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    Imrem: With Beckman gone, Illini’s Thomas should go next

    Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman was fired Friday, one week before the start of the season. Officials cited preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior.

    Aug 28, 2015 6:12 PM

    Tim Beckman was embarrassing as a head football coach, so the man who hired him has to leave Illinois with him.

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    Illini AD fires Beckman, appoints Cubit to lead team

    After three seasons, Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman has been fired. Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit will assume the interim head coach duties, school officials said.

    Aug 29, 2015 12:04 AM

    After three losing seasons and months of controversy surrounding a program under review, Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas dismissed head football coach Tim Beckman Friday. With the season scheduled to begin next week, offensive coordinator Bill Cubit was appointed interim head coach.

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    Unknown Bears receivers stepping up Saturday

    Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy (11) makes a catch in front of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. The play was negated by a penalty.

    Aug 28, 2015 6:27 PM

    With the Bears' top four wide receivers likely to be unavailable for Saturday night's third preseason game against the Benagls in Cincinnati, lesser known players like Josh Bellamy, Rashad Lawrence, Marc Mariani and Cam Meredith will get more opportunities with the first team, which will get its most playing time of the preseason.

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    Cubs knocked down by Dodgers

    Third baseman Kris Bryant can’t reach a throw from home as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley takes third on a wild pitch during the sixth inning on Friday in Los Angeles. The Cubs lost 4-1.

    Aug 29, 2015 1:01 AM

    Cubs knocked down by Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1.

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    Danks, White Sox drop 2-0 decision to Mariners

    White Sox starter John Danks reacts after Seattle Mariners’ Franklin Gutierrez hits a solo home run during the sixth inning on Friday in Chicago. The Sox lost 2-0.

    Aug 28, 2015 11:12 PM

    The Chicago White Sox managed just 4 hits Friday night in a 2-0 loss to the Mariners at U.S Cellular Field.

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    Cubs’ Castro wasn’t lost, and now he’s back

    Starlin Castro may have been benched earlier this month, but Joe Maddon certainly didn’t lose him. Castro’s been back on the field lately, thanks to his attitude while on the bench.

    Aug 28, 2015 9:59 PM

    Don't look now, but Starlin Castro is back to playing and contributing for the Chicago Cubs. Even though Castro was benched earlier this month, manager Joe Maddon never "lost" the player, and that could pay dividends down the stretch, writes Daily Herald Cubs writer Brue Miles

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    Are solid catching skills enough to keep Flowers safe with White Sox?

    White Sox closer David Robertson, right, celebrates with catcher Tyler Flowers after they defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday in Chicago.

    Aug 28, 2015 9:35 PM

    Tyler Flowers is having another down season with the bat, but strong catching skills might be enough to extend his career with the Chicago White Sox.

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    Blackhawks, Elgin Country Club unite to help late manager’s family

    Former Chicago Blackhawks play Daniel Carcillo tees off Thursday, during the Elgin County Club fundraiser for the family of Clint Reif, an assistant equipment manager for the Chicago Blackhawks who killed himself last December.

    Aug 28, 2015 8:57 AM

    Members of the Elgin Country Club and Chicago Blackhawks players and alumni teamed up Thursday to raise money for the family and four chilldren of Clint Reif, an assistant equipment manager for the who killed himself last December. "Anything we can do to ease the anxiety and pain of losing someone, we'll do it," said Daniel Carcillo, who played on the Stanley Cup teams in 2013 and 2015.

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    Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Saturday’s races

    Aug 28, 2015 2:49 PM

    Joe Kristufek's selections for Saturday's racing at Arlington International:

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    Bulls’ Rose ‘confident’ he’ll be proven innocent of rape accusation

    Bulls guard Derrick Rose faces a lawsuit that claims he and two friends gang-raped his former girlfriend two years ago. Rose’s attorney called the allegations false and outrageous.

    Aug 27, 2015 8:07 PM

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is confident he’ll be proven innocent of rape accusations made by a former girlfriend. “I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said Thursday in a statement released to USA Today.

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