  Elsewhere in the NFC North, …Read more »

Friday Sports Update

Last night on Thursday Night football, Quarterback Justin Herbert snuck in for the win on the goal line as the Los Angeles Chargers outlasted the now 7-7 Raiders 30-27 in overtime in Las Vegas.  The Chargers moved to 5-and-9.  The Chicago Bears will try to keep their playoff hopes alive when they visit the Vikings…Read more »