Pettis dethrones Henderson in WEC finale


Pettis dethrones Henderson in WEC finale

Friday, December 17, 2010 12:56 a.m.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Anthony "Showtime" Pettis dethroned lightweight champion Benson Henderson Thursday night by unanimous decision in the last bout of the WEC before its merger with mixed martial arts rival UFC. Pettis, from Milwaukee, is to fight the winner of the Jan. 1 bout between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and unbeaten challenger Gray Maynard. The match featured what may have been the deciding move 1:20 into the fifth round when Pettis, in an acrobatic move, bounced off the cage fence and landed a high kick flush on the chin of Henderson, who was fighting in his hometown. Pettis, whose father was murdered in a 2003 armed robbery, later credited the move to Duke Roufus and said "I've got 10 more kicks like that."

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.

The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.

First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.

Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.

Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.

He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on

Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?


Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?

Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.

The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes?  They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.

They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.

Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.