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Rivals now, Candace Parker and Elena Delle Donne will always have Taco Bell

Elena Delle Donne was once a starstruck teenager getting a personal tour of the University of Tennessee from Candace Parker, when the Naperville native was trying to court Delle Donne to play for the Volunteers. "I remember that greatly because Candace was one of my biggest role models. She took...

Bulls

The next problem with the idea of the Bulls trading Jimmy Butler

The next problem with the idea of the Bulls trading Jimmy Butler

Much as been written and said lately about trading Jimmy Butler and/or the space station formerly known as Derrick Rose to improve a dysfunctional Bulls organization. I’ve written it several times. Other people have written it. Our Bulls beat writer K.C. Johnson wrote it last weekend, and if someone...

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Jonathan Toews following in Jake Arrieta's pilates footsteps

Jonathan Toews following in Jake Arrieta's pilates footsteps

Jonathan Toews has more time on his hands than usual this offseason, and he’s using it to add a new wrinkle to his workout routine. The Blackhawks captain, known as a bit of a fitness nut, has taken up pilates, following the lead of Cubs pitcher and Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. “Pilates is a battle...

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  • Illinois must take strong stand vs. domestic violence with Kendrick Nunn penalty

    Illinois must take strong stand vs. domestic violence with Kendrick Nunn penalty

    A few weeks after three Illinois basketball players were arrested in succession and charged with violent offenses, coach John Groce asserted that the Illini won't shy away from taking responsibility. "We've shown there is an accountability piece to this," Groce said in March, "and we will discipline...

  • LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

    LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

    The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. Veterinarians plan to treat Mike VI's spindle cell sarcoma with radiation therapy that could extend the 10-year-old tiger's life by one or two more years, Dr. David...

  • Jaylon Tate reinstated to Illinois basketball team after charge dropped

    Jaylon Tate reinstated to Illinois basketball team after charge dropped

    Illinois reinstated guard Jaylon Tate to the basketball team Friday, one day after prosecutors dropped a domestic-battery charge against him. No decision has been reached on guard Kendrick Nunn, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery earlier this week in Champaign, stemming from an arrest in...

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  • Jake Arrieta vs. Chris Sale: Cubs, White Sox could make it happen

    Jake Arrieta vs. Chris Sale: Cubs, White Sox could make it happen

    Jake Arrieta said he would love to face Chris Sale during the four-game City Series in late July, calling it a potential "dog fight." And why not? It's a matchup so delicious, Cubs and White Sox fans finally agree on something: It has to happen. Because Sale and Arrieta are no-brainers to be picked...

  • That one time Magic Johnson tried to trash-talk Michael Jordan

    That one time Magic Johnson tried to trash-talk Michael Jordan

    Magic Johnson told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that he only talked trash once during his 13-year NBA career — and Michael Jordan was his target. It happened when both Hall of Famers were practicing for the 1992 Olympics with the original "Dream Team." Playing against each other, they played to...

  • Bears fans, get ready to pay more for Packers game

    Bears fans, get ready to pay more for Packers game

    Bears single-game tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, and the team also announced the debut of tiered pricing. Not surprisingly, the Packers game on Dec. 18 has been set at the highest premium as the Bears use variable pricing for the first time. For Section 209 along the 50-yard line, for...

  • Jimmy Butler on his Superman night-light, rear-view mirrors and more

    Jimmy Butler on his Superman night-light, rear-view mirrors and more

    Jimmy Butler is a full-grown man, but he still has a little bit of kid in him. The Bulls’ All-Star guard appeared on NBA TV’s “The Starters” Wednesday night and told the hosts that he sleeps with a Superman night-light. Butler did not confess to any lingering childhood fears – this is someone who...

  • These Chicago-area natives are biking across the country and making us all feel inferior

    These Chicago-area natives are biking across the country and making us all feel inferior

    Nineteen-year-old Jack Buczkowski has been a food delivery driver, a Little League field crew worker, a middle school lacrosse coach and a house-painting, lawn-mulching, grass-weeding handyman. But for now, he's just a cross-country biker.  Buczkowski is riding his bike from Lake Michigan to the...

  • Two fans beat Dodgers traffic by walking 22 miles to the game

    Two fans beat Dodgers traffic by walking 22 miles to the game

    Sometimes it really is the journey, not the destination. Occasionally it's both. Last week, nine hours before game time, Jay Lewitt and Rick Gottesman — buddies since grade school, pals for life — set off on foot for Dodger Stadium, from Sherman Oaks, 22 miles away. "We parked on Sutton Street,...

  • Pro golfer Phil Mickelson named in SEC complaint for insider trading, agrees to forfeit nearly $1M

    Pro golfer Phil Mickelson named in SEC complaint for insider trading, agrees to forfeit nearly $1M

    The professional golfer Phil Mickelson has agreed to forfeit nearly $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission said was unfairly earned on a tip from an insider trading scheme conducted by a former corporate director and a professional gambler. Federal prosecutors announced criminal...

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