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Emery on Bears’ Kyle Long: ‘We expect him to contribute right a…

Emery on Bears’ Kyle Long: ‘We expect him to contribute right away’

suntimes.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 25, 2013
But Emery continues to be full of surprises, selecting a former White Sox draft pick. With the No. 20 pick, the Bears selected Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long as they continue to build in front of quarterback Jay Cutler. At 6-6 and 313 pounds, Long w…
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  • Bulls hold off Nets late, take 2-1 series lead

    Bulls hold off Nets late, take 2-1 series lead

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Apr 25, 2013
    Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 16 rebounds, Luol Deng added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Chicago Bulls held off the Brooklyn Nets 79-76 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night.
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  • Bears Snag Oregon OG Kyle Long With 20th Overall Pick

    Bears Snag Oregon OG Kyle Long With 20th Overall Pick

    The Bears passed on Manti Te’o in the first round of the NFL Draft, and instead went with the son of a Hall of Fame player, that being Oregon OG Kyle Long. Kyle is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long and current Rams end Chris
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  • Dunn, Sale propel White Sox past Rays

    Dunn, Sale propel White Sox past Rays

    MLB.com Apr 25, 2013
    Adam Dunn crushed a two-run homer and Chris Sale picked up a win on a night he didn't have his best stuff as the White Sox claimed a 5-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.
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  • 2013 NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls stay true to identity in ugly …

    2013 NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls stay true to identity in ugly win over Brooklyn Nets

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 25, 2013
    The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead by staying true to their identity as a defensive team.
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  • Valbuena's ninth-inning jack lifts Cubs over Marlins

    Valbuena's ninth-inning jack lifts Cubs over Marlins

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    Luis Valbuena crushed a 1-1 delivery from Marlins closer Steve Cishek with two outs in the top of the ninth and sent it into the Cubs' bullpen for a solo home run to break a tie on Thursday. He pointed his right index finger in the air as he rounded fir…
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  • Taj Gibson humiliates Kris Humphries with the massive one-hande…

    Taj Gibson humiliates Kris Humphries with the massive one-handed slam (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 25, 2013
    In Game 1 of the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, Chicago Bulls reserve forward/center Taj Gibson threw down a dunk so hard over Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade (the clip can be found here) that it was eventually immortalized in cake form - the highest
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  • NFL Draft: Live blog and fan discussion

    NFL Draft: Live blog and fan discussion

    suntimes.com Apr 25, 2013
    Check out the Sun-Times NFL Draft: Live blog and fan discussion for instant updates, photos and more.
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  • Escobar's status likely to be determined Friday

    Escobar's status likely to be determined Friday

    MLB.com Apr 25, 2013
    Yunel Escobar, who sat out the Rays' game Thursday night against the White Sox with tightness in his right hamstring, is listed as day to day, but manager Joe Maddon said it won't be known until Friday how long the shortstop actually will be sidelined.
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  • Bears Set To Take ND LB Manti Te’o

    Bears Set To Take ND LB Manti Te’o

    With the draft closing in, the Bears need help at the linebacker spot, and it sounds like the pick might be none other than Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. The Bears along with the Vikings are two teams that have their eyes on Te’o. Stacey Dales sai
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  • The top Hawk Harrelson quotes from his sabermetrics debate with…

    The top Hawk Harrelson quotes from his sabermetrics debate with Brian Kenny

    yahoo.com Apr 25, 2013
    Hawk Harrelson and Brian Kenny had their much-hyped (if you watch MLB Network all day) clash about sabermetrics Thursday. Harrelson, the Chicago White Sox broadcaster and ex general manager, is on record saying advanced stats are rubbish and are "t…
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  • Sorting Out a Reverse Trip on the Bases

    Sorting Out a Reverse Trip on the Bases

    nytimes.com Apr 25, 2013
    Quirks of the Game: Jean Segura could have been called out three different times on his odyssey around the bases last Friday.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Old hands, not young superstars, defining 2013 NBA…

    Ian Thomsen: Old hands, not young superstars, defining 2013 NBA playoffs

    CNNSI.com Apr 25, 2013
    The immediate future isn't promising for the Celtics. They've looked old and unable to compete while plummeting to an 0-2 deficit in their first-round series against the more aggressive Knicks. But experience has also taught the Celtics to not be fooled…
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  • Bulls GM Gar Forman credits Tom Thibodeau for the ‘good job’ he…

    Bulls GM Gar Forman credits Tom Thibodeau for the ‘good job’ he’s done in pacing the team

    yahoo.com Apr 25, 2013
    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has turned in perhaps the finest initial three-year run as head coach as anyone we’ve seen in modern NBA history, but for the one massive caveat that points to the series of players that he’s given court time to despi
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  • Updated: 2013 NFL Mock Draft - Sean Jensen

    Updated: 2013 NFL Mock Draft - Sean Jensen

    suntimes.com Apr 25, 2013
    After one of the most trumpeted classes in recent memory — fueled by two can’t miss quarterbacks — the NFL Draft returns to reality this year. The perception is that the clubs at the top of the order can’t give away the choices.
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  • Time for Derrick Rose to suit up, return to the court

    Time for Derrick Rose to suit up, return to the court

    CNNSI.com Apr 25, 2013
    The case can be made that Derrick Rose, a year after tearing his ACL, is now healthier than Bulls teammate Joakim Noah. Why then is Noah playing while Rose sits? asks Phil Taylor.
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  • Video - Chicago Bears draft Kyle Long No. 20 in the 2013 NFL Draft 01:15

    Chicago Bears draft Kyle Long No. 20 in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 25
    The Chicago Bears select former Oregon offensive tackle Kyle Long with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Do Chicago Bears want D.J. Fluker or Manti Te'o? 01:28

    Do Chicago Bears want D.J. Fluker or Manti Te'o?

    Apr 25
    NFL Network's Stacey Dales has the inside scoop on the Chicago Bears' plans for their first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Bears GM Phil Emery Is On The Clock 02:32

    Bears GM Phil Emery Is On The Clock

    Apr 25
    ESPN Chicago's Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman talk about the pressure on Bears GM Phil Emery to draft well.
  • Video - What Will The Bears Do With No. 20? 01:59

    What Will The Bears Do With No. 20?

    Apr 25
    ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright discuss options for the Bears at No. 20 in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls stay true to identity in ugly win over Br…

    Apr 25
    The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead by staying true to their identity as a defensive team.
  • 2013 NBA Playoffs -- Chicago Bulls stay true to identity in ugly win over …

    Apr 25
    The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead by staying true to their identity as a defensive team.
  • 2013 NFL draft -- First-round winners, losers

    Apr 25
    Quarterbacks and veteran left tackles took a hit in the first round, but things fell the Vikings' way, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 7.0

    Apr 25
    Stuff we're hearing as my final mock gets put to bed and the first round of the NFL Draft mercifully approaches: