Sen. Durbin hits the ‘frontline’ of the county’s battle against COVID-19

Debra Carey, the interim CEO of Cook County Health, joins Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sen. Dick Durbin to talk about the county’s COVID-19 response. | Rachel Hinton/ Sun-Times The battle against the deadly coronavirus should include more money for testing, Durbin said, standing outside of tents that serve as walk-up and drive-thru […]

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How Justin Gaethje Won the Interim Lightweight Title at U.F.C. 249

ImageJustin Gaethje stopped Tony Ferguson in the fifth round at U.F.C. 249, winning the interim lightweight title and setting up a championship showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov.Credit…Douglas P. Defelice/Getty Images Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson were matched to provide action. In organizing the first major professional sporting event in North America since the Covid-19 pandemic prompted […]

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U.F.C. 249 Live Updates: Ferguson vs. Gaethje

ImageTony Ferguson, right, is looking to win an interim lightweight title at U.F.C. 249 on Saturday night, facing Justin Gaethje.Credit…John Locher/Associated Press Usually in early May, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is competing with the N.B.A. and N.H.L. playoffs, a full slate of baseball games and other big events like the Kentucky Derby and boxing. Not […]

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Mitchell Robinson may be Mike Miller’s best case for his Knicks future

If there is a strong argument to keep interim coach Mike Miller for another season, it can be found in the growth of a certain 7-foot, alley-oop slamming, shot-blocking center from the Bayou. Mitchell Robinson’s high-school coach, Butch Stockton, says Robinson’s improvement over the final two months of the season was a testament to how […]

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As David Brown takes over CPD, Charlie Beck given hero’s farewell

Now-former interim police Supt. Charlie Beck was awarded a certificate of appreciation during his farewell ceremony on Wednesday. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times “Even though I came to Chicago without knowing virtually anybody that was in the Chicago Police Department, I leave feeling very much connected to them and very much part of the CPD family,” Beck […]

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How Mike Miller is leading Knicks during coronavirus shutdown

Knicks interim coach Mike Miller isn’t acting as if the 2019-20 regular season is over. In a video released on the Knicks’ social-media accounts, Miller said his coaching staff has been connecting with their players to keep them active. Miller also has been scouring tape of his team’s performance. The NBA suspended its season indefinitely […]

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As his time helming CPD ends, Charlie Beck is confident his changes will ‘survive time’

Interim Chicago Police Supt. Charlie Beck in his office, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. | Brian Rich/Sun-Times | Brian Rich/Sun-Times “I’m confident that they will, or I wouldn’t have made them. And I hope that they bring Chicago the police department that it deserves,” Beck said. He took over in a time of scandal, and now […]

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Justin Gaethje previews UFC 249 fight vs. Tony Ferguson | ESPN MMA

Justin Gaethje discusses fighting Tony Ferguson on short notice at UFC 249 for the interim lightweight title. Gaethje describes the kind of fight he expects, where either person will be finished within three rounds. #UFC #ESPNMMA #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe […]

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Veteran CPD officer dies of COVID-19

Getty Interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck identified the officer as Marco DiFranco. His death is the first in the nearly 14,000-person department, which has seen more than 60 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. A veteran narcotics officer in the Chicago Police Department died of COVID-19 early Thursday, officials said. The officer’s death is the first […]

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What NBA insiders say about Kevin Knox’s messy Knicks future

Part 8 of a series analyzing the New York Knicks: David Fizdale and his interim replacement Mike Miller each thought Kevin Knox had a tendency to play “soft’’, according to an NBA source. Hence, neither Knicks coach gave Knox the runway this season that he had his rookie year. Knox’s reduced playing time (17.9 minutes […]

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Devils’ front-office decision shouldn’t wait on coronavirus

Four teams entered the coronavirus-induced suspension of the NHL season with interim head coaches, and one of those clubs, the Devils, was also operating with an interim general manager when the (sports) world spun off its axis. The prospect of resuming 2019-20 in any form grows more unrealistic by the hour even if the folks […]

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Beck orders new virus protections for Chicago Police officers

Interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck is changing roll call procedures and taking other action in response to the coronavirus pandemic. | Sun-Times file Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham calls it a start, but nowhere near enough. Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck on Wednesday made a series of changes to prevent even more […]

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Knicks coach Mike Miller weighs in on Nets’ Kenny Atkinson firing

Even Mike Miller, the interim coach of the Knicks, does not believe Kenny Atkinson will be out of work for long. Atkinson, the former Knicks assistant coach (under Mike D’Antoni) and Creative Artists Agency client who was fired by the Nets on Saturday, figures to be among the candidates to be the Knicks’ next head […]

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Nets’ Jacque Vaughn vowing to communicate more with players

Jacque Vaughn’s first act as Nets interim head coach was to meet with each player individually. After receiving separate phone calls Saturday morning from Kenny Atkinson and general manager Sean Marks, informing him the organization was going to move on from Atkinson and promote him, Vaughn said his first priority was getting on the same […]

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Strip powers from Chicago cops in station shooting: Official

Chicago’s interim police superintendent has stripped two officers of their police powers pending the outcome of an investigation into their roles in the non-fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect inside of a downtown train station last week By DON BABWIN Associated Press March 4, 2020, 10:37 PM 3 min read CHICAGO — Chicago’s interim police […]

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Never-ending Knicks problem Leon Rose will have to fix

PHILADELPHIA — If you listened to interim coach Mike Miller on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center, you would think the Knicks have reached a nice spot in their 2020 NBA season. “That’s as well as we’ve played for 24 minutes,” Miller said. “We’ll take that as a sign that we’re moving in the right […]

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Knicks still working in shadow of fast-approaching Leon Rose era

HOUSTON — Knicks interim coach Mike Miller said he has yet to talk to Leon Rose, the superagent who has verbally agreed to take over as club president. According to a source, the official announcement on Rose’s hiring is expected to come sometime next week. Rose has been finishing his duties at Creative Artists Agency […]

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James Harden dominates Knicks right after attending Kobe Bryant memorial

HOUSTON — Prior to Monday night’s tipoff, Knicks interim coach Mike Miller said his depleted club would face two “Hall of Fame guards” in their Rockets’ matchup at Toyota Center. As it turned out, it was just one Hall of Fame guard. While Russell Westbrook sat out with a thumb injury after earlier attending Kobe […]

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