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>>Bulls head for New York to face Knicks

(Undated)  --  The Chicago Bulls head to New York for a key Eastern Conference matchup tomorrow
night.  Both teams are coming off victories and both lead their respective
divisions.  The Bulls are 14-and-10. The Knicks are 19-and-6 and 11-and-1 at
Madison Square Garden.

>>Illinois Gears Up For Saturday's Game

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Illinois is getting set for a meeting with Missouri on the hardwood this
Saturday.  The two will meet at Scottrade Center in St. Louis with tip set for 5
p.m..  The 10th-ranked Illini improved to 12-and-0 by beating Eastern Kentucky
on Sunday.  Mizzou is 9-and-1 following Monday night's win over South Carolina
State.  The Tigers are ranked 12th in the country. You can hear that game on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM.

>>Bears place Bush on IR

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  The Chicago Bears placed running back Michael Bush on injured reserve with a rib injury, ending his season.  Bush rushed for 411 yards and five touchdowns this season and
caught nine passes for 83 yards. The team signed Kahlil [Kaw-lil] Bell to fill
the vacated roster spot.  The Bears play at Arizona this Sunday.

>>Cubs Interested In Jackson

(Chicago, IL)  -- The Chicago Cubs are trying to build some depth in their starting rotation and are targeting
veterans Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva [[Vi-ya-nueh-va]], according to a
report in "The Chicago Tribune."  Villanueva was finalizing an agreement
Wednesday night.  Jackson, who has pitched a no-hitter in his career, is still
weighing other offers.




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