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  • No history-making road win streak for Bulls Nov 21, 2014 1:58 AM
    The Bulls had a chance to start a season 7-0 on the road for the first time in franchise history. But they would have to win at Sacramento, once again without the injured Derrick Rose or Pau Gasol.

  • Wolves GM leads charge against epilepsy Nov 21, 2014 12:14 PM
    For Chicago Wolves general manager Wendell Young, the team's efforts this weekend for epilepsy awareness are personal. Young's son, Matthew, was diagnosed in 2013 with epilepsy, and he has not let it hinder his life or his budding career as a cinematographer.

  • Mike North video: LeBron isn’t worried about loss to Spurs Nov 20, 2014 10:47 AM
    The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs last night. LeBron James isn’t too worried, but Mike North thinks the Cavs are in for a rough season.

  • Forte has no intention of lightening workload Nov 20, 2014 8:00 PM
    It's not easy getting workhorse running back Matt Forte off the field; just ask Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.

  • McCown seems back on course Nov 20, 2014 7:57 PM
    Former Bears super-sub quarterback Josh McCown experienced a whole different job description when Lovie Smith brought him in as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback. McCown struggled mightily in the early going and then missed seven weeks with a thumb injury, but he's back and providing the veteran leadership that he displayed with the Bears in 2103.

  • Spellman Scorecard: Bears don’t know how good they have it Nov 20, 2014 8:32 PM
    You’d think Bears players would want to play as hard as they possibly can for Marc Trestman because I’m pretty sure they don’t know how good they have it right now.

  • Kittner leaving Illini football broadcasts Nov 20, 2014 11:40 AM
    After eight college football seasons, former Illinois quarterback Kurt Kittner, 34, has decided to step down from Illini radio broadcasts to spend more time with his family, he told The News-Gazette in Champaign.

  • Kane’s late goal lifts Blackhawks over Flames 4-3 Nov 20, 2014 11:01 PM
    Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lift the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

  • White Sox’ moves hint at future plans Nov 20, 2014 8:04 PM
    The White Sox made a flurry of roster moves Thursday, most notably designating Ronald Belisario for assignment and purchasing the contracts of pitcher Francellis Montas, infielders Rangel Ravelo and Tyler Saladino and catcher Kevan Smith.

  • Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC Nov 20, 2014 10:49 PM
    Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

  • A sizzling start for Hawks, Clendening Nov 21, 2014 12:09 AM
    In his very first NHL game, Adam Clendening scored on his very first shot and the Hawks went on to win 4-3 in a wild one at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

  • Kerr has Warriors off to best start in 39 years Nov 20, 2014 11:14 PM
    Steve Kerr could have easily stayed in his comfortable seat alongside Marv Albert, providing analysis for TNT and enjoying the spoils of never losing games or sleep — or being second-guessed for failed decisions. News: But Kerr wanted that competitive adrenaline that comes from coaching, determining it would be the way for him to stay connected to the game once a failed run as general manager of the Phoenix Suns came to an end in 2010. He just needed to wait long enough for most of his kids to be out of his house and for the right opportunity to come along.

  • Dietz: What’s happened to Brees? Nov 20, 2014 8:06 PM
    Where has Drew Brees been? Somebody find him before it's too late ...

  • Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy Nov 19, 2014 10:43 AM
    The NFL players’ union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell. The central issue remains the same for both sides: Finding a way to fairly hold players accountable for transgressions that damage the credibility and image of the league and its players.

  • Spellman: Another tough break for Hawks’ van Riemsdyk Nov 19, 2014 10:00 PM
    The Blackhawks on Wednesday released a statement you didn’t want to see but knew was coming: “Trevor van Riemsdyk suffered a left patella fracture after taking a shot to the left knee in Sunday’s game against Dallas. He will undergo surgical repair of the fracture Thursday. We anticipate a full recovery in three to four months and look forward to his return.” In a word: bummer.

  • Chicago was good, but Lovie lovin’ it in Tampa Nov 19, 2014 7:47 PM
    Former Bears coach Lovie Smith says the nine years he spent in Chicago were some of the best of his life, but he said he couldn't be happier than he is right now as the first-year coach of the 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who face the Bears Sunday at Soldier Field.

  • NBA suspends Hornets’ Jeffery Taylor 24 games Nov 19, 2014 5:53 PM
    The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month. Taylor will get credit for the 11 games he has missed, and will sit out an additional 13, is slightly more than one-fourth of the league’s 82-game schedule.

  • LeGere: Bears face tough task in ex-teammate McCown Nov 19, 2014 7:57 PM
    Former teammate Josh McCown, who posted a brilliant 109.0 passer rating for the Bears last season after Jay Cutler was injured, leads his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, into Sunday's game at Soldier Field.

  • Hawks plan on plenty of bonding on circus trip Nov 19, 2014 9:31 PM
    The circus trip. It’s always sounded daunting, but lately that simply hasn’t been the case for the Blackhawks. In fact, the Hawks have thrived on this two-week trek, going 22-11-4 since 2007, including a 6-1 mark last season.

  • McGraw: Bulls’ Butler taking his game higher Nov 19, 2014 10:04 PM
    Jimmy Butler is the Bulls' top scorer at 21.3 points per game and has improved drastically in most every offensive category. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has noticed and gave Butler a strong compliment after Monday's loss to the Bulls.

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