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UNDATED (AP) – The WNBA stars could be on the move with free agency set to begin this weekend. Teams can start talking to their own restricted and unrestricted free agents on Saturday. Offers cannot be officially announced before February 1. While there’s unlikely to be a big deal like Candace Parker deciding to return home to Chicago and helped the Sky win the franchise’s first WNBA championship, there could be a lot of movement over the next few months. weeks. Some of the best free agents available include Seattle’s Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd; Liz Cambage of Las Vegas; Sylvia Fowles of Minnesota; Courtney Williams from Atlanta and Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Stefanie Dolson from Chicago.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jalen Terry scored 28 points, David Jones added 24 and DePaul stunned No. 20 Seton Hall with a 96-92 win. Javon Freeman-Liberty also scored 12 points, giving the Blue Demons (10-6, 1-5 Big East) their biggest win of the season. Freeman-Liberty, the conference’s leading scorer, suffered an injury early in the second period, limping off the field while favoring his right leg. He returned soon after, but played sparingly down the stretch. The loss is a significant setback for the Pirates (11-4, 2-3) as they attempt to gain ground in the conference standings. Jared Rhoden led Seton Hall with 25 points, Bryce Aiken adding 22 more.
CHICAGO (AP) — Philipp Kurashev scored 2:24 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2. Montreal, the defending Stanley Cup finalist, has lost five straight and is 1-9-3 in its last 13 games. The Canadiens are 7-24-5 overall and trailed Arizona for the worst record in hockey when the Coyotes beat Toronto on Wednesday. Dominik Kubalik and Patrick Kane also scored for Chicago, which earned its third straight win. Marc-André Fleury stopped 27 shots. Jeff Petry and Mike Hoffman scored for Montreal, and Sam Montembeault stopped 28 shots.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed front office manager Champ Kelly and Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah for their general manager job. Kelly has worked for the Bears for the past seven years, serving as director of pro scouting from 2015-2016 and director of player personnel since 2017. He was with Denver from 2007-2014, rising from college scout to assistant coordinator of the academic and professional screening. Kelly was a wide receiver and defensive back at Kentucky from 1998 to 2001. Adofo-Mensah has more than nine years of analytical experience in the NFL. He has spent the past two seasons under Browns general manager Andrew Berry after working in San Francisco’s research and development department from 2013 to 2019. Adofo-Mensah played basketball at Princeton.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls expect forward Derrick Jones Jr. to miss two to four weeks with a bone bruise in his right knee. Jones was injured in the first minute of Wednesday’s 138-112 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. He twisted his knee when he stopped near the Chicago basket and had to be helped from the back. Jones has started eight of 31 games and is averaging 6.3 points in his first season in Chicago. The Bulls lead the Eastern Conference at 27-12. They host Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Morgan Weaver and midfielder Morgan Gautrat have been added to the roster for the United States Women’s National Team training camp beginning next week in Austin, Texas. . Defender Imani Dorsey was originally named to the roster by coach Vlatko Andonovski but had to pull out due to injury. Weaver plays for the Portland Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League and made her first two appearances for the national team late last year. Gautrat plays for the Chicago Red Stars and has 87 appearances with the national team.
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