Will Stern allow more shortened seasons?

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Will Stern allow more shortened seasons?

Beginning the 2011-12 NBA season on Christmas, rather than in late October, was liked by some fans and hated by others. For those who weren't a fan of it, you're in luck. David Stern has annouced a shortened season won't happen again.

Stern says he is "skeptical of shortening the number of games in a season."

He claims the rigorous schedule may be related to the high number of injuries throughout the league, but Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver was a bit more straightforward.

"If you cut the season shorter, we cut our revenues significantly as well. Players would make less, so no, and I think it's not optimal to play a condensed season in this fashion."

The league's pro-rated 66 games this season not only caused the players to make less money, but it also affected revenue from ticket sales, sponsorships, television networks, and lessened the pay to arena employees.

Everyone wants to get paid, which means we won't be seeing anything short of 82 games per season anytime soon.

Listen to DJ Step's "Chicago Fire Soccer 2017 Hot Mix"

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Listen to DJ Step's "Chicago Fire Soccer 2017 Hot Mix"

The Chicago Fire are red-hot, so naturally they needed a mix to go with it.

The Men in Red won for the third straight game with a 1-0 road victory over D.C. United, picking up their first road win of the year in the process. They're picking up some steam in the same way DJ Step is with his newest mix, celerating the Fire's 20th season.

In his own words, the Fire's official music director created the song "for the love of the beautiful game & for a club and city I love. Celebrating the team's 20th season anniversary with love for the community that makes Chicago Soccer possible."

Check out the music video below.

DJ Step Presents - Chicago Fire Soccer 2017 Hot Mix from DJ STEP on Vimeo.

Blackhawks share condolences after passing of six-time All Star Bill White

Blackhawks share condolences after passing of six-time All Star Bill White

The Blackhawks shared their condolences after the passing of former defenseman Bill White on Monday.

"The Chicago Blackhawks organization extends its thoughts and heartfelt condolences to Bill White's family as we mourn his loss," the team's statement read. "He will be remembered as a leader, generous teammate and tough player to play against. His energetic style helped the Blackhawks see great success during his tenure with the team."

White spent seven seasons with the Blackhawks — part of a nine-year NHL career — scoring 30 goals and tallying 149 assists.

He appeared in six consecutive All-Star Games from 1969 to 1974 and helped the Blackhawks to the playoffs in all seven of his seasons in Chicago.

White also had a brief stint as the Blackhawks' head coach, manning the bench for the final 46 games of the 1976-77 season.