Fire, Dynamo draw in lightning-shortened match

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Fire, Dynamo draw in lightning-shortened match

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Logan Pause scored in the 27th minute to lifted the Chicago Fire to a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamon on Sunday night in a match shortened to 66 minutes due to lightning.Will Bruin opened the scoring for Houston (2-1-1) in the 24th minute with a low shot from 14 yards out after taking a pass from Brian Ching. Bruin's shot whistled low and to the right of Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson, making his first start of the season following his stint with the U.S. Olympic team.The advantage lasted only three minutes before Pause, diving out of the way of teammate Pavel Pardo's free kick, deflected the shot off the crossbar and into the net for Chicago (1-1-2).The second lightning delay of the match resulted in the decision to end it 24 minutes early.The first delay, in the 13th minute, was triggered by two lightning strikes near Toyota Park. Those prompted referee Geoff Gamble to rush the teams off the field. The delay lasted 1 hour, 8 minutes before the match was resumed, but another cell stopped play in the 66th minute. After a 40 minute wait, the match was called.Chicago defender Arne Friedrich, a veteran of two World Cups for Germany, made his regular season debut for the Fire.Houston was without three midfield regulars, including Brad Davis, runner-up for MLS MVP in 2011. Adam Moffet was serving a one-game suspension, while Colin Clark was out for the first of three games for verbal abuse of a ball boy in Houston's last match.
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Want to chat with Jimmy Butler? He just released his phone number for the world...

Want to chat with Jimmy Butler? He just released his phone number for the world...

If you've ever wanted to talk to Jimmy Butler directly, now's your chance.

The former face of the Bulls and current Minnesota Timberwolves star was introduced with his new franchise Thursday and had a message for the haterz:

Don't hesitate to reach out. Here's my cell number.

That number is 773-899-6071 and he said his phone was in his back pocket right now.

Butler wants to take responsibility for his actions and his play, so much so that he made the completely unorthodox move to put himself as out there as possible.

There's no way this *doesn't* backfire, right? How could this possibly end well? 

It's worth reminding that it doesn't have to be just haterz that reach out. Bulls fans who appreciate all Butler gave to the city of Chicago over the last few years can just send a simple "thank you" text.

Or, you know, if you're hammered at 2 a.m. and want to vent about the Bulls rebuild, here's a perfect outlet.

57 Days to Kickoff: Huntley

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57 Days to Kickoff: Huntley

CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Huntley

Head coach: Matt Zimolzak

Assistant coaches: Mike Slattery (OC/QB), Doug Millsaps (Asst. QB), Mike Naymola (WR), Joel Bosman (Asst. WR), Zack Borring (Asst. WR), Craig Kastning (RB), Chris Babyar (OL), Mike Doty (Asst. OL), Cliff Pawlak (DB), Paul Reinke (LB), Ben Salomon (DL), Keith Mooney (Asst. DL), Gary Swanson (Strength), Will Benson (Scout Team), Brad Aney (Freshmen HC), John Woo (Freshmen DB), Mike Ginczycki (Freshmen DC/LB), Jeff Beam (Freshmen DL), Gavin Fahey (Freshmen WR), Jim Rago (Freshmen RB), Zach Davidson Freshmen (OC/QB).

How they fared in 2016: 8-4 (6-2 Fox Valley Conference), made the Class 8A state playoff field, defeated Stevenson and Fremd then lost to Loyola Academy in the quarterfinals.

[MORE: 58 Days to Kickoff - St. Viator]

2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 – @ Jacobs

Sept. 1 – Prairie Ridge

Sept. 8 – @ Dundee Crown

Sept. 15 - Hampshire

Sept. 22 - Cary-Grove

Sept. 29 – @ West Aurora

Oct. 6 - Crystal Lake Central

Oct. 13 - @ Crystal Lake South

Oct. 20- @ McHenry

Biggest storyline: Can the Red Raiders win the Fox Valley Conference and make another deep run?

Names to watch this season: senior QB/DB Eric Mooney, senior LB Charlie Zornow

Biggest holes to fill: The Red Raiders will need to reload on the offensive line with just senior Joey Wilson (6-foot-2, 260 pounds) as the lone returning starter.

EDGY's early take: Huntley took some real positive steps forward in 2016, including big playoff wins against 8A powers Stevenson and Fremd. With Mooney back in the fold, along with good talent returning on both sides of the football, expect another strong FVC and postseason run from the Red Raiders.