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  • Butler joins All-Star roster Jan 29, 2015 6:47 PM
    First-timer Jimmy Butler of the Bulls was names to the NBA All-Star roster Thursday night as a reserve for the Eastern Conference team. Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague have been picked as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were selected in the West, despite early season injuries for the Oklahoma City stars. The Miami Heat also had two reserves selected in Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. But Portland surprisingly only had one in LaMarcus Aldridge. Point guard Damian Lillard was not among the seven reserves selected. Atlanta has won 17 in a row and has a 38-8 record, second-best in the NBA. The Hawks were hoping for four selections, but Kyle Korver was not chosen by East coaches. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving was also announced to the East roster Thursday night. The rest of the West reserves for the Feb. 15 game in New York: James Harden (Houston), Klay Thompson (Golden State), Tim Duncan (Spurs) and Chris Paul (Clippers).

     
  • Hawks can’t seem to stabilize themselves Jan 29, 2015 11:18 PM
    It was a sight that’s become too familiar for the Blackhawks. Following a deflating 4-3 loss Wednesday to the Kings, they found themselves stuck with another bitter defeat to swallow, another golden chance to win fumbled away in the third period. Two in goals the final 6:11 of regulation erased the Hawks’ third 1-goal lead and catapulted the Kings in front for the first time.

     
  • Rose's shot lifts Bulls over Warriors 113-111 in overtime Jan 28, 2015 1:33 AM
    Rose's shot lifts Bulls over Warriors 113-111 in OT, ending Golden State's 19-game home streak

     
  • VanVleet lifts No. 12 Wichita State to 58-47 win over Loyola Jan 28, 2015 10:33 PM
    VanVleet scores career-high 27 as No. 12 Wichita State beats Loyola 58-47

     
  • White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo Jan 28, 2015 11:15 PM
    White Sox agree to $2 million, 1-year deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo

     
  • Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says World Series prediction not 'completely crazy' Jan 28, 2015 5:51 AM
    Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Tuesday that a national sports publication's prediction of his team winning the World Series may not be that far off. And unlike previous years' prognostications, Ricketts brought a PowerPoint presentation to his address to suburban business leaders that explains why he thinks the Sporting News isn't “completely crazy.”

     
  • Images: Ernie Banks’ memorial at Daley Plaza Jan 28, 2015 4:38 PM
    As part of the Ernie Banks' memorial, the Chicago Cubs had the statue of Banks move to Daley Plaza on Wednesday. Fans turned out to pay their respects along with Jesse Jacckson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

     
  • Illinois State slips past Missouri State 67-57 Jan 28, 2015 10:33 PM
    DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell's 20 points, 12 boards lift Illinois St. past Missouri St. 67-57

     
  • Fans pay tribute to Cubs legend Ernie Banks at Daley Plaza Jan 28, 2015 3:03 PM
    Fans flocked to Chicago's Daley Center to pay tribute to late Cubs great Ernie Banks. The centerpiece of a public memorial was the Banks statue on display. For Arlington Heights resident Lou Cella, the display is personal. He is the sculptor.

     
  • Feely says Trestman, Cutler lacked leadership Jan 28, 2015 7:33 PM
    Veteran kicker Feely say Bears lacked leadership from Trestman, Cutler

