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Bears Beat Cowboys 45-28 on Ditka Day
CHICAGO (AP)--Josh McCown threw for a career-high four touchdowns, and the Chicago Bears scored on their first eight possessions to grab a share of the NFC North lead with a 45-28 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on a frigid Monday night.
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White Sox Agree to Deal with Paulino
CHICAGO (AP)--The Chicago White Sox and right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino have agreed to a one-year, $1.75-million contract that includes a club option for 2015.
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Local Sports 12/9/13
Monday's local sports schedule.
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Torre, LaRussa, Cox Elected to Baseball Hall
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have been unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee.
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IL Gov Declares "Mike Ditka Day"
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- It's Ditka Day in Illinois.
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NIU, Utah State in Poinsettia Bowl
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Star dual-threat quarterback Jordan Lynch and the No. 24. Northern Illinois Huskies will face Mountain West Conference Mountain Division champion Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 26 at Qualcomm Stadium.
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Packers End 5-Game Slide, Beat Falcons
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Matt Flynn threw for 258 yards and the Packers' struggling defense forced a key fourth-quarter turnover in a 22-21 win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons to snap a five-game winless slide.
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Cardinals Beat Rams to End NFC West Skid
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Carson Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes, 12 of them to Larry Fitzgerald, and the Arizona Cardinals ended an eight-game losing streak against NFC West foes by beating the St. Louis Rams 30-10 on Sunday.
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Illinois Builds Early Lead to Beat Auburn
ATLANTA (AP) -- Rayvonte Rice scored 22 points Sunday, when he and Illinois shot at a torrid pace on the way to routing Auburn 81-62 in Philips Arena.
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Without Crawford, Blackhawks Top Panthers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks scored a season-high three times on the power play in a 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night.
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Knight Scores 20, Illinois St. Beats No. 25 Dayton
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Daishon Knight had 20 points and six rebounds as Illinois State beat No. 25 Dayton 81-75 on Saturday night.
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Jennings Leads Pistons Over Bulls 92-75
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brandon Jennings scored 33 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 92-75 win over the short-handed Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
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Balance Lifts No. 11 Colorado Past Illinois 79-56
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Arielle Roberson scored 17 points and Jen Reese added 16 and No. 11 Colorado, with four players in double figures, rolled to a 79-56 win over Illinois Saturday night.
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Silver Streak Boys Drop One in Champaign
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Ducks Beat Blackhawks 3-2 In Shootout
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri scored in the shootout to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to their third consecutive loss.
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Cutler's Injured Left Ankle Responds Well
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman says quarterback Jay Cutler's injured left ankle responded well after he returned to practice this week.
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High School basketball scores
Friday night games, 12/06/13
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Local Sports 12/6/13
Thursday's results and Friday's schedule.
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NIU Tries to Focus on Only MAC Title
DETROIT (AP) -- No. 16 Northern Illinois is trying to focus only on the Mid-American Conference championship game.
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New Cubs Manager Gets Official Welcome
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rick Renteria stood next to Chicago Cubs executives Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein and pulled on a No. 16 jersey in a lounge at Wrigley Field.
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Boozer Leads Bulls to Win Over Heat
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Boozer scored 27 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat 107-87 on Thursday night.
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Wild Beat Blackhawks
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Marco Scandella's slap shot with 1:48 left, the defenseman's first goal this season, lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.
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Blues Hand Islanders 8th Straight Loss
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Derek Roy and David Backes scored power-play goals 2:31 apart in the second period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-1 win over the struggling New York Islanders on Thursday night.
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Browns QB Campbell Cleared to Practice; Tanney Gets Practice Time
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns quarterback Jason Campbell has been cleared to practice after sustaining a concussion and could play Sunday against New England.
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Bears' Cutler, Briggs Out vs. Cowboys
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Lance Briggs will miss Monday night's home game against Dallas.
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NIU Basketball Defeats Dartmouth
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Darrell Bowie scored six of his 12 points in the final four minutes and Northern Illinois held on to defeat Dartmouth 64-57 Thursday night.
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Local Sports 12/5/13
Here's a look at your local sports scheule
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W. Illinois Stifles E. Illinois, Wins 60-32
MACOMB, Ill. (AP)--Adam Link scored 12 points as Western Illinois beat Eastern Illinois 60-32 on Wednesday night, holding the Panthers to their lowest point total since 1948.
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Cubs Agree to Deal with Wright
CHICAGO (AP)--A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Wesley Wright.
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