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Coghlan helps Cubs beat Orioles

Coghlan helps Cubs beat Orioles

CHICAGO | Rick Renteria knew all about Chris Coghlan's career numbers against Bud Norris, and felt he was playing too well to take him out of the lineup.

August 23, 2014 8:46 pm
Hendricks shuts down the Brewers

Hendricks shuts down the Brewers

CHICAGO | Rookie Kyle Hendricks pitched 7 1-3 innings of six-hit ball in his third consecutive win, and the Cubs cooled off Wily Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.

August 12, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Ruffalo brings energy message to NASCAR crowd

JOLIET | Mark Ruffalo had a big smile on his face as he signed ticket stubs and posed for pictures at Chicagoland Speedway. A steady stream of fans approached the actor from all angles, but he made it look as if it was a small party with a bunch of old friends.

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm
Elliott holds off Bayne for win at Joliet

Elliott holds off Bayne for win at Joliet

JOLIET | Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win the Nationwide Series stop at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.

July 19, 2014 10:15 pm
After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.

July 17, 2014 11:53 am

Wood, Cubs lose 10-7 to Braves

CHICAGO | Arismendy Alcantara is making a strong case to stay with the Cubs.

July 13, 2014 7:15 pm

Tigers-White Sox game postponed by rain

CHICAGO | The Detroit Tigers will have to wait at least another day to try to snap out of their recent funk.

June 10, 2014 8:30 pm

White Sox's Jones throwing again after surgery

CHICAGO | Nate Jones is throwing again after back surgery, and Matt Lindstrom has exchanged the cast on his lower left leg for a walking boot.

June 10, 2014 8:30 pm
Cubs go extras to pick up fourth straight win

Cubs go extras to pick up fourth straight win

CHICAGO | Anthony Rizzo stayed at the plate for an extra second as his towering drive headed toward right field. The big first baseman just wanted to make sure it was fair before he got started on one enjoyable trip around the bases.

June 06, 2014 8:50 pm
White Sox lose 7-1 to Jeter, Yankees

White Sox lose 7-1 to Jeter, Yankees

CHICAGO | Andre Rienzo faced Derek Jeter three times, and it did not go very well for the young right-hander.

May 25, 2014 7:00 pm
White Sox lose 4-3 to Yankees in 10 innings

White Sox lose 4-3 to Yankees in 10 innings

CHICAGO | John Danks patted Zach Putnam on his right shoulder as he walked by his locker. There was nothing more to say.

May 24, 2014 6:05 pm
Sliding Cubs lose 4-3 to Milwaukee Brewers

Sliding Cubs lose 4-3 to Milwaukee Brewers

CHICAGO | Darwin Barney hit a long drive to left in the second inning, and Junior Lake went deep in the third. It looked as if the Cubs were headed for a big day at the plate.

May 16, 2014 5:50 pm
Blackhawks hope to get Shaw back in next series

Blackhawks hope to get Shaw back in next series

CHICAGO | While Los Angeles and Anaheim settle their second-round series with a Game 7 showdown, the Blackhawks are resting and looking for ways they can play even better in the Western Conference final.

May 15, 2014 4:24 pm
Toews helps Blackhawks beat Wild 2-1 in Game 5

Toews helps Blackhawks beat Wild 2-1 in Game 5

CHICAGO | Jonathan Toews had a rebound goal early in the third period, and the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 11, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Cubs end skid with victory over White Sox

Cubs end skid with victory over White Sox

CHICAGO | Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Mike Olt homered, and the Cubs stopped a four-game slide with a 12-5 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night.

May 08, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Beckham, Konerko lead Sox past Cubs

Beckham, Konerko lead Sox past Cubs

CHICAGO | Gordon Beckham homered for the second straight night and Paul Konerko had a big three-run double, leading the White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the sliding Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 10:35 pm Photos

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Indians get 12 hits in 12-6 win over White Sox

Indians get 12 hits in 12-6 win over White Sox

CHICAGO | Ryan Raburn hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 12-6 victory over the White Sox on Saturday.

April 12, 2014 5:28 pm Photos

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Cubs lose to Utley, Phillies in home opener

Cubs lose to Utley, Phillies in home opener

CHICAGO | The historic home opener for the Cubs looked like so many of their April games at Wrigley Field over the years.

