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The Chicago Bulls newest acquisitions, forward Nikola Mirotic, left, and free agent forward/center Pau Gasol pose with their jerseys at a an NBA news conference Friday, July 18, 2014, in Chicago. The Bulls are hoping the new additions will help bolster their offensive attack after they struggled to score at times last year. Mirotic was acquired by Chicago on June 24, 2011, as part of a draft-night trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves and played last with Spain's Real Madrid CF. Gasol a 13-year veteran of the NBA, comes to Chicago after spending the past six-plus seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Gasol, Mirotic join Chicago Bulls

Weighing a handful of attractive offers, Pau Gasol says a gut feeling led him to sign with the Chicago Bulls.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

Rory McIlroy recovered from an early hiccup to lead a European charge at the British Open on Friday while Sergio Garcia provided the fireworks at a blustery Royal Liverpool course.

Rory McIlroy in control at British Open, Garcia on fire

Rory McIlroy recovered from an early hiccup to lead a European charge at the British Open on Friday.

Germany's national soccer team captain Philipp Lahm listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Porto Seguro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Germany will play in group G of the Brazil 2014 soccer World Cup.

Phillipp Lahm stuns Germany by quitting soccer

Germany captain Philipp Lahm stunned his homeland by quitting soccer at the age of 30, five days after winning a World Cup victory.

NBA legend Bill Russell smiles while he is being honored during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Legends Brunch at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on February 16, 2014.

Bill Russell ‘okay’ after collapsing in Nevada

Despite being hospitalized, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell is "okay" after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe.

Confetti rains down during the ribbon-cutting and opening of Levi's Stadium Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. The San Francisco 49ers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open their new home. The $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium, which took only about 27 months to build, also will host the NFL Super Bowl in 2016 and other major events.

49ers open new stadium in Santa Clara

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, linebacker Patrick Willis and left tackle Joe Staley joined 49ers CEO Jed York and city officials to cut the ribbons

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell takes part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Russell discussed using his platform in basketball to raise awareness for civil rights.

NBA’s Bill Russell collapses during Tahoe speech

Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village

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Complete list of 2014 ESPY winners

Here is a complete list of the winners from last night's ESPY Awards.

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Seahawks’ Sherman wins Breakthrough ESPY

WATCH: Richard Sherman is named the Best Breakthrough Athlete at the 2014 ESPY Awards.

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‘Drake & Blake’ team up with Chris Brown for ESPYs

WATCH: Chris Brown and Drake patched up their differences to shoot a hilarious skit with Clippers star Blake Griffin.

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Jerry Sandusky’s son talks of his bedtime ‘ritual’

A son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State coach had a bedtime "ritual" at the family's central Pennsylvania home.

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NFL teams sign, release players

The Bills and the Cowboys have both released players, while a member of the New England Patriots announces his retirement.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 17.

Tiger Woods of the US plays a shot on the practice chipping green ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Wednesday July 16, 2014. The British Open Golf championship starts Thursday July 17.

British Open: Wild round for Woods

This is the third major of the year. Bubba Watson won the Masters back in April before Martin Kaymer (KY'-mur) won the U.S. Open last month. Each will be after his second major title of the year.

Bubba Watson of the US speaks during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Tuesday July 15, 2014. The British Open Golf championship starts Thursday July 17.

Get some sleep if you want to see Bubba and others tee off

If you want to catch the beginning of the British Open tomorrow you better get to bed early tonight. The first tee time tomorrow morning is around 1:30 a.m. New York time

Miami Heat's James Jones (22) reacts after shooting a three-point basket during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Charlotte Bobcats, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 99-88.

Source: Cavs, James Jones agree on minimum deal

LeBron James won't be the only player moving from Miami to Cleveland next season.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton (18) passes from the pocket during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.

Dallas Cowboys release backup QB Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton has been released by Dallas. The expected move Wednesday came after skipping all the offseason workouts amid reports of retirement.

France's Tony Gallopin manages to stay ahead of the spring pack, rear, as he crosses the finish line to win the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 187.5 kilometers (116.5 miles) with start in Besancon and finish in Oyonnax, France, Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead

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Watch the birdies? No, watch the Tiger, Watson says

After missing the U.S. Masters and the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods returns to major championship action at this week's British Open.

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