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  • Whatever LeBron James wants in Miami, LeBron James will get in Miami. The Heat really has no other choice but to make King James happy.

    Most powerful man in sports will stay in MiamiJun 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Heat. Don't expect him to play for the Bulls next season, however. He'll say in Miami and be acknowledged as the most powerful man in sports.

  • New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony smiles after hitting a three-point shot during the third quarter of a Jan. 24 NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden in New York. Anthony scored 62 points as the Knicks won 125-96.

    Title over millions better choice for AnthonyJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Carmelo Anthony's wealth manager should advise him that he'll be worth much more to himself and everyone else if he wins an NBA title with the Bulls instead of taking an extra $40 million in pocket change from the Knicks.

  • Now a free agent, Carmelo Anthony will start focusing on what he wants to do with his future and where he wants to do it. The Bulls will try to persuade him to continue his career in Chicago.

    Just the start of long process for Anthony, BullsJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Carmelo Anthony has informed the New York Knicks he'll opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer. Keep in mind, though, there is still a long way to go before the Bulls get a chance to win over the high-scoring forward.

  • New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, left, passes the ball past Chicago Bulls’ D.J. Augustin during the first half of the April 13 game in New York. Anthony is headed into free agency and could end up on the Bulls roster.

    Agent: Anthony loves Knicks, wants to explore optionsJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Carmelo Anthony “loves being a Knick” but is headed for free agency because he wants to explore his options, his agent said. Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his contract and had already informed the team he would do so. He will be able to negotiate with teams starting July 1. “Carmelo loves being a Knick, he loves the city and the fans,” Leon Rose said. “At this stage of his career he just wants to explore his options.”

  • Trying times for struggling SkyJun 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The worst road team in the WNBA didn’t look like it Sunday at the Allstate Arena. The Tulsa Shock took all of the Chicago Sky’s best shots, and usually answered with better ones of its own. The Shock also delivered in the clutch, putting up 17 points in overtime to outlast the Sky 105-99.

  • White Sox public address announcer Gene Honda is a familiar fixture at U.S. Cellular Field and many other venues, such as Blackhawks games and the NCAA Final Four.

    P.A announcer Gene Honda the busiest man in Chicago sportsJun 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    When he journeyed to the University of Illinois in the early 1970s, Gene Honda thought he was going to be an Engineer. More than 40 years later, Honda is arguably the most recognized P.A. announcer in sports. “I'm getting the chance to do a lot of fun things that I would never have dreamed of,” said Honda, a 59-year-old lifelong Chicagoan.

  • For the Bulls to acquire Carmelo Anthony, shown here with Denver in 2009, they’ll have to make some tough decisions with their draft picks this week.

    As draft approaches, lots of options for BullsJun 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Bulls have two picks, No. 16 and 19, in Thursday's NBA draft. But since they are planning a run at Carmelo Anthony in free agency, the Bulls might need to get creative with those selections. Here are some possibilities.

  • Sky can’t control mistakes or FeverJun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sky lose to rival Indiana (83-75) while again missing leading scorer Elena Delle Donne.

  • LeBron James and the Miami Heat have been to four straight NBA Finals. Mike McGraw says it’s unlikely the superstar will be going to another team this off-season.

    Don’t expect King James to explore new landsJun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Miami Heat president Pat Riley provided some memorable sound bites, but the future seems obvious. LeBron James owes it to those who helped make him a success in South Beach and will stay with the Heat.

  • Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne has missed four games while battling another flare-up of Lyme disease.

    Delle Donne opens up about battling Lyme diseaseJun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne is facing down another scary flare-up of her Lyme disease. She talks to the Daily Herald about the challenges and treatment she receives and why she's working hard to help others battle the disease.

  • Travis Wood sure looks like the real keeper in the Cubs’ rotation these days.

    Spellman’s Scorecard: Never a shortage of Bears newsJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you want random, well, you’ve come to the right place - Spellman's Scorecard. Some musings on Bears OTA's, Cubs pitchers and why Mike is still mad at Steve Coburn.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Shelly Sterling's attorneys have asked a court on Thursday June 19, 2014, to hold a hearing on allegations that Donald Sterling and his attorneys have threatened her legal team and the doctors who assert that the Los Angeles Clippers co-owner is mentally incapacitated.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Judge rejects Shelly Sterling’s bid for injunctionJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    A judge Thursday rejected an urgent request by Shelly Sterling’s attorney asking that husband Donald Sterling and his lawyers be ordered to stop harassing her legal team and doctors in their dispute over the planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Mike North video: Where will LeBron end up?Jun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    If LeBron James came to the Chicago Bulls, Mike North would become a fan. But shouldn’t LeBron just stay with the Miami Heat?

  • Breland scores 22 in her return to the SkyJun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Sky snaps its 4-game skid with a 105-100 overtime victory over the New York Liberty.

  • Prince leads Sky past Liberty, 105-100 in OTJun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sky guard Epiphanny Prince is making up for lost time after missing the first seven games of the season. Prince, away for several weeks on a personal leave after playing overseas, scored a season-high 30 points and the Sky snapped a four-game losing streak with a 105-100 overtime victory over the New York Liberty on Wednesday.

  • While Illinois and head coach John Groce, right, beat Indiana last December in Champaign, the Hoosiers led the Big Ten in attendance and finished sixth in attendance nationally. Illinois finished 15th in attendance nationally.

    Big Ten basketball leads nation in attendanceJun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Big Ten leads the nation in men's basketball attendance for the 38th consecutive season, and three conference teams finished in the Top 10 nationally.

  • Fans celebrate the Spurs winning the NBA Championship after beating the Miami Heat in downtown San Antonio on Sunday.

    Spurs could stick around, even if Duncan doesn’tJun 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be his full-time running mates. Duncan’s eventual retirement — whether it’s next week, next summer, or after the next championship — probably won’t end what’s been a 15-year run at or near the top for the San Antonio Spurs.

  • Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has 22 points and 10 rebounds to help San Antonio beat Miami in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and win the title. Leonard was named MVP of the Finals.

    Spurs’ Leonard wins NBA Finals MVPJun 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kawhi Leonard could have been devastated by losing last season’s NBA Finals. Instead, he vowed to get better. And the San Antonio Spurs’ youngest star is only getting started. He’s a champion now, with the Spurs beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, finishing off a 4-1 triumph. And after watching the Heat celebrate last season, Leonard was the pick as MVP of this series, accepting his award from 11-time champion Bill Russell.

  • After dunking against the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) is congratulated by forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio.

    Spurs oust Heat, take NBA titleJun 15, 2014 12:00 AM

  • New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, left, passes the ball past Chicago Bulls’ D.J. Augustin during the first half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014 in New York. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 100-89.

    Plenty of questions when it comes to Anthony, LoveJun 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The NBA Finals are just about over, but offseason questions are gaining momentum. The Bulls are hoping to add weapons and have plenty of competition.

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