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LAS VEGAS — Northern Illinois ran up more than 600 yards in total offense Saturday night, but the Huskies still needed to hold off a furious rally by UNLV to beat the Rebels 48-34 Saturday night.  The victory extended Northern Illinois’ streak to...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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I   tweet; therefore I am: ◆ In dropping the hammer on New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton as a consequence of ‘‘Bountygate,’’ Roger Goodell said it was Payton’s responsibility as head coach to know what was going on with his team. As...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not grimace after downing shots of tequila that were handed to them Sunday afternoon by the hosts of the Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village. The quick consumption was followed by a quip that both...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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A Chicago police officer was in stable condition Sunday, and his colleagues were relieved to hear initial tests revealed he did not suffer a broken back after a driver rammed his police car during a traffic stop hours earlier. After the crash, officers...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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PITTSBURGH — Of all the free agents who might be available to the Cubs this winter, one of the easiest to overlook also might be one of the best fits. Assuming the turnaround starts next year, as team officials suggest, and that building a long-term...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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PITTSBURGH — Not that they were looking for a fitting play to sum up their ugliest road trip of the year, but the Cubs definitely found it Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. An especially rare around-the-horn triple play put a sudden end to their...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The 24-year-old criminal justice student told him she was pregnant. She showed him her belly. But that didn’t stop 17-year-old Aaron T. Parks, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Novy. Parks sexually assaulted the woman in the back...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Join the discussion and follow for instant updates as the Bears look for their first win as they face the 49ers in Week 2....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Despite playing with both of their star receivers, the Bears spent the first half Sunday night presenting the 49ers with housewarming gift after housewarming gift — until the final seconds. Brandon Marshall’s 17-yard touchdown...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Join the discussion and follow for instant updates as the Bears look for their first win as they face the 49ers in Week 2....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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If the mood strikes, Thomas “Jeepers” Jefferson leaves his assisted living center on West Side and hops on a bus to go to Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California, where the former self-described “stickup man” says he can comfortably reign...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Will the Bears be able to stop Colin Kaepernick? Are Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery playing? Check in now for pregame updates from the beat writers in California as the Bears face the 49ers....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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The numbers really don’t scream “success.’’ Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will enter the gold-medal game of the FIBA World Cup against Serbia on Sunday shooting 15-for-55 (27 percent), including 1-for-17 from beyond the three-point line. He...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Rookie Trevor May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the Minnesota Twins overcame Jose Abreu’s 35th home run, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Sunday to end a four-game losing streak. Trevor Plouffe and Jordan Schafer homered for the Twins....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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It wasn’t always pretty for Derrick Rose. As a matter of fact, there might have actually been a bit more ugly moments with the way he played in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. But when he returns to U.S. soil in the next few days, he will do so knowing his...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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PITTSBURGH — Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh’s first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Chicago Cubs 7-3. Edinson Volquez (12-7) improved to 4-0...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Ellis Rothke was not looking forward to starting first grade. Until the 6-year-old learned it’d be very different from kindergarten: No more assigned homework. “I guess school won’t be that bad now,” he told his moms. To the delight of its families,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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The Chicago Public Schools will lay off 476 custodians this month, a district official said Saturday. The custodians will be notified of their job status by Sept. 30, CPS spokeswoman Leslie Norgren said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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A judge denied bail for a 17-year-old accused in the sexual assault of a Chicago State University student last week.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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A Chicago police officer was in stable condition Sunday morning and his colleagues were relieved to hear initial tests revealed he did not suffer a broken back after a driver rammed his police car during a traffic stop hours earlier. After the crash,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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A Wheeling police officer’s vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday morning. The on-duty officer was involved in a crash that injured a male pedestrian about 5:45 a.m. on McHenry Road, just west of Cedar Run Drive in the northwest suburb, police...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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In his younger days, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was a newshound. He’d read everything. His curiosity was too powerful to contain, especially when it was his name in the papers. ‘‘I used to read that stuff, and it used to affect my mood,’’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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PITTSBURGH — No Anthony Rizzo behind him in the lineup. No Starlin Castro. No Jorge Soler. No problem for Javy Baez — at least not in the last two games. The Cubs’ big-swinging rookie with just 38 big-league games had struggled in particular since...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Everett Golson threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns as the Irish defeated pesky Purdue for a 30-14 victory in front of 56,832 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed Saturday afternoon on the South Side in what the police said was a gang-related shooting.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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PITTSBURGH — The rookie-development program the Cubs are running at the big-league level has conspicuously included first-year manager Rick Renteria, whose game management has been called into question by longtime baseball people inside and outside...