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Rose Splashes In 4 Three-Pointers as Bulls Light Up Rockets

When the fourth quarter began, the Chicago Bulls were trailing the Houston Rockets, 71-63, and Derrick Rose had 16 points.  That did not last long as the Bulls’ phenom point guard splashed in a 27-foot jump shot in the opening possession of the period.  He seemed as though he had a chip on his shoulder, after falling on the short end of a few disputed foul calls prior to that point in the game.  Derrick the ...

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Recap: Derrick Rose bests John Wall in easy victory

The Chicago Bulls (5-3) bested a Washington Wizards team (2-6) that looked indecisive and lethargic, 103-96, on Saturday night at the United Center. It was Kirk Hinrich's first regular season game back in Chicago since he was traded on Draft day.  He received a warm applause from Bulls' fans during introductions, and after a video tribute was shown on the big screen during the first time-out of the opening  ...

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Bulls fall after big effort in Beantown

TD Garden, Boston, MA--- The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls went into overtime on Friday night.  Why is this ringing a bell? These two teams have had some hard-fought battles over the past few seasons - mainly the 7-game series in the first round of the 2009 NBA Playoffs nearly 18 months ago. Unfortunately for the Bulls, on this night they would fall short in OT, 110-105. Losing back-to-back games is alwa ...

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Everyone Can Back Away From The Ledge Now

The Blackhawks can finally move forward from everything last season. Opening night is over the banner is raised now it is time to just play hockey, and last night we saw what this team can actually do when they are pushed up against the wall early on. Being down by a goal when Niklas Hjalmarsson took that penalty for that nasty hit on Jason Pominville the Blackhawks continued to fight back killing the five ...

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Blackhawks Defense Of The Cup, Not So Great

Last night was a tough start to the Chicago Blackhawks defense of the cup. Before wide spread panic hits the streets around the Madhouse on Madison you heard it from me first (well not sorta I'm sure you've read it a million times already today) it'll be fine, the Hawks will be fine and they are not going to go 0-81-1 for the rest of the season. They did do some good things last night. The remaining forward ...

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Silva Rights Ship as Cubs Down Astros

Cubs 5, Astros 2 Houston -- After lasting just 2 1/3 innings combined in his last two starts Carlos Silva (10-4) tossed five innings of one run baseball and won for just the second time in eight starts. Geovany Soto (who left after fouling a ball of his foot) started the double parade off Astros starter Wesley Wright (0-1) with a two run double in the 2nd. The Cubs hit five and all and never looked back. Al ...

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Cubs Squandered Opportunities Opens Door for Astros

Astros 4, Cubs 3 Chicago -- The Cubs stranded seven runners over three innings leading up to the Astros three run 12th that sealed the Cubs' fate. The Cubs had a runner at third with one out in the ninth, but Alfonso Soriano flied out to shallow center and Tyler Colvin struck out. They loaded the bases with one out in the 10th before a Kosuke Fukodome struck out and Geovany Soto flied to left and then in th ...

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Ramirez Blasts Cubs Past Astros

Cubs 14, Astros 7 Chicago -- On the day legendary manager Lou Piniella announced his retirement from baseball his team exploded from a 7-1 deficit to down the visiting Houston Astros. Aramis Ramirez single-handedly led the Cubs back with three homers and seven runs batted in. Derrek Lee added three RBI of his own. The Cubs fell behind early allowing four runs in the top of the 2nd. Three of them unearned af ...

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Silva Gets Shelled as Astros Slam Cubs

Astros 11, Cubs 6 Chicago -- Carlos Silva (9-4) lasted just 41 pitches over 1 inning allowing 5 runs on 7 hits with a pair of walks. After the top of the 1st it and unclimbable hill for the Cubs offense. The Cubs bullpen didn't fair much better as all 3 relievers allowed at least one run. Carlos Lee and Jason Castro led the charge against Silva. Lee hit a two run double in the first followed by a two run si ...

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Cubs Hammer Halladay, Take 3 of 4 from Phills

Cubs 11, Phillies 6 Chicago -- The Cubs shocked the Phillies and their ace Roy Halladay (10-8) to the tune of 6 runs (5 earned) on seven hits over 6 innings including home runs from Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto. However, it was the kids at the top of the order who sparked the Cubs offense. Rookies Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro, the number 1 and 2 hitters, combined to go 6-9 with 3 runs scored an RBI a ...

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