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  • Butler leads Bulls to 110-90 win over Nuggets Oct 13, 2014 10:28 PM
    Jimmy Butler scored 21 points while rookie Doug McDermott added 16 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 110-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets in an exhibition game on Monday night. The Bulls led 83-75 after three quarters, and the Nuggets never got closer than eight in the fourth.

  • Bulls get the message in win over Denver Oct 13, 2014 11:15 PM
    The Bulls went from 21 points down in the second quarter to pulling away for a 110-90 preseason victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday at the United Center. Jimmy Butler (21 points) and rookie Doug McDermott played well, but coach Tom Thibodeau filled his postgame presser with warnings.

  • Gasol brings plenty to Bulls’ party Oct 12, 2014 10:19 PM
    Two weeks into Bulls training camp, a couple of things are obvious about newcomer Pau Gasol. The veteran center is one of the more intelligent players in the league and he's a better shot-blocker than advertised. After Saturday's win at Milwaukee, Gasol shared some thoughts on working with coach Tom Thibodeau.

  • Gasol, Butler lead Bulls over Bucks, 91-85 Oct 11, 2014 10:56 PM
    Pau Gasol scored 20 points, Jimmy Butler added 18 and the Chicago Bulls picked up their first win in three preseason games, beating the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 91-85 on Saturday night. Derrick Rose had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes for the Bulls. Gasol grabbed 11 rebounds. The Bulls jumped to a 10-0 lead and never trailed. Chicago shot 42 percent, compared with 35 for Milwaukee, which fell to 1-2. Larry Sanders, who struggled with off-court issues and injuries last season, continued his early resurgence, leading the Bucks with 14 points while grabbing eight rebounds. ZaZa Pachulia had 12 points and 11 boards. Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, had 11 points in his debut on the Bucks’ home court. Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova made his preseason debut after missing the first two games with the flu and shot 4 of 20.

  • Rose looking stronger as Bulls get win Oct 11, 2014 11:30 PM
    After dropping their first two games of the preseason, the Bulls finally earned a 91-85 win Saturday night over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center. But as coach Tom Thibodeau likes to repeat, most important is whether the Bulls are doing the things that go into winning.

  • Thibs not worried over Rose missing practice Oct 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    Derrick Rose sat out Thursday's practice session with general soreness, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau didn't seem too concerned about the point guard's availability for upcoming preseason games.

  • Snell hopes a little bigger is better Oct 10, 2014 11:33 PM
    Bulls forward Tony Snell is under orders to eat a full meal every three hours. Thanks to the eating routine and plenty of weightlifting, Snell is bigger and stronger this season. But with the Bulls' deep roster, he faces a battle for playing time.

  • A peek at Rose's latest signature basketball shoe Oct 9, 2014 1:17 PM
    With the NBA season opening in less than three weeks, adidas today released a new video featuring Derrick Rose and his latest signature shoe, the D Rose 5 Boost.

  • McDermott thrilled to begin his career in Chicago Oct 9, 2014 9:40 PM
    Doug McDermott has found paradise on the West Side -- a brand new gym and nothing else to do in life besides shoot. Through two preseason games, he leads the Bulls in minutes played, while his performance has been mixed.

  • Pieces all in place for Hawks practice facility near UC Oct 9, 2014 9:33 PM
    A long 3-pointer from the Bulls new practice digs sits a lovely parking lot (which I adore for its convenience), but which I’m thinking will eventually become home to a brand-new, sparkly Blackhawks practice facility. And it should.

  • Hanover Park Park District to build new soccer facility Oct 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Hanover Park Park District finally will build a long-awaited $2.5 million indoor soccer facility, bringing recreational opportunities to an underserved section of town and providing a home for special needs athletes. The box-shaped building means a new recreational venue for the south side of Hanover Park, an area where the number of offerings have lagged behind the north side.

  • St. Edward to induct Yohn, Olinger into HOF Oct 9, 2014 9:14 PM
    St. Edward High School will induct Katie Yohn and Jim Olinger into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 31 at the Greg True-Jim Biggins Hall of Fame luncheon. Yohn is a 2009 graduate of the school and the Green Wave’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball. The Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year in 2008-09 and a unanimous Class 2A all-stater, she scored 1,812 career points and was named honorary co-captain of the Daily Herald’s Fox Valley All-Area team.

  • McGraw: Practice makes perfect for Bulls Oct 8, 2014 10:57 PM
    The Bulls had a day off scheduled for Wednesday, but coach Tom Thibodeau decided to practice instead. The Bulls were coming off back-to-back preseason losses to Washington and Detroit.

  • McGraw: Mirotic learning something new every day Oct 8, 2014 10:53 PM
    Most of the Bulls played well in one of the first two preseason games, but no one rode two extremes quite like rookie Nikola Mirotic. The 6-foot-10 forward talked about trying to bounce back from Tuesday's scoreless, foul-plagued performance against Detroit.

  • Palatine great Fyfe earns spot in Lawrence’s Hall of Fame Oct 6, 2014 4:19 PM
    Mid-Suburban League boys basketball fans of the early 1970s will no doubt remember watching the solid play in the middle by Palatine High School center Doug Fyfe. Fyfe will be remembered by Lawrence University when he is inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony takes place on Oct. 10 and the six inductees will be honored at the Fall Festival football game on Oct. 11.

  • Bulls’ Thibodeau enjoyed the good life in Spain Oct 6, 2014 10:15 PM
    This was the perfect question for rare Tom Thibodeau-style humor. Before Monday's preseason opener, the Bulls coach was asked if duty on the Team USA staff provided enough time to recharge the batteries this summer.

  • High intensity for Bulls preseason opener Oct 6, 2014 11:22 PM
    If anyone was planning to be bored with the Bulls' preseason, a jolt of reality arrived just three minutes into Monday's opening game. Paul Pierce and Joakim Noah were involved in the first of the night's two scuffles. The Bulls eventualy lost to Washignton 85-81 at the United Center.

  • Rose sees big things for Bulls this season Oct 5, 2014 10:49 PM
    On the eve of the preseason opener, Derrick Rose offered some rosy predictions for the Bulls. He thinks Pau Gasol can carry the offense early in games and the starting five is playing scary defense.

  • Bulls celebrate D-Rose’s 26th birthday Oct 4, 2014 8:34 PM
    The birthday celebration for Derrick Rose didn't go as well as it could have, but Rose had his best day of practice so far in training camp, according to coach Tom Thibodeau. Rose turned 26 on Saturday.

  • Brokmeier to coach College of Lake County women’s basketball Oct 3, 2014 6:47 PM
    The College of Lake County has hired a new coaching staff this year for women’s basketball, following the retirement of Bill Braman this past spring. Kyle Brokmeier has been named head coach, and Jaime Koniecki has been hired as assistant coach for the Lancers.

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