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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — We’ve seen this sort of act before from Florida State. We never saw it in 2013, when the Seminoles blitzed, blasted and obliterated their way through a 14-0 season, blowing out nearly everybody they faced. But we’re seeing it...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A former cancer research doctor at Northwestern University must pay nearly half a million dollars to settle claims of federal research grant fraud....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wednesday told a group of college students he received a flood of emails and calls requesting he run for mayor after Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis became ill....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The week Jay Cutler ditched his own radio show, his teammates did theirs. They talked on one of Chicago’s three all-sports stations and on FM stations that play rock, top-40 and country hits. They drove to television studios, too, and did online videos....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Who said coach Tom Thibodeau couldn’t have a moment of ­empathy? Asked on Thursday if he could take himself out of his coaching seat and make himself a fan in explaining the importance of the Bulls’ home opener on ­Friday against LeBron James the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Many of the home fans wore bibs, and not of the Papa John’s variety. In this house of first-rate football named for a mediocre pizza chain, they wore bibs with crab legs on them. Guess who was in town. It’s easy to make fun of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The last time Theo Epstein hired the right manager at the right time and turned it into the right answer was when he hired Terry Francona to manage the Red Sox. Eleven years later, could he repeat history? With the guy who finished second to ­Francona...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Finally, after five seasons of bad baseball from the Cubs and superhuman patience from their fans, something real. Something with flesh, bones and a track record of achievement at the major-league level. A proven player? Whoa, whoa. Easy there, Cubs...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The week Jay Cutler ditched his own radio show, his teammates did theirs. They talked on one of Chicago’s three all-sports stations and on FM stations that play rock, top-40 and country hits. They drove to television studios, too, and did online videos....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Colloquially, they are known in college football as elimination games. Collectively, they are as big a part of the new College Football Playoff as the three January playoff games themselves. We want elimination games, those tense matchups of terrific...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, October 31, 2014
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KANATA, Ontario — Even Jonathan Toews, one of the top two-way players in the NHL, can give up on a play sometimes, when an opponent starts streaking toward the other end of the rink, seemingly out of reach. Then 36-year-old Marian Hossa usually reminds...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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U.S. stock indexes closed higher as big companies turn in encouraging quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 200 points Thursday, thanks in large part to a big gain in Visa, the Dow’s highest-priced stock....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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If you’re searching online for anything from beauty products to books, it is hard to avoid Amazon. Still, it can be done. Here are ways to have an Amazon-like shopping experience while avoiding the behemoth itself....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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JEFF AGREST: A wise man once told me points are points. It doesn’t matter where they come from, as long as you have them....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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MARK POTASH: Bears coach Marc Trestman missed his cue. The slipshod condition of Soldier Field’s grass surface during the Bears’ loss Oct. 19 to the Miami Dolphins — with players on both teams slipping and falling — led to the inevitable question...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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RICK TELANDER: All eyes were on Derrick. Yes, there was Spike Lee decked out like an orange tree. And the Blue Man Group hammered away during the intros. And the wristbands worn by the entire Madison Square Garden crowd flashed synchronized blue, white,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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U.S. stocks opened mixed Thursday as investors look over more earnings reports from big companies.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Chicago bead merchant Ronnie Klein’s Loop business, International Importing Bead & Novelty Company, often provided accesories for actors and musicians. Cher, Sally Rand and Eric Clapton were among tose who came to stock up on beads, crystals, sequins...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., and GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis clashed Wednesday in their last joint forum before the election over raising the minimum wage, whether Durbin is a bully and whether Oberweis supports the tea party. The stakes were higher...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The San Francisco Giants had the Kansas City Royals right where they wanted – leading them by a run in Game 7 of the World Series, with series MVP Madison Bumgarner warming up in the bullpen. Nearly untouchable and certainly unflinching...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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OTTAWA — Brad Richards is a highly accomplished hockey player. He’s won a Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe Trophy. He’s been an All-Star. He’s been one of the highest-paid players in hockey. But a month into his Blackhawks career, the 34-year-old...