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Joe Maddon leaves as Rays manager

Joe Maddon leaves as Rays manager

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract effective immediately, the team announced Friday.

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Bears shouldn't get 'too cute' against Patriots

Bears shouldn't get 'too cute' against Patriots

The Bears need a conservative game plan going up against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots Sunday, says Chicago Tribune columnist David...

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Bears vs. Patriots week 8 predictions

Bears vs. Patriots week 8 predictions

Chicago Tribune sports experts give their predictions for the upcoming Sunday game.

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Sunday morning NFL football: Ca-ching, ca-ching

Sunday morning NFL football: Ca-ching, ca-ching

In case you haven't noticed, you can watch an actual NFL game with your breakfast on Sunday morning. Fox is airing the Detroit-Atlanta...

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Jackie Robinson West's latest accomplishment: Frosted Flakes

Jackie Robinson West's latest accomplishment: Frosted Flakes

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers are on a cereal box.

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Van Gundy: How to improve the $24-billion-richer NBA

Van Gundy: How to improve the $24-billion-richer NBA

ESPN/ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy has a couple of ideas for NBA commissioner Adam Silver in the in the wake of the league's new $24 billion TV...

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Peyton Manning throws 3 TDs as Broncos top Chargers 35-21

Peyton Manning throws 3 TDs as Broncos top Chargers 35-21

DENVER -- Quarterback Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns, all to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, and the Denver Broncos pulled away...

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 Brandon Saad needs consistency to take next step

Brandon Saad needs consistency to take next step

NASHVILLE — There are times Brandon Saad absolutely dominates during hockey games.

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To get back in running, Bears need to run

To get back in running, Bears need to run

Marc Trestman, like most others in the NFL, calls every Sunday a must-win.

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Live blog: Join us Sunday for Bears at Patriots

Live blog: Join us Sunday for Bears at Patriots

Sign up now and join in on Sunday.

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Thursday's recap: Predators 3, Blackhawks 2

Thursday's recap: Predators 3, Blackhawks 2

Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw found the back of the net but it wasn┬┐t enough as the Hawks fell to 4-1-1.

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Predators 3, Blackhawks 2

Predators 3, Blackhawks 2

All the action from Bridgestone Arena.

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Jimmy Butler on contract clock with Bulls

Jimmy Butler on contract clock with Bulls

If his absence in a mere exhibition doesn't underscore Jimmy Butler's value, then surely not having him to guard ...

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Sam Farmer's Week 8 NFL picks

Sam Farmer's Week 8 NFL picks

Last week: 11-4 (8-7 against the spread). Season: 70-35-1 (62-44 against the spread).

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Jonathan Toews: 'Not easy to come from behind' vs. Predators

Jonathan Toews: 'Not easy to come from behind' vs. Predators

Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews after 3-2 loss to Predators: "Not easy to come from behind against a team like that."

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 Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision

Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision

It started with abdominal pain. Nothing major, but Dwight White felt discomfort one day in June, enough to request a doctor’s...

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 Logan Pause brings Fire career to stop

Logan Pause brings Fire career to stop

It has been a bittersweet week but Fire midfielder Logan Pause has no regrets as he prepares for the final game of his career.

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Giants never seem to lose their cool

Giants never seem to lose their cool

SAN FRANCISCO — Boston bills Fenway Park as the "most beloved ballpark in baseball" while the Cubs marketed Wrigley Field this year as...

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