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  • Johnson tied with McGirt in Silvis

    SILVIS – Zach Johnson was 11 feet from the cup on the par-5 10th hole during the second round of the John Deere Classic, and had a decision to make.
    July 11, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Sharing first JDC with Henley

    SILVIS – On Friday, my day started early. While I can usually be found lying in bed throughout the morning, making sure my pillow still works, I was ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • NBA: LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

    CLEVELAND – If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Best team in 2014 hoping to snap 0-fer in Iowa

    NEWTON, Iowa – Team Penske has been so strong in the IndyCar series this season that any one of its drivers could win on Saturday night. Penske's his ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Cardinals get closer to Brewers

    Matt Holliday hit a solo homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, completing the St. Louis’ Cardinal ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Golf: Martin pulling a major upset

    Mo Martin had a plan for Royal Birkdale, and it's working better than she imagined at the Women's British Open.
    July 11, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Italy’s Trentin wins seventh Tour leg in photo finish

    NANCY, France – Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Sportshorts for Saturday, July 12, 2014

    MLBWhite Sox sign first-round pickThe White Sox announced the signing of first-round draft pick Carl ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Argentina, Germany look to add to rich World Cup tradition

    RIO DE JANEIRO – The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • O-line goes from suspect to strength

    This is the fifth in a series of Bears position breakdowns by the Chicago Football staff, leading up to the start of training camp July 25 in Bourbonn ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Uh-oh, LeBron picks Bulls’ division

    Bad enough that the Bulls couldn’t get past LeBron James in the Eastern Conference.Now they won’t ge ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • NHL: Miracle on ice in Chicago

    If Bill Wirtz were alive and still mismanaging the Blackhawks, then Jonathan Toews might be a Flyer by now, and Patrick Kane would be, I don’t know, a ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Bears seek complement for Bennett

    This is the fourth in a series of Bears position breakdowns by the Chicago Football staff, leading up to the start of training camp July 25 in Bourbon ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • NBA: A lot of waiting in free agency

    Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Cubs avoid sweep in Cincy

    Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the 12th inning, and the Chicago Cubs avoided a rare five-game sweep in Cincinnati, rallying to bea ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:09 am

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