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Chicago Cubs second baseman Esteban Quiroz (43) breaks the bat while grounding out in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams (10) passes the ball as Chicago Sky forward Emma Meesseman (33) defends in the fourth quarter in Game 5 of the WNBA semifinals at Wintrust Arena on Sept. 8, 2022, in Chicago.
Chicago White Sox players celebrate as Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Jorge Lopez (48) pounds the turf after giving up a bases loaded fielder’s choice to designated hitter Jose Abreu (79) for a 4-3 White Sox win at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sept. 2, 2022, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen (7) commits a flagrant foul on Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) in the third quarter at Fiserv Forum Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in Milwaukee. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Golden State Warriors guard Chris Chiozza (2) drives toward the basket as Chicago Bulls forward Alfonzo McKinnie (28) defends in the fourth quarter at United Center Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Fans watch as Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) is unable to catch a two-point conversion as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Chris Westry (30) defends in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) slides into home plate as he scores on a Jose Abreu double in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Guaranteed Rate Field Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease (84) throws in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood (32) throws in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Team LeBron players react as Kemba Walker of Team Giannis falls to the floor while Chris Paul of Team LeBron looks to see where the ball is headed, in the fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game at the United Center Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Russell Westbrook of Team LeBron is blocked by Joel Embiid, center, and Giannis Antetokounmpo of Team Giannis in the fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game at the United Center Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky (31) swats the ball as Miami Heat forward Meyers Leonard (0) defends in the first quarter at the United Center Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Children ascend a climbing wall during a camp session at Ultimate Ninjas, 2915 W. Montrose Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Chicago. The fitness and obstacle course facility has added daytime classes for children because of the ongoing Chicago Teachers Union strike. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier (26) tosses the ball to second base to force out Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) in the second inning at Wrigley Field Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Pamela Robinson, 48, does Double Dutch with members of the 40+ Double Dutch Club in a parking lot at Community Park Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Country Club Hills. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
A woman jogs past a mural in the 3300 block of North Southport Avenue Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) is tagged out by Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez (7) at third base on a fielder’s choice in the first inning at Wrigley Field Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Arike Ogunbowale (24) gestures toward Texas A&M Aggies guard Chennedy Carter (3) after hitting a three-pointer in the fourth quarter of the NCAA Chicago Region semifinal at Wintrust Arena Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Glynn Watson Jr. (5) makes an offensive charge against Wisconsin Badgers guard Brad Davison (34) in the second half during the Big Ten Tournament at United Center Friday, March 15, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Dallas Stars defenseman Ben Lovejoy (21) gets a stick to the face from Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) in the third period at the United Center Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Zach Laszkiewicz, of Westchester, slips after attempting a field goal at the Goose Island Beer Co. Field Goal Challenge, held outside the brewery in the 1800 block of West Fulton Street Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Chicago. 100 contestants got a chance to kick a 43-yard field goal for a prize of two 2019 NFL game tickets anywhere in the United States; no one was successful. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Northwestern Wildcats defensive lineman Joe Gaziano (97) sacks Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones (17) in the third quarter at Ryan Field Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Evanston. Jones left the game after the play. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Duke Blue Devils safety Michael Carter II (26) breaks up a pass intended for Northwestern Wildcats wide receiver JJ Jefferson (12) in the first quarter at Ryan Field Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Evanston. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo (21) cannot catch the throw to home plate as Texas Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa (9) scores in the ninth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field Friday, May 18, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) gestures after hitting a single in the 4th inning against the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright congratulates guard Jalen Brunson (1) as the clock winds down on a 79-62 win over the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA championship game at the Alamodome Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Loyola Ramblers players celebrate in the locker room after a 75-56 win over the Southern Illinois Salukis at SIU Arena Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Carbondale. The Ramblers clinched the Missouri Valley Conference. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) aims for the basket as Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) defends in the first quarter at the United Center Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Children play basketball at dusk in Altgeld Park, 515 S. Washtenaw Ave., Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Fans watch as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes (15) attempts to catch a foul ball from Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Oct. 17, 2017. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Cleveland Indians second baseman Michael Martinez (1) jogs away as the Chicago Cubs celebrate a 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians to take the World Series early Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Cubs closing pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) is framed by a fan holding a C for Cleveland in the 9th inning of Game 6 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester, right, throws the first pitch of Game 1 of the NLDS at Wrigley Field Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) leaps over Chicago Bears strong safety Chris Prosinski (31) in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Arlington, Tex. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) signs autographs before a game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (21) beats the throw to Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (32) to score off a Avisail Garcia (26) double in the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field Friday, August 5, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) jogs past fans before entering the game against Panama in the second half during a Copa America match at Soldier Field Friday, June 10, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
New York City FC midfielder Thomas McNamara (15) trips Chicago Fire defender Brandon Vincent (3) in the second half at Toyota Park Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Bridgeview. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders (12), bottom, deflects a shot on goal by Chicago Fire forward Gilberto (9) in the first half at Toyota Park Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Bridgeview. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley (6) and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Dennis Rasmussen (70), upside down, get into a scrum as Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) stops a puck in the first period at the United Center Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup Championship at the United Center Monday, June 15, 2015, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) tries to deflect a pass from Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) in the fourth quarter in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Quicken Loans Arena Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) is introduced for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44), right, and second baseman Addison Russell (22) stretch for the ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27), as catcher Martin Maldonado (12) approaches third base in the second inning at Wrigley Field Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Belleville Althoff Catholic High School senior Rick Edwards (33) receives the runner-up trophy after a 67-63 loss to St. Joseph High School in the Class 3A championship game at Carver Arena Saturday, March 22, 2015, in Peoria. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Benet Academy volleyball players celebrate a victory over Libertyville in the the Class 4A state championship at Redbird Arena on the ISU campus Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Normal. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Miami Dolphins cornerback Cortland Finnegan (24) breaks up a pass to Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) in the second quarter at Solider Field Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Exchanges are made in the 200-yard freestyle relay during the IHSA boys state swimming prelims at Evanston Township High School Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Evanston. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Matt Garza of the Cubs yells profanities to himself after giving up a two-run home run to Adam LaRoche of the Nationals in the fourth inning at Wrigley Field Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times
Nike Lentz, right, bleeds as he is punched by Evan Dunham in a Lightweight Bout during an Ultimate Fighting Championship match at the United Center Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Chicago. Dunham won by technical knock-out after the second round. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times
Chicago State’s Jeremy Robinson (31) and DePaul’s Krys Faber, right, compete for the ball in the first half Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times
Runners head north on LaSalle St. during the Chicago Marathon Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times
06-08-05 Wrigley Field, Chicago – The Cubs’ Corey Patterson shatters the bat on a foul ball in the 8th inning against the Blue Jays at Wrigley Field Wednesday in Chicago. The Cubs won 2-0. Photo by John J. Kim/Sun-Times
The Sacramento Kings’ Tony Massenburg gets a nose full of fingers from Speedy Claxton of the Golden State Warriors at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California.
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