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jaylon Smith’s phone died Tuesday night. So the Notre Dame linebacker didn’t find out where the Irish stood in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings until Wednesday morning. Wide receiver Corey Robinson also...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The San Francisco Giants had the Kansas City Royals right where they wanted – leading them by a run in Game 7 of the World Series, with series MVP Madison Bumgarner warming up in the bullpen. Nearly untouchable and certainly unflinching...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK — Forty-five million dollars can buy a lot of things these days. As Carmelo Anthony learned on Wednesday, victories aren’t necessarily one of them. The perennial All-Star had a tough decision to make over the summer: Play for the Bulls and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A wise man once told me points are points. It doesn’t matter where they come from, as long as you have them. Sometimes owners need to remove a player’s name from roster decisions and focus on production. Names come with preconceived notions; numbers...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK – Forty-five million dollars can buy a lot of things these days. As Carmelo Anthony learned on Wednesday, victories aren’t necessarily one of them. The perennial All-Star had a tough decision to make over the summer: Play for the Bulls and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Bears coach Marc Trestman missed his cue. The slipshod condition of Soldier Field’s grass surface during the Bears’ loss Oct. 19 to the Miami Dolphins — with players on both teams slipping and falling — led to the inevitable question for Trestman...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Cubs were poised to make their biggest free agent splash in years Wednesday night, closing in on a multiyear deal to hire Joe Maddon as their manager, according to several sources. With the conclusion Wednesday night of the World Series, an announcement...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Join us for each game of the World Series as the San Francisco Giants face the Kansas City Royals....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Follow along all season for instant updates and discussion of the Bulls....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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CBS Sports baseball writer Jon Heyman is reporting that Joe Maddon to the Cubs is a done deal....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Major U.S. stock indexes slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was shutting down a bond-buying program because the economy no longer needs as much help. Gold and bond prices fell and the dollar jumped against other major currencies as investors...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Derrick Rose has said all the right things since Carmelo Anthony opted to return to the New York Knicks rather than sign with the Bulls as a free agent during the summer....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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“Next man up,’’ has come out of the mouth of Tom Thibodeau way too many times the past few years. Whether if it’s been injuries to Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng or Joakim Noah, the Bulls coach has been very consistent with that mentality....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Major stock indexes traded in a tight range Wednesday as investors wait for word from the Federal Reserve and mull over a mixed batch of earnings results....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Major stock indexes traded in a tight range Wednesday as investors waited for word from the Federal Reserve and mulled over a mixed batch of corporate earnings results....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Hyatt Hotels Corp. said Wednesday its third-quarter net income dropped 42 percent, hindered by rising expenses.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Coming into the season, the expectations were very high for the Bears. They’re 3-5 and in total disarray heading into the bye week. Who’s to blame for this mess? I think everybody deserves a little bit of the blame. But I think it starts with the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo -- There will be a Game 7. There was little doubt of that early on Tuesday after the Kansas City Royals scored seven runs in the second inning, knocking out former White Sox Jake Peavy en route to a 10-0 blowout victory over the San Francisco...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the ball in his hands and his team leading the World Series three games to two, Jake Peavy had the starting assignment every pitcher dreams of — a chance to win the series. But the night terrors that ensued during the Kansas...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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RICK TELANDER: Whatever the Knicks might become this year as Phil brings the triangle offense out of the dustbin, this game is about the Bulls. Who are they? How will the new guys play together? How will coach Tom Thibodeau handle them? And, above all...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It’s still October, still nearly six months away from the playoffs, still early. But at what point does a blip become a trend? The story through the first 10 percent of the season is that no matter how hard they try, the Blackhawks just can’t score....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo — There will be a Game 7. There was little doubt of that early on Tuesday after the Kansas City Royals scored seven runs in the second inning, knocking out former White Sox Jake Peavy en route to a 10-0 blowout victory in Game 6 of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Monday nights and Tuesdays are my favorite part of the week during the NFL season because that’s when I get to sit down, block out all the ‘‘noise’’ and just study the Bears’ most recent game. Please understand my grades aren’t necessarily...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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LAS VEGAS — Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home. Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Reddon...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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