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  • Noah fired up about new Bulls teammate Sep 29, 2014 8:45 PM
    Plenty of things are different about the Bulls this season, but this much remains the same: Joakim Noah is still the team's most entertaining player. On Monday. Noah was fired up about playing next to tall teammate Pau Gasol.

  • Noah better after knee surgery Sep 29, 2014 8:44 PM
    Joakim Noah refused to provide much detail about his summer knee surgery. It appears he's fully healed and shouldn't be restricted during training camp. Of course, that's subject to change.

  • Imrem: Bulls best pay attention to Bears’ season Sep 29, 2014 8:39 PM
    As the Bulls open training camp, some comparisons can be drawn between them and the Bears. They aren't encouraging at this point.

  • Rolinski’s mark on Illinois basketball was truly iconic Sep 29, 2014 3:17 PM
    Unless you’re a basketball coach, an old-timer, or just a true friend of high school basketball in Illinois you probably don’t know who Chuck Rolinski was. He certainly wasn’t a guy who puffed his chest out so you would know him. But there may not be one person who had such a profound affect on the game of basketball in Illinois than Rolinski, who passed away Sept. 23 in Peoria at the age of 82.

  • 5 questions facing the Bulls as camp begins Sep 28, 2014 10:33 PM
    When the Bulls open training camp with Monday's media day, it won't be all about Derrick Rose. Or Pau Gasol. Here are five relevant questions as the Bulls get ready to open a season with high expectations.

  • A few bright spots in otherwise ugly Hawks game Sep 27, 2014 12:13 AM
    The Blackhawks' roster appears to be locked up, but a couple of young players likely ticketed for Rockford were the standouts in Friday's otherwise dreary 4-1 preseason loss to the New York Rangers at the United Center.

  • 4 things the Chicago Sky should try to get done Sep 26, 2014 8:46 PM
    The Sky is coming off its most successful season in franchise history: a trip to the WNBA Finals. Here's an offseason to-do list that might help the Sky take that next step.

  • Ruggles ready for long-distance repeat attempt Sep 24, 2014 8:08 PM
    All in all, it’s not just another brick on Josh Ruggles’ wall. It is odd that the winner of a high-profile basketball shooting contest is awarded the physical embodiment of poor shooting touch, but such was the spoils of Ruggles winning the Spanish League’s 2013 Three-Point Contest in Vitoria-Gasteiz last September.

  • Well-traveled Missavage returns to St. Viator Sep 23, 2014 10:10 AM
    St. Viator officials looked far away for its new girls basketball coach. In fact, the new person to direct the Lions has been out of the country for more than 20 years. Paul Missavage, who was the athletic director and co-head varsity boys basketball coach last year at the American Creativity Academy in Hawally, Kuwait, will take over the Lions girls program this season.

  • 2 Indiana players enter pretrial diversion program Sep 22, 2014 4:30 PM
    Indiana basketball players Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell and Stanford Robinson have entered pretrial diversion programs after being charged in April with consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and possession of false identification.

  • Bulls re-sign Mohammed Sep 22, 2014 5:34 PM
    The Chicago Bulls say they have re-signed veteran center Nazr Mohammed. Terms were not disclosed. A 16-year veteran, Mohammed spent the past two seasons with Chicago.

  • Bulls sign guard E’Twaun Moore Sep 18, 2014 4:34 PM
    The Bulls officially signed 6-4 guard E'Twaun Moore on Thursday, bringing the number of players under contract to 13. The former Purdue star averaged 21 minutes per game for Orlando during the past two seasons.

  • Geneva’s Navigato picks Buffalo Sep 17, 2014 10:13 PM
    Some who’ve seen Geneva’s Nate Navigato play basketball believe the senior forward may be too unselfish. He’s not too unselfish for Bobby Hurley.

  • Montini transfer Jakaitis gives experienced St. Charles North boost Oct 3, 2014 3:02 PM
    St. Charles North girls basketball coach Sean Masoncup knows exactly when the first official preseason practice begins. “November 3rd,” said Masoncup, who wasted little time answering my question. Not that he is looking forward to it or anything.

  • Atlanta Hawks apologize for racially charged comments Sep 13, 2014 2:16 PM
    The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization “did not do the right thing” to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos. The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was released on Saturday, one day after the team announced general manager Danny Ferry was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

  • Sky hangs tough, but Mercury claims title Sep 13, 2014 12:07 AM
    The Phoenix Mercury wins its third WNBA championship in eight years by sweeping the Sky and winning Game 3 at UIC Pavilion on Friday night, 87-82.

  • Bulls’ new facility ‘unlike any around the league’ Sep 12, 2014 7:47 PM
    The Bulls officially opened their new practice facility, the Advocate Center, on Friday. Considerably larger than the Berto Center, the new building is located one block east of the United Center. After 30 years of being headquartered in Deerfield, the Bulls are back in the city.

  • Mercury sweep Sky out of playoffs. 87-82 Sep 12, 2014 10:39 PM
    Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship.

  • Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence Sep 12, 2014 4:59 PM
    Under fire for making racially charged comments about a player, Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the GM asked for the leave. Ferry made inflammatory comments about former Bull Luol Deng during a conference call with the Hawks’ ownership group in June as he team was pursuing the free agent.

  • Illinois loses point guard Abrams to ACL tear Sep 11, 2014 4:59 PM
    Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday. Abrams tore the ACL in his right knee during preseason practice. Surgery hasn’t yet been scheduled on the senior. “Tracy worked hard in the offseason to put himself in great position heading into his senior year, so he’s obviously disappointed and we are for him as well,” Groce said. “But Tracy personifies toughness; he has the heart of a champion and I know that he will only come back stronger from this experience when he returns to the court next year.”

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