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Halos Hammer Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  Josh Hamilton homered twice and drove in five runs as the Angels hammered the Cubs 13-2 to split the two-game series in Chicago.  Jeff Samardzija [[ suh-MARD-juh ]] gave up nine runs in under five frames for the loss.  Cody Ransom belted a solo homer for Chicago, which had won its last four.  The Cubs start a four-game set with the Cardinals tonight.

Cubs Ink Bryant

(Undated)  --  The Cubs have signed third baseman Kris Bryant to a bonus of 6.7-million-dollars.  Multiple reports say the deal will be announced on Friday prior to the deadline for picks to sign.  He underwent a physical today.  Chicago selected Bryant second overall out of the University of San Diego in last month's draft.  He belted 31 home runs this past season for San Diego.

Tigers Top White Sox

(Detroit, MI)  --  Prince Fielder finished 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI as the Tigers topped the White Sox 8-5 in the middle of a three-game series at Comerica Park.  Conor Gillaspie and Gordon Beckham both hit solo homers for the ChiSox, who have dropped five-of-six.  Dylan Axelrod was rocked for seven runs and 11 hits in five-and-two-thirds frames as he fell to 3-and-6 with the loss.  The Sox and Tigers end the series today.

Bulls Sign Two Picks

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bulls announced on Wednesday the signings of 2013 NBA Draft picks, guard Tony Snell and forward Erik Murphy.  Snell, the team's first round selection and 20th pick overall, joins the Bulls after completing a three-year collegiate career with New Mexico.  The 6-foot-7 guard averaged 9.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and two assists per game while making 77 starts in 104 appearances over his career with the Lobos.  The Bulls chose Murphy out of Florida with 49th overall selection.  The 6-foot-10 forward made 67 starts in 136 games over a four-year career with the Gators and posted averages of 7.7 points and 3.7 rebounds.

Bulls Waive Hamilton

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bulls waived veteran guard Richard Hamilton on Wednesday.  The 35-year-old appeared in 78 games for the Bulls over the past two seasons and averaged 10.5 points with 2.6 assists.  Hamilton signed with the Bulls as a free agent in December 2011.  He spent the majority of his career with the Detroit Pistons after being drafted by Washington as the seventh overall pick in 1999.  The 14-year veteran helped the Pistons make six consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference Finals from 2003-08.

Bulls Sign Dunleavy

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Bulls have signed swingman Mike Dunleavy.  The 11-year veteran spent the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks.  Dunleavy played in 75 games last season with three starts and averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists.  The 32-year-old has averaged 11.9 points for his career with Golden State, Indiana and Milwaukee.

NBA Sets New Salary Cap, Lakers Had Highest Luxury Tax Last Season

(New York, NY)  --  The NBA salary cap is out for the 2013-14 season.  The league has established a cap of just under 58.7-million-dollars, with a luxury tax threshold of just over 71.7-million.  Those are both slight increases from this past season. reports the Bulls are one of six teams to receive a luxury tax penalty from last season.  Instead of dollar-for-dollar, penalties now begin at $1.50 for each dollar over the tax level and go up incrementally each five-million over the threshold.

Sky Sink Mystics

(Rosemont, IL)  --  Sylvia Fowles posted 26 points and 18 rebounds as the Chicago Sky defeated the Washington Mystics, 89-85.  Elena Delle Donne added 18 points and five assists for Chicago, which improved to 9-and-4.  Epiphanny Price chipped in with 15 points in the win.  The Sky face the Sun on Friday.

Blackhawks Forgive Bieber's Logo Misstep

(Chicago, IL)  -- Justin Bieber is back in good graces with the Chicago Blackhawks, even if he may not be with irate hockey fans.  Bieber created a stir after a photo captured him stepping on the Blackhawks' beloved logo while taking a picture of the Stanley Cup in the team's locker room Tuesday.  It's considered a major no-no for anyone to tread on the team's logo.  But the Blackhawks are giving Bieber a pass based on his apparent ignorance of the unwritten rule.  A rep tells that the pop star "did accidentally step on the logo but was immediately asked to step off and was extremely sorry as soon as he realized what he did."

Fire Fall To Club America

(Bridgeview, IL)  --  Daniel Paladini scored in the 19th minute for Chicago but a pair of second half penalty goals sent Club America past the Fire 3-2 in a friendly from Toyota Park.  Sherjill MacDonald netted the second goal for Chicago in the second stoppage time.  The Fire are back in MLS play on Sunday in Vancouver.

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