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View: NIU’s New Basketball Court Is Bold

It’s black and white with Huskie eyes overlooking the school logo.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs Not Expected To Place Big Bid For Rusney Castillo

Castillo is a highly regarded 27-year-old free agent from Cuba.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Watch: Hawk Harrelson Partook In, Survived Ice Bucket Challenge

Just about everyone’s participated in the cause by now.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Grounds crew carry bags of diamond dry on the field following a rain delay during the fifth inning of the Cubs-Giants game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Chicago won 2-0 in a 4 1/2-inning contest.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Giants Furious After Cubs’ Tarp Snafu

Tuesday’s game was called after 4 1/2 innings because the field was soaked from 15 minutes of rain.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Parent Alvin Jones talks with CBS 2's Jim Williams. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Beats Texas, 6-1, In Little League World Series

Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago survived an elimination game.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hanley: Emery, Trestman Need To Keep Close Watch On Receivers

Brandon Marshall, Santonio Holmes and Martellus Bennett could come with drama.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Has Asked Potential Super Bowl Halftime Acts To Pay To Play

Roger Goodell being Roger Goodell.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks takes the field for the 2014 NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

Bears Notes: Players Understand Friday’s Tall Task

Plus, Jay Cutler is high on the signing of wideout Santonio Holmes.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Begin 1st Phase Of Rehab On Wrigley Field

The new videoboard is set to be ready for Opening Day in 2015.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

5 Notable Bird Flips In NFL History

Johnny Manziel isn’t the first to flash the middle finger in a football game.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, left, with coach Tom Thibodeau at Team USA's training camp in West Point, N.Y. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)

Rose Taking It Easy At Team USA Camp

“If he needs down time, this is a good time for it,” Jerry Colangelo says.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates

Watch: Inspirational Speech By Little League Coach

This is a message all youth coaches should be sending their kids.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Book: Jerry Jones Had To Be Restrained From Drafting Johnny Manziel

“It certainly was a big debate going on,” Jerry Jones says.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Real Offense In The Notre Dame Cheating Scandal

Curiously, the Irish get worked up about academic fraud but not death or sexual assault.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Harris: Draft With Tiers To Avoid Tears

Check out a handy chart that shows when to go for value and potential over need.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

CBS football analyst Phil Simms. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Good For Phil Simms

The slow fade of the “Redskins” nickname is taking shape.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Darius Reynaud. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bears Sign Return Specialist Darius Reynaud, CB Peyton Thompson

Chicago also waived long snapper Chad Rempel and punter Tress Way.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Adam Dunn. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Levine: Dunn Has Decision To Make

(CBS) – Adam Dunn has had a fine career, hitting tons of home runs and making many friends along the way. As the season starts to wind down, the affable slugger must contemplate whether or […]

08/18/2014

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Parents Of Jackie Robinson Players Have Priorities In Order

It is win or go home for the Jackie Robinson West team Monday as the take on Rhode Island in bid to stay alive in the Little League World Series.

08/18/2014