April 04, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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MLB 2014: Cardinals among NL favorites again

Stephen Strasburg leads a deep rotation in Washington. Matt Holliday and St. Louis are back again. And the loaded Los Angeles Dodgers think it's their time to shine.

March 30, 2014 5:00 pm
MLB 2014: Pitching prospects could have impact

MLB 2014: Pitching prospects could have impact

Some of the young arms have arrived, and a few more will make it to the majors this summer. Either way, there are a lot of promising pitching prospects poised to impact the playoff races in 2014.

March 26, 2014 8:10 pm
Blackhawks' rally falls short against Nashville

Blackhawks' rally falls short against Nashville

CHICAGO | Roman Josi had three assists, Ryan Ellis scored in the third period, and the Nashville Predators beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night for their third consecutive win.

March 14, 2014 9:15 pm
Gasol leads Grizzlies past the Bulls

Gasol leads Grizzlies past the Bulls

CHICAGO | Marc Gasol had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies used their stout defense to beat the Bulls 85-77 Friday night.

March 07, 2014 9:00 pm
Blackhawks shuffle lines, beat Blue Jackets

Blackhawks shuffle lines, beat Blue Jackets

CHICAGO | Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews had two goals apiece, and the Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-1 on Thursday night.

March 06, 2014 9:15 pm
Hagelin lifts Rangers over Blackhawks

Hagelin lifts Rangers over Blackhawks

CHICAGO | The fast start for the New York Rangers was erased by the Blackhawks in a couple minutes during the first part of the second period.

January 08, 2014 10:30 pm
Blackhawks defensemen stepping up on offense

Blackhawks defensemen stepping up on offense

CHICAGO | Forget Patrick Kane's flashy moves and Jonathan Toews' steady play. Same for the rest of the talented forwards on the Chicago Blackhawks.

December 25, 2013 9:00 pm
Hawks use big 2nd period to beat Flyers

Hawks use big 2nd period to beat Flyers

CHICAGO | There was a long slap shot, and then a nifty wraparound and a short-handed score off a 2-on-1 break. Once the Chicago Blackhawks started rolling, Ray Emery never stood a chance.

December 11, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Ducks beat Blackhawks in shootout

Ducks beat Blackhawks in shootout

CHICAGO | Jonas Hiller and the Anaheim Ducks finally grabbed another shootout win. Against a good team, too.

December 06, 2013 10:00 pm
Stars hold on for victory over Blackhawks

Stars hold on for victory over Blackhawks

CHICAGO | Kari Lehtonen had a season-high 47 saves, Antoine Roussel converted a penalty shot in the third period and the Dallas Stars snapped the Blackhawks' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.

December 03, 2013 10:00 pm
Blackhawks down Jets for second time in five days

Blackhawks down Jets for second time in five days

CHICAGO | The Blackhawks' top line of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa is proving to be quite a challenge for the rest of the NHL these days.

November 06, 2013 11:00 pm
Rose helps Bulls win home opener

Rose helps Bulls win home opener

CHICAGO | Forget about the neck stiffness that almost postponed Derrick Rose's homecoming. Forget about all those missed shots, too.

October 31, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Lightning rallies to defeat the Blackhawks

Lightning rallies to defeat the Blackhawks

CHICAGO | Valtteri Filppula scored in the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

October 05, 2013 10:21 pm
Cubs, White Sox close out losing seasons

Cubs, White Sox close out losing seasons

CHICAGO | Three-year-old Nolan Kogut made his first visit to Wrigley Field last Sunday and his father, Kevin, carefully handled a certificate heralding the occasion while his son shouted "Go Cubs!" long before the start of the game.

September 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Deep Blackhawks hoping for 2nd straight title

Deep Blackhawks hoping for 2nd straight title

CHICAGO | The last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and a frustrating title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.

September 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Cubs lose 6-4 to Reds in 11 innings

Cubs lose 6-4 to Reds in 11 innings

CHICAGO | The Cubs finally brought their bats to Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. They just couldn't find them at the end of the game.

August 14, 2013 12:38 am Photos

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Big Ten vs. SEC? Answers depend on question

Big Ten vs. SEC? Answers depend on question

CHICAGO | Nebraska has won at least nine games in each of the last five seasons. Only Alabama, Boise State and Oregon can say the same.

