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Bulls' Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose urge Chicago residents to 'sta…

Bulls' Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose urge Chicago residents to 'stand up' in anti-violence PSA (Video)

yahoo.com ESPN.com dimemag.com Updated 3 hours ago
That's the first in a series of 60-second public service announcements produced by Joakim Noah's charitable organization imploring Chicago residents to come together and stem the rising tide of violence that has swept away dozens of lives this summer. T…
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  • Unproven backups competing behind Forte

    Unproven backups competing behind Forte

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Churning up a toboggan hill as part of his offseason conditioning program in a suburban Chicago park, Matt Forte apparently stopped long enough only to urge on and, yes, ride his workout partner. "He killed me," said Micha…
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  • Bears Camp Report: Day 4

    Bears Camp Report: Day 4

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Chicago Bears training camp: Expectations are sky high for a Bears offense that ranked No. 2 in the NFL last year in points scored (27.8 per game) and No. 5 in passing yards (267.6 per …
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  • Kyle Long (viral infection) visits doctors

    Kyle Long (viral infection) visits doctors

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears Pro Bowl right guard Kyle Long met with doctors on Monday to check the progress of his recovery from a viral infection that’s forced the former first-round pick to miss the opening four practices of camp. Despite Long’…
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  • Dodgers land 2B Barney in deal with Cubs

    Dodgers land 2B Barney in deal with Cubs

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    The Chicago Cubs have traded second baseman Darwin Barney and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later.
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  • Chicago Bears' projected roster

    Chicago Bears' projected roster

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    Examining the Chicago Bears' roster: QUARTERBACKS (3) Jay Cutler Jimmy Clausen David Fales Jimmy Clausen continues to gain ground on Jordan Palmer, and appears poised to unseat the him for the No. 2 job behind Cutler. Fales' delivery looks a bit odd, bu…
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  • New top-secret Bears defense is no joke

    New top-secret Bears defense is no joke

    suntimes.com 22 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS — Getting any information about the details of ­defensive coordinator Mel Tucker’s scheme changes is like pulling teeth strapped with braces. Tucker’s playbook seemingly has ‘‘Top Secret’’ stamped on it. There are polite refusals. ‘‘I don’t …
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  • Bears rookie punter Pat O’Donnell earning fans and a nickname

    Bears rookie punter Pat O’Donnell earning fans and a nickname

    suntimes.com ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS — The ball soared halfway to Kankakee. More than five seconds later, it fell toward earth, and the crowd erupted with its loudest cheer. The ball wasn’t thrown by Jay Cutler for a touchdown or kicked by Robbie Gould through the uprights. It …
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  • Chris Williams could be Devin Hester’s flair apparent at return…

    Chris Williams could be Devin Hester’s flair apparent at returner

    suntimes.com 22 hours ago
    BOURBONNAIS — It’s likely Devin Hester’s replacement will have to do more than return kicks to make the Bears’ roster. That could put Chris Williams in the early lead. The 5-8, 175-pound Williams, a former CFL all-star returner/receiver, continued to ca…
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  • Despite great heights, Maddux true to roots

    Despite great heights, Maddux true to roots

    MLB.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Greg Maddux surprised many when he decided that the hat on his Hall of Fame plaque would not include a team logo. But those folks who simply assumed that he would be inducted as a Brave were ignoring the genuine appreciation and love he has always had f…
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  • Cards' Wainwright gets majors-best 13th win

    Cards' Wainwright gets majors-best 13th win

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
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  • Fuld's 2-Run Single Lifts Twins Over White Sox 4-3

    Fuld's 2-Run Single Lifts Twins Over White Sox 4-3

    nytimes.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.
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  • Bears Camp Report: Day 3

    Bears Camp Report: Day 3

    ESPN.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Chicago Bears training camp: Pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop. That’s what you hear every day after practice. The players resemble Kung-Fu fighters in football pads as they work hand-fi…
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  • Nate Collins stars in Bears' pass-rush drill

    Nate Collins stars in Bears' pass-rush drill

    ESPN.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Arguably the best drill conducted in full pads is the one-on-one pass-rush competition between offensive and defensive linemen. Granted, football is not an individual sport, but players are required to win individual battles in the …
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  • Video - Derrick Rose Back On Court For Team USA 03:05

    Derrick Rose Back On Court For Team USA

    Jul 28
    Derrick Rose comments on returning to play for Team USA, and Brian Windhorst breaks down how Rose looked while practicing.
  • Video - Bears Camp: State Of The Bears 03:23

    Bears Camp: State Of The Bears

    Jul 28
    Jeff Dickerson discusses the Bears' attempt to upgrade their defense, the health of Kyle Long, and the productivity the team should expect from QB Jay Cutler if he remains healthy.
  • Video - Noah Willing To Go Through LeBron For Title 02:54

    Noah Willing To Go Through LeBron For Title

    Jul 28
    ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell discusses Joakim Noah's comments about the Bulls' obstacles to winning an NBA title.
  • Video - Changes In Bears' Defense 02:05

    Changes In Bears' Defense

    Jul 28
    Michele Steele has the latest on the Bears' new-look defense and hears from defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who explains what he's most pleased about.

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    Jul 28
    Veteran guard Mo Williams is signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves, his representatives have announced.
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    Jul 28
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    Jul 28
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — This is what a real training-camp practice sounds like, via the verbal stylings of New Orleans defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and his defensive coach, Bill Johnson. The scene: First padded Saints practice of camp … Sunday …