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It was a stunning end to an ugly game, one that saw Hawks defenseman Brent Seabrook ejected with five minutes to go for delivering a devastating high hit to David Backes, one that left the Blues captain dazed and weak-kneed and knocked him out of the game. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:03:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cubs’ bats wake up in 8-4 win over the Reds ]]> Lead story image

Saturday against the Reds at Wrigley Field, the Cubs had one of their biggest offensive surges of the year, scoring a run in each of the first three innings and totaling 11 hits in an eventual 8-4 win. The Cubs’ run total Saturday was more than they scored in their previous four games combined. With the win, the Cubs snap a five-game losing streak. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson through well through three innings before giving two runs in the sixth inning and being pulled with two outs left in the inning. But the veteran right-hander pitched well enough to earn … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:52:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Blackhawks plan to attack Blues in Game 2 ]]> Lead story image

ST. LOUIS — Late in the first overtime Thursday night, in the eye-blink it took for his shot to sail past Ryan Miller toward an open net, only to be kicked aside by St. Louis Blues forward Maxim ­Lapierre, Kris Versteeg threw his arms in the air. For a split second. “It wasn’t a celebration,” Versteeg said. “It was more of, ‘What the heck just happened?’ My hands went in the air like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ ” The Hawks could have won Game 1 right there. Or when Patrick Sharp had a breakaway late in the second overtime. Or … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:16:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ White Sox, Felipe Paulino pounded 12-0 by Rangers ]]> Lead story image

ARLINGTON, Texas — Right-hander Felipe Paulino was roughed up for 10 runs and 13 hits in 3 2/3 innings in the White Sox’ 12-0 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night at Globe Life Park. The Sox dropped their third in a row and fell to 8-9. Paulino was signed for $1.5 million as a free agent during the offseason to fill a spot in the rotation after missing most of 2013 because of elbow surgery. He has averaged 4 2/3 innings in his four starts, allowing one, six, six and 10 earned runs. Leonyis Martin and Robinson Chirinos … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:56:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cubs drop fifth in row with 4-1 loss to Reds ]]> Lead story image

The Cubs snapped a 24-inning scoreless streak, but a mistake-filled game against the Reds at Wrigley Field Friday netted them a 4-1 loss. The Cubs have now lost five straight. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:13:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulls planning Wall-to-Wall coverage vs. Wizards ]]> Lead story image

Kirk Hinrich was John Wall’s teammate during the 2010-11 season. In Hinrich years, that’s a long time ago, a lot of ice tubs and taped body parts ago. “No, nothing like that,’’ Hinrich said Friday when asked if he helped mentor Wall, a rookie that season. “The relationship was good. I got along great with him. You could tell he had great athleticism, great talent but also a knack for playing the point-guard position. “[Former NBA guard] Sam Cassell was there, too. He did a lot of the mentoring. If I taught him anything, it was probably just by example.’’ … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:15:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Even after free agency, Bears should seek draft help on defense ]]> Lead story image

Bears general manager Phil Emery spent a lot of time and millions of dollars during free agency to address a defense that was historically awful last season. Now the Bears need to add some young blood to the mix. With the draft moved back to May 8-10 this year, there’s some extra time for Emery and Co. to move players around on their draft board. But the Bears’ needs — even after their impressive haul in free agency — remain clear. Defense comes first. 1. Safety Major Wright and Chris Conte didn’t benefit from the all injuries in front of … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:36:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Joel Quenneville’s Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby ]]>

Joel Quenneville will step off the Blackhawks’ team charter Saturday night and meet his fellow Midnight Hawk owners for dinner. The coach hopes to celebrate two victories — a road triumph by his Blackhawks over the Blues in Game 2 of their playoff series, and a win by Midnight Hawk in the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday afternoon. “Like Joel said, ‘There’d be nothing like that Daily Double,’ ” co-owner Mike Tice said. The 3-year-old is the morning-line favorite among eight horses in the Grade III, $500,000 Derby, which spans 1 1/8 miles. Tice, who befriended Quenne­ville as … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:15:24 -0500