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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DEERFIELD, Ill. | It started with the flu, and turned into a hospital stay. There were terrible headaches and weakness. Just walking was a chore.
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.
CHICAGO | This was the wild Carlos Marmol, and the Cubs were unable to escape the jam created by the erratic reliever.
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.
CHICAGO | Ohio State is the champion of the Big Ten tournament — again.
CHICAGO | With each point, the pressure grows. The wins are piling up, increasing the expectations. And the Blackhawks just keep going and going.
CHICAGO | Marian Hossa scored 1:44 into overtime and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night to stretch their NHL-record opening points streak to 19 games.
CHICAGO | Ray Emery held the puck in his outstretched glove for one sweet moment, then let it fall to the ice.
CHICAGO | Major League Baseball Advanced Media and StubHub.com announced a new five-year deal Monday that continues the website's role as the official secondary ticket market for the sport while eliminating the cheap listings that had become an eyesore for some clubs.
CHICAGO | While Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants are fighting for the NL West title, Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs have their own magic number.
LONDON | Team USA clinched the top spot in the medals table for the fifth consecutive Summer Games, helped by David Boudia's victory in the men's 10-meter platform for the country's first gold in diving since 2000.
LONDON | Wrestler Jordan Burroughs had his eyes on a gold medal for months, and he let everyone know about his plans.
LONDON | The U.S. men's volleyball team got off to a strong start at the London Olympics, but it's headed home without a medal.
It will be an All-American party at beach volleyball when Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor take on April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in Wednesday night's final.
LONDON | Diana Taurasi scored 22 points, and the U.S. women's basketball matched its Olympic scoring record in a 114-66 rout of China on Sunday.
LONDON | The U.S. men's basketball team was pushed — and then some.
LONDON | Abby Wambach slid into a pass in the 27th minute to knock home her fourth goal of the tournament and then celebrated with a cartwheel in the United States' 2-0 win over New Zealand in the women's soccer quarterfinals Friday.
LONDON | Kayla Harrison tried to keep it together. Once the national anthem started, so did the tears.
LONDON | Vincent Hancock is putting together quite the Olympic resume.
LONDON | North Korea's Om Yun Chol said he wanted to lift a big weight and make the other athletes nervous.
LONDON | Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams each won their opening matches Saturday — one struggled, one didn't.
CHICAGO | Paul Maholm welcomed Mark Buehrle back to Chicago with a spot-on impersonation of his fellow veteran left-hander.
CHICAGO | Travis Wood was pumped up for his matchup against Justin Verlander, and he held up just fine.
CHICAGO | Jhonny Peralta had three hits and two RBIs one night after he made two costly throwing errors, and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday.
CHICAGO | It was another difficult day during a frustrating season for the Cubs. Only this time, it had a happy ending.
CHICAGO | Kerry Wood trudged off the mound after another difficult outing and threw his glove and hat into the stands as he made his way into the dugout.
CHICAGO | Alfonso Soriano threw up his hands in joy as the ball caromed off second baseman Tyler Greene and into center field. He slapped hands with his teammates as they mobbed him near first base.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Brandon Marshall paused to collect himself a couple times as he talked about joining the Bears and his bond with Jay Cutler. The wide receiver spoke eloquently about raising awareness of mental illness and the borderline personality disorder that has affected his life so deeply.
CHICAGO | Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls beat Detroit 92-68 on Monday night for their 13th consecutive victory against the Pistons.
CHICAGO | Radim Vrbata and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in the shootout and Mike Smith stopped Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa in the tiebreaker to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a wild 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Lovie Smith and the Bears said all the right things after Jay Cutler went down with a broken right thumb. They expressed confidence in Caleb Hanie, and the backup quarterback boldly proclaimed he had been waiting for this opportunity.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. | Hours after Chicago completed a gutsy win at Philadelphia, running back Matt Forte and cornerback Charles Tillman started studying again. Only this time the subject was finance — part of a community service program at a local high school on Tuesday morning.
CHICAGO | Carlos Pena hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
CHICAGO | Ryan Dempster is once again one of the favorites at Wrigley Field.
CHICAGO | A steady rain pelted Wrigley Field much of Friday morning, leading to puddles on the warning track and chilly temperatures. The nasty weather also put the Cubs' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in doubt.
CHICAGO | John Wall lumbered out of the locker room with a walking boot protecting his injured left foot, weary after chasing around Derrick Rose all night. It was his third game in four days, too.
NEW YORK | The final game of the season's first month had a familiar feel for the New York Yankees, who are used to Derek Jeter putting together these kinds of nights.
NEW YORK | Lou Piniella gathered his team together for a quick pep talk Wednesday, urging his players to relax and have fun.
NEW YORK | Derrek Lee homered twice and drove in three runs in his return to the lineup, leading Rich Harden and the Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.
NEW YORK | David Wright has been reduced to a spectator since a beanball sent him to the hospital two weeks ago. The New York Mets slugger hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday and isn't taking any chances.
NEW YORK | Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning to give the New York Yankees a 5-2 win over the White Sox on Friday night.
NEW YORK | The New York Mets needed a break, and Johan Santana's bat shattered just in time.
NEW YORK | The New York Mets needed a break, and Johan Santana's bat shattered just in time.
NEW YORK | Alex Rodriguez leaned to his right and watched the ball as it sailed toward the foul pole in left. When it stayed true, he threw up his hands -- the long wait for No. 500 was finally over.
NEW YORK | Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in major league history to hit 500 home runs, sending the first pitch he saw Saturday just past the foul pole in left field.
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