If you can't wait until Feb. 21, here is an idea of what an outdoor game in the State of Hockey will look like.
Age 40 didn't stop Luke Appling
If you're a 40-year-old shortstop, it means you had quite a career. Appling was amazing: From age 39 to age 42, he hit over .300 each season. In 1949, at age 42, he hit .301, drew 121 walks and struck out just 24 times. All-time age-40 All-Star team
Mat Latos agrees with White Sox
The free-agent RHP agreed to a one-year, $3M with Chicago, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick and media reports. Latos, 28, had a 4.95 ERA with a 4-10 record last season with the Marlins and Dodgers.
Mat Latos, a free agent right-hander, has reached agreement on a one-year, $3 million deal with the White Sox.
With national signing day in the books, the Big Ten power rankings are in need of an update.
Jimmy Butler (knee) out 3-4 weeks
The Bulls swingman will miss the All-Star Game with a strained left knee he suffered in last Friday's game. Butler is averaging 22.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game this season.
Notre Dame where it wants to be
A contender for the College Football Playoff of course resides in South Bend. But the Fighting Irish must stay healthy. A QB battle is in the offing this spring as well as three massive road games in the fall. Updated too-early Top 25
Blackhawks' Darling helps needy man
Scott Darling picked up a man he saw in Arizona, paid for a month's stay in a hotel and bought the man groceries. Story
Scott Darling helped a needy man he saw in Arizona by paying for a month's stay in a hotel and buying the man groceries.
The Bears may bring Shea McClellin back, but they need to bring in more competition at inside linebacker.
Taj Gibson says teams "smell blood" against the Bulls, losers of 12 of their past 17, and it's up to them to rediscover their identity on defense.
The Luke Walton All-Stars are a who's who of non-serious NBA players who somehow are getting some serious minutes.
Kemba Walker scored 30 points, and the Charlotte Hornets led from the start and beat the Chicago Bulls 108-91 on Monday night.
Hornets take care of short-handed Bulls
Chicago was without Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, and Charlotte made the most of it, outscoring the Bulls 38-20 in the first quarter and cruising to a 108-91 win to get to .500 on the season. Box score
Is Jon Lester justifying his cost?
After signing a six-year, $155 million contract, Lester's WAR declined from 4.6 to 3.1 in 2015. But remember, 2014 was arguably his best season. David Schoenfield looks at how other stars fared in Year 1 of their mega-deals. Free agents after mega-contracts
Bulls down big at halftime
With no Jimmy Butler and no Derrick Rose, the Bulls are struggling to put the ball in the basket. They're shooting 35% from the field and trail the Hornets 57-42 at the break. Follow live
Hornets nearly double up Bulls
Eight different Hornets players scored in the first quarter, as they put up 38 points, taking an 18-point lead over the visiting Bulls after 1. Charlotte has won 3 of its past 4 games coming into tonight. Follow live
Hornets fly out to big lead
Charlotte has made 7 of its first 9 shots from the field, taking a 17-6 lead and forcing an early Bulls timeout. Chicago is playing without Derrick Rose (soreness). Follow live
Derrick Rose out vs. Hornets
The Bulls guard will miss tonight's game due to general body soreness. "Just soreness all over," Rose said before the game. "That's pretty much it. Body soreness."
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was a surprise scratch from his team's game Monday against the Hornets because of general body soreness.
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Clifford said that Thibodeau has made himself a better coach during his time off from basketball. "I think what he's done is exactly what I thought he would do is I think he used it to grow as a coach," Clifford said. "We talk regularly and when you talk to him -- he's an expert on this league. He's using this to study teams, study trends, study players. He's always been on top of it anyway, but a sabbatical, it's not like he's -- he's relaxing and doing different things like that, but he's studying. He'll be an even better coach when he comes back."
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is one of Tom Thibodeau's closest friends and confidants. Clifford was asked before the game how much interest he thought Thibodeau would have in the New York Knicks job now that Derek Fisher has been fired. "I don't have any idea," Clifford said before Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls. "Obviously, he wants to coach again and that's a great job, he worked there and everything, but you'd have to ask him about that."