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    Bulls go with experience, draft Denzel Valentine

    The Bulls stuck with their traditional plan and skipped over the 19-year-old projects to take Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine with the No. 14 pick of Thursday's NBA Draft.

    Jun 24, 2016 6:06 AM

    As usual, the Bulls went with experience in the NBA Draft, selecting Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine with the No. 14 pick on Thursday. Valentine is a versatile player who showed great improvement during his college career.

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    Chicago Blackhawks could look different after NHL draft

    Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw shoots against the St. Louis Blues during the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

    Jun 24, 2016 9:08 AM

    With the NHL draft being held in Buffalo over the weekend, the makeup of the Chicago Blackhawks could change dramatically.

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    Contreras starts at first, Cubs’ losing skid hits 4 games

    Rookie catcher Willson Contreras moved to first base for the Chicago Cubs Thursday night. Contreras went 1-for-4 as the Cubs lost 4-2 to the Miami Marlins.

    Jun 23, 2016 10:54 PM

    Rookie catcher Willson Contreras moved to first base for the Chicago Cubs Thursday night. Contreras went 1-for-4 as the Cubs lost 4-2 to the Miami Marlins.

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    Sox spoil solid start by Shields, fall 8-7 in extra innings

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Jun 23, 2016 7:37 PM

    For the first time since he joined the Chicago White Sox, James Shields gave them a decent chance to win

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    Championship ring: President calls Cavs coach after title

    Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue acknowledges the crowd as he speaks at a rally, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers made history by overcoming a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals and end the city's 52-year drought without a professional sports championship. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Jun 24, 2016 8:25 AM

    Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue received a phone call from President Obama, who congratulated him on leading the team to an NBA championship and invited the Cavs to visit him in the White House

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    Djokovic could face Federer in Wimbledon semifinals

    FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. If Novak Djokovic wins Wimbleon and the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam, he'll have a fan in the last man to do it. Rod Laver knows what it takes to complete tennis' ultimate achievement, having won the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1962 and again as a pro in 1969. Since then, no man has come close. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    Jun 24, 2016 7:00 AM

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are used to facing each other in Wimbledon finals

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    Arlington and Hawthorne selections for Friday’s races

    Jun 24, 2016 6:00 AM

    Here is today’s link to Daily Herald thoroughbred racing handicapper Joe Kristufek’s selections for Arlington International Racecourse on Friday. Joe Mazzone’s selections for harness racing at Hawthorne Racecourse are also included here.

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    Cougars fall to LumberKings

    Jun 23, 2016 9:50 PM

    Playing the first game of the second half, the Kane County Cougars (0-1) turned the calendar and refreshed their record with a 6-1 loss at the Clinton LumberKings (1-0). Relinquishing an early lead, the Cougars played the first of four at Clinton after a three-day hiatus for the Midwest League All-Star Break.

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    Western Illinois pays tribute to program’s top baseball achievers

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