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  1. With opener near, defense not finished product

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While Chicago Bulls players might be happy that the preseason schedule is complete, the coaching staff would not mind more opportunities to fine tune the squad. After a full collection of practice games when Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  2. Bulls remain undecided on improving Butler

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- With the season opening game just three days away, Jimmy Butler's status remains uncertain due to the sprained ligaments in his left thumb. Butler had the thumb wrapped heavily Sunday. He didn't practice with the team, but he was taking...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  3. Royals claim White Sox OF Moises Sierra

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The Kansas City Royals haven't been too busy with the World Series to look toward the future, claiming outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers Friday from the Chicago White Sox. A portion of the Royals' success this season can be credited t...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. Eaton, Ramirez named Gold Glove finalists

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - A Chicago White Sox team that had its issues on defense at times in 2014 still had two players named Thursday as finalists for an American League Gold Glove Award. Center fielder Adam Eaton and shortstop Alexei Ramirez each were named fi...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  5. Joakim Noah vows improved rebounding

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Just because it is the preseason does not mean the Chicago Bulls have not taking the results seriously. Red flags have been raised with the team's rebounding as the Bulls have been beaten on the glass 314-312 in seven preseason games. Op...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  6. GMs like Bulls' current/future coaching options

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The NBA's general managers have spoken and the Chicago Bulls are being thought of in high regard for the 2014-15 season. In a poll at NBA.com, the league's general managers were asked about a wide-range of topics, including who will win...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  7. Konerko's memorable slam turns 9

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko's career was defined by hard work, consistency and his leadership skills, all of which were lauded as his playing days came to an end last month. But boiling it down to the single-best moment of his career, it would be hard...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  8. Final dress rehearsal looms for Bulls

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- If he has even the slightest spare minute of time, the sense is that Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau will use it to figure out a way to make his team better. So if there is court time available and another NBA team sitting at the benc...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  9. Scout Paul Provas dies at 63

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Longtime Chicago White Sox scout Paul Provas passed away Thursday morning at the age of 63. Provas was hired by the White Sox in the winter of 1992 as an amateur scout whose coverage area ranged from Kansas and Missouri, through Nebrask...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  10. Lottery criticism too much of a gamble

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The NBA voted down the plan to restructure the league's draft lottery, and Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau elected not to gamble with his own money. Asked about the vote to not change the current lottery system, which some point to as...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  11. Thibs prepared if Butler can't go in opener

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago Bulls continue to operate on the premise that Jimmy Butler will need a week for his left thumb injury to heal, coach Tom Thibodeau will move forward as if he won't have one of his top defenders for the season opener. B...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  12. Thibs forced to consider minutes limits

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau will not commit to a minutes restriction plan for any of his players, especially when there still is a week of preparation time remaining before the regular season begins. Yet, with Derrick Rose re...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  13. Abreu starts collection of rookie honors

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- In a prelude to what is expected to be the result of the official American League Rookie of the Year award, the Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu was honored Monday for his outstanding debut season. The 27-year-old Abreu was named the Spor...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  14. Healthy Bulls await official starting five

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The run of relative good health has continued for the Chicago Bulls, despite coach Tom Thibodeau's intense preseason regimen. The latest scare came in practice Saturday when forward Nikola Mirotic took a finger to the eye, but he partic...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  15. Thibs ready to shift into regular-season mode

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- By coach Tom Thibodeau's timetable, the last of the Chicago Bulls' preseason games will take place Sunday night at the United Center against the Charlotte Hornets. Sure, two more unofficial games remain before the team's season opener a...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  16. Rose doesn't share Thibodeau's panic mode

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Unlike his coach Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose is not anywhere near hitting the preparation panic button as Chicago Bulls preseason hits its second week. Thibodeau continues to put his team through a heavy workload, concerned that a squad...

    Blog | October 14, 2014