Stories by Jay Cohen

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cook, Billings finally come off the board

CHICAGO - Connor Cook is the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history. Andrew Billings is coming off a dominant season on Baylor's defensive line. It didn't mean very much in the NFL Draft.
By Jay Cohen

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cowboys, Jaguars take chance on linebackers

CHICAGO - It was a long wait and a soft landing for Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith. Now about those knees.
By Jay Cohen

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Goff picked first by the Rams

Jared Goff went No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft to the Rams on Thursday night for their first pick since they moved to Los Angeles in the offseason, and Carson Wentz was the No. 2 selection by the ...
By Jay Cohen

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Richardson, Syracuse rally for spot in Final Four

CHICAGO - Malachi Richardson scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half, and Syracuse extended its improbable run to the Final Four with a 68-62 victory over top-seeded Virginia on Sunday.
By Jay Cohen

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Kane enjoying his points streak

CHICAGO - When Patrick Kane was just a kid, his father would carry his equipment when he went to camps or tournaments. Kane carried a smaller stick and an orange ball for practicing stickhandling, ...
By Jay Cohen

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Kentucky knocks off defending champion Duke

CHICAGO - Tyler Ulis had 18 points and six assists, and No. 2 Kentucky used its speed and athleticism to hold off No. 5 Duke for a 74-63 victory in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night.
By Jay Cohen

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Mets complete sweep, reach World Series

CHICAGO - Daniel Murphy homered in his record sixth consecutive postseason game and the New York Mets reached the World Series for the first time in 15 years, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-3 ...
By Jay Cohen

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

MLB retains search firm to help prepare candidates

CHICAGO - Major League Baseball wants to help the top contenders for openings in baseball operations, especially women and minorities.
By Jay Cohen

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

NFL owners listen to presentations for new Los Angeles stadiums

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - NFL owners met in suburban Chicago on Tuesday to hear more about moving at least one team to the Los Angeles market.
By Jay Cohen

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Phillies' Hamels no-hits Cubs

CHICAGO - Cole Hamels, of the Philadelphia Phillies, pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in a 5-0 victory on Saturday.
By Jay Cohen

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blackhawks face big decisions

CHICAGO - Fresh off their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks have to make some big decisions in a short period of time.
By Jay Cohen

Monday, June 15, 2015

Blackhawks win Stanley Cup title

CHICAGO - Duncan Keith scored in the second period and directed a dominant defense that shut down Tampa Bay's high-scoring attack, and the Blackhawks beat the Lightning.
By Jay Cohen

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Blackhawks are ready for the challenge of being down

There was no panic for Jonathan Toews and company on Tuesday, a day after a 3-2 loss to steady Tampa Bay shoved the Chicago Blackhawks into a 2-1 deficit in the Stanley Cup Final.
By Jay Cohen

Monday, June 8, 2015

Lightning top Blackhawks, take lead in series

CHICAGO - Victor Hedman had two assists for Tampa Bay while playing stout defense on Chicago's top forwards and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
By Jay Cohen

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Stars have been held in check in Stanley Cup Final

CHICAGO - One point. That is the combined total for Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Steven Stamkos through two games of the Stanley Cup Final.
By Jay Cohen

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Blackhawks top Ducks in OT, even series

CHICAGO - Antoine Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.
By Jay Cohen

Friday, May 22, 2015

Goalies have been a key part of Ducks, Blackhawks' series

CHICAGO - The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive.
By Jay Cohen

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ducks top Blackhawks in Game 3

CHICAGO - Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
By Jay Cohen

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Final four in NHL tough on home ice

Fresh off a Game 7 victory over Washington at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers play host the Lightning on Saturday in the opener of the Eastern Conference Finals. 
By Jay Cohen

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Baseball teams changing approach to mental health

Long gone are the days when mental health was a taboo subject in major league locker rooms, and the days of a lone sports psychologist even appear to be waning.
By Jay Cohen
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