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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A 54-year-old woman was struck and killed by a CTA bus Saturday morning on the Southwest Side.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown and picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score as Washington routed Illinois 44-19....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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WEEK 2BEARS AT 49ERS Time: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Levi’s Stadium Line: 49ers by 7 Total: 48 1⁄2 TV: Ch. 5 (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya) Radio: 780-AM, 105.9-FM WHEN THE BEARS HAVE THE BALL KEY PLAYERS Regardless of who plays, the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Emerging from an alphabet-soup career — stints with the UFL, AFL and CFL — Michael Ola has what amounts to survivor’s guilt. ‘‘It’s not a self-confidence thing — I always prefer other people over myself,’’ he said. ‘‘Even now, I...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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The Chicago Public Schools will lay off 476 custodians this month, a district official said Saturday. The custodians will be notified of their job status by Sept. 30, CPS spokeswoman Leslie Norgren said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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TELANDER: The only thing that can go wrong with the money-minting in the NFL is scandal, shame and lawsuits. And even those rarely slow the juggernaut. Ray Rice, et al, mean almost nothing once the games begin....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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It’s one thing to hope. It’s another to let your imagination run wild until panting projections become indisputable facts. In other words, howdy, Cubs fans. I don’t want to say that some of you have skipped a few important steps, but debating about...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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If you include the pits, the camping area and the suites, Chicagoland Speedway can hold about 60,000 bodies. There won’t be 60,000 there Sunday when the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs kick off with the MyAFibStory.com 400. Capacity crowds at NASCAR events...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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In the NFL this season, officials can flag players for obscene, abusive, threatening or insulting language. This rule was already in place, and it’s being emphasized in response to concerns over the “N-word.” But there are a lot of other words...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Bears safety Ryan Mundy didn’t have to think long when asked what makes the 49ers special. “Their physicality,” Mundy said. “They like to get into two-tight-end, three-tight-end sets and just go out there and bully you....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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After one loss to the better-than-expected Buffalo Bills, the Bears’ season is over in the eyes of many pundits. “One thing we talk about is poise in the noise,” linebacker Lance Briggs said. Oh, there will be plenty of noise against the San Francisco...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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PITTSBURGH — They can only dream of what meaningful big-league baseball in the fall will feel like in their dugout. But some of the Cubs’ kids being counted on to deliver the next generation of fall thrills at Wrigley Field at least got an up-close...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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A woman is viciously knocked unconscious by a stranger in an elevator. A typical reaction isn’t to blame her. But for some people who saw video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee, that was the response, often coupled with “Why did she stay...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Emilia DiMenco, president and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago, reflects on changes implemented this past year to help women-owned businesses, shares strategies and priorities and discusses the important role women entrepreneurs...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS — Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son and was swiftly benched by the team Friday for the game Sunday against the New England Patriots....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Brittney Griner was out with an eye injury. But the Phoenix Mercury had Diana Taurasi, and that was good enough. Taurasi’s three-point play with 14.3 left in the game broke a tie, and after Elena Delle Donne missed a potential tying three-pointer,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers will practice in Levi’s Stadium on Saturday, a step that might be more about footing than getting familiar with the surroundings. The 49ers host the Bears on Sunday night, the first time the stadium will...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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With the possibility looming that the Bears could face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night without their top three receivers, Pro Bowl wideout Alshon Jeffery participated on a limited basis in practice Friday at Halas Hall. He had not practiced all...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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After one loss to the better-than-expected Buffalo Bills, the Bears’ season is over in the eyes of many pundits. “One thing we talk about is poise in the noise,” linebacker Lance Briggs said. Oh, there will be plenty of noise against the San Francisco...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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The controversy surrounding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s failed plan to permanently rename Stony Island Avenue for the late Bishop Arthur Brazier just won’t quit.  Earlier this week, City Hall asked Apple to strike the never-approved Bishop Arthur Brazier...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, September 12, 2014
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A registered sex offender was ordered held in lieu of $400,000 bail Friday for allegedly loitering near a South Side Catholic School. Karl Trujillo, a married father of two, told the principal of St. Renee Goupil that he had a child enrolled at the school...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, September 12, 2014
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on charges of child abuse in Houston, according to TMZ....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, September 12, 2014
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A Chicago man was ordered held on $2 million bond Friday after allegedly taking part in the beating death of a man whom his girfriend believed had disrespected her....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, September 12, 2014
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Let’s begin with the truth: Week 3 is a dud, a dog, an outright debacle. Week 3 wouldn’t recognize a marquee matchup if one kissed it on the mouth. Week 3 is as uninspiring a collection of games as we’ll see all season. So we’ve got that going...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, September 12, 2014
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