Former beauty queen with law degree dies homeless

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Damarys Ruiz, a former Venezuelan beauty queen with a law degree, has reportedly died after spending the last 15 years of her life homeless. Ruiz shot to stardom in the 1970s while representing her state of Sucre in the ’73 Miss Venezuela contest, but according to The Daily Mail, she had a “heartbreaking […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Minnesota

    * The Twins lead the 2015 season series between these two clubs 5-2, and have won the last four meetings, outscoring the White Sox 31-8 during this streak. * Minnesota improved to 3-1 in extra-inning games this season with its 4-3, 13-inning victory over the Pirates on Wednesday. The Twins went 6-7 in extra-inning contests […]

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    Blackhawks Game 3 Notes For Thursday vs. Anaheim

    * The Blackhawks defeated the Ducks, 3-2, in triple overtime Tuesday night, evening up this matchup at a game apiece, and becoming the first team to beat Anaheim at Honda Center since the regular season. The game lasted 116:12, marking the longest game in Blackhawks franchise history. * Anaheim has been tied 1-1 in a […]

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    Bulls’ Jimmy Butler gets an honor for his defense from the NBA

    CHICAGO – As May rolls on one of the bigger free agents in the NBA this summer is raising his price just a little bit more. At this rate, the Bulls might have to really pay up to get Jimmy Butler to put on the red again for the next few years. On Wednesday the […]

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    Blackhawks Game 2 Notes For Tuesday @ Anaheim

    * The Ducks throttled the Blackhawks, 4-1, on Sunday, recording their third straight triumph, and improving to 9-1 during the 2015 playoffs overall. Anaheim is 6-0 at Honda Center in this year’s playoffs, outscoring opponents by a combined 22-7 in those contests. * Chicago is down 0-1 in a best-of-seven matchup for the 48th time […]

  • Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic takes a shot during practice at the Advocate Center on May 11th.

    Great 1st season lands Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic on NBA All-Rookie team

    CHICAGO – It’s a bit of good news on what has been a rough week for the Bulls following an embarrasing exit from the 2015 playoffs. Good news for fans is that it concerns one of the players the team is counting on for the future. Forward Nikola Mirotic, one of the better stories of […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Friday @ Oakland

    * The White Sox have won four of their last five games against the A’s. Of the seven games played between the teams in 2014 (the series won by Chicago, 4-3), four were decided by one run, including three of the last four contests. * After going 2-12 with a 6.06 team ERA and .305 […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Pittsburgh

    * The Cubs lead the season series, four games to three. In the three-game series between the clubs at Wrigley Field that was played April 27-29, all three contests were decided by at least four runs. * The Pirates’ first batter of any inning has reached base just 81 times this season. That is tied […]

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    This house could be yours for the bargain price of $150

    HOUSTON HEIGHTS, Texas — If you’re planning to move to Houston, a well-written essay could get you this house. The owner Michael Wachs is selling the bungalow through an essay contest with a $150 entrance fee. The essays only needs to be 200 words or less. He figures he needs $3,000 entrants to get market […]

  • Unusual prize at stake in very unusual contest at Lakeview bar

    CHICAGO — An unusual contest is underway on the North Side to raise money for charities It’s a contest that tests contestants’ ability to stay put. 11 strangers will stand for three days touching a pinball machine at a Lakeview bar. The last person standing walks away with a $6500 dollar Metallica themed pinball machine. […]