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  • Wolves fall in shootout against RockfordMar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 31 shots and 3 of 5 in the shootout, but the Wolves ultimately fell to the Rockford IceHogs 2-1 in the extra session in Saturday night’s Illinois Lottery Cup game at the MetroCentre. Right wing Cody Beach scored the only regulation goal for the Wolves during the second period, and center Keith Aucoin had the only successful shootout attempt.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers forward Jarvis Varnado (40), right, blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) during Saturday night’s game at the United Center.

    Bulls hand 76ers 24th straight lossMar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Philadelphia 76ers’ long losing streak continued and so did their march toward the wrong kind of record. Joakim Noah finished with 20 points, Jimmy Butler scored 17, and the Chicago Bulls handed Philadelphia its 24th straight loss, winning 91-81 Saturday night and sending the 76ers within two of the NBA record.

  • Phillips, Bernadina power Reds past Cubs 8-3Mar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Brandon Phillips hit his third home run in four games and Roger Bernadina added to his big spring for Cincinnati, belting a three-run shot and driving in four runs to help the Reds defeat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Saturday. Bernadina, who went deep in the first inning off starter Edwin Jackson, is hitting .417 with three homers and 10 RBIs.

  • White Sox tie, lose in split-squad gamesMar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Half the White Sox tied with the San Diego Padres while the other half lost to the San Francisco Giants Saturday during split-squad spring training games in Arizona.

  • Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, grabs a rebound in front of Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, March 21, 2014. Indiana won 91-79. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

    Bulls done in by long scoring droughtMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    When the league's lowest-scoring team meets a strong defense, there's a small margin for error. The Bulls didn't shoot well on Friday at Indiana and gave up a 19-0 run early in the third quarter that essentially settled the 91-79 loss. The Bulls and Pacers will meet again Monday at the United Center.

  • Wolves pound IceHogs 6-0. Mar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Wolves scored early and often on the way to a 6-0 triumph over Rockford in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest Friday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) gets the puck past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) for a goal as Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera (4) trails the play during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Friday, March 21, 2014. The Blackhawks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

    Even without Kane, Hawks still find way to winMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jonathan Toews' short-handed breakaway goal early in the third period snapped a tie, and the Blackhawks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night. Patrick Sharp scored his team-leading 30th goal and Kris Versteeg ended an eight-game drought to help the Blackhawks win without leading scorer Patrick Kane. "That's one of those things, we have to learn how to play without our best players," Toews said.

  • Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, grabs a rebound in front of Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, March 21, 2014. Indiana won 91-79. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

    Bulls can’t quite come back against PacersMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Luis Scola had 19 points and Lance Stephenson finished with 15 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 91-79 win over the Bulls on Friday night. The Pacers (51-18), who took a 13-game lead on the Bulls (38-31) in the Central Division, went on a 19-0 run in the third quarter.

  • The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Predators’ Gabriel Bourque battle for the puck March 14 during a game at the United Center.

    Hawks expect Kane back for start of playoffsMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s official: Patrick Kane will miss the remainder of the regular season, but is expected to be back for the start of the postseason.

  • Teuvo Teravainen, a winger from Finland, pulls on a Blackhawks cap after being chosen 18th overall in the 2012 NHL draft. Teravainen, 19, will see his first action with the Hawks soon because of Patrick Kane’s knee injury.

    Hawks not expecting miracles from TeravainenMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    You call him Tee-vo, you call him Tay-vo, or you can even call him Tayowka, his nickname in Finland, it’s alright, Teuvo Teravainen has heard em’ all. But whatever you call him, just don’t call the 19-year-old Finnish center a savior.

  • Wootton moves on to VikingsMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ex-Bears unrestricted free agent Corey Wootton signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night, meaning the Bears' top three three defensive ends on opening day last season will all be in different places for 2014.

  • White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia can’t catch up to a double by Oakland’s Daric Barton on Tuesday. Garcia has impressed at least one major-league scout, who says, “He’s got a chance to be one of those players that can do it all.”

    MLB scout breaks down 4 key playersMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    A major-league scout says the White Sox have a right to be optimistic about the future, particularly with the additions of first baseman Jose Abreu, center fielder Adam Eaton, third baseman Matt Davidson and right fielder Avisail Garcia.

  • Associated Press Indiana Pacers’ Paul George, right, pushes past New York Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire during the first half at Madison Square Garden.

    Pacers' fast start a thing of the pastMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The last time the Bulls faced Indiana, the Pacers came into the United Center with a 9-0 record and lost 110-94 back on Nov. 16. Indiana kept on rolling for a while, but hit a lull in the last five weeks. Are new teammates to blame?

  • Former Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester has agreed to a three-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

    Hester agrees to 3-year deal with FalconsMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Bears return specialist Devin Hester, the NFL's all-time leader in combined kick-return touchdowns (kickoffs and punts) and a three-time Pro Bowl pick, agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Lack makes 30 saves, Canucks beat Predators 2-0Mar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Eddie Lack made 30 saves, and Nicklas Jensen and Alex Edler scored 1:13 apart in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.

  • Big 2nd-half run lifts Suns past Magic, 109-93Mar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points to lead a balanced Phoenix offense and the Suns used a big second-half run to beat the Orlando Magic 109-93 on Wednesday night.

  • Spurs win 11th straight, 125-109 over LA LakersMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tony Parker scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, winning 125-109 for their 11th consecutive victory.

  • Knicks open Jackson era with seventh straight winMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks opened the Phil Jackson era by beating the Indiana Pacers 92-86 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.

  • Nets win 10th straight at home, top Bobcats 104-99Mar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    With the Nets’ winning streak in jeopardy, Deron Williams scored 23 points, 11 in the final six minutes, to lead Brooklyn to a 104-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

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