July 27, 2013 5:00 pm
Penn State heading into Year 2 under O'Brien

Penn State heading into Year 2 under O'Brien

CHICAGO | Bill O'Brien thinks he can do a better job of managing the clock. He wants to improve his communication with his coaches in the press box. Then there are the adjustments for recruiting, practice and team meetings.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Illinois looks to rebound from season-ending slide

Illinois looks to rebound from season-ending slide

CHICAGO | Illinois lost its last nine games last year, including a 50-14 loss at Northwestern to conclude the dismal 2-10 season.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Sam Hornish Jr. returns to Indy as Nationwide leader

Sam Hornish Jr. returns to Indy as Nationwide leader

JOLIET | Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for a long time. His mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant.

July 22, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Joey Logano wins Nationwide stop at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. | Joey Logano held off Sam Hornish Jr. to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.

July 21, 2013 5:19 pm
Smith reaches out to Sadler ahead of Chicagoland

Smith reaches out to Sadler ahead of Chicagoland

JOILET, Ill. | Just as predictable as the weekend fender bashing is the awkward conversation a few days later.

July 20, 2013 5:20 pm Photos

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Blackhawks looking ahead to another Stanley Cup

Blackhawks looking ahead to another Stanley Cup

CHICAGO | When Rocky Wirtz took over the Chicago Blackhawks six years ago, they were among the worst teams in the NHL.

June 25, 2013 4:27 pm
Lots of fluids, rest after 3OT Stanley Cup opener

Lots of fluids, rest after 3OT Stanley Cup opener

CHICAGO | Long after the celebration was over, Marian Hossa finally made it home and managed to fall asleep around 3 a.m. The Chicago star woke up a few hours later, roused by a noisy neighbor.

June 13, 2013 7:00 pm
Special teams could be crucial in Stanley Cup

Special teams could be crucial in Stanley Cup

CHICAGO | When it comes to power plays in the Stanley Cup finals, the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins might just prefer to keep going with everyone on the ice.

June 10, 2013 9:00 pm
Blackhawks look to close out Kings in Game 5

Blackhawks look to close out Kings in Game 5

CHICAGO | When the Blackhawks were in deep trouble in the second round of the playoffs, they used desperation to their advantage and pulled off a big comeback in an already impressive season.

June 07, 2013 8:23 pm
White Sox complete sweep of Marlins

White Sox complete sweep of Marlins

CHICAGO | From the infield to the outfield, the White Sox are playing much better defense than they did during their listless start. And it's no coincidence that the wins are coming in bunches now.

May 26, 2013 7:00 pm
Blackhawks try to stay sharp during playoff break

Blackhawks try to stay sharp during playoff break

CHICAGO | Practice was long over when Joel Quenneville was stopped by two young boys waiting to get on the ice. They asked if he would sign their sticks, and the former NHL defenseman happily obliged.

May 11, 2013 9:30 pm
Bulls, Heat prepare for Friday's pivotal Game 3

Bulls, Heat prepare for Friday's pivotal Game 3

DEERFIELD, Ill. | It started with the flu, and turned into a hospital stay. There were terrible headaches and weakness. Just walking was a chore.

May 09, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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Cubs blow another late lead, lose 5-4 to Cardinals

Cubs blow another late lead, lose 5-4 to Cardinals

CHICAGO | There were the four double plays, one in every inning from the fifth to the eighth. Mix in a wild pitch, an error and a shaky outing from a usually reliable reliever, and that was enough.

May 08, 2013 6:20 pm Photos

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Marmol struggles as Cubs lose to Reds

Marmol struggles as Cubs lose to Reds

CHICAGO | This was the wild Carlos Marmol, and the Cubs were unable to escape the jam created by the erratic reliever.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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Hawks LW Saad, Minnesota's Coyle, Brodin among key rookies in NHL playoffs

Hawks LW Saad, Minnesota's Coyle, Brodin among key rookies in NHL playoffs

CHICAGO | A year ago, Brandon Saad was just a footnote when he made his postseason debut for Chicago against the Phoenix Coyotes. He skated for just over 10 minutes in two games and picked up his first career NHL point on an assist, but the Blackhawks were eliminated in the first round.

May 02, 2013 8:00 pm
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