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U of I expected to boost arena renovation budget

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees are expected to agree to increase the budget for renovating the State Farm Center in Champaign by $4.5 million.

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Wada struggles as Cubs fall 8-3 to Padres

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada delivers against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO (AP) — When asked through a translator if he was nervous in his second big-league start, Tsuyoshi Wada said simply, “Yes.”

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Kennedy pitches around 5 walks in Padres win

San Diego Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO (AP) — Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night.

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Royals beat White Sox 2-1 with run in 9th

Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers, left, attempts to tag out Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas at the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

CHICAGO (AP) — It took a hard slide for the Kansas City Royals to end their skid.

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Bears set sights on playoffs after busy offseason

In this June 17, 2014, file photo, Chicago Bears' defensive end Jared Allen (69) rushes quarterback Jay Cutler during NFLfootball minicamp in Lake Forest, Ill. It was far from a quiet offseason for the Bears, and now they really hope to make some noise. Allen, 32, is the centerpiece of the makeover, the prized signing in free agency. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — It was far from a quiet offseason for the Chicago Bears, and now they really hope to make some noise.

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