     
  • Late goals lifts Kings over Blackhawks 4-3 Jan 29, 2015 12:55 AM
    It’s go time in the NHL. The all-star break is over, and the start of the playoffs in mid-April is slowly coming into view. “Every game is going to be very meaningful,” coach Joel Quenneville said on his pregame radio show Wednesday night before the Blackhawks played the Kings at Staples Center. “Everybody’s going to be fighting like cats and dogs to get those 2 points. A lot of things have to be sorted out between now and the end of the season.” The Hawks appeared to break from the gates quickly after the six-day break, taking a 3-2 lead on Andrew Shaw’s goal early in the third period. But Tyler Toffoli tied the game at the 6:11 mark, and Jake Muzzin scored with 3:37 to play to lift Los Angeles to a 4-3 victory. The Kings figure to be fighting harder than most NHL teams after a disastrous first half. The Kings won the Stanley Cup last season for the second time in three years, but they entered Wednesday’s game against the Hawks in fifth place in the Pacific Division and out of the playoffs. “We’re playing a team here right now that’s out of a playoff spot, so you know their emotion and intensity is going to be in the right place,” Quenneville said. “We shouldn’t be content and satisfied with where we are in our positioning. “We expect some challenges from above and below, so let’s make sure we try to push and push and enhance where we’re at. Let’s anticipate every game being a hard game.” The Blackhawks took the lead early in the first period when David Runblad’s shot deflected off Muzzin. Patrick Kane pounced on the puck and blasted a shot past Jonathan Quick for his 23rd goal of the season. After Jeff Carter scored his first of 2 goals for Los Angeles, the Blackhawks took a 2-1 lead on Patrick Sharp’s power-play goal, his 10th of the year. Kane made a slick pass to Sharp, who scored from the left circle. “It’s been peaks and valleys with the power play,” Sharp said between the first and second periods on Comcast SportsNet. “The units have stayed the same for the most part, so there is a lot of familiarity out there.” Before the game, Quenneville told reporters winger Kris Versteeg skated in Chicago on Wednesday. Versteeg injured his left hand against the Capitals on Jan. 1, and he could be back in early February.

     
  • Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke Jan 28, 2015 10:03 PM
    Grant has 23 points, 12 assists as No. 8 Notre Dame beats No. 4 Duke 77-73

     
  • Will Butler join Gasol as Bulls all-stars? Jan 28, 2015 10:27 PM
    The Bulls will find out Thursday night if they'll get a second all-star to join Pau Gasol in New York on Feb. 15. Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose are both candidates to be named a reserve by Eastern Conference coaches.

     
  • Imrem: Why is it even necessary to regulate the football? Jan 28, 2015 10:31 PM
    NFL shouldn't have a rule regulating the football, which might help Jay Cutler throw to teammates instead of opponents.

     
  • Stat line for Rose a winner for Bulls Jan 28, 2015 10:28 PM
    The Bulls' wild 113-111 overtime victory at Golden State late Tuesday night is a candidate for NBA game of the year. But what should we make of that bizzare stat line for Derrick Rose?

     
  • White Sox sign Beckham; Viciedo designated for assignment Jan 28, 2015 10:26 PM
    The Chicago White Sox are bringing Gordon Beckham back. The 28-year-old infielder agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract on Wednesday, and the White Sox designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment.

     
  • Constable: Could anything dim Banks' bright smile? Jan 29, 2015 5:26 AM
    The Ernie Banks statue on display through Saturday at Chicago's Daley Plaza sports his always-present smile. But did Mr. Cub keep that smile when he was getting schooled on the raquetball court by an Arlington Heights buddy?

     
  • Illinois spring football game set for April 18 Jan 27, 2015 2:03 PM
    Illinois plans Saturday night spring football game

     
  • Blackhawks' Shaw hoping to stay out of the doghouse Jan 28, 2015 1:13 PM
    The “mutt” was in Joel Quenneville's doghouse with two games left before the all-star break. Andrew Shaw, the Blackhawks' undersized center known as “The Mutt,” was drifting from his usual gritty style. His defense lagged. His effectiveness waned. It reached a boiling point during a 6-3 loss to the Dallas Stars. He reset his focus and did something about it in the Hawks' 6-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. The mutt's bite was back.

     
  • For Ernie Banks, even today the numbers don’t lie Jan 28, 2015 1:16 PM
    Every Cubs fan knows that the late Ernie Banks hit 512 home runs during his Hall of Fame career. But advanced stats such as WAR weren't around in Ernie's day. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles takes a retro look at how Banks did in some of today's in-vogue stats.

     
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