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Former college baseball coach Gordie Gillespie dies at 88

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Gordie Gillespie, one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history who also had success coaching football and basketball, has died. He was 88.

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Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan lead Clippers past Bulls 96-86

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) reacts after making a three point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Sunday, March 1, 2015. The Clippers won 96-86. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

CHICAGO (AP) — DeAndre Jordan’s rebounding was too much for the short-handed Chicago Bulls.

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Blackhawks praise additions, deny talk of locker room strife

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) evades Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) while controlling the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks say newcomers Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen are walking into a cohesive locker room.

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Chicago’s 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

In a Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago.  Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday, March 1, 2015. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox.

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No. 5 Maryland close out perfect run in Big Ten play

Maryland center Brionna Jones, right, looks to the basket against Northwestern forward Lauren Douglas (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Fifth-ranked Maryland wrapped up a perfect inaugural season in Big Ten play, beating No. 25 Northwestern 69-48 Sunday behind reserve guard Brene Moseley’s 18 points.

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