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    White Sox have a lot to smile about

    From left, pitchers Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson are joined by free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, right, as they don their baseball jerseys while being introduced as the newest Chicago White Sox at a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Chicago. The Sox have been one of the majors’ most active teams this offseason. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Dec 17, 2014 10:13 AM

    With free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera officially signed with the White Sox on Tuesday, smiles were everywhere at the U.S. Cellular Field news conference featuing new additions Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson. White Sox GM Rick Hahn has a lot to be happy about this winter, as Scot Gregor explains.

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    McGraw: Fits and starts for D-Rose on comeback trail

    The Bulls’ Derrick Rose has found the comeback trail a bit bumpy, especially in back-to-back games.

    Dec 16, 2014 7:58 PM

    Derrick Rose played as well as ever last Friday against Portland, but was back to being ordinary during the Southern road trip. In the second leg of back-to-back games, Rose hit just 6 of 21 shots in a loss to Atlanta. This is just more evidence that his comeback will require patience.

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    Hawks keep Raanta; re-assign Darling

    The winner of the Blackhawks’ backup goalie derby is Antti Raanta, who started Tuesday night and got his second straight victory in the 5-3 win over Minnesota. Scott Darling was reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs. He appeared in seven games with the Hawks, going 5-2 with a .937 save percentage and 1.97 goals-against average.

    Dec 17, 2014 12:20 AM

    The winner of the Blackhawks’ backup goalie derby is Antti Raanta, who started Tuesday night and got his second straight victory in the 5-3 win over Minnesota.Scott Darling was reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs. He appeared in seven games with the Hawks, going 5-2 with a .937 save percentage and 1.97 goals-against average.

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    Cubs trade Ruggiano for pitching prospect

    Justin Ruggiano hit 6 home runs in 81 games for the Cubs last season and batted .281. He was traded to the Mariners on Wednesday for a 25-year-old pitching prospect.

    Dec 17, 2014 11:59 AM

    With several young outfielders in the farm system looking to take the next step in Chicago, the Cubs traded 32-year-old Justin Ruggiano to Seattle for a pitching prospect Wednesday. In the deal, the Cubs get right-hander Matt Brazis, 25, from the Mariners and open a spot on their 40-man roster.

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    LeGere: No two ways about it — Cutler must go

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by the Saints’ David Hawthorne, left, and Ramon Huber on Monday at Soldier Field. Cutler was sacked seven times in the Bears’ 31-15 loss.

    Dec 16, 2014 8:00 PM

    Jay Cutler's most recent sub-standard performance Monday night in the Bears' 31-15 loss to the Saints should be more than enough to convince the team to move in another direction as soon as possible.

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