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>>Bulls Resume Series With Nets Tonight

(Brooklyn, NY)  --  The Bulls and Nets resume their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series tonight from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  On Saturday, the Bulls were crushed by the Nets in Brooklyn, 106-89.  Joakim Noah played 13 minutes and scored four points with five rebounds in the loss.  Tonight's tip is scheduled for 7:00.

>>Rose Not Likely To Return For Playoffs

(Brooklyn, NY)  --  Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday that guard Derrick Rose is unlikely to return to action during the playoffs.  Rose tore the ACL in his left knee on April 28th of last year in the first game of last season's playoffs.  He has not played at all this season, but was medically cleared to play earlier this year.  Rose sat on the bench during Chicago's Game One loss on Saturday next to Thibodeau.

>>Blackhawks Meet Canucks Tonight

(Vancouver, British Columbia)  --  The Blackhawks are in Vancouver where they skate with the Canucks this evening.  Chicago split a pair of games over the weekend, beating Nashville in OT on Friday before falling to Phoenix in a shootout Saturday.  The 'Hawks are now 34-5-and-5 on the year.  Tonight's game starts at 9:00.

>>Cubs Get Swept In Milwaukee

(Milwaukee, WI)  --  Anthony Rizzo hit his sixth homer of the year but the Cubs lost to the Brewers yesterday in Milwaukee, 4-2.  Rizzo's two-run shot in the third inning was all of the offense Chicago could muster as it suffered a three-game sweep to the Crew.  Scott Feldman gave up four runs, only one earned, over five innings to take the loss and fall to 0-and-3 on the year.

>>Cubs Open Set In Cincinnati

(Cincinnati, OH)  -- The Cubs' ten-game road trip has taken them to Cincinnati for the start of a three-game series with the Reds tonight.  Travis Wood will take the mound against the Redlegs.  Cincinnati counters with right-hander Mike Leake in tonight's opener.  The Reds are 11-and-8 after winning three-of-four over Miami this weekend.  First pitch is set for 6:10.

>>White Sox Suffer Setback Against Twins

(Chicago, IL)  --  Matt Lindstrom allowed three runs in a four-run seventh inning for the Twins as Minnesota dropped the White Sox yesterday, 5-3.  Lindstrom suffered the loss after starter Gavin Floyd struck out six over six innings of one-run ball.  Adam Dunn hit his third homer of the year as Chicago was swept in the rain-shortended two-game series.  The Sox fell to 7-and-11.

>>White Sox Welcome Indians

(Chicago, IL)  --  The White Sox open a three-game series with the Indians tonight at US Cellular Field.  Dylan Axelrod takes the ball against Cleveland's Justin Masterson in the opener.  Chicago lost two-of-three in Cleveland earlier this month and is currently 7-and-11 on the year.  The Tribe is 7-and-10 after taking two-of-three from Houston over the weekend.  First pitch tonight is scheduled for 7:10.

>>Bears Make Final Draft Preparations

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  The Bears are in the process of making final preparations for this week's NFL Draft.  Chicago will have the 20th overall pick in the first round, which will get underway Thursday night from New York.  The second and third rounds take place Friday while the final three rounds go down on Saturday.

>>Fire Pick Up Win Over Columbus

(Bridgeview, IL)  --  Jeff Larentowica found the back of the net in the 83rd minute to give the Fire a 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew at Toyota Park on Saturday.  Chicago has won two out of three to improve to 2-4-and-1 on the season.  The Fire hit the road to play the Montreal Impact next week.

Andrew Stetka/bg   SPT)

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