Jonathan Toews PhotoChicago Sports by the Numbers
Statistics are a big part of sports -- both on and off the athletic playing field. Sports is big business, and we take you inside the numbers on some of Chicago's pro sports teams.

Graphics: Chicago Sports by the Numbers

Photo: Jonathan Toews has played a key role in the Blackhawks' three Stanley Cups. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)




Wrigley Field Bleacher Demolition PhotoBuilding a Better Wrigley Field
In the second of installment of the Chicago 3.0 series, we look at how the Cubs' $575 million renovation of Wrigley Field is impacting the neighborhood. Some complain of noise and construction, others say it's worth it.

Photo: Demolition begins on the Wrigley Field bleachers. (Photo/Mike Reilley)


Chicago Marathon PhotoKenyans, U of I Athletes Sweep Chicago Marathon 
Kenya's Eliud Kichoge and Rita Jeptoo won the men's and women's races, respectively. University of Illinois wheelchair athletes Josh George and Tatyana McFadden won their divisions.

Full coverage: Marathon guide
History: Timeline | Past winners | Slideshow

Photo: Runners pass through Lakeview, near the eight-mile mark. (Photo by Brianna Kelly)


Patrick Kane PhotoBlackhawks: Six Countries, One Goal
Meet the 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks in this interactive StoryMap that shows the hometowns of all the players.

Infographic: The Toews and Kane factor
Timelines: Hawks 2013-14 season in review | Growth of the NHL

Photo: Patrick Kane came up big during "showtime" last season. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons via Creative Commons)


Lionel Messi World Cup PhotoMultimedia Guide to World Cup 2014
An in-depth look at the world's greatest soccer tournament. Related:

Players: Fantasy 11 to watch
Teams: Five to watch | Map/team profiles
History: Timeline | Attendance
Brazil: Infographic | Tour stadiums | Protests
Watch: Results | Chicago pubs

Photo: Lionel Messi and Argentina lost to Germany, 1-0, in the final. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)


Jabari Parker Interview PhotoChicago a Sweet Home to NBA Talent
From Simeon to Proviso East, Chicago high schools have produced 246 players to the NBA and ABA. We take a multimedia look at why Chicago is a cradle to pro basketball talent. Related:

StoryMap: Chicagoans on current NBA rosters
Video: Simeon Coach Robert Smith

Photo: Former Simeon star Jabari Parker went second overall to Milwaukee in the NBA Draft. (Photo/Brian Horowitz/Flickr)


Soccer Ball Google Glass Photo

Google Glass: A Goalkeeper's Perspective
What's it like to be a soccer goalkeeper? Bob Bailey and some DePaul soccer players show us, #throughglass. Related:

Google Glass: Ride on Lincoln Avenue bike lane | Reporter's perspective

Photo: Here's what it looks like to be in goal. (Photo/Bob Bailey)



Ready, Set ... Dodgeball!
They go by nicknames like "The Riddler" and "Freight Train." And those serious about dodgeball continue to see the sport grow and find a game wherever they can.

Students from DePaul and other schools at the start of a game. (Photo/Mike Bragg)




Wrigley Field SignTimeline: Wrigley Field at 100
Relive a century of the good, the bad and the ugly with the Cubs and others at The Friendly Confines: Lee Elia, Steve Bartman, Kerry Wood's 20 strikeouts, the Bears and so much more.

Photo: The iconic Wrigley sign. (Photo/Mike Reilley)




DePaul Basketball Arena RenderingDePaul Basketball Arena Coverage
Ongoing coverage of DePaul's controversial basketball arena and how it impacts the university and the South Loop neighborhood.

Home page: Full arena coverage
Architects chosen, design selected
Multimedia: Video | Infographic | Map | Social media

Photo: Artist's rendering of the arena. (Courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli architects)


Marc Trestman PhotoWhat Makes Marc Trestman Tick?
The new Chicago Bears coach is an introvert who had to put in extra work to build relationships with players and colleagues. How will he make the transition from the CFL to his first NFL head coaching gig? We talk to some experts ...

Photo: Bears coach Marc Trestman at training camp. (Photo/Mike Reilley)



Patrick Kane PhotoBlackhawks Take Party to the Park
Jonathan Toews kissed the Stanley Cup, Corey Crawford dropped f-bombs and Patrick Kane was, well, Kaner at a huge Blackhawks celebration at Grant Park. Related:

Stories: Notebook | Homemade Stanley Cups
Multimedia: Slideshow | Toews video | Parade video
Audio: Kane, Crawford, Toews | Coach Q | Anthem
Social media: Instagram | Storify
infographic: Stanley Cup win by the numbers

Photo: Patrick Kane does an interview during the parade. (Photo/Jakub Rudnik)


Oliver Purnell DePaul Basketball PhotoDePaul Hopes New Basketball Arena Will Keep Chicago Recruits Close to Home
For years, the DePaul men's basketball program recruited high school talent in the city and won with it. Now, the Blue Demons hope the new arena will help them keep star recruits from leaving town.

Sports essay: The arena and DePaul's hoops culture

Photo: Coach Oliver Purnell answers questions about the arena
. (Photo/Josclynn Brandon)


Emanuel PhotoDePaul Arena Part of South Loop Neighborhood's Economic Expansion
Mayor Emanuel introduced DePaul's new $300 million, 10,000-seat basketball arena and McCormick Place hotel complex at a Thursday press conference. He also said another area college team has expressed interest in playing in the arena.

Multimedia: Video | Infographic | Map | Social media

Photo: Mayor Emanuel announces the new arena
. (Photo/Will Wilson)


Daniel Carcillo PhotoBlackhawks-Red Wings Rivalry Victim of Changing NHL Landscape
With the Red Wings moving to the Eastern Conference next year, their longtime division and conference playoff rivalry with the Blackhawks will be reduced to a couple of regular-season games and, possibly, a Stanley Cup Final. 

Photo: The Blackhawks' Daniel Carcillo. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons via Creative Commons)



Ultimate Frisbee PhotoUltimate Frisbee Finds Home in Chicago
The Windy City Wildfire, a professional ultimate frisbee team and a 2013 expansion member of the American Ultimate Disc League has a growing fan base in the city.

Photo: The Wildfire play home games at Lane Tech Stadium. (Photo/Allison Horne)



Monica Carter Roller Derby PhotoWindy City Rollers Carry on Derby Tradition
Roller derby got its start in Chicago. Now, nearly 80 years later, the sport still thrives on the southwest side. Related:

Even Derby Lite full of bumps, bruises

Photo: Monica Carter (aka "Magna Carter) puts on her derby scowl. (Photo/Mike Reilley)


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