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Short Hops

  • Baseball, football and (now) hockey aren't the only sports to be featured at Wrigley Field. Ski jumping? Really?
  • After realizing that Chicago is a hotbed of ultimate fighting support, the UFC is planning its return
  • A prep hoops holiday tournament wrap-up.
  • if new White Sox Cuban phenom Dayan Viciedo's predicament is any indication, the newest Sox offseason acquisition will be Jenny Craig.
  • And with third baseman Viciedo entering the picture, might Joe Crede be headed to San Francisco?
  •'s 2008 all-MLS team features two Chicago Fire stars. The site also has a recap of the 2008 Fire season.
  • It's not easy being green or promoting the Northwestern men's basketball team, which hasn't won more than six Big Ten games in any of their past four seasons.
  • Windy City names the LGBT Athlete of the Year.
  • Nevermind the WWE. There are plenty of other options for local pro wrestling fans.
  • And finally, another Chicago sports fan gets ready for a lifetime of despair and regret.

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