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White Sox Claim Elmore Off Waivers from Houston
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have claimed infielder Jake Elmore off waivers from the Houston Astros and purchased the contracts of infielder Carlos Sanchez and outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte.
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Bears Pitch In for Storm Victims
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears continue to pitch in to help storm victims in Illinois.
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Bears' Cutler Out of Hard Cast
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is out of a hard cast and wearing a small brace on his injured left ankle.
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Local Sports 11/20/13
Here's a look at tonight's local sports
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Varlamov Leads Avalanche Past Blackhawks 5-1
DENVER (AP)--Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 shots, Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 on Tuesday night.
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Blues too Much for Sabres 4-1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)--Brenden Morrow scored twice and the St. Louis Blues continued their mastery of the Buffalo Sabres with a 4-1 win Tuesday night.
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Local Sports 11/19/13
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Bears' Defense Showing Signs It's Coming Together
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears defense is showing signs that's it's coming together despite being ripped apart by injuries.
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N. Illinois Looks To Clinch Spot In MAC Title Game
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A trip to a fourth consecutive Mid-American Conference title game is on the line for No. 20 Northern Illinois at Toledo on Wednesday night.
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Blackhawks Pound Sharks 5-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including one on a third-period penalty shot, and Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
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Local Sports 11/18/2013
Here's a look at today's sports schedule.
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Illinois St. holds off Northwestern 68-64
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP)--Freshman Tony Wills hit two free throws with 5.9 seconds left as Illinois State held off a late Northwestern comeback to secure a 68-64 non-conference victory on Sunday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
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Blackhawks Pound Sharks 5-1
CHICAGO (AP)--Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including one on a third-period penalty shot, and Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
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Ovechkin gets 2 to tie Steen; Caps top Blues 4-1
WASHINGTON (AP)--Alex Ovechkin won the head-to-head matchup between the NHL's two leading goal scorers Sunday, getting a pair in the first period to move into a tie with Alexander Steen in the Washington Capitals' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.
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Illinois Beats Bradly 81-55
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)--John Ekey scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds on Sunday as Illinois cruised to an easy 81-55 victory over previously unbeaten Bradley.
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Pacific overpowers Western Illinois in 66-52 win
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP)--Tony Gill scored 19 points and Sama Taku added 16 more to lead Pacific to a 66-52 win over Western Illinois on Sunday.
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Bears Beat Ravens 23-20 in OT After Long Delay
CHICAGO (AP)--Robbie Gould kicked a 38-yard field goal to lift the Chicago Bears to a 23-20 victory over Baltimore Sunday in a game delayed about two hours by a torrential downpour.
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Rose, Bulls End Pacers' Perfection With 110-94 Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 23 points, Derrick Rose added 20 points and the Chicago Bulls knocked off the NBA's last unbeaten team with a 110-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
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Predators Surge Past Blackhawks 7-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Rookie Marek Mazanec made 39 saves for his first NHL victory and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-2 Saturday night.
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Buckeyes Down Illini 60-35 To Stay Unbeaten
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Carlos Hyde ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Braxton Miller had another 184 yards rushing and two scores Saturday to push No. 3 Ohio State past Illinois 60-35.
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Bulls Rout Raptors 96-80 For 1st Road Win
TORONTO (AP) -- Luol Deng had 19 points, Joakim Noah scored 18 and the Chicago Bulls overcame the absence of Derrick Rose to beat the Toronto Raptors 96-80 on Friday night for their first road win of the season.
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Bradley Overpowers Chicago State In 77-64 Win
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Omari Grier scored 19 points to lead Bradley past Chicago State in a 77-64 win on Friday night.
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Meyer: No letdown for OSU at Illinois _ or else
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)--Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't expect his Buckeyes to look past Illinois this Saturday.
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Stanford pulls away from Northwestern, 71-58
STANFORD, Calif. (AP)--Josh Huestis scored 13 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to help Stanford beat Northwestern 71-58 on Thursday night.
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Blackhawks Reacquire Forward Versteeg From Florida
CHICAGO (AP)--The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forwards Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre from the Florida Panthers for forward Jimmy Hayes and defenseman Dylan Olsen.
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Steen scores 2 to lead Blues to 7-3 win over Avs
ST. LOUIS (AP)--Alexander Steen scored his league-leading 15th and 16th goals and the St. Louis Blues' slumping power play woke up with three goals in a 7-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
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Lynch Leads #20 NIU Past Ball State
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Jordan Lynch threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help No. 20 Northern Illinois beat Ball State 48-27 on Wednesday night.
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Illinois Survives Valparaiso Charge
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Rayvonte Rice scored 18 points and Illinois fought off a second-half charge by Valparaiso Wednesday for a 64-52 win.
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Drug Scheme Leads to Prison for Ex-Bear
DALLAS (AP) -- Once an NFL wide receiver and local hero with a $5 million contract, Sam Hurd was reduced to being a convicted felon in orange jail scrubs pleading with a judge to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.
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