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This You Gotta See: Astros’ Dusty Baker goes for his first World Series title as a manager

Love or hate this Houston club, you’ve got to be happy for Baker. Unless you don’t like him, either.

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Notre Dame coach Niele Ivey relishing role as women’s basketball underdog

After back-to-back disappointing seasons, the Fighting Irish have been picked to finish sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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MLB faces likely work stoppage on Dec. 2

Negotiations have been taking place since last spring, and each side thinks the other has not made proposals that will lead toward a new agreement.

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Braves beat Dodgers to advance to first World Series since 1999

Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer as the Braves won the best-of-seven series 4-2.

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Kyren Williams leads No. 13 Notre Dame past Southern Cal

Williams rushed for two short touchdowns and a season-high 138 yards on 25 carries and the Irish withstood the Trojans’ fourth-quarter rally for a 31-16 victory.

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Bulls improve to 3-0 with win over Detroit, get defensive along the way

Lonzo Ball had a reputation as a great defensive player before joining the Bulls, and that quality was on display Saturday.

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Previewing and predicting the Class 8A state football playoffs

Loyola is the heavy favorite, but whom will the Ramblers face in DeKalb?

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Fire put ‘sampling’ theory to test in 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake

Thanks to giveaways and promotions, the Fire distributed an announced 31,308 tickets for their home finale, the third-biggest crowd for a stand-alone MLS game in team history and the largest since the inaugural 1998 season.

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2021 IHSA Class 8A state football playoff pairings

The full playoff pairings for Class 8A.

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2021 IHSA Class 7A state football playoff pairings

The full playoff pairings for Class 7A.

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2021 IHSA Class 6A state football playoff pairings

The full playoff pairings for Class 6A.

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2021 IHSA Class 5A state football playoff pairings

The full playoff pairings for Class 5A.

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2021 IHSA Class 4A state football playoff pairings

The full playoff pairings for Class 4A.

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2021 IHSA Class 3A state football playoff pairings

The full playoff pairings for Class 3A.

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2021 IHSA state football playoff pairings

Links to the pairings for all eight classes.

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2021 IHSA Class 2A state football playoff pairings

The full playoff pairings for Class 2A.

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2021 IHSA Class 1A state football playoff pairings

The full playoff pairings for Class 1A.

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Bulls forward Javonte Green brings instant energy off the bench

The reserve player is becoming a fan favorite early in the season, but Zach LaVine said he took notice of Green’s "dog mentality" last March, when he was acquired.

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CPS sets record with 24 schools officially making the IHSA state football playoffs

Twenty-four Public League teams qualified for the state football playoffs on Saturday.

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Morgan Park hands Amundsen its first loss

Like a lot of teams, Morgan Park will be moving into mostly uncharted territory when the IHSA playoffs start next week.

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Northern Illinois rallies in final minute to beat Central Michigan

Rocky Lombardi threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns and freshman Kanon Woodill kicked the go-ahead field goal with under a minute to go in his first collegiate action to give the Huskies a 39-38 victory.

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Northwestern no match for No. 6 Michigan

Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins combined for 229 rushing yards and four touchdowns, carrying the Wolverines to a 33-7 victory.

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Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State in NCAA’s 1st 9-OT game

Casey Washington caught a two-point conversion pass from Brandon Peters to end the first nine-overtime game in NCAA history and lift the Illini to a 20-18 victory.

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Bears OLB Robert Quinn out vs. Buccaneers as he remains on reserve/COVID list

Quinn tested positive Tuesday and still needs two negative tests (24 hours apart) to be cleared to return to the Bears.

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Bears rule out DT Akiem Hicks (groin) vs. Buccaneers

Hicks played through the injury last week against the Packers and practiced partially Friday but did not travel with the team to Tampa.

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Bears reinstate RB Damien Williams, who’ll play Sunday

Williams spent 10 days on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the minimum for an unvaccinated player who tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Free agency will be important step for Cubs’ rebuild

President Jed Hoyer has emphasized spending "intelligently" this winter.

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Patrick Kane, Ryan Carpenter, Erik Gustafsson land in COVID protocol

Players can be put in the protocol for many reasons, not necessarily a confirmed positive test, including an initial unconfirmed positive and contact tracing.

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Polling Place: Just how bad is this Blackhawks season going to be?

The Hawks have yet to have more goals on the scoreboard than the other guys at any point in any game.

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Running back Kyren Williams giving Notre Dame a jolt

Irish star Williams is setting the tone with his boisterous personality and boundless energy.

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White Sox broadcasters liked most — but not all — of what they saw in 2021

Jason Benetti, Steve Stone and Len Kasper share their thoughts on the 2021 White Sox.

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Fire midfielder Alvaro Medran says ‘many things need to be changed’

Intentionally or not, Medran delivered a damning indictment of the team and how it was built.

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Upland game: The swings and misses of the status of Illinois pheasants, rabbits, quail and habitat

Wade Louis gives an update on the status of pheasants, rabbits, quail and habitat in Illinois.