With Major League Baseball on its All-Star break, the North American sports world has all but come to a halt (four U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal matches) resulting in one of the slowest sports news cycles of the year.
The city of Chicago lined the streets for four championship parades in six years this decade, including three for the Blackhawks (2010, ‘13, ‘15) and one for the Cubs in 2016. Which Chicago team will be the first to hoist a championship trophy again?
Closest since: Super Bowl XLI — 2007
Closest since: First round — 2017
Last title: NBA championship — 1998
Closest since: Eastern Conference Final — 2011
Last title: World Series — 2016
Closest since: National League Championship Series — 2017
Last title: MLS Cup — 1998; U.