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    Special challenges ahead for Bears special teams

    The odds are against former NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch making the Bears’ roster, but his toughness and smarts make him a coach’s dream.

    Jul 21, 2014 7:54 PM

    The turnover in personnel on Bears special teams will create more than the ususal amount of questions in that phase of the game as Marc Trestman's team reports Wednesday to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais for the start of training camp (first practice on Friday). Bob LeGere answers the key questions facings the special teams unit.

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    Ventura can’t say enough about Sox’ ace

    White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale worked 7 innings Monday night and is now 9-1 with a 2.03 ERA after his victory over the Royals.

    Jul 21, 2014 11:47 PM

    Chris Sale was brilliant again Monday night in his first start since pitching in his third All-Star Game. The White Sox' ace is also a legitimate Cy Young candidate, but all Sale cares about is winning games and contending for the playoffs.

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    Sale pitches Sox past Royals

    White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Jul 21, 2014 10:13 PM

    Chris Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

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    Iowa pitchers ready to contribute to Cubs

    Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (28) throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Cincinnati. Hendricks was making his major league debut.

    Jul 21, 2014 9:26 PM

    The I-Cubs are in healthy shape, atop the Pacific Coast League’s American Northern Division with a 54-47 record through Sunday. Starting pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada made the all-star team, while Dallas Beeler, and lefties Chris Rusin and Eric Jokisch also have pitched effectively. With the Cubs’ trade of ace Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland on July 4, the big-league team has a couple of starting-rotation slots open for the second half of the season. Unlike...

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    Some uniform advice for Brewers, Padres

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza heads to the dugout after he was pulled from the baseball game against the Washington Nationals during the first inning Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Washington.

    Jul 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    Len Kasper freely admits he is a sports uniform and logo nut. And he says he has thoroughly enjoyed this season’s decade-to-decade journey of the Cubs’ outfits as part of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday celebration, particularly the Gabby Hartnett-era uniform. He shares some of his sartorial opinions regarding other teams, including the Brewers, Royals, Blue Jays and Padres.

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    Golf’s next big thing might already be here

    Rory McIlroy holds the claret jug after finishing his wire-to-wire British Open victory, his third major in the career grand slam. McIlroy already is thinking about next year’s Masters.

    Jul 20, 2014 8:19 PM

    Golf enthusiasts can quit worrying about the future of competitive golf. The next big thing will come along to replace Tiger Woods. Maybe he already has in Rory McIlroy.

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