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    Spellman’s Scorecard: Yes, it’s just preseason, but still ...

    Coach Marc Trestman and the Bears visit Seattle to take on the Seahawks in tonight’s preseason game.

    Aug 22, 2014 6:15 AM

    It's the Bears' biggest game of the preseason. But it still won't mean much once the regular season rolls around.


    Bears' safeties to get long look against Seahawks

    Safety Chris Conte is expected to see his first preseason action Friday night when the Bears visit the Seahawks.

    Aug 22, 2014 5:50 AM

    With starters getting their most extensive playing time of the preseason Friday night against the Seahawks in Seattle, several Bears will have the opportunity to prove they belong with the first team once the regular season begins. The safety positions provided the most wide-open competition when training camp began in late July. And, according to coach Marc Trestman, no final decisions have been made.


    Cubs get win they had, then lose

    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and relief pitcher Hector Rondon celebrate after defeating the Giants in a continuation of a rain-suspended baseball game that began Tuesday and ended Thursday.

    Aug 21, 2014 11:51 PM

    The long strange trip that was the Cubs-Giants series finally ended Thursday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had to wait two days, but they finally prevailed in the resumption of Tuesday's suspended game, 2-1. The Giants came back to win the regularly scheduled game.


    Sox trade Gordon Beckham to Los Angeles Angels

    White Sox’s Gordon Beckham, who has a .221 batting average this season, has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels.

    Aug 22, 2014 5:53 AM

    Before Wednesday night’s game against Baltimore at U.S. Cellular Field, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was asked if any August waiver trades were in the works. “Yeah, I think it’s a possibility,” he said. “You never know until you match up. But there certainly is that possibility.” One day later, Hahn traded second baseman Gordon Beckham to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations.


    Chicago Little League team advances to U.S. title game

    Chicago's Pierce Jones (23) makes the catch on a fly ball by Philadelphia's Jack Rice for the final out of a a 6-5 win over Philadelphia in an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Aug 21, 2014 10:28 PM

    Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. "Keep cheering," Butler said Thursday night after the biggest victory of his baseball career. "We hear you. It's working. Make it louder." Joshua Houston hit a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Jackie Robinson West Little League held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Little League World Series.


    Confusion over Jones continues

    Costa Rica midfielder Ariel Rodgriguez, front left, tackles United States midfielder Jermaine Jones, right, during the first half of a World Cup qualifier soccer match in Commerce City, Colo., Friday, March 22, 2013.

    Aug 22, 2014 12:31 AM

    [No Paragraph Style]NewsFrank Yallop took the middle road Thursday.The Chicago Fire coach and director of soccer said he doesn’t know if U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones has signed with Major League Soccer.


    Sky could be dangerous in playoffs

    Sylvia Fowles (34), Elena Delle Donne (11) and Epiphanny Prince missed a combined 37 games for the Sky this season. With all three healthy, it’s possible coach Pokey Chatman’s squad could upend top-seeded Atlanta in the WNBA playoffs.

    Aug 21, 2014 10:11 PM

    Chicago Sky playoff primer: In a season that was the exact opposite of last year, Sky is hoping for opposite results in playoffs.

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