From the other bench: Coyotes prevail in overtime


From the other bench: Coyotes prevail in overtime

When the Blackhawks forced a fourth consecutive OT by scoring a late goal, the Coyotes didnt panic. Michael Boedker was once again the hero, scoring his second OT goal in as many nights to give the Yotes a commanding 3-1 series advantage.Still overcome with emotion when addressing the media, Boedker told reporters he was surprised that his game-winning goal occurred.Actually, I dont know how it went in, but Im happy it did, Boedker told I was partially alone there, I think for a little bit at least. There were a lot of sticks and hooks and stuff like that, but it went in and it was an amazing feeling. Speaking with the Associated Press, Coyotes Dave Tippet credited the teams preparation over the last few weeks of the season as the root of the teams success.Weve been preparing for tight playoffs like this for well over a month well, all year, but last month weve been preparing saying Were going to play tight games, how are we going to respond in tight games, how are we going to deal with adversity, Tippet said. This has been going on for a long time for usI think theyre thriving under pressure. The Blackhawks will be in hostile territory Saturday night in Glendale, the Yotes fans will be rabid and WhiteOut 2012 will be in full effect. Coverage for Game 5 starts at 8:30 p.m.on Comcast SportsNet.

Bears' 2020 offseason dates you need to know

Bears' 2020 offseason dates you need to know

The Bears 2020 offseason feels like it's been underway for a while, but the reality is it's just getting started. The fun gets underway in March when unrestricted free agency kicks off, followed by the 2020 NFL Draft – when GM Ryan Pace will try to flip Chicago's two second-round picks into potential starters for a team that isn't that far away from contending for a Super Bowl.

Here are the key dates to bookmark in your calendar for the Bears' offseason:

February 2020

  • Feb. 24-March 1 – NFL Scouting Combine
  • Feb. 25 – Ryan Pace/Matt Nagy meet with media at NFL Combine

March 2020

  • Feb. 24 – March 1 – NFL Scouting Combine
  • March 18 – Free agency and new league year begins

April 2020

  • April 7 – Ed Block Courage Award presentation
  • April 20 – Bears may begin offseason workout programs
  • April 21 – Brian Piccolo Awards presented to rookie and veteran
  • April 21 – Ryan Pace will speak with the media ahead of NFL Draft
  • April 23-25 – 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas

May 2020

  • May 8-10 – Bears rookie minicamp at Halas Hall
  • May 16 – Bears Care Gala at Soldier Field
  • May 27 – May 29 – OTA practices

JUNE 2020

  • June 2-4 – OTA practices
  • June 8 – 11 – OTA practices
  • June 16-18 – Mandatory full-squad minicamp

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Recap of the NBA 2020 All-Star game in Chicago


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Recap of the NBA 2020 All-Star game in Chicago

David Haugh, Alex Maragos and Chris Bleck join Kap on the panel.

0:00 - The NBA All-Star Game is over and the city was the biggest star of the weekend. The guys weigh in on the thrilling finish and if the rule changes saved the All-Star game.

5:30 - Michael Jordan was not in the "House That MJ Built." Should his Airness have had more of a presence?

9:00 - Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson spent the weekend asking some of the sport's heavy hitters about how to fix their front office. Will the changes work?

13:00 - Jesse Rogers joins Kap from Cubs camp in Mesa to talk about Javy Baez's comments about not being ready to play some days. They also discuss Kris Bryant's candid comments about his contract and his future with the Cubs.

18:00 - The guys weigh in on Tom Rickett's comments on the state of the team's baseball budget.

26:00 - Chuck Garfien joins Kap from Sox camp in Glendale. They talk about the excitement level with everybody in camp, the team's thoughts on the Astros scandal, the chances Nick Madrigal breaks camp with the team and the Carlos Rodon's progress from Tommy John surgery.

Listen here or in the embedded player below.


Sports Talk Live Podcast