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  • Cubs address bullpen depth

    Much of the Cubs' heavy lifting was completed during their free agent frenzy last December, but team officials continue fine-tuning their roster as th ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Ex-Cub Fowler signs lucrative deal with Cards

    The reality of watching Dexter Fowler in an opposing uniform will come soon enough for the Cubs. They will face Fowler on April 2 in the season-opene ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • gets Lions through highs and lows

    DETROIT – Jim Caldwell, an even-keeled, well-read coach, has helped the Detroit Lions bounce back within games this season and from a slow start this ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Raanta, Rangers earn shutout win in overtime

    CHICAGO – Nick Holden scored 55 seconds into overtime, Antti Raanta made 26 saves against his former team and the New York Rangers beat the Chicago Bl ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, December 9, 2016

    MLBFowler eyes move to St. LouisUnable to find a trade that would satisfy their needs and their want ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • New Sox manager has experience to help overhaul

    Rick Renteria has a deep background in player development, one of his qualifications when the Cubs hired him as manager in 2013. Now he’ll be at the ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • First start away from Solider Field for new Bears QB comes against first-place Detroit

    LAKE FOREST – Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley likened his return to playing football regularly with riding a bicycle. The ground beneath Barkl ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • NBA: Bulls end Spurs winning streak on road, win 95-91

    CHICAGO — The Bulls denied the Spurs NBA history Thursday night at the United Center, handing them their first road loss with a 95-91 victory.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Bears coaches address rumors of incompatibility

    As word spreads through NFL circles that a John Fox-Vic Fangio divorce could be looming when this season ends for the Chicago Bears, an awkward vibe a ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Deal sends outfielder to Royals; Sox send Eaton to Nationals

    The Chicago Cubs continued their quest to repeat as World Series champions by acquiring closer Wade Davis on Wednesday from the Kansas City Royals for ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Packers’ already thin defense loses LB Perry

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers’ banged-up defense has taken another hit, with linebacker Nick Perry ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Sea ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

    WOMEN’S BASKETBALLGiddings earns league honorJordan Giddings, a senior forward at the University of ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    Two area girls basketball teams are ranked in the AP preseason basketball poll. In Class 1A, AFC is No. 3 and received one first-place vote. Eastland ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Chicago sends ace to Boston for four prospects

    The White Sox rebuilding project began with a blast to its rotation, as they sent ace left-hander Chris Sale to the Red Sox for a package of four top ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Roundup: Pistons beat Bulls 102-91 for fourth win in 5 games

    In the long run, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson are going to be the most important players on the Detroit roster.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
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