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Illini hope weapons around Lunt an upgrade on 2013

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt talks with reporters at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, after learning he will be the starting Illini quarterback. Lunt transferred from Oklahoma State after starting as a freshman but sat out last season under NCAA transfer rules. Illinois starts its season Aug. 30 against Youngstown State. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — It was all but a given that Illinois would name Wes Lunt its starting quarterback. What is less certain is the quality of the players around the transfer from Oklahoma State.

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Chicago defense can’t stop Seattle 34-6 loss

Seattle Seahawks' Christine Michael (33) celebrates his touchdown reception as Jermaine Kearse (15) watches, against the Chicago Bears in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE (AP) — From coach Marc Trestman’s view, everything exposed about the Chicago Bears can be fixed.

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Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6

Seattle Seahawks' Christine Michael (33) celebrates his touchdown reception as Jermaine Kearse (15) watches, against the Chicago Bears in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s defense is expected to among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense can play this well in the regular season, look out.

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Prado has big hit in 9th, Yankees rally for win

New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury follows through on an RBI double off of Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks in the fifth inning of a baseball game as Tyler Flowers catches for the White Sox at Yankee Stadium on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Prado hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

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Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta throws against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta said he enjoyed running into some of his old Orioles teammates before Friday’s game at Wrigley Field.

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