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Ex-Chicago Bear hopes for return of championship memorabilia

A former pro football player whose championship rings were stolen when his home was ransacked in Spokane says he’s hopeful he’ll see the memorabilia again. “But we’ll see,” said Stefan Humphries, former director of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute. “It’s like a nightmare.”

Cash need not go flying from pockets when visiting Chicago

The Mile A walk along the Magnificent Mile is a great, free way to take in Chicago’s history and architecture. Start at the bridge over the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue and walk 13 blocks north to Oak Street. Check out the historic bridge towers and take in the view of two of Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers, the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower. Dozens of stones from around the world are embedded in the Tribune Tower, from places ranging from the Alamo to Egypt’s Great Pyramid to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Tribes aiming to stop mine under Cabinets

PABLO, Mont. – Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are trying to prevent an underground copper and silver mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwestern Montana by getting a sacred peak designated in the National Register of Historic Places. Francis Auld, Kootenai Tribe cultural preservation officer, said members are working to get 7,018-foot Chicago Peak recognized under the National Historic Preservation Act as a traditional cultural property.

Sunday Locals: Spokane woman wins age-group in marathon

Mary Ann Bosky of Spokane placed first in the women’s 70-74 age division at the Portland Marathon last Sunday. Bosky, 70, running the Portland Marathon for the 11th time, timed 5 hours, 38 minutes, 57 seconds.

Best belts Bears

DETROIT – Detroit Lions fans counted down the final seconds – as if it was New Year’s Eve – when the franchise finished its first Monday night game in a decade. Matthew Stafford’s second touchdown pass put Detroit ahead in the third quarter and Jahvid Best’s 88-yard run later in the period gave the Lions a double-digit lead in a 24-13 victory over the Chicago Bears.

ChiSox, Guillen part

Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was released from his contract Monday night to pursue other opportunities. Guillen met with owner Jerry Reinsdorf for about 30 minutes earlier in the day. Guillen said he told Reinsdorf he would like to return, but only for a contract extension for more money. He had one year remaining on his current deal. “We certainly cannot thank Ozzie enough for all he has done during his eight seasons as manager of the Chicago White Sox, highlighted by an unforgettable 2005 World Series championship,” Reinsdorf said in a release issued by the team following its 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The White Sox said in the release they retain the right to compensation should Guillen accept a managerial position with another major league team for the 2012 season. – AP

Vandersloot’s rookie WNBA season ends in Seattle

SEATTLE – There were a couple of minutes left in the first half when Courtney Vandersloot gathered in a long outlet pass and took off for the opposite end of the court at KeyArena. But as she neared the 3-point line Seattle Storm star Sue Bird swooped in and stole the ball, setting up a Swin Cash basket on the other end. Chicago quickly called a timeout and as the Sky players went to the bench, coach Pokey Chatman put her arm around Vandersloot and quietly spoke in her ear. It was the last game of the former Gonzaga star’s rookie season in the WNBA and the lessons continued to the end. And it actually looked familiar. Vandersloot had many such moments with Kelly Graves, who was sitting in the front row at center court with the governor and Storm owner, as she made NCAA history while taking Gonzaga to unprecedented success.

It’s been a whirlwind for Vandersloot

Take a deep breath and get ready for a dizzying recap. It was only 12 months ago that Courtney Vandersloot was enjoying the idyllic life of a college senior, savoring the sun on a cross-campus walk as her final year at Gonzaga got under way.

White Sox rough up Vargas, sweep Mariners

It’s late August and the dozen rookies with the Seattle Mariners are entering a phase of the baseball season few of them have faced – another whole month to play. Sunday at Safeco Field, it showed. In a 9-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox that completed a sweep, the Mariners’ rookie hitters – second baseman Dustin Ackley, designated hitter Casper Wells, third baseman Kyle Seager and left fielder Trayvon Robinson – combined to go 2 for 12 with eight strikeouts.