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Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

Trudie Acheatel, wearing an Ernie Banks jersey, pays her respects during a public visitation held for the Chicago Cubs' Hall of Famer  who died after a heart attack last week Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Chicago. "Mr. Cub" is remembered as much for his boundless enthusiasm despite playing on mostly losing teams as his 512 home runs and two MVP awards. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday on what would have been his 84th birthday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball’s color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over his teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life.

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Cubs teammates say Ernie Banks was about more than baseball

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Cubs teammates are remembering Ernie Banks as a man who was about much more than baseball.

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Rampone, Rapinoe sidelined for France, England exhibitions

CHICAGO (AP) — American defender Christie Rampone and midfielder Megan Rapinoe will miss the U.S. team’s exhibition games at France and England next month along with suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo.

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Visitation for Ernie Banks to be held in Chicago

CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO BANKS, NOT BACKS - The statue of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was placed next to the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to pay their respects, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The city and the Cubs took the unprecedented step of taking the statue out of storage, where it was being held while the ballpark is renovated, and put it on public display away from its usual home at Wrigley Field. Banks died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He was 83.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

CHICAGO (AP) — Fans will get a chance to pay their respects to Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks.

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White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox were looking to add versatility to their lineup, so they decided to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham after trading him last season.

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